Category Archives: Work

Turn links into cash? Review

I just signed up for, created by the folks behind Flixya. The idea is that you can turn links into cash, because they show ads– either with frames or intermissions– and split the revenue with you. I’d often wondered if services like TinyURL could do something like this. Take a look at, and sign up for free. Continue reading

Life is nothing without goals: 2008

Yesterday, I talked with my friend Steven. We’ve been friends for many, many years. However, he has selected a much different path than mine, and we haven’t talked much recently. The main thing that struck me from our conversation is that he doesn’t know what to do with his life. What to spend his time on, what kind of job to get, what kind of life to live. He’s taking some time off from school, and it’s mainly for the purpose of finding a job. But he has only vague ideas of the job he’s seeking. My impression was that he needed motivation.


I recently picked up this small booklet from a local Target retailer. It was a great read, especially for a disorganized person like me. (Note, though, that organization is learned, not inherited.) A good portion of the book talks about setting very specific plans, missions, and goals for cleaning up and organizing. Why do they spend so much time on such trivial talk, when they could instead be getting down to the nitty gritty techniques that really make a difference? (These techniques are also included.) Continue reading

Adventures in Parenting Updates

I made a number of updates to my mom’s parenting website, including:

  • Fixed padding around images,
  • Adding the MySpace image to the featured post’s excerpt,
  • Removing dates from posts,
  • Fixing the archive excerpts,
  • Fixing the titles of the Archive pages,
  • And fixing the Podcast Archive.

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20 Days Until Christmas: A Reflection

christmas-tree-mold.jpg Can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday I was working at my summer internship with Google. It was truly an amazing experience, and very humbling to work with such bright people. Recently, I’ve been catching myself wishing that other people were smarter. Well, it’s usually me who’s the dumb one. At the same time, I realized the potential I really did have to pull off some crucial projects. I have to be honest: working in Software Quality Assurance Engineering wasn’t a glamorous job. There were times when we simply had to yield to the developers. But having the opportunity to try new features before they hit production, and having the pride of catching a critical bug, were all incredible rushes to have on the job.

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Thor Schrock from the Next Internet Millionaire

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There’s a product being launched tomorrow called the Secret Classroom, which will contain DVD videos of all the presentations given at the Next Internet Millionaire. In case you haven’t heard of it yet, the Next Internet Millionaire is the world’s first Internet reality show. That means it’s a reality show created from the ground-up to be broadcast exclusively online. It’s created by Joel Comm and Eric Holmlund, two expert Internet marketers who have made millions of dollars online. Now, you can find plenty of hype about it elsewhere, but my blog is going to be 100% hype-free. Just the facts. And if you have any questions about the product, I invite you to post a comment right here on my blog. I read all of the comments posted on my blog, and if you ask a question, I’ll respond, too. Continue reading