This Blog has Moved

I finally decided on getting my own hosting. I am leaving this up cuz I have links that lead to it but I am not going to be making new posts here. Instead visit my new domain http://awesomedrifter.com/ I am really enjoying the options I have with self hosted wordpress. I also got the email…

Thoughts on Money

I am no expert on this topic, but I am interested in learning about money seeing as how I am asked for it when I do the things I like to do. This will be how I see money, what it stands for and current issues with non-gold backed currency.  Money is a token of exchange….

Coping with Existenalism

Existentialism, believing the world is absurd and no meaning can be found in it, usually carries a negative connotation. People when faced with challenges in their life which rock their beliefs in life have a tendency to think life is meaningless, that every thing is vanity and striving after the wind, as phrased in Ecclesiastes. They…

A Quick Guide to Nutrition: Introduction to Macros

Intro I think understanding the basic principles of nutrition is important for anyone, seeing as how everyone presumably eats every day. I see people who are completely ignorant of nutrition and give it zero thought, just putting whatever into their bodies. I figure a good starting point is to understand the information given to you…

A Blog Post Mainly About Blogging

Having a blog has been an educational experience. Its great to have creative freedom the written word brings. I haven’t done one of these style posts for a while and have come a long way since my last one. This will be a musing style post where I don’t guarantee continuity between paragraphs.  Looking back on my…

5 Tips for a Better Life

Everyone wants different things about life and not all of these points may apply to you. Think for yourself and take the ones that are useful for you and ignore the ones that aren’t. Maintain Your Body You only get one body and it has to last you for life. Make sure you do proper maintenance on…

Calculus: A Primer

Introduction People hear the word calculus and get intimidated. They found math hard in high school and do not pursue it any higher. I feel this is unfortunate and hope to make those intimidated by the prospect of calculus to feel a little less intimidated. Here I will give an overview of the basic idea of…

Organic Chemistry: A Primer

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” ~Mark Twain I have an undergraduate degree in chemistry. I got 90’s in my organic chemistry course so I feel qualified to explain this. I didn’t care so much for the other fields of chemistry at the time. I like having the freedom to study…

Heartbleed: A Lesson on Security

I’ve been watching Computerphile videos on YouTube and saw one on the heart bleed bug, a massive breech in online security in 2014 caused by a negligent oversight in OpenSSL, a library used in the majority of websites. While this is not news, I found it an educational example. It is best explained with xkcd’s…

New Strings: A Guitar Post

Before I started boxing I played lots of guitar. I am no virtuoso but I was able to get good enough that I was satisfied with my progress in music. It seems to be  a common thing where you go through a period where you don’t play music at all for a year or so….

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

This is one of the best albums I’ve listened to in a long time. So many good songs on it. Julian Casablancas, the singer of The Strokes, has been improving steadily as a musician. There is a world of difference between the current stuff and early strokes in terms of complexity and musicianship. The album is…