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Archive for 2017

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

A Peek into the Playbook

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Great article from RECODE This is Jeff Bezos’ Playbook The article reproduces Jeff Bezos’ (Amazon CEO) 2017 annual letter to shareholders.  Interesting philosophy that completely dispenses with the careful, conservative, considered approach of most large corporations. Well worth the read.

A Lane Changer

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Yeah, I know, April Fool’s was a week ago, and I missed seeing this one.  I would definitely sign up for this technology. I can dream.

400 Day Honeymoon, Documented by Drone

Friday, March 31st, 2017

A charming use of drone technology.  Kaz and Mariko Yamaguchi, from Kyoto, took a 400-day honeymoon to 48 countries and captured some beautiful video via drone. The BBC News bit on their experience is also worth the watch:

Drone Lawsuit Shot Down

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a case filed by a drone owner against the self-described “drone-slayer” for shooting down the drone. The drone owner brought the lawsuit under federal and FAA violations, but the judge found that this was a civil (tort) matter under state jurisdiction. Moral of the story: Shooting down drones that violate […]

World Record Domino Circle Bomb

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Epic.  Short video.  Very cool.

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Jane Zhang – 5th Element – Opera Performed Live

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The 5th Element is one of my all-time favorite movies (right up there with “Princess Bride,” and yes, I know I have simple tastes). There is an opera number in the film performed by an alien. The actor who sang the number was digitally augmented, and popular theory was that the human voice could not […]

Bi-annual Rant: Daylight Savings Time – How is this Still a Thing?

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Aarrggghhh. PS – Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour tonight.

And now for something completely different

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Nice 10 minute interlude for a Friday. Hard to believe this is real. (Hint: The voiceover is very typically from the 50’s. If that grates on your nerves, it’s just as entertaining to watch without the sound.)

If you can read this….You are not a majority

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

If you have a computer and an internet connection, you are more privileged than most. Cool video that gives you a good perspective.

Hello? Is there anybody out there?

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Very cool. ICYMI this latest bit of space technology news, NASA reported the discovery of 7 planets that have the potential to support life around a dwarf star 40 light years away. Stellar news.

What’s up with these living trusts?!

Friday, February 24th, 2017

It’s February 24, and I just made an appointment with my THIRD client this year will bring me an empty Living Trust. That’s the third one this year.  I typically handle this type of client in this situation about twice a year. The 90’s and early 2000’s was the peak for the “Living Trust” mills.  While […]

10 Quick Tips – It’s Tax TIME

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

It’s tax time, and whether you prepare your own taxes or have a professional prepare the taxes for you, don’t overlook deductions and avoid these common mistakes which will cause a delay in your refund or generate a letter from the IRS: Watch for Data-Entry or Math Errors.  Proofread essential information including W2 and 1099 […]

Email from the 80’s

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Wow – the Internet has changed a little since 1984. Here’s how you get email in the ’80’s: Check out the password. And the “software transmission” at the end of the broadcast. Psychadelic.