Archive | January, 2013

Apple (AAPL) Stock

Apple (APPL) down over 12% today and down over 35% in the last 5 months. Update, 6 months later (August 8th 2013): Apple iPhone Losing Market Share  

New Cinnarch Distro a Gateway to ArchLinux for Newbies

It’s not often a new Linux distribution catches my attention, but this one is a direct descendant of my all time fav… Arch Linux.  This won’t be replacing my Arch install as that’s not its purpose. Rather, for users who are looking for a stepping stone to Arch, who have maybe tried and failed at getting Arch installed, then […]

How I Almost Doubled Stock Market Investments in 1 year

At the end of 2011 I sold CoolVibe.com to help cover expenses and also to free up more time for Linux consulting work. With the modest funds left over and since other than a single credit card we had and still have no dept/loans, I decided with my wife that I wanted us to invest in stocks/companies […]

Two MUST have Smartphone Apps!

Here are two must have smartphone apps. If you’re like me and took years before you could start and stick to a well managed budget then the Mint.com app is for you. If you already manage your money then still take a look at this very simple very extremely powerful free service. I promise, if you’ve […]

I refuse to sign up for Viber, here’s why.

Update: Viber and all data sold to Japanese company. Update: Over the past couple of months Viber has been modifying their privacy policy to help increase user confidence. However, unlike other apps, which only scan your contacts. Viber continues to scan and also save your contacts’ phone numbers from your address book on their servers. Its […]