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by bryan
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5-Take 4
Replies: 88
Views: 6055

Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 4

There's a lot of Texas bashing in this thread. I wouldn't knock it until you've tried it. I'll pile on, a little. While on a bicycle tour (Austin, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels loop), I came to really, really despise all the fenced, private property. It seemed like the entire stretch of highway had...
by bryan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SlowTraveler's Journal
Replies: 129
Views: 12594

Re: SlowTraveler's Journal

> I desire one socially, not legally

Aren't those, like, the same?
by bryan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pammys Path
Replies: 49
Views: 4223

Re: Pammys Path

Can't beat free! > only to have the owner not answer the phone, voicemail, or emails the day we were waiting in their town Definitely a pet peeve of mine and I tend to overly-confirm plans with other parties. Thankfully, everything worked out nicely the time I took a one-way flight halfway across th...
by bryan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 273
Views: 33874

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

fwiw, I've noticed more places online (especially small shops) than ever accepting Bitcoin and others. I think this (Intercontinental Exchange getting in) is the biggest news I've read in recent months. A few snippets from the article: The founding imperative for Bakkt will be to make Bitcoin a soun...
by bryan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal
Replies: 220
Views: 22742

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

Yeah, my niece says it's like the "bonjour" scene in Beauty and the Beast when she walks to school, except in Spanish or Basque and with a fishmonger.

Love the pics.
by bryan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 936
Views: 180919

Re: C40's Journal

Yeah, not a bad business idea. I've thought about van-centric businesses in the last few years but the closest I've come is checking out some real estate, leases for the HQ (Bay Area) and giving it a long think on whether or not I really want to put in so much time, effort to specific parts of the b...
by bryan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1338
Views: 194160

Re: Investments Trade Log

Bought EWT in long-term portfolio, driven by wanting more TSMC (TSM on NYSE) exposure, today. I reckon TSMC (and MTK in there too) should benefit as Intel and QCOM decline and RISC-V SoCs will be coming down the pipe, eventually. Intel is down 4.7% after hours atm, seemingly due to missing, slightly...
by bryan
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1338
Views: 194160

Re: Investments Trade Log

So all-in-all, it's a bit hard to tell exactly what the result will be for the companies' financials (will it place more demand on upgrades? lawsuits?). I had a negative outlook on Intel even before this, so this another bundle of hay loaded onto the camel. Went short QCOM. Closed this short positi...
by bryan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 215
Views: 62312

Re: Resources and recommend watching

@wolf, @black_son_of_gray interesting to hear him admitting to not knowing, or researching, Bitcoin (1h47m17s).
by bryan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech: Thank You Jacob
Replies: 68
Views: 3385

Re: Free Speech: Thank You Jacob

@BRUTE, prognastat, it's not a bad thing, just, as BRUTE put it, not particularly a good fit. I may check out the (bay area) MMM/FI meetup eventually since the previous one I went to was over a year ago.
by bryan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech: Thank You Jacob
Replies: 68
Views: 3385

Re: Free Speech: Thank You Jacob

Wow, so many banned MMM folks! I think the closest I came to being banned was being pro-gold, pro-Bitcoin, and mentioning how probability suggests over-confidence of the 100% S&P portfolios (or something). I don't go there much since it feels a bit too noob-friendly (i still visit the FI sub-reddit ...
by bryan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Sleeping Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Sleeping Problems

Exercise definitely helps with "energy", sleep regulation. Consider naps? If for jet lag, limit to ~45m. I never seem to get 8 hour sleeps though. It more 7 to 7.5 hours. Maybe I am a person who is not meant to sleep that much. Or maybe I need to drop to one coffee a day! When one sleeps and for how...
by bryan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Tool sharing apps, tool libraries-who is using them?
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Tool sharing apps, tool libraries-who is using them?

I've used the Berkeley tool library a few times. Amazing concept and I think every suburban city/town should have such a thing. It looks like these apps are all failed marketplaces-nobody is participating because there isn't enough value vs. other options like simply buying the tool. Mostly a supply...
by bryan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Rise of Bullshit Jobs
Replies: 39
Views: 2900

Re: The Rise of Bullshit Jobs

https://elaineou.com/2018/07/09/universal-basic-bullshit-jobs/ I wasn’t a huge fan of David Graeber’s Debt, but just had to pick up Bullshit Jobs because it’s always refreshing to read an author writing from firsthand experience. A great blog I would recommend following, by the way (heavy on the bit...
by bryan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
Replies: 302
Views: 18140

Re: The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

@Smashter, so interesting because I think SF, specifically the mission area, is my favorite area I've ever lived/hung out in, so far. It's one of the reasons I'm so torn on being for/against rent control, zoning, etc. I didn't talk in length with too many homeless folks during the period I was sleep...
by bryan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 936
Views: 180919

Re: C40's Journal

@C40, thanks for the info. I think the "lifestyle modelling" and folk's generally-trending-positively perception of it points to a continued acceleration in new van-dwellers. Just the other day I was online in a game and one guy started talking about how he is trying to get his own place but it's to...
by bryan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 936
Views: 180919

Re: C40's Journal

C40, have you noticed any big changes to the vandwelling community (online?) in the past year? I'm not on Instagram so don't quite have the insight, but when talking with new folks recently (Bay Area) many are not as surprised as they used to be that I lived in a van for a spell and am planning to d...
by bryan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Rich, broke, or dead?
Replies: 42
Views: 2935

Re: Rich, broke, or dead?

Pretty cool twist to add death to the plotting, model. Would be cool to see even more interesting additions, considerations. It could become a tool to do battle against insurance (contracts), sort of.
by bryan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 189
Views: 21494

Re: journal of wood

What a horrible month. I don't know how I would handle all that. It's difficult to even bring myself to imagine. You have my condolences, wood.
by bryan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal
Replies: 220
Views: 22742

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

Had to do a double-take on who's journal this was with the Dolores Park pic :P Looks hella busy! Did you see truffle man or coconut rum dude?