Tynan http://tynan.com Life Outside the Box en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:11:05 +0000 http://sett.com Sett RSS Generator Switching between QWERTY and DVORAK http://tynan.com/community/480068 After reading Tynan's post on it at the beginning of 2012, I switched over to DVORAK, and its worked out great. I'm pretty sure I type faster now, and I find it easier when writing code. The thing that messes me up lately is when I have to use other computers, like showing a family member something or at work. I sort of retained QWERTY in that when I look down at the keys, I can type at somewhat normal speed, but when I look away I lose it. It doesn't work too well though, and I end up with a lot of errors I'm not aware of cause I'm looking down. Also, I find that the more I try to reacquaint myself with QWERTY, it begins to mess up DVORAK. Any suggestions on retaining both without screwing up one or the other? Thanks

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:46:46 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/480068
Advice on how to deal with unsolicted calls with spoofed phone numbers? http://tynan.com/community/1065741 Does anyone on here know if there is any way to find out where a real call is coming from when someone is using a spoofed phone number? We talked to the local police department and they said there isn't much they can do. I'd just like to find out for sure if these are all coming from a company.

Backstory: Recently our home phone line is receiving unsolicited calls pumping us for information on apartments we have for rent. We use a cell phone for business so we know anyone that calls the home line isn't looking for an apartment. I know these are unsolicited as they are always out of state area codes on the caller ID and when they say where they are from, it never matches up....so I think that they are spoofing their phone number. The caller always says that they saw an ad on google or another website that we don't advertise with, I tried to search those sites and nothing comes up, so I know it's not a robot pulling my ad from the site I use....When we ask for a name, or to set-up an appointment, they never want to leave their name or set-up an appointment. We think it's either a real estate company looking for information on price values in our area, maybe a listing agent, or property assessor, but it's getting annoying and just want it to stop.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:37:11 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1065741
Would anyone be interested in an under 25 freelancer's meetup in SF http://tynan.com/community/1060938 I'm thinking about hosting a under 25 freelancer meetup in San Francisco, would anyone be interested or know anyone that might be interested?

I want it to be structured so that everyone who attends will be discussing in depth about their freelancing and actually engage in conversations to help eachother and talk about their freelancing experiences.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:54:02 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1060938
Superhuman By Habit Summary and Mind maps http://tynan.com/community/1058700 http://imgur.com/VWPMTEqhttp://imgur.com/oMR2qzw One addition]]> Great book Tynan, thanks for writing it!

One habit I'm trying to get into is making notes and mind maps of books that I find useful. Here are my summaries below:

http://imgur.com/VWPMTEq
http://imgur.com/oMR2qzw

One additional habit I think I might try is entering competitions. I feel like often people just don't bother and actually the standards for winning a lot of things are actually very low.

What interesting habits does everyone else have that are not included in the book?

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:10:50 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1058700
Options for PayPal? http://tynan.com/community/1057740 I have been thinking about possibly purchasing a 'hobbyist' membership, but PayPal isn't an option. Will this be changed? Im juggling between Sett, Medium and Ghost - not sure which I'll stick with, but if I am unable to pay via PayPal then I will have to stick to a free account.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:20:51 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1057740
Follow the Reviews before Playing Online Bingo Games http://tynan.com/community/1053794 Earlier there was no need to verify any hall to play bingo. People just love to flock into those halls and play. But in this age of internet players are very concerned about selecting a proper site to play securely. Thus they prefer to re]]> Good says by OnlineBingoPoint...

Earlier there was no need to verify any hall to play bingo. People just love to flock into those halls and play. But in this age of internet players are very concerned about selecting a proper site to play securely. Thus they prefer to read online bingo review before playing. Read the article @ http://sett.com/onlinebingopoint/follow-the-reviews-before-playing-online-bingo-games

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:43:52 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1053794
RV Living: Let's talk girls http://tynan.com/community/80097 Ok, let's address a topic that's certainly on the mind of any twenty-something bachelor(ette) who's planning to live in an RV: how will it affect one's love life?

To that end, Tynan mentioned: 'Pretty much everyone I've met thinks that it's outrageously cool, including attractive girls.'

Personally, I can see it working out, on paper - make sure a girl understands you live out of an RV by choice not necessity, communicate that RV life is actually a result of your bold, adventurous spirit, have a sweet RV bachelor pad with hardwood floors and soft lighting, etc - but I still have my doubts.

On the flip side of the coin, as the uninitiated (I'm still a few weeks away from being 100% moved-in), I have my own reservations and anxieties about even sleeping in the RV. I hear these will pass, but I assume most girls would have the same 'uninitiated' reservations.

So how to approach this?

Does one simply avoid the topic on the first date or first time going home together (and aim for the other's place)?

What aspects should you focus on/communicate, when talking to girls?

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:13:03 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/80097
Hi Tynan. http://tynan.com/community/1042750 Are you going to add more features to SETT as i want new features to work with?

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:47:11 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1042750
SETT bug reports http://tynan.com/community/137262 Hey, I don't see anywhere to report SETT bugs other than here, at least as a user who doesn't have a blog of his own. Anyway, aside from the iPhone display issue I mentioned yesterday, there's a more serious one I'm seeing today: I can't load up any posts on either the blog or community page. I click on them, and sometimes it does nothing, sometimes the screen briefly darkens or the loading message in the upper left corner comes up, but the post doesn't load. Same problem with the blog and community links in the upper left, but the About Tynan.com link works for some reason. I'm using Chrome version 33.0.1750.146 on an older MacBook Pro with OSX 10.8.5

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:55:27 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/137262
Finished Russian http://tynan.com/community/finished-russian Yesterday I finished the last Russian tape in my quest to learn every language. I've now completed three months of German, one of Arabic, and three of Russian. I accidentally missed one day due to food poisoning, but not counting that I've stuck with this now for 210 days in a row. My plan is to continue for approximately 870 more days, at which time I will have 27 languages down. Currently I have eight, which are English, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, Romanian, German, Arabic, and now Russian.

Russian was by far the hardest language I've ever tried to learn. I don't think it's even close. I feel about half as prepared in Russian as I felt with German, which was the same length of time. If I went to Germany, even having done the tapes four months ago, I think I could get along decently. If I was in Russia tomorrow, I think I'd have a pretty rough time.

I also didn't really like Russian very much. It felt cumbersome in the same way Latin does, requiring so much agreement between various parts of speech. I never felt like I got a great handle on all of the distinct sounds that words are made up of.

People have questioned the utility of trying to learn all of the languages as I'm doing now. Frankly, I question it, too, sometimes. I know that I won't remember it all. My Arabic has withered to the barest of understanding. I have trouble remembering some simple words in Romanian.

I'm mainly learning all of these languages just to see what will happen. Will significant exposure to 27 languages strengthen universal lingual pathways in my brain? Will knowledge of these languages hide in the recesses of my brain, ready to be activated as soon as I go to their countries and refresh my memory?

These are the things I hope for, but I also acknowledge that it's possible nothing will come of it. Maybe I'll remember as much Arabic as I now remember of high school Chemistry. Even if that's the case, sticking to something hard for such a long time is certainly building my willpower. Most people who think this is a waste of time watch far more than half an hour a day of TV, and this can't possibly be as great a waste of time as that.

So the experiment continues happily. I did my first Thai tape today. On deck after that are Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, and French.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:53:54 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/finished-russian