Monday, December 19, 2022

Maybe there is a faint pulse.

I have been spending a lot of time lately trying to figure out how much of my time I want to share with the world. In other words, I've been trying to figure out if I want to continue blogging at all. I do this every year honestly, but after the last three years - blogging has become way more than a burden. It has been really nice not having a running narrative in my head of trying to form posts or figure out how I am going to explain technology most people have never seen. 

Unlike other sites who make money from their posts - I blog to share the really cool things I see and provide a perspective that I don't think other sites are giving. Often times because their narrative is whatever, whoever, is paying them for at the time. 

I don't make money. Blogging costs me money, and if my audience is not interested in what I say, I have absolutely ZERO incentive to do so. 

I have been on the opposite side of many topics. During the housing crisis people said houses would never be worth the prices people paid for them again. I spent years saying how rediculous and untrue that was. I supported Trump before anyone did. When literally you couldn't admit it without fear of real retribution. I was at the San Jose rally where people threw eggs at Trump supporters. But this panemic has exausted me in a way that I can't even describe. 

Basically every day I wonder what the hell happened to this country. I am an atheist, and you will never find an instance of me shitting on any religion, but I am here today asking what the hell happened to Christians? I guess they got tired of pretending to love their neighbor. 

Most days lately, the narrative that runs through my head is from the Dalai Lama. "OUR PRIME PURPOSE IN THIS LIFE IS TO HELP OTHERS. AND IF YOU CAN'T HELP THEM, AT LEAST DON'T HURT THEM." 

As for this blog? They are letting me into CES this year.... so, I'm saying there is a chance.


  1. I figure people blog because they want to, I read blogs because I want to. I've always figured that's the way it works.
    I enjoy reading what you have to say and those things that you choose to share. But this blog takes you sitting down at a computer and saying something. Even if it's a green hillside, a car waiting for light or Christmas decorations. Even a rant about masks.... it's your blog, I'll listen.

    When is the CES?

  2. Reading costs you nothing. You don't even need to leave your house.

    People "want" to be comedians.... it doesn't mean that it's not a hard grind. The good parts are often outweighed by a lot of other stuff.

    And honestly.. I don't even like writing. I never have. I have adult ADD. I constantly have 30 things in my head and trying to focus all those words into one subject doesn't come easy for me. When the content is strong - it's much easier, but still not something I love.

    Being in three vastly different geolocations in the Valley, after fighting traffic - then to come back and wrack photos and write a post..... EVERY SINGLE day. Or at least close to it. IS a lot.

    Put three years of absolute crazy on top of that makes it harder to figure out if it's worth it.

  3. I guess I am replying as anon now.

  4. I forgot to tell you that CES is the first week of Jan.

  5. In my mind blogging ought to be fun.

  6. Retirement is nice.

    Blogger rarely lets me post anything here or elsewhere.

    Can't give a crap about social media.

    Not fucking freezing when you are surrounded by fucking idiots is enough of a challenge level.

  7. It's really nice to see you honestly.

    If I continue blogging, I will probably move off blogger.