Months ago, I compiled all of Tynan's blog posts into a Kindle friendly mobi file so I could read on the go. It was also an interesting project to sharpen my PHP skills. Tynan gave his blessing so I present to you the entire Tynan archives.
Tynan Blog Mobi with Images (~21 megabytes)
Tynan Blog Mobi without Images (1.6 megabytes)
Note, the ebook only goes up to February/March 2012 since that's when I my program. Since the website is using SETT now rather than Wordpress, I can't make it an updated one.
I also have a few others like Tim Ferriss and Sebastian Marshall (it's been months and i'm still reading his posts). Let me know if you guys are interested or know of any other great authors.
It was over two years ago that I first stumbled upon Tynan's site. I was in graduate school in Washington DC, one of the most expensive places to live and was inspired to buy my own RV. I wouldn't have to pay rent, and I could still live in any city. I purchased my Rialta almost two years ago from amazingly enough another Tynan convert. What's the odds of that?
Last year, I traveled south to Florida stopping by in a bunch of cities but not often living in the RV itself. Today, I'm traveling west to Colorado and then the West Coast. I'll be making stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and likely somewhere in between Chicago and Boulder/Denver, maybe Omaha? I'll be volunteering at a Buddhist Geeks Conference in Boulder and staying around the area for a while before heading further West to Vegas, San Fran, and/or Oregon.
I never made a lot of modifications apart from the wood floor that the last owner already put in place and the solar panels I installed. But I'm thinking of selling the RV after this trip anyway. I got an opportunity in Boston, and RVs don't fare well in the winter on the East Coast. Or I might just keep it at a friend's place on the West Coast. Will see.
I'll be documenting the trip more here and on my blog. Hopefully, everything works out, and I'll fulfill my dream of going cross country after I first read On the Road back in high school.
Being on the road, I listen to a lot of podcasts to keep my mind busy and not fall asleep. In the past, I only had two or three, but recently I listened to all of them and came across a lot more interesting ones. Fitting in with my interests, they are more business, pickup, etc. related.
http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/They interview a lot of interesting people including scientists, researchers, spiritual teachers, and what not. None of the New Age type bullshit, but you probably need at least a remote interest in Buddhism, mindfulness, or meditation to care. Anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hr, usually longer on the recent ones
http://www.daygame.com/podcast/UK guys that just talk about day game. I think there's a lot of fluff, but it does get me socially motivated to meet new people which is good when I'm visiting a new city where I know no one. They have an emphasis on honest, direct game which I like. Around a hour each.
http://radiolab.org/I've listened to every single one of their episodes. Usually they choose a broad topic or questions like Bad Guys or Colors or Guts and try to find the answer and tell a lot of antecdotes along the way. You will be entertained. And I've been unknowingly retelling the stories because they're so good. About a hour.
http://ecorner.stanford.edu/podcasts.htmlI just found this recently and only listened to two of them but boy were they really really good. Stanford Univ's Entrepeneur Center interviewing CEOs and entrepeneurs with Q&A at the end
I'm sure this is already on the docket but some ideas:
I really liked the Archives on the past Tynan site. Reading through all the old posts would be rather difficult in this new setup.
I noticed there's no website URL for commenter's profile now which is how I came across a lot of other interesting people, would be nice to put in.
I've had a prosper account for years but decided to signup for a LC one as well. I see there's a ton of promos out right now and they support affiliates. So if anyone's a member and wants me to signup through their link...send it over
I haven't seriously played poker since college and even then was only an average player. But imagining a bunch of drunk tourists, I figured I won't be the best player but will be at least among the top 3. I started reading the book tynan recommended which advises a much looser starting hand advice. The Turbo Texas program oddly will only deliver via snail mail so I haven't tried it.
Since I'm driving back to the East Coast anyway, I figured I would spend a few days in Vegas getting a cheap $25 room and playing my hand at Limit.
To my surprise, it's hard to find any limit games in Vegas apart from the very entry level 2/4. Only the Bellagio seems to have any higher limits.
On the Monday afternoon, there was one 4/8 table and one 10/20 table. The 4/8 table had a good 30 minute - 1 hour wait so I signed up for a new 10/20 table opening up.
Starting out, I felt good. Folding all the bad cards. won a hand or two. Blinds would cut down my stacks back to break even and then I would win a small hand again. Rinse and repeat. The most aggressive player is to my immediate right so I'm thankfully able to see what he does before I play. Everyone else is slightly loose but very passive. To my surprise a lot of hands never make it to flop and usually with less than 4 players. Not what the book says at all, this seems like a regular table.