Conversation Between Hybrid Trainer and Kura
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  1. Hybrid Trainer
    August 25th, 2021 8:27 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    That's good! I do think I'll miss living in a big city, you've basically no excuse for being bored and it's just filled to the brim with new people to meet.

    I enjoy doing it, I'm a fullstack developer which means that I do front and back end and I think I prefer doing backend. I can mostly just keep to myself and build systems, whereas with frontend I feel like I'm constantly arguing with designers. They all seem to design it as though it's a PDF. Like sure it looks good in your design, but what about old Mable who still uses her 800 × 600 from 1997?

    I had a similar problem, not quite as bad as London but Greater Manchesters house prices have rocketed because so many companies were relocating up north. That combined with how many people are now working from home full time a lot of people have moved up here purely because it's cheaper. We ended up choosing a suburb that's just on the outskirts of Wigan because it meant that we could each have an office and a garage since my boyfriend has motorbikes and didn't have to sell multiple kidneys for it haha.
    I was a bit warey about being so far out at first but honestly, after seeing the view from the front door I was sold. We live right on the canal and the other side of it is just fields and when the sun is setting it's like a screencap from a movie.

    More people were actually buying houses during the pandemic. The government put a hold on paying stamp duty (basically a big tax you pay when you buy a house, mine would've been around 2k) on any sales completed before September so everyone has been jumping onto it. It's why house prices have also rocketed recently ):
  2. Kura
    August 24th, 2021 10:19 AM
    Kura
    Nah I was in the south of England! London is great (well.. before the pandemic, anyways!) and there's always something to see and do (cheap comedy clubs, kpop dance classes, Japanese-English-language-exchange meetups, running clubs, etc!)

    LOL yeah well I guess that's pretty true.. I shouldn't look back >_> definitely too cringey..

    Congrats on completing uni!!!! Wow that's a big feat!! Web dev I hear is both pretty enjoyable (clients aren't as nightmarish as graphic design lol) and pays pretty well! Takes a lot of skill to do well so well done!
    And congrats on buying a house! I'd love to buy in the near future with my partner too.. but.. London prices are pretty damn crazy right now.. and I don't want to move too far out either. There are also a lot of problems with developments built within the last 20 years with fire safety issues so.. it's a minefield!
    And yeah UGH.. wtf solicitors can't be THAT busy.. we're still in a freaking pandemic and usually people don't wanna risk moving at a time like now.. but hey..!
  3. Hybrid Trainer
    August 24th, 2021 6:28 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    You finally made the big move! You were living in Bristol or somewhere before weren't you? How're you liking the big city?
    And I don't look at anything from my previous time on here. I don't really fancy cringing myself into oblivion reading the things teenage me thought was funny

    I successfully completed uni (thank god), I dropped the teaching part because it was making me want to jump in front of a truck. I now work as a web and systems developer, currently woring for an online perfume retailer, and I try and help out with the development here on PC when I have the time. I haven't really been able to do much recently though because I've just bought a house with my partner We're moving in this weekend after months of back and forth and "sorry for the delay we've been super busy recently" solicitors like to throw at you nowadays lol
  4. Kura
    August 24th, 2021 5:05 AM
    Kura
    Good considering we're still in a freaking pandemic! But luckily things are looking up and not as.. apocalyptic as before. Living in London now. MY GOD look at my past visitor messages to you.. was I dropped as a child or what??

    How about you? Tell me everything new. You know how much I love juicy details!
  5. Hybrid Trainer
    August 24th, 2021 1:04 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Omg it's youuuuuu! How've you been? :D
  6. Kura
    August 23rd, 2021 3:48 PM
    Kura
    Heeyy I remember you..!~~
  7. Hybrid Trainer
    May 15th, 2015 10:55 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    I'll keep a look out anyway :D
    Thank you <3 When I think about it though I haven't really been on here properly in almost three years!
  8. Kura
    May 15th, 2015 10:37 AM
    Kura
    Well I dunno because a lot of anims were delegated in a weird way (some locomotion stuff done by me, some by other members of my team) so it's a bit difficult to point out haha.
    And oh, that's news that you don't have exams but glad you're all done now! Good luck with your results! And damn.. graduation already! Crazyyy!! Time flies!!
  9. Hybrid Trainer
    May 14th, 2015 6:24 PM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Oh wow look at you with games on the shelf! What can I look out for that you've animated this time? :p
    I don't have exams, apparently computing students in the past have complained about it. I handed in my dissertation on Monday, so I'm all done for uni! Just gotta wait for my overall results and go to graduation!
  10. Kura
    May 14th, 2015 9:04 AM
    Kura
    Just been working away :) Attila has been released and Warhammer has been announced, too! So some exciting stuff that I've been working on is out :3 Oh and I've been trying to pick up Italian, too!
    Good luck with your exams? When are they? Are they all this week?
  11. Hybrid Trainer
    May 8th, 2015 4:05 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    So much I can't even remember most of it. I'm finishing uni this week though which is a pretty big one :D
    What about you how've you been what've you been up to??
  12. Kura
    May 7th, 2015 11:14 PM
    Kura
    Hiii What's new, man??? :P
  13. Hybrid Trainer
    April 26th, 2015 7:17 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    yoooooooooooo
  14. Hybrid Trainer
    November 15th, 2014 11:57 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Thank you! We totes need to talk again its been far too long!
  15. Kura
    November 14th, 2014 3:27 PM
    Kura
    Happy Anniversary!!!