Help Me Find a Parking Spot

Last week I  was sitting in bed, wrapping my brain around a programming problem presented by my newest project. With no warning, someone started pounding on the wall of my RV. No identification, no verbal communication. Just banging on the wall. Within a few seconds someone else started banging on the other side. Would you… Continue reading Help Me Find a Parking Spot

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The Risks I Take

A couple people recently have asked about the risks I take. On one hand, as they point out, I play it extremely safe by eating healthy foods and abstaining from alcohol and drugs. On the other hand, I climb construction cranes and go skydiving. Isn’t this a contradiction? It isn’t – at least in my… Continue reading The Risks I Take

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I Got Twitter.com/Tynan!

Fresh off my eleventh hour victory in buying Tynan.com, I turned my sights at my next vanity obsession, the @tynan Twitter username. I was late on the Twitter train, and by the time I climbed aboard, @tynan was taken. I settled for @tynanbtyb, which made sense back when my site was called Better Than Your… Continue reading I Got Twitter.com/Tynan!

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How to Have a Workplace Everywhere in the World for $4.18 a Month

When Todd and I arrived in Panama the second time, we couldn’t find a decent apartment to rent. Prices had gone up by 50% since the last time we visited, and it was Carnaval Season, which crushed availability. So we stayed in a hostel. The location was great, our room was decent enough, but to… Continue reading How to Have a Workplace Everywhere in the World for $4.18 a Month

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My 2009 In Review

  I’ve given up on doing my yearly or bi-yearly goals. Why? I don’t actually do them, and I don’t actually care. I like having a somewhat chaotic life, changing my priorities and focus as I go along. Most of the time when I look back at my previous incomplete goals I’m glad I didn’t… Continue reading My 2009 In Review

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The Peg System: How to Memorize Lists of Ten in Twenty Seconds

  I first learned about the peg system through pickup. The idea was simple: rather than bore a girl with dumb stories about work and parties like every other guy, you teach her an interesting skill. The next day the one guy she remembers is the one who stood out and taught her something. And… Continue reading The Peg System: How to Memorize Lists of Ten in Twenty Seconds

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