Space Force

It took about a year and a half since President Trump announced the sixth branch of the armed services to be the Space Force, but as of yesterday the Space Force is here. Four months ago saw the recreation of the 11th combatant command, the US Space Command, headed by Gen John “Jay” Raymond. This… Continue reading Space Force

Privacy: Step 2

If you really want to hide your digital footprint online, check out this short ebook from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). If you really, really, want to enhance your digital security, buy this book from security expert Michael Bazzell. In the near term, some simple steps you can take: Use a… Continue reading Privacy: Step 2

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Instant pot bread

Crusty Instant Pot Sourdough Bread Super Easy Instant Pot Yogurt I truly appreciate the two instant pots we have in our kitchen.  A month ago I made instant pot “sourdough” bread with wheat bread and yogurt with just milk and yogurt.  The wheat bread tasted slightly gummy and it was enjoyable with the soup we… Continue reading Instant pot bread

Privacy: Step 1

I have been using Protonmail (infrequently) for a few years in the event the S&P 500 goes to 0, bullet cartridges become the world, and cans of spam become the new hotness. Essentially it is end-to-end encrypted email with a moderate amount of file storage. This means that neither Protonmail nor other unintended receipts cannot… Continue reading Privacy: Step 1

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Jiu jitsu

I’ve started training/playing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!  I took the plunge on 5 July and have been going 3-6 times per week since then, excluding when I am out of town.  My primary class has been 0515 MWF, which really serves as a better wake-up than coffee.  Recently I earned my second stripe on my white belt,… Continue reading Jiu jitsu


For those of you that use Xubuntu, apparently the “start button” (Thank you, Windows 95…” is called the Whisker menu. Somehow I lost mine and couldn’t figure how to get it back. The answer.


I just finished reading Tony Robbins’ book Unshakeable and found it to be useful, but not for its intended purpose. Much of the monetary advice given is very philosophical or strategic, without tactical steps from Ben to implement. I have a hardcover of Money: Master the Game, so I will have to read this to… Continue reading Unshakeable


I get my hair cut every two weeks. Not like clockwork, since that would be every second. Or orange. So I got my haircut today at great clips because they have a police/firefighter/military discount through the end of the year: $13 cuts. Plus they normally have the style you got last time in their records… Continue reading Hair


If you are like me, you may have a drawer full of old laptop harddrives, USB cables, SD card, PCI cards, PCMIA cards, and maybe a few motherboards. I don’t worry about it too much, as I used to have a trunk full of these odd items…that I never used again. What you can do… Continue reading Shredding