Tuesday, January 02, 2007
blogger sign-in, etc.
As you will have noticed, I discontinued anonymous comments by popular demand. Some have posted anonymously elsewhere, saying that Blogger will not let them sign in. The problem is (I think) that Blogger is now out of beta, and it seems to be a Google affair now (until the anti-trust actions start - anyhow.). Thus you need a Google account (I think).
If anyone wants a G-mail address, I have 100 invitations, and if you send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you an invite.
Poll results thus far:
The uberbear/bull is tied at about 4% each of the votes.
Flat/stagnant are at about 15%
Marginal declines (less than 10%) at about 38%
Notable declines (10% -25%) at about 35%
Unscientific to be sure (I did set the poll so that one can only vote every 7 days - so as not to skew results), but it seems as if the preponderance feels that there will be declines.
I think that we will see some panic selling the in spring, but I have a feeling that this could take a while, as reality sets in. The Ego is a powerful force, and admitting defeat is hard - especially when a lot of money is involved (I think this applies to both camps).
Something else that I have been thinking of is the possibility of downward pressure on construction wages as things complete, and with the importation of off-shore labour. It seems to be too foggy to outlook very far, and I think that there might be a confusing time ahead.