I have decided, most likely to the severe detriment of my blog, that any writing is good and that, all things considered, editing that goes beyond approximately 50% of the acceptable minimum of copyediting is not a good fit right now. Also I write very, very long sentences. I write sentences that are on the long side for writing in my field, in which long, convoluted, downright architectural sentences are the norm. With that said, the rambling will commence henceforth.
Life stuff, including health issues, are definitely a huge factor in my lack of blogging for the past couple of years. There are also some other significant factors as well. One of them has been my lack of a computer. I get oddly attached to my computers. I probably get more attached to my computers than those people who sleep with their phones under their pillows. I am fairly sure that this is true because I am one of those people who sleeps with their phone under their pillow, and I am more attached to my computers than I am to my phones. PSA: sleeping with your phone under your pillow may lead to overheating, which may lead to it shutting down so as not to melt or start fires, which may lead to none of your alarms going off, which may lead to sleeping through things, just so’s you know.
Several years ago my Macbook died, and until it was resurrected by the only visibly older than 40 employee at my then-local Apple store, I spent my days and nights wrapped in soft blankets at my girlfriend’s place poking despondently at her Macbook and being sad because it just wasn’t right. Read the rest of this entry »