30 Day Challenge: From Chrome to Firefox

I’ve been a died-in-the-wool Chrome fan pretty much since it was released. When it came out it was a breath of fresh air compared to the nightmare of Internet Explorer and the increasingly slow and bloated Firefox. Everything was so fast. The UI was so sparse and clean. It was such a departure from the […]

What I’m Reading

The blight of Internet ads and a better way, health benefits of drinking, the problems surrounding civil forfeiture, and more.

Manhattan Boatlift

The largest-ever maritime rescue effort started with a bunch of working boats in New York harbor taking it upon themselves to help whoever they could.

Millennials Bring a New Mentality: Are We Paying Attention?

The August 2014 issue of Proceedings contains an op-ed titled “Millennials Bring a New Mentality: Does it Fit?” written by a CDR Darcie Cunningham, USCG. She makes the argument that the Millennial generation doesn’t respect tradition and authority, is only willing to do the bare minimum required, expects constant praise and promotions on their own schedule, […]