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  1. Comment on Tildylongstockings, what’s your morning routine? in ~talk

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    I do the same thing but with bread in a bread machine. Put all the ingredients in overnight, set the timer, wake up to the bread machine beeping and the smell of fresh baked bread. I have to get...

    I have a coffee machine with a timer, so I can set everything up before going to bed (which I know makes your coffee lower quality than fresh ground and fresh water, but it makes the coffee WHILE YOU SLEEP which is a pretty fair trade off) and then in the morning my alarm goes off, I snooze for 5 minutes, and then my coffee machine signals that it has coffee ready for me, which usually convinces me to get up.

    I do the same thing but with bread in a bread machine. Put all the ingredients in overnight, set the timer, wake up to the bread machine beeping and the smell of fresh baked bread. I have to get up and out of bed if I don't want the bread to develop a thicker crust from the remaining heat.

    That and coffee are an excellent way to wake up.

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  2. Comment on Tildylongstockings, what’s your morning routine? in ~talk

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    I usually set my alarm for 6:40am and will get up at that time maybe 25% of the time. If I don't, the dog usually scratches on the side of my bed or a door at 7:00am forcing me to get up...

    I usually set my alarm for 6:40am and will get up at that time maybe 25% of the time. If I don't, the dog usually scratches on the side of my bed or a door at 7:00am forcing me to get up regardless.

    Afterwards, I take her out to pee really quick, then come back in for my shower routine. Today was a deviation, I bought some new razors and want to quickly order replacement cartridges before my ADHD makes me forget. I got distracted with Tildes being my home page and saw this topic so here I am posting about it now. Anyways, after this I will shower/shave, brush my teeth, put in contacts, put on some coconut-lime cologne, and get dressed. Then I will make my fiance coffee and get her computer set up while she wakes up and prepares for her day of work at home.

    I then give the dog her food and medicine for the day and prepare a sandwich for lunch. Once the dog has finished eating, I take her outside one last time to try to coerce a #2 out of her. I usually give her 5-10 minutes before I give up and let her mom take her out later.

    Finally, I will get my bike ready for my commute and leave for work!

    The weekends are a bit different but I still have to get up at 7:00am because that dog just knows when it is time to potty and eat.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Why I’m No Longer Traveling for Conferences in ~enviro

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    Daily as far as I am aware. I will be taking it up to Seattle in early October.

    Daily as far as I am aware.

    I will be taking it up to Seattle in early October.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Richard Temple -- That Beatin' Rhythmn in ~music

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    This is a nice little tune that looks to be little known. I really enjoyed listening to it!

    This is a nice little tune that looks to be little known. I really enjoyed listening to it!

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Taskwarrior, where have you been all my life? in ~life

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    Hello ADHD me and my 200+long list of Outlook to-do items, half started but ultimately discarded to-do lists, forgotten grocery lists on the kitchen counter, and that journal that I really wanted...

    If you don't have some form of disability where that isn't an issue yes.

    Hello ADHD me and my 200+long list of Outlook to-do items, half started but ultimately discarded to-do lists, forgotten grocery lists on the kitchen counter, and that journal that I really wanted to carry around but ultimately forgot about sitting in a desk drawer with 2 things written on the first page.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I would definitely like Chicago but I don't think my fiance would! Right now I will have to try coastal towns like San Diego because she works from home and likes the beach/California weather....

    I would definitely like Chicago but I don't think my fiance would! Right now I will have to try coastal towns like San Diego because she works from home and likes the beach/California weather. After a few years there, I might be able to talk her into moving somewhere more affordable.

    I think I would ideally like to move to the more rural parts of North Carolina or Virginia so I can have a house and a bunch of land/privacy. City life is fine but as long as I have a good internet connection, I think I could live in the most remote places.

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  7. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I think I am going to spend some time job hunting outside of the SF Bay area. I have lived here nearly two years and have a pretty decent job but my work is slow and boring, and I am tired of...

    I think I am going to spend some time job hunting outside of the SF Bay area. I have lived here nearly two years and have a pretty decent job but my work is slow and boring, and I am tired of looking at apartments that are $2500+ around where I am living now. I won't expect to get any call backs but having a refreshed resume out on LinkedIn and Indeed wouldn't hurt.

