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New year resolutions for 2017: (starting now, because fuck 2016) [Dec. 14th, 2016|12:47 am]
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Put more money into savings. One year of 12.5% contribution to my 401(k) has made up for multiple years of low/no retirement savings. The first year worth of stock grant at my employer also just vested, so that's a start to my short/medium-term savings (so I can buy a house in a year or three, maybe).

Donate more to charity. Katarina inspired me to make recurring donations to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood already. My irregular EFF donations are going to be made regular, and I'm going to add some to that.

Buy more art. My friends make art and their time is not worthless. I also consume a lot of art/media/entertainment that I don't have to pay for. Thanks to Winter for the idea of making a bunch of $1/mo Patreon commitments.

Help my friends and acquaintances more, financially. I make more in a day than many of my friends make in a week. I think I can work at least one day a month for them. Starting today.

Do something more interesting for housing than just living in a bus. I have three buses. I am actively pursuing leads for a small building and parking lot somewhere in SF or Oakland, so I can invite 5-10 people to live with me and make something unusual happen.

[User Picture]From: 42itous
2016-12-14 03:08 pm (UTC)
Have I introduced you to my brother Mike, who lives in the Mission? Or our friend Dan Good, who is a sculptor? I'm pretty sure he still lives in Oakland, and he probably knows a lot of people who'd be good idea-catalysts for you.
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[User Picture]From: sparr0
2016-12-14 10:55 pm (UTC)
You have not!
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