The Olympics, costs and benefits

Though I love the Olympics, the institution faves a major problem. The massive costs of hosting a Games almost never balance out against benefits. This article considers the financial impacts upon cities which host the Olympics. A fitting postscript to my post yesterday. After considering such details as infrastructure investment, marketing and meeting the expectations Read More …

Real Estate Update – Good Mortgage News

Was just reading about a few really nice changes coming up with two key loan types: USDA and FHA. The USDA has been directed to shift to a direct endorsement model. Right now, my understanding is that a representative from the USDA reviews every USDA loan. They take significantly longer than other loan types to Read More …

Bloody Small Screens

If you know anything about me, I LOVE the mobile revolution. However, I’m noticing that posting on the small screens increases the rate of small errors. Little autocorrect word substitutions, mainly. Ones small enough, and having enough of the right letters in a similar sequence as the desired word that they go live wrong. Had Read More …

Friendship in the Digital Age

Lately I’ve pondered “connection”. With several hundred Facebook friends, LinkedIn connection, over a thousand Twitter followers….maintaining connection starts to feel easy. Too easy. I’m noticing that I interact with a smallish group of the same people on those different channels. These are dear friends, but not  even close to the larger group of people I Read More …

Fixing Youtube “Embedding disabled by request”

So, one of my team’s videos was showing this error: “embedding disabled by request”. I have no idea how that setting got changed, as I simply uploaded it and then tried to embed it into our website. As you’d expect, this was obnoxious. Finding the solution was a bit annoying, too, as the most recent Read More …