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Thanks, Drejk and Sharoth!


About to clock out. Good night, everybody.


Time to tag out with the birthday boy. (happy that btw)


Active day 93 posts.


Just a Mort wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Imagine if we all worked together? Like in the same office?
Nothing would get done. We'd still be punning away. Or in the case of some of you, ogling at the ladies.

Some of us can do both at the same time.


Same. I can get a surprising amount of work done while making puns and ogling.


I cut down a tree today just by looking at it. That's right, I saw it with my own eyes.


I hosted a poker night this weekend, but I couldn't find the poker chips. So I used dried fruits instead. People went nuts when they saw me raisin the stakes.


When I asked what time I should bring my dog in, the vet said "Fur thirty".


9 out of 10 doctors agree that the 10th doctor is an a!%+@~&.


SMH


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
9 out of 10 doctors agree that the 10th doctor is an a@+$&!*.

That's not cool I really like David Tennant.

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
I cut down a tree today just by looking at it. That's right, I saw it with my own eyes.

That is so, so bad. On the other hand, I watched Johnny english strikes again and laughed so much I cried. And my poor BF was bombarded with my hoots. It's one movie I don't question movie logic.

Johnny english strikes again:

The Virtual Reality trip was especially funny. I mean beating up the server at a Cafe with baguettes? And pulling off someone's boot then smacking him with it? Priceless.

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Usually it rains for 4 hours and we're done, Tequila Sunrise. Once it rained for more then 24 hours and we had flooding. Unfortunately even though the highways were closed, my brother lives too close to his workplace (in walkable distance) so he's still expected for work.


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Well that's lame but then I'm still expected to go to work to they want me to plan for emergencies like that and stay at the hotel if necessary. Now whether or not i'm willing to do that is another story.


Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am watching the British Baking show with Mrs Sunrise, and there is this thing called a stroopwafel. Which is a waffle sandwich with caramel in the middle.

I'm fairly certain I would devour the worst of these things and ask for more.

Ask Woran about those.

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Yeah Woran was encouraging me to try them, which I did, but I found them too sweet. I take my tea without sugar.

Though I'm a weird sweet tooth and like sweet stuff yet on the other hand... I am like Arrrgghhh sugar is extra calories that Wil make me fat and thus evil.

I would say I am bipolar when it comes to sugar standards.

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Vanykrye wrote:

Oh, see, that's the beauty of Global Megacorps. They can institute draconian policies with vast impunity.

The last one I worked at simply said "You have been told not to store any data on the local machine. Period. If the machine has to be replaced, there will be NO attempt at recovering any user data whatsoever."

During mass equipment rollouts, they would run a script to upload your user data. If it succeeded, great, but if at any point it failed, they shrugged their shoulders and moved on. The project team involved said they would "Attempt to move any locally stored user data as a courtesy, but will not make any promises nor support any issues stemming from a failed attempt." And then again, point back to the policy of "You were told not to store any data on the local machine."

I worked at a global mega corp, that had a similar rule. For a good reason. An important and expensive migration once failed. On a madonna album. The machine of that guy was full with torrented MP3s. That was a fun call to his manager.

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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am watching the British Baking show with Mrs Sunrise, and there is this thing called a stroopwafel. Which is a waffle sandwich with caramel in the middle.

I'm fairly certain I would devour the worst of these things and ask for more.

The British can go die in a fire. The stroopwafel is Dutch! Bunch of filthy thieves.

Also, stroopwafels are the best.


A Fleet Farm is opening in Deforest, that's less than twenty miles away!

Those bastards! Don't they know, this is a Farm & Fleet community, not a Fleet Farm town.


Woran wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am watching the British Baking show with Mrs Sunrise, and there is this thing called a stroopwafel. Which is a waffle sandwich with caramel in the middle.

I'm fairly certain I would devour the worst of these things and ask for more.

The British can go die in a fire. The stroopwafel is Dutch! Bunch of filthy thieves.

Also, stroopwafels are the best.

