Tanta had been a writer and trainer for a number of lenders, and drew on that experience to educate me and many others on the sausage-making behind home mortgage lending over the last decade. She had been one of the wittiest and most informative writers in the blogosphere.
Among her contributions was an instructor’s manual on how to become an “Ubernerd”, which
Tanta characterized as
someone who is compelled to understand how things work in grim detail, even if the things in question are tedious in the extreme, like mortgage insurance policies.
In other words, an Ubernerd is
someone who has read all these posts already and quotes them at tailgate parties.
You can find this wonderful collection of essays at Calculated Risk.
Such a loss that we shall have no new ones.
CR himself will be continuing to blog. But please be careful while you’re dangling from those cliffs, Bill! We can’t afford to lose you, too.