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Pioneer Cabin Loop – Sun Valley, Idaho

Today we took a hike out to Pioneer Cabin. It's located east of Sun Valley, Idaho. It offers extremely good views of the Pioneer Mountains. Getting There To access the trailhead, you'll head east out of Sun Valley via Sun Valley Road. This will eventually turn into Trail Creek Road. The Trail Creek Summit is [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sun Valley

I haven't posted on this blog in awhile. I've been busy working at STEALTHbits and Ironman Software. Sarah has been traveling around interviewing for jobs pretty much non-stop and working to finish her dissertation. Most of our time has been spent in Madison, Wisconsin with a few short trips around the area. Bank vault [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Travel|1 Comment

Gathering Desktop App Analytics Data Using the Google Analytics Measurement Protocol

In my last post, I went over some of the tooling I’m using to develop my first software offering completely on my own. One of those tools is the Google Analytics Measurement Protocol. Like many website owners, I use Google Analytics to track hits and behavior on my site. I’ve hooked Analytics into the Google [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Programmer|0 Comments

My First Three Months of Selling My Own Software

TLDR: I've sold 40 licenses, made some money and did it with very little monetary expense.  I announced my experiment about three months ago and shipped my first version about a month later. After feeling burnt out on my open source project, I needed something to make it exciting again. I had always considered monetizing my [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Programmer|0 Comments

7 Days in Iceland – Hiking the Laugavegur Trail

Day 1 We arrived in Reykjavík at around 6 AM Icelandic time and had to make our way to the trail head in Landmannalaugar to start our trek. The first order of business was to take a 45-minute bus ride from Keflavík to downtown Reykjavík. We took the bus to the central bus terminal, BSI, [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

If at first you fail, try, try again.

But what about “When you know you’ll fail, try, try anyways”? This one is much more realistic in some situations, but so much harder to motivate oneself to do. One could say that if you know your goal or your expectations are impossible to attain, then you need to revise them. Or maybe it’s just [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Experiment – PowerShell Pro Tools for Visual Studio 2017

TLDR: Check out the very early beta of my new PowerShell Pro Tools for VS 2017 that contains a PowerShell form designer. Available on the Marketplace. I have been working on PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio, formerly PowerGUI VSX, for almost 7 years. My first checkin to CodePlex (RIP), was on June 12, 2010. A lot [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Programmer|0 Comments

Visibility (3/3)

Not the Conservatoire de Musique mentioned in this post; this is actually the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, my new favorite venue. It sits in the middle of the river. It is gorgeous inside and out. The plush seats are just as great for dozing off as those in the Alhambra theater. I attended [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visbility (Part 2/3)

The  International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (check up on the FIFDH site if you’ll be in Geneva when it happens next year) meant I saw a bunch of great documentaries, a couple of fantastic concerts, and a handful of talks ranging from so bad half the audience walked out to so great [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments