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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Over the last couple months, I'm averaging one person a week that I know dying of COVID. Neighbours, parents of friends, former teachers, family friends etc.

How about you all?

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emma OP wrote

I'm fortunate enough that no one in my life has died of COVID, but I do worry for my family members who work jobs where physical distancing is unavoidable.

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ziq wrote

5 people since the start of the pandemic

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mofongo wrote

Luckily, I haven't had anyone close die and only 1 got very sick.

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annikastheory wrote

I haven't had anyone die yet. Only one person that I know that for sure got it. I have mentioned that I am surrounded by conservatives and surprisingly most of them have not been covid deniers and have got vaccinated. Which is good because I know a lot of elderly folks.

Unfortunately many on my wife's side of the family are covid deniers. I worry about them but also I am angry with them for being shit heads. I also worry about my kid because she has to be around some of them. Yet another reason we want to find an alternative to my in-laws watching our kid.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

I've only known one person to get sick. In the US almost everyone is treating it as fairly benign at this point. Tho that's the privilege of living in the US for you.

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ziq wrote

shit it's friday?

my village hasn't had water for a few days because our well broke.

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existential1 wrote

There are communities where I live who are like one bad earthquake (which regularly happen) away from this and aren't prepared at all. Makes me scared.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

God, fixing wells fucking sucks. Every part about fixing them stresses me out a ton. I imagine it is a more horrible situation if you don't have secondary sources of water.

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mofongo wrote

Since 2017 + 2019, I've grown very wary of hurricane season. So far, it's been quiet here and I personally hope it's unlikely a strong hurricane to form now, even though there's two months left.

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emma OP wrote

Rapidly losing patience with my m1 macbook air. It wakes up and crashes during sleep, which often causes the battery to be depleted, and apparently this is a known issue on all the m1 machines. Great piece of hardware let down by software that sucks shit.

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annikastheory wrote

I have never owned a Mac, and I don't know your situation, like if it's a work computer or something. But I think the Linux kernel now supports the m1 if that's an option/ something you want to do.

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emma OP wrote

Been keeping an eye on how that's progressed, but seems far from usable right now. I'm very interested though, especially seeing as Apple's decided they're now going to play cop on peoples' devices.

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mofongo wrote

Not good enough for general use though. She's trapped on MacOS sadly.

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Kinshavo wrote

I started a translation of "Desert" in my native tongue, hope this venture give some insights on the text.

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existential1 wrote

Looking forward to getting into a more regular schedule. Since moving early in 2021, I've yet to really have a reliable schedule. For the most part, I work, play video games, and have social commitments placed upon me by my partner (we moved closer to their family). But now, I've found a decent meditation studio I like, found my regular walking meditation areas, and have found grocers where I can by relatively cheap bulk (loose) grains and legumes.

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snack wrote

what kind of grains are we talking here?

am always looking for food-related inspiration

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existential1 wrote

I like buying whole millet, oats, wheat, rice, barley, lentils (red and green), black beans, black eyed peas, pinto beans, red beans, and great northern white beans.

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snack wrote

how do you like millet best? i know what it is, but i don't think i actually ever cooked it myself. lately i feel like i eat too much white rice for my liking - i mean i love rice, but i'd like to get more variety.

also i just learned what legumes actually means, i somehow thought it was just another word for vegetables. but yeah, i've been wanting to eat more of those too. sometimes i go weeks without eating any beans and then i'm like what the hell why? feeding yourself in a varied yet local and seasonal way can be the sort conscious effort i don't always have the energy to

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existential1 wrote

Honestly the way I use millet and red lentils the most is to make flatbread with them. Basically, you just grind them into flour (i have a good blender), mix the flour with water and salt, and pan fry. It's so damn simple and so good. One flour at a time, i've never mixed em, although that sounds good. I might mix one of them with masa today to see if it keeps the tortilla consistency.

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snack wrote

Oh alright, i see! I do the flour/water/salt pan fry bread from time to time with store bought wheat flour and i've been looking for alternatives anyways so i'm glad you shared that! so far i've only tired using tapioca instead but that didn't go so well.

I don't know if my blender is effective enough, but i'll give millet flour making a try. also i did not know masa existed, but now i really want to try that too!

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Garbear104 wrote

Anyone else terrified of climate change? Been really eating me up lately.

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loukanikos wrote

I haven't been on raddle much recently but been feeling a need for a more sane discourse. I have next to zero interest in the political topics most of my friends/family care about and its exhausting trying to discuss anything I feel would be meaningul with them.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Sry but you'll only get cool insane discourse from me not uninteresting useless sane discourse.

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snack wrote

little white flies

are eating

my

tomatoes

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annikastheory wrote (edited )

Sometimes I feel like programming tutorial people are needlessly long winded. I mean I am too but its annoying. I just wanted to know how to use argparse and the first few search results literally went into the history of C. Then the next couple went on a detailed explanation of what a command line argument is. Like if its easier to just read the documentation than your tutorial your tutorial sucks.

Also I feel like I am stuck in an endless loop working on my code. I have determined that coding is 90% putting something together, realizing there's a better way of doing it, and then redoing like 50% of your code and adding an additional 20% more code. then rinse and repeat.

Going to try and watch the Truman show this weekend. Its a favorite of mine and I always get a new perspective each time I watch it.

Edit: maybe that was their plan all along. Make bad tutorials so people learn to read the documentation.

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potatoes wrote

Tutorials tend to be oriented toward people who need lots of hand holding. If you know the fundamentals and how to be self sufficient, by all means read the API docs directly. It will be quite faster.

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annikastheory wrote

I like hand holding lol, but yes I am getting most of the fundamentals down at this point and should just head to the docs for most things now.

But for real why would I be looking into how to add command line arguments to my code if I didn't know what a command line argument was?

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emma OP wrote

Also I feel like I am stuck in an endless loop working on my code. I have determined that coding is 90% putting something together, realizing there's a better way of doing it, and then redoing like 50% of your code and adding an additional 20% more code. then rinse and repeat.

This is a good way of learning, btw, even if you feel you're hitting a brick wall right now.

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potatoes wrote

Yeah I would say the most important factor to learning is shorting the feedback loop between making a change to the code and getting your results.

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