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  • Christmas Vacation Light Show Tribute

    It’s crunch time this weekend, our Christmas Light Show is scheduled to start next weekend and we’re WAY behind with setup and programmed songs. This morning I spent some time cutting together a Tribute Mashup of the 1989 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. I […]

  • Thursday Run

    Today I’m sharing a photo from my run this morning. The quiet calm stillness along the Blackstone River, especially in the colder months, is just awesome. My goal over the next few weeks is to slowly get back into a running routine. I’ve skipped too many days and I’ve watched my monthly mileage drop significantly […]

  • Merit Badges

    I’m making an effort to post on this blog more frequently, even if it’s just a quick photo. Tonight I had the opportunity to bring my son to a Merit Badge College where he completed his Welding Merit Badge. He worked on this cool Fleur De Lis. Just a proud Dad. He’s learning so much […]

  • Late Night Repair

    In helping my son prepare and set up his Christmas light show this year we discovered half the channels on this controller stopped working. This is our second Light-O-Rama CTB16PC controller, both were purchased as a kit. Just in case another Light-O-Rama ower runs into this page here’s the troubleshooting we performed and the ultimate […]

  • Jurassic Park Jeep

    My son had a Jurassic Park Movie themed Birthday Party over the weekend. After watching the original movie my wife coordinated a visit from TWO real-life Jurassic Park cars. These cars were a big hit for the kids….and adults. Kids had a ride around the neighborhood and had fun scaring some dogs with the built-in […]

  • Backing Up Large Video File Collections to AWS Glacier Deep Archive

    Part 1 – Why AWS Glacier Deep Archive? Backing up large collections of raw video footage and edit masters remains a real challenge for anyone working in the video production world. As the Executive Director of a local community media station, I’m responsible for maintaining a Synology NAS which currently holds 55TB of final edit […]

  • WordPress Twenty Twenty

    Trying out the new Twenty Twenty WordPress theme on here. I always jump on the new WordPress default themes when they come out. We’ll see how it goes.

  • LastPass Unlocked Event

    Last Thursday, October 3, 2019 I had an opportunity to attend LastPass’s Unlocked – Cybersecurity & Identity Trends event in Boston, MA. The panel of security experts included: Bill Cheswick, Computer Security and Networking Researcher Gerald Beuchelt, Chief Information Security Officer/Vice President for LogMeIn Steve Gibson, Software Engineer, Security Researcher, and Host of the Security […]

  • April 2019 Running Update

    My run has been on a steady decline since before December 2018. March and April I focused on ramping up my mileage again.

  • Just Another Game

    Insights from Super Bowl XLIII TV Director Mike Arnolds From a Television Production standpoint treating the BIG GAME like it’s “just another game”, as much as possible, might sound strange at first but the approach makes sense. In a recent article on, Super Bowl LIII Television Director Mike Arnold shared some insights on how he approaches […]

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