Super General Advice (the thread for advice without making a thread)

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by NevermorePoe, May 8, 2017.

  1. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    I mean, a fridge is a fridge? Most of them aren't pretty but I wouldn't go so far as to hide one? Some of the fancy ones with the sleek designs are more aesthetically pleasing than not but most of them are big brick shapes for keeping food it. I don't really think about them enough to consider them displeasing. They just kind of exist.
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  2. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    yea, i think it's weird too. But hey, people think that for some reason. My friends parent's almost got the cabinet things to hide the fridge... until they saw the price. They changed their mind very quickly. I don't remember the price, but for just the fridge it was more than a couple thousand dollars, they were getting expensive cabinets in the first place though.

    A blog post of what they were considering.

    [Edit:] changed some wording, added in a blog post to demonstrate.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2020
  3. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    As long as it matches the rest of the appliances I don't find it like... exceptionally ugly? I'm used to seeing my appliances in a kitchen. I think I'd be weirded out by a kitchen that had none of them visible.
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  4. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    The house my parents are renting has one of those big...cabinets? Fridge homes? Its ugly as fuck, makes the fridge take up like 150% as much room, and makes it *impossible* for two (admittedly short) people to easily take out in case u need to fix something or clean behind it. Those fridges that are, like, built into the wall and look like more cabinets are like, fine, I guess, but I would rather a normal fucking fridge that i can easily move around and get behind then the hulking shadow of the fridgehole dominating the kitchen
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  5. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    this past Thursday morning I got a call offering me a job at the place I had a weld test earlier this week (a steel manufacturing company that mainly fabricates giant bridge parts). I called back Friday morning to accept the offer but there wasn't an option in their extension menu to talk to a human, so I left a brief message in their all-purpose voicemail saying that I wanted the job, please call me back. They didn't call back on Friday.

    I'm not sure if I should wait through Monday to see if they call me back, or physically go to the office to check in and accept the job. Worth noting: it's about the lowest tier job there is in the place, so I'm not sure if I want to make any kind of a fuss about it? but I also very much want the job, and want to make sure they actually got my message, etc.
  6. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Does diaphragmatic breathing ever feel not bad and awkward and like you're just flexing your lungs for no real benefit

    My boss is telling me to practice it, and while i disagree hes been telling me to since like 2018 or something so i guess i have to try it

    i have to make my stomach go out and keep my shoulders down, it technically is putting air in my lungs but i have to Focus so hard on it that i like, discard that breath and then go back to not micromanaging my breathing
  7. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    It eventually gets more natural than the other way, if you practice! One of the tips I was given was to practice while laying on your back - that given a sufficient surface, your shoulders will be more naturally restricted from moving in that position, and you can lay your hands over your stomach to feel it move.
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  8. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    I learned it from singing in choirs from a pretty young age so it's sorta second nature to me, especially when singing or exercising as it's technically a higher lung capacity i think?? could be helpful to just try practicing it when doing an activity like that, where you're already to some degree going to be conscious of your breathing
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  9. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    let me prevail upon the collective computer knowledge of this site once more

    I found a Dell G5 15 for $470 at a local surplus chain. I am almost certainly going to buy it but brain won’t let me without double checking with an outside source that it’s not a terrible idea

    according to the reviews I have found this laptop is merely okay as far as gaming laptops go, but also the lowest price I could find for it online was almost double what this one is going for, and I intend to build a pc at some point in the future anyway so i will have other options

    edit: fuck it, i will make the purchase, as long as they let me turn it on and poke around first (and as long as it’s still there)
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2020
  10. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    That's a better gaming laptop than the one I used to use, and that one ran all the games I had just fine.
    • Informative x 2
  11. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    huzzah, I haven’t made a terrible mistake! :D

    the keyboard glows red, it’s like I’m a real gamer or something :P

    edit: thank you by the way for responding to my various discombobulated requests for computer advice in the past, I feel like i am slowly but surely learning how to tell if a computer is hot garbage or not lol
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2020
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  12. Silver Sheep


    What's the best (free) blog host? I want to do book reviews and podcast show notes, I don't want to do coding.
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