The Ochos

I posted this on Facebook for all those that are friends with me there. But I think it needs a formal place here on the blog…the announcement of the twins born on 8/8/2016 With a triumphant roar, the Patterson boys came into this world on 8⁄8. Evan Michael lead the way at 10:32am coming in at 5lbs 9oz and measuring 18 inches. His brother Andrew Douglas gave mom a bit more trouble and made a fashionably late appearance at 11:16 after an emergency c-section.

Encryption

Looks like the government is at it again now that Apple has come out stating that they are not going to roll over and provide a master key to their iPhone software. Really NSA? How about the part where the terrorist didn’t use encryption in these attacks. European media outlets are reporting that the location of a raid conducted on a suspected safe house Wednesday morning was extracted from a cellphone, apparently belonging to one of the attackers, found in the trash outside the Bataclan concert hall massacre.

2016 Goals

As in past years, I’m being open and honest about my goals for the year. Keeping yourself accountable is a big part of success so the more people that see this can also call me on excuses as they come up. I’ve never really hit 100% of my goals and I think that’s ok. Goals are meant to stretch you and make you work really hard for something. This makes the reward all the sweeter.

2015 Goals Review

Another year and its time to check out the score card on the 2015 goals. This is going to be a rough one folks. Sleep Goal 7 hours. Actual: 6.5 Grade: C Running Goal: a distance race. Actual: None Grade: F Code / Write / Ship! Goal: Ship something Actual: None Grade: F Make something with my hands Goal: Make something Actual: Built a few shelves, added on to the raised garden, created a retaining wall / planting area

Bloom County

Many of you out there may not be fans Bloom County but Berkeley Breathed is showing right now why he is one of the very best. Over the past month or so, cold hearted Steve Dallas has been on a journey through lost love, a mid life crisis, star wars and depression. In the end, he shows us that there is more to life than getting ahead at work and buying “things”.