Monday, March 29, 2021

Im going to Jackson

 ... Or I should say am in Jackson, TN this week.  As we all know 2020 was not the best year for travel.  I was only able to take about 2 work trips and one of them was driving instead of flying.

It really seems like things are on the cusp of getting "normal" again but there are still issues in travel.  I like taking red-eyes when flying West to East and it turns out getting in late to a city like Memphis the rental car stations are all closed by 11PM and the taxis/ubers were not existent on a Sunday morning at 1AM.  I had to do some quick travel switch-a-roos and grab a hotel near the airport so I would have a place to sleep.  The one thing I noticed about Memphis is their airport logo.  I mean look at this thing of beauty.

The person that came up with this deserves the kudos. The logo alone makes me want to fly into Memphis just to hang out.

One of the things I love about traveling is the amount of the time I get to catch up on reading.  No I am not a huge book reader but I love magazines.  In particular I love tech/nerd/Linux magazines.  I usually take 1 or 2 trips to Barns and Nobel every month but I don't think I purchased a single magazine in all of 2020.  It was a very sad year for the news stand.

 It was just nice to be able to pick up 2600, Linux Format, Make, and Nuts & Volts to break up my flight time and keep me from staring at a screen all of the time.  While in Barns and Noble I noticed the store had moved things around and spread things out across the store for social distancing.  I really like the store better like this. I hope they keep things spread out even after Covid.  I felt nice to not be crammed in and be able to actually look across the store.

Alright that is it for now and I think I met my daily goal of putting up some stories.  They may not be fabulous but they are whats going on in my day-to-day.

Take care,


It's like medicine

Alright for years I have owned the domain name and I have done little things with it here and there. My provider DreamHost has been great over the years about reliable DNS services, shell accounts, and to tell you the truth I cannot count how many times I have installed Wordpress with a One-Click install and had every intention of starting a blog in the igazine domain.

Well as 2020 has passed us up and 2021 is in full swing already, I figured I would give it an honest try once again.  For me blogging was always more about configuring the backend and playing with PHP/MySQL connections.  When it was all setup I would post one or two things and then I would forget about it, never patch the damn thing, and eventually just delete the blog (rinse, wash, repeat).

This time I decided to take it a different direction, I have pointed the domain name to Google's Blooger service so I honestly don't have to do much besides adjust the theme and start writing post.  I have promised myself to not get to involved with the theme, and to actually write stories this time.  

I guess a blog should have a theme and I guess that theme is me (the "I" in igazine).  I am always into all kinds of stuff, everything from trying to get a preteen daughter to believe everything I say isn't so attempt to ruin her life, taking care of my aging father, building things with Linux, managing Cybersecurity for companies, learning how to live on a sailboat, and sprinkle in a little beer here and there.

Anyways I am going to see how therapeutic this whole opening up and writing thing can be.  I spend a lot of time in my own head and need to get out of it. This is that attempt.

Im going to Jackson

 ... Or I should say am in Jackson, TN this week.  As we all know 2020 was not the best year for travel.  I was only able to take about 2 wo...