The slogan “A Few Good Men” is one the United States Marine Corps (USMC) has been using since as far back as 1799. To some this is nothing more than a catchy recruiting slogan, but the USMC really takes this to heart. Having served in the USMC for nearly ten years, it has been hard […]
Like everyone else, I often find myself heading down rabbit trails in the vast Internet ocean of information. Just the other day I was doing my morning scan of my Twitter feed when I noticed a Tweet debunking “fake library photos.” In actuality, the photos are of real libraries, it was simply the attributions were […]
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln occurred 155 years ago today. A lot of history has occurred since then but in many ways we are still struggling with the same issues. President Lincoln struggled with the role of government in society, institutional racism, and how to preserve the Union. These are still problems we deal with […]
I ran across a blog post back in 2014 where the author had a list of 11 requirements for a Personal Knowledge Base (PKB). I have had the response that I dust off occasionally and half-heartedly keep up to date over the years sitting on my file server so I thought I would share it here for posterity. The one requirement I would add that I still have not adequately found a good solution for is mobile access and workflow.
Today in class, I was discussing how World War I began with my students. We discussed the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. It made me remember an event back in 1993 during the Bosnian War. I was acutely aware of the Bosnian War being in the military at the time and especially […]
I was on Twitter yesterday and ran across a couple of posts by Federico Viticci where he describes a workflow he has created that allows him to automatically download YouTube videos to a server he owns and then uses Zapier to notify him when new videos are downloaded via a Pushcut notification on his iOS […]
Introduction In the past I had posted this on Facebook, but I have decided to change that moving forward and post it here instead. My annual reading stats are available on Goodreads. I had been reporting whether I had read the books in ebook, audio book, or dead tree book format but I have decided […]