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According to Google a medium is “a means by which something is communicated or expressed.” I suppose I have multiple mediums when you include social media like Google+ and Twitter but I also have this personal site and a technology / testing / software called My Technology Fetish. Classifying this site as my “main” medium… 

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Closing the Agoura Office – A Slideshow

It was bound to happen. When we transitioned from Conversive to Avaya, Avaya wanted us to move but after one coworker quit they were worried everyone would jump ship if they pushed the office closure. Now that we are 1.5 years after the transition they don’t seem to care. The few… 

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Freedom of the Road

Some nights I dream of hitting the open road on a motorcycle, crossing every state, sleeping where and when I need. Then I work as a freelance programmer, tester and general builder of awesome tech. In my spare time I’m a photographer. Somewhere in between I write and explore the… 

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New Open Water Materials

Just received my new Open Water materials (for the 2014 update) from PADI as part of a “Start Up Pack” that contains: OW Prescriptive Lesson Guides OW DVD Confined Water Slates Open Water Slates The latest OW Manual Quizzes & Exam booklet Exam answer keys I’m looking forward to teaching… 

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Meeting Crabtree

We were at SFO flying back to Los Angeles when we spotted him. The girl is a big Michael Crabtree fan; shame she didn’t have her Jersey. We got the next best thing, photos: I told Crabtree he’s better than Sherman. As any fan would. Let’s hope Crab stays with… 

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Tahoe @ 150,000 Miles

Last weekend we traveled to San Francisco via Stockton to check wedding Venues and on the way home the Tahoe passed the 150,000 mile mark: I’ve put quite a few miles on it over the years and I’m happy to say its running great. I think when I bought it… 

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Grandma Melva Kammerer’s Obituary

A little more than a month ago my last grandparent Melva passed away at the ripe age of 92. Grandma Melva and Grandpa Ed lived pretty close to our house growing up so my sister and I spent quite a bit of time hanging out at their house. As kids up… 

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Minimalism

A few years ago I read Leo Babauta’s book “focus”, about finding simplicity in a distracting world. Leo’s also the author of Zen Habits and Mnmlist.com two blogs on Minimalism. I don’t remember much about the book focus but I was looking at Mnmlist.com/about and a few lines about minimalism resonated with… 

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Malibu Spartan Sprint

On Saturday December 7th after running (and climbing, wading, walking, crawling, etc.) for 1:26:07 I completed the Malibu Spartan Sprint. If you’ve never heard of the Spartan Races or Sprints here’s a little info: Spartan Sprints are muddy 3+ MILES / 15+ OBSTACLES course races. The challenging sprint races are… 

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Increasing your odds of Success

Advice from Elon Musk to entrepreneurs (or anyone for anything – learning to test, program, build a company) on increasing the odds for success: Focus on something that will have high value to someone else and be rigorous in making that assessment. No wishful thinking. Being tenacious Work like hell…. 

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