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Soccer update: new season started last night & as a defender I made my first attacking foray, making a run to succe…
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So… my simplistic, layperson’s understanding is that the climate change models don’t have the oceans rising fast en…
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11 days ago
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Our Osheaga (Montréal’s music festival) itinerary today: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Chromeo, St Vincent, Portugal The…
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Walking on Rue Clark in Montréal and a woman in an upstairs apartment is strumming & singing a pretty good renditio…
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When I played fútbol in Buenos Aires I had a much better command of Spanish than I currently have of French playing…
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24 days ago
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The Hunt for Red October, keep Sean Connery
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In a frantic rush to find a place to watch the World Cup final, we entered our 5th option, Bar Sportivo in Little I…
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Just a reminder that the entire country of Uruguay has roughly 1/4 of the population of the greater Paris metropoli…
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Having lived in Uruguay earlier this year, I’m just impressed the Uruguayan players can spend 45 minutes without th…
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6 weeks ago
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RT : Football schools now do the Neymar.
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6 weeks ago
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I hope they don’t apply similar “optimizations” to French and Italian, the 2 other languages for which I use Duolin…
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6 weeks ago
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Duolingo apparently also decided I needed to do some remedial lessons, like translating “por favor”, “aquí” and “¿D…
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In my morning routine greeted me with a message that they had “updated [my] skill tree” (whatever that is…
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So this is why everyone on our street is packing and moving. We thought there were just a lot of students in our ne…
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6 weeks ago
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We’re the only Argentina supporters at this Montréal café (bien sûr).

It’s like watching the last finals in Berli…
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6 weeks ago
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TIL that in Québec the word “dépanneur” is used to mean “convenience store”.

Google Translate says it means “troub…
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6 weeks ago
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Our two Uber drivers in Montréal today were both immigrants, which in this town means there’s a good chance English…
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7 weeks ago
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We popped into a little shop in our Montréal neighborhood and they carried Inka Cola and other South American produ…
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7 weeks ago
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I forgot to mention that I found a street in Lima dedicated to him!
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7 weeks ago
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Montréal’s airport has a computerized international entry system deployed for all passengers arriving, and one of t…
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8 weeks ago
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From: United Airlines
Subject: Important information about your connecting flight
Body: Your connecting flight has…
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Inquired about having United put us up over at LAX for a direct flight to Montreal tomorrow morning, but because it…
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8 weeks ago
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Flight maaaaay not arrive until 1 minute after our connection departs (from a different terminal). So we could be s…
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Failed to factor in that we are flying out of Burbank. We got to the airport so early that we were the only ones at…
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RT : This is the cartoon that got fired after 25 years working at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Spread it aro…
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I just saw the replay and noticed that the referee signals the review by drawing a square…
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8 weeks ago
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A side effect of being a digital nomad is the complication of rooting in the World Cup:

🇵🇪 I just spent 2 months…
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8 weeks ago
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Landed at LAX at 11:45pm, didn’t get home until 3am.

If I didn’t have to be productive later today, I would just s…
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9 weeks ago
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Missing the TV remote we had in Peru.
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9 weeks ago
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My favorite line from David Simon’s post:

“We stood in the cold on Park Avenue South a little while longer, then h…
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Any time we’re considering new places to visit we consult ’s catalog of travels to get a handle not just o…
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I used to think it was a convenient plot device to have returning to a childhood place open a floodgate of memories…
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10 weeks ago
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Boo… I committed a rookie travel mistake. TSA scan caught my 1/4 full water bottle. They wouldn’t let me dump it or…
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11 weeks ago
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I love Mexico City so much. But I’m starting to suspect Montezuma has a personal vendetta against me, after now the…
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It is mildly annoying that two of the things on people’s bucket lists that I didn’t expect to ever do (African safa…
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may 2018
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Today at the central San Pedro Market in Cusco I sat at a counter while a friendly young Peruvian woman made me a l…
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may 2018
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It’s definitely treated as a steak in terms of preparation & plating. Maybe just a tad gamy & sweete…
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may 2018
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I’ve been in Cusco for 3 days and have eaten Alpaca every day.

It’s my new favorite meat.

Pictured below: Alpaca…
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may 2018
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I’ve lived in Denver and Mexico City, but Cusco’s elevation effects are on another level. Headache and insomnia the…
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april 2018
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I dreamt that was on a plane coming to Buenos Aires and awoke with the urgent need to make reservations at…
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april 2018
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As Ryan Gosling feels about Avatar’s use of Papyrus, so do I feel about the deployment of all-caps Brush Script
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april 2018
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I just purged nearly half the accounts I follow in an effort to cope with info overload.

