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tech-dork, bunch of other things. i like playing my guitar and singing and reading books. not terribly descriptive but yeah

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rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 22, 2017

Yeah if people say shit like that then fuck them.


If/when you get a smartphone you'll end up having so many other uses for it, it will be less about getting a somewhat augmented telephone and more about carrying a personal computer around with you.

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 22, 2017

Tennyson are fantastic. I really enjoyed `Like What`. It would be really cool to see them wearing some of your work!

Good luck with your job hunt. You have so many talents, I'm sure you can put them to use.

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

    I'm tired and it's late, free association time.... partying with gay men taught me not be afraid to dance with my hands above my shoulders. Straight guys almost never let their hands reach above their shoulders when they dance. A tip to straight guys, try it, it's liberating.

I want to go back in time and shout at whoever told me not to dance with my hands above my head/shoulders/knees/toes. Unfortunately I would then be shouting at a 16 year old, which makes hypothetical-time-travelling-me a complete dick.

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

Personal life

I'm going to Spain to visit some friends soon (Madrid, Zaragoza). Really excited about that. I should do a post about it once I get back. Sorry I don't post so much here right now. I've missed reading these threads.

I went to a politics event the other day. I want to get involved with something and help people. UNFORTUNATELY I didn't actually talk to anyone even though people seemed quite friendly. Then it hit me, I haven't actually been to a social event where I didn't know anyone for such a long time. Without exercising my social skills I think my anxiety has come back. I felt like I was back in first year at university again. I need to make a point of meeting new people more regularly. Just hanging out with the friends I know isn't enough...

I feel more and more stressed.

(on the plus side I have managed to do Memrise and Duolingo for Japanese and German every day for just over a month)


I went to a big corporate event the other day. It was dull. At least I managed to cycle to the venue. Some exercise is better than nothing. I've been told I should sign up to a gym. Why do I feel so unmotivated to just do something???? This is so frustrating. I keep telling myself I should cycle to work every day but that involves carrying my bike up and down the stairs in my building and for some reason I find that really intimidating. How did minor adulting tasks suddenly take over my life?

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Grubski Challenge : Steak

That sounds like a great way to spend time with your friends. That sense of ritual and occasion is important. Just finished Season 1, can't wait to get into Season 2...

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 8, 2017

Water and your favourite brand of antacid, please. Went to the pub with some old university friends then had a McDonald's. Fuck being an adult, right? You can't just ingest whatever you want without later feeling its effect.

Work's going alright. I'm trying to work in a bit more variety to keep things enjoyable. Sometimes work being being stuck in code for several hours and forgetting everything else exists. Sometimes it's annoying grunt work. I'd love to do the former all day. But there's always the fact that we're in a small company, and someone will have to do the latter at some point in order to keep everything ticking over slowly. Sometimes it's someone else, sometimes it's me.

This is infuriating

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Grubski Challenge : Steak

Yeah also notice there are no markings on the knobs. That's because they're printed on so they just disappear the first time someone cleans them... Sigh

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Grubski Challenge : Steak

OK I actually cooked all this the day after the Grubski thing went up but I just remembered to post it here!!! I cooked a rump steak (with salt and pepper) and ate it with some store bought prepared salad. It was delicious and surprisingly easy to make.

This is the standard store brand rump steak - there is also the premium store brand but I decided to go for the cheaper version this time because I haven't cooked steak in years and I was worried I'd mess it up.


The hob. My crappy flat has a crappy electric hob which takes about five minutes to just heat up. Then add the time taken to get the temperature of the pan up and cooking is quite a chore. I miss gas. Wherever I live next, this will be a non-negotiable condition.

I forgot to buy a mesh to catch the spitting oil so I just held a sieve over the pan while it cooked. It's a good thing that steak doesn't take very long to cook.

It's definitely cooked. I would have liked this part a bit more rare.

With the salad:

I watched this while watching Twin Peaks. I've just finished the first season. IT'S SO GOOD. So good.

I know you'll deliver.

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Depression and men

Oh my fucking god. Fuck them. It's a hospital. People suffer and die and get sick and get better in there and if that's not a place for crying then I don't know what is. I wonder if they ever cried at their mother's funeral. I'm so angry about this.

In fact you know what, as a man or a woman or a human of any gender you can cry whenever the hell you want. It's a healthy release of emotion. Maybe that explains a few things about this world, that this is seen as unacceptable.

Their behaviour is highly unethical.

rjw  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Grubski Challenge : Steak

I don't remember signing up for this but yes I am so up for this!!!! I love steak but I don't think I've ever cooked it myself. I almost always cook quite easy food because after a long day's work I mostly just want to do nothing or spend the little remaining energy I have doing some sort of hobby (also my kitchen has those crappy electric hobs which take five minutes to heat up and half an hour to cool down). This grubski will give me an excuse to make an effort. I also don't cook beef often because it's bad for the environment (cows produce a lot of greenhouse gases) but I will make an exception in this case.

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