>>16193>Be confident and do your best!!
I did! But I don't think I got the job, I was very nervous and they definitely asked questions I didn't have enough experience to answer. I'll still try for similar jobs though, just maybe less intense ones
I finally bucked up and started working on a comic. I am a bit worried about keeping my characters on model, but I guess it's my first one so maybe it just gets easier with time.
ooh can you share it with us?
of course if you'd rather keep it private I understand!
I will! But I promised myself I wouldn't share any of the finished pages until I actually had them all done. Should be sometime this week hopefully.
Speaking of projects>>16047
here, and my isopods are very happy in their new home. It's really fun to be able to just look over at my desk and watch all their funny little behaviors. Watching them exploring their moss forest and grazing is really fun! They also like to rear up and sniff the air by waving their antenna around, and I've seen them cleaning their antenna too. Very cute and I love my lil guys
I also got these kind of isos :>
they're called Porcellio Scaber "lava" and I think they look very cool. (the white ones are Armadillidium Vulgare "magic potion")
I 3D printed a boat and now feel like there's limitless possibilities.
I made noodles but I made too many and now I can't finish them oof
post boat it sounds cool
Can you not post them for fear of the dolls coming to life chucky style and haunting you?
I love all the dolls and all the dolls love me, I trust them not to bring any knives near me. They risk the awful fate of being disassembled and reused for parts otherwise. But that was a great one, thank you!
The single real reason is that I have already posted them to my personal blog and I strive to stay sushirollymous.
That's a bit of a shame, I love abandoned places. I've purchased several collections of pictures of abandoned buildings over the years.
't's a shame, save one for the family next time!
Are you pulling her out of the computer or is she pulling you in?
I'm happy for you sushi
I hope your part is more exciting than the oil pressure gauge I ordered
Thanks! It was… kind of. Transmission control module. Got it in, but it needs to be flashed. I might see if I can do it myself.
I wish constant talking wasn't seen as a requirement when other people. It seems staying with someone, even a relative, in silence is interpreted as awkward or cold.
There's so much pleasure in being with someone else, enjoying each other presence without needing words. I think it could even lead to a deeper, simpler connection.
People are too attached to words and expressing random things. Really, it doesn't matter what's being said as long as something is constantly being expressed.
Just picture this : two people having dinner together, the only sound being the clatter of the dishes. No animosity in the air. At first glance it may appear that it's two persons being alone together, but really they are having a full conversation without aknowledging each other.
Confession: There was a thread where you had to say something and then link another post in the thread, and someone linked my post, but I never responded. The guy who responded wasn't me at all. I saw the post the entire time on day one, but I never bothered to reply. I can't even remember what the thread was about, but it's been in my head every time I come here (very infrequently), so I felt like I needed to get that out.
This makes me think of the "comfortable silence" part from Pulp Fiction
Even though I've seen that movie a few years back, I had completely forgotten that scene.
But yeah, it's pretty much the same idea. I'd argue that being acquainted to the other person is not a condition, it could be just as good with a complete stranger provided both party accepted the lack of talking as not being awkward. >>16392
Your sin is forgiven.
I know what you mean, don't really like making conversation but that seems to just lead to attracting people who want to monologue in the presence of someone else.
I had to stop playing Monster Hunter World after it was consuming my life.
By the time I wanted ti go back into it I found it extremely repetitive and grindy. I know the franchise has some great boss battles and setpieces, but I can't imagine getting back into it after a while.
Yeah that's fair. I play for a long while and go on hiatus from that game myself, and come back on a whim. Very enjoyable game.
Every installment to the series set itself apart from the last. if you want some fresh mechanics, check out the other games. (Just don't let it consume your life again lol)
Video rel. I took this clip while gathering on my new character.
Does anyone have the blueprint to life?
It feels like I lost it more than half a decade ago
Life's a blank canvas and we have a pencil…
wake up → eat → work → eat → work → eat → work → sleep
But where is the love life…
not included in the basic plan
I had two days off, we typically sell stuff at the markets but we're taking this weekend and next weekend off. Still not going to let my work know, I'd rather just have the weekends off. Work tomorrow is a 5 hour evening shift which kinda sucks, would have been alright if it was an 8 hour shift but I shouldn't complain.
Glad for you, sushi.
