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Podcasting Equipment: Audio-Technica 2020 microphone

January 20th, 2016 Comments off
Audio Technica AT2020

Audio Technica AT2020


I recently began podcasting after years of blogging and social media engagement via multiple Twitter (primarily @0bytes, @ADubiousDude), Instagram and other accounts.



This venture arose, like several of my information security peers, out of a desire to promote my career through social engagements.  A partner and I agreed to invest in this venture at professional information security strategists.  My decision to stand up a podcast about my faith followed as a way to re-purpose the equipment and practices into which I invest for podcasting, extending my stewardship of these tools and skills.



Presentation Device: Logitech R400

October 9th, 2014 Comments off
As noted, I have a Logitech R800 but my experience with that device was less than satisfactory.

I’ve often been able to use one of my company’s presentation devices but ran into a scheduling issue where their Logitech R400 device was assigned to someone for a presentation when I needed to use it.

I decided to double down on Logitech and purchase my own R400.

Logitech R400 and R800 Side-by-side

Logitech R400 and R800


I am very happy with the R400 I bought.  It works from > 35′ (~ 10 meters) away even working through walls.  The R800 I had wouldn’t even work from 5′ (< 2 meters).


New Router (Asus RT AC66R) Delivers Faster Results

September 15th, 2014 Comments off

After a lightning strike across the street blew out a transformer we’ve noticed erratic behavior on both the Linksys WRT310 wifi-enabled router and the Netgear gigabit switch used for the wired connections in the home office.  I awoke the other day to find that all wifi access was dead and no matter how I worked with the wifi I couldn’t restore it.  I quickly realized the switch had died silently some days before and the laptops had switched over to the wifi.


Did I Ever Tell You About …

August 23rd, 2014 Comments off

The First Time I Saw My Wife

I’d been living the bachelor life with some buddies for a little while. A week before we met, a friend, Bryan, asked me if I thought I’d ever re-marry since I didn’t date much.  I said I was open to it. On October 10th, 1997 at about 5:00, sitting in Applebee’s at Northgate mall in Hixson TN I was waiting with those same guys for a night out with a larger group. A mutual friend that Bryan was dating was going to join us so we’d gotten a larger table when Bryan looked out & announced Sarah’s arrival. I turned & upon seeing the friends she’d brought asked two questions & issued directions.

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Anniversary Celebration

July 28th, 2014 Comments off

Celebrating 11 years


In the stream of events that make our lives there are some things to celebrate as they pass.  I often miss some of those events until they’ve already gone by.

This weekend as I worked on some of my blogs I realized that the end of this week will be the anniversary of my first month blogging.  Eleven years ago, way back in 2003, I started blogging.  I started on BlogSpot which was soon purchased by Google and turned into Blogger.

I’ve tried to separate my posting by content, individualizing my personal, financial, programming and other blogs so people could more easily follow content that interested them.