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Tuesday,  03/03/09  10:29 PM

3/3/9Welcome to square [root] day!  The next won't be 'till 4/4/16, so I hope you enjoyed it.

McKinsey: A better way to fix the banks.  Essentially, fix the way assets are valued to remove the uncertainty, enabling a consistent recording of collateral, enabling lending to resume.  Sounds very sound.

Reid Hoffman (friend, ex-colleague, CEO of LinkedIn): Let Start Ups Bail us out.  "The government should improve the situation by offering incentives for entrepreneurship and innovation. How to get started?  First, encourage small business with loans.  Second, welcome foreign innovators. Lawmakers could improve the situation all around by removing the cap on H-1B visas while imposing a 10 percent payroll tax above and beyond the benchmark salary for any position being filled by holders of such visas.  Finally, match funds for venture capital and angel investments."  Sounds great!

Jason Kottke considers odd software bugs, including mandelbugs (too complex to find), heisenbugs (existence affected by efforts to isolate), and bohrbugs (consistent under unknown conditions).  My own favorite are schroedinbugs, which only manifest themselves after someone notices they should exist :)

Aston Martin one-77Dreaming: The Aston Martin one-77.  A mechanical masterpiece.

Trizilla!Way more pictures of my favorite boat and heart's desire: Trizilla.  Someday that will be me, at the helm...  no idea how or when, but it will happen...

Today Apple updated almost everything.  Read all about it.  At least some companies are continuing to execute, earn revenue, and progress...

world's strangest yacht club: Lake Eyre in AustraliaThe world's strangest yacht club.  On a lake which is dry most of the time, in the middle of Australia...  I love it.

ZooBorn: little LangurZooBorn of the day: a little Langur.

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Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
The Nest
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained