Self Doubt

For the last 3 months or so I’ve been working on a project that I’m almost ready to announce to the world. It’s been a long three months but things are starting to fall into place. I should be happy, excited, whatever…But instead all that I feel is raging self doubt..I don’t know enough about what I’m doing, I’m going to mess up some paperwork, or that I’m going to flat out fail. I’m going to push through it simply because I have to. I may fail, I may fall flat on my face but I think about how I …

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Well That’s Odd

TL;DR DNS was broken after a server move causing requests to go to old server. Some posts have gone MIA..No clue where. If you checked out my blog recently you might have noticed it hasn’t been around. My hosting company moved my sites to a new server and didn’t update DNS settings which caused all requests to go to the old server. So, that’s awesome. In other news it also seems that I’m missing posts. No clue where they went. I’m looking at my old database backups to see if they’re hiding there.

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And Now For Something Different

Very rarely have I ever written about politics (read: never) but the events in Arizona last Saturday and the fall out from that have compelled me to put virtual pen to paper. Here’s a news flash for everyone. The left, right, center, and even sideways have *all* used this so called “death-wish-like rhetoric” at some point in time. Media outlets have spurred this on in the quest for ratings in our constant 24 hour news cycle. Don’t believe me? Google it. Are they responsible for this nut gunning down so many people? Not fully, but possibly. I don’t think it …

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New TV Goodness

I decided to take advantage of the after xmas sales and pick up a new TV. My old TV was hanging in just great but it was close to 6 years old and getting a bit long in the tooth. I’ve been waiting for LED-LCD tech to hit the market and become affordable. I kind of figured when I got my new work laptop with a shiny LED screen it was time to check back into the TV market. Over the holidays I scoured the interwebs and hit a lot of brick and mortar stores trying to find the perfect …

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5 years

5 years ago today I started with the company that continues to make a huge impact in the world of Open Source Software. I’m not going to say it’s been all ponies and rainbows, but it’s been an amazing journey and it continues to challenge me every day I come to work…Here’s to 5 more years? We’ll see 🙂

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2011 Goals

I’ve never been one for New Year resolutions..I never follow through with them. But this year I’m setting some goals and I’m putting them on here for accountability in hopes that having them out here will help me keep them. The past year has been rough…But it’s also been eye opening…I’m finally finding out who I am for real, without trying to be what I think people want me to be. Open and honest. Which sounds so simple, easy and something I should have been doing forever right.. I like to please and it’s in my nature to “go with …

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The Tattoo Process

I’ve had a lot of comments on my new tattoos. The most common question is “Why?”. The next question is “Does it hurt?”. Why There are lots of reasons people get tattooed. I can only speak for myself when it comes to getting new ink. For me, now, in this moment. It has to mean something. Tattoos are a roadmap to life. That wasn’t always the case. My first tattoo was a small kanji that means “Dragon”. I got it because I really like dragons. To this day that hasn’t changed. My love of dragons is not something that will …

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And We’re Back….

I was mucking around with some mysql settings to shave down some of the db that I’m backing up and ended up hosing the entire damn thing! Finally got around to restoring the latest db backup I had…Unfortunately it seems some posts have been lost…So, yea..I’m now backing up the entire thing again and leaving it alone!

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