Category: douglas kastle

Money Bomb

Soviet Revolutionaries, originally uploaded by Dunechaser. There is an interesting piece over at the New York Magazine from a guy that work on the software that helped plough Wall St., and the rest of the financial planet into the ground. There’s nothing inherently flawed about securitization. Done correctly and conservatively, it increases the efficiency with which banks can loan money… Read more →

Alan Partridge is dead

Alan Partridge is dead, originally uploaded by cloudsoup. I went to see Steve Coogan live on Friday night. While it is great to see some one you loved perform, I was left a little deflated when it was all over. The SMH seems to agree with my assessment that the performance was less than stellar. My feeling is that he… Read more →

Cycling in Sydney

Missing the fall, originally uploaded by Meredith James. There is an interesting piece in the Sydney Morning Herald this morning describing the frustration of cycling around Sydney. I haven’t cycled every where that they describe but it does capture quite accurately my experiences around the city. Half assed cycle lanes with bad approaches. In many cases it is little more… Read more →

I have solved Global Warming

Nuke 3, originally uploaded by Pierre J.. Following Barack Obama’s call to abolish all nuclear weapons, there is an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald stating : Even a limited regional nuclear war involving 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs – just 0.03 per cent of the explosive power of the world’s nuclear arsenal, would kill tens of millions of people and… Read more →

10×10 Matrix

I missed it by 2 days, but 10 years ago, on the 31st of March 1999, The Matrix had it’s US theatrical release. I can’t believe it has been that long. 1999 was also the year of The Phantom Menace, The Sixth Sense and Fight Club’s. In my mind it was a high water mark year for blockbuster movies of… Read more →