Category: Business

April Fool’s Day roundup

It’s kind of become tradition in the technology industry to put out a fake announcement on April 1 of some cool experimental technology that will revolutionize the industry and is usually completely implausible.  Google always leads the way.  Today is no exception as they have already started pouring in. Google announced a join venture with…
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The war is over! Blu-ray Wins!

I recently wrote an article about the High Definition DVD format war.  Well, the war is over.  Yesterday, Toshiba (the creator of the HD-DVD format) announced it would cease production of HD-DVD technology. So what does this mean for you?  Probably still nothing.  Should you rush out and buy a Blu-ray player?  Nope.  Prices are…
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Google Apps rocks!

Recently, I got a new server. While trying to get the email handling installed, I became very frustrated. Not only did managing the email consume a majority of my server administration time, but it took a lot of bandwidth just dealing with the spam I received. Because I’ve had my main domain ( for over…
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McDonald’s wrapper improves taste

A recent study highlighted the influence of marketing on children by taste testing food wrapped in McDonald’s food wrappers. The study had youngsters sample identical McDonald’s foods in name-brand and unmarked wrappers. The unmarked foods always lost the taste test. Is this something we need to start looking at regulating more? Should advertising by junk/fast…
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What to teach your kids — that they aren’t learning in school

I recently started following a blog from a 19-yr old Entrepreneur, Ben Casnocha. A recent post struck me as quite insightful. Ben outlines 8 things that you need to teach your kids that they most likely are not learning in high school. These are things that not only help them in higher education, but also…
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Familiarty vs Superiority and cognitive-lockin

A recent study from the Journal of Consumer Research and highlighted by ars technica indicates that most consumers are a little duped when it comes to judging the superiority of consumer products. Too often the average consumer is loyal to a product simply because of familiarity. That’s not all that bad, but they mistake that…
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A new desktop environment… Mozilla

Almost everyone has heard of Mozilla. The Mozilla organization is the descendant of Netscape and is the producer of Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. One of the little known technologies behind the Mozilla products is called XUL (pronounced zool). XUL is a scripting language (and interpreter) that provides all the user interface for Firefox and…
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Making money count

You know the saying…  in order to make money, you have to have money.  It refers mostly to making money in real estate and the stock market.  But Japanese billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto sees it a little differently.  He believes that you need money to help people.

Book Review: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey

I’ve never thought myself in need of The Seven Habits because I never saw myself in any type of management roll and assumed that it was specifically for business management. My new job is a much smaller company and there is more need for management at every level and so I decided to take the…
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GroundFX Landscaping — crooks

Note: I found this article in my drafts, so I figured I would publish it, even though it was several months ago. One of the major headaches with purchasing a new home is landscaping. You fork out all kinds of money to get into a home (which most people are stretching to pay for anyway)…
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