December 28, 2009
Interesting article about the Dow for the inner economist in all of us.
December 23, 2009
I have been on a food blog kick after watching Julie and Julia. What happens when a nerd and a baker gets together?
December 22, 2009
Why I hate process patents. How can you hold a patent on using XML documents? Patent in more detail. Imagine someone making a patent for how you put your clothes on. Who knows? Maybe, someone has. This type of patents hurts progress. Now, some developer is going to make a 10 step process for something that can be done in one step.
December 17, 2009
As we tell the new grad students at the beginning of every fall, the ostensible aim of an advanced degree is “professionalization,” that is, indoctrination into the norms of the lemon party we call academia rather than the personal development and fulfillment we chased as undergrads. Everyone who has been in grad school for more than five minutes knows that is bullshit.
Awesome quote about being in graduate school. I am not that daring.
December 16, 2009
These law school graduates may already have offers that exceed $80,000 offer. Why would these young, highly aggressive lawyers bother do nothing for a year when they can gain experience and get to where they are going now? Why delay the pain? However, the offer might be better received by those close to retirement.
FTC catches on to a fact every IT person knows. However, Intel does make an awesome product. It's easy to control a market that has high entry cost and high profit ratio.
Continuing saga of Freddie and Fannie. Or, the thermometer of the US economy.
My guess of what would be the worst thing to happen to the world economy in the next couple of years. Where would it all go?
December 15, 2009
This article takes game theory to microcosm level.
December 14, 2009
The idea of covenant have been on my mind alot these days. A friend posed a question whether there is ever a situation when a covenant can be broken. I don't think there is an absolute answer. One thing that I do know is there is a lot of damage when a covenant is broken. One example is Tiger Woods. Yet, even here, we are only looking at the damage of the image of the covenant instead of a promise made between two people. Companies such as Accenture seem to also only care about the image. Broken promises has real consequences even if they aren't readily seen. Yet, it is easier than ever to break them and move on from them. So, what is it that we leave behind if what we leave is series of broken promises?
December 11, 2009
I was reading about Jeremy Lin this morning. I really don't know many Asian American fathers who like basketball, at least in his father's generation. I think that was my favorite part of the story.
December 09, 2009
I love this team's brainstorm page. My favorite idea is the fair skin.
This year's winning team has an interesting idea. I wonder how well the color shows up in broth culture.
Last night, I was watching The Last Starfighter. I still remember that this was one of my favorite movies. Watching it again, I'm amazed over how much CGI was used in the movie and how well it was used. Sci-fi movies or shows just aren't the same anymore. I do want to put a plug in for Dollhouse. Their last episode for season one was one of the most interesting sci fi shows I've seen in a long time. The episode deals with abuse of technology, loss of freedom, and funnel effects of entertainment.