Category Archives: General

So I Started Counting My Steps

My brother gave me a Fitbit One for my birthday back in August. I was initially skeptical about where or not I’d find it useful, and actually didn’t even start using it until 3 weeks ago. It’s an activity tracker, … Continue reading

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One Month Rails Update

As previously mentioned, I’ve begun the One Month Rails course to learn a little bit about coding. Unfortunately, given some time constraints, it’s looking more like it will be a Three Month Rails course. I’m about a third of the … Continue reading

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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

The NYT has a brief survey that seems to be effective at predicting the origin of the way you speak. Not surprisingly, mine shows up as just generic Boston/NY/NJ. Interestingly, a friend who’s from Tennessee, but spent a good portion … Continue reading

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Regional Differences in Words for Things, Like Beer

Via Chartporn: ‘Beer’: Not to be confused with ‘Bear’: ‘Tea’: More here. I thought ‘Pineapple’ was interesting, as I hadn’t realized English and Spanish are the outiers.

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Tyler Cowen on Black Friday Economics

From 2011, but still relevant: In fact it seems that early December has in general the cheapest prices of the year, not Black Friday. Dare I suggest that some people like waiting in those lines with their thermos cups and … Continue reading

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Texas Venison Sausage

Happy thanksgiving from Austin.

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Trendy on a Budget

My good friend Linda Nguyen was featured and interviewed in today’s Boston Globe for her ‘Trendy on a Budget’ blog and Instagram feed. “At first glance, 32-year-old South Boston resident Linda Nguyen appears to be your average compliance specialist at a financial … Continue reading

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Lightroom 5 Preset: Wild West

Here’s my eleventh free Lightroom 5 preset, Wild West. I’d put it in the vintage photo category — it adds subtle sephia overtones and dulls the saturation. It seems to work best when there’s a subject in the foreground. It’s … Continue reading

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My good friend, Mr. Scott Sigel, has a hand in this great company. They recently rebranded and were written up in TechCrunch today: Makeably, the New York-based, custom-made goods marketplace that closed on seed funding from Great Oaks, 500 Startups and others … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Suffer Through Bad Meetings

A very true post from my friend Adam Sigel: The other day my friend Max was asking how to have better meetings. He’s a bright guy, so I was sort of surprised that the obvious answer evaded him: have an agenda and … Continue reading

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