The 2010 Internet Holiday Shopping Season About to Unleash

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The last three years haven’t been kind to retailers and every seasonal cycle has brought along the hope that it will mark the turnaround, only to have that hope dashed every time. But at least the Thanksgiging to Christmas holiday shopping period will add mightily to top and bottom line for retailers who are going [...]

The Valet wireless router opens homes for Cisco

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Today Cisco announced the launch of the company’s new wireless router targeting consumers, the Valet M10 and its more high-powered version Valet Plus M20. Valet is designed to make the installation of home wireless networks easy and painless. Most household shun networks because they are perceived as difficult to set up and configure and retailers [...]

New England Patriots 2009 Regular Season Schedule: Who, Where and When

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

New England Patriots 2009 Regular Season Record: 10-6.Play-off record: 0-1. Lost 33-14 at home to Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card round. New England Patriots 2009 Regular Season Schedule 9/14 vs Buffalo Bills 25-24 9/20 @ New York Jets 9-16 9/27 vs Atlanta Falcons 26-10 10/4 vs Baltimore Ravens 27-21 10/11 @ Denver Broncos [...]

Summer is the cruelest of seasons

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Boston Red Sox fans are an obnoxious bunch. Their team having the second highest payroll in Major League Baseball isn’t enough of an advantage for them, they want guaranteed championships. Red Sox Nation? More like Red Sox Welfare State.

2007 wrap up

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

2007 was a pretty good year. Not as good perhaps as the magical 1999 when money, fun and excitement were everywhere, but still pretty good. It was certainly better than all the years between 1999 and 2007. Best of all was the turnaround in Iraq and the resulting drop in U.S. casualties thanks to the [...]


Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

I’ll be back early next week, I hope, with a couple of voluminous posts on the New England Patriots and especially the team’s offensive line. I’ve been busy with being busy the past few days and I will probably remain in that state for another few days. But all good things to those who wait, [...]

IKEA hacking should not be extended to coffee

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

IKEA hacking is what geeks call it when they repurpose furniture from IKEA, for example by turning the shelf Gorm into floor planks. Ingenious stuff. One should not, however, hack the foodstuff one can purchase in IKEA stores. In particular, one should not mix Löfbergs Lila coffee with Starbucks coffee, because the resulting beverage is [...]

Lessons learned in the great state of Washington

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

I’m back from a nearly two-week long vacation in the Pacific Northwest, mostly Washington state. Here are a few impressions, some of which I might elaborate on sometime: – There’s far more traffic in Washington than I had ever imagined. The Seattle area resembles Route 9 during rush hour. – People don’t speed much in [...]

How to become independently wealthy in five easy steps

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

1) Be a hot blonde Swede. 2) Marry a rich American. 3) Hire a nanny who’s also a hot blonde Swede, but much younger. 4) Let nature take its course. 5) Ka-ching!

Room with a top notch view

Friday, March 30th, 2007

American flag at Jury’s Hotel in Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. 2005. Not a bad view.