2019

How to make a Drupal 8 website a static website

The URL I linked to is a story about how to convert a Drupal 8 website into a static website. What it comes down to is, if you’re just running a blog and you don’t care about comments, why bother dealing with all the ugliness of maintaining a Drupal 8 website?

Lots of radiation, and The Incredible Hulk tv series

In the next month I’m going to have a CT scan, an MRI, radioactive iodine, gamma radiation, more radiation, then more radiation. So it seemed fitting that I should buy The Incredible Hulk tv series DVD set. :)

Back in the day, this series was influential on me, and I was very aware of its influence. After moving out of Chicago we lived in a small town, and this series opened my eyes to the possibility of just wandering around and living a vagabond lifestyle.

When I was young I used to think, “How do I know where I should live? Where’s ‘home’? Maybe I should just wander around until I find a place that feels right.” That may sound unusual — it seems like most people want to settle down in one place — but I feel fortunate to have lived in many towns and many states, and gotten to know people in all of those places.

“I have trouble remembering things”

My mother is the nicest person in the world, and has dementia. She was also in a coma for ~10 days after falling down a flight of stairs in 2015, which eventually resulted in both of us being patients in the same hospital at the same time.

During a lucid moment last week one of my sisters asked her why she didn’t do something, and mom replied, “I have trouble remembering things.” :)

Better Man, by Pearl Jam

Waitin’
Watchin’ the clock
It’s four o’clock
It’s got to stop

Tell him
Take no more
She practices her speech

As he opens the door
She rolls over
Pretends to sleep
As he looks her over

She lies and says
She’s in love with him
Can’t find a better man

She dreams in color
She dreams in red
Can’t find a better man

Talking
To herself
There’s no one else
Who needs to know
She tells herself

~ Better Man, by Pearl Jam (a favorite song of the last week)