My Chess Studying System

I started playing chess when I was pretty young. My dad taught me, and I used to play with him a lot, along with my friend Patrick. I stopped playing so much around high school age, but about a year and a half ago I picked it back up. I’ve been really enjoying studying and […]

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Tenable CTF Writeup

This past weekend, Sarah and I took part in the first CTF competition hosted by the cybersecurity company Tenable. The competition ran from Thursday to Monday, and had a lot of really great challenges. We had a lot of fun with it, and managed to place 56th out of over 1700 teams on the scoreboard. […]

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How to Not Get Hacked – Part 1

Recently I was digging into my online security setup to make sure it’s still working and keeping my online accounts secure. There have been some pretty high-profile hacks in the last 20 years or so, and no website is exempt from the possibility of a breach. If you’ve ever had a friend whose email, Facebook, […]

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Fall Keji Trip

We went out for one last visit to Kejimkujik National Park for the Fall. We went camping for a few nights earlier in the season, but wanted to get out for a day trip. Keji was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Dorian a few weeks ago. There were a lot of trees blown down, damage […]

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Reflections on 2018

I started off 2018 by sharing some of my goals for the year. Some went well. Some were left somewhat wanting. Goal 1: Get better at playing piano. I actually spent a good bit of time on this for the first half (or so) of 2018. It sort of died off later in the year, […]

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Happy New Year

As the new year is ushered in, I look back on 2018 with a great deal of gratitude. I’m thankful for this beautiful little province on Canada’s east coast that I call home. I’m thankful to be married to the love of my life and my best friend. I’m thankful for my job and co-workers […]

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A Year of Colemak

I just looked at my calendar the other day and realized that I’ve been typing full-time on Colemak for over a year now. I think that calls for a blog post. What is Colemak? In case you don’t know, Colemak is a modern, alternative keyboard layout. That is, it’s a replacement for QWERTY (the most […]

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New Quadcopter Side Project

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about a new side project I’m taking on. In short, I’m going to dabble in the world of autonomous flight. Sarah and I got into the RC aircraft hobby years ago, before drones were “a thing”. She had a fixed-wing platform that she used for shooting video, […]

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