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I wasn't *too* cooperative.

EDIT: and you can take *that* as you like.


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That sucks! Hopefully your car is found promptly and the police make an arrest.


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Thanks, cap.

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Vanykrye wrote:

They just might after today.

"Sir, the results aren't kept here."

Ma'am...the MRI was taken here. The nurse who has neglected to call my wife with those results is here. Therefore, the results are here. I'm not leaving.

Now I know why my provider is considered among the best in the nation. Their providing fairly competent, mostly timely service, and just the minimum required physician-to-patient condescension, with an annoying but actually navigable bureaucracy, is apparently considered to be well above average.

Sorry this is happening. I don't suppose your provider has a "myChart" Web option? If you sign up for it, you should be able to see your own test results immediately.

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Syrus Terrigan - WOAH. That's terrible. I'm glad you are okay.

If your city is anything like mine--contact the impound lot every day to see if your car is there. The police don't always reliably report when they recover your vehicle (it's one of those, they expect the impound lot to do it and the impound expects the police to do it, plus they'd rather just collect the impound fees anyway). When my car was temporarily stolen (not a carjacking), my INSURANCE agent was actually the one to tell me my car was in impound, as she was running a program that automatically checked for me.


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:

Well. That was fun. Just got carjacked at gunpoint in a public place.

I hate Memphis.

Glad you're unharmed, Syrus - hope you get your car back!


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Good to hear you made it out ok, Syrus.


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DeathQuaker wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

They just might after today.

"Sir, the results aren't kept here."

Ma'am...the MRI was taken here. The nurse who has neglected to call my wife with those results is here. Therefore, the results are here. I'm not leaving.

Now I know why my provider is considered among the best in the nation. Their providing fairly competent, mostly timely service, and just the minimum required physician-to-patient condescension, with an annoying but actually navigable bureaucracy, is apparently considered to be well above average.

Sorry this is happening. I don't suppose your provider has a "myChart" Web option? If you sign up for it, you should be able to see your own test results immediately.

They have a web option. It *requires* Silverlight. Which only works on Internet Explorer. Except it doesn't even work in Internet Explorer. Aiymi tried that before I got cranky and drove over there in the middle of my work day. I couldn't let myself wait, or the people involved would be gone for the day anyway.


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Thanks, Quaker, Limey, Vany.


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Holy carpfish, Syrus! I’m glad you’re okay!


Vanykrye wrote:
DeathQuaker wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

They just might after today.

"Sir, the results aren't kept here."

Ma'am...the MRI was taken here. The nurse who has neglected to call my wife with those results is here. Therefore, the results are here. I'm not leaving.

Now I know why my provider is considered among the best in the nation. Their providing fairly competent, mostly timely service, and just the minimum required physician-to-patient condescension, with an annoying but actually navigable bureaucracy, is apparently considered to be well above average.

Sorry this is happening. I don't suppose your provider has a "myChart" Web option? If you sign up for it, you should be able to see your own test results immediately.

They have a web option. It *requires* Silverlight. Which only works on Internet Explorer. Except it doesn't even work in Internet Explorer. Aiymi tried that before I got cranky and drove over there in the middle of my work day. I couldn't let myself wait, or the people involved would be gone for the day anyway.

Wait, Silverlight will exists? I haven’t heard of that in ages. I thought it was phased out!


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Tacticslion wrote:
Wait, Silverlight will exists? I haven’t heard of that in ages. I thought it was phased out!

It still exists, and the only browser that it still works on is IE 11. It's still in the middle of being phased out. I suspect it will linger on until Microsoft finally pulls the plug on IE.

The problem is that so many companies have websites that require plugins that don't work in modern browsers. This is particularly true of certain industries that refuse to actually update their infrastructure until it's too late.

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Syrus Terrigan wrote:

Well. That was fun. Just got carjacked at gunpoint in a public place.

I hate Memphis.

That's awful! Glad you're okay, and hope they catch the fellas responsible.


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Gods, I get *so* sick of our students sometimes...

In a *CLOUD* computing course: "What do you mean, YOU apply the patches?!?! Then who's responsible for regression testing? I am?!?!? Forget it! I'm not buying your product!!!"

Er...
(1) Check EVERY Cloud vendor in the world and you'll find out that you just promised to buy your own hardware, do your own installation, and perform your own maintenance and service for the lifetime of the product. Just like Vanykrye's issue above.

