Here’s another mind dump of thoughts on a few of the link worthy things I’ve read lately…enjoy!
Now you can buy a Kindle for $114! The gotcha here is that you have to be willing to look at ads and special offers. Still, I’m glad to see the price coming down one way or another. I still think the magic price for this device is $99. At least, that’s the price at which I’d bite.
5 Common Remote Work Misconceptions – Word!
Roth IRA: Time to retire Roth IRAs – Could not be more wrong. This guy needs to run the numbers, although I doubt he’d know where to start to do that. Roth IRAs and Traditional IRAs generate the exact same tax revenue if you make the assumption that the tax rate doesn’t change. But for the gov’ment, they get to have their candy now instead of waiting for you to retire. The upside for the account holder only comes if they end up in a higher tax bracket or tax rates rise across the board. Look where people have placed their bets.
Gov Shutdown’s Impact – Great argument by @newscoma for keeping $ in state instead of sending it to D.C. 🙂
IKEA desktop – <3 IKEA. This is pretty cool.
Portugal, Illinois and Caterpillar – “The Portugese have decided to protest against mathematics….” That’s pretty much all you need to know. Of course, as Dave Ramsey likes to point out, if they’d been doing math they wouldn’t be in this mess.
Using Google Apps? 5 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked – I really need to get around to doing these things. Looks like you could make it happen in less than 15 minutes and save yourself a lot of heartache.
WordPress 2.9, oh so fine – Just updated, and this should force a post. The image editor and easy video embed are nice!
Common Laptop/Netbook Positions to Avoid – I'm just going to pretend I didn't see this.
Nullification: Friend of Liberty – Well Texas?
Jesus Was Cool – "Be nice to each other." Pretty simple. But wait, there's more…
Developer Resources for Android – This is on my to-do list. I swear. I even have an app idea that will be huge for a very small market.
Jerry Taylor discusses global warming on the premiere of Stossel – I missed this inaugural episode and haven't had a chance to watch this yet, but it looks to be interesting
Drunk Four Year Old Steals Christmas Presents – Shock and awe.
Promiscuous dispersal of your email address – "Sure, you'll get a lot of spam, but deleting spam is a lot easier than finding customers." Wow.
Playgrounds From the 70’s – Totally Awsumness
20,000+ Gmail, Yahoo, AOL Accounts Compromised [ALERT] – No one needs your password for anything. Period.
Plot to Stop Using The Dollar? – I was just thinking the other day that I may be better of getting paid in cigarettes, potato liquor and Levis.
Space Program Needs A Plan, And Fast! – Hmm….maybe we should wait a year or two to buy a house here?
Message In A Bottle Found This Weekend – Pretty cool. I hope my Star Wars action figures wash up some day.
Man arrested for tweeting G20 Pittsburgh cops’ location | No Silence Here – If the police don't want you to know where they are, they should wear invisible cloaks. Duh!
No Sympathy For Polanski – Newscoma – I can't believe even one person on the planet would defend this guy. Good for 'Coma!
Aunt B. broke, it...
Trace Sharp has gone to work for Mike McWherter’s campaign.
Whether you agree with his positions on the issues or not, it’s cool that at least one candidate sees the value in putting a well known and internet savvy pundit to work to help their campaign.
My sources are telling me that Mabel’s campaign is refusing comment and focusing on damage control.