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Hey sushis, how the hell do I get off the computer?

I spend practically all day browsing various boards and forums and doing nothing of value. I have a couple non-computer-based hobbies but barely any motivation. I've tried to make my computer time more productive (studying languages, programming, even just watching stuff or playing games) but I can never stick with it because to be honestly I hate the computer and everything to do with it.

I'm at the point where you could call me internet addicted, but it's mostly because I feel like I have nothing else to do. I could stop using the computer, but I have no idea how I'd fill my time. I guess I'd stare at the wall? My social life isn't too vibrant either and that doesn't help.

Has anyone else been here / does anyone have some ideas?
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Maybe they are trying to compensate for something? I know that there are a lot of things I want to do in my life, but I'd never do them in fear of losing my job, for example.


Get into reading. The slower pace of sitting down and reading a book is a welcome change from browsing the internet.


Sensory deprivation. Noise cancelling and blindfold. Lay on your back, on the floor, so you don't fall asleep. It will clear out all the electronic junk in your head.


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>I guess I'd stare at the wall?
Ah, the Zen route.

As for myself, I've tried nothing and I'm all out of ideas. I could just read, like I used to do, but that is just another form of consumption. There really doesn't seem to be much in this world that is "both" interesting and attainable.


>Hey sushis, how the hell do I get off the computer?
Get busy with real life stuff, from exercise to going to the library or walks to meet people in meetups, events, conventions idk
Well that's how I try, sometimes it works, but for job reasons need to get better at coding so that needs a computer.

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I've been meaning to do a language thread, but I thought it would be more interesting if it includes comfy-posting about different parts of the world.
Feel free to share the -best- resources to learn your language or others that you may be aware of!

I know its hard to not get political but please try to keep it civil, or at most do some friendly banter.

I'm from a country that used to belong to the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, my main language is Español, and some tidbits of guaraní/portuguese.

However I'm interested in japanese[0] and russian, and of course, I would like to improve my english.

[0]- https://djtguide.neocities.org/

Have fun.
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My gf has made the first steps towards learning some Irish. I never thought the day would come when someone would ask me to explain IPA to them, but it has.


French sushi learning Japanese here. I have a bunch of techniques for learning languages but lately i have been working on a command line tool to do spaced repetitions. Just like Anki but in the CLI.

So far it works.

I plan on learning German someday since I already got the basics.


Just a driveby tip for german, I found this really neat german/english focused word lookup tool a while back, been really useful:


Oh thank you for this.

While we re at it: people learning English might benefit from the Writefull app, and for pretty much everything you can use Linguee.com (French, English, German… in a bidirectional way).

I am letting you discover both tools features.


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My hobby is learning and making invented languages. I've been following the progress of Panunia, Globasa, and Lidepla for some time now. I'd also like to get in touch with the Volapük community before they all die of old age.

Toki Pona may be of some interest to the people here.

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Don't know if this kind of topic belongs here. But does anyone else feel utterly repulsed by social media and the climate of virtual interactions especially on platforms where sushi rollymity is an option. Though whether or not sushi rollymous is turned on doesn't make much of a difference in the poor quality content produced. It's an endless repetition of temporary pointless trends and people bandwagoning another's point of view instead of establishing their own. I'm dead tired of the fanatic obsession focused on sex and politics over and over. I don't fucking care. I feel immobilized and unable to interact with most people my age, I don't see the purpose anymore of trying to be social especially in this unfiltered cesspool of vapid thoughts. I gave up on imageboards, lasted a streak reaching a full year. Came back occasionally to small boards to see what's up but I can see the toxicity slowly leaking in.
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This is funny and sad how some people willfully share their ids and pictures and whatever private information someone on the web asked for. Whai. I ditched twitter when it asked me for my phone number, the hell I'd upload my id somewhere.


I've lost track of all the accounts that I can't recover because they demand a phone number.


Things like this will generally let you access your account again if you bother the support email about it and reply back to automated responses.


Meanwhile I give google 2 numbers and instead of using them to send me a confirmation code, they ask for them both and still want to know when I created the account. Hell if I know. I've been waiting a week for someone to personally review my request for recovery.


Odd question: would it be possible to make an sushi rollymous version of VRChat? I am already aware of the in-browser 3-D chan and Janus sites.

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Do any sushis watch this or know someone who does?

What do they think of it? What do you think of it?

I found it really boring and uninspired
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Who cares? There's more important things to care about than public opinion of a tv show


I liked it too, i'm not a big star wars fan but for me it was just a nice thing to watch at night. For some reason I found it relaxing, the characters walking in the desert, the cantinas, the "western" ambient. It's the opposite of the new movies, with all that action and lights in every moment.


I don't care about this specific instance, it just reminded me that's how I feel about everything


Well, I really feel like the whole Star Wars IP has been dragged through the dirt. Not that I really care, I think it goes to show how creatively bankrupt Disney is. And yet people love this shit. Baby + Yoda = new Minion. What's next?


