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Philippines 2010

Cebu City Temple Dedication

Sunday morning we woke up early. My stay with the San Enrique members had too many unnecessarily early mornings and Sunday was no exception. Our session was ...

Goodbye Negros, Philippines

Last Thursday I finally left Bacolod, Negros for San Enrique. I first stopped off at the Carriedo family and had a nice time seeing Pinky, Opie, Bambie, and ...

A Poor Wayfaring Kano

After I posted the last two posts on Monday in La Carlotta I felt a hunger stirring in my belly. This hunger was a little suspicious, however I trusted it an...

Kabankalan II, The Return of Brad2x

I left Sipalay Friday morning around 11 am. I walked back to my bike where they told me that I had to wait a couple hours for the tide to go down because at ...

Proud to be a Negros Baby!

I left Dipolog the next day. Before I packed up I took a couple pictures of the “fire exit” right next to my room.

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Today was a travel day. I found that I have travel days and I have enjoy days. I don’t really tend to split them up, which is fine, but I didn’t do much toda...

Tinago Falls in Iligan, Mindanao

After getting a shave and a pretty unflattering haircut in Cagayan de Oro I made the short one and a half hour drive to Iligan. I read in my guide book that ...

Central Mindanao

I ended up staying in San Francisco an extra day. I spent the day swimming in the pool, trying to upload some posts at the really slow local internet cafe, a...

Arriving In Mindanao

Monday night I slept in Tacloban at the Welcome Home Pensione. I went to pick up my pants around 5:45pm but they were closed so I went to Jollibee and ate di...

Borongan –> Guiuan –> Tacloban

Saturday I left Borongan, Samar and headed south toward my next destination, Guiuan. The road south (and north) of Borongan is terrible. Pete, the owner of P...

Samar

Thursday I finally left Tacloban. My pants won’t be ready until Monday the 10th. I left Tacloban and headed north up to the San Juanico bridge. It’s a pretty...

Into The West

This song never fails to remind me of living in Old Escalante in 2004 as a missionary. I listened to it two nights ago, and it’s incredible how real and forc...

Beautiful Leyte

I left Bogo Sunday morning to go to the wharf where I would catch my ferry. I arrived there around 10:00 so that I could catch the 11:00 ferry. But when they...

The Long And Winding Road To Bogo

I left my room in Toledo around 10 am Saturday morning. I woke up around 7 and had a somewhat lazy morning. The place I stayed in, Toledo Traveler’s Inn, was...

On The Road! Carcar to Toledo

Today (Friday) I took it easy in the morning; I typed up a blog post and a few emails, read some scriptures and wrote in my journal, worked out, and packed u...

My First Few Days In Cebu

My first few days in Cebu City have been really quite strange. I’m still waiting for my luggage, though the Korean Air reps are now telling me it’s in Manila...

Getting There

I’m sitting in Seoul Incheon Airport waiting for my transfer flight to Cebu City, just under 3 hours to wait until we start boarding. Maybe I’ll watch a movi...

Philippines Motorcycle Tour 2010

I’m going to the Philippines this summer, from April to June: 60 days. Below is a map of where I plan on touring. I’m really excited!

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Guides

Using Python to get a TTY

I grabbed this snippet from a slide posted at a CTF I attended earlier this year. It was a pretty cool little hack I decided to archive it here in case I eve...

Arduino-Powered Jack o lantern

This Halloween I decided to have a pumpkin-carving contest with my wife. I wanted to leverage my talents, so I took this as an opportunity to buy and play wi...

Python: ROT13 Encryption Implementation

As I learn more about encryption, I enjoy exploring its many aspects, including this ancient method of encryption called the Caesar Cipher, or recently calle...

A Quick and Easy Python Tutorial

This is a translation from a 90 minute class I held on the basics of Python scripting. A download link for the PowerPoint .pptx file is at the bottom of the ...

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Canada 2014

Highwaymen

Returning to the United States was bittersweet; it was good to be home, but sad to leave the beautiful country we had grown to love.

Alberta Rockies and Banff Lakes

Winding our way northward, we finally entered the Alberta Canadian Rockies where we rode in the shadow of colossal snow-capped peaks and stopped at the shore...

A Desolate Country Road

Night was coming. The twilight fringes of the eastern sky were creeping toward the once-brilliant sunset. The clouds that were once white and welcoming we...

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Belize 2009

San Pedro and Going Home

The delay in finishing up this travelogue has more to do with me wanting to forget the worst part of our Belize trip than simple procrastination. In fact, it...

