Remember being 4-years-old being taught by your parents how to read? Just a vague memory for most of us, but an ongoing process for my own kids today… Today, some Sanrio stationary; tomorrow, THE WORLD! (…or more likely some other blog in the digital wasteland, but we all have to start somewhere.)
Things related to the administration of this site or the administration of my own life, which directly impact what winds up here.
LibreCAD pre-release RPMs
LibreCAD as a whole is not polished enough for the project maintainer to feel comfortable making a major release just yet (but we’re pretty close). Within the project “major release” means a supported release that packagers from different distros can reference and at the moment the pace of development, feature implementation, menu swap-a-roo and bug […]
New LibreCAD Wiki
So after an extra week delay, I have finally created the LibreCAD Wiki. The purpose of this wiki is to provide a space for collaborative creation and editing of LibreCAD user and developer documentation, as well as a place to post tutorials. Unfortunately I’ve been kept overwhelmingly busy with work lately and wasn’t able to […]
Future site additions on the way
I am back (again) and can continue where I left off with other projects. On the list of zxq9 additions on the way are: Completion of the Fast Food Fighter blog entries Mirroring and expansion of an older (now defunct) site I once wrote for called BarfDader Possible mirroring and expansion of a few WoTMUD […]
Answers to this week’s “why”s
I have received a few “why” emails this week. They fall in two categories: “why have I not finished the Fast Food Fighter blog though 30 days is up?”, and “why am I not commenting on the current commotion in Iran?” The answer to the Fast Food Fighter question is pretty straightforward. The filming and […]
Recently returned, Playing catch up
I received more than a few emails asking why I haven’t updated anything lately. What with the Cold War II predictions I made in August, July, May, and April coming true, Hezbollah becoming more dynamic and reshaping itself in new ways and Israel playing an odd role at odd times here and there, it would […]
Why is the term “pedophile” four times more prevalent than “Hezbollah” or “Iran”?
This is most shocking. I wrote a story a while back about how “To Catch a Predator” was losing itself to the overzealous, fever-fueled media sensationalization drive that promotes and sells the witch-hunt that counter-pedophilia initiatives have become. The article was a response to a YouTube video titled “Sex Crimes Sell: To Catch a Predator” […]
How to Display East Asian Fonts (i.e. Japanese) with WordExpress
I had been using Japanese text on and off for quite a while but I realized after I upgraded that my old posts had the old Japanese text changed from 日本語 to ?????? (2019-06-19 update: it happened again). It was a permanent change, too, and all my previous Japanese text was lost to the mystery […]
zxq9 is Back!
Unfortunately zxq9 suffered a period of complete silence, no updates and ridiculous spam proliferation. That is all over now and zxq9 is back. I’ll be cooking up trouble as soon as I can get a grip on the newer trends that are forming and continue to disregard or lampoon whatever the media decides to lose […]
Episode IV: A New Hope
Blogging, as this is called, is a frustrating hobby. This is due to the unreliability of the free hosting providers out there. Hopefully this one will work out better, since I’m paying for it. Paying for stuff has its distinct advantages: there are now no ads on my site unless I am getting […]