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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #400 on: September 12, 2023, 10:21:18 AM »
Perhaps not a comic, but I thought it was relevant: The "average" american life in weeks:

The article, Your Life in Weeks is good in general, and makes a good point that each week is for living.
This particular breakdown reminds me of the text from How much of your life are you selling off?: "I pictured the typical career-fueled life as settling out into three distinct phases: pre-work, work, and post-work...For most people, the post-work phase marks the first time they can do what they like with their days without the approval of a parent or an employer. The post-work phase is typically shorter than the work phase. If average life span is a little shy of 80, the typical post-work phase is less than twenty years, and by the time it begins, the workerís body canít do what it used to do."

I love this, and actually, built my own "Life In Weeks" in Excel, and keep it as part of my financial projection spreadsheet. The exercise of building it the first time was very introspective.  Now, it's great to revisit to keep things in perspective and ensure I'm keeping my journey to FI on track.


I actually built a tool that lets you enter your birthdate and it'll generate the life in weeks diagram after reading the waitbutwhy article a few years ago.


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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #401 on: November 30, 2023, 08:43:49 AM »
The attached was created by reddit user dergeraet93.  It's titled "The beach that you've visited the most"   I use to work somewhere like that.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2023, 08:50:25 AM by By the River »

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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #402 on: November 30, 2023, 01:23:06 PM »
I do not see this posted, apologies if it was posted earlier back than I looked.

http://www.zenpencils.com/comic/128-bill-watterson-a-cartoonists-advice/

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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #403 on: November 30, 2023, 01:25:12 PM »
Also this truism about programmers.  Or anyone doing low level tech work.  Or computer security.


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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #404 on: December 01, 2023, 05:06:32 AM »
Also this truism about programmers.  Or anyone doing low level tech work.  Or computer security.

There's a lot of truth to this. I'm totally done with morning standup, scrums and bug trackers and dealing with the numerous quirks of git. I retired three years ago to get out of this rat race.

That said, I have to say that still enjoy programming - I just won't do it for work. I have been working on a Python based framework to control my model trains for the past few months and it has been a delight. I have no deadlines so I can take as long as I want to figure out the right way to implement some tricky piece of code. I spend a couple of hours every day chipping away at it and hope to publish my code some time next year.

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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #405 on: December 01, 2023, 05:51:37 PM »
This week's SMBC should feel familiar to index investors:

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/generivory

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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #406 on: December 01, 2023, 08:44:34 PM »
I actually built a tool that lets you enter your birthdate and it'll generate the life in weeks diagram after reading the waitbutwhy article a few years ago.
I love that you did this. One quibble: if I have to scroll back month by month to my DOB, it'll take so long, I'll probably be dead. Is there a way to just type in your DOB?

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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #407 on: December 01, 2023, 09:09:19 PM »
Tap the arrow by the year and itíll point down, allowing you to scroll by the year.

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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #408 on: December 01, 2023, 09:43:12 PM »
A bit like work...



The Perry Bible Fellowship is sometimes a bit NSFW, but highly recommended if you like it quirky: http://pbfcomics.com

I just read all of these!

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Re: Mustachian (or Anti-Mustachian) Comics
« Reply #409 on: December 01, 2023, 10:10:14 PM »
Tap the arrow by the year and itíll point down, allowing you to scroll by the year.
Not in my device. Can't type in the year, and the arrow thake me to a calendar that moves one month at a time. I'm old and it's a metric fuckton of months.