Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Safety tip – lock up your purse at work

Another safety tip over on my business website:

Ladies. Secure your purses at work.

Most women carry a purse which contains a wallet, makeup, contact lens supplies, “feminine products” and sometimes other myriad life supplies. When they go to work, most simply find a discrete place to tuck it away since it’s too awkward to carry it around with them everywhere.

If you are one of these women, even if you work in a private company with controlled access and you implicitly trust your coworkers, you should consider taking extra steps to secure the… Continue reading

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Next Refuse to be a Victim class

My next Refuse To Be A Victim class will be on Wednesday evening February 13, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm. This one will be oriented specifically to independent teens and young adults.  Parents and guardians with children going out on their own may want to enroll them or attend with them.

More info here:
Refuse To Be A Victim logoAre your kids spending more time on their own now that they or their friends can drive? Are… Continue reading

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Twin Cities Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar

On Saturday, June 30th, 2012, I’ll be conducting a Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar at the Base Camp classroom near Fort Snelling. It’s located near the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. So it shouldn’t be too hard to get to for anyone in the Twin Cities metro area.

I’ve done some teaching over the past couple years, but mostly of it has been informal. I’ve finally gotten my act together, set up a training organization called Personally Safe LLC, and will be running… Continue reading

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While helping locate our many nerf-style projectiles from several places they had been dumped by various children, an idea for a better way to store them came to mind:

It’s a tray for .45acp ammo. Okay, so the heads on the suction cups are more like .50 caliber. But, alas, I don’t have any .50ae or .50gi trays to test this. The n-strike darts fit quite well, though.

I suppose delusional in thinking the kids will actually use this to keep their darts organized… Continue reading

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Seriously, Up Is Not A Safe Direction

Gun pointed skyward and sideways while checking for a malfunctionEven the most ignorant of gun enthusiasts typically know that at your friends is not a safe direction to point a gun. Yet too many act as though anywhere else is okay. Even at a range with official rules and perhaps even RSOs present to help enforce the rules, it seems that “pointed down range” is believed to mean pointed anywhere in the hemisphere beyond the vertical plane that is the shooting line.

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A Little Plane Ride

I went for a little plane ride yesterday. And by “little,” I mean that the airplane was a small one…that can fly upside down.

My wife is friends with a commercial airline pilot who happens to own a Pitts S-2C aerobatic biplane. A year or so ago, he invited us down to a pancake breakfast put on at a local airfield by the Young Eagles of EAA Chapter 1229. That first time, he took our family up in a Mooney 4-seater (model unknown to me) that he “borrowed” from a pilot friend of his. The second time we went to the breakfast, he had his Pitts available and took other members of my family for rides in it, one at a time. My dad posted some videos clips of the aerobatic ride Bill provided him. Unfortunately, we ran out of time that day and I missed the opportunity for a ride of my own.

Bill made sure that I didn’t miss the opportunity at yesterday’s pancake breakfast. After getting our fill of blueberry pancakes, eggs, and sausage (should I have eaten first???), Bill took me up for an amazing ride!

I too captured some video clips and photos. I also fired up Google My Tracks on my android phone to capture the route of our flight. I’ve tried to blend the three into a integrated view of the outing using Google’s My Maps:

In case that doesn’t work so well in your browser, I included links to the pictures and video here as well.

Thank you Bill for the amusement park ride in the sky. Continue reading

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Drupal to WordPress

Phew! I just got everything converted over to wordpress from drupal. It was an old version of drupal 5.0 and I didn’t want the hassle of updating to the latest 6.x. … Continue reading

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Site reorganization

Over the past day or two, I’ve reorganized a lot of content on my site to use a new content management system. I think I’ve managed to keep everything working. Old links should redirect to the new page locations.

But if something isn’t working for you please let me know so I can try to fix it… Continue reading

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