Ultimate spectator guide to Kona Ironman World Championship triathlon 6

Ultimate spectator guide to Kona Ironman World Championship triathlon
So here’s my spectator Guide to watching and enjoying the  Ironman Wold Championships live and in-person .  This guide will focus on the  best spots to watch, when and where to be , recommended camera/video gear to use, and how to enjoy the day and soak in the event.   For such a big race it’s ...

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 3

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 ...

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

protecting your IRA | 401k account for big stock market correction
It’s July 2018 , and the stock market has been on a tear since the US  2016 election (S&P 500 2181 Nov 7 2016) to today 2742 (Jul 1,2018) its been up 25.7%+  for the S&P 500 index., many stocks are richly valued. There’s a growing chorus of  market and economic experts (Jim Rodgers,  Peter ...

WordPress linux backup script to offsite NAS via Rsync 4

WordPress linux backup script to offsite NAS via Rsync
Here’s a simple straightforward bash | shell script that I use for this SITE to easily and routinely backup my Entire  Wordpress Site , all its folders and plugins , and the corresponding database.   Of course there are dozens of WordPress Backup  plugins (such as Backup Buddy;  Updraft Plus; BackWpUp ) that do this ...

401k – a risky retirement and what you can do… 2

401k - a risky retirement and what you can do...
My premise is that the 401k WAS NEVER ORIGINALLY designed to be a true retirement instrument , (one that accounts for inflation and is not subject to the  whims of the market, aka potential declines, and offers a steady stream of income into retirement). I’m going to outline there are substantial risks in 401k as ...

2017 Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon

2017 Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon
This weekend I took part in the 2017 edition (35rd Annual)  Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes  triathlon.  This is a “Sprint-Lympic” distance race. Its a  800m swim, 17 mile bike and 5 mile run. Weather conditions were overcast and foggy at start, but overall comfortable. This years event again was less crowded and did not sell out less than 500 ...