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Welcome back to /comfy/ Anon :)
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I wood like to invite anyone browsing to come and solve a few puzzles together. Post an image and I will make a jigsaw of it if you want.

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It's mostly together and I think I have a 48 stomach bug.

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Comfy is a place to relax. Please be kind and keep the things nice.

The rules are:
>Follow the global rules
>Keep it cozy
>Keep it SFW
>No rabble rousing
That means no unrelated political posts, intentionally provocative posts, posts insulting someone's race or religion or promoting committing crimes.
>No boat rocking
That means no uncalled for insults, rudeposting, or instigating drama.
>No advertising
You can talk about comfy places, but blatant advertising is not nice.

Other nice boards:
/late/ - Late Nights
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Having a cup of tea.
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Just like some kind of a crude ruffian, I drink instant coffee sometimes!  :D
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Got tea.
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English Breakfast, reporting in.
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Got chicken wings for dinner.
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Got another cup of tea.

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Post here when you visit /comfy/
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Comfy UFOs and Wintertime Edition
Prervious >>5351
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>Xfce is just nice
I mean, they even have "a [cute] mouse, obviously, for all kinds of reasons like world domination and monsters and such." as mascot :)
>You might be able to tweak it, KDE programs tend to have lots of options.
I already tried that and couldn't change it from what I saw. Oh well. I plan on redoing my OS setup in the next couple of days anyway.
>They've made some fuckups like letting their HTTPS certificates expire so there's concerns about how well it's managed as a project.
I've seen criticizing it fairly recently for the user experience. The feeling I got was that people were starting to feel like the distro's starting to drop the ball.
>That figures I suppose. :^)
The problem is that I'm not a technical person by Linux standards. I only really got into computers in the first place because I was obsessed with video games as a kid and always preferred PC games. That plus the Internet led me down the neckbeard rabbit hole, but I'm still not that knowledgeable about most of this stuff and am driven more by finickiness than raw passion for computers.

Thanks for the info, by the way.
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>I was obsessed with video games as a kid and always preferred PC games. That plus the Internet led me down the neckbeard rabbit hole
Huh, that reminds me of my experience. I was a typical PC gamer who could tinker when necessary but didn't have much reason to dig further, until anons started talking about the spyware crap that was going to be included in Windows 10. That led down the privacy rabbit hole and realizing how all the big services and programs were milking their users information. It was pretty disturbing honestly and soon after I switched to Linux. Kind of crazy to think how much I've learned since then. It's very much a learn-as-you-go type situation, what you don't know today you might find out tomorrow.
>Thanks for the info, by the way.
No problem, any time anon!
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It feels like I got my Mint install mostly back to how I had it in most ways. I'm glad it didn't take me long to have a comfortable computer setup again for ordinary use, even if it is pretty wonky. I'm glad I had my programs backed up. I was blindsided by the fact that Ubuntu Studio wasn't compatible with the list file I had. 

Now all I have to do is get my Windows partition set up for audio work, although that's kind of a pain in the neck compared to Linux. With Linux installations you don't need to worry about things like audio interface drivers. The real headache will be setting up my DAW stuff the specific way I had it when I was on Windows before.
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I use arch btw :^)

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Lets create and share /comfy/ banners.
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The idea is good but unfortunately the uri is almost unreadable.
>That might work.
I'm thinking the Spleen font would do a great job. Hope I can found some time tonight to try something.
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>unfortunately the uri is almost unreadable.
Yeah I was afraid of that.
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A couple more attempts but I really want to see your version because I'm at about the limit of what my graphic editors can do right now. I can already tell that second one is just way too small.
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The first one is far way better than >>8613 in readability
For now I added the first one, honestly it's a good one. Maybe someone will try to do better. Lets see :)

Tell me your dreams, I can do an analysis on them
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>>8571 (OP) 
A couple of weeks ago I had a dream where I found a bug in a code I wrote years ago. When I woke up I immediately went to check it, and the bug was indeed there.
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I used to record my dreams and analyze them myself, but I started on medication not too long ago which seems to make them all nightmares. So I try my best to forget them these days.

The last one I remember was me in a room with my father. He was training me to throw better, but I wasn't sure why. He kept on getting me to drill this one particular motion, where I was to throw an object out of a window in my old house I lived at as a kid and let it get lost in the bushes. Later the police arrived and he gave me the object to throw as they entered my house. In that moment I realize he wanted me to hide evidence, probably drugs. I felt disappointed in him, and as if I had never really known him at all.

This is a weird one considering that I don't get on with my father, and he is maybe the person most opposed to drug use in my life. Not that I even do anything beyond weed myself, and that's only about twice a year.

