Jacob Kaplan-Moss

12 items tagged “money”

📌 Tiller

Like Mint &c, but syncs financial data to Google Sheets instead of a web app. I’m a huge fan of Sheets: it’s a far more powerful product than you’d think, with strong scripting support and a pretty easy API. Using it for my own financial analysis seems perfect, looking forward to giving this a try. #

📌 Funding OSS • Lukasa's Echochamber #
📌 The GIMP bounties - a cautionary tale #
📌 Introducing Money Into Open Source

Some notes on how various projects have (and haven’t) spent money. #

📌 What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

Great visualization. Our brains how trouble with orders of magnitude; this helps. #

📌 Too Much Joy» Blog Archive » My Hilarious Warner Bros. Royalty Statement

To sum up: the music industry treats its artists like it treats its customers: like shit. This is why I don’t feel even a little twinge of remorse for pirating music. The sooner these asshat scumbags go out of business the better. #

📌 Auto CEOs Flew Private Jets To Washington To Ask For Your Tax Money

Disgusting. #

📌 The Money Meltdown

Really good roundup of links to info about what the fuck’s going on. #

📌 [PDF] ABS and CDOs: Record Performance Continues

A JP Morgan prospectus from December 2004 covering CDOs. This actually explains pretty well why these investments were so hot: BBB-class CDOs were paying out at 3% above LIBOR (about 8% total). That’s an amazing return on something rated so well. I’d have bought, too. #

📌 Blogging For Dollars: Denton to pay bloggers based on traffic

Ignore the snarkiness of leaking an internal memo about leaking internal memos and read Nick’s plan for paying bloggers for performance. I’d suggest doing something similar for bonafide journalists, but I’d probably get lynched. #

📌 Joyeur: The 10% "rule" for infrastructure costs

If he’s right, I think we’re spending far to little on Ellington. #

📌 Wesabe

Fucking incredible; I’ve been wanting an app like this for years. Well done! #