Posted December 10th, 2013 @ 06:33pm by Erik J. Barzeski
29 Dumb Things Finance People Say:
1. "They don't have any debt except for a mortgage and student loans."
OK. And I'm vegan except for bacon-wrapped steak.
3. "Earnings missed estimates."
No. Earnings don't miss estimates; estimates miss earnings. No one ever says "the weather missed estimates." They blame the weatherman for getting it wrong. Finance is the only industry where people blame their poor forecasting skills on reality.
Not on the list: "What kind of monthly payment are you looking for?"
Posted December 9th, 2013 @ 06:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
How Square moves Cash is a simple article. Nothing I didn't know already, but only takes a minute to read.
I've been on PayPal for a LONG time, and I use a combination of PayPal and Square when a customer wants to pay me (often a golf student).
Posted December 8th, 2013 @ 06:01pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Everything fits on the screen at one time, too!
Posted December 7th, 2013 @ 05:11pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Major league baseball's schedule affects the lives of millions of Americans. For 25 years, the masterminds behind the massive undertaking were The Stephensons. A husband and wife duo working with a computer, a pencil and a great deal of cooperation.
ESPN has a great video on the husband-wife team that have crafted MLB's schedule for 25 years.
At about 0:40 in you'll hear this:
In ten years you can generate more possible schedule solutions than there are atoms in the universe.
Posted December 6th, 2013 @ 04:32pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I hadn't ever thought about it, but apparently concussions are common in baseball among catchers (foul tips can be especially dangerous). In fact, concussions are causing arguably the best catcher in baseball to try out first base.
Posted December 5th, 2013 @ 04:10pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted December 4th, 2013 @ 02:26pm by Erik J. Barzeski
That's pretty nifty. And an effective way to get rid of ants, too.
There's more at anthillart.com.
Posted December 3rd, 2013 @ 12:48pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Have you ever heard of Cary Schoen? He seems to get banned from lots of places very quickly.
Posted December 2nd, 2013 @ 12:04pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted December 1st, 2013 @ 05:04pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm posting that because it's pretty interesting, and the seatbelt is largely unchanged.
I'm also posting that because I've seen a long thread on a forum somewhere in which a few people keep posting rants about how the government is tyrannical and should not be legislating seat belt use, and blah blah blah.
Posted November 30th, 2013 @ 05:47pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This video shows:
Christmas Tree harvesting at Noble Mountain Christmas Tree Farm in Oregon. Pilot Dan Clark flying a Northwest Helicopters, LLC 206B3 Jetranger November of 2008. Oregon is the nation's biggest producer and exporter of Christmas trees, selling about 7.3 million trees a year, more than twice that of No. 2 North Carolina.
The largest Christmas tree producer in the state is Holiday Tree Farms of Corvallis, shipping about 1 million trees a year. Manager Dave Silen says a shift toward more family gatherings this year could help sales. The holiday trees represent a $101 million industry in Oregon.
Posted November 29th, 2013 @ 04:44pm by Erik J. Barzeski
2016 turns out to be an interesting year coming up, a kind of watershed for online and mobile gaming. Almost 80% of the gamers worldwide are playing as mobile customers. Mobile gaming, with its large surge of players in 2013, a surge that is expected to continue, will double its growth by 2016.
What we find particularly interesting (even more than the demographic stuff like age ranges or gender or behaviours of gamers) is how popular tablet gaming is becoming. Can you guess the expected growth rate for tablets in particular?
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Posted November 28th, 2013 @ 02:51pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted November 27th, 2013 @ 08:06am by Erik J. Barzeski
Remember what I said yesterday? Well…
Read these Haribo Sugarless Gummy Bears Reviews. I dare you not to start crying from laughing so hard. I might not have laughed harder in the last year than I did last night reading these.
Posted November 26th, 2013 @ 08:05am by Erik J. Barzeski
Just read these. It's funny how people can collectively join in on something…