I’m sorry, but this is horseshit

Last week, Brent Hyder, President and “Chief People Officer” for software giant Salesforce published a post to the company’s blog, titled “Creating a Best Workplace from Anywhere, for Everyone.” Besides being exactly the kind of godawful nonsense word salad you might expect from a big tech company, it was probably the first major instance of one of our new corporate overlords finally saying the quiet … Continue reading I’m sorry, but this is horseshit

A list of things I did today

I was busy today doing things around the house, and wanted to spend Valentines Day evening with my girlfriend, so I have but a short, simple post for you on this Sunday. Today, I… Played Stardew Valley with breakfast Just a small bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats and a glass of water. Today was my first time playing Stardew Valley since the new 1.5 … Continue reading A list of things I did today

Get Rec’d: The Repair Shop

Several years ago, I had an email newsletter that I sent out weekly to monthly, and, incredibly, people who wanted to read it. At the end of every newsletter, I had a section called “Get Rec’d,” which collected my personal recommendations for different pieces of media for that week or month or what have you. I’ve decided to bring that old tradition back on this … Continue reading Get Rec’d: The Repair Shop

Is there a name for this style of guitar?

Just a simple question for today. This has been poking at the back of my brain for a while now. Some time ago, I don’t remember when, I started to recognize a certain type of guitar in music I like. So far I think I’ve only come across it in video game soundtracks. And I have no idea what it’s called, or if it even … Continue reading Is there a name for this style of guitar?

Searching for the “correct” version of Kiki’s Delivery Service

My sister and I have a problem. You may already know what it is from the headline if you’ve looked into this at all yourself. As kids in the late 90s/early 2000s, we watched Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service for the first time. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a lovely, enchanting film, much like Miyazaki’s other works. I didn’t let on … Continue reading Searching for the “correct” version of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Games I have played in quarantine (so far)

I started this draft back in June of 2020. I don’t remember if I still thought this would end at some point, or if I had accepted that we’re all just trapped in hell for the foreseeable future. In any case, I thought it might be interesting to see just how many games I’ve played (however briefly) over the course of all of this nonsense. … Continue reading Games I have played in quarantine (so far)

Congratulations, I’ve Won

In yesterday’s post, I alluded to an eBay auction I accidentally won, and that that auction was partially responsible for rekindling my desire to learn Japanese. This is that story. Before continuing, I highly recommend throwing on the Boktai 2 soundtrack as a reading companion. It’ll become clear why later. Otherwise, read on… In a literal sense, this story begins two weeks ago, in late … Continue reading Congratulations, I’ve Won

On Discipline

The process of becoming an adult is largely the process of getting better and better at maintaining what can reasonably be called “a life,” which is itself largely a series of things you do regularly to fulfill an ever-expanding hierarchy of needs and, eventually, wants. I am now firmly in my “late twenties.” I’ve got the list of things I need to do to make … Continue reading On Discipline