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July 22, 2010

Virtual Post Mail: Rocket-powered snail mail

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Despite being six months into my international travel odyssey, I’m still quite tied to the good old US of A.  As my stubborn “mispronunciation” of words like tomato, oregano, and Nissan indicates, I’m a stranger in a strange land.  I can’t help but to think of every price tag I see in US dollars, so things like American bank accounts, credit cards, and good relations with the IRS are still integral to my existence.

The Internet makes so many elements of my trip easy as, but for some reason Citibank still wants a physical address to send me useless garbage and balance transfer checks that I can never seem to opt-out of.  What’s a boy to do, short of having a friend or family member sort through all of his mail?

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June 1, 2010

Flavors.me – Web presence minus the hard work

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Flavors.meI really like the idea of everyone having a web presence, more than I like the idea of everyone having a web site.  The distinction may be hazy, but I’m talking about an online calling card of sorts that says “Hi, I’m so-and-so, here are a few key facts about me, plus some links to some various sites I use around the web”.

This presence should be publicly accessible (sure, it can link to private things such as your Facebook profile, but it can’t be your Facebook profile), and have a short and sweet URL, which you’d potentially be willing to print on a physical calling card.

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