Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

You are not a programmer!

September 26, 2012

Want to read an excellent article on how programmers should market themselves to the World of Business?

Click here to view.

The site is built by Patrick McKenzie and has lots (really lots) of other great content.

This video here of a presentation he gave on selling to underserved markets is a personal favourite.

Interesting quant blog

June 17, 2012

A quick post to show a link to the blog of Tim Johnson at Heriot-Watt Unviersity.

Lots of writing on derivatives topics, from models to regulations, plus plenty on markets and the crisis.

Worth a look. Click here to visit.

Favourite quotes

May 16, 2012

When you first log-in to Bloomberg in the morning you are greeted by their quote of the day.

Here is a list I will occasionally update with favourites.

“All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.”
Orisen Swett Marden

“Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.”
Catherine de Hueck Doherty

“A finished person is a boring person.”
Anna Quindlen

“All of us, from the cradle to the grave, are happiest when life is organized as a series of excursions, long or short, from the secure base provided by our attachment figure(s).”
John Bowlby

“A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.”
Rabindranath Tagore

How to link to sections in Wikipedia

May 15, 2012

A very short post to explain a quick trick I discovered for linking to a specific section in a Wikipedia page.

This works for me in Chrome running on Windows XP.

  1. Visit the section you want to link to.
  2. Ctrl+C the name of the section (ie the section title in the page) you want to link to.
  3. Right click somewhere in the page and choose to View page source.
  4. Search the page for the section name, and just before it you will find something like #Your_section_name which is actually a link.
  5. Click on it, you’ll go to the section, and you can now copy the link address from the address bar.