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by just
Mon May 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The expedient's journal towards ERE
Replies: 18
Views: 2869

Re: The expedient's journal towards ERE

I think you're touching on some of the relevant features of why developers are drawn to ERE/FIRE. We also have frinans as the biggest FIRE advocate in Denmark, and he's a developer, too, as I'm sure you know. I guess it's a personality type thing; I score ISTJ in MBTI tests, which I recall jacob say...
by just
Mon May 04, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

@Cheepnis Yes, I think health wise it's just as good. It's just that I've been lifting heavy things for four years now, so it's a mental adjustment getting used to another mode of weight lifting. I've been doing Starting Strength/5x5 type workouts. I think body builders generally do more reps than w...
by just
Mon May 04, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The expedient's journal towards ERE
Replies: 18
Views: 2869

Re: The expedient's journal towards ERE

Hi saltefanden, I'm also part of the "Danish software developer, found FIRE"-group :) I very much relate to your epiphany when finding ERE for the first time. I'm very happy with my own fixie for biking around Copenhagen, but I do have both front and rear break. I really appreciate the easy maintena...
by just
Sun May 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

Work has become crazy busy. Our startup (or, I think we call it a scale up now) is making lab equipment, which can be used for some component of corona testing, so we went from selling half a machine a week to three a week. I can definitely feel the long days at work taking a toll. I've read The Mon...
by just
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Net Present Value = 0 -> real investment performance?
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Net Present Value = 0 -> real investment performance?

I use the XIRR function in my spreadsheet. Try googling XIRR and investments. I guess there's something similar in GnuCash?
by just
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

So I didn't stick with meditating :) It's one of those things (like doing pushups at home) that's really hard to establish as a habit. I still feel like I gained some insight from it, so I can sometimes stop up and reflect on the thoughts I'm having. Seeing this journal was a good reminder of doing ...
by just
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Intro to Permaculture
Replies: 49
Views: 3092

Re: Intro to Permaculture

If anyone has a gift card left for Wheaton's latest book, I'd like to read it. I'm in Denmark, so I think ebook is the easiest.
by just
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Daylen's Instinctual Dump
Replies: 155
Views: 20329

Re: Daylen's Instinctual Dump

This is super interesting and exciting - it's the best to learn about new concepts like this :) I definitely have an internal monologue. I'm not sure if it ever shuts off - not for long at least. I definitely thought everybody had this. Having conversations in your head, etc. Just stumbled upon apha...
by just
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

I've started meditating. I was intrigued by it after having heard a podcast where they talked about a 10 day silent retreat. That led me to Sam Harris' app Waking Up, for which I'm now 17 days into the 50 days introduction course that consists of guided meditations. There are also thirty or so 10 mi...
by just
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bostonimproper's journal
Replies: 98
Views: 27834

Re: bostonimproper's journal

If the vendor no longer supplies OS updates (or they start failing), you can flash a new OS on the phone. I put LineageOS on my old Samsung S4 mini with great success - it almost feels like a new phone. It also has the advantage of being more open (and open source), so you can install, e.g., ad bloc...
by just
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

@jacob I am patching tubes now - dunno if that was clear from what I wrote. First time I tried to patch a tube, I messed it up. Second time, I wasn't sure whether I did a good job, so I put in a new tube and left the patched one out overnight to see if it stayed inflated - it did, so now I have a sp...
by just
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

My girlfriend has been very enthusiastic about ERE after I've started talking about it. We cook cheaper with less meat. She has opened a brokerage account and invested in stocks. She has started selling old stuff she's not using anymore. At the moment she's not looking to retire very early, since sh...
by just
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal From A Dane
Replies: 88
Views: 19316

Re: Journal From A Dane

Congratulations on the new job. I did matched betting, too, and came to the same conclusion, that once you're out of sign up offers, there's not much more to be had except occasional free bets, but they are usually not very big (<100 DKK). How are you doing milking casino offers? I didn't think you ...
by just
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Advent of Code
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Re: Advent of Code

This looks great. Got my first two stars. I'll see if I can catch up.

Edit: Six stars! This is addictive.
by just
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Playing with fire docu
Replies: 12
Views: 3308

Re: Playing with fire docu

@GandK I thought the same. It went very quickly from frustration to happiness at the end of the documentary. I guess the intermezzo at Camp Mustache was supposed to be the revelatory experience that convinced them(?) - if not in reality, then at least as a narrative tool. I also feel the choice of b...
by just
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Playing with fire docu
Replies: 12
Views: 3308

Re: Playing with fire docu

Ally Bank (which is also briefly featured in the documentary) is providing free stream of Playing with Fire on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/374814086 (password is FIRE) I found out about the deal on the Danish FIRE facebook page. I'm not sure where the deal originates, but Ally appears to be officially ...
by just
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

I use betxpert.com (Danish site, despite the .com) to find the signup bonuses. Then I basically just went through them all, starting with the biggest sites I felt most comfortable with. I just made my own spreadsheet to keep track of it all - I mean that was half the fun :) I used betfair to lay the...
by just
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

We got lunch catering at work. We're a small company; before, most people would go out to buy something. I brought my own lunch, which I didn't think of as a big deal, but I must admit that not having to always think ahead and plan for that meal every day has been a relief. To simplify meal planning...
by just
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Why Index Funds Are Like Subprime CDOs
Replies: 116
Views: 16836

Re: Why Index Funds Are Like Subprime CDOs

There are some good in-depth articles on the topic at philosophicaleconomics.com: - Index Investing Makes Markets and Economies More Efficient - The Impact of Index Investing: A Follow-Up - The Value of Active Management: A Journey Into Indexville The initial paragraphs from the first article: U.S. ...
by just
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just another journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Just another journal

Paper street soap company I think the soap is turning out okay, perhaps a bit on the soft side, so I'll let it cure in the basement for at least four more weeks. Introduction/Discovering ERE I'm 26 years old, live in Copenhagen and work as a software developer at a small startup. I have a GF, but n...