Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Commodities Gadget

And here is the Google Gadgets version of the Commodities Widget. It supports exactly the same chains of commodities as the mac version: Energy: Crude oil, natural gas, heating oil and gasoline Softs: Sugar, coffee, cocoa and cotton Grains: Corn, soybeans and wheat Metals: Gold, silver and copper Currencies: US dollar index, Euro, British Pound,… Continue reading »

The Commodities Widget

The Commodities Widget

I know it’s been a while, but the sequel to the broken Oil Price Widget is now here. The new widget not only shows the oil price, it shows a set of other futures, currencies and indices as well. I named it the Commodities Widget, even though some of the things it shows are not… Continue reading »

Cars Rob You of Your Time

I claim that even if you don’t “believe” in global warming, you should ditch the car. I’ve reached this conclusion by calculating the effective speed of driving, vs. the effective speed of biking. This argument was initially made by Ivan Illich in the early 70’s, but I put in numbers for 2009 and my own… Continue reading »