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  1. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (June 2021) in ~talk

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    Thanks for the kind words. I think i have an ebook about Nonviolent Communication. I'll take a look, because i'm having a hard time trying to think in a way to tell her.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    I think i have an ebook about Nonviolent Communication. I'll take a look, because i'm having a hard time trying to think in a way to tell her.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (June 2021) in ~talk

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    I'm happy and sad at the same time. My girlfriend and I both have problems. Mine is with alcohol, hers is with obesity/food. We are 4 and a half years together now. I am finally working on my...

    I'm happy and sad at the same time.

    My girlfriend and I both have problems. Mine is with alcohol, hers is with obesity/food.

    We are 4 and a half years together now. I am finally working on my problem and found a psychologist who specializes in naltrexone and the Sinclair Method. It's working great. Days pass by that i completely forget about beer. I have a 12 pack at home that i forgot about it. It's been sitting there for 15 days now. I still binge here and there, but it is going down.

    I've gone from 32 drinks per week to 8 last week and just 3 the week before last. I lost weight (but i didn't need to) and am feeling great.

    This is the happy part.

    The sad part is that my SO seems to be getting worse. She is clearly gaining weight and just don't talk about it. We talked about it in the past, her doctor said she was in danger of becoming pre-diabetic (she is only 26), but nothing changed.

    Last time we talked about it (more than a year ago. Can't remember) she said she accepts herself and that is a big part of facing the problem, but i think that acceptance is the step she wants to stay.

    I love her, we are great together, but i don't see myself being happy with this.

    I tried to look past it. I've been ignoring it. I'm not talking about it, just keeping it inside, but i'm slowly becoming unhappy.

    We still have sex, but it is coming to a point that i don't want anymore.

    I should have seen this. She was always sedentary and already had a weight problem when we started dating, but i overlooked it because we are good together. She made me a better person and it pains me to contemplate a future without her.

    I don't want a kid in an environment where obesity is normalized (almost her entire family is obese) the same way i don't want alcoholism near my home.

    The other problem is that we are both working in different cities (4h distance) with no hope of changing. I am the only one trying to change carrer (i want to become a developer) and looking for opportunities were she lives.

    I wish life had a rewind button...

    12 votes
  3. Comment on Tab viewer/organizer? in ~tech

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    Those colorful tabs are cool indeed. The only thing i miss from TST is left click > send tab to device so i can send the tab to my phone, but i can do that by clicking on the account icon in the...

    Those colorful tabs are cool indeed.

    The only thing i miss from TST is left click > send tab to device so i can send the tab to my phone, but i can do that by clicking on the account icon in the address bar.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Tab viewer/organizer? in ~tech

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    Just found Sidebery and i'm liking it more than Tree Style Tabs.

    Just found Sidebery and i'm liking it more than Tree Style Tabs.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Tab viewer/organizer? in ~tech

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    That Tree Tabs is really cool, but it doesn't have an update in two years. My fear is getting used to it and breaking in the future. Is it still being developed? Tree Style Tabs is still going....

    That Tree Tabs is really cool, but it doesn't have an update in two years. My fear is getting used to it and breaking in the future. Is it still being developed? Tree Style Tabs is still going.

    EDIT: Just found Sidebery and i'm liking it more than Tree Style Tabs.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What's something that took you a long time to like? in ~talk

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    I too started late and read a lot. These days i'm reading less and less. This year i wasn"t able to finish a book yet. I drop it after a week of not reading... It is the f*cking internet/netflix.

    I too started late and read a lot. These days i'm reading less and less. This year i wasn"t able to finish a book yet. I drop it after a week of not reading...

    It is the f*cking internet/netflix.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    I'm back to cmus actually. Mpd+ncmpcpp is cool, but i think it is too overkill for my needs.

    I'm back to cmus actually.

    Mpd+ncmpcpp is cool, but i think it is too overkill for my needs.

  8. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I was not reading anything lately. Every book i start, i drop after a week of not reading. Don´t know what is happening. I think i didn´t read anything this year. Decided to get back with a...

    I was not reading anything lately. Every book i start, i drop after a week of not reading. Don´t know what is happening. I think i didn´t read anything this year.

    Decided to get back with a smaller book and am reading "Intermitências da Morte" (Death With Interruptions) by José Saramago. Going well so far.

    1 vote
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  10. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    Just made something quickly here. choice=$(printf "all\nartists\nalbums\nplaylists" | wofi -d -p "Music:") playlists() { selection=$(mpc lsplaylists | wofi -d -p "Playlist:") [ -n "$selection" ]...

