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1  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: March 26, 2017, 02:41:36 pm
Time for my own update.

Things are not looking well.
I'm 24 now.
And all the things that I had going for me, are gone.
My girlfriend left me 7 months ago.
I was an intern at Electronic Arts for the second time, but they told me they wouldn't hire me back.
Learned that my grandpa has had untreated prostate cancer for two years.
Financially and health-wise, my family isn't doing great.
I fell in a depression and while I'm meeting with a psychologist, my family doctor and two career advisors, I don't feel like trying anymore.
Everything I try fails miserably and I can't focus on anything.
Being at the same school as my ex is too hard for me.
I'm leaving the city at the end of April, going to live with my cancer grandpa for 4 months.
It's ironic. I was gonna graduate by the end of August. But I don't want to anymore.
I don't know where to go. I don't want to go anywhere.
Right now my only focus is keeping active the part of me that still wants to be alive. And it's getting really tough.
Got my antidepressant prescription two weeks ago, so chemically I'm working on it.
Plus all the other daily exercises I'm doing.
But dreaming every night that I'm back with the woman who lit up my world... most days I'd rather not wake up.
I used to be such a success story... it's a shame that I'm where I am now. Wasted potential.
Oh well.

Sorry to be such a downer.
I like you guys.
2  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: December 17, 2015, 08:53:32 am
hi there Smiley add me on IMs
I feel stupid for asking, but what is IMs?
By the way, hi Aryeh, how's life been treating you?
I was supposed to go to London study at UCL next January, and I almost contacted you when I was looking for housing, but I ended up cancelling the exchange.

And hello everyone else!

I think it's almost time for us to start a thread on reviving Ludicom Wink
Nah, I'm just pretty happy some of us are still in touch.
Take care!
3  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: December 15, 2015, 12:57:42 am
Being in the hopsital for four days kinda sucked, but now, Kloud and I have a beautiful son. Born December 11 before anyone asks. So he's got about two weeks in between each holiday. I know starrk was worried about that.
Congrats to you two Smiley
May I ask what's his name?
4  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: December 13, 2015, 09:49:17 pm
we met last year. We interviewed and orientated together. Asked her out last week and yeah, we clicked.
Aww you're the one who asked her ^^
I wish you two all the best Smiley
5  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: December 13, 2015, 05:07:32 pm
ladies and gentlemen, I have a girlfriend now. Stay jelly :^)
Really happy for you Starrk :3
How/when did you two meet?
6  General / Social / Re: It's just dawning on me how important this community was to my growth as a teen on: November 11, 2015, 01:52:57 pm
Hello everyone, it's been a long time.

Been lurking every once in a while, thought I'd share a bit what's happening on my side.

I'm in 4th year Software Engineering now, still one year to go. I have managed to maintain my GPA at 4.16/4.3, and getting some scholarships every once in a while.
I've spend 8 months working at EA Sports on NHL15 in 2014, that was a blast. Next summer I'll probably be working at EA Motive, the new Montreal studio.
I'm in a game development student association, and I was appointed Lead Programmer, giving me tons of responsabilities and making me the reference about development and experience in the industry. Being involved has made me much more sociable, and I now have a pretty good reputation at my school. I'm also the main contact point between my school and Ubisoft.
With the club, I'm participating to various coding competitions, and we've gotten staff picks for 3 of them, and won one of them in May. Next winter I'll participate to a big competition and we really hope to gain a lot of prizes.
I've been in a relationship for the past 6 months, with a wonderful girl (name's Sophie) who is making my life amazing. We're constantly together, I'm spending half my time at her place, and we are extremely close. We have been friends for 8 months before going out together, so it has grown really steadily and I think it has helped us get to know each other. I am really proud to be with her.
In April of this year, I went, with my girlfriend and 6 other students, to UK and Ireland as an ambassador to my school, and for 2 weeks we met with schools and companies to develop partnerships. Who would've guessed that Shymon would ever become a public speaker haha. Still can't believe it myself.
I have also completed my first full game. It's a co-op/competitive game I've been working on since January 2013. Has beautiful graphics, is translated in 7 languages, and I was the only programmer on the team. It's not available yet and I don't think it ever will be because I left the team and they've decided to remake it completely. But I have been presenting my version at various indie meetups and it has been really cool. I am slowly getting more and more recognition from the industry and I feel it is making my future prospects look very favorable.
I think that's pretty much it, I still have my share of worries and insecurities, but I have been trying to keep myself busy and this has worked out well for me.

