March's Goal: Failure Is Imminent

It's nearly half way through April and I am finally getting around to writing about March.  As it turns out trying to focus on sleeping sent me on a wild ride.  My previous habits failed me as my sleep took a spin for the worse.  It was as if by publishing the goal to get more sleep I somehow flipped on my insomnia switch.  There were many nights of not getting to sleep until 2 or 3 in the morning.  This predictably played havoc on my ability to exercise, concentrate, and overall morale for running.

YNAB is the Budget For Me

Throughout the years I have read countless articles online concerning budgeting.  Back in my first job as a programmer I kept a spreadsheet and loved to forecast how much savings I might have at my current rate.  What can I say, I'm a numbers kind of guy.  I've gone through full accounting software to personal budgeting, but it wasn't until I ran into YNAB (shameless referral plug) that I finally got something I could stick with.

App Review: LINE update Part 2

After sending a service request to LINE they responded with a fix that didn't actually address my problem.  Since I work doing validation at a software company I know what kind of information they might want to actually root cause this and fix the problem so I crafted a reply with all the details which would be useful in recreating this issue.

I'll Never Accept Another Western Union

Before my recent experience I had heard of Western Union, I new they were a company where you could send money to other people across the country without a bank account.  I also new about money orders I thought, similar to a cashier's check.  Well, it turns out I was wrong.

Our $1300 Vacuum Cleaner

This might seem to be about the most anti-mustachian thing to do, but we bought a $1300 Kirby vacuum cleaner.  We happened to have the money at the time the salesman came, and we were pretty impressed with the presentation they gave.