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    1. Thoughts on SSRIs?

      Hello everyone, I recently got put on some SSRI for my worsening suicidal ideation and honestly I can't believe the difference it's made. It's like a version of myself that I find hard to believe...

      Hello everyone,

      I recently got put on some SSRI for my worsening suicidal ideation and honestly I can't believe the difference it's made. It's like a version of myself that I find hard to believe existed, but can draw parallels with the version of me before I got depressed, etc.

      I'm just curious how I should be viewing these changes in me: Are they really me without depression/anxiety or is it a more lurid exaggerated version of that?

      Any other thoughts on SSRIs in general welcome! I'm interested in seeing Tildians' thoughts on them :)

      14 votes
    2. Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US?

      My brother is a lead salesperson for a multi-million dollar company here in the US. He's been on, at least, a dozen video calls with web development companies that are headquartered in cities such...

      My brother is a lead salesperson for a multi-million dollar company here in the US. He's been on, at least, a dozen video calls with web development companies that are headquartered in cities such as Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, etc. His company is looking for developers to work on a huge project that would require a team.

      One of the questions that they posed during interviews is where their development team members reside. Every single company responded that their members live abroad in such places like India, Russia, etc. They, also, stated that they are unable to find programmers/developers in the US.

      My brother believes that there is an enormous amount of money to be made in projects such as this. He just doesn't understand why they can't be found. He has convinced his daughter to get a computer science degree because of situations such as this.

      Does anyone here understand what's going on?

      EDIT: I had my brother look at this post so far and he agreed to share a little more info that he sent me through Signal. This is for discussion purposes only.

      All of these points are correct. And another aspect is: Even though you have an outsource team overseas, English speaking customers, US based businesses, desperately need the Project Manager level developers to Lead the Teams. That's the key point.

      And to be more specific about the project: $1M+ price tag, will take up to one year, and involves heavy web e-commerce and image rendering. Very ambitious project. Will take a team of 10-20 and long term dev contracts.

      We don't care if the entire team is in Ukraine. But we have to have the lead architects and product development managers state side.

      This is what they are struggling to employ on US soil. In high demand.

      11 votes
    3. Tinnitus is making me crazy

      Everything indicates that the continuous tinnitus I've had for the past 20 years cannot be cured. Up until very recently, I was able to live relatively well with it. White noise was only required...

      Everything indicates that the continuous tinnitus I've had for the past 20 years cannot be cured. Up until very recently, I was able to live relatively well with it. White noise was only required when things got too quiet and before going to sleep. In the last month or so, my tinnitus got much worse. It is hard to quantify this, but it went from a nuisance, something I'm reminded of every once in a while, to an overwhelming presence.

      I now listen to white noise for hours several times a day, sometimes even while watching TV. I try to avoid this, but the feeling of despair is sometimes inescapable. I will make a doctor's appointment tomorrow, but I gotta be honest, I'm not very hopeful.

      A Brazilian celebrity said his tinnitus went way when he stopped eating sugar, so I'm controlling my sugar intake. I sometimes wonder if I could just remove the freaking ear canal altogether, and become half deaf. But then I would be just one ear way from becoming completely deaf. My grandpa was deaf in one ear, and all his brothers were completely deaf. So genetics is against me. Oh, well...

      16 votes
    4. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      5 votes
    5. Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of July 19

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      10 votes
    6. What did you do this week?

      As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do...

      As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

      4 votes
    7. Advocating for rich civilians

      I'm fifty years old and thirty years ago I held different views. I remember only shadows of feelings that I had about the wealthy. Some of these were disdain. Now that I have been around the block...

      I'm fifty years old and thirty years ago I held different views.

      I remember only shadows of feelings that I had about the wealthy. Some of these were disdain.

      Now that I have been around the block a few times, I see things a little differently.

      I believe that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a good thing. I, also, believe that Warren Buffet is doing very good work with his fortunes. Similarly, Jeff Bezos is set up to do immensely good things with space flight and environmental undertakings.

      I do not believe that I am, entirely, misguided. And I know that there are a great deal of people that would disagree with me.

      20 votes
    8. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      10 votes
    9. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's interesting about it? Are you having trouble with anything?

      8 votes
    10. What creative projects have you been working on?

      This topic is part of a series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss creative projects they have been working on. Projects can be personal, professional, physical, digital, or even just...

      This topic is part of a series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss creative projects they have been working on.

      Projects can be personal, professional, physical, digital, or even just ideas.

      If you have any creative projects that you have been working on or want to eventually work on, this is a place for discussing those.

      3 votes