Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 30

AAPL Cash/Share

I’m not particularly a fan of Apple products, nor have I ever understood the willingness of consumers to pay a sizeable premium for them, but I can’t argue with Apple’s success as a company. Their annual EPS growth has been both absurdly consistent and absurdly high. Consumer sentiment might be shifting though, which of course …

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Jan 30

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, then you’ll be successful

I’ve already covered the best motivational video ever, but this might be the second best. The original speech is by Eric Thomas. I might be a little biased on this one since we share first names. 🙂

Jan 12

CodeMash 2013 Dessert Bar

This was definitely one of the highlights.

Jan 10

CodeMash 2013

Well, I thought the highlight so far was Rob Gillen‘s use of a buffer overflow to get a command prompt with admin privileges in Windows 7. However, I just realized I’m sitting next to Jon Skeet in Evan Hauck’s presentation. Sorry Rob.

Jan 10

Really Good Personal Finance Blog

Brass Knuckle Finance is a refreshingly good blog I stumbled upon after following a link to its article on rap artists who are particularly “Frontin’ Ass.” Now, Frontin’ Ass, here, apparently means projecting an impossible facade of wealth given actual finances – which is a depressingly common behavior in general, and hardly unique to rap …

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Jan 08

Jackie Chan Bollocks

You’ll find none of it in this class.

Jan 08

prettyPhoto Media

Being new to WordPress, I didn’t realize that Lightbox wasn’t the default for posted images, so I needed to add this support. I went with the prettyPhoto Media plugin to accomplish this for now. I found a few pages promoting the plugin, but they didn’t actually demonstrate how simple it was to use (notable exception). …

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Jan 07

Chris Christmas Rodriguez

A little late on this one, but I don’t want to wait until next December. The rest of the videos are here, but they’re in QuickTime format. Unfortunately, when this ad campaign was run, he totally did not receive enough votes to replace Santa.

Jan 07

Best Craigslist Roommate Ad Ever!

I’m not sure how long this will remain on Craigslist, so I’ve included a screenshot for perpetuity. It’s not an ad for disguised weaponry, but it’s still pretty funny.