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Category Archives: Fun

Hacker Games

Sounds like a good title for a book! Except it’s not. In my day job, I’m a professional geek. And, what I mean by that is that I work with computers for money. It seems like the vast majority of the guys my age who got into computers professionally did so because they were inspired […]

Escape the Planet

No, not for real, just in a browser-based game. I’ve often said that if things are as bad on this beautiful, blue marble as the news would have us believe, then we should throw all our resources into getting off it and founding a colony somewhere else. Like Mars, for instance. As it turns out, […]

Work – Fatherland – Order

My own political leanings often surprise me. I should start by saying that I don’t think of myself as a particularly political person in any sense of the word. Sure, I have some very strong opinions about some things, but I mostly keep that kind of thing to myself because I hate the idea of […]

Horribly Beautiful Nature

Nature is filled with creatures both terrible and beautiful. I love macro photography. Getting close to small animals and insects and seeing them in a totally new way and on a scale we don’t normally perceive them is something I love to both do and see. And, while I have to admit my skills are […]

Procedural Space Opera

I may be a computer geek, but I’m heavier on the geek side. Not that a statement like that is much of a surprise to people who know me. Or to people who follow my oldest blog, the eponymously named Diary of a Network Geek. The thing is, though, I fell into the network part […]

Improve Your Photography This Year

Challenge yourself, one week at a time! This Christmas, I got an LED ring flash can also be used as a continuous ring-light. It’s something I’ve been wanting, but reluctant to buy for myself, because I haven’t been making time for photography the past couple of years. I love macro photography, as well as portraiture, […]

A Personal Security Plan

It’s never too late, or too early, to get more secure on-line. Those of you who know me, know that I spend most of my days toiling in the corporate data mines and as a result, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about computer security. I also tend to be tech support for […]

The Coldest War of All

Our nation’s finest tracking holiday spirit. As I usually do at this time of year, I’m reminding you of where to find Santa and, more specifically, how to track his progress. During the Cold War, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, more popularly known as “NORAD”, stood between us and what we were sure was […]

Star Wars Day

While you read this, I’ll be seeing The Last Jedi, in 3D on IMAX. But, since it’s Friday, I still want to share something great for you. Something fun. Still, I also want to keep with the theme of rubbing your noses in the fact that I’m seeing the newest Star Wars movie while you’re […]

Scam The Scammers

In the Christmas spirit of giving, give the scammers a headache. I don’t know about you, but this time of year, I seem to get twice the number of scam and spam email that I normally get. It’s pretty terrible. I mean, most of the year, it’s bad enough, but we are all extra busy […]


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