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2008.04.14 11:56 the r/California subreddit — for all things Californian

The subreddit for the Golden State of California -- for news and info on what's happening all across the state.
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2013.12.14 07:08 The Logs of Your life

A Starbound RP'ing/Storytelling subreddit. Share the stories of your exploits across the galaxy.
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2023.06.07 01:38 higher_fant Issues connecting?

Anyone else having issues connecting to STFC? I either get stuck on the loading screen, or I get booted every 3-5 minutes.
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2023.06.07 01:37 BCEmploymentAlt British Columbia WFH Employer Network was hacked, lost 6 working days of productivity. Employer paid us, but wants us to make up the difference in overtime until it is balanced out.

Hello, I'm hoping to get any thoughts on the situation at my work, and if it's worth the time and money to consult with an employment lawyer.
I am a remote worker in British Columbia. Last week on Monday, my coworkers and I try to login, but find the remote connection unresponsive. We eventually find out that there has been a security breach to the network due to one employee's home PC being infected with some sort of malware. Throughout the week, we are slowly updated that it will take time to fix everything, as well as implement new security measures to prevent it from happening again.
We were assured by our production coordinators, and the president of the company, that we would be paid for the time we were unable to work. The in-office network was back up and running by Thursday I believe, so some people were asked to volunteer their time on the weekend to help make up for lost time.
We were finally had our remote work connection restored this morning (Tuesday, just over a week from the initial loss of connection).
We've now been told that our overtime hours from now onwards will be put towards the hours we were unable to work last week, after that point, they will revert back to our normal overtime method, which is banked as paid vacation time (a system which I don't like anyway). Our production coordinator says this is all in line with the relevant employment laws, but I was hoping to get an outside perspective on whether this is entirely legal.
I apologize for the shaky narration, as I'm just writing all this down from my memory of what's occurred in the last week. If it helps, this is in the television/tech industry in British Columbia.
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2023.06.07 01:29 Mjr798 I messed up....

So, today I brought down our entire company network for about half an hour.
Earlier on in the day I mentioned to my boss that I was going to shut down and use a public ip on a deprecated ASA VPN firewall we had and put it on our new Palo Alto firewall pair. So I shut down the interface, took the ip off and put it onto the interface on the PA with the right subnet mask etc... (/28) and put the link into an auto state to bring it up. Turns out I didn't commit the change until much later on 🙄, anyway, after it was done and committed, I also left a NAT rule on for a test zone that I was going to be using on the firewall, I had it to PAT to the interface address itself (the public ip I took off the old VPN fw earlier in the day). Turns out that the NAT rule I put on had the interface address set to the subnet mask of /28 and not a /32, to which I can now guess it was proxy arping out for that entire range and it ended up killing our live firewall pair that I'm wanting to migrate off of! It was simply a mistake that tripped me up because I'm not use to Palo Altos way of setting it to PAT on the interface address.
That's not the main thing though, while me and 2 other engineers where troubleshooting it, i said that the NAT rules where all off, and I stuck to that whilst realising half way through that was the issue. I'm guessing they'll check the logs eventually and see that I turned the NAT rules off during the troubleshooting call but didn't say anything because I just froze! 🙄
Anyone any advice for me talking my way diplomatically out of this without looking bad! 🙄😒
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2023.06.07 01:29 Mjr798 I messed up....

So, today I brought down our entire company network for about half an hour.
Earlier on in the day I mentioned to my boss that I was going to shut down and use a public ip on a deprecated ASA VPN firewall we had and put it on our new Palo Alto firewall pair. So I shut down the interface, took the ip off and put it onto the interface on the PA with the right subnet mask etc... (/28) and put the link into an auto state to bring it up. Turns out I didn't commit the change until much later on 🙄, anyway, after it was done and committed, I also left a NAT rule on for a test zone that I was going to be using on the firewall, I had it to PAT to the interface address itself (the public ip I took off the old VPN fw earlier in the day). Turns out that the NAT rule I put on had the interface address set to the subnet mask of /28 and not a /32, to which I can now guess it was proxy arping out for that entire range and it ended up killing our live firewall pair that I'm wanting to migrate off of! It was simply a mistake that tripped me up because I'm not use to Palo Altos way of setting it to PAT on the interface address.
That's not the main thing though, while me and 2 other engineers where troubleshooting it, i said that the NAT rules where all off, and I stuck to that whilst realising half way through that was the issue. I'm guessing they'll check the logs eventually and see that I turned the NAT rules off during the troubleshooting call but didn't say anything because I just froze! 🙄
Anyone any advice for me talking my way diplomatically out of this without looking bad! 🙄😒
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2023.06.07 01:27 philliumo Router seems to be segregating my wired and wireless networks and I'd like it to stop...any ideas?

Hello,
I tried posting in the forum for my router's manufacturer and got no responses, hopefully someone here has an idea!
I have a TPLink AX5400 (Archer AX73 v1.0) and it has started to block all traffic between wired and wirelessly connected devices even though they can see that each other are on the network. I saw on another thread that someone suggested turning off the SPI Firewall which I tried with no effect.
I can ping the wireless printer from the router's interface and any wireless devices, but not from anything wired to the router. I do NOT have AP Isolation enabled and everything APPEARS to be on the same subnet.
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2023.06.07 01:27 Dvrk00 My jailbroken PS4 downloads updates on it's own

I activated my PS4 profiles using apollo save tool for trophies and the extra stuff , first Time the ps4 worked fine , then I realized that my PS4 once started downloading the latest update on it's own , I disabled auto update + disabled updates on jailbreak page , then I returned the profile ID's to their original value and Lost account activation , I shortly realized all my saves were corrupted , when I re-activated the profiles the saves worked again , so I couldn't go back , but this Time , everytime I connect to my wifi , it starts downloading not only the update , but every update available for my games , my DNS settings blocks the download, but i'm scared if it stays pinging Sony servers i'll get blacklisted or something, I use chiaki so account activation / internet Access and even port forwording sometimes is necessary, it was Never like that , also Who knows i'll probably lose the jailbreak since im Moving from the house and my little brother likes online games , I dont want the ps4 to be blacklisted or sm , also sometimes even with profile activation, saves dont work , unless I open apollo first . PS : all automatic downloads boxes are unchecked , DNS settings : 192.241.221.79 , 165.227.83.145 , disabled port forwarding , disabled updates on karo218.ir .
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2023.06.07 01:26 normancrane The Circular Logic of Space Exploration

The Circular Logic of Space Exploration
Appleton rushed to scratch the message onto the back cover of a magazine lying face-down on a table near the telephone. Scratch—because the pen didn’t want to cooperate; the ballpoint stuck. Appleton’s fingers shook.
It was a prank, surely. The conversation had been recorded. He would end up on a website somewhere, the anonymous out-of-touch butt of some teenager’s joke.
Yet there was something in the quality of that voice, a voice that didn’t belong to any teenager, that forced the shapes of the letters through his wrist, onto the paper. Even as he felt the fool, he also felt the chronicler. The words could be historic.
The words: after a plain “hello” the voice had excused itself and muttered something about a wrong number and galactic interference. Then it had said, exactly, “No matter, you will have to do. My name is Charles R—and I am calling from Mars. First, record the date and time of this communication. Second, please bring it to the attention of one Mrs Mary Clare of 34 Wentworth St, Nottingham. Pass along also that I am doing fine and that, though food is scarce, I have had my fill, and that water is plenty once one digs past the red surface of things.”
That was all. Then the phone went dead. The connection had not been good to begin with, but there was no doubt about any of it. Nothing had been made up. There was no uncertainty.
Having written these five sentences, Appleton let go of the pen, wiped his forehead and retreated to the safety of his customary evening chair. It was a few minutes after six—his regular reading time—but Appleton gave no thought to books. Today, he sat silently in his chair until the clock struck seven. His neurons fired incessantly.
By eight, he had made up his mind: in the morning he would fly to Nottingham and personally deliver the message to Mary Clare.
There was only the slight problem of the wife.
She would arrive home tomorrow afternoon and find it empty. She would worry. Appleton’s greatest fear was that the wife would worry. She was of good breeding and delicate constitution, and worry might weaken her system enough to allow otherwise harmless bacteria to set up residence, which would lead to complications and eventually a prolonged bedridden death. He shuddered at the mere inkling. Right, he would have to compose a note: “My dear, I am off on a scholarly pursuit. Do not worry. I will return by Wednesday. Sincerely, your devoted husband.”
He folded the note and placed it on the dining room table. That, he realized, was more writing than he’d done since his tenure at Oxford. He felt productive again.

