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Basically, I'd like to stop being a pussy and pull the trigger on moving locations/jobs.

Update: I have accidentally quit my job. Yes, accidentally. You see, I told 3 different parties 3 different lies about my plans for the second half of the year, and that unintentionally landed me in a situation where I had to resign. This is the power of your site admin. All according to plan, I would say, except this happened slightly more prematurely than I intended, throwing a little wrench into my actual plans. In fact, I now have no idea what I'm going to do for the next half of the year. Woops. Don't worry, though, I have everything under control. Remember: The important thing is not to panic. I'm not panicking. I'm not panicking at all. I'm calm, like the waves. The wavelets, the waves, something, something....

IDC. I don't give a flying fuck. Fuck money anyways, amirite. FUCK MONEY. Fuck it in the ass. Really. I fucking hate money. No, I don't hate "the rich". I just hate money itself, the concept of it. I don't want to deal with it, I don't want to talk about it. Just thinking about it makes me anxious and irritated. Fuck it in the ass.

I'd highly recommend opening a Fidelity account or something and building up a portfolio. It's good to let your money work for you instead of just letting it sit. You have a 401k? No? Does your employer not offer one? You don't know? You need to check, like ASAP, any company worth their salt has a plan, and you're basically missing out on free money every paycheck if you're not contributing to it. Your employer will literally match your contributions, it's such a simple and satisfying way to watch your money grow. It's good that you're saving, but at that rate, you won't have nearly enough for retirement. Let's see, if we do some quick math, let's say you need $1mil to retire by the age of 60 comfortably as a ballpark estimate. Well even if you manage to save that much each year, by the time you reach 60, you'd still be 900k below your goal. Don't you see? Yeah, the system is messed up, which is why you have to be on top of everything. I assume most of your money goes to rent? I hate to break it to ya, but you're getting scammed. What's the point of spending all that money on something you can't even own? Let me ask you: What's gonna happen when you decide to get married and have kids? You don't want to have to start from square one, do you? But I get it, the housing market is likely in a bubble right now. Now's not the time to buy. My best recommendation is honestly live with your parents if you can. My parents don't want to see my face no more, but you said your parents are super open to it, right? I know it may be embarassing, and you can't bring chicks home and whatnot, but it's totally worth in the long run. That money spent on rent ain't coming back: it's gone forever. In any case, my point is: You need a plan. Without a plan, you're going to end up old and broke. And lemme tell you: You do NOT wanna end up old and broke. My old man, he was working till he was 70. Imagine doing what you're doing now, except you're a 70 year old, with your brain not working as quickly and having to attend to 20 other health problems. The smart ones are the ones who plan early and retire early. But it's not too late. If you put your balls to the walls now, if you work your butt off, get your ass into a 6 figure salary, save, make smart investments, and learn, learn, learn, and keep learning, it's still possible to retire as early as 40. You don't have to wait till you're an old geezer, you could be living the life in less than 20 years from now. What? What's that you say? You don't expect to be alive that long? What, you don't expect to even be alive till the age of 30? You don't even assume you'll be alive 2 years from now? Wow. What's wrong mate? It sounds to me like you might be depressed. Have you tried therapy? Listen, man, if you need help, I'm here for you. That's not a healthy way of thinking. You have an entire life ahead of you man, and before you know it, you're gonna be 30, 40, wishing you had spent your time and money more wisely. Listen man, if you're sufferring through some issues, I want to help. I'll do anything I can to help you. I dunno man, you keep saying it isn't, but it sounds like depression to me. I'd honestly suggest checking in with a therapist or something. Look: Let's start small. You got your EIP right? That's the perfect amount of money to start a portfolio with. You should do some research, maybe pick out some stocks and get started from there. Your first portfolio doesn't have to be anything big or fancy. Start small, and learn, learn, learn, work harder than everyone else and you'll already be ahead of most of the population. It's a tough journey, but it's never too late to start. You can do it mate, I believe in you.

Okay, listen mate, I did receive my EIP in the mail, and it is sitting somewhere in my room collecting dust. How much money was it this time? 600$? 1200$? I don't know, because I haven't cashed it in. You know why? Because I am too lazy, that's why. I'm too lazy to call the number and go to the website make the account and enter my name and address and make an account name and log in to my email to verify the account and make 3 security questions and enter 5 identification numbers and... go fuck yourself, I'd rather just not have the XXXX$ or how much ever it is. Yes, I know it's a nontrivial amount of money, and I'm indeed currently facing accidental unemployment following my accidental 2-week notice, and I'm in not nearly in a financial position to be that careless, and even if I don't want the money there's someone else out there that needs it more but FUCK EM LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. In fact, I haven't even cashed the first EIP, let alone EIP2: Electric Boogaloo. Maybe if I'm sifting through my cupboard and find one of them, I'll go ahead and open it and use it as a coaster for my coffee mug. How's that for a wise financial decision? If I want to be even edgier, I could even shred it. I can make a video of it too. I'll be crossdressing in a short skirt and I'll look at the camera while flapping the EIP and say "BidenBux? More like BidenSux" and then shred it while awkwardly laughing. And it will go viral with 1341 likes and 50,451 dislikes and comments such as "The idiocy of Americans never fails to surprise me" and "Now let's get him to shred his ballot". Hahahahahaha.

Oh, the exercise? It's easy (you can check this stub post to see what "defined" means)

f = x1∕x0 is undefined whenever x0 = 0. Letting H0 be the hyperplace Z(x0), we can let U0 = P2 - H0 be the set x00. In which case f is represented by the map < U0,g > where

g(x0,x1,x2) = x1∕x0

Note that this map is well defined, and since x00 we can assume without loss of generality that x0 = 1, turning the map into

(1,x1,x2) ↦→x1

In fact, using the isomorphism U0 A2, we can see this as the map

(x1,x2) ↦→x1

So in this perspective, it's just the projection of the first coordinate.

So that's done, and I'd like to welcome you to section 4, reader! It's only 10 exercises, but holy fuck the reading was so dense I only understood like 15% of it so far.
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