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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

2015.06.03 06:16 Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is an officially recognized disability in Sweden (this is not recognized as an illness because no diagnosis exists for this condition).” Professor Johansson gave the example of a head ache “ how can one measure the pain or prove the existence of a head ache?” Sweden ranks in the top 10 in the world for healthcare. Magnetic Flux poses the largest threat to individuals with EMHS.

2023.05.28 15:11 1092384756 [Help Me] Find an upgrade from my TIKI


Price Range: Around $100 Canadian
Purpose: EDC Key chain Light
Battery Type & Quantity: Replaceable is ideal.
Size: Small, car key fob size'ish
Type: Key chain / Handheld
Main Use: Walking my dog at night, finding stuff under furniture.
Switch Type: Not to particular, i like the idea of twist switch for simplicity and harder to accidentally turn on
Long-time lurker here. I had the Nitecore Tiki for about a year until the battery gave out. I've been considering a few options, such as the Royvon Aurora A1, Angels Eyes E1, Olight iMorse, and I also like the Lumintop Nano, although its shape isn't pocket-friendly. Another option I've looked into is the Nitecore TINI2, but given my previous battery issue with Nitecore, I'm not entirely convinced.
If the price is low enough, I could overlook not having a replaceable battery.
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2023.05.28 14:29 Freakymookie [sell/swap][us to anywhere][perfume]

Happy Sunday! I added even more stuff today. Shipping is $5, no minimum, and I ship in a few days.
-jezebel(5 mL, $10): warm amber, animalistic musk, sweet frankincense, and myrrh accented with a touch of dark patchouli and vanilla
-tea garden alchemy: $15
-cherry blossom alchemy: $15
-madam pearl($15):
-perfume fixative(5 mL, $10):
-The traveler and the moon(sample $2): Silver leaf tea brewed in an iron kettle, galbanum, sandalwood, petitgrain, tobacco and bamboo leaves, wild currants, raw honey, fresh hay, and a cool splash of rice wine.
-Roll In the Hay(sample $2): A delightful romp through dried hay, fresh green grass, early summer wildflower honey, vanilla grass, vanilla leaf, and wild poppy.
-Baiser Du Soleil(sample $2): black coconut musk, white musk, vanilla orchid, star jasmine, white hyacinth
-More Light!(sample $2):
-aphrodisia(sample $2):
-Pumpkin Magic:(5 mL, $10) pumpkin, marshmallow, vanilla.
-bat orchid(sample, $2): Orchid, Tea, Jasmine, Incense, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vanilla
-the call of the void(sample, $2): French Lavender, Nag Champa, Egyptian Amber, Sandalwood, Cedarwood & Vanilla
-undead undead undead(sample, $2): Clove, Orange, Incense, Frankincense, Myrrh, Vetiver, Patchouli, Black Musk
-Vanilla Craves 90s Malls(5mL, $15): The scent of rebellious young punks and toothachingly sweet innocence. Bright fluorescent lights, glossy watermelon-flavored lip gloss, a ziplock baggie of fresh, green bud, and sticky vanilla-laced marshmallow treats.
-pumpkin layering note($3 shop sample)
-sugar(decant, $2)
-Merci no. 39:
-hips like cinderella:
BPAL(samples, $2 each of all for $10!)
-dance of death:
-death on a pale horse
-white rabbit:
-black tower:
CHERRY KA’S TRUNK(samples, $3)
-a palaver:
-come and reap:
-sandalwood guns:
-honeybush($10, 5mL roller): Herbal black tea and honey with a slight floral undertone, CO2 extract
-Fougere Accord:($3 Ajevie large sample): My prized, personal house-blended fougère (also used as part of the Wuthering Heights blend): Bulgarian lavender, silvanone, oakmoss absolute, vetiver, tonka, jasmine, cetalox, bergamot, vanillin.
-ghost of christmas past(store sample; $3): ranges, and a petrified clump of old-fashioned ribbon candies stuck to Grandma’s candy dish since 1957.
-honey moon(decant; $2): My prized, personal house-blended fougère (also used as part of the Wuthering Heights blend): Bulgarian lavender, silvanone, oakmoss absolute, vetiver, tonka, jasmine, cetalox, bergamot, vanillin.
-raspberry rosemallow(Ajevie sample, $2)
-curiouser and curiouser(shop chonk, $5)
-french kiss(store chonk, 1/2 full): $2
-spirits of the dead(ajevie slink; $3)
-boudicca(sample, $3):
SEANCE (1 mL(?) samples direct from shop; $6)
-cemetary: dragonsblood resin, grass, earth, moss, wood, with hints of vanilla and patchouli
-La Femme Fantome: neroli, ylang-ylang, iris, jasmine, orris root, rose, lily of the valley, vetiver, oakmoss, civetta, Apple, red current, tulip, freesia, heliotrope, white rose, and a touch of amber and musk.
-once more, with feeling(10 mL roller, $15): Autumnal woods, misty hayrides, brown sugar, pumpkin crumb cakes
-enjoy your waffles(sample, label is damaged, $2)
-reverie(sample roller, $3)
-Ghosts of Christmas Past: marshmallow, vanilla, smoke, frankincense essential, Tunisian frankincense, myrrh essentia
-Sturnidae: Madagascscar vanilla, vanilla bean, tonka bean, geranium, violet, cedar, vetiver, white musk, with hints of jasmine and black vanilla.
-worm cake:
-butterfly’s boots:
(1 mL sample, $3)
-ezra: dark amber, black amber, dark vanilla, blood orange, teak, patchouli
-hurdy gurdy: black musk, amber dragons blood, tonka bean, aged patchouli, black vanilla, smoked vanilla.
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2023.05.28 14:29 Eisgboek Am I being unreasonable?

I feel like kind of an asshole even posting this when some of the posts at the top of this sub are so much bleaker, but here goes.
My wife and I are lucky enough to have lived in a 2-bdrm rent-controlled apartment for the last 15 years. It's an apartment in a house so only 4 units total. Even luckier is that it came with a stacking apartment-sized washer & dryer in a hall closet.
The washer went the other day (20 years old so no huge surprise). We got in touch with the property manager and they decided to replace both the washer & dryer.
We weren't here when they were installed so we were surprised to get back and see that they weren't apartment sized but rather full-size units.
They're absolutely massive. They take up the whole closet. We used to be able to store other laundry-related stuff in there (soap, ironing board, iron etc...) and now we have to try and find room in our already seriously cramped apartment for all that stuff and then go get it from elsewhere whenever we want to do laundry. We also don't even need them, there's only two of us. I can't see us ever needing to do a load of laundry that big and we'll just end up wasting water and hydro.
It feels pretty or ungrateful to complain, but man this is going to actually make things tougher for us. Just curious what other folks would do. Suck it up, or try to nicely mention the issues.
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2023.05.28 14:27 Xxyz260 SMEG TSF01WHUS
​ SUMMARY Italian-based SMEG is known for its '50s retro-look appliances designed in collaboration with some of the world's top architects. This toaster combines iconic midcentury style with modern features, so you can count on perfect toast or bagels every time. Choose from a selection of luscious colors that match other SMEG appliances for a coordinated collection.
Two extra-wide slots. Six browning levels offer precise control of browning. Backlit chrome knob with four functions: Reheat, Defrost, Cancel, Bagel. Self-centering racks hold toast upright for even browning. Removable stainless-steel crumb tray.
DIMENSIONS & MORE INFO Model #TSF01WHUS. Steel with powder-coated enamel finish that resists scratches, stains and corrosion. Anti-slip feet. Built-in cord wrap for safety. 12 1/4" x 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" high; 5 lb. 4 oz. Slot width: 1 1/4". 950W. This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to U.S. electrical standards. Made in China.
USE & CARE CARE Wipe clean with damp cloth.
SHIPPING & RETURNS SHIPPING INFORMATION This item will be shipped directly from the manufacturer and is not eligible for rush shipping. Please allow one to two weeks for delivery.
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Within 30 days, you may return most items for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request). Please note that returned items must be in new condition.
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TOASTED BREAKFAST SANDWICH RECIPE Toast the bread in a toaster and spread the butter on one side of each slice. Top 4 of the slices with the cheese, dividing evenly. Set aside.
In a 12-inch nonstick griddle or fry pan over medium heat, warm the oil. Break 2 eggs into the pan and cook until the whites are set and the edges of the yolks are just beginning to set, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining 2 eggs.
Place 1 egg on top of each cheese-topped bread slice, followed by 2 bacon slices. Arrange the arugula on top. Cover each sandwich with one of the remaining bread slices, buttered side down. Serve immediately. Serves 4.
See full Toasted Breakfast Sandwich Recipe.
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2023.05.28 14:19 nights82 Feel like the shell of a person I was.

Recently Ive been really empty. Usually I feel like this but even moreso like just a giant void. Im so numb 24/7. I just go along with the flow but once someone asks me stuff I just stop like a fucked up robot. Honestly robots probably have more personality than me.
Didn't use to be like this. I have such a hard time socializing now. I just work, sleep & rot away. Im so tired. I have such a hard time accepting people into my life. All I know is work. Dont have time for much else tbh. I was told that I was too much ever since I was little so I stopped being anything. Put my head down and started a job at 15 (now 23). I never stopped so I never really had a life. My friends all ditched me eventually, parents never cared, siblings moved on.
I want to run away. Just pick up my sad shell of a person and move so far that no one could find me. Maybe I can continue to wither without bothering anyone.
I hate this, I hate myself so so much.
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2023.05.28 14:18 AutisticThrowaway125 26 [M4F] UK / Anywhere - Introverted guy looking for a long-term emotional connection with my future partner? ^^

Hey! I have Autism, ADHD and BPD as a disclaimer, it's not something that defines me but it is something I struggle with-- I would like to find someone who can relate to me but also get to know better and perhaps eventually play games together or watch anime / series we both may like ˶ᵔ ᵕ ᵔ˶
Here is some recent pictures of me + a bonus pics of my hammy🐹:
My past has been troubled and I don't really leave the house often so I figured reddit would be a nice way to reach out and find someone likeminded who desires the same thing as I do, I don't work atm so I have a lot of spare time to talk and be available, sometimes it's hard to find motivation to do anything when I feel empty inside half the time without being too depressing :<
I'd prefer if someone was located within the UK so it would be possible to meet some day, although I'm not opposed to something long distance if it meant finding someone compatible
I feel like I am an easy-going person with a lot of love to give and pretty clingy, I'm pretty shy and reserved at first but enjoy learning about other people! If someone messaged me it would be nice if we had some common ground and some info about yourself to help break the ice, I usually open up to people quickly just I'm not so good at knowing what to say at times c:
Some general information about myself ----
I love creepy bizarre content on youtube, into crime crime or educational rabbit hole stuff and have a dark sense of humour
I enjoy watching anime sometimes ^^ some my favs were devilman crybaby (mainly for the ost), Berserk (Manga if that counts) jojos bizarre adventure, attack on titan, Junji Ito, Erased and Made in abyss & chainsaw man to name a few~
I enjoy listening to a bunch of music, I have a big ass playlist we could perhaps share stuff! But my favourite artists recently are: Panic! at the disco, The 1975, Hot chip, Gorillaz, Miami horror and Studio killers to name a few ^.^
Some of my fav games in general are dark souls borne + sekiro and elden ring stuff, god of war, league of legends, monster hunter, final fantasy series in general, resident evil, persona 5, Apex legends, Lost ark, Overwatch amongst other stuff, I'm also currently playing runescape (Rs3) as it is one of my fav childhood games! (bonus points if you are familiar with it, I used to play oldschool runescape too) If you are someone who likes games I'm sure we potentially could play something we both like and bond over that although I can be picky lmaoo
I enjoy art and creative stuff in general, mainly like colouring and line-art stuff so if you like to draw I'd love to talk about it and share stuff although I haven't had the motivation to draw for a while now
I sometimes watch TV series a few of the top of head I enjoyed are: Arcane, Love death robots, Game of thrones (the ending sucked tho lol), Vikings, The boys, Narcos, Castlevania, Breaking bad, Invincible + more but hard to remember atm c:
I consider myself atheist although I don't really care too much about inserting my beliefs on other people, I try and keep an open mind at least / I'm politically moderate but try and see things logically with a morale compass in mind, fairly balanced point of view although I know stuff like that tends to be a touchy subject with people so I try and avoid it if possible >.<
I feel like I'm a good listener and don't take myself too seriously or anything like that, I personally hate the feeling like I could be stepping on eggshells around people with strong opinions on stuff
If we get on we could text each-other on Discord / Whatsapp as I much prefer that (reddit chat kinda sucks ass but I don't mind to start off with)
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2023.05.28 14:18 AutisticThrowaway125 26 [M4F] UK / Anywhere - Introverted guy looking for a long-term emotional connection with my future partner? ^^ [Relationship]

