Saturday, December 09, 2017

First Snow 2017

So pretty out there.

Of course tomorrow it will be the "pure as New York snow" we all love to hate.  :)


Sunday, December 03, 2017

If you find SM 'bad' then you are doing it wrong.

Just read Brad Felds post that he is no longer consuming facebook or twitter…..though sees it essential that he posts ‘out’ content.

I understand what he is saying…..but if you aren’t ‘in the discussion’ you lose your right to bitch about ‘the state of society later’.
- https://twitter.com/deancollins/status/937410698916876288

If you are unhappy with the content in your SM feed folks…..you are doing it wrong.

Unfollow people and start following smart, interesting people that challenge and feed your desire for knowledge and don’t post photos of their cats/food/holiday boasting photos etc etc.

There is a lot of really interesting dialog happening on SM folks…..if you don’t see it then you are missing out.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

A Man For All Seasons

Its rather ironic that we went to see "A Man For All Seasons" the same day that the Michael Flynn guilty plea was entered......

The play is primarily about the split if the Church Of England from the Vatican (so that Henry VIII could get a divorce and marry again). But what I think its really about is really about is leaders surrounding themselves with fools and yes men and the execution of Sir Thomas More a man who stood up for his principles in the face of certain death.

If you are in NY its well worth seeing and runs until Dec 17th




https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/A-MAN-FOR-ALL-SEASONS-Opens-at-Heights-Players-in-Brooklyn-20171201






ROPER So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law!
MORE Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
ROPER I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
MORE  Oh? (Advances on ROPER voice roused and excited) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you-where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? (He leaves him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast-man's laws, not God's-and if you cut them down-and you're just the man to do it-d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.

Monday, November 27, 2017

There are now over 1200 gTLD's !!

Wow had no idea we were up to 1200 gTLD’s

I’m @NowWatching icann nyc readout now.

- https://livestream.com/internetsociety/icann60nyc?origin=event_published&mixpanel_id=136bcbdee9b6e-007947519-13134557-1fa400-136bcbdee9c115a&acc_id=25782506&medium=email


lol apparently so many gTLD's that icann now have over $230m in "excess fees" they are now trying to work out what to do with this surplus......lol


Friday, November 24, 2017

Death Taxes

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21731626-case-taxing-inherited-assets-strong-hated-tax-fair-one?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/ahatedtaxbutafaironeinheritancetax


Shame that the article doesn’t actually propose any real answers.


I'm not anti-death tax, especially because it doesn’t apply (in the USA at least until $5.5m+......that said....i am anti-death tax because its a tax on income already taxed AND because its 40% which is an outrageous figure.


If someone was trying to save a family farm or business or estate etc and it was worth $20m then they would have to come up with 40% of $15m......that a pretty big burden to carry-even for an inherited asset.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

#TooBigToFail

Watched #TooBigToFail last night and this morning found this awesome graphic.....we really are screwed.
 :)


Monday, November 13, 2017

The value of Australian housing is $7.4t

So much interesting content in this slide deck.

1/ Australian Super is now worth more than the entire AU-listed stocks

2/ That althought there is $1.7t in residential mortgages there is $5.7t in equity.

3/ I was also surprised that only $300b in sales happened last year (eg 1/20....i thought it would have be higher as a percentage of value).