It's almost the end of the week, how's your week been going so far?
I posted on Monday about what your week had in store, how about now? Whats new? Get anything good done?
I posted on Monday about what your week had in store, how about now? Whats new? Get anything good done?
Well it started with my tooth exploding in my mouth at breakfast last weekend really. Wisdom tooth, upper left. Hard as shit to reach with a toothbrush and floss so it went bad. Better than the first time, but still unenjoyable. Anyways, I was really worried I'd miss out on a couple days of work because I had to get the tooth removed, and the last time I did that whatever the fuck the orthodontist into my gums to numb it made me so fucking sick I was violently dry heaving for 24 hours. After the first few hours nothing was coming up anymore. It was just violent, painful dry heaves that were so bad that I thought for certain I was going to crack a rib. On top of this, the last time this happened I had to go to a dentist, have him refer me to a separate orthodontist and set up a separate appointment. So basically I was looking at taking time off work to go get a confirmation that my tooth was bad and then set up another appointment on another day to get it removed and then be out for a least another day after that, missing a bunch of work and wasting what little paid time off I had started to gather, because I'm relatively new at my job.
So, I wasn't looking forward to that.
However, I get to the dentist on Monday and first let me set the scene. This place is like a 7min walk from my apartment and a 5min drive from work on a good day. The office itself is super nice. Plush leather chairs, fireplace in the corner, and really nice staff. They get me situated and then hand me a little gift bag with a tumbler cup in it to welcome me as a new patient. And they enter me into a raffle for a fancy god damn grill and slow cooker.
They sit me down and I'm not even joking they had an Apple TV above me with freaking Netflix hooked up so I could watch Parks and Rec while they checked out my bad tooth, with a freaking handheld x-ray machine. I'm used to those giant mega things you have to stand under and wear those lead vests. It might have been all the Parks and Rec I was watching, but seriously all I could think was, "This is the Eagleton of dentists offices."
The dentist comes in, looks at the x-rays, and says, "Ok, let's get that badboy out of there." No referral, no other day off from work. Right here, right now. So he numbs my gum while I'm enjoying Parks and Rec and rips the fucker right out of my jaw. Unlike last time, no soreness immediately after, no nausea. And I barely even notice that the tooth is gone.
He stitched my gum up, gave me a post-op guide of how to care for the stitches, and sent me home. I spent the next few hours waiting for the horrible illness to hit me, but nothing. The numbness faded and the gaping hole in my jaw didn't even fucking hurt.
I go into work the next day like nothing happened. I can eat like normal for the most part, just avoiding the back left of my jaw. My job is 99% talking and I could do it without the slightest hint of discomfort. No painkillers or anything. Just a really fucking good tooth removal.
Today, my stitches naturally fell out after the wound started healing properly. 2 fucking days and the wound has healed so much my stitches fell out. It took a week last time.
All in all, everything went WAY better than expected.
Wow, that anecdote didn't go the way I expected it to at the end.
Man I'm so happy for you. The right dentist really change everything about how you care for your mouth as well.
Remember to go to an annual visit even if you don't have issues!
They set me up for a cleaning the next day and another one 6 months later.
I've been sick all week, but I've done plenty of fun things. I've drawn a few MSPaint pictures and played Sonic Adventure (with a Mirror Mode mod), Overwatch with a good friend of mine, and Dragon Ball FighterZ.
Sick during summer, not fun!
It's actually more not fun because I got sick at Walt Disney World.
what the fuck.
dont buy lottery tickets.
still in disney world or back home?
I'm back home. Honestly, it's not the worst illness I've had there. I once got food poisoning from something off Disney property.
Come on, you can't say that and not show us.
Here you go: https://icecapman10.tumblr.com/
I used to use MSPaint, but then I found this program. Basically free, weaker photoshop with downloadable mods. I highly recommend it.
I actually have Paint.net installed on my PC, but I have some sort of nostalgic connection to MSPaint. I've been drawing on it since the age of 3.
Going great. Was unemployed for 3.5 months till last week. First full week of new job in. Loving it. I'm a Sys Admin, it was surprisingly hard to get another job. So many posting full of shit that's not SA stuff. SA's are not developers nor DBAs!
A bit of a drive (36 miles one way), but no on-call, no after hours, I'm not the has to know everything guy and I even got a 30% pay bump. Still a bit stunned on that last part.
Hope everyone else is doing good. If not, hang in there, it'll get better!
Sounds like a pretty awesome job! Hope you don't burn out and continue to enjoy it :)
Yep. This job is SOOO easy compared to the last one. I am not expected to be the escalation and knowledge expert for everything, even things not my job.
