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Postposted on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:05 pm

just brew it! wrote:Well the next month or so is gonna be really interesting. Not only are we being sold, my boss broke his hip yesterday and will be laid up for several weeks. I'm the interim department head until he's able to come back to work. Wheee!

Sure hope things work out. We were bought out about two years ago. A lot of our contracts are headed over to the sister company now though. I'm still busy enough, but there is a lot of people looking lost and who are running out of things to do. It's a bummer. I don't think place is going to be around much longer.

Hope your buy out leads to added strength to the company.
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Postposted on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:37 pm

Did anyone else have a chance to view Jupiter tonight? I tried to get some pictures, but an 18-55mm not-overly-sharp kit lens doesn't work out too well for that. Also, cheap filters can be annoying, but they're cheap, so I can't complain too much.

Sort of in the same frame, any photography people have luck mounting M42 lenses on Canon DSLR's? If so, any brands of glass to specifically look for? Its documented on the Internet that it can be done and adapters are sold, so I'm thinking I may do that to pick up a few different primes. I think I can live without AF, and I've read good things about Takumar, as well as seen some beautiful photos, so I'm hoping I'll be able to find a few lenses in my price range of $20 or less, including shipping.
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Postposted on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:54 pm

Great. I get to spend tomorrow morning teaching basic financial institution accounting and funds flow to a couple of newbie FBI types. I sure hope they're quick learners.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:04 pm

Well, they learned quick:

http://www.dfr.vermont.gov/press-releas ... edit-union

"Examiners"? Hello!!
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Postposted on Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:19 pm

You the examiner?
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Postposted on Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:27 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:You the examiner?

Ding Ding Ding!!
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Postposted on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:10 am

lol have fun Ned. Better you than me. I think I've been in maybe half a dozen local news stories over the year sin my job and talking to the media always makes me scared ****. So, you gotta testify before a jury for this mess?



On a semi-related note: our CEO juwst left unexpectedly. We were supposed to keepq uiet till our interim told the press (and he just found out yesterday) but it's arleady leaked and yes I'd like to know who!

I don't know if this means good or bad. I like our interim guy though. He's fun, and a lot mroe sane.

on arelated note, I've had a lot to drink and still cant'just sleep liek I wnt to.
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Postposted on Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:42 am

paulWTAMU wrote:lol have fun Ned. Better you than me. I think I've been in maybe half a dozen local news stories over the year sin my job and talking to the media always makes me scared ****. So, you gotta testify before a jury for this mess?

It'll start with the Federal Grand Jury to get an indictment (Fifth Amendment prohibits Federal criminal charges unless they come from a Grand Jury). That's easy as it's not an adversarial process, it's simply me telling my story to the US Attorney and a group of citizens who then decide if there's enough evidence of a crime to lay formal criminal charges. If an indictment comes down and the person in question doesn't plead out, I'll then testify in the criminal trial. Done it before and it's pretty simple.

As for media contact, I just say "no comment" and "go find my boss".
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Postposted on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:44 am

I've been in the local news a couple times being on the school board. Always (mis)quoting my comments in open session. Whenever they try to talk to me directly, I point them at the board president.
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Postposted on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:46 pm

As for media contact, I just say "no comment" and "go find my boss".


That's the approach I settled on :) More often than not I give my boss the talking points, but at least it means I'm not talking to the cameras. Thank heavens.
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Postposted on Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:27 pm

500

500 anime series, that's the number i figured when i started watching anime. 500 anime series and you can consider yourself a legitimate otaku. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin (against Jappanese crazyness). So i got started. But ofc along the way you stop thinking about being an otaku and all that. It stopps being the point. You get past the sillyness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.

I'll tell you learn a lot of things on the way to 500, none more important than this:
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Postposted on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:56 pm

So, with windows 8 coming out...and it being an older model...I got an Acer Aspire One-725 for 175 dollars. It's in the nursery so my wife can listen to music while feeding Samuel every 3 hours. We'd debated a tablet but this was so much less, and well, for these uses...


It isn't high end but it works OK for that. About 30 minutes to decrap it (die MacAfee, DIE). I figure I can also probably stream video through Prime. I may upgrade the speakers marginally because, wow, that thing sounds awful...but I'm not sure my wife cares at all. I'm also not sure why they paired 4 gigs of ram to a 1 gig dual core CPU but eh, whatever.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:45 am

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Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:23 pm

Woo! Got a new job offer today.

Title of Associate Engineer. Let's hope it doesn't suck.
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Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:39 pm

Congrats and good luck, DancinJack!
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Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:40 pm

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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:45 am

My "new" home office phone. Still trying to find the right mask for the number card in the center of the dial.

