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A Military Unit Deployment isn’t a Vacation for Service Members

Many people who've never served in or around the military think the wrong things about it. They think a unit deployment is something like a vacation. To be fair, the…

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Living in Hawaii – Before I was in the Military and while I was in the Military

I don't have fond memories of Hawaii. That isn't saying much because I choose not to remember everything I dealt with when I lived there, either time. Before the military,…

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My AMP Only Website – I’m Seeing Validation Errors after more than a Week

I passed the one week mark on the 14th or the 15th of January, depending on your time zone. The 12th and the 13th are the dates of the validation…

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Mayor James Leonard Gordon – Honoring the Father of Olongapo City

His full name was James Leonard Tagle Gordon. He was the first mayor of Olongapo City, serving from December 30, 1963 to February 20, 1967 (his death). Mayor Gordon was…

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Computer Skills to Pay the Bills – I Learned without any Technical Training

People ask me from time to time where I acquired my computer skills as well as my programming skills. Most believe I went to one school or another, perhaps even…

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Typing versus Keyboarding – The Typist is a Dying Breed

Anyone can peck the keys on a keyboard. Typing is an acquired skill. There are very few real typists today compared to when I learned how to type. I learned…

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Fast Food Restaurant Chains in the Philippines – American Style

When you live in a country like the United States, you take fast food for granted. You grew up with most of the familiar fast food restaurant chains. It's where…

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A Planned Vacation to a Place near London, England

I absent-mindedly mentioned I was planning a vacation in England to a friend on Facebook Messenger. He mentioned the narrow roads and double-decker buses in London. Josie (my wife) and…

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Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8 – A Linux Mint Annoyance

I do all of my Linux Mint updates from a sudo su terminal command line. This locale error appears enough times when I do a "dist-upgrade" to be annoying. Today,…

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Why I won’t Write for American Expats in the Philippines

Very little of what I write is for American expats in the Philippines. Why? Because some of them are the most thankless people I've ever met (online only, of course).…

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