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The Commandant by Rudolph Hoess (Book Review)

Rudolph Hoess was the SS Commandant over the concentration camp at Auschwitz during World War II. Under his direction well over a million would die (Eichmann claimed 2.5 million!). These were not primarily enemy...

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Diigo – Software I Use Every Day

Diigo (a “personal knowledge management tool”) is a browser extension that allows one to collect all sorts of information from across the web in a central repository where it can be easily accessed, shared,...

Stay Informed: Why College Tuition Has Increased So Much

Stay Informed: Why College Tuition Has Increased So Much

A topic which has garnered significant attention in recent years – and especially during the presidential campaigns – is the significant increases in college tuition and the consequent backbreaking increases in student debt. Doug...

Local Production Environment Choices for WordPress: DesktopServer

Local Production Environment Choices for WordPress: DesktopServer

DesktopServer This product is essentially a WAMP / MAMP application that has been extended to include some additional WordPress oriented functionality. In its free version the customizations that stood out to me are its inclusion...

Setting Up A Development Workstation

Setting Up A Development Workstation

What Is This? I wrote this primarily for myself – sometimes I don’t remember everything I do when setting up a workstation for development purposes…it may be of interest to others. You’ll note that...

The Leaders We Deserved by Alvin S. Felzenberg (Book Review)

The Leaders We Deserved by Alvin S. Felzenberg (Book Review)

History has the potential to be our tutor in humility. I will not claim any excellence in humility, but I will say that what humility I have is in large part due to reading...

So You Want to Work From Home….

So You Want to Work From Home….

You’ve heard the ads, perhaps dreamed of working from home. You envision yourself positioned in your own little office in the spare bedroom or a cozy corner of the kitchen, working away while the...

My Haul: A Short Reading List.

My Haul: A Short Reading List.

An Estate Sale Today I went to an Estate Sale in Mendham, NJ. The house was set back from the street, which was a sometimes one-lane road in the middle of the countryside. It...

Blinkist: Staying Current in a Break-Neck World

Blinkist: Staying Current in a Break-Neck World

Overview of Blinkist I’ve been using Blinkist for well over a year now and am quite happy with it. There are free accounts (one Blink available to read each day selected by Blinkist) but...

jpegMini: One Simple Step to a Faster Website

jpegMini: One Simple Step to a Faster Website

TLDR; If you have a website, you should be using jpegMini. It is an amazing tool that decreases the size of (JPEG) image files without decreasing the visual quality of the images. Why Does the Size...