The new DivNull Productions

On my to-do list for far too long, a revamp of the main DivNull Software web site has been completed. The original intention of the main site (and of DivNull in general) was to be a shareware development company. The site was sort of my “professional face”, while blogs like this one are more personal. Unfortunately, the “professional face” hasn’t really done much of late, and never really did much in the way of producing shareware anyway.

So, with this site redesign comes a big shift in what the site was for. Renamed “DivNull Productions”, the site will now feature news about whatever it is that I am producing in my spare time for public consumption, be it software, artwork or text. For example, I spend quite a bit of time (way too much) making stuff for roleplaying games. Previously, this kind of stuff wouldn’t have been listed on the main DivNull site, because it didn’t have anything to do with shareware. Likewise, this blog isn’t really the proper venue (though I have made a couple of announcements of this kind here). So, that changes now.

Going forward, if you want to see what I’m thinking or ranting about, this blog remains the place. But, if you want to see what I am making, regardless of medium, then head on over to DivNull Productions.


In spite of the, I’ve been finding myself using more and more often recently. So, to spread the love, I’ve added a list of my most recent 23 tagged sites to my sidebar. You can also use the RSS feed to view them, if you want.

I had a few posts in my edit queue that didn’t amount much more than references to other sites, so now I don’t need to write them.

Also, I’ve started to use I Use This so that I can better use AppFresh.


I finally upgraded this site to the latest version of WordPress. Although it was not strictly necessary, I completely recreated my theme from scratch based on the new default theme, so some parts of the site may be a little strange looking. If you see any weird problems, please post a comment here.

Update: I have also added style definitions that should make the pages more readable on mobile devices (where previously they were illegible). Unfortunately, there is not much consistency for style support in mobile devices, so it may not work for you. Leave a comment if you have an issue on a mobile.

Book ’em

If you look down the sidebar to the right of the screen, you’ll note a new addition to this blog: a list of books I’m reading, have read or will read. Eventually, stuff on the “recently read” list will make its way onto a static page with capsule reviews. This feature comes courtesy of the Now Reading plugin for WordPress, by Rob Miller.

Of course, eventually, I’ll try to put a list of books, CDs and DVDs I own up on the web, via Delicious Library and my hacked CueCat. I’m sure you can’t wait.

Yet another damn blog

There are a lot of ’blogs out there. Most of them suck. This one probably will, too. I intend, however, to run this one a bit differently than I’ve seen others do.

Firstly, a great many blogs seem to go on at length about what the problem is, either in the writer’s personal life, politics, sports, whatever. That’s great. More power to them. I, however, am more interested in what the solution is. I’d rather hear a horrible, unworkable “solution” than more empty whining about the problem. And I’m just the guy to come up with these unworkable solutions. So:

Asteroid Rule One: If you can’t suggest a solution, even a bad one, shut the hell up.

Numerous blogs also tend to post filler and links to other stories, rather than create content themselves. Some of this comes from a desire to keep the blog “fresh” and active. I understand the desire, but I see no need for it in this blog. I’d rather have only original work, even if it means long delays between posts. It is likely this blog will only see a couple posts a month. So:

Asteroid Rule Two: Only post when you have something to say that no one else is saying.

Many blogs have a theme. Some are about sports or knitting. Some are political. Some are regional. Some are more like personal diaries. This blog is themeless, dealing with whatever stray thoughts float through my head. So:

Asteroid Rule Three: I’ll write about whatever I like.

In spite of this, this blog is not a diary. My personal life is not really your business. Even less so is my work, which will not be discussed, or even hinted at, in this blog at any time. So:

Asteroid Rule Four: I will censor myself at will and have no obligation to share anything at all.

Though I have some training in journalism, I am not a journalist and this blog is not a news site. Additionally, the opinions expressed in this blog may not be opinions I believe in at all. So:

Asteroid Rule Five: I may intentionally mislead the reader. Read at your own risk.

The name of this blog comes from the result of my taking the What Video Game Character Are You? quiz, revealing this:

What Video Game Character Are You? I am an Asteroid.
  I am an Asteroid.

I am a drifter. I go where life leads, which makes me usually a very calm and content sort of person. That or thoroughly apathetic. Usually I keep on doing whatever I’m doing, and it takes something special to make me change my mind.

I’ll not be blogging more personality test results, but some of my results are available elsewhere.

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