At it’s core, programming is the discipline of logical, procedural thinking. If that’s the case, what on earth is the above game doing here?
It’s easy to get caught up with the way we write code. Often the whole structure is broken if we miss a single comma in a 20-line text file. That makes it more difficult as error messages are often more common than actually making progress in a real program.
Scratch is a simple programming language which empowers users to write computer programs without being code monkeys. There is very little typing. To create a game like this, we just drag and drop.
The benefit to coding is that the logical thinking is still a part of the process. You can learn to create using if/then statements but you won’t get jammed up for a missed comma. One learns the data structures without getting stopped by the reality of proper syntax.
To create the music I deconstructed a YouTube tutorial teaching us the Indiana Jones theme track. It was interesting learning a song through beats per minute and rest times. I found myself revisiting lessons learned from traditional sheet music to solve some of the issues with 1/8 notes and 1/16 notes. This is another example of how breaking down ideas so that a computer can repeat those ideas, empowers the creator to understand the actual thing at a deeper level.
Why be a travel blogger when you can be a sex blogger?
“It’s just easier you know? Also, people appreciate you more!”
Anyone can talk about travel, but it takes a more daring and carefree individual to have the courage to speak their mind on sex without reservation.
Theresa Lachner is the Founder of the largest sex blog in Germany Lvstprinzip. Talking sex pays her way while she enjoys the perks of being a digital nomad, traveling the world and practicing random bouts of meditation.
Finding the motivation to write and write well is never easy. In this episode Theresa fills us in on how she got started in the sex blogging industry, tips on writing well, and appreciating the world around you even when traveling is taking its toll.
“In a way, I always feel like a naked person in a room full of dressed people.” – Theresa Lachner
After meeting Miles and Melanie earlier this month on the Nomad Cruise, I caught up with Miles while he was in Sintra, Portugal.
Miles Beckler and his wife Melanie provide online information products, meditations and spiritual development courses. Miles is a wealth of knowledge and Melanie is also an incredibly driven entrepreneur. Together they own Ask Angels and The Angel Solutionas well as traveling long term since 2013.
We’ll be talking about traveling full time, the Dark Night of the Soul, meditation, social media growth, funnel marketing and the emotional element of entrepreneurship.
“Trial and error has been my greatest teacher.” – Miles Beckler
Not just any school, you wanted to teach the California school curriculum while teaching students about organic farming, yoga, robotics and more?
Would you do it if you lived in Japan? Would you do it if you didn’t have any money? Would you do it if you didn’t even speak Japanese?
Jonathan Yaffe started there. The success of the school was one of many enterprising stories he shares today on the podcast.
Along with founding schools, art galleries and co-working spaces, he’s now working on another fascinating project. As co-founder of AnyRoad, their goal is to empower tour guides around the world to come online and connect with adventurers.
In this podcast, Jonathan describes his origin story. He tells some wild stories that inspired his love of learning, ethical travel and his favorite addiction, sushi.
“He said, ‘You’re 23. You’re broke. You’ve never been a teacher before. You don’t speak Japanese. How are you going to do this?’… And I somehow got him to fund the school.” – Jonathan Yaffe on finding investors for the KAI School of Tokyo
Imagine moving to a new city and living rent-free for months… or visiting a dream destination and staying in a luxurious home with an equipped kitchen and furry pets to keep you company. Today more and more people are traveling as house sitters.
House-sitting has changed the way I travel and live my life.
Blogger and author of Break Free: The Ultimate Guide to House-Sitting, Dani Heinrich has been taking care of homes and pets for years. I had her back on the podcast to lay down detailed tips on how to land the best housesitting gigs.
Listen to this one if you have a location-independent business and want to authentically experience a destination and save money at the same time.
“This is how I established my love for New York City… Before when I was staying in hotels there, I didn’t connect with the city as I did when I house sat and I got to know the neighborhoods.” – Dani Heinrich
How Dani’s last visit on the show introduced V and I to the wonders of house-sitting [01:13]
An Overview of “Break Free: The Ultimate Guide to Housesitting”, a book written by Dani and her co-author Jessica Ainlay aka The Globetrotter Girls [01:52]
The secret to great house sitting is…. being personable [04:50]
How to find secret neighborhoods, truly local food and cafes of New York City through housesitting [07:00]
Two greatest advantages in landing a housesitting gig are great references and an ability to meet with the homeowners in person [09:52]
Important Note: Not everyone is trusting of house sitters right off the bat [10:31]
Why house sitting is an amazing way to move to a new city without paying rent for the first few months [13:45]
Tips for first-time house sitters [14:20]
1. Show your trustworthiness, personality and transparentness
2. Bonus: Be an animal-lover!
3. Be honest with yourself about what you’re comfortable with
4. Include references from other experiences like Airbnb and house sitting for friends
5. Horse lovers, you are wanted! [16:35]
6. The most important strategy is to apply right away. Do so, by setting up daily alerts [20:30]
How to write the ideal application letter [21:29]
What to do when house sitting experiences go wrong [24:14]
Tips for getting great house sitting reviews: [30:20]
1. Clean before the owners return
2. Cook or bake something and leave it in the fridge for the owners return
3. Send plenty of pictures, texts and email updates to the host—Ask first!
5. Make friends with the neighbors…. it will get you more jobs!
You don’t have to be the perfect gypsy housewife to be a great house-sitter. Just be yourself! [34:11]
Here we go – Another adventure, another traveler, another helluva inspiring story. You ready?
We’re still in Chiang Mai, staying in a beautiful apartment, and talking to entrepreneur, ironman, and founder of the Unleash Yourself Podcast, Michael Carbone (Check out his Instagram).
So listen in as we chill next to this glorious pool, surrounded by singing birds and greenery, and talk tales of making money, playing poker, and competing in one of the world’s most grueling physical competitions.
Enjoy the show!
“Ironman changed my life completely.” – Michael Carbone
We’re in Chiang Mai and it’s the 2016 Songkran Festival. People are outside obliterating each other with water pistols. Kids are laughing. Blues musicians are playing their hearts out … and there I am sat down with my MacBook preparing to interview the amazing Johannes Voelkner.
Well because he’s the founder of the firstever floating-tech-hub for digital nomads the Nomad Cruise!
“If you take small steps, eventually you will progress faster.” – Johannes Voelkner
If you flew to Panama with a lot of debt, a little cash, no experience and nothing but a plan to make money online, would you still play it cool?
A common theme of this podcast is to explore transition. No one gives permission to do this stuff. It takes a leap of faith to make it happen. I love to ask how the most successful people made it happen.
My guest today is Chris Hughes (@whosChrisHughes). We met at KoHub one night. I dive into that story in the podcast.
Lots of people say that building a business is like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane before you hit the ground. For Chris, that plane was a Duck Dynasty Facebook fan page. Duck Dynasty caught him before he hit the dirt. He’s still flying. It’s a crazy story.
“Do the stuff you’re supposed too, before you do the stuff you want too.” – Chris Hughes