somewhat belated because we’ve been really busy again but! we have a docs page up and running, we have the email situation hopefully sorted out, and stuff is flowing again generally. things are going pretty good right now on the backend for Beehaw, i’d say, and hopefully that continues as the week progresses.

when things chill out i’m hoping to get back to finishing a few books which i was reading in May–this has been a full time gig basically, so i haven’t had any real downtime. i only just got in some Stardew Valley last night.

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just finishing up studying for my final exam on monday, been having particular trouble with this one- something about calculus is just reeaaaaally boring for me, it’s been a struggle to stay focused.

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Been comfortably cooped up with my gf for the weekend. Life’s been chill.

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Our rent skyrocketed so we’ve been looking to move, and after a hectic week of making appointments, going to showings, and all that unpleasantness, we found a great new place today! We really lucked out in a lot of ways to get this place. The icing on the cake is that it’s about two blocks away from my work. I also made quite a bit of progress on one of my side projects earlier in the week. So in all, a busy week but a good one :)

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Going very well. Getting through some burnout and starting to see some light.

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I haven’t been sleeping well lately, so my productivity has taken a hit. I tend to go through waves of insomnia somewhat regularly. Otherwise, my week has been good.

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That’s great!

I’m doing okay.

After 8 tumultuous months of hell, I can finally see the horizon. California sober now (weed), and have a great-paying job that’ll eventually lead me to working with the CEO of the company directly (instead of distributing their products).

Had to fall not once, but twice to get my shit together. Slowly, but surely. Then I see my success only going up from here.

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So far, not so good. Got late for work twice and slept thru the entire day once. Also fell asleep at work lol

I did order something I’ve been wanting for a while so not entirely bad start of week

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What did you order?

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A 500€ router xd

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Nice!

It’s summer here, and El Niño is coming, so I’m in a constant state of climate induced despair and panic. It’s my big trigger. I see one bad news story and my brain runs down all the possible avenues about how we are all going to die and how my son’s life is going to be terrible and I’m horrible for having brought him into this world and everything is falling apart and it all sucks now.

But I just started playing destiny 2, so that’s fun.

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Mine is a rollercoaster of emotions that will hopefully settle soon. And very muggy weather that is leading to some very poor sleep.

However on the positive side if things I am enjoying my first ever rewatch since the original airing of The X-Files and reading The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwyne and it’s really bloody good.

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My week has been kinda sucky, thanks

I went to a second public meeting about how our small community is going to combat youth violence. This series of meetings was prompted after a recent highschool graduate was shot by police.

The first meeting was attended largely by religious leaders who also engage in violence prevention in a nearby city as well as local leaders and school administration. Most of the discussion centered around the causes of young people carrying guns, youth violence, and criminality.

The second meeting was local leaders from various groups and schools discussing strategies of keeping young people engaged and away from violent and criminal behavior as well as how they can coordinate with each other to best share their resources.

I had volunteered to give a short talk about online reselling as a form of legitimate side income to the financial literacy class for young people, however the class was postponed due to the meetings.

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How are you feeling about the meetings and the connections being forged? Do you feel like there’s momentum building towards some kind of tangible progress?

Yes, the organizer is someone who has been active in the community for some time. I like the guy, he’s extremely charismatic, a bit strange, although a little too religious for my taste.

He was already expanding his organization before the death. He now has a space that he’s setting up where younger people can go to hang out or where he can have events. They are hosting midnight basketball throughout the summer just to help people stay busy I guess.

They had discussed the use of grant money to pay chaperones to ensure that they are consistently there. They had also discussed finding opportunities for young people to work. Even going so far as suggesting using grant money to pay kids while they work at local businesses.

As you can imagine there is a high amount of poverty in this town. The kid who was killed was in a car with over 6 lbs of marijuana that was packaged for sale. The driver of the car is in custody and was in possession of 2 handguns. While the one that was killed reportedly had a gun when he ran away from the traffic stop. He was on the honor roll, so it’s not like he couldn’t work a normal job. There is an abysmal lack of economic opportunity in the area unless you know people, so getting involved in criminal activity is pretty tempting, especially if you’re young.

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Your last paragraph reminds me a lot of where I live in southeastern Ohio, especially that last sentence. It sounds like you all are doing great work. This was inspiring and motivating to read, thank you!

It was honestly humbling to be in that room. Here’s all these different people with these different organizations with huge amounts of experience and training, then there’s me, some guy. At the end the host asked if there was anything anybody wanted to add and one of the ladies from an org just says, “People are dying.” with a flat tone. That hit everyone pretty hard I think. The mood was already somewhat somber before that. The kid who was killed had actually been attending the financial literacy class. Many of the people in that room knew him because they work at the highschool that he went to.

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Well Beehaw has been a lot of fun. though I dont feel like i fit in, I’m learning a bunch. Just in a weird place. Im learning Jetpack compose with kotlin and although im understanding everything. i feel like a loser, and imposter syndrom. there is no way Im smart enough to code and develop applications. Im pretty much only skilled at delivering bear minimum stuff. My wife and I decided to try for a baby, but so far we’ve only managed to argue about petty things that dont matter.

Things are just weird because theres so much uncertainty in the next few months of where we will be. I just need to lead with my head on strait.

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I relate so much to that imposter feeling and just wanted to say I don’t think you’re a loser at all, I really admire your ambition! It sounds like you’re working towards a lot of awesome things to be proud of.

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This very much gave me a smile. Thank you for the encouragement and kind words.

It’s been busy and stressful at work as the directors have decided to throw lots of deadlines at me just as my colleague is leaving, so I’m pretty much on my own. I’m on top of things so far but waiting for the shoe to drop. Decided to get a ps5 at last though so looking forward to playing Skyrim again after work. Should get it Thursday and I’m more excited than a 30 something should be!

I celebrated Juneteenth with a friend by going to the city, visiting a cool history exhibit, getting sandwiches and boba, and walking 11k steps!

Also played in a DnD session and GMed for another one, which was fun.

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I’m having (or am going to have) some pretty serious personal issues, so that’s pretty bad.
But on the bright side, I had fun playing DnD on the weekend and I opened my first ever open source PR on Lemmy

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