Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Reboot Required

I have been avoiding an uncomfortable technical matter relating to this blog. I don’t like to talk about technical matters because I am somewhat of an expert in this area.

However, we all must do things from time-to-time that we are not comfortable with, like taking our babies to tipat chalav to learn that we are truly terrible parents. Frankly, it’s amazing that they let us take our babies home afterwards.

Several loyal readers have indicated to me that they no longer get email updates when I post a new blog. I told them to do what any computer expert would tell them in this scenario: reboot your computer.

Apparently, this did not fix the problem. Of course, I knew it wouldn’t because the problem has nothing to do with their computers.

You see, “rebooting your computer” is something computer people like me tell ordinary people to do to give them time to figure out what the real issue is. Incidentally, this explains why it has been taking longer and longer to boot your computer over the years. This is being done by design to give me more time to figure out how to fix things.

In any case, while they were rebooting, I checked to see what I could do about this problem. I am an expert in this area, so I don’t think it will come as a surprise that I have no idea. However, I decided on a course of action that I think makes sense in this case: I am just going to start the blog all over again.

It’s already been a year since I launched Investing by Accident. In start-up years, that is about three decades, which makes us way overdue for an update of our strategic roadmap. 

Hopefully, the email will work this time around. If not, we can always try to reinstall. 


  1. I did not see a posting on Jerusalem Post (JPost) - that is still not working!

    1. At this point, Investing by Accident is going so viral on online media, we couldn't possibly be contained with the Jerusalem Post.