Reading Time: < 1 minute I don’t have any positions. Note IPO usually stands for “it’s probably overpriced” – this is Warren Buffett’s words, not mine. Last but not least, in the general sports apparel/shoes category, not specialized sports, Nike is the king. And I don’t see any one even Amer Sports‘s parent Anta Sports to shake things up. Adidas

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February 1, 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes The air ticket from mid-west USA to China is getting more expensive after the cut of American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines (UA) ORD to PVG or PEK flights since pandemic in 2020. There are some alternatives nowadays. Besides the cross Atlantic routes below, there are direct flights from Delta Detroit (DTW) to Shanghai (PVG),

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January 27, 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute By #stonks, I mean the type of $AMC, or $GME, and in fact, I recall the name or hash tag #stonks was coined by Elon Musk. I think $IRBT $VFS $UP $SAVE are similar 🙂 The reason: trading them are just like gambling.

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January 27, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes We had 2 snow days right out of the gate this month, once because it was extremely cold (1/16 Tuesday), another time it was due to the freezing rain and black ice on the road. Basically the road become a skating rink (1/22 Monday). Both my kids loved snow days. In the process I also

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January 27, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some people may know I worked at CAD industry for a while: I actually explained a bit here (search for “my 1st employer”). I heard about Bentley Systems many years ago, but until fairly recently, to be precise in year 2020, it came to public market. Here is their IPO prospectus filed in Sept 22,

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January 22, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you just want to look at the contractor list, it’s here. Basic Knowledge Living in the USA usually also means driving and owning a home. And we need some knowledge about the cars and the house. Even if we live in condo or apartments – in those cases we typically don’t need to mow

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January 20, 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 01-27-2024) Boeing-737 on Wikipedia. Also Boeing’s revenue breakdown by segment. Also program accounting by TAC The Air Current. (Update 01-25-2024) Simple Flying – The Boeing 737 vs Airbus A320 – Which Plane Is Best? CBC.ca – Did Boeing learn from past mistakes? Mid-air blowout has again put company on defensive Boeing’s workforce isn’t as

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January 16, 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes I started software development journey from Oct 2000 in the US (my LinkedIn profile here), for about 8 years my main focus was the C++ CAD software development, and I didn’t use much Database or SQL in my day job. I did take a graduate level database course when I was in Rolla in year

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January 14, 2024

Reading Time: 5 minutes (Update 01-16-2024) It looks like Dr. Thompson (LMS Principal) just posted the relevant information for the 8th graders via the parent square (and her weekly Sunday email) – “LMS Weekly Memo: 1/15/24”. All 8th grader parents and guardians can see it either from the ParentSquare (web, Android app, iOS app) or via the email –

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January 10, 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute The famous investor Charlie Munger used to say unfiltered* and he commented: every time you hear EBITA (Investopedia definition, note sometimes it’s also called EBITDA, where the D stands for depreciation), which stands for Earning before Interest, Taxation and Amortization (and depreciation), you replaced it with Bullshit earnings. More cheats, liars and lies I have

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January 7, 2024
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