Hey! I have Autism, ADHD and BPD as a disclaimer, it's not something that defines me but it is something I struggle with-- I would like to find someone who can relate to me but also get to know better and perhaps eventually play games together or watch anime / series we both may like ˶ᵔ ᵕ ᵔ˶
Here is some recent pictures of me + a bonus pics of my hammy🐹:
My past has been troubled and I don't really leave the house often so I figured reddit would be a nice way to reach out and find someone likeminded who desires the same thing as I do, I don't work atm so I have a lot of spare time to talk and be available, sometimes it's hard to find motivation to do anything when I feel empty inside half the time without being too depressing :<
I'd prefer if someone was located within the UK so it would be possible to meet some day, although I'm not opposed to something long distance if it meant finding someone compatible
I feel like I am an easy-going person with a lot of love to give and pretty clingy, I'm pretty shy and reserved at first but enjoy learning about other people! If someone messaged me it would be nice if we had some common ground and some info about yourself to help break the ice, I usually open up to people quickly just I'm not so good at knowing what to say at times c:
Some general information about myself ----
I love creepy bizarre content on youtube, into crime crime or educational rabbit hole stuff and have a dark sense of humour
I enjoy watching anime sometimes ^^ some my favs were devilman crybaby (mainly for the ost), Berserk (Manga if that counts) jojos bizarre adventure, attack on titan, Junji Ito, Erased and Made in abyss & chainsaw man to name a few~
I enjoy listening to a bunch of music, I have a big ass playlist we could perhaps share stuff! But my favourite artists recently are: Panic! at the disco, The 1975, Hot chip, Gorillaz, Miami horror and Studio killers to name a few ^.^
Some of my fav games in general are dark souls borne + sekiro and elden ring stuff, god of war, league of legends, monster hunter, final fantasy series in general, resident evil, persona 5, Apex legends, Lost ark, Overwatch amongst other stuff, I'm also currently playing runescape (Rs3) as it is one of my fav childhood games! (bonus points if you are familiar with it, I used to play oldschool runescape too) If you are someone who likes games I'm sure we potentially could play something we both like and bond over that although I can be picky lmaoo
I enjoy art and creative stuff in general, mainly like colouring and line-art stuff so if you like to draw I'd love to talk about it and share stuff although I haven't had the motivation to draw for a while now
I sometimes watch TV series a few of the top of head I enjoyed are: Arcane, Love death robots, Game of thrones (the ending sucked tho lol), Vikings, The boys, Narcos, Castlevania, Breaking bad, Invincible + more but hard to remember atm c:
I consider myself atheist although I don't really care too much about inserting my beliefs on other people, I try and keep an open mind at least / I'm politically moderate but try and see things logically with a morale compass in mind, fairly balanced point of view although I know stuff like that tends to be a touchy subject with people so I try and avoid it if possible >.<
I feel like I'm a good listener and don't take myself too seriously or anything like that, I personally hate the feeling like I could be stepping on eggshells around people with strong opinions on stuff
If we get on we could text each-other on Discord / Whatsapp as I much prefer that (reddit chat kinda sucks ass but I don't mind to start off with)
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2023.05.28 14:18 AutisticThrowaway125 26 [M4F] UK / Anywhere - Introverted guy looking for a long-term emotional connection with my future partner? ^^

Hey! I have Autism, ADHD and BPD as a disclaimer, it's not something that defines me but it is something I struggle with-- I would like to find someone who can relate to me but also get to know better and perhaps eventually play games together or watch anime / series we both may like ˶ᵔ ᵕ ᵔ˶
Here is some recent pictures of me + a bonus pics of my hammy🐹:
My past has been troubled and I don't really leave the house often so I figured reddit would be a nice way to reach out and find someone likeminded who desires the same thing as I do, I don't work atm so I have a lot of spare time to talk and be available, sometimes it's hard to find motivation to do anything when I feel empty inside half the time without being too depressing :<
I'd prefer if someone was located within the UK so it would be possible to meet some day, although I'm not opposed to something long distance if it meant finding someone compatible
I feel like I am an easy-going person with a lot of love to give and pretty clingy, I'm pretty shy and reserved at first but enjoy learning about other people! If someone messaged me it would be nice if we had some common ground and some info about yourself to help break the ice, I usually open up to people quickly just I'm not so good at knowing what to say at times c:
Some general information about myself ----
I love creepy bizarre content on youtube, into crime crime or educational rabbit hole stuff and have a dark sense of humour
I enjoy watching anime sometimes ^^ some my favs were devilman crybaby (mainly for the ost), Berserk (Manga if that counts) jojos bizarre adventure, attack on titan, Junji Ito, Erased and Made in abyss & chainsaw man to name a few~
I enjoy listening to a bunch of music, I have a big ass playlist we could perhaps share stuff! But my favourite artists recently are: Panic! at the disco, The 1975, Hot chip, Gorillaz, Miami horror and Studio killers to name a few ^.^
Some of my fav games in general are dark souls borne + sekiro and elden ring stuff, god of war, league of legends, monster hunter, final fantasy series in general, resident evil, persona 5, Apex legends, Lost ark, Overwatch amongst other stuff, I'm also currently playing runescape (Rs3) as it is one of my fav childhood games! (bonus points if you are familiar with it, I used to play oldschool runescape too) If you are someone who likes games I'm sure we potentially could play something we both like and bond over that although I can be picky lmaoo
I enjoy art and creative stuff in general, mainly like colouring and line-art stuff so if you like to draw I'd love to talk about it and share stuff although I haven't had the motivation to draw for a while now
I sometimes watch TV series a few of the top of head I enjoyed are: Arcane, Love death robots, Game of thrones (the ending sucked tho lol), Vikings, The boys, Narcos, Castlevania, Breaking bad, Invincible + more but hard to remember atm c:
I consider myself atheist although I don't really care too much about inserting my beliefs on other people, I try and keep an open mind at least / I'm politically moderate but try and see things logically with a morale compass in mind, fairly balanced point of view although I know stuff like that tends to be a touchy subject with people so I try and avoid it if possible >.<
I feel like I'm a good listener and don't take myself too seriously or anything like that, I personally hate the feeling like I could be stepping on eggshells around people with strong opinions on stuff
If we get on we could text each-other on Discord / Whatsapp as I much prefer that (reddit chat kinda sucks ass but I don't mind to start off with)
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2023.05.28 14:17 MHere88 18M earning 30+ lacs a month

So a few days ago, I asked a general question for research, where I mentioned my income for a purpose.
I received a lot of DMs asking me about how I do it, so today InshaAllah I’ll tell you exactly everything you’ll need and I am going to be completely transparent and gonna do it for the sake of Allah SWT and not for personal benefits.
Starting off, I going to turn 18 in a month InshaAllah, From the childhood, I was very interested in technology, built my first RC car at the age of 12 all by myself & I used to teach fellow students about strategy to study less & perform good.
So everything was going good but Covid ruined everything financially.
So by living at a very small house with very low expenses, total expense was around 40k and I couldn’t see my parents struggle to find that amount.
So I’ve been a person interested in reading books, researching things up, writing diaries on whole topics etc.
I also learnt video editing, 2d animation and some programming stuff just for fun around a year before Covid.
So I used those skills to create some amazing video when I was 14 I guess, not sure, after many “Failed” ideas, one of my video went viral and got 100million views in a single month and got me 300k subscribers, But right after a month, I got a copyright strike because I used copyright free music which was later bought by a copyright company.
So I still have the channel but it’s dead, even got silver play button from it.
At that time I learnt game development skills and I many other skills cause I was really into tech and couldn’t leave something once I start it.
So my brother who was 4 years old gave me an idea of creating a fiverr account, my brother is Alhamdulillah a very intelligent kid and he is my best friend honestly.
So we created fiverr account, after 4 months, got first client, it was a small order, a very small one indeed.
It was a new technology but I learnt it and completed the project and got 5 star reviews Alhamdulillah.
So sales started coming, got 10 orders that month and gig ranking dropped, a scammer contacted me asked my to do a project for her, she was from India residing in USA, I had to learn several new softwares and worked for two months for $100 ( she didn’t placed the order tho and asked me to talk on Skype so communication would be outside fiverr )
In short after two months she didn’t placed order, took my work and made my fiverr suspended.
I was pretty shocked for 5 months but I never let me emotions take over me so,
In these five months, I learned to use each and every program and developed many strong skills and I was able to create results better than people with years of experience.
So started another fiverr and this time got 30 orders and my parents were happy and we decided to move into a new house which was also on rent, but the day we decided, my gig again deranked, this time I again worked hard for a well ( 18-20 hours a day ), used to eat at my table, and learnt metaverse and stuff related to that and Alhamdulillah that gig ranked.
then I moved out of fiverr and started researching about Sales, leads, marketing and Alhamdulillah started an agency offering metaverse services that got me to 10 lacs a month.
From that point onward, I focused on physical stuff, starting lifting weight ( a little bit ), started doing boxing and trained so much that now anybody can barely beat me in a spar, I researched a lot of different topics, wrote complete diaries about business and types ( if I hand that diary to a person with skills, he can build an empire within a year ) so basically there was a lot of info in it.
Also wrote diaries about boxing, public speaking and researching a lot.
Now my inter part 1 exams were in two months, so I decided to work full time for 1 months and Alhamdulillah grew income to 30 lacs+ and automated everything.
I am very well known in Intellectual conversations specially on serious topics like politics, religion & business, I've heard a tons of compliments in the past year Alhamdulillah & It gave me the motivation to keep learning & researching
So this was my story for everybody who is interested, it was full of hustle, I was a deep thinker so my backup plans have backups plans, and I’ve never been addicted to anything, nor phone, nor gaming etc Alhamdulillah.
So all thanks to Allah SWT, now good news for you guys, if you have any questions, dm me, I’ll be writing posts about the questions and I’ll try my best to answer everybody in inbox and comments but my exams are going on so don’t mind the delay.
Another good news is I have mentored a lot of relatives and friends and Alhamdulillah by now they’re all doing pretty good.
So I am thinking to start a YouTube channel in which I’ll teach you about every business model by showing case studies of my businesses, I’ve did YouTube, dropshipping, SMMA and almost everything possible in online world,
I’ll also help out everybody whether you’re a beginner and looking to start or a pro but looking to scale
it’ll be completely free as I am doing it only to help everybody. So if you guys are interested, ask me any questions whatever you want but make sure to include “beginner” if you have never earned from online stuff, “intermediate” if your income is around 0-5 lacs “Pro” if it’s 5-20 lacs “Extremely pro” if it’s above 20 lacs
If you’re a pro or extremely pro, I’ll help you out to grow even more cause I have a lot of networks and connections + experience in every field, and for beginners I’ll guide you throughout the path to make it super clear and easy for you.
For all my sisters, feel free to ask too cause a friend of mine who is like a sister to me, I’ll ask her help to help girls out, just use sturucture above so I won’t have to ask later.
Thanks and due to exams, It might take a little long for me to respond but I’ll definitely try my best.
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2023.05.28 14:05 Wannabe-Wizard-1007 All Human World & Fantasy Ancestries

Hello. I have been working on a world building project on and off for several years now. It is mostly used for TTRPG campaigns I run. My nerdy high school self loving stuff like Tolkien, Baldur's Gate, & Elder Scrolls meant that world started out as generic. However as time has gone on I have go through multiple rounds of resetting the world and rebuilding. Since I study things like comparative politics, public policy, international relations, political economics, and religious history in college I tend to do these restarts whenever I finished a major semester or year. Right now I am in the middle of another round of rebuilding and had some questions . Sorry for the long setup, I tend to be overly verbose when it comes to stuff that I can care about like worldbuilding.
So the setting I am working on is right now called Mundis. Over time I have shrunken the "known world" down. Decided that it was not really worth adding in all these more outside cultures into a setting for vague ideas of diversity if I wasn't going to be able to give these other cultures their due justice. On of these shrinking efforts resulted in me making it so their were no other ancestries other than humans. After all if I am basing a culture on the Minoan Greeks it kinda feels weird to then make them all nonhuman elves or whatever. Plus other ancestries tend to result in different life spans which makes a historic timeline of the setting more annoying to make or you have to start asking questions about who can breed with who. All and all it is a real headache.
However, I do still like some aesthetic elements associated with ancestries. So I have thought about adding aspects back in, but still making them just minor differences in what are humans. For example have thought about making it so the ancient Celtic like people of my world had elf like ears (again don't know why just always liked that look). Nowadays such a trait is usually only found among the people of the Island Kingdom of Caliden (the primary setting for most of my campaigns). I also wanted to make it so more wolf like peoples live in the northern highlands of Caliden. Cause in the past I made it so the ancient culture of the land thought werewolves were a sacred blessing from Cernun the Slayer & God of the Hunt. Thus in the highlands, where people are more resistant to the missionary efforts of the Church of Magna Matrona, there is still a practice of clan chiefs and their close kin purposely becoming werewolves. Such traditions have made it so the peoples of the highlands clans commonly are more hairy and have sharper teeth. However, they are still normal humans at the end of the day and if it wasn't for people going out of their way to be werewolves then have kids then these traits would go away after a few generations. Then in the north I wanted to give my Finno-Ugric inspired peoples tusk-like teeth, don't have a fully fleshed out reason why, but I already had them using saber tooth tigers as mounts and hunting mammoths, so have some ideas about connecting this to some religious or cultural rites (perhaps some kind of magic blood baptism. That using these more toothy animals blood affects people in way that makes them take on that aspect of these beasts.) Then the last one I thought of was having an cultural group in my ancient Greek inspired island region called the Men-of-Taros. These would be a more traditional, militant, and Minoan inspired people who are also known for having horns on their head. Again don't have a fully fleshed out reason for this.
When it comes to this stuff I am not worried so much if these ideas are bad. I am just worried I am trying to have my cake and eat it too when it comes to having an all human world but keeping aspects of many traditional fantasy ancestries. Not to mention I don't want to seem like I am trying to purposely paint one culture as more "savage" (my goal would be to portrayed something like werewolves in a nuanced way to try to avoid that.) So do you all think I am trying to have it both ways too much and should just bite the bullet, go all normal humans or go back to having some fantasy ancestries again. Again sorry if I my over writing is an annoyance. Also re-posted this since I messed up the title of the last version of this post.
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2023.05.28 13:24 Perkelton Weekly Crowdfunding Roundup: May 28 2023 30 ending soon (incl. Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game, Botany) & 21 new this week (incl. Carson City Big Box, Age of Steam Deluxe Expansion Volume IV + Acrylic Track Tiles)

