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asemisldkfj's avatar
9 years ago
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as happens in life, my plans for this Winter and the next few years in general have changed quite a bit since I last posted in the plans iv thread a couple of months ago. new plans follow.

- work at the library for at least two years (I got a full-time position as Senior Technician, which is a position that is split between the IT and Reference departments, and pays significantly better than the full-time position I applied for previously and did not get.)
- pay off whatever loans I have
- save up money to pay for grad school and minimize necessary loans

and since this job is accomplishing nothing I personally care about or want to do in life, the following goals will keep me on track re: things I care about.

- learn Spanish
- study movements for change and relevant people throughout history (I've started a list.) to determine what is the best way for me to effect the change I would like to see in the world
- continue tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays right after work

and just some fun, hobbyish stuff.

- replace the fork & stem on and get hoods/brake levers & two brakes for my fixed gear
- finish my "DIY Planner" (printing the weekly calendar pages is a pain in the butt)

post yours! get motivated!
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
6-month goals (all achievable):

* pay off Honda card. (~ $4k left!)
* buy this bike, and restore it. ( http://www.collectorcarsandbikes.com/disp_pho … hoto=3-6-8 .jpg&s_make=Yamaha&zid=2812&estrt1=0&estop1=10&okey2=f_make )
* have next movie edited and finished
* continue gathering stock footage for my cut-up epic Tanks vs. Mummies.
* complete script for an adaptation of Crime and Punishment because Raskolnikov is awesome.
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I was going to make a resolutions thread (not exclusively new year's resolutions, but inspired by them) but then I realized this thread has my resolutions.

where are everybody's plans!? did I make this thread too soon?
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
9 years ago
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Come out with a new song every month.

Suggestions?
phi_'s avatar
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phi_
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No clue ...

Gatz, a bunch of us are talking about going down to the track within the next week or so, wanna come with?
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9 years ago
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Which track? Baytown?
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
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Either watch the Simulcasts at Sam Houston or the Gulf Coast Greyhound track.
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walk to the university i'm going to study at (unless it's in france)
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
By this weekend:
- do laundry
- clean room
- finish/ship a package
- buy tripod
- print/mail/deliver prints to models
- return hair to a naturally occurring color
- buy a pair of jeans
- make. photographs.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Luke and I are driving to Seattle in two hours. I haven't gotten four of these done yet but it's possible to accomplish two while I'm there!

Half the point of the trip is for me to shoot some of my senior and advanced color projects...the other half is to enjoy being elsewhere while we wander downtown and get Luke to the bonsai nursery. Plans are still pretty open...ideas?

We might go to Vancouver, too
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ttf:
make better rss.
highlight diffs in revision browser.
work on backend!
make ultimate formatting fns.

learn how to:
tie knots.
hem pants.
use a sewing machine with skill.

get the zipper on my leather coat fixed!
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9 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
fns?
bluet's avatar
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bluet
Functions, I presume.
lucas's avatar
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lucas
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functions
dannyp's avatar
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
ah, ok another question: where is the rss thread with the rss links in it?
lucas's avatar
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lucas
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ici
dannyp's avatar
9 years ago
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dannyp
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thanks!
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Today, I will write the 7-page paper I've been putting off for ~3 weeks. Due tomorrow at noon!
If I do well, I'll be exempt from the final exam :-o
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
i. get a haircut
ii. get new shoes (wingtips)
iii. get a new suit
iv. get old suits (re)tailored
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
Classy, nestor.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
mm tailored suits..
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
it's annoying because i have one that fits me really well, one that is too small, one that is too large, and one that is black (can't wear at work). so i plan on getting the two poorly fitting ones fixed and at least one or two more.
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bluet
I don't even have a suit! :o
asemisldkfj's avatar
9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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I had to go to a wake last week and hadn't worn my suit for a while. I realized that day that it was missing the middle button (the only one I ever use!) and I didn't have any spares. so I cut off the bottom button (which I was told you are never supposed to use) and sewed it on in the middle with dental floss while riding the subway.
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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:)

i think appropriate use of the bottom button depends on the type of suit jacket. if it's a two-button jacket, it's better to avoid using the bottom button. but with a three-button jacket, using the bottom one is fine.

nestor probably has knowledge on this
asemisldkfj's avatar
9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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yeah, that's what I was hoping :). I think the guy who sold me the jacket told me you always do top and middle or just middle, and NEVER bottom.
nestor's avatar
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nestor
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asemi has it right on but i tend to only do the middle button on a three.
asemisldkfj's avatar
9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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yay! I'm glad I've been doing it right. I usually only do middle too.
lucas's avatar
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lucas
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good to know

i only have two-button jackets
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
Hahaha... Stupid rules.
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nestor
nestor
yeah they are silly, but if you look at someone with 3 buttons up they look pretty silly :)

two button suits are definitely more in style these days.
bluet's avatar
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bluet
I've never noticed the number of buttons on a suit.
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
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Why is the bottom button there if you're NEVER supposed to use it?
nestor's avatar
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nestor
nestor
for stylistic reasons, i guess

one button suits look really weird
phi_'s avatar
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phi_
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Seems like everyone only uses one button anyway!
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Vanity buttons! Like vanity canes and vanity glasses, they have no function other than to exist for appearance's sake
phi_'s avatar
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phi_
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^^^^
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
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I've begun investing! So, ...

