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I ordered a Mustang Mach-E!

I ordered a Mustang Mach-E!

I reserved a 2021 Mustang Mach-E during the LA Auto Show and just recently turned that into an order. Watch my video to find out more about my Mustang Mach-E order and what comes next! And subscribe to follow my Mach-E from premiere to order to production to delivery!...

Murph 2020 – Home Edition

Murph 2020 – Home Edition

Every year, our gym usually hosts the annual Murph on Memorial Day. They are currently closed for in person training due to statewide COVID-19 restrictions. But they were still able to host a Zoom version of Murph. Several of us joined from home and a few joined from...

Best Gear for Making YouTube Videos (for me)

Best Gear for Making YouTube Videos (for me)

You noticed I added the "for me" in the title? Yeah, no one can pick the best equipment for you. But I can tell you what has worked well for me. My budget wasn't minimal, but it also didn't allow for a lot of high end gear. There are compromises, but I think overall...

Easy WordPress install on Google Compute Engine

Easy WordPress install on Google Compute Engine

This is a tutorial on installing Wordpress from scratch on a Google Compute Engine Instance. I chose to use WordOps to install and configure my LEMP stack for simplicity. WordOps is based on EasyEngine and makes the installation of all of the required components...

10 Ways to Modify for Murph Challenge

10 Ways to Modify for Murph Challenge

Murph is coming up again on Memorial Day. I’ve been training to get ready and have encouraged some friends to join me. But for many people, doing the workout as prescribed is out of the question. In fact, I’ve only done it once exactly as it is written.  Just...

Tech Tutorial Videos

Tech Tutorial Videos

For awhile, I've wanted to create some tech video tutorials. Being in IT, I get a lot of questions and hear people complain a lot about tech problems they have. Many times, there are some simple solutions. I finally had some time, so I started to make some of these...

Ride Better by Lifting Weights?

Ride Better by Lifting Weights?

A lot of people tackle training prep for a century ride with lots of riding and that’s it. They will do multiple short rides during the week, a long ride on Saturday, and a recovery ride on Sunday. For my first century ride, that is pretty much the approach I took. It...

Eating Right to Fuel Your Rides

Eating Right to Fuel Your Rides

For years, the mantra of many cyclist was about carbo loading, high carb meals, and carbs fuel your ride. But recently, with the popularity of low carb diets, some cyclists have begun to doubt the mindset that a high carb diet is the solution for them. Instead, they...