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This is a weekly crowdfunding roundup of new projects launched last week and projects that end the coming week.
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Notable filtered projects


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🔥: More than average 200 backers/day
🌱: Creator's first project
🌳: Creator's >5th project
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I live in Belize/Canada/Nicaragua/USA, why are you posting on a Saturday?!
Because I'm writing this from Europe in the future where it's already Sunday. Timezones be crazy.
Why are there a bunch of non-board games in the board game list?
Because the Tabletop games category on Kickstarter includes anything remotely related to board games and sometimes things slip through my filters.
Why is this future award winning board game and literal saviour of humanity missing from your list?
Sometimes my filters get a bit overzealous and discard actually valid projects. If you feel something is missing for this reason, leave a comment and I'll add it (maybe).
Can I donate all my money to you?
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Ending soon (30)

Name Description Backers Pledged Ends Information Tags BGG
BOTANY: Flower Hunting in the Victorian Era Experience the thrill of the hunt in Botany: the ultimate Victorian flower collecting game for 1 to 5 botanists. 11148 $780,234.00 (15605%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 2‑5 players age 10+ 45-90 min. 🎉💰🔥🌱 BGG
Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game Hunt massive monsters with giant weapons in this co-op boss battler board game! ⚔️ Based on the hit video game. 9199 £1,326,230.00 (884%) in 10 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 14+ 🎉💰🔥🌳 BGG
Dead Cells: The Rogue-Lite Board Game Explore the ever-changing island of Dead Cells in this ruthless co-op metroidvania dungeon crawler. Explore. Kill. Die. Mutate. Repeat. 8222 CA$1,003,754.98 (2008%) in 12 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 14+ 45 min. 🎉💰🔥🌱 BGG
Leviathan Wilds A solo & co-op, boss-battling board game about climbing massive creatures. From the designer of Imperial Assault. 3227 $163,972.50 (1640%) in 19 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 10+ 45-90 min. 🎉💰 BGG
Raising Robots Gear up for an expert level, engine-building game with simultaneous play and adorable robot companions. 2509 $168,802.00 (844%) in 19 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1‑6 players age 14+ 60-90 min. 🎉💰🌳 BGG
Axe-A-Lot-L A quick, chaotic card game for people who love axolotls. And also axes. 2073 $34,193.50 (263%) in 25 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 2‑4 players age 7+ 15-25 min. 💰 BGG
Detective: Saints and Sinners Detective: Saints and Sinners is the newest expansion for Detective: City of Angels, which is an epic narrative-driven board game set in the dark and violent world of 1940's Los Angeles. Most players will step into the shoes of LAPD Homicide detectives that will do whatever it takes to solve the cas… 1436 $93,705.15 (469%) in 12 days 2023-06-03 Gamefound 1‑5 players 120 min. Cooperative 💰
Wishland: Dreams from America Expand your own theme park in this tableau building, worker placement & point salad eurogame for 1 to 5 players. 1264 €69,681.00 (465%) in 26 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1‑5 players age 12+ 60-120 min. 🎉💰 BGG
Cities of Venus A Euro Board Game where players establish floating cities in the clouds of Venus before contact is lost with Earth 1048 CA$112,269.59 (561%) in 26 days 2023-05-31 Kickstarter 2‑6 players age 8+ 45-90 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Warzone Eternal An officially-licensed skirmish miniatures game set in the techno-fantasy Mutant Chronicles universe. 727 $140,963.00 (201%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 2 players age 12+ 💰 BGG
Chiefdom: a Worker Placement Roll & Write Game A single sheet, 3 dice, much fun 702 €2,307.00 (2307%) in 13 days 2023-05-31 Kickstarter 1‑6 players age 8+ 30 min. 💰🌱 BGG
disrupt Become Silicon Valley's new Unicorn Startup! A fully asymmetric economic board game with worker placement and card-driven mechanics! 547 €19,384.00 (242%) in 12 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 14+ 50-90 min. 🎉💰🌱 BGG
Gettysburg 1863 Volume IV in Worthington's Civil War Brigade Series. Refight the battle of Gettysburg on the largest mounted board we have ever made. 468 $53,665.00 (2881%) in 13 days 2023-06-03 Kickstarter 1‑2 players age 13+ 120-600 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Holy Guacamole A church game for party people. 462 $28,974.00 (232%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 💰
Roll and Control Conquer the land in this roll and write game. Area control board game in print and play format. 422 €2,893.00 (1447%) in 20 days 2023-05-29 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 10+ 20-45 min. 💰 BGG
Unhappy Campers: Camping has never been so miserable! A strategic and sarcastic camping-themed card game where players race to build campsites and roast other campers! 386 $14,327.00 (260%) in 40 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 2‑6 players age 12+ 30-60 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Drakerion TCG Dark Fantasy Trading Card Game - Join us on Discord 335 €137,191.00 (343%) in 30 days ⚠️ 2023-05-28 Kickstarter 💰🌱
One Page Space Print one page at home and start the game. You have to defeat the alien armada that has invaded the Earth colonies 322 $2,318.90 (232%) in 24 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1 player age 8+ 15-40 min. 💰 BGG
18Rhl-Rhineland Cross the Rhine with railway lines and run the Rheingolg-Express for maximum profit! 289 €22,053.00 (88%) in 15 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 3‑6 players age 14+ 240 min. BGG
Lindyhop the Card Game A cooperative card game for two people about swing dancing. 252 NZ$11,079.42 (170%) in 30 days ⚠️ 2023-05-28 Kickstarter 💰🌱
Personal Preference - Updated Edition An update on the wildly popular 1980's 'how well do you really know each other?' party game, by original creator Don Carlston 228 $27,339.00 (109%) in 28 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 2‑16 players 40 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Premium Card Sleeves Premium card sleeves for your board games with the best price. Each pack per 1 euro, easy! 203 €11,339.00 (756%) in 33 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 💰🌱
Havoc! The Combat Card Game A fast-paced cards-and-dice game of medieval combat. 202 $20,372.71 (204%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 1‑10 players age 14+ 20-120 min. 💰 BGG
Al Chile-Balconea a tus amigos El juego perfecto para balconear a tus amigos y saber que piensan en realidad de ti. 198 MX$218,896.80 (116%) in 33 days 2023-06-03 Kickstarter 💰🌱
"RustBots - The Robot Building Card Game" "RustBots" is a turn-based strategy card game for 2 to 6 players. Compete against your friends to become the ultimate engineer! 192 $15,680.00 (105%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 2‑6 players age 8+ 30-60 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Which Craft? - A fast-paced game of deduction and bluffing. Players must capture an evil Witch before she can gather enough potions to unleash a terrible curse upon the village! 157 $7,912.00 (132%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 4‑7 players age 10+ 10-30 min. 💰🌱 BGG
ORAO - Oint Generation Be the leader of the new mankind in this 1vs1 card game. Manage resources on a checkered gamefield to survive. Your choices are crucial 155 €11,038.69 (1104%) in 39 days 2023-05-31 Kickstarter 💰
Tablut | ancient Norse board game + 4 more historic games A classic Viking game of siege and escape and 4 other "large-format" Peg Pastimes games. 129 $10,146.00 (254%) in 23 days 2023-06-04 Kickstarter 2 players age 8+ 45 min. 💰 BGG
KINGS of ROME Lead Rome to its eternal glory in this historical boardgame 121 €7,809.00 (156%) in 24 days 2023-06-03 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 10+ 180-360 min. 💰 BGG
9th Circle: a Diabolical 2-5p game of Take-That Area Control Take your place as a Demon Lord vying for the favor of Malacoda while you fight for control of the realms! 86 $4,560.00 (152%) in 12 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 2‑5 players age 14+ 60 min. 🎉💰 BGG

New this week (21)

Name Description Backers Pledged Ends Information Tags BGG
Carson City Big Box The Carson City Big Box edition is a complete collection of everything that Carson City ever offered, all expansions and an all new solo mode are included. 1359 €121,782.00 (304%) in 5 days 2023-06-14 Gamefound 1‑6 players 120 min. Area Control 💰🔥🌱
Age of Steam Deluxe Expansion Volume IV + Acrylic Track Tiles A fourth Expansion Volume for Age of Steam Deluxe plus accessory Acrylic Track tiles. 1121 $123,242.73 (548%) in 3 days 2023-06-09 Gamefound 1‑6 players 120 min. 🎉💰🔥
The Medusa Report A thrilling tabletop puzzle adventure about a missing spy, a nuclear physicist and Cold War family secrets. 687 €47,014.00 (392%) in 5 days 2023-06-20 Kickstarter 1‑5 players age 14+ 100-240 min. 🎉💰 BGG
RUSE - INSTINCTS OF THE DEN Fox-themed Euro-style strategy game. Unique design with worker placement, territories exploration, resource and dice management. 566 CA$58,273.29 (216%) in 5 days 2023-06-15 Kickstarter 2‑4 players age 12+ 50-100 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Murder on the Moon: An immersive puzzle adventure. Escape room in a box that combines puzzles, technology and a thrilling story to help you solve a murder... ON THE MOON!! 479 £30,639.00 (306%) in 6 days 2023-06-22 Kickstarter 8‑24 players age 18+ 💰🌳 BGG
McBaron - Bravery in the Sky An action-packed solo Print and Play Wargame. Fly over the battlefield, accomplish missions, and prove your bravery! 432 €1,827.00 (1827%) in 6 days 2023-06-09 Kickstarter 1‑2 players age 12+ 20-30 min. 💰 BGG
SlackJack - A Pirate Game of Bluffing and Deception A 10-minute game of blackjack and social deduction for 4-8 players! 362 $8,961.00 (179%) in 5 days 2023-06-10 Kickstarter 4‑8 players age 10+ 10-20 min. 🎉💰🌳 BGG
El Burro: A La Granja Game El Burro is a new standalone game where you are developing your farm but have to move your goods to the port of Palma. The game uses multi-purpose cards and dice-drafting like La Granja. 281 €22,743.00 (91%) in 2 days 2023-06-11 Gamefound 1‑4 players age 12+ 75-150 min. Card Game Dice Game BGG
『ゾンビサイド2.0』 日本語版 現代版ゾンビサイドの第2版が、日本語版になってついに登場! 高品質のフィギュアと、遊びやすくなったルールを、拡張セットと共にお届けします New Japanese Edition. This project is only available in Japan. 259 ¥11,939,509 (1194%) in 6 days 2023-06-07 Kickstarter 🎉💰🌱
Thunder Rolls: The Garage Expansion More mayhem, cars and fun for the Thunder Rolls game by Richard Launius 214 $14,770.00 (369%) in 5 days 2023-06-07 Kickstarter 1‑8 players age 8+ 20-60 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Loam Loam is a set-matching strategy game about building healthy soils. You are a plant, who for obvious reasons is into that sort of thing. You also have a lot more power and agency over your environment than humans often give you credit for. Sculpt the soil’s weird and wonderful biodiversity to assembl… 162 $8,288.77 (83%) in 5 days 2023-07-01 Gamefound 1‑4 players age 12+ 15-40 min. Card Game BGG
Go Ahead Punk! A One-vs-All hidden movement board game inspired by classic 70s cop cinema. 152 £10,406.00 (110%) in 5 days 2023-06-22 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 12+ 60-90 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Rainbow Puppy Poopy Party The game that gets you talking, laughing, moving–in a different way every time you play. 143 $7,603.00 (152%) in 5 days 2023-06-22 Kickstarter 💰🌱
Overlords: In Training Survive, outlast, and outwit your enemies long enough to take on the Boss and become the next Overlord! 131 $9,097.00 (45%) in 5 days 2023-06-27 Kickstarter 🌱
A new collection of 3 Print and Play games A new great collection of 3 Print and Play, Roll and Write games 115 €817.00 (817%) in 3 days 2023-06-20 Kickstarter 💰🌳
Realms Of Enchantment Experience the epic battle in a solo, co-op, or competitive combat adventure with a series of challenges to defeat the dark force. 114 €10,122.00 (228%) in 5 days 2023-06-22 Kickstarter 1‑6 players age 13+ 60-180 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Hard Level From the computer screen to roll and write gaming experience 107 €864.00 (864%) in 6 days 2023-06-12 Kickstarter 1 player age 10+ 15-30 min. 💰 BGG
Escape Family Box Experience the real-time, frantic board game in this Anniversary Edition! 74 €6,126.00 (123%) in 4 days 2023-06-03 Kickstarter 1‑5 players age 8+ 10 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Blank Me. An outlandish and easy to play party game! Fill in the blanks for your friends, then perform a monologue filled in for you! 17+ 72 CA$4,774.29 (48%) in 4 days 2023-06-15 Kickstarter 4‑99 players age 17+ 10 min. 🌱 BGG
Anima Mundi - A Fantasy Board Game of Magic and War Strategy, simplified. 23 $3,987.00 (30%) in 1 days 2023-06-26 Kickstarter 2‑4 players age 12+ 30-120 min. BGG

