Happy Holidays

Time of year when many people visit family and friends, eat delicious food and share in the joy of giving to others is upon us. While I am not one who practices the religious festivities, I do believe that there is one thing we can do to help others and grow as humans: Love.

Love in Philly

Love not only brings us closer to one another, but also allows us to accept the differences and not create holes filled with hatred, fear and anger. It encourages us to think more deeply about the circumstances inhabiting those around us and pushes us to understand and embrace differing views.

Love is all around us and I encourage you to demonstrate your love to another person today and everyday.


Healthier Your future depends on yourself.

When I was younger, I was a much heavier weight (top weight of 265 pounds or ~120 kilos). Over an eight month period in 2003 I lost just over 100 pounds (~45 kilos) and ever since then I try to follow a healthier lifestyle (including,…


Stop Stuck Virtual Box Instance

Recently one of my Virtual Box instances was stuck in the “Stopping” mode and no matter what I did, it would not fully stop. Thankfully, after some digging, this command came in handy.

killall -9 VBoxHeadless

The -9 here is a signal which equates to:

9 KILL (non-catchable, non-ignorable kill)



Headphone Rule To disturb or not to disturb.

More often than not, one of my friends taps me on the shoulder while we are coworking to ask me a question or tell me something. As such, I had to reiterate the headphones rule to which most programmers abide. In doing so I discovered…


A New Hope No, not a Star Wars reference.

No spoiler alerts here, but I recently wrote on my casual site that I would be writing more (on both sites) and wanted to also wanted to share that update here.

Talk soon!


Life Without Regrets Empowering forward movement

We all go through life making decisions to do (or not do) things. However, I was reminded today of something I truly believe and practice: we cannot fill our lives with regret because of our past choices. Question of the Day is a new podcast…


Applications I Use (almost) Daily

Here are some of the applications I use on a regular basis.



Semblance of Stability

Life can be difficult sometimes, but remember that every challenge is merely an opportunity to learn and grow.


RE: Tech Support Helping people makes me feel ecstatic and sometimes I go far out of my way to assist someone; however, I do not think I could mentally handle tech support and admire those brave enough to endure the challenge.


Peace is present right here and now…

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take. — Thich Nhat Hanh (@thichnhathanh) October 28, 2015 I do not usually post quotes, but this tweet struck me very deeply…