So, hey, I'm a translator. And I'm pretty much *always* looking for more work.
I translate to and from Polish.
Not the most in-demand language in the English-speaking world, but if you need a translation done or know someone who does, hit me up.
I'm good at what I do, I have low rates, and I can work pretty damn fast if that's what you need.
I am also pretty versatile, I've translated everything from literature to marketing to technical stuff.
Might as well do this.
Hi! I'm a leftist, furry nerd from Poland, 32 y.o.
I'm shy/socially inept, but always vaguely hope to talk/befriend new people, esp. online (so talk to me about whatever). Both online and IRL, I default to treating everyone as a friend unless given a reason not to.
I'm a cis guy (pronouns he/him), but if you're a furry - I'm vastly more comfortable and less prone to anxiety if you assume I'm a woman (she/her) and if we interact as such online.
I really dig how Korean doesn't, from what I gather, have a fixed word order (except verbs which end sentences). A sentence's just a big pile of information. Little is marked grammatically (and it's simple enough) and a lot can be obvious from context.
I'm used to the "free word order" part, since that's how my native Polish works. But unlike Polish words with tens/hundreds of variations each, Korean words do not need to change wildly to adjust to grammar. Makes things easier.
It continues to amuse me that Hangeul (the Korean alphabet - by the way, it's one of the most brilliant pieces of design in the history of mankind, fight me) was heavily opposed by the educated population when it was introduced in the 15th century.
They had a problem with the fact that the new system would be too easy to learn, and therefore the writing system borrowed from China was superior.
Also, I'm getting back to learning Korean basics after a break. How's your morning (or whatever)? =)
I used not to worry about my weight, so I developed some pretty shitty eating habits. I noticed how bad my weight'd become around 5 years ago, I started paying more attention and got some results. But as I mentioned, the past year or two I got complacent and gained back most of the weight lost.
My ideal weight when I was in my early 20s was around 72-75 kg, but nowadays I have more muscle, so around 80 kg is probably more realistic now, and perfectly healthy.
Just wanted to brag a bit.
I'm back on track with weight loss. Last year or two have been pretty bad and my weight crept up slowly but VERY consistently. Eventually I hit around 95 kg (210 lbs) for the second time in my life.
In the past few weeks, I went back to around 88 kg (194 lbs), and while I'm currently plateauing, it's still halfway towards my best result in the past 5 years.
My long-term goal is sub-80 kg (175-ish lbs), but for now, anything below 85 kg will be tolerable.
So now, to upgrade this lil' PC... If anyone has a spare, knows someone, has any tips in general, actively looking for:
·An Ad-Lib 8bit ISA sound card (or clones)
·A 5.25" floppy drive (360KB ones are enough for my usecase)
That can be shipped to France, at a reasonable price (oh boy the ebay listings...)
Other items, not really as high on my list, but would be nice to have:
·A soundblaster ISA sound card
·2.88MB 3¼" floppy drive
Eighties' movies gave the strangest, most random advice.
"Nobody puts baby in the corner". I mean, yeah? But shouldn't that be obvious?
It's a BABY. It frickin' can't walk on its own. You can't just put it in a random corner. It's gonna wander off, or hurt itself, or cry because it wants its mommy.
Was leaving babies in corners a thing in the sixties that an 80s movie desperately needed to address?
I mean, I'm glad the message is out there. Babies in corners? Just irresponsible.
I'm so tired. No particular reason. Life is just... too much right now.
And the bad part is, I feel like that on the tail-end of my vacation. In a few days, it's back to work, I sure hope I am not that (mentally) exhausted in three days' time =/
Isn't time off work supposed to recharge your batteries? I'm clearly doing "vacation" wrong.
So walking slowly is more reasonable than walking fast if you want to travel a long distance without getting tired (or on little food), but as long as you're running, it doesn't matter if it's a light jog or a run at a very brisk pace. I'd say that's counterintuitive for me.
Incidentally, riding a bicycle is more energy efficient than anything but a VERY slow walk (on a per-kilometre basis). While being so much faster. Bikes are really among the most brilliant inventions ever. Seriouly.
Here's a fun fact. I looked up metabolic rates for various physical activities, notably walking/jogging/running.
Of course, the energy per minute goes up (and quickly) with walking/running speed.
But if you calculate by distance, slow walks are much more energy efficient than fast walks. Running, on the other hand, is about as energy efficient regardless of speed (in the range of 9 km/h to 15 km/h). The extra energy spent cancels out with the less time spent to cover the distance.
To clarify: I do not merely get somewhat annoyed or whatever. I have a strong need to correct the inaccuracy and have to put a lot of mental effort into not doing that. Been like this for as long as I can remember (I recall getting in trouble in school for that when I was, like, seven).
Reason no. 148 I think I might be on the spectrum: a person deliberately saying something blatantly untrue upsets me a lot (especially if they do so repeatedly), even if it's completely obvious it's a joke and/or trolling.
A while back, I unfollowed at least one otherwise insightful and funny person on birdsite because they had a running joke like that. It became just too much for me to read such tweets, and I decided following the person for other tweets was not worth it.