Monday, November 30, 2009

Random thoughts

The GUI acts now as it should be (more stable). Just a couple of scenarios/bugs in the GG engine and the deployment phase should start in earnest.

The federal catch 22: labour market is in the doldrums. Stimulus vs. outsourcing? Spend more tax payer money that could be sent overseas in 2/3 years? Black Friday purchases shrunk almost 10% in compared to 2008. Not a seat for the faint of heart.

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Monday, November 23, 2009


Some messy code on our behalf renders DevRiot's GUI unusable. And it looks random so far. Working on it...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Growing times...

These seem to be trying and growing times everywhere. Apparently soccer seems to have a recurring miracle: goals by hand in world cup related matches.

At least American football is willing to try things to make it fairer and more attractive to the public.

Remember when Brady was sacked by the Raiders? The head referee interpreted the rules in such a way that only him and his dog understand. Two years later that rule was modified to avoid another snow-gate.

They use play review in an official fashion.

But "soccer is different". Snake oil.

The same way FIFA changed the rules to make it more attacking minded when soccer's market share was shrinking against other major sports, this time FIFA should be more proactive.


Friday, November 06, 2009

Parlez vous francais?

The average workweek is below 35 hours. The total hours worked are shrinking.

Big companies are announcing more layoffs. Small companies' hiring, the traditional driver of
employment, is MIA.

Fed officials will keep rates near zero because "the job prospects are grim".

Banks are not lending, consumers are up to their necks in debt and reducing their debt levels.

So this is a "rally" where companies are selling to uncle sam?