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2023.06.08 19:24 Emotional-Usual7339 Should I call company back?
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Hired company. He said post treat would take care of any areas didn’t look clean at the time. Main concern is driveway bc these lines look they were missed by surface cleaner? He did tell me to call if roof doesn’t come clean but it’s only rained twice, so I need to give it more time? **I was able to sweep/blow most of dirt that pooled near bottom but these lines aren’t sweepable. submitted by Emotional-Usual7339 to pressurewashing [link] [comments]
2023.06.08 19:23 Diligent-Activity-70 Rejecting cancer "survivorship"
I'm two weeks into my friend's three week visit. This weekend were heading up to my sweetheart's final resting place and then on to the town I used to live near.
I'm having fun, but there has been one little hiccup. My friend brought me a "cancer survivor" necklace and she is upset that I don't wear it all the time.
It's so hard to help her see my feelings about this.
Yes, I've technically been NED since my surgery in March 2022, but I wasn't officially declared NED by my oncologist until February 2023...
And trying to get someone to understand that no evidence of disease doesn't actually mean that there's no cancer in your body - only that it isn't detectable.
My Mets were in an area that doesn't get much blood flow, so the circulating DNA tests aren't helpful & it's also incredibly difficult to kill the cells with chemotherapy. And being behind the intestines, it's not a spot that is easily viewed on scans. The oncologist and I are comfortable where we are and are "saving" PET until we feel that I really need it.
If I made it to five years without recurrence, y might be willing to use the term remission, but I can't imagine calling myself a survivor until a minimum ot ten years without recurrence ( which I doubt will happen)
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2023.06.08 19:22 Super_Pace6705 Starting a home gym
I don’t work out nearly enough and I know that, but I wanna start. I can’t go to any gyms near me so instead I wanted to buy equipment to set up a home gym in my basement. I’ve got an inversion table but I have no idea if that’s gonna be useful for anything, so can you guys give me ideas on what kind of things I should buy?
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2023.06.08 19:22 Toofybro 4k game streaming to TV
Hey all, I've recently moved into a new house and I've got my office/gaming computer setup upstairs. I'd like to be able to stream and play games on the TV in the living room downstairs wirelessly and seamlessly. My TV and gaming pc are about 7m from each other vertically. The router is located right next to the TV downstairs.
I've used moonlight in the past to stream to a laptop and it works ok, but the quality was definitely no where near as good as native, and looked like a compressed mpeg file, which makes me worried that it's going to look horrendous on a 65 inch TV.
So basically I have a few questions:
- What's the optimal setup I can use to stream from my gaming PC to my TV wirelessly? I'm only interested in doing this if I can achieve near native quality on the TV. (Note, would love to use an ethernet cable but my wife would probably fight me about it. So it's not an option at this point)
- How can I send inputs with minimal latency/packet loss on a ps5 dualsense controller from my living room to my gaming pc upstairs?
More random info for context: * My current router is a crap ISP one (virgin), so happy to get new equipment if it will do the job better. * Gaming pc is running Linux * Gpu and CPU are both AMD
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2023.06.08 19:22 Jabeltane S4E3 "Little Fish"
S4E3 "Little Fish"
(This is the episode where all the UC kids are registering for classes, and Brenda has returned to BH after having dropped out of UM and left in the night. )
Re-watching the show and I noticed a few funny little things in this episode that made me go "WTF?"
First: Brenda and Brandon's room re-do.
This is a carry-over issue from the previous episode (and not the first time I've seen this in TV)
Brenda leaves for college and immediately Brandon redoes her room for himself. What? Why? First of all, she didn't move out, she went to college to stay in the dorms. When I was in college and lived in the dorms, and still to this day at many college dorms, students cannot stay in the dorms over breaks. Over winter break, summer break, sometimes even over spring break, the dorms close and students are forced to leave. Was her family expecting her to get her own place for those breaks? Or come home and crash on the couch?
Furthermore, Brandon talks about moving out, anyway. And when Brenda comes home again, she apologizes to him for messing up his living situation, as if they cannot stay in their own rooms just as they had been doing in High School. This is never explained why their rooms have to change, or why Brandon can't stay in his own room.
Second: Dylan is being such a whiny, impatient, high-maintenance brat. He's so special and cool, he can't be bothered to wait in line and register for classes like all the other freshman.
Third: Just a funny little quirky thing I noticed Brenda doing in one seen at her house. She's on the phone with Kelly or Donna and she's making herself a snack. She's scooping peanut butter and jelly into a bowl, stirring it up, then spreading it on the bread. I've never seen that before, and it made me laugh. Is this something anyone else does?
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2023.06.08 19:22 janewalch Homeless man attacking everything and everybody this morning in Studio City.
This is more of a rant than anything… I feel so much guilt but I have nothing but anger towards the houseless here in LA.
This morning around 7am on Ventura Blvd at the Panera Bread in Studio City, a young homeless man was sitting in front of the door. I walked passed him to open the door and walked inside. He instantly loses it and starts slamming his head into the glass window repeatedly at the Panera bread. He then stands up, walks to my car that is parked on Ventura right in front, and kicks a massive dent into it with all his strength.
I run and and ask him what the fuck was that about. He calls me the N word with a hard R (I’m white) and then just walks away.
Something was telling me to keep an eye on this guy. I grab my coffee and pull my car down Ventura about 5 buildings where he’s now near. He starts yelling and jumping around. Then a young woman in her 20s jogs passed him. He spits in her face and then chases her full sprint. She starts screaming for help and he chases her into oncoming traffic on Ventura Blvd. I jump out of my car with my pepper spray and run after them. Another guy helps as well and we are able to stop the homeless man from continuing to assault her. She was shaking, crying hysterically, and scared out of her mind.
The homeless man just keeps walking away and tried to fight every person in his path. He then starts to kick all the businesses doors and windows as he walks west down Ventura.
I called the cops and let them know that he damaged my vehicle, assaulted a young woman in oncoming traffic, and was currently attempting to destroy businesses.
About 5 minutes later of me slowly driving next to this guys, the cops show up. They never once exited their car. They pulled up next to him and he ran up to their window calling the black police officer a Fucking N word repeatedly. He then keeps walking.
Cops still cruising slowly next to him. He then tried to fight a school bus driver in front of the police. Still, police did not exit their car. After about 10 minutes of this; the police drove off. Like.. what? He physically assaulted a woman 15 minutes before. Attempted to fight multiple people right in front of police. And damaged multiple cars and businesses. What’s it going to take to get these fucks either rehabilitated or locked away. They’re a threat to innocent civilians. I just feel so much guilt but I’m so over it. I was almost killed 2 years ago when a homeless man dropped a massive rock off of a freeway overpass that crashed through my windshield and broke a hole clean through my passenger front seat. Luckily my pregnant wife had just gotten out of the car 5 minutes before. My wife and unborn child would have been killed instantly. I’m so fucking over it.
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2023.06.08 19:22 anonquestions7 Scrubs for Short People
For context: I’m 4’11” and figs petite xxs joggers and top has fit me pretty well. The waistline is near perfect though the length is a bit short. I’ve noticed they began to shrink and i wanted other scrubs that aren’t figs. So, I got the medcouture infinity line in petite. But the joggers feel like i’m sagging, the waistline is too big but everything else fits nice. Though, the drawstrings don’t tighten much at all and i feel like I’ll be pantsed at any moment.
