Posts tagged “money”

A lottery is a taxation
upon all the fools in creation;
and heaven be praised,
it is easily raised,
for credulity’s always in fashion.
Henry Fielding, “The Lottery” – 1732

Microsoft Money and a Mac

Microsoft Money and a Mac

In which I go on a long and detailed rant about the preposterous lack of adequate personal financial management software for the Mac

Turning Virtual Gold into Real Cash

The Life of the Chinese Gold Farmer (link via kottke)

We Got to Install Microwave Ovens

Y‘know what song holds up well? Dire Straits’ Money for Nothing. You realize the song is frickin’ 22 years old? We got to move these refrigerators. We got to move these color TVs.

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Today I made a daring attempt to rob Peter to pay Paul. Unfortunately for me, Peter’s alarm system was much more robust than I had expected. Paul is going to be angry with me. Peter is a jerk. [Note: In today’s episode, the part of Peter was played by American Express and the part of

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A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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