Don't worry, they all have a terrible time recreating them, so your national pride can remain intact.


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They continue to raise both the high temperature for today and lower the high temperature for tomorrow.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
By the way, Today is my Birthday. I'm 52!

*Waddles in looking ashamed*

Late happy birthday John...

Hope you can forgive my lateness ^^'

*Tries to pass a cookie through his screen*

Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I was discharged yesterday and am back at work today!

Also belated 'welcome back' to the world of the non-constipated!

Freehold DM wrote:
Imagine if we all worked together? Like in the same office?

Sounds comfy!

Scintillae wrote:
I think I'd have been murdered with a stapler due to excessive puns months ago if that were the case.

Hmm...

I'd probably be bound, gagged, covered in bruises and claw-marks and shoved into a supply closet.
or on permanent pilgrimage between my cubical/workstation and the HR office.


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Woran wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am watching the British Baking show with Mrs Sunrise, and there is this thing called a stroopwafel. Which is a waffle sandwich with caramel in the middle.

I'm fairly certain I would devour the worst of these things and ask for more.

The British can go die in a fire. The stroopwafel is Dutch! Bunch of filthy thieves.

Pfeh! If it wasn't for us, you'd be speaking Spanish!*

*This is not actually true.


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CY's Defective Accordion Blues wrote:

A Fleet Farm is opening in Deforest, that's less than twenty miles away!

Those bastards! Don't they know, this is a Farm & Fleet community, not a Fleet Farm town.

The fact that I know exactly what you're talking about makes me...something something something.


Limeylongears wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am watching the British Baking show with Mrs Sunrise, and there is this thing called a stroopwafel. Which is a waffle sandwich with caramel in the middle.

I'm fairly certain I would devour the worst of these things and ask for more.

The British can go die in a fire. The stroopwafel is Dutch! Bunch of filthy thieves.

Pfeh! If it wasn't for us, you'd be speaking Spanish!*

*This is not actually true.

Perhaps French.

Edit: Although, given the family names on my mother's side, and all the family names in the community my mother's side came from...definitely German and Dutch.

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Limeylongears wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am watching the British Baking show with Mrs Sunrise, and there is this thing called a stroopwafel. Which is a waffle sandwich with caramel in the middle.

I'm fairly certain I would devour the worst of these things and ask for more.

The British can go die in a fire. The stroopwafel is Dutch! Bunch of filthy thieves.

Pfeh! If it wasn't for us, you'd be speaking Spanish!*

*This is not actually true.

*shakes fist* dont make us come for that claim on your throne!*

*this is actually true


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Things NobodysHome Doesn't Understand, Part 3,426: Hosing your own sales reps

So, another article about a global megacorporation bilking its sales reps out of their hard-earned commissions (this time SAP, last time Oracle).

It boggles the mind.

"OK, you can have 3% of everything you sell. Oh, wait! You sold $10 million worth of kit? That's too much money! You can't have it!"

So, why would you de-incentivize your own sales force? Shiro told me the revelation the other day: If your peons make too much money, then they'll no longer have a need to work for you and they'll retire, rich and happy, depriving you of the ability to use and abuse them.
On the other hand, hosing your sales reps out of hundreds of thousands of dollars can't possibly be good for your bottom line...


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Oh, and for the record, running the RAM diagnostics crashed my laptop.

I'm no rocket scientist, but I think that's a bad sign...


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Final note of the morning before an actually-busy day at work: The kids joined an e-sports team at school (must... resist... snarky... comment... about... calling... video... games... "sports"...) and they've joined some big high school League of Legends tournament.

I worried about their sense of reality when they talked about winning the $5000 grand prize.
Then they played the second team at their own high school (a hand-picked all-diamond-ranked team) and got crushed like bugs.

So they have a good sense of reality. I appreciate it, because the difference between pro video gamers and amateurs is very much akin to the difference between a professional athlete and a high school junior varsity player, so I didn't want them getting their hopes up, but I didn't want to be the one to dash them. (And the notion that there won't be at least one pro in the mix with a $5000 prize is laughable.)

