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An Upgrading We Will Go

This has to be the week for upgrades. First I upgraded this blog to the latest WordPress release. Then I installed Spam Karma 2 to kill all those comment spammers. Lastly I updated the header image to one of my all time favorite super car, the Ferrari Enzo. I really think Ferrari is a mean car company because even if […]

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Woot!

While checking out some Google case studies I came across a site call Woot! Woot! is an extremely interesting site. If someone were to come to me with the concept I would have said it would never work. At first glance, the business model seems stupid: sell a single different product each day, offer little to no customer service — […]

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Google Is Back!

After a slow start for this month, Google appears to be back in full swing. eCPM rate is back to its normal high. However, I think I need to do more tweaking with the banner placement. There are a few poor performing spots – most notably the Google 468 that runs near the top on Laptop Gamers and Digital Grabber. […]

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Investing

Your Financial Lifeline

In my last post I talked about having passive income equally your living expenses as a way to measure financial freedom. In this post I want to talk about what is known as the financial lifeline and how to measure it. Simply stated, your financial lifeline is a measurement of how long you can last if you stop working. Say […]

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Investing

Financial Freedom – The Reality

What does it mean to be financially free? Ask 10 people that question and you might get 10 different answers. This is my answer. You may not agree with it, but that’s OK. My Definition Of Financial Freedom Many people equate financial freedom to being rich. This is simply not true. I know many “rich” people who are not financially […]

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Fresh Start For The Week

I reformatted my Shuttle computer today. It was about due for one. I figure I would do it on a Sunday to give myself a fresh start for the week. The reformat took quite a bit longer than normal because I wasn’t able to boot right from the CD for some reason. I had to reinstall Windows from Windows. And […]

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Chillin’ With Good Friends

Last night I had some friends over to for a little “Weclome To Canada” party. Sarah had recently got her Canadian Permanent Resident card and can now live and work in Canada. Before that, Sarah was US permanent resident. From left to right; Raymond, myself, Paul and Ricky. I know Raymond for a few years. He’s a good friend. I […]

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Damn Comment Spammers

I guess one of the signs that a blog is getting bigger can be based on the amount of comment spam one gets. If that is the case then my blog is growing at a pretty good clip because I’m up to 10 comment spam per day. Most of the spams are the bot type that you can kill off […]

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