Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Building a Virtual Sandbox (Part II) – Initial Server/Workstation

    This first system will have several duties: Workstation Git Server Ansible DNS and possibly other services as we move along. For this system, we’re using Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop.  The settings used for this systems is 2G memory, 20G disk with the basic workstation install. We’ll give this an IP of, and place it on […]

  • Been a while…

  • success vs failure #2

    I commented on Success vs. Failure in https://k5ryu.com/success-vs-failure/ I found a great article on over coming the fear of failure at https://www.happymamatales.com/overcome-the-fear-of-failure/ Read it, it’s a great read.  So, what is holding you back?  Failure?  Or the fear of “failure”?

  • Test of autoposting

    Verifing it still works!

  • success vs failure

    Failure is not the opposite of success. Failure is not overcoming. Success has plenty of “failure ” along the way – It is called learning.  Learning what not to do and what you need to do. If you never stop trying, you don’t fail.  You may decide to stop pursuing a course of action as […]

  • Humans are lousy random number generators

    After reading Bruce Culp’s December 2014 newsletter, I found it interesting that I was writing on a similar topic, but from a different direction. In Bruce’s newsletter, he mentions a Reg Parker who thought through the human process and the weaknesses in humans. I would consider this one of the first steps in social engineering, […]

  • Top 10 reasons for studying martial arts

    Another sent to me a long time ago. —————————————– 10) Broken masonry makes great drainage for potted plants. 9) Get beaten up by people half your size and twice your age. 8) Never run out of kindling wood again. 7) No need to wonder what belt to wear. 6) Get to be on first name […]

  • Cat Bathing as a Martial Art

    This was sent to me a long time ago. Enjoy! —————————————————————————– Some people say cats never have to be bathed. They say cats lick themselves clean. They say cats have a special enzyme of some sort in their saliva that works like new, improved Wisk – dislodging the dirt where it hides and whisking it […]

  • How long to be a black belt?

    Student: How long does it take to get a black belt? Instructor: 30 minutes, and 12 bucks at the nearest martial arts supply shop. Student: WHAT?! Instructor: Now, “How long does is take to BECOME a black belt?” That is a different question ..

  • Presentations

    My old presentations are still here.

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