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by Ego
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 35
Views: 2476

Re: Ego's Journal

For decades Bill the book man owned the best used bookstore in the city. The place was perpetually cluttered with a hodge-podge of artistic types sitting on stools doing a lot of talking, coffee drinking and not much buying. When the book world began changing Bill sold the building, bought a 1960s b...
by Ego
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121459

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Really a lot of good stuff in that post. I pulled out a few pieces I especially liked. Trad FIRE/ERE in general is about escaping this system via retirement . The traditional strategy, uncharitably put, is to be a Clever Wage Slave/Loser for as short a period of time as possible so that you can beco...
by Ego
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New

Companies could essentially do this themselves by slapping on upgraded (or greenwashed) parts on refurbished products. Currently the only benefit buying refurbished is that it's cheaper and that one is unlikely to buy a lemon. They could. And perhaps they should be rewarded for doing so rather than...
by Ego
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New

So how does it scale fairly with multiple fixes? Have transaction fees doubled now? Or is Sclass now entitled to only half the transaction fees per sale I am not sure. What do you think? The longer Jacob's scroll saw exists the rarer it is and (in theory) the more valuable it becomes so Sclass is g...
by Ego
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New

But what you're really looking for is upgrading commercial massproduced stuff while finding a way (blockchain) to protect IP? Yes, actually the idea is to engage the natural desire people have to create a legacy. Their feedback is something they can point to in the future when others ask, "......
by Ego
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Home free?
Replies: 15
Views: 929

Re: Home free?

The first few times we returned from overseas we had a campervan waiting for us in storage. More recently, we had only our car in storage, no camper. It is certainly easier when the living situation is sorted, but keeping the camper registered and running when it has been stored for a long time can ...
by Ego
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New

- first problem would be the usual suspect of "What is everybody did it?' or, more specifically "What if everybody became a perfect uber generalist operator on the discard market?" Well, two things come to mind. There is so much non-consumable stuff already in existence that is perfe...
by Ego
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Resources > Producers > Consumers > Decomposers > Better Than New

An ecosystem has four components, which form a cycle: Abiotic (resources), producers, consumers, and decomposers. Modern economics only considers two of these relevant: producers and consumers. It ignores the finite abiotic resources and presumes that their only limit is the producers' ability to t...
by Ego
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 142653

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

guitarplayer wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:01 am
essential oil (lavender e.g., cosmetics)
We stopped using lavender and tea tree oil after reading this....

https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2019/9/fea ... /index.htm
by Ego
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 35
Views: 2476

Re: Ego's Journal

Gerontocracy Rant Back to teaching indoor cycling at the Y. Since returning I have been pondering a major demographics shift in membership. Pre-covid the focus was on young families, as it should be. Back then we offered free childcare so it worked really well for parents. My class used to be full o...
by Ego
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Furniture & Art Repair and Restoration Log
Replies: 24
Views: 2578

Re: Furniture & Art Repair and Restoration Log

Thanks folks! Mrs. Ego used her veto on sales so we will have it until we hit reset and sell everything again.
by Ego
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Furniture & Art Repair and Restoration Log
Replies: 24
Views: 2578

Re: Furniture & Art Repair and Restoration Log

Two guys who buy storage lockers showed up to the swap meet with a truck full of stuff last weekend. Everything was covered in thick dust. The owner of the storage facility told them the locker had been untouched since the 1960s. The owner had died. When the guys opened the truck it was packed full ...
by Ego
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 975
Views: 121459

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

AxelHeyst wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:12 pm
e) fuck this noise we're going to go vanlife somewhere nice this winter and then go to Portugal after all.
Forgive my unsolicited opinion but here is where I would go if I were you. Easy bus then ferry to Portugal after the Nov-Mar climbing season.
by Ego
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Obesity-A Result of Environmental Contaminants?
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: Obesity-A Result of Environmental Contaminants?

It is complex. The study mentioned the French Paradox. In France the smoking rate actually increased in the last few years to 34.1%. In the US in 1980 the smoking rate was 34%. Today it is near 13%. The nicotine in cigarettes connects with certain receptors in the brain that play a role in regulatin...
by Ego
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investosis
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Re: Investosis

Would doing something to a house you own that you don’t really like, or *not* doing something to a house that you would like to do, because of “resale value”, even though you aren’t necessarily planning on selling it in the near future.... Absolutely, yes. In fact, my resale mindset prompted me to ...
by Ego
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 139
Views: 25084

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

Absolutely beautiful boat. I admire your skills!
by Ego
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investosis
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Re: Investosis

Could you clarify what you mean by "the investment mindset"? I think of the investment mindset as a way of thinking that can be useful when applied to investments. It can become a problem when it bleeds into other areas of life. The act of thinking about a particular subject creates stron...
by Ego
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investosis
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Investosis

In medicine the suffix -osis signifies a degenerative process usually the result of age or overuse. Invest osis : a condition caused by overuse of the investment mindset where the patient experiences a gradual decline and eventual atrophy in the ability to see any perspective other than the market p...
by Ego
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 746
Views: 196640

Re: Something From Nothing Log

@Gilberto, Absolutely! The vintage bike dismantling problem is one that really bothers me. It is often the case that vintage bikes can be dismantled and the individual parts will sell for far more than the price of the complete bike. These dismantlers often discard the bike frame because it is expen...
by Ego
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 657
Views: 168186

Re: the animal's journal

I thought the ice thing was cool but was actually thinking the center where the Ice Ball was held and Will Steger in general may be good models for the Animal Wilderness Skills Center.

https://stegercenter.org/