Author Archives: mcturra2000

About mcturra2000

Computer programmer living in Scotland.

#vim: going plug-in free

I once read an article titled Stop the Vim Configuration Madness , where the user advocates avoiding plugins. I have read a number of similar articles. Since then, I have disabled syntax highlighting, backing-up of files, and a couple of … Continue reading

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The markets

Morningstar reported yesterday that it was the worst year for the FTSE100 since 2008. The index was down 12.5% over the year, starting at 7648, and ending at 6728. Although disappointing, I don’t think it was necessarily anything exceptional. It … Continue reading

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An adventure in Slackware

Ubuntu kept freezing on me for some reason. It seemed that Firefox was able to lock up the system. So I decided to install Slackware again. Slackware is a fast system. And you know what, I really like its init … Continue reading

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Speculations on womens’ mating strategies

I saw a video on YouTube the other day which put forward the proposition that a man’s looks is of primary importance to a woman. This is part of the so-called “Black Pill Theory. And it got me thinking … … Continue reading

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Market stats

It’s time for me, once again, to compile a list of stats for the market, using what I hope is a reliable data source. Here are the results: . DATE ————–PBV————- ————–PER————— P20 P40 P50 P60 P80 P20 P40 P50 … Continue reading

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Magic Hat Portfolio: SOM stays in

The MHP (Magic Hat Portfolio) has taken a dive over the last month, and I thoroughly expected it to have under-performed the indices. To my surprise, it has actually done relatively well over the short term: 1-week, 1-, 3- and … Continue reading

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Ubuntu is the best all-round distro

Ubuntu 18.10 was out yesterday, and it’s quite a pleasant distro. Ubuntu’s look is good, certainly much better than the hideous brown they had for many years. It looks better than Windows 7 by default. I have only interacted with … Continue reading

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