April 16, 2014


Stratechery is an oddly titled blog.

Strata Cherry ? With a cherry on top ?
Strategery ? With George W. Bush ?
Stratarchy ? Strategy with anarchy ? Or with archery ?

Talks about bitcoin and Apple>.

July 17, 2010

The Big Shirk's reading list

Like Vernon Jordan, Clay Shirky can read.

May 14, 2010

Software insider

Softwareinsider lives up to its tagline, 'Insider insights into effective enterprise apps strategies, vendor selection, and software contracts'.

Example: SAP bets on innovation with Sybase acquisition.

A corporate complement to Joel on Software.

March 24, 2009

Crack Berry

Crackberry is one of many sources of BlackBerry news.
Example Mike Lazaridis Speaks On RIM's Future.

December 24, 2008

Mathew Yglesias

Mathew Yglesias gets some attention this week.

What makes Matt worth noting ?

He's mildly ingratiating, sometimes merely diplomatic; and he shows the education and writing ability to articulate the practical consensus of his readers.

On the downside, he moves is blog every six months, to the American Prospect, Tapped, Atlantic, to ThinkProgress; maybe he should just park it on Xanga.

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December 7, 2008

Felix Salmon

837_felix_salmon.jpgfelixsalmon, Portfolio writer ( since moved to Reuters).

June 24, 2007

Payments Watch

Paymentswatch, an early adopter consumer guide to electronic payments.

June 23, 2007

Digital Transactions

digitaltransactions archives on electronic payments.

June 19, 2007

Aneace Haddad, payment transaction enthusiast

Aneace Haddad on interpayments systems, settlements, transactions and
merchant banking.

April 23, 2007

Marginal Utility / Tom Bozzo

atbozzo, curmudgeonly economist.

March 9, 2007


Peking Duck, China-centric Asian blog.

January 30, 2007

Dean Baker on economic news

Dean Baker: business reporting is not not leftish enough.

January 27, 2007

Crunchy Con

Crunch-Con humble conservatives ? Example: Pelos movie on evangelical culture.

"Culture war" is the right's version of the left's "class war."

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December 9, 2006

sepia mutiny

East Indian blogging by sepiamutiny, example.

October 18, 2006

Standard Deviant, NY life

Many bloggers have an irreverent, ironic take on NY life.
The Standard Deviant, a substitute school teacher, is not
left out.

October 8, 2006

Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory

Glenn Greenwald, litigator, (vs W) passes the hat.

Unclaimed Territory on W, again. An appreciation.

September 21, 2006

Separated by a Common Language

Separatedbyacommonlanguage compare US English to British English.

June 20, 2006

GraphPaper / Christopher Fahey

Graph Paper / Christopher Fahey.
Beautiful design, and observations about information architecuture.

Example: full-focus states.

June 8, 2006

Wilmotters' Quant Quantitative Finance notes

Paul Wilmott, Emanuel Derman and Domicic Dominic Connor (DCDC)
write Wilmotters: Paul, Emanuel, Dominic.

June 1, 2006

Mortgage Low Down

mortgagelowdown: looks like automated private label mortgage
related content, but closer to squidoo than domain parking site. [ * ]

May 2, 2006

Torture, VodkaPundit

Stylish Coloradoan VodkaPundit's serious thinking or linking.
Bonus points for recommending I’m An Adult Now by
The Pursuit of Happiness.
If you like TPOH, you'd like Jerry Jerry & Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra's
Battle Hymn of the Apartment.

April 7, 2006

Carried Interest

Carried Interest examines PIPE: private investment in public equity.

A PIPE is an alternative available to publicly traded companies that
need to raise money but don't want to go through the complexity
of selling shares through a secondary offering. Instead, the company
finds an investor and sells him a block of newly issued shares at an
agreed price or a block of debt which can later be converted into
shares (a structured PIPE).

April 5, 2006

Sand Hill Slave

Sand Hill Slave is not a blackberry fan.
The interview.

April 4, 2006

Dashboard spy

Dashboard spy gallery of mangement dashboards and consoles full of KPI
(Key performance indicators).
Update 2006 Dec.: Moved to

Ed Tufte adds,

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April 2, 2006

Wall street fighter

Wall street fighter is an E/N site which mentions
investments and stock movements.

March 30, 2006

Danbury, hatcityblog

Hatcityblog watches Danbury, CT.

March 29, 2006

Deal Breaker, Deal Book (NYT)

Investment banking reads: Deal Breaker by Gawking Stalwart
and Dealbook by NYT.