I didn’t unfollow anyone…
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april 2018
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“The Demise of the Nation State” (long read) applies a wider historical & geopolitical lens to the current rise of…
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april 2018
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Different cities I’ve lived in around the world have had affinities for specific dog breeds. For reasons I do not u…
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april 2018
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I just completed 2 weeks without coffee and I’d like to share with you guys the benefits I’ve experienced in my ene…
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march 2018
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Fighter jets buzzing the city at supersonic speeds, setting off car alarms and making it impossible to hear my wife…
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march 2018
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Chilean slang for a fancy or posh person is “paltón,” which means “someone who can afford to buy avocados.”

Roughl…
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march 2018
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When you hike up to see a glacier in the Andes…
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march 2018
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Found in Santiago, Chile
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february 2018
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Chile appears to have rules requiring food products to be labeled if they are: high in sugars, high in saturated fa…
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february 2018
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There is a street performer in the pedestrian street outside our building playing an out-of-tune violin. He’s on hi…
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february 2018
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If you’re in Lima between mid-March and mid-May my wife & I (digital nomads for the past 7 years) would l…
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february 2018
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iOS 11’s “Share WiFi password” functionality is a small feature but so useful with all the different cafes my wife…
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february 2018
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“It isn’t possible that repression on such a grand scale could have been organized overnight unless a totalitarian…
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february 2018
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Every Sunday morning in Montevideo we are awakened early by the clang of metal poles on asphalt as market vendors s…
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january 2018
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As final tweets go, this one from a couple months ago is a doozy.

I was a Textpattern user, a TextDrive/Joyent cus…
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january 2018
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I’m not religious but I do love history and I found Reza Azlan’s “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”…
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january 2018
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Update: power was back this morning 😅

The silver lining is that with the elevators out yesterday we got our exerc…
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january 2018
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6 hours later and still no power but we at least discovered the outage is isolated to less than our full city block…
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january 2018
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Montevideo, Uruguay. A lot of the locals are on vacation the first few weeks of January, so I can’…
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january 2018
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Montevideo in January is like Europe in August—all the locals close up shop and go on vacation, or at least focus o…
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january 2018
A framework for creating a predictable & harmonious spacing system for faster design-dev handoff
I recently worked on defining the spacing system for Practice Fusion’s EHR (Electronic Health Record) product, to ensure improved readability and consistency across all pages. I came up with 3 spacin…
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january 2018
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In the mornings I watch wild parrots gathering nest materials in the park across the street. Occasionally they clus…
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january 2018
“The Lazy River” | The New Yorker
“We are on vacation, from life and from struggle both. We are ‘going with the flow.’”
ZadieSmith  ShortStories  Travel  Vacation  Spain 
january 2018
Flexbox and Grids, your layout’s best friends
Aerolab's blog focuses on actionable design and development guides, tips and strategies. Check it out!
CSS  Flexbox  Grid  Comparison  Layout  HowTo  Development 
january 2018
Want to learn CSS Grid? Here’s my free full-length course. Merry Christmas!
The last few weeks I’ve been digging my head into CSS Grid and created a full course on the subject. And the more I learn, the more I’m convinced that this is the future of creating website layouts…
CSS  Grid  Tutorials  HowTo  Development  Layout 
january 2018
4 Season AeroDri Wool Trousers F16 – Makers & Riders | Washable Wool | Soft-Shell / Technical Gear
Men's washable wool trousers for commuting by cycle or traveling thru time zones. Pants are light and breathable in the harshest conditions. Machine Wash
Pants  Clothes  Travel  DigitalNomads 
january 2018
The 2018 Gear Post - Tynan
I'm going to do something a little bit different with the gear post this year. Usually I go over every single item in a small amount of detail. This year has o
DigitalNomads  Travel  Gear  Lists  BestOf 
january 2018
What Do You Call a World That Can’t Learn From Itself?
“There is a myth of exceptionalism in America that prevents it from looking outward, and learning from the world.”
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december 2017
Beginner’s Guide to Lean UX — Assumptions, Hypotheses and MVP
Agile framework is rapidly becoming the backbone for the companies delivering new features in quick bursts. However, during the development cycles or sprints, most of the time is still consumed in…
LeanUX  UserExperience  MVP  HowTo  Process 
december 2017
30 days deep into Figma — Full review – Noteworthy — The Journal Blog
Design tools are plenteous nowadays. I still remember using Adobe Photoshop to create User Interfaces. I switched to Sketch almost 3 years ago, with no regrets and still enjoying it. But competition…
Figma  Reviews  Design  Tools  Examples 
december 2017
Questions UX designers should be asking – uxdesign.cc – UX Design Collective
The ability to ask meaningful questions is a fundamental yet often overlooked skill in the UX Designer’s toolkit. I’ve begun to notice a clear correlation between the number of questions a designer…
Design  UserExperience  Process  Questions  Advice 
december 2017
The 4 Stages of 0->1 Products – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium
This was first published on my mailing list The Looking Glass. Every week, I answer a reader’s question. Q: In all my past roles, I’ve worked on products that were already mature, where my job was to…
Products  Advice  Process 
december 2017
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