Lessons learned from our first trip to Disney

Lessons learned from our first trip to Disney

We just got back from our first trip to Disney World, and had a great time. We procrastinated a bit in our planning, and there are some things I wish I had known before going. Maybe these will be helpful to someone: Complete your registration. When you get an e-mail...
DJI Phantom 3 – DNG Raw

DJI Phantom 3 – DNG Raw

I recently picked up a DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quad / Drone / UAS. I ultimately would like to use it for some aerial photography, and am considering getting a FAA UAS license at some point, but for now I am just toying around with it. When I was researching the...

The Love of my Live

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. (Proverbs 31:10-12, ESV) A little over twelve years ago, I was a...

Postal Code Voroni Diagram

The links in this article point to a free Heroku instance, which can shut down due to inactivity. It may take a few seconds for the instance to start up. I’ve uploaded a little experiment to Heroku, showing something I toyed around with a couple years ago. Would...

Mac Office 2016 – Saving some Space

For the past 3 years, my primary laptop has been a MacBook Air. Technically, it is a Mid 2012, 11-inch MacBook Air. It is a very agile little machine – I can do all of my development on it, plus play the occasional game (albeit at minimum settings). But the one...
Making JMeter accept a HTTP 404 as success

Making JMeter accept a HTTP 404 as success

One of the projects I am currently working on involves re-writing a REST service written in ColdFusion into Java/Spring. I’m in the testing phase, and am trying to make sure the endpoints behave the same as the ColdFusion versions. One of the tests I am...

Mortgages and Taxes

Tax season is here, and we just received our annual mortgage interest statement from our bank. It is somewhat depressing to see how much money went to pay interest on our loan, but cool thing about it this year is that we paid about half as much in interest than we...