Life

Welcome to the new journey

This is the first post on my new blogging platform that I've written from scratch using Flask and Python. I've been using Drupal to host annvix.com for quite some time (mostly for consulting client information) and have used WordPress for years on linsec.ca. To be quite honest, I'm tired of Drupal, Wordpress, and PHP in general so I set out to try something new. I have been using Flask at work now ...

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Bye Bye Mediawiki

Just a quick note to say that I've shifted things around and have put most of the mediawiki content on as pages on the blog. This way I don't have to worry about updating both mediawiki and wordpress. I'm getting older and have less interest in patching things unnecessarily, so I've moved all of that information over. As a result, all of the old Annvix content is now gone as well. ...

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Merry Christmas 2014!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from my family to yours. My wife found the most awesome card for my teammates at work and it is just too good not to share with everyone -- for those who are programmers or into IT, this is perhaps one of the most fitting cards for our industry. =)

God bless you all and my prayer for each and every ...

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20 years of tattoo collecting

So this year I'm going to be 38, which means that I've been collecting tattoos for 20 years. The biggest "rush" of ink has been in the last 5-6 years as I've actually been able to afford it, whereas before it was getting a piece done whenever I could spare a few hundred dollars (which wasn't often) and it also meant the pieces were smaller. The challenge with the sleeves was that we ...

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Angela's First

I've been collecting tattoos for 20 years. In that time, Angela has never gotten a tattoo. Her sisters and her brother all have, but she was the last of the great holdouts. I'm pleased to announce that as of January 29th, that is no longer the case! Angela has lost her tattoo virginity. And I couldn't be prouder. =)

For one, she handled it like a trooper. She went ...

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40 day social media fast

Being sick this Christmas season with a cold and a middle ear infection caused me to spend more time than I normally would have on Twitter and Facebook because it was a complete time-killer and I didn't have energy for anything productive. In fact, my one goal for this week and a half off of work was to clean my office and as I sit here typing this, I'm taking sad glances around me, ...

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Merry Christmas 2013!

Merry Christmas to all my friends, family, co-workers, partners-in-crime, and just generally everyone else out there. I share a wonderful eCard with you all. May it bring you much joy and laughter.

God bless the faithful!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

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Last tattoo session pics

Today I got more work done on my sleeve, but I'd neglected to post (and even take!) pictures of the next-to-last session. So if you look at Flickr you'll see the last bits I got done (the flaming cross and re-darkening the tribal Jesus), but not the stuff before that (which actually consisted of two sessions). I'm so bad for that.

Anyways, the pics don't really do it justice as it's a hard thing ...

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Some changes...

The blog needed an updated look. I think I kinda like this new look. Much cleaner and sharper.

I think I'm going to be doing more "life" blogging from this point forward. The tech stuff is important, but so is "real life". So there should be more stuff of the Life category going forwards. That stuff I don't think gets syndicated to Fedora Planet, so if this makes it there I'll ...

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