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Currently having our roof redone. The constant sound of a thousand people being body slammed over my head has only being going on for about 10 minutes, and I already want to kill myself. It's going to be a long day.

EDIT: and our cat is freaking the fuck out. Inconsolable.
I had my roof done a couple months ago while I was on nightshift. You think it's bad when you're awake, try attempting to sleep through it.
 

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Edit: also bought a new mouse because I wrecked my old one's circuit board the 4th time I swapped out those garbage micro switches I got. I got a G502 which is apparently a newer model than the G602 I had previously. I really don't understand how companies work out numbering. It's pretty nice... except for the fact that the software doesn't support Windows 7 so I can't customize any of the buttons or shut off the stupid flashing lights. Great. On the plus side I can add or remove up to 12g of weights which will presumably help me in some way.
The Logitech G Hub software should support windows 7. I've been using G502s since like 2015, and definitely had it on a windows 7 PC because I only upgraded to windows 10 in 2020 when windows 7 was deprecated.

Try downloading this older version of G Hub from 2021 and see if that works for Windows 7 instead? It was the oldest version of the G Hub software I could find.
 

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The Logitech G Hub software should support windows 7. I've been using G502s since like 2015, and definitely had it on a windows 7 PC because I only upgraded to windows 10 in 2020 when windows 7 was deprecated.

Try downloading this older version of G Hub from 2021 and see if that works for Windows 7 instead? It was the oldest version of the G Hub software I could find.
You didn't post a link.
 

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Skyrim received a shadow update that broke a number of mods I was using for it- mods which may never be updated, rendering all of my saved games broken. And why? So that Bethesda could pack more mods into their paid "Creation Club".

Gotta make up for those flagging Starfield sales somehow....
 

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Skyrim received a shadow update that broke a number of mods I was using for it- mods which may never be updated, rendering all of my saved games broken. And why? So that Bethesda could pack more mods into their paid "Creation Club".

Gotta make up for those flagging Starfield sales somehow....
Bunch of cunts... It has been a long time since I played, but I'm sure there was a time when this was a problem before and various modder types made ways to roll back to a previous version. I can't remember how, but I imagine it's a thing you could find if you asked around on nexus or similar.
 
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Update on my job search.

I applied to a compliance manager position at a large international company that recently expanded into the US and needs someone to handle their HR compliance department. During the interview I gave them a free compliance tip letting them know that their job posting was out of compliance with California Senate Bill 1162 as they didn't list a salary range for the position. They can potentially be fined up to $10,000 per job posting that is open to California residents since they have more than 15 employees and an office in California.

Apparently they took offense with me pointing this out. How else am I supposed to prove my qualifications and show that I know what I'm talking about? There's clearly a reason that you're hiring for this position and it's because the person currently handling things doesn't know what they're doing.

We'll see if I get a call back or if their hurt ego over their own incompetence will prevent them from making a good decision.
 

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Update on my job search.

I applied to a compliance manager position at a large international company that recently expanded into the US and needs someone to handle their HR compliance department. During the interview I gave them a free compliance tip letting them know that their job posting was out of compliance with California Senate Bill 1162 as they didn't list a salary range for the position. They can potentially be fined up to $10,000 per job posting that is open to California residents since they have more than 15 employees and an office in California.

Apparently they took offense with me pointing this out. How else am I supposed to prove my qualifications and show that I know what I'm talking about? There's clearly a reason that you're hiring for this position and it's because the person currently handling things doesn't know what they're doing.

We'll see if I get a call back or if their hurt ego over their own incompetence will prevent them from making a good decision.
I can't imagine a better interview than one during which the applicant literally does the job. Regardless of any stung ego, hopefully they hire you. Good luck.
 

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Update on my job search.

I applied to a compliance manager position at a large international company that recently expanded into the US and needs someone to handle their HR compliance department. During the interview I gave them a free compliance tip letting them know that their job posting was out of compliance with California Senate Bill 1162 as they didn't list a salary range for the position. They can potentially be fined up to $10,000 per job posting that is open to California residents since they have more than 15 employees and an office in California.

Apparently they took offense with me pointing this out. How else am I supposed to prove my qualifications and show that I know what I'm talking about? There's clearly a reason that you're hiring for this position and it's because the person currently handling things doesn't know what they're doing.

