Thoughts and lessons from a techie, entrepreneur, and curious observer of the world.
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 blog
Need to think outside the workbook? Try connecting two workbooks together with a two-way relationship to logically organize your data and calculations.
Friday, December 28, 2018 blog
If you're like me, you're incredibly lazy but also want to be "rich" some day. The best way to get there is by accounting your income and expenses regularly. Here I'll relay a simple accounting strategy that I use in case it might help you.TL, DRUse to collect and categorize your in...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The holidays are upon us and it's time for reflection. I'll scribble down a few thoughts about this year and commit to some ways of improving myself. Always a good thing to do.Without a doubt, this was an incredibly busy year. Here's the skinny:A real estate project in March, Bachelor/bach...
Friday, November 23, 2018
What do you do when you've borrowed up to your maximum debt-to-income ratio and need more funds? There aren't many options: you need to reduce your debt to income. Here are a few ways to do that.
Monday, May 14, 2018
I'm getting started with Blender coming from 3dsMax a long time ago. Join me in this adventure as I post my thoughts and findings along the way.
Sunday, December 03, 2017
Just providing a quick introduction to my minecraft setup for other folks who are looking for a similarly lightweight but easy to configure installation.SummaryBuy and install Minecraft. Run the game at least once. Download and install Optifine. Download and install the Conquest resource...
Friday, November 03, 2017
Remodeling my house is one of the biggest, scariest, and most expensive things I've ever done. I made a lot of costly mistakes that I'm going to share here. Hopefully someone (myself included) can learn from them.Project DescriptionI live in a 2-story, single-family house in San Francisco. Bu...
Thursday, October 26, 2017 ob2ss
Hey folks, I wanted to give everyone a quick update on my project, Ob2SS (the Object 2 SpreadSheet script for Google Spreadsheets).First, I've moved the project to it's own domain at This helps keep my site free of baggage and gives folks a place where they can get the code, read t...
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Here are the top 3 things I love and hate would like to see change in the Grav CMS.Things to loveA flat CMS is stupendously convenient. Not having to muck around with a database saves a lot of time and headache. It makes migrations easier because you don't need to worry about where your...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Suppose you're building a spreadsheet in Google Sheets, and you have each row corresponding to- essentially- an entity. Now you're clever, and set up Apps Scripts in order to manage more complex aspects of your worksheet. But how do you pass objects from the spreadsheet context to the script c...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Suppose you have a spreadsheet to collaborate with colleagues. You've made one field where they can type in whatever they want, but you know that you want some level of standardization, otherwise you can't do aggregate analysis later. What do you do?
Thursday, June 29, 2017
With all the recent run-up of Bitcoin and Etherium, I have had a lot of friends and family come out of the woodwork asking me about it. A few of them have asked how many I own (less than you think) or how much I've made (more than I deserve). A few have asked if I have any advice, which I'm happy to provide here.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
TL, DR: Save your bank statements & check images.Today was a pretty tedious day. I had to download all of my bank statements and save each (and every) image of a check I wrote in the last 2 years. Why? Because of two important things I want to share with you so you can avoid problems in the fu...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Todays lesson is about when loved ones die and making sure you have the paperwork in order. I'm sure you're already aware of the most important advice, which is to have a will or living trust set up if you think you might kick the bucket anytime soon.
Friday, February 10, 2017
TL, DR: Seize the day, don't live a life deferred.Sometimes it's easy to fall into the trap of waiting for important things to happen in your life. There's always tomorrow, right? I've certainly found myself getting stuck in that mindset, but I had a conversation with my friend Scott that I wan...
Saturday, February 04, 2017
It's time to start writing a journal. They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and I don't have much experience journaling so I'm going to start with the Five Minute Journal. If you haven't heard of it before, it's a simple book you can write in each morning and evening...
Monday, January 02, 2017
Happy new years! Hope everyone is off to a great start. Sandy and I spent the New Years holiday in Big Sur, taking in the sights. We got lucky that it didn't rain and the natural scenery delivered a spectacular sight.
Monday, December 26, 2016 blog
This is my first blog post and the default title was "Blog Post 1". I kinda like it, so I've decided to keep it.I'll be posting about my work on Victorian Holdings, the technology I experiment with in my free time, and the lessons I learn as I make my way through life. It's mostly so I don't fo...