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ludi; that is almost EXACTLY what happened. Except instead of flushing, I wound up having ot muffle a rather loud burp (I drank a 44 ounce diet coke to stay awake...it had an effect).
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ludi; that is almost EXACTLY what happened. Except instead of flushing, I wound up having ot muffle a rather loud burp (I drank a 44 ounce diet coke to stay awake...it had an effect).

This is why I keep a finger near my mute button :lol:
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:58 pm

after 2 years and no serious offers, I'm thinking of expanding my job search to parts of Houston :-? I can't say I love Amarillo but I'm not sure about moving. ANd I need to have a long talk with my wife. But houston has less violent crime per capita, more jobs and more votech opportunities, and my family's there. And the field herping is better than it is up here--less rattlesnakes but they have alligators down there, as well as a hell of a lot more amphibian and chelonian variety.
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Oh,about that whole evil back pain thing...

Lifted a 60 lb box of books yesterday at work around 8:30 AM.
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https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/statu ... 17/photo/1

"Glad it missed the hull".

A wee bit of understatement there.
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Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:04 pm

Can't believe this didn't get mentioned shortly after it started. Can't believe *I* didn't mention it at some point, I guess I've been slacking off.

For over a month now, there's been an XKCD comic where the picture changes once per hour (originally the updates came every 30 minutes). The page will update itself if you leave it open. Sort of the web comic version of As Slow As Possible.

It has inspired a number of spin-offs, including:

- A site that stitches them all together as they are published into an animation of sorts, complete with pause, forward and back buttons.

- A somewhat bizarre Wiki devoted to "The One True Comic".

- A rather lengthy topic on the XKCD forums which appears to have become their rough equivalent of dymt.
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Wed May 01, 2013 7:53 am

Yup, I thought I'd mentioned it as well. Explain XKCD has the animation plus individual frames plus a transcript:
http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.p ... 1190:_Time
 
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Wed May 01, 2013 8:14 am

I've got a site bookmarked (at home, of course >.<) that allows you to speed up, pause, and manually control the frames of said comic.

All I have to say is that it is insane. I know animators do this stuff, but this one comic is epic and, as JBI mentioned, continues with hourly updates over a month later. I have no idea what Randall is doing. I love it, but I can't imagine how much work went into this (or may still be going into it).
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Fri May 03, 2013 2:36 pm

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate mowing the lawn? Unlike the Midwestm we've had a clear & dry spring in VT. Unfortunately, we also have enough ground water to allow the Green Menace to grow. It's so dry here right now that after I climbed off the mower I felt like an extra in one of Clint's spaghetti westerns with dust in places I didn't know I had.

SWMBO is hosting her family Mother's Day meal (which means anywhere between 15 and 40 attendees) and she ordered that the grass be mowed despite no rain in the last 2 weeks nor rain for the foreseeable future. If I'm lucky I'll have killed it and won't have to mow until it grows back.

And to think that when we first looked for houses I wanted a 10-acre lot (specific reasons here in VT having to do with permitting and septic that were in force around 1994). If my 2 acres were flat, I wouldn't complain so much.
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FWIW I love mowing the lawn. I grew up in Kansas though and we had it pretty easy. Lush, full fescue from April until October. I really do love it though.
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Fri May 03, 2013 3:18 pm

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FWIW I love mowing the lawn. I grew up in Kansas though and we had it pretty easy. Lush, full fescue from April until October. I really do love it though.

I was born in Kansas (courtesy of the USAF and Titan II missile silos). If my lawn was Kansas-flat I'd not be complaining. First thing I do with a new lawn mower is disable many safety switches so I can actually mow the lawn.
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Fri May 03, 2013 4:15 pm

I would be ok if my lawn was turf field. :D
 
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Fri May 03, 2013 5:08 pm

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Have I ever mentioned how much I hate mowing the lawn?


Isn't there typically some teenage boy looking for $15 or so to deal with that mess for you?
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Fri May 03, 2013 10:43 pm

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Sat May 04, 2013 12:42 am

Ryu Connor wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Isn't there typically some teenage boy looking for $15 or so to deal with that mess for you?

It's the side hill. I can do it hanging off the fender but if I pay a teenager to do it and they flip over, there isn't enough liability insurance in the world to get me out of that one.

Besides, with a teenage girl in the house the last thing I need to be doing is to be paying a teenage boy to be around here. Won't be long before I'm paying them to stay away.
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Sat May 04, 2013 3:13 am

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That was already linked from my post.