- - -

The plane skidded as it touched down, but the flight was otherwise without incident. Outside, grey clouds produced a cold mist that collected drops of water on the brim of Appleton’s hat as he waited by the terminal. Although no one could say so by looking at him, he was nervous.
He nearly misspoke while telling the driver the address. In the taxi, he caught himself rubbing his thumb compulsively against his forefinger like he hadn’t done since his rugby days.

- - -

The house at 34 Wentworth St was made of pale yellow brick. It was smaller and set farther from the road than neighbouring houses. A stone path led to the front door, on either side of which bloomed a well-kempt garden. Appleton walked the path slowly, cherishing the smell of wet flowers and realizing that over the last twelve hours he’d developed a particular mental image of Mary Clare. It was something like the opposite of the wife.
He stood for a few moments before the front door and deliberated whether to ring the electronic bell or use the bronze knocker. Eventually, he rapped his knuckles against the wood. A woman opened the door.
“Yes, hello,” said Appleton.
The woman looked suspiciously at his hands, but he wasn’t carrying anything except the back cover of the magazine on which he’d written the message from Mars.
“I’m not selling,” he said. “I’m looking for Mrs Mary Clare. I’ve been informed that she lives at this address. I have a message for her from Charles R—.”
“Did he send you, the scoundrel?”
Appleton blinked.
“Well did he or didn’t he, speak up. All these years and he can’t even come back to show his face, sends some other poor fool.” Her eyes studied Appleton’s hat. “Or maybe he’s dead. Maybe that’s what you come to tell me. Last of kin or some such.”
“No, Mrs Clare—“
“Simpson, but one and the same as you’re looking for.”
“Mrs Simpson.” Appleton fumbled the correction. He’d shoved one hand into a cloak pocket and was furiously rubbing his fingers together. “Yesterday evening I received a phone call. I wasn’t meant to receive it, you see, there was a mistake with the connection. The call was from Mr Charles R—. He asked that I deliver this message.”
Appleton read aloud what he’d written on the magazine cover.
The woman laughed and stomped her foot. She was in her sixties, Appleton realized. Sections of her hair were greying. The lines under her eyes were deep and permanent. Her laughter was not a joyous laughter.
She said, “Whatever trick it is you’re playing, and whoever you’re playing it with, I’m too old for it, you understand? The past is dead. Mr Charles R— is dead. And I deserve to be left to my own peace. Don’t come back here.”
But before she could close the door, Appleton put his hand on her shoulder. It was a soft shoulder. Appleton gasped. Never had he been so forward with a woman.
“Please, Mr Charles R— is not dead. I spoke to him. I heard his voice. I’m telling you the truth. He’s alive. He’s just on another planet. It’s utterly remarkable!”
Mrs Simpson looked at Appleton with suddenly sympathetic eyes and, even as she removed his hand from her shoulder, kept her voice calm:
“He’s dead to me.”
Appleton’s hand fell limply against the side of his cloak.
“There are certain things you do that, once you do them, their consequences are permanent. There is no pretending and there is no coming back. Take care now, Mister.”
With that, she shut the door.

- - -

Upon returning home, Appleton’s life returned to normal—at least in all superficial respects: he smiled to his wife, he kept to himself, and, at Six O’clock each evening, he retreated to his customary chair to read his customary books. The magazine cover on which he’d written the message from Charles R—, he placed in a private drawer in the desk in his study, underneath unfinished essays and research into particle acceleration and magnet engine propulsion and other old academic bric-a-brac.
For weeks, whilst trying unsuccessfully to locate more information about Charles R—, he kept the drawer unlocked. But, once he’d given up hope, he turned the key and, with one click, banished all thought of Mars from his mind.
Or at least that’s what Appleton intended. For there are certain neurons that, once they start firing, are impossible to stop. At most, they can be slowed—their work delayed. They are not obtrusive neurons: they do not prevent, say, smiling to one’s wife or reading customary books. But they are persistent and every so often they make the results of their operation known. This happens most-of-all at unexpected times, as, for instance, when Appleton, having bent to retrieve a particularly large pine cone from the grass, stood up with the complete schematic for the Magna-IV Engine before his eyes, or, upon having been asked by the local lady grocer for his opinion about a recent stretch of fair weather, replied, “My God, Ruthenium!”
Once such ideas made themselves known to Appleton, he began putting them to paper. Once they were on paper, he tasked other, more compliant, neurons with dividing and conquering any problems that the papers made apparent; and, once those had been solved, what else was there to do but gather the necessary materials and construct the first prototypes?
Appleton kept mum about this, of course. To his physicist colleagues, he was still at work on the same book he’d been working on for the last decade. He was still irrelevant. The wife, as long he smiled to her, suspected nothing. It was only his books that could have given him away—lying unopened on their shelves, their regular Six O’clock appointments long forgotten, their yellowing pages gathering dust—but books by themselves cannot speak. Appleton’s secret was safe.
Even as the project approached completion, not one soul suspected.
When launch-day finally dawned and Appleton, having composed a note to his wife indicating that he would be away until Wednesday on a scholarly pursuit, packed the pieces and prototypes into the back of a rented truck and drove to an old farmer’s field, from where he would blast off that very noon, the whole world was still naïve to the history that would soon be made.
In the field, Appleton worked diligently. He filled the shell of the rocket with each of the separate machines he had designed and constructed. He had a life support system, a navigation system, a communications system. He had propulsion. He had fuel. He had everything that was necessary. Nothing had been overlooked. As the sun rose, it rose on years of endless effort that, today, had physically and for the first time come together in the middle of such a previously insignificant English spot on Earth.
By Ten O’clock, the rocket was nearly complete. All that was left was the installation of the final ingenious detail: the captain’s seat: Appleton’s own customary evening chair.
That done, Appleton looked for one last time at the earthly sky, its thin clouds moving slightly across an orange sun, then climbed into the rocket and closed the hatch. The pneumatics sighed. The inside air was warm. As he set the navigation, every click and beep audible as if within his own skull, Appleton wondered what became of Mary Simpson. But just as it had come, the wonder passed. He confirmed his intended destination on the small liquid crystal display and took a deep breath.
The destination was unbelievable: Appleton felt feverish. He maneuvered into his chair and strapped himself in. Space was tight but he was not uncomfortable. Besides—he thrust a needle into a vein in his arm—he would be asleep for most of the journey. The sedative began to flow. He activated the countdown sequence. When he awoke, he would already be in Saturn’s orbit.

- - -

“Hello? Can you hear me?”
The communications equipment produced only a monotonous hiss punctuated by crackles. Appleton scratched his head. He’d programmed the system to link directly to the telephone in his home. The signal was strong enough. It should be working. He tried another connection.
This time, there was a faint click and the echo of a voice.
“Darling! It’s me. Please say something,” Appleton spoke into the receiver.
The voice wobbled.
“I hope you can hear me. I hope you haven’t been worrying. I hope I haven’t caused you harm. Please, darling, say something so that I know there isn’t a malfunction.”
The echoing voice suddenly came into rather clear focus. “Who is this? And do you want to speak with my mum?”
Appleton knew right away that it wasn’t the voice of the wife. In fact, it wasn’t even a female voice. It was the voice of a boy.
“My name is Appleton,” said Appleton. “I am attempting to contact the wife. Unfortunately, I may have miscalculated. Nonetheless, if you’d be a good lad and please make a note of the following: I am calling from Titan, which is the largest moon of the plane—
“Saturn, I know. I’m not stupid.”
Appleton cleared his throat and adjusted his headset. “Yes, that’s mighty good of you. As I was saying, I am on Titan, having only just arrived, you see. But the situation thus far appears manageable. I predict I shall make a fair go of living here.” He remembered his reason for calling. “Right, then, if you could tell as much to the wife, whom you will find living at 11 Golden Pheasant Lane in Beaconsfield, I would be much obliged. Her name is—“
The connection went dead. The communications system went offline. Try as Appleton might, no amount of banging, prodding and reprogramming ever brought it back.

