Of Bitcoins and Dogecoins: A New Etiquette for Tipping Dec 25, 2014 Let’s imagine something for a second. In this hypothetical situation, we’re close friends. I randomly come up to you and give you a coin worth 50 cents. Puzzled, you ask me why I did this - to which I reply that it’s just a random present. Even though I have given you something for free, chances are you’ve come away from this experience with a negative opinion of me. Either way, you probably think I’m weird. ...
Hacking My Life: Day 1 Dec 24, 2014 I did something today which may or may not throw me off my schedule - I kept falling back asleep. I was tired, but that’s not why I did it. I had two fascinating dreams and I needed to see how they ended. I’d write them here but they were both a little bizarre. So instead of waking up before 9:00am on a “weekend” (or holiday, as it were), I woke up at around 12:30pm. ...
Life on Soylent Dec 23, 2014 I have always been curious about how we could do food differently. So I recently ordered a week’s supply of Soylent. And when I say “recently”, I really should say “in June” - it took a LONG time to arrive. At first, I didn’t care much for the taste. I figured out that adding honey or 2 small packets of Starbucks Mocha coffee made it pretty fun to drink. Eventually I started drinking it plainly - after a while it’s a lot like drinking very slightly grainy water. ...
Hacking My Life: Day Zero Dec 23, 2014 Today I’m going to start a series of posts I’ve decided to call “Hacking My Life”. I am a systems administrator and I have never really had excellent organizational skills. Over the next month I intend to change that. A number of things in my life need to change, for various reasons. I need to get better and more regular sleep, sort out my work schedule, look after my life better in general and most importantly - be productive. ...