I attended my father’s retirement party last week. It was a well attended event, with lots of former work colleagues. It’s not clear that he’s actually retiring as he appears to have a selection of side projects to work on but the nature of his daily work and employment commitments has certainly changed. He made the de-rigeur speech looking back at his past jobs and illustrated a career that was interesting, varied and not altogether planned. It was financial circumstance that forced him into business rather than his intended career of biochemistry but he chose to work in industries such as textiles, aeronautical engineering, food ingredients and, later, banking. Read more ›
Thanks to Facebook, a business and another business, I really don’t post that much here anymore. I’d even forgotten to check that the twitter interface still worked. Time for a revamp soon.
- @ireland what a completely irresponsible piece of innuendo tht @time article was. 1/5 of home loans underwater & we’re in recovery? #
- @kristineb4 it mainly refers to our politicians. Most of us know we’re screwed. #
- @kristineb4 that’s naive of him. Then again, he seems to hv spent his time here talking exclusively to politicians #
- @VCurrentAffairs it would be funny if it wasn’t tragic. #
- Kenny thinks AIB need to increase taxpayers’ mortgage bills to prevent another bailout by taxpayers!? #samething http://t.co/9q55w1WC #
- “@slashdot: Mysterious Algorithm Was 4% of Trading Activity Last Week http://t.co/R5h4STod” #trading #hft # Read more ›