* Set aside two bills per month for investment.
andyp's avatar
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
lets see...

- I just quit my job.. last day is next friday
- going to montana for a while
- thinking about volunteering in Hawaii at organic farms for the winter
- thats all I have right now :P
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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where in montana? nye?
asemisldkfj's avatar
9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I need to update my plans.
andyp's avatar
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
yeah nye for a little while... I really have no idea how long
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
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Wow. I had to go to Plans IV to get my last plans:

2. Learn to play Ordinary people, The scientist, Trouble on my 88-key keyboard. - Haven't even touched the piano. I will get around to this.
3. Get a trumpet - I Need to do this. I have no CC debt so this is on my shopping list.
4. Get my associates. - Got it. Thank you TTF for your support.
5. Get my RHCE - Got it. Thank you TTF for your support.
6. Learn how to do vert(skateboarding, 10-foot halfpipe) - Hurricane Season is year round here in Texas. We got flooded out on Sat.!

Anyways .... here are my new plans


Shopping
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Trumpet - Bach Strad
PC - Mac Pro
My own apartment, maybe townhome

Development
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CCNA - I need a networking cert
Bachelors - I am turning in the form today to get readmitted to U of H
RHCA? - I hear that the only documentation is the classes. Fuck Red Hat.
BSDA - I don't care what any of you fucks say, I want this just for the satisfaction.
Music - Need to do something with this. Raps, beats, anything. I have more free time now.

Fitness
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Get below 20% Body fat
6:30 mile
100 pushups
5 pullups

Let's see how this goes. I usually run 50% in Plans :) I will not disappoint you TTF.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
some good plans, there :)
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Gatz, a friend and I are looking at houses in the Bellaire-ish area. Want in?


* pay off bike (always in plans until I get it done!)
* find a new job (applied the other day for a Projection Manager position at the AMC in Sugar Land, gonna call tomorrow about it.)
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
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Rent or own? How big? Can I smoke inside? Price?
phi_'s avatar
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Rent. 3 bed / 2 bath. Smoke? (Pot, yeah. Cigarettes, probably ... my friend doesn't smoke so I was gonna do it outside.) We're looking at under $1k/month (so about 3 bills per person per month).
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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> Cigarettes, probably

ah, texas!
asemisldkfj's avatar
9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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god damn that is cheap.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I lost a wedding to someone's cousin with "a nice new camera" :(

That brings me back down to two yeses and two maybes
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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and two apostrophe's
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
move to toronto (tomorrow)
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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awesome
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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boot and nuke
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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tomorrow: go to missoula, see cloud cult, camp out or couchsurf.
thursday: go to bozeman, go to the climbing gym, attend the senior photo show.
friday: go to billings, get a haircut, develop seven rolls of film.
saturday, sunday: start reading lolita or anna karenina, print in my darkroom.
monday: go to bozeman and go from there!
dannyp's avatar
9 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
NABOKOV!
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I'm considering getting an awesome sound system in my car. With some serious bass. Recommendations?
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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.. .. really?

how much do you want to spend? what are your measurements?
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
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Man that would be so hot.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I think I'd be alright with spending up to $250. I couldn't justify spending more than a nice lens is worth. :P

Yeah, it is hot! <3 bass....mmmm....

Also I was wondering: would the "hatchback" nature of my car be a good or bad thing?
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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you can get a nice lens for $250?

> Also I was wondering: would the "hatchback" nature of my car be a good or bad thing?

i've commented on it with respect to car audio many times.

if you want a head unit, speakers, an amp, and a boxed sub all for $250, i think you're going to have to look at the used market.
asemisldkfj's avatar
9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
time for an update. old plans:

- work at the library for at least two years in progress
- pay off whatever loans I have payments start next month
- save up money to pay for grad school and minimize necessary loans saving a good bit, but also planning some traveling for this summer
- learn Spanish in progress (haven't worked on this as much as I'd like)
- study movements for change and relevant people throughout history in progress
- continue tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays right after work done until next school year
- replace the fork & stem on and get hoods/brake levers & two brakes for my fixed gear done (hoods on a fixed gear are not that great)
- finish my "DIY Planner" meh @ carrying around a planner

unanticipated accomplishments:

- took the GREs
- talked to an old professor about grad school and a letter of recommendation

new plans:

- work at the library until I start grad school
- apply to Boston College for summer '10 (application due February '10)
- go to Toronto and Houston this summer
- figure out financial aid stuff for grad school (if I get into the program I want the school pays half of your tuition and gives you any other financial aid on top of that; I'm hoping to at least get some low interest student loans that I can use to pay tuition + living expenses while working part-time)
- build a couple of bookshelves to hold my speakers and the piles of books accumulating in my room

I think that's about it! I'm doing ok, just kind of bored with work and having a little trouble motivating myself. this grad school stuff, especially getting the GREs out of the way, is helping a lot though.
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For the past years my life has revolved around school. I'd only talk to my friends at school, and never go to any parties. Now that I'm done, I feel sad and miss school. So:

* Get a life outside of academia.