Notable filtered projects (9)

Name Description Backers Pledged Ends Information Tags
Knave RPG: Second Edition The Questing Beast toolkit for creating and running sandbox campaigns packed into a lean, beautiful hardback. 9308 $558,985.20 (5590%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 💰🔥
Tales of the Valiant RPG: Launching Black Flag Roleplaying The heart of 5th Edition: core rules for high fantasy games, including a Monster Vault and a Player's Guide to power your campaign! 6125 $749,202.00 (749%) in 5 days 2023-06-24 Kickstarter 💰🔥🌳
Shuffle Up & Play: Season 2 Help us bring Shuffle Up & Play to the next level! 2927 $241,539.69 (372%) in 3 days 2023-06-23 Kickstarter 💰🔥
Kinks and Cantrips A 5e source book focused on exploring yourself and learning about kink. 2545 $44,006.00 (8801%) in 58 days 2023-05-30 Kickstarter 💰🌱
The Last Spell - The Board Game Fight shoulder to shoulder with your friends in this exciting and innovative coop 1-4 player rogue-like RPG with a tower defense twist! 1987 €249,387.85 (249%) in 4 days 2023-06-16 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 14+ 120-150 min. 🎉💰🔥🌳
The Ultimate Game Master Screen: Customizable & Affordable The fully customizable, magnetic, portable and affordable game master screen for TTRPGs 1496 $264,483.05 (2645%) in 3 days 2023-06-24 Kickstarter 💰🔥🌱
The Emporium of Wonders 5E Surprise and delight your players with 400 new magic items for the world's favorite roleplaying game! 1263 A$40,270.32 (2237%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 💰
The Mystery Flesh Pit National Park RPG The official tabletop RPG of the MFPNP website. 1070 $55,067.00 (367%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 💰🌱
FILLER - Storage System for Pocket Board Games Elevate your gaming experience with a perfectly organized collection, created by gamers and designers 1067 €79,820.00 (798%) in 5 days 2023-06-22 Kickstarter 💰🔥🌱
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2023.05.28 13:03 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - May 28th

On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - May 28th
1971 - The Jackson 5 play at the Spectrum (now closed - 2009) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1988 - Michael's duet with Stevie Wonder , "Get It", from Stevie's album Characters peaks at #80 on the Hot 100 Chart while it was at #6 on the R&B chart
1989 - Michael was one of the few winners present at the Black Radio Exclusive awards show at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. He was honored as the "Triple Crown Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Pop, Rock and Soul."
The elegantly laminated plaque has a black and gold edging, with purple printing on a faux-marble background, with a stylized photo image of Michael in his trademark black fedora.
1997 - His 2nd day in Poland starts with a stop at the presidential palace where Michael is received by the first lady. In his quest for a residence in Poland, he then visits the luxury Hotel Bristol. Price for the hotel ended up being too high. He then went to the Warsaw City Hall where he signed a “preliminary letter of intent” to develop a 'Michael Jackson’s Family Entertainment Park', in the Polish capital.
“My dream is to appeal to the child that lives in the heart of every man and woman on this planet and to create something in Poland that is so unique and so unusual that it cannot be experienced in any other place", he said
The letter mentioned no price, but Jackson’s business manager, Tarak Ben Ammar, said in an interview that estimates of Jackson’s contribution range between $100 million and $300 million--modest sums by Western theme park standards. Poland would add an unknown amount.
" I would also like to tell a great truth, I have traveled all over the world six times and have been everywhere, but nowhere I liked it more than in Poland. A visit to Poland is the fulfillment of my childhood dreams...."
He shops at the Kidiland toy store, reportedly in the amount of $670,000. He then goes to the children's hospital, with his arms loaded with gifts.
Next he takes a helicopter to Lubiaz, in order to see Cistercian Abbey of Lubiaz, wich he also planned to purchase. Accompanied by Professor Marek Kwiatkowski, who guided him during his visit, Michael spends 45 minutes marveling at the Baroque architecture and the relics. He'll even try a little "heehee" in the middle of the Hall des Princes to test the acoustics! Michael, who wanted to settle in Poland, already saw himself owning this old building, despite the millions of dollars in restoration to be expected.
In the evening, he flies to Bremen, Germany where in three days he will begin the 2nd leg of his HIStory Tour.
The plans to build the amusement park at a nearby military airport won approval from state officials in February 1998. Michael asks for sketches to be drawn up for the proposed theme parks, however, following the project’s approval and a huge hiatus, the army owning the airport does not agree to make it available for the park. Two grounds pointed out by the government will also be denied due to local protests. The Polish government abandons this project altogether and nothing will come out of it
2004 - Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville has ordered a trial-setting conference hearing today. Thomas Mesereau, Brian Oxman & Joe Jackson go to the courthouse; Michael's appearance isn't required. They argue for a reduction in his $3-million bail and seek an order to force prosecutors to move faster in sharing evidence.
In accusing the prosecution of moving too slowly in giving the defense access to the evidence, as required by law, Mesereau said Michael's right to a fair trial was “jeopardized by the undue delay of discovery.”
“The investigation of this case involves dozens of, if not over 100 witnesses, voluminous documents and expert examination on a variety of topics,” Jackson’s lawyers wrote. “The defense needs ample time to conduct follow-up witness interviews, locate and interview rebuttal witnesses and conduct its own forensic examinations, among other things.”
Prosecutors have responded that they have turned over vast amounts of evidence already and are processing the information they have as quickly as possible. They also are strongly resisting an attempt by Mesereau to substantially reduce Jackson’s bail on grounds that it is much higher than the bail for other defendants facing similar charges.
The bail-reduction request notes that Jackson has no prior record, arrests or convictions & that he has fully complied with all conditions of his release on bail, including attending court when ordered.
“Mr. Jackson’s ties to this community are substantial,” the defense motion states. “The record reveals that Mr. Jackson is not a flight risk or a danger to the community. It is also apparent that Mr. Jackson intends to confront and vigorously defend rather than evade the allegations in this case.”
Though Mesereau noted that Santa Barbara County’s bail schedule calls for bail of about $135,000 for the conspiracy and molestation charges in the grand jury complaint, prosecutors oppose the request on grounds that Jackson is a flight risk and that his wealth should be a factor in retaining high bail.
Melville said early in the proceedings that he hoped a trial could begin before the end of this year, but legal experts and many criminal lawyers predicted that would be impossible.
September 13 is set as the date for the trial to begin
On another legal front, Janet Arvizo filed a claim against county child protection officials accusing them of moving too slowly in investigating leaks to the media that were helpful to Jackson’s defense.
Before a psychiatrist who had examined Gavin told Santa Barbara County officials that the child had been molested, Welfare officials had interviewed the family after Living With Michael Jackson aired in early 2003
A memo written by authorities after Jackson’s arrest said the family had denied any sexual abuse. The memo was subsequently released on a website.
Attorney Larry R. Feldman, representing the Arvizos, said he filed the claim, a necessary step before a lawsuit, to force county officials to speedily conclude their investigation to ensure that such a breach of confidentiality “will never occur again to another innocent child.”
2006 - Michael visited a Tokyo orphanage and told a group of 140 excited children "I love you" in Japanese. Michael's van was swarmed by 100+ fans as he arrived. Inside the Seibi Gakuen children's home, he watched a performance of traditional music and dance by the children before speaking briefly on stage. He later shook hands and signed autographs for the children.
Michael's children and Grace visited with the children on this tour of the Japanese orphanage.
"I look forward to seeing old friends and saying hello to my huge fan base in Japan who, like my other fans around the world, have for so many years consistently shown their love and support to me and my family."- MJ
"Everyone couldn't believe such a big international star was visiting us," said Kiyoko Mito, headmistress of the Christian-run school. "The children only believed me after seeing the news yesterday that Michael Jackson was actually in Japan," she said
2009 - Having not heard from AEG regarding his salary, Conrad Murray sent another email to AEG & receives a response from Tim Wooley
2013 - Jackson v AEG Trial Day 18
Katherine, Janet, Rebbie and Randy Jackson are in court. Only one of the siblings was allowed in the courtroom as they are potential witnesses. Janet accompanied Katherine during morning session while Rebbie was with her during the afternoon session.
Paul Gongaware Testimony
Jackson direct
Paul Gongaware is one of the defendants in the case. He's an adverse witness called by the plaintiffs. Gongaware is Co-CEO of Concerts West, part of AEG Live. Gongaware has toured with Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and is currently on tour with The Rolling Stones. He worked for Jerry Weintraub in the 80s
He produced Prince's tour in 2004. He has not promoted/produced tours since. Gongaware has not talked to Prince after the tour
Gongaware was a CPA licensed in NY and Washington. He said he believes he's still licensed but hasn't checked status since there's no need
Gongaware testified that landing Jackson, whom he felt was the biggest artist of his era, was huge for AEG. In a 2008 email to AEG Live President and Chief Executive Randy Phillips, Gongaware described how the company should approach Jackson and his manager about a possible comeback tour:
We need to start at the fundamentals. How we do it. The difference between [Live Nation] and us is huge. We are artist-based, they are Wall Street-driven. We are smart people. We are completely honest and transparent with everything we do. That's how [founder] Phil [Anschutz] wants it
Gongaware said he worked on an Elvis Presley tour. Panish asked if Elvis died of drug overdose, and Gongaware said "Yes". Gongaware replied to a condolences' email on July 5, 2009:
I was working on the Elvis tour when he died, so I kind of knew what to expect. Still quite a shock

"So you knew what to expect when Michael Jackson passed away, is that right, sir?", Brian Panish asked.
"I kind of knew what was going to happen, yes",Gongaware answered.
Despite working as a tour promoter for 37 years -- including for Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead and many others -- Gongaware testified that the only artist he ever knew that was using drugs on tour was Rick James
Panish asked about working for Jackson 5, Gongaware said had no interaction with Michael. Gongaware was a logistics manager on the Dangerous tour in 92-93. Panish said Michael made $100 million and donated it to charity. Gongaware said he didn't know
When Gongaware met Jackson was with Colonel Parker (Elvis' manager) in Las Vegas. Michael had wanted to meet the Colonel
Gongaware explained the difference between being tour manager and managing the tour. He talked about Michael's History tour

Panish: "You knew that Michael had been to rehab during the dangerous tour?"
Gongaware: "Yes, based on the statement he made after the tour"
Gongaware said he never knew MJ was involved with drugs until after the end of the Dangerous tour. Gongaware told LAPD he was aware of Jackson's previous use of pills/painkillers but did not want to get involved. Gongaware had known for years that Michael Jackson was taking painkillers but wasn't aware he was abusing them until MJ abruptly canceled his Dangerous world tour in the early 1990s to enter rehab. Gongaware said he knew of "two occasions" when Michael used painkillers between shows, but he claimed he didn't grasp the scope of the Michael's sickness until the taped 1993 announcement. "I would dispute knowing that he had a problem. I wasn't aware that there were problems", Gongaware said
Gongaware said he knew a doctor was medicating Jackson during the Dangerous tour but did not find out why the tour was eventually cut short. "Didn't have time,I was just dealing with what was in front of me", he said
Panish said Dr. Finkelstein testified under oath that Gongaware knew Michael had problems with painkillers before the Dangerous tour ended.
Panish: "Do you dispute that?" (Finkelstein testimony)
Gongaware: "I knew that he had pain"
Gongaware said Dr. Finkelstein is his doctor and friend and that they talk off and on, but he doesn't know specifics of the doctor's deposition. Dr. Finkelstein said he gave MJ painkillers after the concert in Bangkok following Michael's scalp surgery. In Gongaware's video deposition:
"Did you ever ask Dr. Finkelstein if he treated Michael during the Dangerous tour?"
"He wouldn't take about that stuff"
Another part of Gongaware's video depo: He said yes, he "occasionally treated Michael Jackson on the Dangerous tour"

Panish: "Were you always honest with Michael?"
Gongaware: "I believe I was"
Panish: "Did you throw around numbers to trick Michael Jackson?"
Gongaware: "I didn't try to trick Michael"
Panish elicited contradictory testimony asking over and over about Gongaware's memory, how long he spent with lawyers to discuss testimony.
On the Bad Tour MJ sold out 10 stadiums at 75,000 tickets per night.
Panish: "That's a pretty big number?"
Gongaware: "Huge"
Panish: "In 2 hours, how many tickets sold?"
Gongaware: "In initial presale we sold 31 shows"
Panish: "The fastest you had ever seen?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
"No one knows how many shows we can get with Mikey," said Gongaware. Panish asked about name "Mikey" - he said he used it occasionally
Email on 2/27/09 from Gongaware to Phillips:
We are holding all of the risk, if Michael won't approve it we go without his approval.We let Mikey know just what it will cost him in terms of him making money, and then we go with or without him in London. We cannot be forced into stopping this, which Michael will try to do because he is lazy and constantly changes his mind to fit his immediate wants.
Gongaware said his use "Mikey" was affectionate, not disparaging, and that the 'lazy' crack amounted to "poor choice of words" but one that accurately reflected how Michael "really didn't like to rehearse. He didn't like to do these kinds of things."
"People were aware at this point there would be a press conference. Michael wouldn't show up at the conference, it'd cost money," Gongaware said. "It wasn't much risk at all, we hadn't spent money," Gongaware said about that point of the tour. This was prior to news conference.
Gongaware said the situation in London, where they constantly referred to Michael as "Wacko Jacko" would impact marketability to sell tickets
"He doesn't want to do this kind of things, but it was important to show Michael to the world if he wanted to do a show," Gongaware explained
Jurors were shown several e-mails from Gongaware that Jackson lawyers suggested were evidence that AEG Live deliberately misled Jackson about how much money he would make from his comeback concerts and how many days he would have to rest between shows. Gongaware wrote to his boss, AEG Live President Randy Phillips, that they should present gross ticket sales numbers to Jackson, not the percentage of the net profits, during contract talks.
"Maybe gross is a better number to throw around if we use numbers with Mikey listening"
Panish talked about an email Gongaware sent to his secretary suggesting that she design a concert calendar for Jackson using light tan colors for show dates, while drawing attention to his rest days
Don't want the shows to stand out too much when Michael looks at it.Less contrast between work and off. Maybe off days in a contrasting soft color. Put 'OFF' in each off day after July 8, as well. Figure it out so it looks like he's not working so much.

