Taking Care of Yourself


During the pandemic we have all had to sacrifice. One of the big things that I’ve seen as a diabetic at 60 years old is that you can’t just sit in the house. I have new aches and pains, my mind runs wild with what are these pains. Plus my blood sugar has not been good.

Here is what I’ve decided to do because I didn’t like that feeling.

  • Set times to get up and walk. It doesn’t matter where, just 20 minutes every few hours.
  • Take another break every hour for 5 minutes to stretch, do 10 push-ups, jump rope for a minute, or something to get the blood flowing.
  • Three meals a day mostly protein, about 40 grams of carbs. Don’t eat after 7pm. Below is an example, but you get the idea.
    • Breakfast – eggs, sausage, wheat toast
    • Lunch – tuna creations or water canned tuna, salad and a small carb
    • Dinner – chicken, fish or beef with a vegetable, some Greek yogurt for carbs
    • Snacks of nuts, seeds, baby carrots, celery

You also need some other type of exercise. I prefer after 7pm so that I get all the tension out from the day. Be it a treadmill, lifting weights, Karate, jogging, bike riding, outside or stationary. Just do something for 30 to 45 minutes. It also leads to a cool down, relaxing shower and a bottle of water. I also take this time after getting settled in after the shower to read, or listen to one of my podcasts I’m subscribed to.

I hope everyone is staying safe, and remember it’s about your health and everyone else’s.

New Year-New Focus


Long time no posts. As always I set a goal to write a lot more frequently, but I don’t. Life gets in the way, and blogging isn’t a top priority for me when it doesn’t bring in money to pay the bills.

I turned 60 in 2019, while working two jobs an average of 78 hours a week. So, you can see that I don’t have much time for writing, let alone sleeping or spending time with the children. I’ve made it so that I do get Saturday off from my second job, which allows me to have one day not working for someone else other than myself and my family.

This year my ultimate goal is to be able to only work one job. With that I can start to do other things that I want to do, but can’t.

  1. Spend time with my family
  2. Do some training for certifications
  3. Read
  4. Eat right and take physical care of myself
  5. Write on this blog
  6. Take an actual vacation and not worry about money or how I’m going to pay for it

Wishlist item for the year:

Microsoft please allow Windows Terminal to open multiple tabs of an editor using different accounts. I use ConEmu because I can’t open 2 tabs of PowerShell, one of Office365, Azure, and one for my AD admin account/Exchange hybrid

The New Chromium Edge Address Bar Search


I’m trying out the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Beta right now. I like what I’ve seen so far in it’s speed of browsing and that it will allow you to add Chrome extensions and themes with some extra setting changes. You can check out the helpful blog posts at MSPoweruser.com

As for changing the default search in the address bar from Bing to Google or anything else it is completely different from the way you are used to adding search engines to IE. To do it with this Chromium beta version of Edge here is what you need to do.

  1. Click the 3 orbs in the top right of Edge and Go to Settings
  2. In Settings click “Privacy and Services”
  3. At the bottom you will see ” Address Bar” – Click it to open
  4. Click “Manage Search Engines”
  5. In the new window click “Add”
  6. In the three box type as follows
    1. Descriptive Name (Google)
    2. The URL without the https (google.com)
    3. Then this more cryptic line which fills the query: {google:baseURL}search?q=%s
  7. Click Add
  8. Click the blue colored Address Bar words on the page to go back to the main Address Bar settings page

From there you can choose your default search from the drop down choices on the “Search engine used in the address bar” line. You have now added a search engine and set it as the default.

Happy browsing!