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lastfutures wrote

The higher risk people around me got vaccinated this week so I don't have to be as careful now, so that's nice. Started running again now that the weather's nice, can come out of hibernation finally. Looks like a have a job lined up too. Good week all around.

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CameronNemo wrote

Been trying to exercise more often recently, after a bit of a pause/slow-down due to weather. Do you jog the same routes, or do you mix it up? If the latter, do you have any tips for mixing it up?

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lastfutures wrote (edited )

I mostly jog the same routes, a few different ones based on what distance I'm going for. I rather just have a consistent distance (and milestones) & I'm mostly in my head (or sometimes music/podcast) while running, not really paying attention to the surroundings.

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ticktx wrote

I am more for mixing up and I have several teqniques for that. I either think of a route and walk it before to calculate the distance or use maps to discover new routes. I discovered many beautiful landscapes like lakes and forests via maps.

Sometimes asking people for their routes also quite helpful if you like to jog with people.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote (edited )

Ordered 3 varieties of gooseberry bushes, 4 honeyberry (2 different varieties) and 4 different currant bushes. Should be here beginning of May. Looking forward to really getting a start on my food forest this year after getting a minor start last year. Probably look at some apple and pear trees when the nursery opens next week.

Got my pepper and tomato seeds started last week. Still a couple weeks from my last frost date but getting excited to get the garden started. Probably start carrots, radishes and some leafy greens Saturday.

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metocin wrote

That's so exciting. Food forests are such a rad idea!

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mofongo OP wrote

It's been 5 months since being promoted, more responsibilities, no salary increase, no new benefits. Half way through I was also required to come over an extra day, which broke my schedule and my kids see me even less when they want me to spend more time with them.

It's been interesting to see behind the curtains and it's exactly what I though it was. Disdain for unions, workers, starting from my low level managers peers and above, despite most being not far off in neither power or salary from them. A complete inability to understand why people wouldn't work more for the same, or do more effort for barely any benefit, too.

One thing I'm certain, once I leave, I won't do management work again.


On news bigger than myself, there are talk of police reform after they "accidentally" murdered a religious couple on their car after confusing it with one the cops were looking for. It's a shame it took pristine victims for police reform to be put on the agenda, specially when current police force can be directly traced back to the tyrant's death squad.

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zoom_zip wrote

you got “promoted” but didn’t get a salary increase?

sounds whack

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mofongo OP wrote

It was supposed to happen after the 3 months testing period. Apparently, there are still reservations from management despite the improvements over my small tenure. What makes things worse is that the increase is a pity and I wouldn't be surprised that they're waiting for my yearly increase and call that "the raise".

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I planted some dragonfruit from seeds, hoping I'll be able to get them to survive, the little babies are cute.

My San Pedro just sprouted two new babies from the soil, which is awesome.

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Kinshavo wrote

Do Electric Buffalos Dream of Electric Grass?

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CameronNemo wrote

On the subject of accelerationism: what is your take? Do you think a US civil war is near? Are you preparing in any way? Are you trying to bring it closer in any way?

(I think it is possible, but unlikely. I'm making no preparations and am not trying to accelerate anything).

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metocin wrote

I don't think a civil war is a possibility there, any time soon at least. There is an overwhelming amount of armed reactionaries that want blood, but who will oppose them? There is hardly any resistance to that threat and if violence broke out right now, it would be extremely one sided given that the reactionaries are generally aligned with the state.

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Ennui wrote

I thought that modern accelerationists were about ‘accelerating’ particular aspects of capitalism that they believe will overtake it, like decentralized currency or free dissemination of intellectual property, rather than the old Marxist “everything gets worse before it gets better” accelationism?

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loukanikos wrote

Seems really possible in the next decade. I've been encouraging friends and family to arm themselves and learn to use firearms. It feels imperative at this point. Right now, in the US there has been so much increase in gun ownership that there is currently a shortage of ammunition.

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86944 wrote

Got my first covid shot. The Moderna one. My arm hurts worse than the last Tdap shot I got and I had a mild fever last night. Otherwise, so far so good.

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loukanikos wrote

That thing took me down. First shot also. I was out of it for a good 12 hours the day after.

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Basil wrote

I started going to therapy, which will hopefully help. My parents have both either gotten their vaccines or are getting it today which is good. Hoping that this whole thing is over soon

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Raxalor wrote

Recently realized that I've been burnt out from work for over a year, now. It has been negatively impacting all my relationships.

Being the sole income for the household... i don't know what to do. Feeling way overwhelmed and trapped, every day.

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nbdy wrote (edited )

Moved from a small town to a big one, mostly to meet other anarchists. Turns out the scene here is pretty sad, and though I’ve met a couple cool folks, there’s really not a lot going on and a number of lib/antifa a-la reed ross radicals dominate the scene. I also miss the people in the small town, and don’t like this place all that much, so I am planning on moving back there in a few months. Looots of mixed feelings

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existential1 wrote

How's everyone doing on sleep? I moved to the far far far north and daylight is here for very long hours and I've yet to adjust. It's also still all snowy everywhere.

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zoom_zip wrote

have you got blackout blinds?

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existential1 wrote

Yep, I just don't like going to my bedroom until I'm tired.

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mofongo OP wrote

If the sunlight lasts that long, it's better to stick to a schedule, even if you don't go to sleep immediately. Like, it's 9 pm, I put on my PJs, go to bed and read a book. Eventually, when it hit 9, I got sleepy.

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existential1 wrote

Yeah, I'm gonna have to start this soon. I think I'm starting to get rashes from poor sleep or something. I'm using the same skin care stuff.

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tabby wrote

I do pretty well. I work second shift, and I usually go to bed around 2 or 3 and wake up around 10 or 11. The light in the morning doesn't bother me too much. I think I need a new mattress, though; my current one's really old and sags in the middle.

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