I’m : a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.


Cause of death: an incredibly dysfunctional society where overconsumption and consumerism are out of control while education and adulthood are neglected.


Marco, I like you, but every other post you make is about something you just bought or you are considering buying. So this is hard to take, coming from you.

You have a point, but I don’t feel it’s in the same league:

  1. I only buy things I can afford. The only debt I’ve ever taken on was financing for a car, which I paid off after 18 months.
  2. I never buy anything at retail if I can reasonably get it online.
  3. I know better than to assume that anything at retail is ever a “good deal”.
  4. I’ve never killed anyone trying to get into a Wal-Mart at 5 AM.