Author: Samuel Liles

How to study: Reading a journal article

Academic journal articles come in a variety of flavors, qualities, and availabilities. If you have been gathering journal articles and other artifacts of scholars over your academic career you will have a healthy trove of original and recent articles. Each…

How to study: When there is a text book

The following is NOT the only way to study. It is a way to study and I expect you will adapt it and make it your own. Between an associates degree, two bachelors degrees, a masters degree and a doctoral degree…

Out with 2018 and in with 2019

This year was very interesting for Sydney, Stuart, Simon and Sam. We gave away, or threw away over 90% of our stuff. Changed where we live. Changed our jobs Changed how we live. Well we had a lot going on.…

EOTI Refit: Dinghy and Solar Arch

Eoti came with a set of davits and an engine launch crane. The davits had been modified to take an OEM solar ready kit which a newish Kyocera 260 watt panel had been installed on. The davits are nice davits…

EOTI Refit: Life Raft

The Plastimo 6 person LifeRaft that came with the boat was due for inspection in June 2018. We bought the boat in March and sailed down the Atlantic Coast figuring that it would likely be just fine. In June we…

EOTI Refit: Zarcor Doors

Use cases are important to understand and are usually the case upon which most people argue. I would remind the reader this is how I am refitting my boat and you may take a different path on your refit. We…

EOTI Refit: Mattresses

If you are going to live and cruise on a boat you are going to want to sleep. We never want to feel like we are camping. We want to have the live aboard lifestyle with out the fuss and…

Socrates and the Consensus Leader

“You’re always telling me what to do!” “You never tell me what to do!” “You’re to lazy to actually lead!”   A subordinate in a stressful situation can make a lot of allegations but the root of the problem may…

OK… I won’t kill Selil.com off.

Jeepers. Y’all get upset fast about a free website. All of the original content of the domain will remain. The links if you have them should continue to work.

The end of Selil.com

Soon the website selil.com will no longer exist. The name is being retired after 21 years of being registered as a domain name, 30 years use as an email address and sysop handle, and nearly 45 years in since it…

New jobs and lifestyle changes

In November of 2017 my former agency leadership decided to go with a career intelligence community professional to lead a cyber program rather than the cyber guy (me!). This isn’t necessarily a bad choice but it put me in a…