Report from Santa Claus’s Chief Investment Officer

As some of you know, Santa Claus is real and I have been his Chief Investment Officer for the last nine years, he is my favorite client. A couple years back, Santa authorized me to release basic summaries of financial data in a year end report. For a few centuries he has had a policy…

How to Secure Bitcoins with a Paper Wallet

Someone asked: Q:  What is a good way to secure a large amount of Bitcoins? A:  If it’s large amount, long term — IMHO you can’t go wrong with good old paper wallets. Here’s the deets: 1) get an old piece of junk laptop / PC you don’t need any more or even buy one…

Mike Tyson Shares an Article about How to Punch 

The one and only Mike Tyson shared this article and video on his page. Watch the best knockouts video included and read up. Mike’s punching power was stunning.   Note how he moves his entire torso in the punch, especially on his left and right cross….he moves like an action figure fixed in one pose:…

Why Twitter is Smoke and Mirrors 

Twitter is a $17.6 billion case of the Emperors New Cloths. Compared to other services, no one actually uses Twitter.   Be honest: when was the last time you read something interesting on Twitter? Where did you find it / hear about the tweet? How many hours have you honestly spent surfing / browsing /…

Bitcoin Basics – What is Bitcoin 

If you want to learn about Bitcoin, the digital currency, it’s not too hard, here are some basics. Don’t worry about making it overly complex. Some of the videos on the web are great…some go into lots of detail about the behind the scenes of how mining works etc. — stuff that very few people…

A More Compassionate Alternative than Mandatory Minimum Wage

Minimum wage: Some people have less skill than others in the workplace. The best way to get them more skill is to provide them with experience and on the job training. If the law says that employers are not allowed to pay anyone less than $15 an hour or some other number then those people…

Is Taxation for Heathcare and Education a Violent Act?

A lot of comments on taxation yesterday. When I mentioned taxation for healthcare or education being violence many disagreed. You can say taxation for these program is worth it, you can say it’s our duty, you can talk about the greater good or your own moral code or whatever….but one simply cannot deny that taxation…

Managing Tech Development 

One of the worst things a tech company exec can do is have programmers and developers work without clear structure, management system, budget and timelines – I’ve see this happen many times and the result is massive wasted money on building overly complex systems with no useability.  Custom builds are the worst as almost anything…