My favorite inscription, I used to walk the cemetery behind my grandparents house in Knoxville, TN a lot.  I visited at least once a summer if not more.  The cemetery used to scare the crap out of me at night, their backyard was separated from the graveyard (some graves going back 200 years or more) by a small hedgerow.  But in the daylight I would wander around, trying make peace with the dead.  I think If i let them know I was an alright kid they would make sure to leave me alone at night.Remember me, as you pass byAs you are now, so once was IAs I am now, so you shall bePrepare for Death and follow me

Economics: Is the only way down?

Like a lot of people, I’ve been thinking a lot about economics lately .Check out this one from the economist. The only way is down

Its really important that our World Leaders keep their wits about them these next 5 years and work out something that is sustainable in terms of Global Economic Models instead of just figuring out how to put the stock market back in Bull mode.Non-Performers!From an article Debt capitalism self-destructs thanks for the Facebook post D. Ray:)”The current talk about the need to curb speculation in the commodities and financial markets to stabilize prices is off target, especially for believers of market capitalism. All market transactions are speculative in nature. Speculation can stabilize prices as well as to destabilize them, but only in the short term. Long-term price levels (inflation or deflation), as Milton Friedman aptly observed, are always monetary phenomena. The current turmoil in the financial system, the subprime mortgage implosion, the credit crisis from the seizure in the asset-backed commercial papers market, the undercapitalization of commercial and investment bank, the rating agency dysfunction, the insolvency of monocline (bond) insurers, the massive financial losses by the GSEs and a host of other financial problems percolating under the media radar, are the outcome, and not the cause, of this market turbulence. (See Perils of the debt-propelled economy, Asia Times Online, September 14, 2002.)”

Flashmob Freeze

Thanks to Ian Smith for bringing my attention back to flashmob like activities. He is the one of the first people to get me interested in complicated computing by imagining the models you could create to analyze fish swarming, or bird flocking. I know, only geeks think that is cool. but it was 1990 and things were different then.

Tweeters from Denmark

don’t like the twitter per post thing. So, I’ve manually created a weekly digest. Need to ask alex to add that as an option. I don’t twitter enough for a daily digest, but weekly might be cool. Anyway, I’ll unpost those tweets and here they are for reference. If you tweet in a forest and no one is following you, does Twitter still crash?”doing it l8r”