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The human experience is a complex endeavor, made up of emotions, experiences, and wisdoms. Each emotion, sad, angry, depressed, happy, gleeful, joyful, and many others, is necessary to get the most out of life. One must overcome hardships, dips and peaks, and struggles. Each event, positive or negative shapes who we are.
Perhaps the best way to teach, is with example. For this, I will use my own life. It is what I know best, and I believe it adequately shows the joy that can be found from the sad. When we begin this tale, I am in 1st grade, living in Garden Valley, California.
Garden Valley, perhaps the best place I have ever lived. My family actually lived a few miles outside of town, in the mountains. We had a long, steep drive-way leading down to our house. The house was a pale blue, with a darker blue lining. It was a nice house, an old house, with many fond memories. We had a deck the hanged roughly 35 feet over the garden bellow. We used to sleep on the deck, gazing at the clearest sky I have ever seen. I mentioned we lived in the mountains--that wasn't even half of it. We had forests, stretching out for what seemed like forever, and, to top it all off, a waterfall. Not a small one either. This waterfall was roughly 50 feet high. It was... Mighty. During the Summers it would dry up, and one day, my father had my brother and I climb it--no ropes, gloves, or helmets. Oh, it was marvelous.
My school, Creekside, was amazing. It was named Creekside because it actually had a small creek running through it. The education was, well, I could do exponents and double digit multiplication in 1st grade. My friends... There was Austin, Dalton, Kevin, Crystal, Matthew, and a few others. They were, epic, in the truest sense of the word. I still remember my teacher, Ms. Alan. She was really cool. My life was amazing at this point. I had never been happier in my life, but soon things would take a radical change.
So I make my living building communities for startup companies. Currently, I'm building the community around WP Engine, which provides a managed hosting platform for WordPress (Heroku for WordPress). And naturally, the tool I'm using for most of what I do is WordPress, which has an incredible community of folks adding new things to in every day.
With that background to provide the context out of the way, I'm curious to hear what problem you want to solve or what you want to accomplish with SETT. I see this at first as being something that has been done already, either with WordPress's P2 theme or even their new LiveBlog plugin.
The reason I ask is twofold: I admire and respect your work and lifestyle, and I think that I'll learn something from the conversation with you, and then add something from my own experience that will make a difference as you build the product.
Men: I am in St Maartin with limited internet access.
The good: The entire island is Duty Free. Beer, liquor and tobacco is SUPER cheap. Weather is 85 and sunny every single day. Half the island is dutch and the other half French, so very good international food.
The bad: The locals all think they are Jay Z gangsters all of the sudden. Local lady told us that gang crime is on the rise. Typical carribean negatives, big potholes and dogs walking around. No sidewalks.
Overall rating: 6-6.5 You get a pretty good bang for your buck, but I probablly wouldnt return unless in a big group. Also NOTHING for kids at all.
American express starwood upped their sign up promotion. Email me at [email protected] for a referrel.
1) Tell her you are staying in the RV while your 3 bedroom condo is being built2) Offer her a ride home, and then tell her you work for "Bangbus"3) Take a big sloppy dump and then explain how you cant flush until Tuesday4) To impress her, whip out your violin and start strumming with your penis5) Poison her6) Use some "Mystery" hypnosis
But in all seriousness, every girlfriend I ever had hated my apartment, and they also hated camping. How do you guys handle the ladies?
Some really big Octoberfests coming up in September in NYC if anyone is around. Tons of girls, beer, and preztels.
Was supposed to go to Alaska, but flying to St Maartin on sunday instead.
When was the last time you saw that gorgeous girl walk by and didn’t say a word to her. Or when you had a great idea for an adventure that could improve your life, but decided against it because it was “too risky” (aka scary)?
What if you could make it so you never had to endure that again? Never had to ask yourself “what if?” before going back to a life that’s not as awesome as you know it could be.
What if you could have the courage to get what you really wanted?
Having had the pleasure to host Tynan in Bogota, I learned a lot of things about health, primarily staying away from refined carbs and white grains. This was 2 years ago and it got me on a health kick.
Fast forward to 2012, and we just launched a product called Mama Camu. It is a spray-dried, powder extract of an Amazon Fruit called Camu Camu, which has the highest quantity of vit C of any food in the world.
Plus some other good anti-oxidant, amino acid, anti-inflammatory stuff.
Anyways, I know there are some members here who are interested in healthy lifestyle as well. The first 20 who message me will receive a free bag. US only. (On the about page of mamacamu.com there are links to 3rd party research).
I'm preparing for a few months of travelling, quitting my job and my room and see the world. Now I'm the kind of guy that over thinks too much on some stuff, this being one of it. Currently I'm preparing to get the right gear. I already have a 65-85 L backpack, which is too big so I am looking for a smaller one. The Tom Bihn would be a bit too small for me I guess, so I'm looking at something around 28 L.
Now I was wondering, what would I do if I'd go for a multi-day hike in let's say the mountains of Nepal, how would I take my rented sleeping-gear? Wouldn't it be a better idea to buy something bigger that accommodates that?
Please help me out, fellow lightweight travelers :)
I have been experimenting with Amazon Associates on my blog recently and it has been doing very well. Basically I started off trading commissions with my friend Joe from http:fitnessfromgroundzero.blogspot.com , but now I have been spreading the word out to some of my friends.
For example: My gf is about to purchase $300 in textbooks for school on Amazon, by using my link I will earn about $15.
So lets talk, lets trade. Is anyone going to make any purchases in the near future with amazon? Lets work something out.
BTW, I just added one of Tynan's books to my homepage on http://thecaptainpower.blogspot.com If someone buys Tynans book from my site, I get paid AND Tynan gets paid.
Flying to St Maartin tomorrow for a week, not sure yet about the internet situation.Power out!
This seems like the perfect place to talk a little about the latest hype in open technology that is the Raspberry Pi: It's minimalist, it's technology, it's super cost-efficient. I'm not a sales person by the way. I'm just genuinely intrigued by this idea.
And the idea is that for $25 you can get a credit-card sized computer (without a hull) operating on a Linux system with 256MB RAM and as much storage as the SD-card you give it. It's meant for schools to teach programming, but there are lot's of people getting one and building cool stuff with it. Just look around on youtube.
It even automatically starts an apache web server on boot. You can use it as a super minimalist web server - and it seems like it was made for evented programming like node.js as it supports a single execution thread very well. Also it has a lot of I/O pins that you could use for example to remote control all kinds of machinery with it.
Men: There are certain companies that I refuse to do business with, and I will like to add PAYPAL and plasticjungle to that list.
PAYPAL: I sold an item on Ebay, and someone used a stolen credit card to pay me. They retracked my payment, and after 4 months of investigations I lost my case. So its MY fault that some guy I never met in my life stole a credit card and used it on ebay? UNREAL. Paypal sucks, they are expensive, and I am done with them. I'm considering taking them to small claims court.
PlasticJungle: I bought a discounted gift card from them, and decided to try the E-code instead of the physical card. BIG MISTAKE. The e-code would not work, and it took 2 months to get my money back. Worst customer service in history, I talked to someone from India almost every day until it was resolved.
So in conclusion: I highly recommend staying away from PAYPAL and plasticjungle.com. Ebay also really sucks, but they are best game in town for auctions.
So who do I like? AMERICAN EXPRESS. Best credit card company in the world by far.