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No Sleep I couldn’t sleep last night. I’m not sure if it was related to this work situation. The lack of sleep didn’t affect my day today. Side Project I worked on a side project building a chrome extension and backend API in rails. I think I’m getting close to a launchable beta. My goal […]

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§873 · January 29, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


I’m starting to understand what stress is. I’m a very calm, laid back person, so stress doesn’t hit me too much. But sometimes you feel stress. You feel it in your chest underneath your heart. There’s a little bit of a tightness. Your heart beats a little faster. I can tell I’m stressed right now. […]

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§870 · January 28, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


Yesterday, I said not everyday was a writing day. Today – that idea is true more than it was yesterday. I was laid off today. In fact, half of the company got laid off today. I’m not sure if there is a lesson to be learned. If there is, I would say it is this: […]

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§863 · January 26, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


Crap or Gold? Sturgeon’s Law says that 99% of everything is crap. However, it’s hard to know the difference between crap and gold sometimes. Writing about how not everyday is a writing day might not seem great to me, but it might change someone else’s life. Maybe what I write seems like crap to me […]

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§864 · January 26, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


My Morning Ritual Before I do anything in the morning, I read in a book. Before I grab my phone, before I go to the bathroom, before I brush my teeth, before I take out the dog, I read at least a page. I don’t have any empirical evidence, but it makes me feel better […]

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§842 · January 25, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” -William Shakespeare “All is opinion.” -Marcus Aurelius Living in a digital age where everyone has strong opinions, its nice to remind yourself that no one ever really knows how things will turn out. With that being said, here is the story of the […]

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§833 · January 24, 2017 · Daily Digest · 1 comment ·


How Not To Be Wrong Lessons in mathematical thinking I recently started reading How Not To Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg. It was recommended by Bill Gates in 2016. The book starts out by talking about mathematical thinking. They explain an example of a math problem in war. How do you most efficiently armor an airplane? […]

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§837 · January 23, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


Why I’m a horrible software consultant I try to help entrepreneurs – I don’t just take their money I was talking to a potential client earlier today. It made me think about one of the hardest parts of consulting – charging money. It’s very easy to take a client’s money and build something. That’s not […]

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§810 · January 22, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


The Vampire Test If, after having out with someone, you feel worn out and depleted, that person is a vampire. If, after hanging out with someone you still feel full of energy, that person is not a vampire. Of course, The Vampire Test works on many things in our lives, not just people – you can apply […]

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§787 · January 21, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·


Putting Yourself Out There Sharing things you create is always a little scary. Yesterday, I shared the rough draft of a podcast script. Luckily, I have great friends that read it and said great things to me about it. Shoutout to Jason and Dan. It’s been a goal of mine to share more things this […]

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§779 · January 20, 2017 · Daily Digest · (No comments) ·