If I get accepted at UiO, I think this will be easy. It's Oslo, so you don't need to own a car to get anywhere. And I'll probably share an apartment with five other people. Currently I'm living out in the country, where everything is far away, and public transportation is a joke. Also, I live with my father and his mother, with whom I have very bad relationships (I haven't talked to any of them for a year probably, and my grandmother is frequently yelling at me). So I'm looking forward to living with new people. :)
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i like large datasets
* canada on monday for 10 days
* hack on my projects and prepare for move
* head to china
* work and travel around asia (while based outside of hong kong)
* decide to use a mac or openbsd and quit looking at the greener grass all the time.
* surf in indonesia
* snowboard in japan
* start learning mandarin
* and most importantly continue to not smoke
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i like large datasets
didnt realize anyone else lived in texas. im up north of dallas now but also spend alot of time in austin.
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9 years ago
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the law is no protection

* decide to use a mac or openbsd and quit looking at the greener grass all the time.



this is an admirable goal.

PS - keep us up to date on the great firewall.
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i like large datasets
admirable but probably not attainable for me.

prefer openbsd, require the osx. :(
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I am not a robot...
> you can get a nice lens for $250?

No, but if I go higher I'd start guilt-tripping about not putting it toward one.

> Also I was wondering: would the "hatchback" nature of my car be a good or bad thing?
>> i've commented on it with respect to car audio many times.

Clearly I didn't remember, but I've found the answer since. Thanks for the help.

> if you want a head unit, speakers, an amp, and a boxed sub all for $250, i think you're going to have to look at the used market.

I want to build my own setup.
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I am not a robot...
Bluet...I'm sorry to hear about your living situation :( That sounds pretty terrible. Everything will change when you move! :D

I like your plans, maple!

asemi, do you work at the library full-time now?
asemisldkfj's avatar
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asemisldkfj
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yep, since December.

I feel you, maple.
lucas's avatar
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lucas
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becky: i replied here.
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where ya gonna be in canada maple
maple's avatar
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maple
i like large datasets
outside of toronto @ a few spots. never been before
nestor's avatar
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nestor
nestor
outside of toronto? like where? hammer town, mississauga, etc.
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maple
i like large datasets
burlington for a bit then out to a cottage some where else too for a few days. not sure where the cottage is though. you know it?
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cottage is probably in muskoka, lake simcoe, georgian bay, etc. all decent places. burlington is surburban hell, hope you can make it into the city or something.
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i like large datasets
it was georgian bay. spent 2 days up there. loved it. back in burlington now and headed up to toronto tomorrow for a night out
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finish my thesis by november 16th.
defend my thesis by november 30th.
submit my thesis to a journal for publication by december 21st.
apply to ph.d programs by december 31st.

/o/
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hand in my final thesis draft - tomorrow.
publish paper from thesis - mid-august.
clean up and publish thesis code - mid-august.
buy house and move in - end of august.
start doctorate - end of august.

hey nestor, got any house buying experience? i am looking to buy a place in east lansing, mi. (4 hours from toronto).
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hand in my final thesis draft - tomorrow.
publish paper from thesis - mid-august.
clean up and publish thesis code - mid-august.
buy house and move in - end of august.
start doctorate - end of august.

hey nestor, got any house buying experience? i am looking to buy a place in east lansing, mi. (4 hours from toronto).
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heh, nope. and i'm willing to bet the real estate market in michigan is substantially different than that in ontario. prices have really held up here with so few foreclosure sales.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
This afternoon:
- Assuming it isn't pouring rain (sprinkling, currently) a friend and I are going with a local photo group about an hour out of town to an abandonned, dilapidated homestead. Photo excursion! :D

