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Turn the tables — How to Attract Beautiful Women on OKCupid

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Forget statistics. Use guile and cunning to attract beautiful women on OKCupid.

A friend once told me dating is a numbers game. Like myself, he was divorced. And we had both signed up for dating services several years ago.

We took different approaches to dating. My friend took a more conventional approach and joined a paid service, whereas I started using OKCupid .

Over the last few years I’ve used OKC to read hundreds-upon-hundreds of online dating profiles, surrendered dozens of hours chatting and seized the opportunity to go on some thrilling dates (and some chilling ones too).

To improve my chances I read research articles about exactly what to say in a first message – how words like “zombie” and “pretty” improve response rates from women. But what follows is nothing like that.

Beyond Incognito

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Browse the Web more securely.

I read an article on Medium titled How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour . The article provided a number of tips for staying secure digitally. One of the tips was to use the TOR browser because popular browsers such as Safari and Chrome were not private enough – even in private mode.

What the author didn’t tell you was that it’s possible to increase your privacy without switching browsers using Dan Pollock’s hosts file . A quick look at the file describes exactly what it does…

Why I Left A Six-Figure Job To Gain My Independence

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Live life on your own terms. The money simply isn't worth it.

It was last Spring. I was at my favorite watering hole the night before, after a recent break-up. I drank too much, stumbling home with disappointment realizing I wasn’t living the life I wanted. I had given up my dream of independence for money.

Initial Commit: Why I created Hack Cabin

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Welcome to Hack Cabin. Details on the site architecture and why it was built.

Back in 2008 I started my first blog. Its original incarnation was a WordPress site hosted on Bluehost. I’ll never forget the countless hours I spent wrestling with WordPress plug-in updates, sweating my database back-up process, fighting the content editor to produce valid markup and, on at least one occasion, losing several hours of work as a result of clicking the wrong button somewhere. WordPress was complicated and it sucked.

WordPress was complicated and it sucked.