The snek was tasty, hopefully.
busting my head with linux…
I made a little personal adult swim styled photography portfolio-type site a bit ago.
this is a really nice project! i really enjoy it :)
Hey! Do you have a playlist somewhere with the music used on your site?
I add or change songs pretty often and it sort of goes against the fleetint feeling I was going for so I haven't set up anything with the whole list. But if you open the console it (usually) logs each song as it plays.
NVM, car is totalled. All that work for nothing.
What happened? Are you uninjured, at least?
That's fucking awful, but I'm glad you're fine.
I hate stupid people.
That sucks, sushi. Sorry about your car. Lots of boneheads in traffic, sadly.
Based not just bikes north american car centric culture die die die
Reminds me of this idea I had for a sci-fi novel I wanted to write. One from the perspective of aliens monitoring the earth. They've come to believe that automobiles are the intelligent species of Earth, and that humans are just a parasite that frequently crawls into the automobiles' heads to control them. Kind of a funny satire piece with a lot of ridiculous comedy.
This is almost the exact explanation for the name "Ford Prefect" from hitchhiker's guide.
I don't wish to make assumptions, but you might be surprised at how much worse car infrastructure makes this problem.
Asphalt roads make a fine solar oven, trees and grass can knock 10 degrees off the air temperature even before you factor the shade
Well yeah, but subways, busses, elevators, and indoor bridges all also solve that problem.
Not the same sushi but I live in the countryside and it can get FUCKING HELLISH here, and I don't live in the dry, hot part of my country.
Also before cars, buildings were built closer together to reduce travel time. Now with cars being common, business are built with massive empty lawns taking up so much space that walking is near impossible.
>>16636>walking is near impossible.
Be the change you want.
>>16634>Guess what they did when it's 35C outside and they need to go somewhere?
I'm guessing they took a siesta in the heat of the day and did most of their traveling in the morning and evening.
Random thought: I love my cute cars
What…? Are you saying I should J-walk? Because when I talk about cities being built for cars, I mean that there is no public walkway in my city. I have to walk in traffic. Which at best would get me arrested for J-walking and at worst splatter me on the asphalt.
North americans, lol.
Your culture sure is a strange one.
Saturday is stream night though.
Home along on a Saturday Night? Juts remember, YOUR AWESOME!
Woke up in a strange mood. I'm tired, last night I was tired or something and today I'm only slightly better. I'm in no mood to study or work. But then what else can I do?
At times like this it's best to take it easy. I woke up today with a bad headache after a terrible night. At noon I went back to bed and slept for two hours. Afterwards I felt better and could get something done.
Trying to be active is key, but pushing it will just ramp up fatigue in the long run.
I'm talking to a girl. We're both fond of each other but I'm trying to find the sustainable balance of affection; I don't want to go too hard and fast and burn out, but I want to do lots of things for her too.
I think I finally got over my online crush. I've had it for almost 6 months and we were getting really close, we talked a lot everyday and I thought we had a real connection, which was actually true but there's something wrong with me because I get uncomfortable when I get too close to people and also I wasn't sure about online dating so I didn't really tell her how I felt. And then she started dating someone else which was very hard for me to accept for the following months but I think I'm finally over it. But it was very difficult because It's hard for me to find people that I connect with… I don't check her online status as much and I don't think/daydream about what could've been and all that. Although it's hard because she still messages me almost everyday but we don't talk nearly as much.
Anyway, I feel like I'm finally moving on which is awesome.
I'm a bit on the other end.
There was someone I just couldn't stop thinking of for more than a year and a half, but eventually I figured out she wasn't the thing I've placed on a pedestal, and that what I have built in my head just was different to what she really was.
It's a bit sad though, it might be healthy on the long run, but it still makes me somewhat blue that someone who meant a lot to me at the time is hard to think about now.
I don't wanna work today. I wanna crawl back into bed and zone out. I won't be able to capture this feeling after work. Oh well.>>16684
Good idea. Just try not to agonize over it too much, if you can. Do what you think is appropriate in the moment, and keep communication open & encouraged.>>16686>>16687
The 'daydreaming' and 'placed on a pedestal' stuff can become insidious for us. I am proud of both of you for making good decisions for yourselves. It's super painful to get over those connections, even if in some cases the person themselves isn't quite who you thought. The *idea* of that person can become more exciting than they are. That's when things get dangerous.
