The Day in the Life column is back with our fifth edition! In this edition, we’ll get an inside look to the daily life of one of our Rebel Commanders, a former HCOM who rejoined and is currently a Lieutenant General, and one of our Colonel troops. Let’s see how they spend their time and what they do outside of their penguin life!
Our first interviewee is f6sixer, everyone’s favorite robot and one of our Rebel Commanders!
I’m a mechanical engineer by profession and I write code to simulate machinery and phenomena related to fluids and heat/mass transfer. I typically work from 8am to 5pm and I write new features, debug and optimize old code. Work can get challenging at times give the complexity of problems we try to solve, but at the end of the day, as a programmer, there’s no greater joy than seeing your code run and produce the results you were expecting. RPF’s schedule more or less fits in well with my irl schedule allowing me to attend most if not all RPF events. RPF events (esp EU ones) are nice breaks I take at work which sometimes provide a much needed reprieve from the cycle of building and debugging. Once I’m home, I spend some time prepping up a nice meal and check out discord (specifically RPF staff chats) and provide my input where needed. I consider myself lucky to have such an excellent HCOM team. They’ve made my time as RC quite easy and with their help, elex and I’ve been able to lead RPF to great heights. Week days follow a set routine thanks to IRL work, but I like to sleep in on weekends . During my free time I enjoy cooking, watching documentaries, movies (no romcoms ), tv shows, learning about new and quirky coding concepts and ofc binge watching tech and fail compilations on YT. I also like playing open world games such as Assassin’s Creed and Minecraft. Before the pandemic, I used to work out in a gym, go trail running and play badminton and I look forward to doing that later this spring/summer (assuming we don’t get the 42069th wave of covid – get vaxxed folks!!!!). Finding time to balance work, irl and RPF is challenging and I’m surprised that I’ve been juggling it as long as I have lol. That being said, RPF’s nice community makes it worth the effort!
Next up is Lance, a former Third in Command himself and a rejoined Lieutenant General!
Due to being a college student, my days are often jam packed. I usually wake up at around 7am in order to get ready quick enough to be out the door by 7:30am. At that time, I take a 15 minute walk to my 8am class during which I normally vibe to music, chat in main a bit, and enjoy the nice weather. During my 8am class, I often hype or try to help out with AUSIA before the event starts instead of paying attention. On my way back from class, I typically stop to get some breakfast which I take back home with me to eat. After eating, depending on the day I usually will take a nap or run some errands with my roommates (sometimes a last minute trip to go buy art supplies is necessary haha). After, I’ll typically make a quick lunch at home and then head out to my 5pm class at around 4pm. I usually stop at Starbucks (coffee gets me through art school I swear) and then I take the bus to class. My classes are long so during my 5pm class I typically end up doing other homework (or chatting in main…), so by the time class lets out at 7:30pm I feel adequately productive. From there, I take the bus home and then mobile order some dinner. When I get back, my roommates and I will typically meet up to pick up our dinner and bring it back home. After eating dinner, I’ll usually spend the rest of the night working on homework, hanging out and chatting with my roommates, calling my loved ones back home, or hanging out with my online friends…although a lot of that time is spent working on last minute art pieces that I procrastinated on :] At around 11:30pm, I say goodnight to my roommates and then chat with my friends until I decide to go to sleep. When I have time, I also really enjoy working on a comic passion project of mine, playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and training for soccer – as well as fitting in time to chat in RPF, recruit, and participate in events 😀
Lastly, Kanga, one of our Colonels, told us about their day to day life!
Hopefully you enjoyed this insight to the daily lives of some of your fellow rebels. Stay tuned for our next edition!