Pop quiz, gentle readers. What do the following books have in common?

Getting started in value investing, by Mizrahi, Introduction to Java bu Wu, and The LaTeX Companion, by Goosens, MIttelbach, and Samarin

Answer: the fact that I am the biggest dork evah.

If you happen to live in the U.S. but outside of Massachusetts, and found yourself drooling enviously over my account of state-sponsored insulation-related activities, take heart.


No, I'm not talking about my work, or my employer. I assure you that those tax dollars are very well spent, thankyouverymuch. Instead, I want to publicize a Massachusetts program which will likely benefit several of my friends and save them a lot of money. Those of you who are not property owners in the beautiful and generous Commonwealth of Massachusetts should just stop reading now. Seriously. There's nothing for you here. Go read the archives-- there's some good stuff there. But if you do own your own house in Massachusetts, both the state and federal governments would like to help you insulate it. And by 'help,' I mean 'pay over 80% of the cost.'