Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


I Don’t Live Here Anymore

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is in the late afternoon or 5:02 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Wow, after ten years, it really seems like I’ve run out of words here.

I lost my idea notebook the other day and, while I’d like to use that as an excuse for being out of words, that’s not really it.  Actually, I’ve probably written more in the two or three days since losing it than in the more than eighteen months of recording stray thoughts in it.  Thoughts, incidentally that never made it out of that notebook and into any other form.  Sort of was defeating the purpose of keeping a notebook, wasn’t it?

So, now, the question is, what to do next?
I don’t seem to be doing too well writing here, do I?  And I’m certainly not writing anywhere else, so, what to do?  I suppose, out of habit, I’ll keep trying to write here, though God only knows about what.  After ten years, it’s almost impossible to stop writing here altogether.  Maybe if I can get back in the habit of it, the words won’t seem so hollow and shallow and wrong.  Maybe something will eventually ring true.

Or not.
Sweet Jesus, I thought I’d outgrown all this angst as a teen-ager.
Well, maybe next year.

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"It is not the going out of port, but the coming in that determines the success of a voyage."
   --Henry Ward Beecher


  1. *waves*

    Comment by Fiona — 5/24/2010 @ 7:13 am

  2. Hi, Fi! See, this is what I mean. I’m so disconnected from this blog that I hardly even respond to comments from faithful readers any more! Oh, for the days when I had so much to say that I wrote here every day…

    Ah, well, I suppose that’ll change eventually, too.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 5/24/2010 @ 10:07 am

  3. Maybe you just need to refresh the site to get your interest back. I’ve always disliked the barcode titles – they make it hard to read the actual title, and the Netware ring is so dead that it’s hardly worth having on the page anymore. Maybe try something like the Comicpress theme and do a picture and a short post every day?

    I’ve had your site bookmarked for years, and I check it at least once a week, so it would be a shame if you just let it fade away.

    Comment by stikboy — 5/26/2010 @ 7:11 am

  4. Well, I appreciate that you keep coming back, even as lame as this blog has gotten, especially the last few months. I think you’re right, that I just need to refresh it, and the rest of my life, a little bit. I’m sure I’ll keep posting here, since I can’t seem to stop, but maybe it’ll change a bit.

    In any case, thanks for the comment.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 5/26/2010 @ 10:16 am

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