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So today I've registered on this forum, and its time to start documenting my path towards healthier life. 

 

I did some intro and started my day with a coffee today, not with a coffee in front of my laptop, but with a coffee on my balcony; without launching game (all of which I've deleted yesterday). 

I work from home, and usually I've spent half-an-hour before morning meetup with colleagues to do daily stuff in mmorpg that I play (Wurm Online) - tend fields, mine some, etc. 

Not anymore. :-)

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To start first post, I'll just say I'm not much of a writer - formulating thoughts into sentences I do bad job. In my native tongue, we have a saying "to flow a thought over a tree", which implies that a thought diverges from initial state to something completely unrelated; this describes my writing habits and skills well.

 

This is the second day. Tonight, I've had a dream of Wurm Online (lol). When I didn't smoke for few months, I've had dreams of me smoking, now this.. Well.

 

Anyhow, thats not the point to have this journal to speak of games. Out of good stuff, yesterday we went out (yay) first time in couple weeks. My fiancee, Varvara, has had her leg broken, and we didn't leave house for a good while because of that, and prior to that, gaming addiction still was there - i was reluctant to going out, to say the least.

 

Yesterday was a good day. We did some chores, and I didnt' feel that I have to game so this chores are messing up my time, I just did them and it was it. I'm so much less depressed after only 1 day of not running steam and Wurm, man, I wouldn't believe it if I'd say it to myself from a month ago. (Well, I would believe that I'd be happier without games, but then I would convince myself that its a lie).

 

To diverge from topic, I was a bit dishonest in my welcome message. I do consider myself Czech person, I love czech culture, and I live here for long while, but still, I was born a russian, lived there for most of my life, and from some point, made it a target of myself to evacuate from failing state to proper state. This happened over course of two years without much issue. That thought warms me up and tells me that I can do the gaming thing, too. 

 

I'm writing this post going from Olomouc to Brno. I'm working in Brno, and usually I'm working 100% from home (well at least last few months). Today my colleagues have a party because of big release of a product of our client. 

 

Actually considering starting some kind of a vlog regarding dogs and rats. Myself from quite near past would say to myself "WTF dude, VLOG? Are you nuts?"; but well, I do better job saying things then writing things and I think that this might be an interesting experience. 

 

Also, I've been thinking about missed opportunities for a while. I have some talent for languages, so I speak 3 fluently, and I wanted to study German and Dutch as well, which I've even started, but then guess-what happened. I wanted to fit up, and went to a gym for a while, but gym took my time from my gaming, so this went to trash, too. I've used to be a good cook (well not if you ask my fiancee - she hates hot'n'spicy stuff, and I am all about that itch on the tongue, the harsher the better :D), but I haven't made any non-junk food for so long already, hurts to think about this. I've used to brew beer at home, which actually was my passion back in Russia, haven't restarted this in CzechRepublic yet. I've used to bike a lot..

 

Well. Lots of stuff to do, if I exclude tending virtual fields and building virtual houses from my daily schedule. 

 

Mike out. 

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2 hours ago, nekoexmachina said:

This is the second day. Tonight, I've had a dream of Wurm Online (lol). When I didn't smoke for few months, I've had dreams of me smoking, now this.. Well.

Hey! 

Well, I have had dreams about gaming too. It's just a natural reaction of brain I think, when you are really involved with something. After all, you forget about this dreams very quickly (it happened to me at least), so no need to be harsh about it ;)

2 hours ago, nekoexmachina said:

I've used to bike a lot..

From what I recall, there's plenty of good spots for cycling on border of Česká republika ;) and Poland, especially if you like more offroad approach for cycling. I highly recommend going there, as my friends were always satisfied with trips there.

How advanced are you with German? 

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59 minutes ago, Oqmnck said:

Hey! 

Well, I have had dreams about gaming too. It's just a natural reaction of brain I think, when you are really involved with something. After all, you forget about this dreams very quickly (it happened to me at least), so no need to be harsh about it ;)

From what I recall, there's plenty of good spots for cycling on border of Česká republika ;) and Poland, especially if you like more offroad approach for cycling. I highly recommend going there, as my friends were always satisfied with trips there.

How advanced are you with German? 

Ich spreche deutsche nichte, abe ich versteche etwas :P

My grammar and speaking/writing skills are awful, I'll understand general vibe of a sentence when I read it. So very, very rusty.

