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by JollyScot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI
Replies: 117
Views: 28653

Re: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI

Been a productive year, at first I was thinking all those numbers are ridiculous. However had I been invested the way I was in the market instead of owning lots of house my result would have been similar. Although with some different choices. It is a weird one to watch as at one point I held both bi...
by JollyScot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 76
Views: 35918

Re: guitar player's journal

Glad the Pomodoro technique is working out. Sometimes I have issues with doing the "no distraction" part. Usually the phones fault, tried timers on a watch instead. I'm a sucker for the pretty graphs the phone app produces though. As my Japanese pomodoros picture will testify. Something to...
by JollyScot
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Again disagree, I don't think the bureaucrats are out to get anyone. They just do so by the very process of completing the job. You won't convince me of their net positive impact at this point as I have been on the direct receiving end of the...ahem...not arbitrary process. The devil is always in th...
by JollyScot
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Yeah, ultimately would want 3-4 small, well insulated houses with 2-3 bedroom and small living space. Some kind of communal work space for anyone to use. Remaining land each person can use for something productive of their choice. Place for myself, then any family members otherwise some like minded ...
by JollyScot
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Been starting to take a look at purchasing some land in the UK. Would quite like to have a small energy efficient home and gradually build up a fruit producing piece of land. Not in the proper homesteading way of a lot of people here, but more in the way that I like berries, apples, plums and would ...
by JollyScot
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: 2019 United Kingdom General Elections & other British Political questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2559

Re: 2019 United Kingdom General Elections & other British Political questions

It will be voted through regardless of what is in it at this point. Both the UK parties have stated as much. There is not really enough time to go over in detail on whether it is. In addition the "opposition" here at the moment isn't doing much in the way of opposing. From the perspective ...
by JollyScot
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Wife just received a second VISA/Residence cards for the UK. Were able to prove we lived for 2 years in France and so should have been treated under the EU migration rules. The result is that now she has a "pre-settled status" card that is valid for 5 years. That brings us beyond the point...
by JollyScot
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 402
Views: 85698

Re: What I Spend

That doesn't sound like a good place to return to. Permanent understaffing relative to demands starts to eat away to everyone. Long term can only last if people get paid more to accept it or if you make a lot of progress. Still hopefully the time off helped. Have a different perspective and probably...
by JollyScot
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Being a contractor I don't have many meetings. Maybe an hour per day. Don't attend any of the large group/team meetings or all of the additional items that gradually creeps into peoples schedule. The meetings I do have are usually to outsource work or explain something specific to 1-2 people. So not...
by JollyScot
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Pomodoros have been pretty good for me since I started basing my work around them. I'm very aware that I'm lazy and if I just left it to my own estimate...well I won't work. I don't do it quite as strict as others though. I start it and go until the end or until the point of interruption. I will onl...
by JollyScot
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 402
Views: 85698

Re: What I Spend

It is a tough on the figuring out what to do, as basically everything around us revolves around doing something for money. Gradually I have shifted towards things I have found interesting or things that are at the fore front of fields. However they haven't paid anything, just been interesting. It is...
by JollyScot
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Yeah it has been much harder to fit the time in alongside working. Having the easily digestible buckets of work though is helping as you can do 30 mins here 30 mins there that all add up. An example of one of my better weeks of Japanese relative to work (yellow work, green japanese) https://i.postim...
by JollyScot
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Have had a busy few weeks. Work ramped up as the team approached a delivery deadline. Since March I have been tracking all of my daily productive work with pomodoros. The for each of the last 4 weeks have totaled 50 hours worth of pomodoros. Although fine for a while the overhead started to get a bi...
by JollyScot
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech: Thank You Jacob
Replies: 148
Views: 18828

Re: Free Speech: Thank You Jacob

I remember when that story came out initially. It is brutal what they did to those people. I'm still pretty sure for a lot of them it hasn't even been fixed sufficiently yet. With the move to automated systems too. Now it is very much a blameless mass of people you can't actually contact or deal wit...
by JollyScot
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech: Thank You Jacob
Replies: 148
Views: 18828

Re: Free Speech: Thank You Jacob

Yeah that hate speech rule is a depressing item that is being push by the government in Scotland. It looks as though it will go through as there is very little in the way of actual push back from parties in power. I tried contacting my local representatives on it. Got ignored or a cookie cutter resp...
by JollyScot
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Last month I had the cash from my house sale in my account. Other than the local council trying to get me to pay some extra taxes post move date there are now no items I need to deal with on the place. After looking through all the mortgage options on the new place, we have decided against getting o...
by JollyScot
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI
Replies: 117
Views: 28653

Re: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI

I know a little about the pulling the trigger on a house. My parents have been waiting for months thinking everything is expensive and everything should collapse. I was a little more along the lines of if I want the house then the cost is X and I have now fixed that cost. It is only an issue if pric...
by JollyScot
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gold: how to hold it (ETF vs account vs physical)
Replies: 33
Views: 2281

Re: Gold: how to hold it (ETF vs account vs physical)

@RealPerson I am not sure whether or not it really is covered, they put out their "audit" of the holding. There is nothing to say it is legitimate. Unless it is in your hands then technically you can't trust anyone. You would hope the vaults have it with it being their key selling point b...
by JollyScot
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gold: how to hold it (ETF vs account vs physical)
Replies: 33
Views: 2281

Re: Gold: how to hold it (ETF vs account vs physical)

Yeah that is my worry that the just decide that amounts held in accounts needs to be handed over at some defined low rate. US already did this in the past. So I see it as a non zero chance if they do find themselves in a proper set of problems currency wise. Hence I would like a small stack that is ...
by JollyScot
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bostonimproper's journal
Replies: 138
Views: 35301

Re: bostonimproper's journal

Yeah there's a lot of that going around. I'm trying to avoid the constant daily panic stream that's going on. I'm bumbling along working and wondering what the point is when adding a few more beans to my stack of beans doesn't make much of a difference. Then again I don't want to be made to go and c...