US Public Debt

Thu Oct 2, 2008 by brett
[US Public Debt from 2006 until 30 Sep 2008][1]
US Public Debt from 2006 until 30 Sep 2008

Lehman Brothers

Mon Sep 15, 2008 by brett

I just popped down to the Lehman building here at Canary Wharf to see what was going on. There were a few people standing outside, and news crews filming - but overall it seemed pretty quiet.

Large Hadron Collider Rap

Thu Sep 11, 2008 by brett

A rap about the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Absolutely awesome!

Back from France

Sun Aug 10, 2008 by brett

Just arrived back from France and we are pretty psyched about buying some land over there and building a small weekend nest. It’s amazing how close Calais is to London. One hour on the train and you’re there. Another hour and you’re at the area we are looking at. Very doable for a weekend away.

Great Expression!

Mon Apr 28, 2008 by brett

From Alan Nevin, chief economist for the California Building Industry Association and San Diego-based MarketPointe Realty Advisors: “Now it’s just a matter of the pig going through the snake.”

Brett's Law of Reusability

Mon Apr 28, 2008 by brett

“Any sufficiently complex bit of code is hard to make easily reusable without abstracting it to a level in which it is essentially useless.”

Dr Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke experience

Thu Apr 17, 2008 by brett

Dr Jill Bolte Taylor is is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who had a brain stroke on 10th Dec 1996. The stroke put pressure on the language centers on the left hemisphere of her brain. On the 27th Feb 2008, she gave a talk at TED about the experience. The talk is well worth watching!

XKCD

Thu Apr 17, 2008 by brett

I had work to do today, so obviously I had to procrastinate by reading xkcd archives.

Check out the following series:

  1. Journal
  2. Journal 2
  3. Journal 3

New Banksy - One Nation under CCTV

Mon Apr 14, 2008 by brett

There’s a new Banksy gone up on Newman Street (just around the corner from our flat).

The new BanksyNew Banksy!

Papers on the "Credit Crunch"

Fri Apr 11, 2008 by brett

Some interesting papers have come out on the “Credit Crunch”.

  • Leveraged Losses: Lessons from the Mortgage Market MeltdownThis paper provides a good overview of the financial market turmoil occurring since August 2007, and discusses how the crisis might impact other areas of the economy.
  • [Some interesting papers have come out on the “Credit Crunch”.

  • Leveraged Losses: Lessons from the Mortgage Market MeltdownThis paper provides a good overview of the financial market turmoil occurring since August 2007, and discusses how the crisis might impact other areas of the economy. *]2 This paper examines the sudden jump in spreads between the overnight and term inter-bank interest rates.