Investors and traders were sweating; It wasn’t the heat.

| August 3, 2011

Close call. Blue-chip stocks reversed a steep morning drop to snap an eight-day losing streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 29.82 points, or 0.3%, to finish at 11896.44. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index gained 6.29 points, or 0.5%, to 1260.34, while the Nasdaq Composite added 23.83 points, or 0.9%, to 2693.07, after falling […]

Shifting from Google for web searching

| August 3, 2011

I’ve recently made a switch to a new search engine after reading Google’s Terms of Service Agreement a little more closely. The wording of the TOS along with my security conscious friend’s regular reminders regarding web privacy and information security triggered a search for a better search engine. DuckDuckGo.com offers a free, lean webpage search […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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