• All About a Boy

    On March 3, 1978, in the only hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I was born into this world kicking and screaming, and my parents often remind me that I haven't changed much since. I choose to take that as a compliment. My kicking and screaming isn't a vulgar retaliation against the injustices of this world that have caused me great suffering and misfortune, for I've lived a truly blessed life. Wonderful parents, wonderful siblings, wonderful friends. I even had a wonderful dog once, but he ran away. And I've had my fair share of wonderful experiences. My kicking and screaming is a celebration of life, a manifestation of the joy I feel for being alive. It's a manic urge to express myself through a number of mediums in loud, bright colors that say "Thank you God for blessing me with so much!" Not to say that I don't paint gloomier themes in darker colors sometimes, as manic urges are just one part of an alternating cycle of highs and lows. I'm sure a graph of my life would alternate erratically back and forth across that central axis that represents "normality", but I can say truthfully that I'm happy the curves of my life have never become lines, especially ones that rest flat on that central axis. I plan to go on kicking and screaming when I can, and when I can't, in those periods of self-reflection and soul-searching that I sometimes desperately crave, I hope to learn how to kick harder and scream louder. Not to lash out, but to be heard. Not to hurt, but to help. To change. And to create.

    That's my deepest desire, my one true driving energy. To create. And a tortuous, sometimes agonizing path it has been to discovering how best to create. It's a path I'll most likely spend my entire life stumbling down, discovering new outlets for my creative urges as I go. I see a lot of Vincent van Gogh in me. Not that I'll ever have his talent (although he'd be the first to argue that talent can be a very subjective thing), or necessarily find that one medium of expression to so faithfully, and painfully, pursue, but I feel that same feverish drive to create at times, and I've seen how it can lead me to both great joy and misery, often simultaneously. And to think I was once an aspiring engineer. Oh, the roads we travel in life. Never knowing the way because we never know the final destination.

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Drobo 4-bay USB 3.0 (3rd Generation) Storage Array Review

Posted on 06/17/2014

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I own two 2nd-generation Drobo 4-bay devices, and I’ve definitely had a love-hate relationship with them. Both Drobos had to be replaced at one point because of issues with the Firewire connections. Fortunately Drobo’s customer service did a good job of working with me (the second time around at least), but it was still a frustrating experience. The biggest problem by far though with the first two generations of Drobos, and a constant source of frustration for me, was the […]

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Canon PowerShot S100 – Six Weeks On

Posted on 02/15/2012

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Dropping 430 big buckaroos at Christmas for a Canon PowerShot S100 (and waiting several weeks stuck in the quagmire of backorder hell), I added the first point-and-shoot camera to my arsenal since 2003, when I bought the very underwhelming Canon PowerShot S50 while living in Hawaii (and after several years of unrequited love, that oddly-designed little camera died on me in 2007). While I’m fairly happy with my iPhone 4 camera for candid shots while out and about, I have […]

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