Lifestyle

Doing What You Have To…

July 17, 2018 Eli 1

Sometimes you just have to pay $165 to fix a very expensive brand new widget that’s still under warranty…

Life on the YouTube Plantation

Life After YouTube

July 12, 2018 Eli 4

Having spent 30 days away from YouTube I feel that I’m over the platform…

Bound for Banff

Bound for Banff

July 3, 2018 Eli 2

2 month travel trailer expedition to Banff National Park begins soon!!!

Modern Life

Offering a Safe Space

June 29, 2018 Eli 0

With so many media folks screaming one way or the other about their opinions on “safe spaces” it’s interesting to note that as a society we seem to be losing […]

Geek Diet

The Joy of Cooking

June 28, 2018 Eli 1

I’m used to people finding me a bit odd, and being generally surprised about my experiences and abilities, but one thing I’m always baffled by is when folks are shocked […]

Free Range Aspie

Don’t Kiss the Cook

June 25, 2018 Eli 2

One of the keystone lessons I’ve learned in life is that in order to be successful you have to be around other people. Whether you need advice, are looking for […]

Becoming a Tech Professional

15 Minutes Early

June 24, 2018 Eli 1

One of the lessons I learned back when I was a security supervisor was why showing up 15 minutes early to your job is so important. Most people think planning […]

Becoming a Tech Professional

Don’t Forget the Work

June 21, 2018 Eli 2

The funny thing about having a lifestyle business is that you have to actually do the work that gives you the lifestyle. One of the things I love about Failed […]

Becoming a Tech Professional

Creating Time

June 20, 2018 Eli 3

A big issue for entrepreneurs and most folks in general is finding enough time to do what they need to do. They start the day thinking that they have more […]

Becoming a Tech Professional

Professional Burnout

June 18, 2018 Eli 3

I turned on the camera a few times last week planning on doing some videos for Failed Normal. I hit the record button and then… just kind of stared at […]

Modern Life

Swapping Digital Addictions

June 14, 2018 Eli 3

As of Tuesday I have logged out of YouTube for 30 days. Last Friday I learned to love my PS4 by rearranging the setup that I use to play it […]

Modern Life

No YouTube for 30 Days!

June 12, 2018 Eli 0

I’ve logged off of YouTube… for 30 days… I feel that I’ve been able to break my YouTube addiction over the past month or so, but due to my using […]

Becoming a Tech Professional

Persistance as a Tech Professional

June 11, 2018 Eli 8

I purchased a Nintendo Switch on the day it came out. I didn’t buy it because I particularly liked video games, nor did I think I’d spend much time playing […]

Startup Life

Going Back Behind the Curtain

June 7, 2018 Eli 13

I’ve decided to turn off the camera for a bit. Doing videos day in and day out wears on me after a while. There’s a level of excitement and enthusiasm […]

Startup Life

Drone Walking

June 1, 2018 Eli 5

Could this be a new fad..? http://www.WalkTheDrone.com

Drone Walks

Soldiers Delight – Choate Mine Trail

June 1, 2018 Eli 3

First official drone walk at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area on Choate Trail. http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/soldiersdelight.aspx

Drone Walks

DJI Mavic Pro Lets Live Forest Test

May 31, 2018 Eli 7

This is testing the DJI Mavic Pro in Tripod mode wandering the forest/wetland behind my house. I still need work piloting, but this ins after owning the drone for 2 […]

Life on the YouTube Plantation

Logging Out of YouTube

May 7, 2018 Eli 5

I juist can’t shake the feeling that this isn’t what we agreed to…

Life on the YouTube Plantation

Can Philip DeFranco Leave YouTube?

April 17, 2018 Eli 1

Philip DeFranco, creator with 6.1 million subscribers, is losing patience with Youtube: https://youtu.be/4_jkeWgtZ18

Startup Life

Stealing Candy from Babies

March 6, 2018 Eli 1

Stealing young people’s ideas and using your years of experience can be a winning combination for older folks…

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