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by candide
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Avalok's Journal
Replies: 44
Views: 3759

Re: Avalok's Journal

I want to add to the condolences.

My grandfather was the greatest man I ever knew -- there is something about those useful, frugal men of the past. They might not make as many of them as they used to, but it's good that there is a place where people to aspire to be like that can come together.
by candide
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)

Ah, I see. That fund of money is the only way I let myself spend on things that aren't food, transport, and housing, family care. I allow myself to invest in my workshop at a 1:1 ratio (each dollar in spent in the shop deducts a dollar from the fund). Tools, consumables like tape and glue, etc. This...
by candide
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)

ertyu wrote:
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:13 am
what happens to the habit fund after
I'm not sure what you are asking. Could you elaborate more?
by candide
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)

Oh, I’m pretty boring right now – just grinding – but one thing that I think might be worth sharing with this community is my experiment with paying myself to do things I don’t want to do ( or have been negligent in doing). I have been calling this my “habit fund,” but I am open to suggestions for a...
by candide
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Ran Prieur Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Ran Prieur Watch

Ran writes: September 13. Continuing on motivation, yesterday's post was all over the place, and today I have a clean point, inspired by research that shows two kinds of love between couples. The first kind is strong and exciting, and gets the couple together. Later they develop a connection that's ...
by candide
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)

Phone ===== I had achieved what seems the true and proper ERE end-state of a brick phone. But it was 3G, and that was ending, and my wife encouraged me to be able to take pictures of our DD, so here I am with a bottom shelf (at a normal retail establishment) smart phone. I wouldn't have anything I w...
by candide
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Ran Prieur Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Ran Prieur Watch

I didn't copy the links. Click through to Ran's site if you want them. Full disclosure: I didn't read follow any of the links, but still felt I enjoyed the piece as a whole. http://www.ranprieur.com/ Ran Writes: September 12. Today's subject is motivation. This is a well-written article, Excuse me b...
by candide
Sat Sep 10, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 138
Views: 19079

Re: Ego's Journal

I suppose I fail to see what determine[ism] could mean if not referring to a somewhat predictable mapping between initial states and final states of a system. It almost seems like an axiom of faith amongst scientific researchers to presume something determines what they observe even if they cannot ...
by candide
Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 138
Views: 19079

Re: Ego's Journal

@daylen There is a kind of motte and bailey that often happens around determinism discourse. There is a toggling between theoretical determinism, like Lapace's Demon, and then some simple determinism. This quest for simple determinism and the motivated reasoning behind it is what I read into (or con...
by candide
Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Ran Prieur Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Ran Prieur Watch

Ran writes September 5. For Labor Day, I'm thinking about the word "work". One definition is very broad. Work doesn't have to be productive, because Sisyphus rolling a rock up a hill, that always rolls back down, is doing work. It doesn't have to be physical, because chess players thinking...
by candide
Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The 4% Rule – A Castle in the Air
Replies: 293
Views: 28046

Re: The 4% Rule – A Castle in the Air

I for one appreciate the post -- though, admittedly I am a bit of a space-taking effort-poster myself.
by candide
Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)

And I get it you care and it’s painful being immersed in a bullshit world. Is it possible to separate the money getting and the passion and just exist in the public education cesspool just to get your pay and pension? Open question in my mind. I feel honor-bound to finish this year, and then I am g...
by candide
Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)

Where are the history teachers on this? No one in the "social studies" department is pro censorship or supportive of what happened, or anything like that, but there is a split between those already wishing to find a way out and those who value how comfy the gig is. Two in particular come ...
by candide
Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Another Brick in the Wall (Part One)

Motivation ======== With the latest 100 point roll-over in my habit fund, I am going to try as an experiment in motivation to vary points with a dice roll each time. To compensate for all the extra points this will create, it will now be 350 points to earn the $100. (And if this works as well as I t...
by candide
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Ran Prieur Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Ran Prieur Watch

Today's post at Ran Prieur's site has more links than I want to take the trouble to deal with right now, but it is really good on topics that intersect the kind of questions of technology and skills ERE blog and book touch on.

http://www.ranprieur.com/
by candide
Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: More than human world and Randers 2052
Replies: 32
Views: 2244

Re: More than human world and Randers 2052

Also, since Moore’s Law is also due to sputter out within a couple decades, why is living in the virtual world likely to remain a more affordable means of recreation for all of those who are newly relatively and absolutely poorer at the median? Let's also not forget rent seeking and its friend Digi...
by candide
Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: More than human world and Randers 2052
Replies: 32
Views: 2244

Re: More than human world and Randers 2052

@jacob. Brilliant post. Thread needs to get instant upgrade to "best of forum." GDP/capita will still be going up, so people will be working as hard as ever. They just won't be able to enjoy their money as much as we currently do because increasingly more money will go to paying for debt, ...
by candide
Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Best of the ERE Forum!
Replies: 17
Views: 4545

Re: Best of the ERE Forum!

The master, spitting fire

viewtopic.php?p=261914#p261914

The whole thread is solid and filled with solid takes.
by candide
Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is reading a waste of time?
Replies: 20
Views: 2038

Re: Is reading a waste of time?

@Hristo Botev. I appreciate you being a good sport. No offense was intended. It's just that we both agree that books, particularly classics, are good. There was a C.S. Lewis quote I was looking for yesterday but wasn't able to find. Today -- while making a search to try to find something else Lewis ...
by candide
Thu Aug 25, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is reading a waste of time?
Replies: 20
Views: 2038

Re: Is reading a waste of time?

This argument could be restated the other way and be just as persuasive: best argument for the idea that reading is a waste of time is a 5 minute conversation with someone who is always reading (and is never doing). Chesterton would (maybe) be proud of the attempted inversion, but it doesn't work. ...