Tag Archives: personal history

Everything is Amazing

Life is incredible. I started this blog as a creative outlet that I knew I needed. So far it’s been relatively successful. I’ve managed to share geeky parenting projects, super-nerdy internet infrastructure stories, and some personal moments via photography or just brief stories. But ultimately,

A Failed Startup and a Magical Guitar

I recently came across this photo from late 2009 (below), right around the time I launched Uvumi.com. Easily my greatest business failure, Uvumi is a platform for musicians to share their work and connect with fans. At the time, we were gunning for something that

Custom Home Office File and Dev Server

I have built plenty of “servers” over the years. That is, home-built machines pieced together with consumer-grade hardware and packed with hard drives to serve files and other services across my home and small office networks. My first file server build was for a vast

On Choosing Entrepreneurship

I’ve been drawn to entrepreneurship since I was a child. When Costco first opened a warehouse in my home town of Boise, Idaho in the early ’90s, I couldn’t believe how inexpensive candy and chewing gum was when purchased in bulk – the very same

Dogs running on a California beach at sunset

Photo: Dogs on Beach

I used to live in Eureka, California. It’s a relatively small city about five hours north of San Francisco on the Pacific coast, surrounded by redwood forests and blanketed in fog almost daily. This is where my wife and I found Stella, our beloved rescue