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by GandK
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Is Software Development/ Programming Oversaturated?
Replies: 52
Views: 3876

Re: Is Software Development/ Programming Oversaturated?

Have you kept up on progress in the field, since then? I have not kept up with specific languages. But I continue to read voraciously about how code is being used. What bothered me for a long time was the reflex to answer "What do you do?" with "I was a software developer." That...
by GandK
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Is Software Development/ Programming Oversaturated?
Replies: 52
Views: 3876

Re: Is Software Development/ Programming Oversaturated?

Those who learn in code camps to write boilerplate code are likely to be attacked on that front.  If it is too boilerplate, we'll want to automate it and fire them, just like the manufacturing workers.  If that boilerplate work is to train them to become better employees, we need to have lots of ha...
by GandK
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Balance
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Balance

I may be misunderstanding the thrust of your question, but if I do understand, my response is that I've never been certain that balance is a desirable goal. That is, there are seasons I've been through when 80% of my life and mental energy should have been focused on my children, or my career, or my...
by GandK
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 228
Views: 35814

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

This issue is tough, and advice can be dangerous. Education has got to be the beginning. My husband and I have been FI for almost 3 years now, and traveling full time for 2. There are investment decisions we make that would be remarkably bad for a lot of other people. Example 1: We have pensions, an...
by GandK
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Older parents and living arrangements
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: Older parents and living arrangements

Looking at this situation from afar, my advice is to sit down over Zoom, have a cup of tea with E, and explain all these thoughts to her privately. She might be thinking a lot of the same things you are, and it's possible that her medical contacts may mean she has more resources at her disposal than...
by GandK
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4485

Re: SD: Self-identity

I tend to think of Green as being more composed of interesting artistic Bohemian types who revel in the ridiculous than boring types who love nothing better than attending committee meetings towards social control. Like if some cultural issue is already a matter for two party political dissension, ...
by GandK
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: ERE songs
Replies: 159
Views: 63947

Re: ERE songs

Anyone else’s music at work is a strong motivator for early retirement :lol: When I was a child, basically back before headphones, there was a big ongoing fight in my mother's CPA firm over control of the radio. One of the partners insisted on listening to old southern gospel music at all times. It...
by GandK
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Ambition
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Ambition

I wrote this on this board a long time ago, in someone's journal, in response to a train of thought about ambition and motivation: A year or so before I decided [to get on board with FIRE], I went through a sort of crisis of faith in my career. I saw my entire career in software development spread o...
by GandK
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Money anxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: Money anxiety

What would be the second step ? Well... my next step was to write out, in excruciating detail, what went wrong. That sucked worse than most bad things have sucked in my lifetime. Then I identified what I did have power over and what I didn't, in my negative life-changing situations. That also great...
by GandK
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Money anxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: Money anxiety

I'm glad @Sclass. Same here, GandK's post really struck a cord. I'd have no idea where I would start with it though or how I'd treat it. Well, treatment is another kettle of fish. It can take years to fix the problem once you find it, depending on what it is. That's why some people, like me, are in ...
by GandK
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Money anxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: Money anxiety

I've been in therapy on and off for years for some of this. Here's some of what I've learned, it may help: When someone chronically frets, or is chronically depressed, there is an underlying reason. Most of the time it's because of insecurity (anxiety) or trauma (depression) that either occurred dur...
by GandK
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 228
Views: 35814

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

Hey there from an AF veteran (93-97)! Just getting 'round to your journal. Marital assets are completely state-dependent. However. If you plan to change your legal state of residence along the way, you'll also be changing what the definition of "marital assets" would be. If you divorce, fo...
by GandK
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4485

Re: SD: Self-identity

I guess what I'm trying to get at, is that Green is ABOVE Orange, but it feels to me like it's being treated as a regression back to Blue, bc individually minded people would like very much to claim that Green people would be seduced by anything with the word "community" in it, which to m...
by GandK
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 63
Views: 5691

Re: Ego's Journal

My only thought on your Italy idea is that we got a great rate on an AirBnB in Greece by booking for a full month... much better than the rates we got for shorter stays.

Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
by GandK
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Digital tools/hacks
Replies: 30
Views: 2435

Re: Digital tools/hacks

Things nobody has said yet: If you have a Samsung phone, their unlimited WiFi encryption service (Secure Wi-Fi) is $1.99/month, and it's baked into your phone. It's enabled me to safely use public and AirBnB WiFi only while traveling in Europe for 3 months... I haven't needed a phone plan. Will defi...
by GandK
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: When frugality becomes frupidity :)
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: When frugality becomes frupidity :)

I love the word. That said, many examples you cite are examples of what people do when confronted with severe monetary AND time constraints. E.g. Ramen. So: is frupidity inclusive of actual time poverty? Or does it only apply to laziness. I can't in good conscience call people who eat Ramen after wo...
by GandK
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 60
Views: 4485

Re: SD: Self-identity

Upon mature deliberation, I believe my self-identification would look like this: orange, trying to get to yellow without going through Green Valley because most people do in fact annoy me... IOW I'd like spend time helping the world and helping humanity each day without interacting with all those pe...
by GandK
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Programming Jobs that are not "Puzzle Solving?"
Replies: 26
Views: 1199

Re: Programming Jobs that are not "Puzzle Solving?"

In my (admittedly 8 yrs outdated) experience you have 2 big options apparent to me: either move toward UI work, or move toward a user liaison role. In the former, your IDE tools will be more comprehensive because a LOT of people who do front-end work for apps and web sites could not code with a gun ...
by GandK
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: lean-FIRE dispatches from the edge of the world
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: lean-FIRE dispatches from the edge of the world

I enjoy your writing style.
by GandK
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: working two jobs
Replies: 19
Views: 1859

Re: working two jobs

When I worked from home, I did manage to do more work in less time. BUT. I found that the ability of my home to refresh me became less and less when work began to invade it. Might have been psychological, but I was "always on" at home in a way I hadn't been before. It sucked. When I was gi...