Monthly Archives: October 2008

Oregon’s Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge


Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Columbia-Gorge-2008 146 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Hey, I’m kind of temporarily tired of blogging about technology and politics and even blogging about the Oregon Coast, so how about an Oregon waterfall?  This shot of … Continue reading

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Sacre Coeur, Paris


Sacre Coeur, Paris Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Sacre Coeur is on of Paris’ many splendid Catholic Cathedrals, though this one is much newer than most of the other European landmark Cathedrals like Notre Dame, Chartres, and Winchester Cathedral. Sacre Coeur … Continue reading

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Newsweek’s Zakaria on the Economy


Fareed Zakaria, one of the best observers of the global landscape, suggests that if we curb some of our bad borrowing and spending habits we may emerge better and stronger from the current fiscal crisis: If we wanted a bigger … Continue reading

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Google is for Smarty Pants


A new study suggests Googling is good for your health.   Mental brainpower health that is.   Researchers measured brain activity in online searchers and noted that it was much higher when people were using search engines. More about why YOU are … Continue reading

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George Soros on Zakaria GPS


Hedge fund manager George Soros is one of the world’s richest and most successful market watchers (and market manipulators?). Zakaria reports that Soros’ recent plays have netted him over 2 billion. He’s very controversial for his political views though my … Continue reading

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Sequoia’s Slide Show on the Economy


Sequoia’s Advice to startups has been the subject of speculation for the past few days, but now VentureBeat has posted the actual slide show from a recent major meeting where startups were told to prepare for some seriously bad economic … Continue reading

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Sequoia to Silicon Valley: Red Ink coming soon to a startup near you.


Sequoia is among the most prestigious and success of the Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms, and today they warned their portfolio of companies that trouble is coming. Although the “bad days are a comin’” news was close to obvious for … Continue reading

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