Cory Collier

More Odd Music – “Alice” by Sunn

More Odd Music. Sunn - Monoliths and Dimensions

Well, here’s some more odd music. A friend of mine turned me on to these guys a couple of years ago. Sunn is easily one of the oddest bands around. Most of their music is better suited as background noise for intelligent tasks or doing drugs. I don’t do drugs, but I do listen to […]

Social Media, News Cycles, and False Dichotomies

SxSW 2009 Recap

You are either with us or against us George W. Bush I watched a podcast with Joe Rogan and Alan Levinovitz yesterday. Joe Rogan’s podcasts are a great way to hear a good conversation about a variety of topics. The aforementioned episode was no different. One of the quotes from Alan that really struck me […]

Mask Mandates – The Problem With Enforcement

I am a diehard libertarian. I firmly believe that people have a right to do what they want, as long as that doesn’t infringe on the rights of others. The mask mandate creates a unique situation. The Mask Dilemma Do I have a right to not wear a mask? What if I get other people […]

Open Letter to Local, State, and Federal Representatives

A Call to Fight, but fight what?

After a lot of reflection, and against the advice of great friends, I’ve written a letter to all of my local, state, and federal representatives. The discourse in national politics has become untenable. I hope you will consider writing your representatives as well. I’m just one guy, and my influence is very little. Letter To […]

Happy 244th Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day is the day this rad country celebrates it’s independence from colonial rule. Independence day signifies the day that we began to decide our own destiny. Many of those decisions were regrettable. I can definitely relate. The world certainly seems crazy lately. Social Media and news barrage us with confusion, anger, and reason to […]

Humility – The Medicine The World Needs in 2020

Humility is what we need

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 […]

CIS L1 and L2 Server Security for Ubuntu

CIS L1 and L2 Security Work

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 […]

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 […]

Integrity – You Either Know It, or You Have None

Contemplating Integrity

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 […]

Strange Music – I Love It

Igorrr on Spotify

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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