As we approach the middle of 2014 it seems a proper time to review our resolutions that we laid out ahead of ourselves at the beginning of the year, so without further ado, this was what I wrote in my first post of 2014. Learn how to code and develop (In progress: Node.js) Learn more about L…

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Where to begin? Let us start with a review of the year past, 2013. A year marked with bumps, frugality and transition, 2013 definitely tested my patience and determination. The year started off with the closure of Plink Digital, the web development and digital marketing startup I had started with t…

  • 2014 2013 Year in Review

Note: I wrote this a couple years ago and just recently found this again on my Google Drive. Thought it would be interesting to post it back up now that the Great Recession has passed and reflect on my musings while it was all happening. My views have shifted since this essay, but I would very much …

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We have all seen those videos from the ABC News segments, "What Would You Do?" where John Quinones sets up a situation of conflict or illegal activity in public settings with actors, then focuses on whether or not bystanders react to the situation. Whenever I watched any of these videos I asked mys…

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This cheesecake is actually a modified recipe of the cheesecake I learned to make while I was working in the Wine Cask in Santa Barbara, CA during my college days. I made some substitutions with some of the harder to find recipe ingredients and added a little touch of flavor at the end. I hope yo…

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