Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Carey Tunnel? Ed Koch Bridge? Please

What's with taking descriptive tunnel and bridge names names, like the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the Tri-Boro bridge and renaming them...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

RBS, U.K Wrestle Over Fate of Citizens

RBS, U.K Wrestle Over Fate of Citizens
I can think of a bank other than TD Bank that would be interested in Citizens.
Santander.
Santander targets 10% penetration for economies of scale Santander Strategy. They were in talks to buy M&T Bank, but those talks never went anywhere.

They have a 44% cost to income ratio, lowest of all the banks. Right now they only own Sovereign which is only in the Northeast:
Sovereign Bank Map

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fantasy Football

You know it's what they're actually thinking

Marginal benefit of additional monitors versus marginal cost

I'm thoroughly convinced the marginal benefit of additional monitors exceeds the marginal cost up until maybe the 25th monitor. Also important is the resolution, I wish I had those 27" IPS 2560 x 1440 monitors, it would make my life so much easier

Presidential Debate #1

1. Body Language Analysis of the First Debate
2. No punches pulled
and Jimmy Fallon had a great parody of Jim Lehrer getting steamrolled

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sal Khan is the man

I wish his site were around when I was in school: http://www.khanacademy.org/

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Google (GOOG) should consider buying Adobe (ADBE)

Google ($200B Market Cap) should consider purchasing Adobe ($15B Market Cap). Maybe it's just wishful thinking...

Apple refuses to support Flash, and there is a massive amount of flash content on the internet. I personally use a number of websites for work that have applications developed in flash and love that I can access them on my phone and android tablet. The developers love how easily they can roll out updates to their flash based app.

Google could effectively cut off Apple from a large segment of internet content.

It's similar to how Microsoft was able to cut off Apple from the entire business community by making Excel and the Office Suite largely useless on the Macintosh OS.

Adobe's decision to abandon mobile flash is ridiculous. Tablet and phone CPU's are now reaching the speeds necessary to render mobile flash at the same quality as desktop flash.