The xkcd “What if?” blog has a great analysis of the people most eligible for the title of Loneliest Human. Not that I ever thought I had even come close, but it makes my whole “6 miles from the nearest light bulb” (at Philmont Scout Ranch) thing seem way less impressive.
I sold my truck today. I had it barely a year, but have barely used it in the last couple of months. Now that Sarah and I work at the same place, we commute together. So I had only driven the truck maybe three times in the last two months, and then only because I felt like it.
In short, I had a truck that I couldn’t part in the garage (or even the driveway) at home, couldn’t park in the garage at work, and basically never drove. I’ll miss having a truck, but it just didn’t make sense to keep it.
I learned last night that this site was hacked somehow. I don’t know if it was due to a vulnerability in WordPress or a WordPress plugin or, more likely, a vulnerability in the many, many other scripts and add-ons that I had accumulated here over the last 14 years of running this site. As a precaution, I nuked everything and rebuilt my WordPress installation from scratch, with only the bare essentials.
Many features of this site may be temporarily or permanently unavailable. For example, the PCB’99 directory feature and the K9 blacklist are gone and probably will not return. If there is something that you are looking for and cannot find, please let me know.
Researchers have observed never-before-detected brain activity in deep coma states. This has obvious implications for end-of-life decisions, but also (as the article points out) for trauma patients who are placed into comas for medical reasons. Very interesting stuff.
Today was my last day as an associate at BakerHostetler. I have really enjoyed getting to know the wonderful people there over the last year and change.
Tomorrow, I will be starting in my new position as a staff attorney at the Texas First Court of Appeals, here in Houston. I am looking forward to the new and different challenges and opportunities there.
I love mind-hacking and ways to improve my life without doing anything radical, and this post from the Buffer blog is right in line with that: 10 simple things you can do today that will make you happier, backed by science I can testify from personal experience that many of these work; I’ll have to try the others!
The last few months have been completely crazy — I worked well over 300 hours in July alone — and this blog has once again fallen by the wayside. It’s time to reboot it. I plan to roll out a new design fairly soon, and I am going to up the posting frequency significantly. Stay tuned!
I am proud to say that I am the newest member of the National Rifle Association.
I have blogged before about the awesome personal budgeting software You Need A Budget!, a/k/a YNAB. It is now in version 4 and better than ever, with cloud syncing among all your devices (computer, smartphone, iPad or tablet, etc.). We use it for all of our budgeting, and we absolutely love it.
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As many of you already know, today was my last day as an associate at Baker Botts. I had many great opportunities there over the last three and one-half years and will miss my many wonderful friends, colleagues, and mentors.
On June 18, I will be joining the litigation section of Baker Hostetler, here in Houston. I am looking forward to the new challenges and new opportunities there.