Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Purple Tomato

Check out this purple tomato

Apparently they're rich in the same antioxidants that make fruits like blackberries and blueberries popular health foods.

In tests with mice, these tomatoes greatly increased the lifespan of mice bred to be genetically predisposed to cancer.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Warren Buffett op-ed

Warren Buffett is one of my favorite investor personalities, and he recently did an op-ed discussing why he's buying stocks now.

If prices keep looking attractive, my non-Berkshire net worth will soon be 100 percent in United States equities.


A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.


This may be the coolest illusion I've ever seen.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm still here...

... but with the economy acting the way it is I'm wondering why I bother saving in the first place. No, I'm not broke yet, but markets like this just make you want to go out an buy a big screen TV so at least you can watch the country go down the drain in High Definition! At least I used to be able to afford one - maybe not now.

Actually looked at the 401K today and was surprised I was only down 26% so far this year - although it's probably closer to 30% after today!

At least I'm in a country of such abundance that I can shrug my shoulders and go on with things.

It reminds me of my good buddy Marcus Aurelius

3.10 Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alone and remember it: Each of us lives only now, this brief instant. The rest has been lived already, or is impossible to see…

and this little quote, which while not intended for markets like this might apply:
8.20 Nature is like someone throwing a ball in the air, gauging it’s rise and arc – and where it will fall. And what does the ball gain as it flies upward? Or lose when it plummets to earth?
What does the bubble gain from its existence? Or lose by bursting?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

And you thought you were having a bad day

It just goes from bad to worse.

article is courtesy a south Mississippian I work with.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

sample shiny texture

readers please ignore: The image shows the shiny/reflective base skin texture. The base skin texture on the bottom left of the paint window is the one used. (this post is a sample being used as a reference in a spore forum)