This time last week my wife and I boarded a Southwest bird headed from Austin to Oakland in route to Santa Rosa, California.
Learning to drive is likely one of the most memorable moments in life for both parents and child, and for many different reasons — the good, the bad, and ugly.
While teens are pumped to no longer have to request the services of the parental taxi, parents are certainly apprehensive — to say the least — when it comes to allowing their “baby” to operate machinery tonnage in the great big outdoors.
Dating myself, I remember having attended driver’s education school in the mid 90’s. Comprised of a number of classroom hours — reading and studying, watching VHS videos, and taking test by hand — and hands-on instruction in a dated clunker, today’s driver’s education school has drastically changed.
I was recently reminded of this change while out on a walk enjoying a nice warm day in between 40 degree shifts in the Texas’ sporadic weather pattern.
Five years after global fanfare, and not many new domain extensions could be considered a profitable success, if successful at all.
There is no shortage of companies and persons shouting to the mountain top that all the good .com domains are taken. While there is a kernel of truth about a decent percentage of .com domains no longer available, this isn’t the complete truth or story.
Having lived in the same neighborhood for a little over a decade, I’ve had the pleasure of watching a developed neighborhood of original or second homeowners age transfer ownership to newly married couples or early-stage families of little ones.
When my wife and I moved in, we were the only young couple for about 3 years until others started making their way into one of the hottest areas and real estate markets in Northwest Austin.
While I never paid much attention to the traffic patterns when we first moved in, that all changed when we brought home our oldest child, and certainly changed when he was a bit more mobile and could play in the front yard.
As with many things in life, you likely don’t notice certain things in life until it becomes apart of your journey. I never paid attention to how fast cars would make their way through the neighborhood.
But with three kiddos under the age of 6, what I once never considered is now a critical thought pattern of my life to protect not only my kids, but our village of children now spread across 10 households.
Well, it’s been one of those kind of weeks for the House of Brown. Everything is good, yet the journey to arrive a good a bit challenging and rewarding in the same breath.
Austin has certainly has its fair share of rain this week, seeing the Texas Highland Lakes all reach or surpass flood stage.
I can stand the rain, I’m not much of a fan for it being cold and wet. Temperatures dropped earlier this week to mid 40’s, and I know this because my daily driver — 1977 Caprice Classic — let me know by not starting.
A few hours ago, I received the “last call” email for what is sure to be a jam-packed week of events showing the Austin Startup Community: AustinStartupWeek.com.
This past weekend was a busy weekend for the House of Brown, and as always, the City of Austin.
As I do every other Saturday, I met with a group of gents from the Executive Leadership Council at Rudy’s.
Unfortunately, due to the down pour of rain at 6am, the meeting consisted of myself and another close friend.
This was good because he and I really needed to catch up with life, work, church and everything else over a few breakfast tacos.
As our time came to a close, knowing I must rush home to post the daily expired domain auction listings, I discovered the Austin Convention Center was hosting the annual Coming Con as read the poster via Rudy’s Bulletin Board.
A few days ago I stumbled upon an interesting domain find while responding to a LinkedIn message about a domain inquiry.
What caught my eye about the post in my newsfeed was a video accompanied by a Max Mueller quote showcased a domain name using a .love extension.
I’m coming in hot off a business trip to San Diego today, having arrived in San Diego a little after noon Sunday.
While it was a much needed break from the brutal Texas heat, I didn’t get to do much sightseeing as I would have liked.
It was airport to hotel, hotel to customer site for all day meetings and back to hotel, and from hotel to airport.
It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end. Like a blink of the eye, what was once the end of a school year is now another school year fast approaching, only weeks away.
The upcoming new school year approaching was finally made real for me as we prepare for our oldest son to begin his academic journey into Kindergarten.
With only one week before school begins, my wife and I have attended a number of school-specific playdates scheduled throughout Northwest Austin this summer as well as parent/student orientation and screenings at his soon-to-be school at the end of last year.