Friday, December 29, 2023

Server, Workstation, Printer, and Device Naming Conventions


Over the years, I have implemented and inherited just about every size and flavor of network. Some designs were well thought out, others were creative, and I have no idea what some were thinking or what they were trying to accomplish. What I have found to work well over the years is based on five core design rules.
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Friday, October 13, 2023

Pray for Israel


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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Constitution Day


Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

September 12, 2001: The day America changed


Unless you were too young at the time, everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they learned of the attack on the twin towers. But do you recall your first thoughts after hearing the news? Do you recall what you were doing in the days and months leading up to the attack?

22 years have passed since that morning I walked into the back loading dock door of the Riverside County Administrative Center, where I received the call just before entering.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The One Question to End Abortion - WHAT IS IT?

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

Castello di Amorosa - Napa Valley Castle Winery in Calistoga


Last week, my wife and I explored Castello di Amorosa (Castle of Love) in Napa Valley. After a guided tour, we tasted wine with some friendly folks who were visiting from Michigan, Colorado, and Nebraska. We also met a young couple that was visiting from France who shared that the California wine experience was much different than in France. They found California wine much more varied and sweeter. What I found interesting was their comments about their experience in America. They shared that in their country, people were more service-oriented; they are friendly when they are providing a service, but that [Read more…]

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Happy National Dog Day 🐶

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Why does God let bad things happen?


I have often heard people ask the question. Why does God let bad things happen? This question is often raised in different scenarios. Some ask the question after something tragic happens to them or someone they love. Or maybe they or a family member received bad news from a doctor. Just turning on the news for some might prompt the question, how could a supposed loving God allow such bad things to happen?
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Saturday, August 5, 2023

How can Christianity be true when Christians are flawed?


I have often heard people say that they have met or known Christians who do not act or talk as they think Christians should. The imperfections they see in these so called Christians justify their belief that Christianity is false or flawed. To further their justification of their belief, they might point to a recent scandal involving a religious leader or actions that have been overlooked by a church.
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Sunday, July 30, 2023

2×5 Raised Cedar Planter

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5 ft. x 2 ft. Raised Cedar Planter

I was extremely pleased with the final product of my last raised planter build. However, the cost of the material and the hassle of having to special order and pick up the material left me thinking that there must be a simpler, more cost-efficient, and more convenient way to build a functional and attractive planter. This build is the result of the lessons learned from my last build.
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