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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Post your reasons. Here is mine. I logged into a customer's server and I see this:

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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
It's a great day because I don't have class till 2, I've got all my readings done for all my classes, and I've even been studying a little bit every day for a test on wednesday (I'm gonna fuckin ace that shit).
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
Today is a good day because at the Publishing department meeting, I was recognized for stepping up and helping shoot the last 2 days. The meeting was good because we only talked about the positive things that we have been improving upon for the last 4 months. I actually enjoy meetings at work.
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bluet
because this thread was created <3
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Got a Valentine!
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
at lunch, it started to snow big cotton balls all over the place.
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nestor
nestor
weird, I just rode my bike again today for the first time in months
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oh, I'm going to boston tomorrow (well, thursday really) for the harvard model un.

prty!
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asemisldkfj
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uh how long will you be in Boston?
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nestor
nestor
4 days I think :)
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asemisldkfj
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um, want to hang out?
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
asemi seems so unsure about this.
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nestor
nestor
haha

maybe - I have a ridiculously busy schedule but I think I have nights off / I might not show up to the entire thing. Maybe you could e-mail me your number so if things look up I could give you a shout?
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nestor
also I have no clue what to do in boston...
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
done.
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
See if Toxic Narcotic is playing a show!
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nestor
Japanther is playing, I missed them when they were in London so I sorta feel obligated to see them!
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
When i arrived at my morning coffee shop, they were playing my favorite Neil Young song.
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lucas
i ❤ demo
it's payday! (2/11)
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bluet
because i was home alone...for a while
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Did vocals on Guitar hero on Expert. Owned it!

Also this:

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3346/picture2qx7.png

I won 3 of these.
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bluet
because i ate three oranges :)
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
because I woke up at 8:42 ready to do things and live
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bluet
because it's friday!
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
because I have next Monday off. woo Presidents Day. U-S-A.
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
I'm happy. we actually get presidents day off this year!
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I work on Presidents Day ... again. WOO.

Valentine and I are going to spend tomorrow baking cookies and having a picnic. I love girly girls.
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DaGr8Gatzby
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Awwww that's so cute phi_. You're like ants at a picnic!

Anyways, enough sappy boohooeyness. It's a good day because my parents are still out of town.
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bluet
because saturday is press up day
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Party at Gatz's place?
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bluet
because i got out of bed
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DaGr8Gatzby
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shit I wish. All this damn rain has put a damper on all plans.
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I don't have a place to sleep tonight, party at Gatz'? haha
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Why did you not tell me that? :(
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bluet
because there was cake
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
You don't respond to AIM or texts, Gatz, that's why. I thought we were besties. :(
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> Valentine and I are going to spend tomorrow baking cookies and having a picnic. I love girly girls.

:D!
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
decided it was a good idea to go out with my roommate after he got out of work (he gets out at like 9 PM). I am feeeeeeeeeeeeeling good right now. and I have to wake up in about four hours.
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bluet
because i got to meet people from somalia
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
because of stargazer lilies and a hand-delivered lunch :)

<3
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
My friend and I want to go volunteer for Habitat for Humanity for a while.

But I don't like Christian organizations. So I'm torn.
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asemisldkfj
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I didn't even know they were Christian.
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Ecumenical ... so not that Christian. I just don't like volunteering for religious ministries.
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
I have this same issue with chik-fil-a
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bluet
because i was tired, and i had time to sleep
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Bem Vindo!? Que Legal! Tudo bem FreeBSD, que vc fazendo!

SunOS unknown 5.10 Generic_137137-09 sun4u sparc SUNW,UltraAX-i2 e minha amiga, e ela queria falar com vc!
 
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dbrown
because i was ready to live solo!
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bluet
because i never had to get dressed
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
because it was raining on the way to work, not snowing! <3 :D
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lucas
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it was? weird.
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bluet
because my throat became not sore again, woo!
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Because Étrangère made an appearance!
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I did?
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lucas
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because this was printed on the cover of my school's newspaper today: "Lucas! You are now a superlative."
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Because my better half and I had date night last night. Ate Thai food, watched a movie, hung out with friends. Great night.
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I like her shirt
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Pretty.

phi_: What thai place did you go to?
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
the dude in the background makes me laugh. looks like he passed the fucked out.
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
hahaha, I thought that was funny too.
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bluet
can't beat sunglasses and a cap inside
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
today is a good day because it is Friday, I have Monday off, I am listening to good music, I had a ton of Indian food for lunch, I am listening to headphones at work, and probably some more stuff I forget.
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
spring break started today and our psych quiz got turned into a take home quiz!
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
> looks like he passed the fucked out.

