Archive for August, 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

On The Road This Labor Day Weekend

For the first time in what must be years, we will actually be driving to our vacation destination this labor day weekend.  To be fair, it’s only a four day vacation but we normally fly to our destination and that won’t be happening.   Quite honestly, I’m sick of the current state of air travel: First, […]

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

DVD and BluRay Is So Obsolete And So Is Cable!

My kids are growing up in a truly digital online world.   After recently discovering Netflix, I showed my son how it works and he quickly quipped that it’s similar to iTunes.  Unbeknownst to me, he’s been purchasing shows off of iTunes for a while now and loading on his iPod for later viewing.   Interestingly, we […]

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Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The Golden Age of the Stock Market

The stock market is going to crash again.  I know that is unpopular and no one wants to hear it but it’s the sad truth.   The Fed has been at ZIRP for ages now, trillions of dollars pumped into the fiat economy and we’re nowhere near out of this housing mess.   Consumption is down and […]

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The Golden Age of Computing

Oh my god, I was such an Apple virgin that I’m embarrassed to link to this post regarding what I had done in 2007.  I will embarrassingly quote myself, “I ordered an Apple Book Pro” and correctly say that I ordered a MacBook Pro; Although I’ve never gone on to order the rest of the […]

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The Golden Age of Credit Cards

The Golden Age of Credit cards existed from 1997 thru 2007.   It was during this time frame that banks were accelerating their customer base with ever more innovative credit cards.  The boon in air miles, cash back, rewards, and other incentives like cash were through the roof as banks competed in fervor to get one […]

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Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The Golden Age of Air Travel?

I guess every generation has their perspective on when the “golden” age of something existed and I am a bit nostalgic for the go-go days of the 1990’s when air travel was pretty good.    I wasn’t old enough to fly frequently in the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s but air travel was far superior in the […]

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Forget RedBox, I’m A NetFlix Fan!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about becoming a RedBox fan and while I may still occasionally rent from Redbox, my latest experiences have me a little disappointed.  I went to a Redbox a couple of times and the movie I was looking for wasn’t available.  Worse yet, a movie I was dying to seen […]

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Friday, August 20th, 2010

Three Jobs For Every Worker

Why aren’t companies hiring?   Why is unemployment growing again?   The answer is simple, for those people who currently have jobs, we’re currently doing the work of 3 people so why should a company go out and hire additional workers when one will do the work of three? I have been working 12 to 18 hour […]

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Becoming A Super Fan of Kobe Beef

This weekend I decided I wanted to treat myself to something really nice.   I wasn’t sure what I wanted but as I headed to the grocery store to pick up a few needed items for dinner I ran across the meat counter and Kobe beef caught my eye.    There were two rows of beef consisting […]

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Monday, August 9th, 2010

Thecus N7700+ Building A Home Storage Array

Over the years I have accumulated large amounts of electronic data including video, photos, music and documents of all types and I decided that I finally needed a solution to store and protect this stuff.   In the past I would buy external hard drives and back up my files but after purchasing a half dozen […]

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