By: ajbarse | November 19, 2018

Welcome to season 5 of The Bellingham Podcast! For episode 101 we are coming back to the topic that got us going from the start; gear

Thanks to everyone who has been contacting us with regards to sponsoring an episode. Chris and I are going through each of the emails and we will be chatting more about that soon, should anything pan out.

Travel to Vancouver: RedBar YVR

* Watches
* WatchFam - Ryan, Dan the Man, Sean, Sherlock, Phil, Greg, Brian, and many others
* The venue - Rule #3 of RedbarCrew

Gear Report



* GoRuck GR1 backpack
* Cargo Works Utility Folder
* Baron Fig Mastermind Mini dot-grid notepad
* UniBall Signo 0.38 pens
* Seiko SKX007 Modded with ToxicNatos straps
* Columbia Slim Wallet
* Keys, with Titanium PickPocket Alpha Keychain P...

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By: ajbarse | November 04, 2018

This is our big thank you listener episode! After 98 shows, AJ and Chris are very thankful to be able to be doing what they do: having a conversation on the mic about stuff that interests them and the community in which they live.  Thank you EVERYONE for listening and supporting the show. And stay tuned for Episode 100- with an interview with a very special guest.

Where we at?

Barkley Village Woods Coffee, overlooking Bellingham's movie monstrosity, 3008 Cinema Pl, Bellingham, WA 98226
*Not looking for advertisers, but open to “show supporters” : with a BhamPodcast twist.*

Chris - The face in the mirror

What's next?

* Instagram quotes with a side of mnmltek
* Newsletter to book
* Still teaching tech classes with WCC ComEd

Chri's Thanks

* to the...

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By: ajbarse | October 30, 2018

Nidhamu (Discipline) AJ and Chris wrap up the common theme across the last three miniseries in this final episode in the" Words of Note series".

What the heck was that sentence Chris said? “It is important to have discipline in your life.” - in Swahili!

What is Nidhamu? (

From the Swahili Wikipedia ( - “A ( disciplined person is the person who does what needs to be done to achieve his or her goals and society (”

Dictionary definition - the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.

Discipline brings stability and ...

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By: ajbarse | October 18, 2018

Kaizen, or Continuous Improvement, is the second topic Chris and AJ cover in their Word of Note mini series. Not from a design standpoint, or how to make a better product; but from the perspective for how anyone can seek out change small changes for their personal good. All that and more, and your favorite PNW aficionados are four episodes away from their 100th!.

From Toyota's Blog ( “*Kaizen* (English: Continuous improvement): A philosophy that helps to ensure maximum quality, the elimination of waste, and improvements in efficiency, both in terms of equipment and work procedures. Kaizen improvements in standardised work help maximise productivity at every worksite. *Standardised wor...

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By: ajbarse | October 12, 2018

Summer has taken its last curtain call, and autumn brings that desire to be warm and cozy. Are you wanting to experience...“a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.” The Danish folks have a term for this: It's called Hygge. AJ and Chris talk about what makes up Hygge for them here in the PNW as part of their new mini-sieres "A Word of Note."

What is Hygge?
From Wikipedia (

Who has talked about Hygge?

From Vice News ( ”Also been called Socializing for Introverts.”
A Danish native. ( “A better and more relaxed version of yourself.”
From the Today show (https://www....

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