Ramblings

Thoughtful Gifts

So I’ve seen two great examples of extremely thoughtful gifts in the past month, and thought that now would be a good time to give some credit to these extremely generous and caring people: Pamela Seaton (my girlfriend’s sister) and Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Widgets

This is an attempt to test out the new functionality on the AuthorMapper that lets you embed a map on your own site. Powered by AuthorMapper.com Journals: Acta Mathematica Powered by AuthorMapper.com

By Brian, ago
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Achieving goals

This past week I accomplished a major goal: a website that I’ve been working on for fourteen months has finally launched. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the AuthorMapper. It’s a great feeling, when you’ve worked for something for so Read more…

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An Historic Election

Politics is interesting to talk about, but usually not very inspiring. Or, more accurately, looking back at some of my earlier political posts, it looks like politics inspires cynicism, incredulity, anger, and pit-of-your-stomach, world-is-going-to-hell depression. I’ve always believed that you Read more…

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Getting a New Passport

A couple of things drive me into a mental state of complete anger and anxiety: getting lost, George W Bush, religious crazies, and losing important travel documents. Let’s examine that last one a bit more shall we? But first a Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

NYC Subway Musicians

Buskers in the New York City subway system are a double-edged sword. Some of them are great, entertaining, can carry a tune, have a decent voice, etc. Others are just winos and bums screeching or panting out a song between Read more…

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WORSE Economics

What the hell is goign on? Didn’t every trader on Wall Street read the news. There’s a bailout! Everything’s alright. We can all sleep safe tonight. Why the hell are you depressing the value of my 401k 30 FREAKING PERCENT! Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Bad Economics

I’m no economist, but I play one in my mundane white-collar fantasies. My economist alter-ego is full of facts and figures, knows the names of economic principles and when they were articulated, can spout off long streams of financial vocabulary Read more…

By Brian, ago