Panish: "Did you want to change the color of the schedule to show Michael would not be working so hard?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Panish: "Were you trying to fool him?"
Gongaware: "Nah, I wasn't trying to fool him, I wanted to present it in the best possible light"
Gongaware said it would be obvious when Michael would be working and not and he wasn't trying to trick him.
Email on 3/25/09 from Phillips to Gongaware:
"We need to pull the plug now. I will explain"

Panish: "Mr. Phillips wanted to pull the plug on the show, right sir?"
Gongaware: "I think he was referring to pull the plug on Karen Faye. We never talked about pulling the plug on the tour. Not that I recall"
"Kenny wanted the pull because the way she (Faye) handled situations," Gongaware explained. "She tried to control access to Michael and Kenny didn't like that"
Karen Faye expressed strong opinion that the tour as dangerous and impractical for MJ. Panish asked about a chain of emails where Gongaware said the pulling the plug refers to Ms. Faye. "I believe he was," Gongaware repeated.
In another March 25, 2009, email, Ortega wrote Gongaware that it was Faye's "strong opinion that this is dangerous and impractical with consideration to Michael's health and ability to perform.".
"I thought he was in good shape at the press conference, I was there," Gongaware said at the deposition. Gongaware was at O2 arena and Phillips was with Michael.
"Michael was late, Randy [Phillips] was saying I'm trying to get him going, I'm trying to get him going".
Panish: "Did Randy tell you MJ was drunk and despondent?"
Gongaware: "No, not drunk and despondent. Just said he was having hard time getting him going"
As to Dr. Conrad Murray, Gongaware said there was 1 rehearsal he said hello to him.
"It was basically a hello, on the floor at the Forum. Mikey asked me to retain him. I never hired him"
Panish played an interview of Phillips to SkyTV after Michael died:
"The guy is willing 2 leave his practice for large sum of money, so we hired him"
"I was told Michael wanted him as his doctor for the show," Gongaware said. Gongaware said Michael did not have any illness that he knew of.
Gongaware: "He had taken a physical, he passed the physical and from what I understand there was nothing wrong with him. Maybe some hay fever"
Panish: "Do you know what his blood test showed?"
Gongaware: "It showed it was good"
Gongaware said he received an email from Bob Taylor that everything was fine and that Michael had passed the physical. Gongaware said he never saw the results of the tests and doesn't know who saw them.
Panish showed video deposition of Gongaware and a declaration he signed about a month before giving the deposition. They contradict themselves.At first, Gongaware insisted he did no negotiating with Murray, but, confronted with emails and his previous testimony, he changed his position and said, "The only thing I did with Dr. Murray was negotiate a price." Gongaware said that neither he nor anyone at the AEG investigated Murray's background or credentials

Panish: "First you said how much did you want?"(to Dr. Murray)
Gongaware: "Yes"
Panish: "He said he wanted $5 million, right?"
Gongaware: "That's what he said. He said he had four clinics he would have to close, he would have to lay people off"
Gongaware said Dr. Murray had been Michael's personal doctor for the past 3 years. He said he did not know how many times MJ had seen the doctor. "Michael insisted on him, recommended him, and that was good enough for me, it was not for me to tell him who his doctor should be" Gongaware said
"The fact that he had been Michael Jackson's personal physician for three years was good enough for me," Gongaware said.
He said that Murray initially asked for $5 million to travel to London with Jackson and tend to him during the tour. "I just told him it wasn't going to happen," he said, recalling that Jackson then suggested offering him $150,000 a month. "Michael Jackson insisted on it and recommended him and it was not for me to tell him no," said Gongaware. "I wanted to provide what was necessary for him to do his job...He wanted a doctor and I wanted him to be healthy." Even after the offer of $150,000, Murray wasn't satisfied. "He started saying he wanted more and I said, 'The offer is coming directly from the artist," Gongaware said. Minutes later, he said Murray accepted.
"Did that seem desperate to you?" asked Panish.
"No," said Gongaware. "He just accepted Michael's offer."
"We agreed on what the compensation was going to be, but there were a lot of issues to be resolved," Gongaware said. Gongaware said he recalled meeting with Dr. Murray where he was told the doctor was going to take care of the medical licensing in London. Gongaware and Timm Wooley are longtime friends. They are currently working on The Rolling Stones tour. Gongaware said he negotiated the price for Dr. Murray, but didn't negotiate the contract. Gongaware explained that he didn't do the negotiation, he would normally refer that to Wooley.
Dr. Finkelstein and Gongaware have been friends for 35-plus years. Gongaware said he never offered Dr. Finkelstein the job of being MJ's doctor and said the doctor would be mistaken if he testified otherwise. Gongaware told the jury he called Dr. Finkelstein to ask what a fair price for a tour doctor would be. Doctor told him it was $10,000/week. As to Dr. Finkelstein wanting to be the tour doctor, Gongaware said he didn't recall specifically, but knew he wanted it."After his death we may have talked, but I don't recall specifics," Gongaware said. Gongaware said he sees Dr. Finkelstein a few times a year, but the subject of Michael never came up. Panish asked Gongaware if Dr. Finkelstein wanted to know if Michael was clean or using drugs. Gongaware said he didn't recall the conversation

Panish asked: "You could have told Dr. Murray at any time that his services were no longer needed, couldn't you?"
"No", Gongaware replied.
Panish: "You were involved in terminating one of the nannies who took care of Michael's kids?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Gongaware told nanny, Grace Rwamba, that her services would not be needed anymore because AEG was cutting down on Michael's expenses
"I never read the contract, I was there when Michael signed it, but didn't see what was in it," Gongaware said, "Doctor Murray was 100% Michael's cost" Based on the contract, Gongaware said 95% of the production expenses were Michael's responsibility, 5% AEG.
Panish: "Who decided there was a need for a written contract with Dr. Murray?"
Gongaware: "I don't know"
Gongaware said that if the tour went forward, Dr. Murray would've made $1.5 million for 10 months. Ortega would've made almost that.
Gongaware said although AEG never did a background check on Murray, in his view they had "checked out" the doctor according to their standard practices. "When we check out someone, we either rely on if we know the person or if they're known in the industry or if they're recommended by the artist & in this case, Dr. Murray was recommended by the artist, in fact, the artist insisted"
Panish pressed Gongaware:
"You did nothing to verify anything about Dr. Murray, isn't that true, sir?"
Panish asked Gongaware if he approved budgets for April-July including Dr. Murray as production expense. He said he didn't know which budgets he approved. "It's my job to get that show on the road," Gongaware said.
Gongaware said he had to know how much the production had spent at any given time, but didn't have time to read the budget.
Panish: "Do you think you're good at your job, sir?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Panish: "Very good?"
Gongaware: "I think so"
Gongaware testified that he didn't pay attention to the tour budgets that he approved, even though he was the tour manager.Paul Gongaware said he didn't read through the budgets, instead trusting that the tour accountant knew what he was talking about.
Gongaware testified that Dr. Murray's salary, although included in the company's budget for several months, wasn't something he saw as an actual payment that would be made. "If there's a potential for cost we put it in our budget so there are no surprises later", he said.
Gongaware often pleaded poor memory of events. He said he may have met with Jackson as many as 10 times, but could remember only two of the meetings and only one when Murray was present
Gongaware said he doesn't remember how many meetings he attended at Carolwood house. He didn't recall a meeting where a vase was broken. "There was a meeting where he signed the contract," Gongaware recalled, saying there were more but he doesn't remember specifics. At the meeting in early June, Gongaware said he was present along with Kenny, Randy, Frank DiLeo, Dr. Murray and Michael. "The meeting was about making sure Michael and Dr. Murray had everything they needed to care for Michael," Gongaware explained.
"Yes, we did talk about health-related issues. It was more a general meeting about what Dr. Murray would need", Gongaware said. He had told the police the topic of the meeting was Jackson's overall health ( i.e., diet, stamina and his weight)
He remembered that Jackson arrived late from a doctor's appointment and had slurred speech. Gongaware said Michael Jackson "was a bit off". "He was just coming back from visiting Dr. Klein. I believe he was under the influence of something. That was the only time I saw him like that", Gongaware said.
Jackson had missed a rehearsal and was thought to be dancing at home. However they discovered he was only watching video. Doctor Murray was receptive to their concerns and indicated he would take care of the situation
Court Transcript
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2023.05.28 12:56 concrete_dandelion Update on the Karen neighbour: She told my mom I'm lazy, then asked what health issues I have, then tried to downplay them and topped it of by saying my issues are "all mental illness"

Disclaimer: I don't want to downplay mental health issues or rheuma, I'm just angry about my ableist Karen of a neighbour.
She is convinced that I'm lazy and abusing my mom by needing help and being able to do little in setting up our apartment (a person that stumbles and falls easily is more useful by laying in bed then by standing on a ladder, how strange). She tells this conviction to everyone within our buildings.
As for how she came to her mental illness conclusion: In between my very painful and disabling collection of physical health issues my mom mentioned PTSD. Karen asked what PTSD is, my mom explained what it is, how it affects me, that it's the result of a very abusive childhood and that due to the abuse going on for around two decades it takes years of therapy to heal / learn to cope with what can't be healed. After this Karen said: "So her issues are all mental illness."
I know she's just a c u next Tuesday but this makes me very angry. I have had one of the world's most painful disorders years before the abuse started, when I was still in diapers. I also experienced a shit ton of medical gaslighting up to the point of a neurologist trying to convince my mom I made it all up.
I know Karen uses the mental illness excuse because after being told what's physically wrong with me she can't say "I have rheuma and am physically active so stop pretending and pull your weight" anymore. But it's still infuriating. I wish she had to live with my limitations and pain for a day. And I literally cry because I can't do things like chores, moving stuff, building furniture and walking my dog anymore, while this redacted shames me for it.
On a positive note: My mom has reacted by going inside, telling me and then practicing to say: "When was your last pain free day? Week? Month? When was the last time you were in so much pain that there were tears streaming from your face?", Because the answers for me are 5 years, a 15 years, newborn and yesterday. Though I doubt that would interest Karen
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2023.05.28 12:34 AbsentTripSitter Random idea to replace SRS/Anki

With all the AI-hype, wouldn't it be feasible to create something like Anki that takes all of your vocab cards, but instead of going through arduous reviews to get through them. It'd generate a short-story that would use all of words you'd have reviewed that day + some fluff to make it round.
So instead of going through words in a vacuum, I could get a story instead to read which would probably be faster & feel more natural.
Is this possible, could it be done or has it maybe already been done with some ChatGPT plugin?
Note though:
Edit: I did a short test with my reviews. 75 cards of Japanese vocab, the story was a weird fever dream but enjoyable. Total character count ended up being 718, but I had words with multiple characters so that's about ~2-3x max. Problem is 34% of the words I listed were missing from the story. Most of it was at the end which leads me to believe some plugin that breaks up the vocab into smaller short stories with fewer words at a time would have a higher success rate (as it seems to forget the task by the end of the story). But I know one thing for sure, I'm way too lazy to export my Anki cards & generate short stories everyday. So please someone make this LOL.
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2023.05.28 12:15 MisterEmbedded My Guide To Get Into Computer Programming


Hi, I'm AdityaRaj, I'm a 17 Year Old Who Loves Programming, And Here's My Guide To Get Into Computer Programming.
Programming Is Surprisingly Quite Easy Once You Understand Few Basic Stuff, Like Memory, CPU, What Is Actually Happening In The CPU, Etc Etc, "Crash Course: Computer Science" is a awesome series which taught me ALOT about computers, and believe me it will make your life easier.
i'm learning like you all too! and i would be more than glad if you point out any mistake as it will help everyone who's reading this.

What is Lower & High Level In Computers?

Well Lower & High Level Basically Signifies How Close Something Is To "Bare-Metal" Or How Close Something Is To What The Computers Understand Directly.
The More Lower Level The More That Thing Is Close To What Computers Understand. See Computers Are Literally Just Rocks Made To Do Some Stuff Repeatedly, They Are Like Your Kitty Who Doesn't Even Understands Basic Maths.
Computers Do 3 Things In Their Entire Life, They Fetch The Instruction They Have To Execute, They Decode The Instruction They Fetched & Then They Execute That Instruction, That's Literally All Your Computer Ever Does, But This Becomes Very Powerful Because Modern Computers Can Do Such Stuff Like 2400000000 Times Every Second, And Gaming Computers Can Do Such Stuff At Like 400,00,00,000 Times Every Second, That's Like 400 Crore Times Every Second.