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A Western Electric Model 500 complete with a proper mechanical bell ringer, and better sound quality than any other hard-wired phone I've had in the house (the TrimLine Touch-Tone is now a backup). The 15YO daughter thinks this to be but one more bit of evidence that her father is irretrievably insane.

For those who are wondering about the lack of pushbuttons. In the infinite wisdom of the FCC and earlier telecoms regulatory bodies here in the US there is a simple rule. If it was ever able to access the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), it must be able to do so in perpetuity.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:18 pm

Captain Ned wrote:My "new" home office phone. Still trying to find the right mask for the number card in the center of the dial.

A Western Electric Model 500 complete with a proper mechanical bell ringer, and better sound quality than any other hard-wired phone I've had in the house (the TrimLine Touch-Tone is now a backup). The 15YO daughter thinks this to be but one more bit of evidence that her father is irretrievably insane.

For those who are wondering about the lack of pushbuttons. In the infinite wisdom of the FCC and earlier telecoms regulatory bodies here in the US there is a simple rule. If it was ever able to access the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), it must be able to do so in perpetuity.


You are the equivalent of the guys who gush over Vinyl sounding better than modern digital ;)
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:27 pm

As if your daughter needed any more evidence. I've always wondered if there are anymore operators still alive. Maybe you could dial them to see.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:42 pm

steelcity_ballin wrote:You are the equivalent of the guys who gush over Vinyl sounding better than modern digital ;)

Equivalent? Hardcore vinyl enthusiast here and it does sound better than digital. The current turntable/cartridge combo comes from the college days and I've been given permission to purchase the "last" turntable.
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Captain Ned wrote:For those who are wondering about the lack of pushbuttons. In the infinite wisdom of the FCC and earlier telecoms regulatory bodies here in the US there is a simple rule. If it was ever able to access the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), it must be able to do so in perpetuity.

Yup. From what I've read, you can even take a 100-year-old crank phone, splice a modern phone cord onto it, and plug it into a POTS line. Turning the crank should (in theory) connect you with an operator.

steelcity_ballin wrote:You are the equivalent of the guys who gush over Vinyl sounding better than modern digital ;)

He's not the *equivalent* of one of those guys. He *is* one of those guys! :wink: Edit: Ahh, he beat me to it.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:50 pm

steelcity_ballin wrote:You are the equivalent of the guys who gush over Vinyl sounding better than modern digital ;)

And you were the one amazed that I was wearing tye-dye at last August's BBQ?
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:02 pm

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steelcity_ballin wrote:You are the equivalent of the guys who gush over Vinyl sounding better than modern digital ;)

And you were the one amazed that I was wearing tye-dye at last August's BBQ?


Haha was I? I must have seen picture - I haven't been to a BBQ to date. They sound like a good time but I just can't get out there with work demanding how they do. I need a new career so badly, I just have no clue what I want to do and with student debt being what it is, I can't simply start over or go back to school. I'm ahead of the game, but just barely.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:11 pm

A Big Red Telephone? I assume you just lift the receiver and the president picks up on the other end.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:18 pm

Or commissioner Gordon.

I've listened to bad vinyl and good CD/DVDs and vice-versa. It depends a lot on the master recording system and the end-user's components.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:51 pm

ludi wrote:A Big Red Telephone? I assume you just lift the receiver and the president picks up on the other end.

If that were the case I'd be in one of those offshore CIA "detention facilities".

I bought a red one off EBay simply because it was red.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:57 pm

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ludi wrote:A Big Red Telephone? I assume you just lift the receiver and the president picks up on the other end.

If that were the case I'd be in one of those offshore CIA "detention facilities".

I bought a red one off EBay simply because it was red.


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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:06 pm

steelcity_ballin wrote:Phone hipster! I bet you tried to use 10-10-321+1+the number! It's that easy!

Actually, the landline is local-only. Long distance calls here go out on the cell. I have the landline simply because when the power is out (not uncommon here in VT) I know I have a reliable means of communication. The red dial phone was just a fleeting EBay deal and yet another way to relive the past while simultaneously tweaking the digital-era daughter.

That said, the ring is pure aural beauty. It's how a telephone is supposed to sound (says the one whose cell ringtone is the Doctor Who theme music).
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:04 pm

Captain Ned wrote:...hard-wired phone I've had in the house (the TrimLine Touch-Tone is now a backup).
Land line? :lol:

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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:26 pm

ludi wrote:A Big Red Telephone? I assume you just lift the receiver and the president picks up on the other end.

Nope, that's Hoot-n-Holler, which doesn't need a dial. What Ned has is a proper pulse tone dialling phone to plug in to an FXS POTS line. The big problem with them is the REN (to drive the solenoid hammering the bell) sucks.
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