(2) Comb the news for major data leaks and outages. How many were caused by unpatched systems even when the patch had been out for months, and how many were caused by patches? I'll give you a hint: Both the Equifax breach and (if memory serves) a major UK hospital breach were caused by unpatched systems. There are stories of bad patches taking down major systems for hours, or even days, but given the choice between not being able to access my Google Mail for 3 days or having all of my financial information available due to an unpatched system for 3 minutes, I'll take the mail outage, thanks.

It's just a trap question you get every time you teach the class. "How can we trust you that your patches won't break our stuff?"

"Er, do you actually live in the modern world? Does your OS auto-update itself every week/month? Do all your games? Do all your apps? So why should WE be forbidden from patching anything, when everything else you own does?"

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NobodysHome wrote:

Through Paris and on to Amsterdam with our first Woran sighting, though good luck picking her out 'til I do the next set!

On the other hand, it's getting "hot" today (barely 11:00 am and already a blistering 73˚F), so working outside is getting unpleasant so I may spend more time indoors sorting another batch.

I'm really hoping to get the 11-second video of the Impii versus the swan up today.

In fact...
...I just added the kids' Amsterdam canal travelogue. They use their real names and a couple of obscenities, but... worth it!!!

(Gotta get Impus Minor's phone for the swan attack, apparently)

Haha, I look like a real tour guide

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Freehold DM wrote:
Woran wrote:
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Freehold DM wrote:
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lisamarlene wrote:

Congratulations to Cap and the General!

Today was Teensy Valeros's first day of orientation, and therefore my first voluntary half-day of work.

Since Montessori kids stay in each classroom for three years (preschool to K, 1st-3rd, 4th-6th), our school does a half-day orientation week for the three-year-olds, 1st-graders, and 4th-graders. Not all the teachers have to work that week. My teaching partner and I are both off the hook, because the other two Primary teachers really wanted to do it and we really didn't. But her daughter is starting 4th grade and Val is starting 1st, so we agreed to work half-days together so we can get a jump on things and not be stressed next week during our one week of teacher inservice. And that was good, because we cleaned, organized, and reset half the classroom. Val, meanwhile, likes his new classroom and had a really good day.

And, since we only live 2 3/4 miles from school, Val and I bicycled there and back, which was pretty nice, but sweaty, because it is humid this week.

Yes! More cycling!

fans self

Woran, the things you say...

Get thee to Amsterdam, and ye will know Heaven.
Screw amsterdam. Remember that cycling video I posted a while back? Utrecht is where its at.
so it seems

I know where that is. Its a Y shaped crossing. I bet one set of lights was out again. Once in a while a trick misjudges the bend and hits the traffic lights.


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Woran wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Through Paris and on to Amsterdam with our first Woran sighting, though good luck picking her out 'til I do the next set!

On the other hand, it's getting "hot" today (barely 11:00 am and already a blistering 73˚F), so working outside is getting unpleasant so I may spend more time indoors sorting another batch.

I'm really hoping to get the 11-second video of the Impii versus the swan up today.

In fact...
...I just added the kids' Amsterdam canal travelogue. They use their real names and a couple of obscenities, but... worth it!!!

(Gotta get Impus Minor's phone for the swan attack, apparently)

Haha, I look like a real tour guide

Hel-lo there....


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Quick updates:
(1) Went to Tilden last night to try to catch the Perseids, but as expected, the full moon and dirty air gave us poor viewing conditions. It still surprised me that in 10+ minutes of viewing none of us saw a single meteor. In the Sierras you get 10-15 a minute. But that's at 8000+ feet, so the air's a wee bit better.

(2) The "single program" watering worked beautifully, though it turns out that a soak hose takes a bit more than 10 minutes to actually do anything. Its 10 minutes was enough to make damp spots where the holes in the hose were. Not very impressive, but better to use too little water at first than too much. I cranked the hose's cycle up to 30 minutes in the hopes that it'll at least moisten the ground a bit.

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Holy poop Syrus, thank everything you are all right!


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I learned I can wield a chainsaw ambidextrously this week.


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Captain Yesterday, A Team wrote:
I learned I can wield a chainsaw ambidextrously this week.

That's something that should remain a secret, just so you can tell your opponent that you are not left-handed.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Gods, I get *so* sick of our students sometimes...

In a *CLOUD* computing course: "What do you mean, YOU apply the patches?!?! Then who's responsible for regression testing? I am?!?!? Forget it! I'm not buying your product!!!"

Er...
(1) Check EVERY Cloud vendor in the world and you'll find out that you just promised to buy your own hardware, do your own installation, and perform your own maintenance and service for the lifetime of the product. Just like Vanykrye's issue above.

