Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tech Tips – Foreign Country Internet Setup

A year ago, when I moved into my apartment, I wasn’t the smartest person. I let myself be convinced there was no way I could have gotten internet in my apartment because my counterpart told me so. I was convinced that she knew more on the subject than I did because she could understand the language. She said no internet for me because I had no phone line. But no, I protested, I can get internet through the cable company. She told me no such Continue reading →


I’ve never been one for resolutions, so I don’t make them. However, I don’t mind occasionally trying to change my life. If it happens around the New Year, so be it. This year I decided to get into better shape again. I was in decent shape before I left for the Peace Corps, I biked every day and I lifted weights a few times a week. However, since coming to Ukraine I’m lost nearly all muscle tone I’ve ever had. It’s time to get that Continue reading →

Growing Up

While I was home back in September, I was supposed to smoke a cigar with a couple of my friends. Due to time constraints, we were unable to so I was handed the cigar and we decided we’d figure it out later. This past weekend, we figured it out with the help of Google+ Hangouts (video chat supporting up to ten users at a time). Since it’s the middle of winter, I set up my apartment so I could smoke inside. This involved me closing Continue reading →

Tech Tips – Google Voice Setup

Note: This details the process for setting up a US Google Voice number in a country where Google doesn’t allow the creation of US Google Voice numbers. Do you like talking to your friends and family back home? Do you hate that you have to wait until they’re at a computer to talk to them? Are you unwilling to pay for a Skype number so you can call their phones but still wish to call them anytime and anywhere? Look no further, I’ve got you Continue reading →