Complicated Ben

Married, gay American-Australian city guy currently living in rural Victoria. I'm creative, kind, hopeful, and sometimes a tiny bit weird. (And you know what? That's okay!)

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I took the day off because I get my uni results and thought it wouldn't go well. It went better than I thought. Kinda proud of myself.

13 hours ago
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Last night, on the effects of diphenhydramine, I had a dream that I was doing a Broadway show of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" with Tilda Swinton. I was absolutely starstruck lol. She talked to me about Goldfish crackers and Lucky Charms cereal backstage. Yeah, Benadryl does that to me.

1 day ago
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"Renting" software kind of bothers me though for some reason. At least with Pixelmator Pro and Coda 2, I've bought to own and I'd be happy to upgrade if it's compelling enough.

July 06, 2020
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I keep asking myself whether I actually *need* Adobe CC. I would only use Photoshop & Dreamweaver (used to be a lazy coder). I started using Pixelmator Pro and Coda 2/Nova and have been happy. Kinda would be nice to redefine my video editing skills though...

July 06, 2020
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I hate shopping. I am more tired after an hour than a whole day at work.

June 27, 2020
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If I had to tell someone who I am using emojis, I'd say: 🏥 🇺🇸 🇦🇺 🏳️‍🌈 🦆 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 ⌨️ 🤪

June 26, 2020
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I could complain about having to go to work, but I guess I should be thankful that I've got work. Right now, a lot of people aren't so lucky. :(

June 26, 2020
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Busy, busy, busy lately & tired, tired, tired. Have been a bit bummed out lately but I'm OK now. I just need to appreciate the small good things. :)

June 18, 2020
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It's freezing here. Like 0ºC/32ºF freezing. If I trip and fall, I'll probably shatter, Sub Zero style. (My house is poorly insulated. No matter what I do, it doesn't retain heat.)

June 04, 2020
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I started playing Kingdom Hearts III last week. I don't like it. It's really boring. The story is confusing. I didn't play through the other games in the series. Is that why I'm both confused and bored while playing it?

June 04, 2020
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I'm just curious... what web browser do you use? (I won't lie, I've got 20 of them installed on my Mac and I at least open each one once every few days). I think I use Vivaldi mostly.

June 03, 2020
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I want an 8 GB Raspberry Pi but I just got the 4 GB one for Christmas. I have a feeling that my days of buying the little gadgets I love is going to have to end. I have to start looking for houses soon. I’m moving out of the outback and back into the city early next year.

May 31, 2020
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My Malayalam is marginally better than it used to be. Slowly but sure learning by necessity. ;)

May 30, 2020
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Isn’t it amazing how one of your workmates can totally shit up your day? I’m so glad it’s over.

May 26, 2020
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I've had to go through the weekend with my Hue lights and no bridge. :( Australia Post says it'll be here tomorrow but they say a lot of things they don't mean. I'm also getting my new desk because the one I have is a total piece of crap. Husband likes it tho, so I'm giving it to him.

May 24, 2020
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Isn't it funny? My sleep is shit lately and I complain about it all the time, yet here I am guzzling down caffeine at 8 pm.

May 24, 2020
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I am getting new toys. New desk. New smart lights by Philips Hue. I’m looking forward to playing with the lights in the Vivaldi browser. :)

May 21, 2020
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Benadryl hangover.

May 16, 2020
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I've always had decent, if not good, experiences ordering from HP in the USA... in Australia? Nope. They don't understand how excited (and impatient) I get over new gadgets. Sad really. ;)

May 14, 2020
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I ordered a laptop from HP in April which is still not here. Covid-19, sure. They said it would be here on Mon, but I'm still waiting. They provided a tracking number to me for one of *their* shipments of what I'm guessing is at least 10 laptops. The customer service has been abysmal but I'd rather have that than 3 year old technology in a newly released Mac.

May 14, 2020