I am reminded twice a week how much I love NPR’s Planet Money podcast. Folks - these are some seriously smart reporters. And they are telling stories that desperately need to be told so Americans wake up. Subscribe, it’s free. That said, their last show was outstanding. The crafty Planet Money team chased down Roberta, a … Continue reading Fraud. It’s not always crystal clear
Diplomacy is getting someone to do something they do not want to do, without shooting them. Mark Penn
I read this on Daring Fireball this morning… and it made me laugh. Of course, Telstra is Apple’s biggest customer in Australia as customers do not buy iPhones directly from Apple. Nonetheless, Apple has managed to “ignore” the needs of its biggest customer & focus on its users. This, in a nutshell, has always been … Continue reading Apple’s coup!
Being rich now means having enough money that you don’t have to encounter anyone who isn’t. Robert Reich. (Sad state of affairs. – Nilay)
I just read through the highlights of the new small business act that passed Congress and was signed by the President. One of the highlights is for entreprenuers: An Increase in the Deduction for Entrepreneurs’ Start-Up Expenses:The bill temporarily increases the amount of start-up expenditures entrepreneurs can deduct from their taxes for this year from … Continue reading Startup incentives in new small business law
This morning – while I was heading to work, CBS News (the network who brought us Walter Cronkite, Don Hewitt, Dan Rather and Edward R Murrow.) decided to interrupt my phone call to inform me that “Lindsay Lohan Sent to Jail After Failing Drug Test.” Really? This is news? Apparently on CBS. Which is why … Continue reading Lindsay Lohan, Steven Colbert and the decline of our intelligence
The best campsite ever. (On a bluff, above the beach, with quite possibly the best view ever!)
I know, I know… You have seen me type this before. This time I’m gonna really try! I’m up and running on a new technology platform - Tumblr. But first, a bit of history. The first blog was hosted on a Moveable Type server running under my desk. The second blog, a WordPress instance, was … Continue reading Back to Blogging?
I came back from my trip to India/Oman to find I was out of coffee beans. Normally, this is a massive crisis. However, being in a very rested state, I thought I could survive by getting my fix at Nero.Well, the pace of life has been manic this week. So much to catch up on … Continue reading Do I really need coffee that bad?
I’ve fallen in love with my computer, again.The Mac is fast, quiet and beautiful. And, EVERYTHING works. On the Mac side of things, all the applications that I’ve been using on my desktop computer work beautifully and much faster on this Intel based laptop. Even Entourage works great! Surprise, surprise.On the Windows side, VMWare saves … Continue reading First Impressions