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  1. hycniejsy added a post in a topic Captain Taru's Log: 20000 Withdrawals above the Sea   

    Well, why are you PMOing A LOT?
    Es una pregunta para su. (My Spanish hurts your eyes probably )
    Greetings, Mad Pharmacist
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  2. stablish added a post in a topic Detox starts right now   

    Yes indeed, computers are such a BIG topic, I started with as an help-desk worker, but slowly converting into the Information Security topic (focusing on Penetration testing/Red team, Bug Bounty hunter), I also did some malware research (reverse engineering), but noticed that this isn't my topic because I would need to learn C/C++ and ASM mostly which is too much for my brain (for now, maybe later?).

    No prob, I am a nerd  I like curiousity and breaking things other built (I think thats why I like the penetration testing and bug bounty topic).

    I tried to get a foot into this kind of job (even computer repair), currently working in a small company, but not full-time, I also applied to other companies, but: No certs and bad graduation (I hated school..) and my co-worker might start his own company and since he know what I am capable of he wants me, he also wants to do it in the near future.

    I was also thinking about doing a small own business with this kind of topic, because reporting vulnerabilities and/or bad security on random websites without having anything seems shady to some guys, so with a small business I have something in my hand at least. 

    West germany seems decent for this, but applying to jobs further away from my home held me back so far (comfort zone..), but since I change I might apply to jobs which arent near my city (and if my small business won't work like I expect it AND if my co-worker won't start his own business). So far, there is much good stuff coming.
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  3. thb23 added a post in a topic Giblet's Journal   

    Nice job so far!
    Good luck on the plane. I love plane rides I would suggest reading a book or doing a crossword (something hands-on) if you get bored. I'm getting on a plane pretty soon too but I'm trying to cut down on screen time, so I'll try not to watch movies. 14 hours is cruel though, good luck.
    Pro tip: Ask for extra blankets/pillows after takeoff.
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  4. thb23 added a topic in Daily Journals   

    thb023's Journal
    thb023's Journal: 19 years old.
    Monday, 5/22/2017 - Day 1
    It's late, and I'm tired, so I don't know how I'm going to pull off this journal entry. Am I even doing this right? I'm working out how to schedule my schoolwork and organize better for next semester, and so tomorrow I"ll google "college organization tips." I've written down my schedule for tomorrow morning; I'm hoping to get into a groove of scheduling my time instead of heading into my days blind. Started writing a to do list today, which is something I never do.
    Exercise: 1 mile walk (didn't meet goal).
    I'm grateful for:
    - My family.
    - This community.
    - My school.
    - My friends who stuck by me.
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  5. WorkInProgress added a post in a topic Detox starts right now   

    Hey good job on the restart. It was a great step for me to stop gaming last year. I am close (1month) to finishing my masters in chemical engineering and I am pretty sure that I wouldn't have made it if I would still be playing games and watching streams all the time. I am sure it will help you in ways you don't even anticipate right now.
     I am fascinated about software development and did learn a lot about c++ and programming in general at the last year. You seem to be like a classical computer nerd (which I mean only positively). Why don't you search for a job in this area of expertise. You seems to be totally capable of bieing atleast an Administrator. I am searching for an entry level job in software development right now and atleast in my area (south Germany) there are a lot of admin/devops/developer jobs available. Are you still going to school or is something else holding you back?
     Security is definitely on my to study list to but computers are such a big topic so i need first to get my fundamentals on OS and Networking straight before I can go into that .
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  6. JRyvoan added a topic in Start Here + Introductions   

