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June 29, 2010

At last!

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I have found the perfect tatoo:

June 28, 2010

Foolproof

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For the last two years, the ever-reliable Zillow.com has claimed that my house has been steadily and significantly going up in value, while Saint Louis as a whole was going down. While some of that spread can be attributed to the neighborhood (which is quite nice), I attribute most of it to a bad model. When I checked today, I noticed that the valuation has gone down quite a bit. I’m not very surprised, as I don’t think the house was ever worth what they thought it was, but I find myself strangely unmoved.
We’ve owned the house for 2.5 years (17.5 to go!). Just recently, it crossed the point where the amount we were receiving in rent was greater than the interest and fees. Therefore, we are converting cash into equity at an efficiency of 1.0 or greater (presuming the value of the home doesn’t drop wildly of course).
Through the beauty of math, this house is now basically an auto-debiting, long-term, low-interest savings plan which will likely result in a place to live when I retire on my fat pension. A flawless real estate plan, since housing never drops in value =)

June 23, 2010

don’t go boom

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Looks like the folks I blogged about before are finally going to jail:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/10269170.stm

I find it gratifying that justice is being done, and a perfect example of cognitive dissonance that the Iraqi powers that be are still trying to claim that dowsing rods can detect explosives.

June 21, 2010

This is why…

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…I could never conquer proof by induction in CS school. My brother in law did though…

June 10, 2010

Why does this comic have to be so awesome?

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June 9, 2010

At least something…

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I have such good intentions of posting, really I do… It just doesn’t get done.

In an effort to turn that trend around, I present you with what you have always wanted: data!

This is the garmin data from my run last night:

(Click to view at anything like a meaningful resolution)

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