225 Years

Today, August 4, 2015, marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard. On this day in 1790, Congress created the Revenue Cutter Service on the recommendation of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. In 1915, the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the U.S. Life-Saving Service to form the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard […]

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.