Splitboarding in Antarctica

Last month I took the trip of a lifetime — Ice Axe Expeditions‘ Antarctic ski mountaineering cruise. I’ve been working hard on progressing my snowboarding over the past few years, and in particular getting out on a splitboard. A splitboard is a snowboard that splits down the middle into two skis — you can use […]

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SXSW Trip Report

Last weekend, Taylor Caby and I headed down to Austin for the SXSW Interactive festival.  We had a great time meeting some interesting people, catching a few tech panels, and exploring Austin. Who Won? Whenever people do a recap on SXSW, they seem to focus on “who won” the event.  Probably a little silly, but […]

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Vietnam Trip Report

Vietnam is a country that I’ve been itching to visit for a while now.  At the end of February, my girlfriend and I took off from DC with a couple of friends to explore Vietnam over the course of two full weeks. Our itinerary included six stops: Hanoi We arrived in Hanoi (via Seoul) around […]

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Startup Ideas

This is going to be a blog post about startup ideas, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t start off by saying… Ideas are worthless Execution is everything.  This concept is hammered home in the startup and business world, but I know that coming from a poker background, I underestimated it at first.  It’s cliche, […]

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Get Technical in 2012

Happy New Years everybody!  One of my favorite parts of 2011 was the amount of fun and interesting business ideas I have been able to work on. Many of these ideas were brought to me by poker players, and one overwhelming theme was “I have a great idea but no technical skills to implement it.” […]

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Thanksgiving DraftDay Freeroll

First off, Happy Thanksgiving and hope everyone has a great holiday! Now, time to brag — I absolutely crushed it last week on DraftDay!  I’m a pretty big fantasy fish, so I’m going to milk this one for all it’s worth. I entered the same team into all of my games (hedging is for wimps) […]

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Trip Report: A Day at The Inn at Little Washington

This summer I was fortunate enough to spend a day with my girlfriend and four friends at The Inn at Little Washington cooking with Chef Patrick O’Connell followed by an amazing meal.  It was a truly incredible experience worthy of a trip report! Food & Friends I won this adventure at The Inn through Food […]

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The Importance of a Domain Name

Your web business’ domain name is your first impression with users and potential customers.  The right one can give you instant credibility, succinctly express what your business is all about, or go viral. That said, buying an eye-popping, expensive domain name is far from necessary to start a successful business, and in many cases can […]

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Book Review: Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness

About a year ago I received Tony Hsieh’s book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose as a gift.  I knew Tony had been involved with the meteoric rise of Zappos.com, but to be honest I wasn’t terribly motivated to read what I figured was a feel-good book about some guy who delivers […]

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A Poker Player’s Take on the DC Food Scene

One of the best parts about living in Washington, DC is the incredibly diverse and awesome food scene.  I’m always getting requests from friends passing through town asking where they should go, so today I’m going to put together a list of my personal favorite DC restaurants. When my girlfriend and I moved to DC […]

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