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by walker
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Eliminating Facebook from our lives?
Replies: 60
Views: 9765

Re: Eliminating Facebook from our lives?

Never used FB, never will. I'm intrigued by the "privacy-friendly" social media networks that pop up every once in a while, but never seem to achieve critical mass. Has anyone tried Ello, Vivaldi, Minds, or any of that ilk?
by walker
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Amazon is a brutal place to work
Replies: 24
Views: 4431

Re: Amazon is a brutal place to work

The always-readable Mark Suster had an interesting take on this . He blames the consumers and investors to some extent for insisting on overnight delivery and 100x returns, respectively. He also points out what many here have said about the tradeoffs of working at a game-changing startup... and what...
by walker
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Books to bring on a deserted island.
Replies: 31
Views: 4370

Re: Books to bring on a deserted island.

Anytime I encounter a piece this well-hewn, I have to pause to savor and offer silent applause, so that makes a long book last even longer. Yes, this! Bonus points if time on the desert island can be used to retell Moby-Dick in the style of P.G. Wodehouse. :D My selections: - Structure and Interpre...
by walker
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Walkscore
Replies: 39
Views: 7805

Re: Walkscore

98, "walker's paradise". Yeaah! Rents are high due to proximity to NYC, but we've owned for a while so I don't know exactly how high. $2000 for a 1-bed wouldn't be unheard of. My office in downtown New York gets a perfect 100 score, and you can expect to pay $2700-3500 for a 1-bedroom apartment in t...
by walker
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Do you actually plan on stop working when you can?
Replies: 25
Views: 6675

Re: Do you actually plan on stop working when you can?

When you're making a six figure income, are a supervisor and can work from home as you see fit, it makes sense to keep doing it even if you don't enjoy it, because it never hurts to have a few hundred extra thousand dollars in the bank/index fund. @SimpleLife, part of me agrees with this, but only ...
by walker
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Post your MB Personality Type
Replies: 114
Views: 23791

Re: Post your MB Personality Type

Another Architect (INTJ-A), at least according to this test. Introverted: 40%; Intuitive: 25%; Thinking: 13%; Judging: 39%; Assertive: 44%. Role: Analyst. Strategy: Living aggressively below my means... no wait, "Confident Individualism". I'm with Peanut in that a lot of MBTI questions seem aspirati...
by walker
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Camping cot & housewares for barter, pickup in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 1225

Camping cot & housewares for barter, pickup in NYC

In my ongoing quest to minimize my stuff, I have a few nice things that are too heavy or fragile to ship to eBay buyers. Before dealing with Craigslist, I'd like to offer these to any ERErs who are interested and can pick up on weekdays in NYC, Jersey City, or Hoboken: REI camping cot , no longer av...
by walker
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Freegan's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 3307

Re: Freegan's journal

Freegan, glad to hear you're moving forward in a direction that's positive for you. I hope you get some time to step back and look at the big picture, which is so hard to do in the middle of negotiating a transition. And I would totally watch that movie about the 50s housewife (maybe Hitchcock has m...
by walker
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Half of Americans could not handle a $400 surprise expense! (Fed's report on Economic well-being of US households)
Replies: 11
Views: 2894

Re: Half of Americans could not handle a $400 surprise expense! (Fed's report on Economic well-being of US households)

And we'll have Uber-fication as well as robo-fication, so if we can't afford $400 for a RoboDentist we can just use our smartphones to borrow someone else's. Now I'm looking forward to being a cranky, homebound immortal...
by walker
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Freegan's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 3307

Re: Freegan's journal

Hi Freegan, (really enjoy your journal by the way) A good friend of mine was in a similar situation and ended up quitting. However, he had a detailed employment contract that supported his argument that he was owed a good chunk of severance. He also had a good relationship with his boss and ended up...
by walker
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: $hit job is depressing--advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 5094

Re: $hit job is depressing--advice?

You say a computer could do your job -- can you identify the inefficient parts of your work and write some code to automate them? Or use the time and quiet to start taking notes for your own novel, or screenplay, or music, or blog. Sounds like you've been consuming a lot of media -- would it be more...
by walker
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From WorkforceRefugee
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Hello From WorkforceRefugee

Very cool. That sounds like the ERE dream in a nutshell… adult trike and all.
by walker
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From WorkforceRefugee
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Hello From WorkforceRefugee

Hey, WorkforceRefugee. Welcome and congrats on your investing success. It would be interesting to hear more about your strategies if you'd like to share. I'm an INFJ too (sometimes test as INTJ but I just feel more like a Counselor ;) ). Corporate environments are definitely not the best for Idealis...
by walker
Sun May 31, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Counterculture
Replies: 18
Views: 3919

Re: The Counterculture

Just saw an interesting blog post that made me think of this thread: Geeks, MOPs, and sociopaths in subculture evolution . I like his perspective on understanding the ideal ratio of dabblers to creators in a subculture, and his suggestions on how to optimize a subculture in the face of an invasion b...
by walker
Thu May 14, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What would you change in your life if money were not a factor?
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: What would you change in your life if money were not a factor?

Somewhat inspired by jennypenny's litter bearers ;) I would pay to make sure I was getting the most environmentally friendly option for whatever I needed. Since I'd rather DIY if possible, this would include budget for classes and the free time to take them. @Zalo: Is there a cheaper (even if more t...
by walker
Tue May 12, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the land of moss and big trees
Replies: 16
Views: 2694

Re: Hello from the land of moss and big trees

Another woman (in my 40s) here to say hello and welcome. I read somewhere, can't recall or find where, that this forum is at least 33% female.

Personally, haven't done a journal yet because I already spend enough time typing on the computer for work. But I'll look forward to reading yours!
by walker
Tue May 12, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The cultural shift from sustainability to resilience
Replies: 25
Views: 4764

Re: The cultural shift from sustainability to resilience

For those commenting on the school system, do you think it's possible to teach resilience (or basic critical thinking/scientific method) integrated into life skills? Not everyone has the ability or interest to be a philosopher who questions everything in a very abstract sense. To the points about po...
by walker
Sun May 10, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is sugar a dangerous drug?
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Is sugar a dangerous drug?

@Stoneage, congrats, very inspiring! What do you do to keep sugar cravings under control? Soda and other processed foods are definitely designed to be addictive, err, "maximize consumer appeal". Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss goes into this in detail (may have been mentioned on the forum). Entire ca...
by walker
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Google trumps Myers–Briggs Type Indicator
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

Re: Google trumps Myers–Briggs Type Indicator

Another cuttlefish here. Rarely out on Fridays, snack on seafood while working around the house, and my partner has a complex system of glands. It's like they know me or something! :lol:
by walker
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Walking as Transportation
Replies: 132
Views: 17971

Re: Walking as Transportation

It is definitely humanly possible. I'm no endurance athlete but can easily get to a steady walking pace of an 18 minute mile, or 16 minute mile if I speed up to a slow jog to cross streets. I've tracked this using Endomondo and also my phone's stopwatch over 5-10 mile walks (yes, I need a new hobby)...