## Preface

Research has always been weaponized, most people won’t recognize it. However, you can easily spot weaponized data if the research is focused is around price. Especially, when price is used interchangeably for value. This is the biggest trick in the book. Price is just a communication tool between supply and demand. It, in of itself is not value. Regarding the minimum wage debate, price controls have never been used to raise pay. They have always been a legislated attempt to price people out of the market.

## The real minimum wage is $0. The real minimum wage is$0. This is indisputable because that is the state of being unemployed.

Even if you are on help or have savings to use, you are not trading your labor for money. That is what a wage is. If the quoted “minimum wage” is $13/hr, the all you are saying is no one is allowed to hire you between$0/hr and $13/hr. That range is now illegal. So there’s a remarkable sharp cliff to where employment just cannot happen. Labor is a resource, just like buying vegetables from a grocer. If a law is enacted that all groceries are to be sold for no less than$13, then you’re in quite a bind. If you have valued brussel sprouts over $13 before the law is enacted, then you might not act so drastically to this change. But if used to value grapes to be less than$13 before, then you’re going to really evaluate if you will buy grapes again.

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• ## Construct Synced Realms - The Simple Way!

When writing Swift apps with the Realm Mobile Platform, you’d probably run into writing something like following a lot.

## Extension Method to the Rescue!!

Well let’s keep things DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself). Copy and paste this little snippet in your apps.

Now you can just do this all over your app!!!

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• ## An Airplane is just...

On my way flying back to San Francisco. I realized that an airplane is just a rocket with wings. We know that rockets are great at propulsion. That is getting you from point A to point B. But why would planes need wings? We know that wings are used to create lift? So why do we need to create lift? Why can’t the airplane be on the ground?

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• ## Improper Usage of the Past Tense Makes You Sound Weak

There’s a disease in America… No it’s not politics! It’s the millenials again. This time they are running around using the past tense when they mean the present.

Yesterday, a waitress asked me, “Did you also want a coffee?”. What did she want me to say? Something like: “I did… but now I want tea.” I just gave her useless information. It’s clear that she only wanted to know the present answer.

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• ## Why Realm?

Businesses and people rarely come head to head with problems that change very often. Ironically, the solutions are far more volatile. For example, problem of transportation is just getting from point A to B in a timely, reliable way. The solutions: Airplanes, SpaceX, Cars and Trucks (all of them), Containers, Shipment, Tanks, and the list goes on and on. Ever since the dawn of computers, getting, collecting, and saving data has been one of the hardest painpoints for software development. The entire space is littered with databases so diverse and yet so similar that it’s hard to choose one solution.

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• ## Small Post - Asset Management and Risk

A few nights ago I was having dinner with a friend who was interested in building an asset management mobile application for the construction and municipal industry. I didn’t know too much about asset managment but using some context clues I figured it was related to tracking the conditions of pipes, concrete, materials etc… During our conversation we consistently brought up the topic of “Minimizing Risk”.

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• ## Detaching Realm Objects

There’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to use Realm with something like RxSwift, ReactiveCocoa or some design pattern in which you throw objects from different threads. In most cases, objects that get tossed around from threads and operations should really “live by themselves”. Having pointers to them can create quite a lot of havoc.

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• ## Creating Multiple Realms in Swift

Sometimes you’d like to create multiple Realms in one app. You might need a Realm to hold “drafts” of documents. The documentation doesn’t really explain this very well and is a bit hard to find. I’m currently using the version 2.4.3.

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• ## Lying Brackets

There’s been a recent trend of trying get people outraged over data. It’s a new trend of infographic-led marketing scheme that aims purposefully deceive both oridinary and smart people. Because of the color artwork and the usage of percentage signs, some of these infographic-deception cases can disarm the skepticism of the brightest minds. If you think fake news is a problem, then this is probably the first thing you should learn.

Nothing is more absused than the Lying Brackets. These infographics almost always play to your emotions and your heart before your head. In this post, I’ll go over how you can identify if you’re being lied to and what signals you need to watch out for.

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