Let's talk about recent good experience
Would you like to talk about something good that happened to you recently, or something you did, or something you witnessed, for which you felt good afterwards?
I'll begin with mine. First of all, I was happy to receive e-mails from friends. We're keeping long-distance friendships alive. I felt thankful to my friends.
Another things was this. Some time back, I tentatively ordered a book online for international shipping to my home address by plain mail. I then lost the hope of receiving it -- silly me, there were no mailboxes in the apartment building! But today I somehow found the mailboxes and I even re-discovered the key to mine, which I'd forgotten and left among my belongings. And I was really delighted to see the book was resting safely in my mailbox. I was happy to be proven wrong. :)
What about you?
(((wise))) I believe you will! And hopefully you'll be feeling a bit less lonely here. <3
Hey man, I'm in the same boat. Me and my girlfriend have had to be separated since May 19th and won't be reunited until around the same time in September, and it doesn't help that neither have friends near us right now.
I can't say I ever want to spend an entire third of my year away from my girlfriend ever again, but it will make us stronger once it's over and we'll both be better people for getting through it. I think you'll experience the same thing, so stay strong and find little daily things to look forward to in order to get through it. I believe in you!
A friend just came by earlier and gave me his threadripper build.
Short story long is that he was originally going to ask if I wanted to buy it, or if I knew anyone. But then he realized that the coolant leaked out while it was sitting around. He felt too weird about trying to sell it, even if he managed to clean it, and decided he felt better giving it to me.
I tried to talk him out of it. Offered to help him do some damage control and determine if it was still any good. It's a hell of a rig to just give away. So he brought it over, but basically just insisted that he wanted to give it to me.
We spent the last 10 hours tearing everything down, cleaned every nook and cranny of awful coolant sludge, put it back together and crossed our fingers.
It runs like a dream. I'm still in shock over the whole thing. Still processing it. I mean... Holy shit balls.
It does have a couple issues. Mainly that there seems to still be some residual goop left in one of the usb headers that just doesn't want to come out. But, more comically, I had to use an older video card for temporary. It looks lost in a sea of future compared to the Titan xp that was originally in here. But funny looking video card aside, this thing is a beast. Going to take another crack at cleaning out the goopy header tomorrow. I know it'll be a while before I have it fully set up, but I can't wait for this puppy to be my main editing rig.
I'm still just sitting here staring at it in disbelief.
Seriously. The best part about it was being able to team up to work on it. We have similar attention to detail, but different backgrounds, skill sets, comfort zones, etc. It was a blast. Very complimentary work dynamic. And he's got a sense of humor that's so deadpan and off beat. It always takes me a second to catch his jokes, which makes them that much better.
We did another project together a while back where we made an infinity mirror box. It was our first ever video in this style, so it's a little rough around the edges. Actually, it was for the threadripper build that he just gave me. So there are actually some pretty sweet shots of the computer itself towards the end. But that whole project, from the box to the video, was another instance of that same dynamic. It's just a lot of fun doing projects with him.
I was thinking of trying to talk him into making some AR goggles with me for another video. But I think that we're going to do a video on the CPU cooler that ruined the rig, first. (Seriously, don't buy enermax liqtech.)
But yea, he's definitely a homie.
Yea totally! I initially offered to clean it myself. Like, for his use. If it was just the cleaning part that bugged him, I was down to do it for him. So we're both down to go to lengths for each other. But working together on stuff is so much more fun!
And yea, he's definitely a neat dude. Not just for gifted things, because those aren't insignificant, but just for being downright standup and fun.
I totally screwed up my fork of tildes git repo and then managed to fix it. In the process I now kinda have an idea of normal github / gitlab open source project workflows. So I'm really quite happy with all that!
I know this is said often, but it really seems to be true: screwing up is the best way to learn something new. I was just talking with a friend of mine about toilet repair a couple of hours ago. We both had the same experience, separately, of screwing up the valve assembly in the tank the first time we tried to make repairs when our toilets broke. When you're looking at a mess of your own creation, knowing the steps you took to make that mess, you're able to figure out at least some (depending on the complexity of the system) of the mistakes you made. Then you can try again with that knowledge in hand. Nothing will teach you how to do something right better than doing something wrong!
Can I ask two questions? What happened with the reddit account, and what's the writing project on?
Thanks for the answer! I hope the writing project goes well!
Could it be related to the recent data security breach on Reddit?
Haven't had a sex life the last five years. Found a girl who wants to fuck me again AND we have fun doing it. Pretty great.
I've been in a bit of a funk this last week, thinking about friends who have suddenly ghosted me over the years and getting a bit depressed over it. I started wondering whether or not anyone really thought about me, and reflecting on my life and wondering what kind of mark I'll leave in my lifetime if any at all. I'd considered hitting up one friend in particular to see what she was up to on a few separate occasions, but each time I would forget to do so. She hit me up earlier today, interestingly because she had a feeling that I might not be doing well.
It honestly knocked me right out of that week-long funk. It was just a really nice feeling to know that someone was thinking about me and concerned about my well-being. I'm still feeling pretty good about it, too :)
(Pro tip: If you haven't talked to a friend in a while, reach out to them. You may just end up making their day.)
I'm relatively certain I was able to fix a rather big issue with a large client of ours. Its been an issue for several months actually. We've been swamped with other projects, as well as other issues they've brought up. My boss came in and shook my hand the day after I implemented said fix. I'm still not positive if it actually worked though, so I'm holding my breath till then.
Summer started pretty shittily. I broke up with someone I loved, and have been dealing with that. It's been a difficult two months being alone for the first time in almost 3 years.
But hey, things are looking up. Got a raise coming up after my next paycheck, and I just got my first tattoo by one of the best artists in my city, and it looks fucking sick
Thank you for sharing your optimism during your personal hardship. I saw the tattoo in the other thread. It's great!
Thanks bro :). You sometimes don't realize what you've got till you lose it, but I'm hoping I come out a better person from all this.
Plus, she was against tattoos, and I've been thinking about getting a piece like this since before I met her. So that's one positive :D