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  1. My parents are still in pretty good health, so they're not that at risk. But still we're trying to be careful. I think it might be harder for kids what would normally have bigger celebrations for things like birthdays, communions, etc... Now is REALLY not the time to go to Brussels @Psychophant! I'm supposed to go into the office to clear out my desk at some point (the office is moving to a smaller, cheaper location); but I'm putting it off as long as I can because the prospect of an hour train ride and going through crowded locations like train and metro stations in Brussels soun
  2. Happy belated birthday! I've seen my parents 3 times total in the last six months, my oldest brother and his family twice, and my other brother and his family just once. No other family beyond that. All of our days are very much the same, we don't have a car and are avoiding public transport so we've barely left the city. It's a drag, but it'd be more of a drag to get seriously ill...
  3. Dwarf Fortress is probably still a bit more complicated I've played quite a bit of Crusader Kings 2. I will probably pick up CK3 at some point. It's true that it is a very complex game, but once you've learned a bit about the interface most of the complexity becomes self-evident. From then on it's just a matter of experimenting to see how different systems work with each other, and really that's half the fun of it. CK2 is actually much more complex, because it has years of DLC piling on more and more features. So even though CK2 is free to play now, I wouldn't recommend it to new
  4. Put me in the "randomly" category as well.
  5. I really hope it works out for you!
  6. Card games aren't usually my thing, but I recently got a new phone and on a lark installed that Witcher themed card game GWENT. It's actually pretty fun.
  7. Work is completely restructuring because we were quite hard hit by the coronavirus. Other INGO's have actually grown off of this, but not us. It didn't help that we were already in not-so-great a spot already... Not sure if my role will survive the next few months. So that's fun...
  8. Yeah, I saw that release on Steam and it did pique my interest a little bit. I might check it out at some point.
  9. Anathema is another band I recommend in that vein.
  10. Shining (NOR) took a really weird turn to poppy hair metal or something like that. I don't like it... but that doesn't change the awesomeness of Blackjazz. That record owns. I kinda see Igorrr (which I mentioned earlier in the thread) as similar to Shining's Blackjazz album. Just crazy stuff that should never work all thrown together into somehow something that sounds cohesive. Yes on Leprous, and if you like that maybe give Solstafir a shot if you haven't already. Ulver's later work as well, although that's more electro prog than rock prog.
  11. I suppose build in a lot of redundancies and make sure there is no single point of failure? Also, I think critical systems are deliberately run on simpler technology. Also also, I would really not be surprised if some of that stuff is also just hacked together bits copied from stack overflow
  12. Imposter syndrome is a bitch, but we all deal with it from time to time. When doing front-end stuff, I used to get terribly discouraged when I saw some solutions that were so clever they were beyond me. Like, a function I would write in 10 lines some people would do in a single line that I couldn't even begin to comprehend. But then I kinda realized it doesn't matter... Sure, it might have taken extra lines to get there, and some would call that less "elegant" or whatever, but in the end all that really matters is that my solution worked and that you I could look at it and underst
  13. Speaking of awesome drummers... you should really check out the new Sepultura drummer Eloy Casagrande. This dude is simply amazing, and he's lifted the band to a whole new level:
  14. Whatever gives you a sense of joy or fulfillment? You'll probably get a bit better of an idea of that after you've achieved your primary goal(s).
  15. Things are getting somewhat more serious here. Country is in "partial" lock down, which means schools are closed, bars and restaurants are closed, and all events (sports, cultural, etc) are cancelled. I heard rumors that the government is considering putting the country in a full lock down from Wednesday or Thursday onward. That would mean all non-essential stores would close, and perhaps there would be travel bans as well. I went for a walk through the city on Saturday. Bruges is normally full of tourists and shoppers, but this weekend it was very quiet and empty. It's weird seein
  16. Yeah. He sounds amazing on this as well. And be sure to check out other Igorrr material, that shit's wild!
  17. There's a couple hundred infections in Belgium now, but people are keeping pretty cool. You can't find hand sanitizer anywhere, but other than that people don't seem too bothered. I haven't really seen evidence of panic-buying or anything like that. Tourism in Brugge seems to not have suffered either. I did have a big work meeting in Berlin cancelled, but that was expected.
  18. Don't know if @Boogerhead has seen this yet:
  19. Yeah, if you've got any to spare I wouldn't mind one either.
  20. Slowly making my way through Stephenson's Fall or Dodge in Hell. I'm about halfway in, maybe. My opinion on it so far is that it is on par with the Baroque Cycle. So, among his best work in quite some time really.
  21. Dude! I haven't really been keeping up, but it sounds like you're in a better place now. I can only be happy for that So you've probably seen on twitter we had a bit of a meat in London earlier this week. It was a quick one, most of us only being there for the one day, some for a bit longer. Despite it not being formally organized other than "hey are you coming?" messages on Twitter, there was a surprisingly big group actually. Some old familiars, some new faces. Catching up with everyone is always lovely. The event itself was good, even if the interviewer seemed keen on going th
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