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  1. Comment on Why do you think that there isn't a male-led/focused feminist-style movement? in ~life.men

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    As far as media is concerned, I think it would probably exist if it were projected to be consumed but the market is probably not very profitable.

    As far as media is concerned, I think it would probably exist if it were projected to be consumed but the market is probably not very profitable.

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  2. Comment on Why do you think that there isn't a male-led/focused feminist-style movement? in ~life.men

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    I'm not really qualified to answer this as some dumbass from lower middle class america but from my own perspective as a 30something dude, I think a lot of it is possibly pride and the lack of...

    I'm not really qualified to answer this as some dumbass from lower middle class america but from my own perspective as a 30something dude, I think a lot of it is possibly pride and the lack of will for self-help. I even recognize this in myself and still don't see a therapist, don't see a doctor, don't ask for help, the only thing I ever ask for is time alone. I have watched countless videos about how we should all be talking out feelings and issues and whatever and I 100% agree, yet for some reason do not advocate for myself.

    I think it has to do with my pride and my realizing that at the end of the day my family needs to be fed and I am the one that has to do it. There is no one else. I can talk about it all I want but I start seeing how much worse other people have it and I feel guilty for even mentioning my issues out loud. I'm housed, I'm fed, I have a house and kids and a wife and a dog and I did all that, now I get to maintain it and that's on me, no matter how hard it is.

    Anyway that was probably poorly written and probably doesn't quite convey my take but the long and short of it is that even though I think men should advocate for themselves and seek help when they need it, it's probably somewhat the case that they don't think they need it yet.

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  3. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    Wow, that is extremely generous of you, I hope I didn't take up too much of your time! I was definitely not expecting anyone would put something like this together, that is amazing to me. Thanks,...

    Wow, that is extremely generous of you, I hope I didn't take up too much of your time! I was definitely not expecting anyone would put something like this together, that is amazing to me.

    Thanks, I will give this a spin as soon as I'm back in the office!

    2 votes
  4. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    I'll check mind meister out, though we do use trello as kind of a kanban board for our projects (as in we're doing x and y project, z project is pending, etc) but that's for a really high POV of...

    I'll check mind meister out, though we do use trello as kind of a kanban board for our projects (as in we're doing x and y project, z project is pending, etc) but that's for a really high POV of our commitments to other depts, it's not really to track each project individually.

    Trello just isn't good enough for my specific purpose on a time scale, otherwise it's got the simplicity and readability I want. I described my grievances with it in another reply but in short moving cards are only done one at a time and that wouldn't be good enough for this particular use.

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  5. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    We do use trello for project overview (very much a birds eye view, not meant to contain any detail about the development of the project), but it doesn't work well on a sliding timescale. I tried...

    We do use trello for project overview (very much a birds eye view, not meant to contain any detail about the development of the project), but it doesn't work well on a sliding timescale. I tried trellos timeline this morning and it is VERY close to what I need, it just doesn't handle moving one card and propagating that change to all subsequent cards and I can't modify multiple cards at once so changing the timeline is a huge burden. Maybe there's a powerup or some way to manage this but I don't think this (or basically anything) is designed for my particular use case.

    For now we're using a gantt chart and tracking interruption separately but it's not ideal.

    I wish I had more time, I'd just make it myself 😆

    2 votes
  6. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    This is SO CLOSE to what I need, the only issue is I can't move multiple cards at once, or change one and that changes the dates of the subsequent ones. So close!

    This is SO CLOSE to what I need, the only issue is I can't move multiple cards at once, or change one and that changes the dates of the subsequent ones. So close!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    I'll definitely check it out, it kind of looks like a trello/kanban-like and we already have access to it in o365. I didn't know this was a thing, not sure if that says something about my...

    I'll definitely check it out, it kind of looks like a trello/kanban-like and we already have access to it in o365. I didn't know this was a thing, not sure if that says something about my google-fu or Microsoft's marketing efforts 😆

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  8. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    Haha, well I could definitely be the frog but it's not as bad as it sounds (or maybe it is). We are just a really small team in a company that is not a tech company (commercial real estate), and...

