Archive for October, 2008

Wesabe: Wrap Up


In conclusion, I’ve mentioned three things (Proxy Tagging, Data Export, and Community) that keep me coming back to Wesabe, and what ties them together is Wesabe’s winning attitude as a company. That attitude prompts Wesabe to write a Bill of Rights on behalf of their customers that is both publicly accessible and awesome. The attitude behind that Bill is one that seals the win […]

Problem: I don’t really know how to go about X (finance related), how do I start? OR I keep trying to do something I know Wesabe can do but it’s not working! Wesabe Answer: Groups As for the first question, there are pages and pages of discussion, all searchable in Wesabe’s Groups, talking about almost any […]

Problem: You’ve spent a lot of effort setting up your system on Wesabe, and you’d like to be able to see that data many ways and on many devices. Wesabe Answer(s): Firefox, iPhone, Twitter, CSV, OFX, OFX2, QIF, Widget, or plug straight into the source with the API For those that don’t recognize everything in the list above, […]

Problem: 2+ people share a living space, but bills can only go to one person. Common Answer: Have one person pay the bill each month, and have the other pay them back. Wesabe Feature: Proxy Tagging Wesabe’s free form tagging let’s you create a taxonomy for your finances that makes sense to you, without having to adapt my thinking to any quirky, already […]

Taking a brief hiatus from politics, over the next few posts I would like to talk about why, out of the big three web finance apps (Mint, Quicken, and Wesabe), Wesabe has been the app that I can’t give up, no matter how tempting the other two become. First, if you’re considering using a web app to track your finances, […]

Absolutely Not


Fox news is running an article where Joe the Plumber agrees that an Obama administration would be death to Israel. And I would like to say no. Absolutely not. We are not going there in our discourse. We are not going to credibly take foreign policy commentary from people who have marginal experience in the […]

I want to take a few minutes to talk about the slew of articles, referencing or alluding to Obama’s remarks regarding wealth redistribution, be they his “spread the wealth” comment to Joe the Plumber or to the 2001 radio interview that has recently surfaced. First, the more general comments. When you talk about wealth redistribution, you are inherently talking about […]

Points to Adam Thierer at the Technology Liberation Front (and Jesse Walker at Reason magazine) for caring about politics in terms of the issues rather than image: Jesse Walker has a terrific feature story looking “Beyond the Fairness Doctrine” in this month’s issue of Reason magazine. I highly recommend it. It’s an in-depth exploration of what […]

For those who follow via RSS or Facebook, I thought I’d highlight that I’ve just changed the blog’s theme. It’s still a bit of a work in progress, but I’m happy with it so far. Comments? Critiques? Suggestions? Let’s hear them below.

I read an article a few weeks ago that exemplified my anger towards much of the talk this political season. It started with this: Who you choose to surround yourself with makes you what you are… After which, I stopped reading. This statement is just plain not necessarily true. It’s a statment that attempts to legitimize all the ridiculous ad hominem and ad other hominem attacks […]