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I talk to people for a few minutes, before I club them over the head, drag them into my cave, crack their head open, and eat their brains with a wooden spoon.
If, after that, I feel I haven't been annoyed by social interaction enough, I go see a movie, go to the theatre, eat at a good restaurant or take a walk together with my girlfriend. I do that very often, because my girlfriend is pretty much the only person I can have around me all the time without her annoying me. On the contrary, she calms me down a lot.
Sometimes I go watch a metal show with a good pal or I meet with colleagues for a drink or ten and playing board games, or meeting with my close family, but that's usually enough for weeks on end, because I'm not a big people guy anyway. Rather the opposite.
I also prefer quality to quantity of friendship and social interaction. I don't make new friends easily, because I'm quite distant in 'real life' and I mostly don't care about other people anyway.
On the web it's different, because you don't need to worry you'll meet people while shopping for groceries and will later have to signal them in the most friendly way you can to finally fuck off and leave you alone when they're getting obtrusive. I have no patience for that.
With work, you HAVE to be friendly and social, and I can be, but it doesn't feel natural to me, all the more because I have a reputation with family and friends to be a grumpy fucker as well. As long as I know and like people it's easy, but I suck at pretending to be good with someone whom I don't like and I'm really glad that at my current job I have a great PM and reasonable boss I can rely on to take that burden away from me 95% of the time.
When freelancing which I still do, I can choose my clients myself, and most of them are sort of like casual friends in the broadest sense of the term. Social interaction with them only bothers me when they or people who represent them are being cunts.
I don't even think all humans are really social individuals by choice or by nature. Often we just are, because we have to, either to survive to reach our goals. At least I am.
And now, excuse me. I have to get back to my cave.9
I just had a 2 hours long company lunch followed by a 1 hour meeting with the whole team. And I still have a big problem to discuss with two colleagues. Too much social interaction for one day for me. Damn, how my head hurts.51
!Dev Facebook actually worries me.
We take it as a given that it's just a huge information harvesting platform and always had been, but it's somewhat more concerning than that.
I left it about 4 years ago when it became apparent that people lose all sense of perspective on it.
I'd watch people getting so worked up when Word or Excel didn't work properly. They'd rant and rave about how shit Microsoft is, and how they hate it and something should be done, but when FB was down, they'd just sit there hitting refresh over and over with not a single angry word spoken.
Even when I pointed this out to people, they didn't really worry so much.
It's like watching people with a ketamine addiction who acknowledge that it's damaging their social life and wellbeing, but still sit there staring vacantly night after night doing the same thing over and over.
With devrant, the focus is on conversing. Yes, you can scroll and read rants for ages (and genuinely find them amusing), but with FB, the vast majority of content is pointless.
Reposted photos, single sentence statuses about banal happenings that have no substance of any kind to them.
There's no focus - even people who claim that they only use it to keep in touch with people they don't see often don't really use it as a pure communication tool.
It sucks up time, and it does so very effectively.
To keep in touch with people using text, email or messaging tools is a communication method. Facebook is a way to be voyeuristic or narcissistic, depending on which angle you approach it from.
Posting selfies that are so staged and trivial, and hoping for ‘likes’ to validate the person for a fake scenario contrived by a mind devoid of the attention they crave.
Devrant focusses on people sharing experiences in a common field of interest for the purpose of discussion, Facebook focusses on people pouring vacuous triviality into a public forum for the purpose of validation.
The potent and the thought provoking are ignored, while the pointless and the insignificant are lauded.
This insipid platform is diminishing social interaction under the illusory guise of forming meaningful connections with people, and it is utterly deplorable.
A final thought, INBOX IS NOT A FUCKING VERB!!!19
There should be a devrant Meetup one day. Basically The community just gets together, rants about stuff to each other but in person so we all meet our social interaction requirements for the year. Then we could buy swag and sit on our computers and work on our personal/group projects. It would give devs a great excuse to take a vacation once a year.15
I've seen people doing story/rant to introduce themselves, and I never done that, probably because I'm terrible at doing so, and the more people their is, the more complicated it gets for me. 😥
Usually I try to blend in, and be the same color as the wall. But I want to try something different, so bear with me as I go through this painful process. 😶
So here I am, a lonely dev, who only have friends through a screen, living in a dark room only lit by green leds (tho sometimes it turn red/pink), lost in a small street of Paris. I usually avoid posting on social media, but here on devRant, I feel alright, somehow, it feels like home... 🤗
Started developing at 14 with html and php, then css and js (with the later still being a mystery to me). 🤔
I never really had a real job. Had 3 month as an intern into a human size web agency, and despite the recommandation they gave, I didn't like the job... Dropped from school and self learned everything I know today. Did a certain amount of personal projects, but no publication for lack of confidence. As of today, I'm 28. 🙂
Then a year and half ago, I changed to c# with unity3D, and I had a ton of fun since. 😄
Learned cg effect, texturing, 3d, a bit of animation. I'm working on a project of indi game with two people that are my only social interaction outside of my family, and now devRant. I don't mind being lonely tho. 😯
But this community is awesome, so I'm glad I stumbled across that sad face on the play store. 😄
Also it's 7:30am, I didn't sleep because of this post, I'm tired, and yes I'm an idiot.21
That moment when you're sitting in the train with your laptop and just want to code, but there's your colleage sitting in front of you.
