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steve poling
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Poet in several computer languages. I write stories about Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft, steampunk, & SF.
Poet in several computer languages. I write stories about Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft, steampunk, & SF.

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Wherein I describe how legacy code is described by G. K. Chesterton's "gate" metaphor. Reduce Technical Debt by Using Unit Tests as Documentation
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Hey, look what I wrote: When the Code Is Too Obvious to Check
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You'd think that generating truly random numbers is easy. If so, you'd be wrong. NIST's new quantum method generates real random numbers | NextBigFuture.com
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Here's where I explain why I feel more righteous when I write unit tests before I write production code. A Case for Test-First Development
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Wherein I risk being branded a heretic and excommunicated. Dave Ramsey Heresy · Catfood Retirement
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Wherein I try to get past the uncertainty of the marketplace to learn my net worth. Virtual to Real Dollars · Catfood Retirement
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We Might Finally Know Why The Blood of Young People Can Rejuvenate Old Brains
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Wherein I mention a key requirement of happiness with money: savings. How Much Money · Catfood Retirement
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Either I did or I did not post something about money and quantum mechanics. This is not an instance of quantum superposition. Quantum Portfolio Management · Catfood Retirement
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steve poling commented on a post on Blogger.
When deciding between debt repayment and retirement savings consider the fact that interest-compounding works for both debt and savings. Thus anything you'll gain thru retirement savings will be more than offset by what you'll lose through debt. Moreover, unless you're using a tax-favored arrangement, your savings interest is taxed. Ergo, get out of debt first. How one gets out of debt, either snowball or avalanche method, is not as important as GETTING OUT of debt. Work side hustles. Pinch pennies. Sell stuff. Do whatever you can to maximize money available for get debt free.
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