A quick look back at 2009.
2010 is here. I’d like to put a few things into perspective from the past year.
The stock market is up 35% this year. Did you invest any money at the end of 2008? Were you too scared? Perhaps you pulled out all of your money in fear? As has happened every time the stock market crashes, it has had a big bounce.
We’re safe from terrorism. I really don’t understand what the big hubbub is about the attempted terrorist attack in Detroit. The terrorist failed, after all. It reminds me of when “shoe bomber” Richard Reid tried to blow up a jet with an explosive in his shoes. He failed. You know why? Because it’s really hard to blow up a plane with your shoes. Yet now we all have to take our shoes off at the airport. So in many ways Reid got what he wanted: fear. The latest dimwit tried to blow up a plane with his underpants. I hope that means we don’t have to take of our underwear to get through security.
I’m also a bit confused about how terrorists react. I mean, they were quick to claim credit for the most recent failed attempt, where all some guy managed to do was light his butt on fire. Who raises their hand to claim responsibility for that kind of failure?
There are over 80 million .com domain names registered now. That compares to about 8 million at the start of the decade. And they said the tech bubble bursting would devalue domain names…
The mainstream media continues to get it wrong. They got it wrong all year. Here’s a finale from the London Times, which suggests that non-Roman characters (IDN) will now be allowed for the first time for the part of the domain name to the left of the dot. Um, you’ve been able to do that for years. I think they mean to the right of the dot — the top level domain name.
The 2009 BCS Football Champion will be crowned in a game that takes place in 2010. That has always bothered me. But I can wait another week for the Horns to win it all.