We'll see if I get a call back or if their hurt ego over their own incompetence will prevent them from making a good decision.
Maybe this wouldn't be the best company to work for, to be honest.
 

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I suffer from what can probably be described as xennial anxiety. Just a general state of existential dread that keeps me up at night. I don't have panic attacks. I am the guy will deliver a baby in a cab generally speaking, but I worry myself to death about nothing all the time. A few months ago I got on Buspirone. It's apparently just about the only anti-anxiety med that isn't one of those creepy SSRI mood "stabalizers".

I was coasting along just fine for the last month. Being on Buspirone I can only describe as just sort of turning the volume down on intrusive thoughts. Real "what, me worry?" feeling. Unfortunately I ran out last week and low and beyond I'm having an actual first panic attack Today, ugh.

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I suffer from what can probably be described as xennial anxiety. Just a general state of existential dread that keeps me up at night. I don't have panic attacks. I am the guy will deliver a baby in a cab generally speaking, but I worry myself to death about nothing all the time. A few months ago I got on Buspirone. It's apparently just about the only anti-anxiety med that isn't one of those creepy SSRI mood "stabalizers".

I was coasting along just fine for the last month. Being on Buspirone I can only describe as just sort of turning the volume down on intrusive thoughts. Real "what, me worry?" feeling. Unfortunately I ran out last week and low and beyond I'm having an actual first panic attack Today, ugh.

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This is part of what makes me hesitant to use anti-anxiety medications. I'm worried that if I start taking them I'll lose any coping mechanisms that I had without the medication, and that they'll affect my brain chemistry in a way that makes the anxiety even worse if unmedicated.
 

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This is part of what makes me hesitant to use anti-anxiety medications. I'm worried that if I start taking them I'll lose any coping mechanisms that I had without the medication, and that they'll affect my brain chemistry in a way that makes the anxiety even worse if unmedicated.
Hm hm... my personal brand of misery is (apparently mild, i would say medium) depression + procrastination disorder (webbed with slight social anxiety apparently.)

I was given fluoxetine (prozac). The beginning weeks were fine (after i was nearing a mental break in the first days of taking it), but after a while i just felt constantly slightly ill and detached and just quickly fell back into my non-moving ways ONLY that i was higher-energy restless non-doing things and dreading everything. Felt terrible.

Man, i should really get my energy back on track and start therapy again (And start doing more drugs) - would be the better choice, but it's funny how my apparent sickness is lodged in my nature... and my nature is that i need to be miserable and have problems doing something about it. Mental "unwellness" is fun...

@Piscian How do drugs run out? (Country: United States) Ah, i see... sorry, man. Reasons to not have the drugs that work: Doctor want to try different drug for better effect, you decide to stop, a better alternative is found. Everything else should be unacceptable.
 

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Hm hm... my personal brand of misery is (apparently mild, i would say medium) depression + procrastination disorder (webbed with slight social anxiety apparently.)

I was given fluoxetine (prozac). The beginning weeks were fine (after i was nearing a mental break in the first days of taking it), but after a while i just felt constantly slightly ill and detached and just quickly fell back into my non-moving ways ONLY that i was higher-energy restless non-doing things and dreading everything. Felt terrible.

Man, i should really get my energy back on track and start therapy again (And start doing more drugs) - would be the better choice, but it's funny how my apparent sickness is lodged in my nature... and my nature is that i need to be miserable and have problems doing something about it. Mental "unwellness" is fun...

@Piscian How do drugs run out? (Country: United States) Ah, i see... sorry, man. Reasons to not have the drugs that work: Doctor want to try different drug for better effect, you decide to stop, a better alternative is found. Everything else should be unacceptable.
Oh well basically you get busy at work and forget to refill your meds over and over like an asshole.

I try not to evaluate other peoples journey. You know like tell people what they should do for their mental health. I have a kind of long and storied history with anti-psychotics, SSRIs, "stabilizers". Been in and out of psych wards a few times for early childhood stuff. Nothing scary, just lived that Oliver twist lifestyle. Just things that take a toll on a young mind.

My perception of the mental health industry is that it's a science yes, but only in so far as they know, based on trials and statistics, that some ingested compounds change the chemical make up in the brain. They don't actual know exactly how and why. They don't really understand the origin of guilt and sadness. It's all speculation. Solid guessimates like our confidence in the skin color of velociraptors. You pair this with therapists who are not perfect people and see their role as basically "help more than hurt", and it at times doesn't feel all that more qualified than a nice evening with gramma eating cookies or just getting high once a week.

