My two favorite sayings, one which I say all the time, and the other that I think, don’t say enough and don’t certainly don’t do enough.
See you on the flip side. Several years ago I ran this here blog and we, my friends, strangers, and I, posted a ton of news, comments, articles, pictures and more. A lot of it was incredibly inane, and the majority of it was the rantings of a selfish, immature young man. Then, perhaps for the better, a hardware failure sidelined rand0m.org, and I just didn’t have the desire to rebuild it – with so many alternatives, and with life going another way, why invest? I wrote it off, and said to everyone, “See you on the flip side,” my way of saying until next time. But not just any next time, the other side of this time, because next time may be more of the same, whereas the flip side will always be new, something else. I like that there is always a flip side.
Take it slow. My sister dated a guy way back in the day, Steve Richards, who used “take it slow” as his parting line. To me, being 10 or 12, that was the coolest thing ever because Steve was the coolest thing ever. At the time, I’m sure it was some cool anti-establishment saying, and as an adult, asking someone to take it slow is not necessarily the thing to do. But I think it all the time, and I always think about how to relay what I am *really* thinking, which is to be aware, be grateful, and be kind. That’s hard to say, but it is what I mean.
So much has changed in the past decade, which may or may not end up on here. There will definitely be a lot of technology and work things, and probably a personal thing or two here and there. I like the long form here more than the 1-3 sentence cesspool of FB, so that’s what I’ll do.
Welcome back! Until See you on the flip side, and take it slow 🙂
Thanks for putting the archive back up. I was reminiscing through some old pictures while I am trying to minimize all the crap I have before moving out to San Diego and came upon some old rand0m.org stuff. I enjoyed reading out crazy ass time at Defcon we had in 2005. I still agree with my original opinion, that was the best damn hamburger I have ever had.
Thought I would pop in on a whim. I don’t think I could look back at the archives without cringing horribly, given how I react to my own writing from that period. I’m even loathe to use my old moniker, but will for nostalgia’s sake. Handy for seeing progress and growth, however. Pleased to see yours.