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by basuragomi
Fri May 07, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5537

Re: How much do you give to charity?

@ellarose24: I've thought about this, but the issue is that your personal network may quickly get saturated with money, and expanding it causes a rapid decline in giving opportunity quality. The charity instead aggregates demand to meet it in bulk. You may judge $20 to stop someone starving to be mo...
by basuragomi
Tue May 04, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 28
Views: 2410

Re: CDR's Journal

Tiddlywiki is pretty great, I've been using it for over a year now and it's become indispensable for me. The most productive use case for sewing is IMO tailoring good-quality thrifted clothes. Making from scratch is crazy expensive and time-intensive, and as you said anything else of equivalent comp...
by basuragomi
Tue May 04, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ontarian's Journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1864

Re: Ontarian's Journal

This is very cool. Doing tree planting might be a future option for working vacations with some more formal forestry experience. I know someone with a forestry degree that leveraged that into getting paid to live all over Canada in various parks. I hear it's hard to break into the Ontario parks serv...
by basuragomi
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Basuragomi's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 20960

Re: Basuragomi's journal

April 2021 update https://i.imgur.com/iuQ3koo.png https://i.imgur.com/pfR06hJ.png My non-essential expenses have jumped up a lot: I have started donating about 30% of my income to charity. It was a lot easier than I expected, emotionally, to send off that much money. While I still work full-time, I...
by basuragomi
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cutting down your own tree?
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Cutting down your own tree?

I've cut down a magnolia of similar size. Lopped off whatever limbs I could with a pole-mounted secateur then cut a metre or so off from the top at a time with a ~5m manual pole saw (it's quite a workout). I tensioned each chunk then pulled it down with a very long rope once the cut got ~70% through...
by basuragomi
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 284
Views: 67198

Re: Fixit Log

@Sclass, that root tube is wild! Thanks for sharing. We still have some 80+ year old wood water mains here, some of them probably look pretty similar to your image at this point.
by basuragomi
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health modeling
Replies: 18
Views: 916

Re: Health modeling

Just cribbing from my journal, this is for Canada: https://i.imgur.com/DNW9bc6.png NPV5 of lifetime healthcare costs: Percentile: 50% 95% Drugs: $ 500 $250,000 Dentistry: $6,720 $ 13,500 Optometry: $2,250 $ 5,000 Total: $9,500 $268,500 Below 65: 0.04% of the population below 65 is in a long-term car...
by basuragomi
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Basuragomi's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 20960

Re: Basuragomi's journal

Small hacks 3 Food packaging edition, since it's basically the only stuff we're buying these days. Squirrel-proof planters, made from two yogurt tubs, a garlic bag and potato bag thread. Version two (not pictured) drops the centre ring and instead adds longitudinal bends to the support ribs for str...
by basuragomi
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Dave's Journal - documenting the path to FI
Replies: 77
Views: 21335

Re: Dave's Journal - documenting the path to FI

In theory a highly-WoG-integrated exercise regime would be sourced entirely from your daily tasks. Time spent on exercising with the only yield being fitness would be considered as time wasted as there is no other productive output. The issue I keep running into is that if the goal is some functiona...
by basuragomi
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Incassaforte encore AMA interview
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: Incassaforte encore AMA interview

What does your dream bicycle look like?
What's your favourite pleistocene megafauna?
What dish of yours is most likely to make @Seppia cry?
Have you started turning all your dishware from wood yet?
Given 20 seconds and a sticky note, who can draw the best cat?
by basuragomi
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 284
Views: 67198

Re: Fixit Log

You need to link to the direct image, not the Imgur album. Looks great though!
by basuragomi
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 697
Views: 179294

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Ordered some whetstones and they showed up mostly wrecked. I got a full refund but decided to attempt a repair anyways. https://i.imgur.com/r58ROoP.jpg Ground some ridges into the back and backing panel and glued everything together. I glued them face down on a parchment paper-covered flat surface t...
by basuragomi
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Basuragomi's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 20960

Re: Basuragomi's journal

I've been thinking about how online forums can manage discussion of polarizing topics without driving the forum towards a monoculture as commonly happens. Political purges can lead to death spirals since forums depend on traffic to drive discussion, and reducing both population and the range of perm...
by basuragomi
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Basuragomi's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 20960

Re: Basuragomi's journal

March 2021 update https://i.imgur.com/IrUSZcD.png https://i.imgur.com/gchDvKS.png This rise does not feel sustainable. ERE-type things I have been doing - Learned how to make ramen noodles by hand! Surprisingly easy. I don't eat much pasta but I do eat oodles of noodles, so this is a welcome skill....
by basuragomi
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Basuragomi's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 20960

Re: Basuragomi's journal

@Jiimmy: Thanks, I love data visualizations if it isn't obvious! I have a few more sophisticated ones but they are probably too personally identifying to release right now. @Stasher: My wife watches quite a bit of Hildebrand! She complains that he sold out with all the product reviews haha. Being ca...
by basuragomi
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE is Path to Meaningful Life - MMM style FI year 4
Replies: 35
Views: 3374

Re: Seeking FI/ERE is Path to Meaningful Life for Me

Paying yourself from the store also has the benefit of increasing CPP payments versus no reported work at all. I think it works out to a guaranteed 3-4% on the mandatory payroll taxes. Do you think you could go completely car-free with rentals etc. as needed? I remember Vancouver Island having wonde...
by basuragomi
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: New technology - that could solve our energy problem?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: New technology - that could solve our energy problem?!

The problem is that geothermal COP is relatively low making operating and capital costs prohibitive. Most places people live are on top of thick cratons with low geothermal gradients, so capital costs are increased as more units at greater depth are required. Geothermal working fluids are low temper...
by basuragomi
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mo’ frugin thrifty dude
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: Mo’ frugin thrifty dude

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WD-40 is one of the worst options for chain lube. Paraffin or gear oil is among the best.

I personally would not use roadside kitchenware. No idea if that cast iron pan was used for melting down lead or exposed to other toxins.
by basuragomi
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Heat resistant gloves and melting plastic
Replies: 16
Views: 1637

Re: Heat resistant gloves

I use silicone oven pinch-type mitts for handling hot candy. I get about 20 seconds of working time on ~120C material before I have to stop and let the gloves cool down. Silicone plus insulated liner allows basically indefinite work. Gloves tend to be textured however which can lead to undesirable i...
by basuragomi
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: the soybean processing and culture thread
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: the soybean processing and culture thread

Here is my experience creating DIY calcium acetate which can be used to coagulate tofu as an accessible alternative to calcium sulphate. Haven't tried it yet since it's inconvenient to get bulk soybeans here. Peanuts have the same protein (glycinin) as tofu which means that you could theoretically ...