Dee Gordon: thermal sleeves, balaclava, puff of frozen breath.
Adrian Gonzalez: thermal sleeves, balaclava up to the nose.
Brian Wilson. Tattoo sleeve, full beard.
A friend of mine once did sysadmin-style work for a hedge fund's trading systems - as he put it, 'keeping an eye on the machine that prints money'. He said it was the best job he ever had, because since the systems were responsible for generating that much cash they were well-engineered and tended not to break too badly too often, but since they generated SO MUCH cash the firm didn't mind paying a bunch of people a salary to mostly sit around and read blogs, just in case something DID go wrong. (Metafilter)Americans think that unemployment is a serious problem, but doubt the government can do anything about it. And from this data it is perhaps not too much of a stretch to infer that Americans, on average, don't see any connection between a) hedge funds making so much money in the current legal/economic system that they can provide cushy jobs to minions to tend to their money-stealing machines, and b) everything and everyone else coming up short. Some economic things are positive-sum, but plenty of things really are zero-sum or worse.
As someone with a bunch of old content in a niche format, I want my own website to publish my old stuff, so that other people will read it and learn from my experience.Or, from the perspective of those hypothetical other people (that's you!):
As a random person on the internet, I can see Joel's old blog posts on his blog, aufrecht.org, so that I can read something that I found in search results or found or was sent a link to.In my head, this breaks down as:
“Sutter is a leader — a pioneer — in figuring out how to amass market power to raise prices and decrease competition,” said Glenn Melnick, a professor of health economics at the University of Southern California. “How do hospitals set prices? They set prices to maximize revenue, and they raise prices as much as they can — all the research supports that.”
In other countries, the price of a day in the hospital often includes many basic services. Not here. The “chargemaster,” the price list created by each hospital, typically has more than ten thousand entries, and almost nothing — even an aspirin, a bag of IV fluid, or a visit from a physical therapist to help a patient get out of bed — is free. Those lists are usually secret, but California requires them to be filed with health regulators and disclosed.