- - -

Phil Jones replaced the telephone receiver.
“Who was that?” his mother asked.
Then disappeared down the hall without waiting for an answer.
Phil went back to the homework spread out on his bedroom floor, whose doing Appleton had interrupted. Geography lay beside history, which bordered an island of English. Phil tried all three subjects—cross his innocent heart, he did—but all at once the history was too boring, the English too imprecise and the geography too much pointless memorisation. He rubbed his eyes. Next year he’d be in high school. The homework would only get harder.
T-I-T-A-N
He typed the letters almost absent-mindedly into a Google image search.
The moon stared at him.
Somewhere inside his head, certain neurons were beginning to fire.
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2023.06.07 01:25 Timbo8888 Manager points out additional way they retaliated to my FMLA time in mediation meeting

Hi all, im on mobile so bear with me. I havent shared the full story and its too long to share now so ill try and be brief.
I work in the US, in a "progressive" state that allows for up to 3 months of baby bonding time for newborns, adoptions, etc. Im protected from being retaliated against for taking this time and had a meeting with HR, my manager and his manager to discuss the ways he has retaliated against me for taking leave time and how at this point I just want a transfer (denying a lot of time off and any additional leave requests, attenuating my career with the agency, gatekeeping information and connections, etc)
My bosses boss inadvertently pointed out how they denied my request to extend my leave time (apparently everyone gets a 1 time extension if requested, which I did request but was denied) in the meeting. Me and the head of HR perk right up and im like "oh yea, that too!" What dumbasses! Our "leaders" have no idea how to actually manage people.
Had they apologized, responded to my emails before I started escalating things, or just given me an extra week off this probably all could have been avoided. While I know I'm replaceable, as the program director this will be a loss for the program that they prob won't replace since the program is due to end soon and some other people may leave too.
After the meeting I sent a follow up email thanking everyone for the productive call and how I would like to add what we discussed to my written statement (all detailed out of course).
I stuck to my guns about wanting a transfer, specifically not to a certain area where they have a lot of openings because that would be a longer commute and additional retaliation.
TLDR-boss fucked around and is finding out that he illegally retaliated against me for taking FMLA/PLA time. His boss inadvertently points out additional retaliation in meeting with HR. We are all managers so im pretty sure HR will limit their exposure and grant my transfer request.
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2023.06.07 01:25 journeyingnorth Hekate cured my arachnophobia!

It’s the title. But you guys, this is nothing short of a miracle! I’ve been majorly arachnophobic for my whole life. And I’m in my 40’s, so this is fully-integrated arachnophobia. Not like, “ew, gross,” but more like ‘I’m going to pass out if I see a spider on me.” I did have a traumatic experience when I was stuck in an animal cage whilst upsetting a spiders nest when I was seven. I’ve always attributed to the arachnophobia to this event. No other creepy crawlies really bother me, and I can handle ants, earwigs, centipedes, etc. I even kept bees for awhile. I regularly rescue the salamanders and skinks that get caught in the building. I have a strong stomach, too. Not a sensitive puker around various gross things, even if they smell. But if it’s got eight legs I’m done. Out of there faster than lightning. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200. I have refused to collect my belongings when I moved because they had been stored in the ‘spider shed.’ Even when I got married I told him his only required vows were “to keep my feet warm in bed,” and “kill spiders for me.” I’ve stooped so low as to bribe a child to murder a poor unsuspecting spider, then doubling the bribe if he promised not to tell anyone. There have been times that I have lost hours of sleep because I was afraid of spiders. I have screamed so loud I alarmed the neighbors. I have fallen because I walked into a cobweb.
So yeah, legit arachnophobia.
Anyway, back to the point. I’ve been starting to listen to and work with Hekate lately and trying to figure this all out. What does it mean to be a devotee? How does Hekate impact my everyday life? How do I sustain an actual, two-way relationship with any Deity other than the Christian God I was raised with (and of whom I still have very ambiguous beliefs)? And why does she have to be associated with one of my most disabling fears?I’ve posed questions to her and occasionally get a little insight or inspiration, as she sheds her light on what I need to see about myself. This in itself is pretty dang amazing. I mean, having any additional support is a gift. She has recently shown me that she’s ALWAYS been here with me, nudging me for safety and for growth. She has always been in my corner, as she has big plans for me. She hasn’t brought me this far to only bring me this far.
Because my Doubt and Ego need more than confirmation bias of previous events, they demanded, “But what about NOW, Goddess? How will I REALLY know you’re actually there? What will YOU do to prove that my devotion to you has any impact? Is this even worth my time? Are you real?” And yeah, I probably said it just as bratty as you read it.
A couple of weeks ago I had a spider on me and brushed it off. No biggie. Happens all the time and most people literally do not think twice about something that basic. Not me. I routinely make a scene if a spider lands on me. Full Karen tantrum. Everyone knows TravelingNorth doesn’t do spiders. My alarm bells went off a full second too late. Why did I have to ‘remember’ to be afraid? I realized that the delayed reaction was just a tiny bit of space for me to get in between my flight-or-fight response and my arachnophobia. That second to pause made me question why I’m arachnophobic, then questioning why I’m questioning it. I saw for the first time that this arachnophobia was not actually an aspect of my SELF, but a part that attached to the SELF so long ago it seemed as though it melded to be indistinguishable from the SELF.
Then it dawned on me that it was Hekate who gave me that space. There was absolutely zero doubt that the removal of the arachnophobia was divine inspiration, even if only for a second. When I again doubted that it was Hekate that gave me that precious second of insight, she said in my minds eye, “You’re welcome,” with a smirk.
Unlike the God of Christianity, Hekate cares little whether or not I give her ‘credit.’ (In fact, as I’m writing this she’s telling me, Isn’t that sweet…,” and chuckling like one would do to a toddler.) She really does love me and care for me!
I’ve known for a long time that when I’m in a good mental/physical/spiritual place, spiders don’t bother me as much as when I’m tired or stressed, but it’s always still some degree of fear, never a lack of it. Hekate removed the fear, made me not care about that spider. I have more work to do, but now I’m aware that my phobia is my adversary, not the innocent spiders. I’ve started facing this fear with Hekate’s support. I’ve waved away cobwebs and scooped out a spider that was stuck in water. I’ve bent down close to a spider in her web, but I’m not jumping to pet a tarantula, but I’m no longer panicking just typing the word ’tarantula.’ Miraculous. She convinced me.
TL;DR Not afraid of spiders anymore. Don’t challenge the Goddess. She will call your bluff. Although she will be right, so maybe challenge the Goddess, but only if you’re ready to hold on tight!!!
P. S. (Hekate is reminding me of a message a few months ago when she told me to “BUCKLE UP!” She knew that we were in for a fast, bumpy ride. Ha!)
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2023.06.07 01:20 tortaleni My ex really cared about me, but I messed up. How do I even deal with something like this?

