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Run Windows 7 on a MacBook

I’m all about living on the bleeding edge. Gotsta have the newest toys. So, I downloaded the beta version of Windows 7 and also downloaded a trial copy of VMWare’s Fusion. The idea here is that I will run the beta of the new Windows on a virtual partition on my MacBook. If things blow […]


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Sun, January 11 2009 » Blog, Reviews » No Comments

Backup Solution? HP MediaSmart Server perhaps

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about various backup strategies. It is one of my 2009 New Year’s Resolutions, remember? Here are my requirements: OS Agnostic. Don’t want it to be tied to Mac or Windows. Want it to be able to do anything. Yet, I want it to be Apple Time Machine compatible […]


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Thu, January 8 2009 » Blog, Reviews, Tips » No Comments

Two Informative Podcast Episodes

With Keynesianism on the march, are you wondering how Austrian Economics fits into today’s financial situation? I regularly listen to both the EconTalk and Bloomberg on the Economy podcasts. I recommend that you listen to these two particular episodes: 1. Bloomberg on the Economy, 12/24/2008: Tom Keene interviews Gerald O’Driscoll ( subscribe in iTunes) 2. EconTalk, 1/5/2009: Russ […]


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Mon, January 5 2009 » Blog, Reviews » No Comments

The MSFT 25% CashBack Seems to Work

A show or two ago, I mentioned using the Microsoft Live.com CashBack program to get 25% off a Buy-It-Now purchase from eBay. It seems to have worked. If you are buying an expensive item from eBay, definitely look into this program. Here’s a quick synopsis of the steps to take: You need a Live.com account, […]


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Mon, December 1 2008 » Announcements, Blog, Reviews » No Comments

What’s Not to Like About What Bob Barr Says?

Bob Barr is also running for president of the US as the Libertarian party candidate. Here’s a 10-minute interview with Judy Woodruff. I like his answers to her questions. I would love to see him debate against BO or JM. But more than that, I would love to see BO and JM absorb his philosophy […]


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Mon, October 20 2008 » Blog, Reviews » No Comments

Studying the Collapse (repost)

Here are some good things I listened to or read today in trying to prepare for show 129 and trying to figure out how to survive if a collapse really does happen: NPR Planet Money Podcast 9/26/2008: The Week America’s Economy Almost Died (audio program). This explains what the credit lockup means and why everyone […]


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Sun, September 28 2008 » Analysis, Blog, Reviews » No Comments

Stop the Bailout!

Not subscribed to the Lew Rockwell podcast yet? Have a listen to this one at least. Then subscribe to all 34 of the previous ones. To subscribe using iTunes, copy this link: http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/feed.xml and then in iTunes click Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcast and paste the link in there and click OK. Episode 35 is […]


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Sat, September 27 2008 » Blog, Reviews » No Comments

Best Explanation of Credit Crisis

I just listened to an hour long podcast from This American Life that explains the current credit crisis by talking to some of the guys in the chain of the crisis. From the guy with No Income No Assets taking out a half million dollar mortgage, to the guy selling it, to the guy buying […]


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Tue, May 13 2008 » Reviews » No Comments

The Quest for the Perfect Portfolio

Yes, You Can Supercharge Your Portfolio! 2008 by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth Amazon.com: Yes, You Can Supercharge Your Portfolio! ISBN: 1401917631ISBN-13: 9781401917630 I admit an initial bias against wanting to like this book. After all, these are the guys who wrote Yes, You Can Time the Market! And I’ve come to the view that […]


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Thu, February 14 2008 » Reviews » No Comments

Prove Steve Jobs Wrong: Read TWO Books this Year

An article in the NYTimes quotes Steve Jobs from Apple talking about the Amazon Kindle eBook reader: Yet, when Mr. Jobs was asked two weeks ago at the Macworld Expo what he thought of the Kindle, he heaped scorn on the book industry. “It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is; the fact […]


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Mon, January 28 2008 » Reviews » No Comments

Book Review: Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life

You can understand why this book was written, can’t you? It’s like a shampoo brand that demands you use it in conjunction with their conditioner. Yet the more you wash and condition, the greasier your hair feels. So you gotta wash again. Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids […]


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Thu, December 6 2007 » Reviews » 3 Comments