Monthly Archives: June 2009

Installing fonts in Fedora

Just a note to self…  To install fonts (in this example, the Arial family) on a Fedora system: Log in as root Change to the font storage directory: cd /usr/share/fonts Create a subdirectory to hold the Arial family of fonts: … Continue reading

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Corporate bonds boom in China

From Business Week: In China, a Burst of Corporate Bonds Thanks to streamlined regulations, more companies are issuing debt cheaply and fast By Frederik Balfour Hong Kong – Here’s a little-known fact: Chinese companies now issue more corporate debt than … Continue reading

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B of A recaps at market

From Institutional Investor: At the Market Deal for Bank of America 03 Jun 2009 Steve Rosenbush BofA issues stock to withstand market volatility. Raising $33.9 billion in capital is no mean feat for a bank, especially given the violent mood … Continue reading

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Public sector pension plan problems

From Institutional Investor: The Big Public Pension Squeeze 10 Jun 2009 Steven Brull U.S. public sector pensions are facing massive budget shortfalls. Vallejo, a working-class community of 120,000 northeast of San Francisco, has long been a strong union town. Like … Continue reading

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Upgrade to WordPress 2.8…

…seems to have been completed without a hitch. A separate source of happiness is that none of the plugins were broken in transition.

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Solar panels get cheaper

From Business Week: Solar Panels Get Cheaper With Congress considering both a cap on carbon dioxide emissions and renewable energy requirements for power companies, utilities are trying to figure out how they’ll produce clean energy. One increasingly viable option: solar … Continue reading

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