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NobodysHome wrote:
Drejk wrote:
I don't use My Documents folder (aside of all those sh***y programs that default their save locations there and I have forgotten/was unable to change their default location) for my files in the first place. I have been keeping my own things (like rulebook pdfs) in their dedicated folders on non-system partitions since around the middle of nineties when we got a hard drive for our Amiga.

For many years I did my utmost not to use it. But then the kids put their files everywhere; it was impossible to move them from one computer to another. Add to that that any reasonable backup solution asks, "OK, which folders would you like to back up?" and you end up in a morass of chaos, and I gave up, move the My Documents folder to the D: drive, and tell them to have at.

And here comes the advantage of not having children...

Also, I have trained to do that myself, without any input whatsoever from my parents (who weren't exactly keen on computer use, and still aren't), though my brother started that by demanding that I keep my files in some semblance of order.


NobodysHome wrote:

It had to do with what they could do with the pizza they offered to buy us in exchange for 4 days of baby-sitting. A near-adult.

Sound like they were looking for someone to blame when the kid held the party.


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We pulled it off, somehow.

The kids don't realize it's Easter yet so that will be a fun surprise when I suddenly make them go outside to clean up the yard.


Happy Easter!!


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HOPPY EASTER


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Me (7:30 am): Yeah, it's gonna be a nice day! Do you see how bright it is!

Tiny T-Rex: Yup!

Me (8 am): Yup, it's going to nice, I suppose you'll want to get outside pretty soon!

Tiny T-Rex: Yeah, maybe

Me (8:15 am, Crookshanks is starting to wake up): holy cow, is that Beyonce?!

Tiny T-Rex: What, where?!... No!

Me (8:30): Oh look, the robins are back!

Tiny T-Rex: Neat!

Me (9 am): Alright, I don't know who laid them, but I need you guys to go out and pick up all those eggs before they spoil and it gets gross!

Crookshanks (realization dawning on her face): Oh my god, Happy Easter!!


D&D Pokemon Edition.


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Got my covid booster yesterday. Guess who feels like they got hit by a bus.


Got several videos to catch up on! Been bad about cross-posting.

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Let's recap the plot of The Metamorphosis and study Gregor Samsa as a character, particularly his need to be seen as reliable and hardworking despite the abuse he suffers.

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Kafka was not a happy writer. Let's look into that a bit.

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Burnout, sickness, and disability. Let's see how well those paint over the more fantastical situation befalling Gregor Samsa.

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It's impossible to discuss the Metamorphosis without comparison to the modern world. Let's spend a little time considering stress, money, and how both in the past and present they enchain us all.

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Isolation and dysphoria cause stress to the body and mind, and nothing better depicts that than being literally trapped in the body of something you're not.


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Fantasy NPC: The Egg Of Yr

The big, crystalline egg that will revive your dead. Once. For a quest.


"I'm not a 'former gifted' student. I'm still gifted. Put me in a 4th grade class and I'll obliterate them like I did the first time."


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♫ He was a boy. ♫
♫ She was his mom. ♫
♫ Can I make it any more Oedipus? ♫


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Hitman: "So, who am I killing?"
Dog: "You ever hear of a guy called Pavlov?"
Hitman: "Hmm...Rings a bell."
Dog: "That's the f@*!er."


Hello, everyone.


Drejk wrote:

Fantasy NPC: The Egg Of Yr

The big, crystalline egg that will revive your dead. Once. For a quest.

Great plot device. Love it.


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Yet one more win for masks: Last night we went to the Lacuna Coil/Apocalyptica concert at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Although masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required, we all work masks anyway.

And in spite of the fact that we wore cloth masks, which are supposedly "useless", for the first time in forever I went to an indoor concert with weed smoke hazing the entire facility and came home without even the slightest hint of a sore throat.

I'm really loving the chance to wear masks everywhere. Who knew that breathing was so important?


NobodysHome wrote:

Yet one more win for masks: Last night we went to the Lacuna Coil/Apocalyptica concert at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Although masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required, we all work masks anyway.

And in spite of the fact that we wore cloth masks, which are supposedly "useless", for the first time in forever I went to an indoor concert with weed smoke hazing the entire facility and came home without even the slightest hint of a sore throat.

I'm really loving the chance to wear masks everywhere. Who knew that breathing was so important?

Always good to get a contact buzz without the smoke!


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Fair's fair. After all my complaining about virtually all of the teachers Impus Major has encountered at DVC, he's really got a rocking, old-school, teaches-very-much-like-I-did physics instructor:

(1) The midterm dates are inalterable; if he doesn't get to a topic in time, that topic won't be on the midterm.

(2) He posts ALL of his old midterms and solutions (20 years' worth) online so you know what you're getting into.

(3) Homework is 10 problems a week: 3 easy, 5 moderate, and 2 very hard.

(4) Homework is NOT assigned on midterm weeks nor over breaks.

So all of his policies make me like him. He's a UC-style teacher, meaning his exams are a few ridiculously difficult problems that he doesn't expect anyone in the class to solve, but he's generous with the partial credit so the averages are still in the 60s, then he gives plenty of extra credit so students can bring their grades up from there.

Impus Major is likely to get a low C, yet still likes the instructor so much he's already planning on taking him next semester.

Pretty impressive when you can hammer a kid with "impossible" midterm questions and have him come back asking for more, but he really does strike me as an old school, "Care about the kid, but care about their education even more," style of teacher.

I like him.


Orthos wrote:
Got my covid booster yesterday. Guess who feels like they got hit by a bus.

Ooofff. It's been a while back, but I offered a warning. Hope you feel better by now!

The second shot convinced me not to bother with the booster. They can keep it!


