Teens Texting and Driving Video

The video above was published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to educate viewers on texting while driving. Teens spend their time texting on the phone not realizing they are swerving into other lanes or right off the road. Most of the incidents result in a panic of over corrective steering.

As a parent of teenagers, I find this video a bit disconcerting. I believe the biggest thing for parents is to lead by example and certainly not perform this type of behavior themselves. Moreover, express the importance of giving 110% attention to the road while driving.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a non-profit, charitable organization based in Washington DC. The purpose of their research is to communicate their findings to policy makers, safety partners and the media.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Places”

Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?

Some of the best memories I have in my life are from being in the mountains. The mountains, which in a single view are breathtaking as they are enormous. It’s amazing to witness the amazing power of what the earth results in when the crust that floats above the earth’s core can create. Continue reading “Places”

Install WordPress and NGINX on Raspberry Pi

I have been evaluating the idea of spinning up a Digital Ocean VM for my web hosting as a cost effective alternative to shared web hosting. Digital Ocean requires you to know how to understand operating systems, I just happen to be the right guy for the job. I wanted to field test my future setup on my Raspberry Pi to get an idea of how much time it is going to take and what I can do to tune it for maximum performance. All of my sites have been converted to WordPress, my desire was to build a LEMP (Linux Engine-X, MySQL and PHP) stack to accommodate this setup. Continue reading “Install WordPress and NGINX on Raspberry Pi”

How Childhood Hobbies Influenced my Career Choice

Today, one of the Desk Community members came up with this topic:

What hobbies and/or talents did you take up between childhood and high school and how did they guide or not guide you into your current career choices and hobbies done in your free time now? Continue reading “How Childhood Hobbies Influenced my Career Choice”