Category: Essays

Longform writing about a variety of topics. Very opinionated.

My Shifting Mindset on Writing

A more optimistic personal post about my shaky history with storytelling and where my head’s been lately on it.

Tags: Natural One,

On Website Restoration

A rare philosophical ramble from me!

Tags: Web Design,

A Hole in the Hull

DM4 with hull 1 visible

Lighter curiosity post today, this one about a strange quirk of Quake’s design.

Tags: Quake,

How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works, Sixth Edition

This blog is slowly becoming my version of Ben’s Junk, isn’t it?

Tags: Ancient Technology, Books,

HTTPS is a Pyrrhic Victory

WordPress warning about us not using HTTPS

When you’re online, you can be watched. No exceptions, no way around this. Your padlock icon won’t help.

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The Exaggerated Death of Optical

Some of Somnolescent's backup DVD-Rs

The discless age will come when you pry my CD binders from my stiff, bloody mitts.

Tags: Ancient Technology,

Leaving Discord Behind

Somnol Discord backup in progress

The month of ends? The year of ends? Am I even actually leaving Discord? All this and more,,,

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Happy Freedom

the right to bear b a l l s t r e t c h e r

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The Luddite in Me Screams

One part sperg, two parts call to arms.

Tags: Ancient Technology,

Hiding Away in the Small Web

The Virtual Cave

Or, “FIVE SITES ONLY TRUE 90S KIDS WILL REMEMBER”. Ahem, not really.

Tags: Ancient Technology,

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