Blowing the dust off

Kaiserbahnhof Halbe Interior 2010

Kaiserbahnhof Halbe Interior 2010. Photo credit: Wikipedia user petermacky. Licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0.

Is this thing on?

Oh, you’re back.

Yeah. Try to contain your excitement.

So. Um.


It’s been, like, six months. Where’ve you been?

Well, you may have noticed that my last post is timestamped right before the 2016 election…

Oh. Right.


Hey, remember when you predicted that Donald Trump was going to lose?

This is why nobody likes you.

Oh, snap!

Of course I remember. What can I say? I was insufficiently capable of grasping just how screwed up things could get.

Well, it’s been six months. Where’ve you been?

Twisting in the wind, just like everyone else.

Tell me more.

I just looked at the way the world was going and thought, what difference am I making? Are all these words I write here actually contributing to some positive outcome? Or are they just a pacifier for me to suck on, a way for me to distract myself from my personal role as part of the problem?


I still don’t know. I just got embarrassed by how old the post on the front page was getting.



Recently on Just Well Mixed

Twelve classic computers I wish I’d owned (July 25, 2017)

Amigas and NeXTs and Trash-80s, oh my

Getting older (July 19, 2017)

Turns out it sucks

Better know an apocalypse: Korean peninsula edition (July 6, 2017)

A war that never really ended threatens to turn hot again

In which I lose patience with the vapid amorality of our discourse (June 30, 2017)

Why is an attack on Mika Brzezinski treated as a bigger transgression than taking health insurance away from 24 million people? A hypothesis

The end of the atomic interceptors (June 2, 2017)

The nuclear war America planned to fight over her own cities, part 4