Monday, September 19, 2011

Poland Trip

In Poland this month.  Its turning into a 3-4 week visit for work. Visitng the Flextronics plant in Tczew.  I flew from Austin, to Washington DC to Frankfurt, Germany to Gdansk, Poland.  I exchnaged $100 for like 264 PLN.  Staying in Old Town at the Raddison Blu Hotel.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Why S&P downgraded.....

Why S&P downgraded.....

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
• Recent budget cut: $38,500,000,000

Let's remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:

• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
• Total budget cuts: $385

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Phone! The myTouch 4G

I got a new phone for my Birthday.  Its the HTC myTouch 4G.  It is a GSM phone running Android and has the highest Internet speed of any phone and works with Simple Mobile.  I got it unlocked for $35 and and now use it anywhere in the world.  It has Wireless HotSpot feature as well as USB tethering for sharing your connection with others or your laptop.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Dining Room

Purchased a new Dining Table set.

Friday, March 11, 2011


How do you like to communicate? Lets list all the ways we have communicated.

Verbal - talking to people
Meetings - meeting with people to talk
Letters - written communications sent via mail
FedEx or overnight delivery
CB Radios
Walkie Talkies
Video Conferencing
Instant Messenging - ICQ, Yahoo messenger, MSN, AOL, etc..

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Taking down Antowain

I took another trip to Michigan and decided to check out my old playing grounds, the Palace Poker in Flint, Michigan. I flew in on a Saturday afternoon flight and didnt need to work until Monday. I spent most of Saturday and Sunday at the tables. I lost my entire buy in of $200 on Saturday, but made it all back on Sunday cashing out $507.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I had a random philosophical thought and I figured I would share it here.

The key to a successful life is your ability to organize. Look around you. Look at what most business is about. Business is about organizing things or ideas into a more easy to use format. The concept of organizing has been around forever, but have you ever thought about your success in life depending on how well you organize? Think about it, the better you organize things, the more successful you are. The worst you organize things, the least successful you are.

Everyone has a calling. Everyone can do something well. Trying to find what that is, is really what growing up is really about. When I got my first job it was delivering newspapers. I had to organize my route and organize the newspaper so I could efficiently deliver the papers every morning. Back in the 80's I also had to collect money from most people. So I needed a system to keep track of everyone's accounts. That first job really taught me allot about life and basic business skills.

My 2nd job, as a teenager, was a dishwasher at a nursing home. I really hated my first day. It was hot, sweaty and really hard work. I managed to persevere and eventually figured out how to keep the room cool with well position fans and turned myself into the best dish washer at the home. Basically, I learn to organize the dishes in such a way that I did everything in a very defined order. This job was the first time that knew that I was destine to do bigger and better things.

Eventually, I went on to Engineering School. This makes for me since all good engineers have a keen sense of how things work and are able to organize there thoughts into something more useful then the initial materials that they started with.