What is this place?

Over twenty years ago, people kept journals of their thoughts, discoveries, and projects on their own websites.  Slowly, all of this information started to migrate to a decreasingly small set of social media networks.  I once had my own blog, but eventually couldn't be bothered to post anywhere except Twitter.

Recently, however, I started becoming fed up with social media networks, or as I call them, ad delivery platforms.  Having always valued long-form verbal discourse, I found something inherently dissatisfying about being restricted to one or two hundred characters.  Deciding I was no longer content with this, I rebooted this site as a place to store my thoughts, ideas, breakthroughs, and random detours down overgrown paths of nearly-forgotten memories.

I'm starting a new phase of my career in IT and software engineering, and thought it a fitting time to start exploring a better way to express myself and record my discoveries.  Even if they find value with no one but me, at least I'll have done them justice here.

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Thoughts first encoded, then delivered.

Get my random blatherings about coding, driving, gaming, and nostalgic ramblings sent directly to your email box.  Because who wants to actually surf the Internet these days?

Stick around and see where this goes.

This edition of Oddball Update is me trying something new.  It's not guaranteed to last a lifetime, or even a lunchtime.  But if you're looking for long-form content without any ads, stick around--you may see something you like.