Yep, learning the hard way

Woohoo! Lesson:  Hi <name>,  How’s your day been? 25 odd characters of awesomeness, thanks <name>. Got to tone down these intricate 30-second thoughts, TMI, and come back to Earth. Fascinating how the academic world of course tends to push so hard in the other direction towards theses of hundreds of pages, but that doesn’t excuse …

Can you upgrade to Python 3?

Basically it comes down to whether your dependencies are up to date and if they aren’t, if you want to help and contribute back to the community to move them along. The easiest is to drop your requirements.txt file into: https://caniusepython3.com/   Both of the following are also excellent tools to get an overview of …

Python 3 in Production at Mathspace

And Python 3 only in development. A huge thank you to everyone on the Mathspace Team who supported, reviewed and helped out with this endeavour. One day the Mathspace Team will put up a dedicated engineering blog, but until then this can live here. For those who haven’t heard me talk about bringing step-by-step working …

Why I used my house deposit to pay off my HECS-HELP loan

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” – Albert Einstein So I tweeted this, and followed through today with the largest B-Pay I’ve ever made. Should be confirmed debt-free by the end of the week, at the cost of my house deposit. …

Speculation: Negative gearing is on the chopping block

I’ll believe it when I see it, but if they have the guts to do the right thing and remove this artificial negative gearing distortion saving many billions of $$$ (of course it’s a scam, why should I and the members of the millenials in effect personally be paying thousands of dollars in taxes or …

Goodbye Holden: Let the dominoes fall so we can focus on innovating

From General Motors, as reported by MacroBusiness and many others, Holden is finally leaving in 2017. I’d love to rant more about subsidising an unprofitable industry to the tune of $1.9 billion dollars annually, but we’ve been given a gift. The gift of certainty. Jonathan Pincus, a former senior advisor to the Productivity Commission reckons …

Awesome Six Dogs Comment & Sydney Housing = Insane, Crisis, Ponzi

Disclaimer: As always, you seek professional financial advice (not listen to my speculative rant) before doing something like taking out a 30+ year mortgage, investing in any Australian or international stock market, or any other thing that could lose (or if you’re lucky make) you a lot of money. No one knows the future of …