    Haha, well I could definitely be the frog but it's not as bad as it sounds (or maybe it is). We are just a really small team in a company that is not a tech company (commercial real estate), and that generally requires more agility than a traditional project management system would offer without being very overbearing.

    Our projects are all internal tools and processes for other departments within the company, so they aren't generally more than a few weeks of dev time per project (many projects are just feature requests that take a day or 2). However, this particular project is massive (it's a custom commission system for our brokerage dept) and is slated to take ~5 months.

    Besides project development, we are our own QA, testing, debugging, bugfixing after deployment, server maintainers, etc, so we shift focus constantly. It's not at all ideal for pure programming, but we wear many hats.

    I've been here ~11 years, decent salary, 7.5 hr days, 30 days PTO, flexible schedule (my wife has cancer and is in a city 3 hours away all week, so I have to handle my 2 kids and their schedules along with a full time job and they don't mind at all, they're sympathetic to my situation) - I don't say these things to brag or anything (I could probably fish around for higher salary, for example), after all these years I may very well be the frog simmering in a 212f Jacuzzi but I don't mind, it's just a different day-to-day than devs usually expect.

    To your point about using excel with two sheets and a visualization sheet, I may give that a shot, I didn't really consider doing it that way. To be honest I don't use Excel a ton, but that makes sense. I'll give it a shot!

    3 votes
  9. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    I have not heard of this before, I'll take a look! Thanks

    I have not heard of this before, I'll take a look! Thanks

  10. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    I tried the timeline view way back when it was in beta but looking at it again they have definitely changed how it works, this might be a good solution, thanks!

    I tried the timeline view way back when it was in beta but looking at it again they have definitely changed how it works, this might be a good solution, thanks!

    5 votes
  11. I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different

    I'm wondering if this type of tool exists. Basically, I am senior dev of a 3 man dev team at a non-tech company. I maintain 60 or so web apps for our 300-400 users (all internal apps) as well as...

    I'm wondering if this type of tool exists. Basically, I am senior dev of a 3 man dev team at a non-tech company. I maintain 60 or so web apps for our 300-400 users (all internal apps) as well as act as jack of all trades when it comes to SQL, IIS, self hosted and cloud hosted windows server boxes, VMware, etc. Basically, I have a lot of spinning plates.

    We are in active development but we get interrupted a lot. Like, a lot a lot. Because of this, we don't really work based on deadlines but more on timelines. Upper management knows that things get priority over other things and we have to move things around and pivot a lot, so as long as we can explain why a project took 6 more months than we projected, it's fine.

    So having said all that, I'm looking for a timeline system similar to gantt but I want the ability to have more than one "timespan" per task/row.

    So for example let's say I'm building a to-do app and one of the tasks is to figure out the theme/color scheme of the app. I think this will take 3 days, and I don't really need to be more specific than that, they aren't trying to micro manage. However, I got interrupted and pulled off the project in the middle of that task, so I worked on it for 1 day, I had other things for 3 days, and I came back to finish the last two days.

    In this case, in a gantt chart, your task can only be one "timespan" per "row" and in order for me to chart what actually happened, I need to add multiple subtasks to that task and the task ends up taking 3 rows of space.

    This is rough to read and annoying to have to rearrange and insert new subtasks and rearrange subsequent tasks along the timeline.

    Is there a tool out there that handles this more "ad-hoc" scheduling that I'm looking for?

    Ideally what I would like is for me to be able to put together a full estimate of time for the project (say 3 months) with the ability to cascade schedule changes down when a task in the middle goes on longer than expected or gets interrupted.

    I would like to have categories or color mapping so we can see which timespans are interruptions and which are tasks done and tasks to do.

    Am I asking too much? Does gantt have this ability and I've not found the right vendor?

    Right now my temporary solution is excel but it's a beating to have to go shift things every time I have an interruption, I feel like I spend more time explaining what happened than I do actually programming, haha

    Edit: I've seen things like Monday.com and Microsoft project, but these are really heavy and too specific for my needs, I don't want a lot of context or setting up a kanban board or anything like that, I just want effectively an interactive timeline with simple "I'm doing this for x days" and not much else in terms of percent complete, details of the task, sprint integration, etc.