What Operating System To Choose?

Programming doesn't really depend on Operating System, if you're on windows then it's fine, if you're on mac it's fine, if you're on linux that's perfect.
In my opinion Linux provides you the best environment to develop any kind of software, and it is the recommended OS for writing software.
that doesn't mean you should quit using your existing Operating System, but learning linux will help you alot, there are jobs that specifically hire people who are masters in Linux, not to mention the fact that basically anything can run linux with a HUGE Performance gain.
in starting i will say just use whatever you have but try to learn linux side by side too!

What Programming Language To Choose?

It's Very Important What Programming Language You Choose, It Will Kind Of Decide That What Field In Programming You Will Be Doing.
  • Python
For example i started with a Programming Language Called "Python", it's simple, very easy to read & understand, and overall easy for an beginner, but Python didn't get me far, with Python I mainly had Data Science Or Artificial Intelligence To Learn, Cause There's Not Really Any Other Thing To Do With Python Other Than Also Writing Small Scripts That Do A Particular Task.
  • JavaScript
I Later Switched To A Language Called "JavaScript", JavaScript Is Most Common In Web Development, The Websites You Visit, Most Of Them Have Their Logic Written In JavaScript.
JavaScript is comparatively harder than Python, but it's use cases have been just increasing and increasing, JavaScript code can run in your browser, basically 90% of the Reddit is basically just JavaScript code.
JavaScript can run directly in your computer using a runtime called NodeJS or Deno, the Discord Web App, Mobile & Desktop App Is Also Written In Mostly JavaScript.
Using JavaScript You Can Go Into Web Development, Mobile App Development, Desktop App Development.
  • C/C++/Assembly
Now I Actually Went Quite Alot Lower Level...
i learned C, C is a programming language that's 51 years old! basically it was a "revolutionary" language, almost everything you see in the modern world has it's roots to C.
you can basically do anything with C, and this is the language i love alot... people say it's not for beginners but it's not the case really, if you understand how computers work, like even an overview then you won't have much problems in C.
with C you have endless possibilities and not to mention it's one of the fastest programming languages out there. if you want to write efficient, fast software use C.
C++ is also a language which was developed to extend C's capabilities by adding more feature, and C & C++ are often used in the same projects...
Linux Kernel is written in C, your favorite web browser is written in C & C++, Android Phone's App Use Java Which Has It's Roots To C.
In Many Cases C is Also Used With Assembly, assembly is basically a Human readable version of the ACTUAL code that runs on your computers, so it's like the lowest level programming language and FASTEST too.
C++ is used alot in Game Development, games made in Unreal Engine use C++, GTA Vice City was written in C++ too!
  • Swift
swift is a high-level programming language developed by Apple and used for developing software for Apple Products, it's a nice language, and the demand is high too! i can't comment much on the language as i don't have much experience with it, but if you own a Mac, i think Swift is the best thing to get into.
  • Java
Java is a high-level programming language which runs on more than 1 billion devices, all android phones have it, minecraft uses it. Java is used to develop android apps and it's not that hard as people say it is.
  • C#
C# is a high-level programming language, this language is often called "Microsoft Java" because this language does everything Java can do maybe a few things more, but all with Microsoft's branding.
no matter how much people may hate or bully this language, this language is very popular among Windows Developers as Microsoft recommends this language to develop Windows Applications.
C# is also used in Game Development, Mainly In Game Engines Like Unity & Godot.
  • Verilog, SystemVerilog or VHDL
these "programming languages" are used to program FPGAs.
FPGA's are one of the amazing stuff in technology. FPGAs are quite complex piece of hardware which you can use to design custom logic circuits.
basically our CPUs are made up of many MANY logic ciruits, these logic circuits determine the behavior of a particular CPU, you can basically create such logic circuits without having to touch a wire, you can program a FPGA to behave that way.
and as complex it sounds, sometimes it's quite more complex than that and requires alot of knowledge about how computers work and what you want the circuit to do.

What Career For What Language?

  1. The salaries mentioned are per-annum (yearly) and not monthly
  2. The salaries are what i found online, they may vary.
  3. The salaries mentioned is what offered in USA, and sadly they are quite low in India. (thanks to u/Accomplished-Toe-479 for mentioning this)
  • Embedded Systems
with C & Assembly Under your belt, and an awesome understanding of computers, you can get into a embedded systems job.
this field specializes in writing and optimizing software for computers that aren't your normal PC, Mobile Or Something, these are often very low-powerful computers that are used in stuff like your:
  • Digital Camera all those DSLRS and Stuff
  • Your Calculators & Your Digital watches
  • Your television & your setup-boxes like that tata-sky thing
  • or the computers in cars which detect how far the vehicle behind is, or the ECU in the car which decides how much fuel & air goes depending on the temprature load and etc
  • or the computers in an Train, like the engine which the train driver drives, or airplanes, all sorts of like passenger or fighter planes
at places like America you can earn like $1,10,269 (₹91,04,337) on AVERAGE, and the job demand is just increasing and increasing.
  • Web Developer
this field is most common one and the demand is high and the salary is nice too, on average you can earn $82,400 (₹68,03,339).
if you're doing web app, desktop app & mobile app development in JavaScript the figures will be quite same.
  • App Developer
your earning alot of times may depend on the platform too, an Android App Developer can earn $126,677 (₹1,04,59,061), but this isn't average you'll need alot of skills to earn this much or else it can go down by quite alot.
if you're an Apple App Developer using Swift language you can earn like on an average $135,804 (₹1,12,12,630) if you have skills.
i don't know much about desktop app developer salaries but you can earn like $84,500 (₹69,76,725) on an average.
  • Game Developer
game development is a relatively big topic and while there is no answer to how much you can earn as a game developer on an average a video game artist can earn $59,156 (₹48,84,203) and a video game programmer on an average can earn $75,486 (₹62,32,486).
and while the above mentioned figures are for when working for someone, if you decide to make your own team or work solo, the figure can go even higher if you make a game that has a huge return of investment.
in the start i think it's fine to work for someone to get the much needed experience and then you can work on your own game. but solely working on your game can be risky as if the game doesn't perform well you may earn even lower than what you earned by working for someone.
this isn't a guide about getting into game development but if you want to become a video game artist i'd say start with 3D Modelling Skills & Pixel Art, both of them aren't required. a programming language like C++, Java Or C# is required to if you want to program the game too or you can just hire someone or just work with someone you know.
  • Artificial Intelligence
don't know much about this field too but on an average you can earn like $105,000 (₹86,69,304).
  • FPGA Engineer
this job on an average pays $149,735 (₹1,23,62,840) but it can go upto as much as $192,000 (₹1,58,52,441).
these jobs have HIGH demand but because of the skill-set they require.

What Programming Language/Career you should go into?

i think you the person asking this question has the answer. every language/career has different difficult, adventure, salary and stress, and you should only go into the one in which YOU are interested in.
i want to go into embedded systems because those small computers & programming them is what attracts me, the salary is quite decent too, the stress it gives is almost none since it is what i am interested in.
any idiot can get into programming for the juicy money, but to actually earn what the professionals in this field earn you'll have to be passionate about your field & job.
and not only that but you'll have to get a degree too, because yes you can learn most of the stuff online but colleges, the good ones especially teach alot of stuff that you may not find online and not the mention that actually getting the job will be alot easier since the company knows you studied in the good college thus you have the skill they need.


here are some resources you might like to get into programming:
Note: the resources above are mostly in english and the resources in other languages have been mentioned with the language they are in.


that's really all i have to say, feel free to ask me anything you want to, don't feel that you'll sound dumb or something, i was an complete ass in the starting too (i still am xD).
also thanks to everyone appreciating me! lol it's alot to take in.
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2023.05.28 12:00 AutoModerator Weekly Reminder: Rules and FAQ - May 28, 2023 (Now with updates!)

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But OP asked if they were an asshole?!

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Seriously? You are the language police now?

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What do you mean by No Trolling? I was just...

What does "concern trolling", "gish-galloping", and "sealioning" have to do with stepparenting? This isn't a debate sub, why are you using debate terms?

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This comment/post is really offensive! Why is it still up?

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2023.05.28 11:59 SkaSkaScatputin The complete picture so far.

Would be handy to get everything in one place, help fleshing it out would be appreciated.
The Town
Town is entered by turning around at a fallen tree covered in ravens.
Town cannot be exited by road, but you can travel beyond the town limits by going through the forest.
1950s architecture.
Electricity comes from wires that lead nowhere.
Radios sometimes turn on by themselves and play music that has personal significance to people there, particularly Boyd.
Objects belonging to townsfolk sometimes show up despite them not being brought.
I've heard references to a nonsense layout, things like a motel sign but no motel or something like that. Could someone clarify and I'll edit this.
Buildings can collapse in a deliberate manner, happens after hole is dug in one to caves below.
No one has ever entered from outside the continental United States.
1950s clothing.
Clothing is real, doesn't change.
Display self awareness. Do things that display a non-single minded ness like examining themselves in mirrors and playing with steering wheels.
Know the name of everyone in town.
Always kill sadistically, ribcage is often but not always torn open. One girl was impaled through the head and forced to watch their boyfriend mutilated, another skinned alive.
Never observed running.
Didn't start talking until the talismans were discovered. Used to shriek more frequently before they were.
Under the town
Caves where the monsters sleep. Monsters sleep in monster form.
Caged creepy kids that appear in visions if you look at them.
Personal belongings of townsfolk that they didn't bring with them.
Toys, notable jenga puzzle and laughing ventriloquist dummy.
Cave paintings [If someone could remind me what they were of that'd be great]
Outside the town
Fields of spider webs containing spiders that bite.
A lighthouse that's only sometimes visible.
Something huge that's only heard through the tent.
Jars hanging from trees that caused Boyd to hear his wife's voice and Sarah to nearly collapse. Jars contained notes with years on them and trinkets. (Thanks u/laugro002 )
Faraway trees
Can teleport you to a random location but often take you where you need to go.
Think there was a reference to them being able to take you to "other places"
Regular trees
Are slowly moving.
Are turning brown and autumnal, something no one in town has seen happen before.
Visions, jade
A monster crushed under a rock in a cellar with The Symbol painted on the ceiling.
A laughing ventriloquist dummy.
Last guy to have visions holding out a book of symbols, dripping with blood.
Civil war soldiers hanging from a tree.
Dark skinned civil war soldier that looks like a zombie, chasing him.
[More I can't remember]
Visions, Boyd
Ghost of Father Kahtri, offering emotional support but no new info, may just be imagination.
Ballerina in church, emptied of furniture. Worms spilling from her mouth.
Ballerina emerging from cellar where jade previously had boulder crush vision.
Ballerina subduing him and covering his mouth, happens after he's spoken about the blood worms, may be relevant.
Visions, Tabitha A dream where she enters a tower with years carved into the wall.
Messages, Sarah
Informed that everyone could go home if she killed the man in the car and left the door open so it looked like monsters, also "kill the boy".
Messages appear on her skin.
No messages since failure to kill boy.
Image from Father Kahtri's secret buried stash.
Boy in white
Often accompanied by dogs.
[Gonna need a complete reminder on what this dudes deal is]
Feaky ghost kids in white
Appear to Tabitha after seeing them in the cave.
Swarm her while chanting "Ankhooey"
Show visions of Jenga puzzle as well.
Martin and Blood worms
Veteran named Martin chained up in dungeon, aged and emaciated begging for death.
Ballerina music box starts playing, Martin begs for death because "They're coming"
Transefers blood worms to Boyd deliberately "My blood is your blood"
Knew about Boyd's wife.
Says monsters are only "The tip of the spear"
Blood worms may have killed smiley monster.
Had a nightmare about the town after he arrived.
Victor doesn't trust him.
Voice on radio
"Is this Jim? Tell your wife to stop digging that hole."
Stuff I forget and need reminding on
What was the name of the first guy who started having visions? Gotta add a section on him to.
A lot of victors whole deal along with the boy in white.
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2023.05.28 11:55 ItaliaFTW74 More Evidence For Exposing The Far Right's "Concerned" Veneer on Trans People

I just watched the "Conservatives Hate Trans People" vid, and I think Steven does a great job picking apart the veneer the far right puts on to hide their hatred of trans people. With that said, I feel like there are even more examples he could've used to make his case even stronger than it already was. Namely, one, all of the policies and rhetoric that the far right uses against trans adults and, two, their reaction to the Nashville shooting.
On the first point, as compelling of a case as Destiny made against the far right's crusade against trans kids going a long way to prove their true and stubborn hatred of trans people, at least on that front, the far right could just say to cover their tracks, "oh well kids aren't old enough or mentally developed enough to make those kinds of decisions or understand being transgender," which I agree with to some extent in that I believe that trans kids should only be given puberty blockers (no HRT or surgeries whatsoever) until they're 18 due to the permanent (or at least very hard to reverse) effects of the other stuff. The far right just goes too far by banning everything, including puberty blockers, despite the objective harm it causes.
When it comes to how they treat trans adults, on the other hand, it's a lot harder for them to hide their true hatred as there's no reason to do things like try to legally define trans people out of existence, force trans people to use the wrong restroom or risk either having to register as a sex offender (as Arkansas attempted to do) or just generally be arrested for daring to make someone mildly uncomfortable for a little bit (the horror! 😱), make it borderline impossible for consenting adults to access gender-affirming care, seek to scapegoat trans people (especially women) for every problem under the Sun, concern troll about "science and biology" whilst holding a belief system that is objectively far less based in science and biology, criminalize drag shows, weaponize Feminism (an ideology they were against like 5 minutes ago) and its rhetoric just to target trans women, advocate Bud Light be investigated by Congress for putting a trans woman on a fucking can of beer, etc. without, A, hating trans people & GNC's and wanting to intentionally be malicious towards or, in some cases, actively inflict harm on people, or B, being legit the dumbest motherfucker on the face of the planet.
When it comes to the Nashville shooting, I'm not even talking about just misgendering the shooter because you could at least say that trans etiquette is still very new to a lot of people, and they should, therefore, be taught not to target an irrelevant immutable characteristic of a criminal (no matter how evil they are) like their trans status just as you wouldn't with their race, disability, etc. I'm talking about things like hardcore "2nd Amendment absolutists" all of a sudden being anti-2nd when it comes to trans people just out of spite, saying that "the transes need to stop killing us!" when there have only been 3 of thousands of mass shootings in the past 5 years committed by trans people (really low even with the already low trans populace) as a way to make trans people seem especially deranged and violent, and posting a video of a law-abiding trans person simply with a firearm and saying something along the lines of "these sick freaks need to be instiutionalized!" (again, for simply owning a firearm; so much for being "2nd Amendment absolutists" lol). If that's not pure unadulterated hatred, I don't know what is.
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2023.05.28 11:37 newyearnewaccnewme I'm working under a sr. programmer who's not present and incompetent. I feel so lost and need some advice on how I can grow my skillset.