Any suggestions for scrubs for a 4’11” under 100lb person?
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2023.06.08 19:21 rowanjane Broken
You were supposed to help me get over a fling. You became my addiction. I'm not sure I’ve ever been addicted to a person, actually I know that I’ve never been addicted to a person in this way. You walked up to me at the bar, we were both drunk, but it was so natural and obvious the moment I met you. I gave you my phone number. I never do that. I got home and was sitting on the kitchen floor looking at my phone about to text you, trying to think of what to say, when you texted first. I was hooked. You texted me first thing the next day. A couple of days later we met at the bar again and just talked. It was so natural and easy. I was feeling a little under the weather, I had two drinks and said I needed to go home. You walked me to my car and that’s where we kissed for the first time. I remember your arms pressing me up against the wall of the building I work in. Again I was hooked. I didn’t quite realize at the time how truly addicted I would become. A couple of days later I came down to the bar near your place. We had a few drinks and went back to your place. The sex was so intense. I remember asking “WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?” So many times we met. Every time the sex was mind blowing. After each time we met I would think about it, think about you, your face, for days after, every moment of every day.
You started to message me a little less often, but every time you did the rush of happiness engulfed me.
I wouldn’t hear from you for a while and I would become despondent, my emotions were out of my control, I could barely hold myself together. I would wake up every day with immediate thoughts of you and it wouldn’t relent until I passed out drunkenly at the end of the night. Only to start again in the morning. Mornings were hell. Laying in bed wishing I could just go back to sleep. Hoping sometimes for that infinite slumber that might release me from this hell.
I became terrified that I would never see you again.
I would send you texts that you claim you never got. “Your phone didn’t get good reception” “It wouldn’t let you text back”
I tried to break the cycle. I tried not to see you. I had sex with the fling to try to break the spell you had on me. It did nothing. What had once been fun became at once completely devoid of joy.
The times I’ve seen you since have been pure joy followed by utter despair.
I read our old text conversations like a cokehead licking the empty baggy.
I told my husband about you. It destroyed him. I broke his heart. It makes me feel sick. He knew there was something wrong and I just couldn’t hold it together to spare his feelings. I thought it would be a good idea to open up to him. I thought maybe he would understand and maybe we could open up our lives to other people. Other loves. I was being foolish and utterly selfish. I told you about this thinking maybe you’d say “I want you, be with me” You didn’t. You said you couldn’t commit. You said you have too much going on. He somehow, for some insane reason, still wants me. Still loves me. And here I am writing this junkie love letter to you.
I feel broken.
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2023.06.08 19:21 KorewaMatoy Looking for Destiny 2 Friends
American studying abroad and need people to play Destiny or Guilty Gear (getting Street Fighter 6 soon ish) with in or near the GMT +8 timezone. I run a small ish discord server that's mainly US based so I have scheduling conflicts with the people I used to game with. If you're down to play feel free to comment or send me a message and I'll send you a discord link!
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2023.06.08 19:21 sadtoast0 I lost my account because I'm dumb and SE customer support is horrible
Hi, I know this isn't anything related to the game itself and it's another post complaining about these things but I've been trying to get into my account for a whole week and can't do it and SE customer support is atrocious and i'm extremely dumb.
I changed PC to a new one, and before doing so, I renewed my subscription to FF after a while without playing cause my old PC couldn't run it properly anymore. But once I got to my new computer and opened the launcher, my account was compromised (I assume because of changing computers) and I had to change password to fix it.
Now this isn't a problem in itself, however my 15 year old smartass decided to put a fake birthday date and a random Q/A which has made me now, seven years later, unable to remember any of that.
I contacted SE support with obviously the wrong birthday date stating that I forgot my Q/A and also the birthday but alas, the only answer I got was "Wrong birthday nerd come back when its the correct one". So when I tried for hours to search the option to change my birthday, it says I need to send my goddamn ID, drivers passport, my home adress and also PUT THE Q/A THAT I DONT KNOW.
Also SE support website says to login to mogstation to change my Q/A but I CANT because my account is compromised SO HUH?
So I've been stuck in a loop of being unable to contact SE support and my head hurts. I paid a sub for nothing and 7 years of playing the game nearly every day has gone down the drain.
I don't know what to do anymore aside from crying in a corner. Either way I hope you all remember all of that, and if you don't then make sure to change it so it's all fine TwT
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2023.06.08 19:20 Daddy-of-Brews Elgin is the key to leaving Fromville (and other theories)
First off, this is just a working theory - with little concrete evidence to say it's definitive, but I believe there are far too many hints for this to be too far FROM the truth!
Forgive the wall of text.. S2/S1 Spoilers incoming..
I believe that Elgin is the first and largest piece of the puzzle to the citizens of Fromville escaping. The dream he had on the bus is the first piece of supporting evidence I'll use to substantiate that claim; as he is the first (and only) resident to have any prior knowledge or premonitions of Fromville BEFORE arriving to the town and coming to the realization that they are stranded. What he sees in this dream is unknown, but we can theorize (with supporting evidence from S0203 and S0207) that something with water or the Brundles is likely what he is trying to remember. He asks Fatima about a body of water, and once brought to the Brundles, tells her "I saw it." .. referencing a dream that he had - because they immediately begin a dialogue about some people having nightmare-ish type revelations and how they might be connected. He continues the conversation with Julie in the most recent episode, which leaves us with our cliffhanger-type ending of him being pushed under water in the tub. More on this later.
After Ellis's stabbing, Elgin has an instinctual reaction to get him to Kristy and the clinic. Almost as if he has foreseen this happening or at least knows that Ellis's safe passage and eventual survival is a pivotal point in the overall survival of the township. The last statement is a stretch, but nonetheless, Ellis's arrival at the clinic is the only reason that Boyd and the others discover how to kill the monster. It's odd that the rest of Colony House didn't jump to Ellis's side in order to get him the medical help he needed. Whereas, we have Elgin who has just arrived and seems more concerned about his survival than those who have spent nearly a year with him. This leads me to believe there is a stronger connection between Ellis/Fatima/Elgin than we may think. I have seen all of the theories that Elgin is the son of Fatima/Ellis, and although I cannot fully substantiate that claim - it is fun to theorize that Elgin is instinctively saving his father and perhaps subconsciously understands that the act of getting him to the clinic is what places the pieces of the puzzle to kill the monster, study it, etc.
Elgin has a lengthy, albeit hard-to-watch, conversation with Sara in the church. In this conversation, he describes, in great detail, the relationship with his grandmother, church, and owls that they chose to knit together. A lot has been drawn from this conversation concerning the owls, but I don't feel there is substance to dive in to that quite yet. The conclusion I'm drawing from this conversation is that he had an extensive relationship with his grandmother, and possibly, his grandmother was the one who raised him (i.e. his parental figure) which could imply the absence of mothefather. This is just a fun idea to throw around that perhaps Elgin was, in fact, born in Fromville and has already escaped it once as a child or infant. Not stating that Ellis/Fatima are his parents definitively, but you could throw their names in the hat.
