My Journey to Better Privacy (Part 1: Search)

Introduction The subject of privacy, for me, is one I’ve been more or less dodging for a long time. It’s something I feel strongly about. I make half-hearted attempts at improving it now and then. But overall I’ve mostly let it go by the wayside. It’s really easy to retweet statements by privacy-focused groups or… Continue reading My Journey to Better Privacy (Part 1: Search)

My First Mobile App

Over the last several months I’ve been on a journey to a) learn Swift and b) create my very first mobile application. And I’m proud to announce that it is complete! Named “The Simple Workout”, it is exactly that. Just a simple, randomized workout using bodyweight exercises. It’s based loosely on the card deck workout,… Continue reading My First Mobile App

App Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for apps developed by me. Information Collection, Use, and Sharing Data is not collected, used, or shared. Your Access and My Security Measures No data is collected, therefore no access or security is needed.

Giving God Control(?)

Many times we tell God that we’re giving Him control, then continue trying to drive life ourselves. It’s like asking an expert to guide you through a new city, then holding onto the steering wheel the entire time. Below is an excellent portrayal of this attitude in action by my talented sister Lauren Adlman.

Why God

I’m proud to introduce the first collaborative effort between myself and my sister, Lauren Adlman. This is a cartoon reminding us that the very things we see as failures and shortcomings God is using for His perfect will, and ultimately for our good.

SQL Server “Failed to open loopback connection”

TLDR: If you have the SQL Browser Service disabled then you must also have Shared Memory enabled, otherwise SQL Server can’t communicate with itself. While setting up a sandbox Always On Availability Group cluster recently I ran into some unexpected behavior. The first sign of problems was that SQL Agent would not start. The service… Continue reading SQL Server “Failed to open loopback connection”

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God Wants Only Your Good, Even When It Doesn’t Feel That Way

One thing that has surprised me as a parent is how often interactions between my kids and myself mirror my relationship with God. Parenthood really gives you a unique opportunity to be on the flip side of the interaction, where you’re now the one trying to work for the good of someone who you love… Continue reading God Wants Only Your Good, Even When It Doesn’t Feel That Way