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Things are ramping up for me over next month.
Like steve, I too am moving house. I currently live with my parents and I still will be, just in different place. It makes sense for me as I work closely with my Dad, plus we're pretty tight as a family so it's not really something I see as a negative. There's also the added benefit that I get to save money.
That new place happens to be in the city where I did my post-grad stuff. I love it there so I can't wait. The house is also a rad new build with all sorts of sustainability and energy saving features. I'll also be closer to a few of my friends as well as being only a 20 minute train journey to the peak district, which is awesome.
We went on a family holiday to Canada in 2014 visiting Vancouver and various places in The Rockies. On the 9th of September we're going back again, except this time we're touring the east coast. Starting off in the major cities and heading up to Nova Scotia, the locations we're going to are: Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Digby, Halifax, Truro, Cheticamp, Ingonish, Sydney, and back to Toronto. It should be quite an adventure.
If any of you Hubski folk have any recommendation for things to do or places to visit, let me know!
I've made some small but significant steps towards achieving my music goals over the last couple of months. If I keep working hard and pleasing the right people, there's every chance that I might achieve the things that have previously only been flights of fancy. I look forward to being able to tell Hubski more about this once I actually get there.
The reason I'm being a bit ambiguous here is that I've fallen into the trap before of telling people great news about my music, only to have it not end up happening. So this time I'll keep my mouth shut and keep working until it's actually happens!
- Been listening to the new Milo album. It's pretty fantastic if you like art rap.
Ooh, thanks for the heads up. I adore So the Flies Don't Come but can't quite get into his Scallops Hotel stuff. You can't go wrong with Milo x Kenny Segal collaboration though, this will be my soundtrack at work today.
I did manage to catch up with him. I don't think it's my place to be his spokesperson here; if he wants to come back and talk about things then that's his prerogative.
However, I will say that:
1. Whilst his exchanges with kleinbl00 did come up, they were not ultimately the reason why he left.
2. He has no intention of returning.
As a Hesse fan, please excuse me barging into this conversation. The works of his I'd most recommend are: Narcissus and Goldmund, Steppenwolf, and his magnum opus The Glass Bead Game (for which he won the Nobel Prize in Literature). In fact, it was in that order that I read those works of his.
His stories often deal with characters going through (trans)formative times in their lives, and contain a good amount of philosophy and metaphor.
I didn't realise he had taken a timeout from Hubski. I've got him as a friend on Steam and we were having a chat about front-end dev stuff a few days back. It was a perfectly pleasant conversation. Having read the thread Devac linked, I'd guess he inactivated his account mostly as a heat of the moment type thing. I don't think it's an unfair evaluation to say that he sometimes overthinks things.
I'll see if I can have a chat and game of DotA with him next time we're both online.
Perhaps something you could try is getting him to explain back to you, in his own words, the concepts you just explained to him. Not only does this force him to process the information on another level, but hopefully it should give you a clearer picture of the things he's not understanding.
As kleinbl00 said in a post of his a few days ago: the best way to learn something is to teach it. If you can get the intern to 'teach' the things he's currently not getting, it might go some way to helping him progress.