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22 hours ago, Sigma said:

Sucks that you had to go through that Stefan, but in the end it worked out alright. I completely support your removing work distractions from your home life as it is highly disruptive and stress inducing to be at home and still have your mind on work. I too learned this lesson (not quite as harsh as your version). It really does wonders to make the distinctions necessary for us to decompress.

As for what to do with your new found free time, I suggest taking up something that is relaxing to you. As an example, I cook to relax. It takes my mind completely off of the day's to-do lists and I focus solely on what's in front of me (delicious food). Not to mention it makes the wife very happy too (women love men who can cook). Stay away from anything that is actually related (in subject) to your work though. It would only help drive your mind back towards your work and potentially re-trigger your stress.

Thanks for the fine words! :) 

Yeah I think you're entirely right. I've decided to do some interior design in my appartment like buying some old stuff and refurbish them. You're not the first who warns me about re-triggers, I hope the structural difference, that I now only work daytime is enough to have it sorted. Gotta get that wifu thing sorted as well.

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Serious stuff @Sjonsson, glad you managed to find a quick solution and I'm sure you will feel much more rewarded.

Definitely overtime is a killer, I always say that giving back time when company has downtime, doesn't really help because sustained overtime feel "longer" (the time it take to relax is much longer than the hours you will take back in downtime).

I didn't experience what you experienced but I have been this close to say "fuck you" to my boss, I would play Doom or music as loud as I could to make people around me aware I was angry, and went outside in the bin where we throw broken crockery to smash stuff up…

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So I was thinking, before Steam I wasn't always paying for the games I wanted to play. But now, I'm consistenly paying for games that I will never play. That's an impressive business model you got there Valve.

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Been eating healthy and working out for a week now, feels good. I have more energy even tho i started working hard after the summer vacation. I try to keep my mind focused on this instead of the shitty first half of the year. Damn women! 

She finally seem to have stopped stalking me, and liking my posts and it feels good. I am on tinder and shit, occasionally i talk to someone interesting but once they find out i have kids almost full time on my own they stop replying. Sucks.

Altho talking to other women and working out sets my mind off the girl i still miss, and it gets me more motivated to work out. I will look so good i am the one dissing them. Best motivation so far for me haha. 

I wish i lived in a bigger town, where the odds of meeting someone that isn't 10 years older or younger than me was actually possible. I have slowly started accepting my situation and that feels bad. My hope is getting fit and more attractive, if that fails, i am out of options really (since i cannot move). Anyway! One day maybe that someone special turns out living next door. Time for some dumbbells.

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Had my first couple days at my new job, and my god. Fucking amazing.

Only downside is the trains, left at half six tonight and got hit with delays going home, took me nearly two hours when it usually takes one.

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On 07/08/2017 at 6:18 PM, blackdog said:

I didn't experience what you experienced but I have been this close to say "fuck you" to my boss, I would play Doom or music as loud as I could to make people around me aware I was angry, and went outside in the bin where we throw broken crockery to smash stuff up…

> Playing Doom while being at work

> Complain about your boss

> ...

> Profit

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14 hours ago, Bastion said:

Had my first couple days at my new job, and my god. Fucking amazing.

Only downside is the trains, left at half six tonight and got hit with delays going home, took me nearly two hours when it usually takes one.

Yeah commuting sucks but when you have an awesome job it's not so bad. My commute is about 1 hour 15 by car each way. Took me nearly 2 hours today though since there was a crash.

I guess the good thing about a train is you can get yourself a laptop and work on something if you can get a table! I've sometimes contemplated moving to the train (2 hours each way) and getting a laptop so I can work on a level or something.

Glad you're enjoying it though! Can you say what you're working on?

Edited by Beck

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6 hours ago, RaVaGe said:

> Playing Doom while being at work

> Complain about your boss

> ...

> Profit

Clarification: I have a room to live in where I work, was playing straight after work…

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Just waiting for my flight to take off and head to Toronto. My first time across the Atlantic!

