Jun
30
2009

Top 5

I’m not entirely sure what to do with this, but I thought it was interesting.  A while ago, I bookmarked this graphic on Wikipedia:

Visifire

Source

Mainly, because I thought it was interesting that three of the top five largest (publicly traded) companies in the world are oil companies, and the fifth is a car manufacturer.

Jump forward a year (to the 2008 metrics), and the top four are exactly the same, in the exact same order.  Oh, but who’s in the five slot?  Toyota.  GM was at ninth.  And the rest of the top ten isn’t too short of oil companies either:

  1. Wal-Mart
  2. Exxon Mobil
  3. Shell
  4. BP
  5. Toyota
  6. Chevron
  7. ING
  8. Total (a European oil company)
  9. GM
  10. ConocoPhillips

Source: CNN Money via Wikipedia

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Jun
29
2009

Elementary

I’m entertained. I love the hammer bit. And it would seem there’s more that a little bit in there for the ladies as well.

Somehow, even after reading several of the Sherlock Holmes stories lately, I always pictured Holmes as being notably older. Like in his late fifties or sixties. Not sure where I got that from.

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Jun
28
2009

42 – it’s getting closer

Both with the Kindle, and this towel.  No word on if the corner of the towel is soaked with vitamins.

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Jun
27
2009

As goes California, so goes the nation

In other words, bankrupt.

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Jun
26
2009

Medieval helpdesk

If you’ve ever worked in IT, especially support, this is for you.

Via Ovablastic

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