Back to Reality

Hey, is this thing on?

Tomorrow is the summer solstice, and in the four years since I merged blogs and brought back “” - those years here have still been demonstrably rambly, but there’s been a relative dearth of rambles.

I guess that’s fairly apt for life over the last four years as well. Two job changes, a pandemic, a marriage (in the pandemic!) - have brought change and stagnation both.

Truman is no longer with me and Winston is gone too and here I am on the brink of summer solstice, after a reflective week away from work fixing my atom feeds and redirection (if you see this in your reader - Hi!) that broke in my wordpress-to-octopress-to-jekyll-to-wordpress-to-hugo transition along the way, and finding the desire to ramble again.

For the curious, this blog is still a 10x blog - costing infinitely times more than it should by running in an nginx container in a k3s-based Kubernetes Cluster on a single VPS in Digital Ocean, along with my hobby rails app. Commits to the source auto-deploy to the cluster using GitLab CI/CD and the GitLab Kubernetes Agent - because well, as a Professional Yak Shaver with a blog called “rambleon” in 2021 does.

More on that later, for now as I write these words, Bill Withers is singing on the Sonos:

Then I look at you
And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day (lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day)

And the sun is shining, and the world outside beckons.

The summer sun from 100 meters above my home in Hillsborough, North Carolina