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2018 Goals

I learned long ago not to make New Year’s Eve resolutions because they are just something you make in a drunken haze at what is, possibly, the worst night of the year to make decisions. If anything, our culture these days almost encourages people to make bad resolutions or to abandon good ones, just so …read more…

Because Flowcharts Make Everything Clearer

I saw this on John Scalzi’s website and thought it was so brilliant that it was worth copying, except for two things:

  1. That would involve actual work.
  2. Self-appointed copyright experts would come out of the woodwork to tell me that I’m violating his copyright, which I would not be, if I made my own, but these people are both legion and annoying, mainly because their so-called knowledge of copyright relies on their assumptions and something they once read on a website somewhere this one time a while ago. (I actually had one tell me that violating copyright was neither a misdemeanor nor a felony, and when I respondedwith actual proofthat yes, Virginia, copyright violation is actually a felony that generally results in fines and penalties rather than prison timealthough that is possiblethey were amazed.)

Anyway, I try very hard to be a nice person, both here and on social media, but if I do miss the mark, that’s okay because:

  1. It’s my website, and you are free to go elsewhere to be outraged.
  2. It’s my social media account, and you are free to stay out of my mentions.

Have a nice day


Published on 13 January 2018 at 2:02 pm

70s Music Break, part 2

Brent Rambo approves by giving a thumbs up and nodding his head.

As a follow-up to my first 70s music break post, here’s some more damn music. I’ve gotta admit, I don’t really remember that one all that well. But it has all the hallmarks of 70s music: polyester, bell bottoms, family quintets, and a real Brady Bunch vibe. To be honest, it’s not a bad song, …read more…

Bacon Potato Cheddar Soup

Bacon potato cheddar soup.

I woke up this morning, and it is summer on Hoth. So, it’s time for soup. So this is happening… The beginning of some beautiful bacon potato cheddar soup. Recipe to follow. #acooking #soup #cheese #bacon #potato #recipes A post shared by Kenneth John Odle (@kj_odle) on Dec 31, 2017 at 10:38am PST This soup …read more…

70s Music Break


We need a little break. Here, enjoy some great music. Redbone is probably the best known American Indian rock band. It’s sad they’re not more widely recognized. The Commodores were amazing! I could listen to all their music over and over again. Santana on guitar, Alex Ligertwood on vocals. Great song. This is not the …read more…

Protected: rogue waves, again

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Moving, Again

I have moved again, hopefully for the last time for a bit. I need to catch my breath. I’ll be at this place for a bit, because while it’s not the best place ever, it is roomy. I have a smallish, but perfectly functional kitchen and dining room (complete with an icemakertime to start making …read more…

A list of things about the new apartment…

My boss asked me the other day what I thought of my new apartment, and that question created a bit of an overload in my brain, so I gave him an inane, but socially acceptable, response. Here is a list of things I’ve noticed about my new apartment. The recycling gets picked up on Wednesday. …read more…

Miscellany #006

When You Are Clearly Overqualified for the Dance Contest If you can’t see the video above, it’s because DreamHost has once again decided to fuck some of its customers, and not in a good way. Do not use DreamHost. While they are sometimes good (and used to be great) they are often a shitstorm of incompetence …read more…

Cowboy Beans

The Camp Wagon on a Texas Roundup (1900)

I first had these at a graduation party a few years back. They did not look very appetizing to be honest (more about that later) and so I skipped over them at first. By the time I found out what they were, there were hardly any left. These are sometimes called Calico Beans, probably owing to …read more…

If You Follow Me on Social Media

This is a quick guide to where I am on social media and what you can expect to find me doing there. This post will be updated as needed. I have a love/hate relationship with social media. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. Sometimes I hate one social medium most of the time …read more…

Today is Monday, July 3, 2017

Here are ten things. Enjoy. 1. I spent Canada Day like a true American That is, I spent most of the day shopping. It wasn’t my choice, but there you are. Eventually, all Americans end up at the mall and/or the liquor store. 2. I woke up alone and embarrassed I had jury duty earlier …read more…

Ditto Machines Were the Real Deal

Unfortunately, you can’t get that distinctive smell from a video. It was marvelous.