I feel like I self-sabotaged the only good thing in my life. I don't want to get too into it but I didn't have the best home life growing up so a lot of my family's toxic and abusive traits got passed onto me. I'm currently looking into therapy. Sometimes I don't even realize when I'm acting manipulative, controlling, etc. and that's one of the reasons my relationship ended. My ex broke it off for what I assume was multiple reasons but he claimed it was to "work on himself"
He believed he was the reason the relationship failed and he hates himself. I want to believe that part, but for some reason I feel like I ruined it because why would he completely remove me from his life? Why ruin any chances for reconciliation or friendship in the future.
My ex gave me multiple chances to act right, I tried and tried but the attitude and trauma always came out and we would fight and argue. A lot of times it was over nothing. It drained him. We both come from dysfunctional families and he just couldn't have that in his life anymore. I don't know why we were turning out exactly like both of our parents.
It kills me each day that I lost my best friend and the only man I ever felt comfortable with. Getting him back isn't even an option and the only thing I can do is move on and continue living my life but it doesn't hurt any less. It's been 6-7 months since the breakup and I'm a lot better emotionally than I was when it first happened but he's always on my mind. He even told me to move on, I don't have a choice but to watch someone I shared everything with disappear because I couldn't get it together. He gave me multiple chances to go to therapy but I didn't and I have to live with that. I understand its my own fault.
I stuck by him while he was dealing with his own mess too and I would of never left but I guess that's what both of our parents did (stick by) and the result was my ex and I having a whole bunch of mental health issues because our parents were better off separated..
The more I reflect the more embarrassed I get bringing him around my family and having him witness the dysfunction. I get embarrassed that I told him so much about them and my life and drama. I wish I thought more on how to handle it better. He helped me through so much I truly feel awful. There was so many times he witnessed me arguing with them and it's just mortifying. I scared him away, and I think well if he had a dysfunctional family too and he couldn't even deal with mine, I'm doomed to meet anyone else. He seemed way better emotionally dealing with my family issues because he learned from his.
And if anyone says someone else better suited for me will come along, it's just not true. My ex and I were very compatible. We just had an immense amount of baggage, and we should of never got into a serious relationship. He didn't want to, I should of listened to him but I thought we could make it work. The only way it would work with someone else is if I separate myself from my family and never introduce them to another partner. I'm broken because of them.
I have so many regrets.
There were many times my ex called me helpless but I feel like my parents set me up for failure and there's only so much I can do. My ex has help that I don't.
This was a lot to share and if anyone is currently going through the same thing some thoughts would be appreciated.
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2023.06.07 01:18 FromVAtoLA What’s (s)he building in there?

I was listening to an interview with WNBA announceanalyst LaChina Robinson the other day and she commented that increased data and information, combined with the power of storytelling, has helped propel the WNBA forward over the years. Years ago, there were a lot of things happening around the league but that fans wouldn’t know. They were less connected because of that. That’s different today. There’s better media and resources, fans feel more connected, and the WNBA is more successful. There’s a larger discussion to be had around that and the NWSL, but I’m bringing it up because Freya is on the hot seat and there doesn’t seem to be an effective way for her to communicate about her tactics, lineups, and strategy. (And, yes, I understand that any coach in any league is going to limit how much they discuss those aspects of the games.) Occasionally, I see snippets of the post-game interview on here, on twitter, or something. It’s even rarer to see some pre-game interview snippets. There’s nothing otherwise. ACFC’s social media channels are just hypefeeds - and I understand that - but they are pretty useless for insight into the team’s performance. For such a media savvy organization they seem to be lacking in this area. I feel like I could be more understanding or sympathetic to her (or maybe even supportive!) if she had more effective media around her. And that’s important because the team is stuck at the bottom of the table, the season hits the halfway point this weekend, and if ACFC follows last year’s schedule then season ticket holders will start getting emails about renewing tickets in a couple of weeks. Timely! 🙃 I feel like I’m stuck in that old Tom Waits song – What’s (s)he building in there – constantly left wondering and questioning many of her decisions. So, for today’s next day discussion thread what questions would you want to ask Freya if you got to sit in on one of her press/media events? Who knows maybe someone with media access could get some of these asked/answered.
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2023.06.07 01:18 Colorful_Potatos I think i dodged a bullet?

First post on this Reddit so sorry for the style of it.
Back in April, me and my ex bf (S) broke up. It was a hard break up, but how it ended still bothers me. I and S were together for abt 4 months, not that long ik, but I imagined my whole future with him. He made me feel like the happiest person in the world. We’d go on dates together and have fun, silly adventures. S used to have long, curly brown hair, but 2 months into the our relationship he shaved it all off and just changed as a person. He just became cold and distant. I went from getting cute good morning texts to not getting a text at all for hours, and whenever he wanted to hangout he just wanted to have sex. I’m not a sexual person, but I loved him so much I gave in so he’d stay. S would always get jealous everytime I’d go hangout with friends, but then would get mad whenever I didn’t want to hangout with them. He’s always flip flop his feelings and get mad at me whenever i tried to communicate my feelings. If i actually did communicate them he’d ignore me and go on abt how he feels and just yell at me until he felt better. To me this was normal bc I’ve had past relationships like this. There was this one time me and S went to the roller rink and he just get so upset bc other people were looking at me skate. S made it really hard to have fun, i told him that I just wanted to skate, but he’d get so mad and push me away. Afterwards whenever i was driving him home, I told him how I felt like I couldn’t have fun with him around bc he always get too protective. S just broke and became so apologetic and asked if I was going to break up with him. This wasn’t the first time he asked that either, every time we argued he’d ask that. Not to mention that he’d always talk abt his ex’s, and how he talked abt them like he missed them. Or that he’d always get upset whenever I try telling him my past trama from an ex, explaining y I couldn’t handle certain thing. I forgot y we intentionally broke up, but he promised we could get back together whenever he worked on himself and got better and that he’ll still be there for me, and that he’d still talk to me. During that week I’d check up on him, asked how he was doing, etc. Ignored. I showed him something that I was really excited abt, ignored. My last straw was when my guy friend at the time confessed his feelings to me, and i went onto a full panic attack. During this whole week i already felt shitty bc of the break up, now with the confession, it made it to overwhelming. I told S and he told me it wasn’t his problem and blocked me. This shattered my soul, the person that I loved with every being of me, gone. I thought that was it. All of my emotions just left, I felt empty and alone. The next day I saw that he unblocked me which made me kinda anxious. Then, he called me, said that he wanted to get back together. At the point, all my emotions turned into anger. I asked him where was he whenever I needed him, and whenever i tried to talk to him, make conversation. At that moment I realized that I didn’t want to be with him. I told him I didn’t want to be with him anymore. I’m his exact words, “But I did this just for u, y don’t u want me back?”. I told him my reasoning (explained in the post already) and that he left me whenever i was at my lowest, when he said he’d always be there for me. He got mad (as expected) and said that I shouldn’t every try to get with him again and that I lost my change with the best guy ever. I told him I didn’t want to get back. His last words before i hanged up was “that’s what u say now”. That has stuck with me since, like I’ve dodge a bullet. I’ve just kept all of this cooped in and i needed to get it out. Sorry for the long post.
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2023.06.07 01:15 FarKaleidoscope795 Starting to resent my partner

We have gone through a lot of trials and tribulations since we got together. We've been married five years, together 10. I'm a SAHM of two small kids, which definitely fuels the resentment as I'm feeling more and more like I need to set myself up for financial independence in case this feeling grows. I'm just going to write it all out here to vent and maybe figure something out or someone will relate, because I'm starting to feel crazy.
Four years ago, I got sober thanks to reading about codependency and addiction. Two years ago, I insisted he cut back on drinking as I was ready to leave. He did, but then he got a promotion in a different city, which has led to a whole host of other issues. As I've learned more about myself and the low-key lifestyle I want, he's gotten more caught up in the rat race and his network. He's debating applying for new roles now with even more responsibility as he's frustrated with his job, and it's all he can talk about. He has worked 70 to 80-hour weeks regularly for the last few months. I'm honestly so bored of it all and disappointed. When we met, we were outdoorsy, loved local restaurants and small towns, and felt strongly about traveling and moving abroad. Now it's just his job and the fucking suburbs. I feel like he's constantly talking at me, rarely listening to me. I finish a sentence and he doesn't verbally acknowledge it at all before moving on to the next subject. My most recent frustration is that he's always late to get home, usually by an hour or more, which has made it impossible for me to consider working because I can't count on him to be here for me or the kids. I know it's because he's can't stop talking to people once a conversation starts. Most of the time, if I call, he's in the middle of just "shooting the shit" with his coworkers, which he says is important for his job but why not do that the rest of the fucking day and plan to be home in time to help with the dogs or dinner. I've talked to him about all of these things and he always apologizes and promises he'll get better. He's even ok with spending money on a nanny so we have someone here for the kids in case he can't get out of work on time and I'm still at my potential job. But like, I wish that wasn't our family situation. I want him to be dependable, to not work as much, to be around physically and mentally. Maybe that's my own shortcoming. He earns a great income and seems like he tries to be here, it just never really comes to fruition. And I think it's ok that I don't like it. But is it enough to leave?
I guess I'm just feeling really stuck and confused. My personal and business network is in our old town, and I've drifted so far apart from everyone that I don't know who to talk to for advice. My parents are obsessed with him, so that doesn't help. I've tried to make therapy appointments but can't get anyone to call me back.
I need to get back into the literature, maybe there are answers there and I'm just out of practice. But any advice would be appreciated. I feel like these issues sound so trivial, but somehow it's still that familiar cycle of not being able to depend on someone over and over again, and then getting mad at myself for falling for it again.
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2023.06.07 01:14 Comfortable_Note_978 Informal Ways to Get Hired in Project Management, BA or MC?

