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Saint Kartano

Αἴθ᾽ ὄφελον ἄγαμός τ᾽ ἔμεναι ἄγονός τ᾽ ἀπολέσθαι.

My Discord-based Journal

I began using Discord as my personal journal, to avoid my wife taking it and using it as a bargaining chip like she'd done with my old hand-written diaries.

But ... Suffering, Catharsis and Hope ... for whatever it's worth.

Get in touch

Email: kartano@gmail.com
Discord: Saint Kartano#6699
Usual Discord Server: https://discord.gg/7JqKaC
Personal Discord Journal: https://discord.gg/mnnX6RU
Facebook: Simon.Mitchell.395
LinkedIn Profile (business only - no bullshit there please): https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mitchell-76512352/
Ham radio callsign: KG5MAZ
KIK: sooty.grunter
Mobile: +1 (832) 907 7239 (yes, I don't care who knows it)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona. If you're in the area and wanna go out for a chat and a cup of covfefe? Give me a shout. I do not bite (and no - for those people who have insinuated it in the past, i am not trolling for SEX, okay????)
ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/W7W7LE6O

Blog Posts

  • 6 weeks
    Shifting gears BACK into hiatus

    I've decided to drop my story yet again back into "hiatus" because - let's face it - for me to actually progress on the next chapter, I need several things to all occur simultaneously.

    1. I need to have the free time and access to my PC to work on it.
    2. I need the will to actually do anything beyond lie on my bed and wish I had the courage to build my "exit hood."

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  • 7 weeks
    SCE to AUX, Work and editing

    Generally whenever I get paid, I use my money to help the people I know who need financial assistance.

    This time around I bought myself a little treat! I have wanted to buy a mock up of the famous SCE panel from the Apollo CSMs to mount next to my work desk and I've actually purchased one!

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  • 11 weeks
    A quick piece of advice for fucking System Designers and Managers

    If you want a project written?


    DO NOT:

    • Use periodic comments spread over a fucking week inside a Slack chat room as your official documentation.
    • Use a string of emails as your fucking documentation.
    • Ignore questions that you get asked, or worse get ANGRY when you are asked questions ... WHEN YOU HAD INSISTED THAT THE DEVELOPER DO SO IF THEY HIT ROADBLOCKS.

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  • 12 weeks
    Bittersweet dreams, Phenibut, and mutual exclusion

    I've found that since I've been taking phenibut with my quetiapine each night to fight my insomnia, that:

    • My bruxism is not as bad;
    • I don't seem to suffer quite as much from xerostomia quite as much;
    • I actually get three hours or so of unbroken sleep at a time; and

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  • 14 weeks
    Never Trust a Junkee

    The blog title is simply a quote from the Ministry song I happen to be listening to whilst I am on my lunch break from work. The song is - of course - "Just One Fix." Lest it be said my music playlist is not confusing, the next song on the list is Don Henley with "All She Wants To Do Is Dance." Listen to these gears crunch!

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Vacuous, self-indulgent drivel.

