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Creative title +10 points.

I’ve recently added “Babes” to my stumbleupon category, for no real reason other than I have a penis and I saw it there in the list. So those might pop up. I switched some stuff up, too.

“Accounting” turned out to be filled with garbage. I was hoping to glean some info on my chosen career path, but it’s all irrelevant to the practice of accounting, the links being focused instead on things I’d throw in the business category and a massive amount of spam. I must have reported 9/10 links in that category.

That said, on with the trip…

What happens to your facebook when you die?: Good read. Personally, I want my facebook deleted when I die, or at least locked with my picture subtly changed like my ghost is doing it. It’d be fun to creep everyone out.

Babe #1: I don’t understand the “curvyerotic” domain that hosts this picture. I wouldn’t call this bitch curvy.

NWA Boarding Pass Generator: I love when people point out that the TSA is just window dressing, security theater.

Stop piping cats: A list from IBM on 10 good UNIX habits. I would add #11: Grow an epic beard. UNIX is the OS with the most respect for beards (I’m not counting iOS’s thing for ironic beards).

Ultimate Guide for Speeding Up Windows 7: My piece of shit still runs XP, would choke to death on 7, as pretty as it is. Maybe you’ll find it useful, and I might in the future. But in my experience, these speedup guides are full of holes and don’t usually do as much as a simple hardware upgrade.

I can’t wait to have enough money to start building a new system. Do people even still do that? I feel old when I say I build my own computers.

Gravity Points: That’s a cool little toy, and I don’t even have to dig for the code. One of the things I used to do when I first started getting into simple 2D graphics stuff in high school was simulating gravity in a very simple way (kinda like this). I found it fascinating to watch these particles interact with the system.

Best Programming Quotations: Fun. One of my favorites, one I’ve run across before and try to implement myself: “Good code is its own best documentation. As you’re about to add a comment, ask yourself, ‘How can I improve the code so that this comment isn’t needed?’ Improve the code and then document it to make it even clearer.”

Bash shortcuts: For you linux nerds (I envy you).

Manliest Movies: This is stupid. I’m only linking it because of the header graphic. The bullet is a full, unfired cartridge, flying through the air. Like someone threw it. That’s manly as fuck.

Babe link #2: This one doesn’t really catch me. I’m linking it because of the use of the word “dimes.” It hit me, looking at this link, that anyone who calls women “dimes” probably has a really shitty, trashy taste in women, and life in general. Like they probably think Jersey Shore is the best show ever.

Office Guns: My internet connection affords me a unique experience in browsing. I get the URL first, then the title, then the text, then the CSS, then the images. So the URL popped up and I’m like “what could officeguns.com possibly be?” Then I get the rest of the page and I’m like “THIS IS GANGSTER AS FUCK.”

Linux from Scratch: One day I’ll have the spare time to do this. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to get into some hardcore shit in the programming world. Not that this is hardcore shit, but it looks like a lot of fun. Your definition of fun may vary from mine.

Compact Mobile Camper Home: My only problem with this is that there’s not enough room to bang skeezy campground chicks.

10 sites web developers should have in their bookmarks: This looks like a good list, but I’m not trusting a bunch of fucking cats.

Side note: Stumbleupon is throwing me some serious computer nerd shit today. I don’t know why. Maybe the algorithm is psychic and has picked up on my thoughts of late that I should grab myself a project to work on. My meager code muscles are atrophying.

Hakula: Interesting little self-improvement tactic, tackling fear and anxiety.

Polygonal Spiral: Math is beautiful. I wish I had the time to understand it.

Snowball method spreadsheet to pay off debts: Okay, cool.

Side note: PC Magazine’s website has a pop-up. A legit one, new window and everything. I haven’t seen one of those in years. Fuck them. They also have that stupid CSS popup that you have to close to even read the article. I will never link to a website that does that shit.

The Holy Shit: The entire little article is okay. But what struck me was the first paragraph:

A person should be buried only half a meter, or two feet, below the surface. Then a tree should be planted there. He should be buried in a coffin that decays so that when you plant a tree on top the tree will take something out of his substance and change it into tree-substance. When you visit the grave you don’t visit a dead man, you visit a living being who was just transformed into a tree. You say, “This is my grandfather, the tree is growing well, fantastic.” You can develop a beautiful forest that will be more beautiful than a normal forest because the trees will have their roots in graves. It will be a park, a place for pleasure, a place to live, even a place to hunt.

What a beautiful idea. If I had the cash to plunk down on some land, I’d start a cemetery in this vein. A little marker, and a tree dedicated to the person who was buried beneath.

I’ve always found the idea of embalming and burying someone in a permanent plot to be ridiculous. You pass these hundred year old graveyards, twenty acres of dead bodies and decaying gravestones, a waste of space, a blight. Neither I nor my wife want to go that way. Up until now our choice had been cremation, but this idea…

Kate Upton wears body paint for SI: Everyone is always raving about Kate Upton. I’ve never taken the time to search her out. I’m not seeing anything special. Pretty face, but her body is average for her age.

Now before you kill me, I’m not pulling the internet loser thing of finding a flaw in a beautiful woman and claiming I wouldn’t fuck her to prove my manliness or something. Like she’s not perfect enough for me. To me, there’s no such thing as perfection in the female form, just beautiful differences. The thing is, you can find that body on any college campus.

Petty Cash: Interesting. I’m going to number these by transaction:

1. I place $20 in a box. So do you.

Now the box contains $40, and we both know it.

2. I sell the box to you for $30.

And we both walk away with a $10 profit.

At first glance, this makes sense. You gave me $30 on a $20 investment,

For the period, I posted a profit of $10, and you posted a loss of $10. I think what’s at issue here is your definition of “profit”. As an aspiring accountant, I look at profit as a net gain over a period, over a series of transactions. So let’s look at profit/loss over the transactions for a more clear picture:

Transaction one: Net loss of $20 for both parties.

Transaction two: Net gain of $30 for me, Net gain of $10 for you.

So I have a net gain of $10 ((-20)+30), and you have a net loss of $10 ((-20)+(-30)+40).

The fallacy here is in selectively thinking about the profit involved. I made a ten dollar profit, calculated truly. You can only make a ten dollar profit if you ignore the initial investment of twenty dollars.

If we use the same method for calculating profit for myself, ignoring the initial investment, then I end up with possession of $40 which I sell to you for $30, posting a $10 loss myself. The positions are reversed, but there is still a transfer of wealth between the two parties.

An interesting problem for business-types. I think most people would sense there’s a problem there, but being able to figure out why is important.

Registry hacks to improve Windows: Love this stuff.

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