I'm in the US, in NYC. MBA grad, with a metric fark-ton of informal self-taught lessons in consulting, project management, business analysis and IT. I am VERY well-read.
I'm apparently stuck in a P/T non-profit job, and I want to transit to a F/T for-profit position in or outside of NYC or the US, preferably in management consulting, project management or business analysis. I have applied to probably thousands of job postings online without success. I now suspect that most job postings are employer grifts designed to take advantage of the federal government paying employers to post job listings, but not checking to see whether postings are filled.
People contact me on LinkedIn about positions, but I suspect that they are just data collectors who want my resume for data. The formal job-hunting process seems broken. My dad did no favors for me, so nepotism is out. My other family members are distant from each other, as Americans tend to be. Networking events are just wannabe employees or prospecting soloists, and no employers.
What informal ways of securing a junior small-to-medium firm MC, PM or BA position are open to me? Does anyone reading this earnestly want a junior assistant or employee? It can be off-books if meeting Fed or state requirements freaks you out about hiring people. The current formal Apply Online system is broken, my life is passing me by, and I don't know what to do about it. How do other people establish themselves in a society which actively seems to try to prevent people from achieving take-off? I am sick and tired of being looked through by people who spout the "people these days don't WANT to work!" bilge.
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2023.06.07 01:13 Agitated_Hedgehog_ Advice for a Newbie overwhelmed with info

I am trying to build a pretty simple blog, with articles and how-to's about relevant topics to my industry. I don't really need anything special. No ads for now, etc
Somehow this has been really difficult. So far I have:
-Bought a domain
-Hosted it on Bluehost
-Connected Bluehost with WordPress
-created posts, tags etc on WordPress
From here I have gotten lost in trying to find a theme/editor that works and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Questions I have
-Are there actually free themes that will work for a blog? (All I have tried have very limited customization or don't work on all size monitors etc)
-Is it worth it to pay for a theme?
-What is the best route between a paid theme or something like Generatepress or Elementor?
I just need to build a simple blog that works! I had no idea in the year 2023 it would be this difficult. (I will accept Some of my challenges may be user error)
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2023.06.07 01:11 sex-babomb Trying to find out if my native laptop ethernet nic supports multiple vlan IDs

So the issue I am having is I'm trying to connect to multiple Vlans on my computer through a trunked port on a switch that is adding tags for Vlan 10, 20, and 30. I was reading that the nic needs to have 802.1q capability. When I opened the realtek ethernet diagnostic utility to add the Vlan id's to the nic it only shows the submenus of general and about. Nothing that let's me change vlan settings or any other settings. I've tried looking up the model number for the network adapter in the device info, but can't seem to find a model number anywhere. Am I missing something? Also if it isn't capable of multiple vlans is it possible to change out the NIC on the laptop so I don't have to get a separate usb to ethernet dongle with the 802.1q capability?
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2023.06.07 01:09 ItsDumi [SOUL STEALER] Chapter 15 - Tunnel Vision

Kita looks in her hand, holding a basket with a few veg and eggs. A little confused, she reaches for her head and feels a hair band wrapped around it as her hair drapes freely over her shoulders.
What was I doin'-
“Here you go, Kita”.
She spins in a panic, raising her hands to guard.
“Oh”, she responds as her eyes come upon the vast plantations and animal kraals, tightly surrounded by a luscious forest.
“You’re too young to be going crazy, my sweet,” says an old lady as she puts a few slices of ham into the basket. “A’jem offered a generous cow recently, so there is a little extra for everybody today”.
Kita Smiles, “Thanks, Ami. Did you do something with your hair? It's pretty,”
“Thank you, my sweet”, Ami giggles as she pushes her grey hair behind her ear.
“Today is the recurrence of me and A’jem. When the dots of Yeo appear in the night sky, we are reminded of our bond.”
“Yeo?” asks Kita.
“I won’t be able to give you the full story today, my sweet- But according to the scripts, Yeo is the spirit of provision, and due to our bond matching on this day- we are tasked with the provision of the crops,"
“I didn’t know the spirits provided our tasks?”
Ami makes her way to the nearby pile of greens that have been plucked.
“They once did… Today, they seem to be dealing with other matters,”
“What matters?”
Ami chuckles, Carefully rooting some of the nearby crops and placing them into a basket beside her.
“I’m sure your Mother would like those recipes to make breakfast, Kita. We can explore your curiosity at another time”.
“Oh... Of course. Thanks for the extra slices, Ami.” She says, turning to make her way back up the hill.
“M’pai Yeo Ket’p prauvhishk,” Ami calls out to Kita.
May Yeo continue to provide.
On her way up the hill, she can see above all the trees surrounding the farm, with the sol casting a warm, orange light against the pinnacle of the whisping greenery. The village resides atop a flat hill, making the walk up quite steep and more suited for the youth of the village. At the peak of the trail, you can see the entire surrounding area with the green extending far beyond what she initially thought. She walks this path every day. Why does it seem so unfamiliar now?
The town reaches from the North, round to the East and South. To the west is a stretch of mountains leading straight up north. Apparently, the sea resides to the South, but it can’t be seen from here.
Ta’ah and I should try finding it sometime.
She arrives on the Eastern side of the village and walks up to two large, interconnected tipis. She steps through the entrance draped with beads that clatter like a soft rain as she steps through them. Her heartbeat rises as she steps through this uncannily familiar place.
She knows she lives here, why does it feel like she hasn't been here in a while?
There's wooden art on every countertop and suspended from the ceiling of every room. Some are much bigger than others, occupying a space on the floor but standing as tall as the shelves and cupboards. In the centre of the ceiling is a chandelier, with dozens of fireflies circling around its nest in the centre.
As Kita steps into the hall of the connected tipis, she can see a lady seated in the other room, before a small fire in the middle. Kita can only see the back of her head, and hear the sound of chopping emanating from the lady's lap… she's preparing a meal.
Is she?-
Kita's eyes widen in shock as she recognizes the back of her lady’s head. Sitting in the chair she always sits in when she chops vegetables for breakfast or dinner. Kita stumbles backwards, and the basket of meats and vegetables slips out of her hand, crashing to the floor as a plethora of coin spills out.
Surprised by the coin in her basket, she looks back up to see if the lady noticed, but is met with the face of a man, looking at her with concern as he mouths some words she can't make out.
What is this?
She realizes something is off. She's not really here… is she? The fabrics of the tipi around her slowly dissipate to reveal the bodies of shoppers and residents all around her. She tries to glance past the man's head, at her lady still sitting in the chair- But all these tables and people start to get in the way.
"Mom?" Kita asks, catching the ladies' attention before she disappears.
"Perfect timing, Ki," Her soft, loving voice responds as she slowly turns her head. Kita's heart races, as the lady slowly turns around to see her- But before Kita gets the chance, she is back in the cave.
Everything comes back to her like a vortex as she hears the man's panicked voice.
"Miss, are you okay?"
What just happened? Kita tries to recall why the shopkeeper is so concerned but only remembers a moment of blackness. Noticing that her hand is trembling uncontrollably- She quickly puts her hand behind her back, hoping the man didn't notice.
Faint images dissipate in her mind as the feeling of an unfamiliar memory fades away.
She’s tired.
That's all.
"I'm fine," Kita steps away from him. Tilting her head to see past him, only to see shoppers and passers-by. She feels disappointed, as if something is incomplete. But what? What did she see? The experience slips away from her like a forgettable name, leaving her with questions and vague ideas.
She crouches down to pick up all the coin she'd dropped, then stands back up with her arm outstretched. Hoping the man just takes the coin and goes on with his day without trying to get all religious about what just happened.
He squints in confusion. Taken aback by her strange behaviour. Then he looks down at her hand, back up at her, and reaches his hand out.
"Thank you for your business, Miss,"
Kita nods her head, without saying a word. Anything she'd try to say would slur out of her mouth and make things more awkward. Now pacing away from the man's stall with haste, she massages her temple; it strains under the weight of her worrying and thinking.
Something just happened. For a brief moment, she wasn't here. Where was she?
Why can't I remember?
She doesn't want to lose it.
She sits on the floor, amongst the busy shoppers. Takes a deep breath before closing her eyes, and concentrates on the brief period of darkness. Thinking of the most immediate difference between that world and her own.
The greenery.
Air that was so… different. Every breath felt rich with substance.
"A farm?" Kita inquires, vaguely envisioning an unfamiliar old lady who accompanied it.
She tries to recall further. Who is the lady?
It is lost to her… But, a word comes to mind.
"Yeo," she says to herself. The meaning doesn't accompany the sound as it rolls from her lips.
And after that…
A numbness trickles in her stomach- Giving her the urge to throw up in discomfort. There’s something inside of her that she desperately needs to eject.
"Mother?" She whispers to herself. Her eyes whip open when she recalls what came next, and the numbness grows- a good and bad sign.
I saw my Mother.
What did she look like? She cannot place a face or even a hair colour on it. She is certain she saw her, but she also knows she didn't. This may all be fabricated.
A daydream.
This hollow feeling is irrational. Why does she miss someone she can't remember? She knows nothing about her Mother, yet the thought of whoever that might be makes Kita feel… Sad?
Is this sadness?
The distance between herself and her emotions is larger than she was aware of. She should know what sadness feels like- She should know why she’s sad… Right?
Kita stands to her feet, all the more confused by the details she barely recalls. It's unnecessarily frustrating. She'd rather go about her day than continue straining her mind over nonsense. All these thoughts of family life, religion and her past are a part of her mind she can’t deal with all at once.
It’s overwhelming.
She’s not built for that life anyway. Someone who has no grasp of their own emotions or sense of self isn’t fit for a 'regular' life. No, most people in this world haven’t had theirs taken from them. They haven’t had their entire sense of being wiped clean, as if it’s a dirty rag. Nobody could truly understand what she’s going through. Nor would they understand what she will have to do to get it all back.
She’s a monster.
A killer.
It’s the only way for her to get her soul back...
She must get it back.
AUTHOR'S NOTES
Read ahead on RoyalRoad [https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/68702/soul-stealer-anti-hero-reincarnation-fantasy](https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/68702/soul-stealer-anti-hero-reincarnation-fantasy)
Kita's thoughts - Post Chapter 15
"Mom?"
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2023.06.07 01:08 EntityPrime Okay i give: Requesting help with Express & Socket.io

