I'm trying to get healthier because I want to be around for my eight-year-old son for a long time, and because I want to be strong and healthy for a long time. I want to avoid, as much as possible, the shitty last decade both my parents went through. A …
In June of 2022, I will sail from Tromsó in northern Norway to Longyearbyen, in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway. Both Tromsó and Longyearbyen are above the Arctic Circle, and at that time of year, the sun will not go down for the entire trip. I will be a crew member …
Last week a friend asked what podcasts I listen to, and I thought it might be useful to list the podcasts and YouTube channels I subscribe to.
Finance & Real Estate Podcasts
- The Fort with Chris Powers: Great interviews with business and real estate people. Amazing guests. Chris is a prolific …
The value I get from You Need A Budget (YNAB) for managing my personal finances is immense. I really like the mental model of putting money aside for specific future expenses, and it causes my savings rate to be significantly higher. If you're trying to manage your budget to reduce …
I'm writing out the choices I'm making in the November 2020 election, and why, in the hopes that this might be helpful to other people voting this year.
In the past I've paid attention to Federal and State elections, but largely went the party line or made a guess for …
There is so much scandalous bullshit thrown out about personal finance that it's enough to make a goat lose its lunch. But most personal finance topics (once you weed out all the bullshit and bad advice) are pretty …Tagged as: Personal_finance
I've been spending a lot of time thinking about the possibility of Fascism or Authoritarianism in the United States, and what that means for my plans to remain in the country. I don't want to overreact, and I don't think it's inevitable that this country will descend into fascism — but …
As the child of a Danish mother, I grew up on stories of Danish resistance to the Nazis during WW2. My mother was a small child during the occupation, and she spoke to me of her vivid memories of having a German soldier quartered in her home during the war …
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, Anne Lise (Lis) Schofield died from complications of dementia.
Miles Schofield, her husband and father of John Schofield, died November 11, 2014.
Lis leaves her sister Grethe, her son John, John's wife Marlyse, and their two children Heather and James.
The service will be Saturday …
I start out all my BASH scripts with the following boilerplate:
#!/bin/bash set -e set -o pipefail set -u
Let's talk for a minute about why each one of those lines is a good idea.
set -e: Exit immediately if a simple command exits with a non-zero status. If …
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