No No No. Not In My House.

Wired and Forbes have started to shut readers out using ad block. They’ve taken the Dikembe Mutombo approach to ad free readers. Wired gave me 60 seconds of reading time before throwing a splash page in front of me asking to turn off my ad block or to pay $1/mo for an ad free reading…

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25

25. What an age. What an interesting cross-section of life. It’s really one of those ages where you can finally tell a story and need to a quote a year that it happened. “Oh it must have been 2002 or 2003 when I first saw Return of the Jedi.” Before 25 every story only happened “a…

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IBM Watson Thinks I’m Empathetic

After reading a geeky book, my step-dad learned about IBM Watson’s Personality Insights. Personality Insights extracts and analyzes a spectrum of personality attributes to help discover actionable insights about people and entities, and in turn guides end users to highly personalized interactions. The service outputs personality characteristics that are divided into three dimensions: the Big…

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What is hassle-free car care and why it benefits you

The idea behind hassle-free car care is rather simple but important. By allowing someone else to care for your vehicle, you ensure a safe and clean driving experience without any of the headache associated with regular maintenance, preserving the value of your vehicle. Buying and owning a car is one of the most expensive purchases…

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Struggling to find centralized resources

Cantonese isn’t a popular language to learn and I’m finding a definite lack of free centralized resources because of it. Duolingo teaches you Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, and English by gamifying language learning. Did I mention it’s free? There are a bunch of language teaching apps on the marketplace like Duolingo but…

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italki, you teachi Cantonese: My first Cantonse lesson with an italki teacher

italki is an online language learning service where you can find the best language teachers from around the world. It’s the fastest, most convenient way to become fluent in a foreign language. via italki [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”#0000ff” class=”” size=””]Conversational in Cantonese by May 2016[/pullquote] Quickly learning a new language is never something I’ve attempted…

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Cantonese Video Introduction

I set a challenge for myself in my first Cantonese blog post. I challenged myself to record a video introduction. With one hour left in the day, I (mostly) completed my challenge. I didn’t memorize it. The tones are still giving me trouble. I’m still very choppy but I think setting these tough but reachable…

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Five with Fiverr: My Fiverr-versary

Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide. via Wikipedia Fiverr is a great marketplace where anyone can offer a service starting…

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My New Favorite Cantonese Word

Let’s learn some Cantonese! This is where I’ll post some phrases and translations. Māau (maau1) Māau pronounced like “mao” which sounds like the sounds a cat makes. So māau is Cantonese for cat. māau = cat Even though I’m a dog person, I love it because it’s so easy to remember! It was pretty embarrassing at how…

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