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Yeah, I used to love to play that in school. You can still find it online too.
There's a funny episode of Teen Titans Go called Oregon Trail.
I'm a little disappointed in the game play. It goes too fast. They click off days and weeks at a time. It would be more involving if it went day by day, or a few days at a time, and described more minutely the terrain and challenges so that you can make more frequent decisions. Maybe they had that in later versions, but I guess this is just replicating a single version.

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I'm a little disappointed in the game play. It goes too fast. They click off days and weeks at a time. It would be more involving if it went day by day, or a few days at a time, and described more minutely the terrain and challenges so that you can make more frequent decisions. Maybe they had that in later versions, but I guess this is just replicating a single version.
There was really only one version to my knowledge and yeah, it could get frustrating. I especially hated "You are running low on water" but there was no way to get water. But it was a very old computer game from the first days of PCs.
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I applied for a job this week. It's the same job I applied for two years ago, but I was bumped out after an online assessment test. I never even got to an in-person interview. That was the last time I applied for a job, and I've been miserable in my current ever since.

This time the assessment was a bit different, but I still feel like I underperformed. I keep checking my candidate portal for the message "no longer under consideration" which I got last time. Right at the moment my current job is bad but tolerable (unlike this time last week or the week before). For some reason I'm fixated on this other job even though I might not like it, for the reason that I like the schedule which would give me one weekday off (I have no weekend bus service, so weekends are meaningless to me as far as leisure days off). If I don't get this job, another similar job is hiring, but I don't know if they work weekends. Feeling very stuck.

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I applied for a job this week. It's the same job I applied for two years ago, but I was bumped out after an online assessment test. I never even got to an in-person interview. That was the last time I applied for a job, and I've been miserable in my current ever since.

This time the assessment was a bit different, but I still feel like I underperformed. I keep checking my candidate portal for the message "no longer under consideration" which I got last time. Right at the moment my current job is bad but tolerable (unlike this time last week or the week before).
Don't you fear that you might get yourself into a far worse situation out of restlessness? Tolerable is what people usually strive for.

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Don't you fear that you might get yourself into a far worse situation out of restlessness? Tolerable is what people usually strive for.
I've been at this job for 19 years, so I've been through all levels of feelings towards it. The last few days where things have slowed down have been tolerable only compared to this whole year which has been unbelievable. It absolutely could be a worse situation, but at this current job I'm feeling like I'm breaking down both due to it and my own mental health. I've made a few mistakes recently. The company's changing and I don't want to negatively impact it, so I'd like to get something where I don't have so much to focus on. I'm very worried about losing this safety blanket of a job where I have such flexibility, but it might be better just to go.

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Those poor people in China must be going through hell.

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For Christmas I got a handheld game of The Oregon Trail. I guess this was a very popular computer game in the '80s and '90s, but I never heard of it or have forgotten it. The tagline is "You have died of dysentery"; you can't beat that as the tagline for a video game. Never had a computer, but might have played it in school. Anybody remember it? The handheld game replicates the aspects of the computer game. You journey as a group to Oregon in 1848, navigating the various hardships. I just have had time to play it today. I haven't been trying hard to have them make it, but so far my crew (myself, Cephas, along with Francine, Hiram, Madge, and Ella) aren't doing too well. Hiram has died of the fever, Madge has dysentery and Francine cholera. It's fun!
I remember. 🙂 I think. I'm not sure if I got to play it much though.
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Those poor people in China must be going through hell.
And also those people stuck on the boat. That would be awful.
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And also those people stuck on the boat. That would be awful.
It's bad enough to think about living under a totalitarian government. A desperate and panicked totalitarian government with all the resources of the internet age sounds terrifying.

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Well, that was a waste. I've spent hours looking, both online and on foot, for pillows and a tablecloth that would go with my reupholstered sofas. The tablecloth I got completely clashed with the colour of the sofas; I had it on the table for a day before I could bare to look at it no more. My table is now bare. As for the pillows, I got 4 bright lime-coloured ones that I was hoping would introduce a splash of colour and energy to what is otherwise a fairly toned-down living room. They were a miss as well. My living room ended up looking like a children's playroom. It's too bad that I can't see how things would fit into my space before purchasing them. These interior decoration lessons are costing me, literally.
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After a while where he wasn't a nuisance, this damn shut-in upstairs neighbor is back at it, obviously hearing stuff in his head as he sits in his drunken, cabin fever mania. He stomps on the floor and yells "Knock it off!" or "STOOOOOOOP IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!". Meanwhile I'm downstairs reading or sleeping, and I'm sure he stomps even when I'm not home. I stay up late, and last night until after 3:00 a.m., but he doesn't sleep. At that time he had his TV on louder than usual and I think was even playing music for a short while, probably trying to be cute because he thinks I'm making noise, so he can. Then he stomped on the floor a few times before I dozed off.

I'm hesitant to confront him because it could turn violent if I tell him he's hallucinating. Plus I've never had an issue with him in person, so I don't want to upset the apple cart. I have screamed up at him to stop the stomping, but I'm not sure if he hears me as he's locked inside his own mania.

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My neighbor's kid upstairs is such a brat. I can hear her right now screaming and screeching and thrashing around like a wild animal. I hate apartments.

It's just stupid to allow people with kids in upstairs apartments. That's never going to go well. What kind of a disrespectful moron moves their kids in above someone who is quiet?

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It's amusing how the ones that are most often accusing others of racism against them to the point of abusing it and playing it to their own selfish advantage, are actually the most offensively and cruelly racist against others when the situation arise for them to do so.

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My neighbor's kid upstairs is such a brat. I can hear her right now screaming and screeching and thrashing around like a wild animal. I hate apartments.

It's just stupid to allow people with kids in upstairs apartments. That's never going to go well. What kind of a disrespectful moron moves their kids in above someone who is quiet?
The kid needs to be running around outside. Kids don't spend enough time outside these days. They need to burn that energy off in a place where they won't disturb other people.

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My neighbor's kid upstairs is such a brat. I can hear her right now screaming and screeching and thrashing around like a wild animal. I hate apartments.

It's just stupid to allow people with kids in upstairs apartments. That's never going to go well. What kind of a disrespectful moron moves their kids in above someone who is quiet?
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The kid needs to be running around outside. Kids don't spend enough time outside these days. They need to burn that energy off in a place where they won't disturb other people.
Luckily I don't have to deal with kids living above me, but my neighbors do have kids who are constantly playing in my yard, which is also annoying when you have issues with noise. I have posted before that it's great that they play outside, but they need to be taken to a park or something. There is also never an adult supervising them, and that sets off my anxiety. If I wanted to be bothered with kids, I would have my own.

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