I’m Rick Roberts. I live quietly with a chill cat and my good dog in Denver, where I read, drink delicious coffee made in my trusty Aeropress, cook simple meals, enjoy music, walk and ride my bike, and write sometimes.

I make my living as a sysadmin with a group of kind, smart people at a children’s education non-profit in Boulder.

The site

flying dingo is my place for mostly short tweet-like, title-less posts[1] and infrequent longer form articles about what’s on my mind. When I have something to say, I’ll say it here first.

I like having this website and domain I control instead of relying on the goodwill and longevity of the big social platforms that do more harm than good in the world, I think. Those aren’t for me.

… blogs are - or should be - a public manifestation of our stories. We may not wish to share it all, publish every chapter, but we need to be happy it represents “us” and adds to our legend. —Colin Walker, I Am Legend


The flying dingo is Noelle, nicknamed Crazy, my beloved blue heeler, who was an ace flyer in her youth. Now in her golden years, my Crazy no longer flies, but whew boy! did she defy gravity in her day. It was amazing. I have proof.

Smart, agile, and friendly … a pretty good way to be, I’d say. (We both miss Bonnie.)

My sweet dog has been deaf all her life and never been hindered by it as far as I can tell. I adopted her from a kind-hearted deaf woman who rescues and finds homes for deaf dogs. Thank you, Cathy.

Being deaf can be a death sentence to a dog. Breeders tend to put deaf dogs down because they think they will be unsalable. Shelters tend to put them down because they think no one will want them or they worry about liability issues. Potential adopters pass by deaf dogs in shelters because they worry that they won’t have the skills to care for them. —Cathy Saye


I don’t have comments, affiliate or referral links, ads, analytics, webstats, or trackers here. If you have thoughts on something I post, I prefer you write about it on your own site and/or email me about it. That’s how I’ll know.

Tech nerdery behind my little site for those interested in that sort of thing.

Thank you for reading.

  1. You’ll see a ∞ symbol by the date of these title-less posts. That is a permalink since there is no title to click on. ↩︎