Why I Quit Chipotle and What I Eat Instead
Tynan
by Tynan
1M ago
I’ve been eating Chipotle most days that I am home for over 10 years. I travel about 30-50% of the year, but during covid I ordered it so much that Chipotle sent me an email to tell me I was in the top 1% of all Chipotle orderers. Even last year, when I traveled a ton, I ordered it 100 times through the app (and more when friends bought, I ordered through doordash, or forgot to scan in person). I even had it catered as the food for my wedding. I think it is an excellent mix of nutrition, taste, convenience, and value. However, I haven’t eaten a paid meal (more on that later) at Chipotle for t ..read more
Visit website
Ten Year Predictions Checked and Made
Tynan
by Tynan
2M ago
Ten years ago I wrote a blog post about where I thought I’d be in 2024. We’re finally here! Looking back at the blog post now I can remember exactly what my life was like back then, and I can imagine what I would think of my life now. I’m going to address my predictions and then make some more for 2034. I’d also love to hear your ten year predictions and may link to a few if you email them to me. One thing I said in the original post, referring back to the previous years was: The two big themes I noticed in the changes I went through were first that they would have been pretty much impossibl ..read more
Visit website
Two Questions from a Fellow Tea Lover
Tynan
by Tynan
3M ago
I recently asked for post suggestions and a reader named Ellie had a bunch of questions about tea that I think bring up interesting points. First, a little bit of background— I’ve been drinking tea for about fifteen years, pretty much every day. I started because I read a book that told me about how healthy it was, and continued because I enjoyed, in equal parts, the atmosphere around drinking tea and the taste of the tea itself. I built a relatively elaborate tea room in my house to host tea with friends and family and I travel with a full tea set and tea wherever I go. It could be argued th ..read more
Visit website
Takussaagut 2023
Tynan
by Tynan
4M ago
I spent New Year’s Eve in London, watching literally thousands of fireworks at once from my friend’s high-rise apartment. I know I say the same thing every year, but 2023 was my best year ever and I’m excited for yet another run around the sun. Here are some highlights from my year: House projects I always do a lot of house projects, but this year was extreme. I don’t keep track, but I bet I worked on projects for at least 70% of the days I was at home. My favorite project is the secret pinball arcade I built with my father, along with the spiffed up tea room that it shares a wall with. I’m a ..read more
Visit website
Superhuman 5 Event in March 2023
Tynan
by Tynan
5M ago
It’s been too long! I just did a Tea Time with Tynan video and several people asked if I was going to do any more Superhuman events. I’ve been wanting to schedule one, but I host it in a huge hotel suite which has been 3-4x the price that it was pre-pandemic. I don’t want to raise prices for the event, but the math just didn’t work out at that price. And I think having a large comfortable space is an important aspect of the event. But then on Black Friday I searched and found an even better looking suite for about the same as the old one used to be… so we’re back on without raising the price ..read more
Visit website
Gear Post 2024
Tynan
by Tynan
6M ago
Remember the days when I would actually get the gear post done in time for Black Friday so that you could get better prices? Well, those days are back, at least this year. I’m really excited about this year’s post because I have a few new things that I bet you aren’t aware of… If you’re new to my annual gear post, I travel indefinitely (often 30+ days at a time) with a small backpack, and I maintain a list of everything I travel with every year. I’ve been doing it since about 2008, and people on onebag have said that I was the first one to do this style of post, though I have no way of knowin ..read more
Visit website
How I Choose What to Work On
Tynan
by Tynan
7M ago
A reader, “Moo”, asked me to write about my process for entrepreneurship and how I choose what to write on. Despite being a lifelong entrepreneur and being relatively successful at it, I don’t write a lot about it because I routinely make decisions that trade money for other things (freedom, autonomy, quality of life, stubborn insistence on what I want a product to be, etc). I suspect that most people who want entrepreneurial advice are more interested in making money than the things I prioritize. I don’t really even know if I’d suggest my method for other people, since it’s pretty tailored t ..read more
Visit website
Getting into Pinball
Tynan
by Tynan
8M ago
Almost exactly a year ago, I began playing pinball at my friend Noah’s house. I didn’t understand how he could be so interested in Pinball that he bought two machines, but since I was staying there I figured I should play. Playing pinball in a private home is a very different experience than playing it in the arcade. You don’t care quite as much about just staying alive, so you try different strategies in different games. With no background music it’s easier to hear the call-outs that tell you what you should be doing next. More than anything, you have the time and space to go deep enough tha ..read more
Visit website
Home Automation in 2023
Tynan
by Tynan
11M ago
I’ve written about home automation a few times in the past, but so much has changed since last time I wrote about it that I feel like I have much more practical advice to give than in times past. I’ve been automating my houses (and formerly rooms and apartments) for over 25 years now, and while I’m not as expert as some people online, I think I am probably right in that sweet spot of knowing most of the advanced stuff and being able to recommend a good path even for new people. First, some equipment recommendations: Home Assistant Home Assistant is sort of like Linux. For years I tried to swi ..read more
Visit website
Gratitude 2022
Tynan
by Tynan
1y ago
Last year’s gratitude post was written largely about my father coming to Vegas to help me with some home improvement projects, so it feels fitting that I’m writing this as I fly across the country to help him with some projects of his own. And, as always, family looms large at the top of my list of things I am grateful for, especially as I’ve gotten to spend more time with so many family members than in the past couple years. But first, this year, I’m grateful for my wife. In the same way that I didn’t really understand just how great my parents were until I got older and heard stories from o ..read more
Visit website

Follow Tynan on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR