Tuesday, March 1, 2022

A slight delay you probably shouldn't worry about.

Summary:
Next torrent version is in a state I'm not entirely content with, but I'm willing to just add some finishing touches, share it that way and apply fixes in the version after that. Unfortunately because of circumstances outside of my control I will have much MUCH more important things to do with my free time in the next several weeks (I wish). However, after that I expect to plan to resume working on it and make a release.

Long version:
I happen to live in a certain country whose senile mass-murderer at the top decided to attack and invade Ukraine.
I spent most of the last week in shock (call me weak if you want), primarily because there was nothing I thought I could realistically do about it (call me slow if you want).
Right now I'm looking for job offers in other countries, but because of a strong and quite literally one-in-a-million preference[*], there is only one country (US) which at the moment satisfies it and it's neither easy nor fast to get in there and two moves are as bad as two thirds of a fire... but I digress.

If there's any western company which can offer permanent relocation + status adjustment, which needs a C/C++/Go/etc software engineer with 5+ years of job experience who also accidentally got a PhD in theoretical physics when he was young and adventurous, please don't hesistate to contact me at xmpp-jabber address rwx@headcounter.org or offer other contact channels here in comments that are more convenient for you.

There is also a slim, but worryingly nonzero chance that the scum in the Ministry of Censorship will completely cut off internet connectivity (and then blame it on the Evil West). In that case, OOPS.

One last thing. I don't think this warning is needed here, but just to be sure: pro-kremlin commenters will be shot on sight.


[*] I'm not telling what it is, but you can have this cute picture instead.

18 comments:

  1. Best of luck to you! I just moved to the US from Germany this year, and I also have a PhD in physics. Small world, huh?
    I hope things get better soon; I'm both sad and mad, and I read the news several times a day.

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    1. >Best of luck to you!
      Thank you. Best of luck to the people in the warzone too, they need it more than me.
      >I hope things get better soon
      Emotionally I agree. Logically, if there's one thing soviet history has taught me, it's that things get worse before they get worse.

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  2. You know, the US has senile warmonger leaders too, right? :^)

    But yeah there's nowhere I'd rather be right now. Despite the many, many, many, numerous, very bad flaws... At least I know I'm free, and pretty much nothing short of an ICBM could touch me. Flyover pride cornfield wide.

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  3. shit dude, will you be alright?

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  4. I am in China. A considerable number of people thinks that Russia is unable to bear NATO's step-by-step pressure, is this not true?

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    1. In China, any news relating to opposition to the war amongst the Russian public becomes immediately 和諧ed because it's not a politically convenient narrative, hence the one-sided reporting that's going on. Some in China might even think that the protests throughout Russia are instigated by "western agents", because the Chinese perspective is that detached from the real world, I've seen too many of these people in the past week or so.

      In reality, this so-called "brother war" isn't as popular in Russia as you may think. Vasilly from Saint Petersberg is being sent to kill his 4th cousin Sasha in Kharkiv for purely political reasons that he doesn't care about. Do you know how interconnected families across Russia and Ukraine are? Two months ago, these people would have probably been getting drunk at the same weddings, now they're scraping each others' corpses off the pavement.

      Please look at the world outside a China-centric perspective. Not everything has to be about HATO expansion, only the political class care about that nonsense, most people just want to live their lives in happiness.

      你認爲普通的老百姓操心NATO的事嗎?俄羅斯和烏克蘭這兩個斯拉夫民族那麽靠近,你認爲普通老百姓希望對方被轟炸嗎?

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    2. I think you are right. You know, China has the great Great Wall, so most people have a narrower channel to get information than others in the world. For too long, the Chinese have been getting the message that NATO or the West is doing evil things.

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  5. Life is more important than anything else. Take your time to settle up your situation.
    Take care of yourself.
    <3

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  6. Чел, так ты тоже из Росии штоле? Вот это лол.

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  7. Fking hell man, i hope you can get outta there asap.
    I'm so mad right now, here in italy there is so much pro-putin propaganda that i'm so fking angry

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  8. are you still okay? you safe?

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  9. Reached out to you via XMPP. Good luck and stay safe.

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  10. Это прально что сьебуешь из рашки, но ты учитывай, что пиратов в цивилизованных странах "не любят", а ты так в открытую просишь помощи и свои контакты даешь. Лучше в постсовок мигрируй какойнить, глубоко в тылах (не белорашка и не казахстан конечно же).

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    1. Пиратов нигде не любят. Просто в рашке за это не штрафуют в 99.9% случаев.

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  11. Stay safe, my dude. Try not worrying too much about what's not in your control.

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