They played their first match last night, and in a best 2 of 3 series won the first two games handily, so they're 1-0 in tournament play.

Makes them all feel good about themselves, and since their own school has a second team that can beat them handily, they know they have a LONG way to go if they're going to get anywhere near the upper echelons.

Reality is good.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Final note of the morning before an actually-busy day at work: The kids joined an e-sports team at school (must... resist... snarky... comment... about... calling... video... games... "sports"...) and they've joined some big high school League of Legends tournament.

I worried about their sense of reality when they talked about winning the $5000 grand prize.
Then they played the second team at their own high school (a hand-picked all-diamond-ranked team) and got crushed like bugs.

So they have a good sense of reality. I appreciate it, because the difference between pro video gamers and amateurs is very much akin to the difference between a professional athlete and a high school junior varsity player, so I didn't want them getting their hopes up, but I didn't want to be the one to dash them. (And the notion that there won't be at least one pro in the mix with a $5000 prize is laughable.)

They played their first match last night, and in a best 2 of 3 series won the first two games handily, so they're 1-0 in tournament play.

Makes them all feel good about themselves, and since their own school has a second team that can beat them handily, they know they have a LONG way to go if they're going to get anywhere near the upper echelons.

Reality is good.

That's what worries me with Zelda's son. He's on the freshmen football team at his school and they've only had one challenging game all year. Through the first 5 games they had outscored their opponents 196-18. Last week, game 6, they won in the final seconds 22-20 against one of the crosstown rival schools. That just made them a little more...confident...we shall say. Their team also beats the school's junior varsity team every week during their scrimmages. As much as I don't want to see them lose, I think dealing with athletic losses (if you're in athletics) is a good character-building experience.

Edit: Rephrase. Dealing with competitive losses, athletic or otherwise, is a good character-building experience (assuming the adults don't act like children in the process).


Very windy day.


Today's high: 89F with high humidity. Tomorrow? Now listed as 66. Chance of rain? You bet. 80% chance tonight. You want tornadoes? This is how you get tornadoes.


Today: High 71° F; Low 60° F; Partially cloudy in the morning yielding to sun in the afternoon; winds 10-20 mph; no chance of rain.

This is why I am not allowed to talk about my weather. But I do so anyway.


Our low tonight is supposed to be 54. Yep. A 45 degree drop overnight.


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And people wonder why everyone in the Midwest has a sinus infection.


Vanykrye wrote:
Our low tonight is supposed to be 54. Yep. A 45 degree drop overnight.

yikes.


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Vanykrye wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Final note of the morning before an actually-busy day at work: The kids joined an e-sports team at school (must... resist... snarky... comment... about... calling... video... games... "sports"...) and they've joined some big high school League of Legends tournament.

I worried about their sense of reality when they talked about winning the $5000 grand prize.
Then they played the second team at their own high school (a hand-picked all-diamond-ranked team) and got crushed like bugs.

So they have a good sense of reality. I appreciate it, because the difference between pro video gamers and amateurs is very much akin to the difference between a professional athlete and a high school junior varsity player, so I didn't want them getting their hopes up, but I didn't want to be the one to dash them. (And the notion that there won't be at least one pro in the mix with a $5000 prize is laughable.)

They played their first match last night, and in a best 2 of 3 series won the first two games handily, so they're 1-0 in tournament play.

Makes them all feel good about themselves, and since their own school has a second team that can beat them handily, they know they have a LONG way to go if they're going to get anywhere near the upper echelons.

Reality is good.

That's what worries me with Zelda's son. He's on the freshmen football team at his school and they've only had one challenging game all year. Through the first 5 games they had outscored their opponents 196-18. Last week, game 6, they won in the final seconds 22-20 against one of the crosstown rival schools. That just made them a little more...confident...we shall say. Their team also beats the school's junior varsity team every week during their scrimmages. As much as I don't want to see them lose, I think dealing with athletic losses (if you're in athletics) is a good character-building experience.

