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Re: dymt reloaded

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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:38 pm

Just what is the proper collective noun for a horde of 16YO girls infesting your house for a sleepover? The modifier to said noun is that the wife was dragooned into bringing her Mom (MiL to me) to Florida over the weekend so that Mom/MiL can see the houses her eldest children have bought for themselves down there.

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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:01 pm

Captain Ned wrote:Just what is the proper collective noun for a horde of 16YO girls infesting your house for a sleepover?

Gigglemob?
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Cthulian nightmare?
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Anyone got any experience working for or with HCSS Construction Software? They've got entry level jobs open and I'm looking at applying.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:14 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:Just what is the proper collective noun for a horde of 16YO girls infesting your house for a sleepover?

Gigglemob?
Ugh. It must be horrible. Sorry Ned. I can hear the "likes" (as in, every other word is "like") from Virginia.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:09 pm

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just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:Just what is the proper collective noun for a horde of 16YO girls infesting your house for a sleepover?

Gigglemob?
Ugh. It must be horrible. Sorry Ned. I can hear the "likes" (as in, every other word is "like") from Virginia.

I got lucky. My daughter is in the theatre clique as a techie, so it's all sci-fi (and not just a little bit of cosplay) around here and this group was part of that crowd. They watched the recently-arrived Blu-Rays of Ender's Game and Gravity, then geeked out on sci-fi & horror movies on Netflix. They finally went down around 5AM, much to the dog's relief. I prepped breakfast around 10 (bacon & potatos) and just waited until they awoke to start making eggs. There's not a whole lot of Valley Girl speak (i.e. the "likes") but I will say that my daughter needs a remote volume control (as my wife and coworkers say about me).

Daughter seems destined to take my path through life in being violently opposed to the "popular for the sake of being popular" clique. Sucks when you're in high school but is far better preparation for the real world than surfing along in the popular world. I will say that given her circle of friends the range of gender pronouns I need know and grok has greatly expanded in the last year or so into places I never knew existed. I won't judge from my side and she tells her friends that I was born with the dinosaurs, won't get in anyone's face, and just need time to assimilate the latest variant. They're all good kids who support each other and I'd never want to get in the middle of that. I went through HS pretty much solo and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Now if I can get her to turn in her fargin' homework on time ...
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Captain Ned wrote:Daughter seems destined to take my path through life in being violently opposed to the "popular for the sake of being popular" clique.

Sounds like my younger daughter (but without the generational crossover in musical preferences).
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Captain Ned wrote:Daughter seems destined to take my path through life in being violently opposed to the "popular for the sake of being popular" clique.

Sounds like my younger daughter (but without the generational crossover in musical preferences).

It gives us a basis for discussion when I have to go adult on her. At least we have one common point of reference, for which I am Grateful.
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Postposted on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:15 pm

my son loves anything shiny--knives, power tools, hand tools, stainless firearms, bullet casings, coins, etc.

Not normally a big deal until he runs wildly at me waving a socket wrench I failed ot put up, and manages to solidly rack me when I try to grab it. :evil:
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Postposted on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:15 pm

I knew Djam Karet was off the beaten path, but when I'm the first to upload metadata through dbPoweramp ...
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Postposted on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:37 pm

Captain Ned wrote:I knew Djam Karet was off the beaten path, but when I'm the first to upload metadata through dbPoweramp ...

Ahh, you received your DK CDs? Any thoughts, or have you not listened yet?
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just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:I knew Djam Karet was off the beaten path, but when I'm the first to upload metadata through dbPoweramp ...

Ahh, you received your DK CDs? Any thoughts, or have you not listened yet?

Came in today and just barely ripped them to the Zune. Listening will come in the next few days over travel time. Need to hear it loud and that's just not possible at home most of the time.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:31 pm

You're one of the six people who bought a Zune? Wow.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:06 pm

In fifty odd years or so, the Cap'n will be able to sell it to some techno-collector and recoup his initial investment...maybe.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:23 pm

Captain Ned wrote:When you have to hire a computer forensics specialist to ensure chain-of-custody and data integrity on some office computers belonging to an organization for which you are an unpaid volunteer auditor, it's officially a Bad DayTM.