Early August:
- Driving to Seattle to visit a friend. We'll be attending Hemp Fest. Considering seeing Barcelona and Ingrid Michaelson in concert! Sushi, a ferry, the ocean, an errand, and shopping are also in our future.
- His biological mother may be flying us to Tuscon, AZ to visit. His sister wants to take us to Pearl which is exciting for me as I've never been to a hookah bar, but have wanted to for some time now.
lucas's avatar
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that's interesting.
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Living in the past so you don't have to!
I've been to Japan a few times, but I've never really put thru any effort to actually try to learn Japanese.... So I hired a tutor and all that... $25 an hour but I'm getting a small handle on stuff and it's great for learning how things are actually pronounced!
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cool!
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I am not a robot...
That's an expensive endeavor, neo, but I fully support it.
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Living in the past so you don't have to!
Thanks!.. I broke out my CD's and have been playing with Japanese Windows 95 & NT .. It's .. weird, and overwhelming. Now I really like GUI's as an illiterate (me) can click thru things... lol

But the numbers starting click in place...
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I am not a robot...
Tomorrow I'm:

- fetching several items for friends (plus a few for myself) from IKEA
- picking up a print washer from a personal residence
- checking out downtown Seattle's shopping (UO, in particular)
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UO is terrible. it used to be an interesting place but at least here in toronto has totally lost its vibe.
asemisldkfj's avatar
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Urban Outfitters? place sucks now that they don't have any Levi's 511s.
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i have some levi red tab 520s i got there that i could happily wear every single day.
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ew @ "slouchy fit"

re: plans, I might put off grad school for a year and do some cool shit like ride my bike
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nestor
what's the matter with slouchy fit? they're skinny-slouchy. :|
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asemisldkfj
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I just kind of hate the slouchy look. I don't want my pants all bunched up for no reason.
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nestor
i don't really get that last bit 'for no reason'. it's fashion! you either don't like the aesthetic or you do :)
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I am not a robot...
What does "slouchy" mean for guys? All I can visualize are those pants the asses of which hit somewhere mid-thigh. *vomit*
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9 years ago
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nestor
this
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> UO is terrible.

Generally I think their womens' clothes are unbelievably unflattering. Every now and then, however, I find a real gem that I love.

Sucks that they're so overpriced much of the time. :(
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
> this

I guess they're alright, save for the bunching at the ankles that asemi noted
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yeah I know I'm just being an ass. I just don't like it.
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bluet
I should start making my own bread, premade shit's expensive!
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lucas
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premade dough or premade bread?

i guess norway doesn't have pillsbury dough nor wonder bread. not that you'd want them anyway
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bluet
Bread. Never heard of premade dough before. I should find some good recipes.
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you can get a loaf of sliced break for about 10 nok (here). it's shitty bread by european bread standards, though.
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bluet
What kind of bread?
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lucas
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http://www.wonderbread.com/
bluet's avatar
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bluet
That's not a bread, that's a cake.
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:)

yeah, i almost did s/shitty bread/not even bread/ above.

my dad and i went out to eat somewhere recently, and they served bread that had no crust--it was all soft. we were like, "uh.. this isn't bread." then i mentioned that if they served that shit in france or italy, they'd probably get walked out on by every single customer
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I NEED CRUST
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Why all the Wonderhate? :(
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> I NEED CRUST
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lucas
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i like sliced bread for some things.
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I am not a robot...
Yeah, me too. I was never one of those kids who made her parents cut off the crust so only the soft part was left, though. Was anyone else?

Man I wish I had some crusty bread to chew on!
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> I was never one of those kids who made her parents cut off the crust so only the soft part was left, though. Was anyone else?

I used to do the opposite. :)
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
You...cut out the middle? But then what is there to hold your innards?
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I just ate the crust.
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
In Africa we got these loaves of bread that looked unremarkable on the outside, but that actually contained ground beef, onions, and spices on the inside (in place of normal bread innards).

I can't remember what they were called :,( but holy shit they were good with hot sauce.
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9 years ago
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bluet
I love how this turned into another food thread. :D
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
It's my fault -- I'm hungry and still haven't made those pancakes. My PLAN now is to take care of that.

P.S. Your user title cracked me up.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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pasties can look like that
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
bought wood for a bookshelf today!
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> I can't remember what they were called

Fatayas!! Hmm I don't remember ours being fried, but apparently they are.
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
i was gonna say pasties too.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Mmm pasties. I helped make pasties from scratch once. They were delicious dipped in ketchup/bbq sauce.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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:/
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Aren't pasties those things that go over chick's nipples?
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
spelled the same, pronounced different.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Ah.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
haha
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Today:
- clean bathroom from top to bottom
- make pizza (family recipe)
- concoct a mailing for bluet

This week:
- deliver gifts
- shoot for thesis
- minimize belongings
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9 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
Build an OpenBSD IDE/Analysis box for work:
- SNORT
- AIDE
- BASE
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
> - concoct a mailing for bluet

Still haven't got any mail from you. Have you sent it?
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
No, I've been having serious issues doing anything recently..
But I haven't forgotten about you.

(This is now my second attempt at submitting this post, btw)
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
...although looking at that list, I actually accomplished 3 out of 6. They just weren't prioritized whatsoever.
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I've been falling in love with my ukulele lately.. I want to start building my own within the next few years.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I need this thread right now.
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9 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
New plan: Get through the week.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
^ good plan.
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9 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
My Debt is paid, my programming midterm got bumped to a 79, so I have one goal:

GAMBOOOL.

