Archive for the 'Thoughts' Category

Investing is Really Accounting

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I think we’re all familiar with the adage that “Biology is really chemistry, chemistry is really physics, physics is really math (and math is really hard).” That is, to work on biology you have to spend a lot of time understanding the chemistry involved. After taking some finance courses from accounting through derivatives pricing it […]

Google is Dead

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

I think Google Search will become irrelevant within a couple years, but I’m interested in what other people think right now. When and why do you use Google, and what does it get you? To find a home page of a site you’re already aware of — I don’t remember the exact URL of John […]


Friday, November 14th, 2008

I recently got into three albums which are all surprisingly good, so I thought you should know: Rise Against – Appeal to Reason Somehow these guys keep getting better. It’s hard to argue whether this album sells out more or less than Siren Song… did, but both are effective and I think this album returns […]


Monday, November 3rd, 2008

After the umpteenth time spilling water on my wireless keyboard, I think it finally died. My new Apple USB keyboard doesn’t have a Help key. Man, I hated that key. No other key always makes an annoying window pop up when you accidentally tap it. An awful window that, in MS Word at least, can’t […]

and a Sense of Wonder

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Two experiences from the past year really struck me, and I’m grateful to have this transition to give me time to think about them. One was playing with my 5-year-old cousin in her parents’ backyard. She had a T-ball stand (just a hollow plastic tube) in her kiddie pool and was submerging it and then […]

“Salt Lake City (1)”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

I moved to Park City, UT almost exactly 18 months ago. I’d been here for three weeks before — enough to know that it’s the ideal combination of small mountain town and cosmopolitan interest. We beat the socks off of Aspen or Jackson for limiting our yuppieness (thank you Church of Latter-Day Saints for scaring […]

No Floor, No Ceiling

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

I was talking to a friend in college who will likely go straight to a PhD after he graduates the other night about life outside of academia, given my 1 year of experience. It made me realize how great business is. For a liberal arts grad it can be scary that there are no guarantees […]

Price Transparency

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

My web host* just started plugging third-party tools and products to their customers. So is this more spam to sort through or helpful advice about cool new things that I might not have known about? As always, a question of opinion. Here’s the so-simple-it’s-revolutionary kicker — they completely disclose their agreements with the third-party providers. […]