E Major Scale Exercise for 5 String Bass

This post lays out a simple E Major scale exercise for 5 string bass players. We have two primary goals. First, utilize the low ‘B’ string and avoid the open ‘E.’ Second, break out of the standard single-position “box” model and start moving up and down the fretboard. → Continue reading "E Major Scale Exercise for 5 String Bass"

Getting Started with WireGuard using Ubuntu and AWS

This post describes how to deploy two Ubuntu Amazon Machine Images (AMI) on AWS EC2, and then install and configure WireGuard on those machines so they can communicate with each other via an encrypted tunnel. → Continue reading "Getting Started with WireGuard using Ubuntu and AWS"

Eats and Beats Oktoberfest Izmir 2019

Everyone had a great time at Eats and Beats Oktoberfest 2019 at İzmir Arena in Bayraklı, Izmir. Check out the YouTube video below for a taste of Saturday night’s headliner, Büyük Ev Ablukada. Büyük Ev Ablukada As you would imagine, beer was a prominent part of the Oktoberfest event. → Continue reading "Eats and Beats Oktoberfest Izmir 2019"

Erkan Oğur at the Urla Jazz Festival 2019

A great time was had by all at the Urla Jazz Festival 2019 in Esopark, Urla, Izmir. Check out the YouTube video below for a taste of the performance by Erkan Oğur and Anatolian Blues. Erkan Oğur and Anatolian Blues → Continue reading "Erkan Oğur at the Urla Jazz Festival 2019"

Does the news reflect what we die from? – Our World in Data

[M]edia outlets may produce content that they think readers are most interested in, but this is not necessarily reflected in our preferences when we look for information ourselves. https://ourworldindata.org/does-the-news-reflect-what-we-die-from?linkId=68864855 → Continue reading "Does the news reflect what we die from? – Our World in Data"