Tag: Guide

Slack Hacking

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Well, I use Slack a lot particularly for development projects. The integrations really make the difference. That said it is a super quirky application because it sprays settings across the mobile and web application. It’s confusing because they have two completely different technology sets (even in the 2020s!) so that (like Zoom), some settings are…

Getting Mail to work properly from WordPress

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Well this has always been a little bit of a mystery to me. When you work with WordPress, it eventually does like to send mail to folks as an administrator. How do you make this work. If you are using Amazon AWS Lightsail, the default Bitnami image has something called WP Mail SMTP preloaded. You…

Maximizing your social networking pints

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I’ve been futzing with social networks for a while. After all if they’ve got score like Waze, Yelp, or Foodspotting or follower counts like twitter, Facebook or Instagram, might as well be good at it 🙂 Like frequent flyer points (I love thepointsguy.com!) I’m sure there are optimizes but lately I’ve noticed every cross posts…

On time departure statistics

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BTS – Airline Information – Airline On-Time Statistics – Detailed Statistics – Results. We are thinking about going to Hawaii and I was curious about ontime departure. Man, those folks at the Bureau of Transportation really have their act together. What an incredible database. You can actually look at 5 years of data on on…

A Teaching Program That Actually Works…

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UCDS and the John Neilson Fund _John Neilson passed away several years ago, but his memory lives on. Connie and I contributed to a fund for teaching and education. Here are some results from a program that is part of the teaching center it supports. It is kind of cool to see something that actually…

Guns, Germs and Steel

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Amazon.com: Books: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Been looking for books to get for my brother’s birthday. I think I already got him this one, but if you don’t have it you should get a copy. It explains one of lifes biggest questions, “Why do the White men have all the…

Clausewitz Study Guide.

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Bibliomania: Free Online Literature and Study Guides. Bibliomania is a great free study guide. Don’t understand the business model, but am sure glad it is there. Here’s useful quote for someone defending their turf: Not only reason but experience, in hundreds and thousands of instances, show that a well-traced, sufficiently manned, and well-defended entrenchment is,…

Quotes from Sun Tzu, Clauswitz and others

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Like Zagula, I’ve been collecting quotes and thoughts like mad. Here are some good sources: * Library Sun Tzu The Art of War and Strategy Site by Sonshi.com.. . Besides Sun Tzu, he’s got most of the other classic military thinkers like “Clausewitz’:http://www.sonshi.com/clausewitz.html * “Web Wargaming”:http://www.webwargaming.com/. While doing this, I found someone who wrote a…

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