It's been quite a while since I've had a blog, the last in which I posted with any regularity being a poorly executed Deadspin knockoff centering solely around the Cleveland Browns about 15 years ago (I totally called the whole Jamarcus Russell thing, by the way). That being the case, I figured that with my long-overdue departure from Facebook and Twitter, it would probably be nice to have somewhere to write about what's going on in my life, what I'm doing, et cetera, and to give friends and family somewhere to check in once in a while and see if I'm still breathing (Hi, Dad—the answer is yes).

In addition to the occasional rants, musings, and general life updates, this blog—and the server on which it's hosted—is serving as a learning exercise and an educational springboard toward some other projects I've wanted to begin for quite a while: Running my own mailserver—which is already up and running, a political news site, and an associated podcast among them. As I progress, I'll likely document the successes (and failures) to hopefully be helpful to anyone who happens to stumble upon the site through a web search or something along those lines. One of those successes that the very existence of this blog embodies is getting the Serendipity blogging platform running on an nginx server with proper URL rewriting—note the pretty URLs here without all sorts of question marks, ampersands, etc.

I'm not sure how often I'll post updates, as I've never really been much of one to talk a lot about myself. However, I'm sure that there will be plenty of things on which I have opinions that need shouted into the void, so the small handful of people who may be reading this, you can all look forward to that with what I can only assume will be bated breath. Until the next update, peace, love, and solidarity to all.

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