Topic: CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE A HIPSTER OLDBIE (Read 37837 times)

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I'm a nuclear power controls engineer right now, and I'm not the biggest fan of my job but the money is really good. Been putting in a bunch of overtime to save up for grad school, I want to get in to a PhD program and go in to academia or R&D.
sweet, sounds like you caught your break. I'm glad even tho you're an internet person. I'd love to go the academia route as well, but at this point I don't think I'll ever feel financially secure enough to do that. Guess I'm still considering it though!
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DC!! earl!! Belross!! good to see ya e-bros... fuck tha haters. I'm busy trying to "make it" for now irl, hence low and slow posts. Still check here, here n now... i try to... 
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For the past year I have been doing a math PhD in Switzerland. Basically PhD life can be nice, but my impression is that finding a good position and a good advisor in the same place can be difficult. So many horror stories about bad advisors
 
I was very lucky so life is really good here. Here is a pic I took one week ago. http://i.imgur.com/XjdjH9E.jpg
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I showed up here today out of boredness and curiosity like I normally do once or twice a year, and it turns out that yesterday was my 13th anniversary here. =\ Damn.
 
So I may have already been here and posted about what I do now but I have a shitty fucking memory due to worsening epilepsy. It sucks.
 
Anyway - I'm 25 and up until a month and a half ago I worked for USPS; first as a clerk/sorter and most recently managing a small rural post office on the outskirts of town. I've recently been placed on administative medical leave because of my seizures getting so bad to the point where I can't safely work alone...so I'm just kind of hanging out doing whatever I want while we try to get my medical situation taken care of and hopefully I will retain my same position once I go back......
 
 
Other than that, I've got no debt, no kids, a cool girlfriend who doubles as my caretaker, looking at buying a house....I'm pretty content with how things turned out. Except the epilepsy. Fuck epilepsy.
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I showed up here today out of boredness and curiosity like I normally do once or twice a year, and it turns out that yesterday was my 13th anniversary here. =\ Damn.
 
So I may have already been here and posted about what I do now but I have a shitty fucking memory due to worsening epilepsy. It sucks.
 
Anyway - I'm 25 and up until a month and a half ago I worked for USPS; first as a clerk/sorter and most recently managing a small rural post office on the outskirts of town. I've recently been placed on administative medical leave because of my seizures getting so bad to the point where I can't safely work alone...so I'm just kind of hanging out doing whatever I want while we try to get my medical situation taken care of and hopefully I will retain my same position once I go back......
 
 
Other than that, I've got no debt, no kids, a cool girlfriend who doubles as my caretaker, looking at buying a house....I'm pretty content with how things turned out. Except the epilepsy. Fuck epilepsy.
13 years huh?  Damn that is a long time - I guess I'm about 12 myself.  
How large is your town?   Managing a post office I bet would be pretty cool - at the very least it beats a lot of other things.
 
Sorry about the seizures, glad you have somebody who is helping you with that tho.    When I used to work in the ER, I'd see so many people come in for seizures who would never have anyone with them - just sort of dumps from the EMTs because what else could they do?   super sad
Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 09:02:15 pm by ATARI
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I've been on the site for just over 12 years so I guess that makes me a super salty crusty oldbie hipster!
 
P.s. I'm amazed this site gets any traffic, not thats a bad thing.
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This topic is 3 years old so dust ya crust.
 
I joined 10 years ago but during that time I've aged 20 years. Maybe I should start smoking to take some off.
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I joined this site 14 almost 15 years ago. It's awesome to see so many familiar names still hanging around.
 
I've become a brewmaster and helped open 3 local craft breweries. It's crazy how much that industry has taken off in the last 5 years, but I am very happy about it. 
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I joined this site 14 almost 15 years ago. It's awesome to see so many familiar names still hanging around.
 
I've become a brewmaster and helped open 3 local craft breweries. It's crazy how much that industry has taken off in the last 5 years, but I am very happy about it. 
 
Was the word gaymer or something part of your old username?
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I joined this site 14 almost 15 years ago. It's awesome to see so many familiar names still hanging around.
 
I've become a brewmaster and helped open 3 local craft breweries. It's crazy how much that industry has taken off in the last 5 years, but I am very happy about it. 
 
Was the word gaymer or something part of your old username?
 
Probably at some point
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Knowledge of my old login information is long gone. Seems like a lot of oldbies changed their name, so I don't recognize a lot of them.
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I just realized it was my 14 year anniversary sometime this month, I wanna say 12 Feb 2002 (edit: 10 Feb according to my profile) is when I first joined? GamingW was a huge part of my life for a year or two in high school. Though it was a relatively short period, my memories from that time have the kind of nostalgia that only your formative teenage years can imbue. I'll be 31 this year, so only a few more years until I've been on "GW" for more than half my life god fuck this shit.
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What the fuck is this place that keeps drawing us back?

Edit: also why is my actual birthdate even here howcouldibethisdumb. My. God. Looking at these posts. I was an asshole!

Hey does mkk still post? How about velfarre. What happened to Mr.D? Doktormartini?

I don't even remember what any of you ever said. I remember hating Velfarre's guts. And Mr D being a badass. And mkk being generally our Lord and Savior and mostly our mascot. And doc being doc.

Does anyone remember Steel?
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Dok martini died few years ago, Velffie is still... somewhere... can't remember mr D, mkk doesn't post anymore. steel is inherent part of gw-sw dna so ofc we remember...
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:c I'm sorry to hear about dok. 

I think I'll post here, because why not. See how far this salty old thing can go. 
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i'm hanging in there, still want to get a job to do with music production in some way or another. I didn't learn the kind of computer science stuff in college that gets you employment (we had like 1 week of C++) but we did a lot of theoretical stuff that I can actually APPLY as far as making audio fx and stuff. It feels better in some ways to actually do stuff relevant to my interests with it that isn't makin a videogame (I hardly play them anymore) but going all mad scientist with sounds
http://djsaint-hubert.bandcamp.com/
 
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Hey that's cool! Are you going to go the sound foley route, or the music production route? Good to see you by the way.
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Hey that's cool! Are you going to go the sound foley route, or the music production route? Good to see you by the way.
 
I want to get into mixing and/or mastering. I don't have top of the line gear but I'm making some really weird plugins in Reaper, one of which is a compressor that I'm almost 100% certain nothing like it exists anywhere. I finally got it working (some stupid bug where it has to detect whether it's compressing or expanding and it turned out it had to basically do the same code with multiplication and division switched)
 
here's an extreme example (turn your volume low)
 
https://soundcloud.com/supergrandmatales324/candied-yam-coefficent-possibly-not-final-but-good-enough-master
 
also signal path is entirely digital for the record
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woooow, all digital?

I don't know much about mixing but I played around with a synth for awhile and it's not easy coming up with the shape of the sound. 

I'm looking at your other stuff too, pretty sweet. This would be perfect dungeon ambience for my Shadowrun games. Oooh. I'll commission you for musics if I ever start my cyberpunky android mmo. Gotta keep in mind that everyone's android phone speakers will make everything sound tinny, but this would run the perfect vibe. 

Do you do creative commons stuff too?
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