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Vent Thread

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
Well, then. Guess who has about two brain cells and forgot her morning meds for the second time in like three days? *facepalm* I was absolutely sure I’d taken them, too, but the pill minder doesn’t lie. FML.

I guess if there was ever any doubt as to whether I can manage without antidepressants, that’s all gone. (Spoiler alert: no meds means mungo no worky.) So that’s… good? Ugh.
 

Filter

ɹǝʇlᴉℲ
Not only am I a night owl, but I wake up early for work. My cat helps me with the waking up part, which is both helpful and cute, but I should probably get more sleep than I do.
 

Goldarm

Eshu's left hand
Thank you. I’ve been recommended to go to therapy to get help and I’m taking that advice. We’re working on it but it’s sorta slow and I guess doesn’t make me feel better about past relationships
i don't think there's anything anyone could do to make you feel better about the past, that change has to come from you.

i can say nice sentiments about how it's not your fault and honestly mean it but where you are now you wouldn't believe me.

there's always a time to feel and a time to act and to be healthy you need a balance of both.

you've spent a lot of time feeling about this problem but you haven't really done anything to change things.

if you don't change the circumstances, you will always get the same result.

and i hope that when you come out of the other end having conquered your demons you will take the time to feel all the pleasantness as well.
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
Had a headache for three of the last four days. Finally figured out the probable cause: I am really sloppy about wearing my glasses. Normally I can compensate fine, and I honestly don’t much see a difference, but I realized I have been playing a fair whack of Hardspace Shipbreaker lately. And it has this annoying clouded-up air effect in the ship before you air it out (by which I mean “violent decompression is fun :D”). Which I’m always straining to see through. And I know eyestrain headaches are a thing I’ll get at times.

Which brings me to my vent: dayumn avoiding dimly-lit games and games with a (low-light) day/night cycle really limits what games you can play these days. Be interesting to see a game made where the day/night cycle doesn’t come with poor nighttime visibility. Hopefully a day of wearing my damn glasses, limiting screen time, and limiting what I do with that screen time will have me wake up headache free in the morning.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
My uncle has been offering fake negative covid-19 tests to people.

He believes the pandemic is made up, even though 12 people have died in his part of town. :S

His weird beliefs didn't used to be too dangerous (he was once featured in the local news because he believed aliens were visiting him). Last time I met him he was explaining to me how many youtube videos he watches, so I wonder whether he picked up some of the more recent stuff on there.
 

Rimna

Well-Known Monkey
My uncle has been offering fake negative covid-19 tests to people.

He believes the pandemic is made up, even though 12 people have died in his part of town. :S

His weird beliefs didn't used to be too dangerous (he was once featured in the local news because he believed aliens were visiting him). Last time I met him he was explaining to me how many youtube videos he watches, so I wonder whether he picked up some of the more recent stuff on there.

I would say yes, it is very possible. There's a certain community on the platform and I used to follow one of the bigger channels way back in 2013-2015 when he was doing more harmless content. I checked on him some time this year, wondering if he's still making videos and boy... I'm glad I stopped watching him all those years ago.

I guess I was pretty clueless back in the day. Maybe I still am, who knows, maybe the second dose will make me smarter next week.
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
My uncle has been offering fake negative covid-19 tests to people.

He believes the pandemic is made up, even though 12 people have died in his part of town. :S

His weird beliefs didn't used to be too dangerous (he was once featured in the local news because he believed aliens were visiting him). Last time I met him he was explaining to me how many youtube videos he watches, so I wonder whether he picked up some of the more recent stuff on there.
My condolences. That's such a shame.

On a tangentially related, almost gallow's humor type note: Apparently Tucker Carlsen(sp?) of Fox fame said something about COVID having long-term feminizing effects. Which... yeah, okay for ED and lowered testosterone levels being documented long-term effects, but that's not what his fanbase is going to hear. It's simultaneously horrible and hilarious.

