Chess: What I learned as a beginner after playing 1000+ games.

Chess: What I learned as a beginner after playing 1000+ games.
Like many folks my interest in chess we re-kindled when I saw the Netflix mini series Queens Gambit . The fictional account of a chess prodigy Beth Harmon (loosely based on real life chess prodigy Bobby Fischer) and her rise in the cold war era chess tournaments.  So I decided to re-learn the basics and found  ...

Quotes 7

Quotes
Some of my favorite quotes… Just wanted to have a simple web page that I can refer to for some of  my favorite quotes…   “We have two lives, the second begins, when we realize we only have one.” – Confucius   “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the ...

What I would like to see happen if the US economy were revamped because of this virus

What I would like to see happen if the US economy were revamped because of this virus
My wish list of socioeconomic enhancements for the US would be.. Universal Healthcare: this is a no brainier , every other developed country offers it’s citizens this, they do it for a fraction of the US private system, so it’s bs to say it’s too expensive to do here. In the long run universal healthcare ...

Find largest file in your WordPress uploads folder 1

Find largest file in your WordPress uploads folder
If you run your own WordPress Site or host a clients WP site, its good to keep an eye on disk space, to avoid running out of space at the most inopportune time. One of the main causes of running out of  disk space is when you upload large media files , and over time, ...

Easiest way to improve your swimming using video GoPro or (smartphone) of yourself

Easiest way to improve your swimming using  video GoPro or (smartphone) of yourself
One of the best ideas I had when I began my swim training and improving my freestyle, was recording video of my swims during  my pool sessions. This was an indispensable training tool, since it allowed me to see from a third person view what I was doing, it is the fastest way to improve your ...

Review Ford Fusion ( Mondeo) Android Car Radio infotainment with Navigation 18

Review Ford Fusion ( Mondeo)  Android Car Radio infotainment with Navigation
2014 Ford Fusion car Android radio upgrade…   Having purchased my 2014 Ford Fusion , I quickly realized that the crappy stock Ford Sync (powered by Microsoft== “Microcrap“) was not going to cut it. The stock radio Ford Sync leaves a lot to be desired, overzealous use of buttons, dated voice recognition via Sync, dated ...

Staten Island Triathlon/Duoathlon 2019 1

Staten Island Triathlon/Duoathlon 2019
Here’s  my Staten Island Triathlon 2019 video recap. A group of friends and I took part in the 11th annual race, held at Midland Beach in Staten Island NY,. This is a local tri/duoathlon , it’s a near perfect beginners race, because of the closed road to traffic, shallow bay swim and flat run course. ...

2019 Wyckoff Triathlon video recap

2019 Wyckoff Triathlon video recap
Here’s  my Wyckoff/Franklin lakes Triathlon 2019 video recap. Rather than a race report blog here’s another video recap.  In brief, bike course was short 1 mile this year (At the turn around) , my performance was slower, as usual I’m disappointed with my performance on the run.  Check out the video below to see how ...

web page hot reload in plain JavaScript + Apache & PHP 4

web page hot reload in plain JavaScript + Apache & PHP
Hot re-loading, that is automatically updating the web page, when its content changes on the server, into the browser is a convenient developer aid for modern tooling like, webpack, AngularJS, ReactJS, VueJS etc.  I created   super simple  way  by just adding one JavaScript include at the bottom of your file and it works with a ...
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