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Did I really see that? Did that really happen? What I think, What I think I think, What I thought I think.

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Rough times don't last, good entrepreneurs do

I think the next 2 years are going to be rough seas. Interest rates are going up, FUD will be everywhere. What to do? Ignore the noise. If you've got a good business that solves burning problems, a good team with great chemistry, and you've saved your money for rainy

20 Sep 22 1 min read
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Microsoft getting their mojo back

I wrote this March 2012, back wen it wasn't popular to side with Microsoft. Today, Microsoft dominates the server space and gaming. Their cloud platform is outstanding. Blazor is the primo framework to use for building interactive client-side web UI apps. C# developers are everywhere. They're a blue chip stock.

11 Sep 22 1 min read
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Nest thermostats

From March 2012 on heyheyrenee. We were on the waiting list for the 1st Nest thermostats. I knew they were going to make a dent, they did. #### The guys who designed the iPod designed a thermostat. That's right, a thermostat. We have 5, they're the best. The name of product

11 Sep 22 1 min read
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Amen

Delusionville is everywhere around us. Yesterday in Minturn it was on full display, at a celebration of life I went to. The person we celebrated was very active in A.A. - Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. overshadowed their life. I met them in A.A., they were always kind to

17 Aug 22 1 min read
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books of my life

Someone in the Dots chat asked me this today: "Do you have book recommendations for business development, management, and general wealth-of-knowledge? "I've been reading Peter Drucker's Effective Exectutive lately, and I'm looking for more reading material to help me grow and learn (as best I can, anyway)". I'm flattered and

14 Aug 22 2 min read
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Lil' Lucy sculpture

My Lil' Lucy sculpture arrived yesterday. She's even better than I thought she'd be. She came meticulously packaged by my friends over at 1XRun. If you don't know about them, you should. They're a first class operation run by OG's in love with this space. Notifications are on for them.

13 Aug 22 1 min read
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notes from the field - "win"?

gm, In The Light Cult Crypto Club discord this morning brother Iguana wrote "I'm in it to win it". This got me thinking. Sort of reminded me of a lousy 80's term - "win-win". I get the sentiment, I'm all for it. But for me, win implies someone has to

10 Aug 22 1 min read
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treehouse

This was the 2nd post on my first blog, heyheyrenee, from 8.30.2010. After I sold my first company in 2000 I needed something to do. So I built a treehouse. It was great, I spent a lot of time in it, like the week or so when I

08 Aug 22 2 min read
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art has a message - the rest of the story

Howdy, Last week I wrote about finding the Lil' Lucy sculpture on my friends site 1Xrun.com I was so captivated by this piece and the story, I couldn't put it down. It turns the artist, B. Robert Moore, worked on the piece for over a year. He was turned

07 Aug 22 1 min read
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art has a message, gracias 1XRun

Howdy, Wen I look around at our art it all has a meaning. I'm connected to the story behind the image and the artist. For me, buying something just because it looks good is like digging the music I'm listening to all because of the beat, not reading or thinking

04 Aug 22 1 min read
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Remembering the Sneakernet

Jeff and I were talking this morning about transferring data. Then he said, "kinda like the Sneakernet". The Sneakernet is how we transferred data before we had the Internet. It went like this: Put a floppy disk (floppy) into the source computer's floppy drive, execute the copy command using DOS,

02 Aug 22 1 min read
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Capitalism, notes on business

This is capitalism https://bit.ly/3PTEQRH A few notes from my 33 years in business. Many more to follow. * Work with people smarter than me I've always had the ability to spot brilliant minds. Wen I did, I did all I could to learn from them and/or get

01 Aug 22 2 min read
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MAGA world view

When the MAGA crowd bemoans being politically correct, it’s a dog whistle for getting rid of decency. They want to say anything they want - anytime, anywhere. They hate socialism. What they view as paying for what they don’t believe in, or what they think they don’t

17 Jul 22 1 min read
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They Declared War - We Made Cute Signs, Tweeted

This piece in Washington Post Magazine [https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/10/25/god-trump-closed-door-world-council-national-policy/] is a must read for anyone on the left. It clearly lays out that the religious right has declared war. If you're having trouble opening it or the paywall is blocking you click here for

28 Oct 21 2 min read
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Right Wing Zeroing in on School Board Elections

Family Research Council Raises Money for Right-Wing School Board Takeover Campaign | Right Wing WatchFamily Research Council President Tony Perkins is raising money to promote right-wing takeovers of local school boards, which he claims is necessary toRight Wing Watch [https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/family-research-council-raises-money-for-right-wing-school-board-takeover-campaign/] Today two flyers were left on

01 Oct 21 3 min read
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The Case for Blue-State Secession

The Case for Blue-State SecessionIt’s the only way to ensure democracy and equal justice, not just for blue-state residents but for citizens in all 50 states.The NationNathan Newman [https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/secession-constitution-elections-senate/] I'm convinced the differences between the left and right are irreconcilable. If it

01 Oct 21 1 min read
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Religion is Not Good for America

Their vision is unacceptable to most Americans, and they know it. That’s why they’re willing to end democracy to get their way. Far from religion being a force uniting the populace and America, it is doing its best to destroy it from within.

