Understanding Employee Stock Options

After reading a post on Hacker News the other day, I quickly remembered what it was like working for a startup where stock options make up a significant part of your overall compensation, only to realize that you have no idea what these options are or how they work. Not knowing how to exercise them … 


A Day in the Life of a Commercial Fisherman

I originally answered a question on Quora in 2012 titled, “What does a commercial fisherman do in a typical work day?” I thought it would be worthwhile to rewrite the answer since I regularly get asked about my experience fishing on a salmon tender as a teenager and I think this is an accurate representation … 



One year ago I launched one of my favorite small side projects called Cryptonewsology. The project was designed to aggregate the various news stories on the web about cryptozoology (Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, etc.) and send an email digest full of the latest headlines to me every morning. I enjoyed the news so much, that … 



“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” -Lao Tzu


Maple Bar

Why is it that you can find Maple Bars everywhere in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, but in the Northeast, they are nowhere to be found? Even in Vermont, which is maple country. Maple Bars are one of the finest fruits of the Earth.