You'll constantly hear professionals talk about "trying out" combinations of medication and it's a far fucking cry from amoxicillin vs meloxicam. They always say "we want to just figure out what helps you.". They don't have an MRI that tells them "your receptors reacted negatively to prozac because you have this genome". I'm not saying what they do isn't scientific, but compared to the rest of modern medicine, it's pretty archaic. It's studies groups and lab testing above rick that thinks you should try shrooms.

Again, though hey whatever helps helps. I absolutely support people who are happier on zoloft or prozac etc. However, for me. NON on most of it. I'm flightly, I get depressed, I get excited. Somedays I think life is fantastic, some days I wish I was dead.

All SSRIs ever did for me is make me feel like that scene from fight club

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For me its the difference between feeling sad and alive, and waking up feeling like a used condom everyday. Doctors dont know why and just suggest "we try something else, adjust your levels"

I finally settled on Buspirone, weirdly because I have intense and I mean intense fear of flying. Like I need to be pulled onto a plane legs first. While going a few rounds with my doctor trying to get the hard drugs, and explaining that

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He finally dug up Buspirone. Its apparently an old timey housewife med from the 50s that while still widely used, isn't as popular (possibly because its not corporate owned) as SSRis because it does nothing for your state of mind. All it does is kinda tone down the brain noise. It's almost like weed except it doesn't get you high. It's like a small pillow over anxiety.

That said, recreational weed is legal in my state as of this morning. While I'm not a meme from half-baked I'm seriously thinking about driving to michigan to stock up on a couple 100 miligrams of eatables and maybe binge watching "Changeling" on apple+ and "see what helps me".
 
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Oh well basically you get busy at work and forget to refill your meds over and over like an asshole.
Yep, can happen to anyone.

I sometimes forget to fill my prescriptions simply because I'm a forgetful idiot.

I try not to evaluate other peoples journey. You know like tell people what they should do for their mental health.
I wish more people had this attitude. Psychology and Psychiatry never offer one-size-fits-all solutions, it's always a process of finding out what works for the individual and working up a treatment plan from there.


I have a kind of long and storied history with anti-psychotics, SSRIs, "stabilizers".
Yeah, nothing quite like the long, often drawn out, trial-and-error process to find a medication that works for you that also doesn't completely fuck something else up because of side-effects. Best part is when they've got you on medication that you can't just stop taking and instead need 2 weeks or so of dosage lowering before you stop taking them... super fun if you've having fucked up side effects. Yeah, 2 weeks to build up levels, 4 weeks to see how it all pans out, and another 2 weeks to come off the bastards. Rinse. Repeat. Collect amusing annecdotes of fucked up side effects.
 

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A bit of a minor, light-hearted complaint, but here it is . . .

Yesterday I finally talked myself into going to a local used-book shop in town. They're only open on Saturdays from 1-6 and I kept forgetting, so that's why I finally mad it in yesterday. They advertise themselves as a "wall of books" and they really aren't kidding. If I could levitate, I would have been able to see what books were up near the ceiling.

At any rate, the actually complaint is that I was in the store for about 20 minutes and racked up a $100 bill. The only reason it was merely $100 was that I looked at the stack of books I had pulled out and decided I needed to leave before I hurt myself.

*sigh* Between money being tight and time being a limited commodity . . . . . . . .it just ain't fair.
 
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I hate LinkedIn and I hate the amount of time I am currently spending on there.

Social media is bad enough, but it's even worse when it's all just posts about corporate culture by people larping as stable and professional individuals. It's extra insufferable.
 
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I hate LinkedIn and I hate the amount of time I am currently spending on there.

Social media is bad enough, but it's even worse when it's all just posts about corporate culture by people larping as stable and professional individuals. It's extra insufferable.
I'm so grateful I've never needed LinkedIn to get any of my jobs. I'd have cut my wrists by now if I had.
 
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I hate LinkedIn and I hate the amount of time I am currently spending on there.

Social media is bad enough, but it's even worse when it's all just posts about corporate culture by people larping as stable and professional individuals. It's extra insufferable.
I hate the way you've described my future.
 
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