TLDR: Sr is lacking technical skills & is not present with us. We only talk in meeting once a week. Environment is tough. What should I do to improve my skillset & career growth?
I'm a junior web dev working at a BPO company providing customer support service. Currently 10 months in and this august will mark my first year as a web dev professionally.
For context, our IT team has 4 people. 1 senior dev, 1 technical support, & 2 juniors. Currently, the senior is working remotely overseas & only work with this company one day in a week. The reason why it led to this is because he's the golden boy of our Managing Director and when the Sr. decided to move out of the country, the MD refused to let him go and chose to pay him his normal salary but in return he will work for the company once a week. As for the technical support, he recently resigned but instead of hiring a new one, our MD passes of his work to both of us that's left in the team. His work alone would take me up to 2 hours or more a day.
I'll try to be as brief as I can but below are the explanations of my current situation & dissatisfaction.
  1. Sr. Absence:
    1. Bad communications. There's this one time when I need to build an API endpoint for a form, the Sr. first agreed with my approach before I started working on it but once I'm finished, he said that he does not want it to be that way. So I had to start all over again. To give you an example of how bad our communications are, a simple text on Whatsapp asking for clarification would take him up to a week to get a reply. And that's if you even get one.
    2. There's no documentations on the web app that I'm working on that was originally built by him. Since the app was poorly designed & built, changing things is already hard. Top it off with his absence & no documentation, I'm amazed that I was able to even understand the codebase.
    3. Zero guidance / mentoring. I am a self-taught web dev with no degree & this is my first job so I would love to have some mentoring on all things, not just technical things. But again, there's none. Although I probably don't want his advice when it comes to technical stuff ( I will clarify more below ), getting some mentoring on the culture & workflow would be nice. As for now, I merely depended on my co-workers to pickup the company culture & domain knowledge.
  2. Sr. Incompetence:
    1. His database design skill is a joke. No normalization. No indexes. And all the columns' datatypes are varchar, even for dates & numbers. To this day, I would actually be surprised if there's a table in our db that actually has a proper data type XD. To top it off, he doesn't use null but empty strings and this has caused me some trouble one time. Last but not least, he doesn't know how to do proper queries with sql. For instance, instead of using joins he would first fetch all the records he needs then loop each record to get the extra details on another table. Classic N+1. Another example would be where he would use loops to aggregate data instead of using sql aggregations. In our web app, there's this one page that is used by our sales team and it would take up to 25 seconds to load. I spent two weeks fixing the database, change his queries but even then I was only able to reduce the load time up to 10 seconds which is still shit. I decided not to make any more changes just because of the time constraint & not wanting to break anything.
    2. His frontend skills are also a joke. There's no bundler to bundle your static files. Instead of customizing bootstrap with Sass, he just overwrites them with a class & the !important flag. A lot of them to the point trying to write bootstrap in codebase is a pain in the ass. A huge JS file that is only used in certain pages and he puts them in the footer component. There's at least like 100 variables in that file with shitty names & you would have no idea what they are doing unless you are willing to spend days trying to figure it out. No package managers to handle dependencies. In the footer component alone, there's at least 3 bootstrap.js file being pulled from different places.
    3. No version control. No CICD pipeline. To be more precise, previously he would literally change the source code directly on the server ( windows server with IIS ) with notepad++. There's so many duplicates like header1, header2, headerOld, etc etc. But when I joined I immediately raised this issue saying that it will be hard for me to do my work like this. So I told the Sr. to create a git repo & teach the other Jr. how to use git. Since then, I would do my work on my machine, push it to git then pull it manually to the server.
    4. His server management skill is also a joke. Right now in the server I am working on has three other web app. Since they all live in the same server, he just made them listen on different ports & asked our staff to use the specific url with the port number behind it instead of using a reverse proxy. This isn't really a huge problem but it still irritates me because a lot of times our staff would come to me asking why they can't access the website because they had the ports wrong. These little things add up quickly.
    5. UI Design. This is a little bit niche but I received alot of complaints regarding it. He would make four different pages where each page will be responsible for the basic CRUD operations. Navigation is hard because he basically just lumps every pages on the sidebar. Ever since I took over, I've changed the approach where you would have a single page and if you would like to add something, I will just bring up a modal with forms in it. Kind of like SPA but not a full blown SPA written in react or anything. For the state management, I just wrote a DataTable wrapper to handle the state for me where I could crud something without doing a full page reload. Ever since I changed the approach, our staff are now asking that all other parts of the web app to be in similar fashion & it is almost impossible for me to do it with the current codebase & I kind of regretted changing the style LMAO.
    6. His basic knowledge of security, mainly things like authentication, authorization & validation is lacking. In our web app, there's no authorization done. So if you are just a basic user but you know the URL to some parts of the web app that you weren't supposed to see, you can open them. He just hides the links on the sidebar. But no authorization done on the backend. Same goes to validation. Like I said, he didn't even normalize the database, so on things like a dropdown, if you change the value with inspect element the data will actually be saved without any errors whatsoever.
    7. Last but not least, his way of building things is just flawed. For instance, there's a web app that was built by him and currently being maintained by the other junior & himself. In the web app, there's a file input where the user can upload an image & the requirements is that the image must be shown underneath the input before the user submits the form. Instead of using a simple vanilla JS to do it, he first creates an entry in the database for that form with empty details on page load. Once the user select an image, he uploads the images behind the scenes to the server and set the image src once it is uploaded. But if the user decided to not submit the form, it will not remove the uploaded image & and the empty form entry. One of the major complains I heard from the junior is when he needs to pull reports for the management. For instance if he wants to know how many people have submitted the form, he will have to fetch all the form entries, look at the uploaded path for each form entry & make sure it is not empty.
  3. Work Environment:
    1. Right now I am basically doing 1.5 job since my boss refused to replace the vacant technical support for the next three months.
    2. No proper dev environments. If the operations want something, they will email me saying they want this & that, and I should get it done. No agile, no testing, no bug tracker. The only bug tracker we have is our internal staff when they ran into problems XD.
    3. The preference of our boss towards the Sr.. For instance, the web app that I'm working on is super slow ( due to the problems I described above ) but when I try to explain to my boss that it was because of how it was developed initially by the Sr. he just brushes me off & says "There's no way it is because of that. You don't know what you are talking about. It is now your responsibility so you should go and fix it". Like I said, just to improve the single page for my sales team alone took almost two weeks, so trying to fix everything isn't feasible unless I am able to stop request from all of the staff for several months where I will rewrite the whole thing from scratch. From what I heard from other staff, back when the Sr. was here in the office he would told them that performance is slow due to lack of db storage & server's ram. I can assure you it is not LMAO.
    4. Sr. refusing to listen to our inputs. For instance, there's this one time where we have one single form that could have at least 12 different 'types'. Each type will contain multiple different fields ( a total of 32 distinct field ) so I decided to store the details for each type in a single JSON column. This way, validation & storing the data is easy. Even trying to query based on the value inside the JSON is easy with MySQL. But he outright rejects me with NO reason ( I asked him to explain why it's not suitable and he couldn't say anything ) and says that each field will need their own column. After two weeks of arguing, he finally concedes and asked me to continue LOL.
My question is basically how can I navigate in this kind of situation so that my development & growth is not stunted. Should I get a new job? If so how soon? Currently I spent time outside of work learning on my own & trying to build a portfolio. In my country it's pretty hard to get a dev job without a degree.
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2023.05.28 11:33 jumpinjacks12345 May 2023 Report/Tips: Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terre