He was, when he wasn't hitting on the waitress. haha.

Gatz: little place called Thai Time on West Rd @ Hwy 6. Not bad.
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
You should hit up Thai Cottage.
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that is a good day for sure, Chiken.
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
... because my annual evaluation included the phrase 'projection mafia'.
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lucas
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i got a letter from a website visitor!
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nestor
nestor
!
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
* test drove bikes
* talked with the coolest girl at work for like an hour
* got a job interview on Monday
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kitty
never will
it rained
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nestor
nestor
i took pictures of naked people today.
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
from a cave we saw fog born from the sea roll in and leave

the sun danced on my face through her hair
he felt the way i do when he heard my music

she balanced them high, and simply. they were shrines to both impermanence and joy.

;]
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Um

Daniel, that was exquisite.
 
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arun
keep smiling !
because i got a hike! :)
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lucas
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eric greene called me!
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
got my keys back from the bar!
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Luke brought me awesome things to eat while at work :D
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Ice Cream cake at 9AM!

LUKE CAN'T A FAT DICCKK!!!

- Snoop Dogg, Track 2, The Chronic
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lucas
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i can a fat dick!
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
"Luke can eat a fat dick yeah... "
-Snoop/Dr. Dre

(You might not want to can this one)
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lucas
i ❤ demo
only if it's yours
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
hmm
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dʎuuɐp
i'd like to can this discussion
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
I wouldn't. I'm loving it.
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
EVERYTHING IS SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
gatz: i just wanted to throw down a different use of 'can'. keepin' it goin!
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Played pool and darts with some /b/-tards last night. Fun, fun.
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lucas
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today sucks.

* my econometrics presentation was disappointing--especially because it comprises 8% of my course mark.
* i found out that there aren't any teaching opportunities for the 2009-2010 academic year in my department.
* i have a colonoscopy tomorrow, so i have a fun day of bowel prep ahead of me.
* classes were canceled on wednesday and friday, but this morning they were uncanceled.
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Got called hot by THREE different girls in the past 24 hours.
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
can you spare one?
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Dude, I can spare two. One of them has a thing for skinny, vegan dudes anyway! (I don't know why, but damn she gets squirmy around them.)
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DaGr8Gatzby
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Lol. Shit. That's all you asemi.

I worked out, got a haircut, showered, turned in a form to U of H. Today has been REALLY productive.
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> damn she gets squirmy around them

gross
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phi_
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> gross

IT'S LIKE A SWAMP.
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
cool, I can go vegan again.
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lucas
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wasted three hours on tedious math only to learn that it's too technical for an exam. but i improved my chaining skills in the process.

i had some good interaction with classmates. for once.

i'm smiling
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Friend of a friend said I was hotter than my brother, which has had me bragging all day. (My brother and I have some issues.)
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lucas
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perhaps you should resolve your issues in a threesome with said friend.

..

..

horrified? :x
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'd be more horrified if my brother didn't have this preoccupation with playing the "penis game" from Waiting....
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I called B&H about free return shipping for my finicky used lens...he gave it to me!
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lucas
i ❤ demo
duh :p
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lucas
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i got results using two different data types!

. reg strfemcap femfarmcap

      Source |       SS       df       MS              Number of obs =      17
-------------+------------------------------           F(  1,    15) =   16.98
       Model |  7.4103e-13     1  7.4103e-13           Prob > F      =  0.0009
    Residual |  6.5445e-13    15  4.3630e-14           R-squared     =  0.5310
-------------+------------------------------           Adj R-squared =  0.4998
       Total |  1.3955e-12    16  8.7218e-14           Root MSE      =  2.1e-07

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   strfemcap |      Coef.   Std. Err.      t    P>|t|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
  femfarmcap |   .0003217    .000078     4.12   0.001     .0001553     .000488
       _cons |   6.15e-08   8.84e-08     0.70   0.498    -1.27e-07    2.50e-07
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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nestor
nestor
finally got a suit
charcoal, 2 button, pleated pants, no cuff
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
ew @ pleats
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
What? Pleats are hot.