Punta Gorda

Day 4: We woke up early, packed together all our things, and left the cabana at about 7:00 for the bus station. We were running a little late, and at the ter...

Dangriga and Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve

Day 2: On our first day in Dangriga we decided to take it easy. We slept in our cabana until about 10am. The sound of the surf and the cool breeze made it e...

Landing and Getting to Dangriga

First off, I apologize to the blogosphere (and a million times over to Bradford) for those of you who have been gripping the edges of your seats waiting to h...

Belize: February 11-February 18 2009

Back in October 2008 I got an email from AirfareWatchdog.com (great service, I highly recommend it) alerting me to amazing prices to Belize from Salt Lake Ci...

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Home Server

Using Lighttpd to Redirect to New URL

My blog’s old domain are set to expire in November. The reason I initially registered the domain was to create a family website. My family traditionally has ...

Bash Script for Sitelutions.com DynDNS

I use sitelutions.com for my websites and subdomains; I love using sitelutions because it’s the best free solution I found for my servers with dynamic IPs. T...

How To: Transmission-CLI and RSS

I really like Transmission-CLI for torrents, however it is lacking many features I used with uTorrent. One of them is downloading torrents automatically from...

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Sheevaplug

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Linux

Resizing VirtualBox VHD

When I first created my VM for developing, I made the VHD a dynamic hard drive, but limited it to just 30GB. I didn’t think that I could fill that much space...

Using Lighttpd to Redirect to New URL

My blog’s old domain are set to expire in November. The reason I initially registered the domain was to create a family website. My family traditionally has ...

Bash Script for Sitelutions.com DynDNS

I use sitelutions.com for my websites and subdomains; I love using sitelutions because it’s the best free solution I found for my servers with dynamic IPs. T...

How To: Transmission-CLI and RSS

I really like Transmission-CLI for torrents, however it is lacking many features I used with uTorrent. One of them is downloading torrents automatically from...

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Python

Using Python to get a TTY

I grabbed this snippet from a slide posted at a CTF I attended earlier this year. It was a pretty cool little hack I decided to archive it here in case I eve...

Python: ROT13 Encryption Implementation

As I learn more about encryption, I enjoy exploring its many aspects, including this ancient method of encryption called the Caesar Cipher, or recently calle...

A Quick and Easy Python Tutorial

This is a translation from a 90 minute class I held on the basics of Python scripting. A download link for the PowerPoint .pptx file is at the bottom of the ...

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Blockchain

Part 3: Privledge

This is the final part of my blockchain series, continued from Part 2: Blockchain Present and Beyond

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Guide

How To: Transmission-CLI and RSS

I really like Transmission-CLI for torrents, however it is lacking many features I used with uTorrent. One of them is downloading torrents automatically from...

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Web Design

Making A Child Theme of Twenty Ten

I realized after a recent upgrade to WordPress 3.0 and after changing my blog’s address that I was tired of my old blog’s look. I was really impressed with t...

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Security

Secure Cloud Storage: SpiderOak

I’ve learned a lot in the last year of my technical training, particularly in the field of network security and encryption.  What used to be a simple relatio...

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Android

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Scripts

Part 3: Privledge

This is the final part of my blockchain series, continued from Part 2: Blockchain Present and Beyond

Simple ZFS Pool SMART Test Script

I needed a simple way to run SMART tests on my ZFS pools that didn’t require me to manually specify which devices to scan. The following BASH script makes it...

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Acer Aspire One

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Mods

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Themepack

Theme Pack for Windows 7: Birds

I love birds so I decided to make a theme pack with some high resolution wallpapers. I got most of them from Interface Lift, a FANTASTIC wallpaper / photogra...

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Wordpress

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Programming

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Literature

The End Of The Furrow

“He was experiencing what the earth may experience at the moment when it is opened by the plow so wheat may be sown; it feels only the wound; the thrill o...

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vSphere

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Template

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LXC

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NVENC

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Arduino

Arduino-Powered Jack o lantern

This Halloween I decided to have a pumpkin-carving contest with my wife. I wanted to leverage my talents, so I took this as an opportunity to buy and play wi...

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ZFS

Simple ZFS Pool SMART Test Script

I needed a simple way to run SMART tests on my ZFS pools that didn’t require me to manually specify which devices to scan. The following BASH script makes it...

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Cryptography

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Smart Contracts

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Windows 10

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Jupyter Lab

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Anaconda

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Node.js

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Postfix

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Bitwarden

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Google Cloud

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