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Year: 2013

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Inside Chinas Surreal Housing Bubble on 60 Minutes

This is a great 60 minutes piece on China’s housing bubble. The middle class is turning towards real-estate for investment so builders are constantly putting up new buildings, developments and cities. But with only a privileged few buying multiple apartments, there is nobody to occupy these new developments who remain ghost towns for months and […]

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7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesnt Manage You | LinkedIn

An excellent article by Jeff Weiner at LinkedIn about managing email. Having done IT for several firms, I’ve seen it all. From people who simply can’t keep track, with Inboxes full of thousands of unread messages, to people who over process and over categorize, ending up with one category for each thread and spending 75% […]

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Markets
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Quandl

I have recently discovered Quandl, which, per their website description: […] has indexed millions of time-series data from over 400 sources. All of Quandl’s datasets are open and free. You can download any Quandl dataset in any format that you want. You can also visualize, save, share, authenticate, validate, upload, index, merge and transform data. […]

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Unixrealm Posts 06/05/2013

A Dangerous Sign For VMware, PayPal Chooses Rival OpenStack – Business Insider Difficult hit for VMWare, brownie points on OpenStack. tags: unixrealm vmware Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Life
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Encrypted messages to kids

Last time I changed job, it meant an increase in commute (from 5 minutes to an hour) which also meant I would not see my kids every morning. So I picked up the habit (since then lost mind you) of setting the table for their breakfast and leaving them a note, wishing them a good […]

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Unixrealm Posts 05/27/2013

MOOC Student Demographics (Fall 2012) | the augmented trader tags: unixrealm Review of “Computational Investing, Part I” taught by Tucker Balch (Fall 2012) | the augmented trader tags: unixrealm Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Markets

Computational Investing, Part I at Coursera

I posted a little while ago about a Coursera class I took which covered financial analysis done with Python. The course was called Computational Investing, Part I. I find the topic interesting so I figured I would highlight what I enjoyed the most in a short series of posts. The course, offered by Tucker Balch, an […]

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Markets

What does one half second of trading look like?

Great piece in Smithsonian.com which covers work done by Eric Hunsader at NANEX. NANEX produced a great video which shows one half second of JNJ order flow. It was slowed down so we can visualize the flow and see fast the top of book changes at each exchanges. Make sure to watch in HD and […]

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Tech

IPv4 Addresses Now Driving Hosting Deals » Data Center Knowledge

Impressive that the shortage of IPv4 addresses (the classic xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) and the very slow transition towards IPv6 (designed to alleviate this shortage) is now adding a new metric to potential merger deals between hosting companies: does the target have available IPv4 addresses? So need more IPv4 space? Get a good investment banker and go after […]

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Misc

iFrame test post

This is a test post, to see how well I can use iFrames to include contnent in a post. This is the QSTK Tutorial 1 notebook I have: Thanks.

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