I've started tinkering with the menu items and intend to turn this site into more of a blog than just a static thing. I've added a Categories menu item but bear in mind the links found therein will lead to blank pages. That's because I haven't actually written articles for each category yet, so fear not the site is working as planned.
Just a brief post, but this past July I resigned from my position at Grove City College. It could take a while to make changes to other pages on this site to reflect the now past-tense nature of my relationship with GCC, so this is any reader's "notice" to avoid confusion.
I have had my own web domain for 10 years. The site doesn't change much, but you never know when I might actually start filling in content. It would be very helpful if I could get an update routine going, that's for sure. The CMS I'm using doesn't lend itself well to long absences, because it's easy to forget all the details involved with manipulating the content.
One major upgrade is that the site is now fully SSL compliant so it uses https instead of http. Thanks to Let's Encrypt for making that possible for everybody, rather than the usual certificate authorities who want to charge $70+ a year for the privilege.
So, late last year my Mac Powerbook pissed me off for the last time. That coupled with another hypocritical commercial from Apple means I bought a new laptop. The Mac was sitting around, doing nothing as an identify theft liability after 3 going on 4 years of computing history. I finally decided I could donate the laptop, but without the hard drive. I began with needing to open the case. The screws were designed with such a small head that I had to give up and use a special screwdriver.
Next, I had to delicately extract the hard drive. I didn’t stand a chance at finding and releasing the screws there. It took hours of hammering and prying. For future reference, the hard drive is located inside a Powerbook in this location.
The hard drive looked like this.
There was a hole in the side and what appeared to be glitter was falling out. The “hard” part of a “hard drive” is actually more like metal-coated glass, and shatters during a strong impact. I pounded at the hard drive to get as much of the platters out.
It was fun stress relief, and definitely keeps your credit card information safe.