Archive for March, 2012

Price of Gasoline Over Time

The following graph summarizes the price per gallon of 87 octane gasoline purchased in quantities of approximately 30 gallons to fuel my full-size passenger van over the period January 2006 to March 2012 (click to enlarge):

California High Speed Rail

Discussion continues three-and-a-half years after California Proposition 1A was approved by voters in most of the counties that would be served by high speed rail service. Pro The decision to go forward with high speed rail in California was made back in 2008 when Proposition 1A was passed by a 52.6% to 47.4% margin.  All […]

Mr. Wemmick, on Loaning Money to Friends

“Mr. Wemmick,” said I, “I want to ask your opinion. I am very desirous to serve a friend.” Wemmick tightened his [lips] and shook his head, as if his opinion were dead against any fatal weakness of that sort. “This friend,” I pursued, “is trying to get on in commercial life, but has no money, […]

World’s Greatest Employee

I came across this list of “essential duties” in a job posting; I wonder if they ever found this person: QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be […]