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[-] [email protected] 2 points 8 hours ago

Interesting. It’s been like 7-8 years here and I still crave them once in a while, especially in stressful situations. Not the sweats and the likes that I got in the first couple of days, obviously, but I kind of accepted at this point that “cigarette = relaxing” is just how my brain connects the dots, and it’s up to me to rationalize.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 8 hours ago

That dopamine hit, amirite? Good thing I’m legitimately terrified of hard drugs or I’d probably have been down that path at some point... I seldom do something halfway hehe. Having the right people around and working on that general mental health also helps…

[-] [email protected] 8 points 11 hours ago

I have 0 merit in this. I just… can. I always could, apparently. My parents organized dance competitions when I was a baby; they used to make me sleep in the DJ’s booth as it was the quietest-ish place in the venue. I slept through all of those like a (literal) baby. I don’t know why or how.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 13 hours ago

I love this takeaway. So few people seem to follow this line of thinking.

I was a pack-a-day smoker at my worst, probably a pack every 2-3 days for most of it. I smoked for less than a decade. It took me all my willpower and slowly cutting down on nicotine through vapes over a couple of years, until I couldt kick the habit itself without the physical cravings getting in the way. But I’m on the opposite side of the spectrum, and I think that what I now know to be my ADHD impulsiveness is making me really prone to addiction…

[-] [email protected] 6 points 17 hours ago* (last edited 17 hours ago)

This was a life changer for me. I had an AHI of 69. For those not familiar, AHI means Apnea-Hypopnea Index, which is an average count of “events” per hour. An event is either a complete blockage of respiration for 10s or more, or a drop of 30% or more in blood oxygen level.

After I got my CPAP, I went from sleeping 10-12h and not feeling rested ever, a literal zombie, to sleeping 7-8h regularly and feeling good.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 days ago

I’m just having trouble calling that an “audit”.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 3 days ago

I won’t lie, I’m a bit curious why someone asked someone who has never performed an audit to perform one, what they’re actually hoping to find, and what they plan on doing with the results…

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 days ago

So you basically visualize maps as graphs? You’re the human equivalent of the A* algorithm!

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

I mean, of course it’s gonna be interprets nowadays if the composers are dead, but composers were also often musicians or directors for their own music when they were alive 🤷‍♂️ It’s very difficult to play multiple instruments by yourself to hear your own composition when multitrack audio recording wasn’t a thing lol

A more accurate equivalence for the Beatles cover band would be if they were from year 2187 and all of The Beatles’ recordings were lost to time, which wouldn’t be particularly weird at this point, considering nobody alive in this year would remember what hearing The Beatles was like.

I guess if you’re talking about classical music as we live it now the comparison kind of makes sense, but “classical music” means so many things, spanning a couple centuries through multiple countries and waves - e.g. Bach, Mozart and Glass barely have anything to do with each other.

Mozart would probably go fucking nuts looking at modern notation software like Sibelius/MuseScore/Dorico tho lol

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

Some things that are apparently classics that generally, outside a handful of titles for some of those, bore me to death: Red Hot Chili Pepper, Tool, Radiohead, Metallica…

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 days ago

performance by the musicians itself is not as central to the composition

Extremely debatable. With Renaissance and Romanticism came the cult of personality around celebrities. Lisztomania basically mirrored Beatlemania but for the virtuoso Hungarian pianist and composer, in the mid 1800s. Haydn and Paganini reportedly had a rather large female followings who weren’t really interested in their knack for musical harmony. IIRC, there are accounts of Mozart indulging in the lifestyle of a young royal composer with some renown.

I don’t know if he’d be making electronic music, honestly. Mozart broke so many of his contemporary musical rules, with all that has been invented since, I find it hard to believe he’d limit himself to it. Maybe progressive/experimental stuff ala Aphex Twin lol?

[-] [email protected] 13 points 5 days ago

Adding types on an untyped project is hell. Greenfield stuff is usually pretty smooth sailing as far as I’m concerned…

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