Category Archives: Personal Stories

Everything is Amazing

Life is incredible. I started this blog as a creative outlet that I knew I needed. So far it’s been relatively successful. I’ve managed to share geeky parenting projects, super-nerdy internet infrastructure stories, and some personal moments via photography or just brief stories. But ultimately,

A Failed Startup and a Magical Guitar

I recently came across this photo from late 2009 (below), right around the time I launched Uvumi.com. Easily my greatest business failure, Uvumi is a platform for musicians to share their work and connect with fans. At the time, we were gunning for something that

Custom Home Office File and Dev Server

I have built plenty of “servers” over the years. That is, home-built machines pieced together with consumer-grade hardware and packed with hard drives to serve files and other services across my home and small office networks. My first file server build was for a vast

On Choosing Entrepreneurship

I’ve been drawn to entrepreneurship since I was a child. When Costco first opened a warehouse in my home town of Boise, Idaho in the early ’90s, I couldn’t believe how inexpensive candy and chewing gum was when purchased in bulk – the very same

Pebble Smartwatch weather watch face

Review: You Should Own a Pebble Smart Watch

Smart watches are starting to become popular, though the trend in this particular style of wearable technology hasn’t really caught on yet for a number of key reasons. Mostly, battery life is an issue, and this is largely because manufacturers have decided that consumers require

Saying Goodbye to Dear Friends

Last night the oldest of my dog friends passed away. In the past two years, all three of the original crew of dogs who were my closest animal friends during the chapter of my life that began in Humboldt County, California have died. This includes