I really shouldn't be here since my university interview and admissions test are rapidly approaching and I only have a precious 2 weeks (this is the second) to prepare, but I was indulging in a little nostalgia trip by reading my old communist articles/posts, and decided to check this place out again. The other internet forum I frequented around that time of my life (RevLeft) closed down and became an archive recently, so I'm glad this one is still going strong, especially since internet forum discussion largely seems to have moved to platforms like Reddit and Facebook groups; not that I really partake in much these days. I would be really interested to hear what those of you I talked to back in the day are up to now, if any of you are still here have any of you had radical changes in direction? I've spent the last year doing a lot of maths and am now aiming to pursue something related to machine learning/natural language processing. Hopefully I'll get into the university I want to attend (I find out in January) and not have any more radical changes, so that this can become a reality. If you're not sure what the point of this thread was, neither am I really :') just wanted to catch up with people in this bout of nostalgia, I guess.