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Archive for August, 2008

It took ages but my Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS lens finally arrived today. This complements the 18-55mm IS lens I bought together with my Canon EOS 450D a couple of months ago.  I’ll post a couple of sample pics this weekend.

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NVIDIA’s bull is back

I bought my first NVIDIA shares about a half year ago and one of the things I learned during that time is that this is a very volatile stock. Out of all the stocks I own or have owned NVIDIA makes the biggest jumps and dumps. In March-April the stock traded in the $18-$20 range, […]

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After months of decline the US dollar finally took a very sharp turn this month and gained a lot of ground on the euro. In less than a month the USD appreciated from $1.59 per euro to $1.47 per euro. Not only the dollar took a 180-degree but prices of oil, gold and other commodities […]

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A report about the advertising market in Belgium was released this week by CIM Media. The report took a look at the advertising spending of Belgian companies in January to May and found they were 2.1 percent higher than the year before. One of the things I find surprising is that the marketshare of online […]

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A Chinese restaurant used an online translation service to translate their name into English. Here’s what they got:

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