(and maybe get laid)
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
getting laid should always be in the plan
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I got my plane tickets to New Zealand a couple weeks ago. Leaving in Dec for at least 3 months. may extend if possible!
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9 years ago
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bluet
Sounds awesome, andyp! Do you have any plans for what you'll be doing there?
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
yeah doing work exchanges around the country.. Starting off in Auckland and working around the north island first. hopefully I can get around to the south island eventually as well.
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
gotta say, i'm jealous
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
:D
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
hey, if you run into an asshole who worked the farms in montana a couple summers ago, be sure to tell him i say hi then punch him in the face.
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
no problem chiken

I'm getting pretty excited! but it's still over a month away, which stinks!
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Today:
- shower
- deposit checks/withdraw cash
- go extreme grocery shopping
- finish editing wedding prep pics
- start editing latest batch of interiors

ok...go!
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8 years ago
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near future plans:

1. 'W2133 - 1/15'
me>submit ecosystem service paper abstract
me>secure departmental funding
me>attend end of february

2. 'AAEA - Selected Presentations - 1/18'
me>submit ecosystem service paper abstract

3. Graduate Research Symposium - 1/15 -
me> submit mexican migration abstract

4. 'Third Annual Summer Synthesis Institute - The 20th Century: Relationships Linking Water and People - 2/15'
me>apply

5. 'NIFA Plans to Release Agriculture and Food Research Initiative RFA in February'
me>apply
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
get 'em!
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8 years ago
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nestor
i'm running my school's trip to the harvard model un in boston in february. i'm not going as a delegate though, so i have tons of free time. asemi, are you still there? we should actualize the long-planned meetup.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
eeek imma be up in boston for PAX-East, and st paddys day ( friend from .ie visiting )
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
in march
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I am indeed still here. that would be awesome. you're 21 now, right? haha.
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I guess I will update my plans.

old plans:

- work at the library until I start grad school in progress
- apply to Boston College for summer '10 (application due February '10) in progress
- go to Toronto and Houston this summer went to Montreal and NYC
- figure out financial aid stuff for grad school (if I get into the program I want the school pays half of your tuition and gives you any other financial aid on top of that; I'm hoping to at least get some low interest student loans that I can use to pay tuition + living expenses while working part-time) in progress
- build a couple of bookshelves to hold my speakers and the piles of books accumulating in my room built wall shelves, still have to do bookshelf

new plans:

- finish applications for boston teacher residency and boston college by february 1st
- start grad school in july
- hang out with this kid I met tutoring in a big brother-esque way (can't do this while tutoring due to policy)


I guess I need some plans.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I suggest visiting toronto near october...

Nuit Blanche is the best night to be in Toronto.
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8 years ago
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the law is no protection
I will keep that in mind.

I just wrote a bunch for college application essays. yay.
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8 years ago
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nestor
asemi > i'll be there from thursday feb 11 to sunday feb 14. i'm 21 now, super down for some beers! i'm staying downtown at the radisson.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
is...is this the first ttf meetup? between people who only know each other because of ttf??

aww
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8 years ago
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bluet
> is...is this the first ttf meetup? between people who only know each other because of ttf??

I met Carpetsmoker last summer, so this can't be the first.
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
but you guys didn't first meet through ttf, did you?
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8 years ago
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bluet
I'm pretty sure we did.
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
oh. cool.
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8 years ago
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bsdlite
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i 'met' etrangere through ttf and then 'met' her in real life; does that count?
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
cool. I'll be around. we'll talk more when it's closer, and I'll keep my eyes out for anything cool happening that weekend.
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8 years ago
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nestor
great
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> i 'met' etrangere through ttf and then 'met' her in real life; does that count?

Oh yeah. hahah

Anyway, where are the pics from the bluet/carpetsmoker meeting? ...wait...is carpet the dude I asked about with the nice car? Cause when I asked, everyone just like nudged each other and giggled, like it was an inside joke. :-o

Did you make food with him, bluet? so many questionss

Edit: MAXLOR. WHO THE SHIT IS MAXLOR? Is carpet maxlor??
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
for bonus points, when I met bsdlite in real life...he was posting on ttf!
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8 years ago
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bluet
I did post pictures of me and Carpetsmoker. Even pictures of us making food together. They were in my 365 gallery, but that's gone now. Soon to reappear, though! For now, there's this:

http://ciew.wingedleopard.net/pics/portraits/d40_12584.html
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i tried to look up the photos on ciew for becky, but they were all gone! D:
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Weird...I don't recognize dude on couch at all...maybe I somehow missed those pics. I feel like I recognize the table, though...

