More images from the Museum of American Finance including a bull and bear sculpture. The mighty animals battle and were likely selected to represent market upswings and downturns because of each creature’s fighting style. Bulls gore upwards into their opponents while bear swipe downward with their massive claws.
I have been doing my best Sherlock impersonation, scouring through thousands of phone records looking for patterns. Not sure exactly what I’m looking for but two managers are looking at an employee’s phone usage. Whatever. I’ll let the number flash around in front of me and find those aha moments with a lot of caveats.
I was just informed that I should not use the women’s bathroom nearest my office because someone “did number 2 on the floor.”
Well, I think I see a pattern developing in my workday.
Like money? Wanna do something free on a Saturday in NYC? You can check out the Museum of American Finance for free on Saturdays throughout 2014. It’s a small museum but it houses some interesting finds if you are interested in the history of American finance.
There is a room dedicated to Alexander Hamilton and sculptures depicting his duel with Aaron Burr. There are quotes on the wall from Hamilton including: "It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government." and "Here, sir, the people govern."
There are interactive displays including things like an explanation of anti-counterfeiting techniques in U.S. currency. And it’s where I learned that Abraham Lincoln’s last official act as the President was to create the Secret Service. And there are other unique artifacts dealing with currency such as the image above that shows a counterfeit check and the dollar bills with Hawaii stamped on them that were tagged as currency on the island that could be refused as tender should Hawaii have fallen to Japan in WWII.
It’s a beautiful old building that has found a new life as a museum. More pics to follow.
Natural disasters create a surge of helplessness in those not directly affected. Many people want to do something concrete, something more than a quick donation or a Like on Facebook. Nowadays this…
Thanks to the lovely julietspinsyarns for sending this link my way after my last post. I got caught up in the penguin adorableness and didn’t look into the story well enough. They will take more sweaters but will be selling them, not outfitting cute waddlers. So not a bad thing, just not quite what it sounded like originally.
I’m still a fan of knitting for causes (I’m still offering scarves and cowls and such to people who have donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, for instance), but you can lay down your needles regarding the penguins. I just wish that cute little sweaters would have helped the pelicans and others in my beloved Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill a few years back. Pelicans in sweaters would have rocked.
the penguin foundation is asking knitters around the world to send penguin-sized pullovers which help stop the rescued animals from cleaning toxic oil off with their beaks x
How can you not knit a sweater for the penguins, ffs?
Attention knitters. The penguins need your help.
GPOYMGHW - Mardi Gras Headgear edition. You just can’t help but have fun when you have jester caps on your head. And pom poms.
How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
This is so cool!
This is awesome!