Spooky Season Redesign

Just because I can, and I haven’t done anything like this in ages, I’ve given my blog a minor redesign for spooky season. Just color and font tweaks, nothing major, and this site is so low-traffic that I doubt many people other than me will notice, but hey — that’s okay too.

Screenshot of this blog, showing the design with pumpkin-y ornages and yellows, and headers using classic creepy fonts.

Enjoy spooky season, everyone! Less than a month until Goth Christmas! ;)

📚 The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold

54/2023 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Miles’s adventures continue, with all the twists, fun characters, double-crosses, and humor that make this series so enjoyable. The adventure is fun, but it really is the characters and how they relate to each other that impress the most. Four books in, and so far the only disappointment is that I didn’t find this series earlier.

Me holding The Vor Game

Year 50 Day 149

Me sitting on a small outdoor stairway, with bushes and trees in the background, some of which are starting to turn fall colors.

Day 149: Sat and waited outside for a few minutes as my wife wrapped up her day. While we’ve definitely been getting the fall rains for a few days now, it’s nice to see the fall colors starting to come in around campus as well.

Year 50 Day 147

Me walking along a running track under cloudy grey skies, wearing a black cap and hoodie and with AirPod headphones in my ears.

Day 147: Managed to catch a few minutes at the end of my lunch between bouts of rain to head out and take a few laps around the track. I discovered a while ago that walking down the three floors from my office to the building entrance, down the hill to the track, three laps around the track, and back to the building and back up the stairs ends up just under 1.2 miles. With my headphones on and listening to my “quick” exercise mix (songs between 125 and 130 BPM), I can generally get that done in just under 20 minutes. Not a bad mid-day exercise break at all.

Year 50 Day 146

Me sitting at my desk in my home office. I'm working on a Windows laptop with a second screen arranged above it. To my right are two more screens for my personal Mac Mini. Speakers are mounted on the wall above me.

Day 146: Mondays are my work-from-home days, which don’t always lend themselves to terribly interesting “here’s what I did today” photos. So, well, here’s what you’d see if you were hanging out in my home office watching me work. Except for the times when I’m turning around, looking at you quizzically, and asking what the heck you’re doing in my home.