BRINGING IT FULL CIRCLE
With the information above, I'd like to layout a possible timeline or theory for you to ponder. Feel free to add comments, supporting evidence I've missed, or objections below! What if Elgin has already beaten Fromville, once before. His obsession with the water, and the various other references to it, lead me to believe that the Brundles will play a large role in either the escape or realization of what Fromville actually is. The very existence of a Lighthouse implies that there is a much larger body of water nearby. The fact that all residents enter Fromville via the same road and the fact that it is an endless loop, leads me to theorize that the eventual escape of Fromville will occur nautically, over a body of water. This is where I hope I blow your mind. There are SO many subtle hints to water and/or a boat being present in Fromville. If you remember, Boyd, his wife, and Ellis are driving down the road, right before entering Fromville: what is it that Boyd's wife surprises him with, keys in hand? WELL IT'S A BOAT, OF COURSE. The song that plays in the diner? Referencing a BOAT. This one, I'm sure everyone missed: when Tabitha and Victor are in the cave, we see a lot of drawing on the wall.. well, for less than 5 seconds in-frame, we see depictions of the city of Fromville in the center of the cave, Victor standing in the middle of the frame.. and off to the left? VERY DISTINCT DRAWINGS OF 3 BOATS TRAVELING ALONG A BODY OF WATER WITH PEOPLE INSIDE THEM. This was just too much evidence surrounding Elgin and the eventual use of a boat, in a body of water.
My working theory, with lots of holes, still, is that Elgin eventually realizes what he dreamed, and it leads them to construct a boat, find a body of water and lead to the eventual escape (and/or some new understandings) from Fromville, perhaps sprinkled in with the death of his mothefatheEllis/Fatima/etc. I had to post and see what you guys think.
Some fun additives:
If Elgin was raised by his grandmother, is it possible that it was Abby or Fatima's mother who raised him? I don't like the theory that he is Ellis/Fatima's son, simply because I feel he has a much darker skin tone than that of what I'd presume their child to have - I could definitely be wrong.
Is it possible Elgin was placed on the bus by an outside source? Perhaps by his grandmother or a family member who knew what he needed to do? Is he coming back AFTER escaping Fromville?
After they kill the monster, Elgin is eerily standing over the body and asked by Boyd, "are you okay?" - almost like he has seen it before. It seems more likely that there is a connection between Boyd and Elgin than anything else? Perhaps Boyd is gaining some knowledge from the forest/worms/interaction with the old man that turns him into some all-knowing entity of Fromville.
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2023.06.08 19:19 Lost_Government6187 26 [M4F] SoCal/California - Now Accepting Potential Wife Applications
Is it Friday yet? 🙃
Greetings, internet! I am a 26 year-old male from Southern California! I desire a true, real relationship. One where we start out as great friends and it naturally progresses into a great, intimate relationship. Where we can both just cry in general about our days judgement-free
I'm very career-oriented and have a full time job working for the government (ironic, considering my username here). I live very comfortably on my own but figured it would be great to have someone to share this magical journey of life with. I've made posts on here in the past, but I've had more interactions with bots than actual people (seriously, what's with the bots? I'm not interested in your crypto scam 😭)
I'll try my best to describe myself physically here. I'm on the taller side, white, not overweight but not skinny. Probably not the best description but I would be more than happy to exchange pictures over chat!
As for my personality, I am a huge nerd. I love all the typical nerdy things you can think of and would love a woman who shares similar interests, such as video games, Star Wars, Marvel, etc! Though, that is not a requirement either!
As for what I am looking for: I am looking for a woman to share the rest of my life with! I'm not very picky at all when it comes to who I mingle with as I feel I connect pretty well with various people from all walks of life! Just be honest about your intentions! If you do decide to message me, PLEASE be a woman from SoCal, or at least somewhere from or near California and be willing to travel! (If distance becomes an issue, we would both be splitting this responsibility, so let's be realistic about it!)
In your message, send a little about yourself, and include the word "tomato" so I know you read all of this! (I will ignore your message without the word tomato - nothing personal, but I want someone genuine so I need a way to filter out fake people/bots) I like putting faces to names fairly quickly so be ready to exchange photos after we start talking for a bit! Talk soon!
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2023.06.08 19:18 levelZeroWizard questions for bong smoking!
So I've been smoking out of this 8" for some years now and I'm getting to the point where I'm smoking enough to warrant fixing the things I don't like about it. Got a bunch of simple questions for other ents!
- I have a large bowl that my spouse and I share together when we smoke, when do I know that it's time to poke around the bowl and get rid of the ashes? I end up smoking it until I feel like I get nothing but when I go to clean it out for new ground there's still brown/green at the bottom
- Should I make an effort to dump the water as soon as I'm done smoking or is it okay for it to sit overnight?
- Does water temp actually matter? I like cold water as those hits are much nicer but I hear warm water is actually better for getting the "effect"
- I typically use iso and salt to clean everything and it works like a charm. Only issue is that I hate getting plastic wrap cause it leaks a little and drips and cause a mess. Iso messes are not fun on the skin and lungs. I found this stuff called kryptonite online and am considering buying some, is it any good?
- How often should I clean my bong? My spouse and I smoke every night after work and currently we clean it every friday/saturday
- My bowl gets stuck way too often in the inner glass tube completely fucking up the rip and makes me cough all the time. Is this a bong issue or something I'm not doing right? I've put vegetable oil around the connection but it still gets stuck from time to time and I have to reapply it every time I clean it.
- Grinders! I have this ceramic SLX grinder that I like, but lately I havent been getting any keef at the bottom even though I've cleaned it SEVERAL times. Is there a specific brand/type of grinder that yall would recommend?
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2023.06.08 19:18 iamthatis 📣 Apollo will close down on June 30th. Reddit’s recent decisions and actions have unfortunately made it impossible for Apollo to continue. Thank you so, so much for all the support over the years. ❤️
It's been an amazing run thanks to all of you.
Eight years ago, I posted in the Apple subreddit about a Reddit app I was looking for beta testers for
, and my life completely changed that day. I just finished university and an internship at Apple, and wanted to build a Reddit client of my own: a premier, customizable, well-designed Reddit app for iPhone. This fortunately resonated with people immediately, and it's been my full time job ever since.
Today's a much sadder post than that initial one eight years ago. June 30th will be Apollo's last day.
I've talked to a lot of people, and come to claims with this over the last weeks as talks with Reddit have deteriorated to an ugly point, and in the interest of transparency with the community, I wanted to talk about how I arrived at this decision, and if you have any questions at the end, I'm more than happy to answer. This post will be long as I have a lot of topics to cover.
Please note that I recorded all my calls with Reddit, so my statements are not based on memory, but the recorded statements by Reddit over the course of the year. One-party consent recording is legal in my country of Canada. Also I won't be naming names, that's not important and I don't want to doxx people.
What happened initially?
On April 18th, Reddit announced changes that would be coming to the API
, namely that the API is moving to a paid model for third-party apps. Shortly thereafter we received phone calls, however the price (the key element in an announcement to move to a paid API) was notably missing, with the intent to follow up with it in 2-4 weeks.
