Re-buying books

Two books I’ve repurchased after losing (don’t ask me how I can lose a book, because it baffles me, too): The first is Jose Saramago’s The Tale of the Unknown Island. If you aren’t familiar with Saramago (don’t worry, he’s sort of obscure here in the US), he’s a Portugese writer who won the Nobel […]

Mint’s dare

Enjoyed this on the Javelin blog today about Mint and their philosophy: [Aaron] Patzer scoffs at notion that financial institutions and online-banking vendors can keep pace with Mint’s innovation, however. “The thing that I always bank on at Mint is that if you are thought leader and everyone is copying you, then you are by […]

Windows, Mac, Linux

I’m running all three at home now. I’m most satisfied with Ubuntu (Jaunty Jackalope). It’s free, fast (running on a seven-year-old machine like a champ), and provides a pretty big sense of accomplishment. Even enjoying the command line. The Mac is still the fave (I like the juicy iMac screen), but it comes with random […]