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Fleeing COVID-19

There's a lot going on right now. I've been focused on getting my blog back up and running the way I want, and it's still not there yet, but at least I feel comfortable now making some updates. Frankly, I've needed an outlet for long-form writing for a while now, especially during this, and I've been considering this softare issue a blocker. Yeah, I know it looks like everything has been working all this time, and no, it hasn't quite.

Hand Stamp Security

A story I told today: Have you ever gone to a club/concert and gotten a hand stamp? And in the morning, you forget and do the typical cleaning in the shower, then as you dry yourself, you notice that the stamp is still there because you didn't give it necessary extra attention?


Last week we took a family vacation to Toronto. We all loaded up our luggage into Berta's new car and hit the road.

What You Don't Know About Presenting

I spent a year at work as a side project learning and teaching people how to have more effective meetings. It's always interesting to evaluate meetings (and presentations) to see where things could be improved.

Brewing and Blades

Last night Ken and I convened at Troy’s house for a typical brew flavoring session. We had about 2.5 gallons of unflavored product that we wanted to portion and add fruit to for flavoring.

About the Site

Hi! I'm Owen Winkler, and I write this drivel. This blog is about my own life and my random observations thereof. Sometimes I write about technical stuff here, but mostly that's at RedAlt. Please enjoy, or if not, click on my ads. Either is fine with me.