Never Stop Exercising

Filed in Self-Management on March 18, 2021
Never Stop Exercising

I’ve never met anyone who said they regretted taking care of themselves. Exercise is worth every minute.

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So What is Narcissism

Filed in Sociology on March 6, 2021
So What is Narcissism

It’s been 358 days since our government declared Covid-19 a national pandemic. Most of the world has been cooped up inside and ordered to self-isolate from others. This seems like a good time to define the term narcissism. I’ve heard the term “narcissist” many times in recent years. I don’t agree with the Websters definition stated simply as, “an exaggerated sense of self-importance.” That is more of an Ego. There is much more to narcissism.

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VBA Variables

Filed in Software on March 15, 2020
VBA Variables

I find programming interesting. My curiosity grew as computers came into my life around 1983. I find that making software applications is very much like creating a physical framework or a system used to enhance the quality of life. After all, there are many things I’d rather be doing than repeating the exact same tedious tasks thousands or millions of times over and over again. Enter the computer! That’s where software really helps.

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PowerShell Introduction

Filed in Software on March 11, 2019
PowerShell Introduction

I was working at a company where I was given the task of maintaining over 3000 computers. Most of the time my job entailed troubleshooting and repairing problems encountered by employees, however I also maintained the software on all of those systems. I was able to begin my troubleshooting process by accessing their computer remotely using a custom built application someone in my office created with Visual Studio. A year went by and the person who developed the custom application moved to another department. Wouldn’t you know it…the application began to crash. A custom application built by one person– over many years– zero documentation — and no source code… so I began exploring alternatives.

That’s when I discovered the beauty of Microsoft PowerShell. I was fortunate because the larger organization had already adopted PowerShell and started encouraging techs to use it. The biggest hurdle was the learning curve. I’ve always had a passion to learn programming, so I decided to dive right in and explore PowerShell’s features. I was gladly surprised how much Microsoft has done with the language. It’s really remarkable.

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Ronald McDonald House

Filed in Other on April 7, 2017
Ronald McDonald House

Create a life worth living. It’s healthy to give to a cause you value. It doesn’t matter whether you give time, skills, things, or money. Giving (within reason) gives life to the greater humanity, and that includes yourself.

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Begin with the end in mind

Filed in Self-Management on July 15, 2014
Begin with the end in mind

If I want peace, health, or a good nights sleep I first visualize the goal and map out a plan to get there. If I want to lose weight I plan my diet and exercise accordingly. If I want to live a good life, I create a life worth living.

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