The Happiness Thread

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  1. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Benevolent Ochlocrat Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I've always wanted Marilyn Manson to do the reverse: Take nice innocent songs and add his own twist to them.

    Oh Mickey (You're So Fine)

    The Locomotion

    Crazy for You

    My Boyfriend's Back (and There's Gonna Be Trouble)
     
  2. EstherMayRose

    EstherMayRose Gay Souffle Contributor

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    I know he did "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", which threw me right off when my roommate started playing it.
     
  3. The Dapper Hooligan

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    Not Marilyn Manson, but Me First and the Gimmee Gimmee's some punkish covers from the early 2000's to recently. Some of which I actually like better than the originals.



     
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  4. EstherMayRose

    EstherMayRose Gay Souffle Contributor

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    So yesterday I resolved to do everything I wanted to do tonight and get to bed at a reasonable time. It's half past six and I'm not in bed, but I have done everything I wanted to, so I'm halfway there. I got distracted reading fanfiction but now that story's finished, my distraction's gone. I'm learning. I finally feel like I'm making progress.
     
  5. flawed personality

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    I've been saying for days that I will watch a dvd and/or play sims. I still haven't gotten around to either of them. :rolleyes:
     
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    My scatter brain almost made me lose focus, but I caught it and I'm back to writing. Thank the gods.
     
  7. Adenosine Triphosphate

    Adenosine Triphosphate Old Scratch Contributor

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    Just downloaded the current developer beta for iPad OS. Despite some performance hiccups and crashes, it’s immediately apparent how much easier it’ll make the tablet to use. Everything from homescreen widgets and having multiple windows of the same app to selecting WiFi networks without needing to open Settings every time. And, perhaps most importantly, mouse support. Files and Safari are also massively improved from iOS 12. Feels like a somewhat buggy laptop now instead of a coked-up iPhone, and it should run a lot better with the public beta next month.
     
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    I completely forgot that these were features Apple didn't have. Android's had some of them so long I thought they were kind of standard.
     
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    Spending the day chatting with My Amazing Man, with occasional wedding talk. This makes me immensely happy.:supersmile::love:
    I love you Travis. :blowkiss:
     
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    I love you too, Sweetness. :blowkiss::friend:
     
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  11. big soft moose

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    get a room the pair of you (and PMs were created for a reason - just sayin)
     
  12. flawed personality

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    On the subject of Metallica covers... :supergrin:

     
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    Yeah, it’s always been pretty embarrassing. Especially with the newest high-end iPads. Running iOS 12, you have a situation where you can get a laptop-sized screen, a powerful processor for a tablet, and all kinds of colorful accessories from styluses to controllers and USB hubs, but you can’t plug in a basic garden-variety mouse without jailbreaking. Similarly, you can technically connect to flash drives, but you can’t use them for normal file transfer, outside of some specific iOS-targeted products with accompanying apps.

    On the bright side, when you use an iPad as a work device, you quickly become proficient with keyboard shortcuts. It’s the only way to navigate the system with reasonable speed.

    Or was, rather. Apple got a ton of complaints when they started trying to market them as laptop replacements, so looks like they finally bit the bullet and started adding in those features. Which is good, because they’re remarkably versatile devices.
     
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    I learned to type in Word 5.0 - 5.5 on pre-mouse era computers (or at least before they mad many of them in schools). Keyboard shortcuts were pretty much our only option for some things.
     
  16. GrahamLewis

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    I remember keyboard shortcuts, and how important it was to remove any custom ones tied to a specific project once a project was completed, lest you insert something completely irrelevant in the new one.
     
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    I cut my teeth in wordprocessors on WordStar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordStar for those who haven't had the misfortune of using it). I then moved onto the graphical mousable wordprocessors, like WordPerfect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPerfect) and M$-Word that didn't strictly need shortcuts. I thought I'd left the shortcut editors behind but then I needed to use ssh, so we're back to using shortcuts in joe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe%27s_Own_Editor), which is a WordStar clone. There's no mouse clicks so everything is a keyboard shortcut. It's amazing how life goes full circle.

    PS I was going to learn Emacs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs but never really got the hang of it, which is why I chose joe instead.
     
  18. matwoolf

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    Wordstar kid too - although suffered also in a tech family with Apple 2/Computer Weekly abuses.
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    I got the job. I now have 2 jobs, 2.5 jobs - even including resignation from unpaid fluffpile Sci-fi reader role.
     
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    Celebrated my birthday early with my parents today.

    Got a iitala tea light holder (Famous glas from Finland) with a note that read "When you miss your mother and father. Light a candle and think of us".

    It's my mother's way of saying she accepted my decision to move.
     
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    I got work at 10, but there is always time to have a laugh about something. :supergrin:
     
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    Just sold my entire Doctor Who collection of 8 seasons. Made good amount of money and just got an e-mail from the buyer how happy she is to have gotten almost the entire (modern) series. Felt good not only to get rid of things I can't take with me, making some money - but also really making someone truly happy too.

    ETA: Just found out how much money I made in May (I'm getting my pay a month after due to being hired from a different company). I make a great deal more than my last job. Almost makes me wanna stay in the country.
     
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  22. Jon7z

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    Reading this made my day! Yay, mouse support for ipads coming soon! Throw away that laptop.
     
  23. flawed personality

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    We went public with our engagement to CT's family this week, so I am now going around telling all my people when I see them. That in itself is a huge happy, as we'd kept it on the DL for 3 months! :cheerleader:
    On top of that, he's planning to make me things for Christmas, and he asked for my ring size!:supercute:
    I have a feeling that this Christmas will be the best Christmas ever!!!
     
  24. Iain Aschendale

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    Just shut down my most personal Facebook account again.

    Drinking from a firehose of hate is easy, but tsunamis of it give me indigestion.
     
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