Here are some of my favourites:
- AvE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChWv6Pn_zP0rI6lgGt3MyfA
- Cody's Lab: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu6mSoMNzHQiBIOCkHUa2Aw
- Matthias Wandel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCckETVOT59aYw80B36aP9vw
- SV Seeker: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj_XaV1ss-qdD-lPUtTEcXw
- B is for Build: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl4-WBRqWA2MlxmZorKOV7w
and I just discovered this channel last night:
- Isaac Arthur: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFipeZtQM5CKUjx6grh54g
Extra History: stories of historical incidents — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbBHk_zLTmY&list=PLhyKYa0YJ_...
Real Engineering: mostly materials science — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niVguabIhTs&t=33s -
Wendover Productions — mostly transportation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlIdzF1_b5M
Tom Scott: a bit of everything — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdmQp9M9jUo -
Jay foreman: Urban planning and maps — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjuD288JlCs
The Engineer Guy: Manufacturing — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYNX8y6lQMc
Practical Engineering: Mostly Civil Engineering — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0olpSN6_TCc&list=PLTZM4MrZKf...
3Blue1Brown: Math, visualized to me more intuitive — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjBOesZCoqc
If you don't know them, check out Alec Steele, Jimmy DiResta, Laura Kampf, Wm. Walker Co., Four Eyes.
Also this is not necessarily a channel, but if you do nothing else, check out this mini-documentary. I thought it was great.
Another few come to mind now:
- Primitive Technology: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA
- Ishitani Furniture: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7FkqjV8SU5I8FCHXQSQe9Q
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out tonight!
She called me at the end of her dinner on the way back home and said "what are you doing" and I said "Watching cheese making videos on youtube"
She didnt believe me... she came into the room, I was sitting there still watching cheese making videos and she laughed and thought it was super funny.
Yes, I was literally just binging cheese videos on youtube.
great sex ensued.
Edit: Here is a particular video I liked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6xovvpuMQo&list=PLZioPDnFPN...
Get home and put on a pair of shorts, t-shirt and flip flops, or at least something you would never, ever wear to work. It always made some kind of mental shift in my head.
I want to come home and have a brand new pair of socks printed (woven) for me by a bot...
I looked around on the internet for "sock machine" and its derivatives - but the best I could find was one machine that was super industrial.
Nothing feels better than the first time you put on a brand new pair of socks.
But I am just in love with the idea of a sock printer.
I was hated amongst my brothers at Christmas because I would always pick up a package and guess the contents... I was always right
Could always pick out the socks. As I got older it was always thorlo.
Best socks ever.
But I agree. Changing clothes or a quick shower helps a lot.
(Aside: anyone have a solution to that? Or maybe a strap where it wouldn't be a problem? I have a timex weekender.)
Next, eat. No TV, no devices, just family. Try to get my kid to eat her plate. After that go up and play around with her and put her to bed after reading her a book or two.
Finally, drop on the couch (if no sports) and watch some netflix or read a book. Have to say lately the first wins more often but for now I don't have real problems with that. I do notice that reading a book gives me a much better start the next day though. Probably because I can stay up later when watching TV. Books your eyes just fall shut at some point..
I try to keep working at home to a minimal (it happens, sometimes). I also try not to open a laptop for personal projects when my wife is next to me. Mainly because she likes to talk when I'm home :).
The code sucks, I'm not some kind of uber programmer, but I find it relaxing, bizarrely. Maybe its the lack of pressure to turn in something workable and on time
My productivity varies with what's on. If its something good like westworld or GoT I shut the laptop. If its the vampire diaries I'm not looking up
I'm glad it's over, but I'm also afraid of what she'll pick next.
Westworld is on my to-watch list, though.
I haven't heard her mention riverdale. Let's hope it stays that way.
Hell, I'd have to watch the show!
If that was a joke, it is in very poor taste.
If that was not a joke, I hope you get help.
Edit: I guess as a disclaimer, seeing as I'm being downvoted too, I should mention I was addicted to opiates for many years
2. Going through a harrowing experience usually toughens one up to the causing elements, sure. Being tough about X doesn't mean you should see every reference to X as a joke; quite the opposite, in fact.
he said, nope - they can only help themselves.
she OD'd and died. that sucked.
however, unrelated to the sad story of ex's friend...
we are pranksters (our dads owned two competing companies and forbade us from being friends, thus we became good friends)
I took a pic of a sign from Alameda, Ca along Clement street...
