Questioning Emotional Reactions

I was encouraged to start writing about my emotions as a means to facilitate my emotional expression regarding loss and grief. I’ve never kept a journal nor really taken the time to really think about how I feel about certain things, and I think this is going to be beneficial exercise.

Starting to do the above was actually the motivator to moving my site to a new host, which was quite a bit of fun and will save me about 120 a year on hosting fees, so a plus on multiple levels.

I’m going to tag posts related to this subject with ‘therapy’ so they’re easily searchable (or avoidable).

move to a new domain complete

Decided to stop paying so much for a shared hosting solution and do something a little funner and harder. So .. welcome to the new host! Glad I did it because I got exposed to security hardening, dns configuration, ssl certificates, and other hosting-related things.

Next goal is to set up a simple mail server to replace the functionality from the previous host. That isn’t really up yet, but it will be as soon as I figure that out.

That’s pretty much it for now.

Some Opening Principles and Chess Strategies

Quick List of Chess Strategies:
*  Avoid Moving a Chess Piece Twice During the Opening is a good chess strategy.
*  It is Better Chess Strategy to Develop the Knights before Their Respective Bishops.
*  A good chess strategy is to Develop Both Knights before the Queen or Bishop.
*  A good chess strategy is Do Not Develop your Chess Pieces Exclusively on One Side.
*  A good chess strategy is as a Rule Do Not Play a Piece beyond Your Own Side of the Board in the Opening.
*  A good chess strategy is if You Have Castled Do Not Permit the Opponent to Open a File on Your King.
*  A good chess strategy is to Avoid Pinning the Opponent’s King’s Knight before He has Castled, Especially When You Have Yourself  Castled on the Kingside.
*  A good chess strategy is to Avoid Making Exchanges which Develop Another Piece for the Opponent.
*  A good chess strategy is to Avoid Exchanging Bishops for Knights Early in the Game.
*  A good chess strategy is to Avoid Premature Attacks.

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Revert Spotify to Pre-latest Update and Prevent Upgrade [Windows]

If you don’t like how the latest Spotify update works, I’ve searched about the internet and found a method to upgrade down to version 0.9.7… and to also prevent automatic upgrades. This works for Windows.

  1. Download the old version you wish to use. I found this to be a great source:  linky
  2. Install that version, and exit Spotify when it auto loads.

Next, follow these instructions (found at linky):

  1. Go to C:/Users/<Name>/Appdata/Roaming/Spotify
  2. Make a new empty text file
  3. Name it Spotify_new.exe
  4. Right click the file and make the file read only
  5. Make a new empty text file
  6. Name it Spotify_new.exe.sig
  7. Right click the file and make the file read only

That’s it. Enjoy the radio functionality and other features for which you pay [one way or another.]