So it’s…been a couple of months. That’s pretty much what everyone can say about the last year…it’s been…a while. Good news is we’re maybe, slowly, getting back to normal? I’ve totally neglected writing any kind of update in the last few months; and while not much has actually happened….enough has happened that rather than try to write some nice summary introduction; we’re just going to jump right in to things.
In case you’ve never used Foobar2000, it’s actually quite the program. I remember when Peter released it in an IRC room like…20 years ago. It was very unique among players at the time in that it’s UI design was pretty basic, even by the day’s standards. But one of the crazier things is it’s internal scripting for “title formatting”. A rather robust set of commands for getting information, formatting it, doing logic operations, math, and almost everything a basic programming language does. I’ve played it with it rarely, but I dove in to it last night. My goal? I wanted something to output the file length in 75fps “Redbook” timecode.
I supposed it’s time for at least my monthly update. Christmas was a thing that happened…New Years….the apparent downfall of society had it’s season premiere. My back continued to improve far too slowly; and I’ve been playing more Forza Horizon 4 and GTAV than I should admit to. I also had to take IPv6 off my network.
Last thing I wrote about…briefly, was my the smartwatch. That’s not the only new piece of hardware I’ve picked up. I finally bought another computer to replace the one I lost last year; but since my back is still being an asshole…I went with a laptop. A gaming laptop. And my back is being a major asshat right now.
So far November is looking better than most of October. My back is finally starting to straighten itself back out. Despite having worked the last two months with what was essentially a slipped disc or “thrown out” back…it’s not hurting as much to walk, sleep, breathe, eat, pee, or laugh. It still hurts, but at a more tolerable level. I also somewhat figured out the problems with the imagehost and I jumped ship to Verizon (Wireless).
I hurt; and I mean an extreme amount of severe pain. I “fixed” the imagehost, but not really. And other stuff.
At some point the idea of hosting your own recursive DNS was a widely talked about subject. It would add security and privacy to your connection by avoiding things like DNS hi-jacking, which has become common among ISPs. But I mostly wanted it to fix a problem with something; despite being told this was a stupid idea.