Been such a rush, didn't sleep last night to pack 😵

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On 2017-08-07 at 6:18 PM, blackdog said:

Serious stuff @Sjonsson, glad you managed to find a quick solution and I'm sure you will feel much more rewarded.

Definitely overtime is a killer, I always say that giving back time when company has downtime, doesn't really help because sustained overtime feel "longer" (the time it take to relax is much longer than the hours you will take back in downtime).

I didn't experience what you experienced but I have been this close to say "fuck you" to my boss, I would play Doom or music as loud as I could to make people around me aware I was angry, and went outside in the bin where we throw broken crockery to smash stuff up…


Totally agree with how long it actually takes to relax and regenerate. Longetivity burn tears you up good.

Haha, I never had that anger with a boss. Man must be really hard. :D

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9 hours ago, Beck said:

Yeah commuting sucks but when you have an awesome job it's not so bad. My commute is about 1 hour 15 by car each way. Took me nearly 2 hours today though since there was a crash.

I guess the good thing about a train is you can get yourself a laptop and work on something if you can get a table! I've sometimes contemplated moving to the train (2 hours each way) and getting a laptop so I can work on a level or something.

Glad you're enjoying it though! Can you say what you're working on?

I honestly prefer to stand on the train for the full hour each way, I'm sitting down for 9 hours at a time so I feel like I need it.

But yeah, I've been considering a laptop, although that'l have to wait a few months so I can afford a competent one. could slap some decent singleplayer games on it or just do a bit of random writing.

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One of the first things I saw on the way to my Airbnb 

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As I never got high in my life I might check if they have cookies lol

Gosh flight was shit, I won't ever recommend WestJet, seems the easy jet of the Atlantic. Hope the flight from Vancouver bawill be on a newer plan!

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@Beck just curious, you talking about personal projects or work stuff? I would just be surprised the company would allow to work on their stuff in public for fear of leaks.

Guess depends what kind of trains you travel on, those that I normally get I wouldn't be able to use a mouse even on table seats… but there last few days I was on the hunt for a Surface I was wondering if Hammer works alright with pen input. Otherwise I see train good only for writing or coding; in uni times I've done some Photoshop with the touchpad, but level design seems so impractical that I'd just prefer to have a break after a full day of that, and rather study or read

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7 hours ago, blackdog said:

As I never got high in my life I might check if they have cookies lo@Beck

 

I'm sure @[HP] will be shocked to hear me say this, but I wouldn't start with cookies man. It takes longer to feel the effect and it's difficult to get the amount right, especially for newcomers.

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8 hours ago, blackdog said:

 

@Beck just curious, you talking about personal projects or work stuff? I would just be surprised the company would allow to work on their stuff in public for fear of leaks.

Guess depends what kind of trains you travel on, those that I normally get I wouldn't be able to use a mouse even on table seats… but there last few days I was on the hunt for a Surface I was wondering if Hammer works alright with pen input. Otherwise I see train good only for writing or coding; in uni times I've done some Photoshop with the touchpad, but level design seems so impractical that I'd just prefer to have a break after a full day of that, and rather study or read

Yeah, it'd be personal work. Some people can work on internal projects outside the studio but if you said you wanted to work on them on the train I think they'd revoke your access right away! Working from home and stuff can be done under special circumstances, but obviously it's better if people are in the studio.

Yeah I doubt trains are great for modelling or level design but you could do some scripting, coding, writing, maybe even some texturing quite easily I reckon.

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9 hours ago, Sprony said:

I'm sure @[HP] will be shocked to hear me say this, but I wouldn't start with cookies man. It takes longer to feel the effect and it's difficult to get the amount right, especially for newcomers.

Only problem with this is that I don't smoke and wasn't able to inhale when I tried when younger…

anyway seems absurd that people can't drink in public, but "everybody" is smoking weed

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