Anyway. Hi, carpet's face.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
As far as I am aware I've never met any of you. In fact, I could be three 40 year old special agents pretending to be me for all you know.
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8 years ago
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lucas
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it's more likely to be the opposite. i mean, dhs is blogging about you. we're the agents.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Could just be strengthening my cover.
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
sell my car for $2750
buy a subaru impreza wrx
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8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
nice
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
hahaha
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I need some long term plans again.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I need to buy a car. Which car to buy. How much should I invest in this endeavor? decisions decisions.
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8 years ago
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Martin
Nah. Get a bike.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I have a bike. And I love it. But I will need a car for some things. Btw flickr of bike trail i take to work:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/4995666901/
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8 years ago
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Martin
That's nice. Most of my scenery riding to work consists of cars, more cars, and assholes inside cars.
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
spend like 6,000-8,000 on a solid used car. I wish I had a car. if I get a better job I'll probably get one. mostly for shortish road trips and going somewhere to use my telescope at night.
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8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I have to get a new car soon too :(
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I want to work in a library again.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I guess I'm the only one who wants to get rid of my car

Though it would suck not being able to road trip.
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Quitting smoking!

(Buddy and I agreed on a slap bet, basically. If one of us smokes, the other slaps them in the face as hard as they can for every cigarette.)
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8 years ago
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Martin
Fuck yeah, can I do that too if I see you smoking? :p
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I like this bet
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8 years ago
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bsdlite
thinks darkness is his ally
<3 how i met your mother
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Everyone is too into the idea of hitting me.
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8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
hitting rules
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
- work my current job as long as I can stand it, a couple of months max
- get a job I actually want before january 1, 2011
- if I don't, move in with my mom and keep looking
- if I do, take some math courses at night
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
old plans:

- work my current job as long as I can stand it, a couple of months max still going! it's not so bad.
- get a job I actually want before january 1, 2011 nope
- if I don't, move in with my mom and keep looking also not going to do this
- if I do, take some math courses at night probably not

new plans:

- keep working because my job isn't so bad and it's something I kind of care about now (locally owned business, lots of locally produced goods)
- live the dream

ps - didn't get my old job back. the job market is too competitive right now!
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I like your attitude, asemi
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
thanks!
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
spirits are somewhat shot lately. time for new plans.

I committed a year to my current job a few weeks ago. before the year is up I would like to:

- get another degree (bachelors in math? jd? I'm not sure.)
- get a car
- nail shit down at my job so it doesn't frustrate the hell out of me
- have some career-type job prospects so I am not crippled by debt and stuck at $11/hour
- probably stay at my current apartment because it's wicked cheap and not so bad
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7 years ago
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may
send my "ego depletion" paper off to a journal
domestic road trip (maybe idaho and utah)

june
take the gre again
domestic plane trip (maybe alaska)

july
finish personal projects

august
international trip (probably bohemia, switzerland, france, scandinavia)
move to santa barbara
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
That's a lot of money on traveling before santa barbara! :o

If you go to Prague imma be jealous.
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7 years ago
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ozntz
toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
lets here more about the domestic road trip
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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i don't have any details planned yet

i think i just need to drive
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7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
in-control catharsis?
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Utah is beautiful. Hitting the salt flats at sun rise is epic.
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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
> in-control catharsis?

yeah
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
can I make a new year's resolution in may? my resolution is to think about how to live my life a little bit less and actually live it a little bit more.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
oh, and scratch the car plan and replace it with these:

- get my class m (motorcycle) permit
- complete the basic rider's course and get my license
- buy a motorcycle
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
(planning on taking the permit test this wednesday.)
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Wise choice, asemi! :)
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Go asemi, go!
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
got the permit today! signing up for the course now.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
haha, so fast!
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
new ridiculous plan: open an observatory/used book store.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
now where did that come from?
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I like you a lot sometimes
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
hard to read in the dark i would think...
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
bookstore by day, observatory by night. duh. I don't know where this idea came from. I've just always wanted to open a used book store and no one opens amateur observatories.
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7 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
sounds like an awesome plan!

here are my plans for the future:

August 3: fly to MT and WY to visit family
August 10: fly to Honolulu
September: working on an organic farm in Hawaii doing help exchange
October: fly to Fiji?
November: fly to New Zealand stay for 6 months to a year
????
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
real plans:

- take calculus 1 and comp sci this fall
- decide on a degree in math, physics, or cs by the spring
- ?
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
oh.

- move to western mass in a year or two and finish my degree at the umass campus out there
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Roommate and I have been doing some mad carpentry the past few weeks. Spent today with a chisel and hammer, even. We're doing some pretty cool shit at the moment, building a queen-size bedframe with drawers on runners ... it doesn't sound fancy, but it gets complicated. We've both decided to tackle something larger next. So there's that ...