    You've got to start somewhere
    Hey everyone,
    This is a long time coming for me. I've been saying for the last few YEARS that "tomorrow" is the day that I was going to start whatever activity I wanted to work towards. That I could take the trash out tomorrow, that I can wash my clothes later. I can diet another time. I can reply to my GF text message an hour from now (which turns into days later, which turns into her leaving)
    I can't continue down this path. I'm nearly 30 years old, I've been gaming since before I was TEN. All summer long, in the house playing on my computer. Now it's every day off from work. Every HOUR off from work that I don't have to do some vital function to hide this truth from others I'm on my computer surfing Reddit and playing Video Games.
    I honestly don't consider myself a huge gamer, I play socially with friends when they are around (each evening from about 4pm to midnight) but since I'm working nights that's just the start of my night and I usually surf Reddit from midnight until 10am when I finally go to bed. This is all prime time when I could be doing other things. I've said for years I wanted to learn programming, I want to learn Guitar. I need to eat better. I need to exercise. I should play with my dogs more. I should read this book. I should do MORE.
    Ultimately I sit down and just think about what I need to do, and then load the front page of Reddit again and start scrolling until the purple links stop and continue reading the comments. My journey isn't necessarily about stopping video games as much as it is stopping the addiction I have to technology, to computers, and to the internet.
    I posted something on r/StopGaming yesterday and someone made the comment of, "think about how your life would be right now I you had started working on your other goals a year ago." And that comment alone hit me hard. It's not necessarily a rude statement to make, it's not even a rude statement to make. However it was one of the comments where you sit there and think, "Damn, This person is right."
    So here I am. First gaming as a whole. I'm going to start with 90 days off from any kind of video game. I'm also going to do my best over these 90 days to not just fill that time with more Reddit, Twitch, and YouTube but actually work towards goals. 
    Lets see how this does,
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  7. PureDiscipline added a post in a topic PureDiscipline's Journal :D   

    Also as deterant every time  i relapse i increase my contribution a month by $10.
    So i either need to make a new pateron. Or you need to increase the cap from $20
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  8. Tom2 added a post in a topic [KO] Tom's journal   

    게임 끊은지 #31일째

    오늘 일과 요약( 잘한 일 / 못한 일 )

    - 하루종일 예비군 훈련을 잘 받았고, 저녁에 있는 수업도 빠지지 않았다.
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  9. Tom2 added a post in a topic Tom's journal   

    Day #31

    Summary of Day ( Good work / Bad work )

    - Did well during an 8 hours of military training. After that, I attended evening class.
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  10. Schwing added a post in a topic The Warrior's Infinite Opus   

    Day 178 - Chemical Warmth

    What is this feeling?

    I got bored with studying so I decided to pack it in for the night. I had some cool ideas for mechs in hawken and I sketched out a leg. At the same time I opened up steam and went to the warframe page. I used to play a lot of games with some friends at school. We would have a lot of fun together. But then I stopped playing with them. They went off and did other things and I was left by my self most of the time. Alone. Then I quit and I was never lonelier in my entire life. Even more alone. Lately they have been proposing that they should begin playing warframe again. I told them I was back on gaming and asked if I could join. They weren't too shocked but they accepted. I just needed to get away from this feeling of lack of belonging. Like there is no one around me. Like I'm sitting on the sidelines.
    I had my sketch pad in front of me. I almost press the 'play game' button to install but something hit me. I was listening to a song (one above). A riff came on that was stuck in my head all day. And I turned to an unfinished drawing I made:
    Then something hit me. A feeling I've only felt two or three times in my life. One so indescribable I have once resorted to calling it "high on an asian woman's breast milk" HAHAHA! I guess I can only describe it as 'chemical warmth'. I've felt it in moments when I was on the verge of something spectacularly blissful and exciting.
    Art. Comic books. Is there something special about them. Is there something in there that's a part of me? I don't know but this drawing I made just speaks to me in a language I can't translate but I can understand perfectly. It's drawn with shitty watercolour pencils (without the water) but I can feel every blossom on the tree. The warmth of the sun. The cool air of the mountain peaks. And the cold, solitude of the wayfarer. What is he walking towards? Why do I have this feeling?
    Why do I want to be an engineer when it means nothing to me? What's the difference between breaking your back drawing panels and breaking your back writing technical documents and doing CAD? The emotions, the ideas what I get out of this life is from art. Be it a videogame, a comic book, a book book or music. This is something I want to cherish. To preserve to perpetuate. Art is what's been keeping me alive in my soul all this time I've spent alone. It's that horizon that's kept me on my feet. But am I to walk to it or simply stare at it?
    Why? why am I sitting here? On the foothills? Not prepared to make the trek? I hear the screams from the tower afar. It might be just the wind playing tricks on me but it makes me afeared of what lies beyond. But this feeling is calling me to make the first step. To take action. It will be gone in time. But it shall then come again? On which cycle am I to walk? Or shall I never walk?
    I feel the feeling. But then I forget. Only to stay firm and look to other horizons. I'm walking in circles. But the sun lies on this horizon. It's warmth beckons me to set forth. To taste the fruits of the forest and fight the beasts that lie therein. To seek truth. To seek greatness. No. Not greatness. Only truth. Only to have the path. The feeling. The feeling is what guides us.
    Am I to set forth?
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  11. Cam Adair added a post in a topic About Lifehack Bootcamp...   

