After 7 months of rarely leaving the house my family headed to the Outer Banks. As much as I would love to continue to rub that in, that’s not why I am writing today. I figured I would pass along a few more lessons learned with this whole retirement thing.
This week marked an anniversary that most may not have observed. On Oct 1, 1969, a small team of engineers installed IMP #2 at the Stanford Research Center and the Internet was born.
A short update. I have officially been out of the Army for 16 days now and a lot has happened. I started my terminal leave back in mid-May, at the height of the Covid crisis. To say it wasn’t how I had planned to have my transition would be the understatement of the world.
As I mentioned a week or so ago, we’re rapidly approaching the time that the military is able to most let our elected official know what we think. Below, I’ve compiled a chart of voting info.
In case you haven’t heard, in 107 days, there is a small election that no matter what you believe in or who you plan on voting for, will have a direct impact on a variety of elements of your life for the next 2-6 years.
Greetings from Fort Livingroom. I am now 35 days into my terminal leave (well 20 days PTDY and 15 days leave). I have decided to forego the “Freedom Beard” for right now (my wife threatened me with divorce) but my hair is rapidly approaching hippy level.
So since this whole COVID-19 thing started, I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands. Yes, I’ve suddenly become a teacher (I’m taking care of my oldest, while Liz takes care of our youngest) but I am only working at the office one week out of every three. That gives me a lot of time. I decided among other things to work on my Python (a lot). So I went back to the 2015 Advent of Code and just started going away. So here are the first five days of the 2015 Advent of Code.
Yesterday I did something that has been nearly 21 years in the making; I finished my last working day in the Army. While I still have 2 weeks of out processing to complete, my time has come to an end. I will be the first to admit that this is a day I never thought I would see.
I’ve always found encryption interesting. While I’m not a mathematician I understand the basics generally. That statement mostly holds true when it comes to a symmetric encryption, but not so much when we start talking about asymmetric encryption.
So since we’ve had a little bit of free time lately, I’ve been doing some python scripting. The other day I decided to go back to Advent of Code and work on it a little bit more.