Month: December 2008

  • Windows 7 beta leaked, looks good

    As you may have heard by now, the first beta version of Windows 7 has been leaked on the Internet. Windows Vista shipped in November 2006 and the next version of Microsoft’s operating system may arrive a lot sooner than most people anticipated because, too put it mildly, Windows Vista didn’t really manage to capture […]

  • “If you were dead, they’d still give you a loan”

    NY Times published an interesting story about the criminal lending practices of WaMu that resulted in billions of dollars worth of bad loans, you can read it over here. Shaky loans were big business for banks like WaMu; lending to people who weren’t credit-worthy resulted in big bonuses but had very nasty consequences for the […]

  • Bought a couple of books

    Carmen and I went to Boekenfestijn in Ghent today, a free fair where you can find more than a million of books at bargain prices. Here’s a look at some of the things I picked up: – Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring paperback edition – Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers […]

  • 10 outrageous economic claims for 2009

    Saxo Bank has published a list of ten outrageous economic claims for 2009. The Danish investment bank says this is their annual attempt to predict rare but high impact events that are beyond the realm of normal market expectations: The Copenhagen-based online trading and investment specialist’s predictions are an annual attempt to predict rare but […]

  • Product inbox: Blaupunkt TravelPilot 700

    An interesting new product arrived today: the Blaupunkt TravelPilot 700. This is world’s first GPS unit with camera based driver assistance, the unit has an integrated 2MP digicam and overlays the navigational info on the video feed. The review of this GPS unit will be published on DV Hardware within 2-3 weeks.