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by conwy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to save your muscles and joints when exercising
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: How to save your muscles and joints when exercising

My formula is strength training, walking, a little HIIT and a little swimming. I try to keep safe and maintain proper form when strength training. I don't overdo it, I just train hard enough to get the heat rate up and really challenge the muscles without risking injury or overtraining. I'd rather m...
by conwy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The KonMari method
Replies: 88
Views: 15505

Re: The KonMari method

I found Fumio Sasaki's 'Goodbye Things' more relatable, being as I am, a perpetual bachelor. He has some cool ideas about using public space instead of private space. E.g. hanging out in parks or at cafes rather than at home. I like that kind of 'out and about' lifestyle. He inspired me to pay a bit...
by conwy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to Memorize/Digest Information Effectively & Efficiently
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Re: How to Memorize/Digest Information Effectively & Efficiently

What jacob said.

Also:

How to Read a Book [Mortimer Adler]

And:

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology [Ayn Rand]
by conwy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Short cash, medium dividends, long growth stocks
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Short cash, medium dividends, long growth stocks

Given the following: Slow growth in developed countries over the next 10 years Period of economic/political turbulence over the next 10 years Bond market not a good deal Slow but steady inflation I'm considering this strategy: Short cash - Big bucket of cash to fund semi-retirement and act as a safe...
by conwy
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?

It's interesting reading your responses. Someone made a comment about self-identity as it relates to one's work. This is a complicated and messy topic for me. Yes, I actually do love programming and do somewhat 'identify' as a programmer, designer, problem-solver and technologist. At the same time, ...
by conwy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

What type of bag do you use for the wet/cold foods? Insulated? Good question. Right now it's just a simple plastic bag. I do have a nice cylindrical box for the oats. The dried fruit, coffee, etc. already comes in its own food packaging, so I just tie up the end with a rubber band to keep the conte...
by conwy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

This inspires me to look into it for myself, even though the local food is often cheaper than cooking. Awesome! So you don't cook often? This is a stable rotation of food making up the bulk of your diet? I generally cook once per day - dinner and dessert. I have both bags with me in the kitchen, an...
by conwy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: CitySteading™️
Replies: 53
Views: 5085

CitySteading™️

I want to take the popular idea of home-steading and turn it on its head. In home-steading, the aim is to live as independently and self-sufficiently as possible, typically in a more rural or suburban setting. In city-steading , the aim is to live as independently and self-sufficiently as possible i...
by conwy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Programming is the best way to ERE
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: Programming is the best way to ERE

Programmers are the modern equivalent of pharaohs slaves, only we’re treated like pharaohs courtiers. (Did pharaoh have courtiers? Whatever the equivalent was.) It’s a great gig and not dying anytime soon. Even if they invent AGI (which I doubt) they’ll need people to tell it what to do, ie make rul...
by conwy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?

It's interesting to think of choosing companies using similar methods as an investor. Morningstar is a good idea. Maybe I'll look more into some of the best performers. Though I think one weakness of relying on public data is that there's a lot of 'hidden information' in the market place, a lot of s...
by conwy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

Over the past several weeks I've gotten into the habit of relying almost exclusively on cheap groceries to cover all my food needs. In order to do this on-the-go, whilst travelling, without a fixed location, I had to be a little more organised. I've settled on a 'Two Bags' strategy: I simply carry t...
by conwy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Keeping spending low whilst travelling
Replies: 20
Views: 2340

Re: Keeping spending low whilst travelling

Thanks everyone, especially jacob, bryan, paretotime! You've motivated me a lot!

Going to do a post about my 'two bags' strategy for managing groceries on-the-go.
by conwy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?

On my recent job search efforts, I've been increasingly seeing the opportunities falling into one of two buckets, from the perspective of the employee . These two buckets are: 1. Growth 2. Yield I wanted to flesh out what I mean by these terms and see if anyone else agrees and/or has encountered a s...
by conwy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How do different work environments encourage different social systems and lifestyles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: How do different work environments encourage different social systems and lifestyles?

This is absolutely true. For one thing, I've found that companies target certain 'audiences' and 'demographics' for their employees just as much as they do for their customers. For example, some companies are clearly targeting family men in their 30s and 40s who need to bring home the bacon at a ste...
by conwy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Reusable Coffee Mug
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Reusable Coffee Mug

Oh... and the cheap hostel I'm staying at provides free breakfast and endless coffee. So this morning I filled up for the day free of charge! :D
by conwy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Reusable Coffee Mug
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Reusable Coffee Mug

Jason wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:14 am
Even if you drop it? That would be huge.
Haven't tried deliberately dropping it yet. That'd be a good test. Might give it a go.
by conwy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Reusable Coffee Mug
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Reusable Coffee Mug

That Contigo looks good. I like the grip layer. It’s amazing how cheap this stuff is, yet it saves you money. And saves time/hassle of queuing up at Starbucks or 7-Eleven. Just find somewhere nice to sit and sip away. I stopped somewhere in Griffith Park, Hollywood to have mine. Beautiful surroundin...
by conwy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Reusable Coffee Mug
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Reusable Coffee Mug

So after clumsily losing my previous re-usable mug, I decided to go on a quest to find the ideal re-usable mug. One that would support my coffee addiction throughout my travels and adventures.. After much searching of supermarket aisles, I finally found the cup of my dreams and proceeded to purchase...
by conwy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: On the risk of investing in stocks for the long run
Replies: 63
Views: 8561

Re: On the risk of investing in stocks for the long run

Two things that I think are overestimated by many people: 1. Inflation. CPI is calculated extremely broadly and then assumed to be universal. But when I look at the costs of basic goods/services on a frugal lifestyle (living in cheap accommodation, cooking, choosing cheap ingredients, generally avoi...
by conwy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE doesn't make day to day life better
Replies: 28
Views: 4564

Re: ERE doesn't make day to day life better

in 3-4 years i will reach FIRE. You're saying all of this as someone who hasn't actually reached FIRE and, by the looks of it, is still working a 9-5 job. The only problem is that while my life is getting better on an abstract level (growing net worth), it is not getting better on a day to day leve...