Building a Second Brain

So for 2024, I’m hoping to focus more on reading. I have gotten a little more serious as of December 2023, and one of those books that I “got serious” about was “Building a Second Brain” by Tiago Forte. Before I really started this book, I had identified that something needed to change when it came to my current note taking strategy. I’ve just started a new job over at Mohawk Industries, and I noticied that there were a lot of things that I was missing by not being able to find the notes I took on them. [Read More]

Tips to earn a SANS Certification

In late September of 2022, I began my journey towards becoming a SANS Certified Incident Handler. The entire point of the certification is: The GIAC Incident Handler certification validates a practitioner’s ability to detect, respond, and resolve computer security incidents using a wide range of essential security skills. GCIH certification holders have the knowledge needed to manage security incidents by understanding common attack techniques, vectors and tools, as well as defend against and respond to such attacks when they occur. [Read More]

Administrating a Minecraft Server

“Rebooting is a wonder drug - it fixes almost everything” ~Garrett Hazel Minecraft is a game that was released in 2009. And ever since multiplayer was added, people have gathered with others to create servers to play together. And with that would come amazing builds, fun storylines, and some friendly mischief. I was always interested since I was younger with hosting a Minecraft server myself. Part of it was to play with friends, the other reason was that I was broke. [Read More]

Getting Into Disc Golf

“Disc golf lets me forget that anything else matters. It’s all about being outside in beautiful surroundings and enjoying the complexities of the game.” ~Steve Logan In July of this year, I was introduced to the game of Disc Golf. And it’s absolutely amazing! As soon as I finished the first game with my fiance and our couple best friends, I knew that this was something that I wanted to get into. [Read More]

Back to Writing

Welp, I’m back to the blog again! It’s been about 11 months now since my last one, and a lot has changed! I’ve moved, gotten into disc golf (along with my fiance, pictured below), and I’ve gotten a new job! It’s been so fun, but things have finally settled enough for me to begin writing again. Some additional topics that I’ll be able to write about now (other then camping) is going to be Disc Golf, the Minecraft server that I administrate, and just anything else that comes to mind (cybersecurity of course as well). [Read More]

Camping on the lake

“The fire is the main comfort of camp, whether in summer or winter.” ~Henry David Thoreau Camping is such an amazing time to disconnect, relax, and just hang out with those that you want to really spend time with. Because this past Monday and Tuesday was my Girlfriend’s fall break, we both decided that I would take some PTO for Monday, and we’d have a extended camping trip. Needless to say, it was well needed. [Read More]

Welcome to, well, me!

Hi all, and welcome to my website! There are going to be a lot of things that are going to end up on this blog, but to begin with, I’m just happy you’re taking the time to read this! First, a little bit about me! I am a Security analyst by day, and a lot of different hats by night. Wether I’m out camping, playing videogames, watching a movie with my girlfriend, or helping with church, I always end up being a bit busy. [Read More]