The Salt Shaker: Facebook Down, RESP Book, and Credit Card 2.0

It seems that  Facebook was down for a couple of days in late September. I’m not a big Facebook user (I check it every few days, and am always met with the “300+ recent posts” icon ) so didn’t even know about the problem until recently.

A Completely Fictional Chart

In possibly related news, here’s what Canada’s GDP numbers looked like for September. Looks like productivity went through the roof around the 22nd and 23rd. Wonder why?

(The Facebook downtime to GDP chart is a creation of ISO Salt Corp. and is in not to be used as fact.)

On to some interesting things I came across this past week:





6 responses to “The Salt Shaker: Facebook Down, RESP Book, and Credit Card 2.0

  1. Haha, glad you decided to finally read it and check it out. 🙂

    That is one heck of a productivity jump! If only it was true… haha, you had me fooled for a few seconds there!

  2. Appreciate the mention, Myke (both of them).

    Also enjoyed your post on deciphering fuel consumption in terms of Kilometers/Litre or was it litres per 100 km or was it miles per gallon? Darn, have to go read that post again.

    Have a smashing day and rest of the week.

  3. Glad you enjoyed the graph. It’s no photoshopped “Cigar Guy,” but hey, I had fun.

    And truth be told, I didn’t really spend too much time deciding if I should read that post or not 🙂

  4. Cheers, Arjun.
    Since your site is more interview and industry based, I’ve decided to put you under “articles” rather than “blogs”. I always appreciate the carnival.

    Ya, that gas consumption post is causing some debate. I guess some Candians really do understand their gas usage :-).
    That being said, the type of person who reads financial blogs is prone to be above average when it comes to personal finances and knowing their own costs.

    I would suspect that the majority of people just put gas in their car and drive without thinking of km/L or L/100km. I think both numbers are lost on a lot of people.

  5. Thanks a lot for mentioning the book, Myke!


  6. No problem at all, Mike. I’m looking forward to reading it.

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