From the monthly archives:

February 2008

The RIAA Sucks at Economics. Surprise.

February 26, 2008

Inflation popped up today, as it tends to, and in the course of my reading on the topic I came across a gem of a paper with the brilliantly inspiring title "CDs: A Better Value than Ever." The subtitle, "Prepared for the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc.," made it impossible to ignore. Watching these […]

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Presented without comment (pending March 4)

February 24, 2008

And the classic original scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

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Round after round, ramp after ramp

February 23, 2008

We went to the Guggenheim this afternoon to see the big new exhibit that just opened. It's pretty fantastic. The cars above are the centerpiece, backflipping up through the rotunda. The sparks are animated LEDs. Aside -- I was waiting in the phenomenal Cafe Fiorello on Thursday and this older guy at the table next […]

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A brief lesson in how to spell "yarmulke"

February 23, 2008

Our Story So Far: Thursday night, I was recommended a new synagogue on the UWS to check out. I cajoled DS into going with me. This Saturday morning began like most, arguing with the 9am alarm. By the time I struggled through showering and getting dressed, it was around 10. I was supposed to be […]

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Concession you can Xerox?

February 22, 2008

Aside from Hillary's obvious "Xerox" gaffe in last night's debate I found her closing remark intriguing. Not only did it follow an obvious dodge of the final question, but those same words in any other setting would form the heart of a concession speech. And that's where it gets much more interesting. Let's go to the […]

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The burger's good, too

February 20, 2008

Tonight after squash I started to cook dinner, but after setting off the smoke alarm for what I must confess was the second time since I moved here, I headed over to Harry's Steakhouse/Cafe (I'm not sure which one I go to. I think it's the cafe. Whichever one is downstairs.). After a late match, […]

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Coming this November

February 20, 2008

So I got this email alert from the NYTimes last night: The New York Times Tuesday, February 19, 2008 -- 9:25 PM ET ----- Television Networks Project Barack Obama as the Winner in Wisconsin The victory is Mr. Obama's ninth straight victory over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in their epic struggle for the Democratic presidential […]

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For my next trick...

February 20, 2008

The mercury sensation (that's sweeping this part of the nation), is forcing me to find alternatives to my standby, the spicy tuna roll. For example, after squash tonight I called up Shinju - my tiny, local, amazing but inexpensive sushi spot - and included in my order a spicy scallop roll which, I happen to […]

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The anti-ETrade

February 19, 2008
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Summit run

February 16, 2008

(quality courtesy iCamera)

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Wotcher, Hermione

February 14, 2008

While I was waiting for my pupils to dialate and leave me about as happy outdoors as one of those things in I Am Legend, I wandered into the frames shop and put on a pair of round glasses. The girl behind the counter looked up and said "'Ello, 'Arry." I am not making this […]

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Blink.

February 14, 2008

This afternoon I had the dubious pleasure of getting my eyes checked. (This story will probably be more interesting if I reveal that I have an eye phobia.) Everything started well enough -- the doctor's office was just a couple blocks away, and after a short wait I was told the doctor was ready. I […]

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GM reports $722mm loss [227]

February 12, 2008

Interesting number, though. WSJ article (subscription required)

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Um, it's also really fun

February 11, 2008

Lest I made the most amazing sport In Ever sound unpleasant (or at least not worthwhile), I did come across this on Wikipedia: Squash provides an excellent cardiovascular workout. In one hour of squash, a player may expend approximately 700 to 1000 calories (3,000 to 4,000 kJ) which is significantly more than most other sports[1] […]

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What the f--- is squash?

February 11, 2008

I bought a new pair of squash shoes yesterday and I don't know if it was the shoes or my post-inflation delerium, but I think I played some of my best yet. I'll admit I was a bit skeptical about what a pair of shoes could do, but they made a huge difference. In fact, […]

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In politics this weekend...

February 11, 2008

Barack Obama wins four states and a Grammy. Hillary Clinton fires her campaign manager.

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Some people think we do that already

February 10, 2008

On my way to play squash today, I got into a conversation with a girl on the subway. At one point she said, "Why can't we just print a ton of money and give it to everyone? Then everyone would be happy." So I laughed. Then she said, "Seriously, why not?" And I realized she […]

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Yes, we can

February 9, 2008

It occurs to me that in the time I've been capable of listening, I have never heard a sentence so profound as this: In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. - Senator Barack Obama

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Not if Jerome Kerviel has anything to say about it

February 9, 2008

SocGen is Risk Magazine's Equity Derivatives House of the Year.

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What is this HDR business, anyway?

February 9, 2008

An introduction to high dynamic range photography.

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Sunset in Central Park

February 7, 2008

This is one of my favorite photos -- an HDR image of a sunset in Central Park.  I took it last October and though I always intended to run it through an HDR process (which requires multiple exposures of the same scene), I never actually got around to it until a few weeks ago. Fortunately, […]

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Life Imitates Art

February 6, 2008

I just came across Salon.com's election coverage. Maybe I'm the last person to notice this, but the caricatures they use for the candidates are amazing.  Especially that last one.

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The Parade

February 5, 2008

An amazing photo (taken by Fred R. Conrad for The New York Times) from New York's first ticker tape parade in a long time.  People were already lined up in front of Trinity Church this morning when I left for work and cars were rolling down Broadway honking incessently -- all 4 hours before the Giants […]

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WordPress + Mac = :)

February 5, 2008

I am really happy with my WordPress installation, and I love my Mac, so I was rather disappointed to find that they don't play nicely together in one regard. The TinyMCE editor has a devilish tendency to strip line breaks if accessed in Safari 3+, both in the visual and code views. The prospect of […]

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Super Tuesday

February 4, 2008

 It's Super Tuesday.  Go vote!

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I want to buy the world a...

February 4, 2008

 I thought Coke hands down had the best commercial of the Superbowl.  It had New York, Fall, balloons, Charlie Brown winning something... come on how can you not love it?  The other Coke commercial, with Carville and Frist, was phenomenal too but I've got to give the silver to Budweiser for their spot called "Team:" […]

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I am not Eli Manning

February 4, 2008

...despite my facebook status during the Giants amazing win over that other team. Wow. We stepped outside immediately after and joined thisentire city in celebrating.  Loudly.  I called Gideon to tell him you could hear people on every balcony shouting, and he replied that in Boston they were just jumping off. On top of everything, a […]

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And now for something completely different

February 3, 2008

So I'm starting to get comfortable with this blog business, though I need to learn some CSS quickly to build a better theme... Basically there are a few things I want to put here: Articles I want to share, comment on or otherwise disparage. Quotes I want to share, comment on or otherwise disparage. Anything […]

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I am just a nerd who has no idea what a nerd he is

February 2, 2008

Of course I turned to R when I began thinking about titles, and this is what she had to say: WHY are you doing a blog thats for losers!! You sohuld call it thehomieg.com or monkey-dolores.com or ilikelatkes.com And dont ask dad for suggestions he is not the brightest person for these creative things ya […]

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Hello, blog.

February 2, 2008

So this is the green room, apparently. I probably expended more energy naming this site than I will maintaining it (more on that later).   I know, it's not actually green... maybe one day. Expect to see the design change a lot over the next few days/weeks/etc.   Ben told me that in surfing "the green room" refers to […]

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