I tried to make this a 5x5x5x5 but I’m taking so much time on the dislike/hate part.
- I enjoy learning new skills by applying them. I learn best when under external pressure (I have billed the client already).
- I enjoy explaining things to people because it reassures me the level of knowledge that I have – or don’t have – and it forces me to compose my understanding to something that can be communicated.
- I enjoy seeing problems get solved with constructs of my design.
- I enjoy creating things as part of the process of learning new skills.
- I enjoy seeing my progress in mastery of the skill.
- I like considering new point of views, trying to view something based on another level’s perspective. I ponder a lot; chewing upon thoughts like chewing gum.
- I like talking with other people if we’re talking about concepts or their informed opinions on things and how they’ve come to that opinion.
- I like experiencing new things and learning something about myself in the process.
- I like helping other people by giving them opportunities.
- I like planning out my day, my finances, my food – even though I need to work on the actual following the plan thing.
- I dislike talking about mundane things. Can we just skip the small talk and get on with discussing deep stuff?
- I dislike social media because it’s distracting and it is a huge time and attention sink, not just for me, but also for other people.
- I hate the feeling of lack of resources.
- I hate the feeling of rejection.
- I hate traveling.
- I hate not being able to keep my promises.
I have a love-hate relationship with gaming. I like games because they’re mentally engaging. It triggers my min-max persona a lot. Anyone who’ve played with me will be able to tell you how much I get into games.
But games also triggers a sense of losing control on my part. That I just can’t stop myself. It’s an addiction.
There’s also a sense of waste when I play. I’ve invested so much time and effort into playing and I have nothing to show for my investment.
The same song has been playing for 2 hours now.
It’s sunny outside.
I’ve been working for 2 hours now.
The view of the pool from our window is calming.
We’ve been here for 32 days now.
I kind of like it here.
The plates have shifted.
It has been 10 months now.
But the boiling hot anger and tremors of disappointment are ever stronger.
It has been 5 years for me since I had an idea, though.
I don’t feel anything, because I knew this was coming.
I’ll stay here until I’m 30.
That’s when I plan to revisit my plans.
But now, I’m still 27.
So there’s nothing else to do but to execute.
I had an 8-year head-start.
Why do I feel like I’m so far behind?
I actually have a love-hate relationship with gaming.
- I used to steal from my dad’s wallet just to play in the nearest playstation rental place (remember those?)
- It started me poking around my computer and lead me to my understanding of computer hardware today.
- Me and my brother have spent upwards of 10,000 pesos over the course of 4+ years on internet cards and ragnarok cards as well as countless hours playing various MMO games (Ragnarok then Khan Online then Flyff then Dekaron and a bunch of other MMOs that I’m forgetting.)
- It started me into writing scripts for bots and exercised my nascent logic skills (which turned out useful for programming.)
I love playing games. But it just sucks so much of my time and attention, because it’s too interesting and I’m finding out that I’m a really competitive person (even when I claim that I’m not.) Especially if it’s a game that has infinite replayability and a grind component (e.g. most MMORPGs), I’ll be gone for a week.
I’ve been able to stave this off because I play it on a dedicated computer but mobile games are now the bane of my existence. The accessibility makes it hard to compartmentalize and it provides a “good enough” dose to tide me over.
I wish to find the middle ground. Something like, play only games on weekends. Or in the evening. Something like that. But I’m realizing that it _is_ _fucking_ _incredibly_ hard.
It’s either I don’t play at all, or I just play all the time.
And I’m slowly finding out that I might have to give up gaming altogether if I want to be at 100%.
I’m trying to come to terms with this realization.
Game over, huh?
If you follow my sister’s blog, you’ll sort of glean that we have this family problem. (Which family doesn’t, right?)
Oh, didn’t catch that? Or don’t read my sister’s blog?
Oh well, cat’s out of the bag. *shrug*
Anyway, everything that’s going on with my family is actually the least of my concerns at the moment. I’m emotionally distancing myself from the issue, because the situation really needs someone level-headed and impartial.
This is not to say I don’t have emotions – I do. I’m not bottling it up. On the contrary, I just say it to everyone I know that cares, reputation be damned. The more I tell it to other people, the less intense it becomes.
I think “peer-to-peer psychological easing” should be a thing. You heard it first here!
So, I’ve gone off my rails in the past month when it comes to managing my time.
I feel like I’ve not been contributing as well and as much as I should be.
Everything was moving and I had to settle down before I started any routines again.
So, after a month of moving around, I think I’m finally ready to fire off and pick up my speed again (which is funny, because we’re watching The Flash lately.)
Things that I want to get back on track again:
Hmm. That sounds like everything. Looks like I have a lot of things to catch up on.
echo 'gem "newrelic_rpm"' >> Gemfile.d/newrelic.rb
# create config/newrelic.yml, copy from Newrelic site
RAILS_ENV=production bundle install
A more complete installation of Apache Flood (http://httpd.apache.org/test/flood/building.html)
svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/flood/trunk flood
svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/apr/apr/trunk apr
apt-get update && apt-get install autoconf libtool libxml2-dev make libapr1-dev libaprutil1-dev
./configure --disable-shared --with-libxml2
Stopped here, as I get errors when trying to compile.
I hope this helps someone.
My 1 year old nephew got sick recently and it was an instant Php 10,000 ER trip. As I build my emergency fund, I sometimes get scared that I’m just 1 hospital trip away from starting back from scratch (or worse.) *knocks on wood*
So, I asked Uniguarantee (one of our clients, an insurance brokerage firm, no website yet :(, here’s a reference ) on what my options were.
I had 3 levels that I can cover: ER, Confinement and Health Maintenance.
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