Month: September 2008

Tragic?

Chris Briem made an excellent point about just how massive the fallout of this recession is. After pointing out that many people are claiming that we shouldn’t panic because there hasn’t been a one day drop like the one in October 1987, he stirs the pot with this: How big…

Penn Staters Doing Well

I ran across an interesting tidbit about a few kids from my old college (Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University) two alumni and one from the business school have started a company called weebly.com. The interesting thing to me is that these kids (I can say kids cause…

Phrase of the Day

The Sunglasses of Football Justice I thought that was a hilarious turn of phrase and picture, quoted/stolen from this PittGirl post.

Welcome Clayton to the Blog

I am pleased to announce that the “Blog of Burgher Jon” is now not only the property of Burgher Jon. My brother, Burgher Clayton, is joining the team. I have had the pleasure of listening to Clayton’s opinions over many rounds of golf, fine scotch whiskeys and plumes of cigar…

Pat Ford

The fact that the administration believes it can pay Pat Ford not to talk with my tax dollars without Pittsburghers noticing makes me embarrassed to be a Pittsburgher. I lack the creative skill to adequately describe my level of frustration not only with the administration but with the lack of…

Remembering

After working in New York for most of the year in a building where I could look down in to ground zero and just before flying out of DCA today, I wanted to say a quick prayer for all those who perished in the deadliest battle of my lifetime.

UAL and the Power of Internet News

Above is the chart for United Airlines (in blue) for Monday. At 10:56am the price sat comfortably at 11.71 at 11:00 on the nose it was 3.72 (it actually fell lower, but not on an even minute), a 4 minute 68% drop in value. The reason was that through a…

Sour Kraut Bits

You have cabbage stuck in your teeth, that one’s for Kim. More on the politics of Lebo and the EXTREME (at least to me) number of campaign offices that Obama is running in PA and OH courteosy of Schultz (if you didn’t notice, I linked to this Madison comment on…

Physics is Phun

I don’t know if you noticed this, but I’m a little bit of a nerd. So when I read a story like this, Large Hadron Collider Fired Up in God Particle Hunt I start thinking and start wishing I was a scientist so I could understand. I realize that you…

This Sour Kraut Tastes Funny

Some exceedingly random links and thoughts on this slow news day: I’m aware that I have done a lot of kraut lately. I’ve been so busy with trying to orchestrate quiting my current job, starting my new one and moving that it’s been difficult to keep up with the news…