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Extra, Extra! Read all about it!

Last summer I accepted a position with a startup that is best described as a hybrid book publishing platform. I loved what they were doing and saw some huge potential in it. Unfortunately, things didn’t pan out the way everybody expected, and by the end of the year, I was out of a job. A…

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Crossfit, Pain & Depression

For many of us tech folk, our hobbies usually revolve around our day to day work. For example, at my past several jobs, my work was building websites. Then, in my spare time, I’d build websites. Doesn’t sound like much of a break, does it? About 2 years ago, I found CrossFit. It was exactly…

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On to the next big adventure

In the summer of 2009, together with a couple friends we came up with the idea to start a side business offering WordPress consulting and development. We officially kicked things off on October 1st that year and by January of 2010 we had all quit our jobs to work full time at this tiny speck…

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Wedding rings and sports

I should start by saying, I haven’t worn a wedding ring in a long time. That started when I worked in a fish market where it can be dangerous to wear rings because they can get caught when moving heavy boxes and can lead to serious injury. I had heard stories of guys losing fingers…

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I’m breaking up with beer

Last June when I started losing weight, I cut back on the amount of beer I drank, which in turn helped with the weight loss. No shock there, right? No, the shock for me and beer would come several months later. I don’t recall the exact event, but I’m sure it had something to do…

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My 2015 reading list

I enjoy reading, but in the past I haven’t set aside enough time to dedicate to it. That’s been changing and I’ve been reading a fair bit more over the past 6 months or so. That fact must have leaked out to all the presenters at the Pressnomics conference last month because there were a…

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2015 Burpee Challenge

Last year my buddy Scott invited my wife and me to do a few fitness challenges. The first one involved doing roughly 6000 burpees in honor of soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. I skipped that challenge, but Scott and Chris both completed it, which was absolutely amazing. The second challenge, which…

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My Year of Beer

Late last year I was introduced to an iPhone app called Untappd. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s an app that lets you rate and check-in the beers you drink. The app gives you badges for doing things like checking in beers on holidays, checking in a certain number of unique beers, checking in beers…

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How CrossFit has lead to a happier, healthier me.

A few weeks back, my buddy Sean sent me the following email: Clearly CrossFit is working for you. Can you tell me about some of your experiences? Honestly a lot of this reminds me of how I used to work out in high school / college. Granted that was… forever ago… but watching you has me…

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A short story about a shirt

To say I have a lot of t-shirts would be quite an understatement. I go to a pretty good number of conferences and other events that hand out free shirts, I buy funny shirts from places like 6dollarshirts.com, and I absolutely love buying shirts from concerts I attend. This Micky & the Motorcars shirt falls…

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