Wednesday, October 10, 2018

stocks

long: IBM 80, ORCL 20, CMG 190, MSFT 24, CRM 50, FB 20, SPY 210
short: SHLD 40 to 1, RSH 2.60 to 0.35, M 47

10/16 update: cashed out Friday, except for M

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Frum on Trump


David Jolly interviews David Frum in January, 2018 about the book Trumpocracy. This is totally worth watching.

starting Dzogchen trekcho/cutting through

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Relax your gaze and look out
Don’t stop concepts—let them be.
Anything that comes up in your mind, don’t follow it; just meet it where it is.
       Relax, with no effort or manipulation whatsoever

       CTR

Since all things are naked, clear and free from obscurations,
there is nothing to attain or realize.
The everyday practice is simply to develop
a complete acceptance and openness
to all situations and emotions
and to all people,
experiencing everything totally
without reservations and blockages,
so that one never withdraws or centralizes onto oneself.

donor pages for Democratic Senatorial campaigns

Dave Winer's list

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2018senateraces

key races: http://www.36campaigns.com/races/

Kavanaugh is one symptom of a larger problem

https://theintercept.com/2018/10/09/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-bush-administration/

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda in Five Acts was even more interesting than I expected. It showed me things even I did not know, reinforced the significance of Fonda, and encouraged activities into late life. The life she and Hayden led together reminded me of my early years.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tech humor

Bloomberg writers show sense of humor, burying this in the middle of a very serious article:

“Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the [video compression] technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, and the adult film industry, which did not.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies
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