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Getting ready for my final exam! How do you all relax after a busy week or day?
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>tiles with tiny bowls so that the animals can quench their thirst
Nice, I don't remember having seen those in Bulgaria but I will look closely next time I visit. I'll ask my gf which went to Turkey if she's aware of that, I'm sure she'll enjoy the idea :)

I'm still thinking about leaving [current country] to go in Bulgaria as I fell so in love with this country and things here tend to go worse everyday and we no longer even have the pleasure of dreaming of a serene future. Also I'm getting sicker and sicker about my compatriots.
I basically just change out of my work clothes and sit down at the computer for the rest of the night . I'm pretty much stay there other than eating or going to the bathroom until I'm ready for bed. I like to have some baked sweets late at night too on occasion.
chocolate, food, quality time on the computer and mostly opioids of all kind
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I had a "fantastic" team building today. It was airsoft. My comfy level is at negative infinity. Send help!
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I had very comfy times when I was into this myself.
And really uncomfy ones to :(
Glad I've weaned myself off :)

Be careful with opiates anon.

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Reated :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_digital_data_storage & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_computing
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Also this one because I just discovered the word thanks to /server/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbology

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The first thing I do when I get home is to change my clothes for my "home outfit".
This is important for me because it allows me to mark a frontier between the outside world and my comfy den. This is an old habit from a time I was living in a big city and not wanting to bring the outside dirt and sadness inherent in that kind of environment into my home.
Now I live in the country but I have kept this ritual.

What's your favorite "home outfit" /comfy/ ?
I generally put some old jogging pants, old t-shirts or sweaters depending of the season. I also have a warm bathrobe I like wearing after a good shower and staying naked underneath. Also I never wear underpants, they're not comfy for staying at home.
I'm always barefoot, sometimes with socks when I feel a little bit cold.
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I wish I was able to do that daily. Gotta be up early for half of my work week so I rush and get up like a zombie. But yeah coffee and music is great to wake up with.
The hell? Do you just walk around in your house wearing a suit?  hahaha
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Being chilly makes me sleepy.
Maybe he's Richard Nixon.
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I promise I'm not xD
In general, people here just put on their pyjamas just before bedtime, or simply go to bed in their underwear. I guess it depends if they're used to showering at the end of the day too?

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Heya /comfy/. I want to hear your discoveries and experiences on the numerous adjustments you made to your life to make it as comfy as it can be. It can even be plans for future comfiness. I want to see it all. It doesn't even matter if someone else posted about a similar experience. I want to read as much as you feel comfortable sharing. It doesn't matter how small, since even the smallest change can yield a net positive.

Sometimes, I just become too complacent in uncomfy stuff and assume it can't be helped until I see someone set an example. I have difficulty letting myself be comfy due to personal reasons and as a consequence, I do nothing.

Being comfy isn't just about doing nothing, but it's also about going out of your way to do stuff to be comfy. I'd love for this thread to be a helpful resource into achieving the comfy mindset and serve as a source of inspiration, so share away!

To start, here's a bunch of experiences that I'd like to share.

I always liked Logitech keyboards, but the keycaps they come with are pretty shoddy. The letters washed off when I cleaned them. They even peeled away and stuck to my fingers after some light use. To top it off, I'd have to fork over more money for replacements that likely would do the same. It always stressed me out. I did a little investigation and found out that there are different types of materials used for keycaps. ABS, PBT, and pudding keycaps from what I remember. 90% of keyboards these days come with ABS keycaps and Logitech was no different. Basically, ABS keycaps are the cheapest type and they're thinner, but they're decently quiet for typing. PBT keycaps usually have better ink and sometimes even letters engraved into the material, but they're thicker which means they might produce a heavier thonk sound when you type on them. Pudding keycaps are the best of PBT and ABS combined, in my opinion. The very top is PBT which makes it very durable, and the letters don't get worn off, but the sides are ABS and not inked, which still keeps the quieter typing experience of an ABS keycap. Now, most Logitech keyboards have their unique switches that the keycaps would have to be attached to, and finding keycaps for those switches is a bit tricky, but I was able to find a keyboard from them that used those common cherry switches. I ordered that one and some pudding keycaps in my favorite colors and voila, I now have a comfy keyboard that looks aesthetically pleasing, functions well, doesn't feel greasy after a day, and doesn't fall apart after some soap and water!

Regarding outfits, I decided to embrace wearing oversized sweatshirts about 2 sizes bigger than what I am. For both loungewear and when I'm out and about. Since I like to present myself as a bit dressier nowadays, I just toss a plain-colored collared dress shirt underneath it and I get the style and comfiness all at the same time. The oversized nature of each sweatshirt is perfectly comfortable enough to lounge around in on its own. I can tuck my knees under it to keep my legs warm. It's also big enough to be thrown over some actual clothes without feeling a bit tight. They add an accent color to my outfits since I wear mostly black and white, and it also generally gives me an excuse to wear some vibrant, yet soothing colors I love without it being too much. Efficiency!

