Perpendiculous Programming, Personal Finance, and Personal musings

2008.05.15

Flawless Victory

Filed under: Personal Finance — cwright @ 8:43 pm

For those that know me well, you’ll know that I am actually a huge finance nerd. I talk the talk, I have strong opinions, and I tell people what to do a lot. In some ways, I would like to think that I’m some kind of Financial Badass, even though I don’t make all that much money. (yes, chris just said that 😉 ) (more…)

2008.05.13

The Cost of Inaction

Filed under: Personal Finance,Programming — cwright @ 7:08 pm

In computer science, there is a technique called “Lazy Evaluation” that finds use in performance saving and error avoidance. It works by holding off on performing calculations until it is known for certain that the results are needed. (more…)

Alias

Filed under: Personal — cwright @ 1:16 pm

New and often risque ways to read things I’ve written periodically come to my attention. One such recent discovery was the nickname of one known as “The Couchmate” or simply “couchmate.” (more…)

2008.05.12

no entiendo

Filed under: Personal — cwright @ 4:18 pm

`Then you should say what you mean,’ the March Hare went on.
`I do,’ Alice hastily replied; `at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.’
`Not the same thing a bit!’ said the Hatter. `You might just as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see”!’
`You might just as well say,’ added the March Hare, `that “I like what I get” is the same thing as “I get what I like”!’

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2008.05.11

Stranger Than Fiction

Filed under: Personal — cwright @ 12:29 am

Truth, as they say, is stranger than fiction. And today has been no exception. (more…)

2008.05.08

Purpose of Meaning

Filed under: Personal — cwright @ 12:47 am

I’ve always been a meticulous preserver. Even as a small child, I could never bring myself to take apart Lego creations I had made (or, ones friends had made, for that matter) because of the risk of not being able to restore them. As a software engineer, such habits still carry on in the form of archives, backups, and documentation that describe ways certain things are accomplished. (more…)

2008.05.06

Personal Finance: Stop. Budget Time(?)

Filed under: Personal Finance — cwright @ 6:23 pm

For the past year or so that I’ve been writing about personal finance (and, for the past 4 or 5 years that I’ve been obsessed with it), I’ve changed my mind on a number of things. One constant has remained, however: My position on having a budget. (more…)

2008.05.05

Je-ne-sais-quoi

Filed under: Personal — cwright @ 6:40 pm

For better or worse, I find ‘innocence’ to be exceptionally endearing. Except when it’s me that’s naive, then I just feel off-guard and foolish. Much like the past week. Walking into such events is always leaves me a bit wiser though, and worst-case, I come out with some fun stories to tell. At this point, I’m just at the first half though… (more…)

2008.05.02

Free $25 till May 15th

Filed under: Personal Finance — cwright @ 3:45 pm

There’s a company called Revolution Money Exchange that’s trying to become competition to PayPal. As such, they’re willing to pay people $25 for creating an account. No monthly or annual fee, no deposits required. Just $25 for opening an account, if you do it before May 15th. Pretty slick, I think 🙂

You can enjoy this offer here: https://www.revolutionmoneyexchange.com/ReferAFriend/ReferAFriend_landing.aspx?referreremail=cwright@kosada.com

Additionally, you get $10 for each person you refer that also opens an account (up to $500, or 50 referrals). More slickness 🙂

Sorry if this came off as a promotional ad or informercial. There’ll be a better note in a day or two (it’s been a crazy week, let me tell you 😉

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