Archive for the 'Ideas' Category

“Moral Values”

Saturday, November 6th, 2004 | 20:02

Exit poll results released on Wednesday indicated that a plurality of voters considered “moral values” to be their top concern in this election. Democrats immediately seized on this as … Continue reading »


Thursday, November 4th, 2004 | 11:41

I meant to put this up yesterday, but was busy and distracted, and had the mild fear that no one I know will ever talk to me again. The … Continue reading »

Comments Spam

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 | 14:23

I’ve been getting a lot of comments spam in the past few days trying to improve the pagerank of some online pharmacy. Firewall rules haven’t been that effective, since … Continue reading »

Bejeweled, Tetris and Pattern Recognition

Monday, May 17th, 2004 | 17:32

I’ve been spending far too much time recently playing Bejeweled on my Palm. I really should be finishing The Iliad, a goal I set for myself after seeing a … Continue reading »

Amazon and ShitBegone

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 | 23:38

Virginia Postrel had a piece in the NYT today about a recent study on consumer surplus from online commerce. The study focused on Amazon book sales of items below … Continue reading »

Hey, someone in the DLC gets it!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004 | 10:02

Armed Liberal over at Winds of Change has a pointer to this opinion piece by Fred Siegel. The piece sounds like something derived from Terror and Liberalism, for example … Continue reading »

History of Anesthesia

Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 | 11:55

Since Grace is going into anesthesia, I’ve been doing a little bit of reading on the subject. The history is fairly interesting: the field has been happy accidents, virtuous … Continue reading »

What I Want From the Democrats

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004 | 06:55

Michael Totten has a pointer to this good take on the differences over the war on the part of liberals. The author notes that the primary division is over … Continue reading »

Books or movies as “canon”

Monday, March 1st, 2004 | 18:50

We caught the end of the Oscars last night, starting at around the point they did the Katherine Hepburn memorial section. Billy Crystal remarked that all of New Zealand … Continue reading »

Ricardian Comparative Advantage

Monday, February 16th, 2004 | 21:24

I think everyone should take a course or two in microeconomics. Children should be taught the notion of opportunity cost early on. Models of supply and demand should … Continue reading »