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by guitarplayer
Sat Dec 03, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Retirees, what do you do all day long?
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Retirees, what do you do all day long?

I currently do lots of experiments, learn maths, stats and street philosophy and how to make machines do what I want them to. Also hang out with my wife and talk ERE. There is quite some other stuff I do, too. I think retirement is an elective that can be chosen while still working.
by guitarplayer
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in The Basque Country
Replies: 670
Views: 138409

Re: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in The Basque Country

Wow you have heaps of money! I think Frugality is a state of mind (according to 'the snowball', Buffet had his first child sleep in a drawer being too frugal to get a crib haha), so I think you are relatively fine. I would encourage you to try singing to if you don't do it already. So long you have ...
by guitarplayer
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Sedentary indoor cold wear
Replies: 99
Views: 21673

Re: Sedentary indoor cold wear

We watch our thermometer like it's a TV, cheering for the temperature to go up. So far it's been mostly 15 C in the mornings, occasionally 14. When we are both in the office / living room thinking hard and having cups of tea with an occasional candle, it can go up to 20. Happy days. We also have an ...
by guitarplayer
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 254
Views: 69501

Re: guitar player's journal

Yeah I think the stoic approach to anger is generally (from other readings) a bit contentious in the contemporary anger management framework. If one takes the position of a sage, then 'Did someone hurt me?' loses its significance as it is not others and their actions that hurt us - it is our percept...
by guitarplayer
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 254
Views: 69501

Re: guitar player's journal

@ertyu, yep I think it could be challenging for DW and I to be exclusively in this flat other than going shopping for long stretches of time. We were lucky in that throughout the pandemic we barely felt limited at all due to super rural environment and lifestyle at the time. @avalok, timely, pertine...
by guitarplayer
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Examples of ERE2.0 Lifestyles
Replies: 20
Views: 2076

Re: Examples of ERE2.0 Lifestyles

I find coming up with examples a touch tricky as it seems to me it is about conceptualizing things rather than doing things, in fact almost not doing stuff rather than doing it. This is especially in the current Western cultural climate. As in, it is tricky to fix a problem with more of what caused ...
by guitarplayer
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Data Analysts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3206

Re: Any Data Analysts?

I don't know about the aptitude tests, I tend of agree with Cipolla that no matter what one does there will always be more than one thinks of people that one would prefer to have less of. Lower bar at work means more slack to discover higher order logic of the workplace, this is good for people who ...
by guitarplayer
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 889
Views: 215267

Re: the animal's journal

We will end up paying ~$10k out of a billed $35k. This is crazy! DW and I cannot believe. Good job finding a workaway! You can maybe start employing / honing the skills you get at the woodworking course straight away helping people fix stuff. Then when it comes to building your own things or doing ...
by guitarplayer
Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 218
Views: 45963

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

Hi @mF, thanks for dropping the name of Annie Duke here. I have read her 'thinking in bets' and will see if I can find other books (and time for reading them). I love to see how things branch out and loop back again for you.
by guitarplayer
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 931
Views: 258333

Re: Garden Log

Thanks that's good to know, looks like I was luck with my pile! Will keep in mind for the future.
by guitarplayer
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Data Analysts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3206

Re: Any Data Analysts?

Yeah building from scratch is also lots of fun! I am doing it now with one piece of code and data set. Probably mostly just because I am allowed to (as in, nobody dumps lots of other small tasks on me and I just let myself get focused on it). I think that it is useful for personal development, to le...
by guitarplayer
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Data Analysts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3206

Re: Any Data Analysts?

@WFJ, so do I get it right from what you write that the folk hired for PR would be the 'learned data science first' ones? The metaphor of going up the stream of data resonates with me, find this appealing. I slowly realise that I am rather low down the stream of data handlers now! There is an upside...
by guitarplayer
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: WL 5 > 6 MMMG
Replies: 35
Views: 2826

Re: WL 5 > 6 MMMG

Soup makes for a nice sauce, it normally thickens after a day or two.
by guitarplayer
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 931
Views: 258333

Re: Garden Log

So it maybe that your compost pile is rat free, unless you saw rats in it. That was at least my experience: in a relatively close proximity there were three compost sites, each with multiple compost piles where all sorts of foods were dumped, but mostly cooked leftovers and bread, and some meat. The...
by guitarplayer
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Data Analysts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3206

Re: Any Data Analysts?

@zbigi, thanks for the article, maybe it'll remain at the back of my head when I navigate the next 3-5 years.
by guitarplayer
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: WL 5 > 6 MMMG
Replies: 35
Views: 2826

Re: WL 5 > 6 MMMG

Effectively, it means giving up watching TV/youtube. Coincidentally today I had a lunch chat with work colleagues on one of those rare days when I went to the office. They were all chuffed about using Black Friday to optimize for purchases of 50 inches tv sets (that was one) and reclining sofas (an...
by guitarplayer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 931
Views: 258333

Re: Garden Log

Good luck with averting the infestation! The best way to rid of rats from your compost pile long term is to make the compost pile uninteresting for them. In compost piles, from more common compost piles' ingredients, rats love cooked starchy foods, fat and meat. Making compost piles uninteresting ca...
by guitarplayer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 254
Views: 69501

Re: guitar player's journal

Yep I see what you mean. Sometimes when I am not easy about some aspects of the living arrangement, I think of the boundary conditions. For example, I feel that the place is small and I need to be thoughtful about how I go about it (not to leave things laying around etc), but then I am like 'well, h...
by guitarplayer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Avalok's Journal
Replies: 83
Views: 7330

Re: Avalok's Journal

Moving is tiring and stressful so you do have to weigh that against the benefits of getting out of a house that isn't the right fit. Same might go for the reverse, i.e. when getting a place it is worthwhile to think about how much effort it is going to be to exit the arrangement. This would be an a...
by guitarplayer
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 186
Views: 25282

Re: Ego's Journal

Man, I would really like to have your job. I researched this for the UK but it looks like the places have some sort of different business model. @shaz, free food does taste better! Meanwhile, DW discovered an app where people go do supermarket to take 'best before' and 'use by' food and then post it...