Troubleshooting a hardware problem – old school Non-geek version: I need a new computer… or least the insides of a new computer <Geek version> Last week I mentioned having hardware issues – I had hoped that a new power supply would do the trick but, no joy. I replaced the Power Supply and got… nothing. […]Read More Call the tech guy – Part Two
Here I am, up way too early. So what do I do? I write about it… It’s weird. since I’ve started judging flash fiction, I’ve been less inclined to write it. The thing is, it’s not some secret ‘I’ve seen behind the curtain’ kind of thing. It’s more a case of being too judgmental of […]Read More Awake
With furloughs in place, the trickle-down effect is being felt down the line. Tomorrow I find out where I stand. I’m not a government employee, or even a contractor. I’m a software developer in a small shop that makes software for government contractors– and since they aren’t getting paid: we aren’t getting paid. While people […]Read More My 2 cents: The Shutdown and my take on Congress at this point.
Two Wal*Marts, both alike in dignity. In the four state area where we lay our scene… Okay, technically it’s more like four Super*Walmarts and one regular one with a refrigerator section and a SAM’s club but it sounds better when you’re paraphrasing great works of literature. Seriously though, I live in an area dubbed ‘the four […]Read More A Tale of Two Wal*Marts
(as if I really need an excuse) In case you haven’t figured out by now, I am a learning junkie. It started when I was child and my mom and dad would do their cryogen demonstration* for the boy scouts and it has followed me in everything I do. It’s one of the things I […]Read More Writing, an excuse for learning
While I was writing about the woes of taking a writer to the movies, I remembered my own childhood, and having to tell my dad: “just sit back and watch…” I was too young to know the phrase “suspension of disbelief” but I understood the concept. To my dad’s credit, he was trying to teach […]Read More Never take a scientist to a Science Fiction Movie
Once or twice a year, I take my phone off the hook, go ‘back home’ and go to the movies… all weekend. I catch up on movies that I haven’t seen in a while, brush up on the originals when there are sequels in the theater so that they’re fresh in my mind, but mostly […]Read More Never take a writer to the movies
(This poem is dedicated to a friend who lost someone they loved, and never got to tell them, and to all my friends and loved ones, old, new and yet to come.) This dance, this madcap dance. We move like planets in orbit around the sun, We touch like leaves swaying in the breeze never […]Read More This Dance (a poem by M.T. Decker)
I used to like yard sales, a lot. I loved going through things and finding lost treasures; getting a good deal. And then I grew older, and more to the point I joined the Reserves (not the Military Reserves, but the Deputy Sheriff’s Reserves.) Then I saw the traffic hazards. Then I saw people parking randomly […]Read More Things I used to like
I could never get the laugh right. I mean, I’ve tried. Who hasn’t? But I’m never sure if it’s Bwahaha or Mwahahah… and it usually comes out as more of a chortle than an actual laugh. Heck, the very idea of an ‘evil laugh’ makes me giggle, and giggling just isn’t evil. There’s too much […]Read More Why I will never make it as a villian.