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Cognitive Dissonance from a Wisconsinite in Kentucky



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Michael Robert Milam, MD (19 Nov. 1973 – 3 Jun. 2015)

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:00:14 +0000

So, this has been a rough month.  My only brother, and indeed my best friend in the world for all but the first two years of my entire life was suddenly taken from us.  Cancer sucks, people.  It came out of nowhere and took him in just one month from the date of his diagnosis. … Continue reading Michael Robert Milam, MD (19 Nov. 1973 – 3 Jun. 2015)



What D&D Character Are You?

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 01:58:35 +0000

Yes, this sounds about right…and also sounds exactly like the D&D characters I’ve been playing since I was a kid. I Am A: Neutral Good Human Ranger (6th Level) Ability Scores: Strength-13 Dexterity-15 Constitution-15 Intelligence-15 Wisdom-15 Charisma-16 Alignment: Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to … Continue reading What D&D Character Are You?



Give Me Wisco Any Day, At Least You Can Go Sledding

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:06:07 +0000

So, I’m having a conversation with one of my friends in Wisconsin, and I got off a little rant about the weather here.  It went like this.  This is a chat transcript, so forgive the tone and style: Me:  You’re not a fan of snow? Her:  No. I really dislike winter.  It’s depressing and inconvenient. … Continue reading Give Me Wisco Any Day, At Least You Can Go Sledding



Happy Thanksgiving

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:05:56 +0000

Happy Thanksgiving to all! This year, I’m thankful for where I am and where life has taken me. Is there room for improvement? Yes. Are there some regrets and mistakes to be corrected? Of course. Stay tuned for those. This could get interesting! In general blog news, I’m going to try to be less of … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving



How Most Blogging Efforts Begin…and End?

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:35:08 +0000

This Shoebox » Chuck & Beans comic captures how most blogging efforts go, including my own.



Time To Get This File Off My Desktop

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 02:54:37 +0000

I’ve had this Word file on my desktop for at least two years called “Blog Stream of Consciousness.” I decided it had to go. It was one of those things you leave thinking “I’ll get to that someday,” but you never do. So, I opened it to see if there was anything worth saving. I … Continue reading Time To Get This File Off My Desktop



Mac Setups: Mac Pro and a VT220

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 15:06:05 +0000

This article: “Mac Setups: Mac Pro and a VT220,” brought back some memories. I did a lot of my initial learning about VMS and UNIX on a VT220 terminal back in the day. When I couldn’t find an open PC, I’d opt for the mostly-forgotten terminals along the Clow Computer Lab wall. When your network … Continue reading Mac Setups: Mac Pro and a VT220



Passed the CISA Exam, now for “Waiting, Part II: The Revenge.”

Wed, 03 Aug 2011 02:06:24 +0000

Today I got the long-awaited word that I passed the CISA exam that I sat for in June. What is the CISA? It stands for “Certified Information Systems Auditor” and is one of several certifications by ISACA. Note to my pedantic academic friends: Yes, that’s a Wikipedia link back there. Get over it. I’ll be … Continue reading Passed the CISA Exam, now for “Waiting, Part II: The Revenge.”



Post on Facebook, Get Quoted on Federal Computer Week

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 02:13:49 +0000

So, I posted what I thought was an off-hand, throw-away comment on DISA’s facebook page. I was surprised to see my comment quoted in this post at FCW.com: DISA Facebook post causes confusion — Federal Computer Week. Let this be a lesson, kids: What you post can be quoted and re-posted far outside of the … Continue reading Post on Facebook, Get Quoted on Federal Computer Week



Bernie C. Milam, Oct. 28 1928 – Feb. 19, 2011

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:32:33 +0000

My Uncle Bernie, my father’s last remaining brother, passed away this weekend.  Uncle Bernie loved staying in touch with family, often calling just to “check in.”  Sometimes, he would call my cell phone and claim he dialed the wrong number while trying to reach my dad, but then want to talk to me anyway.  I … Continue reading Bernie C. Milam, Oct. 28 1928 – Feb. 19, 2011


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