Been a while since I last posted something other than my regularly scheduled Song of the Day posts. Lots of stuff going on in the world from Russia’s invasion into Ukraine to Musk buy Twitter.
As far as the Russian deal as a child from the last couple decades of the Cold War I still maintained a healthy fear of Russia. I was in shock to see how badly they failed to secure but only a very small region of the Ukraine despite the amount of armor and troops they sent. But for a country who’s motto has always been quantity has a quality all its own it looks like maybe they over estimated that statement.
Ukrainian people have spent thirty years without the yoke of the old communist Soviet Union over them and they are showing just how willing to fight and die for freedom people are who finally got a real taste of it. Too bad Russia has the Nuclear threat to use against the rest of the world or no doubt the west would have helped put an end to the genocide that has been occurring in the Ukraine. Even then it makes one wonder just how well kept their nuclear stockpile even is. Unfortunately even if they have a few dozen working Nukes it’s enough to keep everyone including the U.S. at bay.
The other big news of late is Elon Musk bid to buyout Twitter. Many had first thought that he was trolling but now that seems unlikely. I am a fan of Elon, mostly due to SpaceX. I believe he has done more for the expansion back into space and the privatization of space exploration than anyone to date, Bezos and Branson don’t hold a candle in my book. I do know he does like to troll and have fun doing so. I figure it’s one of the perks of being one of the richest men in the world.
As far as taking ownership of Twitter I rarely interact on it, thought I do link my blog postings and occasionally reply to one of a handful of people I follow. Personally I don’t follow people if I know they are going to offend me so I act as my own censor in a way. To those that think Elon is doing this as a way to get Trump back on Twitter, I highly doubt he cares enough about Trump to spend $44 Billion of his wealth for that reason along.
I think he just wants it as a side project. In the end if he lets Trump back on or not I could care less, I will not be follow the Orange Headed crazy man now anyway that was behind or supported the January 6th, 2021 attack on Congress. That’s the beauty of free speech though, you can be an idiot and do so or use logic and avoid the nonsense. In the end it’s Musk money to spend how he wants to.
I try my best to be none political in post and in general these days. I still consider myself a Republican but I am still a Never-Trump conservative. Honestly I am more a moderate than anything. I am left of center on social issue and right of center of military issues. But as is often the case I may end up voting Libertarian yet again if Trump or one of his supporters runs in 2024 unless there is a fairly moderate Democrat that runs. I don’t regret voting for Biden to keep Trump out of a second term but while Biden hasn’t done anything majorly wrong in my books aside the mishandling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan I don’t see my self voting for him again unless it was between him and Trump or one of Trump’s cult members.
I haven’t felt like making many postings lately. I schedule the Song of the Day postings often a couple months in advance to make sure I always have something new on the site but I can recall the last time I actually posted.
There are a number of reasons. The biggest being that I had a major MS relapse a couple weeks ago and most of my issues have gotten worse and didn’t improve at all even after three days of steroid infusions. The joys of secondary progressive MS. I have officially had to move to using a standup walker because between sudden bouts of vertigo and my balance being worse than ever I couldn’t count on just my cane anymore.
Also we found out that my father has kidney cancer and right before he was supposed to have surgery on that my mom fell and broke her tailbone in multiple spots. So yeah it’s been crazy.
We were lucky though that the majority of our friends and family where outside the direct impact of the tornado of 12/10/21 that left so many dead, and many, many more homeless and/or jobless. We did have a Great Aunt who lost everything but at least she wasn’t injured.
I am very proud that say that my daughter kicked butt in all her class for the first part of the school year, making all As besides one very high B+ that was a point away from being a A-. She has worked her butt of and it has shown.
Last time a few months ago I lost over a year of blogging because I let my wrong server hosting package auto-expire. This go around it was a JSON issue for the life of me I couldn’t fix, though I didn’t lose my prior data just the layout which I had done little to improve since the forced redo last time.
I am not big on fancy, I blogged for over a decade using straight HTML tags so blah on fancy. Auto scheduling post is good enough for me usually. That said managing WordPress on my own sites has become an extra headache I don’t want with all the security issues one has to keep on top of. So this go around with a good coupon in hand I moved the blog away from any of my own hosted services to WordPress.com.
