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hubskier for: 1575 days

Florida man who asks silly questions.

This is not my first account; add 168 days to the 'hubskier for' count.

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kantos  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 16, 2020

Congrats on graduating and landing a full-time salaried job.

You are re-locating to a major city within Florida. As with all places, big or small, you will have to gently remind yourself where your own interests lie and set your course to seeking them out in your new location during your free time. My first real out-of-school job (I only have a year or two on you) was on the Space Coast. There was not much on that side of Space Coast. But, my favorite thing about that gig was the flexible work hours. I got up a little bit earlier so I could leave work earlier and go read on the beach. 'Adulting' means carving out time for you. Tampa is a big city - with COVID, it will be generally rougher to 'get out there' making more friends, but that's where getting friendly with those you will interact with daily anyways comes into play. Even if it's just starting out with greetings and small talk.

Making friends can look like getting more acquainted with neighbors, making an effort with chatting up co-workers and striking up conversations at the nearby comic shops (my ploy). Two of those settings are places that you will spend most of your day at. Maybe you don't click with some of them, and that's ok. The comic shop is where I knew I would find nerds of some capacity in a small town to jive with. Now, Tampa is not a small town (it has a few colleges pulling students to that area) and has gorgeous scenery. Personally, I would make weekend trips to the Preserves and State Parks nearby if that's were I was located! An easy way to find out what isn't boring is asking your neighbors and/or co-workers what to do around the area. Maybe lurk the USF/NCF/Eckerd/etc subreddit/forums for what your peers do.

kantos  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 399th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I am not sorry.

kantos  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The First Official Virtual Pandemic Happy Hour

Sweeeeet. Was hoping it would turn into a weekly or monthly deal. That’d be swell, indeed.

kantos  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The First Official Virtual Pandemic Happy Hour

Can’t make the coming weekend (of the 19th), but would be interested in the next weekend. Don’t let that hold anyone back, though.

kantos  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you hubski?

I visit Hubski on both phone and laptop about as often as I visit reddit. So, quite a bit. Been enjoying reading through chat as another place to keep up.

Generally, I’m here to lurk commentary/posts.

Borked my followed/ers on the de-activate, but I make a point to seek out how others are doing within the comments regardless of that status anyways. Despite being moderately active for years, haven’t naturally hit the inflection point of chatting as much as I’d like around here...

Used to use e-mail notifications for PM - but I’m on here enough I turned them off. Don’t use PM per the former sentence. Even if more talkative here, I enjoy the way forums (offline and online) can have multiple discussants pop in on a single topic.

Feed and chatter are my primary ways to view Hubski... oddly, my global IS different from my feed.

Dark mode is the only mode I know. The rest off you non-dark mode ‘skians must have wonderfully rough n’ tough retinas.

kantos  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

    then i think your first priority should be to attract people to the site and not fiddle around with the deck chairs on the titanic so to speak

Didn't notice many new user migrations from Reddit before the spam-gate occurred, but growth was all the more stunted without allowing new users to post. Barrier to entry isn't welcoming, and even making a new account can be disheartening.

(Captcha bugged)

Hubski needs new blood more than anything.

kantos  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

Won’t preach or over-praise, so I’ll leave it here.

    I got over it though. I applied for a job in another city, had a telephone interview, got it, got in my car and hightailed it out of there.

I’m glad to read this. Truly. Thanks for humoring me.

kantos  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So I just suffered a home invasion. Whats next?

    The whole point of putting up cameras is so that anyone looking for cameras will see them. More than that, you want cameras that look like a security company put them up, not like you were afeared so you got an online peepshow off Amazon Prime.

Fair. Makes the above ideas amount to the effectiveness of a 'Beware of Dog' sign. Cameras would be the lesser expense compared to a dog (edit: long term).

kantos  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

I have much to write about in the future. Until then, here are vague and not-so-vague updates:

Took a job offer, but still searching for others. I'd likely be staying with 'rents to bank some cash before moving out. It's absolutely the logical thing to do, though hard to swallow at times.

I've hit a couple life goals early. But looking at what would naturally be the next steps for me is bewildering - both since "it's about that time" and time it takes to acquire the resources span over years. Began my deep dive into r/personalfinance (what feels like years late), and picked up J.L. Collin's The Simple Path to Wealth for my weekend readings.

kantos  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

    ...get good at identifying wild mushrooms,...

I've been recently introduced to iNaturalist. It's a good way to catalog your finds and crowdsource for information on the plants can't ID yourself yet.

kantos  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

    I almost made a Pubski post about it yesterday but didn't want to ruin anybody's mood.

Don't know whether I'll have meaningful input, but I am interested in where you're at.

kantos  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

Hope it went well. Pulling for you.