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Ramadan - Week One

I mentioned that I wanted to participate in Ramadan, even though I'm Mormon. This is my first week of doing so. So, the first week of Ramadan has been a good one for me. There have been times when I have struggled with fasting, and there have been times when it wasn't such a big […]

Looking Forward to Ramadan

I'm a Christian. Specifically, I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Yes, I'm a Mormon. In fact, I'm a very active Mormon. I believe the doctrine, I attend church every Sunday, I read the Holy Scriptures, I pray, I attend the temple when I can and I try to live my […]


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My New Hobby - CW

The day before Mother's Day, my family went up to the Golden Spike National Monument. We went through the museum, checked out the exhibits, and they even had a reenactment of the ceremony there on Promentory Summit. It was a fun day. On the way back to the car, I head some radio operators: CQ […]

Hair Poem

Yesterday, while at school, studying for a quiz, I saw that there was an open mic poetry reading. While passing the sign, I recalled a poem that I wrote about my wife's hair while bored in church. So, I told my wife about it, asked if she and my daughter wanted to come, and we […]

The Number Eightyeight

For those who know me, know I use the nickname or alias "eightyeight". I use it on IRC as my main nick I chat with, I use it on the microblogging service, and I use it elsewhere here and there. There are several reasons why I use this nickname, and I'll cover those here, […]

QR Code with MECARD and hCard

It's the digital age. Computers are getting cheaper and stronger. Mobile smart phones are becoming a household fixture. Networking is more readily available than ever before and increasing its speed. Yet, many of our daily products remain locked in the past, not taking advantage of what technology has to offer. So, personally, I decided to […]

Get Your Unix Beard On

Today is the day, my friends. The day where the boys are separated from the men. The day tech support is separated from the system administrators. The day God smiles from on High. What am I referring to? Why, Whiskerino 2009, of course. The concept is simple. Whiskerino is an Internet beard growing contest that […]

Dear Qwest

A friend of mine just recently signed up for your land line telephone residential service. Within days, he has already been getting a slew of solicitation phone calls. He hasn't even had the chance to hand out his number, and already, he's getting quite the barrage of solicitors. Yet, I have a Google Voice number […]

More ZSH Prompt Love

Ever since discovering ZSH 3 years ago, I've been addicted, but it wasn't until a good 2 years into using the prompt on a daily basis that I decided to do some radical work with my prompt. I've blogged about this before a couple times, making improvements along the way: post 0, post 1, post […]


While taking the bus home yesterday from work, I needed to login to work over the VPN and get some stuff done, before the next day started. The express bus I take home has free WIFI on the bus. Unfortunately, it's anything but reliable or stable. I kept losing the connection, then I would have […]

Moving to Movable Type

After weighing in the pros and cons, it looks like I'll be migrating my blog, and all of it's data to a Movable Type install, rather than a WordPress install? Why? I'm hoping to take some strain off the server by removing the database on the posts. Honestly, I don't know why blog engines have […]

It's That Time Again

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New Job

Well, today was the completion of Day 2 on the job. As many of you are aware, I was laid off from my job as a Linux instructor for Guru Labs last month. There is no doubt in my mind that being a Guru was the best job in the planet, so losing that job […]

I Has A Education

Normally, I wouldn't care about such things, however, I got this in the mail the other day, and found it too funny to pass up. Republican representative Brad Dee is running for Legislative District 11 here in my county in Utah. When my wife checked the mail, she called me to tell me about this […]