Recent Additions to Tech Portfolio

I recently dusted off my E*TRADE account and began trading again, my portfolio needed some updating for sure. About a year or so ago I got out of many tech stocks that I was into pretty heavy and did some serious diversification. What I found recently was that my earnings really weren't any better than when I was tech-heavy. Long story short, I … [Read more...]

Mac Question: Is it Possible to Merge Folders Instead of Replace / Keep Both?

Here's the one gripe I have about the Mac that I really wish they would address soon. In Windows, if you have two folders or directories that are the same filename, Windows will ask you if you want to Merge the data in the directories together. In the Mac environment it asks you if you want to "Replace" or "Keep Both" (only if you copy / paste … [Read more...]

Compress Multiple .zip Files w/ Archive Utility

Okay, so this morning I had 1730 directories that I needed compressed in .zip format individually. I looked all over the help forums and saw a few solutions offered up using Automator and even some command line stuff w/ terminal that was way more intense than what I was looking to do. I reached out to one of my "Mac Power User" buddies on Skype to … [Read more...]

RIP Steve Jobs

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are usually the ones that do... Steve Jobs, died on October 5 aged 56, was the visionary co-founder, and later chief executive, of Apple, makers of the Macintosh computer, the iMac, the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and the man behind the astonishing success of the computer animation … [Read more...]

Apple Whois Information

I saw a tweet today talking about why Apple's website was down. Someone checked their whois and this is what was found: Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to for detailed … [Read more...]

EP:021 – The Cotton Club Podcast

I had the opportunity this week to record another episode of The Cotton Club with Keith Crawford, Amy B. Hole, Brant Collins, Robert Blake, and Calvin Hill. On this episode we all discussed some of our favorite brands of 2010 and what it was we liked about each one.  Last week I summarized some of the brands that I discussed on the show like … [Read more...]

Top 10 Brands, Services, and Startups of 2010

Today I started thinking about all of the startups, services, and brands that I was introduced to, influenced by, or impressed with this past year and it gave me an idea to do this post. Being an entrepreneur of sorts I do my best to stay aware of trends and absorb as much innovation and creativity from those that I respect as often as I can.  I … [Read more...]

EP:016 – The Cotton Club Podcast

On this episode of The Cotton Club my guests, Keith Crawford, Brant Collins, Robert Blake, Steven Trotter, and Garth Bowman, discussed a wide variety of topics related to the recent Apple event including Apple TV, the Ping social network, and the changes to iTunes.  We also discussed content delivery and how players like Netflix and Redbox have … [Read more...]

COCOCAST Episode 5

Last week I was invited by my good friends Dan Decker and Arlton Lowry to be a guest on their weekly show, the Cococast. The topics we covered on the show were all pretty much related to Apple and their recent consumer event.  Doing this show was a blast and the guys kept me rolling (as usual). … [Read more...]

EP:011 – The Cotton Club Podcast

I think I learned something very important during this episode of The Cotton Club, the planned shows where we work from an outline of things to discuss don’t turn out near as well as the shows that are totally unplanned open conversations.  In this episode my guests, Robert Blake, Brant Collins, Steven Trotter and Keith Crawford, and I … [Read more...]