Category Archives: Blegs

Followup to my mortgage procedures survey

As I promised a few weeks ago, I have a brief report outlining the results from the survey I conducted comparing two different mortgage calculation procedures. For the truly curious, here it is. Continue reading

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Help me get a distinction

I don’t ask for much from Troppodillians (well apart except from jobs, business advice, money and subjects for experiments).
As part of my requirements for a unit on Software Quality & Measurement at UWA, I’ve developed two different procedures for calculating monthly mortgage repayments. Now I need to trial them on various people and see how [...] Continue reading

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You can help write the next Franklin Award winner

Skepticlawyer, sometimes called Helen Dale, is working on a new novel. It will apparently include some ‘alternate history’ elements. She’s asking for people to chip in on a list of potential policies and historical twists in order to shore up her own thinking. I reckon the Troppo Army would be well qualified for such a [...] Continue reading

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Payment woes continued

My startup dot-com project continues to plod along in the gap between university labs, assignments, tests and other studious miscellanea.
Today I spent some time getting down to the nuts and holts of payment systems.
I’ve done some work on this before, of course. Westpac knocked me back for their ordinary merchant account. I began to look [...] Continue reading

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