Thinking of becoming a Park Host for next summer. I think it would be a great way to spend the summer, agree/disagree?
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7 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
I'm more into getting paid. But volunteer work is good. :) Let me know what park so we can kick back and enjoy the "foliage".

Here are my goals:

- B for every class in the least
- Work out intensely.
- Start coding several iPad apps to assist me in tracking my fitness and accuracy in Basketball
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Gatz ... Beginning of Semester Party at my new place 22-24th ish. You in?
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7 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
I can swing by on the 22nd for sure. The rest of the days I have work. :) I should bring one of my buddies. Actually yea, I'll bring a few peeps is that cool?
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
As long as a few is like two or three, yeah.
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7 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
My g/f and my best friend. That's all.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
psh, yeah, man, that's fine.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
- Independently hire 2 or 3 PIs, and have them all follow each other.
- clean this house. so many beer cans.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Keep working where I am for a bit longer. Look for fun work in Berlin at some point in the future.
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Maybe I missed this in another thread, but while I know you recently went to Berlin what was your attraction to it? I've known maybe one person that's been there, so I don't really have any notions of what the city is actually like. Just curious.
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
First the logic.

Well the thing is I like BIG cities.

They appeal to what I know, and the things I expect out of life.

Now... pondering a move to europe my logic goes like this.

1. I want a big city.
2. The countries with the strongest economies are Germany, Switzerland, UK, and Scandanavian Countries.
3. I want a country that I can travel to other places from. Scratch norway / sweden / finland.
4. I don't want the UK, because london is too damned expensive, and biking in that city is terrifying.
5. I'd like to learn a new language. German would be easier to learn than dutch or Flemish.
6. I want to travel as I said before. So awesome rail system is a must. Awesome bike environment is a must. Germany has these.
7. I can get tech work in that country that will probably be stable.
8. I know people there, just in case.

So germany rates high on the list.

Berlin is my favorite so far of the few german cities I've been exposed to. It had a much more liberal ( not like US ) environment. People were very chill, less stand offish than elsewhere in the country. And I was reminded a lot of New York to be honest, albeit much more reduced and spread out. But the subway really makes it work.

Also, the pirate party just took 14 seats thanks the berlin folks. And that's a good mark of a citizenry with a desire to effect change at will.

But what it really comes down to is the vibe I guess.

It felt like the sort of place I would like.

Dunno how else to explain that. Others I know who have been there whom are among my friends agreed. So I don't think I am wrong.

The goal moving there would be to see places I've never seen more regularly. And biking all over in europe is way safer and way more fun than I've experienced in the US. Biking in the US is either in a city... or a whole lot of nothing on a road really not that safe to be on because american drivers can be complete jerks to cyclists. This is less true in the west coast, but things are also crazy far apart out here.

In europe you can bike through 3 cities in a day.

It's different and more fun from my experience.

I'd love to spend a few years there doing that.
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> The countries with the strongest economies are Germany, Switzerland, UK, and Scandanavian Countries.

really? i don't know much about it lately, but the list is a little surprising.

> I want a country that I can travel to other places from. Scratch norway / sweden / finland.

the ICE train goes from zurich to frankfurt in 4 hours. [ref] is that not good enough?

i think it's an awesome plan, just reconsider other places. i love the idea of norway.
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We were planning a bike tour up to sweden and over to norway this coming summer but pushing that back to 2013. Probably going to do uk / ireland this summer so we can be in town for the olympics. The friend I went riding in london / paris with has a friend in the olympics so we'll try to root for em. Then maybe get him to ride with us around after.

=P I got a friend living in norway right now... my biggest gripe with norway is a six pack of beer costs like 50 euro.

I'm perfectly okay with not having to brew ALL the beer I drink.
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you've made berlin sound quite nice.
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> my biggest gripe with norway is a six pack of beer costs like 50 euro.

More like 25.
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>> my biggest gripe with norway is a six pack of beer costs like 50 euro.
>
> More like 25.

Oh, so it's only 10 times more expensive instead of 20. What *is* nny complaining about!
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7 years ago
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That's fucking ridiculous.
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> I got a friend living in norway right now

We all do! :D

That's a sweet list of reasons, nny. I wish I could make as concrete a list for some place.
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http://www.nps.gov/bith/index.htm

Going camping there this weekend with a few friends! I just have to:

- shelter for one friend (camping n00b)
- enough containers to carry in water
- enough bug spray for us
- figure out which cooking materials to bring
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4 years ago
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I need some plans.
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4 years ago
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skiing in colorado for the next week.
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living the dream! where in colorado?
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steamboat. nothing too fancy.

