Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Your Tax Dollars At Work!

Over $750,000 to study interpretive dance...

“The Dance.Draw system will enable dancers' motions, tracked via small RF transmitters worn in satin cuffs, to act as input streams that can be flexibly applied as control parameters for interactive visualizations. The system will log dancers' motions and will be able to composite video of the dancers with different visualizations, enabling post-hoc analysis of the choreography and exploration of prospective mappings between the motion and the projected media."

And people say we don't have a spending problem?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quote Of The Day

"Ironically, by intervening in the free market and arbitrarily setting short- and long-term interest rates at insanely low levels, the Fed is responsible for [business] uncertainty, enabling and propagating speculation - not investing - and eroding confidence about the future.  Usually, in investing, liquid capital turns illiquid when it is committed to a higher, more productive long-term use.  The ability to forecast after-tax cash flows and discount rates is key here.  Speculators, however, are indifferent to what asset they hold (junk or quality).  Their time horizon is much shorter, and they are just looking for a greater fool on whom they can unload their stuff.  The next tick in price is the only variable that matters to them."

-Vitaliy Katsenelson, "Fed is Measuring US Economic Health by the Wrong Number"

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Quote Of The Day

“The Social Security system was based on a false premise, with regard to how fast the number of workers would increase and how fast the number of retirees would increase.”
-Ronald Reagan, during his second debate with Jimmy Carter, October 28, 1980.

(h/t Ed Driscoll)

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Going To A Candidate's Debate...

I'm planning on watching tonight's GOP debate...if somebody says something interesting, I might even tweet about it!  Follow it all on my Twitter feed!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Too many details!

The first time I set this blog up, there was no such thing as Twitter, so integrating that wasn't an issue. Mobile phones weren't nearly as sophisticated, so having a good blogging tool for your phone wasn't a problem. I suppose there were IM services back then, but I'm not sure it would have even been possible to create an RSS feed of your status messages to auto-post on the Twitter account that you wouldn't have had because it didn't exist yet.

I guess this is just a long way of saying that technology gets more complex all the time....

Studying for the big night on Thursday....

2.0...or maybe it's 3.0....Ehhh, Whatever....

I've decided that my overactive brain needs an outlet, so I've decided to take the old blog out for a spin again. We'll see how this goes....