hurricanes

Hurricanes are like Jellyfish. Borne on ocean currents, we admire their symmetry as the doppler reveals reddened tentacles, nettles dripping with destructive force. Their movements suggest an intelligence. A single all-knowing eye passing judgement on our minnow lives. more ...

Mailed in note

I installed the newest iPhone operating system 4.2 today. I was most interested in being able to print from the iphone.

It turns out that it works with only special printers.

But if you leave your iMac on all the time, you can install this very simple piece of ... more ...

Glenn Beck loves George Soros

 November 14, 2010 last modified August 14, 2011

So I watched the whole thing.

If Soros is a bad guy, I think Beck is chasing him for the wrong reasons.  Soros's real strength comes from his ability to move financial markets.  He can manipulate prices on commodities and currencies ...

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Recent Fragments

It has been 2 months since my last post. Time to clean out the closet and see if the summer accumulated any useful nuggets.


Here's some stuff that's been laying in my inbox or in my head this past summer.


The Leisure Class, thriving since 1899, isn't ...

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Happiness on $60,000 a year

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman founded of the branch of economics called behavioral economics -- the study of how we decide. Making choices which concern our well being seems to be influenced by two different forces. Our experiencing self and our remembering self. Keeping the two in balance is key. 

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Bagels

Good bagels are in short supply out here in America.

Defining a good bagel is like defining good pizza.  I know what it is but if you don't know what it is, I probably can't tell you.

But if I have to codify what makes a good bagel ...

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