Husband. Father. Follower of Jesus Christ. Coloradan.
Iowa native. DevOps Engineer. Hiker & Skier. ISTJ.

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Integrating OpenStack with Active Directory: Because AD != LDAP

Craig Jellick and I speaking about integrating OpenStack with Active Directory, at the OpenStack Juno Summit in Atlanta, May 2014. Video  Slides

Grand Canyon Rim to River Trip

Today I fulfilled my dream of hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon! Click any image for a slideshow view of all the pictures. GPS tracks in Google Earth. Google Maps link.

2010 Wrap-Up

Best wishes from our family this Christmas season! 2010 was a year of many changes for us. Early on, we found out that Adena was pregnant with our third baby (a boy.)  Born on October 7, Jace Stewart was about a week past his due date.  Official stats: 8 lbs. 9 oz., 21 ¼ inches, 6:39pm.

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Mt. Democrat and Cameron Hike

Today’s outing was a hike up Mt. Democrat and Mt. Cameron with a couple friends.  The plan was to follow the Democrat/Cameron/Lincoln/Bross combo route around as far as we felt like. Met up at the US-285 and Twin Forks park-and-ride at about five minutes after five A.M. and then took one car on to the

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Why I Love Driving Through Montana and Wyoming

During the first week of August, my family and I were visiting my wife’s family in rural Antler, North Dakota.  It’s become an August tradition for us to go back for a couple weeks in August to help with the harvest.  My father-in-law raises wheat, canola, peas, and sunflowers.  The first three of those crops

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North Dakota Energy Tour

While visiting my in-laws last week, I took a day trip down to the Garrison Dam for a tour of the hydroelectric power plant.  I wasn’t sure how much I’d really get to see, not knowing the security stance of those type of places these days.  However, I was pleasantly surprised.  Not only did we

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Copper Skiing Trip

Thursday and Friday this week we went out and used our day of skiing at Copper Mountain. It turned out to be a good time to go, as there was several inches of new snow earlier in the week as well as on the days we skied. Temperatures were much lower than during our trip

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Spring Snow

This week most of Colorado was blanketed with several inches of spring snow. Here in Castle Rock we got about twelve inches, which is the most snow we’ve gotten from one storm since Thanksgiving. Copper Mountain received two feet, which is great because we are skiing there next week. We’ve had an unusually dry winter

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Unsustainable Federal Debt (read: Entitlement Programs)

PBS’s FRONTLINE tonight was an interesting look at the Federal debt during this time of a faltering economy and the affect that the Government’s entitlement programs (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid) have on it.  Currently those programs comprise roughly 40% of the Federal budget, and are projected to consume over 20% of GDP by the time

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Spring Skiing Trip

A couple weeks ago we went on our traditional spring skiing trip. Grandma usually comes out for a few days sometime around my birthday, and we take that opportunity to go ski since we can just leave the kids with her. Normally we just go to one location and ski just for one day. This

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