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HappyCat

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    90 Day Detox

    Thanks, that's exactly what I mean.
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    90 Day Detox

    Cool counter. Any changes on the background?)
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    HappyCat's log

    Yes, in IT practice is everything. It needs to be backed by theory at some point though. There's a possibility of a new project with another technology, gotta see where this is going.
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    HappyCat's log

    Greetins, fellow quitters. Here be my log) For the most part my problem is not the time spent playing, but time spent trying to find a game that I would like and that I'd be able to play on the road. Too much time commuting to/from work and a 4 month old kid takes most of the time. Obsession to find "the next good game" doesn't really help because I'm not even playing, I am worrying about my choice instead. Day 1: Registering on GameQuitter subreddit, cleared most of installed games. Cancelled varios gaming-related subsciptions. Good thing that I didn't run any or looked through review of any game. Basically at this pointI want to try 90 days detox and see if my obsession ot find/fear to miss games would hold after that.
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    HappyCat's log

    October 23 First day at work after vacation. Not as tiring as some of vacation days were, but still tiring) Seems like project has new organizational changes and issues. Been reading "Sane Workweek" by Itamar Turner-Trauring. Wonder if my skills are of market value now. It's really hard to study new things now and the last and current projects have not provided enough new tasks. Not to mention last project actually made me depressed and couldn't quit at that time. Oh well, looks more like ranting than log entry... On a bright side, I see a path to break that circle even though it might take two or three years. Time spent playing: none Grateful corner: my wife, tea Things I could do better: some quirky things at work Achievements: solid first day at the office, using CBT skills (I believe it would much more ranting otherwise)
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    HappyCat's log

    @Hitaru, hard to say. I still watch anime, but I am much more selective of what I watch. I don't really get what "real implications" you mean. Maybe adults recognize repetitive actions easier than kids? Having a full work day gives one that)
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    HappyCat's log

    October 21 I wasn't active here at all this week with vacation mostly taken by caring for a kid. Had some severe "search-cycling". Just for fun tried to google phrase like "videogames are boring" and it got me this: http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-to-tell-youre-getting-too-old-video-games/ I am perfectly aware that this is an article on a basically click-bait humor site, but I relate to every of the 5 ways mentioned, event though I disagree with author on some details.
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    HappyCat's log

    October 11-13 Hi there. I'm still kicking, just had minor overload due to my schedule and feeliong obligated to study. I have crave sometimes but played 0 minutes while still spending about 25 minutes on videos. I am on vacation for the next week, my wife and kid are coming back. I am eagier to see them at home again. Not sure if I would make time to study or whether it would be good idead at all.
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    HappyCat's log

    October 10 Actually slept well. Looks like deep breathing makes me less tired throught the day. Productive day, some PIU workout. Unfortunately, wasted 15-20 minutes on "searching" Time spent playing: 10 minutes (beside searching)Gratitude corner: PIU, subwayAchievements corner: finishing few tasksThings I could do better: no gaming, less thinking about it.
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    HappyCat's log

    October 9 Long trip to work. As I said, lack of sleep backfired today. I was pretty sure I'm ok till lunch break. After that I was really irritated at everything. To the point of ranting (in my mind) about overly active kid and long way to office. That's why idea of "sane workweek" caught my attention. Hope I won't become too sleepy to constantly lose job performance. Had severe infrastructure problem today. The one that is on the client and prevents my to sync my work with code repository. Still I managed to finish both of today tasks and am now waiting to commit it. Time spent playing: none, but 15 minutes of vg videos Gratitude corner: my family, Stephen King Achievements corner: working under serious limitations Things I could do better: less videos, more books
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    HappyCat's log

    October 8 I am still sleep deprived, but playing with my kid is a lot of fun. I got some sleep during day. Tried to cut it short in order ti fall asleep in the evening. A lot of herbal tea and reading. Around 40 minutes of walking by the side of the river with pram. Me and my brother-in-law tried to fix old PC in order to give it to our father-in-law, but it's graphics adapters are too moody( Time spent playing: none Gratitude corner: my family, Stephen King Achievements corner: finding short book on "sane workweek". Gonna explore it in details. Things I could do better: sleep more. Cutting daytime sleep short backfired on me today (Oct 9)
  12. "I believed being sexual would be nothing but oppresive to the girls around me." Sounds pretty familiar. Similar addictions from similar problems comes to different people. %)
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    HappyCat's log

    October 6-7 Friday was very busy day. I finished last of parts of optimization task. Sime of it was slow because I was too sleepy. It's hard no to be spending 3.5 hours commuting. Finally I was together with my family at the end of the day. Wife's grandmother came all the way from Armenia and she was nursing her great-grandson when I arrived. Today wife's sister and her husband came too so it's pretty lively) This time I left notebook at home because I plan to rest, not study. I have to get my sleep in chunks because of my son, but nights are mostly calm. Today I realised the circke of tiredness -> feeling lonely or unsatisfied -> wanting to play "the perfect game" to chill out. At lest that's how it went today. Not cool) Need to keep it in check. Grateful corner: my family, rapid trains Achievements corner: finishing few work tasks, lots of reading Things I could do better: self-tuning. Maybe I should try meditating on regular basis Time spent playing: none
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    HappyCat's log

