I bet they'd invent a great language for smells.

First day in rented apartment

I've rented an apartment some 5-10 minutes walk from work, which I'm using 5 times per week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and most of Sunday. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday evening I'm going home (i.e. in the suburbs) with family.

With this scheme, I'm getting some 4-6 hours per day to work on my stuff.

I'm planning a 6 month sprint, to finish my trading software (i.e. have a working version for my own use).

I've got the business plan all lined out:

1) Rent apartment close to work.
2) Code application.
3) ???
4) Profit!!!
Permalink Io 
March 20th, 2017 1:44pm
When you say trading software, do you mean something like high frequency trading or just a stock tracker?

Item number 4 is the tough part.
Permalink ps 
March 20th, 2017 1:57pm
Options trading, automated but not really HF (would stand no chance against the giants).
Permalink Io 
March 20th, 2017 1:58pm
Good luck Io, you're making progress.
Permalink The Great Orange 
March 20th, 2017 2:07pm
so like 11-13 hours per day of working?  That's nuts man...
Permalink Kenny the Robot 
March 20th, 2017 2:16pm
"Options trading, automated but not really HF (would stand no chance against the giants).".

I assume this would be connect to the person's options account.  There are actually quite a few programs like this out there offered by various options organizations but they are obviously at a price, usually a monthly fee.

That said, I would still be interested in something like your program if you intend to offer it for sale after you complete and test it.  Shoot me an email if you intend to put it on the market.
Permalink Send private email PS 
March 20th, 2017 3:05pm
Thanks, Great Orange.

@Kenny: I'm motivated.
Permalink Io 
March 20th, 2017 3:08pm
@PS: ok, I will.
Permalink Io 
March 20th, 2017 3:09pm
>Good luck Io, you're making progress.

No he's not, he's on a burnout trajectory. He'll crash and burn and then go back to drinking within like 3 months. Don't encourage this bullshit.
Permalink mup 
March 20th, 2017 8:25pm
One of my coworkers does this.  His wife is in another city and he stays in an apartment locally, going home on weekends.  He wants to stop soon.  (and he isn't doing a side business)
Permalink FSK 
March 20th, 2017 9:55pm
The key word is "sustainability".

I'm not killing myself, in fact I'm working less and resting more than when I'm commuting.

If I commute, I wake up at 7:00 AM and get back home at 7:00 PM.  Of these 12 hours, only 8 are on a payroll, the rest are wasted with the dead times and commute.

Then, once I get home, I'm resting for half an hour and eating something, which is a major productivity killer, after dinner I'm effectively exhausted and can barely keep my eyes open.

But I have to work another 2 hours with the kid, as he too demands my time. Right now it's Lego time, he breaks things and I'm looking for the needle in the haystack in order to find a tiny little piece that he assembles into the whole. I call what I do work too.

So 12h + 2h = 14h work every day, relentless. If I wanna do something for myself, I gotta do it on top of those 14 hours. Sometimes I manage to push another 2, one day I pushed 4 and woke up feeling as if someone has beaten me with a bat.

So right now going from 14 hours to just 12 is a walk in the park. I feel more relaxed and full of energy than ever.
Permalink Io 
March 21st, 2017 3:09am
"One of my coworkers does this.  His wife is in another city and he stays in an apartment locally, going home on weekends.  He wants to stop soon.  (and he isn't doing a side business)"

It's good intro into a relationship breakdown.
Permalink Yoda 
March 21st, 2017 8:26am
You got any hot co-workers?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 21st, 2017 9:14am
Handy "Five Fingers" Helen
Permalink Yoda 
March 21st, 2017 10:33am