You Can Now Mine Bacon With Bacoin

Mine Bacoin

Oscar Meyer announced that they have launched a cryptocurrency called “Bacoin”. To see if you can instantly win some Bacoin, visit this site. Winners are awarded at random… the “strip-o-currency” will only exist for two weeks. The current value of a Bacoin is 27 strips of actual bacon (as of this writing). As you can see from the chart below, there was a spike in the price earlier today when peoples’ heads exploded realizing that this was a thing… Then it went down… Now it’s trending up again. The maximum value…

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Expect a Multi-Year iPhone Supercycle

Expect a multi-year iPhone supercycle

It’s “beat up on Apple” season again…  And a popular refrain these days is complaining about the lack of a… iPhone supercycle. What is a “Super Cycle”? A “super cycle” or “supercycle” is a term for the massive rush by the over 1 billion worldwide iPhone owners to upgrade their iPhones to the latest model. The last time this happened was after the launch of the iPhone 6 in Q4 2014. As you can see from the chart below from Statista, every year Apple has a huge spike in sales in…

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3 Podcasts on Alcohol Worth Listening To

3 podcasts on alcohol worth listening to

Trying to quit drinking? Good luck with it… Seriously. Even if you are a disciplined person, you need all the help you can get.  Go to a party and chances are >95% there will be alcohol available and most people will be drinking. We’re bombarded by advertising that it’s acceptable and cool to drink. Alcohol’s acceptance is reinforced by links to it being relaxing, for celebrating, for having fun, related to success, something after winning, associated with living the good life, etc. You’ve probably been conditioned your entire life to think…

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If You Can Dream It…

Thanos

I just saw Avengers “Infinity War”. Best superhero movie I’ve seen… Maybe ever. Great story. Great surprises. Great villain. Great characters. Great plot. Great dialogue. Probably the most amazing thing, though, was the attention to detail paid to the computer generated images that made up the characters. CGI is becoming almost indistinguishable from real life. CGI literally looks real… If you can dream it, you can make it come to life. Even in the case even of characters that are completely fantastic… Like Thanos. Josh Brolin was awesome as Thanos……

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Help! My Logo Doesn’t Look Crisp!

If you have a WordPress site and your logo doesn’t look “crisp” and clean it can be fixed by using a “scalable vector graphics” or SVG file. PNG, JPEG and GIF files will get pixelated when reduced or increased in size. However, a scalable vector graphic (aka “SVG” file) will expand or contract exactly to appear perfect and crisp in any size you want. SVG files do not lose their resolution. WordPress SVG Plugin Out of the box, WordPress doesn’t work with SVG files. However, you can use a plugin…

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LendingClub Needs a Name Change…

LendingClub needs a name change

LendingClub (LC) can’t catch a break. The company just announced that it’s being sued by the FTC. The lawsuit alleges that the peer to peer lender misled users about hidden fees. Sigh. If LendingClub was some new startup in Silicon Valley providing a marketplace for online, peer to peer loans to people, you’d think the stock would be through the roof. But for all intents and purposes, LC lives in “Bizarro” online business stock performance world… If you take the long term view, a company like LendingClub should be all…

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Apple Lacks Innovation? Get Your Head Examined…

Apple lacks innovation? Get your head examined

Every (insert time period here) there seems to be another article written by some blogger or journalist somewhere insisting that Apple lacks innovation. Writers like to claim that Apple has “killed innovation” or ponder if Apple has lost its “innovation mojo“. For instance, here is a quote from a “mojo” article from 2017 (emphasis and bolding mine): Apple has entered one new product category under Cook. It released the Apple Watch. But it was late to the wearables game and Apple has yet to release figures on sales of the Watch.…

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What Should A Home Air Purifier Do?

what should a home air purifier do

Choosing a home air purifier often goes hand in hand with building out a “smart home“… But what should a home air purifier really do? This article presents the basics behind what a home air purifier should do and why you might want to buy one. Summary: Why buy a home air purifier? What should a home air purifier do? How do professionals measure indoor air quality? We answer these questions and provide links to other more comprehensive reviews that compare the best home air purifiers from the popular choices…

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The PIE Ratio and The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom

The formula for calculating the price of freedom varies from person to person. The amount of money you need to earn to be free to make all of your own decisions will depend on your obligations and responsibilities and where you live, etc. But I read a great quote today that pretty much sums up what that price is… It was framed in terms of the “definition of rich” in a tweet by Michael Batnick referencing an article by Scott Galloway called “Happiness and The Gorilla“. Basically the price of…

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Apple Watch is the New iPhone

Apple Watch is the New iPhone

As a distraction from all the bad political news, I look forward to reading news about Apple Watch because… The Apple Watch is Basically the New iPhone.  Before I bought an Apple Watch (Series 2) I didn’t expect it to be much more than a toy… But I have found it to actually add value in my day to day business. Apple Watch not only works well, it is actually useful… I like the design I like the notifications I like the health-related reminders I like having stocks, text messages…

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