I live in Vancouver, Washington. I think that it is a perfect place to live. It's not extremely busy like a huge city but it isn't real quiet like a small town out in the middle of no where. One of my favorite things about living in the Couve isn't Vancouver itself though. Its living twenty minutes away from Portland that is the fun part.
As a College student, I dont exactly have the biggest cash flow. Unfortunately (or fortunately, who knows) I have to be creative on what I go do for fun. The thing about living by P-Town and being able to hang out there is that you get to experience it but not be overwhelmed. One of my favorite things to do, it to just go down town and people watch.
The Darth Vader, kilt wearing, unicycle riding, bagpipe playing man can be spotted quite often around the city. I think it is great. You can meet some very interesting people in Portland.
If you like interesting food, then Portland is the place to be! I love Thai food and Portland has a least 4 good Thai places you can eat. From Voodoo doughnuts to La Montage Bistro, you can't get tired of the food there. Not to mention all the random food carts!
I'm teaming with Zach and some folks to get to together a league. Are you interested?
If you have no idea what is this, take a quick look: http://www.nfl.com/fantasyfootball/fantasy101. If you like NFL, it should be fun. It's my first year too.
If you know what it is, those are the rules Zach said:
(1) two quarterbacks per team
(2) not ppc - points per catch
The way I see it (let me know if you agree or have a good argument)....
I only want to have kids if it will be a win-win-win.
A win for me, in that I will enjoy it. A win for them, in that I can raise them wonderfully and in a wonderful reality. And a win for existence, in that their existence will significantly improve the ratio of awesome to crappy.
Last month, the book club tackled Alexander the Great. An impressive military leader, he nearly had the whole world under his rule before dying at a young age. A supreme strategist, Alexander conquered many territories and tribes that were considered impossible to take over.
The Macedonian ruler would do anything to advance his life's goal of world domination. His one-track mind had many consequences with his family, soldiers, and even ancestors that were allies of his in previous generations. Alexander was most likely gay, although sexual orientation was not a distinction made in those times.
This month, we will read about Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman empire. By a lucky coincidence, the etymology of the word (and current month) August:
eighth month, 1097, from Latin Augustus (mensis), sixth month of the later Roman calendar, renamed from Sextilis in 8 B.C.E. to honor emperor Augustus Caesar, literally "Venerable Caesar" (see august (adj.)). In England, the name replaced native Weodmonað "weed month."
Let's tie in Augustus to Alexander the Great.
A couple of months ago I came across this post: http://slatestarcodex.com/2013/03/03/reactionary-philosophy-in-an-enormous-planet-sized-nutshell/ which offered a critical introduction to something called Reactionary thought. As the name suggests, it's basically about resurrecting old-world beliefs and values.
Through that post I came across blogs like this: http://www.xenosystems.net/ and this: http://moldbuggery.blogspot.co.uk/ which explain their ideas in more depth.
They have some very interesting perspectives but their ideas are way, way outside the mainstream for modern political discussion. I'm still undecided what to think of them.
I've noticed some overlap between these guys, the Lesswrong/rationalist crowd, the libertarian/passive-income guys, and the manosphere/self-improvement blogs - so I doubt I'm the only SM reader who's come across them before. What do you guys think?
Hey guys, I recently interviewed Sebastian Marshal for my blog. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/15i3vm4
So I was sending out cold emails and I got a response:
Our company is in Texas, it appears you're in CA.
How do you work with companies remotely?
Due to selective ignorance I didn't think about how to work with remote clients. Any suggestions? Btw, I'm running a video production company.
Here's a few off the top of my head:
Golden comment from Hacker News.
When Julius Cesar was little more than a rebel against the Roman Republic, he faced near certain ruin against Pompey's great international armies.
The night before the final battle, outnumbered more than 2 to 1, Cesar ordered his army: "Pull down your own ramparts and fill in the ditch, so that if we fail to win we shall have nothing. And the enemy shall see that we lack a camp, and that necessity compels us to make our quarters in theirs."
The took the battle with no hope of retreat. The only two options were win or die.