Monthly Archives: September 2009

How Obama’s economic policies blew it in the financial bailouts

The model shows that you get far more “bang for your buck” by giving the money to firms, rather than banks. Unemployment falls in both case below the level that would have applied in the absence of the stimulus, but … Continue reading

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And just what is a “hub?”

Ah, the good old days… When actual switches were uproariously expensive and hubs came in solid metal enclosures.  Plus: Coax connector on the rear for all you BNC fans out there. Posted via email from jmproffitt

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Old Wacom drawing tablet

More gear for the museum collection. Gotta love the intense sun damage (originally all beige). Posted via email from jmproffitt

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The beginnings of my “Vanquished Technologies” exhibit

We’re starting up a major cleanup campaign at the office and I just ran across these two iconic gems.  I think I can get the Palm III to work with some fresh AAA batteries. The Zip drive, though, will just … Continue reading

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Remembering Summer

As termination dust (snow high on the mountains) appears around Anchorage, I’m taking a moment to look back on what turned out to be a glorious summer. Posted via web from jmproffitt

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Me in 1993

This is me in 1993 on a backpacking trip in southeastern Ohio. I started backpacking in high school and continued into my college years. Since moving to Alaska, however, I’ve avoided it.  Why? Bears. Posted via email from jmproffitt

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GigaOm says “BlackBerry Should End This Tour” Yikes.

The Tour has turned out to be quite a lemon. The trackball is behaving like a 300-pound man running up a hill. Tour hangs when I am trying to send text messages or check MLB scores. There is a strange … Continue reading

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BlackBerry Should End This Tour

Ouch! Blackberry’s getting a black eye with their latest phone. BlackBerry Should End This Tour via GigaOM by Om Malik on 9/21/09 About two months ago, I became a happy Verizon customer. I signed up for the company’s unlimited calling … Continue reading

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