Weightlifting, cooking, self improvement, and moral support for the Oxford comma.
My Life Purpose Statement
My Life Purpose is to help others realize their full potential as a result of my own personal growth. Everything that I do to help myself now carries with it the responsibility to use it to help others.
I'll start the year by giving you my recipe for my amazing black bean dip. It's a wonderful dip for when you're watching football or hockey. Or anything else, for that matter. Enjoy! Don's Black Bean Dip
Two cans (15.5 ounces each) of black beans One small (4 oz.) can of green chili peppers One garlic clove, minced One teaspoon cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (or dried onion flakes or fresh onion) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons chipotle sauce; I like Pass Out. Optional: Hot sauce of choice Real easy; Just dump everything into a food processor and blend until smooth enough to suit your tastes. I use a stick blender and blend it right in the container, so it can be stored in the refrigerator (assuming there are leftovers, which hardly ever happens). Great with Green Mountain Gringo Tortilla Strips Quick backstory: I fell in love with Desert Pepper Black Bean Dip, but at five bucks a jar I was spending at least $20 a month on the stuff. I checked out the ingredients and did a pre…
With Easter 2018 here, I feel it's important to consider non-Christians, and why (and what) they might consider for this important day.
Believe. Believe in renewal. Believe in the idea that you can always start over, start fresh, start to build a new life free of the failings of your past.
Forgive. Forgive others to avoid bitterness. Forgive yourself for your past transgressions, mistakes, and lapses in judgement. Forgive your future self -- because you know you'll mess up yet again.
Embrace. Embrace, if not the faith, the very idea of some kind of perfection, existing somewhere, that calls you to be a better person. A kind of unobtainable perfection that is still worth striving for.
Even more than January 1, Easter is the time to expect a better future. It represents rebirth, forgiveness, life. Contemplate a be…
So here's the amazing project I'm building at Red Hat:
I'm putting together an end-to-end architecture guide for building Cloud Native applications the Red Hat Way.
It includes microservices running in Linux containers, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Ansible and many other technologies.
There will be associated code -- an online store -- to demonstrate the architecture.
It will all be open source.
The first version of the project will be written in Java. After that, I'll add versions in the following languages (in order of appearance): Go, node.js, Python, .NET (C#, F# and VB).
This is a huge and very cool opportunity for me.