I watched the first episode and it was eh. I liked the idea of watching the Mandalorian doing random adventures, but I don't know if I'll like it with a bay Yoda floating around. This critique might sound weird, but I hated how '20 year old white dude' the Mandalorian sounded. He didn't sound like a super cool space killer, but he sounded more like the barista who says hi to me at startbucks. I would like the Mand's character if he actually had a good voice. Baby yoda isn't that cute to me because i don't find try hard cute
I knew a guy who rewatched the show 3 times during his vacation with is wife and daughter in vegas. The same dude makes his anniversary with his wife watching star wars movies. At this point the only people I know who watch star wars are either obsessive fanboys or people who just want to get the memes

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This was one of my favourite threads on the old sushichan. Post comfortable audiovisual experiences utilising the WebMatroska container format.

The audio is: Boards of Canada - roygbiv
The video is of San Francisco in 1905.
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Super late, but by chance do you have any more? I love videos like those!


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Amazing!! I was about to come back and ask again. Thank you so much for the closure


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what's your experience with love? falling in it, falling out of it, one-sided or mutual.

currently i'm crushing very, very hard on what might be the most unreadable person on earth. i fell in love (i guess) when they asked the professor if they could step out of class and stumbled over whether to say "can i" or "may i". they went with the latter (and said please) and dropped their phone on the way out.

crushing this hard is like throwing my heart and brain in a blender and pulverizing them at the highest speed, but the blender short-circuits and the whole thing just combusts and explodes. i've always been a hopeless romantic, so this is a real weird mix of unsurprising and absolutely terrifying. i've never been so frustrated and so joyful in my life.

how about you, sushis?
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> I tell myself that, in reality, most people are awkward. Some are certainly better than others at putting up a facade of confidence but I truly think most are scared to some degree

And this is exactly why I think a lot of bitter chan people are totally lost and untangled in their made-up social hierarchy of normies, chad, beta, etc. It's like a strange alternate reality growing stronger every year, but never taking into account truths blatant for anyone being around other humans: Most people are ridden with doubts, fears, suffered traumas, are fundamentally shy, but some are just better at hiding or living with this


Come on on, this is true to an extent, but social hierarchies are real.


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My year definitely started off right. Just spent the last few hours of 2019 chilling with friends listening to music, and then since I've just been working on projects. Glad your year is going well!


Same, I hope I'll be able to be more productive this year. Love life is a mess though, I've come to terms that I'll always love my ex but it's still hard on me.


>I've come to terms that I'll always love my ex but it's still hard on me.
Aw man, that shit sucks man. I hope you'll be able to forget and move on to happier things.

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Do any of you enjoy going out/socializing?

Life was pretty much just online friends (gaming) through high school, did a 180 and partied a bunch in college, had a group I hung around with…and now for years it's just been my girlfriend and I. Didn't keep in touch with college people, never pursued friendships outside of work. I still talk to and see a couple of friends from childhood every so often but that's it. I don't even know if I mind very much, but it's something I ponder sometimes.
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Think I do, there's just nobody to socialize with

But at my last work I did a few times and it was nice. When I tried with coworkers in the current one things got very boring very fast


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I dunno, kind of?
I mean I like people, but I'm also have a bit of a distant and alien attitude so me connecting with anybody is really uncommon, especially since I can't into smalltalk if it's not somebody I know well.
Have a few old friends but sometimes feel totally grey and obliterated afterwards on the trip home even though I had a good time. Was a good while since I got to know anybody new, kinda actually have one or two bread crumb trails for some might-be friendlies, but most of the time I end up feeling indifferent towards the concept again and think the effort/risk isn't worth it. It's a big burden to become part of somebodys world.


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Yes and no.
I've had a lot of trouble getting along with IRLs recently so most of my friendships take place online. I still find myself doing the occasional social type thing. Mostly college friends but the occasional person from high school.
I've worked multiple jobs, but never really hit it off with any of my coworkers. Not on bad terms, just never met anyone who became anything other than my coworker.
My biggest thing is that sometimes I just lack the interest or energy to be outgoing or feel like I would rather be doing something by myself. I don't do very well in large group scenarios and often find myself preferring to go out with just 1-2 people at a time.


Yes. I'll usually default to extracting my entertainment out of the internet, but I'll gladly head out with the lads to catch a live concert and have more than a few beers.


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Holy crap, are you me? I did the exact same phase change from high school to college, and then I married my girlfriend while I was at it. I'm with you, OP. Sometimes I wonder if I should care more about socializing, but in the end I have other things to think about and do. I'm content without needing to go out. Those days are behind me (though they were good days).

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It is just sad that there is no hope for snow this Christmas. It does not really feel so special without it. Surprisingly, a lot of people I talked to said that they prefer it that way - what is your opinion, sushi? Or maybe you live in a land of permanent snow or endless deserts, so that problem does not concert you at all?


I grew up in the northeast US with the piles of snow it gets every year. Live in the Bay Area now with no snow. I fly back to visit for the holidays which involves some exposure to snow and the cold…and I enjoy it for that week but I'm ready to come back to milder temperatures by the end of it. I also don't miss dealing with work commutes in that kind of weather. But yeah, you could say that I have a much harder time getting into a Christmas-y mood when it's 55 and sunny in December.


