I know it sounds run of the mill, but sometimes we all need help and the longer you wait the worse it can be.
I am, and I'm currently on venlafaxine and quetiapine to manage things. Got a long way to go though.
I've been at the precipice a number of times since this began, but I'm still here, and feeling that way less frequently as time passes.
As for the retrenchment, it's a tough gig, I know. Been there, done that. While being retrenched is a very personal thing, you have to do the best you can to make it not so. These days so many people are retrenched, not because they aren't good workers, but because it will change the value in a cell on a spreadsheet.
Try and look forward. Take time to think about what you want to do next and then go for it like a bull at a gate. Make sure you use your network - most positions are filled through someone knowing someone, not from cold applications.
Let us know how you're going and the best of luck.
Cheers. Yeah, not a lot I can do about it, and I'll be in a good position when the time comes. Been with the company for just under 10 years, so redundancy and long service entitlements should see me set for ~6 months.
So failing to find another job immediately won't be a killer.
I'm sure I'll get there in the end, but I've got a lot of stuff racing around in my head at the moment, and I'm struggling to prevent this from being the straw that broke the camel's back.
But all my above examples are anything but Simple 2D videos aren't they? I mean, I can't possibly present a better use case, and proof, than homestarrunner.
You're being melodramatic. There is nothing stopping the Brothers Chaps from using Flash to do their animations forever. If you're bent on watching them, Chrome ships with a PPAPI Flash player, which is updated whenever the browser is updated (so about every 20 minutes haha), or there are gobs of offline open- and closed-source players available.
The world doesn't owe you vector-based cartoons on the Internet. Adobe has no obligation to continue the development of a platform that has, irrespective of what Apple and Google do, been in decline since the late 00's.
Flash was never "killed off" by anybody, it died of its own accord because HTML5 replaced the functionality that most of Macromedia/Adobe's customers used it for.
Your cartoons are collateral damage, and I'm not saying that doesn't suck, but jesus christ, perspective.
I was a bit worried about the how the text will look with 4k too.
If Microsoft had their shit sorted out, text and UI elements would appear the same physical size as if it were a 1080p panel (or even larger if you fancy!), but the higher pixel density means it would render smoother, with less visible aliasing (thus less harsh anti-aliasing, e.g. ClearType) on small point size text, and crisper, smoother edges all round.
Unfortunately, this isn't the case, and lots of Windows software breaks layout-wise when the UI scaling is anything other than 100%:
I stopped renting when I realised that real estate agents are slimy bastards, so why would you choose to live in a situation where they are free to enter your home as frequently as they can come up with an excuse?
"Owner wants to inspect" "Regular inspection" "Attend to do 'repairs'" "Received 'complaint'"
The list goes on.
Can't trust them when buying a house, can't trust them when selling a house, why would you trust them with a key to the house you live in?