Archive for April, 2009

Attributes of a Successful Investor and Trader – Patience

What are the attributes, qualities, or criteria for becoming a successful investor and trader?  There is a famous quote from the book “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” that says “Patience, Self-discipline, and mind-set of detachment” make a good trader.  I am also reading a book called “Options Make Easy” it lists “patience, perseverance, knowledge, honesty, pre-planning, and discipline” as the criteria for successful investing.  I will… Continue reading

eBay Google Base Data Feed – How to Configure and Setup

I wanted to create a Google Base feed for my eBay store.  Sounds simple doesn’t it.  It wasn’t for me so I’m going to share how I did it.

  1. In your eBay account go to Marketing Tools.  This is on the left side about mid way down.
  2. Pick the “Make a file of your Store inventory listings available” and click apply.   Note the URL supplied here.  You will

Amazon Categories or Search Index Matrix

How do I find the Amazon categories or Search Index Matrix?  That was a real devil of a question to solve!  I didn’t find any helpful links, only dead ends.  On top of it all I had no idea they were called Search Indexes.  Lets not also leave out the fact that they vary depending on locations in the world.  Here is where I found them… Continue reading

My Knee Injury and the Road to Recovery

I tore my MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) on my left knee on March 9, 2009 while practicing take-downs at my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class.  It was the Monday night class.  We had done our warm-ups and had just got started.  This wasn’t the first time this had happened to me.  About 7 years ago I tore something in the same knee far worse while playing indoor soccer.  I had a good… Continue reading

Adding a PayPal Donate Button with HTML in ASP.Net

How do I add a PayPal donate button to my ASP.Net website with what PayPal generates for me?  After looking through Google I came up with my own easy solution.  It only involves HTML too!  Here it is and then I’ll explain it.

<a id="paypalDonate" href=""><img border="0" id="payPalImage" src="" alt="Donate to" /></a>

First of all, create a anchor tag.  In the herf property of the anchor tag… Continue reading | 3 Comments