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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: December 30, 2017, 04:55:51 PM »
I start a new software engineering position on January 22nd. It pays 8% more than my current software position and is a more senior-level position as well.

I'm going to give my notice at my current company probably on Wednesday.

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: December 07, 2017, 04:12:12 AM »
I've been feeling disgruntled with my job search. I had a temporary job for 4 months, that I quite enjoyed, but was let go earlier than expected (all temps, not just me). I've applied for dozens of jobs since then, even gotten a few offers that I've turned down because they just didn't feel right for me. Most of the people who call me are recruiting companies, who usually only offer temp jobs, and exist to make money off you. I don't want to deal with them anymore really. Maybe i'll just start my own fucking company!

What types of jobs are you looking for?

Unwashed Village / Re: Vault Tec experiment ideas
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:54:58 AM »
Something along the lines of the original inhabitants of Earth as detailed in Douglas Adams's The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. (I.e. Ark B of the Golgafrinchans) A vault full of hairdressers and telephone sanitation engineers and other such occupations.

Unwashed Village / Re: Best Premade Character for Fallout?
« on: October 11, 2017, 03:52:12 AM »
I've always gone custom in Fallout.

Unwashed Village / Re: Fallout Wargaming
« on: October 04, 2017, 04:49:18 AM »
Was never much of a wargamer myself.

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: October 04, 2017, 04:48:21 AM »
I backed Divinity Original Sin 2 on Kickstarter and have been playing it. It's fun.

Unwashed Village / Re: This place is a wasteland...
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:37:55 AM »
We should appoint a leader, someone to blame when things inevitably go tits up.

Since I'm the admin with the longest tenure, I guess it falls to appoint Blue Cross for the job.

If for any reason he is unable to fulfill his duty as scapegoat, Swash will be the backup. Never mind the fact that Swash last posted four years ago.

(I could rescind Swash's admin privileges, but that would involve work. Less actual work than making this post did, admittedly, but it would be useful work, which instantly means I should't do it. Because if I actually do something useful it'll raise people's expectations and then I'll feel compelled to meet and or exceed them which will just make them expect even more and the cycle will never stop. And eventually people will be disappointed by my not living up to those expectations. So I do nothing because I care about all of your mental well being.)

Pipboy 2000 would have my back on this if he were around.

(I think this post has now covered all admins that haven't posted in the thread. Solwyn's just staff, so his only mention is this footnote.)

Unwashed Village / Re: This place is a wasteland...
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:08:50 AM »
I check in regularly.

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:31:39 AM »
It's "masturbate". Masterbate makes me think of someone who's really skilled at holding their breath.

I'm sure someone out there combines the two in strange ways...

Autoerotic asphyxiation?

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: June 05, 2017, 04:07:40 AM »

Really, I blame the whole thing on the third parties. This was arguably the first election where they could have actually won, thus establishing themselves as relevant. But the Greens and the Libertarians put up horrible candidates. Seriously. If I were the head of the Green party I would have have begged Ralph Nader (who isn't actually a Green, but ran for them previously) to run again. He certainly would have been better than any of the other choices. And the Libertarians should have had their Veep be running as for Pres, and gotten someone with a clue to run as Veep.

The two major parties put up very unlikable candidates. It was a golden chance for the other parties. But they shat the bed.

Do I think Hillary would have been better than Trump. Yep! Do I think she was a particularly good candidate? Nope! But I sure as Hell wasn't voting for anyone else. And that's really a sad statement for someone who prides himself on usually voting for third parties. I just couldn't do it this time, even though the major party candidate I voted for was probably worse than any of the other major party candidates I could have voted for in other elections/positions.

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: June 05, 2017, 03:59:46 AM »
I mean, you know that's up to you, right?

I got a lady I've been with for around five years.  People keep yelling at me to propose; I keep trying to explaint that I am down but that lady is less down.  Then I think, maybe  I should pop the question and she'll go for it even though she's less down; but maybeshe won't; but ahahhaghahhhhhhh FREAK OUT

but the nice thing is that I continue to have total control over my life and problems.  I mean, I love the lady, she has input, but, uhm

basically what I am trying to say is that whole "OH GOD IF YOU GET MARRIED YOU LOSE YOUR INDEPENDENCE" thing

seems pretty stupid to me.  I'm gonna keep chasing this woman to the end of the world, and if at the end of the world it turns out she's irritating me, then I'm gonna bitch at her
hopefully she'll think maybe I ahve a point
but if she don't think that, I'll think, god damn, life is hard.

Grow the fuck up.

I've been with my partner for about 10.5 years now. Main reason we aren't married is her massive amount of debt. We'd be common law if we lived in a state that recognized it. She's my domestic partner on my company benefits. At the end of the day, marriage is simply a contract that lacks legal consideration (and the only binding contract that doesn't require consideration). It's a piece of paper that carries some nice legal benefits, but at the end of the day, your either committed to your relationship or you aren't. Having official legal standing can make that relationship harder to break off, but that's about it. Marriage is overrated.

I've been married for almost 5 years and my husband has just as much gaming/computer time as before we moved in together. Hell, he even masterbates more than he did before we were married (while still keeping up the interest in me that I expect/hope for).

It's "masturbate". Masterbate makes me think of someone who's really skilled at holding their breath.

Unwashed Village / Re: Do we have a Facebook group?
« on: June 05, 2017, 03:52:08 AM »
We don't have a facebook group, but a lot of us are connected through it (I'm friends with probably 15 or so UV'ers through facebook, even those that no longer hang out here). I'm Grant Anderson and am the only one in Chicago, so I'm easy enough to find. We probably could set one up if enough people think it's worth it.

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: April 24, 2017, 04:03:29 AM »
So I finished Torment: Tides of Numenera a few weeks ago.

It was a great game, but overall not as good as the original Torment. For the most part, the party members weren't as interesting. The game is also noticeably shorter. The combat was also a bit awkward for a modern game. I could go into more detail, but I will say the game is worth playing, and it's one of the better games I've played, but it's not going to make any "best of all time" lists like PS:  T did.

Right now I'm playing both DOOM and Fallout 4.

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: April 10, 2017, 01:38:01 AM »
Yeah, I was wondering if it was near were you were.

Glad to hear you're okay.

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: April 05, 2017, 04:54:23 AM »

Taking a trip to Chicago and Minneapolis next month for a few days vacation.

Don't forget to look me up when you're here.

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