2011 Goal Update (March)

This is my third monthly report on how I’m doing with my goals for 2011: Read the Book of Mormon again. Still really behind. Caught up some, but then went on vacation and then work took over my life for a week, so back to being really behind. Earn as much from my side business as I do from my day job. Earnings have made a major recovery, and at the moment it looks like I might actually...

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Zend Studio now free for Zend Certified Engineers

Just got the very good news that Zen Studio ($299) is now free for Zend Certified Engineers. Neat! I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while, but wasn’t willing to spend $299 for it. Zend Studio is built on Eclipse (which is free for everybody), so it has a very small learning curve for those already familiar with Eclipse. My initial impression is that it is just an easier to use...

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Awkward Turtles finally in print — and 3 copies sold!

Awkward Turtles finally in print — and 3 copies sold!

A long time ago, in a city far far away, I started writing a book codenamed The Project. My secret mission was to write a Choose Your Own Adventure-style book outlining the entire dating history of my at-the-time girlfriend (Becca) and myself. If you aren’t familiar with Choose Your Own Adventure books, I’ll give you a brief summary. Basically every page or two you are asked to make...

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Bank Robbery Stats

I’ve been watching The Kill Point on Netflix. This is a short series about a bunch of military guys that take hostages in a bank. I’ve seen a bunch of these types of shows recently, and have started to wonder how often banks actually get robbed. I don’t get the news, and I never see anything about it in my feed reader, so it seems like it is an incredibly rare thing. To find...

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Netflix: Complain and Get an Account Credit

I watch a lot of TV and movies. According to FeedFliks, I watch about 75 titles per week on Netflix, and I probably watch another 5-10 titles on Hulu every week. Watching so much Netflix has given me the opportunity to experience all the pros and cons of a Netflix membership. Overall I’d say my $7.99 per month is well spent: I get access to thousands of titles and I don’t have to...

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