    Just made something quickly here.

    choice=$(printf "all\nartists\nalbums\nplaylists" | wofi -d -p "Music:")
    
    playlists() {
        selection=$(mpc lsplaylists | wofi -d -p "Playlist:")
        [ -n "$selection" ] && mpc -q clear && \
        mpc -q load "$selection" && mpc -q play
    }
    
    artists() {
        selection=$(mpc list artist | wofi -d -p "Artist:")
        [ -n "$selection" ] && mpc -q clear && \
        mpc -q findadd artist "$selection" && mpc -q random off && mpc -q play
    }
    
    albums() {
        selection=$(mpc list album | wofi -d -p "Album:")
        [ -n "$selection" ] && mpc -q clear && \
        mpc -q findadd album "$selection" && mpc -q random off && mpc -q play
    }
    
    all() {
        mpc -q clear
        mpc -q random on
        mpc -q repeat on
        mpc ls | mpc add
        mpc play
    }
    
    case "$choice" in
        all)
            all
            ;;
        playlists)
            playlists
            ;;
        artists)
            artists
            ;;
        albums)
            albums
            ;;
    esac
    
    5 votes
  11. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    I used moc a lot in the past. I prefer cmus because of the simple database. I organize my music neatly in folders always in the same pattern "artist/year - album/track number - track title" so moc...

    I used moc a lot in the past. I prefer cmus because of the simple database.

    I organize my music neatly in folders always in the same pattern "artist/year - album/track number - track title" so moc works well too, but i don't think it plays opus format.

    I archive music in flac on my external hdd, but on the main ssd of my laptop i use opus. It is really good.

    My library in flac is 130Gb, in opus it is only 13Gb.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    Thanks for the tips. Now i see that the advantage of mpd is that you can manipulate with scripts. It is right up my alley.

    Thanks for the tips.

    Now i see that the advantage of mpd is that you can manipulate with scripts. It is right up my alley.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    Oh that is the one i used in the past! Totally forgot. Thanks.

    Oh that is the one i used in the past! Totally forgot. Thanks.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Been watching Babylon Berlin and enjoying so far. Am finishing the first season. Great production and characters.

    Been watching Babylon Berlin and enjoying so far. Am finishing the first season. Great production and characters.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    Sure. Here is mine: sway (wayland) I am a fan of bspwm, but there is no equivalent on wayland yet (river is still in alpha stages). So i´ve been using sway with the autotiling python script. Since...

    Sure. Here is mine: sway (wayland)

    I am a fan of bspwm, but there is no equivalent on wayland yet (river is still in alpha stages). So i´ve been using sway with the autotiling python script.

    Since i changed everything (going from Xorg/bspwm to Wayland/sway) i decided to change the music player. I´ve been using cmus for years and now i´m using mpd+ncmpcpp.

    Don´t know if i like it really. I´m not a playlist kind of guy and mpd seems to center around playlists. I prefer to play full albums or shuffle the entire collection. In cmus i spent all the time in the library view, never ever made any playlists.

    The upside is that i can control the player with my smartphone.

    I´m still hunting for a simple dotfile manager to put things on gitlab.

    12 votes
  16. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Huzzah! The Great is indeed great.

    Huzzah! The Great is indeed great.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    This website does not have anything that resembles lobste.rs at all besides the fact that it is a link aggregator. It is not an alternative for it.

    This website does not have anything that resembles lobste.rs at all besides the fact that it is a link aggregator. It is not an alternative for it.

  18. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Gabriel Garcia is one of the best writers that ever existed. The Autumn of the Patriarch is a dense and weird read, but it is so worth it. It is like @Echinops said. 10/10 book, 2/10 leisure.

    Gabriel Garcia is one of the best writers that ever existed.

    The Autumn of the Patriarch is a dense and weird read, but it is so worth it.

    It is like @Echinops said. 10/10 book, 2/10 leisure.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    My second Murakami and i loved it. After that i couldn't get into any other of his works. I started seeing the same formula over and over.

    My second Murakami and i loved it. After that i couldn't get into any other of his works. I started seeing the same formula over and over.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm on a phase which nothing that i start reading grabs my attention. I dropped three books in a row already. The thing i like most about the Kindle, which is reading at night in bed to fall...

    I'm on a phase which nothing that i start reading grabs my attention. I dropped three books in a row already.

    The thing i like most about the Kindle, which is reading at night in bed to fall asleep, is the thing that is making me not retain anything. I read 5 pages and fall asleep.

    Lately i've been sleeping fine without using it, so i'm starting with some easy read. I started Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris, today.

    2 votes