Upcoming posts

There are a number of new posts that I am working on. A sampling of what is in store:

  • Replacing the belt and pulley on a Craftsman edger
  • Replacing the stock Intel HSF for a Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet on my brother’s computer
  • Growing up: setting myself up for success in the days to come, and reflections on where I’ve been since Q1 2013

Other topics that I am exploring: the history of Singapore, the nature of mass movements through Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer (1951) (Amazon.com), and results from tweaking airflow within the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced SFF chassis.

is it just me, or are things frothy?

I went out this afternoon on a short bike ride, with Paul and Finn in tow.

On the way back through the neighborhood, I saw a recently-purchased McLaren. Back in the day, I could have told you the model number and the approximate dollar value of this particular supercar, but now I watched from the street corner as it turned and followed a slow-rolling SUV down the main street of the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, my next-door neighbors have traded in their Lexus ES 350 for an Infiniti QX60.

I began receiving prescreened offers for 0% APR cards some months back. Now I’m seeing an offer for a card with a $0 balance transfer fee (for the first sixty days) from a major lender.

On the radio, the talking heads are reporting that interest rates are preparing to take a hike. Janet Yellen stated last month that equity valuations are “quite high.”