My Crazy World

My Crazy World

The Life and Musings of Andrew Almquist

My Life with Anxiety

Tonight, a friend of mine linked to a post from another person who suffers from anxiety.  As I was reading, I realized that while some of her experiences were similar to mine, in other ways they were very different.  Talking about myself, and sharing my experiences doesn’t cause me anxiety, so I’ll share my story… (read more)

Help Find My Cousin, Justin


My cousin Justin has been missing December of 2011 and my Aunt and his brother would really like to at least know that he is OK.  We have heard that he may have headed toward New York City, but he could be anywhere, so please pass this around and share with everyone you can.  If… (read more)

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got

Since I’ve been a member of Facebook, I’ve managed to amass over 360 friends of which many are active. Every day, more flows through my news feed than I have time to read. I read about good things and bad things that have happened. I see things that are exciting or motivational, but also things… (read more)

The Road to Hell

I’m an observer, a thinker, and a producer. I take the things that I see, mull it all over, and then produce something of value from it all. Value is something that I hold dear. It is the universal currency that can be traded with others to acquire the things that one needs to survive… (read more)

Building a PC with Two Power Supplies

I recently decided to purchase a new graphics card to replace the on-board chipset that came along with the computer I bought a couple of years ago. Now I have experience with electrical engineering. I’ve been building systems for almost 15 years. I know exactly how to do what I wanted to do, but I… (read more)

Edward Snowden, Hero or Traitor?

  “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”… (read more)

Andy’s One Week Media Challenge

Tonight was a beautiful night, so Brooke and I decided to eat dinner over at the park. While we were eating she started a conversation about some people believing some pretty stupid baseless things. Of course in our normal, scatter brained fashion this led to a number of discussions as we finished our dinner and… (read more)

He’s not a Terrorist

He’s a person whose interpretation of events around him led him to commit a terroristic act. This I say, not to anger people, or distract from the acts he committed, but to draw attention to the distinction I’m making. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon this week, was likely not born a terrorist…. (read more)

It’s Been a While

It seems I’ve lost focus on the web and blogging for a while. I’m not sure to what extent that is going to change, but in the short term, I’m thinking I’m going to write a few. Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been busy diving back into web development after 5… (read more)