Hurricane Harvey is now a Category 4 storm. http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-strengthens-category-storm-130-mph-winds/story?id=49412285 Current tracks have it bouncing back out into the Gulf of Mexico and possibly landing in Houston (downgraded, of course) on Wednesday. Still looking at lots of rain and potential flooding. Continue reading Category 4
Right now where I’m at? Light rain. Why porta-potties? At our station in the county, we’re on septic. If the septic field floods and things back up, we’ve got a backup now. My district floods and if we get the continued rain they expect (up to 30 inches overall), Saturday night through Monday could be bad, water-wise. Routes in and out and hospital destinations could … Continue reading It’s raining… and our porta-potties have arrived!
After the DDoS attacks on Dyn today and the subsequent reports that two different exploits of unsecured/unpatched IoT devices are being used to conduct it, I have to wonder if the state of security on the primarily Chinese-manufactured IoT devices that have been shipped and placed into use worldwide was, in fact, simply careless as has often been asserted or if such devices were a modern … Continue reading Modern Day Trojan Horses
I shot my first SCSA match tonight with a brand new S&W Victory .22LR handgun using the fiber-optic sights that ship with this pistol. The match fee was $15 and I used approximately $12 of ammo to do so (150 rounds). We had five courses of fire and overall I placed 11th out of 24 shooters Continue reading My First Steel Challenge Match
(Note: This article starts with poker and ends with business – skip down if you just want the business lessons.) One of my hobbies is playing No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker. Every once in a while I have a chance to join a tournament or play a live game and it’s always a different experience. A recent chance to play was no different… I’d intended … Continue reading The Business of Poker
When I first started blogging several years ago, I focused on my travels and the quest to obtain frequent flyer status to make those travels easier and more hassle-free. GettingStatus was a fun adventure but now it’s time for the next chapter – a chapter that’s very personal but also something a lot of people have questions about: a new home. Because it’s personal I’m … Continue reading The Next Chapter: A New Home