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Archive for November 30th, 2008

In memory of Tanta

Posted by Charles II on November 30, 2008

Doris Dungey, whose columns at Calculated Risk were one of the few real sources of insight into the complex world of mortgages, died at the age of 47 of ovarian cancer in Columbus Ohio on November 30th, 2008. While she was undergoing treatment, she shared her wit and wisdom selflessly. Her Compleat ÜberNerd remains one of the few accessible sources of information on mortgages. I certainly relied on it.

A wish upon a fallen starDoris Dungey, known online as Tanta, one of the few people who clearly explained the mortgage crisis to us duffers. Image from Calculated Risk
(Image from Calculated Risk)

Spirit light,
Spirit bright,
Spirit guiding us through night,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Thank you for your keen insight.

Go with God, Tanta.
And keep a candle burning for us, your fans, who will follow all too soon.

And, yeah, it’s sappy, but I kinda think that she of The Mortgage Pig would have liked it.

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Sunday Morning Whatever Roundup

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 30, 2008


— Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy“. And the theremin cover thereof.

Linux on the iPhone: It’s just about there.

— A company called BioSolar makes solar cells from castor beans and cotton. Castor beans show promise in bioremediation applications, such as wastewater treatment and heavy-metals removal. Cotton also has some potential as a bioremediator. We could solve a bunch of problems at once.

— Note to slander-pushers: Try providing evidence next time. Oh, and by the way, I can see your IP addresses. Enjoy my spam folder, if you refuse to provide proof.

Posted in energy, environment, solar, sustainability, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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