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  • I coasted by in school, doing pretty much nothing, relying on my quick learning skills then forgetting everything immediately after. Teachers were apparently super anxious about my lack of attention in class, but then stopped stressing out when they saw my grades or asked me any questions. I just did my shit while they taught the rest of the class. As far as I can remember, back then they were talking about hyperactive kids, not really ADHD. I didn’t fit the criteria for hyperactivity. My brother did, but I did fine in school, so I was okay, right?

    Then higher education hit, I got kicked out of one school, more or less crawled my way up and barely made it into university after a couple years of messing around. I dropped out halfway through, thoroughly depressed and even more confused about my own capabilities. I just couldn’t keep up, when I managed just fine as a kid and teen. I didn’t know what was happening to me. I felt like a fucking idiot.

    Somehow, I have now wiggled my way into development/programming for the last 8 years by doing an accelerated pre-universitary program and job hopping my way to better roles. I have lead teams, helped businesses grow from startups to getting acquired or having internal growing, I do pretty fine financially speaking, have a beautiful wife and kids… but it really never feels like I’m doing that good. I know I am doing fine, objectively speaking, but I suck at being objective with myself lol

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  • I coasted by in school, doing pretty much nothing, relying on my quick learning skills then forgetting everything immediately after. Teachers were apparently super anxious about my lack of attention in class, but then stopped stressing out when they saw my grades or asked me any questions. I just did my shit while they taught the rest of the class. As far as I can remember, back then they were talking about hyperactive kids, not really ADHD. I didn’t fit the criteria for hyperactivity. My brother did, but I did fine in school, so I was okay, right?

    Then higher education hit, I got kicked out of one school, more or less crawled my way up and barely made it into university after a couple years of messing around. I dropped out halfway through, thoroughly depressed and even more confused about my own capabilities. I just couldn’t keep up, when I managed just fine as a kid and teen. I didn’t know what was happening to me. I felt like a fucking idiot.

  • What is something creative that you do but don't get paid for?
  • I thought I didn’t have much to tell, but turns out, I could have said the same. I did earn a tiny bit at one point when playing local venues and recording demos for local bands back then, but it was basically just gas money for the band most of the time lol

  • Exactly. Delete Reddit.
  • I’ve had more luck with local facebook groups or word of mouth than the internet, for this stuff, in the recent years. This and some group chats are pretty much the only reasons I still have a Meta account…

  • What happens if I never activate Windows?
  • I have 3 old DreamSpark Windows 7, 8 and 10 Pro licenses I’ve been upgrading/reusing between my main PC and laptop, so I haven’t bothered looking at the state of spoofing the MS activation process in years. Holy crap now it’s literally just on GitHub lol, used to have to download some zip on a random forum or a dodgy torrent…

  • What are your favourite moments in videogames?
  • I’ve yet to play Alyx, but I have a similar experience with most of VR gaming. It’s an interesting experience, but the controller UX gets really annoying very quickly, IMHO. I’ve had quite some fun playing Elite Dangerous until I got bored. The only VR game I play with some semi regularity is Beat Saber, especially when a good pack comes out…

  • Lose Control - Teddy Swims (Too Many Zooz Cover)
  • Swims is an incredible singer, discovered him with the handful of singles Wildheart released with him as the singer, then just disbanded/disappeared. Didn’t know Too Many Zooz covered that song! Leo is an insanely talented sax player as well, controls the instrument like I’ve seen few do before.

  • Whats the difference between "English is not my first language" bad grammar, and "The only language I speak jmis english" bad grammar?
  • We often make very different kinds of mistakes. Funnily enough, I initially learned English by getting exposed to pop culture (kung-fu movies, N64 games and anime dubs) through a bilingual friend I had through 3-6th grades. Formal English teaching in schools only started in 4th grade when I was a kid. I didn’t know anything about the language by then. My now 6yo son understands way more of it than I did when I started high school, and speaks it quite a bit.

  • Whats the difference between "English is not my first language" bad grammar, and "The only language I speak jmis english" bad grammar?
  • Same is true about second language French speakers. French conjugates articles (or most things, really, the language is extremely gendered) with nouns. E.g. “the father and the mother” would be “le père et la mère” (le/la is the same definite article in masculine/feminine form, it has no neutral form). English speakers get rightfully confused. It gets even more confusing as there’s a clear trend in the language where many feminine gendered words end with an E (porte/door, table/table, arme/weapon), but not always (nuage/cloud, véhicule/vehicle).

  • Why do posters say that increase in Linux Steam share doesnt count becuase its mostly steam deck users?
  • My point was twofold: that the type of user that wouldn’t care about it being Linux or not just wouldn’t care either way, and that making a distinction based on… intent (?) is arbitrary. They’d have perfectly counted as Windows users if the Deck was a Windows machine, after all…

  • Why some major artists are suddenly canceling shows, and in some cases entire tours
  • I played in a (very local) band as a young adult and got to open for a couple of my favorite bands of the time (HC/*core scene of late 00s). It was great. The best show I’ve ever opened for was also my favorite show of all time, room was tiny but packed from the first second of the set. Just hanging out around the door and you’d be talking with some band members, most of the time.

    You don’t have to convince me with regards to late-stage capitalism, rest assured…

  • Are molded ear plugs worth it?
  • My guess is you may be talking about AirPod Pros that, like most of these wireless earbud types, have rubber tips that snugly fit in your ear canal, and he’s probably talking about the regular AirPods that just sit in your ear?

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