Legion of Doom

Mason has been benched since we came back from Myrtle Beach by his awesome Legion coach. He’s done that same bullshit all 3 years Mason has played Legion ball. Well, in a marathon game this afternoon that same coach ran out of pitchers and had to put Mason on the mound. Now, Mason ain’t no pitcher, but he pitched a three inning no-hitter, with 3 K’s and helped the team win to stay undefeated in the Regionals Tournament....

July 23, 2023 · 1 min · thagoat

I stopped piracy dead in its tracks!

Found a fun little game on HN you play over ssh ssh adventure.ert.pl Pick a theme and a chat prompt guides you through a quick and amusing text adventure! Here was mine: What should be the theme of your game❓ save the maiden from space pirates 👨‍🚀 Welcome to Space Pirates - a thrilling text adventure where you must save a young maiden from the clutches of evil space pirates. Are you ready to embark on this dangerous mission?...

May 27, 2023 · 3 min · thagoat

Synced Shell History

So a few months ago I saws this cool little thingy to sync your shell history across all your machines. It’s called Atuin. At first, I was like, “Oh, that’s cool. I’ll check it out.” And then I didn’t. Forgotten, sequestered in the realm of cool-shit-I-saw-once-and-promptly-forgot-about. Then it popped up on Hacker News and I remembered it and was like, “Oh yeah! I should try that again.” And then I didn’t....

May 15, 2023 · 1 min · thagoat


Almost six years ago I started a new job. A maintenance tech with zero experience. I was resurfacing the factory floor and learning the scary machines. Today I got the call from my boss offering me the Mezzanine Maintenance Manager position. I’ve basically coveted that job since I started. Watching Andy do it, I was convinced I could be that guy. And now I am that guy. It hasn’t sunk in yet, I don’t think....

November 22, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Fucking COVID

Well, I fucking got covid. It’s terrible. 3 years later and I finally got it. Fuck.

November 9, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Jameson Starts Sports

Having raised Mason all through his sporting adventures, I get to do it all over again with Jameson. But this time with a whole new perspective. I don’t get to watch Jameson much, as his sports days coincide with Mason’s and they are at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA Well this week was my week! I took the week off for Susie’s surgery and I got to watch 2 events. The first was his swim evaluation....

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

JV Baseball

The JV team had a tough one Tuesday. They played a better team and had a nice 6 run lead heading into the 6th inning. The “coach” made a pitching change and put Kam in, who promptly let 5 runs score in the bottom of the sixth. Instead of putting in a closer he put Kam back on the mound and they score 2 in the bottom of the 7th to win....

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Surgery Update

It’s been 3 days since the surgery and things are progressing very well. The incisions are healing, she’s getting her strength back and today we went for a walk. Her brain still goes too fast and she thingks she should be 100% physically by now, but I had to reassure her tonight that she’s doing great.

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Surgery Day

Susie had her surgery today. Evrything went amazingly well. We were the first “case” so we had to check in at 6. They wheeled ger out at 7:30, the Surgeon called me at 8:22 to report a perfectly successful procedure, and she was back in the room by 10. She was sleepy and didn’t remember much from the time they brought her back until the time we left, which was around noon....

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat


For the first time in 10 years I was ejected from a baseball game. It started with a shit umpire and ended with a shit umpire. We played Valley West today. I sent Tim a picture. Then it got bad. The home plate ump, who was working alone, made a series of bad call against Berwick. The last straw was against Mason, who was called out when he had tagged first while the baseman was in the air trying to catch the throw....

May 11, 2022 · 2 min · thagoat