Becoming a Novice Swing Trader

I’m finally getting serious and focusing on becoming a novice swing trader. This is the only form of trading that I can realistically focus on right now since I typically work 50-70 hours per week not including commute time. I get up at 4:00 am to be at work by 6:00, then work until at…

Building a new VPS using Ubuntu and Docker

I’m working on building up a new VPS using Ubuntu 20.04 and Docker for all the services. This seems straight forward, but so far it’s presented some unique issues that I don’t think I’d have on a conventional setup. I think the first trouble I ran into is just the number of prebuilt images available…

We just filled our 3rd 15 yard dumpster

The room that doesn’t want to be a room This is our third 15 yard dumpster from The Pink Dumpster. We filled this one mostly with drywall from the kitchen and the back bedroom. We’re in the process of removing the back room because, as Alexis pointed out, it doesn’t want to be a room….

Options are hard

So now I’m down around $80 on my 2 options trades. That’s about $50 outside my current risk tolerance. Not good. My other positions on Robinhood are doing well. Showing gains on all 5 positions, recommended from Top 5 S&P 500 Stock Picks To Buy Now by Steven Cress. I’m now following him. As far…

Wild Swings in the Market

Today I witnessed some wild swings in the options market. I’m currently holding 5 stocks that were recommended in a recent Seeking Alpha article and 2 options contracts each for 2 weed stocks. The stocks did okay. Three up and 2 down for the day, but all up overall. The options were a totally different…

We bought a 120-year-old house!

We bought a house and we’re very excited. It’s like buying a piece of history! This was the first house that we looked at, though we looked at a couple of others, and the first house that we bid on. Obviously, the house will need some work. From what I can tell looking at the…

Kratky Method Hydroponics

In researching hydroponics on the Internet, I ran across something pretty amazing. It’s Kratky Method which is a totally passive, zero electricity method for hydroponics. Yeah, dead simple. I’ve been working on getting my own hydroponics system setup and have been researching various circulation systems and methods, different layouts, blah, blah, etc. Then I discovered…

3D Printing Problems

My printer had been working pretty well for a long time. The quality had started to slowly degrade, but I still considered it well within acceptable tolerances. Then, finally, I started experiencing intermittent clogs. I tried cleaning the nozzle as best as I could, soaking in acetone (well, my girlfriend’s nail polish remover), heating the…

Import Google contacts into abook

I’ve been trying to figure out how to import Google contacts into abook for awhile. I was repeatedly disappointed that I couldn’t find any useful and up-to-date instructions or scripts. It turns out that abook is way more powerful and configurable than I thought. The answer was right in front of me the whole time….

Installing ArchLinux with Encrypted LVM, UEFI and GPT

This is not a definitive guide. This is just what I learned installing and booting to a command prompt with /boot, /home and root defined as logical volumes inside of an encrypted partition. As I’ve said, this is by no means an exhaustive guide. It’s more like a list of specific steps and resources for…