Thank you I did take it easy and slept a good bit, today I am recovered.
Hang in there bros.
Recently this has been on my mind too, I have a good friend on discorb
who is nothing but a friend, but because she is a girl, my primitive male brainu starts getting ideas. There's every reason not to go there, but I guess the brain works that way. Suddenly this topic is everywhere and elsewhere I see a guy declaring his love to a girl on some server I lurk, despite, in his own words, not knowing her for long, and always online, too.
Idk why I share this, it probably don't help at all.
I appreciate you sharing this. Tbh I don't know if I even wanted anything more than being close friends with her, maybe there was a good reason why I hesitated going further. idk how online relationships are supposed to work especially when she lives on another side of the world and I don't think I could travel there at least anytime soon. I just want to hang out with her like we used to but now someone else gets to do that instead of me. And that hurts a lot but I've already accepted that and it's ok.
I'm not sure the internet is very good for long term relationships. It's easy to hide behind a facade. You don't have to be there, it's all at your own convenience.
So I can see the appeal of trying to start a real life relationship with someone you don't know that well instead of spending years trying to get to know their online persona. You'd find out a lot quicker if things are going to work out or not.
Not that people don't put on facades in the real world too, but it's harder to keep it up, especially in the long term.
I’m not very sure about my future, the whole summer disappeared in what felt like one month. Still, I can’t say I regret the fun I had with friends, or the dumb projects I did.
I see online relationships like pen-pals. Some of these relationships can blossom into real-world ones, because the line between the wire and the skin is so thin. We have a social thread here for those brave enough to meet in person, give it a try.
You have a beautiful evening :)
Now that Andrew Tate is in prison can one still pay to join his alpha chad university discord?
Askin for a fren
Yes, his friends can still scam you while he's in prison…
sounds like you've had a crazy busy time! I'm glad things are going well for you and I'm happy I can also say the same
Glad to hear everything is fine. We have been missing you!
If it takes a strong man to deny what's in front of him, I want to become the strongest man there is.
Too late, I've already rejected reality. You can't get any stronger than that.
You absolute workaholic. Sounds like you worked up a nice path for your life, now. I wish the best for you, sushi. Come back every once in a while to tell us about your life in the future. :)
Post some of the dogs!!!
What's the joke with neapolitan ice cream? All my life I never knew what that is and after searching on the internet it's just the same old 3 flavours in three boring lines.
Why? Why is this such a thing in media? You can just order an ice cream with the three flavours, I just don't get it.
It's a good job, I pretty much just have to keep everyone happy and getting along. (and clean up after everyone of course)
Filling up the pool on a hot day or getting fetch going with a group is actually fun, which is something I didn't expect to say about work.
Now that is interesting, sorry for sounding a bit rude in that post, I was just mesmerized why Neapolitan Ice Cream was mentioned so much in movies.
It's insanely clear that ice cream truffles and sandwiches are the superior cold desert. They can come in plenty of different sizes with all sorts of filler, and they're also covered in chocolate. Napoleon ice cream just seems very uninteresting to me.
Just talking about this is making me crave a little bit of that, thankfully they're expensive and I got no dime in me pocket :P.
>>16753>Now that is interesting
And also an obvious joke - Napoleon died in 1821, California was founded in 1850, and Alcatraz prison was opened in 1934. There were also more than 3 flavors of ice cream that existed during Napoleon's lifetime.
Also, if Neapolitan ice cream is talked about a lot in movies, I've somehow never noticed. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a single movie where it's brought up at all.
There's a short segment about it in Shrek, and also a Simpsons joke with only the chocolate stripe being eaten.
It's just 2 but I am fairly sure I've seen it mentioned before somewhere else
Every time, I try to be only a useful member of the part time staff. Every time, I'm given more responsibilities and more hours while the rest of the staff gets culled and working conditions deteriorate until others bail out. I've began to wonder if I'm a contributive factor in the degradation of working environments. This pattern has happened too often for that to not be a possibility. My objective is always to do as much work in as little time possible so that everyone (not just me - everyone) has more time and space to breathe and therefore be less stressed. Maybe the solution really is to prolong your assigned tasks for as long as possible, be the least cooperative you can be and, most importantly, smile less.
