Author Archives: Freejack

Cinnamon Buns

I tried using the recipe on the website but there were so many ads making constant changes to the webpage that it was impossible to stay where the instructions were. As such, I’m copying the basic instructions here and I’ll … Continue reading

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Homelab

Well, I figure I should list out my gear as I finally picked up my third R710 and got it running and attached. It’s a moderate setup compared to some I’ve seen here 🙂 I’m less a hardware/network guy and … Continue reading

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State of the Game Room – 2019

A reflection of the past 12 months of gaming. This includes board, card, and role playing. In reviewing the Game Inventory I keep, I picked up some 259 games and expansions this year not counting dice. The bulk of these … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie

Preparing the Potatoes 1 1/2 lb. potatoes, peeled Kosher salt 4 tbsp. melted butter 1/4c. milk 1/4c. sour cream Freshly ground black pepper Preparing the beef filling 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and … Continue reading

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My Tech Certifications – A History

I don’t as a rule chase technical certifications. As a technical person who’s been mucking about with computers since around 1981, and as someone who has been on the hiring side of the desk, certifications are similar to some college … Continue reading

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Beef and Bean Taco Skillet

1 lb beef 1 1.4oz packet taco seasoning 1 16oz can pinto beans 1 1.75oz can condensed tomato soup 1/2 cup salsa 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup shredded cheese 6 6” flour tortillas Cook beef in a 10-inch skillet over … Continue reading

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Recruiters Are Used Car Salesmen

For the past couple of years I’ve had my resume out and have occasionally interviewed. The interviews are actually particularly helpful as it gives me a view into what companies are looking for so I can focus on what skills … Continue reading

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Award Winning Guacamole

3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled 1 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, diced 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 tablespoon chopped … Continue reading

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Taco Soup

Recently I wanted to find something I could create with hamburger that wasn’t hamburgers or spaghetti. After some hunting on line, I found Taco Soup to sound pretty tasty actually. A couple of sessions later and I had what I … Continue reading

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Current Home Servers

This has come up several times and I can’t always remember all the servers I have set up for one reason or another. Many times it’s just because the subject I’m on has me listing the relevant servers plus a … Continue reading

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