#0 Name: Anonymous
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PERSONAL DATA USAGE
Bus Stop's page doesn't send any info to the server, besides your posts data and captcha id and answer when it's enabled. Some of the features like customization options require to have cookies enabled, but only to use your browser's local storage, without actually filling the cookies headers.
Our JavaScript code doesn't make any requests and isn't mandatory for the site's core functionality.
HTTP server's access logs are disabled. Bus Stop has a statistic system that counts unique posters and visitors by storing checksums of IP addresses in database. Internal logs contain IP addresses together with posts content in plain text for moderation purposes, such logs are stored on the server for 3 days, they aren't shared with anyone and Bus Stop's maintainer uses them very infrequently.

TECHNOLOGY
Bus Stop is built using the following open source projects:
Qt framework, libfcgi, cgicc, ClearSilver, SQLite3, Phantom Qt, QtCaptcha, spdlog, jQuery, Normalize.css
It runs with help of Nginx web server and uses FFmpeg, ImageMagick and ExifTool for media uploads processing.

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#7950 Name: Anonymous  5h

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Its relevant I promise
#7951 Name: Anonymous  12h
So, when does the bus arrive, anyway?
#7952 Name: Anonymous  12h

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I just uninstalled steam and every game from my computer. I moved all my gaming/modding related RSS feeds - nearly half of them - into a folder that doesn't update. I wrapped up my controller, which was a nostagic feeling, and put it away with an external that has my archived installers and save files.

I never thought gaming sucked away much of my time, but I installed procrastitracker two months ago and came to the swift realization that while I only play games for around 2 hours a day, the bulk of my time on the computer is spent searching for game mods, repeatedly making modlists, reading game news, browsing steam and gog for new games, and so on. An average day has me on the computer 7 hours and I was spending about 5 of them in a mod manager, on a gaming website or in steam.

Hopefully transitioning my time back to my other hobbies will be smooth and painless. I'm sure I'll spend just as much time in a web browser, but now that I won't be looking at sites related to video games, I'm curious what ones will take most of my time.
#7953 Name: Anonymous  12h
I just missed my bus :(
#7954 Name: Anonymous  13h
>>7952
I think being able to understand how you spend your time and control it is very important, after all, your time is your life. So I respect you for this, good luck! Dig up a new or old hobby maybe to fill all your new time, otherwise it's easy to fall trap to other not really worthy time-sinks
Personally I'm so rock-bottom with time management that I consider playing videogames a positive and productive use of my time
#7955 Name: Anonymous  13h
I will never ever give up video games. Nothing else even comes close to the amount of joy I get when playing a really good game. Good luck to you, but not everybody feels the same way.
#7956 Name: Anonymous  15h
>>7952
If you think it was an overall destructive force in your life, that’s probably for the better. I’m personally with >>7955 that, as far as experience media is concerned, music, art and games are peak. (Life is more than just media though, I think more people need to realize that - the best game developers have more worldly hobbies regardless)

But yeah, not everyone will have a healthy relationship with things that are otherwise fine for other people - if it got to the point where you needed to make the conscious decision to cut yourself off, there was a reason. What hobbies are you leaning towards trying?
#7957 Name: Anonymous  17h
>>7956
I have an addictive personality so I often need to cold turkey myself this way. I read and write and I love listening to music while pacing, so I'll probably be doing all of those. Also, reading manga and watching anime. When I try to simply do something less, it never works out for me and I snap back to doing it even more. If I cut myself off, it's easier, and then in a year or two I come back to it with fresh (and more reasonable) love. It's not that I dislike video games or recommend anyone else stop playing them, I love them too, but I can recognize in myself when I'm starting to get to a point where I'm falling into redundant habits and need a refresh.

I definitely agree about media though. Part of me thinks it's who we are as a species (it's arguably easier to follow the human story through religion (made up stories about heroes) than it is individual civilizations) and we're just falling into our minds now that we have the ability. The other part of me thinks the post-war population boom coupled with technology's destruction of plenty of long-held cultural norms, including traditional family upbringing methods, isn't allowing people to see the value in real world relationships and the less subtle beauty of life.
#7958 Name: Anonymous  17h
>>7957
And by less subtle I mean more subtle.
#7959 Name: Anonymous  18h
>>7957
What is the value in real world relationships? Everytime I've tried I've just been forgotten. Then again I'm probably a shitty person lol
#7960 Name: Anonymous  22h
>>7952>>7953
>>7957
#7961 Name: Anonymous  22h
>>7952
>>7950
>>7951
#7962 Name: Anonymous  22h
>>7952
#7963 Name: Anonymous  22h
>>7954
#7964 Name: Anonymous  22h
>>7953
#7965 Name: Anonymous  23h
Hi there
#7966 Name: Anonymous  1d
>>7965
Hello stranger. Got any spare change?
#7967 Name: Anonymous  1d
>>7966
I got about tree fiddy