Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sickness and Frustration

It has been nearly a week since I woke up with what seemed like just another sinus infection, or if I were lucky, allergies. I should have gone to the doctor then, but I worked. I even went in Friday, despite having a fever when I woke up. All this, I did because I have trouble admitting when I'm actually sick enough to do something about it and because I have so much trouble changing my habits. I have to suspect there were I to have listened to my symptoms sooner, I would at least be better than I am now. Instead, I my sinuses are still dripping. My ears are so stopped up it feels as if I have earplugs in and my own voice sounds to me as though I were yelling through a kazoo. As if that weren't enough, I'm having episodes of severe vertigo when I stand for more than a few minutes, especially after I have a coughing fit. Take from this that you should listen to what your body is trying to tell you and see a doctor as soon as you think you're getting sick, especially if you have good insurance as I do. Don't put it off, or you'll probably pay the price for it sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out

This is perhaps my the most amazing video I've seen them do yet! I don't know how I haven't seen it before, but it's definitely worth watching. I would have loved to be a there for the production planning meetings where they worked out how to do this with the intervals of relative weightlessness available on a plane flying in parabolas. For more information about how this works and some other interesting things that are possible thangs to planes doing crazy things, you can check out these videos from Veritassium and Physicsgirl here and here respectively.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Musical performance on a squeaky toilet flush valve

This is what happens when music majors accidentally take one too many classes in Philosophy.

Feed Automation

In the past, I had my blog posts auto-shared to Twitter using a service that no longer exists. I decided it might be worth finding a replacement. The one I'm trying at the moment is called It supports up to three social media services in its free plan, so I should be more than fine with that; I currently have it connected with my Twitter, Google+, and Facebook accounts. My only complaint is that I cannot tell it to shorten links with my own API key, so I can see analytics for clickthrough. Although, given the relatively-limited amount of traffic that this blog tends to generate at the moment, that's not really a big thing for now. If I do manage to find the motivation to write more here, then perhaps the increase in traffic will make it worth finding a better solution to this in the future.


I rarely post anything here anymore, especially over the last few years, but I still get page views, including odd bumps from France and Russia at times, as you can see in the image below. I wish I had a better idea of what I was doing that was causing the traffic, but nothing seems to fit a pattern. Maybe it's time I started posting more? Although, I've said that many times with little result.