30 Sep 21 1 min read
Music

Mission Accomplished - We're at War with Ourselves

I was the one with this sign at Sunday night's Phish show at Dick's: "Trumpers & The Religious Right Are The American Taliban" I abhor what's happening to us and I won't apologize. But this is the wrong message. I'm a proud American, an entrepreneur. I don't always get it right.

11 Sep 21 2 min read
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Wear a mask, get the vaccine

Watch this 5 minute video from Catherine O'Neal, MD an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine specializing in Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Officer at Lady Of The Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Then tell me why you know more than she does, why you're not going to put

08 Aug 21 1 min read
Music

Hey Young People - Be Like This Young Woman

At the Phish Tour opener Wednesday night in Rogers AR Tommy [https://www.heyheyrenee.com/2015/10/18/phish-dicks/] and I sat next to this young woman. I'm always wanting to talk to younger people, see where they're at. So I said howdy. She lives in Little Rock. When I

31 Jul 21 1 min read
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Please don't send me my free t-shirt

I wrote this on the Top Dog Beach Club discord today. Please don't make my t-shirt. Here in the CO mountains where we live the chaos is here. The western United States is on fire with the driest months still ahead. We’re running out of water. https://www.spinbackwards.

17 Jul 21 2 min read
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The Metaverse Can Wait

The Western United States is on fire and the hottest months still ahead. Here in the mountains of CO it hasn't rained in 2 years. Snowpack is down 40% over the past 60 years. We're one lightening strike from our homes burning to the ground. The water level at Lake

06 Jul 21 2 min read
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To the crazy ones.

This was on heyheyrenee. It belongs here too. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can

02 Jul 21 1 min read
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This is a great business - do what they do

A tie-dye I ordered from SheMakesShirts [https://www.etsy.com/shop/SheMakesShirts] came today. The shirt came in a tie-dye package. Inside was my shirt, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, candy, and care instructions. I love the shirt. My fist V-neck tie-dye. Great for when it’s really hot,

27 Jun 21 2 min read
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sending vibes for the HIPEVAN (hippie van)

Our 2003 VW van Weekender, license plate HIPEVAN (hippie van) -- needs a new engine and transmission. Doesn't have to be new, rebuilt would be fine. I'm putting the vibe out there for help. Gotta find someone who can do this. Not just do it, do it great. The best. Because it's the HIPEVAN.

26 Jun 21 3 min read
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All That Matters is Mother Earth

I'm angry and sad. Because of what's happening to Mother Earth. I've seen it, lived it. Living it. I can hear the birds crying. We did this. We're doing it. We're destroying the Sacred. In the name of progress and growth. Or as Don Henley sings in the Last Resort

22 Jun 21 2 min read
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Begin the Dream Again

Early March I hurt my back skiing Spider bumps at "The Beav" Beaver Creek. I've skied Spider...a few thousand times. Some days Spider is all I skied. I know every turn. That day I was feelin' it. So I pushed it. Pushed too hard, missed a turn and hit a bump the wrong way, hurt my back.

18 Jun 21 2 min read
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A Speech of Hope

This is the most popular post on my first blog - heyheyrenee.com from 2017. It's viewed by people all over the world, every day. It gives me hope.

06 Jun 21 4 min read
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Why Trump gets reelected

I wrote this in August of 2020, on my heyheyrenee.com blog Trump didn’t win. But it took a pandemic to beat him. To do this day, his supporters don’t believe he lost. Boebert won. I was exactly right about her and then some. Now she’s a

24 May 21 4 min read
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Very few are talking about what’s ailing us

The beginning of the end was early on in dotcom, when newspapers sucked up to the search and ad engines. Newspapers should have put up paywalls. But instead they listened to the mob, who told them, “paying for stuff is out. Now you give away what you have and sell

24 May 21 2 min read
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Go ape

Perfect. I’ve aped [https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/]. And I love Yacht Rock [https://www.heyheyrenee.com/2017/09/17/yacht-rock/]. 8554 - Bored Ape Yacht Club | OpenSeaThe Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 10,000 unique Bored Ape NFTs— unique digital collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain. Your

06 May 21 1 min read