Random Things

This weekend was supposed to have been meetup weekend for the sci-fi group.  It still happened, but due to circumstances in my subsection of the group, I didn’t make it this evening.  Worked out for the best.  I still hung out with friends, and there was still awesome food to be had.  We got out there late this morning to pick up our subscription pulls before the temperature plummeted, and now I’m in my warm house as we dip below freezing.  It’s going to get colder still, and we won’t warm up again until sometime Monday afternoon.  Fine by me.  I’m prepared, and it’s not exactly nasty outside.  Just cold.  And really windy.  You can actually hear the temperature dropping as the front moves through.

I’ve made it only 3 episodes in on the new season of The Man in the High Castle.  I’ve decided to take this slow instead of burning through it like I did with Mozart in the Jungle.  And to be honest, I’m still riding the high from Rogue One.  Everywhere I go this weekend, I’m wearing a Star Wars shirt, and everyone’s asking me about the film.  I can’t get this kind of social interaction or enthusiasm from the average person or from the hardcore fan any other time of the year.  Weirdness.  It’s like I’m temporarily living the kind of world I hear about only on the internet from other fans.  The last time I really experienced it to this level was 1983.  I think I like it.

I’m discovering that I’m systematically having an inability to comment on other blogs, be they WordPress, Blogspot, or whatever.  Some blogs I’ve not been able to comment on at all.  Others I can comment on, and suddenly I can no longer do so.  I had one instance already where I was logged into WP, and it told me I had to log in again to comment on another WP site.  Now I can no longer comment to that site.  It’s not for lack of trying.  I’ve tried this out on Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, and an outdated version of IE just for grins.  I’ve toggled the pop-up blocker on and off a few times, so that doesn’t seem to be the problem either.  I can type in comments, but the page just resets itself when I submit.  I’ve done some research into this, but it looks like the causes and solutions are as random as the problem.  Story goes, I’ll keep trying periodically, but if you find I’m not commenting to your posts, that’s probably why.  Doesn’t seem to matter if I’m at home, at work, or just trying to use my phone.  The common denominator is me.  Troy World has a serious resistance when it comes to the full enjoyment of technology.  Stupid things happen, and logic is just out the window.  It may eventually cycle back around to working again.  No idea if, when, or how.

But in terms of yapping my head off over here… I’m still on the air.  ;)

Speaking of, I’m going to be a guest on a podcast Sunday afternoon.  One of my friends in another state runs a sci-fi podcast that he does on a sporadic basis, just whenever he’s in the zone and not crushed by overwhelming amounts of work.  The last one he posted was mid-February.  Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?  We will, of course, be discussing Rogue One, which is why he wants me on board for this one.  It’s been a dog’s age and then some since I’ve done a podcast, so there’s no telling how this is going to come across.  But we’re both excited, so there will be some geeking involved.  It couldn’t be otherwise.  If nothing else, it’ll be good to catch up with him.  Been a while.

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