New Theme, More Blog

If you’ve visited my blog in the last few weeks you might have noticed the new theme. Finally I had to bring the blog into the modern world from the last theme, which was from 2011! I’ve been hunting for themes for a while and was almost ready to make one because I wanted something…

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Seeking Alpha Premium Program

I wrote a few articles for Seeking Alpha a while ago including this very popular one about the impact of the iPhone 4 on AT&T, which got more views than anything on this blog – over 12,000. Recently I noticed that Seeking Alpha started paying contributors for exclusive content and I decided to check it…

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Blockbuster by Mail Suckage after DISH Acquisition

If you notice I haven’t had much to complain about Blockbuster for a while. Discs have been coming to me fast, new releases were coming pretty quickly, often delivered to me on the day of release. But for the last few months things have been just bad. Everything that is relatively new is on some…

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LinkedIn IPO Tomorrow

LinkedIn priced its IPO at $42 to $45 a share, up from its original planned price of $32 to $35 a share. This would make LinkedIn worth an approximate $4 billion! Granted LinkedIn is money making but is it worth 4 billion? Last year’s revenues were 123 million with a profit of $15.3 million. That…

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“Secure” Login at HSBC Credit Card Website

If you have an HSBC Credit Card, here is a security warning for you: The website http://www.hsbccreditcard.com/ is not secure and their “Secure Login” is also not secure. You should always look for https:// in the URL to make sure that a site is secure. Just having the words “Secure” and  a padlock does not…

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TSA Body Scanners

Pat Down vs Body Scanner, what would you choose? I’d take the scanner but this is scary. Also instead of learning from the best, the TSA keeps spending billions on mostly useless body scanners and stupid rules about liquids etc. My first thought when the whole liquids are so dangerous to carry on board was…

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What it Takes to Get a Green Card :)

According to the sample image above from the USCIS, you will get a green card that is valid for one day if you were born in 1920 and looked like the picture above when you applied. That would easily be 50+ years. But you may draw your own conclusions, after all the recipient is from…

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Blockbuster is upto it’s old tricks again

Since Blockbuster started its new policy of not shipping new movies until you return your in store rentals, things have been much better. Movies shipped as soon as I dropped my discs back in the mail. But this week blockbuster is back to it’s usual tricks of not shipping. Generally when I returned all my…

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The Internet Book Database Book Information Widget

These are examles of the iBookDB Book Information widget. They are aligned by putting them in divs. To align left I used <div style=”float:left; margin-right:10px;”></div> and to align right, I used <div style=”float:right; margin-left:10px;”></div> You can adjust the margins to your liking. Have fun using these widgets. For more information or help on using them…

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