What to Read…

Okay, so I read a lot. 2-4 books per week, plus a dozen or more articles. There are two very good blogs: 3 Quarks Daily: Collection of interesting articles and essays at 3Q. Arts & Letters Daily: Collection of interesting articles and essays at ALD. Both are...

Google Bug: Unusual Traffic

Another Google bug. I’ve been seeing this lately. You search at Google or use a Google tool and you get the following screen: “Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network.” When you get this screen, you can’t go...

Railroad Spikes

  Every once in a while, I find railroad spikes in my backyard. Our house is next to the Caltrain tracks for the San Francisco-San Jose commuter train. I suppose every once in a while, the spikes work themselves loose and some of these fly over the fence....

Silicon Valley Bubbles and Busts

Q. Is this a real boom or can the bubble burst? every business is boom-bust. first it goes up and then it crashes. the definition of a bubble: too much money but few assets to buy. when people have too much cash, they overpay for assets (stuff to buy, such as tulips,...