The Freewrite is not a typewriter – Creating Freewrite, Part 1

  • December 22, 2016

The story starts at the end of winter, 2014. Patrick and I were both working in the Bizdom office space in Downtown Detroit, doing our best to get our startups off the ground. Patrick was building Gridpar and I was hammering away at my nutrition startup, SunDaily. We had both been through a very traumatic experience in the Bizdom accelerator program but continued working in their office for a few months after it was officially over. It was only happenstance that Patrick and I sat near each other. I had a friend that worked for Bizdom before coming into the program and he strategically set the seating...

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How to get a job at Astrohaus

  • September 29, 2016

Hello all current and future applicants, I am going to make this really easy. Here is how to get a job at Astrohaus: Find this post If you find this post, that means that you have at least Googled me and clicked around my website. It astounds me how little googling people do before coming to the interview. Write an intro A generic intro is better than no intro. A specific intro is, of course, the best. I know a lot of job seekers are following the spray and pray method but the best people know what they want and then pursue the best opportunities for them aggressively. There is no question...

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Not All Multivitamins Are Created Equal, Enough With The Nonsense Studies

  • December 19, 2013
Not All Multivitamins Are Created Equal, Enough With The Nonsense Studies

It’s been a rough week for multivitamins. Two unrelated studies were released monday along with a scathing editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine that demonstrated the lack of efficacy of multivitamins on cognitive function and cardiovascular health.  Studies:Long-Term Multivitamin Supplementation and Cognitive Function in Men: A Randomized Trial, High-Dose Multivitamins and Minerals After a Heart Attack Should we chuck our multivitamins in the bin and move on? The related editorial seems to think so: Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements If you can get past...

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The Boy Scouts Need to Be More Like the Girl Scouts

  • February 9, 2013
The Boy Scouts Need to Be More Like the Girl Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America needs to get it together.  No, I am not talking about their inability to make delicious cookies. The BSA has openly reaffirmed its policy against members of the LGBT community in their private organization.  They have removed gay leaders and scouts only to confirm that the organization's leaders are backwards pieces of crap. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart   You can read all about the controversy on wiki's page As many of you know, or may not, I was an active scout all the way from Tigers to Eagle.  That's right, I spent about 10 years...

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Lance is just like everyone else but is still a better athlete than you

  • January 24, 2013
Lance is just like everyone else but is still a better athlete than you

Lance came out last week during a landmark interview with Oprah to reveal the truth: he doped. During each and every one of his 7 wins at the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong used some combination of blood doping, EPO, cortisone and testosterone to illegally boost his performance. To anyone even casually following this saga over the past years, this news is shocking. Lance Armstrong spent the last decade systematically denying his use of PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) which involved him lying under oath, suing his accusers and deceiving his friends, family and the world.  After everything,...

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Aaron Swartz, Hacktivist Commits Suicide at 26 – Where did we go wrong?

  • January 14, 2013
Aaron Swartz, Hacktivist Commits Suicide at 26 – Where did we go wrong?

News was released today that Aaron Swartz died tragically on January 11 by suicide in his New York apartment. Aaron Swartz, a wizardly programmer who as a teenager helped develop code that delivered ever-changing Web content to users and who later became a steadfast crusader to make that information freely available, was found dead on Friday in his New York apartment. John Schwartz of the New York Times Many people across the internet are weighing in to discuss who was to blame.  Larry Lessig, Aaron's friend and one time lawyer, writes of the shame the federal prosecutors should feel...

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Read this to know why all future blog posts will be 70% incoherent and 30% squirrel

  • January 10, 2013

My resolution for 2013 is to write in this blog.  I have never really had a resolution before but I don't think that I will treat this goal as any different, its just that this one came around the beginning of the year.  The point is, that I have made it a goal to write in this blog, no matter how painful it is for me, so that is what I will do. Because, as you will quickly see if you haven't already, I am a terrible writer.  It's not that words come difficultly to me, or that I have a lack of things to say.  The problem lies in the fact that thoughts are supposed to be presented on the page...

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First Blog Post

  • January 7, 2013

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING! Seriously, how do you write a blog without sounding like an idiot or an arrogant a-hole.  My resolution for 2013 is to really try and figure this out.  So this is my first post. I heard blog posts are better with pictures so here is one I particularly like and for some reason relate to:  

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