In Favor of Cultural Appropriation

While working out this morning, I was attacked by white guilt. I was listening to rap. Isn’t this cultural appropriation? Yes, and that’s a good thing. Later that morning I asked a white friend if she liked rap. She said yes, but mainly white rappers. I thought, “I could imagine a white-guilt-stricken person developing this … Read more In Favor of Cultural Appropriation

Don’t Give Your Property Manager Free Rent

It’s an industry norm that property managers often (usually?) get reduced rent as part of their compensation. I was suspicious there was some interesting employer tax deduction here, as is the case with many industrial employee benefits. After becoming a landlord myself and conducting research as part of an apartment complex purchase, it turns out … Read more Don’t Give Your Property Manager Free Rent

Measures and Psychology of Evil

Getting a large amount of quality data on evil people is hard to do. Case studies about people regarded as evil may be insightful, but the sample size is low and one wonders about other data reliability problems such as the authorship of history by the victor and the problems of popular science. Survey methods … Read more Measures and Psychology of Evil

The 5-Link Chain of Great Black Thinkers

Today is Juneteenth, and we are in the midst of both a pandemic and a movement for social justice. Black lives matter, so how can we empower our black brothers and sisters, as well as other minorities? If we are convinced that conservatism is true, which I am, then we should look to conservative Great … Read more The 5-Link Chain of Great Black Thinkers

Comparing 7 Top Coupon and Discount Extensions in 2020

I’ve heard a ton about how Honey can save money during the online checkout process by automatically finding coupons. I also work for Capital One, so I’ve heard similar stories about Wikibuy. Which is better, and while I’m at it, what about their other top competitors as of 2020? I did a Google search for … Read more Comparing 7 Top Coupon and Discount Extensions in 2020

EQ Tactics from Six Books

I’ve recently been seeking to develop my EQ, communication skills, and social influence skill by reading six books. This article aggregates my main notes from those books, with a focus on specific applied tactics and actions learned. I read all of these books as audiobooks through Audible. Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition, Kim … Read more EQ Tactics from Six Books

BibTex Troubleshooting

I recently had trouble compiling citations into my LaTex document from a BibTex source. This article explains how I overcame the issues. I use both TeXworks and VS Code with LaTeX workshop. To prevent possible incompatibility, I disabled autobuild in LaTeX workshop. Reduce my entire .tex file and bibfile to a single paragraph with a … Read more BibTex Troubleshooting