Sometimes, you still have to send faxes. And until digital signing becomes more mainstream, that will probably stay the case. So the question is, how do you do that without having a fax machine? If you have a MacBook and an analog phone line, it’s easy – it’s built right into your print dialog, under [...]
Every e-mail seems like another obstacle that will take too much time. Yesterday, faced with a 100+ mails in my inbox, I set out to find out why it’s so hard to deal with them.
Finally catching up on my RSS feeds, I ran across a post on Dare Obosanjo’s blog. He posted a comparison chart for the stock prices of Apple, Microsoft, and Google, under the catchy title “Race to the bottom” This didn’t exactly jive with my recollection – I follow these stocks on a daily basis (and [...]
Recently I got a call from my attorney that you really don’t want to get. No, I didn’t lose a law suit. Instead, his office was broken into, and part of the records stolen include my credit card info. So the question is, how to deal with this – and how to prepare for the [...]
This morning I stumbled over a tweet announcing Purina‘s site LongLiveYourDog.com. Really, Purina? You dare make that your motto? After being repeatedly involved in poisoned pet food recalls? How about you fire your marketing guys who cooked that up and invest in quality control instead? Maybe the next time when you “save” a few cents [...]
Since we decided to buy a place, Petra and I obviously spent quite a bit of time thinking about our budget. After all, how would we know how much we could actually afford? The “natural” schedule for a budget is a month – many of the major expenses you pay are on a monthly basis. [...]
For a long time, I have resisted buying a house in Los Angeles – the pricing was simply insane. But lately, thanks to the subprime mortgage disaster, things are actually moving into an affordable direction. The question is, how to be well prepared?
For Earth Day, my company organized an outing – we were going out on the streets of Westwood, picking up trash. (Well, OK, and we had a picnic after that). There are a couple of things I learned from this: The famed hypodermic needles lying around – urban myth, at least in Westwood. There’s a [...]
Turns out almost a week has passed since my last post. What did happen to all that time? Well, actually quite a lot. First of all, Petra and I took a dolphin watching trip to Dana Point. Which was especially fun considering we’ve just been whale watching in Mexico – I could get used to [...]