I'm late to the #introductions, but here it goes. I'm 30, she/her, from #Germany. I work as a environmental scientist at a university, pursuing a PhD degree. I need some #python #programming skills to do that.
I'm fairly into #crafts, especially #fiberarts like #knitting and #sewing.
I enjoy #boardgames a lot, I also started playing #shadowrun about a year ago.
#games like #citiesskylines or #civilization5 have quite a few hours on my steam account.
Plus: Trying to improve my #french ;)
Birdsite link, sex work mention
Happy I finally got to use Hauga for something - when my nephew couldn't pronounce Laura yet, that's what he called me. It always sounded like a strong fat warrior lady to me :D
Also happy my boss was preoccupied when we started the video call because the last time I used the software was for my shadowrun group and we're doing a little excursus playing Gammaslayers and I had my character name (Hauga) as my name :D She didn't notice I think.
It's a bit weird to hold a presentation with "invisible" audience. Like I know there will be 115 people, yet I'll be sitting there, alone, in my office. Doing the steam train thingy. Awesome.
My sympathy to people that have to do this all the damn time.
Which also means that the presentation I'm doing tomorrow is in front of up to 115 people, yikes.
I gave my presentation to my boss over zoom just now and it was good, she was overall really happy but she did notice that I sounded out of breath which ahhh. I always feel like a steam train doing presentations and I guess you can't hide it that well when you're wearing a headset... so aaaaaaaaaaah.
So I organized this online event which is happening tomorrow.
I just heard that we have 115 participants where we usually only have 70-80. I didn't expect that at all?! Last month we talked about Biking & mobility which is like THE hype topic and we only had 60 participants.... now almost double? I thought this would be too dry. wow.
childhood musings, internet, livejournal, trauma
Livejournal - or the club of kids who weren't okay.
childhood musings, internet, livejournal, death of a family member
As someone who lost a parent, you can feel pretty alone.
The average person in your school class just wouldn't get it and wouldn't know how to handle it (thankfully for them!). So talking with people who are just happily living their lives in their intact core families just never got me anywhere.
I'm convinced the internet and its communities had a good part in helping me through this.
childhood musings, internet, livejournal, trauma
I also think it was pretty important for me to find other people who felt similar things to me.
I was an active livejournal user and at some point I realized that pretty much everyone there were processing some kind of trauma. Divorce, death of a family member, mental health issues, family issues, bullying. Everyone was seeking refuge.
childhood musings, internet
Someone my age shared something on social media that she's glad the internet exists but also that she's glad she grew up without it.
We got internet in 2000, I was 12. And honestly I don't know what kind of person I would be today if it we hadn't.
Opened up a whole wide world for me. As someone from a smaller village inhabited by lots of narrow-minded people... I'm very glad I got to see an alternative to that growing up.
#German saying for you:
"Wer A sagt, muss auch B sagen."
Whoever says A must also say B.
Often used to say that if you support/do one thing, you have to keep in mind what follows from it.
Similar to "In for a penny, in for a pound".
1) was able to buy flowers for our balcony to get it ready for the warmer weather
2) played snipperclips with the Boy on switch which is a lovely little game
3) had a 1.5 hour phone call with the bestie
4) just found out that I won a knitting pattern via instagram, I wasn't really aware I was fullfilling the requirements to participate :D yay
fragile Masculinity, fibrecrafts
It's also hilarious that they shop still only gives you example sweater amounts for a female sweater size M... that'll help those manly men!
So I guess at least the almost physical pain I experience while I'm mulling over individual sentences is not for nothing...
And good thing that I didn't have to write anything on a short deadline yet because I'm still everything but quick.
Had a performance review yesterday.
At one point we talked about my old job and she said "so you did have to write a lot, did you?" "Yeah" "Do you enjoy it?" "....not that much to be honest. I always feel like I'm too slow, overthinking individual sentences" "Oh? I wasn't expecting that at all. You voluntereed to write stuff up a couple of times and everything you did write was very well written and precise." Me: "oh."
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