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Reflections and tips on tech, websites, the economy, investing, and other insights that come my way

Windows 10 Fall Creator Update Kills Seagate's Backup Plus External Hard Drive

What a coincidence...? Windows 10 Fall Creator updates Sunday/Monday. My Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive appears to have died - lights are on, engine is running but it's not accessible from my hard drive. (Yes, we looked at the Disk Management system.) Happened to have a brand new Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive handy, so I restored...
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Guest — Sheila McPhelps
Hmm. Makes you wonder about what was intended with that Microsoft update.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:47

Some Perils of Passive Investing

Some Perils of Passive Investing
This week, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has published at least fourteen articles on passive investing, many of which tout the virtues of the process over active management, particularly for U.S. equity investing.  Passive funds provide an efficient, lowest cost vehicle for individual and institutional investors and I own a couple of flavors ...
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Guest — Mike Olinger
Well written and a good read.
Sunday, 30 October 2016 00:42
Guest — Debra McNeill
Just read a very interesting article on the NYT website about Seth Klarman, very successful, highly regarded manager of $30B. Her... Read More
Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:14

Prayers for Orlando

Prayers for Orlando
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good...
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Temporary problem with WSJ.com, nasdaq.com and dictionary.com

Temporary problem with WSJ.com, nasdaq.com and dictionary.com
If it's not broken, why would I update it?  Yesterday (June 8, 2016), I ran into a problem loading dictionary.com, nasdaq.com and WSJ.com.  It all started with dictionary.com loading very, very slowly and I informed them of the problem.  By the end of the day, none of the sites would load on Chrome or Firefox.  I was convinced I...
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Build Your Own Website In A Day? For Free?

Build Your Own Website In A Day?  For Free?
Sandwiched in with the typical New Year's ads for weight loss, vacations and tax services, I've noticed more advertising from website builders such as Wix, Weebly and Squarespace. These companies offer really easy, non-technical system for website creation and maintenance. But these ads have been promoting "Build Your Website In A Day!", "…For Free...
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