Another three months lost. And all factors outside the gladdening tone in management's voices indicate a fourth month is in store for me. Maybe even the rest of the year.
It might be time to quit. Again.
Sounds like you're working at places that don't pay competitive wages. I work at a place that hasn't kept up with inflation over the past few years and the turnover is becoming massive. Anyone with talent and motivation moves on to somewhere with better pay after a year or two.
I think we're starting to really feel the effects of the contracting workforce. Most people aren't going to do good work for minimum or near-minimum wage in the current market.
If you're so good at working that you put your coworkers out of business, you should probably start your own company.
Honestly considering switching to it as my daily driver in a few years. I've pretty familiar with it via Mint on my laptop, but as my daily PC driver I've yet to make the switch. I've slowly but surely moving to FOSS for most of my software choices though so the transition won't be as difficult.
I'll mostly just be switching once Windows 10 in end of life and they cut off security updates. I don't see any reason to upgrade to Windows 11, the main turn off for me is the bloat.
On that note though, I've wondered if anyone else misses when software and applications used to be optimized to hell and back (little no flashy animations, ran on an inkling of memory, didn't take up 200MB for a chat application, etc.) out of necessity.
I used to have a shitty old 2006 laptop as my daily driver in high school and I'd squeeze as much performance out of that thing as possible wherever I could. Now it seems like everything runs on the idea that "everyone who matters has good hardware, who cares about optimization, just push it". It's honestly a massive annoyance to me. Seeing something like Spotify take a full 15 seconds to open the front page vs. Foobar2000 taking less than a second to show my entire library is annoying to me.
I went to the doctor because I thought I was dying of ass cancer. Turns out it's probably just hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are pretty cool! Partially because in their healthy non-inflamed state they help you push things out of your butt without any unfortunate ripping and tearing. But mostly because they're not ass cancer!>>16761>>16767
I've been using it as a daily driver for several years now and have had no significant problems even though I still don't fully understand it, for lack of trying mostly. I think Linux just werks as much as Windows, but it's just that the ways it breaks are often different and sometimes it can be a bit more frustrating (but also more fun, and potentially more hacky) to fix it if you're not on one of the very popular distros or the commercial ones with paid support.
>>16771>Hemorrhoids are pretty cool!
I'm glad to hear you don't have cancer, but I cannot say I ever expected to read that sentence.
i've had an ass rash for the past 6 months. saw a couple doctors, tried creams, suppositories, etc.
only started improving recently when I began airing out my asshole for 20 minutes a day.
seeing a dermatologist to hopefully knock it out fully.
Heh, I have something similar. My buttocks get really annoying from time to time, and I noticed that what helped me the most is to start using wet towels (is that how you spell it?) to wipe.
It has helped me a lot, I have gone to a doctor previously, but the medical system here sucks so much I'd rather just treat myself instead.>>16771
Yeah, funnily enough just after saying that I was using it as a daily driver I suffered the "Death by a thousand papercuts" syndrome. After having my PC crash, and my devices not being recognized after boot unless I reconnected them, I went back to Windows because life was getting tough.
I have also been pondering of switching to Fedora, because I heard it was the most stable distro out there next to debian, Ubuntu has always given me issues for some reason.
The downside is that that means reinstalling everything again :(
Why did I take a cup of coffee instead of just tea. I can't sleep now…
has anyone ever been outcasted by outcasts?
i feel really fucking alone. i befriended someone off the internet who was a robot and i ended up being subject to data theft. i truly believe that there is something wrong with me because, why else would this happen to me? i thought people on imageboards would get what its like having people be randomly cruel to you, and hating it because, theres no rhyme or reason. i feel alone like i dont belong anywhere and i dont know what to do.
I want to message my ex on the only thing I can so badly
where do i go then? maybe i am just a bad person and something about me causes others to do things like this around me. maybe i did something bad to warrant this. it feels like i really do have nowhere because i have some mental illness but i dont want to be around people who resort to doing illegal things. what is wrong with me. i just want somewhere to feel understood and try to understand things without being placed in situations where people do that kind of stuff. when did mental illness and being lonely mean actually trying to ruin peoples lives
People can be bad and selfish, no need to blame yourself. You're probably too good-natured to deal with strangers. But you need to be more wary of internet strangers.