Update:

http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20 ... /703049939

The 3/15/14 meeting will be interesting, especially since I'll be the chief presenter. I hope that one day my name will be associated with my father's "impeccable integrity". To do so has been my goal from Day 1.

He never wanted the job and after Mom passing last November he just wanted to retreat. He didn't even need to go to that meeting but he did so to support my sister & I and he reluctantly agreed to an interim term ending 3/15/14. His doing so has made it ever so clear to me that there are, even in our little slice of New England heaven, duties to the larger world that one cannot shuck off just because they become onerous.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:30 pm

Vrock wrote:You're one of the six people who bought a Zune? Wow.

Daughter's 64GB Zune was rolled over by the wife's CR-V. Exterior glass was fine, just needed to replace the OLED screen and it's still alive. There's a touching tribute to a member of the Zune team inscribed inside every Zune HD.

Oh, and the Zune kills any Apple product on sound quality.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:22 pm

Not knocking you. I still listen to CDs.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:51 pm

Vrock wrote:Not knocking you. I still listen to CDs.

Ned still listens to vinyl.

(I do too, but only indirectly; most of the vinyl collection got ripped to digital a few years back.)
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Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:20 pm

I also have a Zune (120GB version). Definitely a great purchase, sounds better than the iPod classic I had to buy for work (which I immediately put RockBox on). Do wish it supported OGG or FLAC properly though.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:04 am

I had a 120GB but it went flaky on me several years ago and is now quite dead.
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BiffStroganoffsky wrote:In fifty odd years or so, the Cap'n will be able to sell it to some techno-collector and recoup his initial investment...maybe.

Have you seen the eBay prices for Zune HDs? I'm already a few hundred to the good.

If someone would make a 128GB portable I could re-encode all my traveling music to lossless and still have some spare room. For some reason the party stopped at 64GB several years ago.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:40 am

Get yourself an expandable player and a 128GB microSDXC card and call it good.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:13 pm

Many of the older Sansa players choke once the number of tracks gets up into the thousands. This imposes a practical upper limit in the 16GB-32GB range.
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just brew it! wrote:Many of the older Sansa players choke once the number of tracks gets up into the thousands. This imposes a practical upper limit in the 16GB-32GB range.

Listened to Heavy Soul Sessions on the ride home roday (have to retrieve wife & MiL from airport) and at first I was beginning to wonder if I had launched a Dream Theatre album. Once past the first song, though, it settled down into recognizable Djam Karet. This album has some serious Floydian undercurrents. Next up is The Trip.

Have no idea what the underlying file system is on a Zune but I'd be shocked if it wasn't some form of an NT kernel. Have 4728 songs, another 17 GB or so of space, and no issues.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:43 pm

Oh, you hadn't gotten Heavy Soul Sessions yet either? Could've sworn you had that one already. Yeah, it seems to be mostly heavier versions of earlier material.

So you picked up the last 3 DKs in this batch?
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just brew it! wrote:Oh, you hadn't gotten Heavy Soul Sessions yet either? Could've sworn you had that one already. Yeah, it seems to be mostly heavier versions of earlier material.

So you picked up the last 3 DKs in this batch?

Yep. Was somewhat surprised when the duodenal anatomy lesson came at me once again (says someone who soon receives THAT 50th birthday present). Wasn't until then that I realized HSS was a rethink on earlier pieces.

EDIT: Duodenal anatomy lesson and music. I'm sure several young'uns are scratching their hipster beards in appreciation of the weirdness.
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Sitting here in HS auditorium waiting for the Count Basie Orchestra. Daughter is in jazz band, had a master class this afternoon, and gets to play on the final 2 numbers.

EDIT: Damn, that was a show. More bop and less big band than my preference, but still excellent. Kids did themselves proud and the old family heirloom alto (Martin, circa 1927) caught some appreciative glances from the pros.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:48 pm

Lost a colleague today/late last night. :( She'd helped our organization through disasters from Katrina to the 2011 wildfires in Texas. She was a seriously awesome woman and an absolute rock.

edit: stroke at her desk and never woke up.

I don't want to claim closer friendship than we had--but it was a shock and we'll miss her.
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paulWTAMU wrote:Lost a colleague today/late last night. :( She'd helped our organization through disasters from Katrina to the 2011 wildfires in Texas. She was a seriously awesome woman and an absolute rock.

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