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Time to “fast”

The holidays put about 5 extra pounds on me and I can feel my body craving carbs a bit more than usual. So I'm going to get on top of it and do a multi-day fast starting tomorrow. My fasts are not as strict as some--I'll come to that in a second. Fasting is the only...

The juiciest Thanksgiving turkey

The juiciest Thanksgiving turkey

Info: these notes have been refined from cooking "the best" (per my kids), juicy, buttery turkey ever. Turkey can be super dry and boring. (Deep fry recipes are probably a response to that fact.) I seem to have fixed that with the help of Trader Joe's on-turkey recipe...

Easily extract text from any image

Easily extract text from any image

Have you ever needed to get text out of an image for some project and you didn't want to type it all out by hand? Here's how you can do it using a simple and incredibly useful program called Snagit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNnmfiHBcQ8

Project: EarthLink’s Technology Building and Data Center

Project: EarthLink’s Technology Building and Data Center

I've been digitizing old articles and photos lately and came across this short piece about one of my projects by Pasadena Star News called "Pressed for Space and Time". It's about one of the many 50,000 square build-outs I would manage over my 6 year ELNK adventure,...

Persistence is all

Persistence is all

Amazon is still the #1 platform for sellers. But wow, can it be a frustrating experience sometimes! Here are a couple examples that are pretty bananas. Amazon sellers have to be ready for some screwy rabbit holes just to keep products selling on that platform. A big...

The entire development team jumped ship

The entire development team jumped ship

I've always been pretty calm under pressure. But there was one particular project I had which tested me more than most. I won't mention the company or even the type of business they are in because it might be too easy to figure out who I'm talking about. They were a...

Find open windows faster using Win 10’s virtual desktops

Find open windows faster using Win 10’s virtual desktops

Super cool Windows 10 feature here: virtual desktops. MAIN BENEFITS: Find your way back to open windows faster than ever Keep windows organized by "work", "personal', some project or whatever you like UPDATE: A Facebook friend posted this in reply to this video and...

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