Tag: suburbs

Tuesday Tidbits – November 11, 2008

Neither tidbits, nor juicy

  • Author Michael Lewis speaks to the end of Wall Street, only this time it really seems like the end. If you want the inside scoop on how the credit debacle came to be, read the whole thing – it’s a doosie, but worth the coffee break. (h/t Paul Kedrosky)
  • “A Suburb Can Survive” – trading up to bigger and bigger homes, showcasing the “American Dream”, might have turned out ugly, but since you have a big yard and juvenile trees, you can still put up unobstructed solar panels and windmills, and plant yourself a garden. You can’t say that about condo dwellers, which is why I’d bet that as fuel prices gyrate, urban renewal is going to hit a brick wall.
  • Virtual-machine enabler for Mac, Parallels Desktop, just got a speed boost. As a licensed Parallels user, I’m not sure I need to upgrade – the latest OS X is offers plenty for development and database analysis, and I’ve been able to shuck some software I was still hanging onto from the Windows days. In other words, I don’t need Windows or Linux as much as I use to. Nevertheless, it’s half off time for those who do have a need for speed, but you have to act fast.
  • And last but not least…

  • Oh where, oh where has our $2 trillion gone, oh where, oh where can it be?

Adieu.