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To be frank, I don't give two shits about how his name will be remembered in history. Somehow, Zuckerberg, Jobs and the rest of the technowizards don't sound to me like people worth remembering in the global sense of the verb. Probably has something to do with the fact that their practices and legacy are ambigious at best.

Also, when was the last time you've heard of Sergey Brin?

    So he can sell them ads. So his stock doesn't crash.

That doesn't sound like a good long-term goal. I'm talking 20+ years. What is he going to leave to this world when he's gone?

ThatFanficGuy  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Rick-Roll is 10 years old.

And Rick Astley is 51! Can this man sing...

    Obama was no saint, but I can't imagine how secure he feels about his legacy in contrast to the new "competition".

I get the feeling that Obama would've lost to Trump in 2012 if Trump would follow the same strategy: put down the "establishment" and the other candidate by making sickly and twisted claims that none of his becoming-brainwashed supporters would (want to) dispute.

I just wanna say that it's cool that you and your wife both are here.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 24, 2017

Week's been good. A couple of thoughts helped me overcome the overbearing anxiety and dread that I've been having over the upcoming exams - something I've talked about in my latest personal post. Now, even though I have little energy, I'm taking on things I want to take on: things as ambitious as building a literary RPG single-handedly and as simple as cooking.

Finally broke up with the girl I've been talking about over past Pubski gatherings. Felt like a move forward. There's nothing to a relationship that doesn't have both people interested consistently. Decided I would take responsibility for whatever relationships I end up with and the way I handle them from now on. Developing my core personality helped me realize how low I've been selling myself so far.

I can feel paradigms changing in my head ever since I've decided against soda. I've talked about it over IRC but am no longer sure it's the whole scope of things. Starting to feel differently about food, exercise, relationships, people, honesty, life decisions, tastes, my own place in the world... Lots of things that become opaque for a moment then lose themselves in the flow of thought. It's a change for the better, and I'm grateful for it.

Starting to realize a few things about myself, as well. I'm mostly a serious person. Most of the fun people around me have seems senseless to me, empty in essence. I figure I'd need to start looking for people in places of common interest rather than try and dig those out - unsuccessfully - in those who don't seem to exhibit them. Great plans for summer include putting energy in meeting people with similar tastes and, hopefully, outlook. Planning to take a look in at least groups for writing and tabletop games. Maybe start a gaming clan: Depressively-Serious Gaming (dunno about you, but it gives me a giggle).

Keeping borders about things and people in life seems to be the lesson I'm learning: you have to say "no" to those that take away time from things that are important to you. For a person who was raised to always agree, it's a difficult yet exciting lesson to learn. Aiming for pass marks by the start of the next uni year.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 24, 2017

If you know me well enough, you know well enough that I know about those things.

This was me making a joke about it.

I'll see myself out.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 24, 2017

    A ridiculous amount of crypto talk.

As in - "I know who killed Kennedy"?

ThatFanficGuy  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 24, 2017

Welcome to the babyface club.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 24, 2017

    Good communicators treat people like humans regardless of the setting.

Could you give some practical examples of that?

ThatFanficGuy  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Middle Aged Men and Friends

Thank you for sharing the insight.

    I also find that people now assume I own every venue I am standing in. If I go to a bar, or a party, or a fundraiser, or a restaurant, or any sort of gathering, people will mistake me for the organizer/owner. "Hi, I'm Marcy. Is this your place?" or some other similar comment will be made to me by multiple people throughout the event.

Could you elaborate on that one? What is it precisely that makes you stand out as the owner of the venue?

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