John Bogle’s Vanguard Is A Famous “Failure”…

This is according to his book, “Stay The Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution”, John Bogle’s Vanguard Group, the creator of the first index fund, was a massive failure when its “First Index Investment Trust” was launched back in 1975. The idea of the “index fund”, a fund that simply tracked the S&P 500 market, was almost universally rejected as a concept at the time. Mr. Bogle describes how, one year after launching Vanguard, the company’s first IPO of the “First Index Investment Trust” raised only 5% of…

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The Paradox of Freedom

The Paradox of Freedom

If we assume that freedom is always a good thing, then it seems we should experience happiness in proportion to the amount of freedom that we have… But does greater freedom lead to greater happiness? Apparently not… This fact is the paradox of freedom. The paradox of freedom is that too much freedom ultimately leads to slavery… Both in society and in ourselves. Karl Popper writes about the paradox of freedom in his book “The Open Society and Its Enemies: Volume 1”: The so-called paradox of freedom is the well-known idea that…

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How to Make All Images Secure In WordPress

how to make all images secure in WordPress

Back in the summer of 2018, Google announced that certain websites would be marked with a prominent “NOT SECURE” sign when viewed through the Chrome browser. Specifically, the reason for this warning label is to alert users if they were visiting a website that could be potentially harmful… What Is Insecure Content and Why Does It Matter? The following in italics is a direct quote from Google’s page on “Mixed Content” aka “Insecure Content”: Mixed content occurs when initial HTML is loaded over a secure HTTPS connection, but other resources (such as…

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When Will Apple Watch Be A YubiKey Alternative?

when will Apple Watch become YubiKey alternative?

YubiKey is a physical hardware device that stores passwords and login information. YubiKey works like a password manager, except it’s kept with you… On a keychain for example. YubiKey has gotten good reviews for its ease of use… For instance, you can apparently use YubiKey with near field communication (aka “NFC”) to authenticate with an iPhone or Android device when you are trying to log onto a website on your smartphone. The problem with YubiKey is that you have to enter everything into it, which is a pain… YubiKey is…

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How to Find Voice Memos From The iPhone “Record Audio” Shortcut

How to Find Voice Memos From iPhone Shortcut

With Apple Shortcuts you can create a shortcut to record voice memos from the iPhone using Siri or a link on your iPhone home screen… But where do voice memos go, and where are they stored, after they are recorded using Shortcuts? Where Do Voice Memos From The iPhone “Record Audio” Shortcut Go? Even though I didn’t get it at first… It turns out that the Shortcuts app is pretty cool, actually. As I wrote about previously, Apple’s Shortcuts app allows you to create shortcuts for everything from firing up…

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How to Cancel Uptime Robot

If you want to know how to cancel Uptime Robot, here’s the answer… You need to email them. What Is Uptime Robot? Uptime Robot is a service that checks your website at specific intervals to confirm that it’s up and running (i.e. publicly available). If you run a blog or website that is a source of income, obviously you need to know if it’s gone down for some reason. Websites go down because of software issues, hosting issues, hacking, malware… Basically all kinds of reasons. And it always seems like…

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Which Cryptos Will Survive?

If I had to guess which cryptocurrencies will live through the current train wreck of cryptocurrency… And survive the long-term, I would guess it’s very few of them. I think cryptocurrencies make sense conceptually because “solid state” and software is eating the world, as Marc Andreessen once said. Recently some MIT researchers even developed a solid state plane that flew without any moving parts… It flew about 100 yards just by electrifying the air in Star Trek “ion drive” fashion The cryptos that may survive the long-term will be ones…

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Vidyard Pricing? (Sorry It’s Not Public)

Vidyard pricing isn’t publicly available? Bummer. Anyone who’s curious about Vidyard pricing because they are looking for a video hosting platform will be disappointed to find out that Vidyard’s pricing is not public… Why isn’t Vidyard pricing available? I don’t know… The only thing I can assume is that they’ve made it a “secret” to get you to call them or to fill out the request form for free demo. Vidyard Pricing Questions Are The 2nd Most Common on Google Vidyard’s approach to pricing transparency is stupid. Why? Because anyone…

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Buffett is Probably Buying Now

What Warren Buffett is Buying AAPL

When Warren Buffett is buying stocks, one of his principles of investing is: “Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful.” With $100 billion in cash on the sidelines, and few choices of investments to make, Buffett recently repurchased $1 billion of his own Berkshire Hathaway stock in a rare buyback. However, this recent insane market pullback includes a few stocks that Buffett’s team at Berkshire Hathaway is bullish on… Apple being one of them. Berkshire Hathaway Holdings 2018 Another one of Warren Buffett’s investing…

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