Out for tapas with Katie and Dad!

Pata Negra is an excellent little tapas place near the riverside, halfway between the hill we live on and Újlak to the north. The food is sometimes a little hit and miss – the red wine chorizo is great, but some staples are not that brilliant and others are outright odd. Still, overall a great place with decent atmosphere and a Sangría that should come with its own weekend safety brief  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Taken on Feb 25, 2018 @ 20:16 near Pata Negra Budapest, this photo was originally posted on my Instagram. You can see the original on Instagram by clicking here.

Krak’n Town is crackin’!

Krak’n Town is crackin’! We visited Budapest’s one and only steampunk themed restaurant for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner, and had an absolute blast. Great place, good atmosphere and quirky yet yummy dishes! Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Taken on Feb 15, 2018 @ 17:45 near Krak'n Town, this photo was originally posted on my Instagram. You can see the original on Instagram by clicking here..

Five years

Five years ago, the love of my life boarded a plane in DC and landed in London. She didn’t know what she was getting into, and I guess there were times that were beyond what she bargained for. Later that year, we got civilly married. She stood by me as I was recovering from a life threatening illness, she helped me find normalcy, and gave me the five best years of my life. Happy sort of anniversary, Katie. I love you to MACS0647-JD and back.

Taken on Jan 20, 2018 @ 00:00 near Budapest, Hungary, this photo was originally posted on my Instagram. You can see the original on Instagram by clicking here.

A walk in the light haze of Pannonhalma.

A walk in the light haze of Pannonhalma. The Archabbey is beautifully maintained and wonderfully well-kept, as are the grounds. As one of the iconic Benedictine abbeys of Hungary and part of the UNESCO world heritage, it is definitely worth a visit.

Taken on Dec 26, 2017 @ 14:14 near Pannonhalma Archabbey, this photo was originally posted on my Instagram. You can see the original on Instagram by clicking here..

I could tell you…

Courtesy of a buddy in satellite reconnaissance, he sent me a few of these t-shirts of a project so secret, they did not even allow an official mission patch to be designed. The (somewhat clumsy) Latin on the patch translates to “I could tell you… but then I would have to kill you.”

Taken on Dec 08, 2017 @ 13:40 near Budapest II. kerület, this photo was originally posted on my Instagram. You can see the original on Instagram by clicking here..

Epidemiologists, here’s your chance to make your parents proud.

I found this t-shirt as a stocking stuffer for my dad, who still doesn’t really know what I do for a living, other than that it has ‘to do with viruses’ (yeah… almost, Dad.). Epidemiology geeks, there’s hope: here’s your chance to make your parents proud this Christmas!

Taken on Dec 06, 2017 @ 23:26 near Budapest II. kerület, this photo was originally posted on my Instagram. You can see the original on Instagram by clicking here..

The first slow cooked venison stew of the season!

Two pounds of top grade Hungarian venison most of a bottle of Cabernet Franc Time for the Christmas season’s first slow-cooked venison stew!

Taken on Dec 02, 2017 @ 10:04 near Budapest II. kerület, this photo was originally posted on my Instagram. You can see the original on Instagram by clicking here..

The wife has a new coworker.

The wife has a new coworker. She’s very fluffy but occasionally needs boops on her noes. We pay her in cuddles and in food, of course. Lots of it

Taken on Nov 30, 2017 @ 13:48 near Budapest, Hungary, this photo was originally posted on my Instagram. You can see the original on Instagram by clicking here..

In which my awesome father-in-law has taken care of my bedtime reading

In which my awesome father-in-law has taken care of my bedtime reading for the foreseeable future... :) thank you so so much! ️ I've only had an hour or so to go through them but can already see the difference between these books and the rest of the SDR literature out there. Instead of clobbering the reader with heavy maths out of the gate or reading like something written by radio anoraks for radio anoraks, the Clarks' books read easy while going deep. If you have any interest in #sdr #radio or are as lucky as I was to have picked up a #HackRF for Christmas, you MUST get these books!

I only had an hour or so to go through them but can already see the difference between these books and the rest of the SDR literature out there. Instead of clobbering the reader with heavy maths out of the gate or reading like something written by radio anoraks for radio anoraks, the Clarks’ books read easy while going deep. If you have any interest in sdr radio or are as lucky as I was to have picked up a HackRF for Christmas, you MUST get these books!