Month: September 2008

Sour Kraut

A few tidbits for your weekend: Congratulations to Brunner Digital for earning “Approved iPhone Application Developer” status, a Pittsburgh company making a splash. Schultz is one of the first Pittsburgh bloggers to comment on the budget. Not surprisingly, he thinks its more then a little inadequate. His comments are worth…

Economy Update

A blogger/author I follow has an article in the WSJ this morning. He has a VERY interesting take on just what this so called “bail out” might mean for the federal government: My analysis suggests that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (a former investment banker, no less, not a trader) may…

Gadgets Sour Kraut

So along with my interest in Venture Capital and Start-Ups I get to notice some pretty cool new things, if only their was time for all of them. Here are some of the things noticed today: LifeSnapz: This website is a photo store/share website, like flickr. With one additional cool…

Foreigners

Confirming what is pretty easy to tell from a walk down the streets of Pittsburgh, Forbes ran an article showing that Pittsburgh has the smallest percentage of Foreign Nationals of any city nationwide. By comparison, San Jose is 37.2% immigrants, Philadelphia is 28.3% and the national average is 12%. Forbes…

Budget

Surprisingly little burghosphere response to the budget out there, so I’ll take a closer look. After reviewing the news on Forbes, The PG, this trib article and that trib article here are my reflections: Always good to have a projected surplus in a city in as much financial trouble as…

Blogroll Updates

I updated the best blogroll in the Burghosphere thusly: Took out Pittsblog, TWM and The Conversation. I must say, this stung to do. Those were three of the best blogs in Pittsburgh but all have been discontinued for one reason or another. If you are new to blogging or new…

Sour Kraut

Cabbage is good for you, mayonnaise is not: Sometime in the last month the Blog of Burgher Jon crosses 1,000 visits and 1,500 page views (the page views came first). While these achievements pale in comparison to other blogs in the blogosphere and even the burghosphere it is nice to…

Socialism?

I know I’m a democrat, I know that I favor progressive taxation, I know that I’m a “Bleeding Heart Liberal” who thinks it’s an abomination that we have even 1 poor person in the US… but we need to not forget in this time of trouble that financial freedom (and…

Pirates Updates

I wanted to close the season with a couple optimistic notes, because in spite of being a Pirates fan, I’m not a fatalist. I made another post about Jack Wilson, and I wanted that one to stand on its own with nothing but my admiration for him in it. That…

Jumping Jack Flash

In one of the more depressing moments of this season (and there were many to choose from), Jack Wilson took what will likely be his last at-bat in Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon. As he strode to the plate the crowd rose to its feet in appreciation for what the man has…