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Jeremy R. Gilby

February 7, 2016

Super Bowl L

Filed under: Football @ 8:37:00 PM
From the "Super-Bowl-Large" Department

First, I knew this years going into this game that the NFL was silly to change the numbering convention for just one game. SuperBowl L is WAY better than SuperBowl 50.

I knew going into the 50th Superbowl I really didn’t have a horse in the race.

I usually cheer for defenses, and Denver was coming into the game with the best defense.
Problem is Carolina had a good defense also.
Pair that with the offenses, Carolina had a great offense, and Denver no so much.

So I was cheering for the NFC.

I ended up cheering for the wrong team, because, as I also like, the better defense won the day.


December 24, 2015

In Between

Filed under: Cubicle Culture,Local,Personal @ 8:09:14 PM
From the "In-one-cube, out-the-other" Department

Today, The-Editors-of-Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com have departed from the Not-so-small-customer-management-Company contracting to The-Not-So-Small-Pharmaceutical-Distribution-Company, as we have recently accepted a new position.

Now The-Editors-of-Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com will be joining as a Quality Analyst for a Very-Not-Small-Telecommunications-Corporation.

This is a good move for both parties.

August 13, 2015

The Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com Worst Places Ever List

Filed under: Local,Mindless Banter,Pontifications,Reviews @ 10:49:31 PM
From the "City-comma-State" Department

Granted, The Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com Footprint is finite, but The Editors of Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com have been a few places, more so than some.

In a thought experiment, today, I delved into my least favorite places in the world.

And a bad idea never stopped me before, so here we go!

July 31, 2015

Please Pardon the Dust

Filed under: Administrivia,Mindless Banter @ 11:59:49 PM
From the "Wash-Me" Department

My Web-host is in disarray.

June 13, 2015

State of the Geek (2015)

From the "Jeremy-Gilby-dot-XLI" Department

Google was kind enough to inform me that it is someone’s birthday, so I guess I should write another one of this missives which no one reads.

And now, for entirely unimportant reasons, I would like to give my 41th annual State of the Geek address.

The occasion for this address is the fact that the Earth is in a specific position in its yearly orbit of the sun.
Today, the Olsen Twins celebrate their 29th Birthday.
Kat Dennings also turns 29.
Tim Allen turns 62.
Also, Malcolm McDowell turns 72.

May 13, 2015

WordPress 4.2.2

Filed under: Administrivia,Geek-Fu,Mindless Banter @ 10:47:03 PM Tags:
From the "Four-point-two-point-two" Department

After much urging from the developers at WordPress, (2 emails sent to my domain name) I finally decided to upgrade my self-installation.

You may remember my last update was Version 3.8.3, and I was starting to get about a dozen spam comments a day (up from two or three a week). So it was probably time for an upgrade.

In my old age, I’m hesitant, now, to update/upgrade to the latest version, because while new features are neat, I find functionality falls away to user-friendliness. And this compounds version over version.

April 21, 2015

A Case for Introverts

Filed under: Personal,Pontifications,Rants @ 9:37:53 PM
From the "Don't-let-the-World-change-who-you-are; Change-the-World" Department

I’ve talked about my introversion before, and my angst about living in an extrovert world. (I’ve also talked about being tall person, and living in a short person’s world. The parallels are fascinating).

In my unfrequent perusal of Twitter, one of the web authors I follow is Katherine Timpf, a rather snarky analyzer on things feminism.

She published the following article on NRO:

People Now Whining that Extroverts Have ‘Social Privilege’

It is criticism of another article on **shudder** EveryDayFeminism-dot-com:
6 Examples of How Extroverts Benefit From Their Social Privilege

You might be surprised to note, I do not agree with the original author’s analysis.

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