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Tue 11 Aug 2009, 05:28 PM
I happened to be looking at a blog post, Secret tip for Midas users (or wannabes) from five and a half years ago, and was hit by three realizations:

1) People are still regularly buying and using Midas, long after I thought IBM might make it obsolete;

2) People still don't regularly understand and use some of the more powerful Midas chunk definitions; and

3) All three stock market indicies are significantly lower now than then, about 13% down for the Dow Jones and S&P, 6% down for the Nasdaq.

The first is good news, the second simply intriguing to me, and the third downright depressing.  Nonetheless, that is the way it is, five and a half years later.

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Tue 11 Aug 2009, 11:02 AM
Due to severe storms (75 MPH winds, they say), we have no power in our area.  I had to venture out past uprooted trees to get to a coffee shop with Wifi.  Nonetheless, Happy Yellow Day!

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