The sign said:
"Tracks no longer in service"
(I SENT THIS BEFORE THE FRIEND STORY HAPPENED, just FYI)
A sign of heroin use is "tracks" (needle puncture marks on ones arrm or body where they mainlined heroin injections)
So I sent him the pic of the sign as an acknowledgement that he succeeded in kicking the habit of heroin use...
A band we listened to growing up, Skinny Puppy, their lead singer Ogre, wasa heroin addict... he kicked the habit, and when my friend got married, Skinny Puppy played at their wedding.
My buddy actually works for another band person we grew up listening to, from Ministry....
I go out to my woodshop, but nothing I do there qualifies as work.
Then we talk about our day or whatever.
Nothing beats friendship and companionship.
We rarely turn on the tv - maybe for superbowl or storm coverage.
I'll just crawl into my downvote bomb shelter now and watch some people pretending to fight zombies, much less of a waste of time
I rarely enjoy football itself, but I don't understand people who can't understand (at least on an intellectual level) why it would be enjoyable. The list of things that I enjoy wasting time on is much shorter than the list of things that I don't enjoy wasting time on, and I suspect that's true for most people.
Ok. I'm going for a walk
I recall my family and my spouse's family would sit down each night and watch tv. That was their unwind thing. Tv just isn't in my life.
Make a nice dinner, shower and get warm and clean, then work on some side programming projects in my lamp-lit bedroom (which is the best part of my night because it's completely quiet, calming atmosphere, and I get to focus on learning exactly what I want to).
Then write down my good/bad thoughts on the day in a journal, and finally finish off the night by reading a book before I go to sleep.
If you are really feeling stressed at the end of the day, maybe there are some small tweaks about the shape of your day that can help. One that I can enthusiastically suggest: naps.
The poster mentioning the tea was on track - it doesn't have to be tea, just get a routine at night, starting half an hour or something before bed. It can be showering or whatever, just something relaxing. Boring television shows - nothing that gets you too interested - after that until you sleep. Or reading or whatever, so long as it doesn't engross you.
Also helpful is to keep some sleep hygeine - not sleeping in much on weekends. It sucks doing this, but it does produce results.
Unfortunately for me, just 30 minutes or pre sleep routine isn't really enough, any time I allow myself to encroach on that 2 hour wind down period too much, I have a much harder time falling asleep. Things like chamomile tea and melatonin do help with falling asleep, but not with staying asleep, if I use them to fall asleep early I'll just wake back up 20 minutes later. Ambien works wonders but I try to only use it when I'm really desperate, a few times a year.
I also have a weird quirk of occasionaly sleeping through alarm clocks and phone calls, which increases the earlier I have to be at work. I quit one job when I was younger because I couldn't physically handle the work hours: They started at 5am. Midnights? Yeah, those are glorious, though 2nd shift tends to be my favorite.
Your experience with Ambien mirrors my experience with melatonin. It works for me, but I have to allow extra time to sleep.I wake rested but groggier than normal.
On these days I'll typically also do stuff like laundry and/or reading sort-of-work related stuff; usually stuff that makes me a better engineer/mathematician/coder in one of the problem domains I'm interested in.
On Fridays I try to let loose a bit, either eat out somewhere nice or drink lots of good beer, with a mix of friends and colleagues.
Depending on weather I try to mix in other sports: windy means i can go sailing with a friend, sunny but cool is good for climbing outdoors, raining is good for climbing indoors. I try to do a social sport like this at least once a week, but that doesn't always work out.
I was never sporty in school, and picking it up towards the end of university has changed my self confidence, posture, strength/fitness and general feelings of self reliance a huge amount for the better.
I still wouldn't call myself fit, but i can run a 10k (with a lot of self-hate in the second half) and not die. Mostly I'm just happy to be having fun and making constant improvements to myself.
You people who spend all day on the pc, just to go home and spend your free time there too confuse me.
Something that sometimes works for me is to imagine something that's emotionally flat, but complicated enough that it pushes other thoughts out and it's not boring. An example might be: I imagine myself building a model train in my backyard. I'll kind of 'drift down' to thinking about how to set up, say, the grain dispenser, then how to paint it, then how the colors work together, etc, etc. The next night it's something different.
Other than that, lying in bed watching Netflix/Hulu/Prime, or reading.
YouTube. I thought it was crazy for Google to buy it for $1E9, but now I think it was wise.
Instead I unwind at lunchtime. Walk through the city or in parks. Go to a coffee shop and read a newspaper alone.
Take a walk