The information they did provide however was: we will be moving to a paid API as it's not tenable for Reddit to pay for third-party apps indefinitely (understandable, agreed), so they're looking to do equitable pricing based in reality. They mentioned that they were not looking to be like Twitter, which has API pricing so high it was publicly ridiculed
I was excited to hear these statements, as I agree that long-term Reddit footing the bill for third-party apps is not tenable, and with a paid arrangement there's a great possibility for developing a more concrete relationship with Reddit, with better API support for users. I think this optimism came across in my first post
about the calls with Reddit.
When did they announce pricing?
Six weeks later, they called to discuss pricing. I quickly put together a small app where I could input the prices and it would output monthly/yearly cost, cost for free users, paid users, etc. so I'd be able to process the information immediately.
The price they gave was $0.24 for 1,000 API calls. I quickly inputted this in my app, and saw that it was not far off Twitter's outstandingly high API prices, at $12,000, and with my current usage would cost almost $2 million dollars per month, or over $20 million per year
Why do you say Reddit's pricing is "too high"? By what metric?
Reddit's promise was that the pricing would be equitable and based in reality. The reality that they themselves have posted data about over the years is as follows (copy-pasted from my previous app):
Less than 2 years ago they said they crossed $100M in quarterly revenue for the first time ever, if we assume despite the economic downturn that they've managed to do that every single quarter now, and for your best quarter, you've doubled it to $200M. Let's also be generous and go far, far above industry estimates and say you made another $50M in Reddit Premium subscriptions. That's $550M in revenue per year, let's say an even $600M. In 2019, they said they hit 430 million monthly active users, and to also be generous, let's say they haven't added a single active user since then (if we do revenue-per-user calculations, the more users, the less revenue each user would contribute). So at generous estimates of $600M and 430M monthly active users, that's $1.40 per user per year, or $0.12 monthly. These own numbers they've given are also seemingly inline with industry estimates as well.
Apollo's price would be approximately $2.50 per month per user, with Reddit's indicated cost being approximately $0.12 per their own numbers.
A 20x increase does not seem "based in reality" to me.
Why doesn't Reddit just buy Apollo and other third-party apps?
This was a very common comment
across the topics: "If Apollo has an apparent opportunity cost of $20 million per year, why not just buy them and other third-party apps, as they did with Alien Blue?"
I believe it's a fair question. If these apps apparently cost so much, an easy solution that would likely make everyone happy would be to simply buy these apps out. So I brought that up to them during a call on May 31st where I was suggesting a variety of potential solutions.
Bizarre allegations by Reddit of Apollo "blackmailing" and "threatening" Reddit
About 24 hours after that call with Reddit, I received this odd message on Mastodon
"Can you please comment publicly about the internal Reddit claim that you tried to “blackmail” them for a $10,000,000 payout to “stay quiet”?"
Then yesterday, moderators told me they were on a call with CEO Steve Huffman (spez), and he said the following per their transcript:
Steve: "Apollo threatened us, said they’ll “make it easy” if Reddit gave them $10 million." Steve: "This guy behind the scenes is coercing us. He's threatening us."
Wow. Because my memory is that you didn't take it as a threat, and you even apologized profusely when you admitted you misheard it. It's very easy to take a single line and make it look bad by removing all the rest of the context, so let's look at the full context.
I can only assume you didn't realize I was recording the call, because there's no way you'd be so blatantly lying if you did.
As said, a common suggestion across the many threads on this topic was "If third-party apps are costing Reddit so much money, why don't they just buy them out like they did Alien Blue?" That was the point I brought up. If running Apollo as it stands now would cost you $20 million yearly as you quote, I suggested you cut a check to me to end Apollo. I said I'd even do it for half that or six months worth: $10 million, what a deal!
The bizarre thing is - initially - on the call you interpreted that as a threat. Even giving you the benefit of the doubt that maybe my phrasing was confusing, I asked for you to elaborate on how you found what I said to be a threat, because I was incredibly confused how you interpreted it that way. You responded that I said "Hey, if you want this to go away…" Which is not at all what I said, so I reiterated that I said "If you want to Apollo to go quiet, as in it's quite loud in terms of API usage".
What did you then say?
Me: "I said 'If you want Apollo to go quiet'. Like in terms of- I would say it's quite loud in terms of its API usage." Reddit: "Oh. Go quiet as in that. Okay, got it. Got it. Sorry." Reddit: "That's a complete misinterpretation on my end. I apologize. I apologize immediately."
The admission that you mistook me, and the four subsequent apologies led me to believe that you acknowledged you mistook me and you were apologetic. The fact that you're pretending none of this happened (or was recorded), and instead espousing a different reality where instead of apologizing for taking it as a threat, you're instead going the complete opposite direction and saying "He threatened us!" is so low I almost don't believe it.
But again, I've recorded all my calls with you just in case you tried something like this.
Transcript of this part of the call: https://gist.github.com/christianselig/a9d00a47c99a4d1d3d16bc19e05419c0
Audio of this part of the call: http://christianselig.com/apollo-end/reddit-third-call-may-31-end.m4a
(If you take issue with the call being recorded please remember that I'm in Canada and so long as one participant in the call (me) consents to being recorded, it's legal. If anyone would like the recording of the full call, I'm happy to provide.)
I bring this up for two reasons:
- I don't want Reddit slandering me to internal employees or public people by saying I threatened them when they reality is that they immediately apologized for misunderstanding me.
- It shows why I've finally come to the conclusion that I don't think this situation is recoverable. If Reddit is willing to stoop to such deep lows as to slander individuals with blatant lies to try to get community favor back, I no longer have any faith they want this to work, or ever did.
What is an API or an API request anyway?
Some people are confused about this situation and don't understand what an API is. An API (Application Programming Interface) is just a way for an app to talk to a website. As an analogy, pretend Reddit is a bouncer. Historically, you can ask Reddit "Could I have the comments for this post?" or "Can you list the posts in AskReddit?". Those would be one API request each, and Reddit would respond with the corresponding data.
Everything you do on Reddit is an API request. Upvoting, downvoting, commenting, loading posts, loading subreddits, checking for new messages, blocking users, filtering subreddits, etc.
The situation is changing so that for each API request you make, there's a portion of a penny charged to the developer of that app. I think that is very reasonable, provided, well, that the price they charge is reasonable.
Claims that Apollo is "inefficient"
Another common claim by Reddit is that Apollo is inherently inefficient, using on average 345 requests per day per user, while some other apps use 100. I'd like to use some numbers to illustrate why I think this is very unfairly framing it.
Up until a week ago, the stated Reddit API rate limits
that apps were asked to operate within was 60 requests per minute per user. That works out to a total of 86,400 per day. Reddit stated that Apollo uses 345 requests per user per day on average, which is also in line with my findings. Thats 0.4% of the limit Reddit was previously imposing, which I would say is quite efficient.
As an analogy (can you tell I love analogies?), to scale the numbers, if I was to borrow my friend’s car and he said “Please don’t drive it more than 864 miles” and I returned the car with 3.4 miles driven, I think he’d be pretty happy with my low use. The fact that a different friend one week only used 1 mile is really cool, but I don't think either person is "inefficient".
