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May 17, 2005

Tuesday Fragments

Off the Road Again
I am finally off the road, which has wrecked havoc with my avocational trains of thought. I have no idea what is transpiring in the news, and have been focused on getting my company to the next phase in a fat aerospace contract. That's looking good by the way. We had a fantastic meeting yesterday. Now I can breathe.

I'm almost finished 'My Life as a Quant' and I'm trying to figure out what kind of person Derman is. It is a curious matter that eludes me. He's there and yet he's not. As I have embraced my inner geek over the past several years (by dint of humility and fascination) there is a certain bit of personality I have exchanged. I am now wondering exactly where the ego of someone like Derman resides. Mystery.

Jill Stewart

The big news is that Jill Stewart is going to help run Pajamas Media. This is revolutionary. You wouldn't think it, but there is a serious possibility that the real endangered species in MSM is going to be the alternative weeklies. Jill will add a great deal to this effort and I'm really proud of what we should be able to accomplish.

Pontiac G6

I rented this hooptie from National the other day, and I've got to say, that's a spirited ride. I expected a lot and I got a lot. I got what looked to be the standard model. It had chrome five spoke rims and a Monsoon stereo system. It was the four door but didn't have the fancy sunroof. Even so, the right was very tight. The interior was sporty, and the power was pretty nice.

The auto-stick took some getting used to and it slipped a couple times on the upshift during hard accelleration, but the ponies kicked in when you needed it. It's really a level up in driving expectations, and the performance is clearly there.

Oddly enough, I rented a new Malibu just yesterday and the interior is clearly done by the same guys. Nowhere near the power.

Posted by mbowen at May 17, 2005 05:23 AM

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good fodder for your site if you don't have time to browse the news

Posted by: Matt at May 17, 2005 09:19 AM

who is the "we" above when you talk about jill stewart? in as much as i think that alternative weeklies are the last place to find investigative journalism i'm not sure this is a good thing.

Posted by: Lester Spence [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2005 10:42 AM

"We" meaning Pajamas Media, of which I am a charter member.

Posted by: Cobb [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2005 11:26 AM