Edit: Rephrase. Dealing with competitive losses, athletic or otherwise, is a good character-building...

there is such a thing as being a bad winner. As long as he isnt being ugly I say keep the streak going.


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He's being borderline about it. This last week I had to point out everything that had to break just right in the final minute to make their winning touchdown even possible, and that by all rights they should have lost that game. (Opposing team's coach decided to try an onside kick with 1:03 left, our team recovered. No idea why he didn't have the kid boot it as far as he could to make our team have to go further down the field when they had a 4 point lead. Opposing defense got called for defensive pass interference to even get our team into reasonable range to try for the end zone. Stuff like this.)

The Boy's response to all this is "Yeah, but we did it." Yes. Yes you did, and for that you should be happy and proud. "And they sucked!" No...no...that's not...no...

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Cover Turtle wrote:

I'd probably be bound, gagged, covered in bruises and claw-marks and shoved into a supply closet.
or on permanent pilgrimage between my cubical/workstation and the HR office.

Probably as soon as you stare too much.

I don't think I'll understand the sports-minded people.


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Ah, Canterbury Tales.

"Are we seriously reading a poem about chickens?"
"Yep."

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Never been any good at league of legends/dota style stuff. Also I've been staying up waay later then I should and I really should go to bed..Zzzz...


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Somebody gets to use a new type of saw today.

Assuming I can get one working!


captain yesterday wrote:

Somebody gets to use a new type of saw today.

Assuming I can get one working!

Is it a bone saw?


Woran wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am watching the British Baking show with Mrs Sunrise, and there is this thing called a stroopwafel. Which is a waffle sandwich with caramel in the middle.

I'm fairly certain I would devour the worst of these things and ask for more.

The British can go die in a fire. The stroopwafel is Dutch! Bunch of filthy thieves.

Pfeh! If it wasn't for us, you'd be speaking Spanish!*

*This is not actually true.

*shakes fist* dont make us come for that claim on your throne!*

*this is actually true

I would absolutely start a dynastic war over stroopwaffles.


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Vanykrye wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Somebody gets to use a new type of saw today.

Assuming I can get one working!

Is it a bone saw?

No, even better, a skillsaw!

That's okay, I went and got the newer one so I'm now on a search for an allen wrench so I can switch out the blade.


Hey, I'm not listed here!

EDIT: One of the things that surprises me is that many of the jobs listed are considered mandatory in-office jobs, especially managers, nurses, and doctors. Shiro insists he couldn't manage his team without seeing them face-to-face every day. I personally wouldn't use a remote nurse or doctor. So the list seems "iffy" in that only 7 of the 13 really seem like, "Never need to see other people" jobs.


captain yesterday wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Somebody gets to use a new type of saw today.

Assuming I can get one working!

Is it a bone saw?

No, even better, a skillsaw!

That's okay, I went and got the newer one so I'm now on a search for an allen wrench so I can switch out the blade.

One of my favorite GothBard stories:

Shortly after buying this house, she was looking for a birthday present for me. She went to Truitt & White, and they showed her a Sawzall. The guy's entire sales pitch? "Yeah, with this baby your husband can disassemble your entire house!"
"I'll take it!"

I love my Sawzall.

But yesterday I was trying to cut a solid steel automatic garage door opener railing and completely stripped a supposed "steel-cutting blade".

I'll have to stop by Trutt & White and buy a real one.


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Woran wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am watching the British Baking show with Mrs Sunrise, and there is this thing called a stroopwafel. Which is a waffle sandwich with caramel in the middle.

I'm fairly certain I would devour the worst of these things and ask for more.

The British can go die in a fire. The stroopwafel is Dutch! Bunch of filthy thieves.

Pfeh! If it wasn't for us, you'd be speaking Spanish!*

*This is not actually true.

*shakes fist* dont make us come for that claim on your throne!*

*this is actually true

Please, please, help yourselves.

We've been sitting on it for a very long time after some pretty substantial breakfasts, though, so you may wish to give it a hose down first.

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