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Gaming General / Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
« Last post by Sssith on Today at 12:13:12 AM »
Well you can buy Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Croft Edition at newegg for 74 bucks.

Best deal for the game that I have seen.  So I pulled the trigger.  The last time I pre-ordered a game it was a disaster.  Here's to hoping that SoTR lives up to the billing.
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by Sssith on June 22, 2018, 10:37:26 PM »
So maybe I should do an update instead of just snark. Though the snark was deserved. :-p

Overall I am doing well.  Family is doing well.  My eldest is now 17 teen which is insane to me.  Going into senior year and he is a good kid.  Drives me insane in many ways, as all teens seem to do.  I wish he had more motivation to find a passion in life. My daughter is now 15 and also driving me insane.  She has more of an idea of what she is looking for as she loves everything to do with theater and is very active and pursuing her interests.  She also has found that she enjoys working with little kids.  Still, as mentioned, driving me insane in so many other ways.

Personally, I am currently working at wine.com as a back-end software engineer.  I have to say that I am mostly satisfied with my job.  Like all jobs there are things that I like and those things that I don't.  The job is creative and there is real sense of accomplishment when I figure things out.  So while I might not have hit the nail on the head, in terms of my career, I really can't complain.  Insane to me that I now have over 20 years in my career as a programmer.  Most programmers move on to management or to a new career before they cross that threshold.  It is a struggle to keep up with all the new technology but I take satisfaction knowing I am competent at what I do.

On the negative side my father and grandmother passed somewhat recently.  Something that I imagine many of us have, at this point gone through.  Again, I a have no room to complain and I feel blessed in so many ways.

My thoughts are with those of you struggling.  I count you all among my friends and only wish the best for all of you.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 14 - The Season of Greed
« Last post by SideSBob on June 22, 2018, 04:50:40 PM »
Double gob hunting is fun!
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by SideSBob on June 22, 2018, 04:49:45 PM »
Why don't you just hang around so we don't have to update you?  :P

^^^^


I still work at the same shitty place. I'm still divorced, single, suffering from crippling social anxiety, and suicidally depressed most days and generally only manage to live through the day by virtue of being too chicken to do anything about it. :P

Other than that, things are peachy. And I bought a brand-new car last week, which is the first time in my life I've had a car less than 10 years old, so I'm pretty stoked about that.

I mostly just play video games and exist.

How bout you? Haven't seen you on Fartbook in quite a while.

Pixie, if you haven't already started treatment, you should seek
professional medical help.

Tim, I am sorry that your surgery didn't go better and hope you will
see improvement.

maxbeedo - I hope that you too find help where you need it.  I hope you
pick up steam with finding a better job.

TheNix - It sounds like you are doing amazingly well.

I have been in a pretty happy place lately with it being summer here.
I have been playing some D2 and some D3 on a casual basis. 
I have started playing Neverwinter on the Xbox with Chimerian and am
enjoying it. He is a pretty serious player with one elite character.  I am
not very good with Xbox controls and am really enjoying the D and D
immersion of it.  In recent weeks, there have been some visits with old
friends which is awesome.

I spent much of my time in prior months worrying about my kids and my daughter in
particular.  My time spent managing my teenage daughter's needs stemming from her
own major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and bouts
with psychosis is much less now than with her being homebound for schooling
over the school year.  She has been battling this for a couple of years now and
it has been rough on the entire household, but most of all, her.  We had genetic
tests performed on her which this spring revealed the good, that there was a much
better class of antidepressants for her, and the bad, that there are no good classes of
antipsychotics for her.  This spring, she went from being totally shut down for two months,
then back into the hospital for 2 weeks for a medicine change, and after had another med
changed in her first week out of the hospital.  She started to do better and somehow even
managed to pass all of her classes.

Our oldest son will be heading off for college in late August.  It feels surreal.
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by Godji on June 22, 2018, 03:35:32 AM »
Damn Tim, sorry to hear your surgery didn't go well :(
I do wish for the worst to be behind you and for a fast recovery now.
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General Discussion / Re: Epic thread of win
« Last post by Pixie on June 21, 2018, 09:26:20 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by TheNix on June 21, 2018, 06:38:51 PM »
I'm doing some sessional teaching, about 5 hours a week, but I am still a full time carer for my disabled wife.  In my free time I'm reading, playing Diablo 2 and going fishing; so not much has changed there  ;) .  Looking to start a Master of Philosophy (research and thesis) next year some time, that might be a slightly more productive use of my "free" time, but much will depend on my wife's health.
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by maxbeedo on June 21, 2018, 04:16:20 PM »
I've been somewhat intentionally unemployed for the last 11 months, though I have been looking around for better jobs lately.  Quit my last job after realizing how unhappy I was, due to massive cuts dumping way too much customer service responsibility on me while also coming to terms with being on the Autism spectrum (thanks in part to my nephew being diagnosed).  It seems obvious now how bad that job was for me personally.  That's not to say having the freedom to be unemployed for a while, living very cheaply off of savings, is completely fantastic, as all of my friends and family NEVER wanted to talk about work while I was working but now that's all they ever want to ask me, so somehow not working can still be stressful.  Depression and Anxiety go hand-in-hand with Autism due to the obvious social problems, but since it's the only way I've ever felt, I can't say it's any worse than what some of ya'll are going through right now.  I still play games regularly as my primary hobby, also played in and now run a 5E D&D campaign, but otherwise I stay pretty detached from the world as a whole, using mostly just Youtube and Twitch as my connections to what's happening out there.  Hope ya'll are doing well.
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by mn4nu on June 21, 2018, 02:02:53 PM »
Oh Tim, I sure hope things get better fast. Like Cluck said, hang in there!  Keep talking to us.
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Sports / Re: World Cup 2018
« Last post by Orbert on June 21, 2018, 01:14:11 PM »
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