We just got back, Italy is magical. Only been to Rome once before as part of Europe hopping trip about 10 years ago. Some thoughts and tricks on our 10 nights, hope it's helpful for others:
Weather: Don't stress too much on forecasts even a week out. Check before leaving and adjust wardrobe or add a light rain jacket if needed. Originally our entire trip showed rain the whole time. Realistically there was a 1 drizzly day in Venice and 2 hour of rain (ominous with thunder) in Florence. The rest of the time was cloudy or beautiful and clear. Cinque Terre was absolutely clear and 70, but dang that sun when hiking was brutally hot. App: Il Meteo
Download WhatsApp - everyone including hotels, restaurants, business, taxi driver (see below) uses it.
Esim: Airalo worked well for us Samsung S22 and Pixel 6. Did have to reboot my S22, but worked really well and between the 2 of us used about 5GB so couldn't gone with less data. One phone did the Europe regional and another the Italy Mamma Mia one. Some restaurants do have dead zones, some have Wifi, another was like these signs on the wall are your wifi....
Driving: You definitely need a car for Tuscany if you want to be on your own timetable, we rented out of Florence and returned in La Spezia. Beware some of the routes on Google Maps, although reliable there were 2 instances we went off roading when an asphalt road was right there. Then we needed to u-turn on the outskirts of Pisa and it was trying to get us to make this impossible stone walled turn and the locals were like yeah Google Maps has people do this and no one has made that so just turn back around. Also lesson learned for us - just do the rental company insurance, event though my credit card offers primary, we got a larger mid size SUV vs Fiat 500 and with the narrow streets, for me the reduced stress would've been worth it when we had to wiggle the car out some spots - but we came out scratch free. On a side note, we got a Lynk & Co car, which was neat and loved Android Auto as we use it at home. Rented thru Hertz. If you use the toll roads (which can make your life a lot faster sometime), make sure you grab a ticket coming in, we didn't get one for 1 segment, luckily getting off of it, the remote attendant spoke english, a little annoyed, but let us pay the fare from where we came from.
Parking: The meters we encountered in Montepulciano, Siena, Pisa seemed straight forward but sometimes card wouldn't work, the english translation was bad and cancelled out transaction multiple times. Just download EasyPark which seems to work everywhere, GPS your zone, link to GooglePay or credit card, license and boom, spin the clock - small fee less than 10%, but damn was it easy and you can add time or end early....
Trains: Download Trenitalia app, book any train instantly, get train status (where is the train currently), and see any station's timetable. Our Venice to Florence train did get delayed and stopped here and there in Bologna one weekend due to the flood damage, luckily our train wasn't cancelled. 5 days later, all trains seems to be back on track. Missed the big 5/26 strike by one day but I was seeing some trains via the app still scheduled. Basically be mentally prepared for any issues, booked an InterCity (assigned seats) from La Spezia to Pisa ahead of time but day of just waited to see when to schedule the regional from Pisa to Florence, so easy via app and you can see how often they run (30 mins for this route) and buy on demand as your schedule permits.
Booking museums/sights: It can be very tricky to google and find official booking sites as there are a lot of 3rd parties who want to get you a "front of the line pass" with a tour for a large markup. So I tried to book thru official sites as much as I can, for the life of us we couldn't get the Doges official to go through so did get those from Get the Guide for less than 5 euro markup for 2. If you are flexible and go off hours, you can do standby and avoid the nominal online booking fee and time spot, we only did these for some, not all. Maybe don't listen to me during summer months. But we did very little waiting - see below
Food: Note that I found classic italian cooking is much more simple, subtle and just pure flavors. Stuff was beautiful but by California standards, a tad underseasoned although some places did put out salt and pepper (default not request) for some dishes like a burrata. This is also coming from here in SoCal where birria is not enough it's birria ramen and hot cheetos encrusted this or that and 5 different types of toppings for mac and cheese - you know stuff for Instagram.... But I totally appreciated the approach and loved it.
Cities - we tend to do a lot on vacation, it may have been a touch quick but it was so fun, we did get a bit sick just with all the weather and change but nothing serious but was glad to get the downtime in Tuscany, we hit it hard first 2 places Venice and Florence. You may vacation differently, this was also our first trip abroad in 7 or so years so wanted to see ALLTHETHINGS.
Accommodations - We did mostly Airbnb which in Europe requires a meetup vs self check in. Did an incredible bed and breakfast (see Montepulciano) and finally a hotel in Florence for last night which I highly recommend for location and service - Arte Boutique (they helped me track down a lost backpack in a taxi, see below).
Safety - felt pretty safe and not scammy in all of our cities our Airbnb host in Florence said Italy overall is safe but he did confirm Rome you need to be more aware. Honestly we only carried 350 euro with us from US bank and that was plenty, near the end we were needing to use it up as everyone takes card, tap to pay, ApplePay and GooglePay freely. Taxi drivers do prefer cash
Staying calm story - we were ending our trip from Florence to airport in in my rush I left my backpack in backseat of taxi, it was gone before I realized we had our rollers and his backpack and duffel but not mine. Luckily my husband was like ok we will call the hotel (the only one we happened to book) who arranged the taxi, and luckily they tracked him down and he came back due to us allotting tons of time before departure. I had to pay the fare again for the backpack fare but was so relieved. We corresponded via WhatsApp after making the initial call to hotel.
Venice: 2 nights
- Sights: Doges (booked via Get the Guide) was cool, not the biggest museum person. Walk over Bridge of Sighs was uneventful from inside. St Mark Basilica had no advance tickets, but did standby for 3 eupp about 20 min before opening and got in within 10 mins, then hopped over to Campanile Tower w/o tickets, no line around 9-9:30 AM - great views.
- Eat: Faves were the quick bites chichetti (All'Arco, Cantina Do Spade), coffee and pastries and gelato (loved Suso). Our sit downs were not bad, just not mind blowing at Ai Mercanti and Imprompta (although seafood good). Also there's a small bar inside Cafe Florian if you want a macchiato for under 5 euro vs sitting down for a 12 euro cappucino and want a mini experience w/o wait.
It can be crowded mid-day but will calm down, very cool to walk or take vaparetto around and get lost, oops this alley dumps into a canal....
Florence: 2 nights
- Sights: Prebooked Galleria Accademia (a must, always a line), good museum experience if you don't necessarily need hours, so neat to see David here. Because not huge museum people, passed on the Uffuzi. Someone at lunch said hey Medici is cool, so did that on a whim w/o any wait and very cool, glad we did it on the fly. Prebooked Boboli Gardens, kinda tired by the time we got here and it had been drizzly and a bit humid, but nice to stroll. The larger fountain area you can't walk through anymore (Ocean fountain?). Also Piazza Michaelangelo for the Florence city center view. Lots of great shopping here, suggest start at Vale for a leather shop.
- Food: Ok so All Antico Vinaio although touristy is legit sandwich, very good and worth it. Tip: go to San Marco location, smaller wait by Galleria Accademia. GustaPizza was legit and very reasonable 7 euro for Margherita?! Fave gelato was Gelato Dei Neri and My Sugar. Mercato Centrale super cool to walk, shop for products, eat if you like. Trattoria Mario, email ahead for reservations - 1.1 kg florentine steak with small sides and salami/cheese plate all for under $70. Dall'Oste was good florentine but much pricier and touristy but had a good Montalcino wine there, book on website for discount for seatings outside of peak times, our 6 PM had 15% discount on food.
Tuscany: 2 nights Montepulciano, 1 night Siena
So beautiful, just the drive through Val D'Orcia. We stopped by San Gimignano and did the tower with no wait (150 stairs), Gelateria Donderia is overrated but fine, GO GO GO to Da'A'Mariani for sandwich here, sweet sweet man and just off the main street - recommended by Pasticcheria Il Criollo which was fabulous just outside city wall.
Stayed in Montepulciano, which was SO fabulous. Our true bed and breakfast was only 3 suites run on a property by 2 americans who moved to Italy - true hospitality and modern yet italian suite. They are booked solid this year, but it was sooo special. Huge breakfast spread every morning. It was true paradise there and the owners are gems - made awesome restaurant recommendations and reservations, driving route, etc. DM me if you want the name but don't bet on getting in for 2023. Restaurants in Montepulciano were Osteria Porto Di Baccio - great antipasto meat/cheese and pici, great typical osteria in wine cave then Le Logge Vignola which was very creative for a very reasonable price - you definitely need reservations for both maybe a few days ahead as both are fully booked by dinner. Gelato recc here would be Scarbia.
Siena - had the Siena OPA Si pass which I recommend, everything except the roof tour. Cathedral inside is a sight to see and includes works by Michaelangelo and Dontatello - ask worker where they are at, definitely do panaroma. This was helpful Walk to PastaZuf down the way from Piazza Campo for legit casual takeway pasta for 5-6 euro
Cinque Terre: 2 nights Riomaggiore
Yup, did Pisa as a quick stop on way to drop off car, it's neat and lots of parking (EasyPark app) to get in/out.
Stayed in Riomaggiore, CT is definitely touristy during the day but quiets down. Rick Steves was right, not overhyped. Every city is absolutely gorgeous. Did the hike from Monterosso-Vernazza-Corniglia - yes the HARD way with those stairs first leg but it was very rewarding and fun, can be tight in spots, started at 8 AM and ended in Corniglia around 11:15, start early as you can for less crowds. Train makes it easy to hop towns. Dinners included Rio Bistrot in Riomaggiore (checked in at lunch for dinner reservation same night) and Ristorante Belforte - both great views and suprisingly great food! Tasting menu is way to go at Rio Bistrot. Quick bites include fried seafood, so good. Be prepared for all the elevation/stairs/walking.
Edits: Add safety section, accommodations, and staying calm story.
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2023.05.28 11:20 newjourneyTA Sad, tired, stressed! My story.

Hello. I'm posting about CRPS for the first time on this account. I have another account, my husband follows it, and I'm sparing him the nasty details.

I have had CRPS for almost 6 years - it will be 6 years in August 2023. I used to be really into fitness, crossfit and running mostly. One day I went for a casual walk with my expensive blue tooth headphones and it started to rain. So I ran as hard and as fast as I could to get home, so my headphones wouldn't get ruined. I ran downhill and messed up my foot - I think it was already a bit dodgy, I was in my 40's and a "heavy" walker, and 3 days later I started experiencing the symptoms of sesamoiditis.

The sesamoiditis started in August 2017, and by January 2018, it turned into CRPS. I had the swelling and my foot turned black. So here I am now, just over 5 years later, and what has changed? I used to work. I was a VP in software engineering. I kept working when I was diagnosed, I kept working while I tried many different medications, I kept working as I gained weight, got even more depressed, developed alcohol dependency issues, et.

I've stopped working now, about 8 months ago. I've trialled many medications, and ended up on opiates. The medications I've tried - gabapentin & lyrica, clonidine. Low dose naltrexone, CBD/THC and now opiates. I think the LDN worked quite well, but unfortunately wasn't good enough for winter. In winter, the pain ramps up massively, and I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. When you put massive pain and SAD together, well it's not a great combination. Last winter I tried to commit suicide.

So here I am. It's winter again. I'm on opiates. I'm not working. My self-esteem is in the toilet. Luckily I don't have money struggles, and I know that makes me super extra lucky, and I try really hard to be grateful but still, I'm struggling. I've lost all the weight. I've stopped drinking. I'm investing time and energy into music. I provide singing lessons for kids, and volunteer at a children's musical theatre group.

But I'm still so sad!!! I'm so tired. No-one can help me or understand what I'm going through. I can't go to my husband. He really wanted to help me but he's tired too and I can't load him with everything I"m thinking and feeling. Now that I'm not working, I'm keeping things going at home, doing the cooking, the laundry, organising all the stuff that needs to be organised (garden services, insurance updates, etc) but I still feel like I'm a big nothing. I'm not interesting, I'm not contributing (aside from an insurance payout), I'm just a big nothing. And I'm tired, and I feel like no-one really understands.

And now there's a possibility of moving cities. I'm just so exhausted and I don't know what to do. I'm not asking for help here, just venting. I needed to get all of this out. Thank-you if you read this far.
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2023.05.28 10:45 Hautebiteschef AITA for planting a garden and putting up string lights up in my backyard without asking my roommate for permission?

AITA for planting a garden and putting up string lights up in my backyard without asking my roommate for permission?
I 35 y/o (f) moved into a 5-bedroom house in 2019. I live in a PNW city where it's impossible to rent a home with a backyard while on a single income, so most people have roommates. We have a great deal, as the landlord offers us pretty great rates on the condition that we manage the upkeep of the house and yard.
I live in the garden-level family room that I converted into a living/work-from-home space with my 11-year-old dog who is a certified working canine and 2 mini-dogs. All are well-behaved and utilize the dog door from the garage to the outside. There is a guest room down here as well and I pay the most rent, while the three others upstairs pay between 610 -780 a month. I also manage most repairs, do most of the yard work, shoveling/ de-icing, deep-cleaning, purchase shared goods (toilet paper, soap, etc.), and utilities are under my name. Most tools, kitchen utensils, furniture, and upgrades are from me. I never bring any of this up and work in the background.
In 2021 my three roommates wanted to be mobile nomads and moved out. I had to find 3 new roommates. 2 are down-to-earth males and 1 was a seemingly high-energy 29-year-old (f). Let's call her “Tanya”. We had a lot in common and I totally thought I won the roommate lottery. Boy was I wrong, seems like I must walk on eggshells or Tanya becomes a non-empathetic, passive-aggressive, cold & mean person just because of her own assumptions. Like her making up a person's intentions without even talking to them. She also loves drama and complaining about others.
I realize my empathetic personality and her blunt personality might be the cause of our friction. I always think about what someone might be going through before judging/reacting to their foul behavior. She thinks that this trait of mine means I'm a non-genuine person and all empathetic people have ulterior intentions. I have 3+ brothers and raised them, caring for others is just who I am and I don't want anything in return. However, whenever she needs anything she comes running to me and I always am there for her with no strings attached.
Anyways, last year when I had massive surgery in May, Tanya was upset I hadn't mowed the lawn during recovery. She cited that if the roommates wanted to chill outside they couldn't because the grass was too tall and she was afraid of stepping in dog poop. I had already hired a company to pick up after the dogs and found someone to mow the lawn. I mentioned that her concern is valid and that she agreed to help out with upkeep outside before signing the lease and that I would need help after the yard services came in. I’d been doing most of the work because when I did ask for help from others they would agree to help but it never happened. So she basically told me she felt all of outside should be my responsibility because of the dogs. I've tried reiterating that she agreed to non-dog-related yard work, but she would talk louder and make accusations. Can't have a chill convo with her.
Now a year later, I was laid off from big tech layoffs and saw an opportunity to improve our yard. I got the landlord's blessing to update landscaping so we have a nice firepit/projector patio area in the back that would be low maintenance. I shared plans with roomies and went hard on removing blackberry bushes (thorny vines 20 ft high), deep weeds, laying down grass seed, and laying down a lighted tiled path to the fire pit. I added string light to the back area. The roomie's windows are on the 2nd story and face west, while the lights are south of the house. I sent a few pics to roomies asking if they had ideas if they liked lights, and if they wanted me to change anything. No one said anything, so I continued working.
While at Lowes, I saw there were 3 for 12$ herbs and veggies. I remembered we had a pallet in the back and created a raised garden in front. Summers are so nice here and we have Adirondack chairs out front so I added a few hanging lights on the fence behind the garden so could see any critters eating from the garden and to add ambiance. I again asked them their thoughts after sending pics and telling them to please help themselves to the garden and that I left some space for them to plant anything they wish. No response except from the 2 male roommates that mentioned they loved it in passing.
The last update I made before Tanya exploded about it all was when I put string lights over the path going to the firepitt on west facing side of the house (same side as their 2nd story room windows). I made sure that I respected the privacy of Tanya, and that the lights are only on the fence below her window. She wasn't home so I asked her in a text to let me know her thoughts and to please let me know if she has ideas or wants to change anything up. No response. Now, these roommates are usually out and about when I work from home. They are rarely home and when they are they typically stay in their rooms. They usually only respond to my text if they deem it important.
The next day Tanya goes off on me via text. She told me that I needed to ask her permission before making any updates to the backyard. That I should have asked permission before putting up the lights and the garden. She said she understood that my intentions are to make the back yard look better, butI shouldn’t be making a bid deal on yard work (the text asking their thought) since I should be responsible for work on the backyard since “my dogs need the space. I reminded her why her rent is cheap and what she agreed to but that while making improvements for everyone; I’ve been keeping them involved. She continued with the theory that I should have asked for permission before making updates. I left it at the fact that I asked if she wants anything changed and she hasn’t told me what changes she wishes for me to make. She has been cruel and passively aggressive since then.
I left for a quick four-day trip with my senior husky and paid a sitter to stay at the house in my room with the two mini huskies. To keep an eye on them while Tanya and I were on bad terms, also since they need love ( not just food and water). Well, the sitter went out for a quick Mother's day dinner and when Tanya came back (20 minutes after the sitter left), she entered the house through the garage. It was odd, she always goes through the front yard gate to the front door. Well, she left the garage door open and the two pups ran away. Neighbors called, and when I tried contacting our house group Chat to ask if the pups were safe and the garage was down, I received no answer. I then sent a text saying “Neighbors called me & said they were having hard time getting them”, Tanya responded cold, short and argumentative. She does passive-aggressive things consistently and I think she may have left the garage open on purpose.
Anyways, it's been a month since and today I caught her on ring camera talking crap about the garden and lights with some random friend of hers. Real mean girl vibes. Tanya continues to hold resentment, is doing passive-aggressive stuff around the house, & is mean to the pups (which she has a hate/love relationship with them when it suits her). So AITA for putting up a garden and string lights on the house I live in and managing for the landlord?
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