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Tesla Fools’ Day – Model 3 Disappointment

Tesla Model 3Last Thursday (on March 31, 2016) Tesla started taking preorders for the Model 3. Starting at $35,000 – the Model 3 is the affordable version of Tesla’s all-electric vehicles. I was seriously considering joining in on the excitement. But at the last moment, I hesitated. Something seemed wrong. Did Elon Musk seriously expect me to put down $1,000 on a car that I didn’t even see?

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The Hydroponics Experiment (Part 1)

General Hydroponics - MaxiGroCity life is starting to get me down. It’s crowded, dirty and expensive to live in NYC. Perhaps I’ve been spending too much time in front of the computer. That’s why I decided to try a little gardening as a hobby. Although, digging in dirt or battling with bugs doesn’t seem very entertaining to me. That’s why I was impressed with the idea of Hydroponics – no soil is needed. I decided to conduct a little experiment. Is the life of a farmer for me?

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Apple’s iBooks Store – Worth The Effort

Stylized iBooks iconsA posting from October of 2014 (iBooks Author – Try Again?) showed that I was struggling with Apple’s iBooks Store. I wasn’t sure what to do with it. My book sales were underwhelming. Should I just give up or should I keep trying? Ultimately, I decided that I would keep trying. I looked at my past mistakes, which were listed in the article, and then I tried to learn from it. The end result was success. For a few days in December of 2015, A Book About Hype was the #1 “Computer & Internet” book on iTunes.

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Don’t Be Cheap Apple!

The Peanuts MovieWith Apple vs the FBI, Tim Cook probably has more pressing matters on his mind. But that aside, there’s another reason why 2016 is a big year for Apple. According to rumors, the iPhone 5SE and the iPad Air 3 will be out next month. Also, the iPhone 7 will be released about six months later. Can Apple maintain their dominance in this ultra-competitive market? I don’t know, but they’re not really helping themselves by being cheap with the hardware. While trying to purchase “The Peanuts Movie” on iTunes, I realized that Apple’s short-term profitability can hurt their longterm health.

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Trump Is Wrong About Apple

iPhone - Enter PasscodeIt disappoints me to see how so many politicians can be so wrong on technology. I was enjoying Trump’s presidential campaign until recently. He’s been fighting with so many people that it’s getting hard to keep track. Sure, it’s natural that he fights with someone like Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush. That’s normal for a political campaign. Go ahead, sue Ted Cruz because he’s born in Canada. Someone should test what “natural born citizen” means. Sure, you can disagree with Bush on the Iraq war. That’s American. But Apple?! Why are you fighting with them Donald Trump?

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