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Random Thoughts: That Texas Law, Apple, Nuclear Submarines & More…

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Apple – EPIC Lawsuit So, Apple is now forced to allow vendors to use other payment processors. I wonder if they’ll figure out that it doesn’t matter – that they can still require their 30% cut – they just put the onus on the app developer to develop a tracking system and to report and…

The Time Has Come To Penalize The Willing Unvaccinated

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I just read an article that explained how more than 90% of the patients in hospitals with Covid are unvaccinated. And those few that are vaccinated are immunocompromised or have other underlying health issues. In other words, the vaccines are working and the virus is spreading rampantly throughout the unvaccinated population – which includes those…

Business Idea: A Way To Help Rebalance The Skills-to-Worker-Availability Imbalance

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This idea has been posted on kern.al – if you like it, click the link to go upvote it. https://kern.al/idea/a-more-efficient-way-for-companies-to-train-for-the-positions-they-need Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, you know that there is a huge dislocation in the jobs arena here in the United States – lots of workers are available but…

Mooltipass Gen 3

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I have used the Mooltipass hardware device for password management since it was initially crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The thing has easily saved me over 100,000 keystrokes without the risk of storing my passwords “in the cloud”. The Gen 1 device had a couple of nice features: It used a touchscreen Had a nice desktop-stand option…

Business Idea: Secure Notes For Psychologists and Psychiatrists

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This idea has been posted on kern.al – if you like it, click the link to go upvote it: https://kern.al/idea/secure-notes-for-psychologists-and-psychiatrists. I recently read an article about a government in Europe whose electronic medical records was hacked. This country had most of its citizens on a national EMR platform – which meant that all the private…

Busting No-Code & Low-Code Myths

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I am a HUGE fan of low-code and no-code tools. I always have been. Even though I learned “low-level” langauges, my career as a developer has always tended towards the higher level tools. Whether that was DBASE, CLIPPER & FOXPRO in the early 90’s, POWERBUILDER in the LATE 90s, various HTML builders in the early…

The Case For A Zero Percent Corporate Tax-Rate

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My Democrat friends are probably wincing just by reading the headline of this post. But bear with me as I lay out this case. I started thinking about this concept two or three years ago. I think it filtered into my subconscious during the time when Trump was trying to lower rates and encourage companies…

QUIBI Bashing Is Short Sighted

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Recently, Quibi announced that it was shutting down after just six months in service. Almost immediately the ridicule started. How could a company with almost two BILLION dollars in funding get it so wrong? There are folks all over the globe making massive fun of the investors. This is ridiculously short-sighted. For multiple reasons. There…

Business Idea: Reviews For Cancelled Gigs

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If you have ever used a service like Upwork or Fiverr and depended on reviews to choose a worker, you’ve likely been very disappointed. This is because the reviews are missing a critical element – cancelled gigs. In some cases, even bad reviews are removed by the site upon request by the worker – UpWork…

Getting Angry At For-profit Companies Is Dumb

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A group of like-minded people that band together in the pursuit of a common goal is, generally speaking, considered a normal thing. No one bats an eye at the PTA or a political party. But, when those people band together to form a for-profit corporation that is immensely successful, it’s suddenly evil. And people act…

PANDEMIC: In Defense Of Amazon

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Scrolling through my Facebook feed today I came upon a viral post that urged users to not shop at Amazon and to, instead, shop directly at the retailers stores in order to deprive Bezos and Amazon of additional revenue. Which made me realize that the majority of Americans (and even non-Americans) really really don’t appreciate…

Quick Take: The Bullish Case For Flex Office Space

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Recently I’ve seen a lot of articles about how the demand for office space has dried up as companies continue to let their employees work from home. I agree with this view. However, I think that coupled with the lower demand for traditional office space will be an increase in demand for flex office space…

Homework

A small sample of notes illustrating how I view potential daily market opportunities over a period of time.

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Trading Homework for Trade-date Friday October 4th, 2019
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Trading Homework for Trade-date Tuesday September 17th 2019
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Trading Homework for Trade-date Monday September 16th 2019