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Real estate – one bedroom vs two bedroom

One topic of interest that I haven’t commented on my blog is my recent obsession with real estate. Rather than going into a huge overview, I think deep diving on particular real estate topics of interest in individual blog posts … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Black Swan

I enjoyed this book very much when I read it a couple of years ago.  While lengthy, it provides a very enjoyable insight into the mind of a very intelligent man, and argues against some fundamental human biases and the … Continue reading

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Thinking in time-value of money

It is important to not let your old habits define your behavior today.  A great example that I’m writing about today for you is time and money. Not everything is worth your time Like a poker player sizing his bets … Continue reading

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Adventures in home WiFi

I’ve spent a lot of time struggling with different home WiFi setups.  I really can’t count the number of times I’ve had different routers go out on me or just get flaky.  But I’ve settled on a solution that works … Continue reading

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Be careful of framing issues in binary terms

One of the observations I have been making over the past couple of years is that many people and the mainstream media, in particular, like to frame issues in binary terms. Example: People are born gay or they aren’t. Example: … Continue reading

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Wearing a uniform like Steve Jobs

The Steve Jobs biography tells a fascinating tale of how Steve wanted to implement a uniform for his employees in similar fashion to Japanese workers.  While the idea didn’t transplant so well organizationally, the personal aspect was something Steve could … Continue reading

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iPad mini thoughts and a second pass at the Surface

The iPad mini is an odd beast. Technically, it’s completely unremarkable. No retina display, last gen processor and RAM. And yet, I’m going to dump my iPad 3rd gen and go whole hog with this one. Why? Because it’s half … Continue reading

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My brief Surface tablet impressions

I checked out the Surface RT tablet today. I disliked the 16:9 form factor, as expected. It looks like i’m reading a sheet of legal paper when held in portrait mode. I think the 16:9 could work in a smaller … Continue reading

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The iPhone 5 review

The world needs another iPhone 5 review.  So I’m here to give you one. I’m not going to get into all the specs.  Maybe in a past life, but plenty of other folks have done that quite well in today’s … Continue reading

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Repurposed an old Mac Mini

In the process of getting a Hadoop cluster running on many of the machines around my household (made possible and relatively uniform thanks to virtual machines running in VirtualBox and VMWare), I ran across issues with getting an old Mac … Continue reading

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