Should There Be Robot Umpires?

Baseball umpire

On July 10th, 2019, the independent Atlantic League introduced the Automated Ball-Strike System (ABS) during its All-Star Game at PeoplesBank Park. The first pitch thrown to a RoboUmp was thrown by Mitch Atkins to Justin Pacchioli of Somerset. “If TrackMan is calling the same pitches all the time, then (arguing) will be done. You can’t … Read more

Should I Be Investing Right Now?

Wall Street

  Investors have been asking themselves, “Should I be investing right now?” since investing in the stock market was a thing.  There are fundamentally two schools of thought on this question: It depends on how well you understand the stock market conditions Since you can’t predict the market, you should always assume it’s a good … Read more

Budgeting vs Forecasting: the YNAB Method

Calculator

There are essentially two schools of thought when it comes to budgeting methods: Budgeting vs Forecasting. The forecasting method is exemplified by software such as Mint, whereas budgeting, in the sense I will discuss it in this post, is exemplified by the software YNAB (You Need a Budget). Forecasting as a Budgeting Method When you … Read more

17 Reasons Why I Love Ebooks

Kindle ereader

Much ink, digital or otherwise, has been spilled concerning the various advantages or disadvantages of ebooks vs printed books. Some people are very passionate in their defense of the printed word. Nevertheless, here are 17 reasons why I love ebooks. 1. Ebooks Are Less Fragile Than Physical Books In his book Antifragile (which I, ironically, … Read more