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by sky
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Volksmarching as an example of emergent movement design
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: Volksmarching as an example of emergent movement design

Currently I am walking 3 to 6 miles a day, taking pictures of interesting plants and identifying them when I get home. I am trying to put together a journal of plants in my area. When I learn more about foraging, I will map out locations where edible plants are growing and can be foraged. I am also ...
by sky
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Why-vector reasons for living - Having, doing, being, seeing
Replies: 17
Views: 814

Re: Why-vector reasons for living - Having, doing, being, seeing

The human is a pleasure seeking organism. Offer a path by which the prohibitions, constraints and demonizing of pleasure are removed, and one can bypass the current earth-domination profit/consumption system.
by sky
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Examining Inflation
Replies: 178
Views: 20117

Re: Examining Inflation

A 50 lb bag of dry lentils provides 79,852 calories of nutrition, which for a person with a life expectancy of 80 years, works out to about 0.14% of ones total life nutritional intake at a daily caloric intake of 2000 calories. A lifetime supply of nutrition using a lentil based diet (which I admit ...
by sky
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Examining Inflation
Replies: 178
Views: 20117

Re: Examining Inflation

Despite the changes in speculative script, the caloric value of the sack of lentils does not change.
by sky
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Examining Inflation
Replies: 178
Views: 20117

Re: Examining Inflation

The true, absolute value of any currency can be compared to other currencies, metals or coin by the amount of said currency required to purchase a 50lb sack of lentils that day.
by sky
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Forward Looking Spreadsheet Examples?
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Forward Looking Spreadsheet Examples?

A long term projection is a soft estimate. Its best use is to identify problems in your financial plan, not to dictate your spending habits. The younger you are, the less accuracy you can expect.

It is depressing to do end-of-life projections. The brutality of reality shows its face.
by sky
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Forward Looking Spreadsheet Examples?
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Forward Looking Spreadsheet Examples?

I made a spreadsheet many years ago. The first page was milestone years for expenses and income, such as social security, medicare health insurance, quitting my job, pension start dates, mortgage payoff, future car payments based on guesses as to life of current vehicle. I tried to predict any major...
by sky
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 303
Views: 137478

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Discussion items used by the Junto group, organized by Benjamin Franklin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junto_(club) The Junto's Friday evening meetings were organized around a series of questions that Franklin devised, covering a range of intellectual, personal, business, and community topics. Thes...
by sky
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: ERE City (US)
Replies: 289
Views: 108204

Re: ERE City (US)

The not yet constructed City of Telosa

https://cityoftelosa.com/
by sky
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the dollar journal
Replies: 148
Views: 33263

Re: the dollar journal

Reminds one of serfdom
by sky
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 833
Views: 228787

Re: Garden Log

I would like to get my garden and culinary herb sale going again next year. The issue I have is that year after year, my garden is attacked by nature. Raccoons steal all of my grapes, woodchucks, rabbits and white moth worms eat all of my brassicas, and I have some invasive beach grass that takes ov...
by sky
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Re: Ego's Journal

Its going to take a novel to get us up to speed to the present
by sky
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 120
Views: 23781

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

I would hope that the police do not try to use my images as evidence. The intent is to get a little more attention to my neighborhood with regard to police presence. Also, I want to annoy the police chief a bit. I used to be her boss.
by sky
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: the soybean processing and culture thread
Replies: 46
Views: 3970

Re: the soybean processing and culture thread

Does tempeh have more nutrition than cooked beans?
by sky
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 120
Views: 23781

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

Here are example images:

https://imgur.com/a/N7JxfgN

The camera is behind a window screen, that is the odd background grid shape.

Code: https://github.com/skyl4rk/carspeed.py/ ... 820_1-5.py
by sky
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 120
Views: 23781

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

August finished up as a very good month. I started out kind of down and with an oncoming ear infection, and stopped walking and working on my boat. Eventually I got a prescription for ear drops and after eliminating the infection, I had lots of energy. I switched over from my Raspberry Pi 4 to a Ras...
by sky
Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No Cook, No Refrigeration, Long Storage Foods
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: No Cook, No Refrigeration, Long Storage Foods

Anything not in cans will have to go in a "drysack in drysack" storage method to prevent water intrusion, which might be as simple as a ziploc bag in a silnylon drysack. It could also be in two plastic bags which are each vacuum and heat sealed. Both of which would be vulnerable to mice an...
by sky
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No Cook, No Refrigeration, Long Storage Foods
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: No Cook, No Refrigeration, Long Storage Foods

Do you have a suggestion of a specific brand of protein powder? I see it sometimes but am never sure what it is for and how to use it. I have tried Breakfast Essentials powder but it makes my stomach growl and I am skeptical. I have thought about the powder foods like Huel as an easy way to keep a f...
by sky
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Easier said than done - Melo's path towards freedom
Replies: 41
Views: 3858

Re: Easier said than done - Melo's path towards freedom

I like your focus on month by month goals. Enough time to be able to work on a goal, and just the right amount of time to assess your success on making progress with the goal, and whether the goal is actually worth the effort. My general advice, which is not in response to anything you have written,...
by sky
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No Cook, No Refrigeration, Long Storage Foods
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: No Cook, No Refrigeration, Long Storage Foods

Thanks, these are some good ideas. I did not explain why I was asking, which may have been confusing. I am building a canoe which will require some ballast to be properly trimmed and to increase stability. I intend to use drinking water as ballast and would also like to pack "emergency" fo...