Farewells and Moving House


There’s nothing like home.

Dear reader,

The Mental Detritus blog has found a new home, like all obedient puppies.

Please proceed to http://www.mentaldetritus.info/blog/ to continue to bask in self-indulgent preening and obsequious writing.

Yours truly (in depraved submissive dreams),


Free Lovin’


Slowly getting back on track with the blog entry writing. I have several topics lined up, but they are fast approaching their sell-by dates as I procrastinate and fail at time management.

Due to other time constraints (mostly exhaustion brought about by coming home from work, doing chores, and having to lug around a massive ball of fetus and amniotic fluid) I haven’t been able to devote as much time and care to my two (yes, two) LAMP virtual servers: Natty Narwhal with the PHP install that broke MySQL, and the cryptic Ubuntu server whose LAMP is A-OK… but insists on speaking to me through command lines. I needed these babies to work perfectly so I could simulate a local WordPress installation before I fork up the subscription fee for a domain and a web host.

The learning curve is steep and needs much devotion, and sometimes my swollen feet and aching back just make me want to catch some shut-eye. I’m obviously milking my pregnancy woes.

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Everybody Writes for Skynet

… or why I detest reading most professional blogs these days, and decry the death of embellishment.

The drive for zealous search engine optimization often contradicts the quest for literary style. Of course, one might argue that there are certain subfields of writing where added flourish is abhorred. For example, technical writing, scientific writing and software documentation are stripped of most fanfare. Authors of such material are invited to focus on the bone-dry facts. They are encouraged to avoid use of colorful descriptions and superfluous words that might detract from the content; or worse, lend a tinge of subjectivity to the text. Blog posts are rated on usefulness and ubiquity. Vapid musings are encouraged as long as they serve as social network fodder for the blogging celebrity.

Quick and Painless Happy Meals

To today’s TL:DR generation, where novels are served in digestible 140-character tweets, the focus is on understanding content in a gestalt.

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Binary Baby Steps

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Jumpstarting the dormant blog because of financial desperation. Ha-ha.

No, seriously. I’m conceptualizing the beginnings of a formal online presence. A content-heavy, SEO-flirty, business-ready powerhouse web address showcasing my profound talents in several areas: web design and development, programming, writing, photography and graphic design.

Excuse the hyperbole. After all, creative advertising is the name of the game.

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short-term memory. i bet a liter of seafloor sludge retains more observations than i do. basically reminders on what i’d like to blog about, the first item being why i am trying to blog again.

uh, i’ll try to incorporate some snazzy code samples from time to time. to impress you with my inalienable geek cred.

overdue new year’s resolutions, open for public consumption so someone can bash me when, not if, i forget to accomplish one.

other brain farts. juicy gossip. then shut eye.