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by zbigi
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 936
Views: 191616

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

Interestingly, some of the geology companies have given the feedback that my resume is too overqualified/fancy. Finished a few gis/coding interviews, so maybe that’ll go somewhere. I showed the interviewers sample projects and they seemed to be impressed. I honestly might quit trying to find work &...
by zbigi
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies
Replies: 45
Views: 3618

Re: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

If you take out the crazy, and leave just the self-sufficiency: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ted-kaczynski-an-interview-with-ted-kaczynski Thanks, that's a great interview! Especially interesting to me was the part where he said that he wanted to live like this since his early teens. I f...
by zbigi
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Will Gas Stations Exist In 15 Years?
Replies: 54
Views: 2757

Re: Will Gas Stations Exist In 15 Years?

The most up to date stats show how rapid the progress is currently with many countries increasing the proportion of EVs in new car registrations by 100%-200% or more over last year: https://i.imgur.com/vhO4oWE.png The chart says "plug-in", which could mean it includes plug-in hybrids, whi...
by zbigi
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Wargaming
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Wargaming

I'd be curious to get the thoughts from any active MtG players on the forums. I used to be semi-serious about competitive MtG play during University (meaning - I regularly traveled across Poland for tournaments, and also occasionally to other European countries for Grand Prixes). I have dropped it ...
by zbigi
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 120
Views: 23786

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

While I was not feeling well, I started playing around learning python and opencv. My 'apprenticeship' application is to build a device that records vehicle speeds and saves an image of vehicles travelling faster than a certain speed. I am using the Pi 4 with a camera from my front window. It is wo...
by zbigi
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 941
Views: 140343

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Hmm, if you're going to criticize Wendell Berry on this journal, you're going to need to do a better job of it; this strikes me as a rather lazy ad hominem attack that seems to be entirely irrelevant to whether or not Berry's The Unsettling of America is well reasoned and/or worthy of suggestion. A...
by zbigi
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 941
Views: 140343

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

I just spent the better part of a few workdays getting through your journal and I just wanted to say thank you for all the inspiration. Also, if you are still looking to add to your long reading list, I'd like to suggest Wendell Berry's The Unsettling of America . Interestingly, Czesław Miłosz (one...
by zbigi
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is 4% dead?
Replies: 105
Views: 6468

Re: Is 4% dead?

unemployable wrote:
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:40 pm
Nefarious Limited Partnership? Nobody's Little Pony? C'mon, bud. It was hard enough to figure out ML = Machine Learning. I guess I'm illustrating the problem of being out of the workhorse for so long.
NLP is Natural Language Processing, basically ML done on text.
by zbigi
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is 4% dead?
Replies: 105
Views: 6468

Re: Is 4% dead?

I really doubt that, in 15 years, ML/NLP will be in any way as hot a market as it is now. There will just be a new fad that's the hot thing of the year. ML will still exist, but will now be a mature field, requiring a strong CV (years of experience, no signs of losing faith in the corporate system e...
by zbigi
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is 4% dead?
Replies: 105
Views: 6468

Re: Is 4% dead?

What if your labor, which can currently be commodified at $25/hr., can be commodified at $100/hr 20 years from now? I think there is a tendency to catastrophically depreciate skills upon retirement. A strategy that included periodically once again selling skills if/when pertinent markets hit relati...
by zbigi
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails
Replies: 1019
Views: 219538

Re: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails

I don't think it's necessarily required to learn how to make your own jam or repair stuff. It's not possible or desirable to learn how to literally do everything yourself, so you get to pick and chose what interests you pursue. Once you escape the frame of the comparative advantage of doing somethi...
by zbigi
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails
Replies: 1019
Views: 219538

Re: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails

Working a job also limits future earning potential. It's weird to me that there is not an extremely successful FIRE entrepreneur. Maybe it's MMM? I'm surprised someone didn't free up all that time and have the major mindset shift to not want to work all the time, only to start a business doing some...
by zbigi
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 892
Views: 115280

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

(quote from J+G post) Everything we've ever done relies on this insane web of interconnected global commerce. Dirtbag living even more so depends on the global commerce and the incredible wealth America has to offer. For example, take eating other people's garbage as a way to not pay for food - if ...
by zbigi
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails
Replies: 1019
Views: 219538

Re: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails

Ego wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:23 pm

If the "work" of T1 work is psychologically 4x or 6x harder dollar-for-dollar than T2 work then is it irrational?
For me, it's because the 4x or 6x multiplier is not nearly enough. My post-tax hourly wage buys 100 pounds of tomatoes. The modern economy is just that efficient.
by zbigi
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Remote Work - life implications
Replies: 20
Views: 1807

Re: Remote Work - life implications

If you are a coder, your location, social skills, personal hygiene all have exactly 0% impact on the quality of your work. (A tangent) It's not true that social skills are not important for coders. Modern coding is a highly collaborative process, with lots of interactions with people. That's BTW th...
by zbigi
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 892
Views: 115280

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

That may seem immaterial, but it's not unreasonable to think of a situation where a few extra % per year could result in $5,000-10,000 or more of extra money annually that could be allocated towards causes, freeing up your time from having to work a set number of hours at something you are only doi...
by zbigi
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: "War of Art"
Replies: 4
Views: 422

"War of Art"

I'm just finishing reading "War of Art", by Steven Pressfield. I'd be glad to hear what others who have read it think about it. To me, the message contained is so negative that the book is basically an argument AGAINST pursuing art, or anything ambitious for that matter. The author's strug...
by zbigi
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Adventuring
Replies: 327
Views: 38944

Re: ERE Adventuring

Alphaville wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 8:45 am

so you need to really "invent" some kind of financial vehicle that shields your capitalist livelihood.
Sounds like annuities might potentially be a good idea (depending on details of German law).
by zbigi
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Not made for consuming ~ Bos journal
Replies: 37
Views: 3105

Re: Not made for consuming ~ Bos journal

How did you approach these breaks every few years. Did you take very long vacations? Tried different jobs? Or did you try to see how you would fill the time if you would be ERE? I am planning to go to Africa for a few months next year on my small motorcycle. Last time I went for 6 weeks and it gave...
by zbigi
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Not made for consuming ~ Bos journal
Replies: 37
Views: 3105

Re: Not made for consuming ~ Bos journal

Soon I am turning 25. Closer to the 30 than the 20. Would be happy to hear some advice you would give your younger 25 year old self. Maybe it can inspire me or others. Since you're in tech, your circumstances are somewhat special - you have a potential to, relatively quickly, make the amounts of mo...