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The DQYDJ Weekender, 6/25/2016

Sorry about the schedule slip last week - everyone's fine now, but we spent a few days in the hospital last week.  I promise not to abandon my favorite readers, even in the middle of summer!  So, here's an extra helping of articles for this weekend... But first... Brexit! A lot of elite corners aren't […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 6/11/2016

For you programmers out there, I had the pleasure of finishing a fun programming challenge/CTF which relates pretty well to this site - Stockfighter, from the folks at Starfighter. The premise?  You write algorithmic trading code to beat different levels: market making, momentum strategies, even strategies causing... we'll just say chaos... in the virtual markets.  […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 5/28/2016

What a nice day, and a great Memorial Day Weekend... at least here in the Bay Area.  What are you folks up to this weekend? For later, when you're not outside anymore, here're some of the most interesting things I was reading this week.  Surely you'll agree... Links We Liked! A man dug through microfilm […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 5/14/2016

Some of you may have noticed - you can access DQYDJ with either the non-secured http:// or the secured https:// the last couple of days.  Not that I enjoy writing about our writing, but since we've changed 4 major variables recently: Moved to VPS Redesign http -> https .net -> .com we were suddenly down […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 5/7/2016

This is probably only the third redesign Don't Quit Your Day Job... has gone through, and it's always a bit of a letdown when the majority of things are done.  Expect to see only minor changes and new features added, but at this point it's mostly What You See is What You Get. Hope you […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/23/16 Weekly Roundup

Still lot of changes on the backend.  You'll see soon. (Why would I make it up?) My dad is in town - he says "hi"! Links We Liked! Nelson at Financial Uproar discusses covered calls, outsourcing them to a closed end fund... and how it might be a crowded trade. (PDF) The CFPB released a […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/16/2016 Weekly Roundup

I'm still working hard behind the scenes on the site right now.  Hopefully we'll be able to announce a few things soon. We'll be 'normal' again by May. Also, since it's a reason many of you come here... I updated our 3 heavily trafficked reinvestment calculators. Dow Jones Dividend Reinvestment Calculator S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/9/2016

Sorry for the growing pains recently! As you saw in the last Weekender, I had wanted to move to a VPS this year... but my timeline was a few months out (the reason will become obvious in the near future).  Please bear with us a while longer, and let us know if things break in […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/3/2016 Weekly Roundup

Don't Quit Your Day Job... is now finally on a Virtual Private Server. Sorry we've been so unreachable lately and had to turn comments off, but now you know why - we packed up and moved to Webfaction's $30 plan.  That's 2GB RAM, 45GB storage and 2 cores all to ourselves, and plenty of freedom […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/26/2016 Weekly Roundup

It's finally over, the Citi Forward is cutting its 5% categories, without a real alternative to switch to: I'm sure this is a sign of something - your thoughts on exactly what are appreciated!  Extended low interest rates?  Rewards programs running dry?  Credit CARD Act finally catching up to us? Links We Liked! We've been […]

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