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Finding work/life balance as a consultant living in Lake Tahoe

Damian Sowers

Full-stack programmer and sometimes I write stuff..

March 26, 2014

Do you love where you live? Does it amaze you and keep you curious and engaged?

The Tibetans say the secret to happiness is building up all three legs of the Tripod of Happiness. The Tripod of Happiness is about having something to do, someone to love, and somewhere to be. I think a lot of people don’t truly satisfy the third leg of this . . .

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Introducing Synchronous Preview

The Silvrback writing experience is now even better

Damian Sowers

Full-stack programmer and sometimes I write stuff..

March 26, 2014

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I've never liked the way live-previews are implemented with Markdown editors.

The preview usually divides the writing space, which is an unacceptable compromise, in my mind.

In addition, the human brain is piss poor at multitasking (especially my brain). Our attention is constantly divided when there is something changing on the same . . .

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Write under the influence

A sober writer is a pretentious writer

Damian Sowers

Full-stack programmer and sometimes I write stuff..

March 26, 2014

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Choose your drug: alcohol, marijuana, mushrooms… Any one of these will make your writing better, especially if you’re writing something personal.

Writing is only interesting to other people if it is deeply revealing. Your brain has a self defense mechanism which prevents you from divulging too much of yourself to perfect strangers. . . .

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Introducing Silvrback

Own Your Brand

Damian Sowers

Full-stack programmer and sometimes I write stuff..

March 26, 2014

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Silvrback is a hosted, markdown-powered blog combined with a bio page. The platform is as clean and simple as Medium, while giving you complete control over your own brand. Sign up

I built Silvrback because none of the existing blogging platforms satisfied me completely.

Medium is great for readers but it is bad for writers. Readers are . . .

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Sacrificing Everything For My Dog

How I Became a Programmer

Damian Sowers

Full-stack programmer and sometimes I write stuff..

August 26, 2013

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Nobody will bat an eye if you’re making big sacrifices to give your children a better life. This sacrificial behavior is hard wired into our DNA and it’s expected of every parent. In fact, evolution depends on this behavior.

However, if you tell somebody you’re restructuring your life to make your dog happy, there’s a good chance they will . . .

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