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The knockers report:
The mass looks benign, no biopsy needed, following up again in six months.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Hello, everyone.

Hello there John.

Did the easter bunny leave any candy at your house?


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lisamarlene wrote:

The knockers report:

The mass looks benign, no biopsy needed, following up again in six months.

I am SOOOOOOOOO naive.

Until I read the rest of the post, I thought this was another home improvement project.


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lisamarlene wrote:

The knockers report:

The mass looks benign, no biopsy needed, following up again in six months.

Fantastic news.


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Got my covid booster yesterday. Guess who feels like they got hit by a bus.

Ooofff. It's been a while back, but I offered a warning. Hope you feel better by now!

The second shot convinced me not to bother with the booster. They can keep it!

I did by the end of the day, and today was perfectly fine.

Scint and I were just preparing to get our boosters at the end of last year when we caught COVID itself, so that put us off needing to get vaccinated again a couple more months, then we just got busy and didn't get around to it for a while. Saturday just happened to be a good day to get a bunch of stuff done and that was on the list. So we're good to go through the summer.


Dancing Wind wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Hello, everyone.

Hello there John.

Did the easter bunny leave any candy at your house?

No. I wasn't feeling well.


About to go home. Good night, everyone.


What do you call frat guys that love math? Algebros.


Recently, scientists were able to grow functional human vocal cords in a lab. Apparently the results speak for themselves.


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My friend keeps trying to get me to join his church where they worship a shade of blue, but I'm just not interested in Cyantology.


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How many people with ADD does it take to
HEY LOOK A SQUIRREL!


What did the French chef say when he got sick? AU JUS!!


lisamarlene wrote:

The knockers report:

The mass looks benign, no biopsy needed, following up again in six months.

Good stuff! :)


Once again, the manager put himself on the schedule despite having no intention of actually working the shift. But today, someone called off next door, so the assistant manager who was going to work the shift is having to work over there instead, and I am left to work an extra hour on 30 minutes notice. Whee.

Acquisitives

gran rey de los mono wrote:
My friend keeps trying to get me to join his church where they worship a shade of blue, but I'm just not interested in Cyantology.

Blue, blue, blue....


lisamarlene wrote:

The knockers report:

The mass looks benign, no biopsy needed, following up again in six months.

Thank god.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
About to go home. Good night, everyone.

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, John.

Hope you can get some rest and feel better.


Hello, everyone.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Hello, everyone.

Hello there!


I tried to get up into the loft this evening. How I've done it before I'm not sure, as the ladder is only just tall enough to get my head and shoulders through the hole. Maybe it was just a beautiful dream, much like my very exciting new dream of going ladder shopping, except that this one might come true!!!!!


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Me: Yeah, I decided this year I'd improve on my paperwork

College Kid I Trained: G#%#~%n it, that's the one area I knew I could best you!

Me: I gotta improve something!

College Kid: So learn how to carve some g+!!*#n squirrels or something!


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Shaving squirrels with the skid loader would be as impressive as bears, for the opposite reason.


About to go home. Good night, everyone.


Good night, John!


captain yesterday wrote:
College Kid: So learn how to carve some g*~!~+n squirrels or something!

As in carving things to resemble squirrels, or as in carving squirrels to resemble other things?


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Yes.


It's always interesting to see the resumes my managers pass on to me and the types of things they (fail to) look for.

My new manager sent the first new resume for me to review that passed his muster. Two things jumped out immediately:

(1) The candidate misspelled "vendor" as "vender", which you'll notice even Paizo's spell check catches as misspelled. As I've repeated ad nauseam, your resume's supposed to represent your "best" work. If you can't even bother to run in through a spell checker and your job is based on producing technically-accurate written content, that's a big fat red flag for me. I don't know why managers don't check for it -- my previous manager had us interview quite a few people with spelling errors on their resumes. None of the interviews went even decently.

(2) In a 15-year career, the candidate hadn't lasted more than 18 months at any job. Considering how hard it is for us to get hiring requisitions, and how much of a pain it is to find good candidates, do we really want to do this search again in 18 months? And with the candidate having no experience in our area, how long would it take them to ramp up, and how much "real" work would we get out of them?

Being a diligent sort, I went through their work samples and was similarly unimpressed. I just wondered why my manager chose to send me a "red flag resume" to review. Just to reaffirm his opinion? To test me? Or do most managers simply let typos and questionable work histories slide?

Liberty's Edge

While Vender is something of an outdated word as "vendor" has essentially become the norm it is not, technically speaking, incorrect and it is interchangeable with it.

'or has taken over in the last century or so almost exclusively due to language drift caused mainly be regional east coast US accents and pronunciation.

It also may indicate that the applicant may not have English as their first language given that 'er is the most common set of words that is appended to denote someone who does a thing such as "gardener" or "programmer," but strictly speaking, it's not a typo but instead just a synonym and would not be caught by most any spellcheck library as it is valid and properly spelled.


Themetricsystem wrote:
While Vender is something of an outdated word as "vendor" has essentially become the norm it is not, technically speaking, incorrect and it is interchangeable with it, it also may indicate that the applicant may not have English as their first language, but strictly speaking, it's not a typo but instead just a synonym and would not be caught by most any spellcheck library as it is valid and properly spelled.

The applicant grew up in Berkeley and is definitely a native U.S. English speaker, as indicated by their history. (Amusingly, they even went to DVC.) To my surprise though, you're correct: While Google and Paizo change "vender" to "vendor", Microsoft Word accepts "vender" as a variant. You learn something new every day.


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I haven't seen that one either. I would have flagged it as a misspelling/typo as well.


While they are useful in short run, I wouldn't rely on Paizo, Google Drive, or Chrome spellchecks 100%. I noticed they occasionally don't recognize less often used words and terms.

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