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Earliest: March 17, 2003Latest: October 28, 2018Total: 133

May 26, 2010

Apple Computer

Apple Inc. is now bigger than Microsoft, in terms of Market Cap:

April 21, 2010

ROWE

ROWE (Results-Only Work Environment) is a human resource management strategy co-created by Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler and originally piloted at Best Buy.

February 12, 2010

Bill Clinton Quote

I remember this quote from Bill Clinton on Electon night in 1992:

President-elect BILL CLINTON (Little Rock, AR 11/3/92): "My fellow Americans, with high hopes and brave hearts, in massive numbers, the American people have voted to make a new beginning."

Change will be coming back to Washington in 2010, very different than it did in 2009. Massachusetts started it with Scott Brown, other states will follow....

November 17, 2009

Factoid

Something to think about:

304,059,724 people in the USA, if you got a $19.99 from only 1% you would have $60,781,534

October 29, 2009

Very Good News

Finally some good economic news:

The U.S. economy grew in the third quarter for the first time in a year, beating market expectations, as consumer spending and new home-building rebounded, signaling the end of the worst recession in 70 years.

October 29, 2009

Google News Search

Google is a great tool and there's alot of fun things people can learn from doing simple searches. For example, have you ever wanted to know how many News Stories go out with some misspelling? You'll be surprise. Check out these two Google links for fun.

These are links to a Google News search for two common misspelled words and displays all the news stories in the past 24 hours with the misspelling.

  • Received - Remember its "i" before e except after c.
  • teh - Some people type in the word "the" too quickly. Microsoft Word has a functionality to fix this common mistake.

August 27, 2009

Cash for Clunkers

CNN reported the following headline this morning:

If you were one of the nearly 700,000 people who were able to cash in on the Cash for Clunkers program, congratulations, you probably got a good deal. On the other hand, if you bought without a clunker in the last month you've overpaid.

Ok, so there were 700,000 people that got cash for there clunker, and there was $3 billion budget. Simple math shows that the average payout per car owner was $4,285.71. This suggests that a lot of consumers qualified for the higher payout. I am a little surprise by this since I thought that the formula was set up to the lower payout option.

There are currently 304,059,724 people living in the United States today. This means that roughly 4% of the population got the benefit of using cash for clunkers.



August 18, 2009
Creative Garage Parking lines

Garage Parking Lines

At the MGH West Parc Office Building Garage in Waltham Massachusetts they did something very creative. To help people park center of their space, they extended the lines to the walls.

What a creative idea! The garage was a little challenging to drive around, but once I found a parking spot, I was able to easily center the car between the lines.

This simple idea probably have prevented many accidental dents when opening the car door because of not centering the car to the parking space.

July 28, 2009

Fuel Economy Website

Here's the official website to check to see if your car qualifies for the Cash for Clunker program. Remember the car has to have a combined fuel economy of 18 mpg or less according to current EPA ratings.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/

Website description:

Gas Mileage, safety, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions for new and used cars and trucks.  
Improve the MPG of your vehicle with our gas mileage tips

July 7, 2009

$787 Billion

Seeking Alpha reports:

Obama adviser Laura Tyson wants lawmakers to draft a second stimulus package, calling the $787B package approved in February 'a bit too small,' though she says she's speaking for herself and not the White House.

How could $787 Billion not stimulate the economy? Where did all that money go? Who is getting it and why isn't it trickling through the economy?

You can read all about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and find out yourself on why the money hasn't stimulated the economy.