Category Archives: Meta-Narrative

This Would Be Funny If It Wasn't All True

Possibly the best comic form summary of the CDO MBS scandal. (Sub-prime loans crisis.) http://www.suburbanhousehunters.com/about/mortgage-crisis/ Of note. SPV‘s is the general term for the more specific term of SIVs (Structured Investment Vehicles).  Expect to hear more about these in the future. They don’t mention that … Continue reading

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Rationalising A Post Amazon/Google Home Library

I spent the last two weekends installing bookshelves so Sharyn and I just spent three hours going through books that have spent the last 6 years in boxes and in many cases have not been seen or used in 10 years. … Continue reading

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Sydney Phone Photo Blogging #3 – Everything

A random sampling from my phone over the last six months. Caution – Contains traces of roadkill. Shadow Bitumen Angel Old Poster The perfect product for when a sordid affair between a mechanic and journalist goes horribly wrong…   Naked Car … Continue reading

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Grid Envy

I was in the middle of building something like this as a demo for my XML storage server, looks like several people beat me to it. Looks like they applied for a patent only to find that there is lots of … Continue reading

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Google "Trends"

I played a little while with Google Trends. Seems that “sex” is a popular search term, especially where its hard to get http://www.google.com/trends?q=sex&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all Go figure.

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Getting Some Joy From The Google Deskbar

I was about to give up on the email part of Google Deskbar, it was recording all the email I got – even the vast majority that ended up in my Spam folder. Had a poke around a few days … Continue reading

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And They Said I Was Crazy

Just listened to a podcast on IT Conversations where Werner Vogels discussed scaleable systems that are inspired by biological processes. What he described is exactly what I was working on in the networking protocols and “Entropy” VM in the MetaWrap project, … Continue reading

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