Today’s Mixed Tapes and Movie Backups

Walkman and mix tapes
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Were you around when tape players and recorders were the big thing? I was. I remember getting my first double cassette player/geto-blaster from my grandparents, and thinking I had won the lottery! Now I could record my favourite songs off the radio, and mix them with my favourite songs from other tapes. Eventually I was able to tape songs off my records too. This made for the best mixed tapes EVER! I would spend hours listening to the radio for the right moment to hit the record button. The newest White Snake song? Got it. The best song by Aerosmith? Got it. Every song off Van Halen 1. Yup. Got it. Continue reading “Today’s Mixed Tapes and Movie Backups”


Can we possibly keep up with the Speed of Modern Technology?

Compact Disc player carousel for three CDs.
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What will be the next big thing? The Facebook killer? The iPhone killer? The MySpace killer? Oh, wait MySpace is dead…

I read articles all the time about the death of some site, technology, OS, or gadget. It seems just like yesterday that the iPod came out. Some of the technology that has died I’ve never even heard of!

I went to a concert the other night, and the musician gave me his CD. It was really nice of him. I felt like I was getting a present. But, when I got home, I was like, ‘what am I going to do with it?’. Continue reading “Can we possibly keep up with the Speed of Modern Technology?”

What do you want to teach your kids about money?

Mansion (5)
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My generation is pretty crappy with money. And the one after me is even worse. It is like the baby boomers started a trend. Spend, spend, spend. Borrow, borrow, borrow. And every generation is getting better at it.

I’m not saying this is the case for everyone, and I’m not much for painting everybody with the same brush, but all I need to do is look at the way people lived 75 years ago to see a DRAMATIC difference in the amount of stuff we collect in our massive homes, garages, sheds, basements, etc… Continue reading “What do you want to teach your kids about money?”