It's still going, still getting a new frame every hour on the hour. As you said previously, it's insane. He's done crazy stuff before (like Click and Drag), but nothing that represents this kind of long-term commitment.
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Sat May 04, 2013 6:12 pm

Ordered a new focus screen for my camera the other day to help with manual focusing. Got it in, took a few shots indoors, found it pretty handy. Took it outdoors, find out it's good for things up to about 2 feet from the lens and useless after that. Lost most of my shots.

On the plus side, I found time to bake/cook today, so I made Eggs Benedict from scratch this morning, and just did burgers from scratch for dinner. Fresh, homemade baked items really are the best.
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Mon May 06, 2013 10:17 am

I've got to fill 40 minutes at the Jr High's career day about my job. They say I can do pro's and con's. Why is it that my con list is so much longer than my pro list?
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Anyone know good places/ways to look for rental homes? The girlfriend looks like she'll be moving up to Chicagoland fairly soon, and we would like a bigger place.
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Mon May 06, 2013 10:37 am

A week into telecommuting and so far it's not bad. I'm doing the same thing at roughly the same time each day, I just shaved 25 minutes off of my commute.

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I've got to fill 40 minutes at the Jr High's career day about my job. They say I can do pro's and con's. Why is it that my con list is so much longer than my pro list?

You can shorten your con list by not listing any of the people that will be in the room. ;)
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Tue May 07, 2013 9:37 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP0cUBi4hwE

It's really happening. I know it's been talked about for a decade or so but with this trailer it's really happening. I so fear that they're going to make a senseless mess of this.

Next up (calling Peter Jackson) on my dream SF novel(s)-to-movies list is Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos. Make it so.
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Tue May 07, 2013 9:49 pm

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I've got to fill 40 minutes at the Jr High's career day about my job. They say I can do pro's and con's. Why is it that my con list is so much longer than my pro list?

I can sympathize. The business unit I work for was sold at the end of last year, and the assimilation into the new corporate overlords' organization (which we're only now really starting to address in earnest) is shaping up to be a flustercuck. Pros: The benefits got a little better. Cons: So far, pretty much everything else.

At least I've still got a job... in retrospect, it wasn't a bad place to ride out the worst of the recession.
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Cons: So far, pretty much everything else.

PC Load Letter, and bring your bat.
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Tue May 07, 2013 10:22 pm

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Cons: So far, pretty much everything else.

PC Load Letter, and bring your bat.

There's actually a half-dead HP printer/scanner sitting on the table in my office. Someone deposited it there last week, in keeping with our (my officemate and me) unofficial role as the keepers (and occasional repairers) of all such things. I don't have a baseball bat at the office, but I could probably smash it with a dead UPS battery pack or something. Unfortunately the windows don't open, so chucking it out my 6th floor window into the parking lot below isn't an option.
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Unfortunately the windows don't open, so chucking it out my 6th floor window into the parking lot below isn't an option.

Go big. Find the guy with the keys to the roof hatch and perform a proper roof-flinging.
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Tue May 07, 2013 10:34 pm

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Unfortunately the windows don't open, so chucking it out my 6th floor window into the parking lot below isn't an option.

Go big. Find the guy with the keys to the roof hatch and perform a proper roof-flinging.

Heh. Last I checked (which was a few years ago), the door to the roof did not have a lock on it. I imagine they've probably corrected this since then... but then again, maybe not! I do know the owner of the business that has the microwave dishes up on the roof, so even if it is locked now I guess I know someone who has keys... :lol:
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Heh. Last I checked (which was a few years ago), the door to the roof did not have a lock on it. I imagine they've probably corrected this since then... but then again, maybe not! I do know the owner of the business that has the microwave dishes up on the roof, so even if it is locked now I guess I know someone who has keys... :lol:

One of my favorite things about the Letterman show of the early '80s was the "chuck it off the 5-story building" gag. Never forgot the 5lb bag of flour (likely with some liquid hydrocarbon marinade) that he lit one corner of, threw it over the edge, and damn near lost his face in the resulting dust explosion.

As for your situation, everyone's life is enhanced by a recalcitrant printer sailing 100+ feet to the ground in a paroxysm of destruction.
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Wed May 08, 2013 8:26 am

One of my happier memories is unloading a clip from an M-1 Garand into an old laserjet in some arroyo in NM with my grandfather :lol:
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Wed May 08, 2013 8:37 am

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One of my happier memories is unloading a clip from an M-1 Garand into an old laserjet in some arroyo in NM with my grandfather :lol:


As is it should be. That sounds awesome.
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