    Think trello in complexity, just time-based and sideways 😅

    I don't want to be a project manager, I don't have time for that - I just need the ability to quickly track interruptions and be able to use it as backup if upper management comes poking around

    24 votes
  12. Comment on Is there a markdown editor which let me open .md files from Windows? in ~tech

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    Have you looked at vscode? SublimeText also supports md but it's going to be more "bare bones" than vscode

    Have you looked at vscode? SublimeText also supports md but it's going to be more "bare bones" than vscode

    26 votes
  13. Comment on Palworld could be a delight if it wasn't so invested in being awful in ~games

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    Sorry if you're the author, OP, but they seem to be in a strange headspace that is warping the nature of the game to fit a predisposed narrative. They seem to think the devs are creating this as...

    Sorry if you're the author, OP, but they seem to be in a strange headspace that is warping the nature of the game to fit a predisposed narrative. They seem to think the devs are creating this as some tongue-in-cheek joke? I don't understand that stance at all. It's not supposed to be "funny" - where are they getting that idea?

    Also, they consider putting pals to work "cruel" but apparently like Monster Hunter? A game where you literally chase down monsters and sever their limbs as they slowly die so you can harvest them to make better gear? Is it cruel because they're cute? Or is it because in MH they're pests and so deserve to die because they threaten humans?

    Speaking of cruel, don't you think it's cruel to pit pokemon against each other until they faint? Why is "use this attack!" less inflammatory than "use this crafting bench!" ?

    Personally, I don't see any of that as "cruel" - it's a facet of the game that the author of this article admits gives an interesting vector to consider when capturing more pals out in the wild. Just like I don't think it's cruel to smash 50 cows on top of each other to make a cow farm in minecraft, or beating down dinosaurs to drug them and "tame" them in Ark (which is basically what palworld is... it's Ark with pokemon instead of dinosaurs).

    I don't know, the whole article just seems predisposed, someone correct me though.

    95 votes
  14. Comment on Missing messages? in ~tildes

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    Life of a dev, I spend so much time trying to figure out how some of my users do some of the stuff they do 😂

    Life of a dev, I spend so much time trying to figure out how some of my users do some of the stuff they do 😂

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  15. Comment on Anyone else feeling completely exhausted this week? What's making you so tired? in ~talk

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    As far as helping with stuff like yard work or building a shed etc, I enjoy that very much. It's more complicated for gift giving. I'm terrible with figuring out what to buy or make someone. I'm...

    As far as helping with stuff like yard work or building a shed etc, I enjoy that very much. It's more complicated for gift giving. I'm terrible with figuring out what to buy or make someone. I'm very analytical and it makes it difficult to be satisfied with an idea because I always seem to find some hiccup with it.

    For example, we have secret Santa at work and the guy I drew likes coffee and dogs and some other generic things. My wife was like well that's easy, get him some nice coffee and maybe some of his favorite candy or something. I shot that down because for one, I'm not a coffee person so I don't know what is good and what isn't, but I also don't know their preferences, there are way too many variables to pick a random coffee grind and hope they like it. She looks at me like I'm an alien, cause that was like a slam dunk to her but a complete miss in my mind. (I'm still trying to come up with ideas, the party is in 2 days...uh oh...)

    But to answer your question, yes - generally speaking I always find joy in helping (like doing dishes for someone after a house party or stuff like that) and mostly with giving (if they are explicit in what they need/want)

    I realize that should be an easy gap to bridge - if I enjoy helping out my friends and family, it only makes sense that they would also feel good in doing the same for me. I can't really explain but it feels like I'm in debt to them after that and I really don't like that.

    If I let my wife read this thread she'd laugh and go "I told you so!" Yes dear, you did :)

    Edit: I would also say (this is just generally speaking on reaching out to help) an overwhelming majority of people who ask if we need anything don't really know what they're offering and I don't feel it's my place to accept and delegate tasks to those people, it's just a weird place to be put in, hank green recently talked about this and I do think more specific offerings are more likely to be accepted by me, because it feels much less like I'm asking them to do something for me...if that makes sense.

