It’s All Fun Until…

March 23, 2011
It’s All Fun Until…

Sea Gull Shit a photo by tony_bibbs on Flickr. Sea Gulls in Mexico had a unique way to try and ruin my “tan”.

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Iowa’s Retirement Problem

August 17, 2010

I was recently made aware of an interesting problem that was exposed by the unusually high number of retirees throughout stage government as a result of the State Employe Retirement Incentive Program (SERIP). The problem is best explained with a real world example. Our...

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Qualities of a “Family Man”

August 5, 2010

In my last installment called, "Ending My Douchebaggery" I discussed a simple yet practical way to better yourself that I stole and modified a bit from an experiment Benjamin Franklin tried. While he was trying to achieve what he called Moral Perfection,...

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Ending My Douchebaggery

August 2, 2010

Of late I've come to realize at the age of 36 I can be, quite often, a douchebag. My friends and family might find that revelation a bit...

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Boat for Sale (again)

July 28, 2010
Boat for Sale (again)

Seems like it was only a year ago and I was selling my Spectrum boat. Err, wait, that’s because it was. Well now I’m selling my Pro-V 1800. Call...

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Make the Outdoors a Priority

April 30, 2010

I was recently talking to a friend of mine about the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Every Memorial Day our family celebrates with a trip to northeast Iowa…God’s country. I...

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Changing the Default Browser for Adobe Air Apps under Ubuntu

March 25, 2010

I use TweekDeck as my Twitter client and recently I had to rebuild my Ubuntu Linux desktop which meant trying to remember all the “tweaks” I had to make....

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Getting Flash Sound to work under Google Chrome and Ubuntu 9.10

March 19, 2010

I’ve been increasingly frustrated by Google Chrome’s ability to play Flash minus sound. I don’t know what Flash plugin they are using but, luckily, the fix is easy. I...

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Comparing Propel and Doctrine

February 11, 2010

I’ve recently decided to make the switch to Doctrine as the ORM of choice for any new PHP projects we work on. I didn’t make this decision lightly as,...

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The Arenas Effect (and Gun Control)

January 6, 2010

Gilbert Arenas has made a complete ass of himself, the Wizards and the NBA by knowingly taking guns to “work” as a “joke”. The fact he made an ass...

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Street Smarts for the Woods

January 4, 2010

For the beginner, hunting can be an overwhelming experience. Nevermind that one may not know much about firearms, understand the gear needed or how to use the right call....

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How to Stop the Hunting Tradition

January 4, 2010

NOTE: I’ve gotten so much *hate* in the comments below that I feel it unfortunate that I have to make it abundantly clear that what follows is not what...

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