Yes indeed, The Core Dump has wasted Internet resources for one full year now. Hooray!
Here are a couple of things I’ve learned from this year:
Blogging takes a lot more time than you’d think. Especially if you want to produce any kind of quality. So I don’t.
Comment spammers are the spawn of Satan and must be hung up by their nads until dead. Even though it may not actually take that much time per se, having to spend a few minutes every morning to remove their filth from your property accumulates a lot of frustration and rage.
Blogging requires honesty–it can be difficult to draw the line on how much information you really want to put out there, and how much you want Google and the Internet Archive to keep forever. But if you censor yourself too much, there really isn’t that much to say. Trite? Sure. But it’s nevertheless a difficult balancing act.
Going back over old posts can be very interesting in a navel-gazing sort of way. You think more about some things than you think you do. So blogging can be a good way of seeing yourself.
Did I mention that comment spammers are utter evil? Ah, yes, I did.
So a toast to another year of silliness! The Core Dump, here’s mud in yer eye.
**Listening To: ** Stream from Groove Salad
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.