My ten most recent blog posts:

  • Bradford Benn, CTS or: How I learned to stop debating and take the CTS Exam (8/9/2016) - With apologies to Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Let me put in the disclaimer first, this blog post as well as everything on this site are my opinions and do not reflect the opinions of my employer or anyone else. One of the interesting things that has been occurring recently has been people around me... Read more »
  • No, you can’t look in my computer… (6/27/2016) - Some of you may already be aware that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is one of the groups I support. Privacy, security, and freedom for the individual is one of my touchstones. I have written about these topics previously, both here and at (Yes, there will be overlap between this post and the one over there. My opinion hasn’t... Read more »
  • Change is constant, except from vending machines (6/23/2016) - So my astute reader will notice that I have changed things around here some what. I was slightly hacked. I say slightly in that the hack was that malicious php code was inserted and if you went to certain pages on my blog, their content was served. So I have done some clean up along the way. I have the... Read more »
  • Video – Taking the Train (1/28/2016) - I recently picked up a Polaroid Cube+ video/still camera. It was an end of the year sale, so I figured what the heck might as well check it out. So far my better videos have been transit items. So without any further ado, here is the video I took of riding the train from Terminal 2 to Remote Parking at... Read more »
  • David Bowie (1/11/2016) - There are many things on my mind about David Bowie’s passing yesterday. I am struck by the loss and the suddenness of it. Mr. Bowie knew it was coming and wanted to be private about it. Perhaps that is what makes, I should write made, him so special. One of my favorite songs is “Heroes”. Whenever a dear friend of... Read more »
  • My Photo of 2015 (12/31/2015) - I was not planning on doing a selection of the “Best of…” as I find them odd. However after a tweet from Marian Call simply asking, “Have read all of Twitter. Tell me one good thing about your 2015?” My first answer was a little flippant of saying meeting Marian. Yes, that is still a highlight.  After I thought it... Read more »
  • Steam Security Softness (12/27/2015) - As my faithful reader reader knows, I have opinions about security and privacy. One of the things that has been a challenge is when providers and software do not take security as seriously. A prime offender is Steam currently. This opinion was formed before the December 25, 2015 problems with displaying information improperly. My opinion started last year in December... Read more »
  • Travel Tip #5 of unknown amount (12/8/2015) - When traveling, I highly recommend bringing along a power strip or a power cube. Yes, we all travel with lots of electronics so this device comes in handy but there are other reasons as well. I use a Monster Outlets To Go Power Strip and its companion option with a USB port in it. The reason I like this device... Read more »
  • Desktop photoshoot behind the scenes (11/29/2015) - My favorite culinary scientist, Alton Brown, has a rule for the kitchen that there should only be one unitasker; a fire extinguisher. Makes a lot of sense. I have been trying to apply that idea as I acquire things. I am trying to find a way to use one tool to do multiple things. Then again that rule goes completely... Read more »
  • Content Conveyor (11/29/2015) - It has been a while since I actually added content to the website, so I figured it is time. Actually it is way past time. My current status is to be pitched into a writing frenzy powered by caffeine, booze, and insomnia. Ah the trifecta! Once again allow me to remind everyone, I write this blog, and all of my... Read more »