I'm loving the drive, it's half the longest I did for three years. It's actually a peaceful drive.
Me too! Congratulations. It is a great feeling isn't it.
Managed to finish Deus Ex Human Revolution and started Deus Ex Mankind Divided, so I guess that is good. Still having no luck finding a decent entry level job in my area though, so guess that is terrible.
What type of job are you looking for?
Thinking about the balance between getting better at the craft of software development and the craft of getting better at everything else around that (such as sales, marketing, management) which adds far more value
Finished reading The Obstacle Is The Way and may have to re-read it immediately. I now understand why people have little quotes to greet them daily. It does give a small positive boost and re-orient the vision of what you'll do and how you'll feel.
So overall? Pretty damn great.
I'm at that point too where I'm trying to push forward with some other 'soft skills' , I feel like In good enough at the technical side that I don't really need to worry about it too much. Much like @fires, I can build a thing
You should check out this article: https://daedtech.com/programming-skills-arent-important/
Basically it suggests that technical skills after a certain point have diminishing returns though we're led by companies to believe otherwise. If you're in the top 5% for some technical skill and improve to 4% though it may make you better, there's little or no salary increase, little or no change in the types of projects you're working on, etc. It's just a way to keep programmers busy. But if you're just a beginner, moving up to intermediate, you'll get a higher rate of return on that investment.
It's interesting to see because the timelines in the article make sense too; get some technical skills, work for 2-4 years on real production projects and you're decent enough to work at a lot of places so how can you distinguish yourself? Technically with diminishing returns? Or move to soft skills which are usually more respected (CTOs at most companies for example still have less say than a CFO or any other C-suite executive).
That was a really interesting read. I'm currently working as a contractor for a company but pretty much only on software-engineering. I'm still fairly junior (2 years experience alongside uni & 1 year out) but am pretty happy with where I am. I can move into consulting pretty easily from where I am, then strike out on my own in a few years when I feel more confident in what I'm doing & what I want to do.
Good to hear!
I feel that's almost my downfall with most of my hobbies, I've focused so much on getting above average at most things that I'm not really...specialized and really good at anything. I can play guitar, but not really super good. I can program, but with its pitfalls. I can put together a Unity game, but with millions of bugs and shitty code. and just a whole bunch of other stuff
What's The Object Is The Way about?
obstacle is the way is about facing and overcoming obstacles and thinking more positively about them; it's really good, going to re-read so I can put together better notes and write down some quotes from it.
My Friday D&D game was cancelled - the Dungeon Master was swamped at work and a couple players had more important commitments. I offered to run the game instead, but it's a no-go. I prepped the session in short notice for it too. Not much you can do, I suppose.
Aw man, thats a shame. Well hey we can talk about it! Whats the session at currently?
The ultimate D&D villain: THE SCHEDULE
Can't talk about art without sharing it!!!
I love people! I've been off Discord for such a long time I think all my friends have forgotten about me
been rather uneventful, watched a ton of GoT after having absolutely no interest in it for the last few years then binged the jeepers out of it the last week, so I'm a fan.
Then just the boring normal stuff, dropped the kids at Kinder and school, house chores between GoT marathon and worked. Last night's shift was total chaos, when I arrived and day shift were still trying to sort out handover I knew it would be painful. Then having a resident return from hospital, booking doctors to come in, dealing with another that had a fall and not to be forgotten another that was put on end of life pathway.
Last night's shift can jump in the water
One of those weeks where nothing I’ve done has gone right. Hopefully next week will be better.
Aw man, what's bothering you?
Haven't been doing all too much recently. I've decided to try and learn Python and hopefully get some degree of proficiency in it over the next few weeks/months. Been playing some games and watching stuff with my boyfriend, as well as doing some running and swimming.
Good luck with Python, fun language. I need to get back into daily running.
I've been trying to run every other day doing the Couch to 5K plan, I've been enjoying it so far.
I've heard it's a good plan, I joined my high school's Track team and have been doing that. School ended and my running has really fallen off. What week, day are you on?
You could try picking up running during your summer break! During school I find it hard to find time to run.
I finished Week 5 Day 2 today, run for 8 minutes, walk for 5, and then run for 8 again. The next run is a just a straight run for 20 minutes, hopefully it doesn't kill me lol.
It was everyday after school so I didn't have much of a choice. Enjoyed that.
I need to fix my sleep schedule and seeing as it's almost midnight, unlikely to happen tonight.
