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I personally don't see this place as a reddit "alternative". It's way too small and slow. But it's a cool place to hang out :) I comment and participate way more here. Feels a little less like shouting in the void compared to other social media spaces.
Is it me or there are quite a few new faces around lately? Welcome all!
Leaving for Colombia next week, still don't have anything planned. Anyone has some off the beaten path recommendations for Colombia, Ecuador and Peru? I get that the Machu Pichu is awesome (and we're gonna go) but otherwise a lot of the suggested things are very similar and I like getting sucked into weird adventures.
Tangentially related, I really like this video about the training people get if they get submerged in an aircraft and flip. Lots of little details there I would have never considered.
I've seen this new messenger feature recently too where you can have "secret" messages too. They auto-delete after a number of seconds and also encrypt.
I guess they want to out-compete apps like telegram or signal. But honestly I think it's moot since your messenger app is linked to your FB profile. Makes any bug and fuckup potentially very socially harmful...
I feel it only takes a couple days of skiiing before you can go down the easy slopes pretty confidently. It's pretty intuitive once you get into it - the trick is just to zigzag to slow down instead of trying to go straight down and brake pizza-style.
Winter sports are the only thing making winter bearable right now, enjoy!
Drunkenly fell on my elbow yesterday, and now my arm really hurts :( But the potluck that was responsible for my drunkenness was really nice!
Also, I signed up to go help out with some trail management up north in Mont Groulx this weekend. It's this mountain in the middle of a massive crater. You can see if you zoom out: https://www.google.com/maps/place/LesMontsGroulxfirstname.lastname@example.org,-73.1718812,6z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cf31ff4648ea8b1:0x78be06ba1564e31c!8m2!3d51.448056!4d-68.687778!5m1!1e4
We pass right by Manic-Cinq getting there, I think it's the largest hydro electric dam in the world! I hope my arm feels better by then, because it's basically 2 days of shovelling snow. I must have some kind of masochistic streak to willingly go up north in February... I've never been so far north, hoping to see some northern lights!
Got my tickets! Montreal > Bogota, Lima > Montreal.
Time to start planning the 2 months in south america!
And right after that, we're going to Africa Burn + roadtrip around south africa. It's getting super exiting!
But when I'm back home, it's gonna be time to get back into the groove of things and start working. With my partner being gone, I'll be the only one running the bar tours, so no days off for me. I mean, I'll probably hire some people at some point to help out, but it's still not the same as having a co-owner you completely trust in case there are issues. And I really want to make more money this year.
If I can hustle some free money out of the government, I'd like to build some cool plastic recycling machines. And also possibly get a real job at some event management place? I've never really given "that corporate life" a shot, and maybe I should try before it's too late and i'm completely unemployable.