January 2, 2006

D-Squared digest

d-squared digest; jump into threads late.
Lefty English snark.

December 24, 2005

Patrick Crozier

Patrick Crozier, more linker than thinker, points
to many good quotes.

In a comparison of a 1973 algebra textbook and a 1998
“contemporary mathematics” textbook, Williamson Evers
and Paul Clopton found a dramatic change in topics.

In the 1973 book, for example, the index for the letter “F”
included “factors, factoring, fallacies, finite decimal,
finite set, formulas, fractions, and functions.”

In the 1998 book, the index listed “families (in poverty data),
fast food nutrition data, fat in fast food, feasibility study,
feeding tours, ferris wheel, fish, fishing, flags, flight, floor plan,
flower beds, food, football, Ford Mustang, franchises, and
fund-raising carnival."

December 23, 2005

normblog / Norman Geras

normblog / Norman Geras profiles Tyler Cowen.

October 12, 2005

themessthatgreenspanmade / Tim Iacono

The mess that Greenspan made: example: how China's investment in the USA in 2005
is different from Japan's investment in the USA in 1985.

October 5, 2005

US Mid-West economy

Bill Testa covers the US Mid-West economy for the
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Where is the Mid-West ?

October 4, 2005

A Fistful of Euros

A Fistful of Euros eurocentric blog: example.

September 26, 2005

Tech Dirt

techdirt is the thinking man's Slashdot. Better editing, thoughtful
exposition, all in the lead paragraph.

Previously: Alterslash is literally a better Slashdot.

September 20, 2005

local froth and bubbles in housing

Housing bubble trackers proliferate: here's six more.

NY housing bubble, NY
Property Grunt is NY-centric and offers a more commentary.
Jersey Shore, NJ
Boston, MA
Piggington, San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Seattle, WA
SoCal (CA)
Marin, CA

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September 13, 2005

Cunning Realist

Cunning Realist newsy commentary. Examples: risk transfer and social security reform *,
New Orleans flood Reality ** (vs AS's version, Hit and Run's version).

September 6, 2005

Mimi in New York

Mimi in New York is a bitter trustafarian flirt.

September 4, 2005

Lyn Nofziger

Lyn Nofziger posts crusty musings.

August 30, 2005

Enoch Choi

Enoch Choi thoughts and many many links.
Nicely designed personal log.
And more links.

August 14, 2005

Foreign Dispatches

Foreign Dispatches
UK -centric. Examples: 1, 2.

August 9, 2005


Without parental consent, BitchPhD overcomes depression.

August 6, 2005

Dan Gillmor

Formerly one of the MSM popular press's better technology writers,
bayosphere's Dan Gillmor didn't stay solo for long.

August 2, 2005


43folders for power users and alpha geeks.

Today's tactical equivalent to Seven habits of highly effective people.

July 30, 2005


Sinosplice: worthy of blogrolling: updates
Ape Rifle / China-on-the-Thames / ode to VW Santana (Dasher/Quantum/Passat ?) /
Montreal over Toronto / subtle subtitles

July 28, 2005

Chinese Triad

Chinese Triad photo journal.

July 20, 2005

Philip Greenspun

Commercial software for the web was his first major writing topic,
but now aviation, travel, and standard of living.

software engineering jobs seem to be concentrated in parts of
the U.S. where the cost of living is very high, e.g., Silicon Valley,
Boston, and Washington, DC. Finally the methods of software
engineering haven't changed since either 1957 (if you program in an
imperative language such as C or Java) or 1970 (if you program in
SQL). This has made programmer careers more vulnerable to
offshoring than the careers of traditional engineers.

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May 14, 2005

A bear in the city

A bear in the city, artful San Francisco-based culture snippets.

May 9, 2005

Tim Yang

Tim Yang, an alpha geek interested i web services, shouts back.

May 1, 2005

Lockhart Steele

Lockhart Steele, Gawker manager, masters the NYC scene.

December 21, 2004

James Wolcott

James Wolcott, noted VANITY FAIR contributing editor, has a blog.

November 21, 2004

Tim Lee / binarybits

Tim Lee / binarybits, free marketer sometimes politial blog.

October 21, 2004


Dailykos, frequently updated democrat group blog.

Also publishes Dkosopedia, WiKi for lefty democrats.

October 4, 2004

Talking Points Memo / Joshua Micah Marshall

Talking Points Memo, Joshua Micah Marshall.

Update: On the presentation skills of George W. Bush, 43.

Update 2007 Sept.: Fawning CJR profile.