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Dan

April 23, 2017

The Caju Company

What is the Caju Company? Caju Company was founded by Hai Nguyen and specializes in importing wood fire roasted cashews out of Vietnam. More than 20 years ago, Hai Nguyen’s Aunt Ngoc started a small business roasting cashews by hand to sell to the local communities as a means to make a living. Two decades […]

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Dan

April 14, 2017

The TwitchToolbox

What is the TwitchToolbox and why did I make it? The TwitchToolbox is a repository of tools and applications for video game streamers. I originally made the TwitchToolbox to work as a marketing tool for other gaming related projects – specifically to gather a following and gain relevant traffic I could work with. I consider […]

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Dan

April 13, 2017

A Refresher on SQL and Databases

What is SQL? SQL stands for ‘structured query language’. It is language used by anyone interacting with a database to pull certain data. A good visualization of a database is a basic Excel sheet. It has columns, data, and unique identifiers for each row. And why is C3PO’s head the featured image? Because all of […]

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Dan

April 9, 2017

Beginning: The Bootstrapped MBA

What is it? I created this personal “MBA” program to formally structure personal growth and learning opportunities over the course of a year(ish). I wanted to utilize as many “free” or open source forms of learning on my own as I could – such as books, online tutorials, and other blogs. With a vested interest […]

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Dan

April 18, 2016

Africa Final Chapter: Swakopmund

After the trek, we swiftly headed back to Johannesburg to fly back into Namibia (after a quick scare where our ride was over an hour late). We made it back, grabbed another car and drove a few hours to Christine abode to pack for a week in Swakopmund. Swakop is to Namibia (and a lot […]

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Dan

April 17, 2016

Africa Chapter III: Trek Part III

Let me preface this post by saying I could have done an entire blog just on this trek alone, but chose to cut out a lot of the content for the attention span of those reading. That said, our decent was probably the hardest part of the trip, but also the most fun. As we […]

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Dan

April 16, 2016

Africa Chapter III: Trek Part II

The entirety of the trek blended together into the quickest 6 days of my life. Wake up (6:00 am), breakfast, pack up, move out, trek until around 3/4 pm, set up camp, rest until the next day, do it again. The routine was draining in the same sense a marathon or extreme athletic event is, […]

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Dan

April 10, 2016

Africa Chapter III: Trek Part I

Months prior to the trip, a Google search of ‘Top Treks in the World’ led Christine and I to pursuing the Drakensberg Traverse. This trek is through the Drakensberg “Dragon” mountain range in South Africa. They get their ‘dragon’ name from different rock formation features as well as from the wispy clouds floating through the […]

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Dan

April 1, 2016

Africa Chapter II: Etosha National Park

Namibia is sanctuary to thousands of protected wildlife species within Africa. When tourists go to Namibia, 99% of the time it is to visit Etosha National Park. Lucky for Christine and I, we lived about an hour away from this beautiful self-driven safari. While most people rent tour groups and stay overnight in lodges, we […]

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Dan

March 31, 2016

Africa Chapter I: Arriving in Namibia

Where was I the past month? Why was I even there? Over March of 2016, I travelled to Outjo, Namibia to visit Peace Corps volunteer and girlfriend, Christine Callahan: ChroniclesofNamibia.com, on her 2.5 year tour working in a hospital. The full trip was about 23 days as I learned about her lifestyle there, travelled around […]

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