I guess I was pretty clueless back in the day. Maybe I still am, who knows, maybe the second dose will make me smarter next week.
We're all forever young and stupid; it's a matter of degree and with time and experience we can at least shift the right way along that scale.
 

Minerva_Minx

Sheogorath is my co-pilot
On a tangentially related, almost gallow's humor type note: Apparently Tucker Carlsen(sp?) of Fox fame said something about COVID having long-term feminizing effects. Which... yeah, okay for ED and lowered testosterone levels being documented long-term effects, but that's not what his fanbase is going to hear. It's simultaneously horrible and hilarious.

Muwuahahahahahahahaha! Come, Mr. Bigglesworth! The Big Boy rocket awaits!

Omg, I hate we are still in a pandemic thanks to this b-s. And people believe this nonsense! Don't get the covid vaccine because I saw this guy go in and come out pregnant! The matriarchy doesn't want you to know this and the left/right/center and/or bass speaker told me so and they know. They know what bad sounds like!
 

Goldarm

Eshu's left hand
it's in situations like this that i wonder why people can't just use their own common sense.
 

Firuthi Dragovic

Gamer Dragon, former speedrunner
it's in situations like this that i wonder why people can't just use their own common sense.
You say that as if they HAVE it in the first place.


On a tangentially related, almost gallow's humor type note: Apparently Tucker Carlsen(sp?) of Fox fame said something about COVID having long-term feminizing effects. Which... yeah, okay for ED and lowered testosterone levels being documented long-term effects, but that's not what his fanbase is going to hear. It's simultaneously horrible and hilarious.
....thank you for giving some context so I didn't have to go try hunting it down.

Unfortunately, in trying to search out whether this also worked for women and lowered estrogen levels (let's not get into each having a little of the other's hormones or whether that has any relevance to COVID JUST yet), I'm not just noticing from the cursory search that women with lower estrogen seem to be suffering worse.

There's actually a few things claiming a chicken-or-egg scenario with men and testosterone - lower levels causing more severe symptoms in the first place.

Anyone want to try a deeper dive into this?
 

Borophagus Metropolis

The last prehistoric floofy woof of FAF
You say that as if they HAVE it in the first place.



....thank you for giving some context so I didn't have to go try hunting it down.

Unfortunately, in trying to search out whether this also worked for women and lowered estrogen levels (let's not get into each having a little of the other's hormones or whether that has any relevance to COVID JUST yet), I'm not just noticing from the cursory search that women with lower estrogen seem to be suffering worse.

There's actually a few things claiming a chicken-or-egg scenario with men and testosterone - lower levels causing more severe symptoms in the first place.

Anyone want to try a deeper dive into this?

I’m pretty sure I successfully had COVID almost 2 years ago, and my T levels are intense.
#random anecdote
 

Minerva_Minx

Sheogorath is my co-pilot
Anyone want to try a deeper dive into this?
As close as we should get is probably this:
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quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
....thank you for giving some context so I didn't have to go try hunting it down.

Unfortunately, in trying to search out whether this also worked for women and lowered estrogen levels (let's not get into each having a little of the other's hormones or whether that has any relevance to COVID JUST yet), I'm not just noticing from the cursory search that women with lower estrogen seem to be suffering worse.

There's actually a few things claiming a chicken-or-egg scenario with men and testosterone - lower levels causing more severe symptoms in the first place.

Anyone want to try a deeper dive into this?
I know there were some people sharing links to actual research etc (IIRC testicular shrinkage was also mentioned, so I’d sooner believe sometimes-chicken-sometimes-egg, personally), but I can’t for the life of me remember who had posted/retweeted the original thread I heard about the WTF in.


Vent time:
Woke up with weird pain in my hip and in one spot in the same leg. Probably just a nerve being tetchy because I slept on it funny, but dayumn it’s, well, weird. It’s not how slept-on-it-funny usually feels. More like pins and needles but with dull pain instead of the pins and needles.

