I literally was about to reply : fuck this shit. All of it.
I didn't.
I'll just push on and get it done. All of it.

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I'm in full force to consolidate my phd work in a finalised draft.
Today I got an email from one of my supervisors : "perhaps you should ask someone to review your level of english before sending your draft next time".
Like ... we've been at this for almost 5 years now, and this is the feedback you give me?

Re-reading a 2014 published paper which has been thoroughly dissed for its poor quality by people who were once close to me. But actually enjoying my own writing and somehow feeling proud of the work that got critiqued so badly before.

Mashing up some recent keyboardland trends in a new macropad design.
Doing this to keep my mental sanity together in odd times.

I thought I had my parents hooked to jitsi for calls in corona times.
This morning my dad sent me a cisco webex meeting invite.

I've been lured into tweeting again more actively over the past days. Recent experiences made me realise once again why I moved to my mastodon hideout.

60 minutes in an event about AI ethics and the panel moderator realises AI as such has not been introduced.

"I'm not sure if it really is a AI, but it for sure is related" -- panelist at AI & ethics event.

Submitted my phd examination committee today. However administrative that task might be, I do experience it as a milestone which is pushing me to finishing the thing as soon as I can.

Cause all of the stars
Are fading away
Just try not to worry
You'll see them someday
Take what you need
And be on your way
And stop crying your heart out
" -- Oasis

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Melancholy on Tuesday, but Oasis' "stop crying your heart out" lyrics resonate super well tonight.

Dries boosted

But the social gain I got out of it was a lot higher.
Which, thinking about it, is the same reason I'm still using Whatsapp ... although my personal values don't align with any of it.

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And yes, the game's publisher (blizzard) is a wolflike company with very dirty tactics ... which did almost make me quit playing throughout the past months.

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I dinged 60 in wow classic yesterday. It took me 5 months in a super casual fashion, mostly playing with close friends every Monday night.
In true mmorpg fashion, WoW is still my personal pinaccle of how social contact and gaming reinforce eachother.

Figured sticking this ISO 8601 sticker on our cargo bike was an appropraite nerd joke.

I didn't go running yet this week. Reaching the point at which I'm super envious seeing other people out running.
Running is a drug, this proves it.

Led a session on designing internet connected products with 80+ year old participants.
I knew I shouldn't have expected much productivity this afternoon. Brain fried. Energy depleted.

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