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by henrik
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 53
Views: 9276

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

A young youtuber goes through aspects of fire and rescue training with the South Metro fire dept (I'm assuming it's the one in Colorado) in a 35-minute video. It's a well produced and somewhat dramatic piece. I hope @ffj has the time to take a look and comment. I wonder if the target group here is m...
by henrik
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 202
Views: 18669

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Our equivalent of the the US BLM had to issue a warning today that hiking trails are getting overcrowded, advising people to keep their distance from fellow hikers and choosing less visited sites whenever possible. Apparently it's now harder to find a parking spot at a beginning of a trail than at m...
by henrik
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 202
Views: 18669

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

AnalyticalEngine wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:01 pm
stir-crazy syndrome that comes with being locked inside /.../ lack of stimulation
Books, pushups and situps, and if all else fails, beer.
Is this finally the time when I-types rule the world?
by henrik
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Stock Market Blood Bath
Replies: 77
Views: 7282

Re: Stock Market Blood Bath

-10% YTD, ex RE and cash, ex whatever happened in the US today.
Hey, thanks for asking, I wouldn't have checked otherwise and given the headlines I thought it would be down a fair bit more:)
by henrik
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 831
Views: 174907

Re: ffj's early retirement

Nice work!
24 inches seems quite shallow - does the ground not freeze deeper than that where you are? Or is the whole structure meant to rise with the frost heave? Common wisdom here is that you either build on the surface or start supporting at least 1.5m (60 in) below.
by henrik
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 831
Views: 174907

Re: ffj's early retirement

I really don't even discuss ERE or strategies for the most part on a forum dedicated to early retirement. This is almost a form of Facebook for me so I appreciate your thoughts as well as others encouraging me as a couple of times I haven't thought it appropriate. FWIW, I don't care what your WR or...
by henrik
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 831
Views: 174907

Re: ffj's early retirement

ffj wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:22 pm
Progress on the property.
ffj wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:58 pm
My wife has chosen a house design off of the internet
I really like your model-based approach to planning this! Looking forward to more updates now that the bureaucracy has begun to settle.
Happy new year!
by henrik
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hipster? Dinosaur?
Replies: 79
Views: 7101

Re: Hipster? Dinosaur?

In the kitchen, the only thing that has changed is the existence of the microwave oven. The first microwave oven was apparently sold in 1946 and a home-use version marketed in 1955:) "Tech" = tools for various purposes. I don't own even one chisel, because I don't do much woodwork. If I ever take a...
by henrik
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you dry your clothes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2648

Re: How do you dry your clothes?

Same here. Line-/rack-drying a load or two of laundry is great when your air humidity is down to 20%. So is slow cooking or taking a hot bath:)
by henrik
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 831
Views: 174907

Re: ffj's early retirement

Congrats on the decision and purchase! I look forward to your seeing this through and enjoying the new home for many more decades. Of course, in return for all of us sending positive vibes and stuff, you have to provide photos and details.
by henrik
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 831
Views: 174907

Re: ffj's early retirement

An ffj house-build-from-scratch journal? Yay, go for it!
by henrik
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: European mates: Diesel or Gas?
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

Re: European mates: Diesel or Gas?

Fleet cars are diesel because they drive long distances. A diesel engine does not make sense if most of your drives are to the shop around the corner or the office a few miles away. It won't be cheaper this way and you'll likely run into trouble with the particle filter backing up. I'm on my second ...
by henrik
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 240
Views: 38602

Re: Seppia's journal

(another great one: ETF sales don't generate plus and minuses that can be compensated with plus and minuses from stocks). Ouch, that sucks. I thought the US was bad by not letting you combine “passive” gains/losses (from rental income) with “investment” gains/losses (from stocks, ETFs, etc). A comm...
by henrik
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 240
Views: 38602

Re: Seppia's journal

Is your tax situation going to improve by moving to wherever it's going to be in Asia?
by henrik
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World

Sclass wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm
you lose all concept of scale and all distances get judged by time of travel rather than passing landmarks.
In practical terms, I think this is a very good description of what happens when you use navigation tech instead of finding your way.
by henrik
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World

What blew me away even more was another kid asked how exactly GPS worked. We use it all the time but nobody at the party (mostly tech people) actually knew how the satellites do absolute location. Location is always relative to a reference point:) Finding out how GPS (or GLONASS or Galileo or whate...
by henrik
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 240
Views: 38602

Re: Seppia's journal

Seppia wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:58 am
I love Sweden but you're taking it a tad too far :lol:
Let's just say if you want to be out and about through the year, it's a lot easier to find a warm jacket or a sleeping bag than devise your personal portable AC somehow:)
by henrik
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 240
Views: 38602

Re: Seppia's journal

I've lived at roughly the latitude* and climate of Stockholm for most of my life. It's obviously a matter of adaptation and preference, but I find the variation in seasons and duration of daylight a positive. It provides a slow and steady rhythm to things that I've missed living further to the south...
by henrik
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 112
Views: 24154

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Viktor, if your motivation is healthcare, you also need to look at the requirements for getting it in each country. For example, in Estonia tax-payer funded healthcare is fairly universal, but you still need to fit some boxes, eg being employed and paying taxes, being underaged, retired above the of...
by henrik
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Marshmallow Test Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Marshmallow Test Revisited

This may have been addressed in the literature, but I've always thought about out it when the marshmallow test gets brought up.. they sort of assume children actually want them. I know quite a few who don't.. too sweet + the texture. Also, the test should be taken not with the first, but the second ...