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After many years of reworking my website in various technologies from simple plain HTML, ASP.net, MVC3, my original site was never relaunched and life just kind of got a hold of me so I never got around to relaunching it. I had a bit of a revelation last year when my uncle passed and I realized that I needed to do this.

I figured I would simply throw up a WordPress site and I would be off to the races but I’m a curious one so once I started digging into the different type of WordPress frameworks that were out there, I had to try a few until I found one that was just right. Something that allowed me to customize the UI the way I wanted to but not overly convoluted. As I experimented, I was amazed to see how far Content Management Systems (CMS) have come in the past 10 years and where they are headed. To have this kind of tech back when I started web development would have been sweet indeed.

I look at the work that needs to be done for the content on this site and while it a bit daunting (150+ articles from notes of all my trips that I’ve done to catch up to present day) but the end result is too rewarding for me to pass up. While I am playing catchup, I will ensure that I keep current with my latest adventures. I’m also throwing up a portfolio area for my photography as I have been dabbling in it for the past 3-4 years and I’ve trying to put more time into that passion so hopefully there will be some interesting stuff in there.

Worthy Quotes

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Mark Twain
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
Winston Churchill
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson
You can do anything, but not everything.
David Allen
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
Alfred A. Montapert
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Benjamin Franklin
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
Kurt Vonnegut
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
Benjamin Franklin
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
Groucho Marx
We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.
Bill Vaughan
Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.
Benjamin Franklin
If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect.
Ted Turner
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
Mark Twain
Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.
Kristian Wilson
Nintendo, Inc, 1989
Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
Mark Twain
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
Thomas Szasz
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Albert Einstein
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Benjamin Franklin
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.
Virgil Garnett Thomson
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers
The manager administers, The leader innovates. The manager maintains, the leader develops. The manager relies on systems, the leader relies on people. The manager counts on controls, the leader counts on trust. The manager does things right, the leader does the right thing.
Forbes Magazine
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.
Jack Handey
A Man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.
Benjamin Franklin
Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin
Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.
Winston Churchill
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry Truman
If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Albert Einstein
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Benjamin Franklin
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Abraham Maslow
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
Benjamin Franklin
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
Erica Jong
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
Poet (43 BCE - CE 17)
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar
The measure of a life is not what that life accomplishes,but rather the impact that life has on others.
Jackie Robinson
I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
Mark Twain
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Steven Wright
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Benjamin Franklin
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
Mark Twain
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.
Cullen Hightower
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
Robert Wilensky
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Mark Twain
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
Groucho Marx
Well begun is half done.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Benjamin Franklin
He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.
Benjamin Franklin
Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away
Benjamin Franklin
Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.
Cale Yarborough
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Mark Twain
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
Mark Twain
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde
If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.
Mark Twain
Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.
Jedi Master
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin
We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!
Benjamin Franklin
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.
Native American Proverb
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
Frank Wilczek
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin
Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked.
Kimberley Broyles
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Benjamin Franklin


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