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“If you use a tracking technology, you aren’t internalizing and examining your spending decisions in the same way as when you record each expense yourself.” -- Lara O’Leary Here is the link to the source. keywords: [budgeting] [money] [finance] [expenses]

OBSERVATION

The ‘I deserve it.’ mentality, so pernicious to staying within budget, is just a special case of entitlement mentality, so perhaps the key is to shed the entitlement mentality. That is, it is sometimes easier to deal with a less-visible superset of the highly-visible set, when the boundary of the superset is more easily defined. … Continue reading OBSERVATION

There are divisors, and then there are divisors, and then there are still more divisors!

Suppose that I am tasked with dividing 15 by 6. What can be say about these numbers, and the result? In this task, 6 is called the divisor, and 15 is called the dividend, yes, as we all know. Regarding the result, we have the quotient (2, in this case), and the remainder (3, in … Continue reading There are divisors, and then there are divisors, and then there are still more divisors!

(mathematical) manifolds

Here is the link to the Wikipedia article on this topic. My take: A manifold is probably the best realization of the popular notion of ‘mathematical jelly’. keywords: [Mathematics] [topological space] [neighborhood homeomorphic to the Euclidean space]

LOREM IPSUM

carny barkers: those who propagate falsehood, usually in confederacy deniers: what carny barkers call those who give them the high hat heretic: old-fashioned term for ‘denier’ dissenter: a minor-league denier Risum teneatis, amici? keywords: [myth] [hoax] [fabrication] [lies] [propaganda]