J. R. Swab's Blog

This Tech Lover's Daily Carry - So you may be able to guess some of the thing a guy like me carries around with him everywhere he goes, but I'm confident at least one thing on this list will surprise you. It will probably be different for many of you, so please leave a comment below telling everyone what you least expected to find... Categories: [Personal]

Merry Christmas - Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you all so much for taking the time to read my blog. I never expected to see such great feedback in such a short amount of time. I pray everyone has a great holiday season with lots of time and fun with family and friends. As always, if you want to chat with me I'... Categories: [Personal]

My New Favorite Board Game: Dominion - I have yet to meet a nerd that does not enjoy a good board game; there is strategy, excitement, and best of all no need to leave the house! Makes us introverts very pleased indeed. (Almost) Every year my wife gets me a new board or card game for my birthday. This past September she picked up Dom... Categories: [Personal]

I hate 80s Music But Fell in Love With Synthwave - Even though I was born in 1988, I grew up in love with 70s rock and roll. My favorite band was Led Zeppelin, and they influenced much of my music taste through high school and college. My musical taste was not limited to Rock, but I also listened to hip-hop, folk, and indie across many decades. Some... Categories: [Personal]

This Is What Happens When a Nerd Needs to Lose Weight - A few days ago I opened up my RSS reader and saw a post by Eric S. Raymond titled Stop whining and get the job done. I like to be motivated, so I clicked to read more. To my surprise, his post was not about something tech related but weight loss. After reading his post and hearing what he is doing... Categories: [Personal]