July, 2015

  1. To: Family & Friends

    Date: July 30, 2015

    Subject: An Eventful Friday Night + New Trial

    Hi Everyone, On Friday afternoon I had my initial interview for the TAS-102 trial. As is standard with these appointments, we reviewed my history, the treatment schedule, side effects (they sound relatively mild), and I signed the consent form to volunteer for the study. From there I needed to get blood work and a CT…


  2. Meet the New Monk: Fintan Ryan →

    Beyond the technical skills, however, Fintan seems to have a knack for asking interesting questions, a trait that can be harder to find than the ability to answer them.

    I’m not at all surprised at how RedMonk went about their latest round of hiring. Sounds like they have landed a great fit. Congrats all around.

  3. You are not your company →

    The idea of an entrepreneur is to ideally build a company that is bigger than the founder. In the early days you are critical, but over time your job is to build systems and hire people (or teams of people) to fill in these critical roles. In many ways the true measure of success is when you’ve managed to make yourself no longer a necessary piece.

    I often said that my job at Crowd Favorite was to make myself redundant. And then to build redundancy into the team, processes, etc.

  4. The App Cleanse →

    I ended up doing this when I got my iPhone 6 because it was acting possessed. On all of my prior iPhones, I had restored from my previous phone’s backup. Ultimately, starting fresh fixed all sorts of weird little things as well as larger issues like TouchID: it had never worked for me on my iPhone 5S or my iPhone 6 until I did the fresh install on the iPhone 6. It’s more work to do the initial set-up, but I’ll be installing from scratch from now on.

  5. To: Family & Friends

    Date: July 14, 2015

    Subject: New trial in 2 weeks?

    Hi Everyone, As expected, when I had my latest CT scan about 6 weeks ago it showed that the clinical trial I had been on since the beginning of the year was no longer being effective for me. We were expecting this based on some other symptoms, and my doctor and I had already targeted…


  6. The Monktoberfest →

    I’m super bummed to be missing Monktoberfest this year, but that just means one of you lucky folks can use my ticket. Tickets are on sale now!