Airbus Failures

Airbus is running into major business challenges.  Not only has their new CEO resigned after less than 3 months on the job, but according to an article in the Washington Times, they are liable for hefty compensation for delayed delivery

Dow Jones at All-Time High

Just in case you’re an owner of stocks (most of us are stockholders these days), it’s important to note that the Dow Jones rallied to an all-time high.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed today at 11,727, which is the

Jury Duty

Well, guess who was summoned for jury duty?  The Montgomery Country courts have decided that once again I should appear before the court to become a prospective juror in a criminal case…  If I was retired like my father, I might actually find

Sun is Setting on Sun

Sun Microsystems was the darling of the dot-bomb era.  Every emerging technology company felt that they had to have a bank of Sun servers offering up web pages.  Sun was so successful that it’s stock price was 10 times greater

Hydrogen Powered BMW

My son Barry pointed out this recent article about a hydrogen powered BMW…  Even though I’m a BMW fan, this roll-out is really just for show. This is BMW trying to demonstrate to the “green” environmentalists that BMW cares about pollution.  In

Movie Review: World Trade Center

We recently went to see the new Oliver Stone movie, “World Trade Center“.  There have been various reviews — both good and bad — in the Washington Post, New York Times, etc.   Frankly, I must admit that I had a very

Hosted File Sharing

I’ve discovered a web site known as 4shared.com that provides free hosting of file sharing.  The nice part about 4shared is that it’s user interface is very similar to Windows Explorer — i.e., hierarchical directories, file properties, searches, etc.  It also

PC – 25th Birthday

On August 12, 1981, IBM released the PC. In less than two years, IBM had created a computer that would not only change IBM, but the entire world, mostly because it did not follow IBM tradition. It used a new