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MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



I gave a talk about the importance of sleeping full nights at a local developers user group this week and it was kinda great the number of devs after 30 who just could all agree it was no longer possible to work well on just 6h of sleep a night

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MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



qirex posted:

I think I saw a blurb from a study that undersleeping 3 days in a row puts you at roughly the same mental capacity as not sleeping at all for one night

edit for geriatric content: looking forward to a weekend of calibrating my stereo system using my radio shack spl meter

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12683469

The chronic sleep restriction experiment involved randomization to one of three sleep doses (4 h, 6 h, or 8 h time in bed per night), which were maintained for 14 consecutive days. The total sleep deprivation experiment involved 3 nights without sleep (0 h time in bed). Each study also involved 3 baseline (pre-deprivation) days and 3 recovery days.

Chronic restriction of sleep to 6 h or less per night produced cognitive performance deficits equivalent to up to 2 nights of total sleep deprivation.

A recent one I've seen on twitter mentioned 10 days of 6 hours a night being equivalent to 2 nights without sleep, but with those only sleeping 6h a night not realizing they have poorer cognition than usual.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



Uptime Sinclair posted:

i dream of the day in canada where you have to retire your license as a condition of receiving canada pension plan benefits. you have time to walk or take the bus now

what a shitshow this would have been with covid

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



Cold on a Cob posted:

had to take sick day due to rsi pain

:corsair:

wishing your RSI pain would take a sick day :unsmith:

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



the communities for old rear end prog rock from 50 years ago ainít that great anymore

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



help my fav bands and their label have got no idea what a Spotify is because they are either all dead or donít understand the internet

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



rotor posted:

maybe this is ok though, if you think about it

the songs last way longer than they have any right to do so why canít their communities also last forever (as long as they change scales many times)

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



*configures sine wave frequencies by hand on synthesizer stack thatís 9 ft tall*

i like first wave electronic music

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



I wish there were great options for vegetarian and local food in the winter here, but that generally implies a diet of hydroponic lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers, and then roots like onions, potatoes and carrots. The one local fruit available is apples. The rest is many varieties of meat.

I guess we're starting to have a bit of province-made tofu at least, so it's gonna get a bit easier, but eating local has forever been putting you on the grandchild of depression-era foods.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud posted:

Wordy way to say ďpeople eat more food if it tastes goodĒ

... if it hits metrics that acted as evolutionary proxies for good food.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



Iíve got good news about covid then

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



Their space olympics video is also oddly prescient for the 2020 2021 olympics crashing down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TICjEsvC8o

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



rotor posted:

  • there's no real penalty for just doing all the side quests while zelda is being held prisoner but like it really feels like a dick move. Like she's being held prisoner by some eternal demon and i'm out here collecting cookbooks for some weirdo?

p. sure link is a hn programmer who's using the opportunity of the mrs being busy to work on his side gig while he promised to actually do the laundry or something.

ah drat, his tools are all broken again! time to get new ones and reset his dev environment.

oh look he's gonna try to make food for himself. nope, it's inedible sludge. soylent, maybe?

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



echinopsis posted:

anecdotal evidence should be worthless, but on the other hand if I have different people coming back into the shop, going out of their way to do so, they must be doing so for a reason. and iíve had people coming in to tell me they reckon hemp seed oil makes a difference
something something livestock de-wormer covid

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



Bart should be 41 and Lisa should be 39, which means she would be president of the USA by now in one of their version of the future.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



opening up and learning to accept and live with and deal with the grief and anxiety and allow weakness of all sorts is a really good thing and I am glad I started going to therapy a few years ago. Defensive mechanisms I gave myself while growing up to deal with the world have apparently been very effective at walling myself off of a lot of poo poo, and it's like I'm slowly adding a full dimension to my existence.

Lots of things are still weird and difficult and not going well all the time, but I sure feel like I'm at peace with a lot more stuff and I've gotten infinitely better at listening at all sorts of subtle early signals in my own thoughts that let me know when I'm not feeling great and to take better care of myself.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



echinopsis posted:

hide your personality to the extreme

I mean that is, if youíre undesirable in your natural state, like me. I suppose itís possible that there are people who live acceptable lives and donít have to hide anything about themselves but I donít really understand it

a therapist is someone you pay to listen to you opening your personality up and they are forbidden from sharing it to others, plus they help you work on it, and have no expectation of reciprocity.

if you have the money and are feeling you canít open up, theyíre quite literally the best way money can buy to go about it.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



echinopsis posted:

you might be right. therapy is like.. hard and expensive though. not saying itís not worth it but that barrier of entry is what stops me, and then everything is ok for a bit and iím like why would I need therapy

So cost is an obvious barrier, but the other thing I'd say is that at some point, you my find it hard to cope with things even without therapy. I can't speak to your situation and I can only mention mine so you can read whatever you want into it, maybe it can be useful to illustrate my point, and maybe it won't apply at all. But essentially I had always figured out the way I dealt with my emotions was not "normal" (mostly not living them, whether negative [sad, angry] or positive) and I had a strong focus on dissecting things until they were rational and could be reasoned away.

I was quite happy with this, I was (still am) in a stable relationship, with a good job, doing well for myself and all. We tried adopting a dog, it didn't go well at all, both for myself and my SO, and we ended up breaking down and returning the dog before it got too attached to us because we just couldn't deal with the whole situation.

I didn't fully understand the strength with which I reacted to things, it felt like a total loss of control. I decided to find a therapist to understand things because I couldn't make sense of it. In the meanwhile, I ended up switching jobs, taking a month off, but was still busy organizing my city's first tech conference. At some point my mom was just talking to me in the driveway and said "you look tired" and I just broke down crying without even understanding what the hell was going on.

Long story short, I found out I was nearly burning out without knowing about it because I would not listen to that part of myself. The overall takeaway is that the clichť about bottling things up and accumulating them is definitely a real thing for me, and it's not just a question of evacuating it all and moving on, but of rebuilding the way I live my experiences. And finding out how a lot of these patterns around emotions can be as simple as clumsy defence mechanism picked up when I was 12 or so, and have no reason to still be used as an adult with what I know now, but they're deeply rooted and requires effort to change what is now a reflex.

You can think of being physically healthy as exercising often enough, eating well, and probably not being in pain all the time. In my case, I had defined the idea of mental health mostly around not having the pain (and feeling engaged/interested in activities), but I essentially had no healthy routine about any emotional activity, and going to therapy gave that time and space for it.

Anyway, my point is that yes therapy can be hard, but it's very possible the way you're living right now is also difficult to cope with, and it's just not obvious because you're stuck in it. poo poo will keep being hard, but it will be a different kind of hard, with different tools and outlooks.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



anyway in terms of old posts, my right sartorius keeps acting up and I have pain sitting or walking. Mostly okay standing or laying down, which uh, alright then I guess.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



ultravoices posted:

foam rollers or tennis balls

I'm doing stretches and trying to be more active, mostly. Once the current covid wave dies down I'm heading to a physiotherapist.

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MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



I had random leg pains like one day Iíd sit down on the toilet and my left thigh would shoot up like I had sprained it and the day after Iíd get a huge pinch right above the thigh and couldnít walk straight and the week after my knee would just be in pain and I couldnít stand for more than 20 minutes.

I went to a physiotherapist, he tested my motion for like 25 minutes and recommended 2-3 stretches plus a switch in posture and everything was fine within 4 weeks and 3 visits.

anyway the point is there are odd stretches (one of them was ďlay on a table with your right leg off the edge and let it go down as far as you canĒ) for idiot poo poo muscles you donít know exist and they can fix a fuckton of weird rear end garbage pains.

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