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  16. Comment on Anyone else feeling completely exhausted this week? What's making you so tired? in ~talk

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    I have been thinking about this post for a bit (read it shortly after you posted). I know you're right, I feel it when someone offers help. I think it's mostly to do with my upbringing. This is...

    I have been thinking about this post for a bit (read it shortly after you posted). I know you're right, I feel it when someone offers help. I think it's mostly to do with my upbringing.

    This is going to sound stupid, but I'm the type of person where if I need to make a left hand turn across an intersection and someone pulls up behind me, I will turn right instead and just make the block. To me, it's so stressful considering there's someone who is being held up by me, even if I know it's just a traffic pattern and 99.9% of people don't even think about it, they just sit there and wait their turn. I still can't stomach it. it makes me nervous and really uncomfortable.

    In the same vein, I feel physically uncomfortable accepting anything that I didn't pay for or work for. I don't like receiving gifts, compliments, praise, etc. obviously this is a character flaw that I have been working on but it's been a lifelong thing for me.

    Regardless, last night my coworker asked if we needed anything and I said we were doing ok, he said "what about the kids? Is Christmas covered? I don't have any kids to buy for anymore, they're all grown!"

    I would normally say "yeah we buy sales throughout the year so we are pretty much set" but in the moment I told him they were well stocked but I'm certain they wouldn't complain for one more gift under the tree. If it makes you happy, then I can't say no, can I?

    They were elated, and I felt ok about it afterwards. I didn't feel like I was reaching my hands out. In the moments after the conversation, I thought about your comment and I think it had something to do with me saying yes to them.

    So basically this is a long way of saying thanks for putting your perspective into your comment, it did resonate and I will try to get better about my anxiety around this type of stuff.

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  17. Comment on Path of Exile: Affliction content reveal (includes PoE2 info as well) in ~games

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    I'm a registered altoholic (and a very frequent POB enjoyer), so I am definitely ultra excited about the new ascendancies, especially the socket one. It is going to make so many builds possible...

    I'm a registered altoholic (and a very frequent POB enjoyer), so I am definitely ultra excited about the new ascendancies, especially the socket one. It is going to make so many builds possible now, depending on what combination you choose.

    I assume most people will choose that ascendancy within a few days into the league (it's just so strong), so long as the items that go into the sockets aren't a billion divines a piece. If that does happen, I'll choose another one and farm the items for other people. Either way, win win for me!

    I can't wait. I need a distraction right now so this is perfect timing.

  18. Comment on Path of Exile: Affliction content reveal (includes PoE2 info as well) in ~games

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    If y'all are recruiting, let me know (of course if you'd rather keep the atmosphere the same I totally get it, no worries) - after I posted this I went to the forums to check out recruiting guilds...

    If y'all are recruiting, let me know (of course if you'd rather keep the atmosphere the same I totally get it, no worries) - after I posted this I went to the forums to check out recruiting guilds and it felt like I was playing WoW again, I'm not looking for mandated logins and guild stash contributions here, far behind me is supplying pots and food for raid night :)

    Edit: here's my profile

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  19. Comment on Path of Exile: Affliction content reveal (includes PoE2 info as well) in ~games

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    I'm very excited for ultimatum! The only thing I'm worried about is Neon said they "fully rebalanced" it which sometimes means completely gutted so I hope they didn't do that ;)

    I'm very excited for ultimatum! The only thing I'm worried about is Neon said they "fully rebalanced" it which sometimes means completely gutted so I hope they didn't do that ;)

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  20. Comment on Path of Exile: Affliction content reveal (includes PoE2 info as well) in ~games

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    Is anyone an active PoE enthusiast here? I've been playing since open beta (for way... way too long) and still play every league. I don't get as much time as I used to with kids and all that but I...

    Is anyone an active PoE enthusiast here? I've been playing since open beta (for way... way too long) and still play every league. I don't get as much time as I used to with kids and all that but I get a good couple of weeks at the start most of the time, with some lighter play toward the middle of the league.

    I've been thinking about joining a guild, I have my own with just my brother in it but he doesn't really play anymore and it's kind of sad getting something cool and not being able to show anyone, or just general chitchat. I got a mageblood last league and I was the only one online in my friends list... it felt kind of sad, haha.

    6 votes