(2) Comb the news for major data leaks and outages. How many were caused by unpatched systems even when the patch had been out for months, and how many were caused by patches? I'll give you a hint: Both the Equifax breach and (if memory serves) a major UK hospital breach were caused by unpatched systems. There are stories of bad patches taking down major systems for hours, or even days, but given the choice between not being able to access my Google Mail for 3 days or having all of my financial information available due to an unpatched system for 3 minutes, I'll take the mail outage, thanks.

It's just a trap question you get every time you teach the class. "How can we trust you that your patches won't break our stuff?"

"Er, do you actually live in the modern world? Does your OS auto-update itself every week/month? Do all your games? Do all your apps? So why should WE be forbidden from patching anything, when everything else you own does?"

The only thing I can add to that is "Yup."


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Dual wield! Dual wield!

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*takes notes for Pathfinderized/Starfinderized d20 Modern update homebrew*

Allow... dual wield... chainsaws.


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Vanykrye wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Gods, I get *so* sick of our students sometimes...

In a *CLOUD* computing course: "What do you mean, YOU apply the patches?!?! Then who's responsible for regression testing? I am?!?!? Forget it! I'm not buying your product!!!"

Er...
(1) Check EVERY Cloud vendor in the world and you'll find out that you just promised to buy your own hardware, do your own installation, and perform your own maintenance and service for the lifetime of the product. Just like Vanykrye's issue above.

(2) Comb the news for major data leaks and outages. How many were caused by unpatched systems even when the patch had been out for months, and how many were caused by patches? I'll give you a hint: Both the Equifax breach and (if memory serves) a major UK hospital breach were caused by unpatched systems. There are stories of bad patches taking down major systems for hours, or even days, but given the choice between not being able to access my Google Mail for 3 days or having all of my financial information available due to an unpatched system for 3 minutes, I'll take the mail outage, thanks.

It's just a trap question you get every time you teach the class. "How can we trust you that your patches won't break our stuff?"

"Er, do you actually live in the modern world? Does your OS auto-update itself every week/month? Do all your games? Do all your apps? So why should WE be forbidden from patching anything, when everything else you own does?"

The only thing I can add to that is "Yup."

none of this makes sense.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Wait, Silverlight will exists? I haven’t heard of that in ages. I thought it was phased out!

It still exists, and the only browser that it still works on is IE 11. It's still in the middle of being phased out. I suspect it will linger on until Microsoft finally pulls the plug on IE.

The problem is that so many companies have websites that require plugins that don't work in modern browsers. This is particularly true of certain industries that refuse to actually update their infrastructure until it's too late.

interesting.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Captain Yesterday, A Team wrote:
I learned I can wield a chainsaw ambidextrously this week.
That's something that should remain a secret, just so you can tell your opponent that you are not left-handed.

Oh no, I'm proud of how left handed I am! (My right hand is so stupid I can't even make a roll with it, much less use a fork or spoon.


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DeathQuaker wrote:

*takes notes for Pathfinderized/Starfinderized d20 Modern update homebrew*

Allow... dual wield... chainsaws.

coughchuckscough

<3


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Captain Yesterday, A Team wrote:
I learned I can wield a chainsaw ambidextrously this week.

Wielding chainsaws this ambidextrously is very good.

Wielding chainsaws this ambidextrously is very bad:

Xanxost's Book of Word Meaning Stuff wrote:

Ambidextrously (ăm′bĭ-dĕk′strəs)

[adj.] Able to use both hands with equally poor facility.

Example: I was wielding a spoon ambidextrously attempting to eat a bowl of cereal. That's how I accidentally sprained my wrist, decapitated the ceramic chicken, and why there are cornflakes embedded a 1/2" deep in the drywall. Thankfully a cleric wasn't needed this time.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Captain Yesterday, A Team wrote:
I learned I can wield a chainsaw ambidextrously this week.

Wielding chainsaws this ambidextrously is very good.

Wielding chainsaws this ambidextrously is very bad:

Xanxost's Book of Word Meaning Stuff wrote:

Ambidextrously (ăm′bĭ-dĕk′strəs)

[adj.] Able to use both hands with equally poor facility.

Example: I was wielding a spoon ambidextrously attempting to eat a bowl of cereal. That's how I accidentally sprained my wrist, decapitated the ceramic chicken, and why there are cornflakes embedded a 1/2" deep in the drywall. Thankfully a cleric wasn't needed this time.

Definitely the first one.


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Hello, everyone!

