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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:58 am

Why can't they choose better names that are more representative of the storms, like Fluffy - the Nor'easter! :P
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Postposted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:18 pm

Ian Anderson and whatever he calls Jethro Tull are touring this spring/summer playing the full Thick as a Brick.

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Postposted on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:18 am

OMG. Ten inches of light fluffy powder and the entire local world pre-emptively shuts down.

This is VERMONT!!!. This is normal. You're supposed to be able to deal with an everyday snowstorm. If it was ten inches of mashed potatoes, I'd sympathize. It's 10 inches of fluffy powder. Why aren't you all on the mountain enjoying same (bad knees forced me off the slopes back in the mid-'80s)?
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Postposted on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:20 am

There are too many TV stations and not enough content. They have to hype every little event out of proportion.

We're also old enough to remember when New Englanders were hardier folks who didn't panic when it got cold and blustery outside. People who put "Live free or die!" on their license plates should not be such wimps.
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Postposted on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:35 am

I think we're JUST under 2 feet. Weather dude said ~22inches.
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Postposted on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:56 pm

2 feet...in a place where it snows regularly, often and heavy...and they're freaking out? WTH? In Colorado where I grew up (similar snow occurrences) 2 foot wasn't even a snow day for us.
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Postposted on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:42 pm

Uhhh to be fair it doesn't snow two feet in 16 hours in Boston very often.
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Postposted on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:01 pm

Thank god for living in Portland,OR.

So glad I missed this foot + of snow.. NOT.

(Wouldn't mind a foot of snow in downtown Portland,OR right now...)
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Postposted on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:01 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:2 feet...in a place where it snows regularly, often and heavy...and they're freaking out? WTH? In Colorado where I grew up (similar snow occurrences) 2 foot wasn't even a snow day for us.

On the front range it would be, if it fall that fast :wink: Nothing unusual for the high country to get that kind of snow, but the population density is a lot lower and the residents are used to it.

When we had a 30-in her back in...was it 2002?...the entire Denver metro pretty much shut down for a day and a half.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:15 pm

late 02 or 03 we had that awful 6 blizzard, I remember that. Yuck.
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Postposted on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:25 am

I was there for the blizzard of '78. As an elementary-school student, I enjoyed the sledding opportunity and the school cancellations. :D
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Postposted on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:52 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:I was there for the blizzard of '78. As an elementary-school student, I enjoyed the sledding opportunity and the school cancellations. :D

I was 14 at the time and spent the day with Dad in the old Willys CJ-5 running errands for the city gov't who didn't have much in the way of 4WD vehicles available to them. Our mayor "politely requested" anyone with a 4WD to show up at City Hall.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:52 pm

Hmm, the 'Net seems stormy tonight, though the Internet Weather Report says all is fine. Power levels both down & up on the modem are fine, so it must be a Comcast issue. Oh well.
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Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:27 am

A little PUI fun with fractals tonight this morning... (and the 'P' might stand for 'posting' or 'programming', take your pick). Supersampled anti-aliasing FTW; these were generated at approx. 50 megapixels then downsampled. It really brings out the detail, even when displayed at lower resolutions like this!

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Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:31 am

Very cool JBI.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:00 pm

Man :( Poor Samuel seems to have my allergies. Poor kid's been sneezing and occasionally retching with mucus this week. I feel exhausted but he feels worse.
Of course I'm using the late nights as a chance to read him LOTR on the kindle :lol: He might as well get a good start with literature and music (lots of metal, some Celtic, some red dirt).
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Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:01 pm

Ugh. Just finished replacing the garage door opener and I'm whacked. Getting too old for this stuff. Major hand cramps really got in the way of progress.
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Postposted on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:28 pm

Another weekend, another oil change and tire rotation. Someone remind me why I thought it was a good idea to own two of these hungry machines?
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:52 pm

It was part of your inclusive backup/redundancy plan.?.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:52 pm

Guess who now works in the UK experian IT department. Career change alert!
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Postposted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:56 pm

imi wrote:Guess who now works in the UK experian IT department. Career change alert!

It's our Saint Imi returned after so long!!!

Boffo on the job.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:00 pm

boffo?
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Postposted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:21 pm

imi wrote:boffo?


Good job, essentially. Or congrats.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:38 pm

BiffStroganoffsky wrote:It was part of your inclusive backup/redundancy plan.?.

Redundant array of expensive cars? Catchy.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:08 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
imi wrote:Guess who now works in the UK experian IT department. Career change alert!

It's our Saint Imi returned after so long!!!

Boffo on the job.

Yup, congrats!

Random trivia: My current boss used to work for Experian.
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Postposted on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:58 pm

thanks all :)
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Postposted on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:09 pm

random question: I've been a pc builder, hobbyist, tinkerer since I was 8 years old. I decided at a young age that I didn't want to do "IT", so I never went after any "formal" training in the field (have a BS in Biology). I have found that extremely well versed in a multitude of software/hardware scenarios, can "learn" a new software thrown at me very quickly, and just "get" computer related activities naturally.....BUT I am terrible with the "book" definition/vocabulary of these things, as well as not having X, Y or Z certification/piece of paper.

Anyways, how do you guys word/describe on a resume / during an interview that kind of experience, especially without it sounding like I'm just some yahoo that is trying to thicken his qualifications section?
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Postposted on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:16 pm

lilbuddhaman wrote:random question: I've been a pc builder, hobbyist, tinkerer since I was 8 years old. I decided at a young age that I didn't want to do "IT", so I never went after any "formal" training in the field (have a BS in Biology). I have found that extremely well versed in a multitude of software/hardware scenarios, can "learn" a new software thrown at me very quickly, and just "get" computer related activities naturally.....BUT I am terrible with the "book" definition/vocabulary of these things, as well as not having X, Y or Z certification/piece of paper.

Anyways, how do you guys word/describe on a resume / during an interview that kind of experience, especially without it sounding like I'm just some yahoo that is trying to thicken his qualifications section?

Resume would be difficult without something to point to. A published article might suffice, as would listing a specific program OS under a skillset (if you can), but without something solid, I would not add anything.

At the interview, however, you might be able to sneak in the fact that computer stuff has been a hobby for some time. If you can point to your hobby helping you on a "real job," that would certainly get their attention (at least it would mine).
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Postposted on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:39 pm

Depending on the type of employer to which you are applying, you might be able to tailor a version of your resume with a brief "Hobbies & Interests" section that includes your self-taught PC troubleshooting and building experience. Obviously you won't get an IT-centric job that way, but at some shops -- particularly the smaller ones where employees have to wear multiple hats -- it might alert your interviewer to the possibility that you can wear at least two.
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Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:46 pm

A truly geek marriage proposal. I likey.

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