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Was just thinking what would happen if "we" organised a little demonstration/riot outside the ASOT studio with signs saying like "Stop ruining Trance"
"ASOT = monopoly on the "trance" genre" "You still have us old fans, don't follow the money, end the asot show now" . Im holding a laptop with the infamous 2004 quote "WHY DO ALL TTHESE RADIO STATIONS PLAY ALL THIS CHEESY MUSIC CALLING IT TRANCE?" on a loop.

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For a couple of hours now, been looking up SSDs and RAM. Having an internal battle on whether to buy them or not.

For the sake of simplicity, let's round things up and say that a relatively cheap 1 TB SSD costs around 120 $, and the 8 GB RAM around 80 $. I can finance one or the other right now, whereas my employed bro will have to splash up for the rest, which I'll slowly but surely pay off.

Due to the limitations of my motherboard, I can only get a SATA3 SSD, and 8 GB of DDR3 RAM @ 1600 Hz. I'm not really expecting any huge performance improvements, but it will make it easier on my laptop and my nerves, especially regarding multitasking and loading times. I'm very much aware that my CPU is the next big issue as well, but since I believe it's soldered to the motherboard I pretty much have no choice.

But, as can't buy a new laptop right now due to tight money, it is what it is... This is the best I can do right now.
 

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Alright, ordered the SSD and RAM yesterday, got them early today, the switch was quick and easy. Installing everything again, and I can tell that RAM and disk aren't sweating at all anymore. I'm actually having issues at getting the RAM to go over 50% right now and the disk over like 10%. 😂 The CPU is working hard though.
 

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Started going to the gym about 4 weeks ago. Squats and deadlifts are both up to 115 lbs (~52.16 kg) for 8 reps. Been upping the weight slowly but steadily. I still remember when the bar by itself felt heavy, haha. Hoping to reach my bodyweight (~165-170 lbs, or about 75 kg) soon, but for now my immediate goal is 1 plate on each side (61.2 kg total).
 
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The week of drinking and partying. On Thursday I went to a little party, had so much fun - all because of myself. Just felt in a good mood and entertained myself first, and met a lot of new people. Loved every second of it.

Tonight I cooked fish stew with friends outside, had a few drinks and laughs.

Haven't fully enjoyed two events in a single week in a loooong time. Usually I feel okay, or negative, or nothing. This felt almost regenerative.
 

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The week of drinking and partying. On Thursday I went to a little party, had so much fun - all because of myself. Just felt in a good mood and entertained myself first, and met a lot of new people. Loved every second of it.

Tonight I cooked fish stew with friends outside, had a few drinks and laughs.

Haven't fully enjoyed two events in a single week in a loooong time. Usually I feel okay, or negative, or nothing. This felt almost regenerative.
Dude are we synchronized?
Today was literally my first dine-in experience at a restaurant since the pandemic, haha. Took my nephews to a chicken sandwich place and it just hit different. Looking forward for life to go back to normal in the upcoming months.
 
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To round off a very good week, just saw that the project I worked on for a fellow student was good and approved by the TAs for a passing grade. The aforementioned student has to go in front of the TAs and show it a bit, but it being approved means I did my job well and can get my money now.

It took a lot from me. Accepted the job last fall, and soon aftee got notified that the TAs have tripled the amount of work required for a passing grade, which meant I had to make a more or less fully functioning web store, which included products and making appointments, all from the side of the customer, the site admin, the store admin, and a little bit from the side of users who held appointments, with all the little quirks necessary. Thankfully a basic design was enough, else it would've been overkill.

I actually failed in February, and felt really bad about it ever since. I could not accept my failure first and foremost, then seeing the fellow struggle (panic attacks, difficult family moments), then having empty pockets. Not to mention I lost a lot of time on a project that, in industry, is worth incomparably more, time which could've been spent on getting a degree earlier.

Funnily enough, for all the stress it has caused me, I learned a ton, even though I knew enough to finish it beforehand. I challenged myself to learn new things, do things in a different way, and all to make work on similar future projects easier for me and to become a better engineer. And this being the largest project I had to do on my own, I had to employ every task-management and progress-tracking tool we learned before. It will all come in handy one day, for sure. A very very stressful experience, but right now I'm just glad it's over.