2017 Year in Review

Another year has come and gone and a lot has been accomplished. Here’s quick highlights of what I got into in 2017.

Logs and Rotating

After wondering if my website was being targeted, I ended up diving into Apache’s logging and the logrotate utility.

Watch Command

I love learning new unix commands because there is infinite ways to become more productive. When you work alongside some unix power user wizards like I do I frequently retrace through the history to analyze how they did something. At the moment, my new favorite is watch. A basic example I've used a few times […]

Sam holding up finisher's medal

First Half Marathon

On October 8th, 2017 I completed my first half marathon and a goal I set for myself back in January. I felt pretty prepared beforehand, but the day of the race was brutally humid in Hampton, Virginia. I started falling out around mile 10. Luckily I had my father-in-law running with me and he was […]

Sam and Lauren at Mount St. Helens, Washington

Pacific Northwest Vacation

During May, 2017 we took a well deserved vacation to the Pacific Northwest. We flew into San Francisco and spent a few days exploring the city before renting a car and driving up I-5 through Portland, Oregon and then finally on to Seattle, Washington. It was our first time on the west coast. I absolutely […]