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I've officially launched another blog. It's called "Bye Bye Ink!" and it's designed to blog the demise of the ink based newspaper, as we know it. It's inevitable. The daily newspapers will be going bye, bye, sooner than you think. I'm going to be right there, chronicling it every step of the way.

I was minding my own business, driving home this afternoon from the post office and I noticed a huge pick-up truck next to me. It was obvious he was an artist from the text on the side of his truck and the big website URL emblazoned on the tailgate. But what was really remarkable and what actually caught my eye…

If you aren't using a personal video recorder (PVR), you're either too poor to buy one (which is fine, just keep reading my blog and perhaps we can get your income up) or you are purposely living in the stone age, for whatever reason.As you may or may not know, TiVo has become synonymous with the PVR industry. You're not…

Well... maybe. :-)I've been taking a look at this Iraqi dinar investment talk that's being discussed here and there. Most people (investment advisers) are down on the prospects that it'll actually pay off.Essentially, because the Iraqi economy is most likely at it's lowest point going into the future, it's worth maybe speculating a little on its currency. They just issued…

If you haven't heard of podcasting yet, you're going to very shortly. It's at the same stage in popularity blogs were about 2 years ago.It's essentially a mini-broadcast, but not live. Anyone with something to say can make a recording of themselves saying it and post it on their blog or site and direct an RSS feed to it and…

I love what Salesprocessdiva had to say about specializing or as she says it, "being first in your category."Be the first in your category. If you can't be first, create a new subcategory in which you can be first. For example, who was the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean? Lindbergh, of course. Who was the second? No…

I just got this via email. One of those things that sweep around the globe. But I thought it was so funny, I'm going to post it here for posterity.It's a take off from the "Who's on First" bit by Abbott and Costello. If you haven't heard that bit from them, you are missing one of the classic comedic routines…

One of the most amazing men in American history would have been 94 today. Ronald Reagan was the single most influential and inspiring person to me in my 41 years on this plant. Bar none. I've missed him dearly. If it's possible to love someone you've never met, it would describe my feelings for him.

In case you haven't heard, ebay has upped their commissions to their affiliates. You earn commissions for signing people up as ebay members and generating bids on items up for auction. The low figure used to be $15 per sign up. Now it's $20. The per bid commission has gone up as well.Some ebay affiliates make over $1 million a…

I knew this would start to happen eventually. But I honestly thought it would take much longer than this. Wow.I've said this before, but when major events occur like freeing a people to choose their own destiny, you really need to take a long hard look at the historical aspect of what you're doing. What side of history are you…

I'll bet there aint a wacko liberal alive right now that aint looking for a window to leap out of after reading this from the new Baghdad mayor... (I define "wacko" liberals as those that automatically hate the letter "B" because it's the first letter in the word, "Bush."):"We will build a statue for Bush," said Ali Fadel, the former…

I've officially launched blogTshirts.com. It's one of the 274 businesses I'm constantly in the middle of developing. This one has finally bubbled to the surface. I've got in place the proper equipment to facilitate its success and now all we need are bloggers to jump on board.SIDE NOTE: I just wish I would have had all this t-shirt making equipment…

Pay: The knowledge gained in participating. :-) Reason to do it: Because you are a remarkable entrepreneur and you're as curious as hell.Seriously. I'm looking to recruit a few of my readers to conduct an experiment. The actual work will take 16 hours to complete. It's not rocket science, but I need someone who considers themselves a remarkable entrepreneur.The chosen…

When I sold beds for a living (nice pay but awful hours), we were trained in the skill of dropping the price to close the sale. They always stressed to NEVER drop the price without a reason. If you just drop it, for no apparent reason other than to get the sale, the customer catches on and you lose their…

I just read an article about this filmmaker that convinced the city officials in charge of the Golden Gate bridge to set up a camera on public ground to film the bridge 24 hours a day to ostensibly chronicle the "day in the life of the bridge."Turns out he is doing a film about suicide and he wanted to catch…

If you're here regarding my earthquake prediction, click here for more info.On to my normal subject matter... business ideas!As everyone knows, printer companies get their revenue off the back end and not so much the front end. Meaning they charge an arm and a freaking leg for ink cartridges but you can get a decent printer now a days for…

It appears my prognosticating post has begun to be noticed. Traffic yesterday was about 500 visitors. Today it was over 5100 visitors. The vast majority of it was from an Italian website that is comparing me to Nostrodamus. Yikes! So, benvenuti to all my Italiano visitors. (Interesting note: I was stationed in Italy when I was in the Air Force.…

If you have been a regular reader of my blog, I need you to do me a favor. If you remember reading my post back in September about my earthquake prediction, and the followup post a few days later, please post it in the comments. It seems my prediction is getting a bit of attention in the blogosphere and there…

I hate those ads that quote you can make $X amount per day... etc. However, I fully believe the title of this post to be doable by the average person.First, I've already written a related idea (they both have to do with cat poop) so if you want to read that one first, here it is.More likely than not, you…

 NEWS FLASH! Walter Cronkite has been photographed in what authorities are calling a "slave labor basement" located 25 feet under a WalMart in Wilsonville OR. Authorities are calling it Abu Wal Ghraib.A shaken and disheveled Cronkite was led out of the basement by local authorities after being dressed in a somewhat tight fitting pair of pants and an I'm With…

You've probably seen the video blooper shows and sometimes they show a montage of cars sliding into one another during ice storms.If you have a particularly bad intersection in your area that gets a little dicey during snow or ice storms, next time you have one, take your video camera to the corner and some warm clothing and essentially camp…

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