Asymptomatic

There must be intelligent life down here

About the Site

Hi! I'm Owen Winkler, and I write this drivel. This blog is about my own life and my random observations thereof. Sometimes I write about technical stuff here, but mostly that's at RedAlt. Please enjoy, or if not, click on my ads. Either is fine with me.

March 22, 2020 12:00am

Fleeing COVID-19

There's a lot going on right now. I've been focused on getting my blog back up and running the way I want, and it's still not there yet, but at least I feel comfortable now making some updates. Frankly, I've needed an outlet for long-form writing for a while now, especially during this, and I've been considering this softare issue a blocker. Yeah, I know it looks like everything has been working all this time, and no, it hasn't quite.

June 17, 2013 12:00am

Job, Ideally

I've been thinking lately about what my ideal, realistic job might be, and what concessions I might make to get close to that job.  I'm going to just spew those ideas here, in no particular order.

July 20, 2013 12:00am

Walk Once Around

A month or so ago, I took a walk around the neighborhood with Berta, as we often do after dinner when there's still light out and the heat isn't overbearing.  These walks often contain what feels like awkward silence, or rather, they would if I would ever shut up.  For whatever reason, regardless of the breathlessness the pace and incline induces on my completely out-of-shape and asthmatic self, I can't help but take the opportunity to fill the silence with some chatter.  At some point, I'll have to ask Berta if she feels this is my habit and whether she'd rather walk silently, since although she does contribute, I feel like she'd rather just walk with her thoughts unpolluted.

April 21, 2020 12:00am

Productivity In Captivity

One thing we're learning as we stay home during C19 is that "if we only had the time" isn't real. I think it's one of the unexpected more depressing aspects of this whole situation.

May 16, 2013 12:00am

Fallback Profession

I have joked with co-workers about giving up programming and going into a profession that doesn't involve technology at all.  Usually, the profession is farming, selected because it's so far removed from technology, and obviously - literally - fruitful.