You might notice some slight formatting changes to this blog. Due to the slightly kludgy nature of Blogger's template code, I can either have a reddit submission button on all of my posts or none of them. And I like reddit too much to deprive it of my posts, even when they're four lines and one link. If you don't visit reddit, you should: It's everything the web should have been all along, and the discussions are lots of fun if you're sufficiently thick-skinned.
I've also added two donation buttons: One for Paypal, one for Amazon.com. If you're ever feeling bored and generous and would like to pay for, say, this week's reading or this month's groceries, your unnaturally charitable expenditure is a click away. This blog is definitely fun on its own merits, and it's gotten my foot in the door for a job (which I ended up not getting, unfortunately), but it's taken a pretty significant investment in time and effort, so the occasional tip would be appreciated. I've also slightly expanded the contact information: You can now contact me via AIM (same screenname on Yahoo! IM, too). I'm going to make it pretty tough for me not to notice a breaking story.
Finally: As my profile notes, I'm currently looking for finance-related work somewhere in New York. My blog definitely presents a better (and hopefully more accurate) picture of my qualifications than my résumé does, so I'm currently hoping that some hedge fund maven will stumble on it and consider hiring me for a while. I've worked part-time at a money-management company a few years ago, and (as this blog hopefully demonstrates) I'm pretty obsessed with the stock market. I'm sure there's room at a local fund for one more junior-junior-analyst or assistant-assistant; it's just a matter of staying patient and staying interested. On the other hand, stating it explicitly can't hurt, so: If you or someone you know is looking for a rather cheap, unusually qualified, and unnaturally spirited analyst/researcher/writer/administrator, I'd certainly appreciate hearing about it.