2020 Favorites

My favorite books and more from 2020

Dec 30, 2020 · 1 min read

Favorite Ruby gems

A list of my favorite Ruby gems, mostly for Rails projects.

Dec 6, 2020 · 2 min read

US county ratings

A spreadsheet to rate US counties objectively across many factors from “Best Places To Live” to climate change and earthquake risks.

Oct 17, 2020 · 1 min read

Parallel tests on CircleCI

Speed up builds by running Rails tests in parallel and learn more about CircleCI 2.1 features.

Jan 12, 2020 · 2 min read

Reading list

My favorite books and what I’m currently reading.

Dec 31, 2019 · 2 min read

Practicing Scrum

Agile training notes from a Scrum workshop by Ron Lichty.

Aug 27, 2019 · 5 min read

Learning Go

Some resources I’ve found incredibly useful in learning Go, aka Golang.

Aug 10, 2019 · 2 min read

Postgres tips

A quick reference for working with PostgreSQL databases.

Oct 15, 2018 · 4 min read

Metaprogramming in Ruby

Some patterns, approaches, and “spells” for metaprogramming in Ruby.

Aug 20, 2017 · 1 min read

Ruby code gists for Rails

Snippets of Ruby code for faster Rails setup, development, and testing.

Aug 17, 2017 · 1 min read

SaaS pricing using PPP rates

How we made Playpass pricing more fair in all countries by using country purchasing power parity (PPP) rates instead of currency exchange rates.

Jul 30, 2017 · 3 min read

Nature meditation videos

Relaxing videos for meditating or reconnecting with nature.

Nov 15, 2015 · 1 min read

Dubai startup resources

Crash course on Dubai’s startup ecosystem from co-working spaces to accelerators and a list of Dubai startups.

Jun 22, 2014 · 2 min read

NorCal frozen berry margarita recipe

Recipe for a variation of Robb Wolf’s paleo NorCal Margarita with frozen berries instead of ice cubes.

Jan 27, 2014 · 1 min read


Poems for the love of my life

3 min read

2013 Favorites

My favorite podcasts, charities, software, websites, apps, music and more for 2013.

Dec 27, 2013 · 2 min read

Setting up Jekyll with Bootstrap, Github pages and a custom domain

Here’s how I set up this blog with Jekyll, Bootstrap, GitHub pages. Tip - clone a working Jekyll site!

Jul 26, 2013 · 1 min read

CrossFit WOD log book

Template of a Google Sheet spreadsheet to track of CrossFit WOD’s and PB’s.

Mar 6, 2013 · 1 min read

Learning with MOOC's

Mass Open Online Courses are an amazing way to learn online, for free. Here’s a list of some great free courses.

Feb 23, 2013 · 1 min read

Mapping relatives from Europe to America

A 2012 project to find out where my family came from in Germany, England, and Scotland and where they ended up in the US

Jan 1, 2013 · 3 min read

Travel guide for Dubai guests

My Airbnb guidebook of travel tips for visitors to Dubai.

Jun 1, 2012 · 7 min read

Arabic to English sports phrasebook

Sports phrases in 6 languages - English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian and Tagalog.

Nov 30, 2011 · 1 min read

Verbs in Arabic, English, and French

250+ colloquial Palestinian Arabic verbs with English and French translations.

Mar 6, 2011 · 1 min read

On being a PeacePlayer in Jerusalem

Excerpt from profile on PeacePlayers Intl by ESPN writer Chad Ford.

Oct 1, 2007 · 3 min read

Posts from the West Bank in 2006

A series of blog posts capturing the first few months of joining a peace non-profit in the West Bank and Israel. First published on TrueHoop.

Jan 1, 2007 · 26 min read

About me

I love building products that try to make the world better and bring people together.

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