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Making friends is hard
I grew up in a small northern Ontario town in an even smaller Finnish / church cultural circle. Even as a shy young introvert, making friends in that kind of limited circle was not too difficult. My childhood was during the ...
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Apps to help guitar beginners
As a beginner guitarist, I'm always looking for smartphone apps that can help me out. I've compiled a small list of the apps I am currently using on my smartphone. I specifically avoid ones that have monthly fees, so you won't ...
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Assembling a guitar kit
My son recently requested that I build him an electric guitar. He wanted a flying-v with a custom wrap on it. I got a guitar kit from Solo Music Gear (located near Toronto, Ontario) and a skin from Axe ...
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Living in a post-truth world
People were already writing articles about post-truth back in 2017, a year after Trump came into power in the United States. Now in 2021, the fact that so many around the world (but mostly North America) have decided it is ...
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The years of COVID
I have been really lazy in getting any blog content posted as I have been mostly focusing on writing for the MadCapX crypto research newsletter and my book. These years of COVID lockdowns and various craziness is really tiring. ...
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Should you drive for UberEats?
Are you thinking about driving for UberEats to make some quick extra cash? I've done a tiny bit of regular Uber driving and a bit more of UberEats driving. Regular Uber driving is not for everyone. Apart from ...
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Over one year of cannabis
I have never smoked tobacco and I do not drink alcohol (at least not more than maybe a couple of times a year and even then I never get drunk). I have never done illegal drugs in my life and probably ...
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Try out Openbazaar
You may have heard of the decentralized open source market place called Openbazaar, but probably have not tried it out. I only say this from my own experience after having a number of items listed for sale on the ...
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Leaving my career
I officially spent my last day sitting in a full-time office job back in July of 2014, after which I tried for several years to get a small business (with a partner) to become profitable. This ultimately failed and I ...
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Archive your receipts and make money
There is an app called "Receipt Hog" which allows you to take pictures of your shopping receipts with your smartphone and gives you points for doing so. Points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, cash toward your VISA ...
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