Daniel Tharp

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T.B.D.

I’m so used to balancing good news with bad, that I’ve spent a couple minutes trying to think of bad news. The good news is I’ve made it to 30 in reasonably good health. The good news is I had the best birthday of my life. The good news is we both have stable, well-paying […]

604 Days Later

Write something. There’s been no lack of time, opportunity, or content. And yet this is feeling like an immense struggle. I’m having to really pull the words out from myself. My dad used to read this, it was the way he followed along with what was going on in my life. Learning that he was […]

Terminal Tennis Elbow

Despite best efforts this morning, Diana and I got to the train station later than we hoped. All the open tables were gone, and now I’m using the new MacBook in a position that the Surface Pro was really having trouble with. Huge improvement, and this was just the test it needed with a couple […]

Stole a Mac, Call that an Apple Jack

I’ve been out sick for the last two days, and I’m pretty sure whatever I got was contagious because there’s been a ton of people out. It’s been a lot of sitting with the dog, half-watching nature documentaries and half-hoping my head would stop pounding. Not sure what it is, but I feel mostly over […]

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel this chair…

We’ve managed to catch the train for about three weeks straight. Time that I’d spent in the past writing or doing malware research has instead been used to sharpen my web development skills. I don’t have any delusions of grandeur, I’m not looking to change jobs, I just enjoy it and I didn’t like that […]

Single Entendre

So we came down on the side of taking the train. I had to admit that the stress incurred by driving was exceeding the enjoyment I was getting of being home a little earlier. And costs are in favor of the train, too. This comes just as I’m starting to get creative urges again. I […]

It’s been a little bit, hasn’t it?

Today has Diana and I both taking the train instead of driving to work, a statement that indicates how much has transpired over the intervening months. Diana’s job search concluded successfully in late June. She’s working with me again, in Santa Fe. Her desk is about a 30-second walk from mine. It’s a significant pay […]

It’s Been a Long Time Coming

I got to disclose the SNSLocker ransomware fully to the FBI last Friday. I caught a late break in research when someone pointed me to a software package that could decompile the virus, reversing it back to source code. So I was able to give them the attacker’s name, age, email address, IP address, password, […]

Power On

You know, on those power toggles where it’s represented by an I and an O? I remember which is which by saying “O for Off.” Try not to think about it too much. So I got my Fitbit surge about six months ago, and the goal it sets for you is 10,000 steps per day. […]

Five Green Rings and Two Dead Doves

So, let’s get this out of the way. I exceeded expectations yesterday. Crushed yesterday, for real. #fivegreencircles A photo posted by @bluesoulsez on Jun 7, 2016 at 5:43am PDT I’m making use of every function of the app now. I went ahead and bought the Aria scale as well, it’s not too overpriced for including […]

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About Me

I've got far too many blogs, but this is the one closest to a diary. I choose to publish it to the public to hopefully reassure people that their struggles are normal and not even all that uncommon.

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