I am thinking about putting a lot of work/money into a new business idea and before I do, I really need to get some feedback on my basic hypotheses. The idea is to build an web application that helps people to track their productivity and make it into a scoreable game so they can compete against themselves to get better. … read more “Readers- Your Feedback is Needed!”
The Anvil! movie is about a band of men who’ve hung on to their dream to become rockstars for many years despite never having had much success. They are so old and desperate and sad. I really like their positive attitude and unfailing belief in the face of very little success for many many years though.… read more “Anvil! Movie”
Starting a business and operating a business are profoundly difficult activities with no government regulations, but with them it becomes nearly impossible to do everything correctly. I have firsthand experience with the difficult & confusing government regulations on entrepreneurs.
Entrenched bureaucracies like the Washington State Department of Revenue and the Washington State Secretary of State’s office do not have to answer to anyone and extremely tough to figure out what forms to file, when to file them and even how to submit them. … read more “Government Regulations Crushing Entrepreneurs”
My poor roommate Trent has some difficulties understanding the rules of the game of basketball. In order to help him further his education, I have decided to repost a few rules of basketball here:
- Blocking- impeding the progress of an opponent by extending one or both arms horizontally or getting in the path of a moving player.
During a show at Seaworld yesterday entitled “Dine with Shamu”, where park guests can have dinner and watch a whale show up close, a whale named Tilikum purposely drowned a female trainer.
Tilikum is an 11,000 pound killer whale and people watching the show said he was not following commands and after becoming more agitated, swam around the tank and leapt out of the water to grab her in its mouth and dragged her into the water.… read more “Dine With Shamu – LITERALLY!”
Found an ad for a person’s blog on my site today. I use Google Adsense to randomly place ads on my blog. Look at the screenshot below:
What doesn’t make sense to me is why someone would advertise their blog on Google if they aren’t selling something? It’s pretty expensive and doesn’t make sense unless you can turn a profit through it. … read more “Weirdo Advertising on My Site”
Most people think that it is better to own a home than to rent a home. Why is this opinion so prevalent? People have had several ideas drilled into their heads over and over again:
- If you pay $1,000 in rent each month, you will never see that money again. If you pay $1,000 on your mortgage, it is like putting that money into a savings account (because you can sell the house at the end and get your money back).
… perhaps once a decade or century would keep them more interesting.
My title, “Tradition is Evil”, may surprise and upset you. Human nature is to avoid change and cling to the status quo. Please understand this and consider the thought I am about to lay before you carefully. I suggest that instead of blindly clinging to tradition that we use data, logic and rational thought to govern our lives.… read more “Tradition is Evil”