That being said, if Reddit would like to see Apollo make further optimizations to get its existing number lower, I’m genuinely more than happy to do so! However the 30 day limit they’ve given me after announcing the pricing to when I will start getting charged significant amounts of money is not enough time to deal with rewriting large parts of my app to lower total requests, while also changing the payment model, transitioning users, and ensuring this is all properly tested and gets through app review.
Further, Reddit themselves said to me that the majority of the cost isn't the server, it's the opportunity cost per user, so the focus on 100 versus 345 calls, rather than the cost per user, doesn't sound genuine. At the very least providing even a bit more time to lower usage to their new targets would be feasible if they've historically provided it, and it's not the majority of the costs anyway.
Me: "Because I assume the majority of it isn't server costs. I assume the majority is the opportunity cost per user." Reddit: "Exactly."
Why not just increase the price of Apollo?
One option many have suggested is to simply increase the price of Apollo to offset costs. The issue here is that Apollo has approximately 50,000 yearly subscribers at the moment. On average they paid $10/year many months ago, a price I chose based on operating costs I had at the time (server fees, icon design, having a part-time server engineer). Those users are owed service as they already prepaid for a year, but starting July 1st will (in the best
case scenario) cost an additional $1/month each in Reddit fees. That's $50,000 in sudden monthly fee that will start incurring in 30 days.
So you see, even if I increase the price for new subscribers, I still have those many users to contend with. If I wait until their subscription expires, slowly month after month there will be less of them. First month $50,000, second month maybe $45,000, then $40,000, etc. until everything has expired, amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. It would be cheaper to simply refund users.
I hope you can recognize how that's an enormous amount of money to suddenly start incurring with 30 days notice. Even if I added 12,000 new subscribers at $5/month (an enormous feat given the short notice), after Apple's fees that would just be enough to break even
Going from a free API for 8 years to suddenly incurring massive costs is not something I can feasibly make work with only 30 days. That's a lot of users to migrate, plans to create, things to test, and to get through app review, and it's just not economically feasible. It's much cheaper for me to simply shut down.
So what is the REAL issue you're having?
Hopefully that illustrates why, even more than the large price associated with the API, the 30 day timeline between when the pricing was announced and developers will be charged is a far, far, far bigger issue and not one I can overcome. Much more time would be needed to overhaul the payment model in my app, transition existing users from existing plans, test the changes, and have users update to the new version.
As a comparison, when Apple bought Dark Sky and announced a shut down of their API, knowing that this API was at the core of many businesses, they provided 18 months before the API would be turned off
. When the 18 months came, they ultimately extended it another 12 months, resulting in a total transition period of 30 months. While I'm not asking for that much, Reddit's in comparison is 30 days
Reddit says you won't get your first bill until August 1st, though!
The issue is the size of the bill, not when it will arrive. Significant, significant charges for the API will start building up with 30 days notice on July 1st, the fact that the bill for those charges being 30 days from then is not important. If you hear that your electricity bill is going up 1,000x and the company tells you, "Don't worry, the bill only comes at the end
of the month", I hope you understand how that isn't comforting.
What would be a good price/timeline?
I hope I explained above why the 30 day time limit is the true issue. However in a perfect world I think lowering the price by half and providing a three month transition period to the paid API would make the transition feasible for more developers, myself included. These concessions seem minor and reasonable in the face of the changes.
I thought you said Reddit would be flexible on the timeline?
That was my understanding as well based on what they said on a call on May 4th:
Reddit: "If there's an entity who's like 'Hey I'm showing really good progress', you know trying to like we're trying to get a contract in place, we're trying to do all that type of stuff, I don't think you're going to see us be like, you know, like overly aggressive on that timeline. And I feel pretty confident about that point by the way based on conversations I've heard internally."
However when asking about more time, such as a 90 day transition period to make the changes, they said:
Reddit: "On the 90-day transition, remember that billing doesn't kick in until July 1. So you won't see your first bill from July until the beginning of August, and it won’t be due until the end of August (It’s net 30 day billing). You do, however, have to sign an agreement to get paid level access on July 1."
Did you explicitly ask Reddit for more time?
Yes, my last email to them (including Steve) said:
In terms of timeline, what concerns me most is the short nature of it before I start incurring costs. I have a large amount of users at price points that I won’t be able to afford to support with 30 days notice. For instance, users who subscribed for a year for $10 six months ago when I had no idea any of this was coming, amounts to $0.83 per month or $0.58 after Apple’s cut. Even if I’m able to decrease my API usage down to the number in your charts, that still puts me in the red for everyone of those users for awhile with no recourse. A situation like this is one that is legitimately making me legitimately leaning toward shutting down the app, but one that I could salvage if given more time to transition from the free API to the paid API.
In prior calls you mentioned that provided I kept communicating and progress was being made, the timeline wasn’t an absolute.
Is that still the case, or is it now the case that the date is set in stone?
That was a week ago and I've yet to receive any further contact from Reddit.
Isn't this your fault for building a service reliant on someone else?
To a certain extent, yes. However, I was assured this year by Reddit not even that long ago that no changes were planned to be made to the API Apollo uses, and I've made decisions about how to monetize my business based on what Reddit has said.
January 26, 2023 Reddit: "So I would expect no change, certainly not in the short to medium term. And we're talking like order of years."
Another portion of the call:
January 26, 2023 Reddit: "There's not gonna be any change on it. There's no plans to, there's no plans to touch it right now in 2023. Me: "Fair enough." Reddit: "And if we do touch it, we're going to be improving it in some way."
Will you build a competitor? Move to one of the existing alternatives?
I've received so many messages of kind people offering to work with me to build a competitor to Reddit, and while I'm very flattered, that's not something I'm interested in doing. I'm a product guy, I like building fun apps for people to use, and I'm just not personally interested in something more managerial.
These last several months have also been incredibly exhausting and mentally draining, I don't have it in me to engage in something so enormous.
Will you sell Apollo?
Probably not. Maybe if the perfect buyer came along who thought they could turn Apollo into something cool and sustainable, but I'd rather the app just die if it would go to a company that would turn something I worked really hard on into something that would ruin its legacy.
To be clear: I am not threatening anyone in the previous paragraph.
Reddit states that the Twitter comparison is unfair
Reddit stated on the first call that they don't want to be like Twitter:
"I think one thing that we have tried to be very, very, very intentional about is we are not Elon, we're not trying to be that, we're not trying to go down that same path. [...] We are trying to do is just use usage-based pricing, that will hopefully be very transparent to you, and very clear to you. Or we're not trying to go down the same path that you may have seen some of our other peers go down."
They now state that the comparison of how close their pricing comes to Twitter is an unfair one, and that when they said that above, they were apparently referring not to the pricing, but to the decision Twitter made to ban third-party apps at a rule level, not a pricing level.
I think regardless of whatever their intent/meaning behind the comparison to Twitter was, the result is the same: the pricing will kill third-party apps, just as Twitter did.
I said this to Reddit, and they responded that they don't think Twitter's pricing is unreasonable, and that if anything, if Twitter reversed the rule about third-party apps, they would probably increase the prices as well.
Just to be clear about how wrong and out of touch that is, without naming names, a formerly very, very high up person at Twitter messaged me on Twitter and said:
"The Reddit api moves are crazy. I’m not sure what choices you have but to move to another network. That pricing is designed to prevent apps like yours forevermore."