    October 5 Been sleepy all may, partly due to overplaying. Finishing optimization task at work boosting certain process 24 times. After work I bought replacement tea pot (my kid broke first first kitchen appliance, woot!) and went to Pump It Up arcade. One of arcade's workers mixed me up with some other player and asked why I came without a girlfriend. Probably because my wife won't like it. Evening studies did not sit well on me, taking short break. This weekend contryhouse gonna be really cramped, doubt it would be effective anyway. Time spent playing: none Grateful corner: PIU, log4net, j-pop Things I could do better: taking a longer walk route in the morning Achievements: work task
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    HappyCat's log

    October 4 To keep it short: mixed day. Work, some playing (a bit more than it should have been), sleep. Still sleepy today( Got a good present from my friend. Tea cup with text "introverts unite". Looks good in office) Time spent playing: 50 minutes. Grateful corner: my friend, cafe Things I could do better: just quitting game, not waiting for save point Achievements: investigation task at work (this time, pretty conclusive. Finished the job today, at October 5)
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    HappyCat's log

    @Raven, thanks. I've been wondering how many people are struggling with this search obsession.
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    HappyCat's log

    October 3 Cut my usual morning time to do some study. Not sure if it was good decision because it's not as effective when one's sleepy. Still, it was better then than trying any other part of the day. Went to local mall with Pump It Up arcade today. Good exercise, bad results) Been too long since last time. Arcade's worker been asking me where I have been for the last month and whether I would be there tomorrow. She and two her colleagues even gathered by the arcade to watch me play. %) Not sure if I am that funny, but I don really mind either. I am seriously considering to sell my 3ds. Turns out I don't really need that precise library + portability. I want to figure out a way to do stuff related to my skill-intensive hobbies - go and music. Reading is fine, but lacks skill or creation aspects and I don't enjoying gaming that much. Thanks to the 50 days I don't rush for "better games" anymore. At least, not that much) Time spent playing: none. Grateful corner: PIU Things I could do better: being less grumpy Achievements: investigation task at work (not 100% conclusive, but good training anyway)
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    HappyCat's log

    @WorkInProgress, thanks. I am not quite fine with delays and breaks in this process, but it's almost inevitable given the situation. Unless one's made of iron. October 2 Long day - lots of work which had to be remade after new instructions, some home errands. But I'm finaly home where I haven't been for two weeks. Time spent playing: none. Not time, don't want to. Grateful corner: eshops system Things I could do better: less coffeine intake Achievements: coming up with idea at work, home errands
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    HappyCat's log

    October 1 Mostly same as saturday, but no guests. Did about hour of studies which is not bad consider my sleep deprivation. Continued to read current VN and current book. Sleep deprivation sometimes leads to procrastinating instead of studying. Better to break that circle by taking a nap. Time spent playing: 1 hour Grateful corner: my family Things I could do better: less net surfing Achievements: actually studying in that state, cleared up few topics
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    HappyCat's log

    September 30 Slow day. My son slept bad, so did we. I was slow most of the day because it's hard to fall asleep deliberately. I failed to make myself study and was spent before 10pm. We had guests, my parents and a friend of family. My son amazed me: he learned to pull himself with one hand while pushing up using another one. Time spent playing: 1 hour Grateful corner: my family Things I could do better: learn to fall asleep immediately under any circumstances) Achievements: playinh with my kid (pretty common, but he likes it and we both learn new ways to interact with "outside world")
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    Damian's journal

    I agree with Hitaru. I participated in cosplay scene once. Before our scene I was like "holy crap, there are hundreds of people!". But that thought went down when I had to come out and act.
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    90 Days Detox

    @Hitaru, so am I.
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    HappyCat's log

    September 29 Hard day at work. "Figure out something somehow" continued, had to spend around 80 minutes on phone discussing various tasks. On a bright sight, I had interesting evening. I got stuck on one train carriage platform with trip group. They were fun. Heard girls discussed being depressed because if 20th ir 21st birthday. I giggled but decided to not to comment it) My son is very energetic this evening. So much that we have trouble getting him to enter his night sleep. But he smiles a lot which makes us happy. Time spent playing: none Grateful corner: my family Things I could do better: use CBT skills to soften work stresd Achievements: talking to strangers, nursing my kid while my wife wad busy
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    90 Days Detox

    @Hitaru, perhaps this is what Cam called "take dumb action"?)
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    HappyCat's log

    @Daniel the thing is you need to stop procrastinating to write ebook) September 28 Odd day at work. Got task to "figure out something somehow". Arranged to finally sell a 3ds game I definitely won't finish even if I binge on long vacation. Stayed a bit late at work because we had network problems. Had fun playing just for 20 minutes after evening practice test. It was enough which implies I don't really need expensive games or consoles. Grateful corner: collegue who brought a pack of black tea; forum that remembers text after browser crash Achievements: 95% at exam practice test Time spent playing videogames: 20 minutes Things I could do better: learn not to be discouraged by odd tasks easily
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