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    Holy hell, Forest Wind. That's insanely intense. Welcome back!

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    Hi, I managed to get 2 100% on this Coursera website for IT Tech support. Granted it was stuff I already knew and I got 90% on the Networking, which was hard for me. It's good to do the quizzes ASAP so ya can keep redoing them until you get the score you want.

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    It's not a particularly recent here and now thing but has been an ongoing effort: I kicked the excessive tea habit! I barely drink tea anymore. Granted, this was because of the kidney stone and the unspeakable pain scaring me right out of the tea excess, but hey, motivation is motivation.

    In other news my assembler got accepted by the freedos project! So now it can have a life rather than rotting away on some floppy disk somewhere. I also managed to bring the 8088-only version down way below 8K (again, that's under 8K for a fully functional symbolic assembler with a full built-in disassembler!) The version with 8087 support is under 11K!

    I've successfully grown back into the habit of drawing daily. It was an uphill battle but now I have enough momentum to keep going. I do have to force myself sometimes but it's easier and easier each time.

    However, what I'm really grateful for is a partner who just...gets it. A partner who comprehends everything. A partner that I don't have to constantly explain myself to or justify anything about me. A partner who understands me. Even when things are the most overwhelming, just having someone who plain and simple gets it is half the way to success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R Swan View Post
    It's not a particularly recent here and now thing but has been an ongoing effort: I kicked the excessive tea habit! I barely drink tea anymore. Granted, this was because of the kidney stone and the unspeakable pain scaring me right out of the tea excess, but hey, motivation is motivation.
    If you have kidney stones, drinking tea makes it worse? I'm asking because I have a ridiculous tea habit. I'm never not drinking tea, unless I'm outside. Sorry to hear about the pain; I've heard about how bad it can be.

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    Tea, particularly black tea, is notorious as a major kidney stone cause. The pain is unbelievable. I've felt pain from my organs literally dissolving and my liver shutting down (during the death cap misadventure) and that was much milder than kidney stones. I'd rather give birth through my arse than have kidney stones again. For the love of god stay hydrated.
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    I returned recently from a 2 week long solo ski trip across the forests and along the frozen rivers of my region. First half of March is almost winter here, so the temperature was in between -22° to +3°C (-8° to +37°F), but mostly around -7°C (+20°F). Rather mild frosts. I skied about 250 km in total (~150 mi).

    It was a pretty nice ski trip, the biggest one this winter. Good test of my new DIY outdoor gear and in general - the long term sustainability in winter conditions. And everything went well.

    There were plenty of snow, very cosy nights near the campfires surrounded with snow walls, beautiful spruce groves on the banks of remote river, animal tracks, and no humans around. Unfortunately didn't see wolves this time - it looks like they migrated somewhere from that area this year.

    Also, it was a bit funny, but because the snow was quite deep but not very dense, it was literally impossible to walk except a couple of meters near the tent and campfire, where the snow has been dug out. So every usual forest activity was possible only on skis. Cutting some trees on skis. Hauling logs on skis. Etc. So after almost constant use of skis for two weeks in a row I began to forget how to walk. X)

    Made a lot of photos, as usual, and will share some of them in "outdoor adventure" thread.

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    Welcome back, sounds like an interesting trip, look forward to seeing your pictures of the wilderness :3

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    Sounds nice. Do you do ice fishing when you're out there and the rivers are frozen over?
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    Do you do ice fishing when you're out there and the rivers are frozen over?
    Usually not. I'm not that experienced with fishing in general, and ice fishing is more suited for stationary living, and I am moving a lot.

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