What Websites Do You Visit The Most?

Here are the websites I visit most (listed in order of most visited):

  1. Twitter (Interacting with real people online is nearly addictive)
  2. Facebook (ditto)
  3. My Netvibes portal (Just a portal page of my fav sites… see ‘em all at once. It’s where I turned after google reader was killed.)
  4. Seth Godin’s Blog (Which I claim is the greatest site on the internet)
  5. DaringFireball (Understated, elegant, disciplined… very Apple-like)
  6. This Isn’t Happiness (The best curated site I’ve found)
  7. Brain Pickings (The second best site on the internet??)
  8. Jalopnik (I love cars. A lot.)
  9. James Altucher’s Blog (Need your life changed?)
  10. The Verge (Tech news and opinion)
  11. Devour (Curated youtube videos)
  12. Uncrate / HiConsumption (Interchangeable, veg-out sites)
  13. NY Times (My favorite newspaper in the world)
  14. Ask Altucher (James Altucher’s Podcast)
  15. Cage Potato (I still like MMA)

Sites I used to frequent but no longer visit:

The Chive (Used to visit several times per day. Haven’t been in almost a year.)

seth godin. best selling author. go. make something happen.

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How To Make Love Last In the Age of Instant Gratification

If you have an intimate, emotional relationship—or want one someday—you must, must, must watch this video.

Check out the final lines:

“Nothing grows people like love. When we are loved, we blossom. the message of evolution is not survival of the fittest. it is the survival of the most nurtured. Love is the gift that keeps on giving, even in loss.

We are ‘homo vinculum’, the ‘One Who Bonds’. Love is powerful magic. But now, you can be the magician. That changes everything.”

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How to buy your 1st or 2nd car

…and which one to buy

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THE BEST WAY
“The Dave Ramsey never-owe-the-bank-and-eventually-drive-your-dream-car Method”

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THE NEXT BEST WAY (Financing)

  1. Budget <$5,000. There are so many great cars at this price (see below)
  2. Shop ruthlessly
  3. Put $1,000 down. Finance $4,000. Payments ~$70/month.

Use these tips from Dave: http://www.daveramsey.com/article/car-buying-tips/lifeandmoney_automobiles/

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WHICH CAR?

Tip: If it has a back seat, it should have back doors. You’ll regret a coupe.

Here are the cars I recommend:

2003-2007

  • Acura TL,
  • Hyundai Elantra, Sonata
  • Ford Focus, Fusion, Mustang (base), Taurus, Ranger*
  • Infiniti G, Q
  • Kia Optima, Forte
  • Lexus ES,
  • Mazda Mazda3,
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima
  • Subaru Impreza,
  • Toyota Corolla

2000-2006

  • Audi A4
  • Audi A6
  • Mercedes C, E

2000-2004

  • BMW 3
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Civic

1998-2002

  • BMW 5
  • Chevy/GMC 1500 pickup*
  • Ford F-150*
  • Toyota Tacoma*

* 4WD will be more expensive

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FAQS

What about other cars, within those years and price, not on that list?
They are probably ugly, unreliable, or ill-conceived. But research it and see what you find out.

What about a vintage car?
Go for it. It will need more work… and less work. (Everything will likely be old and worn and need repairing or replacing… but there will be fewer parts—no power windows, no fuel injection, no air-conditioning, etc.

But I need a unique car.
Me too. I’d rather drive one of these (than most of the above list) for the same money—reliability will be a bigger factor with these, of course:

  • BMW E24 6-series
  • Citroen DS
  • 1960s Ford Bronco
  • 1960s International Harvester Scout
  • Jeep CJ
  • Willy Jeep
  • 1960s Lincoln Continential
  • Mazda RX-7
  • Mazda RX-8
  • 1960-70s Mercedes sedan
  • <2003 Nissan Xterra
  • Porsche 944
  • Porsche 928
  • Studebaker (any)
  • 1950-80 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • VW Beetle
  • VW Karmann Ghia
  • VW Thing
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Why run a business like Comcast does?

Via: daringfireball:

Remember that phone call last week, where Veronica Belmont and Ryan Block simply could not get a Comcast “Retention professional” to cancel their account? Consumerist obtained an internal memo from Comcast COO Dave Watson, which reads in part (emphasis mine):

That said, it was painful to listen to this call, and I am not surprised that we have been criticized for it. Respecting our customers is fundamental, and we fell short in this instance. I know these Retention calls are tough, and I have tremendous admiration for our Retention professionals, who make it easy for customers to choose to stay with Comcast.

That is literally just another way of saying that their job is to make it difficult to leave Comcast. It’s somehow more obnoxious though, that he phrases it so euphemistically.

Why even run a company that way? Why even create that environment? It is not good for employees or customers or co reputation. It produces no advantage and impedes the things co and customer want. It is completely baffling. And shameful.

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Text anywhere? Even without service?

Via: UnCrate

Would you pay $150 for a device that let’s you text anywhere, even when the network is overloaded or down or when you’re out of range?

That is what GoTenna is promising. $150 for two devices. (Each person needs one.)

I’m glad someone is doing this. Though I do not need one. Find out all about it.

GoTenna

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