Posts

  • Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint

    On 9 September 2015, Apple made 3 big product announcements (summary here): the much rumoured iPad Pro, the new Siri-powered Apple TV, and the expected iPhone 6s/+.

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  • Investment Portfolio Tracking

    As my holdings of equity increases, I realised that I needed to track these (un)realised gains/losses as the strike prices for each transaction varies. Calculating the percentage gain/loss is not just simply taking the change over the purchase price! To appropriately calculate returns, the IRR function (or its derivatives) is required due to compounding effects and different base prices.

    Fortunately, the great guys over at Investment Moats have already created a Stock Portfolio Tracker google spreadsheet that is easy to use and is a good place to start.

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  • Love Wins

    NYTimes reports:

    “No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

    In Josh Zepps’s words:

    Truly a long-awaited day for equality. A good time to celebrate, but remember that the fight for equality continues.

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  • The Jekyll Reboot

    It took me almost a year, but with the release of Octopress 3, I’ve finally had an option to get this blog back into a functional state. With the scheduled discontinuation of WebINK on 30 June 2015, my deadline had been set.

    The version 2 release of Jekyll has finally modernised the static page generator that this blog currently runs on, and it now runs on the latest version of Ruby (currently version 2.2.2).

    There were a few challenges for a straight-out migration. Some older plugins and liquid tags are no longer supported, but some much sought after features are now built-in.

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