Ever since I’ve started tracking every penny I spend on my new car, I got this feeling that I put a whole lot more value into it than it is returning. So for me this was definitely an area which needed to be looked into and optimized a little bit. Continue reading How to reduce your car expenses?
Author: László Gazsi
I don’t remember if I’ve ever bought anything on Black Friday. Except in 2014, when I’ve bought my own apartment and we were going to move in in December. Back then we ordered the necessary home appliances (fridge, washing machine, stove) on Black Friday. I don’t know how much money we saved on those, as I didn’t track the prices for months prior the big day, we just ordered them because we would have bought them anyway a week or two later. But except for that one year I didn’t buy anything… Want to know how I did it? Continue reading How did I manage not to buy anything on Black Friday?
I’ve been using Ghost Pro for my personal blog in the past two and a half years, but time has come to move back to the good old WordPress. The Ghost Pro platform is incredibly easy to use and when I gave it a try I simply wanted a blog to publish my ideas on without the hassle of maintaining it, like updating WordPress and themes and plugins and solving compatibility issues. For that my Ghost Pro subscription was perfect. Although some AdSense ads do appear on this site, it hardly generates any revenue, so the monthly 29$ subscription had to go… Continue reading How to migrate your blog from Ghost Pro to WordPress
WebSocket is a communication protocol providing a bi-directional communication channel between client and server. It allows us to directly send a message to the clients whenever something changes on the server side and we want all clients to be notified. Let’s see the skeleton for a simple WebSocket example in Java. Continue reading WebSocket example in Java
Because I’ve chosen to buy an apartment outside of the city, I spend at least one hour commuting per day, even more if I decide to sleep a little more and have to make my trip to my workplace during the rush hour. In those cases the time I spend commuting multiplies. When you think about how much time you spend to get to your workplace and back home, you’ll find out that you may “waste” even 7-8 hours per week. I say that time is wasted, because I’m sitting in my car doing nothing. If I were going on foot or by bike, I’d say it’s useful, because I am also doing some exercise, but this way, I’m just wasting precious time every day. Continue reading How I make my commutes more productive
I’ve pretty much learned my lesson about depreciation with my first car. I’ve bought it new and after 6 years I donated it to my father, mostly because it lacked AC and engine power. Because it was an
affordable cheap car, I gave it everything to keep it in tip-top condition, but didn’t “invest” in improvements. I didn’t track every penny spent on that car, but the values returned by the Car Running Costs Calculator alone hurt. A lot. Continue reading Your car is not an investment!
I remember having a discussion during some course a while ago about success. We were presented pictures of actors, singers, some fancy building of a bank, expensive sport cars and a huge mansion with an enormous garden and swimming pool and we had to chose from the pictures what meant success for us.
Below you may find all the costs of my current car, a 2011 Renault Megane Sport Tourer BOSE Edition with the famous 1.5 dci engine. I’m trying to log everything, even the tips I give after getting it washed. The only expenses missing from this are my time spent getting it to a service, and my transportation costs if I need to leave it there for a few hours and I need to get back to my workplace in the meantime.
Crosul Companiilor is a 5k run organized in all major cities in Romania every year. I’ve been preparing for it for the first time in 2012 with the guys from Wolters Kluwer, but it was organized in the same weekend I planned my vacation on. Back then I’ve chosen to go to Greece instead of sweating with the others. And then in every year I had better stuff to do then running, so never participated.
I’ve had it for more than 6 years and it was my best car so far. Only a few months have passed since I’ve ditched it and got a better/cooler/stronger car, but I already miss driving it. The only weakness it had was that it was a Dacia Logan…