Creating a website can seem like an impossible task for anyone without technical knowledge. Without knowing how to do this on your own, the choices for establishing an online presence seem to be: Spend a lot of money hiring a consultant or attempt to figure it out on your own without any frame of reference for most efficient ways of doing so.

This opinionated guide creates a third option: Follow the simple steps recommended by a professional (and opinionated) web developer who will do the decision making for you.

By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to…

Day 1. Arrive early morning, go to blue lagoon (ideally get there at 9am when it opens). Drive to Reykjavík and spend afternoon / evening exploring the city (harbor area, Laugavegur street)

Night 1. Spend night somewhere in downtown Reykjavik

Day 2. Get up and drive around Golden Circle: Tectonic Plates, Geysir and Gullfoss

Night 2. Ideally spend somewhere outside Reykjavik along south coast: Maybe Hella? Cuts down on drive tomorrow, but can always do 2nd night in Reykjavik.

Day 3. Drive to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Park on the west side and walk along the shore. …

Over the last year I have been hard at work on a really exciting project. Digit.

Digit is changing the way people interact with their money. After connecting your checking account, Digit will continually analyze spending patterns, bills, upcoming paychecks and automatically move money into an FDIC-insured Digit account.

This savings algorithm is a unique combination of straight financial math and behavioral economics. With no manual intervention or categorization from the user, Digit is able to classify bills, paychecks and determine small amounts of money which you won’t feel are missing and move them aside, out of your spending path…

The 4 year plan has come to an end. I am officially an Ironman!

An ironman is a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run.

The story begins on the day before. I’m sitting with my lovely wife, #1 fan and sports photographer of the year sipping a beer at Tahoe Brewing Company, looking out at the pouring rain over Lake Tahoe. It can’t stay like this until tomorrow right? It started snowing on the drive back to our cabin in Northstar. The only hope was that the forecast would be right: low to mid…

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