…was my very first post to this blog (okay, if you insist, here’s the first post of real substance right after it), back when it was just my personal blog and hadn’t yet been focused on weird, outrageous news, legal/justice stories, technological follies, and the other things that have since made it Rant Roulette.
Somehow, some way, I have consistently missed the anniversary of the very first posts (I always remember it’s sometime December but have had an uncanny habit of missing the day). I had wanted to do a retrospective for the 10th anniversary, but of course I completely whiffed on it. It seems like such a long time ago, and I realize I haven’t been posting here as much as I’d like to. Maybe it’s because my videogame and pinball adventures have been a more interesting topic to blog about, even if most of the time they are summaries of the action and “scoreboard porn”.
But, I definitely do take an interest in politics, justice issues, and the occasional outrageous happenings in general news, sports and tech. As much of a train wreck as 2020 has been, perhaps it’s time to get the train back on the rails for 2021.
In the past, I’ve done some followups on specific posts from the past as their anniversary months, if not exact dates of the original posts, come around in the year. I’m going to try to do that again this year, as I’ve looked through the archives and found quite a few gems that I didn’t even realize I had written at the time. I’m considering posting some of the best to either my existing Twitter feed and the blog’s Facebook page or possibly starting a new “The Best of Rant Roulette” feed for them.
If you’ve been around since the early days (2012 or earlier), congratulations for sticking around. It has not been an easy journey for either myself or the blog and I appreciate your continued support.