So Here's a story of how I severely messed up my mental health trying to fit in university.
But the bonus: Found my passion.
Her we go,
Went to university thinking it'll be awesome to learn new stuff.
1st sem was pure shock - Programming was taught at the speed of V2 rockets.
Everything was centred around marks.
Wanted to get a good run in 2nd sem, started to learn Vector design, but RIP- Hospitalized for Staph infection, missed the whole sem and was in recovery for 3 months.
So asked uni for financial assistance as I had to re-register the courses the next semester. They flat out refused, not even in this serious of a case.
So, time to register courses for third semester, turns out most of the 2nd year courses are full, I had to take 3rd year courses like:
Social and Informational Networks
Human Computer Interaction
Parallel and Distributed Computing (They had no prerequisites listed, for the cucks they are: BIG MISTAKE)
Turns out the first day of classes that I attend, the Image proc. teacher tells me that it's gonna be difficult for 2nd years so I drop it, as the PDC prof. also seconds that advice.
Time travel 2 months in: The PDC prof is a bitch, doesn't upload any notes at all and teaches like she's on Velocity-9 while treating this subject like a competition on who learns the most rather than helping everyone understand.
Doesn't let students talk to each other in lab even if one wants to clear their friend's doubt, "Do it on your own!" What the actual fuck?
Time for term end exams and project submission: Me and 3 seniors implement a Distributed File System in python and show it to her, she looks satisfied.
Project Results: Everyone else got 95/100
I got 76.
She's so prejudiced that she thinks that 2nd years must have been freeloaders while I put my ass on turbo for the whole sem, learning to code while tackling advanced concepts to the point that I hated to code.
I passed the course with a D grade.
People with zero consideration for others get absolutely zero respect from me.
Well it's safe to say that I went Nuclear(heh.. pun..) at this point, Mentally I was in such a bad place that I broke down.... Went into depression but didn't realise it.
I met a senior in my HCI class that I did a project with, after which I discovered we had lots of similar interests.
We became good friends and started collaborating on design projects and video game prototyping.
Enter the 4th sem and holy mother of God did I got some bad bad profs....
Then it hit me
I have been here for two years, put myself through the meat grinder and tore my soul into shreds.
This Is Not Me
This Wont Be The End Of Me
I called up my sister in London and just vented all my emotions in front of her.
Been a long time since I felt that.
I decided to go for what I truly feel passionate about: Game Design
So I am now trying to apply for Universities which have specialised courses for game design.
I've got my groove again, learnt to live again.
Learning C# now.
It's been a long hello, and If you've reached till here somehow, then damn, you the MVP.
This is kinda the silliest thing ever but...
In a class with a computer lab, one of the other people who uses the same desktop as me started taking screenshots at exactly 1:11. I followed suit and started taking screenshots at 11:11. I still have no idea who they are...
Now is almost the end of the year, and I really want to know who they are if only for the satisfaction, so I was thinking and came up with a solution that would take minimal social interaction. I wrote a Python script to take a screenshot every eight seconds and hid it on the computer, running. It saves the screenshots to a folder that is nested in another one, so the likelihood of someone finding out about this is pretty low. So anyways next class day I'm going to sift through the screenshots and find out who this is and probably some stuff about them given that I get to see over an hour of their computer activity. Fun stuff!
TL;DR I'm using Python to stalk kids at my school...5
osu-web devs: we use PHP because it just works *stabs in vagrant*
My webdev friend + my crazy ASP.NET Friend: hold my beer
*proceeds to refactor everything to ASP.NET and stabs in Docker*
welp, thats enough social interaction for today
I have tried Facebook, plus, Twitter whatsapp and various other "social" platforms and they always end up being repetitive and boring. Unfortunately and with all due respect devrant has followed that trend and is becoming just as boring.
Nothing beats human interaction - it's just so much more enjoyable.5
Met @condor irl today. He's the same weird guy as I feel at moments. Interests that don't interest people around us in any way..
Drank some beers, evidently called Belgium.
He came all the way to the town I work at.. kudos!
Talked about breadboards taking 230V via cables that aren't meant to take the voltage in any way.. Security implications in networks and online services, like Fb. Faraday's cage & how it works; and some other shit I swear I won't tell anyone about as you should be comfortable discussing it.
Quite interesting, I swear! (:
Now on the bus home, as I had to cut it short to get to some parental business... But I'm looking back on some positive social interaction, which I'll gladly re-do another time.