Ive been stuck with this for 2 days, read docs / youtube but missing something.
i keep getting an error (that i think) basically translates to being unable to connect between client and host, both running locally:
XHR GET http://localhost:3000/socket.io/?EIO=4&transport=polling&t=OYAmTaY [HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found 2ms] XHR GET http://localhost:3000/socket.io/?EIO=4&transport=polling&t=OYAmUXO [HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found 5ms] XHR GET http://localhost:3000/socket.io/?EIO=4&transport=polling&t=OYAmV6u [HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found 4ms] XHR GET http://localhost:3000/socket.io/?EIO=4&transport=polling&t=OYAmWLd [HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found 2ms] XHR GET http://localhost:3000/socket.io/?EIO=4&transport=polling&t=OYAmXaD [HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found 5ms] 
it'll spam that message every 5 seconds or so..
index.js (jsfiddle for highlighting)
const express = require('express'); const path = require('path') const app = express(); const ExpressPort = 3000; const socketIoPort = 3001; // -- Socket.io -- // const { createServer } = require("http"); const { Server } = require("socket.io"); const httpServer = createServer(app); const io = new Server(httpServer); io.on("connection", (socket) => { console.log(socket.id) }); httpServer.listen(socketIoPort); // -- Express -- // app.set('view engine', 'ejs'); app.set('views', path.join(__dirname, '/views')); app.use(express.urlencoded({ extended: true })); app.use(express.static("public")); app.listen(ExpressPort, () => { console.log('listening on', ExpressPort) }); app.get('/', (req, res) => { res.render('index') }); app.post('/message/new', (req, res) => { console.log(`req.body.text:${req.body.textbox}`) res.redirect('back'); }); 
client.js:
const socket = io(); socket.on("connect", () => { console.log(socket.id); // Ex: x8WIv7-mJelg7on_ALbx }); socket.on("disconnect", () => { console.log(socket.id); // undefined }); socket.emit("Hello World") 
could this be a firewall issue? its all running on localhost so i wouldnt think so (its only windows firewall)
im stumped 😑
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2023.06.07 01:08 Shaengar An uncomplete review about The New Light mods for Icewind Dale EE by LavaDelVortel and AionZ

