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hubskier for: 2517 days

London, UK

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  ·  816 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  ·  822 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  ·  822 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  ·  823 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  ·  826 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Holiday time! I am visiting the west coast of the USA + Canada

Thanks :)

rjw  ·  826 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  ·  827 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Holiday time! I am visiting the west coast of the USA + Canada

Yes definitely!

rjw  ·  827 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  ·  833 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  ·  835 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

Aaaaaand this is why we need unions.

rjw  ·  835 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  ·  846 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  ·  851 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Colbert Interviews Scaramucci

Perfect intro song.

rjw  ·  852 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.

rjw  ·  864 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 2, 2017

I GOT AN INTERVIEW FOR TOMORROW MORNING WISH ME LUCK!

Wish me luck. Just the usual chat over coffee but first impressions are everything! I'm reading about the company's domain and their competitors... I don't want to give away any details but now feels like a good time to be moving into this industry.

Anxiety has been bad as ever. Mitigated slightly by using some novel and fun technology at work but generally not great. I should quit coffee. MORE SLEEP. and getting to work early. I need to become much more in tune with what makes me feel good and what makes me feel bad.

rjw  ·  873 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Kells - Keep in Touch EP (it's that thing flac's been working on!)

That's a great attitude to take with art. I can't wait for your next release :D

rjw  ·  874 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Kells - Keep in Touch EP (it's that thing flac's been working on!)

This is awesome. Can't wait for more. The range of genres that you can put out music in is impressive as hell. Keep on rockin' in the free world!