Sunday, December 22, 2013

Year end

Time to close out 2013 and one of the most appropriate ways to do it is w/via of the biggest memes of the year, here's the Harlem Shake open outcry style:

I don't know who put the vid together but thought it was pretty funny.  The footage was a mix from the movie Floored, some stock footage and also from the PBS movie Open Outcry which, kinda ironically, filmed me learning handsignals in 1999 (I'm on the far left). 

The typical way trading floors closed out the year was tossing up as much paper as they could on the final bell and someone recently uploaded the last 22 minutes of the close from December 31, 1999 in the CBOT bond room.  Was interesting to see how that day was celebrated as I left the prior day to crowd into Times Square to ring in Y2K and wasn't on the floor. 

In the new year I'm planning a couple additional roll outs for the website, in particular a book notes page, but nothing will happen too fast as my primary side project is dropping a new engine into my 79 VW bus.  
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