The 16 Best Books Read by the AoM Team in 2014 – Need to get my nose back into some books as well now that things have settled down with the move a little.
Why a Hyped New Lottery Game Went Bust in a Hurry – If only they'd rented a hot air balloon…
App Calculates Where You Need To Go And Sends You A Bike Or A Tesla In Five Minutes – I got to go by and see Shift's place a couple of weeks ago, and they have a really cool model. One of the most innovative ideas they have is to include Shift memberships as part of ownership in high-rise condos–saving the builders a big chunk on dedicated parking spaces for each tenant, and eliminating the need of car ownership for residents. There would always be an appropriate vehicle available for use in your building's garage if you had to drive.
Finding the Right Metaphor – This one resonated with me like an episode of Grizzly Adams!
Can IBM’s Mountain Of Data Fix Your Email Nightmare? – "Everyone is doing something about solving email nightmares. Except the people who are responsible for causing email nightmares." Mark Twain (paraphrased)
An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener – Wait…what'd you say?
5 Sun Belt Getaways for Trail Runners – Coming to an out of shape jabroni like me this weekend!
F1 Race in Las Vegas? – I'm not big on auto racing at all. But..
This. Would. Be. Awsum.
How Much Time Does it Take to Finish a Half Ironman 70.3? – Nothing like feeling very average, then reading an article like this and finding out you are very average. #SomethingMustChangeIn2013
10 Questions About Investing In Index Funds – I like the set-it-and-forget-it aspect of index investing. If it's good enough for a rib roast or a whole chicken, it's good enough for me.
We Need A Unified Search AI – People removing 'likes' and other info about themselves on Facebook in 3,2,1…
They won't be rushing over to G+ to tell them about it either.
The Eight Basic Run Types – A nice reference with short descriptions of each type. Easy to digest!
What If Middle-Class Jobs Disappear? – Some stuff to think about regarding your kids’ education. What will the world be like for the next two generations?
Chinese TV Host Says Regime Nearly Bankrupt – Not good.
Netflix’s New Tablet UI Does Not Solve Its Search Problems – Agree with this. When I have a movie selected, I should have options to search for more based on actors, directors, and community likes.
Wall Street Still Thinks Germany Is Bluffing
It’s not clear why investors should believe Germany is just bluffing. Could it be that American investors are so used to a central bank opting for easy money that they cannot conceive a truly hawkish Bundesbank? Or that since US politicians are so supportive of major banks the possibility of German politicians actually making a decision that could hurt the banking sector grievously seems impossible?
Markets are logical over the long term.
Social Power And The Coming Corporate Revolution – Don’t know if it’s coming…I think it’s here.
Google+ had a chance to compete with Facebook. Not anymore. – I read this and could not believe I see every single point here in the exact opposite light.
Unhappy 99%ers: Sell Your US Citizenship to Chinese Millionaires – Heh. I like it!
The Rage of the Almost-Elite – Is #OWS the “Haves” vs. the “Have Lots”?
I’ve been crazy busy with work for the past few weeks, and a lot has happened. Obviously, I haven’t been reading very much, but here’s a small sample.
An Outsider’s Guide to a Triathlon – Love Todd’s approach.
Justice is Not an Excuse for Jubilation – Pretty much how I feel about it all.
Gas Pump Activism – This. Is. Awsum.
Surprise! Woman finds 7-foot gator in bathroom – Had to read this just to make sure she didn’t find it in my bathroom. Of course, I’d be just as concerned about this woman wandering into the house as I would the gator.
Apocalypse later: what happens the day after we hit the debt ceiling – The horror. The horror.
Higher Education: The Next Asset Bubble? – If you consider college to be an investment, it’s reasonable to calculate your ROI before investing, right?
Social Media for Small Businesses: 6 Effective Strategies – Great tips here for one man shows!
Online Poker Legal Now (in D.C.) – I bet (haha) it won’t take long until this ripples out.
Do More, Buy Less – A huge positive from a recession. This goes hand in hand with the fact that people are saving more. I’m still amazed that people at the top continue to contend that the answer is to “get credit flowing again.” Well, I’m not really shocked that they say it. That’s what benefits them and their friends. But I am amazed that so many people buy it hook line and sinker.
Google and HTC Working On a Chrome OS Tablet – Want.
Crunchy French Toast – This is now the official French toast recipe of our household. We’ll only be using the cream after long runs though.
50 Things we know now that we didn’t know this time last year – To be honest, I’ve suspected at least 34 of these things for a few years. I just wasn’t able to prove them.
Global Warming Won’t Prevent Ice Age – If it ain’t one thing with these climate fanboys it’s another.
Four UT basketball players face drug and weapon charges – I have an idea for college basketball players with aspirations of making it to the NBA. Lay off the weed for just four years. Once you get into the NBA you can do pretty much anything you want. I don’t really care what you do as long as you aren’t hurting anyone, but if you’re going to take the money you have to play by the rules made by the people who write the checks.
Web 2.0 Suicide Machine – What we really need is a Web 2.0 homicide machine. Only those with strong passwords survive!!!! I predict Web 2.0 homicide will be a big trend in 2010.
Davidson County (TN) GOP Moves To Oust Ron Paul-Supporting Vice Chair – I've quietly followed this for a while. It seems to be a classic case of "I'll push you away so I can cry when you don't love me."
Facebook Grabs For The Entire Web – All your faces will belong to us.
The Key to a Happy Marriage…. – In every instance of this article, you can exchange the word "man" for "marriage", and it still makes sense. Just saying.
We Are Living in an Ayn Rand Novel – You know I always wanted to pretend I was an architect.
AZ County GOP Pols Squash 1st Amendment Rights – Republicans just can't stand to see Democrats doing something and not jump on the bandwagon themselves.
Sprint Drops Call Forwarding Fees With Google Voice In Mind – NICE!!! Just read yesterday that Google Voice would let you port your number and I was cursing my 2 year contract. Thanks Sprint for doing more for your customers!
Gallup’s Conservatives and Libertarians – Once you know how you should be labeled, is it easier to accept the label?
Susan Finkelstein Arrested, Prostitution For World Series Tickets – Dumb idea to start with. What guy with World Series tickets is going to trade them for sex?
Toxic Chinese Drywall Creates A Housing Disaster – Good to know about when looking for houses in Florida.
Rockslide Could Close I-40 For Three Months?!?! – Wow…good thing no one was hurt.