    Other than that, I plan to continue my work out routine of biking and yoga every day. Maybe I will play some games and make a trip to Ikea to buy their $15 drying rack before I have to do my next load of laundry.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Vitamin E acetate found in marijuana vaping products linked to deadly lung illnesses, tests show in ~health

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    From what I have read, it seems to be spread across different products (nicotine/thc & street/store) and a wide variety of states. It makes me believe that these different products might share a...

    From what I have read, it seems to be spread across different products (nicotine/thc & street/store) and a wide variety of states. It makes me believe that these different products might share a contaminated ingredient of the liquid. Maybe this will be traced back to a single vendor?

    I wonder if there will eventually be recalls

    4 votes
  9. The Trolley Problem

    An interesting thought experiment that I vividly remember from undergrad philosophy courses is the trolley problem: You see a runaway trolley moving toward five tied-up (or otherwise...

    An interesting thought experiment that I vividly remember from undergrad philosophy courses is the trolley problem:

    You see a runaway trolley moving toward five tied-up (or otherwise incapacitated) people lying on the main track. You are standing next to a lever that controls a switch. If you pull the lever, the trolley will be redirected onto a side track, and the five people on the main track will be saved. However, there is a single person lying on the side track. You have two options:

    1. Do nothing and allow the trolley to kill the five people on the main track.
    2. Pull the lever, diverting the trolley onto the side track where it will kill one person.

    A variation of the problem that we were also presented with was:

    You see a runaway trolley moving toward five tied-up (or otherwise incapacitated) people lying on the main track. You are standing on a bridge that runs across the trolley tracks. There is a large man on the bridge next to you, who if pushed over the bridge and onto the track, would safely stop the trolley, saving the five people but killing the large man. Do you:

    1. Push the man over the bridge, saving the five people.
    2. Allow the trolley to kill the five people

    Which is the more ethical options? Or, more simply: What is the right thing to do?

    17 votes
  10. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Welcome back to Tildes!

    Welcome back to Tildes!

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I have really been interested in Forager and I have it on my wishlist (it screams Humble Monthly bundle). It looks like it has a good 'hook' in it by what I have seen.

    I have really been interested in Forager and I have it on my wishlist (it screams Humble Monthly bundle). It looks like it has a good 'hook' in it by what I have seen.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Lets see: Pokemon Chrystal - I bought a new battery for my New 3DS XL as the old one was losing a charge pretty fast. Turns out the battery was about to pop in the system so it was good I took...

    Lets see:

    • Pokemon Chrystal - I bought a new battery for my New 3DS XL as the old one was losing a charge pretty fast. Turns out the battery was about to pop in the system so it was good I took action to change it! That got me fiddling around with different games that I struggled to play and finish pre-ADHD medication. I got hooked into Pokemon Chrystal and I am now about to start on the 3rd gym. Its a good game but I might abandon it in the future and jump into a Chrystal rom-hack. My biggest complaint so far is the lack of fire pokemon early game. But its a good trip down memory lane.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1-VyHIx_SY

    • Europa Universalis IV: My friends have been jumping into this game for the past month so I decided to take the leap as well. Been following this tutorial as I play my first ever game. Its interesting and hard and there is a lot of stuff going on. But I think its a good game to put in my second monitor while I am browsing the internet and make casual moves while I learn the mechanics.
    4 votes
  13. Comment on What's a video/series you would consider a "required viewing"? in ~talk

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    Hmm, I would say David Foster Wallace's famous 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI I don't know the specific audience for this type of video but...

    Hmm, I would say David Foster Wallace's famous 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI

    I don't know the specific audience for this type of video but I feel the Wikipedia description of the speech's essay later published could tell you whether or not you would be interested in it:

    This essay covers subjects including the difficulty of empathy, the importance of being well adjusted, and the apparent lonesomeness of adult life. Additionally, Wallace’s speech suggests that the overall purpose of higher education is to be able to consciously choose how to perceive others, think about meaning, and act appropriately in everyday life. He argues that the true freedom acquired through education is the ability to be adjusted, conscious, and sympathetic.

    9 votes