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The Best VPN?

After researching and testing multiple VPN services for my iPhone and home computer, I have settled on Mullvad for their dead simple account creation, extreme privacy, use of OpenVPN, and the ability to pay with Bitcoin. And yes, they are fast as well. 

Contemplation

If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things — that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment.

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Difficulty

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” —Stephen Hawking

Pardon the Mess

I have decided to use Wordpress.com to host Indigo Spot. Please pardon the mess while I clean up some old mark-up and mistakes. The decision was prompted by the need to focus on writing and get away from screwing around with self-hosting tools and other backend tools. Time to return to content creation.

Feelin' Good

Teaching a high intensity Zumba class makes you feel good.

2016 Reading Challenge

As the end of the year approaches, I am also approaching my goal of reading 52 books this year. The tally is 51 as of today. I have several in progress. However, a few of the books could be classified as novellas. I shouldn't nitpick, but I may still try to read a few more full-length books anyhow.

Piper

Piper is a short from Disney Pixar. Go buy it. It's six minutes of wonderment.

No Regrets

Were I to live my life over again, I should live it just as I have lived it; I neither complain of the past, nor do I fear the future; and if I am not much deceived, I am the same within that I am without … I have seen the grass, the blossom, and the fruit, and now see the withering; happily, however, because naturally.

On Dying

"He does not lose anything, for with the loss of himself he loses the knowledge of loss." – Jack London, The Sea-Wolf

To the Google Cloud

Despite my distaste for all things Google, I've decided to give Google Compute Engine a try to see if there is a cost savings to be had over Amazon AWS offerings. The site has been completely migrated and is running on what I consider to be underpowered hardware. I will scale it up if necessary, but I want to see how much I can push this configuration before it locks up.

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