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by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 232
Views: 47744

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

Some people think of "everyday carry" as all the items they carry every day, not just a firearm. See https://www.reddit.com/r/everydaycarry for examples. Think gun, phone, knife, pen, watch, etc.
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What is your eco-friendly bank?
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: What is your eco-friendly bank?

I use a couple of local credit unions. I never thought about whether they are eco friendly so I can't say much about this but it think it's an interesting question. I'm trying to figure out how a bank funds fossils fuels. I'm not up to speed on banking. They use customer deposited funds to invest in...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 932
Views: 258997

Re: Garden Log

I have two compost bins, one a spinning drum and one very similar to the one you linked. The rats are a hole in the side of the spinning drum this summer. For a couple weeks I often saw a pair of them in it when I opened the hatch. I cleaned it out and started only putting leaves in it and the rats ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 639
Views: 134065

Re: Fixit Log

Just curious if anyone’s done this repair? I did this job a number of times using a kit from the same company you linked to. It was at least a decade ago though. It was an easy job if you follow the directions. The main concern as far as function is that the voice coil is well centered so that it e...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 932
Views: 258997

Re: Garden Log

Thanks for your thoughts on the rat issue. I only compost raw fruit and vegetable scraps and leaves. Nothing else goes in. Unfortunately I can't really cover up the fruit and vegetable scraps because leaves aren't available year round and I don't have any other material.
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 932
Views: 258997

Re: Garden Log

I've had to stop composting because there has been an explosion of rats in my area. They are in part living on composted food. The more rats there are the more trouble they cause like getting into houses. I'd like to make a rat proof compost bin. It needs to be a very easy project, very low cost, an...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Data Analysts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3448

Re: Any Data Analysts?

R is still a thing and still free. It is a great way to learn a data analysis language. Also download RStudio. If I was starting over and only learning one I would probably learn python instead since it seems like more jobs use it. R was easier to get going with though I think. In some jobs it is al...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Chest Freezer
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Chest Freezer

I have been thinking about getting a chest freezer in the 7 cu ft or so size. I would be ok with larger but don't have that much to store and larger is likely impossible to get in the place where it needs to live. I don't know if Craigslist makes sense because then I can't get it delivered. Also som...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Data Analysts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3448

Re: Any Data Analysts?

There are a lot of types of data analysts. Some use excel and paste charts into word. Some use multiple programming languages, hard stats, machine learning models, big data, dashboards, etc. Lots of variation. Don't assume one type is always better than another eithe. Depends on the situation. Many...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Data Analysts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3448

Re: Any Data Analysts?

Would you guys say it's better to do a MA in stats or specifically in Data Analysis? The few places where I've worked no analyst has had either of those. So far no applicants with those either that I am aware of. Almost all social sciences or economics degrees, probably due to the specific field I ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Nov 19, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Collapse into now - OutOfTheBlue's journal
Replies: 28
Views: 3369

Re: Collapse into now - OutOfTheBlue's journal

Sorry to hear about the financial problems. Stay positive!
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's Early Retirement (round 2)
Replies: 95
Views: 9483

Re: ffj's Early Retirement (round 2)

Thanks for the explanation. Interesting, fun stuff. A decade ago I knew a fair amount about he Google search worked. At the time googles algo would test newly posted content by offering it to searchers to see if the clicked / sent signals that it was a good match. This meant that you might get some ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Data Analysts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3448

Re: Any Data Analysts?

It has pros and cons like any job. Some pros are it's physically easy office work, can be interesting, often pays fairly well. Cons can be there's often not a very defined career path or way to move up, fewer positions than some other jobs, it can be frustrating producing reports or other products t...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's Early Retirement (round 2)
Replies: 95
Views: 9483

Re: ffj's Early Retirement (round 2)

What does a high directional do? For rescue or tree work?
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 932
Views: 258997

Re: Garden Log

Sometimes people put a fruit tree in a net to protect it. Something to consider.

I'm in the midwestern US. We have stinkbugs that are an invasive species but I haven't noticed them causing damage.
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Nov 08, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Removing bathroom grout/caulking with oscillating tool
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Removing bathroom grout/caulking with oscilatting tool

Would a heat gun help soften the caulk?

Any idea why you have to keep caulking it? Is the tub moving? Are you using low quality caulk? It should last years.
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1529
Views: 206480

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

The fatbike I mentioned in my previous post was just under 35 lbs, at least on my bathroom scale. It had a Bluto suspension fork and wasn't tubeless so not exactly built to be lightweight.
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1529
Views: 206480

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Gilberto - What aspect of the tech is outdated? I was reading that Puglsey's had a redesign in 2018ish. Which excited me, because I figured pre-redesign Pugs' would be less expensive. I might be naïve here, but what technology improvements are worth the $$$ on a rigid steel 1x10? There may not be a...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1529
Views: 206480

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

You mentioned the pugsley, I think technology wise they are a bit outdated now. Still a good bike but time has moved on as far as design goes. Also consider "plus" bikes with extra wide 29" and 27.5" tires if you don't need maximum flotation. They were a fad a few years ago. May ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is there a name for this phenomenon?
Replies: 52
Views: 3713

Re: Is there a name for this phenomenon?

I've also seen similar warnings about mindfulness practices. Example, not an end all definitive verdict on the issue: https://www.verywellhealth.com/mindfulness-can-be-harmful-researchers-say-5186740 I am not an expert but I'm not sure that I would expect meditation to result in reduced self critici...