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Amazon Watch

Friday, September 14, 2018
By Colin

Good story here: https://nypost.com/2018/09/11/dont-believe-the-hype-about-amazon-savings-at-whole-foods/ More proof that Amazon’s prices don’t always live up to its hype. So remember, when shopping Amazon online, always price compare against wallmart, newegg, target or google express. It only takes a minute. »

Moving ‘code’ to CodeChi.com

Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Colin

Hi, If you’ve come here looking for the date to millisecond calculator, please note that I have moved it to a new site, CodeChi.com. I’ve decided to move the ‘Code/Programming’ related posts to CodeChi.com, in an effort to give them their own focus. CodeChi.com... »

XH.IO is Hiring

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Colin

XH.IO makes web apps for the financial industry. We are looking for a senior developer. The job description is posted here: https://xh.io/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Job-Description-2016.pdf. It’s a great place to work. Get in touch if interested. -Colin »


Making Maple Syrup at Home

Sunday, March 6, 2016
By Colin
Making Maple Syrup at Home

We have a few maple trees where we live in Westchester county, in NY state.  I gave tapping them a go this year.  I had decided to do it... »

Powerball Lottery: Best demo yet of why you will not win

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

http://graphics.latimes.com/powerball-simulator/ Go ahead, bet your paycheck.  You’ll thank me you bet it here, and not at the bodega.     »

How to type accents é, è, ñ, ü, ê and other special characters on your Mac keyboard

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
By Colin
How to type accents é, è, ñ, ü, ê and other special characters on your Mac keyboard

Problem:  You’re on an English keyboard on a Mac, and you need to type letters with accents, like é, è, ñ, ü, ê or other special characters, like ç,... »