Raising anchor

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I bought the last of my tickets for the 3rd leg and 3rd continent of my round the world with Sam the other day. We're heading to Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and then Southern Africa. And I'm super excited about all of it. My primary disappointment right now is that I don't think I'll be able to spend as much time as I'd like in any of the locations.

I commonly get asked two questions (normally one after the other):

  • What are you up to lately?
  • How do you afford this?

Next steps

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Today marks my last day with NowPublic. I've been with the company almost exactly 1.5 years now... I started November 26, 2007. The decision to leave NowPublic didn't come easily but I just felt quite strongly that it was time for me to work on my own projects. The team at NowPublic is made up of extremely smart people and I'm definitely going to miss working with them.

Starting on Monday I'll be focusing on a new product idea I'm planning with Sam, random development ideas, and traveling. The product idea isn't really at a state ready to be discussed in a public forum just yet but we're hoping to have something out the door towards the end of summer (as a hint, I recently registered disposablewebsites.com which I'll possibly be using as part of this).

This will be the first time that I can remember that I just have all of my time to work on my own things so I'm pretty excited for the next several months until I run out of cash ;-).

Happy birthday

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Just thought I'd write a quick post to wish my blog a happy 5th birthday :). This site's been running on 4 different platforms: MoveableType -> home grown blogging software -> Wordpress -> Drupal, 3 different servers: Home server -> co-hosted -> VPS, and has 232 posts. Which implies I post just under once a week.

I've been neglecting the blog a little since I've been in New York, but definitely not because I have a lack of things to say... mostly just that those things are really boring.

Oh, and also happy Cinco de Mayo! For those who don't know, the 5th of May is /not/ Mexico's independence day, but celebrates the day that the Mexican army defeated the french when attempting to take over the country in the 1800s. I don't recall any Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Vancouver, but it seems quite popular here... there's also better mexican food. Maybe the two are somehow connected...

Aerolineas Argentina - Only like the worst airline EVER!

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Imagine this scenario... you've decided you want to fly somewhere, so you try find some good flight deals, choose one and then book the flight. Pretty straight forward, right? Well not with Aerolineas Argentina.

I recently booked a flight to Iguazu Falls for myself, sam, and my parents. The process went something like this...

Photos from Buenos Aires

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I've finally uploaded all the last of my photos from Buenos Aires. I spent two and a half months in the city from November 2nd through January 17th and was still working for NowPublic at the time. I was able to make a couple weekend trips out of town to various places including El Tigre, Iguazu falls, Uruguay, and Machu Picchu. Most of my time in BsAs when I wasn't working was spent walking around and exploring the city.

These photos are from those wandering times around the city as opposed to any trip in particular (all of which I've previously uploaded the photos for).