I'm a software tester, scuba instructor and occasional writer. Topics are known to include scuba diving, travel and photography. Most testing and technology topics are covered at Kenst.

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The Best Dive and Travel Bag

What’s the best dive bag? How about the best dive travel bag? Their the one and the same: Aqualung Traveler 1550 series roller bag By the end of last year (2014) this dive bag had been on countless dive trips in my car, on boats and even on airplanes. I would throw… 

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Red & Gold & Black 49er Jerseys

The San Francisco 49ers introduced a new look to their team uniforms, an alternate version that brings the team’s traditional accent color of black to the forefront as the primary color of the team’s jerseys and pants. The first alternate uniform in team history includes the team’s other traditional colors,… 

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Who has enough free time?

Coursera, CodeCademy, Code School, Coursera, edX, Khan Academy, Udacity, Udemy…. And those are just the few course providers / platform that come to mind. It seems like there are more available classes with interesting material to improve on or learn something new than every before. It’s also a bit overwhelming…. 

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Winning the #KaepernickingWorldwide Contest

In July of last year my then-girlfriend and I spent three weeks traveling mostly around the Philippines with a few days in Hong Kong and Singapore. We made the most of our trip to Singapore when we randomly stayed one night at the Marina Bay Sands hotel. (When I say… 

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Guilt about not buying music

Ever feel guilty about not buying music? I don’t mean stealing, torrenting or other ways of not paying for music. I mean the guilt of not directly paying for an artists work (song, album, video, whatever) in this day of song and video streaming. Maybe guilt is the wrong word…. 

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Our Wedding Day

Captured beautifully in 4 minutes, and fully in 12 minutes. Be sure to check out Our Engagement and Wedding photos from our photographer Anne-Claire Brun.

Your mind is software and your body is a shell…

Love this saying from @bgmasters "Your mind is software. Program it. Your body is a shell. Change it." — Chris Kenst (@ckenst) September 18, 2014 The full quote from Blake Master‘s is: Your mind is software. Program it. Your body is a shell. Change it. Death is a disease. Cure it…. 

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My Medium

According to Google a medium is “a means by which something is communicated or expressed.” I suppose I have multiple mediums when you include social media like Google+ and Twitter but I also have this personal site and a technology / testing / software called My Technology Fetish. Classifying this site as my “main” medium… 

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Closing the Agoura Office – A Slideshow

It was bound to happen. When we transitioned from Conversive to Avaya, Avaya wanted us to move but after one coworker quit they were worried everyone would jump ship if they pushed the office closure. Now that we are 1.5 years after the transition they don’t seem to care. The few… 

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Williams Terminator 2 Pinball machine

During our years at the old office, one of the more fun and unique distractions was the Terminator 2 pinball machine. Matt, John and I would spend countless hours playing it. Matt pretty much dominated everyone but with some experience I was getting better – even making it onto the… 

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