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Eastbay is one of my favourite online shop, excellent range, tremendous service and prices that indicate how much local retailers have been stealing from us for years.

They also regularly run specials like the one attached. So use it yourself or share it around.

PS: Gerry Harvey can get stuffed – interesting to note that Choice recently ranked Harvey Norman worst for customer service.

We Have A Winner

It has been awhile since we have had an email of the week. There must have been an embargo on the dim of intellect being near a keyboard that I was unaware of. However, all that has changed……

Howzit going. I have read your books and I have also read Gross and Cordier’s books and credit spreads are  what interest me. The first part of the process is I have to turn my 20K into 100K to get there. I would like to visit you at a convenient time in the next two or three weeks for say an hour or two so you can get me up and running. Look forward to meeting you.

I should note that this is the first time we have heard from this person…..

Its Friday

Dr Suess

I regard Dr Suess as the greatest philosopher of the 20th century

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.

Think and wonder, wonder and think.

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.


Think! You can think any think that you wish…

If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

It is better to know how to learn than to know.

Everything stinks till it’s finished.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

Only you can control your future.

Be awesome! Be a book nut!

Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!

It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.

Teeth are always in style.

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.

Will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.

From there to here, and here to there. Funny things are everywhere.

Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one



I have always been interested in why companies with a once dominant position in the market place manage to screw it up completely and then disappear For example,  Kodak who invented the digital camera being put out of business by the digital camera.

Research in Motion (RIMM) were the creators of the Blackberry which was the weapon of choice for as they termed it the road warrior corporate executive (what a wank). In fact Blackberry’s were so ubiquitous that they were nicknamed Crackberries for their users devotion and then came the smartphone. RIMMs response to the smartphone seemed to be the same as every other company adopts when faced with a new device/technology/idea that threatens their survival. They manned up and simply failed to respond, which must be something they teach in business school.

The chart below shows the relative performance of RIMM versus Apple and Google the main players in the smartphone market. As you can see RIMM is stuffed.

However, all is not lost for the devotees of the Blackberry and for RIMM’s unfortunately shareholders. The management have made a music video to show to developers. Not an inspirational corporate video of the sickly semi – patriotic dross that yanks generally produce but rather some of their executives covering the 1970’s REO Speedwagon ballad “Keep on Loving You”


I am certain that will do wonders for the long suffering shareholders of RIMM

Enduring Idiocy

One of the more perplexing things to me is how idiocy survives through the ages. Granted, a strict Darwinian approach doesn’t work because their stupidity is not on the same level of poking a Sabre Tooth tiger before the age of puberty. Which is a pity because my guess is a grumpy cat weighing 200 kg was pretty good at weeding out the dim. So theses loons reach an age where they can breed with some other magical thinking peanut.

This little piece is on some traders still use astrology to guide their actions……..FFS

Human Machine

I think I should go a little harder tomorrow morning……..

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