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AAPL chart with the big meltdown on May 6th May 17, 2010

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Love it.  It’s so out-of-the-ordinary for a stock chart (well, not anymore; you’ll see the same for lots of the major players on that day).

Missing Links, June 2nd Edition June 2, 2009

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Some economics links:

Other miscellaneous links:

Some programming stuff, mostly ASP.Net.  It has been all .Net, all the time.  Mostly, I’ve been pleased.  Google has definitely been my friend:

Pogue on What’s *Really* Important in Technology May 16, 2009

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NY Times article on what matters in technology–not what they tell you is important:

  1. Camcorders.  Out:  Zoom; In:  Wide-Angle.
  2. SLRs.  Out:  Megapixels; In:  Sensor-size.
  3. Cellphones.  Out:  Coverage; In:  Coverage.  The problem is, the coverage claims by the various providers sucks, no matter what.
  4. Computers.  Out:  Price; In:  Value.  (Gee, is he talking about Macs?  Yep.)

Superbowl Sunday Links February 1, 2009

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Evolution: Not Just a Theory.

Robert Kiyosaki:  Conspiracy of the Rich.

Apple’s AppStore:  Will it change the desktop market?

Tech Soup:  Not just for kids!

Manning Early Access:  ASP.Net MVC In Action.

Michael Yon:  Irregular Warfare.

Belmont Club:  Fun with maps.

Speculation (US Army War College, Winter ’92):  The Military Coup of 2012.

MacObserver Forums:  The House That Steve Built.

Omnivoracious:  Ranking The Classics.

Calvin and Hobbes:  Modern Day Capitalism.

Reason:  The Libertarian Moment.

IBD:  Drilling Down the Deficit.  And HotAir’s take.

Popular Mechanics:  New Green Homes.

Web 2.0:  Ten Insightful Books (video).

T.J. Rodgers on PajamasMedia:  Why Financial Statements are so Screwed Up.

Minneapolis Fed:  Myths and Facts about the Financial Crisis of ’08.

Economist:  Blockages in the money supply.

Armed and Dangerous:  Timing the Entitlements Crash. Also:  Why Alt-Energy Isn’t (yet, in my book).

Cato:  On the Market.

Forbes:  Does Stimulus Stimulate?

Michael Totten @ Winds of Change:  Who Really Won the Second Lebanon War (and it wasn’t Hizbollah!).

ASP.Net:  Strongly-typed DataSets.

Bush in 2006:  Creation of Military Commissions to try Suspected Terrorists.

Wiki:  Business Process Management.  This may be the core of what we’re trying to accomplish at AIPT.

Google Search:  Ethical Capitalism.

Wiki:  Schrodinger’s Cat.

Professionals for Cyber Defense.

Technology Review:  Sun + Water = Fuel.

Yes, I’ve been hoarding.  Why do you ask?

Random Links on a Tuesday Afternoon July 22, 2008

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Something to while away the time:

  • A CLang review at Rogue Amoeba.  Something to get into more as I teach myself Objective-C and Cocoa.
  • 15 online tools.  Something for every tech-head.
  • Myth of Consensus Explodes.  Oops.  Maybe there really is a difference of opinion about AGW?  Here’s the original article at APS.  Heh.  They’re using Cold Fusion to drive their site.  No wonder the damn thing was overloaded a few days ago.
  • Dan Simmons continues to just blow me away with the depth, breadth, and focus of his knowledge about everything.  Here’s his latest newletter on his website.  It’s about the Olympics, Germany, Nazis, Jews, Munich, etc.  Breath-taking.  It’s a long read, so settle in for a while.  It’s also not a permanent link.  I couldn’t track that down.  It should be up through September, though.
  • Some links about oil, our dependency on such, and what we can do about it:
  • The actual article behind the New Yorker satire cover on Obama.
  • Maybe the Enron trial wasn’t as open-and-shut as I believed?  Hard to tell.

It’s a Linky-Dinky Day June 24, 2008

Posted by nukemhill in Apple/AAPL, Environment, General Interest, Investing, Politics (Ghahh!), WoT.
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Yet another (in no particular order) collection of links, read and unread:

  • Drill Here, Drill Now, Drill Less.  American Solutions website (and petition) to ask Congress to lift the moratorium on off-shore drilling.  Sign it!
  • Interesting white-paper by Intel on the new Quad-Core Xeon processor.  Not overly technical.  A decent read.
  • Smart Energy Views, a blog on energy, how we use it, alternative sources, etc.  A somewhat related site:  Americans for Prosperity.  Calling BS on AGW.  Also, Lithium-Ion battery research.  Finally, Cringely on SwiftFuel, a potential replacement for ethanol.
  • Juan Williams:  It’s time for a new Obama race speech.  Maybe one that a little more honest and “nuanced”?
  • Web Objects Community.
  • Heinlein quotes.  Amazing stuff.  Time to start re-reading him.
  • Roughly Drafted article on Snow Leopard.  Sounds fascinating.  If any company could say “Stop, we’re going to take a year+ off and clean up our code.  Oh, and we’re going to give you some under-the-hood enhancements that will blow you away!”, it’s Apple.
  • Excel Spreadsheet analysis tools for options.
  • Peter Robinson’s “Uncommon Knowledge“.  Just watched most of his interview (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) with Douglas Feith regarding “War and Decision“.  I think Robinson was initially perhaps a little too sycophantic towards Feith (although Feith certainly deserves praise for what appears to be an extremely honest and well-documented book).  However, Robinson comes down hard on Bush more than once, which was a surprise to me.  I think that’s a good thing.  Feith is taking questions at NRO.
  •  Don Surber on McCain’s recent energy announcements.  If McCain gets ahead of the curve on this, he wins in November.
  • Bostom’s lecture:  “Jihad and Islamic Antisemitism“.
  • Earmarks by state. Maryland is middle-of-the-road.

