Doing stressful things
1. Navigated a hospital.
2. Did the whole 'emotional rock' thing for my wife while medicine was done to her.
3. Confronted my landlord about some shady shit they did, and should be getting compensation for.
4. Called my realtor to ask why they haven't been more on the ball.
I have earned some Star Trek and World of Warcraft, thank you very much.
An optional "why did I block this person?" field for my own reference (not publicly available) to keep receipts/remind myself later in case I'm ever tempted to un-block
Maybe with a nice, "it just works" method for copying a convo/post/thread/whatever to somewhere where you can refer to it later (idk I haven't thought this part through very clearly)
Does anyone have any good resources for what sort of skills I should cultivate to be a good project leader?
Specifically in the vein of "I employ people to do parts of a project for me, and I need to keep them on some kind of schedule, but I refuse to use economic coercion or any other adversarial means of control."
at videogames inc, during the invention of videogames:
employee: "i've invented a new kind of enemy to put at the end of levels! they're big and scary, and the whole point of the game is to kill them. the player really really wants to kill them the whole time"
boss: "what are they called?"
I'm reading "At Home: A History of Private Life." It's essentially a history of the home, going room by room and talking about the way Western people live has changed over the last ~200 years.
It's a super interesting book, but I doubt I'll seek out any of the other histories this guy has written. He hasn't written anything explicitly awful, but there's a definite...'vibe' to his work that makes me think I'll find something incredibly shitty if I dig into his books long enough.
He also keeps making these weird flexes on communists? Like, he's mentioned Karl Marx personal foibles 3 times in a book that's supposed to be about the history of food and couches? Very odd.
A sex worker D&D class I wrote
There’s a skill to being a courtesan. It’s more than just being good at doing a sex on the peoples what that give you a money. To be a true queen of the craft you must understand your own charms, and your quarry’s weaknesses. You’ve got to know how to draw them in, and how to keep them where you want them: in the palm of your hand.
Shilling for a friend
Evey is a badass making cute as shit games. You need this more than you need to pay rent this month.
There is a deep cut reference to Roman history in Season 3 Episode 10 of Star Trek TNG, which I was previously not enough of a history nerd to understand.
"After we dissect your Enterprise for all its precious secrets, I intend to display its broken hull in the center of the Romulan capitol as a symbol of our victory. It will serve as an inspiration to our people for generations to come."
They're talking about the Rostra! A podium in the Roman forum from which orators would speak, and which was adorned with the rams of captured enemy vessels.
people were talking about the millennium bug recently, well it turns out a lot of the fixes just delayed the problem to 2020
"Programmers wanting to avoid the Y2K bug had two broad options: entirely rewrite their code, or adopt a quick fix called “windowing”, which would treat all dates from 00 to 20, as from the 2000s, rather than the 1900s. An estimated 80 per cent of computers fixed in 1999 used the quicker, cheaper option."
"Those systems that used the quick fix have now reached the end of that window, and have rolled back to 1920. Utility company bills have reportedly been produced with the erroneous date 1920, while tens of thousands of parking meters in New York City have declined credit card transactions because of the date glitch."
Hiring people to do art and editing and layout for the books I write has put me in the uncomfortable position of an employer. And like...fuck.
I have some substantial amount of money.
Specifically to give to X person.
X person's life would be improved by having that money.
But I don't give it to them because they haven't jumped through a hoop for me yet.
It is an incredibly uncomfortable position to be in. I can't imagine how much more uncomfortable it would be if someone I hired wound up in a position of real need.
Only a heartless monster could live in a perpetual state of holding people's livelihoods in their hands.
Simple writer boi. He/Him/They.
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