Also the fact that they would have been subject to mistreatment doesn't mean they would behave any differently. Look at how imageboards are plagued by bullies and meanies, even though the majority of the userbase were bullied.
Please be careful and exercise some basic precautions! Internet people are generally awful, just look around (not here, here it's nice, but just about anywhere else, you will hardly find a shred of empathy.I was going to say humanness but human nature is exactly the problem.
Never to the point of therapy. Mine were sore for about a week one time after doing some new exercises.
I can't give a ton of advice, but I think anything within your comfort that will get the area moving thereby stimulating bloodflow is going to be a big help. Maybe try bridges?
Are you a car owner, sushi roll? My Audi's various components used to break down on their own, but never permanently.
Regarding your problem - the famous wear and fear also applies to electronic components. In this case probably the heat is the culprit. I would not risk having a faulty device connected to a power outlet.
I almost always keep my windows open. Even in the winter when it's very cold outside I leave just a teeny crack on my bedroom window. Not having heat or AC is the main reason but I don't mind the fresh air.
I also felt like fall, made some apple cinnamon tea and it just made me smile. Fall is the best time of the year.
>>16807>how can an electronic device with no power just fix it's own problem when left alone for a while
They have firmware. Because it's cheaper to write a program for a small microprocessor to do trivial things than it is to build the same logic from various physical devices.
So there's a tiny program in the device that does something as trivial as counting seconds, or turning on the power when a switch is on, or stops the charging circuit from charging batteries once the battery appears full. And like every other computer, the thing has a processor, storage for storing programs, and working memory so that programs can maintain state, so that they can remember how many seconds have passed or whether the device is on or not. The working memory requires constant power to hold data.
And then something silly happens, like the program can't actually count more than six years worth of seconds, or the program doesn't reuse memory and runs out after a while, or you turn the thing on and off too fast so the program behaves like it's both on and off at the same time. Maybe a cosmic ray hits the memory and flips a bit. The program is now in inconsistent state and stops working correctly. The issue persists for as long as the memory is powered on.
In short, manufacturers are too cheap not to replace hardware with software, and all software is universally garbage. If rebooting it fixes the issue, it's a software issue.
Thanks sushis. I'll try bridges, maybe some light yoga too.
Without having the model in hand and opening it to look inside, it's really hard to guess why that happens.
One potential explanation is that the circuit has run for long enough that it's started to wear down a crucial capacitor, or there might be some leak to ground that sometimes short-circuits and sometimes doesn't depending on how hot the circuits are (because typical conductors expand when heated), or a resistor got messed up somewhere and that's leading to some leaky charge. There's like a million different things that can go wrong on the hardware side, never mind integration hell when the software side has to deal with the hardware.>>16818
Sorry for the rant but I'm sick of people who don't understand computer tech being mean to programmers >:^(
Software is awesome. It's flexible, lets you define all sorts of functionality without needing a specialized circuit for it. That's what makes von-neumann machines so awesome too! It's a universal computer circuit that can calculate anything as long as there's a program (software) for it!
Hardware isn't always reliable. There are still tractors from the 50's (all mechanical) running today, but most are out of commission because they failed eventually. Sometimes a car starts immediately, sometimes you have to keep the ignition going for a solid 10 seconds before it starts. It's not because "gas producers" are lazy that that happens, it's often because there's some quirk with the engine, it's too cold, etc.
See this picture. Notice the distinct lack of any microcontrollers, EEPROMs, and other components? This circuit likely won't have any software in it at all, because contrary to what most people assume, it sometimes is much cheaper to implement a circuit that develop and maintain a codebase, and programmers are not to blame for all the technical travesties you face (like power station failures, nuclear meltdowns, website 404ing, dropped packets, etc). Ask any engineer (civil, electrical, mechanical) and they'll tell you just how unreliable the majority of technology is. Please stop giving programmers the shaft, they work very fucking hard to get anything working and you wouldn't be posting here if they didn't.
Thank you <3
My friend has gotten super into frisbee golf, so I've been playing with him. It's very fun!
Today I went to a really pretty course and got my own discs at last. Had a great time and made some nice shots even though I'm still quite poor at the game overall.
Found a few more very interesting books today. Right up my alley, but also quite removed from my current focus.
I also told my mother I've been reading about the Soviet Union. I should resume that reading.