  1. How many languages can you speak? Just English - and I have enough difficulty with that.
  2. What is your favorite strange food combinations? Pink salmon, corn, black olives and a little Thousand Island dressing.
  3. What’s your favorite place? It's a place and time. I would suggest my childhood home, back in 1983.
  4. Where did you grow up? Merbein, Victoria, Australia.
  5. What’s your favourite hobby? I don't have a favorite, but I have several. Medical science, scuba diving, model making, EMS, camping, dirt bike riding, history (especially Roman), rifle and pistol shooting, chess.
  6. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? Dead.
  7. Are you a listener or a talker? It depends on who my interlocutor is.
  8. What was your last song on your Spotify? I cannot remember - I haven't used Spotify now in a very long time.
  9. Are you a back seat driver? Not at all. Back seat drivers absolutely shit me to tears. You don't like what I'm doing?? Let me pull the fuck over and YOU drive.
  10. Describe your dream holiday if money was no limit? To Maine, I think. Either that or to France to visit the war grave of my greatgrandmother's brother who was killed in action at the Battle of Fromelles on the 19th of July, 1916.
  11. Where do you want to retire? RETIRE?! I live in modern America!!! I'm ever going to be able to afford to RETIRE!!!!
  12. Complete the sentence “I wish everyone could…” Learn to just exercise patience, self-restraint and to learn to have a care for their fellow citizens. Such as allowing the lowest paid people of the national to earn enough to enjoy luxuries such as milk and bread, even if that means the inhuman sacrifice of paying a little bit extra for a hamburger.
  13. Describe your dream wedding if money was no object? Spartan. Weddings today are so ridiculous and needlessly expensive.
  14. What would you do if you knew you could not fail? I'd love to be an NRP or a trauma surgeon.
  15. What is your goal by the end of the decade? To die of natural causes, leaving my wife, kids and my friend Lady Q a share of the $1,000,000 USD of life insurance policies I currently hold.
  16. What is your dream job? ... well ... if I had to chooce ... I'd love to be an NRP or a trauma surgeon.
  17. When you were a child, what was your biggest dream? To be an architect.
  18. What talent would you most like to grow and develop? My scuba diving.
  19. Where would you build your dream home? Miles away from fucking anybody. On a piece of land large enough to get in serious dirt bike riding and some shooting.
  20. If you could immediately gain one skill, what would it be? To heal.
  21. Where do you see yourself going in the company? I see myself being sacked by the end of January, 2021.
  22. What do you think the most important thing is for a workplace to have? Patience. Either that, or decency. I've yet to find an American employer that has either of these.
  23. What do you admire most in a work colleague? Consideration. Someone who listens, offers constructive but POLITE critiques of your work. Somebody who understands that inflection is lost in the written word, and an off-hand comment can come across as incredibly hostile.
  24. What coffee do you drink in your morning meeting? We don't have meetings, thank Christ. As long as it's hot, has two sugars and creamer that is NOT hazlenut flavored, then it'll do.
  25. What do you think you contribute most to the workplace? I try do, but from the way I'm addressed and constantly badgered, I don't think I contribute anything.
  26. If you could open an office anywhere in the world, where would it be? Houston, Texas.
  27. What is the longest you’ve ever stayed in one job? Seven years. I only left because a competitor bought us out. Then lied about what they were going to do for us after that buy out. Then finally started sacking people from the company I HAD been working for.
  28. What was the worst job you've ever had? Fullbay were the biggest group of heartless fucking arseholes I have yet had to fucking misfortune to fucking deal with. Results Direct (Australia) comes in at a close second.
  29. What was your first job? Seasonal block work in the vineyards of my home town.
  30. Describe the sun in one word? G-Type.
  31. Describe your in-laws in one word? Arseholes.
  32. Describe yourself in one word? Worthless.
  33. Describe your breakfast in one word? Indeterminate.
  34. Describe your house in one word? Submarine.
  35. Describe your weekend in one word? Futile.
  36. Describe your fashion trend in one word? Nonexistent.
  37. Describe your car in one word? Destroyed (one of the joys of having kids ... they destroy the seats, the outside door handles, the carpets)

Shifting gears BACK into hiatus · 1:36am March 4th

I've decided to drop my story yet again back into "hiatus" because - let's face it - for me to actually progress on the next chapter, I need several things to all occur simultaneously.

  1. I need to have the free time and access to my PC to work on it.
  2. I need the will to actually do anything beyond lie on my bed and wish I had the courage to build my "exit hood."

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Thank you for the lovely sentiment. I may not necessarily agree with it, but I really appreciate the thought. Thank you.

Here to make your day 'cuz why not :twilightsmile:
Wouldn't want THAT guy below me to be the last recent comment you have here.

It has been quite a while! There's been a great deal of upheaval around here - and I'm afraid that while I'm working, my kids have the run of my home PC. I have been trying very hard to get back into the swing of writing and editing, hopefully soon!!!

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