7 07, 2019

Rucked: Sunday 15km

By | 2019-07-07T22:45:49+00:00 July 7th, 2019|Blog, wedge|0 Comments

This post is part of an ongoing project called The Wedge. To read more, click here. Rucking. I've been doing it for a few years now and slowly starting to indoctrinate the more crazy among my peers to start doing it too. The image for this post is taken from fitatmidlife.com, who gracefully describes the core tennets of rucking as three simple steps; Grab a backpack. Load it with about 10% of your bodyweight (as a beginner). You can use bricks, dumbbells, weight plates, or anything else that will fit. Walk – the distance and pace is up to you. [...]

2 07, 2019

One Month In

By | 2019-07-02T14:52:18+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Blog, wedge|0 Comments

This post is part of an ongoing project called The Wedge. To read more, click here. Well, we're one month into The Wedge. This far, I expected a number of minor failures of discipline. I expected to be pushing strongly toward my goal of squatting two plates but also anticipated the frequency of my writing to decline as summer started to get going. After all, if I were looking for an excuse, it would be T-ball, barbeques and the sometimes hourly schedule I've set for myself during the summer months. Topple work, training and the unexpected onto that list and [...]

24 06, 2019

So, what better than to seek judgement…

By | 2019-06-24T01:25:10+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Blog, Music, wedge|0 Comments

This post is part of an ongoing project called The Wedge. To read more, click here. Today, internet, I present my first mix. You can listen here - LINK It's top 40 stuff and a healthy dose of playing with transition effects. First time I've ever gone public with a music project in over a decade. This probably isn't the best representation of where I am in mixing, but I'm preparing a set list for the 2019 Grade 8 Grad at a local school. Looking forward to this experience to test my technical and creative ability. Hoping to soon bridge [...]

16 06, 2019

*SEC – Upgrading my infosec skill tree

By | 2019-06-16T23:32:27+00:00 June 16th, 2019|Blog, wedge|0 Comments

This post is part of an ongoing project called The Wedge. To read more, click here. Current tally: Squatting 185, up to module 3 on Cybrary and writing now! One of the goals I had set for myself was to finally obtain a credential I've long since studied for. Admittedly, I've really only dipped into the SEC+ material via a textbook that has sat beside my office desk for about two years. Even then, it's only be cursory glances. Hence, my goal of passing the test before September 1. Added onto that, I've booked my tickets to goto DEFCON for [...]

9 06, 2019

Planning the ENDEX

By | 2019-06-09T16:07:01+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Blog, wedge|0 Comments

This post is part of an ongoing project called The Wedge. To read more, click here. For the participant handout, see here: LINK When I was initially conceptualizing The Wedge, I thought of an overnight wilderness camp. Specifically, a camp where boys and fathers could come together, test themselves and get some good hard-lived moments side by side toward the same goal - finish The Wedge. I imagined the last night, where a supervisor would stay behind to make sure the sleeping kids were looked after and the rest of the dads would participate in an endurance event modelled after [...]

31 05, 2019

Wedge 001 – An exercise in self improvement.

By | 2019-06-09T16:06:58+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Blog, wedge|0 Comments

This post is part of an ongoing project called The Wedge. To read more, click here. By this time, it's undeniable. We've gotten soft. Pliable. Comfortable and complacent. A good handful of years ago, I started thinking about an answer to the impossible question - how do I do anything about a systemic problem? Not long after that, I wrote a business plan for a not-for-profit camp. A camp for boys and their fathers with a single purpose - to aggressively persue change in mindset. I attended a meeting at the Brantford Business Resource Centre to formalize the paperwork. I [...]