Updates Coming Soon

I’ve fallen off this wagon so I’ll backfill stuff I’ve read and watched but I also have some big news I’ll share later which will also force me to post updates for the next few weeks.

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An Update

I should really write more in this blog. In due time I suppose. I’ve also been quite busy the past few weeks.

I was working on some A/B Testing between Amazon and eBay for selling used books but the results were inconclusive (meaning that my testing failed because I sold no books during my time.) What I can say based on my experience is that for a regular seller eBay is much cheaper and therefore take less of a percentage of your profits.

Also, for all those spam bots out there, I was tired of getting all the notifications about your comments posting to my blog so I had to enable registration. So, if you are a real person and wish to post comments I’m fine with that, but because I get spammed like crazy with comments I force you to register and log in now.

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Overdue Update

I somewhat expected to have long spans where I didn’t write in this but months seems a bit long.  Winter has been rather lacking from what I expect from a typical winter but I’m not sure if I’m happy or upset about it.  On the one hand I don’t have to walk to the train in the snow and weather and it hasn’t been cold to the extreme (note: it has been cold) but on the other hand it isn’t very much like winter these days.  It’s the first part of February and I think Chicago has received only a few measurable snow falls this season.  I do look forward to the snow each winter and I think the worse the winter is the more apt I am to be excited for spring and summer.  I’m looking forward to playing outside this spring and summer but I have to ask myself if I am looking forward to it as much as if we had a bunch of snow this winter.  As mild as it has been I can’t imagine more winter weather this year.  It’s been in the 50s the past week or so which is highly unusual.

Anyway this update is short to say that I am still around and I’ll hopefully get back into the writing mood from time to time.  I am also going to start reading my next book, Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World.

Jim Cramer - Real MoneyWhy am I reading this?  I’ve read this book before but I want to get a refresher in his books because my 401k starts at work soon so I want to be prepared to make the appropriate decisions.  The stock market is fascinating to me.  I’ve played around with it a little bit and I’ve had some success in it.  I just don’t devote enough time or money to make it really worth my while.

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