It's A Party

Tonight Susie won Mario Party. She was unreasonably excited! #LifeGoals

March 11, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Saying Goodbye to Hetzner

I’ve done it. I’ve canceled my last server from Hetzner and moved to Netcup. The ole H sent out an email saying they’re raising prices on auction servers due to increased energy prices in Germany. So I was looking at an increase of almost 3 Euro. I mean it’s not a lot of money, but still. I’m sort of sad, I’ve had a server with Hetzner for over a year and a half and never had a single issue....

January 31, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Careless People

Yesterday we picked up Jameson from an extended visit with his father, whom had plotted and planned this long weekend after he was informed that Jameson would be going to preschool 5 day per week after the first of the year. His father very quickly hatched the plan to have the long weekend fearing lost time with his son. On the ride home he asked us twice if we felt good....

January 12, 2022 · 2 min · thagoat

NFS Meets Systemd

Old dog here. Just learned a new trick! Found out today that you can use systemd to mount NFS shares. It was easy. I have a network-wide downloads folder shared to 3 computers. I disabled the NFS mount in fstab, enabled it in systemd and did an fstab bind to put it where it was with the NFS mount. Neat!

December 29, 2021 · 1 min · thagoat

A Truly Happy Christmas

This is the first Christmas that our bleneded family has lived under the same roof. I’ve been stessing a little bit. I’m not usually the spiritual type, but tonight felt a little different. At about 12:30 I felt like I should go outside, and I did, only to find it was snowing. Not only was Christmas my mom’s favorite holiday, she also loved snow on the day. So I take it as a sign that I’m doing things the right way when I go outside and see snow on Christmas Eve when I’ve recently made some family moves with regard to Susie and Jameson....

December 23, 2021 · 1 min · thagoat

Another Changeup

Back in November I decided to move away from Ghost, and in doing so experimented with Nextjs. I liked the look and feel, but it was super slow to respond, as I was running in develop mode, because I couldn’t get build to work; it just kept throwing errors. So I’m back again today, happily nestled up with Hugo. I think this might be where I stay for the foreseeable future....

December 7, 2021 · 1 min · thagoat

Here They Are!

Here it is! The best time of year! The Holiday Season! So I’m not a huge holidays person. Christmas was my mom’s favorite holiday. She went all out with decorating, baking, music. The works. And after she died it was always a hard time for me. When Mason was little, and he believed, it was easier. I enjoyed the season. But then he turned into a teenager and the spirit vanished!...

November 22, 2021 · 2 min · thagoat


Jost got news today that a friend of mine is on a ventilator. She has covid. My ex-mother-in-law sent me a message this morning, informing me of this sad, sad news. I’ve known this woman since high school. They took her to the hospital in a helicopter. Admittedly I haven’t spent much time with her, or her husband, who is also a good friend, since the pandemic started. I’ve been a homebody, cautious....

November 13, 2021 · 1 min · thagoat

Some Updates

If you noticed, there are some changes around here. I decided to move away from Ghost and try this blog with next.js and markdown. I had to manually recreate all the blog posts, but I think it’s ultimately worth it. I have been less and less impressed by Ghost recently and their move to monetization, as I obviously don’t monetize this beast. And Wordpress is much more easily compromised with plugins....

November 10, 2021 · 1 min · thagoat


Sonuvabitch! Caught a cold. And from one of my guys at work. Thanks John. And on my birthday no less. Dumb!

November 9, 2021 · 1 min · thagoat