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Fri Aug 28

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whafa replied to the Casa Del Guano Loco board. 1:53 PM

Re: Inherited Work

They're real, and they're spectacular.

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whafa replied to the Gym Thread board. 10:17 AM

Re: August

Friday:

~17 mile RT Bike Ride to/fro

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:14 AM

Re: OT:Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

P.S. Bonus shot for those who learned to play piano as a child using the John Thompson (or the John Brimhall) method, how about "Every Good Boy Does Fine?"

Or for guitar, "Every A$$hole Does Good By Easter" :)

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whafa replied to the Gym Thread board. 6:25 AM

Re: August

Thursday:

2 Phish album Ingress session, including:

Push-ups (2x27)

Standing Incline Row Thingies (2x27)

Pull-ups (9)

Thu Aug 27

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whafa replied to the Casa Del Guano Loco board. 4:54 PM

Re: Inherited Work

That's why I do my best to be totally irrelevant by the time I leave a place.

Wed Aug 26

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whafa replied to the Gym Thread board. 11:35 AM

Re: August

Wednesday:

~17 mile RT bike ride to/fro.

Tue Aug 25

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whafa replied to the Casa Del Guano Loco board. 1:56 PM

Re: My Week So Far

When did you get a place?

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Jan 2016.

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whafa replied to the Casa Del Guano Loco board. 11:50 AM

Re: My Week So Far

I'm learning about earthquake retrofitting this week, and the basics of drywall installation.

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 11:11 AM

Re: Windows 10 and Cortana

Basically, I would have to cut and paste every single word.


I'll have to take your word for it, but that sucks. Specialized software is always last to get any attention.

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 10:50 AM

Re: Windows 10 and Cortana

Because Google is as stupid as Microsoft.
You can't use it to dictate in Word or other applications, just in Chrome and Google Documents.


Who uses Word anymore anyway? :)

It's not a big deal, regardless. Just dictate [more]

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whafa replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:21 AM

Re: 401(k)/After Tax Account/IRA

If you were eligible for an employer sponsored plan you could not contribute to an IRA. But I may remember incorrectly or the rules may have changed.

Yes, this is an important point that I forgot, and it applied to me a few years ago [more]

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:15 AM

Re: ETF Blow UP! A case study.

If I had known I was missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime, I would have called in sick and had someone else teach my class.


Don't feel too bad. The trade probably would have been reversed, if it had gone through at all, [more]

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whafa replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:42 AM

Re: 401(k)/After Tax Account/IRA

I don't think the 401(K) and IRA contributions are cumulative. You can contribute $18K to your 401(k) and also, if you have the funds and are under the earning limit, max out your IRA.

Depending on how much you have in tax sheltered [more]

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whafa replied to the Gym Thread board. 8:42 AM

Re: August

Tuesday:

~8.5 mile bike ride to work

~8.5 mile ride home, weather permitting

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whafa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:33 AM

Re: Useful Life of a Home

Thanks to everybody for the input.

In addition to full dimension, old growth lumber, you also often get hand craftmanship that is not found any more. But much depends on how previous owners cared for it all. Is it salvageable or is it [more]

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 6:28 AM

Re: Windows 10 and Cortana

Why aren't you using Google for your speech recognition? It works great. They've spent a lot of time on it.

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:10 AM

Re: ETF Blow UP! A case study.

It's not just Muni bonds and preferred REIT ETFs; I saw the same thing happen to RSP yesterday:

https://www.google.com/finance?q=rsp

It was down by more than 30% briefly. I did not [more]

Mon Aug 24

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whafa posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:17 PM

Useful Life of a Home

It's obviously highly variable, but is there a rule of thumb for deciding a complete tear-down and rebuild is necessary? I'm looking at some houses built in the late 1800s. I haven't been inside yet, but I'm sure the electric is old, the plumbing is [more]

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whafa replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:44 AM

Re: RSP

I noticed the same thing. Unfortunately for me, the market only ever crashes when I need to raise cash for other things, so I didn't buy any.

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whafa replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:21 AM

Re: 99 day rule negative this morning

I'm an ale man, myself, but if that's what you like, a good cask conditioned lager is what you should try.


It is very difficult to find cask ale in NYC, and I bet all but impossible to find it in the rest of the US. Americans [more]

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