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Joe's GitHub Blog
General Finance
money, side jobs, side hustles, programming, life
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Huber Heights, Ohio, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Recently we had a bit of an incident with our hot water heater… The tank began leaking. Thankfully it was still under warranty and we got another one for only the cost of labor. Afterward, we ran into another problem. Our dishes began having a cloudy white film on them, and after boiling water (say, for spaghetti) the pot would also have a line of the cloudy white film. ...
Posted: Nov 10 2018 @ 9:00 PM
What a bear the month of October has been for everyone. Fortunately for me the only effect I’ve had has just been numbers on a screen. I can still feed my family, I can still pay my bills, and I still have my job. I’m in everything for the long haul. ...
Posted: Nov 02 2018 @ 9:00 PM
October was a pretty busy month for me. We bought a van. I’ve been hard at work on remodeling the master bathroom. And, of course, I’ve been busy helping my wife take care of our seven-month-year-old son. ...
Posted: Oct 31 2018 @ 9:00 PM
I’m a Java programmer by trade, and, for whatever reason, I tend to think about edge-cases I might (or might not) encounter while programming (see my article Four Java Limitations You May Never Encounter). One particular example I’ve been contemplating recently is if one null object equals another null object in Java. ...
Posted: Oct 30 2018 @ 9:00 PM
Of all the cashback portals available on the Internet, Ebates is probably the most well-known. And it should be since it was one of the first, if not the first, cashback portals - founded in 1998, during the dot-com bubble. ...
Posted: Oct 27 2018 @ 9:00 PM
One of the two issues on the ballot across Montgomery County, Ohio this election cycle is the Five Rivers Metroparks Levy. Despite using - and enjoying - the Metroparks, I intend to vote No on this ballot initiative. It is the intent of this post to explain my reasoning. ...
Posted: Oct 22 2018 @ 9:00 PM
The stats for this blog continue to be steady, neither really improving but not getting worse either. No spikes in traffic any day, either. ...
Posted: Oct 19 2018 @ 9:00 PM
The stats for this blog continue to be steady, neither really improving but not getting worse either. No spikes in traffic any day, either. ...
Posted: Oct 19 2018 @ 9:00 PM
Recently we went out and bought a new vehicle: a 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan. I’ll get into the details in a bit, but essentially we’ve been looking for a while and just happened to come across the right one. ...
Posted: Oct 18 2018 @ 9:00 PM
On the ballot in Ohio this November is the controversial Issue 1. Ohio Issue 1 is the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative which, according to the text on the ballot, is intended “to reduce penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs.” ...
Posted: Oct 09 2018 @ 9:00 PM


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