D.L. Damore

Mar 032019

3 Lies People Believe About Getting Out of Debt | DaveRamsey.com:

“When you’re intentional, it just elevates your overall experience.’”

Intentionality for the win!

Mar 032019

Zillow Recommendations – 10 Homes We Think You’ll Love


Zillow sends me emails with ten houses I may be interested in.


it might be helpful if they let you select the ones you are slightly interested in. You mark your interest with a check box and it creates driving directions on driving by the homes selected. Sometimes you just need to see the neighborhood before falling in love with a house. 

  • Is there a supermarket nearby?
  • What about locations of churches?
  • What about decent restaurants (or bars) to choose from that can be your regular place?
  • What about access to highways and other roads that make traveling to work easier and less stressful?
  • Good sidewalks?
  • Access to public transportation?
  • Proximity to nice parks?
  • Density of dog ownership in the area?


I’d also like Zillow to include high speed internet service providers and options for each location. This would include promotions and actual regular monthly prices for Internet connectivity. 

  • Who are the vendors?
  • What speeds and capacity do they offer?
  • Regular prices per month after introductory pricing ends
  • What prices are other people paying in this neighborhood?
  • What speeds and services are they getting?
  • This is a little granular and would require a sample of people to share their bill with Zillow. Perhaps Zillow could help them understand the market price better is they share and make a deal where the consumer can get a better price in exchange for sharing their bill. This would work for other utilities too. Gas, electric, etc…


Dec 192018

This week Kroger — the nation’s largest grocery chain — announced a new partnership with Nuro, a Silicon Valley start-up that produces a self-driving, unmanned vehicle known as the R1 that operates on major roadways alongside cars. As of Tuesday, customers have been able to have their groceries delivered to their homes by the autonomous vehicle
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/19/tired-going-grocery-store-arizona-robot-driven-car-will-deliver-groceries-your-home/

*Could see this becoming a competitor to UPS, FedEx and other delivery services too.

Dec 172018

While I rarely do them nowadays, I have a soft spot in my heart for crossword puzzles. My mom and I used to sit on the couch, solving them together, when I was…
— Read on www.loopinsight.com/2018/12/12/how-to-create-a-crossword-puzzle/

*This was eye opening. Have a whole new perspective on these types of puzzles.

Nov 082018

There’s a lot of money at stake.

Since being released in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has reportedly made $6 billion, which is more than any film in history.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/world/australia/grand-theft-auto-cheat-mods-melbourne.html

*Interesting read. Laws and how they are interpreted are important.

Nov 072018

FOCUS-Ahold ups stakes in US grocery war with mini-“robot supermarkets” – Nasdaq.com:

“Grocery group Ahold Delhaize will roll out small, automated warehouses to speed order picking and cut delivery times, Reuters has learned, as it revamps its ecommerce business in response to rising competition in a fast-growing sector.”

*Change is coming to how food retail interacts with the consumer. 

Nov 042018

Rural America’s Own Private Flint: Polluted Water Too Dangerous to Drink – The New York Times:

“There are no precise water-quality surveys of the galaxy of private wells that serve 43 million people in the United States, but sampling by the United States Geological Survey has found contamination in about one of every five wells.”

*Worthy read.