Category Archives: The Plaid Mentat

Looking back at 2015: Part 1

2015 is nearing it’s end, and while I’m not normally very retrospective, I feel compelled to take a look back at 2015. Everyone else is doing it, why shouldn’t I? The main reason is that there are things going on … Continue reading

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Hacking My Blog

Starting on Black Friday and going solid through Cyber Monday (after which it slowed only a little), my blog has been getting hit by a distributed brute-force password attack. All weekend, I would get pings that WordPress had blocked yet … Continue reading

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MileHiCon 47

Last weekend, I attended MileHiCon – a Science Fiction literature convention in Denver, CO. Jess and I have been going to MileHiCon pretty regularly for a while, but this is the first time that she has attended as a participant. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Part 3

This is the last entry in my series on a typical day in my life. The first two parts are here and here. This part will cover my evenings after work. Evening Time To Get Away Once I get home, … Continue reading

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Aside: I love my job

I really enjoy my job, though precisely why I do is quite difficult for me to convey in writing – it’s tied up in what I do, who I work with, and just how much fun the daily problem solving … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Part 2

This is a continuation of my series on a typical day in my life. The first part is here.  This part sets up what my day job is like in probably more detail than anyone wants to know. I’ll talk … Continue reading

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Aside: Sometimes I Wake Up at 4:00am

As many of my friends and family know, I’m a morning person. When I wake up in the morning, I’m awake and ready to tackle my day. Not only that, I’m at my most productive in the morning, especially early … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Part 1

There are no typical days, but my days have a pattern to them that make it so that I can expect what’s coming. As part of getting back into blogging, I wanted to write a bit about what that looks … Continue reading

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What are my good habits?

After my last post, I started thinking about what my good habits were. I could also write about my bad habits, but I find that bad habits are harder to think about because they can tend to be more subconscious. … Continue reading

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Habits

I’ve been thinking a lot about good habits lately. Over the last few years, I’ve been trying to cultivate more good habits. I know I’m getting older (not old yet), so I have felt the need to make myself a … Continue reading

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