The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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Location: Summerlin, Nevada, United States

A private investor for 20+ years, I manage private portfolios and write about investing. You can read my market musings on three different sites: 1) The Deipnosophist, dedicated to teaching the market's processes and mechanics; 2) Investment Poetry, a subscription site dedicated to real time investment recommendations; and 3) Seeking Alpha, a combination of the other two sites with a mix of reprints from this site and all-original content. See you here, there, or the other site!

05 September 2008

The bullet bitten

Okay, so I finally did it. "Did what?" you probably wonder.

I reformatted my hard drive... two separate times. My patience for all the woes I endured the past 7 months finally ran out last Friday. Immediately after the markets closed, I began the cumbersome and time-consuming process; from 1pm Friday afternoon until 1am Saturday morning, when I stopped due to bleary eyes. And then continued later on Saturday, and throughout the holiday weekend. But then disaster hit, and I had to do it all over again Tuesday night.

Anybody who has been through the process of refornatting a hard drive knows it for what it is, no picnic! But it is done, and my workstation finally seems stable -- although it is too soon to know conclusively.

Anyway, that is how I spent my holiday weekend, and past week. But now I am back, and see your comments and questions...

-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist

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