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  • Abu Dhabi, Dubai & South India – Winter Excursions

    As with any new journey, part of the excitement and nervousness comes from not knowing what to expect. The United Arab Emirates and South India surprised me in many ways, and in hindsight, my favorite take away is the expanded appreciation I developed from being in these contrasting environments.  One is distinctly modern while the other…
  • Migrating to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), worth the move?

    Quality usually trumps cost when I'm shopping. I'm willing to spend a little more on a well made product that I like and know will last. My former hosting provider was relatively affordable and the return of value was ok. Making the switch to Amazon Web Services improved quality dramatically while reducing my hosting costs…
  • Summer Excursions | Lake Shrine, Santa Barbara, Providence, & Newport

    Curating a space to look and feel a certain way is a feat when done right and with precision. Rock formations by an oceanside or a vast horizon hugging the sea beneath it are forms that Nature's inbuilt mechanisms perfected long ago. I was very impressed with The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in the Pacific…