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by Green Pimble
Sat May 08, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Digital Minimalism?
Replies: 22
Views: 985

Re: Digital Minimalism?

@analyticalengine @ellarose24 Thank you both for that exchange, I found it valuable. Hearing that others find the exposure to 'doom' (climate change etc.) to be depressing on this forum is a good perspective. Thinking about climate change or collapse gets me down, and I don't know how to deal with t...
by Green Pimble
Sat May 01, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 286
Views: 67618

Re: Fixit Log

I know we’d argue “my time is worth more to me than that!” but when I think about it now as an old retired guy I realize I can never buy back my youth. As a young professional I used to say this kind of thing, but since reading about FIRE and ERE my thoughts have changed. Even without the monetary ...
by Green Pimble
Sat May 01, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

A therapist or GP with a private practice? My work in the medical field definitely ticks a lot of the 'good' boxes, and I think it's a pretty great job; although it does often pit quality of care against speed/through-put. Luckily I do not work in the American system though, so I avoid a lot of the...
by Green Pimble
Sat May 01, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I made a knife
Replies: 20
Views: 839

Re: I made a knife

Thank you all again :). You may have discovered some talents you did not know you had. And the broccoli looks terrific too! Thank you! I definitely found the process of deciding on the more 'artistic' choices in the knife, such as the shape of the scales and handle materials etc., was very rewarding...
by Green Pimble
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I made a knife
Replies: 20
Views: 839

Re: I made a knife

Thank you all for your lovely feedback! I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing it all from start to finish :). I have a friend who buys old files for knife making. Now I know what he does with them. Great job and a great write-up. If they're making a hobby out of it, I am strongly suspicious that they have ...
by Green Pimble
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I made a knife
Replies: 20
Views: 839

I made a knife

A year ago I decided to make a knife. I thought people here might enjoy seeing the process. The idea began when I was studying for one of the hardest exams I've ever sat. I was also in the middle of 3 months of night shifts. My life was basically: study, work, sleep. Near the end I just couldn't sta...
by Green Pimble
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 286
Views: 67618

Re: Fixit Log

@Alphaville I found this website very handy when I switched my gravel bike from 2x11 to 1x11: https://www.gear-calculator.com/
You can compare various gearing options and slide the number of teeth around to watch your range change.
by Green Pimble
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone managed to decrease their susceptibility to colds?
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: Anyone managed to decrease their susceptibility to colds?

I do wonder if you have a seasonal allergy to something? Frequent symptoms of runny nose, itchy throat, tired, etc. sound like a typical atopic reaction. Plus you mentioned you had respiratory issues as a child which could well have been seasonal asthma, adding to the picture of atopy. Do you ever g...
by Green Pimble
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Cat City
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Cat City

Diablo II was the first game I played when I got my first PC back in 2000/2001. Fantastic game! Have you tried Path of Exile? It's basically Diablo on steroids with much better skill development system and much more content. And it's free to play. Haha, just what I need, another addictive computer ...
by Green Pimble
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: madziebee's 2021 Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: madziebee's 2021 Challenge

I'm so sorry to hear that madziebee. I have been reading your journal as another Aussie living in a major city and was going to comment last time you posted, but now I have nothing of value to add. I don't think you need to track expenses, or do anything at all, other than grieve. Be kind to yourself.
by Green Pimble
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Cat City
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Cat City

Another journal update, and it's going to be a short one. The reason for the brevity is because I have attempted several times to write a "proper" update to my journal, and immediately become bogged writing a post-to-end-all-posts. So here's the updates: I bought another Honda Fit. My prev...
by Green Pimble
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 286
Views: 67618

Re: Fixit Log

basuragomi wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:09 pm
You need to link to the direct image, not the Imgur album. Looks great though!
Thanks for your help! They don't make it easy to do that.
by Green Pimble
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 286
Views: 67618

Re: Fixit Log

I love drinking tea, so my parents bought me a fancy temperature controlled kettle a few years ago. Unfortunately the quality of the plastic on the kettle was terrible, with bits of cracking and falling apart. When the handle started to come lose I decided to fix it! I cut the handle shape out of a ...
by Green Pimble
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 467
Views: 130949

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

I'm all over the place as far as what cars I would buy. I'm looking for anything reliable with low miles and up to maybe $10,000, but I'm especially interested in Toyota and Honda. The Fit seems like an excellent car! The difficultly is that my current car is a bit larger than the Fit and I'm often...
by Green Pimble
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

Re: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson

What about putting a % into crypto? Maybe instead of gold for example. When the Permanent Portfolio was written (2012) BItcoin was not as popular as now. I don't know for sure, but I doubt the authors considered it. They certainly didn't write about it. As a potentially non-correlated asset to stoc...
by Green Pimble
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

Re: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson

Can you share what you mean by "plugging numbers into portfolio charts"? Like what life scenarios were you consider? Playing around with Portfolio Charts was mostly about exploring what really basic portfolios looked like. For example, what is a 100% stock portfolio like? How about 100% b...
by Green Pimble
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

Re: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson

I think you made my day by talking about how Portfolio Charts helped you level up from the MMM "VTI and chill" mentality to thinking seriously about the benefits of diversification. It's working! :D It's an excellent website you've created. I found the "DIY portfolio" bit a litt...
by Green Pimble
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

Re: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson

Thanks white belt, I must have missed it!
by Green Pimble
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson

I came to investing, like many people, through Mr. Money Mustache. I have been firmly in the "all stocks, all the time" camp out of ignorance. My current portfolio is 100% equities. Recently I have been thinking about portfolios... "Surely bonds aren't just for old people?" Findi...
by Green Pimble
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: A comfortable bed
Replies: 21
Views: 1460

Re: A comfortable bed

The best sleep of my life is on my current futon. It's the cheap 'student' futon, made of layered cotton and nothing else (as far as I am aware). It's a queen size that goes directly on the floor. Probably about 15cm thick. I roll it up out of the way during the day, and it can fit in my car without...