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Currently I do consulting which means that I travel a lot. I always need my work laptop with me for obvious reasons, but when I want to do some personal projects I won’t use a corporate laptop so I need to dual-wield. For the longest time I was bringing both my corporate and personal laptops but it had always felt like a pain. So I am now experimenting with using my iPad along with a…

Meditation is one of those things that every lifestyle and success guru seems to preach as a daily necessity. But is it really all that great? Surprisingly in my experience, doing daily meditation actually lives up to the hype. At least to some extent. Gurus by their nature oversell and blow things out of proportion, so it is no surprise this is no exception. I’ve been cycling on and off of daily meditation for a few…

One common issue you will find when you look at a lot of intermediate training programs is that they don’t do a great job at being balanced. Regardless of the fact that many programs aren’t specific to powerlifting, the big 3 (bench, squat, and deadlift) are often the center point. If we take a look at what the big 3 really focuses on muscle group wise: Bench Press: Chest and triceps, and front delts to…

Analytics are important for any site owner to get a sense of which content they are producing is getting traffic and which content isn’t. This allows you to tailor the content that you produce to be more in line with what people are evidently wanting to see. Google Analytics is the default choice for just about everyone, and for good reason. It works really well. The amount of detail you get from Google Analytics for free…

For a little while I’ve been flip-flopping on which blogging platform I wanted to end up on. There were some obvious choices, most of which I have tried to some extent and had issues with. WordPress The first obvious choice was WordPress which by far powers the most websites on the internet right now. It is open source, there are a million different web hosts for it, and it has been around forever. The community is huge…