February 27, 2010

Royal Sovereign Front Loading Cash Counter with Dual Counterfeit Protection (RBC-1003)

Royal Sovereign Front Loading Cash Counter with Dual Counterfeit Protection (RBC-1003)


Product Specifications

  • Brand Name: Royal Sovereign
  • Model number: RBC-1003
  • Color: Gray
  • Number of Items: 1
  • Manufacturer Part Number: RBC1003

Technical Details

  • Counts over 1200 bills per minute
  • Front loading collection opening holds over 300 bills
  • Dual protection systems to detect false bills by UV reflection and magnetic scanning
  • Remote LED Display with touch pad controls and batching and adding functions
  • Retractable Handle, provides easy portability

I thought it might be good to take a break from books for a little bit. Let’s face it, here in Silicon Valley there is so much cash floating around that you may have trouble keeping track. For example, you may heard of people using their houses as ATMs – well, in Silicon Valley, because houses are guaranteed to appreciate, houses really can have ATMs built in!

And then there’s the fact that every time you go outside in Silicon Valley, there’s practically money raining down from all the startups, the virtual farms, the social networks, the virtualization, the clouds, the cupcake stores. Do you have $20000 or $200000 in your backyard today? You’ll need a counter to be sure!

How do you handle your daily uncovering riches today?

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February 20, 2010

Understanding Silicon Valley: The Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region – Martin Kenney

Understanding Silicon Valley: The Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region (Stanford Business Books)

Martin Kenney (Editor)


What has made Silicon Valley so productive of new technologies and new firms? How did its pioneering achievements begin-in computer networking, semiconductors, personal computing, and the Internet-and what forces have propelled its unprecedented growth? This collection of nine chapters by contributors from varied disciplines-business, geography, history, regional planning, and sociology-examines the history, development, and entrepreneurial dynamics of Silicon Valley.

This should be mandatory reading for everyone in America. It’s essential to understand how entrepreneurial Silicon Valley is, and how this thought powerhouse has helped transform America and the world.

If I were the California Association of Realtors, I’d sponsor this book, and interleave the pages with ads for houses in the Bay Area. It’s time that the rest of the nation know that this is the place to be if you don’t want to be a mere employee – but an instant millionaire with a house in Palo Alto.

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February 18, 2010

Homework in Cupertino school district TOO MUCH

It’s Search Engine Thursday!

Recently someone found this site by searching for: Homework in Cupertino school district TOO MUCH

Is it really? I’ve heard that in Cupertino, A stands for “Average”, B stands for “Bad”, C stands for “Crap”, and D stands for “Disowned”.

But frankly, is there really such a thing as too much homework? Wasn’t Silicon Valley built on people working night and day on their startups (95% of which failed)? It makes sense that Cupertino should pile on the homework now, so that students can understand what it is like to succeed (or not) in the working world. It’s about imbuing a strong sense of work ethic.

And besides, how will one get into a great university without too much homework (ignoring the fact that all your other classmates are doing the exact same amount, so that you’d actually be better off going to a place that has less homework, and less competition)?


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February 16, 2010

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February 14, 2010

How many people are leaving California?

Mint Map: Moving for Money


Fascinating map. While it looks bad for California, there’s actually two pieces of good news here:

1. New York lost nearly the same number of people, and has a smaller population. Now granted, that’s the entire state – but we can fantasize that everyone’s fleeing Manhattan because they know Silicon Valley is going to pay more than Investment Banking.

2. All of California’s population loss is actually people who are undesirable. Good riddance low-income families, middle-income families, and… well… families in general. With only the super-rich and single people staying, California can focus on innovation, churning out amazing startups, and keeping only the most dedicated, smartest people in the state.

And… of course, all those undesirable people… with their silly distractions such as children, saving for retirement, etc are moving to Texas.

Best Wishes!

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February 11, 2010

billionaires leaving california

It’s Search Engine Thursday!

Recently someone found this site by searching for: billionaires leaving california

The answer is – maybe.

Yes. Maybe.

The fact is that hundreds of Californians are transformed into billionaires each year from stock options, and ever increasing house prices.

With so many billionaires, it’s getting crowded. So they have no choice but to move from Atherton to secluded hamlets in Benolux, the Caymans, etc.

But is it because of California’s structural budget deficit that’s leading to its implosion due to the will of the people? Of course not! Billionaires are protected from that. They’ll just use their helicopters to commute to work when the freeways implode.

