Archive for September, 2008
I’ve been looking for a house for a few months, and a couple weeks ago I found one that I liked enough to make an offer. After weeks of back-and-forth, we have a signed offer letter. I wanted to stay in Arlington. I didn’t really care what part of Arlington. I want the place to [...]
Bush says that if we don’t do a bailout, then we’ll get a recession. It’s tough to argue that, but. . . when there are huge financial mistakes, don’t you expect a recession? I’m unconvinced that a bailout actually averts a recession. It just costs more. Brad Feld: “I reread Nassim Nicholas Taleb’ brilliant book [...]
President Bush has proposed a three-page document that he says will cost up to $700 billion of taxpayer’s money. There aren’t many people who think that the document has enough detail. There aren’t many that think it actually will stop at $700 billion. Senator Dodd puts it better than I could: “After reading this proposal, [...]
McCain suspended his campaign today to that he could focus on the economy. He canceled his appearance on the Letterman show . . . but still had time to talk to Katie Couric. Letterman let him have it. Check it out at http://lateshow.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/ I assume that link will come down sooner than later, so here [...]
Marketing humor for all you Mac/PC ad fans: The actors here are our VP of sales and our sales manager. The marketing department cooked up a script and they ran with it. The blooper reel at the end is hysterical.
The T blew up a few bike racks at Alewife over the summer. There has been construction activity at the old locations. There have been a lot of bikes locked to railings with the remaining bike racks overflowing. Today I rolled up to the remaining bike racks and a couple security guards were passing out [...]
I’ve had the opportunity to both work with Jack Hurd and watch him from a distance. He’s a good person, an excellent listener, a good communicator, and wise in his decisions. I’m proud to support him for State Senate. I first watched Jack when I was new to Town Meeting, the spring of 2002, and [...]
Evidently David Foster Wallace committed suicide. I mourn his passing. When I read Infinite Jest, it was a revelation in reading. I hadn’t read a book that stretched my brain like that since. . . learning to read. His development, plot, imagery, sentence construction, thought patterns, characters, and vocabulary stretched me and challenged me. Just [...]
Everybody else in the Red Sox world has probably seen this already, but I’m just digging out my inbox, and I only saw it today. Papelbon in a high school talent show. It needs to be seen.
A week without a post. Ugh! Here are the excuses, perhaps as a form of update: I’ve been spending a lot of time at Lambda Phi of Alpha Delta Phi. I’m delighted to report they got 19 pledges. A fair amount of time at work. Finished Sprint 2, kicked off Sprint 3. Three Red Sox [...]