Category Archives: personal

Homestead’s end: starting to sell our house in Vermont and what it means

After lunch Ceredwyn, Hestia, and I walked around the house.  It was unusually warm for this time of year, 39°F or about 4℃.   The skies were gray, and some mist rose up from surviving snowpiles.  It felt a bit like … Continue reading

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Strange, stupid, occasionally inspiring: reflections on Election Day 2016

Today my family is voting.  Well, all who can.  My wife can’t, since she’s an alien (Canadian/EU citizenship, second up against the wall when the Trump comes).  But my daughter, 21, managed to vote for the first time.  My son, … Continue reading

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Catching up last week and this one

This is a note to everyone who is waiting for me to respond to their emails, voicemails, Google+ hails, Facebook DMs, Twitter messages, and snail mails.  I’m getting to each of you, I promise. The past week has knocked me … Continue reading

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It’s time to blow up the tv “town meeting” scam

I have plenty of reactions to last night’s presidential debate (quick list here), but wanted to expand on one in particular in this post. We have to stop doing tv town halls.  We have to stop it now. Because they … Continue reading

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Next steps for our rural broadband

How do things stand with our homestead’s broadband connection? Short answer: not well, but we’re starting out with some first and next steps. Longer answer: as readers have noticed, we’ve been having a hard time getting basic connectivity working at our … Continue reading

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More Fairpoint failure follies, phone edition

Recently I’ve been writing about how local internet service provider Fairpoint has been fouling up our home and business broadband.  Things haven’t gotten better.  Indeed, they’ve gotten worse, as Fairpoint now messed up our phone line. A little context: we … Continue reading

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Redoing my social media ecosystem for 2016: mostly the consumption side

It’s the time of year when green leaves start to anticipate their plummeting deaths, and I’m thinking about what I’m doing on the web. During this late summer there’s been a lot of reflection concerning where the web has lurched to … Continue reading

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