Negative Oil Prices? My Thoughts

Everyone knows it by now. On April 20, 2020, we experienced negative oil prices for the first time in history. Or did we? First, let’s review. A barrel of crude oil is, well, 42 gallons of sticky, stinky, black stuff. A futures contract, on the other hand, is a...

EF, ORM, and DALs

Several years ago, I started a rewrite of my trading/research platform using Entity Framework and a relational back-end. It was my first experience using an ORM, so I read a few blog posts on whether I needed a separate data access layer (DAL) on top of the ORM. One...

Latest Project – Farmhouse Table & Bench

The latest project in the Lone Raven Woodworks shop is a custom farmhouse table. It’s to be made of knotty alder and drawbore mortise-and-tenon joints. The legs will be tapered, and the skirts will have cloud lifts and carved accents. I’ll add a lot more...