Apple Rocks (but you know that!) June 7, 2008

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Wanna give a big shout-out to Apple.  My iPhone went belly-up on me this morning.  Suddenly, the touch-screen just stopped responding.  Nothing.  After trying everything to get it to respond, I finally wacked it against my leg.  That partially worked, but I still couldn’t log in to the phone (I have it password protected, and there seemed to be a horizontal strip across one of the number rows that was still unresponsive).

When I got home from coaching my son’s baseball team, I plugged the phone into my Macbook Pro, and reset it.  That didn’t work either.  So, I went to the Apple Store in Towson.  I tried to make an appointment online, but the Genius Bar was completely booked for the day.  When I went in, I asked for a standby position, which they gave me.  Rather quickly, I was asked up, the genius looked at the phone, excused himself, and came back with a brand new phone in about 2 minutes.

That was it.  Swapped the SIM card, handed me the phone, and sent me off.  No sweat, no charge, no nothin’.

Love it.  Apple does know how to take care of its customers.

I’m very much looking forward to the new iPhone hardware and software announcements on Monday.  Yes indeedy.

Couple more links (for me!) May 27, 2008

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Liora and I are going to Cape May for a belated (by half-a-week) anniversary weekend.  As it happens, it will be over 4th of July, so we won’t be doing our usual blowout Independence Day Party.  But the Cape should be fun.  We’re staying at Inn at the Park, and I’m trying to set up a couple’s massage.  Gonna be an expensive weekend, but we’re worth it!

Per Andy Ihnakto:  Scrivener.  Supposed to be a “you won’t turn back once you’ve started” word processor.  I’ll have to take a look.  Kinda wedded to MS Office right now, but maybe over time?

Link Mecca for a New Week May 27, 2008

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Links for perusal:

  • Talk to the Taliban?  Hmm.  What corner to we have them backed into, first?
  • Sam Harris:  Losing our Spines.  We’re not standing up to Radical Islam, and are losing ground.  Interestingly, this is on Huffington Post.  Not exactly a bastion of Classical Liberalism.
  • How Stuff Works:  3G Cell Phones.  Part of a larger discussion on cell phone technology.
  • A primer on RSI.
  • Mark Steyn:  Obama an appeaser?  That would be “Yes!”
  • The Neocon Madrassa:  The Very Big War.  A pretty scary take on the next phase of the war between Western Civilization and Radical Islam.  Hizballah, Hamas, Iran, and Syria pretty much are the away team.  Who knows who’s going to back up Israel….
  • Commentary Magazine:  1948, Israel, and the Palestinians.  An annotated look at the birth of Israel and the lies told about it.
  • The Weekly Standard:  A Theme For McCain’s Pudding.  I’m not the most conservative person, but I can get the gist of this argument:  McCain can steal Obama’s thunder (Hope and Change) by demonstrating that he (McCain) has a history of reform in the Senate, and using that as the basis for his campaign.  I like the idea of reform, and McCain is enough of an establishment outsider that he could just pull it off.
  • Modafinil at Wiki.  Shows promise for treating ADHD.  Here’s the original article at JohannHari.com.  Viagra for the brain?  I’m liking that!
  • MIT News:  Hope on the Horizon.  Potential economy-boosting techs.
  • Status Screen Saver.  Provides status updates in your screen saver on the Mac.
  • MacPilot:  GUI for Terminal commands.
  • Round-up on Fusion Power Research at Instapundit.
  • Smoking Gun on Iraqi WMDs.
Update (2008-05-27; 5:50pm):  
Courtesy of M. Simon in the comments, a link to his blog with some interesting details on the fusion work Bussard has done.  I also ran across this video, about which I know nothing, as I’ve not watched it yet.  I don’t know if it is related to Bussard’s research, at least directly.  But any work that gets done on fusion is good work.

Post-Return Links April 12, 2008

Posted by nukemhill in Apple/AAPL, General Interest, General Programming, Investing, Math/Science, WoT.
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I’m planning on posting a rather extensive letter to Dad shortly, but in the meantime, I’ve got a collection of links I want to save for the future.

For your perusal:

  • Interesting training schedule for new joggers.  Got this from Omer on theaaplinvestor egroup.  I’ve started something like it on the treadmill.  We’ll see how it goes.
  • Couple of links to Robotics jobs:  1 & 2.  I need to meditate on these.
  • The iPhone Dev Center.  ‘Nuff said.
  • CrackerJacks fireworks club here in Reisterstown.  Link from Andy Webb of theaaplinvestor.  May hook up with them.
  • Broken Windows Fallacy.  Useful to know.  This may be relevant when discussing some of the Green technologies that are being bandied about as solutions to AGW.  I don’t know.
  • Scientists taking brain-boosting drugs.
  • Primer on Javascript 2.0.  Sounds really interesting.  Bringing true OOP to Javascript.
  • Youtube video on Laffer Curve, Part 1.  Links at site for parts 2 & 3.
  • What the Pentagon Report Missed, at Pajamas Media.  About the report on links between Saddam and Terrorists.  And, in spite of what the press mis-stated before the report was released, the report did describe extensive connections between Iraq and many different terrorist organizations.  Read the whole report, and then read the PJM article on even more extensive ties.
  • The Book Thing, in Baltimore.  Free book exchange.  Heard about this from Alicia.  Thanks, Alicia!!!
  • The Sun is Freaking Out!
  • Intelligent Options, also from Omer.  Supposed to be very high percentage of returns when playing different options markets, including futures on commodities.
  • eBook on Permissions on Leopard.
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