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by zbigi
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Priority 1: Health
Replies: 38
Views: 5177

Re: Priority 1: Health

Health still priority 1. Want to see that 10/8 pack and what the limits of my physique are. Is the second supposed to be following for the first? Because "seeing the limits of the body" does not sound particularly healthy. See athletes, who test their bodies to their limits, and who have ...
by zbigi
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To
Replies: 301
Views: 34851

Re: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To

3. Burnout and fatigue are by far my biggest limiting factors right now. My energy still feels very limited and it's incredibly frustrating. There were a few days where I pushed myself too hard then paid the price in diminished ability to function the next day or week. This is the story of my life....
by zbigi
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 289
Views: 74921

Re: guitar player's journal

I plan to gradually be knocking down humidity across the flat and tonight will run it in the kitchen for the night, then living room, then corridor, bathroom etc and see how it goes. Nice that things are under control again. Suprisingly to me, my experiences of years of running air purifier during ...
by zbigi
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

What I realized is it kinda doesn't matter cause no one will retire with you and you end up bored out of your freaking mind learning this or that. Hah, those were my experiences when I "retired" in the past. For heavy introverts, this is likely a minimal problem, but the rest of us will n...
by zbigi
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@TopHatFox that sounds more interesting and exciting than a full-time job for sure. With enough luck, it may even work out. Ultimately, it depends on what your goals are. If you just want the (lowercase fu) FU money, in the past decade the fastest and most reliable way to obtain it in the US was joi...
by zbigi
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I’m scared I’ll run out of energy being an introvert, but yeah — It’s essentially applying for jobs but with a business theme. It's may be same on the surface, but there are way more unknowns. Jobs market is standardized, so you can know what to expect and know what to bring to the table to have re...
by zbigi
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Have a good technical base sure. But non-technical business savvy people count for way more if you are going to even have a chance to build a "unicorn" (from your previous posts above). 1000%. Zuck or Gates or Musk were good programmers, sure. But first and foremost, they were absolutely ...
by zbigi
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@zbigi, but surely you must understand code to be able to sell it well, and to have the respect of your co-workers. I’d have very little respect for a mechanic shop owner that didn’t know anything about cars, for example. The other thing I noticed is that the more coding tools I’ve learned, the mor...
by zbigi
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I was thinking of testing his strategy by creating a tech-mining company and reaching out to all my old bosses in the mining industry, asking them what they need done tech-wise, and also asking for funding too. The alum did say to NOT code what they ask you to make yourself as it's too time-intensi...
by zbigi
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 289
Views: 74921

Re: guitar player's journal

- opening the windows - although I have been hesitant to do it these days because the ambient humidity is 95% versus the readers in the house in their 80%s. Opening windows on both side to create draft does not help. Cold outside air that is 95% humid probably has much less water in it than inside ...
by zbigi
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:06 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 99
Views: 6210

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

Because the predominant structure of society, based on industrialism, IS a simple one where everybody is the same, e.g. business casual = slacks + collared shirt. A the core design of ERE is complex by construction. I don't think business causal is people's real values. It's just mimicry (required ...
by zbigi
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 99
Views: 6210

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

When it comes to "breaking through" to the greater society, I think the importance of aesthetics has been hugely underestimated when it comes to ERE. Not just in breaking through IMO, but in its core design as well. Most people want beauty and style in their life. When they hear that ERE ...
by zbigi
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CalamityJane's Journal
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: CalamityJane's Journal

recal wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:24 pm
Adding a reply here to start following along with this. Welcome! Looking forward to seeing more of what you're up to.
You can also use the "Subscribe topic" feature in a drop-down menu at the top of the thread.
by zbigi
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To
Replies: 301
Views: 34851

Re: AE's Journal Round 5 - Finding Freedom To

I don't think people who work full time can have energy for a vibrant social life (god forbid if they have children, too), unless they're some kind of exception (either in terms on unusual amount of energy, work being really non-taxing etc.). In Rousseau's "Confessions" (XVIII century Fran...
by zbigi
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

In coding, most managers don't ask this question in my personal experience. I suspect they know I don't give a crap about their company, it's products or mission (and so do they) and don't bother with forcing me to lie.
by zbigi
Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Rousseau - the XVIII century Semi-ERE
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Rousseau - the XVIII century Semi-ERE

I agree, he was definitely flawed and, in later years, not entirely stable. But, he found escaping to his retreat and picking up a simple part-time occupation (copying notes) as a way to cut off from the pressures of a superficial society. I think many of us here can relate with that. Also, in my or...
by zbigi
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Collapse into now - OutOfTheBlue's journal
Replies: 38
Views: 4422

Re: Collapse into now - OutOfTheBlue's journal

Webdev has by far the lowest barier of entry (since there's so much demand, companies can't be too picky) and, at the same time, it does not really require solid understanding of fundamentals (something you can't escape even when developing mobile apps) - so it's a very good starting choice IMO.
by zbigi
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I wouldn't compare it to lectures. It's more like, sitting in the same room with a professor, and being able to pull him by his elbow to your monitor to ask a question basically at any time. You can do that via Zoom too and it's fairly effective, but many people intentionally don't respond too quic...
by zbigi
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

It's not about somebody teaching you - no one has time for that and, as you wrote, you're expected to learn yourself. However, just by being in physical proximity of senior coders will decrease the friction to asking them question about codebase/infrastructure/architecture/requirements (aka the comp...
by zbigi
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210670

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I'm somewhat sceptical that remote is a good way to start a coding career. You're going to need a ton of help in the beginning and being able to just ask questions and discuss things in person will be much less stressful. You will definitely learn much quicker by just being around experienced coders.