I just completed my first modded playthrough of Icewind Dale EE and I thought I give a review and my thoughts about the stuff that the New Light mods add to the game for those people who think about playing with these mods as well.
I have played through Icewind Dale about 4 or 5 times. Its a game that stuck with me from my teenage days. I hold it quite dearly and replay it about every 3 years. I love the atmosphere, the locations, the battles. And I also love the Baldur's Gate series with all its banters and great companions. So I hoped that with the NPCs from this mods I would get an interesting party together that would comment on the specific situations and revelations throughout the game, that the NPCs would have interesting backstories and strong personalities and I have to say: That is exactly what I got.
I was also looking forward to the quest mods. Especially the rediscovery of Kuldahar because I always felt that the vanilla game could have made Kuldahar much more interesting. It is one of the most cozy and beautiful places that I have ever experienced in a video game but it was also flawed in a way. There could have been more quests there, or more interesting NPCs. So I hoped that the quest mods would give me that and I installed them all.
Naturally I could only take 5 companions with me so I had to choose which one I would want. I settled for L'anna, Dusky, Minerva, Karihi and Nella (from Kulyoks NPC mod). Having one character from a different modder turned out not to be a problem, because there is a crossbanter mod available that worked flawlessly and it never felt as if Nella wasn't part of the team.
That means I cannot comment on T'viy, Urchin, Oak-Maw, Tipps, Orra, Dandjelion, Hommet or Ina, because I haven't played with them.
I will no go over the different companions that I played with one by one and give my thoughts and ratings.
L'anna: She is an elven paladin that has a story connection to the Severed Hand and the Mythal magic that I found very interesting. She started out slowly and a little bit on the uninteresting side and while it definitely got much better once I reached the Severed Hand, I could not shake the feeling that she was the most bland of the NPCs. I liked her and I learned a lot about elven culture and tales from her, which was very interesting, but she didn't have a personality that stood out from the others. Her voice acting also wasn't the greatest and I had to replace her portrait with another one more to my liking, but all in all she was a good companion to have. Strong as well with pretty good unique class skills. It felt like she had very little banter with the rest of the group though and thus felt a little bit isolated from them.
Rating: 5/10 Pretty good companion but the most uninteresting of the ones I took with me.
Karihi: She is a fire Genasi and a specialist fire mage so to speak. She gets unique fire spells at certain levels that were very strong and flavorful and she gets a bonus to fire damage. Also a staff that can do a range attack from the start which was extremely good for the early game. I have to say that she was pretty much a perfect companion in every regard. Portrait, voice acting, backstory or class skills. It left nothing to be desired and she just flawlessly fit into the setting. Of course having a dedicated fire mage is a great thing to have in the frozen north where many enemies are vulnerable to fire. And she became extremely strong very quickly. I found Items for her, that raised her bonus to fire damage even further up to i think almost 100% at later levels, making her spells like Fireball do ridiculous damage to large clusters of enemies. Also there was gear that raised her casting level and lowered the cast time like the Robe of Vecna does in BG2. That made her an absolute monster of a damage dealer and made some fights trivial. Is she OP with the right gear that you will find during the game? Yes, she is. Is it gamebreaking? No. Should you use Karihi in your party because her presentation, her writing and her gameplay is incredibly great. Absolutely.
10/10 Would recommend for everyone to try her out. I haven't romanced her so I don't know how it goes but as a friend and companion I loved her the most of my companions, second only to...
Minerva: Minerva is a Gnome Artificier. That means she is a fightethief with no ability to backstab, but instead with unique traps, the ability to craft very powerful potions and later a stationary autocannon and even a Modron. Minerva is probably the most likeable companion I have ever had in any party. She is cheerful, positive, funny but she never goes over the top and has serious moments to. Her personality is great and she is a joy to have around. Just as with Karihi, everything is perfect here. Voice actress does a phenomenal job, her portrait fits her perfectly and her skills are interesting and strong. Her backstory also feels realistic and fitting and I want to visit Lantan with her now. She uses throwing knifes and is very good at it. Its a bit tedious at first when you have to craft her special knifes that can do friendly fire if your micromanagement slips a litte but once she gets a returning throwing dagger she is just simply fun in combat. She also comments on getting a returnable throwing dagger and how convenient that is for her when you ask her how she is doing in a player initiated dialogue. How great is that?
10/10 Companion. I would have loved to romance her but I saw to late that the romance required 14 Intelligence to trigger. When I EE Keepered my Intelligence up during the Vale of Shadows its seems to have been to late and the romance didn't trigger properly. Real shame. You should definitely take her with you if you want a ranged damage dealer with fun skills that will be the positive heart of the party. Minerva is great.
Dusky: He is a Half-Orc Cleric/Thief. His portrait is abysmal. You need to swap it out to a better one at the very start of you playthrough or it will ruin that character for you. I gave him Dandjelions Portrait because I thought that it fit but you can use any Half-Orc portrait that you like. Everything else about him was pretty good. He has some intersting stories from his past and his personality is very likeable. If you play a male character he will try to initiate a romance at some point. If you are not into that stuff you can turn him down and he will be a good friend for the rest of the game. He will ask you to have drinks in an inn several times where he will then initiate a dialogue. I found that to be great idea and it really enhanced the atmosphere. Nothing like having an ale together in the Kuldahar Root Cellar after a return from a deadly dungeon and have a chat. As for effectiveness I really didn't have a good role for him because I already had Minerva to take care of traps and locks. His priest spell progression is slow because he is a multiclass and so he mostly stayed back with a sling in hand and supported with heals and defensive magic. His stats are great but with only 1 APR i wanted to keep him from the frontlines. Later he became a lifesaver when I had him scout ahead under the effects of Sanctuary and made him disable traps and trigger ambushes prematurely. He was a good secondary cleric and his pickpocket skills were needed to get the three rings from Orrick, Arundel and Oswald at the start. I liked his realistic, down to earth character and he had quite a lot of banter while never going on the boring side. His voice actor did a good job as well.
7/10
So that is it for the companions. I didn't include Nella, because she is from a different modder. I can quickly say that I liked her really much and I found her connection to Arundel too interesting to not take her.
Now onto the quest mods. I am a bit torn here because my Nr.1 criteria was that those quests would fit in with the rest of the worldbuilding and atmosphere. I hoped that those mods would enhance the experience of the game while not changing how the game feels too much. Some of them succeeded in this, some of them didn't.
Tale of our Lady Dreamless: This is a pretty short quest that actually fit in flawlessly with the rest of the game. I has a few small, but extremely beautiful maps, an encounter with one of the barbarians before we meet more of them in Heart of Winter and a quick but fitting resolution. I can say nothing bad about this mod and would absolutely recommend it.
8/10
Below and Below Inn: I was really looking forward to this mod I have to say. A new cozy Inn in the Icewind Dale that I could visit and spend some time in? Yes please, But unfortunately I was really not a fan of this when I played it. That is because it really doesn't fit with the rest of the setting. The Inn is not in Kuldahar but somewhere between Dorn's Deep and the Hand of the Seldarine on the Map. Umm what? To my knowledge that means it is in the middle of nowhere in one of the most deserted places in the Icewind Dale. What would an Inn do there? There should have been no customers at all, but instead it is an Inn that has stuff like a piano and luxurious furniture in it. There are Noblemen and Noblewomen, Merchants and other people there. It just didn't make any sense to me and pulled me off of my immersion. No one mentioned why there would be rich people like this in the middle of the wilderness of the North, nobody mentioned the blocked passes to the Ten Towns. Icewind Dale is such a great game because after you leave Easthaven you are cut off from Civilisation. The people of Kuldahar are on their own, living in a desolate and dangerous area and no help is coming to them apart from you adventurer party. Below and Below Inn destroyed that Image for me. It felt like it belonged in a different area of the Icewind Dale or even further south and felt really out of place. There wasn't even snow at the entrance now that I think of it but green Grass. I would not install it again. Minus points for having a cook that does not want to throw me out of his kitchen. This goes against every RPG rule in existance and really made me question my view of the world!
2/10
Terror of the Skineater: Another short quest that made good use of the haunted forest maps from Icewind Dale 2. You are approached by a mage that tells you of that a creature that slaughters people from his village roams around in a nearby forest and wants you to kill it. (Although he never mention what and where this village is, what kinda put me off) What I liked was that it was a pretty short and interesting quest that even had a connection to a Character that we meet in Icewind Dale 2 and gives a little more backstory to that Character. 7/10 Good mod. You get a very powerful spear from it that dominates the early game if you do this quest early.
Night of the Blinking Dead: If you want to fight through yet another of the BG2 Beholder lairs this mod is for you. I really didn't. The attempt of recreating the comedy with the speaking Spectator Beholder kinda worked, but it was not enough for me to recommend this mod. It didn't fit in in my opinion. At least its also pretty short.
3/10
Snowytoes Hamlet: This mods adds a Halfling Village to the map where you can get some gear and some quests. It really wasn't bad. My biggest criticism for it was that it made you backtrack to already cleared dungeons like Kresselacks Tomb or the Temple of the forgotten God. I didn't like this. Those are locations that should be visited once and not a second time. It felt a little bit devaluation going there again and bringing some halfling boys back home from there. Also the existance of another Village in a supposedly wild and uninhabited part of Faerun was not something that I particularly needed. Its an okay mod though.
5/10
The Rediscovery of Kuldahar: Finally the mod that I was looking forward to the most. As I said earlier I always felt that more could have been done with Kuldahar. I always bothered me that all the villagers there all have the same exact dialogue. That there are very few interesing NPCs. Kuldahar didn't change as you progressed though the different chapters of the game was also something that I would have liked to see changed. Why didn't Mother Egenia show up in the temple of Illmater after I rescued her from Dragon's eye? It would have been so nice to have her back, be able to talk to her there, maybe buy better equipment from her. Where are the other villagers that were held captive in Dragon's Eye? Only Sheemish appears in Kuldahar afterwards. Big missed opportunity not having some of the other people show up, making Kuldahar seem more inhabited again, maybe have them give some small rewards or even quests when you talk to them after their rescue. The Root Cellar is the coolest and most cozy Inn that I can think of but after the Lysan story there is nothing more to do there and the guest there all have the same dialogue. So I hoped that this mod would adress all that. And unfortunately it didn't. It added some caves to the original maps where you could get two smaller quests. The one where I had to hunt a Chimera was okay, the one where I had to prepare a get together for two women (one apparently a Noblewoman in Kuldahar?) was not and I had to look for that candle that I needed to complete this quest way too long. The mod also adds a completely new section of Kuldahar that is really well designed and had a lot of potential. But the people you meet there were a little bit disappointing to me. There is a Xvart merchant there that sells you flies and eyes and chicken feet and stuff like that. In my opinion, he absolutely didn't fit into the setting. The Mushroom Café was interesting but ultimately lacked any importance and there was not reason to go there more than once. More could have been done with it. The Throne of Bhaal prophecy Stone Face that gave forshadowing about the events of Icewind Dale 2 was good, but the other stuff not so much. You get some Quests that make you search for pages of a Spellbook for a Mage (Isn't Orrick supposed to be the only mage in Kuldahar), or get a Telescope for a Stargazer that you can either steal from Oswald or get a different one later, for which this guy will reward you with a Star Atlas that raises Saving Throws and Lore. But you have to wait a whole Month until he finishes it and by that time you have either rested 90 times i a row or pretty much completed the game already. Ultimately this area of Kuldahar, while beautiful to look at, didn't give me the feeling of it being a natural extension of the existing Kuldahar. While it wasn't bad it was just simply not what I expected so it left me disappointed. There is one thing about this mod that redeems it for me though. An that is the upper Kuldahar section. Remeber Lysan telling the barkeeper of the Root Cellar that she uses to go to upper Kuldahar from time to time? In the Vanilla game we never get to see upper Kuldahar but with this mod we can. And we can see why Lysan went there and what she did. Don't want to spoil it for anybody what you find there but this part of this mod was 100% perfect. This is what I wanted to see. An extension that build upon content from the original game and built onto it. For the upper Kuldahar addition alone I would recommend to install this mod. That was exactly what I hoped the Rediscovery of Kuldahar would do and it felt like straight out of the base game.
6/10 I would have been 3/10 without the upper Kuldahar section but this part really pulled it on to a higher rating alone. The rest was just not what I expected and some people might enjoy it more than me, because it really isn't bad.
Items and others: The last mod on my list and I cannot say too much about it. This mod adds a ton of items, some of them craftable. I do not know exactly which ones of the items I found came from this mod, which ones maybe came from the NPC mods and which ones were in the base game, so its hard for me to judge. The Item crafting was very fun and gave some appropriately powerful items. A shame that you have to play Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster before you defeat Belhifet in order to get every item crafted though as it never made sense to me to play the games it that order. For me it was always defeat Belhifet, than export my characters to HoW and close out with TotLM. Overall I felt pretty much overequipped during my entire playthrough. Some items appeared way to often, like the Hands of Takkok (the gauntlets of Ogre strenght) which I found about 5 times. Or the cloak of displacement which appeard about as often. Not sure it is the fault of this mod though so its hard for me to judge. I mostly enjoyed the item variety that came with it. Its maybe a bit too much as I was closing in on having a million gold pieces at the end of the game.
So thats it. A lot to read through but hopefully you found my thoughts about these mods helpful.
I want to put out a big thank you to the creators because you really gave me a fresh playthrough, extremely well written companions that enhanced my gaming experience a lot and made me want to play with the other companions that I couldn't take along too.
Not everything was exactly to my liking, but you can't please anyone. And most of the stuff you created was extremely well done and thought out.
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2023.06.07 01:08 StickyPlasters TLCM Brake Jitter

