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Personal Politics

Humility – The Medicine The World Needs in 2020

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. Socrates I’ve written and rewritten this post more than once. This is tough to write. On one hand, I’m writing about the need for humility in discussion in public forums. I’m writing about the need to acknowledge fault and imperfection in beliefs and thoughts. On the […]

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t3ch

CIS L1 and L2 Server Security for Ubuntu

Lately, I’ve been tasked with ensuring server security compliance with CIS Security Standards for our EC2 instances. This is a major focus for a technology company promoting security compliance in the healthcare industry. We’ve got a lot of servers running a lot of different things. Obviously, manually updating servers to comply with the standard isn’t […]

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Personal Politics Tech Scene

State of Blogging in 2020

The state of blogging in 2020 is not good. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to get off of social media. I’ve been pretty frustrated with the direction of social media and people at large. I’ve been keen on the idea of decentralization of the web for a while. Trying to get back into […]

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parenting Personal

Integrity – You Either Know It, or You Have None

Being a parent is an educational experience. I’ve mentioned before that helping others is critical to emotional development and growth. Parenting is, by necessity, a chance to instill integrity in your child. Honesty is an issue that’s arisen lately with one of my kids. It’s frustrating and humbling all at the same time. When I […]

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Personal

Strange Music – I Love It

Hands down, this is some of the strangest “metal” I have ever heard. Hope you like it. Also, check out Igorrr’s website.

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t3ch

Retro Peripheral Setup – Mechanical Keyboard and Stuff

I switched out my Apple peripherals for a mechanical keyboard and ergonomic mouse. It’s got a retro feel that’s awesome.

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emotions Personal

Lessons From 1000 Days of Sobriety

Today marks 1,000 days since I surrendered to my fight with alcohol. in these last 24,000 hours of sobriety I have learned a few things. It was the inevitable outcome of sitting with my feelings for 1,440,000 minutes (86,4000,000 seconds). Perhaps the most important thing I’ve learned through all of this – I can be […]

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Personal Politics

Why I Removed My Social Media Apps

“Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, and ages, it is the rule.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche The whole world seems to have gone crazy. That’s the impression that I have from what I see on social media apps. So, I deleted all of the apps. I didn’t delete accounts. I […]

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emotions

Less is More.

It’s almost been a year since I last wrote here. A lot has happened. There’s too much to mention, but here are the highlights: Ashley and I bought a house to renovate. Ashley and I bought a dog. Ashley and I got engaged. Ashley got pregnant. Ashley sold her old place. I gained a ton […]