Of course nothing ever goes easy, even more so when you’re trying to do this stuff feeling bad so I had all kinds of issues with my SSL certs and whatnot. At the end of the day where this has left me is the site is technically pointed at https://nitwhitt.com for now and the other domains are being forwarded however depending on the route and browser attempting to come here by https://michaelwhitt.com or https:// to mlwhitt.com or mwhitt.com may or may not work.
Plain http will get you here but you may get the security warning. Of course once you get here you are back in SSL land. Not that it matters as I don’t do any sales or user login things anyway. But wanted to explain in case you attempted to come in via one of those ways. For now just use https://nitwhitt.com to reach the blog. Shouldn’t be any issues that way.
I finally have moved from hosting my own WordPress blog to WordPress.com. Been having too many problems with my own web host lately so decided to just try it. I had a good coupon so figured it was the time. I haven’t really messed with the theme yet or any CSS changes but after the last time I had some hosting issues I didn’t really do much.
Mostly I just post Song of the Day post and usually those are scheduled weeks or a month in advance so I can go a while without touching the blog depending on how I am feeling. As I haven’t felt great lately I haven’t done much with it and let my SotD schedule get behind to the point I almost was not going to have new content. Anyway hopefully I can work on this some here this week or so and start blogging more.
Its been a crazy couple of weeks between ice storms, snow storms, zero degree temperatures and now back to 64 degrees. Glad we don’t live in Texas, feel for what those people went through.
I have been dealing with the usual here, my MS has been really bothering me. I am keeping off balance, nauseated, having troubles with my right side and thinking straight not to mention my normal forgetfulness and aphasia issues. Think stressing about the weather hasn’t helped.
I go in about a month for my next Ocrevus infusion so maybe it will help some. Other than that not a lot going on. I have been trying to read when I feel like it and spend time with the lovely wife and daughter but more often than not I am in bed most of the day.
Hopefully the weather will get nice soon and I can force myself to do some yard work I want to do. I haven’t messed with any new Raspberry Pi or Single Board Computer projects or coding as my mind hasn’t been clear enough to do so though I really wish it was because I wish I felt like doing something, anything, useful.
Well that’s my update for now. Everyone take care.
I haven’t gotten around or felt like doing much to spruce up the website yet. I hate that it is so drab at the moment. I usually don’t have it too over the top anyway however it is plain even by my standards. I am planning to link in some of my Raspberry Pi projects to the page pretty soon when I feel like it. I haven’t done anything yet with https://www.libertygeek.com since I had the accidental page deletion. I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet since I have it separate again from MichaelWhitt.com and my main blog.
I do have a few of my other domains forwarded to https://www.michaelwhitt.com such as mlwhitt.com, and mwhitt.com. I just picked up the domain NitWhitt.com because it was free and I thought it was funny, and I am nothing if not a nit wit, lol.
Anyway between my MS, migraines and trying to help my daughter with what homework I can I just haven’t had the chance to do anything else yet with the site other than schedule Song of the Days. I hope to change that soon. Hopefully in the next few days I will be adding some new content.
For now if you want to reach me I have updated my contact to be firstname.lastname@example.org (got to take use of that new domain) LMAO.
Well as usual I maintain multiple server host. Back a while ago I started mainly blogging using my domain Https://Libertygeek.com and scheduled most of my Song of the Day post there. Since I didn’t post frequently on Https://Michaelwhitt.com I ended up deciding to just redirect MichaelWhitt.com, mwhittt.com and mlwhitt.com to Libertygeek.com. I hadn’t thought much about it and when it came time to renew the hosting package for what I thought was the one tied to Michaelwhitt.com’s old content I decided not to because I wasn’t using it.
Well I made a mistake, I mixed the packages up instead it was Libertygeek’s package that was expiring. I went to login last night to add some new content and saw it was expired and was like “oh crap”. I didn’t have any of the content backed up so I lost a years worth of postings. Not that there was anything major but still that sucks. So now I am having to start all over again. So this time around I am just going to use Michaelwhitt.com for all my main postings and my Song of the Day stuff.
Emergency migration due to server unplanned server transfer. Lost all content. Will update more ASAP.