Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Drink beer instead of speculating stocks

A Random Walk Down Wall Street says that one joke making rounds on the internet in 2001 went:

Tip of the Week

If you bought $1,000 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49. If you bought $1,000 worth of Budweiser (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all of the beer and traded in the cans for the nickel deposit, you would have $79.

My advice to you . . . start drinking heavily.

And apparently, by fall of 2002, the $1,000 put into Nortel stock was worth only $3. Today? I'm using their VPN software for logging in to the intranet at work and I think the stock price is around $17, down from $1280.50 or something like that in the year 2000.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Go Bags

Is it the wannabe ethnographer curiosity in me or the gearhead lusting for goodies? Cool article from lifehacker shows people's "Go Bags" described as "the lifeline satchel that holds everything you need to operate on-the-go."

Go Bags Part 1

Go Bags Part 2

Had to post the Macbook Pro bag, natch!