Philosophy: Supporting Friends

Several friends of mine on social media have posted the above meme on Facebook and Twitter. How I feel is totally determined by what you mean by “support.” I wish all of my friends well in their artistic endeavors. Hell, I think everyone should have some sort of hobby/endeavor of creating something. I tend to […]

Philosophy: Firearms

It seems like when you discuss firearms on social media, the most vocal owners are the ones who have been engrossed in gun culture their entire lives. Usually, their parents teach them, take them hunting, or to the range. Though their posts and videos are wonderful to check out, the more interesting firearm owners are […]

Leo’s Lesson: If You Have a Pet, Get Insurance

For decades, people in the US have argued about the importance of having health insurance (and having GOOD health insurance at that). I make sure my wife is double-covered (using insurance from my job and her job together) because she’s high risk. I’ve seen people at doctor’s offices who’ve had trash health insurance get gouged […]

Memories: Videography

Videography and movie editing was never one of my majors in college or high school, but it has always been something I’ve wanted to keep coming back to. Most of my video work is on Vimeo to watch.  In the late 80s, my parents got a VHS camcorder and for three years of my childhood, […]

Review: Vilros Raspberry Pi Retro Kit

I wanted to create a Raspberry Pi media center PC and was originally going to piecemeal everything together. Then I saw this package which was a steal. You get everything you need to get going (minus a keyboard and mouse). It’s super quick to put together: slap the heatsinks on, plug in the memory card, […]

Memories: Photography

My first digital camera experience was in high school yearbook class (2001-2002). I had access to a Sony Mavica camera (the one that recorded photos directly to a 3.5″ floppy disk) and it was pretty fun to use. We were in an awkward stage at the time where the yearbook department was starting to use […]

Memories: Childhood Storytelling

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the idea of telling stories. When I had my old Nintendo at age 7, I enjoyed the fantasy world of “Wizards & Warriors 2” (yes, the one with Fabio on the box art). For a long time, I couldn’t beat the cloud stage and thought, “Screw this! […]