Condor, it was sure nice to meet ya. I'll come your way next time. That ~10eu for your transport will be equalled some day in the near future.
@FunkDelegate sorry it was badly timed and plaved, you'll join us soon enough! At least you saw decent ass! xD4
Damn, help me guys. Tomorrow I'm invited to a "friends" party.
Don't want to go, but have to. I hate partys. I hate all this shit, alcohol, drunk people. Have to stay there for at least 6h, until 1am or so. I hate drinking alcohol, doing stupid alcohol drinking games.
And I don't like this friend. I don't have much contact with him in the last few months. I thought he would understand that I don't like him. But no - he never lets me alone. Don't want this.
Let me fucking code - I want to have my free time, let me alone. Don't need that friends. The school mates on my apprenticeship are good enough for me, they are friendly, thinking the same way and don't drink alcohol all the time.
I hate this. Damn. Hopefully I will survive this fucking party. Maybe I can browse devRant half time of the party.
Am I the only one who doesn't need all that shit? Partys, alcohol, social interaction all the time?20
include '../week111/@AlexDeLarge.php'; //
echo "Also, as a student, collaboration is useful to get missed courses, information about homeworks and exams, help when blocked on something, etc., and that involves social interaction.
I usually deal with this by giving info and advice to whoever needs it, posting some occasional meme on our discord server, sometimes add a little something when we are in discussion, giving out smiles (I'm good at faking them) and avoiding people whenever possible.
I have friends in my class, just enough to count on one hand, and I enjoy spending time with them, but for the others I just do what is required by social conventions."
Am I the only one that has a problem with meeting his friends after working on a big project 24/7 for weeks without social interaction? What are emotions? What would a normal human beeing response to that topic?2
I am continuously transforming from being terrified to being sad to being tensed at the moment.Don't know what depression is , but i guess this is not a right phase .
Am just an average guy trying to get my confidences up as a good person/student/professional/whatever. last to last semester when I joined college for a cse degree, i had entered with the brightest face and the biggest smile because of just one thought: "this is where i belong, this is what i want" . i always got excited when i saw little things jumping around in my mobile , calculations being performed instantly, and the day i got my laptop, i knew i want to know every thing of how virtuality works.
I never cared about social life tho, i was a universally lonely introvert single child. Had 2-3 friends in school, who i don't care about much,a lost crush , a great group of home buddies and some friends here and there.
So when i started college i went there with multiple goals: making my career there, finding gud buddies, love again and many more..
But recently, everything is changing: realised that college is a piece of shit, people are always selfish and exploiting, a race is always going on where people are secretly running and you gotta learn by yourself.
So here is the current me: college attendance 37%, not went to gym past 1 week, human interaction last 2 days :2(mum nd dad), whatsapp last message: 4 days ago,sleep timings 10am to 6pm(daytimes lol), currently working on: this project that I took as "my last project that on completing means i know Android,and could code every fucked up app in the market)", which isn't yet completed bcz every-time i learn something in it, i realise their is one more part of the course am following , but i should know because this is useful.
And that makes me more sad :/1
Oh no guys. I can't get into work!
I can't see other humans! What shall I do? Oh no! My social interaction quota!
Huge number of "no social life" response for Wk111 question sounds alarming to me.
I totally understand how our job can make us alienated from everyone around us. That's why we need to make extra effort to be part of a society. This is the reason I love devrant, where we all can share our solitude. Having said that, social interaction in person is really important. You should try to meet new people, go out of your comfort zone, take some risk, be venurable because in the end it would be worth it.
Being alone is a very fragile state to be in, like a ticking bomb.
I'm not sure if this applies to everyone but it does to me. I would like to know your opinion guys!2
Feature creep aside I do think after a few weeks of use that notifications on devrant could use a bit of work. There is a lot of interaction and it can get confusing.
Some use cases currently not supported:
- On long threads I want to know which comment of mine that got a new ++. Perhaps scrolling to it + different colour?
- Seeing the new interaction per thread rather than per timeline.
- Getting a hint on which thread people interacted with. First sentence would be useful.
- Muting threads.
- Marking individual notifications as read without opening them.
- Moving notifications out of the menu and giving them separate button to save a click (many times a day)
If something on the list is already possible I suggest it be made more obvious ;)
Apart from being full of awesome people I really like being able to sort the flow of posts. I know this isn't staffed anywhere near the big social media and it's fine the way it is. But this is my two cents even if no one asked for them.
Badly lahmayo eggsdee
Jokes aside, while I am a sociable person, I don’t feel the need to go and hang out with my friends - and they don’t demand I do either. I’ve been just fine with the daily interactions at school and that sort of stuff, so the balance is already biased for me. I do however hang out a lot on Discord in various communities and enjoy the social interaction I get from there as well.
As a result, the dev life takes the bigger piece of the cake, but in my case it’s not a bad thing. Which is how it should be at the end of the day - do what feels best for you.