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 ...

Navesink Swim 2017

Navesink Swim 2017
This weekend, I took part in the 11th annual Nave-sink -or- swim, it’s a an open water distance swim race and festival held in Rumson, NJ at the Navesink cove at Victory Park.This year there was a bit of fog hanging over the river at the start but  like  the  last few years the weather was perfect ...

Football practice filmed with my drone

Football practice filmed with my drone
Decided to spend some time this afternoon over at Foley field, in Bloomfield, to practice flying My DJI Phantom 3 drone.  The field is an  excellent place because its wide open. To make it more interesting I decided to  make my drone do some crane cam work as  some guys out there doing some football ...

DJI new SPARK selfie drone for $499 4

DJI new SPARK selfie drone for $499
Well today DJI is announced a new, smaller selfie class drone the colorful DJI Spark ,. The new DJI Spark drone unveiled at the official May 24th 2017 DJI announcement event in NYC has the following features…. Primary Features: Class: Selfie drone Flight time: 16 minutes Speed: up to 31mph Battery: Swappable, Micro USB chargeable ...