So to be clear, even this person thinks this pricing is unreasonable. I do too.
Have you talked to CEO Steve Huffman about any of this?
I requested a call to talk to Steve about some suggestions I had, his response was "Sorry, no. You can give name-redacted
a ping if you want."
I've then emailed that person (same person I've been talking to for months) suggestions approximately one week ago about how Apollo could survive this, and I've yet to receive a response.
Do I support the protest/Reddit blackout?
Abundantly. Unlike other social media companies like Facebook and Twitter who pay their moderators as employees, Reddit relies on volunteers to do the hard work for free. I completely understand that when tools they take to do their volunteer, important job are taken away, there is anger and frustration there. While I haven't personally mobilized anyone to participate in the blackout out of fear of retaliation from Reddit, the last thing I want is for that to feel like I don't support the folks speaking up. I wholeheartedly do.
It's been a horrible week, and the kindness Redditors and moderators and communities have shown Apollo and other third-party apps has genuinely made it much more bearable and I am genuinely so appreciative.
I am, admittedly, doubtful Reddit wants to listen to folks anymore so I don't see it having an effect.
Your initial post in April sounded quite optimistic. Are you dumb?
In hindsight, kinda yeah. Many of the other developers and folks I talked to were much less optimistic than I was, but I legitimately had great interactions with Reddit for many years prior to last week (they were kind, communicative, gave me heads up of changes), so when they said they were aiming to have pricing that would be fair and based in reality, I honestly believed them. That was foolish of me in hindsight, and maybe could have had a different outcome if I was more aggressive in the beginning. Sorry. /canadian
(And to be clear, they did indeed say this. They used the word "substantive" and I wanted to make sure we had the same definition of something "having a firm basis in reality and therefore important, meaningful, or considerable")
Reddit: "That's exactly right. And I think, thankfully, the word is exactly the right one. It's going to have a firm basis in reality. I also just looked it up. We're going to try to be as transparent as we can."
Reddit claims they've reached out to developers who were bad users of the API, was Apollo contacted?
On May 31st Reddit posted a chart of large excess usage by some unlabeled API clients
, and stated: "We reached out to the most impactful large scale applications in order to work out terms for access above our default rate limits via an enterprise tier."
To be clear, Apollo was never contacted, and I've been told from someone internally that Apollo is indeed not one of the unlabeled API clients.
The only time that Apollo was reached out to by Reddit in any capacity about usage was late last year when we received an email about a 6 minute period where Apollo's server API usage increased by 35% before lowering again. Despite 35% for 6 minutes being a comparatively small blip (the above post references clients that are over by 500000%), we responded within 2 minutes. We offered to jump on a call with Reddit engineers if they needed an answer ASAP, identified the issue within several hours and Reddit thanked us for the fast investigation.
Full email transcript: https://gist.github.com/christianselig/6c71608cf617d2f881cd2849325494c1
Claims that Apollo has made no attempt to be a good user of the API
On the call with moderators, Steve Huffman said:
"I don't use the app, so I'll give you the best answer I can -- he does scraping so that he can deliver notifications faster, but has done NO EFFORT to be a good citizen of the internet."
First off, Apollo does no scraping, it's purely through authenticated calls to the API and has checks in place to ensure it stays within Reddit's API rate limits. I've open sourced the server code to show this
Secondly, to say we have made no effort is categorically false. I have so many emails reached out to Reddit on multiple occasions expressing concern about and bugs inefficiencies in the API, or ideas on how to improve things, or significant Reddit bugs that made things hard on us. When Reddit has had questions for us, as discussed above, we immediately jumped into action to get an answer as quickly as possible.
Here's an email of me giving a heads up to Reddit of IP address changes on our server:
Me: "With the new change it'll be maybe like, one IP address. This is all obviously still within the API rate limits as the requests are from individual user accounts that have signed in. Again, long story short the result will be more optimized if anything, I just wanted to give a heads up and ensure that it'd be okay if Reddit suddenly saw the server go from a bunch of different IP addresses to a single one which might cause some confusion if I didn't give a heads up."
Me wanting to make sure we were doing everything as best as we could:
Me: "Everything is going well, we just had a few questions about best practices making sure we’re following any suggestions your team has. Is there any way we could poke someone on your team with a few questions we’ve been having and have a tiny back and forth? We were just seeing some elevated response times, and just thought it would be great if we could maybe describe what we’re doing and see if anything seems off/suboptimal."
Me reporting to Reddit that the API has a serious bug in recording rate limits:
We obviously respect the rate limit headers and if a user comes close to approaching it (within 50 requests of the 600 every 10 minutes limit) we stop their requests until the refresh period occurs. However we're seeing some users have very, very weird rate limit headers. Things like "requests remaining: 0, requests made: 17,483, reset: 598 seconds left" which indicates they've somehow made over 17 thousand requests in two seconds which seems hard to believe.
Me suggesting to Reddit improvements that could help improve efficiency of notification API calls:
Me: "So like little stuff like that, where even if there's a streaming client or some way to minimize the calls there, I think it would help us both out enormously."
Further, when making suggestions
to your own employees, they themselves have expressed concern about how terrible the public API is:
Call on January 26, 2023 Reddit: "I cannot tell you how painful it is to use our API. [...] The API needs to change. Like it's just unusable. I am surprised that you're able to build a functional app on it to be honest."
Claims that third-party apps are not interested in talking
Steve: "Why not work with the third party apps? Their existence is not a priority for us. We don't use them. I don't use them. It's a part of our traffic but not a lot, and it's a lot of work on our side to keep them alive. If I have to choose where to put our effort, we're going to focus internally. I'm kind of open to it, but I haven't – and I can't convince you, but I don't get the sense that they want to work with us either."
I'm genuinely not sure where Steve has got the impression that I don't want to work with him. Despite reaching out multiple times and him
declining to talk, I've stated multiple times on calls, literally saying the words "I definitely still want to talk".
Reddit: "What I'm hearing is like, Yeah, great. We have this disagreement on pricing methodology, etc. But any feasible number that we get to, any number that's even in, the zip code of what we're sharing with you is unfeasible from your perspective financially. So it's like arguing around the edges of that price thing is like, it just won't make any sense to you. And I presume also just given the NSFW stuff and the removal of ads that makes it even more trickier." Me: Yeah. I mean, to be very clear, I'm not saying I'm walking away from the negotiation table and taking my basketball and going home and just gonna kick up a storm. That's not my intention at all. I definitely still want to talk. I'm not asking you to lower the price by a hundred times or something. I don't think – depending on what you mean by zip code – I don't think I'm so unreasonable that I'm requiring you to bend over backwards here."
I've also emailed Steve and the other contact directly stating that I'm interested in talking, and including ideas for how we could come to a solution:
Me: "I understand where Reddit's coming from in this. A free API, while appreciated, is not tenable for you especially heading into an IPO, and my only goal here is to come to a solution where we both feel understood. I also hear you that killing third-party clients isn't actually the goal, and in that spirit have been working on how to address your concerns from my end: [...]"
I don't know how you can say I'm not interested in talking when you haven't my most recent email in a week. To say it once more, I was very interested in talking.