I am really grateful that I got to know this community and all of you guys. I feel you were around during the times in which I felt doubt concerning my own future and feelings. Chatting with you guys, playing with you guys, sometimes arguing with you guys, have shaped me as an individual and got me to grow in a lot of respects. I have learned to mature as a person while keeping my heart young. And I am so happy about that.

Thank you all for having been there for me, and for accepting me with all my excentricities and long posts.

7  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: TOM R. TOE] on: October 31, 2014, 10:12:59 am
Real life has eaten my life.

I miss having so much free time. ;~; Who else is reaching this point in their life?
I don't know, I actually feel that I've been depriving myself from free time.
Even as I was doing like 30 hours of overtime per week, working on weekends, I still had lots of time to do sports, hang out with friends, go to parties.
I feel that lack of time is actually a psychological barrier more than a physical one.
In my case at least.

And hi, btw Smiley
8  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: TOM R. TOE] on: October 29, 2014, 10:25:25 am
What's the difference? ._.
Why more pay for the same job?
Basically Software Engineering is just a branch of Comp Sci.
We just have a bunch of courses about problem analysis, team management, etc.
Which makes us more ready to work on big projects or to have promotions to become team leaders and stuff.
And in the industry, the job title for developers usually is "Software Engineer".
Because Computer Science people are usually technical people who will execute tasks well, but will not be the best to structure code or solve problems.
The Engineering program usually takes 4 to 5 years, whereas Comp Sci is around 3 years.
We are doing a lot of Math too, and in my school everything is really applied, plus we have 3 internships to do, which gives us hands-on industry skills.

Generally, Software Engineers will be paid more because of their degree (just like a grad student will be paid more than an undergrad), but also because being an engineer certifies that we have the needed skills to be a good team member and developer. Plus consider that at the end of our program we already have at least a year of professional experience in companies.

No, Wes plays WoW constantly. I'm the one who plays the Hearthstone between the two of us.
I did play Hearthstone for a while Rosim, but with lack of the good cards and all, it lost its appeal because I was constantly losing lol. Still find it fun though.
Well if you guys want to add me, I'm not that good I play around 2 games a day. Username: RosimInc (who would have guessed?)
9  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: TOM R. TOE] on: October 27, 2014, 09:32:10 am
What's the difference? ._.
Nothing much. Engineers are being paid more apparently. But I don't care anyways.

See's wes everyday on Skype and or

Not surprised to see him at all.
Hearthstone players in da house? Cheesy

Nice to see you Wes, and Magoo! And everyone!
Except Jesus. Screw you, Jesus. Tongue
10  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: TOM R. TOE] on: October 26, 2014, 01:55:04 pm
What are you schooling for again? programmering? game developering?
Software Engineering. So programming yeah.

So tired I have 2 homework to do, 1 quiz to do tonight and a midterm exam tomorrow I need to study for... don't want to.... lol
11  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: TOM R. TOE] on: October 26, 2014, 10:18:50 am
What are you schooling for? I thought you finished and got a job at EA. ._.
Nah it was just an internship. My 8 months are over.
Still a couple years of schooling before I'm free to go back full time (if I'm lucky)
12  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: TOM R. TOE] on: October 26, 2014, 12:01:16 am
It will take more to kill me, my dear friends ^^

I'm back in Montreal, school, routine.
Another crush (you know me), but no progress.
I'm currently working on improving my confidence and public speaking abilities. Nailed an oral presentation a week ago, never thought this would happen : )

That's all, how about y'all?
13  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: TOM R. TOE] on: October 25, 2014, 11:31:39 pm

You should be even more disgusted, Miku-chan ; )
14  Site Information / Introductions and Farewells / Re: When Life Takes Over on: May 12, 2014, 01:24:49 pm
Bye Rosim
I'll be on skype if you want to say hi.
Forgot Skype lol
My Skype name is rosiminc, for those who don't have me.
15  Site Information / Introductions and Farewells / When Life Takes Over on: May 12, 2014, 12:26:18 pm
Hey everyone,
Decided it is time for me to put more focus in my real social life and side projects.
This Friday I am going to disconnect my computers from Ludicom, and I will not post again.
You all have me on Facebook anyways.
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