Going out with a fizzle.

Today is Friday, April 14th 2023. I have maintained this WordPress install for 16 years. I have cared for her, kept her up to date, migrated from CPanel managed shared hosting at my employer, to countless linux hosts. I have hosted this blog on an old machine that I had sitting under my desk in my living room with an AMD K6-2 (AMD stock was $15-16 a share). From VMware, to Xen, and KVM. This blog was carried through every hypervisor of the day. Slicehost, Linode, Digital Ocean, An EC2 instance in AWS; on and on. Dacrib.net has run on containers orchestrated with docker swarm, downward to docker-compose, and finally upward in capabilities and complexity to Kubernetes. I wrote a post on Apples decision to go with the x86 architecture back in 2005 which is funny now that they are doing what I think Steve Jobs wanted the entire time; their own CPU design. I will generate a static site and stick it somewhere cool. Goodbye blogosphere. Goodbye wordpress. I can be reached at brandon [ at ] price.black.

I never was a morning person.

I have never been a morning person. I recently read an article describing the relaxing effect of birdsong on the human psyche. The reasoning is as follows:

Throughout human history we have used the sounds birds make as a warning. The idea is that if the birds are making noise then all is well; I can continue with my toolmaking, fire building, hunting, gathering, daily business. However if the birds stop their incessant squeaking then essentially something is up.

Birdsong for me however has the opposite effect. It makes me anxious, and annoyed. Now I get to wonder what pavlovian experiment my parents orchestrated to get that effect. Cheers.