Swimming with the Razorfishes

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One Big Lie

"We are alleging a massive fraud — both in terms of scope and duration"

The SEC has charged Bernard Madoff, claiming his decades-old investment firm has, effectively, been a Ponzi scheme. 

Not many details yet.  The SEC issued a press release and Bloomberg has a story.

Losses might be as high as $50 billion.

Inconceivable.  These are Enron-level losses.  I can’t believe that much money could be gone; details will come out over the next few days. 

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


I really must commend Sony. I just plugged an ethernet cable into my Blue-Ray player for the first time. All on its own, and quickly, it did the DHCP thing, connected back to Sony, found a firmware update and alerted me. All seamless.

The firmware upgrade was similarly seamless.

This is all as it should be, of course, but I've had a much harder time networking some home electronics and upgrading firmware.

Good stuff.


Happy 400th, Milton.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


"souvenir de chine", 2008 by Körner Union