Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Daily Dozen

  1. Megan McArdle speaks wisdom on the housing bubble: "One of the things that I think is badly understood is that the government cannot do much to prevent house prices from falling. Foreclosures are not the cause of price declines; they are a symptom of them. The underlying event is too many houses, and too little demand for them. Propping up existing mortgages does absolutely nothing about the mismatch between supply and demand. "
  2. Risk, uncertainty, and financial markets.
  3. Of lotteries and the practice of science.
  4. The English Standard Version Bible is now available free for the Kindle 2. Crossway just saved me $8!
  5. A look at Scott Kelby's camera gear. Scott is author of three digital photography books and many books on Photoshop.
  6. New screens and $200 prices could boost netbooks as eReaders.
  7. Here are some of my thoughts on using netbooks as an eBook reader. Speaking of netbooks, it looks like 11-inch models will soon be on their way.
  8. A double amputee has a prosthetic tail made so she can live her dream of becoming a mermaid.
  9. Pixelmator -- the world's first GPU powered image editor for OS X?
  10. The Kindle 2 gets disassembled.
  11. 10 ways to beat the "can't get no satisfaction" syndrome.
  12. Quote of the day: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -- Mark Twain

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