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by guitarplayer
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 211
Views: 63546

Re: guitar player's journal

Thank you @ertyu! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2022 update 38/52 Job I got approved an electric standing desk for home working. One of the forumites here works for the same organization and it is indeed like the...
by guitarplayer
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Bullshit Jobs and The Future of the Economy
Replies: 25
Views: 1650

Re: Bullshit Jobs and The Future of the Economy

Maybe we should measure value in how little harm the job does. I had this exact thought about life in general just one or two days ago. As in 'I hope I will get through it without causing too much damage. Leave the world a better place? That would be a bonus!' Sort of along the lines of the Hobbesi...
by guitarplayer
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Bullshit Jobs and The Future of the Economy
Replies: 25
Views: 1650

Re: Bullshit Jobs and The Future of the Economy

Perhaps BS jobs is the emergence of a quaternary sector whose function is yet to be established. One suggestion would be that it's actually preserve people's sanity or control them by giving them something to do. Bread, circuses, ... and adult daycare. Kinda goes with the idea that the self-actuali...
by guitarplayer
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Vagabonding, ERE Style.
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Vagabonding, ERE Style.

Nice! I'll look at Rolf Potts' Vagabonding. I get you when you write that household decision making grows complex with each +1 in the household (and I am also only at 2 ppl at the core).

Anyway, look forward to reading your story!
by guitarplayer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Need your zucchini recipes
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Need your zucchini recipes

I cooked two spaghetti squashes (similar to marrow) and one cross of a spaghetti squash and a marrow that way. Added about a cup of wholemeal pasta and about a cup of split peas. I had to add perhaps a cup of water for the peas to soften, but otherwise it was all water from the veggies. All turned o...
by guitarplayer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 179
Views: 46326

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Hope all goes as you intend with the JollyBaby! Also, hope all goes well with passports, DW and I are setting on this route round the time the baby arrives.
by guitarplayer
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 211
Views: 63546

Re: guitar player's journal

@JollyScot, so far so good! In the process of moving just now. Already got some culture shot when DW won tickets for Andrea Bocelli in OVO Hydro this past Tuesday. This probably comes as normal to most here, but is was such a joy to not need to commute until middle of the night / next morning to get...
by guitarplayer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 190
Views: 35413

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

Cool looking visualisation @sky
by guitarplayer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 196
Views: 30352

Re: mathiverse's journal

Hey, what changes! Great to hear you are actively shaping you life the way you want it to be. Very happy for you!
by guitarplayer
Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 211
Views: 63546

Re: guitar player's journal

2022 update 36/52 Job I filled out a remote working form recently where I have been asked for infrastructure supporting my potential working from home with some box ticking and a blank space for anything else I could think of. I will get a laptop as a default, and on top of that ticked boxes for an ...
by guitarplayer
Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 913
Views: 254564

Re: Garden Log

theanimal wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:52 pm
Harvested 1 of 3 potato beds today
Well done, especially that there are some purple potatoes there amongst them. The darker, the better!

@SouthernAlchemy wow this is an impressive photo, I had to show it to DW.
by guitarplayer
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 129485

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

I really enjoy living. I do not have a death wish. But if I have to go some time, I'd want it to be something similar to how Aleksander Doba went. It is before 4AM here and I'm getting ready to start my workout. Nonetheless, I propose a toast to Doba. My dad's retiring in a couple of weeks, I sent ...
by guitarplayer
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 211
Views: 63546

Re: guitar player's journal

@7w5 no worries, I was genuinely curious, also I hear you re the semi-desperation. I did not quite get your point @jacob, but my educated guess is that achievers don’t decrease the number of explorers instantly but there is something of a half-life of explorers tolerance of talking about badges all ...
by guitarplayer
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings From North West, UK
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Greetings From North West, UK

Welcome! I am based in Scotland, will be curious to read your entries.
by guitarplayer
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: A new article about the ERE book
Replies: 4
Views: 11933

Re: A new article about the ERE book

For this example, we would disagree and argue that only 1 year of work is required to finance 1 year of retirement, because savings is equal to expenses. Is it an error? [...] Related: https://forum.earlyretirementextreme.com/viewtopic.php?t=8481 I think the author assumes a complete replacement of...
by guitarplayer
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 508
Views: 65086

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

And you still have the place you have been renovating a while back?
by guitarplayer
Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: A new article about the ERE book
Replies: 4
Views: 11933

A new article about the ERE book

I have a habit of occasionally typing in "early retirement extreme" in google scholar and this time it spit out this article. I wonder if the author hangs out on the forum, and equally if @jacob will manage going through 38 pages of being referred to by his second name.
by guitarplayer
Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1455
Views: 194035

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

This is really funny that bit about dried leaves and goat manure
by guitarplayer
Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 211
Views: 63546

Re: guitar player's journal

@WRC thanks for the recommendation, and I will write an impression after reading Sapolsky's book. @daylen that's cool, thanks. Also had an amusing detour into garden path sentences @7w5 so you would think that achievers deter explorers? I do some boy-scout-badgey bits but also think that they are to...
by guitarplayer
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Foraging Log
Replies: 74
Views: 9927

Re: Foraging Log

Nice find @Lemur, well done! Never heard of this fruit, have to ask DW if she came across it in South America. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ We went for a festive walk recently and found heaps of Orange Birch Boletes. Reportedly tastier...