A Learner is not a Failure

Recently I have gone through a lot of life changes in many areas of my life. Through these changes, I have been told (either directly or an indirect jab on social media) that I'm a failure, I've back-slidden, "I tumbled down a cliff", "I'm a danger-zone, stay away from him!", my favorite is "he's polluted". You can call me a failure, however I would prefer the term - learner.

Vacation Training

Yes, you read that correctly, Vacation Training! We officially began training today for our 2014 vacation. What began as a joke as we prepared for our trip to Disney World last year, has turned into a great idea that we will most likely use to prepare for every family vacation.

MySQL Database Name with a Dash

MySQL will let you use many characters for a table name. Generally I will stick to the standard characters ([0-9,a-z,A-Z$_]), however every once in a while I will have to work with a database that someone else designed. Today I needed to do a quick query to pull information from a table in another database. I've done this many times with the database.table notation, however a table name with a dash (-) threw me off today.

Rigged Achievement

The feeling we get when we accomplish something is a great feeling. Accomplishing something to win a prize is even greater, and accomplishing something but loosing fairly can even provide a greater learning experience to come back and do it better the next time. However when a contest is rigged and someone who put very little effort into their work wins, when you gave your all, is unfair. I see this happen quite frequently especially in contest involving our children.


It looks like Snowmageddon 2014 didn't happen for the immediate Evansville area. The storm system took a turn to the north and dumped nearly a foot of snow in places north of here.

The picture was taken from my SnowCam shortly before 5:00 PM this afternoon. As you can see we barely have a thin blanket of snow.

My goal was to have snapshots of the snow piling up taken once a minute that I could morph into a time-lapse video. That was a fail this time.


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