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by CDR
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

Another Month Gone! December 2020's 'No Spend' was a success. My predictions were off, however. I purchased gifts for a few other family members, as there was some socially distanced gift swapping. December 2020 Savings Rate: 90% Much better than last month. I had only one meal out and one drink fro...
by CDR
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 369
Views: 41020

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Hope you have a speedy recovery Ertyu!
by CDR
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best way of using Google Sheets as a database?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Best way of using Google Sheets as a database?

Ah, I misunderstood your post about where the SQL queries could be created and used. I did not know you could do it right in google sheets!
by CDR
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

Thank you @Ertyu! And yes, I've put off exercise in order to volunteer to gain experience for my career I am now leaving, to study for the certificates for IT, and so much more. This seems similar to my attitude early in my University career, where I did not exercise because of readings, exams, etc....
by CDR
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best way of using Google Sheets as a database?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Best way of using Google Sheets as a database?

As Flurry mentioned, you might want to take a look at using an SQLite database. Since you mentioned you have experience with Python, you could take the CSV from google sheets and using python to create a sqllite database with the data. This is the tutorial I used a few months ago to get started with...
by CDR
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

I don't want my journal to die, as is tradition with the online journals I start, so I am back to report on October and November. October 2020: Savings Rate: 70.70% I spoke about most of what I purchased in the post above. I also found a PS2 I believe to be working from Value Village, so it has been...
by CDR
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Apple v. PC...Desktop v. Laptop
Replies: 78
Views: 11527

Re: Apple v. PC...Desktop v. Laptop

I've been running Arch Linux for about 5 years now (? Maybe). I left Windows when I stopped playing video games. I've been with the same desktop since 2011, and two years ago I purchased a Windows laptop for a post-graduate program I went through. I didn't have a choice, unfortunately. I don't use i...
by CDR
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

Sept 2020 Finance Update Savings Rate: 83.03% For September I will: Cut out all outside snack and food purchases, this is sometimes due to poor planning, if I know I am going to be out of the house for some time, I should bring food (going forward) After September 8, I removed all outside food purc...
by CDR
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Help each other Fixit Log
Replies: 43
Views: 5253

Re: Help each other Fixit Log

Nice find, that will cut costs even more!
by CDR
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Phone recommendation - Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Phone recommendation - Canada

I had the original Moto G, which I bought unlocked from Staples. I kept it until last year, when it was destroyed in an unfortunate accident. I ordered a Moto G6, I can't remember if it was ebay or amazon, but either way it was inexpensive and reliable. I don't use my phone much however.
by CDR
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

@basuragomi thanks for plugging Tiddlywiki. I actually used this when I worked as a computer technican, I started trying to document all the issues and knowledge I had built up after working there for so many summers. I ended up taking my work with me since no one was interested. But now that I have...
by CDR
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Help each other Fixit Log
Replies: 43
Views: 5253

Re: Help each other Fixit Log

The cost of learning is always cheap if it reduces your future expenses! The other benefit is that you've recorded the solution for the benefits of others. Now if I ever have a problem with electronics on a plastic film, I am going to think of your post, and get a conductive paint pen!
by CDR
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

Another note on the finances. I watched a LinkedIn Learning course (free access from my college!) on the reasons why small businesses fail: My notes for my journal 1. Lack of Startup Capital Many small businesses fail to get off the ground because the operators do not have enough capital to make the...
by CDR
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

September Finance Update: While it's not the end of the month, running out of tape in my label maker motivated me to calculate my expenses now. I've not yet received my second paycheck for the month. Without this second paycheck, I have a savings rate of 75%. This is missing some expenses, my bank d...
by CDR
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 783
Views: 211201

Re: Garden Log

@Gilberto de Piento, your post reminded me of a youtube video I watched along time ago, where someone heated their greenhouse using a compost pile. They even buried their compost pile and insulated it so it would stay warm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFGgZfD3G7c So, maybe your idea could work a...
by CDR
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

I've been trying out this technique and it isn't a cure-all, but it's better than what I was doing before. In the name of single thought-ness, I've moved electronic repair up on my list. I kicked my practice off by unsoldering parts off of an alarm clock. I followed that up with a repair of DWs old ...
by CDR
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 200
Views: 57156

Re: Fixit Log

Thank you @Sclass! Glad to be here, and fixing things (or at least, trying to!) DW had an old, very broken laptop lying around. So yesterday, instead of going to bed, I took DW's old laptop downstairs. I previously identified that something was wrong with the charger, but felt it wasn't worth the co...
by CDR
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

I read what you said this morning before work @ertyu and after taking some time to think about it, I think it has been a combination of myself, and feedback I've gotten from supervisors who have told me the way I 'ought' to work that has been holding me back to accepting this and planning accordingl...
by CDR
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: CDR's Journal

Feeling blue today, I'm not doing a good job at work, I'm not studying enough at home, and I procrastinate going to bed so I end up waking up the next day too tired to get out of the loop. There is a particular part of my current field I don't like, and so I've been avoiding doing it at work. Howeve...
by CDR
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 128
Views: 9655

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

@RoamingFrancis glad to let you know about it then! I'm a big fan of budget language learning! Gosto para aprender e praticar. Minha esposa e uma brasileira, então tenho um motivo muito bom. By the way Western Cedar, I liked the backpacking idea at the beginning of every year to clear your mind and ...