 

Also about cycling, we gotta teach our dog not to freak out from bicycles and we're set for few nearest years on spots to bike to even in ~100 km range from Olomouc.

 

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Posted (edited)

Another day started a few hours ago. Didn't dream about games, which is quite nice. Started reading up on .NET/mono, too bad that there are no good development tools available for Linux; but thats something I wanted to read up on for a long while. 

 

I develop java apps for living, and .net seems relatively similar (not too similar, but some concepts are very alike).


I also forgot to include this link: 

Spoiler


 

 


 

 

Edited by nekoexmachina

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It kinda feels weird to have not played games for few days already. Good feeling, though. 

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Posted (edited)

Had a bad dream today (doesnt qualify as nightmare yet) - something like a crackhouse, but with people playing Xbox instead of doing drugs. 

Edited by nekoexmachina

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VSCode as other Microsoft cross-platform inventions never were in any way good, horrid performance issues. 

 

To be honest, I haven't run VSCode for a good while, so I have no idea of its current state, however I am forced to use Skype, which performance on linux is just laughable - it manages to eat 100% cpu constantly and be slow at typing (letters appear few seconds after being typed). (and Linux skype versions prior to aquisition by MS, while being not too good with UI and such, at least were performant, which beats shiny buttons and labels by a fair margin in my book)

 

I'll give VSCode a shot, though. 

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On 6/8/2018 at 4:55 AM, nekoexmachina said:

Had a bad dream today (doesnt qualify as nightmare yet) - something like a crackhouse, but with people playing Xbox instead of doing drugs. 

This can be common. They will go away over time. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0rbQzbenM

 

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6 hours ago, Cam Adair said:

This can be common. They will go away over time. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0rbQzbenM

 

thanks for answer :)

 

 

I'm having really annoying stuff going on both IRL and in my job at the moment.. Not willing to share job part, but on the RL part, my landlord is being a complete pain in the ass for no particular reason (well, probably there is some reason, but he doesn't answer the direct question of why the fuck does he do what he does)

 

Some people are worth avoiding at all costs, this guy seems to fit into that category, but I really really can not move apartments right now. 

 

 

Also, something good happened today as well! Totally forgot that. 

I'm big fan of opensource, and of BSD family in particular; and of exotic hardware doing exotic tasks. My cubietruck has been down for a loong, long while - I've lost its power cord and wasn't been able to find a cheap enough (20$ cord for 50$ board is a bit overkill) with adequate voltage.. and today, I found it! Perfec thing costing only 7$, with switchable connector *and* switchable voltage/ampertage. So my home statistics machine is back to business baby! (Well almost; need to do some sweet development first)

And second part, about the first thing - the BSDs. My job fits perfectly well into that, only problematic part was some stupid javascript thing I never even touch (npm/node.js dependent), not an issue. Only two reasons I've been running Linux (which I do not even really like, I mean, userend stuff is all the same, but backend matters as much) were hardware support (which made me switch to Linux because of moving from desktop to laptop in 2009 or so) and then, gaming. With gaming out of the picture, fun beings:

 

-- Second laptop already has FreeBSD on it with all its glory, and most of my daily job through last week was done on it

-- First laptop has 99.5% good hardware support (only problem is that intel video driver is a bit funky, but it ll go away so not an issue

And the biggest one:

Cubietruck has armbian at the moment, due to hardware support back in the day. Nowadays, CPU itself is supported, as well as booting on the board. And hardware (ethernet - wifi - gpu) is supported on NetBSD. This is big reason to put my big man's gloves on and start remembering and re-learning C in effort to port drivers that mean something from that to FreeBSD, to get my home statistics machine (temperature through the day, noise levels, that sort of thing) finally working on a proper operating system. :-)

 

Also song of the day: 

Spoiler

 

 

Edited by nekoexmachina

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I should start a counter for days, actually, kind of not sure when did I start lol

Probably was same day or day before this thread, so lets say its been 8 days. 

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Day 10.

 

We've had to go to a vet today, turned out that thats nothing big, but our guy had to get few shots and some meds for the weekend, plus control on monday. I'll publish some photos of him in next few days.

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Day 12. 

 

Doggo's good, he got some problems with his stomach so he went on a diet - eating rabbit meat and rice for next few days. :-)

Had a few more intensive game-based dreams. 

I was never into competetive games, so my brain keeps telling me that its okay to game, as I'm not in the same plate as most folks here - but I resist - even without competetiveness its still an addiction to overcome. 

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