Reducing WordPress Executions (Battling the Bots) – Updated

This is version 2 of this article, which was originally published on Jan 25, 2020. It has more updated information.

One of the many complaints I have about WordPress is that it has become a magnet for malicious bots. These … [continue reading]

Improving Pavel’s Quick and Dead Workout

I was going to wait until I had completed the full 12-weeks of the Quick and Dead workout, but this can’t wait. I see some potential issues with the Q&D and so have a few other commenters. First, I’ll cover … [continue reading]

What I Eat and What I Don’t Eat – 2020 Edition

It has been 3 years since the last edition of this post series.

I started this post in June 2019, but I was changing things up, so I delayed. Then I made more and more changes. I feel I’m settled … [continue reading]

5 Gallon Blood Donation – Achievement Unlocked

Today, I made my 40th whole blood donation for the state of Washington. 40 pints works out to 5 gallons!

5 gallons blood

If an average-sized male has 12 pints of blood in their body, that means I’ve completely replaced mine 3 times … [continue reading]

Pavel’s Quick & Dead vs HIT

Greg left an interesting comment on the post Notes on Pavel’s – The Quick and the Dead that I felt deserved its own post. I might need some help from the HIT experts as I have not kept up with … [continue reading]

We Used to be Neighbors

Every 10,000 miles, I take my car over to my neighborhood Jiffy Lube for an oil change. It usually takes 12-14 months to hit that marker. I don’t mind going, in fact, I enjoy the fact knowing that I’ll be … [continue reading]