Except when you sit down.
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
woops, I thought you said "especially when you sit down" at first. I just think they look gross and stupid. I don't think I've worn pleated pants since I was a kid.
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DaGr8Gatzby
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I used to be big into pleats ... now though ... not so much.
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lucas
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it snowed. :)
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lucas
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i got two unexpected (large) checks from my health insurance company for compensation on some claims from october.
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lucas
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i found out that i got the high score on my econometrics final exam. :D
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bluet
http://what.cd/torrents.php?id=480639&torrentid=888873
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lucas
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bro scored 150gb? :D
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lucas
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payday. /o/
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nestor
nestor
:)
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
there was a boy sleeping on a futon next to the street just across from my house. his house was being cleaned, and he woke up when I walked by and smiled at me. :)
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
my moped is running again!!
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Awesome!
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lucas
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my grades are all posted--i got an A- in microeconomics and an A in econometrics ii. :D
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
It's been dark all day, with birds chirping
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lucas
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i finally saw becky wear the pants that i bought her in january
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Woke up next to the cutest girl around, then she paraded around with one of my shirts on. She smiled at me and I was happy for the first time in months.
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lucas
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:)
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
yay :)
I've got jealous eyes
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lucas
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weird
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
haha, jealous eyes?
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Yeah, that's one of those stereotypical things that actually makes sense to me
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
haha, okay
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lucas
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i got an $80 check from a doctor because i got some of last year's claims authorized
i got a call from bcbs saying that they are paying me for an rx claim from last year

/o/
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
worked on and rode my moped
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
got books and goodies from lr!!
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
It was dark with ominous-looking skies for the 2-hour drive to my parents' house. The world was saturated with green. :D
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Letter, photo, and assignment from bluet in the mail! :D

Should I wait to reply until you've moved?
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bluet
> Should I wait to reply until you've moved?

Yes, please. :)
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
(yesterday...)

The worst thing to happen all day was I spilled a Dr. Pepper in my lap. It was the best day in nearly a month.
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nestor
that's a pretty good day. how's the job situation
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
The best day in the past month involved me spilling Dr. Pepper on me and staining my friend's couch.

(not well.)
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yesterday was not a good day. I did my best to avoid total disaster and was marginally successful. But it suffices to say... today will be less horrible... I hope.
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
"Every inch of you spells out disaster"
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lucas
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:o

i went rock climbing outside today (as opposed to in a gym). it was great!
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bluet
Because I got a new lens in the mail! :D
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Because a girl haven't seen since high school stole her mom's car, a six pack, and drove to my place in the middle of the night. Haha.
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Does she have anything to do with your one line only post? :-o
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
first continuously sunny day in a couple of weeks!
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
got accepted to pitt
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phi_
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Etrangere: no, different girls.
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lucas
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chiken: nice!
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
got my new lens

washed my dreads all awesome like
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lucas
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lens lovin'?
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
I used LaTeX, Stata, and R to produce my elementary statistics report.
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
share!
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
went on a photo walk with friends!
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Got a job! Overnight maintenance at WalMart. Woo. :(
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
An ex of mine did that for a while, too. He loathed the job :-\
(good luck!)
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Last night involved drinks and live music in the middle of main street, then hot springs!
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Etrangere: A job is a job. I've never cared what it is--I spent 18 months shelving books at a library--just as long as it pays my bills. Which, thankfully, is not very much.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I think it would be fun shelving books in a library :)
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
It's really not as fun as it sounds. Once I got assigned to periodicals it was, however. That was a great gig.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
> hot springs

which hot springs? i was at one, too!
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
You were at Norris with AJ and Mike, I'm assuming. We went to Bozeman Hot Springs because we ran out of time to drive out to Norris.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i hate social networking websites
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d2enGGvKFY
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
psh, I spent like four years shelving books :).
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9 years ago
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maple
i like large datasets
was in a wedding last night. drank outrageous amount of drinks all day. almost zero hangover. not sure why
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I've never experienced a hangover from vodka (or everclear). Were you drinking vodka (or everclear)?
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
becky: i'll get you the worst hangover of your life with vodka.

tell me when you want to try this.
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
load up on sugary mixers?
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
CHALLENGE
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9 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
>psh, I spent like four years shelving books :).

