Short Stories

The Gumball Labs Incident

The daily entry of Mark, our lab intern, was unmistakable as his shoe did its routine squeak across the faux wood floor. As the only doctor on staff that shift I was in charge of the microbiologist staff, Mark was part of my staff. I watched as he sat at his desk to go over the lab work that took place the shift before. All seemed normal from my view until he exclaimed an “Oh Read more…

By ryan, ago
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Support your local Girl Scouts by sending our U.S. troops a treat of Girl Scout cookies!

Today kicks off the 2018 Girl Scout cookie season here in our neck of the woods. With that comes the opportunity to not only support your local Girl Scout councils and troops, but also our deployed U.S. Military troops! How? With the treat of Girl Scout cookies via the Gift of Caring program through a partnership with the non-profit United Service Organizations (USO). In 2017 Girl Scout troops across the country helped to send 21,000 Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Stories

Ten Decades of Ruling, No More

This letter was found on the desk of the North Korean Premier on 2 September 2020 and declassified by the United States Government on 12 September 2048. The Premier was found dead, succumbing to a self inflicted gunshot wound, after an apparent murder-suicide plot to kill members of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s ruling family. [U.S. Government Translation – Not For Distribution] September 10, 1948 To my family, I write this as both your Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Stories

A Family of Should Haves

The gathering of the estranged family members was not for the joyful reason Martha Cole had planned, or rather hoped for. No, this gathering was a post-funeral meeting for the passing of Ms. Cole. Sitting in Ms. Cole’s private office was a group of nine people, most of whom haven’t spoken to one another for over fifteen-years. The office was adorned with figures of the late Martha’s dog Vito, even the wallpaper was covered with Read more…

By ryan, ago
Raspberry Pi

BackUp your WordPress or Ghost blog without a plugin

Backing up WordPress has become something of a niche market in the plugin realm of the WP ecosystem. But there’s no need to bog down your Raspberry Pi even more when you can back up your site and database natively (for Ghost too). First – Create a backup bash script First, create a bash script (.sh) in /home/user/ (i.e. /home/pi/) directory that will do two things: Compressed the entire site or directory using tar and Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Stories

Red Fades to Black

Stumbling over rooftop pipes and intricately connected heat ducts fused to the residence spaces below I become aware that I can’t feel my own warmth. Perhaps expected on a night like this. It is, after-all, rather cold. However, I’m torn away from this nonissue-thought as I begin looking around; I can see lights of the busy city that surrounds me on three side with the fourth being obscured by a taller structure. It’s a beautiful Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Stories

A support group meeting

The room was nothing special. Your standard cinder block church style where the whitewash walls make an elongated room feel dingy. They could have been going for a snow scene, but ended up with the dirty prison look. In the eye squinting dark corner- old prison movie lighting- sat a squat little man. The kind of person that looks like Stephen King- the middle-aged creepy one- like a novelist would. Well, if I knew a Read more…

By ryan, ago
Raspberry Pi

Install Ghost on your Raspberry Pi with Raspbian

I’ve made the switch from WordPress to Ghost for my personal site and thus thought I’d go through the steps for you to join the fun. One would think it would be uber easy to do install, and it is, however, official documentation will tell you that you need to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Infact, when you install it there is a warning that you’re not using Ubuntu. Don’t worry about it… you Read more…

By ryan, ago