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So, every night, my roommate comes in at around 00:00-01:00, sets his alarm, plays Flash games on his gaming computer for a while, and goes to sleep. Every morning, his alarm goes off at 08:50, he wakes up after five minutes of beeping, gets out of bed, turns off the alarm...and gets back into bed and goes to sleep. Now, none of this bothers me in particular. If he wants to skip his 09:00 class, it isn't my business to comment. However, it strikes me as particularly pointless to set the alarm if he's going to essentially ignore it anyway. I haven't figured this out yet, but I'll probably post about it when I do.

It's snowing again. We have around a bunch of snow right now. Yes, "a bunch" is now a scientific quantity. IIRC, I heard a number of around 58 cm. It's also getting colder, though it's so dry I hardly notice that it's now -10C instead of -3C.

I'm sitting here in my Perspectives class, looking out the window at people slipping about in the new snow and listening to my instructor tell us about how to make money in real estate. It's interesting, but real estate's not really my style. I'm more of a stock/ETF kind of guy. Good stuff, ETF's are. Traded exactly like any other stock, they're shares of an entire index. So, you buy into a NASDAQ ETF, or an S&P500; ETF, etc. The nice thing about this is that, unlike a single stock, it takes an enormous amount of badness to make an ETF go down significantly. Because they're based on hundreds of companies' stocks, ETF's tend to rise due to the fact that, almost all the time, there are more stocks going up than there are going down.