This does raise a question – should we be doing more to retain billionaires in California? After all, having billionaires is important since they will spend their tons of money on California stuff – like burritos, Teslas, and California Cheese. Maybe we should tax tuition to help keep billionaires here…


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February 4, 2010

average home appreciation rate bay area

It’s Search Engine Thursday!

Recently someone visited this site by searching for: average home appreciation rate bay area

Wow… that’s a pretty good question. Unfortunately, it’s not clear whether the intent is to learn more about the past or the future.

Looking at the past, it’s pretty clear…


Real Estate prices nearly double every 10 years. It makes sense because every 10 years, something comes along and makes everyone incredibly rich – Google, Apple, etc. And, desirability continues to soar. Have you seen how many frozen yogurt places have opened up lately? Desirable!

And, of course, as we all know – anyone who bought a house in 1978 for $100,000 in the Valley is likely sitting on a $1.5 million dollar gold mine.

Now… the future? That’s a bit tricky. Personally I think there should be a 15% Year Over Year appreciation – it makes sense after all. They’re not building more land (except in places where they are.) The Bay Area is becoming more desirable (except for the rotting schools and roads.) The citizens only continue to be smarter and smarter. And the weather will only get warmer (thanks global warming!)

But that’s long term. We may need to deal with sub-optimal 5%-10% year over year appreciation in the meantime.

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January 31, 2010

How are Property Taxes in California Distributed?

Demystifying the California Property Tax Apportionment System

Ever wonder how Property Taxes in California are distributed? Well, this 81 page document will help you understand!

Here’s the intro:

The California property tax system is often perceived as a mysterious process
understandable by only the technicians who work its applications. It is deemed by all to
be complex with its complexity increasing with each related statutory change. There is
no single feature of the apportionment system that is difficult to comprehend. In fact,
each individual procedure would appear to be rather simple. The complexities lie with
the multifarious procedures and formulas and how each procedure and formula
interrelates and affects the final outcome.
In light of this, the most useful tool to enable the reader to understand the AB 8 process is
a simple model demonstrating its important features and formulas. The model in this
report provides that needed step-by-step approach. The foundation of the model was
developed by Woody McWaters of Ventura County. California counties will have
variations from the processes demonstrated by the model (as the saying goes, “there are
58 counties and 59 ways of doing things”), however, the essence will be the same.

This report also includes discussions on legislative history and the effect each change has
made to the apportionment process. It does not include a history of events that led to the
passage of Proposition 13. The best source to learn about the chain of events leading to
the tax revolt is David Doerr’s “California Tax Machine: A History of Taxing and
Spending in the Golden State”, published by the California Taxpayers’ Association.
Also, for a more detailed description and discussion on the intricacies of the property tax
apportionment system, the reader should refer to the “California Property Tax Managers’
Reference Manual” and various other uniform guidelines published by the State
Association of County Auditors.

It’s a fun read. If you understand it, please help others understand it by posting your summary in the comments!

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January 30, 2010

Over Time: Palo Alto, 1947-1980

Over Time: Palo Alto, 1947-1980 (General History: California) (Paperback)
~ Ben Hatfield

Adrian Hatfield was one of many happy veterans returning to Palo Alto after World War II, but this flying ace and Stanford student (class of 1938) would spend the next 33 years photographing every inch of Palo Alto and vicinity. Presented here for the first time in published form is the aerial photography of Adrian Hatfield, founder of Hatfield Aerial Survey in 1947. The astounding visual archives that he created during his long career documents the evolution of a small town surrounded by dairies, farms, and apricot orchards to a tech-industry giant that finds its roots firmly attached to Stanford University. Working closely with developers such as Joseph Eichler, Hatfield witnessed, recorded, and helped build the community that is Palo Alto today

It’s time to spend some time reflecting on the most important city in America: Palo Alto. It may be too late for Christmas, but it’s never too late to buy multiple copies of this book to share with your friends and family who don’t have the privilege of living in the Bay Area to help them understand how this important city came to being.

More importantly, perhaps this will inspire those people to move here, further driving up housing prices.

I for one cannot wait for the 2000-2020 version of this book. It’ll be a sure winner!

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January 28, 2010

“palo alto” apartment rent trends

It’s search engine Thursday.

Recently someone found this site by searching for: “"palo alto" apartment rent trends”

This is easy. Up. Rents always go up.

I guess the tricky question is: by how much? 10% 20% 30%?

With the recession over, and IPOs going to start blossoming this year, I’d say probably at least 10%. More importantly, house prices are going to start to soar this year, and that will drive up rental prices in that… uh… supply and demand.

So, your best bet is probably to buy 2 houses now, and rent one out!

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