Monday, July 27, 2009

Dressing the tick...

The SEC made a temporary rule to prevent abusive shorting permanent. The rule requires the brokers to "promptly purchase or borrow shares to deliver on a short sale". Well, this is like an "up-tick" rule disguised. Who was the genius that eliminated the uptick rule? Maybe in a thinking-tank.

At least this makes sense...


Thursday, July 16, 2009


This is an snapshot of DevRiot latest build. It shows a run with a large amount of dynamic fixtures. Mainly System.Object in various shapes and forms (arrays, block arrays, etc) Depsite the number of failures, the execution times still are minimal. Enjoy!

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Monday, July 13, 2009


How many "job-less recoveries" can be sold? 2 or more? By all accounts (from left to right) the
growth experienced worldwide in the recent past was a direct cause of american consumer spending.

Now this group of people is overleveraged, with the lowest savings rate in the developed world, their 401K mostly wiped out, health coverage worries, delaying retirement, outsourced, etc.

Business spending? They need a reason to do that. It usually ends up being consumer spending/demand.

So the worldwide economy needs a consumer collective that picks up that tab.

Europeans: aging, Chinese/Indians: depending on somebody else's spending, Rest of Asia: ?, Latinamerica: thinking about "El Che" and other forms of wasting time. Africa: deeper problems.

Wouldn't it be funny that after all the real economic power lies in the people?


Monday, July 06, 2009

Short Flight update

The block arrays logic is smooth now. There is a little glitch when mixing and nesting different type of arrays like TypeA[,,][][,,][]. But we are working on it.

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Thursday, July 02, 2009


In the dramedy tradition of Latin-America politics, Honduras Supreme Court and Congress ousted an president who was clearly violating the constitution he was supposed to uphold.

Not even his own party backs him up. Honduras Congress deliberations have been unanimous in this regard.

The Honduras military has been following orders by Honduras Attorney General and Supreme Court.

Now OAS is going to explain Honduras Congress and Supreme Court how to interpret and apply the Honduras Constitution. Kind of presumptuous, I think, to explain two of three branches of a State how to interpret the law they have written.

The only article with some common sense is from The Economist, it ends suggesting to put the burden of the solution on foreign diplomats. But the solution has already been put in place by Honduras: oblige the president to follow the constitution.

Another who's on first? moment.