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by FBeyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 148
Views: 23209

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

rref wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:08 am
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I read your original post before it was edited. I really appreciate that you spent the time to answer my question. IIRC you had about 50 posts or so at the time, meaning 2% of your post count was spent writing to me. That's a significant amount and I'm grateful for it.
by FBeyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 148
Views: 23209

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

Also, credit where it's due, your journal is a standout on the board, it's well-written, self-aware, updated regularly. Lots of journals start out kind of the same, counting income and expenses, etc. which is all quite useful. But having been around the site a while, the journals that go beyond the...
by FBeyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 148
Views: 23209

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

I try to read a little bit from everyone's journals at least once. I return to the ones I enjoy more frequently. I enjoy your writing, analysis and approach to life. When are we going to hear more about Lindy Hop?? Extra, extra bonus points for videos. :D Thank you. I'm pretty certain I've gushed a...
by FBeyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 148
Views: 23209

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

Pictures and words here: https://imgur.com/a/IAGwx All the job hating: An outsider might get the impression that for such a liberal community as the ERE community there is one thing that you must do, and that is to hate your job and want to quit it. If you can pile on some derision for needing struc...
by FBeyer
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Hacking Professional Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Hacking Professional Experience

Also, techies don't like talking with business people. The dorks REALLY appreciate having someone with a bit of technical understanding on their side when there is a need to communicate with the business's 'money'. A good friend of mine, and his single colleague, BOTH have a representative whose sol...
by FBeyer
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Hacking Professional Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Hacking Professional Experience

... or you could go the perfectly sensible route as DuckNaldon suggested and job-craft your way there... :lol:
by FBeyer
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Hacking Professional Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Hacking Professional Experience

You don't HACK something, you DO something. A coveted job position is something you (for the most part) earn your way to. 'hacking' your way there is most likely going to leave you with Impostor Syndrome, earning your way there is going to leave you with a sense of accomplishment. PhDs know stuff. T...
by FBeyer
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 36
Views: 1657

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

70% of all firefighters are volunteer in the U.S. Think about that for a second if you live in a rural area and your house catches fire... I stayed in Greybull, WY a couple of years ago. The fire alarm went off every evening at some designated time. The average age of the local volunteer ff was in ...
by FBeyer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fish's Enlightenment
Replies: 42
Views: 4325

Re: Fish's Enlightenment

I spent 20 minutes, 20. Fucking. Minutes. Convincing my kid to wear a coat, I always laugh when I hear parent stuff like that. I'd never spend 20 minutes trying to convince my kid of anything, more like 20 seconds. Then I'd just stuff their coat in my bag and we'd head out. If their lips turned blu...
by FBeyer
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 219
Views: 50348

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

One more thing: Right now you want to write more books in 2018. You are considering a more minimalist/simple living approach to your stuff (PM me if you want recommendations, books, tips, advice anything on the topic) and you want to learn programming? Which of these are important AND urgent? Obviou...
by FBeyer
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 219
Views: 50348

Re: The Shame...

...I am ashamed to admit this, but I’m going to write this down here, for anyone to see... Don't beat yourself up, set up a system to help you move on instead. If you're a good cook, but pretty lazy, figure out what causes you to be lazy, when you're lazy and when you might have the energy to cook ...
by FBeyer
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Need Advice: Producing Miniatures for Board Game
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: Need Advice: Producing Miniatures for Board Game

I am mostly surprised that with more than 20.000 games in the world today, you can't find a single one you'd like to play. Go to boardgamegeek.com at search around the internet's largest database/forum concerning board games. You WILL find plenty of topics there on how to DIY your own game. It's a g...
by FBeyer
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: xNTJ vs. xNTP Roles
Replies: 22
Views: 1062

Re: xNTJ vs. xNTP Roles

Analyzing and classifying is basically what we do Bub :D
by FBeyer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 135
Views: 13132

Re: journal of wood

Loved the update. It seems like things are really working out for the better. I wanted to pick up lindy hop starting January as well, but I hurt my knee last summer and it's still acting up in diffuse ways so I'm giving it a break. Social dancing really is a string of 'Three Minute Love Affairs'. It...
by FBeyer
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Jumping aboard a Cryptocurrency Ponzi-Scheme
Replies: 23
Views: 1803

Re: Jumping aboard a Cryptocurrency Ponzi-Scheme

I really really enjoyed this thread. Thank you, sincerely, for sharing it :D
by FBeyer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: un-lurking
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: un-lurking

@soumalainen - At least your's has graphs. Fuck. At least your's has numbers. Mine looks like something Jack Kerouac left behind on a diner napkin when the benzedrine started kicking in. Some of us even choose not to include numbers in our journals. 'word on the street goes that those non-numbers j...
by FBeyer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RFS' Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: RFS' Journal

Interesting. I'll be happy to see how it goes. Have fun!
by FBeyer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 219
Views: 50348

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Probably one of the worst, and best, posts I've ever read here. You've actually managed to find some positives from a burglary. Other than that: fuck those people! It's something I've heard from others as well. It's not the stolen possessions but the violation of a presumed safe space that really ge...
by FBeyer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Positive psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: Positive psychology

Infographic from the Mayo Clinic about flipping a switch to make ourselves happier. Interesting that they imply that focusing makes us happy, as compared to the discussion in the meditation thread. I did like the idea of wishing someone well before judging them. Well wishing as a meditation form is...
by FBeyer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 148
Views: 23209

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

I've had almost 1000 hits since the last entry and I'm wondering who all you people are, and what you come here for? Do you simply read all the journals, or is there anything of value to you personally here? To some extent I'm writing this journal to keep myself on track and to be able to look back ...
by FBeyer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Meditation and Metacognition
Replies: 37
Views: 1849

Re: Meditation and Metacognition

...And most of them sound like this. Thank you for summing up your experience, but this is so foriegn to me it almost comes across as gibberish... You know the saying: you know you're in love when all the songs start making sense? I've found the same with meditation. All that spiritual shit was jus...
by FBeyer
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Positive psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: Positive psychology

The Book? What's the title of The Book?

Have you never heard of mindful meditation before, or did she speak of a certain type of mindful meditation?
by FBeyer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Positive psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: Positive psychology

PosPsy emerged when some 'weirdo' suddenly asked the question: What really makes people happy as opposed to what people think makes them happy? The emerging outrage from the psychological society was non-trivial, it was deemed the stupidest thing they'd ever heard about... Clearly psychology is supp...
by FBeyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Using ERE for other purposes ?
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: Using ERE for other purposes ?

I don't know a proper English word to translate listepik, but it would be the phrase I'd use to describe that approach.

I laughed, so thank you for that :D
by FBeyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: I think I have ADHD and it affects my work?
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: I think I have ADHD and it affects my work?

This Is A Public Announcement to Northern Americans: Today it is possible to treat some illnesses and diseases without direct chemical intervention, in spite of what the American healthcare sector tells you. There is, as a matter of fact, a long list of behavioural treatments that show better cohort...