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elizabeth  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 28, 2022

Had my last day at work yesterday! YAY! Leaving on extremely good terms - 2 people from the board have explicitly told me I’m welcome back anytime and that they will gladly write me a recommendation letter for whatever I need in the future. One member mentioned he has friends organizing 4K people tech conferences in Berlin, Amsterdam, Goa and San Fran and they could introduce them to me if I’m looking for work. Not looking for work at the moment, but it’s nice to know these opportunities are out there when I’ll start looking.

Plans are getting more concrete - every day in October is busy already! Turns out I’m going to Madrid with the parents. My father is getting old, I’m going to make the best of this trip for sure.

Going to see a fortune teller for my first time ever this afternoon. It’s half a joke, half a recommendation from my friend Baptiste that found the experience helpful. I’ve never done any of that wooowoo BS before despite (or because) all these years in the burning man community. I’ll report back how it goes! It’s a natal chart reading so it’s the kind of thing you only need to do once anyway.

elizabeth  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 28, 2022

I’ve never been into any sports. But as I’ve heard on the Internet once « soccer (or any other sport) is the most important thing out of the unimportant things ». I know we’ve got some rugby fans around, and surely someone is into baseball too. F1 has been picking up in my periferal circles just cause of that Netflix special.

It’s not something that was part of my upbringing or family, but maybe one day I’ll find a sport to root for. One of my very valuable memories I haven’t recalled for the longest time (that came to mind thanks to your post) was visiting my grandfather in Belarus in January because it was on the way, being stuck in their tiny apartment and spending most of my time there watching the Winter Olympics together. Slalom and shit 🤘

elizabeth  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 21, 2022

Just back from a ladies trip to Toronto to visit my sister for her baby shower. I always feel a bit out of place with the family, but it felt good to spend time with my mom, sister, cousin and aunt.

8 more days left at work, until i can fuck off to the woods. I really need to make plans for the future - and by that I mean puzzle in all the trips I want to do over the winter and not go over budget.

There is the Detroit roadtrip already in the works, my mom offered a potential vacation to Paris with my father, talked to my playa crush over the phone yesterday and now i'm looking at flights either to mexico or oakland mid-november. And we've been scheming with my friend Jerome for a Taiwan bike trip and Nepal hiking trip over winter. Maybe it's time to consider that temporary move to Berlin I've been thinking about the past 5 years? Learn German and stuff.

My issue is I only have about 10k CAD runway until I need to start looking for my next source of income. Many places to visit, people to spend time with but I don't want to blow through it all in 3 months and go back to the work life too soon.

Time to plan and look for opportunities!

elizabeth  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 14, 2022

I’m 28, he’s 36. Still early for gout tho

elizabeth  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 14, 2022

Been keeping really busy, hanging with people every night to avoid thinking about my recent breakup. So far, it’s been good and lots of fun. I’m more concerned about my ex that seemed to be lying on his phone in the dark with a gout flare up with none of his burning man laundry done when I passed by to drop off car keys 2 days ago. I also hope he gets his shit together and I don’t have to be the bad guy kicking him out on the street come end of October.

Toronto this weekend for my sisters tea party baby shower.

Training my replacement at work - it’s tedious AF because it’s lots of different platforms, exceptions and particularities of people, admin work bs. She’s not the quickest and need to be repeated things a few times, but is also personable and has a good attitude. She’ll figure it out in time. I’m just not sure I can hang everything over in the 12 more days I have left.

elizabeth  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 7, 2022

I think we’ll both be better for it in the end - but it’s gonna be rough for a bit. Grateful to have many awesome friends around to support and distract. Not sure how long it will take me to actually date again or if I’ll ever find a life partner type of deal.

elizabeth  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2022 Roll Call

We’ve driven down to love burn with a crew of friend to do midnight poutine right before pandemic hit. It felt like a vacation burn on a beach, plugged into the power grid, free propane and showers kind of deal. You can order Uber eats to the gate and re-entry is either free or dirt cheap. For us is was an awesome bonding experience with a group of buddies, in what was the equivalent of an all inclusive sunny escape from Quebec winters. Making poutine is hard work and driving down was a pain - so it still felt like effort. But being there was comfy as shit. There a was good art and good people, but I would not go again. I feel I like gong to regionals only once to gage their org setups and compare and contrast to improve our own. It’s also an excuse to travel somewhere else. I’d like to visit the Detroit crowd next.

elizabeth  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 7, 2022

Separating with my partner of 10 years. Logistics are going to be rough since we’ve lived together for the past 7 years and I’m not sure he can afford a place without at least getting a part time job. We started dating a month after I turned 18 so I effectively have never been an adult without him around. Lots of adjusting to do, and fear ramping up a little. Somehow, having the official separation talk at burning man turned out great because distractions abounded, I was surrounded by a strong support network of friends and I could process the emotions without having to deal with mundane life management.

My work contract at the makerspace also ends at the end of the month. So the next while will be interesting for sure.

I wanted to go travel India over the winter but as a single young lady it might not be a good idea. I have to rethink that now.

Go some tickets for a Halloween party in Detroit, will probably Roadtrip down with a few friends. So there’s that to look forward to. Also planning to spend a month out in nature picking mushrooms, hiking and fixing up our trailer before winter hits.

It’s been a hard year. Hopefully with the changes, despite how hard they are, things will start turning around.

elizabeth  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hey! It's me, pabs. Just checking in. What have you been you up to?

