Coworking out and about South Orange County

Finding a place with WiFi is easy, some locations easier than others. Finding a place with power outlets is more challenging.

I’m elated to find a new favorite spot today at Irvine Spectrum, no your typical coffee-house wifi hotspot. This one is called Yard House. (ht: openwifispots) Great lunch and great place to work if you like the noise — my sound meter app clocked the noise level at a steady 65 db.

And then there are the usual other wifi hotspots around Irvine Spectrum, the likes of Starbucks, Corner Bakery Cafe, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Barnes & Noble. And there’s the stand-up counters at the Apple Store too.

Yes, I realize most people don’t come to Irvine Spectrum to be coworking; and I’m not so sure there’s all that much shopping going on. In my current season of work, I can work anywhere there’s Internet, and I don’t work well in the quiet silence of a home office.

So I’m always on the lookout for good places where I can work on the go, where there is a good mix of people around doing whatever it is that they’re doing. Yes, I’m the guy that prefers to sit at the group table in the library and not the cubicle.

Also see my other coworking location lists:

#wiki Aliso Viejo coworking spaces and wifi hotspots

#list yelp.com/list/co-working-spots-aliso-viejo

unable to migrate posts from here to my main blog djchuang.com

I used the export command here at this wordpress.com and wanted to import my posts over to my main blog at http://djchuang.com but most of those posts didn’t import properly. Here’s what I was thinking: I’m starting to pick up significant traffic here with my random blog posts and I thought it’d be better for people to connect with all of my content in one place at my main blog, rather than having 2 or 3 or more blogs scattered all over the internet.

While my main blog also runs on WordPress, the self-installed wordpress.org kind, apparently there is more to it than just export/import to migrate content. I don’t want to expend the time to figure out what else needs to be configured or tweaked to get all the posts here migrated over.. what I might do is the old-fashioned copy/paste of the popular posts to migrate the content over, and that’ll be a lot easier than trying to work at the code or XML level trying to debug and troubleshoot why importing didn’t work right.

If you have a quick tip on how to get the export/import to work better, please add a comment here and let me know, ok? thanks a bunch

2013 in review – annual report for djchuang.wordpress.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog, for those of you into reports and numbers and all that jazz..

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 65,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Buying Jeans Online for Less or for Convenience

Casual jeans are great for casual occasions and they don’t have to be expensive. Finding the right size in a retail store can often be challenging and hard to find (at least that’s been my experience.) For those that are into designer jeans and/or looks, then shopping retail is perhaps part of that experience, and it’s a wise thing to try them on in the fitting room, but sure is time-consuming with traffic and parking. For the convenience of online shopping and ease of getting your size, I went looking for online stores with lots of jeans for less money:

Casual jeans (with lowest prices starting under $20):

Many brands of jeans:

Branded jeans:

Custom size jeans:

http://www.makeyourownjeans.com

Aside – on my last shopping venture, got the best deals in the Wrangler Jeans Sale / Clearance page section

Most popular churches in the metro Washington DC area

Large churches where thousands of people attend church in the metro Washington DC area. 

Maryland

Northern Virginia

Washington DC (District of Columbia)

  • National Community Church http://theaterchurch.com (Washington DC, 7 locations)
  • National Cathedral http://www.nationalcathedral.org
  • National Presbyterian Church http://nationalpres.org
  • Metropolitan Baptist Church
  • International Ethiopian Evangelical Church
  • Family Church of America
  • Shiloh Baptist Church
  • Temple of Praise
  • Saint Columba’s Episcopal Church
  • Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church
  • Rhema Christian Center Church
  • Bible Way Temple

based on data from HIRR hirr.hartsem.edu/cgi-bin/mega/db.pl?db=default&uid=default&view_records=1&ID=*&sb=5