Good luck ! Just pace yourself and you'll be fairly surprised with how well you do, I'm sure :). Not sure if you need/want my advice but I'd start out much slower than you think, then after 4-5 minutes, adjust your speed depending on how tired you are
Feeling very... Unmotivated. I work in a high acuity psychiatric hospital providing direct care and doing group work. The last few days I've been working on the substance rehab unit (much lower acuity) and ran one of the best groups I've probably ever run. However, I'm starting to feel a little run-down. My days off are Tuesdays and Thursdays, but having only 24 hours to relax is kind of draining. I was looking forward to having next Wednesday off to have three days straight, but they rejected my time off request. Now I'm kind of frustrated.
I feel unmotivated on my days off. I want to continue working on some of my personal projects, or finish reading some stuff, but I end up just trying to catch up on sleep.
I feel you. I took a vacation in May and have been so slammed since then that I almost regret doing it. Any time off I have I just want to sleep.
I went to work at 1am today and just finished what I was working on at 7:45 pm.
That said, I’m going to try to force myself to get out on Saturday. There’s a pride beach party near my house. Have to work Sunday, which sucks, but I’m determined to force myself to do something other than sleep and lay around on Saturday.
It’s almost like I put all my effort into work and have nothing left for me.
A cat gif I posted to reddit the other day got over 150K points and 1.17M views, so that was kind of neat.
I've been packing up and preparing to move to AZ for my first job out of college! I'm super nervous to head out and get started. I don't know anyone from the office and I don't have any in-state friends yet, so it's going to be a real adventure.
I started a job this week so it's been entirely made up of on-boarding. It's kept me steadily busy but the week's flown by because of it.
The 3rd to last week of school is finishing up for me, and I'm so done with school even though I still have 2 or 3 tiny projects to finish. Honestly, why do some teachers put on projects when there's only a week of school left?
Anyways, there's only 10 school days left for me, hopefully not making up for snow days at the end.
I've been preparing to make a pot of insane vegan chili all week. So my plan is to go home after work, have some... other plants I enjoy and cook for about 2 hours before stuffing my face and binging on either the weeks Dota I've missed or The Expanse series 3. End of the day couldn't come soon enough.
Hehe, you have my Friday night down to a T. Other than the expanse, I'm watching the final episode of Sense8 and mourning the loss of a great series!
I'm waiting to hear back about a job offer and it's been frustrating since I've heard nothing. It's making it difficult for me to make plans at work since I don't want to say yes to something only to not be able to do it. Also, my lease is ending in three months and I have a first round interview with another organization. This has also made it difficult for me to focus at work because I've been waiting for that one phone call or email saying that I got the job. Everything is depending on this one thing.
 I GOT THE JOB!
Things are getting better. Without going to much in details, the atmosphere at home lately was kinda heavy (raising kids is not for the faint of heart) but I hope the recent changes will help me and my wife feel better with dealing with the daily dose of troubles.
On another topic, I'm really happy to have decided to just begin writing the extension for tildes and most importantly publish it.
I tend to dismiss my skill as I've this, sometimes crippling, attitude of "yeah, I'm not jhon papa, I should just let others do it properly" but lately I've decided that I'll just give a shot at doing things as there are plenty of crappy stuff online and recently I realise that I find myself thinking "I could fix that/do that better".
So there is that. For the first time in months, in the evening I'm coding again for pleasure instead of watching Netflix or playing a game that ultimately bore me.
On the flip side, I'm missing sleep because I don't realize the time that goes by while coding :-/
What kinda extension are you making?
This here, I'm just now working on user's label
There, just updated! User's label here we go!
Super frustrating week at work. Not been able to sleep well & my running schedules & performance have been bad of late. We also have to start looking for a new apartment and move out by end of year and I think that's been weighing on my mind. Family great as always though and a lot to be thankful for.
Not bad. Had a kinda productive week, made a successful cello exam (was not really serious though, but still),
spent fucktons of money on my car to do some repairs, but at least I have AC now, which is a bless in these hot days.
Also I am having good signs in regards in my struggle with my depression.
My week has been a productive one. I've had only one class, an engineering based statistics course, and just have to make sure I keep up with the material. After that class I've been working out and learning the beginnings of bjj. Why can't every semester be as good as Summer?
Just started up again at my old job (was deployed), getting set into my new schedule, registered at WGU, and studying! If anyone else is in the Networking path I'd love to do a collab in Packet Tracer! I've gone through the ICND1/2 course but I have to do it again through WGU...
Exams just finished, so spent the first part of the week relaxing and playing games with friends. Latter half of the week was taken up by migrating stuff to a new server, and spending today (friday) packing up to move out of student accommodation tomorrow. Done a few misc bits of code review for crystal which I work on a lot. Hoping to get a lot more productive on crystal next week after I move back, because a company is sponsoring my work on the language over summer.