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hubskier for: 549 days

Woodwind repair by day, all sorts of shit by night.

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scissortail  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Everything is amazing, but nothing is ours

    You can always get to your email, and that attachment will always be there. It’s a universally adopted format. Most importantly, your inbox is yours.

If I'm being a grumpy bastard, for most folks (including me) the inbox belongs to Google. If you want something digital to be fully yours in this day and age, then you need to bite down on your mouthpiece and ditch convenience--and that takes more time than most folks can (or are willing to) put in.

scissortail  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 9th 2019

I think extremely late bootleg pubski is the only place to post this dumb shit.

But folks, I'm drunk and in love, and there's truly, truly nothing like it.

Best of all, she's told me that she loves me. Circumstances might mean that we don't end up together for the long haul, but that's okay.

We've had such an incredible time together, and I am so, so lucky to have someone so incredible want to be so close to me. Hopefully we make more memories together, but everything thusfar has been a beautiful gift.

I appreciate anyone who reads this putting up with the shameless sentimentality. We'll be back to your regularly scheduled quiet scissortail in the morning.

scissortail  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's a good HORROR movie?

I am not much of a horror aficionado, but Hereditary was almost a perfect movie for me. The acting performances were stellar, the pacing and management of tension were masterful, and Colin Stetson put out one of my favorite movie soundtracks, period.

scissortail  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Harrowing Eyewitness Account of Xinjiang "Reeducation" Camp [NSFL]

Odd. Looks like they've fixed it now.

scissortail  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 352st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

scissortail  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Death of a Kinkster

Fascinating and disturbing.

scissortail  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump abandons the Kurds

So long to one of the most vital experiments in societal organization that the world has seen. I hope the DFNS can somehow survive this, but I'm not exactly optimistic about their chances.

It's likely coincidental, but today is also Putin's birthday.

scissortail  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your favorite cover version of a song?

Now, PMJ is truly a mixed bag, and I think they've trended towards a bit of bland sameness over time. That said, they have done the best cover of all time:

They completely transform the attitude and vibe of the song while doing it justice musically.

scissortail  ·  105 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hi, Hubski! What's weird about your morning routine?

Mine is fairly normal, but if I'm in a hurry I'll bring my apple to the car with me and eat the whole thing, core and all.

scissortail  ·  127 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 339th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Stupid ol Pete Townshend has been stuck in my head over the last few days.

scissortail  ·  142 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 26, 2019

I've been slowly getting out of a very similar situation from the things you describe. The big thing that has helped me is to prioritize building a platform of good habits, upon which you can build skills and projects. For me personally, this is being accomplished by strictly partitioning things in my life.

My big time-sink has historically been the internet, so I started by eliminating most social media and by not carrying a proper smartphone. I get (and make) lots of jokes about my ancient blackberry, but after a couple days I really felt like my brain could breathe again. I try to keep screen time at my desktop to 1.5 hours on workdays--timed shutdown programs help a lot with this.

To-do lists have also made a huge impact on my productivity--I try to make one at lunch every workday, and though I rarely hit everything on the list it helps me answer "uhh what am I doing again" with "throwing a few stitches in your project jeans" instead of "...reddit".

Making priorities of things like journaling, artistic expression, and especially meditation has also been extremely helpful. I took time off of my regularly scheduled hobbies (6 months!) just to work on un-fucking my brain. It took serious mental effort for me to make meaningful progress on this, and it's a battle I've fought for my entire adult life. If a goomba like me can start getting on the right path, though, then so can you. Work hard to make yourself better, but most importantly, be willing to forgive yourself when you fall off the wagon. Dust yourself off and keep going, you can do it.

scissortail  ·  167 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 333rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

This is downright luxurious music. That introduction is magic.

scissortail  ·  167 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Apple introduces ‘Sign in with Apple’ to help protect your privacy

Friendly reminder that several of Apple's technologies (notably Siri and the alluded-to facial recognition) are detrimental to user privacy. Apple may be the lesser of evils here, but if folks are concerned about their privacy I'd encourage them to move to services that don't mine their data.

scissortail  ·  167 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

I feel this in my bones. As my interests get more niche, I feel like I'm slightly (and quite unintentionally) pulling away from some of my friends. I bonded with the people I'm closest with partly through our shared interests (then music, anime, video games, tabletop games). Now that I don't watch shows or play games much at all without them, I feel like I have less to talk about with them. They will always be irreplaceable, but the slight distance is saddening.

I am making new friends with my newer interests, but as you allude to, the process is difficult and takes a lot of time. I wish you the best of luck.