Carl T. Holscher is a compiler, writer, tinkerer, coder, designer, thinker living in Bethesda, MD.



… How do you even? I had to watch this 9 times to even begin to understand this.

… How do you even? I had to watch this 9 times to even begin to understand this.

Splintered Reality… Am I pretty now…the piano cover

Can a musician cover their own song? I think they can.


Microsoft Security Essentials

New Post - Stop paying for anti-virus protection. Get Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s free and it works.

Please top me if you’ve heard this one before.

I have _________ anti-virus installed on my computer but…

But I thought the subscription was up to date. It wasn’t and I got infected.
But I thought I had paid for protection. But I hadn’t and I got infected.
But I got a virus anyway because it wasn’t up to date.

Stop paying for Anti-Virus protection.

Microsoft has a product called Security Essentials

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The Overprotected Kid

"A preoccupation w/safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer"

A Fan Asks Mike Rowe For Life Advice... His Response Is Truly Brilliant.

What you do, who you’re with, and how you feel about the world around you, is completely up to you.


New Post - Adulting. We’re all trying to figure it out.

When I was a teenager, being an adult frightened me. I had no idea how to be an adult. All of the things I would have to manage as an adult seemed overwhelming. There was just so much and it would never stop. It would never get easier.

Now that I’m in my 30s and can look back on my teenage years and with my 20s fading into my past. I am less afraid. But I still have no idea what I am doing. But…

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The frightening thing you learn when you quit the 9 to 5

My former colleagues were getting paid to do anything but work, while for me it was simply another day. If I chose not to work, it was my loss and only mine. When you’re self-employed, every day is Wednesday.

How I Survived 6 Months Without Shopping

I knew I spent way too much money on retail shopping, especially considering how I have inconsistent sources of income, but it didn’t hit me until I realized that I could go for a few months with only the clothes in my suitcase; I ended up leaving 3-4 large boxes of clothes back home.