Retrospective: 2016

Retrospective: 2016

As has become my custom, I take a look back at the previous year, the good and the bad, the surprising and the obvious, and reflect on the year as a whole. Many would agree with me that 2016 was not a great year. It saw turbulence across the globe, in all aspects of...

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Trip to Paradise

t was early afternoon when the telegram came. There was no earth shaking reverberation to announce the...

Goodnight, My Love

enry Manning is a promising young attorney who is lucky to have found the love of his life. However, a tragic event forces Henry to re-think everything he knows. Along the way, he'll receive help from...

Project M.A.R.S.

he first manned mission to Mars is about to begin. Dan Stapleton, the head of NASA, and the most firm believer in Project M.A.R.S. finds himself tested when an attempt on his life is made, and on the eve...

The Silence of Night

agged and bound, Arthur struggled, desperately working to free himself enough to escape. The task was made more difficult because the floor upon which...

Panic Button

he first sound Hanz was aware of was that of a high-pitched siren, blaring loudly around him. Cracking his eyes, he looked around slowly. The light was blindingly...

What Goes Around

team was rising from the streets, slowly crawling skyward in the chilled morning. The only sound came from the fall of his boots upon the pavement, echoing loudly...

Freakshows – Vol. 1

Foreword Welcome to my first collection of self-published short fiction. These stories, with the exception of "Unfinished Business" were written in 1997, during my Senior year in high-school. The final story in this collection...

Building Worlds

is hearts were pumping loudly; he could feel them beating in his chest. He glanced around nervously, hoping no one noticed, and then realized he was alone. He...
Why I’m Excited About the iPhone 7

Why I’m Excited About the iPhone 7

On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, Apple announced the latest generation of iPhone, which they’re calling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Ironically, the rumors on the internet indicate that Apple will radically re-design the iPhone in 2017, for the tenth-anniversary...

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Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant ups, and the downs being fortuitous in that they could have been far...

I'm Back!

Brad World is back and better than ever! I was fortunately able to restore nearly everything, and get it all back up and running again. That said, I have a much better backup plan in place this time. Hopefully that never happens to me again. Since I had to rebuild the...

Vacation 2015: A Tale of Three Cities

Note: This is necessarily a long post, since it will contain lots of detail about a lengthy and detailed trip. Preface If you’d like to see full highlights from our trip, I’ve put together a Google Photos album, which you can view here. This vacation story begins way...

Career 4.0

I’m about to start a new career. It’s been a while coming, but beginning in April, I start a new job. I’m still with the same company that I’ve worked for over the past 7 years, but with a new position. I will no longer be doing IT support, but instead will be a...

Another 24 Hours with a Windows Tablet

In February, 2014, I wrote a post titled "24 Hours with a Windows Tablet". I had purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, with the intention of using it primarily as a media consumption device, and having the added benefit of it being a full-blown computer that could run...

Review: HP Stream 7

How much would you pay for a 7-inch tablet? An iPad mini, with a slightly larger screen starts at $250, and most Android tablets cost at least $100–$200 or more for a decent one. What if you could get a 7-inch tablet that could also double as a full-fledged PC for...

Retrospective: 2014

As has become my habit, at the end of each year I look back at the previous 365 days, and reflect on events--good and bad--to see just how my year has gone. 2014 had its challenges, and 2015 certainly looks like it's going to be full of change, one way or another. So...

What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

Here we are in 2015, what should be the 'future', and yet it's still very much the present. As I look back at the previous year, and all the books I read, it's interesting to see where we are in regards to the fictional version of 2015--the things we have, and the...

Unthinkable: How Apple lured me back…

It's no secret that I'm a technology enthusiast; a gadget geek, through-and-through. For the past few years, I've been a huge proponent of Android, and--while not exactly bashing Apple--I haven't been the biggest fan of iOS for quite some time. But the wind started...