The Dream We Haven’t Yet Dreamed

Awesome new TED talk…

Posted In: Videos

Engineering Marvel

[via John Battelle]

Posted In: Videos

What Annoys the Shit Out of You?

It annoys the shit out of me that so many people don’t understand the reality of the world we live in, and aren’t curious enough to take the initiative to learn. What about you? [more context here & here]

Posted In: Life

The Borgen Project

I came across the Borgen Project (via listening to the Generation App podcast on Craigslist, hearing Cara talk about finding roommates & being interested due to our recent focus on sublets, looking at her Twitter bio). The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We’re the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. What it is: History: Yep, as you can imagine based on prior writing, that seems like a worthwhile mission to me.

Posted In: Philanthropy

A Quick Update to Start 2016


A few notes to start 2016… After 5 years living a fairly nomadic life, I finally set some roots and moved back to my old stomping grounds, Queen Anne in Seattle (an awesome place to live), on August 1st. If you haven’t talked to me personally and you don’t read Geek Estate (there is no reason to if you’re not in the real estate industry), you likely don’t know I’ve been consulting for Homely / StreetAdvisor for the past few months (since June). We’ve been spending our effort getting new reviews for the best neighborhoods in Seattle & cities in the surrounding area such as Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond and working on a site redesign. I’m still … Continue reading

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The Big Short


Pretty damn interesting movie about the events leading up to the financial crash/crisis of 2007 and 2008. I highly recommend watching if you’re looking for a film to see in the next couple weeks.

Posted In: Business, Random

Kricket, a map-based, anonymous network helping refugees find safety and resources through crowdsourced geotagged information

If you’re at all interested in the ongoing refugee situation, there’s a Kickstarter campaign for Kricket you should support.

Posted In: Philanthropy