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Welcome to my site

Within these walls, you will essentially find the same thing as on most other websites: information. However, this is specific to me, and the things I do. Above all else, it’s a way for me to relax and waste time away when I have nothing better to do, and act as an outlet for some of my muses. Some of the things on here may be interesting or useful for you. Below are brief overviews of the posts you will see on each page. To the immediate right, you’ll see the three most recent posts as well. Thank you for visiting!

Scripting / Automation

Scripting is something I only really got myself into in late 2013. I began with some very elementary scripts to do some very basic tasks. Over time, I learned, iterated and got to the point where I could script many things. I’m still an amateur, and always learning as much as I can. This contains some of my PowerShell or PowerCLI scripts (perhaps more as I take on new scripting languages as well). Most are basic, but usually scratch some sort of itch. Most of these are developed for my day job – I remove any sensitive bits and in some cases generalize them for easier use. I often use my home lab as a place to expand my knowledge with scripting and automation.

Music / Audio

Music, from a performance aspect, has been a large part of my life. I’ve been playing in bands since I was 12 years old or so (on electric bass). Presently, I am in two project – Ara’Kus Productions (a Metal Opera production) and Convergence (a Hard Rock outlet, website coming soon). Here, I will post recordings, thoughts, and presets (for Axe-Fx II) – I would imagine the presets should come in handy, especially for other bassists using Fractal Audio gear! As I dive into production, I may post some of my full tracks, if I ever get around to writing.

Gaming

Gaming, like music, has been a large part of my life. I vividly recall the first console I got – a Ninteno NES. I’m primarily a PC Gamer, but I still own consoles and do game on them as well. In this section, you may find amusing tales of some glorious gaming failures and achievements, upcoming games, or “found” old games.

Everything Else

Somethings, things just don’t fit in the above categories. Ideas and general brain pukings just don’t fit the above molds.

Three Recent Posts

We recently heard from our friend and agent; the folks buying our home are hoping to close in the next couple of weeks. This is welcome news, as once they close, we will be able to close on our purchase shortly after. Ideally, within the next three weeks, we will be in a new home. It’s pretty hard to believe, even now when it is so close to being behind us. I guess part of...


“House buying” I was being told as we started this journey “is going to be stressful and complicated.” Logically working through things, I couldn’t really understand how true that was. Person A has a thing they want to sell, and Person B wants to buy it. Insert a mortgage and some paperwork annnd everything is done, right? Well, yes and no. It is more complicated than that. Through our journey, we found a late 1970’s built home...


August 28th, 2013 – this was the big day. Biggest day of my life, and every time I think back on it, I can’t help but smile, laugh a little, and just feel a complete sense of perfection. An incredible amount of time and effort went into every detail. At this point, everything was in motion and even if we had wanted to change something, it was too late. It was our wedding day, and...