Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Mark Cuban

Blockchain technology has been described as the future by some people. This technology is basically a decentralized encrypted database that is shared across multiple computers and cannot be copied. The information is public so anything that is changed (blocks) is modified in receiving order and recorded in public. Each block contains all information of past and future entries, and they are date stamped. The blockchain consists of a secure ledger and the network enabling changes. The blockchain is “controlled” by those who have access to the network. For cryptocurrencies everyone involved in the cryptocurrency market has access to the blockchain …

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Lawn Equipment Maintenance

Spring is arriving and plants are growing. That means it will soon be time to mow your lawn, trim your hedges, etc. So before you take dusty pieces of equipment out of storage and start working you should perform maintenance on them unless you are hiring someone else to do the work with their tools. One of the first things to determine before working on equipment is the initial condition of it. If the equipment is old then you should consider replacing it with something new. If an expensive part needs to be replaced to make the equipment functional then …

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March Holidays

March is a time when spring officially arrives and the daylight hours get longer. Although not a true “holiday”, Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday March 11th . This moving forward of the clocks one hour on that day and lasting until November provides more opportunities for outside activities in the evening before it gets dark and chances to enjoy more daylight during the holidays. Although some people do not like the time change, most will enjoy long spring and summer days. One of the fun holidays in March takes place on Saturday March 17th, and that is Saint Patrick’s Day. …

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Asian Beef and BBQ Stir Fry

March is here, and it is time to try something different. In the last couple of months we have provided dessert ideas, plus a chicken and a potato recipe. For this month we will look at a dish with a Asian twist that allows you to use your barbecue grill. Here is the recipe: Time: 25 mins Effort: Easy Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 steaks (preferably lean) approx. 3/4 ” thick 1/4 cup each: Hoisin Sauce and Soy Sauce 2 tbsp cane sugar 3 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp toasted …

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Preparing to File Your Tax Returns

The deadline to file tax returns this year is April 17, 2018 unless an extension is filed which, when accepted, will provide an additional six months to get them completed. So what is the big deal about filing tax returns? If the information you need to provide is minimal, you are claiming the standard deduction, you do not own a business, and you do not have unusual income, or expenditures then your tax returns should be easy to file. The more your situation differs from the things stated in the last sentence the more complex they will be to prepare. …

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