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  1. Comment on Like it or not, Adobe Creative Cloud has a monopoly on our muscle memory in ~creative

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    As an amateur digital artist, I used Gimp for years because Adobe products were just too expensive for me. It did the job. Now I have switched to Clip Studio Paint, which I think is great....

    As an amateur digital artist, I used Gimp for years because Adobe products were just too expensive for me. It did the job.
    Now I have switched to Clip Studio Paint, which I think is great. Definitely niche, but I honestly enjoy it more than I ever did Photoshop and Illustrator. I once learned those two in a graphic design class I never finished, but it was worth it because it introduced me to the basics of digital drawing, and I find that most applications work pretty similarly anyway. Maybe I would think differently if I were a professional designer but, yeah, I too am fine with my alternatives!

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  2. What is the biggest change you've ever made to your diet?

    In mid-2012 I decided to become a vegetarian, both for health and ethical reasons. Before then I had mostly been on autopilot when it came to food - I just ate what what was the norm in my family....

    In mid-2012 I decided to become a vegetarian, both for health and ethical reasons. Before then I had mostly been on autopilot when it came to food - I just ate what what was the norm in my family. My choice forced me to get out of my comfort zone, to try out new foods I had never considered before. For this reason, the change has been incredibly positive to me; I'm much more conscious of what I eat now. And by setting a precedent it later helped me make more changes, like cutting down sugar. I'm currently testing to see if the bloating and stomach aches I suffer daily are because I am lactose intolerant; if it is indeed the case, that will require another drastic change, although this particular one will be by necessity rather than choice.

    What is the biggest change you've ever made to your diet? Was it by choice, or did you feel obligated to do so, for example because of health issues? What did you get out of it? How much thought do you put in your daily diet, in general?

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  3. Comment on What should America do with its empty church buildings? in ~humanities

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    In my hometown an old church got remodeled into the local library a decade ago; as a result we kept a nice looking historical building from being potentially destroyed, it revitalized the...

    In my hometown an old church got remodeled into the local library a decade ago; as a result we kept a nice looking historical building from being potentially destroyed, it revitalized the neighborhood and our library got bigger. Definitely a great idea!