Saturday, December 29, 2012

How I solved my dogs digestion problems

I have a bulldog or pitbull (never really could figure it out - what do you think?). He has been a wonderful dog but he has a speed eating problem that can result in bloating and what appears to be discomfort. He loves eating and he could probably set records for speed eating if there was a doggy competition for this. I had heard about this Interactive Dog Bowl from Northmate and I quickly ordered it because I thought at the very least it would be fun to put treats in. Turns out this thing made my dog feel much better! It used to take him about 30-45 seconds, but with this cool bowl, it took over 10 minutes! This bowl reminds me of the Kong Dog Toys that allow your dog to solve a puzzle to get a treat (getting the treat out of the kong!).


 This bowl was a bit bigger than I was expecting, so if you have limited space you might want to have a backup. We have been using this for a week now and I highly recommend it for your speed eating pups.

I have had lots of fun with this bowl and it has solved the digestion and vomiting problems my speed eating dog used to have.  Cool product!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

I just finished reading, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and it is nice to read a book that paints an optimistic picture about the future. If you turn on the news, all you ever see is panic about everything so it is nice to see a case for positive outcomes. If you liked Singularity is Near you will also enjoy this book. Abundance is a little easier to get through because it is light on the empirical evidence that is so prevalent in Singularity is Near. If you want to be inspired to create and invent or your future world view is extremely pessimistic and you want a reason to change it, you will probably enjoy this book.

Monday, April 04, 2011

A stock I really like: MAKO.

As a day trader, MAKO offers very little so I own it in my long term/swing trade account. Here is what I like about this stock:

1) The chart. The thing is strong, just goes up.
2) Difficult to buy. I keep buying little chunks and it just flies up, I have never been able to get the size that I want in this thing. A really good sign.
3) Short interest. I guess this company is still new and is still losing money and people are betting it is over valued. It probably is over valued, and thats ok with me.
4) The story. They make surgical robots for knee and hip replacement. I like technology and their procedure might just prove to be the de facto baby boomer surgery. They are also rapidly approaching break even and this would really be a turning point for this company.
5) Bull Market. It is a good time to own market leaders and strong stocks. This bull market could last a long time. Turn off the news, just look at the indexes. When you have a huge earthquake/tsunami/nuke problem in a major market and a new war start and the market rapidly gets back to highs, its a bull market.

I have been tempted to sell some of the MLPs I bought during the crash and park the money in this guy, but for now my position is limited to 1500 shares.


Friday, April 01, 2011

This blog post is related to yesterdays ETF plunge caused by a market marker. It brings to light one of my trading rules concerning stocks that plunge sharply (or spike) to obviously dangerous levels. I simply do not try and buy (or short) these spikes anymore because the trades are broken nearly 100% of the time and often with a loss when only one side of the trade is broken. When they are not broken, it means real news and you are catching a falling dagger.

These short sighted rules on error trades saves mostly large institutions money from being careless while discouraging traders from bringing the market back to equilibrium quickly. When I make a mistake I have to pay for it and I wish it applied to everyone.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cool solutions to our problems in the USA:

Education: Shift public spending from military and defense to space exploration and research and development. This would create demand for engineers and scientists within the USA and drive many other lower level jobs as well. Our current focus on combat and war is bankrupting us while we have other more important issues at home.

Oil, Gas and Global Warming: Huge tax on gasoline. This would initially hurt everyone, especially those near the bottom of the pay grade but it would solve the issues over the longer term. Smaller, more efficient cars would actually make sense to purchase, bike lanes would be used more, public transit would actually be used by normal people. Ten years out, dependence on oil has decreased while more efficient cars have become a reality and people are spending less on gas than they were ten years before.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Headphones

This is my favorable review of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Headphones. After owning a pair of the Beats by Dre headphones, I must say that for half the price, these are truly amazing in comparison. Many people will say Duh.. Beats by Dre really suck but I just didn't think so. I like the way they sounded, how they fit, and how they looked. I feel the same way about these ATH-M50s.

I listen to everything, in this general order: Electronic/Indie pop, Hiphop, classical, rock.. the phones sound really good with all of them. I have also used them with my iPhone to make phone calls and just talk into the phone and that works pretty well. I plug the phones into my iphone, an ipod, my computer, and also my stereo and it all sounds good.

What about the sound? On the low end, they certainly thump but you can also make out the "shape" of what is making the bass if it is there. Mids? I started hearing things in songs I never heard before with all other headphones I have used. The detail in the highs is great, you will now really appreciate high quality recordings! I highly recommend these headphones, they are worth the money! If you have any questions for me, just leave a comment!

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Headphones


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dylans thinks about running

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