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by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cookies
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: Best cookies

i highly recommend refined coconut oil as vegetable shortening
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Buying an e-reader
Replies: 38
Views: 1517

Re: Buying an e-reader

once the ads are removed— are you enjoying the device though? mine hasn’t arrived yet so i don’t know. i look forward to good outdoor visibility and long battery life, but beyond that, i don’t know.

eta: my relative discount was 33% from usual retail
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Buying an e-reader
Replies: 38
Views: 1517

Re: Buying an e-reader

I already paid to remove the ads. I don't know that I would have ordered, if the price was 20% higher. They got me. haaahaahaaa. how horrible were they? i saw they stayed open with the device turned off and said nope nope nope—i don’t want a billboard following me around all day. i always calculate...
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?
Replies: 19
Views: 3429

Re: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?

when i refused to wear glasses what deteriorated was my reading :(

but i’ll experiment with blurred vison nevertheless....

read in one of those links the doctor’s name was not barnes but BATES. apparently it was all bs? maybe huxley took too much mescaline.
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?
Replies: 19
Views: 3429

Re: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?

i “only” need them for reading and computer, but i’m reading all the time, so... i have them on all day. and yeah i use zenni too. last appointment with optician was postponed due to pandemic so i just reordered to tie me over. having said that, the frames i bought from costco for the computer are f...
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Maid by Stephanie Land
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Maid by Stephanie Land

probably? it’s the kind of book a freelance writer would be hired to put together, yeah. not a lot of money in that sort of thing so it makes sense that she’d clean houses on the side. - eta: although her bio says she graduated in 2014, and her published work begins around 2015, so who knows... in 2...
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Maid by Stephanie Land
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Maid by Stephanie Land

@7w5 - yeah, i agree, macmansions are truly horrendous. suburban housing in the usa i find truly depressing. it’s either the city or the country for me, or i’ll kill myself too. but that isolation and emptiness is a feature of american life in general, rather than a particular social class. there is...
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Maid by Stephanie Land
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Maid by Stephanie Land

i don’t care if things don’t add up—i would prefer it really, as i prefer compelling fiction to breaches of confidence. and there are many “millionaires next door” who are not fancy, especially in the usa, where there’s a tradition of everyone claiming to be middle class, and luxury can be seen as a...
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Maid by Stephanie Land
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Maid by Stephanie Land

everyone is fucked up though—and she, too, takes psychiatric medication. the fact that she did a 25c puzzle doesn’t make her a better person. the judgment is just a way of overcompensating. the loneliness and emptiness that she reports spying in others is not reserved for the affluent—the poor have ...
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Early retirement without home ownership
Replies: 17
Views: 1386

Re: Early retirement without home ownership

hahaha yup...

i’ve had all kinds of colors of walls. and depending on landlord, it might cost very little—i used to just cover it all in killz before returning it.
by Alphaville
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Maid by Stephanie Land
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Maid by Stephanie Land

oh i read her vox article about cleaning people’s houses.

https://www.vox.com/2015/7/16/8961799/h ... ob-clients

it was ok—but quite self-righteous.
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best storage containers for bulk dry goods?
Replies: 12
Views: 1852

Re: Best storage containers for bulk dry goods?

dilute the orange and test that it doesn’t melt the plastic
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best storage containers for bulk dry goods?
Replies: 12
Views: 1852

Re: Best storage containers for bulk dry goods?

dog food smell: rancid grease and protein mostly yeah?

i’d try alternate treatments of ammonia and orange oil.
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Audiobook
Replies: 39
Views: 8528

Re: ERE Audiobook

Dream of Freedom wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Librivox.org has plenty of his works for free like this one:
https://librivox.org/ecce-homo-by-friedrich-nietzsche/
thanks! that’s a nice website...
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 261
Views: 35677

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

in the past where indoor water was not abundant e.g. natives of the southwest the cleansing was done with smoke (and in the case of the french, with perfume). for a while i lived in a cabin with no shower and it was a pain. then we hooked up water: yes, i prefer the romans. with no water pressure, a...
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Which Nassim Nicholas Taleb Book Do I Read First?
Replies: 19
Views: 7785

Re: Which Nassim Nicholas Taleb Book Do I Read First?

a black swan footnote from chapter four: Indeed, the tragedy of capitalism is that since the quality of the returns is not observable from past data, owners of companies, namely shareholders, can be taken for a ride by the managers who show returns and cosmetic profitability but in fact might be tak...
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Audiobook
Replies: 39
Views: 8528

Re: ERE Audiobook

I'd rather have a podcast version of the blog. The book is way too complex for an audiobook. Would you get an audiobook of an academic philosophy book? Not me. i looked into some nietzsche audiobooks just the other day, as it seemed an interesting variation to keep around, but the reader’s voice wa...
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: [ERE Skill Share] Bread Baking
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: [ERE Skill Share] Bread Baking

ah i’d like to see how it was done when video is up. as for flours: hard wheat is higher gluten and soft wheat is higher starch afaik. lemme see... https://sciencing.com/difference-between-hard-soft-wheat-8166495.html yep most american flours including king arthur bread flour have a bit malted barle...
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: What books are on your annual reading list?
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

ha ha ha i just found out about this book. i love the premise. Connected How a Mexican Village Built Its Own Cell Phone Network “ This is the true story of how, against all odds, a remote Mexican pueblo built its own autonomous cell phone network—without help from telecom companies or the government...
by Alphaville
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: [ERE Skill Share] Bread Baking
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: [ERE Skill Share] Bread Baking

so what happened?

didja make starter?