Hosting a Damn Website on AWS for Normal People

Hosting a Damn Website on AWS for Normal People

Update November 14th, 2016 – “Google Apps for Work” is now called the “G Suite”, no I’m not kidding Ok, so you have to be a bit techie, so… almost normal people. Hosting in the Cloud without cPanel This has been a huge frustration for me and was always my problem, I like building things – I […]

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Damn Simple Green Smoothie

Damn Simple Green Smoothie

I enjoy exploring food, in the laziest way possible. Eating and trying new foods has not always been a pastime of mine – my parents could attest to more than one night of making myself a bologna and cheese sandwich for dinner because I didn’t want what they were serving (I might’ve been a picky child), but I […]

Finding Your Startup

Finding Your Startup

Since I’ve now been at two different startups I’ve had people ask how exactly I found these small companies? The age of Monster and CareerBuilder has long passed in lieu of Indeed and SimplyHired (of which I used Indeed and their daily job emails extensively when searching for a traditional job – it’s a great service), but some of […]

Tagify.io – Build a Better Instagram Audience

Tagify.io – Build a Better Instagram Audience

Introducing my latest project – Tagify.io, a better way to build your audience on Instagram by finding related, trending hashtags for your photos. I’ve always enjoyed taking photos and finding an outlet to show them off to my mom, I think the natural progression was something of – Flickr My own website gallery Back to Flickr […]

Damn Simple Guide to Better Coffee

Damn Simple Guide to Better Coffee

I’ve been asked a  few times mid-pourover why coffee I make seems to taste better than what they’re used to – and the reality is it’s pretty damn easy to make good coffee. This may not be the “best” coffee, or the “perfect” technique, but that’s not the point here – this is the 80/20 […]

An Underwater Photography Kit for Under $1,200

An Underwater Photography Kit for Under $1,200

In early February I spent nine days in Costa Rica and finally decided to try something other than lugging my Canon 40D everywhere I went – so yet again I delved into the ever-changing landscape of digital cameras. I wanted something portable that could also take photos I could make large prints of (I have […]

Cilantro Lime Popcorn

Cilantro Lime Popcorn

Summer’s coming and it’s overcast and rainy today – what could be better than some fresh popped popcorn with a twist of lime and cilantro? As of 9pm, absolutely nothing. Step 1 Put the lid on and heat the oil up using a single kernel to know when we’re ready.   Step 2 After the single kernel has popped, […]