Site Update

2023-04-26 | #Geekyness #Maintenance #Site

Things have changed. Or not, if this went poorly It has been a few years since I’ve changed something with this site, and it was time. In early 2016 I switched to Hugo, from Octopress. This was done because Hugo seemed to have a lot of momentum behind it, and boy was it much faster to generate a site. Before that, in 2013 it was from Wordpress to Octopress. This was my first push into a static site vs a big publishing platform that required a bunch of resources I no longer had at my disposal.

Dragging IRIX Into Modern Metrics

2023-04-19 | #Geekyness #IRIX #SGI #Silicon Graphics

I did a fun thing at work. A group of us had run through Prometheus training, and the group coordinator had asked if people could present about new things they had discovered. So, how I learn the absolute best is to tinker. Its not to read, because I’m at a 5th grade reading level, nor is it to listen and watch adult story time because I have a short attention span.


2023-04-11 | #Games #Reviews

WARNING! This post has spoilers. Both in text and images. Do not read beyond the summary if you do not want anything spoiled. Pentiment I mentioned this masterpiece in my Games of 2022 post, as well as when I was a guest on EP78 The Jump Crouch Podcast, but I wanted to give a small and potentially spoiled review. Plus some pictures. Because I compensate for my poor wording and though process by distracting potential readers with images.

Games of 2022


2022, probably a less diverse year in gaming for me due to the overwhelming time sink that was and still is: Elden Ring. Still, here is my list Cyberpunk 2077 While I was waiting for Elden Ring to come out, I played Cyberpunk 2077 for the second time. I enjoyed it possibly even more than the first, and wrote a lengthy love letter Elden Ring I have played this game for over 500 hours, this year.

2022 Lifting Progress


Previous years, I have primarily had a focus on Deadlifts and Squats. They are my personal favorites. I feel like I get a lot of mileage out of them. After a few years of slow by steady progress with my deadlift and squat progress, I had noticed that my bench press and overhead press had become stagnant. Max bench press from 2016 - 2021 was 255. No more, no less.

I Use This

2022-12-01 | #Desktop #Development #Geekyness #Linux #Work

This post is in the spirit of, because after working at Blizzard for a while I wanted to share the setup I’ve currently settled on and why. What I Do I’m a Site Reliability Engineer, and my day to day workload consists of: System troubleshooting (k8s, containers, vm’s, baremetal, etc.) YAML Software development (golang mostly) Communicate with people I help people solve problems, fix things, and occasionally I get to dive into a old system and figure out what is what.

Curtis Lee Gray

2022-11-21 | #Obituary

I would be remiss if I wrote an entire post to my dearly departed cat, and not one of my father in law (who had a profound effect on myself and the family) Curt was diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago. During may of 2021 when we had made a trip down, my mother in law told me privately while I was in the garage putting some sodas in the fridge.

Dead Space

2022-08-16 | #Games #Reviews

Dead Space (2008) *WARNING! This post contains spoilers! I did another Long Jump podcast with the Jump Crouch folks: Aaron McNair, Orrin Luc, and the dark web only Kevin McNair on The Jump Crouch Podcast As this is now my tradition, here are my expanded thoughts that I mostly expressed on the episode. I played dead space when I was still in my PCMR snobbery before we even called it that.

Cyberpunk 2077

2022-06-24 | #Cyberpunk #Games #Reviews

WARNING! This post has spoilers. Both in text and images. Do not read beyond the summary if you do not want anything spoiled. Table of Contents Summary The Game Itself RPG Mechanics Leveling Attribute Points Skills Combat Performance and Bugs The Open World Open World Aspects Highlights The Engine and Details Side Quests Music Driving Areas I Felt Lacking Empty World Empathy and Cyberpsychosis Mechanics World Interactions Combat Music Hypersexuality Ultrawide Pr0n Final Thoughts The Story Overall The Future Summary Disclaimer: I have been a long time fan of the pen and paper RPG system Cyberpunk 2020.

Mini B

2022-06-07 | #Animals #Obituary

Our oldest cat had to be put to sleep the other day. Mini B. Or was it Mini Bee? Or Minnie-Bee? We never really knew. She was a barn cat, born at my parents place in Oakley CA. She originally was going to go to a friend of my parents, where someone was nicknamed “Big B”. So she of course was going to be “Mini B” but the spelling was never established.