in other upcoming travel plans -- i am going to the berkshire hathaway annual in omaha (early may), and i'm going to pittsburgh to visit a friend for the weekend in late april.
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move in cad/usd killing me here.
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I plan to visit http://mytailor.com/ !
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what the hell.
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http://mytailor.com/ is a pretty fantastic site, CS. Visit there. All other decisions are empirically worse.
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You don't think http://mytailor.com/ is a great site Nestor?
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i just felt like i stepped into another universe there
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Another universe means another wardrobe, and http://mytailor.com/ has you covered!
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haha @ phi_

i'm working on a new research project that i'm really excited about. i'm trying to measure how fracking affects health outcomes--specifically a case study on the williston basin. it won't be quite the Big Deal that a forthcoming paper by janet currie et alia will be, but hopefully i'll make a good contribution to society.
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i mean, look at her fucking cv
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that sounds interesting, lucas. how well does a case study measure this type of thing, or are you using additional data as well?
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canadiansssss
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4 years ago
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For some reason I expected something different from a "fucking CV" ... I guess I have a dirty mind ...
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i'm using tons of data. i'm calling it a case study because fracking's effects will be different in ND compared to other places, so the external validity will be dubious (probably conservative estimates).
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its not a "plan" yet, but a dream.

i have a fair bit saved up (like enough to continue current lifestyle for 10 years without working). i'm mildly considering doing something crazy like taking two years off and going on a huge bike tour around the world.
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You should invest it all in Bitcoin Nestor!
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i dunno about all, but i think people should have a (very) low single digit percent of assets in bitcoin
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> i'm mildly considering doing something crazy like taking two years off and going on a huge bike tour

plan remains in the works.
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sounds great. would like to coordinate some plans if you're interested!
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at least for the first leg or two i'd like to go solo.

put myself out there and in a riskier situation than i'm used to daily.

if that changes i'll let you know
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yeah, well, maybe at some point during those two years, we can cross paths, intentionally or not. :)
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the ride starts in two weeks or so

i got one year off work

holy shit
 
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oh shit nestor! that's rad. so jealous. Likely though, you've earned it. sick.
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Email me if you're in the neighbourhood of the UK or Ireland Nestor!

martin@arp242.net
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i'm on my vacation. i want to ride to nordkapp
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cool, nestor! have a blog or anything where we can track you?

would love to meet up somewhere. i'll post my travel plans asap
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hmm, so i've been riding for the last 60 days... 4500km down, currently in plymouth uk... will email you carpet, heading east to be/nl in the next 7-10 days
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that 'hmm' was supposed to be an apology. sorry for not keeping y'all updated. you can find me on strava, if you'd like - just add me (i think all of you know my real name)
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9600km down, riding for 120 days... will be flying home from istanbul in about a month. weather is still good in greece, but don't think that will last for long.

thinking about buying a car and heading out west for a few months to ski until the spring, if that doesn't work out then i'll be going to india, se asia, or indonesia
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buss'd ambitions

i'll brb with some fresh ambition (i hope)

viva ttf!
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That seems like fun, nestor. Hope it was everything you wanted and more.
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Looks as if me and 3 others will be going into business (officially, with tax permits and what not) in a few months. Will be selling / fixing vape e-juices and mods and whatever we want related to vaping. It's helped us all stop smoking cigarettes and there is a large market for it out here in the Hill Country, but only one shop (and we all hate it) within 50 miles.
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ps. I still really don't care for capitalism as a system, but I have convinced my soon-to-be co-founders to operate under a cooperative structure, with decisions made democratically, to assuage some of my guilt. lol
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Currently working on selling all my stuff to move to New Zealand in two weeks.

I'm making quite a loss on some of this stuff, but I find that I care little. The "I can go anywhere" sense of freedom is quite liberating. I can keep the same job (I've been working remote for the last 2.5 years).

After New Zealand...? Who knows...
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phi:

y'all should start a blog asap, and gradually post basic fixes to different things. host on youtube and earn ad revenue from them.

also do reviews of products on the blog. contact manufacturers to get demo units. then after the review, use demo units for spare parts.

alternately, if you ever try to repair a customer's unit, but you inadvertently fubar it, offer them a demo unit for free as an upgrade to whatever they had.
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demo units useful.
need a legit blog to get demo units.
make a blog with a few reviews, and 2 new posts per week.
people would also like basic fix videos, and you could easilty make these while doing customers' work. post on youtube for marketing your business as willing to help for free with a video / notoriety as experts / money from ads
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I've been spitballing those very ideas around--save the basic fix videos, might give that a shot.

I don't see this really beginning for at least 6 months or so. We're going to operate purely via word-of-mouth and, essentially, out of the trunk as a trial phase. Person-to-person sales, with emphasis on customer service. idk. We'll see!
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cool

another thought then--maybe setup one regular location, even like a table in a small shopping center or something, to at least give you an address to use for listings on google and yelp and stuff. this could even just be a weekly thing, like saturday afternoons. might also help with credibility if people know where they can find you later
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Not a bad idea. Doubt we'd be able to secure a public place to sell for now ... Brenham isn't the friendliest little town. But maybe we could work out a deal with another company that has some space out front.