Change Is Hard

I haven’t made a blog posting in over 2 years because I haven’t really had anything interesting to write about. Or at least nothing I could show people, until now. A few weeks ago, I launched a new site, which is the culmination of many of the different things I have been working on: BoredHumans.com.… Read More »

Sharing

Ever try a neti pot? They are supposed to be great for preventing sinus infections. My mother gave me one many years ago, but I never tried it. It sounded gross and I was not sure I knew how to use it. But, I kept it just in case. Then one day, I was watching… Read More »

Working In Teams

“After all is said and done, more is usually said than done.” The New York Times published a very interesting article by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg about working in teams. Whether in school or at work, you have probably all worked on a team at some point, but most people never really think much… Read More »

YouTube Red

I signed up for YouTube Red this week, and I recommend you give it a try (they offer a free 1 month trial). But, that is not why I am writing this posting. Before I get to my main point, though, here’s some quick info: YouTube Red is a premium version of Youtube which costs… Read More »

Free Books

Did you know there are hundreds of eBooks you can read for free each week? I only stumbled across this industry because I was looking for ways to promote my own eBook. It turns out that Amazon.com allows authors to have a book promotion where their book is offered for free (or sometimes 99 cents)… Read More »

The Student and The Barometer

“Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.” – Thomas Dewar Here’s a story I heard many years ago that has stuck with me: [note that a barometer is a compass-looking device used to measure atmospheric pressure] ——————————————————————————————————————————————— The Student and The Barometer Some time ago I received a call from a colleague.… Read More »

Beware of Black Hat SEO

I come to you today with a warning: Beware of SEO companies. Not all SEO companies are bad, but many employ tactics that are considered “black hat,” where they promote your site by doing things that violate the rules of the internet. The likelihood is they will be, but ask just so you have peace… Read More »

2016 – The Year of Virtual Reality

My prediction is that 2016 will be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally becomes a major industry. There are many factors at play, all of which will soon come together to make virtual reality ready for mass adoption: 1. In the next few months, Oculus Rift (now owned by Facebook) is expected to launch… Read More »

Thinking Big

Damn that Elon Musk! I create a site solving the mystery of why some women’s shirts get tiny holes in them (ShirtHoles.com); he builds the world’s largest electric car company (Tesla). I create The Fart Name List; he sends rockets into space. And, in his spare time, he is designing Hyperloop (the fastest, most ambitious… Read More »

Are All The Good Domains Taken?

Surprisingly, this is a very controversial question. It plays a central part right now in a big lawsuit, where Verisign (they run the .com domain system) is suing XYZ.com (they run the .xyz domain system) and its CEO Daniel Negari for among other things talking badly about .com domains. Verisign specifically takes issue with the… Read More »

I Wrote A Book – How To Make Money Online

I finally decided to write a book. It is called How To Make Money Online: Work From Home and Get Rich On The Internet, and you can buy at Amazon.com. Why the long title? On Amazon, it is all about keywords.  There are millions of books about making money, and the chances of people finding… Read More »

The Online Music Business Sucks

A year ago I wrote about how I started outsourcing my song performances, because I had written over 100 songs but don’t sing or play any musical instruments. Since then, I have actually made a lot of progress, but as with most things in life, it is a mixed bag. As I described in that… Read More »

My First Kiss

Fear. That is what it came down to. In a previous blog posting, I talked about my First Date in middle school. We fell in love but never kissed. I wanted to of course, but we were young and inexperienced, and it never ended up happening. Then came high school. I did not have any… Read More »

Domain Name Prices

I find the current state of the domain name market confusing. Every week I read about a bunch of domain sales, all at what I consider pretty high prices, yet I have not had much luck lately selling my own domains. I currently have Physical.com up for auction at Flippa.com, but this is the 2nd… Read More »

My First Date

Sometimes business is a little like dating. Let me explain. I went on my first date when I was in 7th grade. It was typical middle school stuff. I had a crush on a girl in my class (I will call her “Monica”) and was flirting with her, so she had her best friend ask… Read More »

Illegal Sites

If you are a small company, it is important to do whatever you can not to get sued, because a lawsuit will eat up all your time and money, even if you think you did nothing wrong. I am frequently presented with business opportunities that would probably make a good profit, but I avoid them… Read More »