I don't know what it's like in the US, but in the UK renting sucks. Landlords and letting agents are generally awful people. Trying to get a landlord to fix anything is often a nightmare. Standard contracts mean you can get evicted at any time with just six months notice, which is particularly awful if you have kids and are forced to move away, maybe twice a year. And then they will try and steal your deposit on spurious grounds. You generally can't have pets, decorate, or even put up pictures on the wall. Mostly, you're treated as second class citizens.
At best, renting is ok if you're young and don't have kids, which is just as well since it's pretty much impossible to afford a house here if you're under 30.
I believe it's a lot better in the rest of Europe.
My manager (IT Manager) messaged me a screenshot of speedtest.net results from one of our DC's that showed there is 33 ms ping times, and that I should look into this. I login the DC, pull up command line, ran a continuous ping to 126.96.36.199 with solid 3ms ping times. I sent him a screenshot of the command prompt and said ping times look solid to me, and speedtest.net does not give accurate results of network latency from a computer as the built-in ping utility from windows.
This is my friend Bohdan. He's one of the people who pre-purchased a ticket for MangoCon 2020 that got postponed because of COVID. So everyone almost got to meet him. He was working in Dallas in 2019 and we hung out a bit. He's a software engineer based in eastern Ukraine. He recently opened a bar and was interviewed on CNN talking about the war.
Currently having my mind BLOWN by this crazy, Siberian throat singing album my neighbor let me borrow. It's kinda metal-esqe, very heavy, but it's just voice and traditional folk instrumentation. And it's a studio album, so their use of reverb and other effects add to the uniqueness. NYTT LAND!!!
My wife and I were out to lunch one day and within seconds of one another, we got phone calls that appeared to be from her number.
It was hillarious. Of course, we didn't answer.
I raise holy hell with vendors who do that shit! How fucking dare you call me pretending to be my own number!!!
I guarantee if I get a call from my wife's number or my own number (has also happened once), and it is a vendor, I will be reporting them all over the place... oh, and not doing business with them ever again.
Besides, I only have once car, I don't need six warranties.