    Awesome. Demir and Carey are great, hope you have a good time and learn a lot! 
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  12. giblets added a post in a topic Giblet's Journal   

    23 May 17
    Game Free: 36 (17 Apr)
    Spending way too much time again on retroachievements. Just reading, searching, thinking about what SNES/NES games I used to play and what achievements they might have these days. It has to stop. So even though I felt confident to expand my daily goals out to 4, I didn't achieve one of them, which was my 1 hour of study, which I put down to my spare time was wasted on retroachievements. I need to force myself to not look at this site for at least a couple of days, so I can get my study back on track. It is a never ending battle of productivity versus mindlessly choosing entertainment.
    Feel feeling unwell. I think I need to get more sleep, or at least go back to sleeping in instead of getting up an hour before everyone else to get my admin out of the way, but my gut feeling is I don't want to do that. I like the hour to myself, with a cup of tea (note to self: all out of green tea, buy more tea), and going through my habit tracker doing my daily tasks. Still haven't incorporated any reading or working on my essay as soon as I wake up, but I am still happy with what I achieve. Way better than when I used to wake up early to check the auction house for World of Warcraft. How has that wasted time helped me now? Apart from lifting my wallet from $16 a month, which in the long run can run into the thousands (which I think I did).
    So remainder of the week - 100% productivity. No more wasting time. Only 3 days until I fly out and I am not organised. I am not sure what I am going to do on the plane without games this time though, usually I burn hours by playing games, but I don't want to take a single one this time. That's 14 odd hours on the plane without them.... I wonder how much of it I can sleep! If I had my raspberry pi laptop going I would tink for a few hours, but I don't see it happening. I got a lot of altering of the case done yesterday during my lunch hour, so it is possible I could have it ready, but I need mounting tape etc that I don't really want to waste time going to go buy.
    Today's Goals:
    Complete 1 hour of study. Maybe during my lunch hour.Keep tinkering a little bit on the RPi laptop - today modify the HDMI/USB flap so that it can be kept closed permanently.Do something to prepare for Vegas - pack or something.
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  13. stablish added a post in a topic Detox starts right now   

    Alright alright, since I worked for switching the Gamequitters blog and forum from a hosting site to a VPS I changed my life quite a bit.

    I started reading books (thanks to and various phone apps for faster reading), going out more (taking a walk, visitng my family more often, etc.) and focusing more and more on my topic.

    I was searching around for some topics and found something interesting:

    So I started talking with my coworker about this little beauty and he said "Sure mate, I still have some spare, I will bring you one", so the next day he gave me one (beside the Arduino he also gave me a Arduino nano! Sweet!) and I found an interesting topic what I can do with it.

    It is about RFID. 
    I googled around and searched what I need for this and how stuff works, etc.

    First, I slaughtered an old PC which was a dust-catcher anyways and ripped this guy, I ended up with the important stuff:

    The Motherboard:

    And a few cables:

    Boy oh boy what a mess.

    Since I didn't want to pay for "special" cables for the Arduino (which are normal cables anyways..) I went the DIY way and made them myself.
    What I needed?

    The little pins on the motherboard and solder them onto the cables, so I also ordered some tools:

    The last time I had a soldering iron in my hand is like 14 years ago, but catching up was quite easy and the cables also working well. 

    I ended up in creating mixed cables:

    Female -> Female
    Female -> Male
    Male -> Male

    So I am basically ready to go and my curiosity is pretty high in learning this stuff.

    Here is the full tool pic:

    To verify that the cards aren't empty and I didnt get scammed:

    So, what's next?

    Firing up the Arduino IDE and start my journey about RFID and what the capability is and, of course, learning!

    So, hopefully tomorrow I will be able to this, if not it will be the day after tomorrow. I will post it here.