On the other side of things, per the transcript, Steve and the other admin on the call don't even know when the discussions with third-party apps began.
Steve: "When did we start talking with them?" AnAbsurdlyAngryGoose: "What month did you first start?" Steve: "FlyingLaserTurtles? Do you remember? April or May of this year." FlyingLaserTurtles: "Maybe late March? But yes."
Claims that Reddit has been talking to developers for months talking about these changes
Steve: "We've been in contact with third party apps for MONTHS, talking about these coming changes."
When you announce that the API will be charging developers, the most important portion of that conversation is what will be charged
, which was not available for almost two months after the initial call. From the time developers were told the price, to the time developers will be subject to the price, is 30 days, not "months". Months would have been very helpful, in fact.
What about existing subscriptions?
I've been talking to my rep at Apple, and over the next few weeks my plan is to release something similar to what Tweetbot did (Paul has been incredibly helpful in all of this) where folks can decide if they want a pro-rated refund on any existing time left in their subscription as Apollo will not be able to afford to continue it, or they can decline the refund if they're feeling kind and have enjoyed their time with Apollo.
For the curious, refunding all existing subscriptions by my estimates will cost me about $250,000.
A nice send off at WWDC
Apollo got mentioned a few times during Apple's 2023 WWDC keynote, even by Craig Federighi himself, and even during the Vision Pro announcement showing Apollo as one of the existing apps compatible with the headset (I'm sorry I won't be able to see that happen).
I was lucky enough to be there in person and it felt incredible. Some folks asked if there was any deeper meaning behind that, and while that would be cool, in all reality these things are so well produced that they've been done for a while now, so I'm sure it's just a coincidence, even if it's a really cool one.
A funny amount of people have reached out wondering about all the extra monthly icons I had queued up for Apollo. I love them, was so excited for them, and I'll make them available immediately for the short time left, but if you're curious here's a screenshot of all of them: https://christianselig.com/apollo-end/remaining-icons.png
We ended up with well over 100 custom icons created by incredibly talented designers, and I'm really sorry to those designers who didn't get to see their work launched in the app (to be clear, don't worry, I paid them all – there isn't some bs "exposure" agreement – but it's fun to have your icon launch and I feel bad!)
When is Apollo's last day? What will happen?
In order to avoid incurring charges I will delete Apollo's API token on the evening of June 30th PST. Until that point, Apollo should
continue to operate as it has, but after that date attempts to connect to the Reddit API will fail.
I will put up an explainer in the app prior to that which will go live at that date. I will also provide a tool to export any local data you have in Apollo, such as filters or favorites.
I want to thank a lot of people who have made this last week bearable. First and foremost, the communities, Redditors, and moderators who have reached out in support of third-party apps, making Reddit's gaslighting a lot more bearable in making me feel like at least someone was understanding me and in my corner.
My girlfriend's been absolutely incredible and supportive. This year was our 10th anniversary, and Monday was her 30th birthday. We're down in California for Apple's WWDC and had a bunch of things planned to do for her birthday afterward, and I feel terrible that we're flying home early to deal with all of this instead of making her 30th special. I'll make it up to her.
André Meidoros worked on the Apollo server component with me for the last two years, and it's been an absolute joy to work with a professional who knows so much on that side of things.
The iOS developer community has been unbelievably kind to me over the past several weeks, I've spent the last week with many of them, even staying at an Airbnb with a bunch of them (they ordered me pizza as I wrote this post!), and I've got so many hugs and condolences haha. Specifically want to thank Paul Haddad of Tweetbot/Tapbots/Ivory, Ryan Jones, Brian Mueller, Curtis Herbert, André Meidoros, Quinn Nelson, Paul Hudson, Majd Taby, Ryan McLeod, Phill Ryu, Larry Hryb, Charlie Chapman, Mustafa Yusuf, Adrian Eves, Devin Davies, Jordan Morgan, Yariv Nassim, Will Sigmon, Barry Hershman, Joe Rossignol, Michael Simmons, Joe Fabisevich, my family, and so, so many more.
Also want to thank everyone at Apple who have gone out of their way to be incredibly kind here (I don't know if I'm allowed to name names but you know who you are).
I'll be fine
No bullshit, I'll be fine. Through pure chance last year I spun off my silly Pixel Pals idea into a separate app, and that actually makes good revenue on the side. I also have savings. Recently (like last week) my city had its worst wildfires in history
with over 100 homes destroyed. That's brutal, losing an app is sad, but it's been helpful to me to recognize how much worse it could be just literally down the street from me.
Honestly. Apollo had an incredible run, I met the coolest people, by my last count talked with folks over 15,000 times in our subreddit about Apollo, and raised over $80,000 for my local animal shelter through Apollo. I feel incredibly fortunate.
I think I'll rewatch Ted Lasso though.
Supporting my work
I build a second app called Pixel Pals
that I spun off from Apollo that's thankfully done pretty well and I'll be spending more time on going forward. If you like the idea of digital pets it's a really fun app to check out. https://pixelpa.ls
If any media/press folks have any questions, please shoot me an email rather than messaging me on Reddit, I missed a few last week because my inbox was blowing up. My email is [email protected]
I think I covered everything, but if there's any questions feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer!
In the event that this post is taken down or you want to link somewhere else, it's also available at https://apolloapp.io
Thanks for everything over these last 8 years,
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2023.06.08 19:18 catrm15 My gelding has been psycho around mares lately. Advice needed please!!
Bear with me this is going to be a little long because I need to provide all the details!
My gelding, Oscar 7yrs old QH/arab, is currently in a pasture with 2 geldings. I will use letters for the other horses in this scenario to make this less confusing. The other two horses in his pasture are T (in his teens) and D (in his 20s).
Before Oscar was in the pasture with T and I, he was with 3 geldings (I being one of them) and there were no issues at all. This was from October-February. One of the horses (S) got moved to a new pasture, and the other horse (Z) went to a new home.
Horse D choked recently and got moved to an isolation pasture by himself for a month. Oscar and T were really buddy sour so we tried adding two mares, M and Y. Note: Oscar, M, and Y were boarded at our previous barn and they were in a mixed herd of 70 horses.
The owner of T freaked out after they were all only together for about one day, so we took the two mares out. Oscar and T were naturally very interested in the mares, but T's owner didn't like how her horse was reacting to the mares. I didn't see it happen, but I guess he got upset when she took him out of the pasture to groom him.
We ended up putting horse S back into the pasture with Oscar and T, and at the same time horse D also came back to the pasture so now there were 4 geldings together. Oscar and S are both young and love to play with each other (rearing, bucking, chasing, biting) so they started doing that daily. Oscar started trying to play/assert dominance over the whole herd. Oscar and S started both acting very studdy when mares M and Y would go into the barn or graze near their pasture. The owner of T complained that Oscar was causing issues, so we decided to remove S again. Now Oscar is calmer and not trying to play with horse D or T but he's definitely the head of the herd and will make the other two horses move.
