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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
A curious development from Rightstuf today as I expected to receive my copy of And you Thought... only to find the rest of my Sale orders in a large box instead. It seems they’ve mislabelled the two packages and therefore there’s a small parcel sat at the post office needing a £40 customs fee.
 

Adam-M

Stand User
Silicon Valley well development is the most sexist kind of places I’ve been. I’ve faced more homophobia and seen sexism from developers than elsewhere
I've got no idea about Silicon Valley but could you elaborate on the developers thing mate? I work with software devs all day and never noticed it personally so I'm genuinely interested to find out what you've experienced.
 

Denny Fisher

Pokémon Master
So I just got a template of how my mat will look like. Just asked if the can show all the picture.
Does anybody want one before I make my order as he has a back log so I could be waiting up to a month.
He also does blankets too.
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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
@Denny Fisher looks pretty cool but I have no floor space at all for a mat! Maybe one day...

On the topic of decorating/furnishing I spent last evening moving DVDs around-it’s a reminder of just how much dust can gather, even if you clean regularly.

Recently got a new IKEA DVD tower which I’ll eventually fill up (with the amount of Sentai titles I have coming this May happen rather quickly.)
 

thedoctor2016

Harem King
I've got no idea about Silicon Valley but could you elaborate on the developers thing mate? I work with software devs all day and never noticed it personally so I'm genuinely interested to find out what you've experienced.
I’ve been told I would easily get a job cos I’m gay as did a female Friend cos they are a girl and I’ve heard from my brother who works with a gender neutral person they face quite a lot of comments well did at the start, it’s getting better as that was a few years ago and I’ve heard nothing since but I never faced homophobia in school which in a catholic one was a surprise in hindsight so that’s why I can remember that one.
 

Denny Fisher

Pokémon Master
@Denny Fisher looks pretty cool but I have no floor space at all for a mat! Maybe one day...

On the topic of decorating/furnishing I spent last evening moving DVDs around-it’s a reminder of just how much dust can gather, even if you clean regularly.

Recently got a new IKEA DVD tower which I’ll eventually fill up (with the amount of Sentai titles I have coming this May happen rather quickly.)
I decided to have this one instead in the end Screenshot_20191127_115225.jpg
Also picking up a blanket for my brother.
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You could just have a blanket, or a quilt cover?
 

IdiomaticLynx

Dandy Guy, in Space
I’ve been told I would easily get a job cos I’m gay as did a female Friend cos they are a girl and I’ve heard from my brother who works with a gender neutral person they face quite a lot of comments well did at the start, it’s getting better as that was a few years ago and I’ve heard nothing since but I never faced homophobia in school which in a catholic one was a surprise in hindsight so that’s why I can remember that one.
Having been to Silicon Valley (never worked there, just attended events), there was quite the focus by companies to appear "progressive" and "inclusive". I could see how one would get the idea that there is some preferential treatment. Whether that actually is the case or not, I don't know, but personally it hardly ever felt sincere and more to "boost" the company's image, which I consider to be very American.

From my personal experience working with other software developers, I must say, I've never observed any of the sort. If anything, it feels that the focus is generally more on the work/skill than the person compared to other fields. Though that might actually have more to do with the stereotypical lack of social skills 😶. As with anything it probably varies from instance to instance, but I'm not aware of anything inherit to developers that would make the field more homophobic or sexist.
 

thedoctor2016

Harem King
I think its more as Men are much more likely to be developers than women that culture is more likely to happen. Its more I think companies doing token headline rubbish when down the chain I can't see any big difference in hiring policies.
 

NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff
Well, I certainly wasn't expecting the experience of getting attacked and almost mugged after watching Promare last night. The NHS wait times were no joke - 5 hours it took to wait for a doctor.

To those of you who were worried about me, don't worry I am fine. I was extremely lucky to be alive and have nothing stolen.
 

Denny Fisher

Pokémon Master
Well, I certainly wasn't expecting the experience of getting attacked and almost mugged after watching Promare last night. The NHS wait times were no joke - 5 hours it took to wait for a doctor.

To those of you who were worried about me, don't worry I am fine. I was extremely lucky to be alive and have nothing stolen.
I'm glad your alright mate, no serious injuries I hope.
It doesn't surprise me you had to wait so long in A and E. Waiting times are getting ridiculous.
If you need to talk I'm there. It's not an experience anyone should go through.
 

WMD

Dragon Knight
Well, I certainly wasn't expecting the experience of getting attacked and almost mugged after watching Promare last night. The NHS wait times were no joke - 5 hours it took to wait for a doctor.

To those of you who were worried about me, don't worry I am fine. I was extremely lucky to be alive and have nothing stolen.
That really sucks! Glad you're ok!
 

NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff
I'm glad your alright mate, no serious injuries I hope.
It doesn't surprise me you had to wait so long in A and E. Waiting times are getting ridiculous.
If you need to talk I'm there. It's not an experience anyone should go through.
The only injuries that I had received were multiple punches to the face so there's a lot of red marks. No damage to the bones or any internal bleeding, so the doctors said that I should be able to recover in time.
That really sucks! Glad you're ok!
Thanks, I am alive and well. Ironically the incident has made me decide to listen to A Rush of Blood to the Head.
 

Denny Fisher

Pokémon Master
The only injuries that I had received were multiple punches to the face so there's a lot of red marks. No damage to the bones or any internal bleeding, so the doctors said that I should be able to recover in time.

Thanks, I am alive and well. Ironically the incident has made me decide to listen to A Rush of Blood to the Head.

Well it's sounds physically you haven't received serious injury. Thank god!
Still psychologically that will be with you for a long time mate.
Have you spoken to family? they will want to see you.
 

NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff
Well it's sounds physically you haven't received serious injury. Thank god!
Still psychologically that will be with you for a long time mate.
Have you spoken to family? they will want to see you.
A good question. Personally I wouldn't use that specific tramstop at night-time (I actually was going to use the train, but my friend never went to the shopping centre before so I went with him via the tram route) but I don't think it will affect me going to the cinema or night outings with friends if I had to be honest. I think what helped my situation was the nice reaction I got from the security staff at the shopping centre. One of them said that I "took it like a champ" which was in my mind is like "yeah this ****** situation happened but the kind responses helped balance the psychological part". I even walked back home from the hospital in the dark (6:30-7:30am) and I survived well enough.

I told my parents today once I was discharged, they took it pretty well and they're going to visit me this weekend regardless.

This incident shouldn't affect any replayability value I have for Promare (and it would be a shame if it did because it's a really surprisingly good film).
 
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