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by white belt
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:04 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 61
Views: 8220

Re: Lifespan

For the record, I also have no issue with someone taking TRT. Since it requires a doctor’s prescription and at least some medical oversight, the risks are probably much lower than many other performance enhancers people take. There have been some studies that examine the possibility of using TRT dur...
by white belt
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 61
Views: 8220

Re: Lifespan

I didn’t realize this is the same guy who founded Venmo and currently has a net worth of over $400 million. Based on the replies above yours, some people are objecting because they suspect a large proportion of the positive, anti-aging effects seen by the blueprint article author may be due to testo...
by white belt
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:34 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 61
Views: 8220

Re: Lifespan

His use of TRT jumps out at me: Testosterone: 769 Testosterone 2mg patch 6x weekly Wait this guy has just been on gear this whole time? That's enough to make me question the credibility of most things he says. No diet or lifestyle changes will make as much of a difference as just mainlining testost...
by white belt
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No grid challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: No grid challenge

Everyone loves travel. I love travel. So doesn't not traveling worsen my life? The opposite of not traveling isn't sitting a room staring at the wall. In my case it's community. It's discovering local food. It's finding joy and reward inside instead of out there. It's recognizing that billions of p...
by white belt
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No grid challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: No grid challenge

Just realized this thread exists but it doesn't mention Spodek by name so it didn't show up in search results. I originally posted this in a new thread: I searched the forums and didn't see any mention of Josh Spodek. He is a former astrophysicist (remind you of anyone?) who is now an executive coac...
by white belt
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:05 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 99
Views: 5915

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

I think it would be cool to see the 21 day makeover repackaged in another form (whether that’s book, animation, game, etc) but I don’t think Jacob should be the one to do it. Some people excel at coming up with novel solutions to hard problems, while others excel at crafting a message to persuade an...
by white belt
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:36 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?
Replies: 46
Views: 2426

Re: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1011492107 Cited more than 3,500 times on Google Scholar. That research has been discussed on here before. That $75k mark conveniently was also slightly better than median income at the time of the research, which likely means that as @Jacob alluded to, people ...
by white belt
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 324
Views: 66314

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

I keep feeling like I am getting close to turning a corner, close to getting my spark back, but I can't quite keep the momentum going. Almost like it's two steps forward, one step back. Overall, my life is going pretty well. My relationship with DGF continues to flourish and I feel as close to frien...
by white belt
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 99
Views: 5915

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

With ERE people have to create their own style whereas consumers just hire out the problem (comparative advantage again) and buy the Target/Ikea-style. In terms of core-design, I note that ERE1 has no mention of style-capital(*) (and also no spiritual-capital) as I (myself) didn't really need them ...
by white belt
Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?

Thinking about it more, I think it would be even better if forumites would post some pictures of their spaces that they feel are very cozy. That could provide some design inspiration and we know that copying is the first step on the CCCCC learning scale from the ERE book. I know @Ego often posts pic...
by white belt
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?

Do you have a particular space you are trying to revamp? If you post some pictures perhaps the more aesthetically-minded forumites can point you in the right direction.
by white belt
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:22 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: EDC porn
Replies: 140
Views: 51982

Re: EDC porn

@jacob: do you have the 40l version or the smaller one of the gr2? And would you think the 40l one would be too big for someone under 6’ tall? Also, would you still recommend the gr2? I have a smaller backpack, an old Gregory hiking pack, that I use for rucking around the neighborhood for cardio wi...
by white belt
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 669
Views: 138141

Re: Fixit Log

A lot of people these days are of the opinion to keep basically the most minimal laptop you can and outsource all the complicated work to the cloud. I don't know anything about video rendering, but if it comes down to it I bet you could render video in the cloud for a very small amount of money com...
by white belt
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 669
Views: 138141

Re: Fixit Log

I've been researching laptop options because I'm now doing both live streaming and video editing on my 7+ year old Toshiba laptop and it's starting to show its age. I upgraded to 16gb RAM a few years ago when I was doing a lot of work on virtual machines, but I'm still on the original HDD which is ...
by white belt
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Advanced Retroadaptics Podcast
Replies: 46
Views: 6691

Re: Advanced Retroadaptics Podcast

Most Youtubers also make judicious use of jump cuts, zooms, and text on screen for emphasis. This requires significantly more editing time, so since you're editing your own videos, you'll have to decide what constitutes "good enough" when it comes to video production.
by white belt
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:41 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Advanced Retroadaptics Podcast
Replies: 46
Views: 6691

Re: Advanced Retroadaptics Podcast

Camera: pixel3 Sound: zoomh5 with lapel mic I edited ep10 in Blender, which I don't really recommend. I'll probably use DaVinci Resolve for the next one, which I've used before. Sounds like you have a decent setup for what you're doing. I use an old iPhone as my camera, Blue Yeti as my mic, and OBS...
by white belt
Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 1170
Views: 181500

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

I ended the year fine, and I'm seriously debating taking on a more aggressive and ambitious mindset wrt my career. I've allowed the ERE/FIRE/MRM mindset to act as a sort of poison to excuse what is really just laziness over the past handful of years. Lots of half-formed thoughts bouncing around my ...
by white belt
Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Advanced Retroadaptics Podcast
Replies: 46
Views: 6691

Re: Advanced Retroadaptics Podcast

Some things I see, to improve for next video: Frame face on a rule of thirds intersection Figure out how to DoF the background a bit Shift over so the wall immediately behind me isn't the temporary junk plywood Try a more contrasting background - maybe, record at night and simply have it be much da...
by white belt
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 324
Views: 66314

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

How exciting : ) Have you thought about what you are going to do about rings ? Yes, DGF wants something artificial for her engagement ring. Maybe lab grown diamond or Cubic Zirconia. I'll probably just get one of the silicon rings for me. That's great! Do you have any friends that are good photogra...
by white belt
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:54 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Podcasts - engaging with the Internet audio / video way
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Podcasts - engaging with the Internet audio / video way

I have a Youtube channel where I post gameplay videos/commentary. For podcast and video, audio quality is going to be important. One of the most recommended "good" cheap USB microphones is a Blue Yeti. I'm not sure how available they are in your country, but here in the USA you can pick up...