So, a lot has happened while I haven’t been blogging about the waggon. As you can probably tell from the front page of my site, it got built. I’d say it’s approximately 80% complete, which is a little disheartening as it’ll soon be the 4th anniversary of Assembly Day.

Life happened.

I got laid off and started a business, which didn’t take off quickly enough, so I had to get a day job. Since I had all the materials already, some build work could still happen while the weather permitted. But I could no longer afford to build indoors, and that was a crying shame.

Then I got a divorce and it became necessary to live in the waggon before it was complete. That’s where I’m at now.

Most of the exterior is done. Still need trim and decorative elements.

Most of the interior paneling is up. Still need to finish the paneling and install electrical, floor, and trim. I’m not so keen on plumbing anymore, but may opt for it later.

I did post a little bit about the build in my Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers build journal. But I fizzled out there as well. Mostly I posted in Facebook in realtime. Here’s the album of photos about it.

The Way I Watch TV

  •  I don’t channel surf. I don’t “see what’s on”. Maybe that’s also channel surfing.
  • There’s no channel or network that has a whole lot of something I like.
  • I don’t let the TV play if I’m paying attention to something else. It’s getting my full attention.
  • Therefore the show had better be worthy of my full attention. If it can’t hold my attention, then nopes.
  • I don’t torrent. Because reasons.
  • Sometimes I try recommendations from the streaming services based on what I’ve added to my list. Most of the time I don’t like them.
  • Sometimes I try recommendations from friends. Most of the time I don’t like these, either and then try not to get mad at my friends. They can’t help liking something so much they’re sure I’m gonna like it, too.
  • Pretty much, I just get certain shows. 
  • I no longer mess with watching one episode per week. I wait until the whole season is finished and then binge.

Amazon Prime

  • Altered Carbon (full season) 
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (full season) 
  • The Expanse (full season) 
  • Doctor Who (pay extra to stay current, see without extra cost one season behind) 
  • The Tick
  • Travels by Narrowboat
  • Starz on Amazon HOLD
  • Outlander (one episode per week)
  • American Gods (one episode per week)
  • HBO on Amazon HOLD
  • Westworld (no idea how it drops, am one season behind)

Netflix

(I think all are full season drops)

  • Stranger Things
  • Grace & Frankie
  • Black Mirror (whenever?)
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Alias Grace
  •  Call the Midwife
  • Agents of Shield
  • Raising Dion
  • The Crown
  • Travelers
  • Glitch
  • Another Life (even though it pissed me off)

Sling TV HOLD

  • The Magicians (one episode per week, am a full season behind)
  • Doctor Who (one episode per week)

Hulu

  • The Handmaid’s Tale (one episode per week)
  • The Orville (one episode per week)
  • Fresh Off the Boat (no idea how it drops, not caught up)

Try

  • Killing Eve – Hulu
  • The Accident – Hulu
  • Fleabag – Amazon
  • Falling Skies – Netflix
  • Agent Carter – Netflix

Liked  But Got Tired Of

  • Breaking Bad
  • Better Call Saul
  • Moone Boy
  • Mr. Robot
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Cable Girls 
  • Mars
  • House of Cards
  • Dexter
  • The Walking Dead
  • The 100
  • Workin’ Moms
  • The First
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Sex Education
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • Cheers
  • South Park
  • Absolutely Fabulous

Didn’t Like

  • The Boys
  • Killjoys
  • Defiance
  • Father Ted
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Lost in Space
  • The Good Place
  • Transparent
  • Seinfeld
  • Family Guy
  • The Simpsons

Liked But Now Canceled or Concluded

(Partial List)

  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  • Jessica Jones
  • Luke Cage
  • Daredevil
  • The Defenders
  • Broadchurch and Gracepoint
  • The West Wing
  • Sherlock
  • Firefly
  • Caprica
  • Dollhouse
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Angel
  • Electric Dreams
  • Good Omens
  • Orphan Black
  • Undone
  • Sense8
  • When They See Us
  • Godless
  • The Man in the High Castle
  • Orange is the New Black
  • The End of the F***king World
  • Love Death + Robots
  • Maniac
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Happy Valley
  • The OA
  • Halt and Catch Fire
  • Wallander
  • Shetland
  • An Idiot Abroad (fast forward the Ricky Gervais bits)
  • The Vicar of Dibley
  • The Rain
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Russian Doll
  • Tales of the City (old and new)
  • The Feed
  • Hogfather
  • Doc Martin
  • Foyle’s War
  • Legion

PS: I am learning Boldgrid tools, so I won’t tell you how long it took me to make this post. I’m praying there’s a fast way to replicate the results.

All my recent tidying up was sparked by a conversation about TV shows. I keep a list in Google Keep of what shows I follow, what I want to check out, and what sorts of things I like and dislike. But it’s on Google Keep. That’s not very shareable. On the verge of posting the list on Facebook, there was a “waitaminute” moment.

We are now at the conclusion of that moment.

Further, any potentially shareable list can go right in here.

After bedtime, it’ll be tattoo day! This one is different, not merely a touch-up or enhancement but a full-on cover-up. I’ll be destroying my very first, god-awful, wall-selected tattoo that has become blurry and carcinogenic-looking in favor of something much more dear to my heart – a traditional Sailor Jerry style US Army design. 

I’m stoked but apprehensive. This thing is going on a stretchy part of my body that already stretched. My size has been stable for a good long while and I hope to keep it that way, or even reduce it. I wonder what an eagle with a heart will become over time.

Open mind. I’ve got a great artist with a lot of experience, and as we consult, if it becomes clear that my original idea is a no-go, we can work out alternatives. Or move on to the next item on my list while design work continues. There is plenty of room for multiple right answers here.

Here’s my Facebook tattoo thread where you can see current, planned, and theorized work.

I’ve been feeling like a bit of a tidy up. It’s been bothering me that the website has been broken ever since I had to sideline the copywriting and get a day job. I’d hoped the under construction plugin I was using would bar visitors from all of my site, but my old HTML based journals and blogs were still quite available, so I essentially had to break my site.

Nearly two years later, I don’t remember what exactly I did, in order to undo it.

I still don’t know. I’ve removed the .htaccess and klooged the config file of the WordPress installation, gone through all the settings, removed a lot of plugins (to include the Under Construction one). I can get the site working, no problem. But something is still … here. I have the site config set to explicitly state the location of that installation instead of using the fields in the app. If I comment the lines of the config, it all breaks again. And it’s something site-wide because my NaNoWriMo WordPress installation is also affected. But not this one, this newer one that was installed after the breakage.

 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

I’ve been consolidating blogs/journals. The ministry journal and my waggon build journal are imported from Blogger. Haven’t figured out what, if anything, I can do about the anonymous personal program blog, since it’s separated from all of my identity for a very good reason and needs to remain so.

Similar, but slightly different problem with my LiveJournal. I carefully compartmentalized my content for whoever was interested in whatever topic, with varying levels of privacy and trust. I don’t see how any of that can be maintained with content I import. I seem to remember there being a way to import content and automatically set it to readable by author only, which would be fine; nobody’s going back there to read my stuff as it is, surely.

Meanwhile, I’m also getting some long overdue backing up done. I host my in-laws’ art and jewelry sites, and they’ve needed backing up for a long time now. Those are initiated and underway now. I can stick those on the Google Drive and the portable hard drive for redundancy.

After putting off Google Backup and Sync, it seemed finally time to resume it and let it do its thing. Except it wouldn’t resume. After a reinstall, it’s merrily chugging away at my documents and photos. Those can go on the portable as well. I think the things already on the portable came from Google Drive to start with, but I’ll check.