I've tried searching for anyone with the same issue but came up with nothing.
The brake jitters when releasing it. It only happens through the RJ12 connection to the servo. When connected to a PC via USB its fine, but since I play on Xbox I'm stuck with RJ12.
Tried a new cable then sent it to Thrustmaster under warranty. They "recalibrated" it and sent it back but its exactly the same.
Anyone seen this before?
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2023.06.07 01:07 NCC74656 reminds me of how good i have things. and thats a terrible thought.

i dont when it happened. when i was 18 i was 47K in debt, id taken ever credit offer sense i was 15. 4K negative in my checking. good job but just terrible at money. maybe should have been obvious to not spend money you dont have but that compound interest.
by 20 id gotten out of it. a couple years from truly living on my own and soon to be out of the army. left into civilian life and everything changed. my life of things just being expected was over. everyone had their hand out... living on base was... such a culture shock. id expect its similar to a foreigner moving to America.
wish id reupped but. went to college, 1/3 in 08 hit and... right back in debt. using one card to pay another, got stuck in bull shit rent penalties. i cant tell you how much i wished to just have a single job that would let me work more hours to make more money instead of trying to juggle multiple but no place wanted to give full time because it cost the company's so much in benefits and overages.
gf wasnt working and we just kept sinking, our relationship fell apart. i went into addictions. never made minimum wage but also was not raking it in. back into debt of around 22K over the years.
god how i hated the system. money. fulltime/parttime crap. eating eggs and cheese with whole milk, taking the expired candy bars from work. just diving into video games as my escape from reality. half a decade of wasted everything...
as i got older i started to realize i was working just to live. nothing else. i landed a pretty good job through random connections that let me travel, be challenged, set my own hours. the first time in my life i was not thinking i should be grateful to have a job but that the job was lucky to have me. moving into the next job i negotiated a much larger pay jump - literally tripling my annual.
nothing else in life changed. just started hanging out with friends more, learning how to be social, trying to date but i was behind the curve there. then over the years... things just came together. when not living pay check to paycheck it.... its a feeling of just true freedom. oh work isnt doing well? so what? oh they might fire me? ok, fine. ill go get another job... like... it lets you truly have control when you can afford to go 6 months with out working.
got my first house a couple years ago. i work 3 days a week. i rent a room to a friend for well below market rates. my monthly expenses are about 120.00... everything else is extra. i dont worry about food, i can choose to buy random computer parts for projects or tools or what ever... the struggle has ended. i cant tell you exactly when it ended but its a good feeling that it has.
i look back now and see how much life i missed. i feel so upset about that, it eats at me.

i see this sub pop on my feed. stories of no food, of 20.00 being the difference between starving. crying over small donations. its been a long time for me but im so glad its over. but in that very thought lies the problem. im below median income these days (85K was median last i looked). i keep expenses low to live how i do. why should i feel happy that im not grasping for scraps anymore? why is that the barometer? i should think that we would ALL be happy when any full time job would provide a life style that allows for vacations, passion projects, to not starve. yet thats not where we are in this country. we feel thankful to not be starving, to not be in that tent we see on the side of the road as we drive to work. 'thank god ive got things so good compared to them'...
there is enough food and money in this world for everyone to make a living. there is no true freedom with out financial freedom.
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2023.06.07 01:05 anonesuch Bear with me: attempting to install Windows 7 on an old machine and running in to problems

This old machine was upgraded to windows 10 a couple years ago, but I want a fresh install to clear out the years and years of crap so I can give it to somebody else.
= Cannot install fresh Win 10 =
I have a USB stick with a Windows 10 install media, this was used to install my new machine. If I attempt to use it to boot and install on the old one it complains that I only have a (I'm sorry but I didn't write this down) drive with a MBR not a ???? that Windows 10 requires. Windows 10 was installed on this machine before, but that USB stick is not going to work.
= Installed Win 7 =
I used my old Windows 7 CD to install the OS. The new install did not recognize my Ethernet ports on my motherboard because the drivers weren't installed, so I can't update Windows 7, activate Windows 7 or download drivers. I downloaded the drivers on my new machine and transferred them over to the old for install. Yay.
= Cannot upgrade Win 7 =
Now my network connection is working but the default Internet Explorer with Windows 7 will connect to Google and DuckDuckGo but every single other site out there refuses to work with the old version of Internet Explorer. I can't activate Windows 7 (internet explorer cannot display the webpage), I can't install Firefox, and I can't use my USB Windows 10 to update because my existing Win 7 is not activated.
I can't seem to find a stand-alone install of Firefox. They all want to call home to find the correct version, but that site refuses to talk to the browser version I have.
Anybody have any recommendations?
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