Category Archives: News and politics

How is MSFT doing against the DOW with Balmer in charge

I have blogged a few times about Microsoft is doing against the rest of the DOW since Steve Balmer became the CEO.  Since today was the day that the recession was agreed upon I thought I would pull the data … Continue reading

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How is MSFT doing since Balmer became CEO, an update

I have blogged a few times (link, link) where I compare the how MSFT is doing against the rest of the DOW.  With the close on Friday the $10000 you would have invested when Steve Balmer became CEO on ~1/3/00 … Continue reading

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Kids in Romania like their 2007 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champs shirts

I think it is always funny to see the "bootleg" clothing after a big sporting event like the Super Bowl where you see the losing team declaired as the champion.  People tyr to sell on eBay or you see the … Continue reading

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My first caucus

Today I experienced my first presidential caucus.  I have never had a political party allegiance and I have gone back and forth in my voting over the years.  I found a site that let me enter in my priorities for … Continue reading

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How is MSFT doing? — an update

On May 5, 2006 I blogged about Microsoft stock was performing and how the stock had done since Steve Balmer had been named President and then also CEO.  Since MSFT has been doing better as of late — almost a … Continue reading

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Bug nets — what a simple concept

When I read Sports Illustrated: Hate Mail from Cheerleaders and Other Adventures from the Life of Reilly by Rick Reilly one of the stories talked about how something as simple as a $10 bug net with a slight covering of insecticide could save … Continue reading

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South Lake Union streetcar/trolley AKA “Ride the SLUT”

The story of the acronym for the South Lake Union Trolley (SLUT) has been making the rounds the past few days and it still makes me laugh.  I hope the guys at Kapow! Coffee house make a mint off of selling … Continue reading

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Bush and Hollywood

Last night on the news, they were hyping up the fact that there is a new movie out which presents itself as a documentary but using special effects shows President Bush being shot.  Death of a President is not being … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time changes in 2007 in USA

This slipped by me so maybe it slipped by you also.  In August 2005 Bush signed the Energy Policy Act that extends daylight saving time by four weeks starting in 2007.  DST will now run from the second Sunday in … Continue reading

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Screw the environment! Keep gasoline cheep.

Well this is not at all how I feel but apparently President Bush feels that the environment be damned and that we really want is this summer is cheaper gasoline at the cost of the environment.   Back in December … Continue reading

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