A Dinner of Salmon, Asparagus, and Supermechanophobia

November 12, 2018 | Essay, Ethics, Health and Wellbeing
There is something incredibly unnerving about watching an F-18 climb over the trees through the dining room window while making dinner. What’s more is that as I slowly left my kitchen, walking faster and faster …

Have You Ever Been So Tired That You Ate an Earplug in Your Sleep?

March 18, 2018 | Essay, Parenting
Yes, I too, didn’t know that was something that could happen, until yesterday evening. As I may have mentioned, my wife and I have a sweet little infant at home, so I am deep into the sleep deprivation game. Since I want …

All Else Equal: I’d Rather Not Get Hit in the Face With a Tennis Ball

February 15, 2017 | Essay, Philosophy
There are times when a lot of things can simultaneously go wrong, and a person can quickly find themselves in a veritable maelstrom of worry. There are also times when we can see certain problems approaching on the …

The Top Three Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity Hygiene

October 18, 2016 | Cybersecurity, Technology
Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a Cybersecurity Town Hall with Congressman Mike Honda, as well as members of the FBI and U.S. Secret Service. The overarching theme of this event was how we, as citizens, can …

Popular Post Algorithms Are a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

October 9, 2016 | Behavioral Economics, Blogging
Let’s say I wanted to create a module to display my blog’s “popular posts.” No harm in that, right? Wrong! The sheer act of creating a system to display popular posts creates a further gap between …

Creating Content for Mass Distribution Is an Energy Vampire

October 9, 2016 | Blogging, Data Analysis
I have noticed a very interesting occurrence when it comes to the act of creation—regardless of if you’re recording a podcast, creating a new vlog, or just writing a simple blog. There is an almost fractal like …

Does Your Company Have Data Recovery Fire Drills?

October 8, 2016 | Cybersecurity, Technology
In any company, a member of the leadership should be able to randomly ask a senior member of the tech staff to run a failure simulation. This simulation is a process whereby the tech team would then work to restore a …

Intro to the Immutable Log

October 6, 2016 | Cybersecurity, Technology
The Immutable Log, which is a term I first came across while reading an article in Forbes many years ago, is such an amazing concept—yet virtually nobody (statistically speaking) knows about it! An Immutable Log is a …

An Easy Way to Set up Grav for Local Development

October 4, 2016 | Blogging, Technology
You should almost never download individual files via FTP, edit them, and then upload them—overwriting the older copies on a server. This is a generally outdated practice and something I still see used frequently when …

Stop Asking Me to Join Your Mailing List

October 3, 2016 | Behavioral Economics, Technology, User Experience
I will preface this by saying—if you like to engage with the Internet via email only, signing up for every mailing list you come across might be a great way to bypass having to read news websites, or find things with …