This is why nobody likes philosophy majors

by Joey deVilla on July 2, 2019

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Comic depicting an extrovert and introvert responding differently to dopamine. The extrovert says 'More! More! More!', while the introvert says 'Enough'. The caption reads 'Extroverts have a low sensitivity to dopamine, so require large amounts of it, while introverts are highly sensitive to dopamine. Too much of it makes them feel overstimulated.

An illustration from The Introvert Brain Explained. Click to see the source.

I’m not an introvert, but having been a software developer, a developer evangelist, and a manager of developers, I work with introverts all the time. I’ve come to understand not just the differences between the ways introverts and extroverts “tick”, but how to harness those differences so that we can combine our strengths to get stuff done.

If you’re an introvert from the Tampa Bay area, you may want to check out this recent Tampa Bay Times article, Are you an introvert living in Tampa Bay? You’re not alone, and there’s plenty for you to do. You’ll find some helpful tips and resources.

I should’ve known that there’d be such a thing as the introvert subreddit, but I didn’t. It’s one of the resources listed in the Tampa Bay Times article.

It then occurred to me: if there exists /r/introvert, there must also exist the subreddit for my type, /r/extrovert, right? I made a quick change in the address bar and saw this:

This seems somewhat introverted to me. And not just introverted, but full-tilt INFJ.

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Florida of the day: This is actually a thing here

by Joey deVilla on June 30, 2019

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Florida of the day: Florida Man has a Florida Car

by Joey deVilla on June 21, 2019

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All endings are also beginnings

by Joey deVilla on June 20, 2019

A valuable reminder.

Thanks to Dmitry Buterin for the find!

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The world’s smallest, saddest lunch

by Joey deVilla on June 19, 2019

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Seen on the clearance shelf at my local Publix. The $20 bill is there to provide a sense of size (or lack thereof).

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Agustin Alanis and the tickets from his many Avengers: Endgame tickets.
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I’m going to break from my usual theme for “Florida of the Day”, because this story does not involve inappropriate nudity, Trailer Park Boys-level criminality, intoxicants, or generally poor life choices that make a story a Florida Story. Instead, it’s about a guy who loves the film Avengers: Endgame so much that he’s seen it at his local theater at least 120 times (he’s aiming for 200), and he’s not stopping until it’s off the big screens.

He doesn’t fit the typical “Florida Man” profile. When he’s not watching Avengers: Endgame, he works 10 – 12 hour days at his family’s construction company, and when he’s not doing that, he’s a competitive athlete.  And when he’s not doing that, he attends Comic Cons wearing the jersey of the Tigres (a Mexican soccer team whose name translates at “Tigers”). He’s well-known enough for doing this at comics conventions that actor Anthony Mackie (who plays the Sam Wilson, a.k.a. the Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films), gave him the nickname “El Tigre Vengador” — The Tiger Avenger:

At the time of writing, the official Guinness record is held by Anthony Mitchell, who’s seen the movie 103 times. Alanis has contacted Guinness about his viewings, but they have yet to issue a judgement.

As a recently-converted Tampeño and a lifelong Marvel Comics reader (who never though that Falcon, Ant-Man, or Rocket Raccoon would be household names), I’m rooting for Agustin Alanis to bring the record to Tampa Bay. I salute you with a Cuban sandwich on a flaming sword, sir!

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