Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Aurora Borealis

Hot tubs are always a good idea. Last night parts of the sky clearly shimmered a red glow and I almost thought I was going crazy. It was a very clear and somewhat chilly shortly after 9pm night. Come to find out afterwards, it was the aurora borealis. That is something I have never seen before until now and didn't even know you could see it this far south in Michigan. I do wish I had a moment to capture a picture, but 1) electronics and water generally don't mix and 2) it was done once I got out and changed.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Windows 7 Wireless Command Prompt Command

I have been having numerous difficulties with the wireless network connection at work recently. I finally came across a convenient command line utility that displays detailed information on the wireless networks available to the wireless network card.

> netsh wlan show all

The culprit is either another wireless channel one channel off (~2kHz difference) or the router is giving out bad lease expiration times.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Boston, MA. Thankfully Boston greeted me with a piece of home...construction. Driving is without a doubt crazy in Boston. So thankfully I took the T when I went downtown and then went for a run. In jeans and a polo. Anyways, one of my favorite views from running through Boston is below, so enjoy!

Monday, February 07, 2011

California Day 1

Vicky Beeching
In n Out - Double Double animal style
Mountain Biking

Good day. Glory to God Forever will always remind me of this trip.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happiness of Joy

I read through a friend's blog post recently that contrasts the differences of happiness and joy. Travis writes: "A good life can't rely on places, jobs, or people for hope and confidence... that would be like relying on scratch lotto tickets for a stable financial future".

Happiness is circumstantial. Circumstances that are unpleasant are most often out of our control. Joy is more of a foundation. A foundation that gauges our reactions and satisfactions. A foundation based of our faith and beliefs. Joy is the hope of knowing an outcome to an unpleasant circumstance.

Joy based on the wrong beliefs is not joyful, even under happy circumstances. Read Ecclesiastes 2:1-17. Uncountable happy circumstances only resulted in an astounding grievous response.

Now read Nehemiah 8:10. Mainly the part about "do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength". This is a command, do not! Do not grieve, why not? Because the LORD is the foundation of our joy, and the foundation is secure. This is written in Nehemiah in a time that the Israelites had been in captivity. Read that as an unpleasant circumstance. Even in times of distress one can have joy if their foundation is secure.

In conclusion I am extremely excited for California. Let's hope for some warm weather!
And because I did not post this before (December 30, 2010, a few minutes before 7am local): Earthquakes make a good alarm clock.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Phrases In Consulting

"Good, fast, cheap; pick two."
"You can't make the neighborhood safe if your house is on fire."
"It's the version of the truth that's corporately accepted."
"It's bleeding; here's a cast."

(happy binary time)