I have found one fairly compelling case for a private cloud. In the organization I am currently working with, there are lots of laptops sitting around (because of a recent layoff). It would make a fair amount of sense to… Read moreThe value of a private cloud
I have gotten some pushback on my relative excitement over the student loan forgiveness concept. And he makes a lot of good points. But I still maintain that, yes, if I’m going to have my money stolen from me, and… Read morefollow up on student loan forgiveness
Instead of stimulating randomly, focus on forgiving student debt. I think it makes a lot of sense, relative to other ideas – in other words, if we must have stimulus, this seems like a sensible way to do it. And… Read morean interesting idea
In many ways, 2008 was a pretty crappy year for me. I lost a job I got a new job My dad lost a lung I lost a dog I lost another dog I misplaced a third dog, but it… Read more2008
If you put 1000 people in barrels, and push them into the Niagara river, and they go over the falls, about 100 of them will survive. If you put those 100 people into new barrels, and push them over Niagara… Read moreWhat I know to be true
While also getting this:
I participated in this, so I suppose I should link to it 🙂 http://www.toiletpaperentrepreneur.com/blog/163-ways-how-to-become-an-entrepreneur
Whenever I read a book with a plot twist, I always write a review that says ‘It was a stupid book and you could see the plot twist coming a mile away’ With the image caption: ‘But it turns out… Read morepotential tagline for an xkcd comic
It’s a pretty well known fact that safer cars result in drivers driving less safely. I wonder how much the social safety networks lead to riskier behavior in average life – “I can buy this expensive thing on credit, because… Read moreSafer cars :: Unsafe Driving :: Social Safety Net :: ???
From WaPo, in my inbox: Breaking News: U.S. Federal Deficit Soars Past Previous Estimates *Ahem* This just in!: Breaking news: Many humans like to drink beer Breaking news: The Great Pyramids of Egypt are very old Breaking news: Smoking hazardous… Read moreBreaking News?
Apparently no one knows how to exploit it yet. Google Chrome was the one target left standing. Surprised? There are bugs in Chrome but they’re very hard to exploit. I have a Chrome vulnerability right now but I don’t know… Read moreMore reasons to love Google Chrome
last year, about this time, my dad had a lung transplant, after about a year of struggling with a degenerative lung disease. As if to demonstrate his attitude about the whole thing, he has a new email address: tim1lung
Given that aging is caused by the inevitable decay of the telomerase at the end of the DNA in each cell. and Given that most “beauty products” strip away the old, dying skin faster, thus, causing the underlying skin to… Read moreQuestion of the day
I have to say, just the ‘inspect element’ feature of Google Chrome, all by itself, totally justifies my adoption of said browser. But add to that a smart URL box that also searches, and the lightweight tabs and incognito mode… Read moreI love Google Chrome
This is a pretty good explanation of cloud computing, although you still need some technical background to understand it.
*sigh* Why innovate, when you can use taxpayer money to solve your problems for you?
In which I argue that Keynes did not foresee the role that technological development would have on improving the ability to reduce costs. Imagine a factory with 3 employees, and a boss who basically lives off of the profits, essentially… Read moreDebunking the Paradox of Thrift
The market’s obviously suffering these last few days, what with the obvious failure of the TARP and the stillbirth of the stimulus package. The stock market is clearly feeling the loss, and is on an unpleasant downward trajectory. But the… Read morePositive Thoughts