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Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo 2015

November is a horrible month to try and write a book. At least it is for me. That’s not to say I couldn’t do it, but the odds are seemingly stacked against me. One week in the month is almost … Continue reading

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New beginnings

Consider this me blowing the dust off of the old blog and preparing to get back in the swing of things. I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year so it will be a little bit before I’m writing here on a regular … Continue reading

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What I didn’t do on my summer vacation

I wrote this piece a little over a month ago and I’m just now getting around to publishing it which says a lot about how much work I still have ahead of me.  I’m seriously considering a mulligan on the … Continue reading

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Suits and Spooks New York 2013 – TAIA Global – Review

Disclaimer: This set of videos was provided to me by O’reilly for review purposes.  I’ve made every effort to be fair in my review of this product. While I’ve worked in IT for over 15 years, I’ve primarily focused on … Continue reading

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Empty Shelf Book #4: Blood Rites

Title:  Blood Rites Author: Jim Butcher What’s It About?: Book six in the Dresden Files series about Harry Dresden, Wizard.  No really.  He’s in the Yellow Pages and everything.  Not the best jumping on part if you haven’t read the first … Continue reading

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2014.5 – Time to take back some ground

As I survey the land below I realize I really haven’t covered that much ground.  That’s how I feel about life in general right now.  I had a strong start to the year and then life took over.  So this … Continue reading

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Empty Shelf Book #3: Schneier On Security

Since I’ve read 10 books this year so far and only covered two of them here you’re going to be seeing this image quite a bit. Title: Schneier On Security Author: Bruce Schneier What’s It About?:  It’s a collection of articles … Continue reading

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Empty Shelf Book #2: Accounting for Non-Accountants

Title:  Accounting for Non-Accountants Author:  David Horner What’s It About:  Cross stitching. . .no it’s about accounting of course.  It is a breakdown of accounting principles supposedly written in such a way as to be accessible to those of us … Continue reading

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Empty Shelf Book #1: Jesus + Nothing = Everything

So I put my hat into the empty shelf challenge issued by Jon Acuff(info here) and finished my first book of the year.  Technically I started it last year, but I’d say it still counts. Title: Jesus + Nothing = … Continue reading

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And with that it is 2014

I wrote the list and then seemingly disappeared.  I’d say I was living a full life pursing religious fulfillment and all of that, but I would be lying.  The truth is, life happens and the last few months have been … Continue reading

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