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Another Year Older, And …

… hopefully wiser. But, who’s to say, really? I don’t think it’s an accident that my birthday fell on a Monday this year, because, I’ll tell you, it’s felt a little bit like a year of Mondays! Still, I’ve survived another lap around the Sun, and that’s something to celebrate, especially considering how close I’ve […]

Building Resumes

No, I’m not talking about building the skills that go on resumes, but the resume itself. For reasons that are best left unexplored, I’ve been thinking about resumes lately.  Specifically, writing them and formatting them.  It’s a chore.  And, it’s hard to do well, frankly.  For example, I’ve been using the same basic resume format […]

Windows 10 Tips

My wife and I officially upgraded our laptops this month, which means we’re now running Windows 10. Personally, I like Windows 10. I think it’s got all the best features of Windows 7 with a minimal amount of new junk that Microsoft threw in to justify a new version, and charge for it.  Now, my […]

SysAdmin Screencasts

Not my usual Friday Fun, but great for system administrators trying to get ahead. And, not too bad for power users trying to figure out some of what the professional system administrators are talking about when they’re trying to talk over your head. What I’ve got for you this week, gentle readers, are “bite-sized” system […]

Evernote IT Documentation Templates

Prepare yourself for some high-intensity geekery! No, seriously. So, I’ve been contracting somewhere that has virtually no network documentation and what little they did have got destroyed in a catastrophic event.  For privacy and security, not to mention client confidentiality, I won’t go into details on that.  But, as a result, one of the things […]

Security In A Box

First of all, you should know I’m talking about computer security, not home security. Secondly, know that “in a box” really means something more like “all in one place”. I’m suggesting this site this week because security is on my mind.  Not only in a corporate sense, but in a personal sense.  In a professional […]

It’s My Birthday

Yeah, it’s my birthday again. I’ve survived another lap around the Sun, mostly in spite of myself and due to the grace of God.  I almost didn’t bother with a birthday post, because I mostly think of my birthday as just another day, but, it’s sort of gotten to be a tradition with me to […]

Upgrade Your Instant Noodles

I love ramen noodles, much to my blushing bride’s chagrin. I never understood what the stigma around eating instant ramen was all about.  I love instant ramen!  I’ve tried lots of different varieties, but mostly for flavor ideas.  Maybe it’s the cheapskate in me, but I love the cheapest instant ramen we can get at […]

How much money are you making?

How much money are you making right now? I mean, as the time ticks by, are the dollars and cents racking up? And how does the rate at which you make money compare to other people in the US?  They say that comparison is the root of all unhappiness, but, when it comes to salary […]

Scientology Petition

I don’t normally post inflammatory things, but I think this is really important. Long-time readers and friends will know that I have strong, and negative, feelings about Scientology.  Whatever Scientology started out as when L. Ron Hubbard first envisioned his “plan for living”, it has become, in my opinion, a dangerous cult-like organization that hides […]


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