Also still wishing melatonin would go back on national insurance coverage because I need something to help me straighten out my sleep schedule/reset it to a sane time of day, but for now I guess I’m falling asleep at ass o’clock until further notice.
 

Rimna

Well-Known Monkey
First week of working at my new job.
My team manager says I shouldn't be asking her any tech or ticket or quality related questions. My tech advisor says I shouldn't be asking him any process related questions. My quality control lead says I shouldn't be asking him anything outside of procedures. My mentor, who is supposed to shadow me 8 hours a day for 2 weeks, disappeared completely and is ghosting me.

I was told that I have 10 minutes to call the client when I receive their ticket. I get a ticket, I accept it, I reach out to my mentor and my tech advisor - they don't respond. I ask in the team chat for help - no one responds, I get left at "seen".

So after 9 minutes and 30 seconds of no one from my team helping me, I call the customer, I ask him a bunch of questions - turns out he's in charge of a company with 15,000 employees and a part of the app I support is completely broken for every single one of them. Not even 5 minutes in the call and he says something along the lines of "I can tell that you're new here and I am not impressed, I don't see how any of this is helping me."

After a week of doing the actual job, not a single person has asked me how I'm doing, do I need help, is everything going okay, what sort of cases am I getting, do I know what I have to do, etc.

I mean... fuck my life bro. I am fed up with being treated as single-use garbage.
 

Kellan Meig'h

Kilted Luthier
I'm slowly losing my patience with Medicare. Yeah, I'm that old. I've had a CPAP machine for ten years or so but Medicare decided I may have to do another sleep study, even though I had one done in July of 2021. They're not going to pay for it, either. Of course, my supplemental insurance says, no, the July test should be good. The supplier of my Durable Medical Equipment, Apria, says they need a letter for Medicare, my doctor says they need to fax him with a request. Also, I'm buying my CPAP machine but Medicare insists I rent one for 13 months. Really? The one I have now is almost paid off. Medicare says we can't rent you that model. The one they want me to have is an obsolete model that's on recall.

I am really close to going postal right now. I have a video appointment with my doctor on the 14th of December, I'll just have to wait to see how that works out.
First week of working at my new job.
My team manager says I shouldn't be asking her any tech or ticket or quality related questions. My tech advisor says I shouldn't be asking him any process related questions. My quality control lead says I shouldn't be asking him anything outside of procedures. My mentor, who is supposed to shadow me 8 hours a day for 2 weeks, disappeared completely and is ghosting me.

I was told that I have 10 minutes to call the client when I receive their ticket. I get a ticket, I accept it, I reach out to my mentor and my tech advisor - they don't respond. I ask in the team chat for help - no one responds, I get left at "seen".

So after 9 minutes and 30 seconds of no one from my team helping me, I call the customer, I ask him a bunch of questions - turns out he's in charge of a company with 15,000 employees and a part of the app I support is completely broken for every single one of them. Not even 5 minutes in the call and he says something along the lines of "I can tell that you're new here and I am not impressed, I don't see how any of this is helping me."

After a week of doing the actual job, not a single person has asked me how I'm doing, do I need help, is everything going okay, what sort of cases am I getting, do I know what I have to do, etc.

I mean... fuck my life bro. I am fed up with being treated as single-use garbage.
That, my friend is the new "Tech Support Specialist" norm. throw you to the wolves with a plastic spork, see if you survive. I did Tech Support for H-P back in the day, it was that way back then, too. Went to calls where the manager told his secretary to put the company credit card in the floppy drive to pay for an online purchase. Another brilliant department head shoved a CD in between two CD drives. Another, when prompted, put disk 2 in the CD drive. Couldn't read disk 2. Yeah, it's sitting on top of disk 1, ya idiot! One day, I got so stressed out by a secretary that needed her feet to be warm. The heater under the desk was cooking her tower, making it suck in hot air from the heater under her desk, right next to the tower. She always moved the heater when the tower would cook, so I replaced it four times before I figured it out. Becuase of the stress I ended up in the hospital with a mild heart attack. Thankfully, it didn't require surgery but still, I would never do Tech Support again. Not on a dare.
 