Well, when I got home last night, I was stung by a wasp. It was on my pants leg, and I had the misfortune to put my hand down on it. Twelve hours later, it still hurts. Glad I'm not allergic.

That really sucks, Syrus. I'm glad that you're okay.


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Text from Bob Ross Captain: I'm going to stop over to your job site later and grab your mini bobcat, what's your address?

Co-worker's reply: Yeah, that's a bad idea, Yesterday loves that mini bobcat and he's been using a chainsaw all day!


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:

Well. That was fun. Just got carjacked at gunpoint in a public place.

I hate Memphis.

Glad your allright Syrus (minus the wrap across the knuckles), and hope you either get your car back ,if its in a drivable condition, or find a replacement quickly (and cheaply).


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I hope you are able to shove those knuckles into their throat. Repeatedly.


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Oh, let's not be so tame, Freehold . . . .


. . . If nothing else, I have exactly the alias for this.


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But I'll decline to comment further on the direction of my thoughts.


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Oh, let's not be so tame, Freehold . . . .

I really was hoping you had the guy tied up in front of you when you posted that ...


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My insect sting no longer hurts so much.


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The first and second time I was stung by a bee was about 10 years ago, co-worker and I (working for a different company) were working outside an allergy clinic and I was stung twice in the face and co-worker was like "Are you okay? You aren't allergic are you?" I said "I don't know, I've never been stung before, I guess we'll find out together" he just said "Well it's a good thing we're working here then!".

I'm not allergic it turned out.


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About to clock out. Good night, everyone.


John Napier 698 wrote:
About to clock out. Good night, everyone.

Get good rest!


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*SIGH*.

Slumber Hex.

Just one of those abilities that should never have been added to the game.

"Oh, a BBEG? I'll drop a Slumber Hex on him/her just in case it works!"

Yep. Tonight my BBEG got Slumber Hexed, failed her save, and the "climactic" battle wasn't.

So yeah, Hold Person or Baleful Polymorph can wreck fights, but they're not spells you can spam, and Hold Person you get a new save on each round.

Slumber Hex makes me sad...


As a Player, I must say, I love the slumber hex.

I find that in the player role, I am quite happy with most anything that maximizes survival chance while minimizing the chance that my buddies might not survive. (I rarely worry for my own character's survival.)


Tacticslion wrote:

As a Player, I must say, I love the slumber hex.

I find that in the player role, I am quite happy with most anything that maximizes survival chance while minimizing the chance that my buddies might not survive. (I rarely worry for my own character's survival.)

Speaking of, I don't know if I shared - in a recent game I ran we had an awesome moment where a player character sacrificed his life in a way that ain't gonna ever get better!

It was a pretty epic self-sacrifice which slew a "dragon" that literally degrades life-existence of everything within the area, but the PC was able to burn his own existence (taking level drain) to take an extra action, but it would stack with the level drain he was getting from the creature (and in this case, the level drain is not able to be healed, outside of specific things, but it isn't something the PCs will ever able to get because they'd already sacrificed those things).

Anyway, the epic dragon was killed destroyed, the player character died, and it all worked out pretty well, though the other players were pretty upset. The player who did it was actually cool with it (and even cooler with it when he realized that he could play a dragon turtle).

On the other hand, the players had a pretty mythic time those times when they were able to surround and beat down the bad guys. It was rather cathartic for them to just dominate against the critters.

EDIT: they still talk about those pirates... and those other pirates... uh, and those other pirates. Look, they've fought a lot of pirates. And it's been pretty cool!


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Bleh.

9 am in the morning.

Insomniac night (woke up around 4 am, had problems with falling asleep again for hours).

And now it is raining, while I need to go out.

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Morning every-FaWtL. Hope everyone is well today, and has a good one ahead of them.

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Hope that rain clears up, Drejk, and that you sleep better tonight.

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I'm not fond of slumber hex either. Its just too powerfull.


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NobodysHome wrote:

*SIGH*.

Slumber Hex.

Just one of those abilities that should never have been added to the game.

"Oh, a BBEG? I'll drop a Slumber Hex on him/her just in case it works!"

Yep. Tonight my BBEG got Slumber Hexed, failed her save, and the "climactic" battle wasn't.

So yeah, Hold Person or Baleful Polymorph can wreck fights, but they're not spells you can spam, and Hold Person you get a new save on each round.

Slumber Hex makes me sad...

I suppose the easy counter is to give the BBEG a friend who uses their turn to wake the BBEG.

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Like Drejk, I could've used the slumber hex last night. But no, let's wake up from a vague nightmare and go straight into a panic attack, that'll be much more fun.

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