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by figmenter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Intro to Permaculture
Replies: 43
Views: 1457

Re: Intro to Permaculture

I started out with https://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/ It provided me with a good basis for further study.
by figmenter
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
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Replies: 15
Views: 1717

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Hitting the Delete cookies at the bottom of the page is also worth a try, in addition to clearing your cookies and cache.
by figmenter
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
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Replies: 15
Views: 1717

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If you encounter the message The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again. when logging in to the forum, it helps to clear the cookies and cache in your browser and trying again.
by figmenter
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 526
Views: 118112

Re: Something From Nothing Log

The way I understand kombucha is: the yeasts in the SCOBY turn sugars into alcohol + CO₂, then the bacteria in the SCOBY turn the alcohol + O₂ into acids. Take away the oxygen, as you do in any alcohol fermentation, the conversion into acids will not happen and you are left with carbonated alcohol. ...
by figmenter
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 91610

Re: Halfmoon's journal

I have made an adjustment to the way the session is validated. The board is now more lenient in changes to your IP address. I hope this reduces getting logged out.
by figmenter
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Farm life and Semi-ER
Replies: 121
Views: 21080

Re: Farm life and Semi-ER

I wonder why you call it "my food budget". Maybe make your husband responsible and see how this affects his choices.
by figmenter
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: What happened to avatars?
Replies: 11
Views: 2992

Re: What happened to avatars?

Actually it is due to a recent upgrade of phpBB. I'm not sure what exactly changed. The previous option for loading and using avatars got removed. If I have to venture a guess, linking remote images got more and more unreliable. Jacob and I have enabled uploading a (small) image file (JPEG or PNG) f...
by figmenter
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Netherlands (Alkmaar) meetup "learning tribe" june 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Netherlands (Alkmaar) meetup "learning tribe" june 2019

@J_: I'm interested. I have sent you a PM!
by figmenter
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Commune/Intentional Community
Replies: 44
Views: 6906

Re: Commune/Intentional Community

Dmitry Orlov studied communities that last multiple generations and wrote a book about his findings. The corresponding blog post outlines the main points. His commandments for communities that abide: You Probably Shouldn't come together willy-nilly You Probably Shouldn't trap people within the commu...
by figmenter
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Stability of Permaculture work as main income?
Replies: 10
Views: 2799

Re: Stability of Permaculture work as main income?

@walkonwildfire Check out Richard Perkins channel on Youtube for inspiration.
by figmenter
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps by Vinay Gupta
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps by Vinay Gupta

I had several AHA-moments with this material. I liked the simplification of what is needed for basic survival of individuals, groups, organizations and nation states. This makes the problem of crisis management easier to reason about. One of my biggest AHA-moments was where Gupta shows where the dif...
by figmenter
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps by Vinay Gupta
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps by Vinay Gupta

In light of the recent discussions on the IPCC Report and Deep Adaptation , I want to draw your attention to some of the work of Vinay Gupta. He has worked in crisis zones around the world and has developed a tool for identifying critical failure points for the survival of individuals, groups, organ...
by figmenter
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Climbing The Ladder of Awareness
Replies: 24
Views: 4361

Re: Climbing The Ladder of Awareness

Paul Chefurka talks about his level 6 in a different article: Finding the gift . As I have worked within Stage 5 for the last few years, I've come to realize that Kübler-Ross stopped one stage too soon. There is an important stage even beyond the clear recognition and acceptance of What Is Really Ha...
by figmenter
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Finance Tracking options
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

Re: Finance Tracking options

@jacob pivot tables are to spreadsheets what GROUP BY is to SQL databases.
by figmenter
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Finance Tracking options
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

Re: Finance Tracking options

@savingwithbabies My workflow is based on splitting Ledger files per year and per data source. All generated files go in folder generated/. All files edited by hand go in data/. File naming is based on year and origin. Per year I manually maintain files for opening balance, cash transactions, credit...
by figmenter
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Finance Tracking options
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

Re: Finance Tracking options

I use Ledger http://ledger-cli.org to keep track of all my financial and some non-financial dealings. Ledger uses plain text files to record transactions, asset prices and FX conversions. It also has syntax for recording forecasts and automatic transactions. Command line options to Ledger can displa...
by figmenter
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 132414

Re: DutchGirl's journal

I'm interest to hear the specifics on the tax benefits wrt electric bike. GF is looking for options to tackle a longer commute. Any insights you can offer we greatly appreciate.
by figmenter
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 142
Views: 22451

Re: Journal of MDFIRE2024

This is why I look at my (safe) withdrawal rate as years of expenses saved (4% = 25 years, 3% = 33 years). The human mind is not good at understanding non-linear mathematical relations. The article at http://www.thelowdownblog.com/2017/04/the-hidden-dangers-of-linear-thinking.html explains this well.
by figmenter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Brussels Belgium meetup
Replies: 9
Views: 2494

Re: Belgium meetup in Brussels Saturday 24th of June

I would love to come as well.