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c_hawkthorne  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 21, 2022

I liked 2020 the best! 2021 the sound mixing was off I was a bit disappointed. It also felt like in a way it got ahead of itself and was a smidge too overdone.

c_hawkthorne  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 21, 2022

Happy September 21st!

c_hawkthorne  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 14, 2022

He is an absolute stunner...

c_hawkthorne  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 14, 2022

Woo congrats! Any advice for the rest of us?

c_hawkthorne  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Unidentified aerial phenomena I. Observations of events

arXiv is one of a few pre-print repositories. medRxiv and bioXriv are two others. They're all not yet peer reviewed. From the main page of their website: "Registered users may submit articles to be announced by arXiv. There are no fees or costs for article submission. Submissions to arXiv are subject to a moderation process that classifies material as topical to the subject area and checks for scholarly value. Material is not peer-reviewed by arXiv - the contents of arXiv submissions are wholly the responsibility of the submitter and are presented “as is” without any warranty or guarantee. By hosting works and other materials on this site, arXiv, Cornell University, and their agents do not in any way convey implied approval of the assumptions, methods, results, or conclusions of the work."


c_hawkthorne  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 14, 2022

It asks questions about investments and things like that. I don't know what the investment patterns or ownership stakes in non-public companies of the 8 other people on my team are. She wanted me to fill them out and just unilaterally say no. I don't know/can't be sure that no is the answer for everyone else. So I said no. She is sure everyone's answer is no. But I won't fill that out for other people. Not ethical and probably not legal, won't do it.

c_hawkthorne  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 14, 2022

My PI asked me to fill out everyone's financial conflict of interest forms today. I said no. She respected that. Everything still not submitted to IRB since those need to be done as well as some other paperwork. I may never start on my thesis at this point.

c_hawkthorne  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 31, 2022

It's a small condo building with all the rental spots being used and a reportedly extensive waitlist, so no dice on renting it out.

c_hawkthorne  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 31, 2022

When I moved to Atlanta a year ago, I'd assumed I'd do grad school for two years then work some federal government job or private job and start saving up money. I told myself I wouldn't date in my program because that can get messy fast so I was going to focus on schoolwork, likely not doing any dating during the two years. I bought a place since I intended to stay locally and wanted to lock in a good price, which I think I did. But then very quickly into the school year, I met my current girlfriend and it's been going extremely well. But she can't stay in Atlanta for health purposes. And it's getting to the point of her having to apply for jobs in the next few weeks. So it's about the time to decide whether I stay in a city that is a fun city where I have extremely affordable living in a good area, especially useful because student loans, but is way too humid and hot, requires a car, and has no good hiking within two hours, or do I follow my girlfriend, losing my affordable housing? It's an extremely tough decision and one that I thought I'd have about 15 weeks to decide, also leaving a lot less time between decision and potential move, but is now about 3-4 weeks away with an extra twoish months between decision and potential move. We've both discussed and we both see a future with each other and are committed to that happening, but it's still a huge decision regardless, especially since I decided to buy.

Otherwise, classes are going. First week is officially done, and I'm onto the second. The epidemiological methods class this semester was making sense for the first half of lecture yesterday, then without warning started introducing the Greek alphabet for no reason and I got super lost super fast so lab today and the homework due in a week will be an interesting time for sure. But the GIS class (ArcMap, since I know some of you are curious) is super cool so far. The professor is super chill and is just obsessed with maps. Among the assigments this semester are map-based songs for a map playlist, and a link to the coolest map you know. He's great. Other classes feel like they'll just be average and I'm okay with that. Thesis still waiting for IRB approval. Might take two months. I was hoping to start well before October, but now I'm not so optimistic.

steve (thanks again!) is one of my interviewees for an assignment I get more info on later tonight and is due in a week. It's about disaster preparedness I believe but it's a bit vague right now. There's one more interviewee spot open if anyone wants. Shouldn't take more than an hour, and will likely take less than that.

c_hawkthorne  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 70th Birthday one-woman show

Most people won't have sufficient income to be double taxed but it is a concern. From the IRS "If you are a U.S. citizen or a resident alien of the United States and you live abroad, you are taxed on your worldwide income. However, you may qualify to exclude your foreign earnings from income up to an amount that is adjusted annually for inflation ($105,900 for 2019, $107,600 for 2020, $108,700 for 2021, and $112,000 for 2022). In addition, you can exclude or deduct certain foreign housing amounts" -- https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/foreign-earned-income-exclusion

In addition, while I don't know about Canadian banks, European banks don't like dealing with Americans due to reporting requirements set by the US government, so it can get real difficult to live abroad as a US citizen. It becomes a messy maze of regulation real fast.


c_hawkthorne  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 24, 2022

School started back up today. Have no classes Monday and Thursday, but two online asynchronous classes that I'll be working on during those days. But it's the last year of school (hopefully forever). Thesis stuff slow going, apparently IRB is super backed up, 2+ months for review. So I can't start for a while yet. Work still sucks, nothing new there.

Girlfriend had a wedding a little north of my parents' house so we drive up there together and she kept going north and I stayed with the family. When she came back down she was trying to meet up with a friend of her's and didn't know when exactly she'd be back and my mom told me I needed to call my girlfriend and tell her she wasn't allowed to see her friend. I set that boundary hard that I'd never do that and my mom got super pissy as she does. So that was fun to deal with. My dad, while on my side for that one, said that he and my mom view a pattern of disrespect from me which I see as boundary setting, but they don't respect my boundaries so it makes sense they see it as disrespectful. But as a consequence they're likely going to stop helping me financial in the same way they have been, so I get to really dip into savings with the power combo of inflation, stock market downturn, tuition owed beyond student loans, aging out of insurance, and the end of the student loans payment pause (end of December this year), so I'll probably get the luxury of selling off old investments at the market bottom but should do it this year since next I'll have income so taxes will be cheaper this year. So that'll be fun. But I should be able to dip into just the brokerage account and not the retirement accounts (having a financial advisor father actually proved useful I guess).

Therapy going well, my therapist is a good fit. After a lot of talking and exploring of shit that has happened in my life we're starting to explore how it's impacting me and tools to combat it. I'm cautiously optimistic. But by this time with my last therapist I was on a hard downward spiral and I'm actually feeling good and even looking forward to it a bit which I take as a good sign.

In an attempt to be more attentive and hack my attention span back to being good and focused, I've blocked my big time wasters (reddit, hacker news) in my apartment through pihole and deleted the apps from my phone. Going to hopefully read more, but also just hoping to focus better on everything. It's only been a few days so far but it's been nice. Hope I get more used to it and it proves fruitful.

9 more months of this educational hell and then I'm free, making money again, more independent, have more free time. It can't come soon enough.