Yesterday, I was working with Oscar in a small pasture that we use as our arena. It's in the center of every pasture, so Oscar could see mares M and Y. The mares owner took M and Y out of their pasture so she could hand graze them, and Oscar went psycho. He was cantering, rearing, bucking, calling to them, I couldn't even put his lead rope on and honestly I was a little nervous so I got out. I had the owner of M and Y put her horses back into their pasture so I could get Oscar back into his pasture which worked. Then, the owner of horse Y went for a ride down the track which is next to Oscar's pasture and he again was freaking out but not nearly as bad.
What the heck do I do?! I am so frustrated and stressed out. I know that all of these herd changes and small herds is causing issues with the horses and stressing them out. Any advice? Does Oscar need to be alone? Does he need to be with the mares? Does he need to share a fence line with the mares? Help!! I am having someone at the barn who's a trainer evaluate tomorrow but the dynamics are so bad
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2023.06.08 19:18 Kosko26 HCG levels at 34,000 3 weeks after MA.
I am 22 and had a medical abortion at 6w 2d 3 weeks ago. I bled for 5 days and passed small clots (plus one biggish one) but it wasn’t super heavy or painful. 2 weeks later I had a follow up phone consultation where I took a low sensitivity urine test as directed (only detects levels over 1000) which was a strong positive. I flew home from my holiday early I was so panicked.
After this I went to my clinic a few days later and they took my blood and referred me to an emergency department in a maternity hospital for a scan. The doctor could see nothing on the scan, not even tissue. My only pregnancy symptom was enlarged breasts which I still have. So I’m told there is probably a small amount of tissue left and they give me an appointment 1 week later to the abortion clinic in the hospital as I’m not bleeding so not emergency. I was annoyed I have to wait a week when there is a risk of infection with retained tissue. This was two days ago. Now I get a call today and the doctor tells me my blood test results came back and my hcg is 34,000 which doctor said suggests “significant retained product of conception”.
I did not have a blood test before my abortion so I don’t know what it was before. My hcg is so high I am so worried I have a 9/10 week fetus inside me which the doctor somehow missed. The doctor did tell me I have a tilted uterus which makes it hard to see but he was nearly 100% sure there was no complete fetus. If there is significant retained product I’m guessing a whole placenta or leftover sac then how could he not have seen anything? I now have to wait 5 days until my appointment and they told me I will get a scan and probably book me in for a surgical procedure a few days later. The whole process seems so dragged out and not urgent even though I’ve told them how worried and stressed i am.
I have not bled since the abortion and am seriously concerned I have a continuing growing pregnancy with hcg levels that high. Does anyone know if this is likely the case with hcg levels of 34,000 even if I passed some clots? Can HCG levels be that high if it’s just retained product? Does anyone know? Doctor just saying it’s a minuscule chance of growing pregnancy. I will be 10 weeks at my next appointment and know I can still surgically abort it but it will be incredibly hard and traumatic for me.
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2023.06.08 19:18 fluffy_snickerdoodle My hospital’s administration has recently started really enforcing low patient census staffing policies and it’s frustrating as a tech.
I’ve been a PCA for nearly 6 months now and there’s normally two techs on the unit (usually aren’t allowed to have more than that), one for each side not including anyone that might be orienting that day. The person who makes our schedules has done an excellent job of keeping it that way for the past couple months. However, as I discovered yesterday, admin has started, for whatever reason, really enforcing staffing policies for when we have a low patient census as if we weren’t short staffed enough already.
My unit has two sides. One is dubbed the surgical side and the other is dubbed the PCU side, but really they get pretty much the same patient population. It’s all the telemetry unit. There is usually one tech on each side or if there is just one tech assigned to the unit, they’ll work on just one side, usually whichever side has the most non-independent patients.
However, I learned two things yesterday. 1) If the total number of patients on the floor falls below 19, there can be only one tech. 2) If there is only one tech on the unit, they have to work both sides. So as soon as we discharged the patient that got us below 19 yesterday, the other tech got send home and I was suddenly responsible for the whole unit. Luckily, I had an orientee which doesn’t count towards the total number of techs which was very helpful.
I remember one day recently we had three techs including myself and it was awesome. We split the floor three ways and we were able to spend more time with each patient. So many baths were given that day. Looking back it makes me wonder why they choose to stick with bare minimum staffing. I don’t see what they gain from it.
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2023.06.08 19:17 Dreadiroth Just finished FFVI…
I was 5 years old when FFVI came out, and I never owned an SNES. I never had a decent way to play the game, and I’d heard about problems with the localisation due to the character limitation on the SNES/GBA versions. My entry to the series was VII, like many others - however, I’d heard how good VI was and i was really keen to try it. The Pixel Remaster was the perfect way to play for me on the Switch as I could jump in and out at will. I can now say that, nearly 30 hours later I am so so glad I experienced this classic.
The music, the story (although quite simple as far as RPGs go), the combat and the exploration are all brilliant and hold up exceptionally well even in this day and age. With such limited hardware it is incredible how much the developers achieved, a true work of art and an RPG classic. The quality of life additions provided by the PR edition make it much more accessible for a modern audience. I imagine the Quick Save and ability to remove random encounters probably irk the purists but being a 34 year old father of two, it really helped me stay engaged.
It’s a testament to how good this game is that I was able to stay interested, considering the backlog of more modern games piling up in the background and the release of Zelda half way through my play through.
The purpose of this mini ramble is just to say - if you, like me, missed the boat with VI due to your age or availability of the game, give the Pixel Remaster a go and enjoy. It’s really quite good.
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2023.06.08 19:17 KevinsChili22 24M [chat]? Ask me questions :)
Almost off work. Let’s chat :) I’m down for long term!
I’m down to talk about whatever tbh I’m a pretty open book. Also down to play iMessage games if anyone wants? Prepared to get whooped tho ;)
I like to play video games (Xbox), workout, go hiking, hangout with friends and watch tv/movies. Harry Potter and Star Wars are my favorites. I’m kinda introverted so a lot of times I prefer to just chill at home lol.
I’m going on an international trip next year so give me recommendations!
Also, if anyone is from or near Ohio DM me it would be cool to make some friends nearby!
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2023.06.08 19:17 Desperate-Visual-991 I Fuking hate Bengalis From now on😭😭
Okey so i am a dropper so when i was sitting in my coaching in the free time b/w the breaks since my organic is not too good i was solving MS chouhan and then suddenly out of nowhere a new bengali student came in with a big ass box having roasgulla(yeah yall say oh stereotype) but his freind told him to get rosgallua9wtf then he was eating that rosugand near me and he just coughed and next thing i knew there were rosgull(bhen ki chut) all over my book me espicially that sugar syrup eww i have bathed 4 times till then it aint going the i saw my book and guess what ms chouhan is also bengali now :) then that mf start to talk in idk what languge it was (obv bengali) ami to boke bhalobhasi ;) then that bundbaz starred laughing with all his freind and i was like holding my anger to beat the shit out of him ;) but since i know where things go when i choose violence(villain arc Uwwu) i just stopeed myself then i fkiing took my bag and started to go my home in bw the coaching then guess what a mf (guard maybe) started blocking me so i was so tired up and just said to him 'maa chuda basdk mujhe jane de" nice ;) and my frind just told me that he is not a guard but the brothher of our coaching head yay!! now tommoorw i am gone (nobody knows this) help Uwu :)
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2023.06.08 19:17 AdLife4326 Yugo Apartment Available
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