most Americans will likely retire into poverty 3

most Americans will likely retire into poverty
Came across an interesting 2¢ video on Youtube basically discussing what you need to do to have a shot at retirement.. needless to say it got me thinking..  and here’s my own 2cents conclusion..  Great video but oohhh 2¢ , way too optimistic with those projections. The short answer is that thanks to wealth inequality , probably ...

Log events via PHP to database with Windows or Linux command line

Log events via PHP to database with Windows or  Linux command line
Here’s a neat example (for Linux and Windows systems) of how to easily capture (log) and store the result of some script or program or really anything, in a central database table. Sure you could use just a log file, but spinning up an instance of MySQL (or SQLite) is trivial, and in the long ...

US taxes : why doesn’t the I.R.S Automate our tax returns?

US taxes : why doesn't the I.R.S Automate our tax returns?
It’s 2019 and the US government already has all the major  information about your annual taxes, so why are we still filing tax forms like its 1960? Sadly automated tax filing already exists in many countries, so  why not here in the US. This may seem strange; but the United States government ALREADY has all ...

Deepmind’s AlphaStar crushes best StarCraft 2 players

Deepmind's AlphaStar crushes best StarCraft 2 players
So today’s Deepmind’s StartCraft AI, named AlphaStar  neural network AI thoroughly trounced a couple of top StarCraft players. The first set of matches against Dario ” TLO ” Wünsch (StarCraft II player from Germany. TLO is a former Brood War and Supreme Commander player currently playing for Team Liquid.). AlphaStar beat TLO 5 games to ...

Aruba 2018 travel

Aruba 2018 travel
My annual vacation posting. This year’s trip was to the island of Aruba one of the Dutch Antilles islands (the other major ones being Bonaire and Curaçao) . I’ll keep this short as there a tons of travel blogs out there that do a much better job of providing a more complete review of an ...

instead of UBI, why not Universal Basic Housing (UBH) plus social support?

instead of UBI, why not Universal Basic Housing (UBH)  plus social support?
So UBI  (  universal basic income ) is one proposed solution to dealing with growing wealth inequality and coming demographics and social changes that will make the notion of the 1950’s capitalistic “hard work” untenable in heavily automated world of tomorrow. BEME youtube video on UBI of course as the video above points out there’s ...

West Point Triathlon 2018 recap

West Point Triathlon 2018 recap
Here’s  my West Point Triathlon 2018 video recap. Rather than a race report blog posting I decided to do a video edit of the race.  In brief, I’m disappointed with my performance especially on the run.  But there’s always next year. Anyways, see how it unfolded from my perspective.. * westuit legal/worn

Northern Portugal (Alto Minho) / Drone video & photos

Northern Portugal  (Alto Minho) / Drone video & photos
Just a quick post about finally getting around to editing my April 2018 Portugal visit with family.  Brought the Mavic Pro along and here’s an edited version of some of the sights from the trip  Monção, Portugal . Here are some additional photos taken on Monção, Portugal a small city, on the banks of the ...

PHP on Linux authenticate users with a Windows Server Active Directory 3

PHP on Linux authenticate users with a Windows Server Active Directory
A common request when building INTRANET web applications is to have users use only one  common shared set of  login credentials. Typically in most small and medium businesses this means that logging into a Windows Server of some kind to access the network.  Windows Servers use Active Directory (AD) ,which is  basically Microsoft’s glorified LDAP ...