A couple of thoughts on the Netflix ad-supported plan

The Guardian, Netflix to launch cheaper ad-supported subscription tier in November Netflix will reportedly launch a cheaper ad-supported tier for its streaming platform at the start of November as the company tries to stem the loss of more than 1 million subscribers in 2022. […] According to reports, Netflix’s service will launch in the US, … Continue reading A couple of thoughts on the Netflix ad-supported plan

My thoughts on the Fed’s rate increases

As the Federal Reserve continues to raise the federal funds rate, to slow inflation, Americans are feeling the effects: Savers benefit from higher yields, but borrowers pay more. Trump’s pressure on the Fed in 2019, to keep Rates at Zero ‘Or Less’ during his presidency, to stimulate the economy, was no laughing matter for me … Continue reading My thoughts on the Fed’s rate increases

Managing streaming tv services

Years ago when we cut the cable cord there were only a few streaming services to choose from. At the time we subscribed to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Sling. Fast forward to today and an overwhelming number of streaming services are available. Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Paramount+, Disney+, Apple TV+, … Continue reading Managing streaming tv services

🔗 Link Post: Moderna starts human trials for an mRNA-based flu shot

Nicole Wetsman writing for The Verge: Moderna says it hopes to eventually create combination vaccines that could protect people against flu, COVID-19, and other respiratory infections with one shot. “Our vision is to develop an mRNA combination vaccine so that people can get one shot each fall for high efficacy protection against the most problematic … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: Moderna starts human trials for an mRNA-based flu shot

Independent bloggers are questioning where they publish their content?

I regularly read several blogs like mine written by individuals. They're mostly tech and Apple-focused. I’m finding a constant theme amongst us lately. We're questioning if we are blogging on the right platform if we should have a newsletter yada-yada-yada. Why? Because we're all in search of more views for our content and to increase … Continue reading Independent bloggers are questioning where they publish their content?

Consider this

"Once Warnock and Ossoff took their seats, the Democratic half of the Senate will represent 41,549,808 more people than the Republican half." Lindsay Graham is calling for the 2nd impeachment of Donald Trump to be called off in the Senate because it will further divide the country. Here's my message to Lindsay Graham, not impeaching … Continue reading Consider this

What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Each week I post links to a few articles that I've read and found deserving of sharing. Links My Hunt for the Original McDonald's French-Fry Recipe | Atlas Obscura This is a fun read especially if you’re old enough to have eaten the original McDonald’s French-Fry as I did. From Julia Child to Paul Bocuse … Continue reading What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Getting to know John Gruber the writer

John Gruber is one of the leading experts blogging and podcasting about Apple. Recode referred to him this way “Apple obsessive John Gruber built Daring Fireball, the world’s most powerful one-man media company” If you’re into Apple you know who he is. John blogs at Daring Fireball and has a podcast The Talk Show. He’s … Continue reading Getting to know John Gruber the writer

Isaias aftermath

Isaias blew through our area mid-afternoon on Tuesday and took down trees, branches, and power lines on its way. It’s pretty f**king scary watching the powerful wind and rain then hearing trees cracking. As you might guess we lost power and internet Tuesday afternoon and didn’t get it back until Friday evening. If you're not … Continue reading Isaias aftermath