Author: Thomas De Maesschalck

  • The Hunt For Gollum (video)

    Today I heard about The Hunt For Gollum, a freely distributed fan-made sidequel to The Fellowship of the Ring, the first Lord of the Rings movie. The Hunt For Gollum deals with Aragorn’s quest to find Gollum and is definitely worth a watch if you’re a LOTR fan, it’s only 40 minutes long and pretty […]

  • One week in Lanzarote

    This year Carmen and I went on a holiday to Lanzarote, the easternmost island of the Canary Islands. It’s a relatively small island located in the Atlantic Ocean, just a bit more than 100 kilometers west of Africa. We left home very early in the morning on Wednesday July 15th and arrived at the hotel […]

  • Daily economics – stocks are falling

    Just watched the latest episode of Weeds, what a lovely show 🙂 Another series I’ve picked up is Supernatural, I didn’t really expect much of this TV show but after watching the first episode I was hooked and worked my way through the first season pretty quick. Reuters reports “socks” fell to their lowest level […]

  • Daily economics – inflation and more

    The last couple of days have been pretty hot and it’s about to get even hotter, so far this summer is lining up to be pretty good. Here’s another edition of daily economics with an overview of some interesting articles and videos I spotted today (or in the last couple of days). InflationUS presents Hyperinflation […]

  • The bubbles of Goldman Sachs

    An interesting piece about Goldman Sachs appeared in the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine. Writer Matt Taibbi claims the Wall Street giant played/plays a big role in at least five bubbles: The Great Depression, the Dot Com bubble, housing bubble, oil/commodities bubble, and the bailout (tax money funded) bubble. Taibbi believes the next bubble […]