Some motivational quotes


Presenting an abstract theory in a manner which is simple for the student is often more difficult in understanding the theory itself.
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For every solvable problem, getting to the simplest solution is the hardest.
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Nick Portokalos:   Don't let your past dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you will become.
Toula Portokalos:  Nick that's beautiful.
- adapted from "My big fat Greek wedding"

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
- Aristotle (384-322 BC)

In Mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
- Johann Von Neumann (1903-1957)

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
- Thomas Alva Edison (1847- 1931)

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
- Confucius (551-479 BC)

A single mom who's working two jobs and still finds time to take her kid to soccer practice, that's a miracle.
A teenager who says no to drugs and yes to an education, that's a miracle.
People want me to do everything for them.
But what they don't realize is they have the power.
You wanna see a miracle, son?
Be the miracle.
-adapted from the movie Bruce Almighty"

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

A PhD is about finding out more and more about less and less until one eventually knows everything about nothing.
- Unknown


Recent Books

I always look forward to reading eBooks after a hard day's work...Here are some books I recently read

  • Life of Pi- Yann Martel
  • The Runaway Jury- John Grisham
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything- Bill Bryson
  • The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
  • The Last Juror- John Grisham
  • Skipping Christmas- John Grisham
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki, Sharon Lechter



Mortgage Analysis & Planner (MAP)
- a mortgage analysis tool which shows details of your loan as a function of time
- I have yet to do a proper GUI for C/C++ version


MatLab Version

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gui_intComp.m   (14kB)

gui_intComp.fig   (6kB)


C/C++ version

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MAP.exe   (10kB)




JavaScript Version

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