The Value of Doing Nothing

You do it best, when you do nothing at all. Often, we find ourselves filling all the gaps of our time with anything and everything. Even with a Monday through Friday work schedule, we still make plans to do things all weekend long. Whether it’s going out with friends or even staying home and cleaning […]

Time to upgrade the network

That feeling when you have to give your router the, “it’s not you, it’s me” speech… The problem I’m outgrowing the existing router I’m using for my home lab (more closely related to a home-based data center) and would like to make a transition over to PFSense. My existing router runs a proprietary OS (Ubiquiti […]

EDC Update

As an IT Professional, my regular “work backpack” is somewhat of an EDC (every day carry) bag. It contains tools, cables, gear, devices, and other things that I might need for numerous situations that I could potentially come across. However, I don’t keep any sort of things in it that would benefit me outside of […]

Gaming Server Upgrade

This past week, I decided to complete an upgrade on one of my old Dell Poweredge R410 servers. It’s nothing fancy but, I’m a hardware nut so, I find it to be fun and relaxing. I also appreciate older, enterprise-grade hardware and it’s capabilities. The Box I’m primarily using this server as a host for […]

Father’s Day 2020

This won’t be a long entry but, I just wanted to share a quick post about my 2020 Father’s Day. My wife (Pam) and daughter (Cadence) gave me some awesome gifts, this year. I always appreciate my Pam’s handmade cards as she puts so much time into them and they’re so much nicer/more meaningful than […]

Phones, LineageOS, and Privacy

When I made the decision to start down the path of de-googling, one of the first things to come up for thought was my smart phone. Using equivalent replacement apps for traditional Google Apps/services seemed like something that would be hard to do. Ironically, that wasn’t as hard as I initially expected. There’s no doubt […]

Music and Audio

Undoubtedly, music is a large influence in my day-to-day life. Having been a musician for the better part of 2 decades, I tend to have a deeper appreciation for the elements of an audio track. I find myself picking things out of an arrangement that most people tend to take for granted. The guitar riff […]