Category: general

  • Lent and Easter fasting recap

    As we are at the end of the Easter Octive I realized that I have been remiss to give an update on how the intermittent fasting went for Lent. From Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday I only ate between the hours of 6pm and 10pm. Overall I found that after a day or 2 your […]

  • Bring on the intermittent fasting

    Lent Lent is here and I decided to go with the intermittent fasting that I had been considering. First as previously mentioned, I was doing the slow carb diet. Between January 9th and March 1st I went from 251 pounds to 228.8 pounds. And that wasn’t adhering too closely to the diet. For example the […]

  • More fasting benefits

    I came across another article on hackernews about the benefits of fasting. It seems that as more and more time goes by the evidence grows that intermittent fasting has enormous health benefits. This story is even more amazing from the diabetic standpoint and the regenerating your pancreas. Then my coworker sent me this video which […]

  • Why starting a blog will change your life

    Introduction I came across this post on linked in and it was too good to not share. The author highlights all the benefits of starting a blog. The key thing he mentions is that you accrue all these benefits even if no one reads your blog. I have found all of this to be true […]

  • Slow Carb Diet and Book Review

    Shortly after Epiphany I started doing the slow carb diet as outlined in the Tim Ferriss book The four Hour body. Basically slow carb is a high protein low carb diet. It seems friendly to fat in general, but I would say not as fat friendly as Paleo is. In the past I did paleo […]

  • Sorry for the lack of updates

    Sorry for the lack of updates. We have been busy working on a game changing micro service for our business. It has been a blast but a couple of crazy sprints. I hope to get back to more writing in the near future.

  • Themes for 2017

    Introduction As is my tradition on this blog this is my annual post for my Themes for the year. Why themes and not goals? I feel like if you don’t hit your goals that feels like a failure, but as witnessed by my recap of last year I did a poor job of hitting my […]

  • Recap for 2016

    End of year recap It’s that time again. Time to reflect on my themes for the year and see how I did on them. This is an annual tradition of mine to see how I am doing in general. I find it is a useful accountability tool for myself to make sure I am not […]

  • Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 -> 16.04.1 under Amazon EC2

    The Upgrade Process I finally got around to upgrading my web server from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04.1. I decided to jot down my experiences in case anyone else runs into these issues. Preparation The first thing I did prior to doing the upgrade was to run updraft plus to backup the Blog’s database and […]

  • TIL: debugger Javascript statement

    Today I learned is just going to be me making a note of something interesting that I learned that might be useful for other people. I actually learned this two days ago from a coworker, but it is something I don’t want to forget. Apparently modern browsers (at least Firefox and Chrome which is what […]