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What Green Bay Packers “Stock” Can Teach Us About NFTs

The Green Bay Packers, a famous American football team, recently began a stock sale. The Packers are the only publicly-owned franchise in the National Football League, with over 360,000 individual shareholders. This is the sixth stock sale in franchise history, with previous sales occurring in 1923, 1935, 1950, 1997 and 2011. It’s important to note … Continue reading What Green Bay Packers “Stock” Can Teach Us About NFTs

How To Fix Facebook: Let Us Dislike

The problem with the Facebook algorithm is that it optimizes for user engagement, without bothering to consider whether that engagement is positive or negative. Content that we find deceptive and/or outrageous causes us (or me at least) to immediately begin typing furious responses, which causes the algorithm to serve up more of that sweet, sweet … Continue reading How To Fix Facebook: Let Us Dislike

Apple TV+’s Foundation

In adapting Isaac Asimov’s Foundation to the screen, David Goyer changed the story a lot from the original book. I don’t have any issues with gender flipping characters like Gaal Dornick or Salvor Hardin. I don’t mind the addition of clone emperors (I actually rather like the Cleon story lines). I don’t even mind changing … Continue reading Apple TV+’s Foundation

Ted Lasso, Season 2 Episode 11: Midnight Train to Royston

Spoiler alert! The following notes include the key plot details of Ted Lasso Season 2, Episode 11. Assuming my schedule permits, I plan to use them when helping to lead a Clubhouse discussion on October 3. Midnight Train to Royston Ted: Trains the team to perform a routine to “Bye, Bye, Bye.”  When Dr. Sharon … Continue reading Ted Lasso, Season 2 Episode 11: Midnight Train to Royston

Replacing Google Bookmarks with Dokkio

I am an information hoarder. When I read interesting or useful things online, I instinctively want to find a way to keep them. In the earliest days of the Internet, I used the bookmarks in my Netscape Navigator browser to keep my stash of web pages. The problem was, this was a terrible solution. Browser … Continue reading Replacing Google Bookmarks with Dokkio

Ted Lasso, Season 2, Episode 8: Man City

Way back at the end of 2020, I started hearing about a new TV show on, of all places, Apple TV+. The show was based on a series of TV commercials that, frankly, I never thought were very funny. But people were praising “Ted Lasso” so much, I decided to give it a try. Needless … Continue reading Ted Lasso, Season 2, Episode 8: Man City

Personal Investment: Next Gen Foods

Since my name has been mentioned in the news in recent days as one of the new investors in Singapore-based Next Gen Foods, I wanted to tell the story of how and why I invested. These days, most of my investing takes place via Blitzscaling Ventures, which has a laser-focused approach of investing in the … Continue reading Personal Investment: Next Gen Foods

How To Set Up Microsoft Outlook 365 with your Gmail Accounts Using POP3 in 2021

I just received my new Dell XPS 13, which meant that I needed to tackle one of my most dreaded tasks: Setting up Microsoft Outlook on a new Windows laptop. It may not sound like much, but Outlook is the primary reason that I still use a Windows laptop (I have an M1 Macbook Air … Continue reading How To Set Up Microsoft Outlook 365 with your Gmail Accounts Using POP3 in 2021

Why People Don’t Understand Amazon’s MGM Acquisition

Amazon recently agreed to purchase MGM for over $8 billion, and the reaction has been skeptical. Critics of the deal argue that Amazon overpaid for the MGM catalog, especially in comparison to Disney’s (admittedly brilliant) trio of acquisitions: Star Wars ($4 billion), Marvel ($4 billion), and Pixar ($7 billion). But this is allow hindsight to … Continue reading Why People Don’t Understand Amazon’s MGM Acquisition