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Archon

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Just came back from the local gov, was done in 15 minutes, and only because I was lazy enough to not pay in advance.

10 years ago, when I did the same thing, it was much much longer. Lots of different forms, papers and whatnot.

Very much glad the local government is getting efficient. Next time I'll even do the entire thing online!
 

Archon

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So yesterday evening I was playing 5-a-side (football), and near the end of the game I got hit in the face with a ball, at close range.

My eye immediately got red - capillaries were more visible, but without any rupture. Eye hurt, like it's supposed to after a hit.

But this morning, it's a bit sensitive to light, and I have a small part in the lower part of my vision where the sight is not perfect. My friend, who's a doctor, told me to report to the ER ASAP. Hope I don't have a hematoma under it or that I don't have to undergo surgery. But still, I'll probably have to undergo a CT, which means blood testing, which means dye, which means needles. I hate those things, and invasive methods in general.

All over a stupid, meaningless game of football, being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 

Progrez

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Just messaged Cal Newport - watch this space my questions might get answered on his show.
 

Quethas

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So Spotify Wrapped arrived. Based on my 55k minutes of listening the most listened genres were pretty much what to be expected. Progressive trance, progressive house, trance... I can even give a pass to electronica as a umbrella term for tracks from certain era.

But the hell is "progressive uplifting trance" which was 5th in my genre list?
 
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Archon

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Got the all-clear from the doc & ophthalmologist. I have some doubts over the latter's judgement, as he asked a couple of times who sent me and why did I even come. He even wrote I didn't claim to have had any sight issues, which completely ignores some of what I said. But the eye exams were perfect, eye pressure and vision were good, and he saw nothing inside the eyes. At least I can sleep well knowing my eyes are alright.
 

dmgtz96

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So Spotify Wrapped arrived. Based on my 55k minutes of listening the most listened genres were pretty much what to be expected. Progressive trance, progressive house, trance... I can even give a pass to electronica as a umbrella term for tracks from certain era.

But the hell is "progressive uplifting trance" which was 5th in my genre list?
Progressive uplifting trance makes me think of the early to mid 2000s melodic songs from black hole recordings and artists like fictivision, phynn, etc.

My wrapped this year had nothing to do with trance, unfortunately :( if it had been around back in 2012-2013, I would say otherwise
 

Archon

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Tech companies overhired during the pandemic when interest rates were at 0%, so now they need to trim the fat.
I can see it in my industry too (tech in ecommerce) - a lot of companies were investing ambitiously into (fast) expansion. Right after that, there was a decrease in market activity and the expansion has stopped, so they are cutting costs. It only makes sense to invest if you're expecting a return.
 
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Bandcamp actually got sold to Songtradr recently, less than two years since EPIC purchased them. Most journalists seem to pessimistic about the acquisition and path forwards for the company.

Is Bandcamp as We Know It Over?
 

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Just had an interview with a prospective client for a new project at work. I don't know how I feel about this - having a project will increase my job security, but at the same time the project sounds absolutely shit. It's not something I really want to do. At some point I want to move away from eCommerce, and especially from the technology stack I'm using.
 
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Just had an interview with a prospective client for a new project at work. I don't know how I feel about this - having a project will increase my job security, but at the same time the project sounds absolutely shit. It's not something I really want to do. At some point I want to move away from eCommerce, and especially from the technology stack I'm using.
I am in a similar boat.
How does one control anger? My ability to supress my anger has been supressed after what I was put through by my previous employer so how do I get it back? Sometimes I get angry at my boss today because she was hoovering and triangulating me thinking that I wasn't doing my work or why I had the customer on hold. I have been given a permanent job but no pay rise at all. I honestly, didn't like that because I told her I fell threatened by presence and her look as well. I also feel a part of me is missing in my heart when I listen to certain tracks.
 
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dmgtz96

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Just had an interview with a prospective client for a new project at work. I don't know how I feel about this - having a project will increase my job security, but at the same time the project sounds absolutely shit. It's not something I really want to do. At some point I want to move away from eCommerce, and especially from the technology stack I'm using.
I'm in a similar boat. I am using the project to grow my technical skills, since it's giving me more hands-on experience with the software/code development, requirements specification and testing, and am milking the shit out of it for interviews for my next job
 
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Progrez

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cool website for light pollution if you want to do telescope gazing in the night. Apparently the ones showing in the seas are fishing boats.


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