You Can Win at Daily Fantasy Football, But Is It Worth It?

You Can Win at Daily Fantasy Football, But Is It Worth It?
by mbriggs on 11-21-2015 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedIt’s hard to avoid the Draftkings and Fanduel commercials. These new unicorns are spending over $200M in ads this year. The government has caught on to the fact this is legalized gambling, and will certainly be taking action. The sites argue that Fantasy Sport are a game of skill, and thus are not considered gambling.… Read More


Fitness Watch Anyone?

Fitness Watch Anyone?
by mbriggs on 12-01-2014 at 4:30 pm

Image RemovedI’m an exercise junkie. I’m also not a spring chicken so I like having the time on my wrist. I’ve been anxiously awaiting an iWatch to go with my iPhone 6. As patience is not a virtue of mine, and the iWatch is rumored to be expensive ($400-500). I decided to try a fitness watch.

This is a crowded area that… Read More


Bouncing Between iPhone and Android

Bouncing Between iPhone and Android
by mbriggs on 10-07-2014 at 6:00 pm

Image RemovedI’ve now been the proud owner of a Motorola Droid, HTC Incredible, iPhone 5, Samsung S4 and iPhone 6. I just can’t decide if I’m in the iPhone or Android camp!

If you don’t feel like reading the entire article, the iPhone 6 is a superior phone experience (judgement made on my 3 weeks of ownership).… Read More


Is Now the Time to Buy Bitcoin?

Is Now the Time to Buy Bitcoin?
by mbriggs on 07-06-2014 at 9:00 pm

I have to admit I, thus far, have been the ultimate Bitcoin cynic. Watching the price go from $2 in the fall of 2011 to $1132 in December 2013 was dizzying. It seemed reminiscent of Dutch tulip mania. A bitcoin that is not backed by anything physical such as gold, or by a government, strikes me as only slightly less valuable than a tulip.… Read More


Solar Leases, How to Not Get Gouged by PG&E

Solar Leases, How to Not Get Gouged by PG&E
by mbriggs on 07-05-2014 at 12:00 pm

This post will be of primary interest to California residents.

If you haven’t looked closely at your PG&E bill, this may ruin your day. If you live in a house larger than a cracker box, and actually use your lights and air conditioning, the rates you pay are exorbitant. If you live in WA you’ll be paying .06-.08 per … Read More


Apple is Roaring Back!

Apple is Roaring Back!
by mbriggs on 06-01-2014 at 5:00 pm

Image RemovedMind you, this post is being written by the same guy who wrote8 Reasons Why I Hate My iPhone 5. I’ve been living with the Samsung S4 for about a year, and am ready to return to the Apple fold. It’s partially that too many, or perhaps the wrong apps running on my phone cause big problems. This manifests itself … Read More


8 Reasons Why I Love My iPhone 5

8 Reasons Why I Love My iPhone 5
by mbriggs on 11-29-2012 at 10:12 am

This is a follow up post to 8 Reasons Why I Hate my iPhone 5. The reader’s digest summary is that I started my smartphone journey with Android and became accustomed to the Android way of doing things. It was a difficult jump into the Apple ecosystem. I’d wager that the vast majority of smartphone users stay with their initial platform,Read More


8 Reasons Why I Hate My iPhone 5

8 Reasons Why I Hate My iPhone 5
by mbriggs on 10-17-2012 at 8:05 am

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Not really, but I regret upgrading from my Verizon based HTC Incredible to the iPhone 5. If you are on the fencebetween and iPhone 5 and a Samsung S3, consider reading this post.

I’ve been an anti Apple fan boy of sorts for the duration, but have gradually been sucked into the Apple eco system. I really like my iPad (3) and… Read More