Treadmill Desk Ultimate Review: Lifespan Fitness vs. Trek Desk vs. Exerpeutic vs. Signature 9000 vs Walkstation vs. DIY

Have you been hunting around for the right treadmill desk to buy, but having trouble deciding on which of the major treadmill desks is right for you? I had the same problem for the last year since there was no good treadmill desk reviews online, so I’ve decided to give back to the world a little bit and write my own thorough treadmill desk review here to share all of my hard earned knowledge.… read more “Treadmill Desk Ultimate Review: Lifespan Fitness vs. Trek Desk vs. Exerpeutic vs. Signature 9000 vs Walkstation vs. DIY”

A Decade Later: Advice for New College Freshmen

I am dedicating this blog post for my youngest brother, Josh. He’s going to start college in a few days at Washington & Lee over on the East Coast. One of my first friends at UW actually had a really amazing scrapbook his father had put together for him before he left for college giving him advice in a fun way on what he should and shouldn’t do while on his own for the first time.read more “A Decade Later: Advice for New College Freshmen”

Jeremy & Joel Tuesday Idea Meetings

Jeremy and I have been doing what for lack of a better term, I will call “Idea Meetings” every Tuesday.

The concept is this: we meet on Tuesday evenings at 8pm and pick a topic off our list to discuss in depth.  We spend two hours doing so.  Here is a sampling of our list of our topics:

Accessible longterm structured freetime top 10 freetime ideas, fun social constructive activities
Research how we can eat & live to increase brain power
Discipline to execute (talk about strategies to do this
Discover a list of new, challenging activities for us to participate in
Skills we would want to learn (adwords, speaking, basketball, etc)
Come up with product ideas (tech or nontech)
Build client retention management service
Keyboard shortcuts
Technologies that can boost productivity
Find good potential networking meet ups (including book clubs)
Research the people we want to be… confidence, style, swagger, abilities, skills, lifestyle
Build something useful
Use dual n back in recruiting programmers/anybody
Shopping in stores… find business ideas, marketing strategies (mall)
Personal life improvements
Great blog posts for each of our blogs
Figure out recruiting strategies
Create something interesting with google apps scripts or in marketplace
Analyze personal history to understand weaknesses and apply to present
Share computer knowledge & efficiencies
Find ways to reinforce behavior in employees

 

Foundation Trilogy Review

I recently began reading the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov. It is well known as one of the original sci-fi series written way back in 1951.  The series is actually mind-blowingly good… it’s far better than the Lord of the Rings series published at the same time.  You can also tell that the Dune series written in 1965 by Frank Herbert was very heavily influenced by this series.… read more “Foundation Trilogy Review”

Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind Review

I just finished reading the first two books in the Kingkiller Chronicles trilogy:

  1. The Name of the Wind
  2. The Wise Man’s Fear

I really enjoyed both of them.  They were two of the strongest fantasy books I’ve read in quite some time and I can’t wait for the 3rd one to come out next year.  The series is written as a metafictional story with in a story – basically it’s the hero of the story telling his story to a scribe.  … read more “Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind Review”

The Irish Curse: Great Play About Men With Small Penises

Tonight I went to the Odyssey theater in Los Angeles to see a play called “The Irish Curse”.  “The Irish Curse” is a 90 minute play set in the basement of a Catholic Church in Brooklyn.  The play features five men who attend a regular support group for men with small penises, ie the Irish curse.  … read more “The Irish Curse: Great Play About Men With Small Penises”

Unemployment

If you refuse to accept a job you consider “beneath” you, you are not truly unemployed and should receive 0 benefits.

I worked for one full year with 0 pay when starting my business. I had hopes, but also a lot of risks and no guarantees.

I am sick of my tax dollars supporting people who believe they should be mid level managers making $80,000 and so refuse to accept a job at Lowe’s paying $12/ hour.… read more “Unemployment”