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by Devil's Advocate
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Ultimate Skill?
Replies: 34
Views: 9857

Re: Ultimate Skill?

have some resilient muscles round your guts +1 ! Applied critical thinking +1 ! the ability to be content with almost nothing +1! Ultimate skill.. to go meta. Essentially, to observe yourself. To observe your thoughts, your patterns, your habits. To see what you lack and what you need to gain. To t...
by Devil's Advocate
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Why gift?
Replies: 32
Views: 9395

Re: Why gift?

People generally seem to add a "@" before a handle or pseudonym : how did this come to be, the provenance I mean? When people say, in these forums, “@YourHandle” instead of just “YourHandle” (as, for instance, you yourself do), it’s obvious what they’re doing and what they mean, but WHY are they do...
by Devil's Advocate
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to monetize your interests without really "working"
Replies: 29
Views: 10845

Re: How to monetize your interests without really "working"

Jacob, in one of your blog posts or perhaps comments following your blog posts (but in the blog and not these forums, if I remember right) you’d mentioned how you used to make a bit of money, back during the two/three-year period when you were “retired”, from writing stuff on the Internet. I don’t m...
by Devil's Advocate
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Book Club? Anyone? Bueller?
Replies: 264
Views: 48333

Re: Book Club? Anyone? Bueller?

I simply love the discussions you guys have on your respective book review threads. I’m too lazy to join in myself (for now)—and also not in easy reach of new books without spending cash, so I make do with what I already own--which means, for now, I’m basically piggy-backing the rest of you who do p...
by Devil's Advocate
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Keep working or follow passion?
Replies: 8
Views: 3103

Re: Keep working or follow passion?

Keep working or follow passion? Thanks all for the wisdom. Some more unalloyed (if verbose) wisdom : Stuff of dreams, Matty, what you’ve got going there. Your decision every time, of course, but since you ask : Seems like a total no-brainer to me! You get to follow your passion. And you get to do t...
by Devil's Advocate
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 63
Views: 16622

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

Scrubby : Thank you very much for that very detailed reply! Right, so I’m sticking with my Word doc in my off-line computer. That’s the path of least resistance, in any case, since that is what I already have and do. And you’re right, too, in pointing out that keeping a backup copy within my email i...
by Devil's Advocate
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to monetize your interests without really "working"
Replies: 29
Views: 10845

Re: How to monetize your interests without really "working"

He's how Jim Henson did it. http://blog.longreads.com/2013/09/18/on-muppets-merchandise-how-jim-henson-turned-his-art/ Enjoyed reading that perspective. Thanks for the link. How about an elementary school? Not a bad idea at all! In one sense that wouldn’t really be part of my “interests”, at least ...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 63
Views: 16622

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

I use http://keepass.info/, which stores your passwords in an encrypted file on your computer. It's open source and very popular among nerds, so I supposed it's about as safe as you can get. There are plugins for browsers which fills in the password for you, and apps for Android and Apple. Basicall...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ex-lawyer
Replies: 85
Views: 21854

Re: Ex-lawyer

Just read this. Been a year now since you quit, isn't it, but still, Congratulations! So it seems we have lots of lawyers (ex or otherwise) here! I was just now commenting on the "How to monetize your interests without working" thread, and it seems that for lawyers that should be easy. I mean here i...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to monetize your interests without really "working"
Replies: 29
Views: 10845

Re: How to monetize your interests without really "working"

Some really wonderful inputs and ideas here! And on a conceptual level, Jacob once again (in his post just above) comes up with a great conceptual input, by underlining how the ERE approach to work is so very distinct from the usual find-your-passion-and-make-it-your-profession approach. That lovely...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Marriage? With a sub-section for women marrying down
Replies: 315
Views: 39948

Re: Marriage? With a sub-section for women marrying down

Okay, I dug up this old thread to just talk of these friends of mine who’re in the process of dissolving their marriage. Sad, and all that, but here’s the point : Both are of the same age, have exact similar education (college sweethearts, in fact), and have had very similar career paths. Naturally ...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Retired and depressed
Replies: 15
Views: 6462

Re: Retired and depressed

Speaking for myself, no depression. Not even a shadow of a suspicion of depression. Just one big ear-to-ear smile. (Touch wood!) But perhaps we’re still honeymooning, my Retirement and I, and let’s see what the future holds … what retirement/not being full-time occupied in the pursuit of earning a l...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 63
Views: 16622

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

No no, I meant that figuratively. Even I wouldn't actually keep all of them on me at all times! (*Smile*) but hey, that master password idea sounds really great! Easy enough to start them all with a @% and end with a %@, or something similar. Great idea : may be common practice I suppose, but I hadn...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 63
Views: 16622

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

Jacob : If you say so. Walking around with your pocket stuffed with passwords scribbled on pieces of paper sounds silly, but I'm sure being swindled of real money will feel far more silly.

Very glad I had this conversation. Jacob, Henrik, George : thanks!
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 63
Views: 16622

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

George : You're right, if banks can reset my login for me, crooked employees can reset it (my login) for their own purposes too! You know what I'm seriously thinking? Keep just one credit card and one bank account for online transactions, and deal with the rest the old-fashioned way. That way the ri...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 63
Views: 16622

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

Using separate passwords for every account ... Hmm, as you say, additional hassle does seem to be the cost of additional safety. Do people really do this, or is that just the theory? If you tech-savvy folks tell me that's the only way to be safe, in practice not just theory, I'll take your advice. A...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to monetize your interests without really "working"
Replies: 29
Views: 10845

Re: How to monetize your interests without really "working"

Anything can be monetized. The real question is how do you monetize it without turning it into "a job". That's what I was wondering. There were two examples in that other thread. I was looking for more concrete examples that people have actually done, or at least seriously considered. I can think o...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 63
Views: 16622

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

Henrik : Checked that link out. Plus nosed around a bit more on TOR and VPNs in general : VPNs seems easy to use, at least in theory. Incidentally, found a thread on this very topic on these very forums (by plugging TOR in the Search box). Jacob : No problem. Your call entirely. Incidentally, I love...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 63
Views: 16622

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

@DA - I don't think it makes much sense to consider your IP address private or sensitive. It doesn't take much technical skill for anyone on this forum to gather a list of active members' IP addresses without anyone knowing (for example, by embedding an image whose access log is available to the in...
by Devil's Advocate
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Potential ERE community?
Replies: 19
Views: 4887

Re: Potential ERE community?

Dragline wrote:Yeah. But I knew you'd get there. ;-)
:D