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Entries from June 2008

Cold’s Over, Dead Mac, No Dieter

June 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Mac Stuff

So, I started feeling human again Friday afternoon. Sunday night, I boot up my Mac to get a look at email and Monday’s calendar. Surprise! My Mac is totally dead. Kaput. After 24 years of daily Mac use, I’m no slouch when it comes to diagnosing these things, so I spend several hours trying everything […]

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Classic Case of State vs. Market Execution: FEMA vs Amazon

June 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Economics

CNN reports that a huge portion of the kits and supplies purchased and donated for the purpose of aiding hurricane victims languished in storage for years, and finally was just kept and used by government. Hmmm, do you think Amazon would let $85 million in ordered products just sit in the warehouse, and then just […]

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Warren Buffett Shows How to Make an Easy Million Bucks

June 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Investing, Uncategorized

Ingenious. 1)  Find some hedge fund rubes who actually think their stock picking “talent” can more than overcome the massive headwinds imposed by their fees, costs and expenses. 2) Bet them a million bucks that they can’t generate higher net returns for clients than an index that tracks the S&P over the long term. 3) […]

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Unlocked iPhones Are A-OK with Apple: Mark Anderson Right Again

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Future in Review

At the recent Future in Review conference, Mark Anderson reiterated a prediction he made back in April in his SNS newsletter. In the April 28 issue, he commented on how Apple is cleaning up on the iPhone, as Nokia and Motorola are on the ropes. The only problem? The lockup with AT&T is a key […]

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Cool Redmond Business Incubator: Thinkspace Provides Carbon-Neutral Office Space

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Cool Stuff

Right in the same building where we do our banking is Thinkspace, a new company that offers executive suites and other services to budding eastside entrepreneurs. I took a tour recently and was very impressed with the space and the operation behind it. The founder, Peter Chee has a blog where he frequently posts about […]

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