The time has come to have one of those key Facts of Life conversations with Kaylee

It's important to discuss these things before it's too late.

Essential Life Lesson #1: Over is Right, Under is Wrong « Current Configuration
As part of our ongoing effort here at Current Configuration to make your life not only better, but also 10% more crunchy, we’re offering you this first installment of what will be an ongoing series of Essential Life Lessons. Kicking off this series will be a critical but even-handed examination …


When I was 10 years old, my parents build a new house on the farm, we moved in, and tore the old place down. So, while I lived on the same farm until I graduated high school, I didn't live in the same house.

That means this place, Casa Testerman, is the place I've lived in longer than any other place in my life, by a fair margin. 14 years, almost to the day.

I love our new place, both what it is and what it potentially can become, but I'm not going to lie: walking through the empty rooms in the old place really, really hurts.


RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett

66 years old. Far, far too soon.

One of the few authors for whom Kate and I have tried to maintain a complete collection. We've never quite been able to keep up, because this brilliant, funny, angry man was simply so prolific.

He is one of my favorite authors to read; I did so in small doses because even the lightest-seeming book contained themes that deserved weeks or months of reflection.

He was a giant, and he will be missed.

Pratchett Himself
Terry Pratchett kindly posed with his hat for us.