Innumeracy and the iPhone 6’s New Larger Sizes

Innumeracy is something that I've discussed in the past - both on the podcast and somewhere in the archives (buried so deep even I couldn't find it). Innumeracy is the title of an excellent book by John Allen Paulos which laments the fact that basic math skills are treated as second class skills.  The go-to example: picture the stereotypical PhD … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender

Being from Boston and born into a family of Boston College Alumnis... that was a particularly painful loss yesterday. (Yes, worse than the Notre Dame losses... which weren't all that unexpected, eh?) Well, it's Sunday, and I haven't shared my fantasy team yet.  10 team, let me know how I did on the auction: QB Aaron Rodgers 56 RB Jamaal … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/30/2014

What a beautiful day - I believe I'll spend it outside, as much as I like hanging out with your folks... Links We Liked! Multiple features from our friend SS, normally at Save.Spend.Splurge.:  An article about not giving your kids money, and at Money Propeller a post on money advice she wishes she'd received while younger … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/10/2014

Wish I could quote you folks some new, hilarious, spam... but all the recent spam has been so polite! Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this website. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's difficult to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and visual appearance. I must say that you've done a awesome job with … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/2/2014

So, what have we been up to lately?  We thought it might be a good idea to build a video card. Not buy a video card online, wait for it to arrive, and install it, mind you - but build an embedded video card for some of our headless Linux dev boards (and a couple PogoPlugs - which are ~$15 nowadays).  Follow along, if you're so inclined, at … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 7/26/2014

Yes, another fun spam comment! of course like your web-site but you need to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome to tell the truth then again I will surely come again again. I'm sorry my poor spelling bothered your truth telling - but I'm glad you'll come … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 07/19/2014

No hilarious spammer emails or comments to share with you this week - I think the public forum really scared them off (right?).  So, I guess I'll just say: happy weekend. Links We Liked! Conor Sen points out on his Tumblr that, if you zoom out a bit, America is quite exceptional - even with all the folks saying otherwise.  We agree … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 7/12/2014

The spam, folks, it gets funnier and funnier! Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read? ... on a three year … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 6/29/2014

Let's get to the links quickly! (Really, is there a blog out there that gets fewer comments per visitor?  It's like you want to inflate our ego with page views, but don't want to talk to us.  We don't know what to think about this.  Well, dude, let's go bowling.) Links We Liked Nelson at Financial Uproar points out a young Warren Buffett … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 6/22/2014

Oh, soccer (America's sixth favorite sport!). For a game that I enjoyed so thoroughly growing up, you try your hardest to alienate me with the flopping and acting aspect of the game.  I value a good match more than a good flop (The US already has the best actors in the world in Hollywood). Also of note, we've updated the data on your two … [Read more...]