Mustafa Shaikh

Mustafa Shaikh

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Stories From The Garage: The Intro (S1 EP0)

If the story of my time at Boombotix was a book, imagine this being the introduction section. You know, the part you usually skip. Without further ado ... The stories that make their way out of the San Francisco/Silicon Valley tech scene just about always involve riches of some sort.

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Mustafa's Musings: Florida Man Proves He Is A Sick Human Being

Ack. My writing covering my time working at a garage startup is a little delayed. Admittedly having trouble on two fronts. The firs: I may or may not have had far too many PBRs on the weekends during those years (and yeah, on the weekdays too), which has made my

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Mustafa's Musings: DGAF'ing About The Queen

Didn't have enough time to get started on the next series this week. Filler Mustafa's Musings to keep the lights on. Without further ado ... This morning I got hit with the following Apple News push notification. I sent the screenshot to a couple of my friends and let them know

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Más o Menos: The Colombian Tax (S1 EP8)

I’ve never been to a country where I’ve heard more stories of travelers getting robbed than Colombia. For long term travelers, on the whole, they’re not as bothered by it as you might think. They more or less view it as a tax that you’re expected

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Más o Menos: Sick Day (S1 EP7)

I've been sick for the last five days with a fever that keeps coming on and off. Three days ago I was burning up in the middle of the night thinking, "Am I about to die?" Surprise! Still alive. This week was supposed to be the last episode of "Más

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Más o Menos: Necisitas Cocaina? Necisitas Cocaina? (S1 EP6)

When you think of Colombia, what's the first thing that comes to mind? So it looks like I'm settling on Saturday as my new air date. For some reason, the open rates are slightly higher on Saturday vs Monday. Without furth ado ... When you think of Colombia, the first thought

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Más o Menos: Les Chices (S1 EP5)

This week, we move south from Mexico to Colombia before heading northeast to Spain. It'll all make sense shortly. Still testing to see if Saturday is the new Monday. Without further ado ... After a few weeks in Medellin, Colombia, I took a bus ride three hours out of the city.

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Mas o Menos: Revisiting American History Through A Mexican Lens (S1 EP4)

If you're a history nerd, this episode is for you. If you're not a history nerd, it's still for you. This post wasn't sent out on Saturday because I was lazy. Rather as a test. Oddly enough a few weeks back when I sent an email out on Saturday, it

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Mas o Menos: An 8-Hour, All-Inclusive, Oaxacena Funeral (S1 EP3)

I more or less lived the life of a freelance reporter for Vice. This week's episode flows better if you read last week's. The conversations that are quoted in the episode below initially took place in Spanish. Expect 1.5x the normal reading time of an average episode. Without further

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Mas o Menos: Mi Oaxacena Novia (S1 EP2)

Mas o Menos is back! This week, I work to get to know the local culture through the dating scene. If you at one point knew me in college and read my work as a sex columnist, take this as a natural progression in my writing. The nice thing about

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Mustafa's Musings: Every GD Week

Well even by my standards, this is late in the week for the email. I told myself I'd send out an email every week for a year, and I'm only four months away (started in mid-November) from hitting that goal. I've got a new writing project that I've been brainstorming

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Mas o Menos: I'd Get Mugged (EP 1)

I hope everyone's July 4th went well and no one Jason Pierre-Paul'd their hand (Google search "jason pierre paul hand" for a good time). Also, shout out to the smattering of Canadians who are subscribed. I just learned that July 1st is Canada Day (which for the non-Canadians, it's not