The Other World

Going solo with spelling errors

Site is back up: But with issues, I know… I know… — September 28, 2022

Site is back up: But with issues, I know… I know…

Sorry for the down time, The data center still has issues but we have narrowed it down to a potential ISP issue. as soon as the datacenter move is complete, the issue will be resolved. Until then, we will have the backup site running normally. until then a lot of links are broken and linked to the old site (unfortunately). i will try to get to them when I can but a lot of things are up in the air and if I am to get to publishing during the moves, i may not have time for a lot of site fixes.

Until then, the main site and the posts are up at least (whew).

GPFridays are Back! — June 24, 2022

GPFridays are Back!

For those of you who don’t know what GPFriday’s are, there will be a blurb down at the bottom of the blog. Suffice it to say, GPF’s will be coming back soon and I will have other surprises in store as well. This is just going to be a short blog post as well as a quick Hi for Alban Heruin (Ogham or Druid language for Light of Heruin, the mid summer holiday we celebrate for Summer Solstice).

What a holiday it has been too. The site and the data center experienced some glitches on 6/22/2022. Believe it or not we had Solar Flares that day too so if you happened to be complaining about the unusual speed of the internet, your eyes happened to be burning because it was unusually bright, or if you were having problems with your phone, tablet, laptop, or TV that would be related to the solar flares and the electromagnetic interference they generate. The power of the sun is truly awesome; even from a scientific perspective!

The interesting correlation between science and religion during the “bad day” brought back funny memories of my time in R and D and when I came up with GPFridays as well. GPFridays was meant to relieve stress for me after a friday when one of the prototypes I was working on in the datacenter lab at the job I worked at kept throwing up General-Protection-Faults (GPF’s) which are usually not good errors if you are working on servers. It means something is really screwed up on the back end of the server, especially when you are working on what is called a “bare-metal” system which means the system has no traditional operating system. (As a hint, even the chips onboard have operating systems but since everything was in prototyping, you can guess what my problems were; cant say anything like equipment, where I was or what I was doing other than I had to resolve the GPF’s to move on which felt like banging my head against a brick wall). This also happened to be on a Friday afternoon.

After I and my co worker made some jokes about me writing and maybe experiencing my own crashes in my personal datacenter/lab in the weekend, I came up with the idea and wrote a few chapters for the website Essentially combining the first few backgrounds of Lone Wolfe, Angela, and Jena into the story Children of Legend, the reach of that web novel was well despite it being a short 40k novel.

I resumed GPFriday’s again the next year with Second Semester, Anika’s Vengeance, and the first alternate timeline or Turn C novel that covers a portion of the Templar: Spirit Killer timeline, named Spiritis’s Semester. All 4 novels have links on the website.

I will attempt to have Friday posts as often as I can, but I cannot make any guarantees. I may start with cleaning up some of my old poems from high school (I found these amongst my archives recently) and post some of them on the site for some weeks, or I may write the sequel to Spiritis’s Semester and post those Chapter’s as well.

Thank you for listening to my Rant. You have been great!

Welcome 2022, good riddance to 2021. — January 1, 2022

Welcome 2022, good riddance to 2021.

Happy New year to everyone! I hope everyone will have a better 2022 than 2021 was.

I certainly hope that 2022 is much better than 2021 was for me.

I made it through, that is the short of it. I can give you a short laundry list of what happened to me which is why i couldn’t make deadlines but that sounds like an excuse right off the bat. Life happens especially in the middle of a pandemic. The fact is, I don’t really care about deadlines anymore and i dont have the capability to set any deadlines or dates for 2022. suffice it to say, due to what happened in 2021, i have to put my life back together still. not to mention my identity. Don’t say, “that’s what you get for being trans,” that is not what I am talking about.

After my father died, secrets came to life about my past. everything told to me about my past was a lie. that is my 2021. to sum up my 2021: trust no one. to say “God is dead, humanity is fucked, trust no one, the world is on fire, love seems like a lie” that is my 2021.

My marriage ended at the beginning. my father died, going through boxes in the estate i found documents that hint that im not an only child but the only surviving child, and I find more secrets than that later because that story gets even stranger and earth shattering for me as the year went on. and i am still sorting the damage on that. it will take several posts just to explain it all.

Through it all I at least had a couple of friends that helped me through it. One of them started dating me near the end of the year and we are living together now. I feel glad for the support that i have through this time at least.

I will post more when I can.

June 25th Comments and Updates — June 25, 2021

June 25th Comments and Updates

Well, I know its been over a month.

Happy Late Strawberry Moon! and Happy late Alban Heruin (Summer Solstice) to all those who celebrate the holiday. I hope everyone is staying cool this summer.

I am alive. I have been taking care of health issues as well as taking care of personal issues in my life. I haven’t had much time to write so I don’t have any Fiction Fest chapters to post yet nor do I have any editing done for the next book to come out. I am sorry that I have fallen so behind.

I am single and back in Greeley again. That is the first bit of news. I am sure that you don’t care about that, but that does cause a stir when you need to move as you have to relocate and move things. this also isn’t going to be the last move for me, as I am going to have to relocate again sometime in the near future.

2021 has not been the best year for me, I am still dealing with the death of my father. It has hit me a lot harder than I thought and despite the strained relationship we had when we were alive, I didn’t imagine that I would be living a life without him in the world this soon. I know he was almost 80 but 2 weeks before he died he was completely okay, it was only in the final days before he died that he slipped down hill so fast, that he went from being old but relatively healthy (at least he put on a good act if nothing else) to how he was at the end. Even with how he went, death had to sneak up on him and take him from behind.

Other issues happened this year too. There were some positives too; one was being diagnosed with hypothyroidism which was fixed with a pill, that helped worlds for me, that and some new migraine medication to help some of my migraines and migraine variants, recent but very needed and thankful developments. I have also been making some new friends recently.

I am hoping that this hard chapter in my life has at least reached a middle if not nearing the end.

you ever get the feeling you need a vacation?

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