I like the cold winters we sometimes get, with lots of snow. Love how muffled the noise of the city gets, and the creaking when walking. In later years, winters have been very mild, with sidewalks covered in salty wet sleet or water. Last year when it was dry, the sidewalks were white not from snow, but from all the road salt my city use.

I want to move to a different city, somewhere more inland that sees more snow, and uses grit instead of salt.


I've never seen or touched snow in my life (aside from pictures and movies), but I'm still praying it's somewhat cold on christmas, because having a sunny day that day sucks for the mood.


The sign of Christmas here is empty streets, with people going on holidays somewhere else (family lives close so we don't really go anywhere).

I have never seen snow.


I haven't really been paying attention to forecasts, but if the weather doesn't change soon in the Philly area it looks like it's gonna be a wet Christmas.

I actually really like this type of weather, but I'd prefer to have it in November or March. The fact that it's warm enough to rain in mid-December is scary.

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Do you enjoy your job? And if you don't explain to me why.
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Hahaha, I remember a guy that did that shit. He would just randomly fall asleep during the day, a narcoleptic or something.

Yea, I know what you're talking about though. You have it so good, but you feel that quiet desperation, some sort of first world problem.

For me, it's that build up of working really hard to get to your goal, sacrificing everything, yet finding out that, whichever way you spin it, it doesn't seem worth it.

You still have to show up to work on time.
You still have to put in those 8 to 10 hours each day.
You still have to work weekends on occasion.
You still catch flack if the boss can't see you in your cube.

In a since, it's like upgraded childhood, something that you hoped you might eventually escape through enough hard work. Yet, here you are grinding away on your next ticket and hoping to spend your free time kicking the shit with your old friends.

You love spending time with your friends.
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Wow, sushi, are you me?

I went through an uncannily similar line of thought when I got out of my first IT job doing tickets. Worked for a few weeks somewhere much worse, then switched to cybersec. Quit after a few months because it was indistinguishable from selling snake oil at a colossal scale. Felt like a downward spiral. Went back to uni to get my masters, which is where I am now. I can't muster the willpower to code anymore, and I'm still considered a "junior" in the industry.

Will probably get the paper and move to some other town. Don't know exactly how to approach a long term plan from here, and that's infuriating.


I also work as a software dev, for maybe half a year, and I dislike it.
The programs are uninteresting. People also dont understand how much faster programs could be, but that is a completely different topic.
I dont care about teaching people, its tedious, and they wont listen and even if they were to learn they wouldnt use the knowledge anyway.
So I just pretend to listen to them, shit out whatever code that has an "acceptable" level, and just try to pass the time the rest of the time.
Work conditions are alright though. I can leave early and from home sometimes.
But honestly I would rather do something creative and/or with my hands.
Building something out of wood could surely be more fun, but who knows.



I wonder if anyone does. If they do, their situation and goals are almost guaranteed to be so much different than yours that advice doesn't apply.

Being creative in directing your life is hard work in itself, huh?


I don't, it lacks meaning.

When I tried to escape finance I ended up in digital advertising of all places, hilarious stuff that somehow made me grow as a person. But my principles forced me back to square one and a goal for next year is to switch jobs once again. (As time passes it gets more scary to do so and fall upwards)


Have you ever looked at other people in your age group and thought to yourself, 'what's wrong with me?'
Oh how I wish to be a kid again.
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I was literally just about to post the same thing. Damn mind reading sushi rolls they're everywhere!


I think what's wrong with you is that you want to be a child, as you said so yourself.


Kinda but everyone feels inadequate because social media makes you falsely believe that everyone is operating at the highest capacity (when really no one finds it easy to get out of bed in the morning.) Also you can't win this zero sum game. Have a job? Well this guy makes more. Single? Well this guy is married. Successful career and happy family? This guy a century ago grew up poor and redefined the industry you work in and is better than you in every way possible. It's all bullshit, don't worry about it.

Do go out every now and again tho.


I never really relate to most people I meet in my everyday life, I just can't relate to them. I don't think this is a problem with me, or a problem with them though. I just don't get how their minds work, or what motivates them. But I usually manage to find one or two interesting people that I have good chemistry with, and we can have nice discussions and stuff. It's very nice to have these experiences, because it's so easy to feel so alone in the world when you've gone without them for a long time. I'm kind of worried about how difficult it will be to meet these sorts of people after I graduate college though. But I guess I have faith in the dignity of ordinary, everyday life, and it's not for me to judge others just because I can't relate to them.


I want to turn back time sure, but because I want to do everything and end up doing nothing.

I haven't met a person in my age group that was so much more better off than me to feel like that, closest case I know it wasn't because she was successful, she just had skills I would die to have and seemed to have everything truly settled.

I guess I remain optimist, a colleague got a terrific job offer and all that went through my head was "I could do what he did, maybe I can get a similar offer too"

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