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bio website antipaucity.com
location Lexington, KY
age 33
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen Jan 22 at 21:30

I'm a hobbyist programmer, part-time sysadmin, and full-time data center management, automation, and cloud computing architect and delivery engineer.

I have experience with myriad editors, shells, and OSes. While I have my [strong] preferences, am pretty much beyond the religious wars of "what's best" when it comes to platform, editor, or toolset: if it works for the problem at hand, and you know it, it's [probably] worthwhile :)


Jan
20
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
8
answered Automating high- bank or credit union requirements (e.g. X debit card transactions per month)
Jan
2
comment How smart is it to really be 100% debt free?
I personally have a 6 year loan on the SUV I bought this summer. At 0% APR (go go gadget summer close specials from Ford). Yeah, it's a bill every month for the next 5.5 years, but it's also getting cheaper every month, and allowed me to get a substantially better vehicle (age (new), space (we have rear-facing car seats), mileage, etc) than I otherwise could have for the money I had "on hand" when I needed the vehicle.
Jan
2
comment How smart is it to really be 100% debt free?
"payroll clerk at work missing the monthly deposit" - fortunately, I've never had this happen (and companies that outsource payroll to ADP or the like avoid it even more), but I have had reimbursements from expense reports get delayed: those are bad juju
Dec
26
comment What happens if I don't pay my rent while my lease still has time to run?
How far from your old apartment is the new job?
Dec
24
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
4
comment How to make a decision for used vs new car if I want to keep the car long term?
psmag.com/navigation/nature-and-technology/… - and not using chain oil change places isn't that hard :)
Dec
4
comment How should I invest/spend this 50k inheritance?
the OP did explain their income at $30k/yr and the amount left on the mortgage is 127k and on the student loan 29k.
Dec
4
comment How to make a decision for used vs new car if I want to keep the car long term?
it's not exactly hard to roll back an odometer now - with electronic ones, it's even easier than mechanical
Nov
20
revised How (or is it necessary) to rebalance a 401k with only one index fund?
cleaned-up title and question
Nov
20
suggested approved edit on How (or is it necessary) to rebalance a 401k with only one index fund?
Nov
14
comment Is it possible to reject a direct deposit?
curious: why would you want to?
Nov
12
comment Should I encourage my spouse to jointly sign our rental lease?
don't know about Canada, but my wife is only listed as an "occupant" on our lease - not a "resident"
Nov
5
revised Should I encourage my spouse to jointly sign our rental lease?
added tag for locale
Nov
5
suggested approved edit on Should I encourage my spouse to jointly sign our rental lease?
Nov
3
comment Paying Off Debt: When CC Companies Won't Reduce APR
@JoeStrazzere - you need to either focus on the highest-interest balance (which has the best math with it), or you need to focus on the smallest balance (which has the psychology with it).
Nov
3
comment Paying Off Debt: When CC Companies Won't Reduce APR
@JoeStrazzere - because you hit one debt hard and fast. Then you take all of that onto the next one. And so on. Dave Ramsey refers to it as a "debt snowball"
Nov
1
comment What special rules, if any, need to be followed for US citizens to put money in Australian savings accounts?
@littleadv - I'm asking what a US citizen living in the US needs to do to open and use an Australian savings account.
Oct
31
asked What special rules, if any, need to be followed for US citizens to put money in Australian savings accounts?
Oct
30
comment Should I always pay my credit at the last day possible to maximize my savings interest?
@DilipSarwate - you're right: it's very hard to pick out, as it's in the middle of a wall of text :)