Follow Up To Going News Free

About six weeks ago, I was feeling bogged down with the stress of life.  My solution was to cut down the negative influences that I felt were weighing me down.  Now that some time has passed, I thought I would revisit the topic; how I went, am I still news free, etc.  This included News…

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Going News Free

I am an avid listener/watcher of YouTuber CGP Grey and his latest video covers the topic of happiness and misery.  He borrows heavily from the book How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use by Randy J. Paterson.  I dislike self-help books as a rule, however, this book was different.  It is still a self-help book,…

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My New Computer – HP Spectre x360

I finally replaced my aging Apple MacBook Air.  I originally considered an Asus Zenbook, but in the end I went with the HP Spectre x360.  Very nice machine which features a capable stylus; this gives me many of the benefits of a Surface Pro without the bugs. While I am about 90% happy with my…

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New Computer – Time to replace my MacBook Air

I’ll freely admit that I am a Microsoft Windows person. Even before I worked in IT, I preferred Windows. Living in the Microsoft enterprise ecosystem for many years has reinforced those preferences. Thing is, I am not obsessed with Microsoft, I am not a fanboi. I see a spot where technology can make my life…

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Terrible Writing

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a problem. That problem is that I was once a young boy obsessed with bodily functions. I remember my grade 5 teacher asking us to write a story. So proud of my story I was. I thought it was great, and it was funny as heck….

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Diplomacy in the age of Trump

When dealing with foreign leaders, there is an established protocol. While I know there are times when discussion will get heated, and national interests are bound to conflict, common courtesy demands that you treat foreign dignitaries with a certain amount of respect.

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