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Father, Husband, computer geek, gamer, aspiring fitness nerd. I architect and code by day, and often keep at it into the dark of night. Currently fascinated by Python / Django, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and CentOS. Always on the lookout for a new Oracle DB challenge.

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Making sure Twitter cross-posting still works...

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Hey, I’m still here. Still alive. I’m working at home, like many others. Weee...

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Diablo Immortal huh? Well, not what I was hoping for, but I'll reserve judgement. Diablo with my Daughter and Wife sounds like fun. Really hope it's not F2P and microtransaction-laden.

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Some recent happenings

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So, I'd thought at first about this being a 2018 catch-up, but figured it was too ambitious. I want to write, and I need to keep myself motivated to write, so I'll make this first post in a while a bit shorter.

So, we moved into our new house in June, a process we started in October of 2017 with a 5-acre land purchase. It's crazy, and cool. Probably deserves it's own post, but suffice it to say it's good to be a home/land owner again.

I'm trying to separate myself from Google. It's going to be a gradual process, though I did do one cold turkey move by dumping Chrome on my PC, Mac, and mobile devices. Using Firefox on Windows and Safari on iOS and macOS. Things are fine so far. Need to get the bookmark syncing between Firefox and Safari setup still. Also switched search engines, using Duck Duck Go now. Yeah, it doesn't feel quite as complete as Google does, but it works surprisingly well.

After weeks of debating, contemplating, and bellyaching, I bit the bullet and ordered an iPhone Xs. It will arrive today. I'm excited.

Got the family out for a hike, posted some of those pictures on Instagram. That was a lot of fun, and really happy Carolynn and Laurin made it through the 5.3 miles and 1.5k elevation change. Definitely want to do more of that as a family. though solo trips are nice once in a while.

What else? Well, I've been digging into Azure for work and personal stuff. Ejoying that. Getting deeper into Cloud and Big Data. Feels good to be part of that space, and to add those highlights to my resume. That reminds me, still need to update LinkedIn.

That's it for now. Hope to post more soon.

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If you need to proxy/forward HTTPS traffic to a WP site, this will help. Lifesaver for me. https://feliciano.tech/blog/running-wordpress-behind-an-sslhttps-terminating-proxy/

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[SPOILERS] Some thoughts about The Last Jedi

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First off, I enjoyed the movie, a great deal. These are just some random thoughts after a first viewing. It's a very different Star Wars movie, and I firmly believe that's a good thing. A second viewing is definitely in order.

Kind-of wanted to know more about Snoke, and not convinced Kylo can take his place as a frightening, poweful sith leader. In fact, I was just starting to get that oh shit feeling about Snoke when he "fell apart". Kylo and Hux leading the First Order? Not so sure.

The Fin/Rose adventure as a social commentary trip. The accomplished nothing, except for maybe inspriring some young Rebels. In fact, all Fin, Rose, and Poe really accomiplished was getting a lot of people killed. Again, social commentary? Everything is grey? Best intentions...?

I do kind-of like what they did with Poe. Kind-of. Brash, cocky pilot is put in his place. Hmmm...

Speaking of people dying, Holdo? I liked the character a lot, wanted to see more of her in the next film. Oh well.

Some incredible cinematography. Music, as always, spot on. Great acting across the board, especially Mark.