Sugru

Sugru is amazing and can be used on virtually anything – take a look at the short videos on their website.

“Sugru sticks permanently to lots of stuff like ceramics, glass, metal, wood, and most plastics and fabrics.  Just push it onto something, then it’s time to build, seal, fix, create and stick things together. You’ll have 30 minutes to get the job done.

Give it 24 hours, and Sugru turns into a durable, flexible silicone rubber that stays stuck (unless you remove it).”

Hardcore History

Whether you consider yourself a history buff or don’t know who won the Civil War, I’m almost certain you’ll enjoy Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast.  His episodes are very long (3hrs+) but they are incredibly well done, detailed and will keep you interested.  If you have a decent length commute, it is a great way to pass the time. They are available via itunes or your podcast app for free.

RSUs and Taxes

For those of you who receive Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) from your employers, you’re used to these vesting over a scheduled period (e.g. 25% each year for four years).  By electing to hold these shares after they vest, you’re effectively choosing to buy the company stock.  Another way to think about it is this: if you got a cash bonus, would you use it to buy your company stock? If yes, then keep your RSUs, if no, you should sell them as there is no tax benefit to holding those shares.  Often we’re victims of the Endowment Effect where we ascribe more value to things merely because we own them.

You can read more about RSUs here.  There are a lot of great articles on that site, so take a look around.

Quote: Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.