Archive for September, 2008

Comedy: Bird & Fortune – Subprime Crisis

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In one of their greatest sketches from this year the Long Johns describe the key concepts behind the subprime crisis. This is a few months old so they still talk about Bear Sterns as a live company.

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USA: Bailout Driven by Fear Not Fact

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Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich suggested the $700 billion bailout package was sending America towards ‘casino socialism, where the only real product is debt.

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Duvet-Dayz: Web Site Problems

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As you might have realized due to infrastructure issues at our ISP the Duvet-Dayz web site was not reachable during the last 24 hours. Thanks for popping by again and sorry for the issues.

Below the sad workload diagram of a database server bobbing along without being used and reduced to an expensive heating device.

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The Incredible Lightness of Being: Today Wall Street

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I guess there is not much that need to be said on what happened today at Wall Street. We dropped in charts of the leading stock indexes / average (DJIA & NASDAQ) for documentation.

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USA: Scaring people all the way around

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Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart reminds us of the similarity between G.W.Bush’s big bailout speech and his Iraq invasion speech five years ago.

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Music: Victor Wooten

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Just music – the most amazing bassist on this planet.

Victor Wooten, absolutely fabulous.

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