And the last one for now since I'd like to avoid blogposting: Shaving is no longer something I loathe. I thought my skin was just extra sensitive to shaving, so I just lived with razor bumps, nicks, redness from irritation, etc. Turns out, I wasn't preparing myself for a shave as well as I should've been. I thought just shaving wet in the shower was enough. I picked up a much newer safety razor that was appraised for being gentle to sensitive skin, switched over to a different brand of razor blades, and started using actual shave butter instead of using my 2-in-1 shampoo as a substitute. My eyes no longer burn and turn red from the 2-in-1 and to top it off, shaving has never been faster and more therapeutic. Most importantly, it's now a comfy experience.

I do have plans to pick up one of those scented shower steamers so shaving and showering is even more comfy. I think I'll try those out sometime next month and give an update here, and maybe ramble some more about more of my experiences after I read some posts.
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I work at an IT company and recently I've been allowed to work from home whenever possible. It's one of the best life changes I've had in recent years. Now there's way more time to get ready for work since I don't have to get dressed or drive anywhere, so I can fix a better breakfast than just cereal and coffee. Plus I get to chill in my pajamas all day, and I have a lot more choices for lunch now that I'm not limited to what I can pack in a lunchbox. We don't get tickets or calls too often either, so I can spend most of the workday playing games, reading, working on personal projects, and taking care of small chores around the house.

There's also a park in my town that I like to visit while on break. During that part of the day it's pretty empty and quiet, the perfect time to take a half-hour walk and see all the cats there. They don't let you get too close, but some will slow-blink back at you.

More important is that it's made my life less uncomfy. No more putting up with traffic, sitting in that trashy office, dealing with my manchild of a coworker, cleaning up his messes, and sometimes even doing his job for him because he'd rather sleep or blab on the phone with his friends. ...Or rather, there's not as much of it. I still have to go in if someone's computer needs repairs, my coworker needs time off, etc. Still, going in sometimes beats going in all the time.

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Very nice, anon! Working from home is a definite major change that can result in a bunch of positives but also introduce some challenges. Props to you for not only making the most of what you can out of your opportunity, but also seeking to improve it even more.

For the monotony issue, personally, I do everything on a loose schedule as an attempt to prevent the feeling of being in a time loop. The things I do may not always be the exact same. It's almost as if I do things on a whim but not quite. It might also be my own mindset of me just being content with small, subtle changes. It's hard to explain concisely.

A small example is that I have an oil diffuser that I use daily, but I always put different scents in, and sometimes I may run it an extra time much later just because I felt like it. I have moments where I want a dark floral scent multiple days in a row. But if I did lavender yesterday, then maybe I'd do a blend of a little patchouli and rose geranium today. But of course, I have a wide variety of scents I can choose from that range from what I just mentioned, to citrusy, to baked sweets scents like vanilla, to even minty fresh scents. It helps each day feel more unique to me no matter how similar some scents can be, even though at the end of the day I'm just putting on my oil diffuser at roughly the same time almost every day.

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My approach to getting comfy has always been about the maintenance of a strict routine. I don't like having any uncomfy surprises or unnecessary hassle, especially in the morning, so I will eat the same thing and wear the same outfit nearly every day. I keep several of the same sets of clothing and keep a stocked fridge of nutritionally balanced but repetitive meals. A lot of people I know think its monotonous but I don't really see it that way. My life is random and varied enough despite these little rituals.

When I really want to dial in the comfy I'll arrange a fishing trip with some friends. Drive into some cute village with a lake running through and stay there into the evening reminiscing.
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I have a revolving set of comfy images for my work desktop.  There is a variety of food, architecture, scenery, everyday items, and people.  It makes the day a bit more comfy.  Most of them were pulled off Wikipedia or one board or another, but a few are mine this cocktail picture.  I love it dearly.
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>My life is random and varied enough despite these little rituals.
Agreed. Couldn't have said it better, even though my routine isn't as strict as yours from the sounds of it. It's important to have some control of our routines.

>When I really want to dial in the comfy I'll arrange a fishing trip with some friends. Drive into some cute village with a lake running through and stay there into the evening reminiscing.
I'd like to get into fishing again. It's relaxing but at the same time it's a bit too distracting for me to relax doing. I need to get a better understanding of a mindset like yours for that. Nonetheless, I understand why you do it. There's something about the late hours being pretty comfy so I spend my time with nature in a different way. Three times a week every other day at night, I do some running. After I finish running, before I walk home, I sit at a secluded clearing deep in the woods to gaze upon the stars and the moon. It's my special spot. Occasionally I hear coyotes nearby and it can make me nervous, but it doesn't change the fact that it's worth it every time. The starscape, the ambient lighting, and sounds of nightlife always make for such a beautiful experience. There's a pond which adds to it and helps with self-reflection. Pun intended!

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