My first Hawaii vacation.. photos and thoughts

My first Hawaii vacation.. photos and thoughts
I haven’t done a vacation post in some time (my last one was my Carribean Cruise in late 2013)  so this is my first one on my first Hawaiian vacation. I’m heading to Hawaii for a much needed 2017 vacation . I went to two islands. The Big Island (the Island of Hawaii ) and ...

Ultimate spectator guide to Kona Ironman World Championship triathlon

Ultimate spectator guide to Kona Ironman World Championship triathlon
Finally made it to see Ironman World Champs Live! Here’s the guide to best spots to watch, when and where to be , recommended camera/video gear to use, and how to enjoy the day and capture the event.  Vacationing in Hawaii on the Big Island I always wanted to see the Ironman Triathlon live and ...

2017 Andrews AFB Air Show – photos

2017 Andrews AFB Air Show - photos
Just a few photos from this weekend’s Joint Base Andrews Air Show in Washington DC. Andrews AFB AirShow / Google Photos

code for MySql | MariaDB to trigger / signal external script from database 2

code for MySql | MariaDB to trigger / signal external script from database
One feature I often wish MySQL / MariaDB (I’ll refer from now to just MariaDB referring to both) had was the ability to trigger or launch an  external script or open a socket connection to some external site; on a database event. Perhaps using a stored procedure in other words generate a signal /event to ...

Topics I wish were taught in high school; but wasn’t ..

Topics I wish were taught in high school; but wasn't ..
Having grown up in the US and having gone through the public education system from K to 12 grade in the 90’s  , I have a pretty strong opinion  about some of BASIC LIFE KNOWLEDGE I SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAUGHT, but wasn’t. Rather as an adult I had to piece together this knowledge through experience. ...

Staten Island Triathlon 2017 – Race Report 1

Staten Island Triathlon 2017 - Race Report
A few weekends ago, a bunch of  friends and I  took part in the 9th annual 2017 Staten Island Triathlon held at the Midland Beach,  Staten Island, New York.  Held in honor or Rocco Laurie , this race raises money for the  Rocco Laurie Foundation.  This is a convenient local sprint race plus this year ...

preparing your IRA | 401k account for big stock market correction 2

preparing your IRA | 401k account for big stock market correction
It’s August 2017 , and the stock market has been on a tear since the US  2016 election its been up 21%+  Dow Index, and an equivalent for the S&P 500 index., many stocks are richly valued. There’s a growing chorus of  market and economic experts (Jim Rodgers,  Peter Schiff, and others) that expect a ...