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Monthly Archives: December 2008

You Know What Happens to Useful Engines? They Get Used. Also, Sir Topham Hatt Can Suck It. Viva La Revolución, &c.

Lately, the blogosphere is awash with platitudes about productivity. Or utility. Or, just generally speaking, being useful. Like, if you write a blog, you are apparently charged with the responsibility of demonstrating how productive you are, or of providing people with tips on how to be more productive themselves. Or more useful. To other people. […]

6 Pictures From The Right-Click Holiday Vacation

[singlepic=240,560,330,,center] “WTF Is With All This Cold White Stuff?”, Playground, Connecticut. [singlepic=457,560,560,,center]Mini was rather fascinated by the novel concept of “weather.” At first, Mini would look at the white stuff and ask, “Wha’s this?” We would answer, “It’s snow.” Then he would ask, “Wha’s this?” and we would answer, “It’s still snow.” This would continue […]

Financial Sanity 101: 6 Steps To Understanding Investing

Investing is distinguished from savings by the introduction of risk. As I discussed in my post about savings, a good savings plan is not exciting because it does not involve risk. A savings account involves a stable interest rate, with low returns and little expectation of gain. You just want to keep your savings somewhere […]

8th Quadriweekley ABDPBT Sucky Sweepstakes! Win a $100 Visa Gift Card on Christmas Day!–TIME’S UP! WINNER TBA

[singlepic=76,320,240,,right] Merry Effing Christmas, Everyone! That’s right, it’s that time again! I’d like to announce the eighth installment in my series of transparent self-promoting sweepstakes giveaways! As part of the ABDPBT Holiday Season Extravaganza of Stupid, I’ve been giving away a gift card every week of December, and here we are at the last week. […]