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some sort of itinerant tech person

i signed up here years and years ago and then stopped going on here

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rjw  ·  302 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 30, 2022

Good afternoon, everyone!

I haven't been on here in a few years. Yeah, I know... That's what I said last time:

This week I have "covid", which is a disease that seems to be making the rounds

Some things I've done:

- Quarantined at my mum's house for six months

- Moved into my own (rented) apartment. It turns out that solitude suits me, but I have a bad habit of being too solitary sometimes. I'm sure a lot of people who are very online can relate to that

- Got a new job, quit that job, went feral

- Visited Athens, New York, Boston, Spain and Portugal

- Made loads of new friends, too many to count

- Started working as a software contractor

- Figured out how to stop being anxious all the time

- Took XXXX, XXXX and XXXX. Learned some new things

Life is more complicated now but it's so much brighter and more interesting

rjw  ·  1136 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 18, 2019

Dang. I haven't been on here in a while. But I've thought about you guys, now and then. I've spent a lot of time on other social media under different names and identities... There isn't anywhere like here.

rjw  ·  1957 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 20, 2017

I'm closer to many of you than usual. Spent the last three days in Vancouver. I've already eaten so much fatty food, I could gladly never set foot in a diner again. Probably will though. I'm looking forward to meeting some of you. I posted about it but I'm on my phone so finding the link again is a hassle.

Life is good. Pour me the finest beer the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

rjw  ·  1964 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 13, 2017

I work near a very popular tourist destination so I bet I've been within a few hundred metres of an unnaturally high % of people I only know of from the internet. Passing ships, etc

rjw  ·  1964 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: YC S17 in photos --

so cool so cool so cool so cool so cool so cool so cool so cool so cool so cool so cool so cool

I'm glad the experience was positive and productive for you.

rjw  ·  1964 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 13, 2017

I'm so fucking excited about my holiday. Most adventurous trip I'll ever have been on (in terms of the amount of ground I'll be covering, unfamiliarity of the environment, etc). I hope to see as many of you as I can. Already made a thread for that:

There are probably some other things I could talk about here but I can't remember what they are.

rjw  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Holiday time! I am visiting the west coast of the USA + Canada

Thanks :)

rjw  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Holiday time! I am visiting the west coast of the USA + Canada

I decided to not do a road trip in the end (expensive if under 25, also I'm not a very confident driver and this would be my first time abroad - at least if I fuck up in Europe the consequences are less dire), but I definitely want to go back to the USA at some point to do a more scenery-focused trip! Crater Lake looks beautiful.

rjw  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Holiday time! I am visiting the west coast of the USA + Canada

Yes definitely!

rjw  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 6, 2017

I'm changing jobs. Got my offer, made my resignation, etc. It was more difficult than I thought it would be. I'm going to miss the people at my old job, but advancing in my career means seeking out new experiences and scenarios. I'll still be in London. I think this place may have started to grow on me. I still joke about it being a loud and smelly hellhole to my friends that don't live here but I'm not sure if I really believe it any more. I went to play badminton today and on the way home I walked past a building that absolutely stank of piss. I can't find that sort of thing revolting any more. It just is.

I'm visiting the west coast in a week - I would love to meet some of you IRL. I remember I asked a few months ago but it wasn't really possible to organise anything solid because I wasn't sure of the dates back then. I made a thread so we can coordinate meeting but feel free to shoot me a DM:

rjw  ·  1974 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

I agree with both of you in that regard. Whether a union acts in the interest of employees in general (including new ones) or in the interests of some privileged clique (e.g. senior employees, the business) is down to a number of political factors, the way in which the union is organised, etc. Iron law of oligarchy and all that.

rjw  ·  1976 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

Aaaaaand this is why we need unions.

rjw  ·  1977 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

Why did they offer so little? Was the company just not making any money?

rjw  ·  1988 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The secret is out: mk, ecib, and thenewgreen, have been in YC S17.

I was already seriously impressed with your company... this is the cherry on the cake. Maybe I'll end up going to the USA for some health tourism! I can't ever see the NHS offering something like this, but then I wouldn't expect them to.

rjw  ·  1993 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Colbert Interviews Scaramucci

Perfect intro song.

rjw  ·  1993 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

Technical interview tomorrow evening. Kind of nervous but I made a good impression in the first interview so I have some reason to be confident. Crossing my fingers.