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Don’t let anyone tell you “nobody knows.”

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 17:19:03 +0000

Yesterday, I deposited a check from a client into our corporate checking account. Today, while at the bank to make another deposit, I inquired with the teller as to whether that check had cleared. She was unsure, so she referred to one of her colleagues to ask if the check had cleared because the funds […]



How I saved $8,000 by being nice

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:01:32 +0000

On March 27, I made an offer on a new condominium across town. It was priced just on the edge of what I could afford, but the location is great, and I really love the unit, so I decided to stretch myself a bit and make an offer. Across town, there was another very attractive condo with […]



An incident response team is like the Avengers

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:55:29 +0000

Today, after leaving a meeting, one of my junior analysts said “I guess we need to lower the threshold for declaring an incident.” Intrigued, I asked what brought him to that conclusion. He said “well, our incident response plan says that we organize the team if more than ten computers are affected, but you just […]



Slow Carb Modified

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:49:54 +0000

In late June, I made some measured modifications to my now-(depending on how you define it) famous slow carb diet practice.  For starters, I resumed drinking Gatorade during Krav Maga training sessions. I noticed an immediate increase in my mental acuity and energy levels, resulting in better training, both physically and mentally.  I am also […]



Review: Symmetry Series Folio for iPad Mini 4

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:09:23 +0000

Symmetry Series Folio for iPad Mini 4 Company: OtterBox Price: $59.95 I recently had the opportunity to evaluate and review the Symmetry Series Folio for iPad Mini 4 from OtterBox. This is a protective, wrap-around folio style case. In keeping with their reputation, the case is not one of the slimmest you can get, but […]



Kanex Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand Cover – Review

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:07:59 +0000

Mini Bluetooth Keyboard Price: $39.99 Company: Kanex I recently had the opportunity to review the Kanex Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand Cover, and I have to say that I was impressed. Inside the box are the keyboard itself, a magnetic cover (which doubles as a stand for your tablet or phone), and a USB charging […]



It’s Podcasting time again!

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:48:59 +0000

After a few years of regularly co-hosting a podcast (Fresh Ubuntu, and Pocket Sized Podcast), I’ve partnered with my friend and colleague Adam Bell to record and publish Blurring the Lines! On the show, we will take about our experiences with business, as well as our personal lines, and how they blur in the 21st […]



The “Peter Diet?” No, it’s the Slow Carb Diet

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:10:32 +0000

Recently, likely thanks to my weekly Saturday Binge Day posts on Facebook, several of my friends have been saying “I want to know more about that diet,” and also “I’m doing the same diet you are” or “my friend is doing the same diet you are.” My response? Yes/no. Yes, you want to know more […]



Review: Data Rescue 4

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:05:46 +0000

Data Rescue 4 Company: Prosoft Engineering Price: $0 – $299 I recently had the opportunity to review Data Rescue 4.2 from Prosoft Engineering, including a branded copy of their Bootwell USB thumbdrive. From the publisher’s website: Data Rescue is hard drive recovery software that can recover your photos, videos, documents from: crashed, corrupted or non-mounting […]



Two Examples of Communication Making ALL the Difference

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 22:19:27 +0000

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the few different experiences on the importance of communication. Both of these involve to situations with vendors used by my business, both of them included circumstances that were in and out of the vendors’ control, and both of them were handled differently, with differing results. On December 21, […]