JacobFloofWoof

Metal Misanthrope
I'm still wary on the vaccine, because I know people in my family with severe adverse reactions immediately after taking it. I do not want to live with all the mandate/pressuring crap. I'll stay in my fucking house most of the time, and even if people see me as some sort of "subhuman" for not taking the shots, I just don't want to be denied any necessities or access to help in the future, and my livelihood taken away all together. This shit feels like Nazi Germany, and I really hope we do not go the way Germany, Austria, Italy, and Australia currently are. Regardless of the "choice issue", I'm seeing people in developed worlds blame impoverished African countries for Omicron, as if they're some sort of lesser class of human beings for not having access to vaccines, which brings me to my point on how this became a heavily classist issue.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
First week of working at my new job.
My team manager says I shouldn't be asking her any tech or ticket or quality related questions. My tech advisor says I shouldn't be asking him any process related questions. My quality control lead says I shouldn't be asking him anything outside of procedures. My mentor, who is supposed to shadow me 8 hours a day for 2 weeks, disappeared completely and is ghosting me.

I was told that I have 10 minutes to call the client when I receive their ticket. I get a ticket, I accept it, I reach out to my mentor and my tech advisor - they don't respond. I ask in the team chat for help - no one responds, I get left at "seen".

So after 9 minutes and 30 seconds of no one from my team helping me, I call the customer, I ask him a bunch of questions - turns out he's in charge of a company with 15,000 employees and a part of the app I support is completely broken for every single one of them. Not even 5 minutes in the call and he says something along the lines of "I can tell that you're new here and I am not impressed, I don't see how any of this is helping me."

After a week of doing the actual job, not a single person has asked me how I'm doing, do I need help, is everything going okay, what sort of cases am I getting, do I know what I have to do, etc.

I mean... fuck my life bro. I am fed up with being treated as single-use garbage.
Speaking bluntly, there may be specific parts of the job you might have to take the initiative on and learn on your own on your own time, but there are parts, probably related to technical aspects of the apps your company may provide and or service, that you can't reasonably be expected to know just yet.

I'd say talk to your mentor sometime between now and Monday see where you're at with him and if you can rely on him guidance at all. If you can, you've got a resource to refer to for another week at least. If not, you need to get some kind of a handle on the tech advisor or quality control advisor to get answers out of them when you're asked something that falls outside your expertise.

I'm free this weekend so we can talk more about this tomorrow unless you're still up now.
 

Yakamaru

Cyberpunk musta Susi

Minerva_Minx

Sheogorath is my co-pilot
I'm slowly losing my patience with Medicare. Yeah, I'm that old. I've had a CPAP machine for ten years or so but Medicare decided I may have to do another sleep study, even though I had one done in July of 2021. They're not going to pay for it, either. Of course, my supplemental insurance says, no, the July test should be good. The supplier of my Durable Medical Equipment, Apria, says they need a letter for Medicare, my doctor says they need to fax him with a request. Also, I'm buying my CPAP machine but Medicare insists I rent one for 13 months. Really? The one I have now is almost paid off. Medicare says we can't rent you that model. The one they want me to have is an obsolete model that's on recall.

I am really close to going postal right now. I have a video appointment with my doctor on the 14th of December, I'll just have to wait to see how that works out.
I'm on Tricare, myself, and the 13 month plan was what they put me on. Assuming similar/same, CPAP should be a ResMed Airsense 10, which isn't under recall to my knowledge and you "should" be able to demand it vs request it. Rent is $10ish/mo after their bs co-pay. Totally sucks. $60 quarterly charge for parts so recommend Amazon, also $60, if you want more parts than they provide and can get away with it
 
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