    See ya!
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  14. Hitaru added a post in a topic Captain Taru's Log: 20000 Withdrawals above the Sea   

    @hycniejsy Yeah you're totally right, I will probably be really excited about it in the beginning and then it will become a dull affair, and it will be up to me to stay focused and get the best of whatever is thrown at me; not just in the Army but in life in general as well. But wherever there's advancement, there's good in life to be harnessed.
    Emotionally, I'm restless. Things are going ok, but not enough. There's way more I should be doing, even if my upcoming exam is under control. Specially now that my upcoming exam is under control. Rationally, I recognize that I can't go from zero to hero, but I dunno man, it's the same as always, this half-assedness. Not enough to fail, not enough to succeed. I've been mindless browsing and PMOing a lot, and I mean a lot. I even neglected my SO for the first second time. Not this path man, uh-huh. I must say however, that I use the term fail much more liberally as the term succeed, so the balance is positive. Like 40-60% or so.
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  15. Hitaru added a post in a topic About Lifehack Bootcamp...   

    Had a call with Demir today and I'm going for it. Will I be disappointed? Only one way to find out. Overall I think it's a great improvement being able to cast aside my prejudice and try things anyway, but also keeping my wits and be as well informed as I can. So I'll take the course and let you guys know about it.
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  16. Cam Adair added a post in a topic Cam's YouTube Videos   

    New video: I'M BACK + Exciting Game Quitters Updates!!
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  17. hycniejsy added a post in a topic Schwing's Return to Gaming   

    Awww, it all looks like there are only 2 "1000-dayers" left - Me and @Piotr.
    It's your decision and I accept it however. Best of luck and I hope you'll not finish with visiting this forum!
    You can also share your story in details once you'll gain enough experience of becoming a player again. I encourage you to do so!
    Greetings, Mad Pharmacist
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  18. hycniejsy added a post in a topic [PL] Dziennik Piotra   

    Spoko, brachu, pogadamy o tym dzisiaj wieczorem
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  19. Piotr added a post in a topic Schwing's Return to Gaming   

    Half of me feels sad that you're leaving us. But the other half sees your strength. Just remember to not let gaming be compulsive. 
    Hope you will find yourself completely one day. Hugs bro.
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  20. Piotr added a post in a topic [PL] Dziennik Piotra   

    Brak jakiś szczególnych wydarzeń o których warto by napisać. Bardziej natłok obowiązków, którego apogeum właśnie nadchodzi wraz z końcem semestru, zaliczeniami i nieuchronnie nadchodzącą sesją. A w między czasie chciałbym się zająć czynnościami które prowadzą do rozwoju. Przez to brak trochę czasu na wpisy do dziennika. W pracy też nie ułatwiają.
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  21. hycniejsy added a post in a topic [PL] WYZWANIE 1000 DNI.   

    Uroczyście przysięgam, że knuję coś niedobrego.
    Dzień #1798
    Obudziłem się dopiero o 8 rano. Potrzebowałem trochę czasu na sen by wypocząć.
    Natomiast dzisiaj będe niestrudzenie pracował! Mam na myśli, że zabieram się za naukę do egzaminów w najlepszym czasie! 39 dni do napisania ostatniego egzaminu w sesji, Więc każdego dnia zamierzam odwiedzić inną kawiarnię czy miejsce do nauki.
    Zobaczymy jak wiele z nich odwiedzę!
    Koniec psot.
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  22. hycniejsy added a post in a topic 1000 DAYS CHALLENGE   

    I'm solemnly swear that I'm up to good
    Day #1798
    Woke up at 8 a.m. Needed some time to rest.
    However today, as the last 2 days I'll be on fire! I mean, striking the best time to study for the exams! 39 days left until the last exam, so each day I'm gonna visit other coffee shop or any other place to study.
    We'll see how many of them I'll visit!
    Mischief managed.
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  23. hycniejsy added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    You're welcome Alex! Can't wait to see your next entry!
    Btw. I started interesting journey right now - 39 days until finishing the last exam. So, each day I have an opportunity to go into different coffee shop or place to study. We'll see how many of them I'll discover in my city!
    Greetings, Mad Pharmacist
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  24. hycniejsy added a post in a topic Alexey's Dairy   

    Welcome back Alexey!
    It's good to see you didn't spend the whole year playing video games!
    Are you going to make your entries here more systematically?
    Greetings, Mad Pharmacist
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  25. hycniejsy added a post in a topic Small step and I hope big results - 90 days   

    Hello, Krzysztof, how are you doing today?
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