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Technology moving anxiety...
« on: May 04, 2015, 10:15:38 AM »
We're moving overseas, and blowing out everything in the house.

Today I got rid of my iMac because the box is 13 cm in circumference too large to ship...  :wallbash:

And got rid of 1 monitor.

So I'm down to 2 monitors from 4, and can't use Synergy to flip my mouse over onto the Mac.

It feels weird.

And shortly I'm going to have to live off of my laptop for a month... with 1 screen... and a small keyboard... for a month...
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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 10:24:31 AM »
well, you're moving?  that's a good thing?

I do feel you, however.  I just moved, and it was pretty stressful technology wise- and it was only a mile!

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 10:35:45 AM »
I just moved, and it was pretty stressful technology wise- and it was only a mile!

Yes - it's like, "Oh, wait... I'm going to be without an Internet connection for **HOW LONG**???"

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 10:39:25 AM »
I just moved, and it was pretty stressful technology wise- and it was only a mile!

Yes - it's like, "Oh, wait... I'm going to be without an Internet connection for **HOW LONG**???"



Comcast screwed up the dates for the move, and I was so desperate that I actually tried to tap into someone else's modem using the backdoor comcast puts into all of its modems, when I said that I'd never do that.

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 04:26:45 PM »
Yes - it's like, "Oh, wait... I'm going to be without an Internet connection for **HOW LONG**???"

rather ironic considering what you just wrote here ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 07:55:26 PM »
Yes - it's like, "Oh, wait... I'm going to be without an Internet connection for **HOW LONG**???"

I would not be without internet for more than 24 hours, even if I had no internet, as long as I have a laptop and know where in my neighborhood has free wifi. ;)

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 08:39:17 PM »
Yes - it's like, "Oh, wait... I'm going to be without an Internet connection for **HOW LONG**???"

rather ironic considering what you just wrote here ;D ;D ;D

Heh! True. For me, I don't need to be "connected" when I'm out of the house. It's just at home that I used the Internet. My phone is for occasional calls and that's about it. Unless I take it outside (when I'm at home) for a smoke instead of my tablet, then it's news and "Dice Wars". :)

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 06:51:50 AM »
Unless I take it outside (when I'm at home) for a smoke instead of my tablet, then it's news and "Dice Wars".

While for the most part I stick with my now 0 nicotine eCig, I do still occasionally (at the end of ruff days...) sneak out for one of the wife's cigarettes. At which point the absolute last thing I want to even see is anything electronic...unless we're about to play how high will this MF'er bounce.. :D

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 07:06:50 AM »
While for the most part I stick with my now 0 nicotine eCig, I do still occasionally (at the end of ruff days...) sneak out for one of the wife's cigarettes. At which point the absolute last thing I want to even see is anything electronic...unless we're about to play how high will this MF'er bounce.. :D
Pardon me for saying so but I think you may have the wrong idea. Aren't your wife's cigarettes meant to get you high, not elevate the device?
 


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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 10:35:47 AM »
While for the most part I stick with my now 0 nicotine eCig, I do still occasionally (at the end of ruff days...) sneak out for one of the wife's cigarettes. At which point the absolute last thing I want to even see is anything electronic...unless we're about to play how high will this MF'er bounce.. :D
Pardon me for saying so but I think you may have the wrong idea. Aren't your wife's cigarettes meant to get you high, not elevate the device?

Indeed ... Which is precisely why I don't want to be bothered with any electronics while I'm...mellowing.. ;)

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2015, 10:43:20 AM »
Unless I take it outside (when I'm at home) for a smoke instead of my tablet, then it's news and "Dice Wars".

While for the most part I stick with my now 0 nicotine eCig, I do still occasionally (at the end of ruff days...) sneak out for one of the wife's cigarettes. At which point the absolute last thing I want to even see is anything electronic...unless we're about to play how high will this MF'er bounce.. :D

You are far better than me in that area (I'm pathetic). I'm planning to get my eCig fired up again and quit over the long journey to Canada. God only knows if I'll be able to do it. I've been prepping for months now on organic tobacco cigs. I suck at quitting...

Once in a while during the day, I'll read an actual paper book, but rarely. I smoke fast, and can get through a few news articles or a game or two of Dice Wars or Drisk (on the tablet) while I smoke. Books aren't the same. Or not the ones I read anyways. I need a protracted period to read. A few minutes doesn't cut it.

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Re: Technology moving anxiety...
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 10:48:54 AM »
Indeed ... Which is precisely why I don't want to be bothered with any electronics while I'm...mellowing.. ;)

I think this is a relatively common theme among some of us that are deeply involved in technology --- a hatred for it. Or a disdain, or rejection, or whatever anyone wants to call it.

I was at a Bitcoin meetup and chatting with a few new people that I'd just met. I'd mentioned some of my plans that one might expect from some kind of hippie, and one fellow jumped in very quickly, "Let me guess. You work in software or IT, right?"

It's almost as if for some people, working in tech will turn you into some kind of variant of Ted Kaczynski with a radical anti-tech aversion. (To one degree or another.)

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