It’s been an interesting few years. Went abroad to do filmmaking on a plastic recycling open source project. When I came back home, I found the local chapter and was swiftly made president of the forming non-profit. Also joined the board of our local burner org. So it was a lot of learning about governance, managing volunteer projects etc… And then I got hired as the second ever employee of a makerspace my friends started. I never really considered getting a real full time job, but with COVID I was getting stir crazy sitting at home and all projects were on hold. It has been tough - working with a good friend as my boss definitely fucked up our relationship. Especially when some tangential feelings got involved during his long term relationship breakup. A shitshow. But in the 1.5 years I worked there I definitely made the place better. Made major moves in optimizing systems, did a bunch of IT migrations, set up a ton of new workshops, increased our media visibility by a ton. Also learned I stay in situations that are shit for my mental health for loyalty.

I picked up some new skills and confidence building art projects with friends. Did a giant hamster wheel, a flame poofer, a 360 seesaw and a bunch of fixing around the country house and the 500$ trailer we converted into our room. Did some basic welding classes and want to learn sewing and basic electronics soon. I’ve been in a skill-acquiring mood lately.

Just passed the cap on 10 years with my partner. We’ve been through a shit ton and an ever changing relationship. But it may have run it’s course, had some really rough talks yesterday. We’re insanely different people than when we met… And somehow we had managed not to grow appart all these years until recently.

I’m incredibly lucky with the friends I have. I can rely on them, confide myself, have fun and explore. I feel real friendship is vastly undervalued in our society. Even looking at my high school friends, everyone else looks so lonely. While I’m feeling like the luckiest person in the world with epic caring thoughtful interesting friends.

Sitting in a bar in SF airport right now, on my my to Reno to help out a friends camp at burning man. I can tell it will be a rough year already. I’m going with a heavy heart, hoping to be able to disconnect and avoid my problems for the next 2 weeks, enjoy good moments with friends and see cool art.

Then it’s back home for a month at my job before the end of my contract, possibly a separation that will tear my world appart and then… who knows? But my dream trip to India is seeming unlikely since I’m probably not gonna go alone. There is still good chances for a 3 week hiking in Nepal and Taiwan round the island bike trip :)

elizabeth  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2022 Roll Call

Do you still do any regional shenanigans? Or is it a new chapter with other communities now?

elizabeth  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2022 Roll Call

Yup! Going early for built with our friends camp, and then we gtfo to camp near the black hole for the week. I’m doing a few shifts with rangers to become a green dot, my partner full on gayte. Wish I could stay longer but leaving Sunday afternoon to catch a flight back to stupid work…

You still at the center camp music spot?

elizabeth  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Biggest NFT Video Game's Economy Is Collapsing

Created myself a second life account in early pandemic to check out if we can do a burning man meetup thing in there. They have been doing it for many years already. But I could not get deep enough into it to enjoy anything. Felt like when the boys in my high school were skipping class to go to the gaming store, to play RuneScape on their computers. Clearly I’m not sinking in enough time to find the appeal. Nor do I want to.

Was also watching « how to with John Wilson » and he interviewed a full time real estate mogul in Second Life. Making a living, and paying real virtual « realtors » a salary to stand in the spawn point and show people around houses. This shit is wild… I’m more amazed by this than the fact there is a specialty sports whistle store for referees in nyc.

elizabeth  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Meet Up - FL/GA Border Edition!

A Hubski meet up never disappoints ! Have met a handful of you over the years, in multiple different cities. Hit me up if you’re ever in Montreal or visiting the black rock desert on labour day this year 🤘

elizabeth  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 6, 2022

Holy hell is my choice to live an interesting and full life exhausting. Lately I feel like every week counts for a month in terms of lessons, projects and the emotional rollercoaster of emotions.

Like knowing myself and growing all the skills and competencies and communication over the years now just allows me to get more shit done faster. Thus taking on more responsibility and stress, wins and fails, connections and heartbreak.

The range of space between éclosion and burnout is getting wider, scarier. Watching my friends finding great professional success or ending up in the mental hospital manic. Juggling a multitude of poly relations or life disrupting breakups.

My own life right now is torn between some mind blowing and terrifying aspects I’m compartimentalising to push forward.

Everything feels uncertain.

elizabeth  ·  109 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ...about that Google researcher who thinks Lambda is alive

« You’re wrong about » podcast really drove the point home about the dumbness of the satanic panic stuff… I wasn’t yet a conscious being when it all happened but good god was that some overblown BS.

elizabeth  ·  111 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Poles LARPing as Americans on July 4

I wear one most days…

I also bought crocs earlier this year but ended up returning then. It was a notch too far

elizabeth  ·  111 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Poles LARPing as Americans on July 4

I wear my fanny pack like that sometimes - it feels easier to reach, the weight distribution feels more comfortable when it’s bulky and it’s a little distance between the hippies that want to give you 20 second hugs.

elizabeth  ·  115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "A still of Kermit the Frog in..." by DallE

Yeah, I use google sheets for an absurd amount of things (probably too many) and the fact that it’s connected to the cloud and I can automate it with other web applications like forms, or run weekly reports is a game changer compared to excel.

But I was puzzled last week when a member asked me how to connect their Linux laptop to the printer network. Probably would have figured it out, but I didn’t know Linux users left their house often enough to get laptops.

elizabeth  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 8, 2022

Montreal Bagels Represent 🤘

As far as touristy food goes, I actually have cream cheese with bagels quite often. The bagel shops run 24/7 to keep to wood ovens going, so it's the perfect after-party snack to soak up the booze. Still hot, miam. And of course you get a dozen so you have 10 left for breakfast the following week. (also a foolproof sorry I came home so late offering)

elizabeth  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 8, 2022

Really? I hear there is some great creative folx around and it's been high on my list of american cities to visit.

It's like it's the opposite of LA - no fake ass bitches.

When I think of Detroit, these kind of badass motherfuckers come to mind: