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Ryland G Author

Will do! Not exactly "Dev" material so I was worried it wouldn't be received well.

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Ryan Palo

Well, Willy approves. :)

My dog, Willy

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Ryland G Author

What a stud. What breed is he?

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Ryan Palo

We’re not sure. Seems like some border collie and pit bull. Some pictures of staffordshire terriers kind of look like him. He may actually be just a very small cow.

What about Audrey?

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Ryland G Author

We’re not sure. Seems like some border collie and pit bull. Some pictures of staffordshire terriers kind of look like him.

I was guessing there might be some border collie in there, but I wasn't entirely sure. Pit bulls get such a bad rap, they are such awesome dogs.

He may actually be just a very small cow.

Have you tried milking him?

What about Audrey?

Allegedly a purebred border collie. She has very unique markings (for any breed), and we adopted her from a family, so it's hard to know for sure.

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Scott Simontis

Honestly this is what I would consider some of the best content. As an individual living with some rather serious mental health issues, I love seeing content that raises awareness of any mental health issue, and anxiety is one that I imagine a great many members here can relate to.

You approached this with the mind of an engineer. You made a hypothesis, gathered data that supported your theory, and once confirmed, integrated it. Uplifting stories can be difficult to find when anxiety or other mental health issues are involved, and your story has a happy ending, brings hope and optimism, and offers some great observations on the non-computing side of development, which is often neglected.

Great job and I look forward to reading more of your content in the future!

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Ryland G Author

Honestly this is what I would consider some of the best content. As an individual living with some rather serious mental health issues, I love seeing content that raises awareness of any mental health issue, and anxiety is one that I imagine a great many members here can relate to.

I'm glad it resonated with you. It's actually what I have the most to write about, so I'll make sure to write more stuff like this. Anxiety is a bitch, I think it contributes to almost every problem in the world.

You approached this with the mind of an engineer. You made a hypothesis, gathered data that supported your theory, and once confirmed, integrated it. Uplifting stories can be difficult to find when anxiety or other mental health issues are involved, and your story has a happy ending, brings hope and optimism, and offers some great observations on the non-computing side of development, which is often neglected.

I'm glad you took that away from the story. For a long time I would just get defeated by my anxiety, because that's what people around me did. Once I realized that anxiety follows rules like anything else, attempting to combat it became much easier.

Great job and I look forward to reading more of your content in the future!

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive and insightful comment. Expect more of this stuff moving forward.