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  • Goodbye My Friend

    Last night while I was giving Jovi and Jaspyn a bath my mom gave me a call to say he had passed away.  We had talked about it a couple times over the last two weeks, he wasn't doing well, tired more often, not eating well... but it still punches you in the gut pretty hard.  We met in California seventeen ...

  • Free ArcGIS Training Online from Esri

    There are currently 26 free "Web Courses" available from Esri.  I am a huge fan of these courses, they are well organized, provide a certificate of completion, and actually teach you usable things.  Web Courses utilize informational videos, reading material, interactive videos, and quizzes to teach an reenforce concepts and skills.  These free classes on ArcMap and other Esri technologies ...

  • Of Procs and Percentages

    In Marvel War of Heroes many cards have an Ability. Each Ability is paired with a Usage stat, the Usage defines the likeliness of an ability activating in battle. In gaming circles the Usage is commonly referred to as the “Proc Rate”. Based on my personal experiences, talking with other players, and performing online research here is what I have deduced: 1. ...

  • Curse of the Mutants: Storm & Gambit

    In this Marvel 1-Shot Gambit and Storm are sent on a covert op to Vampire Island in the Mediterranean to recover the body of Dracula (they already have his head). Here's an overview of the "Curse of the Mutants" story line from Google Books "A human bomb explodes in San Francisco's Union Square. Dozens are covered in blood. Jubilee is one ...

  • I Will Arrest You For Threatening An Officer

    “I will arrest you for threatening an officer.” These were the words said to me in the drive-through line at Taco Bell when my family and I went for dinner on Saturday April 12, 2014.  Before I get into the story I want to preface it with a couple things about me and about the situation. I am the kind of guy ...

  • Grammarland

    I wrote the story below in high school, I forget which year, either junior or senior year - whichever one I did in November of 2004.  In English we were tasked with writing a paper about how important proper punctuation is.  I wrote a story, a story about a comma name Patrick in a place called Grammerland.  Before you read, ...

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Last night while I was giving Jovi and Jaspyn a bath my mom gave me a call to say he had passed away.  We had talked about it a couple times over the last two weeks, he wasn’t doing well, tired more often, not eating well… but it still punches you  [ Read More ]

There are currently 26 free “Web Courses” available from Esri.  I am a huge fan of these courses, they are well organized, provide a certificate of completion, and actually teach you usable things.  Web Courses utilize informational videos, reading material, interactive videos, and quizzes to teach an reenforce concepts and  [ Read More ]

In Marvel War of Heroes many cards have an Ability. Each Ability is paired with a Usage stat, the Usage defines the likeliness of an ability activating in battle. In gaming circles the Usage is commonly referred to as the “Proc Rate”. Based on my personal experiences, talking with other  [ Read More ]

Here is my favorite monthly coupon from MW cleaners thus far, Dry Clean one Men’s or Women’s shirt, get the 2nd one cleaned for FREE!  I took 16 shirts in (it had been a few weeks since I took any) and only had to pay for eight!  It is only  [ Read More ]

As part of a larger project where I had to delete overlapping polygons in ArcGIS and then give them all a unique number within specific boundaries utilizing attribute information from another layer which it overlapped geographically I figured out this little trick for creating a sequence of numbers in excel  [ Read More ]

In this Marvel 1-Shot Gambit and Storm are sent on a covert op to Vampire Island in the Mediterranean to recover the body of Dracula (they already have his head). Here’s an overview of the “Curse of the Mutants” story line from Google Books “A human bomb explodes in San  [ Read More ]

“I will arrest you for threatening an officer.” These were the words said to me in the drive-through line at Taco Bell when my family and I went for dinner on Saturday April 12, 2014.  Before I get into the story I want to preface it with a couple things  [ Read More ]

I wrote the story below in high school, I forget which year, either junior or senior year – whichever one I did in November of 2004.  In English we were tasked with writing a paper about how important proper punctuation is.  I wrote a story, a story about a comma  [ Read More ]

Net Revenue Interest, commonly shortened to NRI, is the final number computed when determining a interest holder’s share of the proceeds (or costs) from a well; this is the number shown on Division Orders.  Over time this has become a more and more complex equation, factoring in burdens, ORRI, multiple  [ Read More ]

I wanted to make publically avialable my list of trade connections.  I am in two alliances, Damage Control Inc. (DCI) and Samurai Pizza Cats (SPC).  I charge no fees for middling (tips appriciated, especially on large trades and with repeat offenders, erhem <cough>, I mean friends), but I also am not  [ Read More ]