Devin Reams wearing a teal shirt in front of a teal sign that says 'trouble'

Howdy! I’m Devin. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial. I’m a technologist living in Denver, Colorado.

Poverty and Africa

I’m going to be brutally honest, today. I’ll begin by saying the situation in Africa sucks. The world has, for the most part, ignored the entire continent. Well, except maybe for South Africa. I hear they have diamonds…

Matisyahu Video

If you’ve never heard the reggae style of hasidic rapper Matisyahu, you’re missing out. Here’s his latest music video. Very cool!

Savings Accounts

I’m in the process of managing my finances and I realized: a lot of people don’t earn money with their money. In other words, your Wells Fargo savings account is only earning you… what… 8/10ths of a percent? Your money is wasting time in there! If I’m not mistaken, you’re earning money slower than prices are inflating. Heck, you may be losing money.

Honesty Challenge

I’m required to write a paper this weekend. But first, I have to challenge myself to three days of nothing less than pure honesty. In other words, starting tomorrow morning everything I say and do will be 100% honest. There will be no lying, no exaggerating, no stealing, no cheating, no law breaking (speeding!), and so on. I can’t imagine this being even remotely easy. Sarcasm is my weapon of choice!

Studying for Tests

To answer the question: yes, I did drop off the planet these last few days. Actually I’ve just been running all over the place. My roommate’s family came into town which meant lots of time not spent studying for my accounting test. Shoot, very little time to study! What do you do typically in those situations?

Sneak into D&B

Quick Tip: If you’re under 21 and have no 25+ year old friends to get you into Dave and Busters, walk behind a group and pretend you’re with them. ‘Nuff said…

My Bookshelf

We know what John Moore is reading and what’s on Kathy Sierra’s (virtual) coffee table. I decided I’d take a look and see what I’ve been reading.

Working Remotely

Next week I’m going to try working from home. It’ll be interesting to see how productive I can truly be…

Seeking Solitude

These days it’s hard to find time for ourselves. The Open Debate in the back in this month’s FastCompany struck a chord with me. Shannon, a high school senior, says the following:

Stiff Magazine Ads

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