Cascades Inc., over promise and under deliver

Cascades Inc. logo

Cascades Inc. Logo

In March 2019, I purchased Cascades Inc. (TSX:CAS) stock for the first time.

Back then, I didn’t read financial reports and was just chasing yield or buying stock because I liked the company.
In general, I was doing lots of stupid things. 🙂
The company is quite well-known; you can see the Cascades logo in lots of places: on food packaging, in public bathrooms, on cardboard boxes and etc. That was a good enough reason for me to buy their shares.
So, I’ve purchased some at a price of $8.36.
Cascades Inc. is a Canadian company. All the prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified.
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All-in-One Mahjong, extra 20 layouts


It’s been a long time since the last update of All-in-One Mahjong, so I have a fresh release with 20 new layouts and 6 extra backgrounds.
There are certain layouts that turn out pretty interesting, like the Phoenix in the screenshot above, despite the fact that adding new layouts is generally a boring and monotonous process.

I’m also planning to add a Memory Mode. It will be something like a mix of Mahjong and Memory game, where you have to first find the pairs of tiles and only then match them.
Let’s hope it will be interesting to play. 😀


Goodfood Market, it’s getting worse

A quick update on this money-losing machine since my initial post.
In Q3 2022, I expected Goodfood Market (TSX: FOOD) to have a smaller loss (compared to Q2) and lower revenue.
Smaller loss because they fired some staff.
Smaller revenue, because they are losing subscribers.

Revenue was ~C$67M, compared to ~C$73M in Q2, which is lower.
The loss was ~C$21M, compared to ~C$22M, which somehow stayed almost the same.

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Canadian Real Estate and Interest Rates

Bank of Canada, yay!

July 13, 2022, another Bank of Canada meeting and a huge 1.0% (cool kids say 100 basis points) Interest Rate hike.
Four rate hikes, 2.25% in total so far, and it is still 2022 on my calendar!
Must be good for your Savings Account and bad for your Mortgage…
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Беларусь -1%

В моём посте про корону в 2021 я решил проверить статистику населения Беларуси и оказалось, что численость населения уменьшается.
В 2020 году даже население Минска сократилось на 10к человек.
Что ж, а вот и статистика на 2022:

В 2021 году население островка стабильности, только официально, уменьшмлось на ~94к!
С 9,349,645 человек до 9,255,524.
Население Минска в 2021 уменьшилось на ~13к, второй год подряд население Минска падает, хотя до этого всегда росло, бо все, кто хоть немного с мозгами, ехали в Минск.
Официальная статистика, конечно, привирает и наверняка не учитывает тысячи уехавших, которые как бы ещё в Беларуси, но уже нет.
Так что да, население Синеокой в 2021 году уменьшилось на 1%, а то и больше.



O Canada

I was thinking of going to Banff and Jasper National Parks many times, but each time I was postponing the visit and going somewhere else instead.
My thoughts were always the same, that they were here in Canada, so I could go anytime.
Finally, this “anytime” has come!
In a short 2 weeks vacation I was able to see breathtaking views of Banff and Jasper Parks, plus visit not too rainy Vancouver and Seattle along the way.

Here is a short video of me skipping a stone across Moraine Lake.


I think I had at least 5 bounces.
I could probably do better, but, you know, it was a bit windy and there were some ripples on the lake… 😀
Funny enough, only after watching the video in slow motion, I’ve realized that the stone was spinning!

🍁 Happy Canada Day! 🍁


Позiрк

Я не знаю, что в головах у этих людей, но с фантазией у них проблемы.

Где-то в далеком 2007, когда моему сайту pozirk.com было уже пару лет, появился pozirk.org, кучка змагаров, открыла бложик и строчила разгромные статьи, борясь с “крававым рэжымам” в интернете.
Пару лет спустя они закрылись, но осадок конечно остался, то есть гугл ещё долго помнил их и выдавал в результатах при поиске по слову “pozirk“.

Затем году так в 2012-2013 появился магазин контактных линз pozirk.by и опять всё это полезло в выдачу поисковиков.
Просуществовал магазин тоже не долго, а мне пришлось выкупать домен pozirk.by на аукционе, чтобы застолбить имя.

После этого я стал резервировать имя “pozirk” в каждой долбанной социальной сети, которая появлялась, намекая тем самым, что есть много других замечательных слов в белорусском языке.

Но не тут то было, и, сначала, в 2021 всплыла какая-то фото-студия Pozirk.studio.
А теперь в 2022 очередные змагары (журналисты с naviny.by) открыли pozirkonline.

Потому что, бля, кроме “позiрк” в белорусском языке других слов нет!



Golf Solitaire and Agnes Solitaire

Golf Solitaire Agnes Solitaire
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything about my games.
But finally I was able to add 2 more solitaires to All-in-One Solitaire game.

  • Golf Solitaire – simple game with the same rules as Tri-Peaks Solitaire, the only difference is the layout.
  • Agnes Solitaire on the other hand is quite a tricky game that has two variants.
    Bernauer, new variant, has kind of similar rules to Klondike Solitaire and more or less easy to win.
    But Sorel, old variant, has very strict rules and it is hard to win.

Button for Golf Solitaire was made by me, that’s why it is so ugly. Unfortunately, my graphic designer is disappearing, he sends me emails once a while, but not able to work so far. Let’s hope it’s transitory. 😀
I’ve also add several plain background images by request of one of the players. I think it’s a great idea.



Sprott Physical Uranium Trust

And why I’m not buying it.

I was contemplating buying TSX:U.UN for some time already, but couldn’t force myself to buy a single share so far.
Since Kuppy and Doomberg (and many others) are constantly pushing it to the masses, I’ve decided to turn my gut feelings into real reasons and put them in writing.
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Javascript Adblock detector

As most of my games revenue is coming from ads including website ads shown at Pozirk Games, I need to make sure those ads are actually working.
Ad-blockers cause some troubles for website owner like me, and even though I don’t like ads myself, there is nothing free in this world.
If it’s not advertisers who pay, then it should me or players. I prefer advertisers.
I’ve searched and tried different ways to detect ad-blockers, but I couldn’t find an universal javascript snippet that works for any ad-blocker, thus I’ve made my own. 🙂
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Volatility

Volatility

Here you can see my tremendous skills in Photoshop and what I think about Volatility

 
Have to admit I’ve started following TheLastBearStanding long before I was able to deanonymize (is that the right word?) him.
I’ve read his The Volatility Squeeze posts, didn’t understand much, but couldn’t resist the urge to use my “knowledge”. 😀
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