Post # 6,000

Yes, that is correct — this meaningless meta-data point is post number 6,000

Here is what the specifics look like before this one:

•  5,999 Posts
•  89,528 Comments
•  2,066 TrackBacks

On a related note, the new site design is all done — its pretty slick — and the programmers are working on importing every last post and comment.

I had a few goals with the redesign:

1) Have the site load much faster: We did that by cleaning up all the loose junk on the front page that had accumulated using tabs, moving to my own domain, and moving all of the audio/video to a tab so as not to slow down the front page. 

2) Clean up the design: I like the current design, but its been a few years and I wanted something fresh. We came up with something neat — with a little animation — and a simple navigation system.

3) Create additional space for related material: Essentially, all of the various stuff I do is spread out all over the place. The new design allows me to tie everything together, in one place.

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I expect after the Fourth of July weekend, we should be good to go. I’ll maintain both sites, forwarding everything from here to there . . .

 

Category: Weblogs

Wall Street Roller Coaster

Category: Markets, Psychology

Harvard’s State of the Nation’s Housing 2008

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

Chart of the Day: VIX versus SPX

Category: Contrary Indicators, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Did Bank of America Write the Housing Bailout Bill?

Category: Credit, Politics, Real Estate

George Carlin (1937 – 2008)

 

Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television

And the Supreme Court decision relating to the above: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION v. PACIFICA FOUNDATION, 438 U.S. 726, 98 S.Ct. 3026 (1978).

Other videos after the jump . . .

GeorgeCarlin.com Home Page:

Other remembrances:

George Carlin, Splenetic Comedian, Dies at 71 (NYT)

Say
It Ain’t So: George Carlin Dies
(Village Voice)

George Carlin: American Radical (The Nation)

How
George Carlin Changed Comedy
(Time)

From our files: The
nonconforming George Carlin
(Christian Science Monitor)

The complete works of George Carlin

All_my_stuff_geroge_carlin_2

Read More

Category: Video

MFR’s Shapiro Sees Federal Reserve on Hold for Next Year

MFR’s Shapiro Sees Federal Reserve on Hold for Next Year:

Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at Maria Fiorini Ramirez Inc., talks about the outlook for U.S. economy, housing market and Federal Reserve monetary policy.

Click for Audio

00:00 U.S. equities; economy; housing market
10:12 Fed policy; liquidity; inflation expectations
16:15 U.S. spending on energy; U.S. auto industry 
Running time 19:14

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Source:

MFR’s Shapiro Sees Federal Reserve on Hold for Next Year: Audio

Bloomberg, June 20 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aYxEwrPaNgeI

Category: Economy, Video

Not-Quite-a Linkfest

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Technology

Revisiting the Underlevered American Household

Category: Credit, Economy, Financial Press, Wages & Income

The Pursuit Of Happiness

Fascinating stuff:  Little Denmark, with its five-and-a-half million people, is the happiest country in the world, says a study done by an English University. 60 Minutes reports why the Danes are so happy and explores why the U.S. is way down the list.

 

 

See also this study:

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the happiest of them all? (PDF)

Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts, May 2008
http://www.crema-research.ch/papers/2007-16.pdf

Source:
And The Happiest Place On Earth Is…
Morley Safer On Why The Danes Are Considered The Happiest People On Earth
60 Minutes, June 15, 2008   
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/14/60minutes/main3833797.shtml

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Category: Psychology, Video