Author: Tynan

  • What I’ve Been Thinking and Doing

    What I’ve Been Thinking and Doing

    One of the downsides of writing less frequently is that I feel more pressure for each post to be impactful (even though readers have pretty consistently told me that they just want me to write anything). This post will be a meandering one without much of a point other than to let you know what…

  • Patient and Decisive

    Patient and Decisive

    There are a few things that I consider to be the most important things to think about and focus on, primarily because they have enormous downstream effects that impact almost everything else in your life. Ironically, they also tend to be things that no one else prioritizes. A few are good sleep, social skills, and…

  • How to Love the Bear Market

    How to Love the Bear Market

    If you’re an investor in anything other than real estate, you’re probably in the middle of a bear market right now. And if you’re a real estate investor… these rising interest rates could mean choppy waters lie ahead. My largest investment by far is Ethereum, and it’s down about 80% from its all time high,…

  • Having Good Interactions With Store Employees

    Having Good Interactions With Store Employees

    The other day I walked into Dandelion Chocolate. There was a bit of a line, but the second barista, who wasn’t taking orders, asked what drink I was going to have. Iced chocolate chai (seriously, try this thing), I said. She waved me up to the front, made my drink, and said, “It’s on the…

  • Crossword Scores: Did I Get Dumber Because of Covid?

    Crossword Scores: Did I Get Dumber Because of Covid?

    My experience having covid wasn’t bad at all and I feel like I have no lasting effects, but all of the recent articles about how covid affects one’s brain long-term made me wonder whether or not it affected me. Maybe I had become dumber, but didn’t realize it! As I thought about ways that I…

  • Why Hockey is The Best Sport

    Why Hockey is The Best Sport

    It started during the Stanley Cup playoffs of last year. Las Vegas has a team called the Vegas Golden Knights, who have generally done very well since becoming a team five years ago. My friend Lucas, who recently moved to Vegas, asked if I wanted to go to one of the playoff games. I said…

  • Everything I’ve 3D Printed

    Everything I’ve 3D Printed

    The thing about a 3D printer is that buying one and learning to use it can rarely be justified by just one project. In fact, what makes it most valuable is that it can do dozens of tiny projects that could essentially not be done in any other way. And while you may think that…

  • The 285% Stock Trade

    The 285% Stock Trade

    Back in September 2020 I mentioned a stock trade that I had executed and estimated at having an 80% chance of roughly tripling and a 20% chance of going to zero. I said that if anyone asked about it I’d write a debrief, so I’m going to go over it in detail here. The reason…

  • Gear Post 2022

    Gear Post 2022

    Ok! Gear Post! I get it! For the record, I always get the gear post done as early as I can reasonably get it done, aiming for the end of the year. What often delays me is going down last minute rabbit-holes trying to find the best of something, coordinating with my brother to get…

  • Auf Wiedersehen 2021

    Auf Wiedersehen 2021

    I always write a yearly wrap-up, and this years feels harder than most. If I were to try to come up with a theme for my year it would be “sort of a weird return to partial normalcy”, which isn’t really much of a theme. But I both started and ended 2021 by traveling, which…