How much of that was DDC vs. LCC? :D

note: Wow I should have know there were acronyms for each ;]
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
100% DDC, sucker
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
trolled the "evolution vs creationism" poll on facebook. pwned some creationists in teh face.

(still can't believe that creationism is winning)
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
hehe chiken I can see your posts. they update on my facebook, but I cannot see the other people talking :P
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
heres a snippet.

someone made a remark about how jesus will be coming back and all us evolutionists and atheists will be jumping off a cliff with our tails between our legs.

me > So when is jesus showin up? people have been saying he should be arriving soon but he still hasn't come. i want to know cause i have some questions to ask him.

some religious zealot > You one day may very well eat those words dave.Christianity has sadly been changed so much.Christianity is now a very sad religion full of lies and Hypocrites,It is sad that Jesus will come and end evil death and suffering.That Gods followers will be rewarded. It also is said that the hour in which these things are to take place are unknown. If you have questions you been ask them now,when it happens i doubt talking will be on Jesus list of things to do.lol
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
You know screw trolling creationists... It's all about population control trolling. Liquidate the poor!
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
i hate to say it, but that would take care of a lot of the religious problem
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
religion isn't a problem. people forcing their beliefs on others is a problem.
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9 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
> 100% DDC, sucker

LCC > DDC. Yes.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Watch those words, dp.
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9 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
LCC? DDC? What are you guys talking about?
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I have a preference for DDC simply because I know it. LCC is totally foreign to me.

they're library cataloging systems, Carpetsmoker. Dewey and Library of Congress.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
oh and it was a good day because I hung out with kids at the aquarium all day. I need a new job.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Hung out with my good buddy all afternoon.

Spent half an hour shootin the shit with some chick that works at B&N. \o/
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9 years ago
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bluet
Because everything worked out.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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i went on a rapturous drive tonight!
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9 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
i went on worldwide photo walk in Fremont in the Niles district :]

spent time at the Essanay Silent Film Museum -- bad ass motion cameras.
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
VLC

http://www.davidontiveros.com/SkyDive-Jump1.avi
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9 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
good shit -- commented :]
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
got my EFF shirt for becoming a member.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Wish I could see that, Gatz :(
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Use VLC or Add me on Facebook.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
re-added
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
got my car back from the auto body shop

now i get to work out some rust spots on the back hatch.
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Starting writing a blog post on some enterprise authentication techniques i've used... realized I was writing a book around the time I hit chapter 3.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Dude, I am workin shit out.

o/
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Gatz, did they let you choose your music for that video? Because it was awesome and seemed fitting. Mine was so shitty in comparison
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Yes They did. I have good taste don't I? They allow you to bring two tracks on a CD.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Did not puke on my friend's carpet today. \o/
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9 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
I got pulled over for making an illegal U-turn at around 4am off with a warning (second time in a week I got a warning). My luck is running thin. Last week I got pulled over for expired registration tags.
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9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Turns out I didn't fail that drug teat after all! Just got the call, they want me in Friday at 12pm for orientation.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
amazing!
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
How did you pull that off...
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9 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
got an interview scheduled
received a grant & financial aid
photos in the a.m.
filming past midnight
good chats
received vehicle registration
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
going on a date tomorrow with a girl who messaged me on facebook because of what I said to some racist motherfucker in a mutual friend's status update comments.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Very nice, asemi!

Have fun!

(and pics or it didn't happen)
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I have the convenient excuse of no camera on my phone :). I could post pictures of this girl but that would be creepy.

I guess I didn't really post this in the right thread, but I wanted to share.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Nah, man. It's cool!
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Damn this Fresca hits the spot
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
told you
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I love waking up to the sounds of the city. It might become a lonely sound with enough time and the right mood, but for now it's fantastic.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
let's assume that ben gibbard knows about the seattle noise: ``and out on the street / are so many possibilities to not be alone''
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I like that.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
waking up and going to sleep in total silence and darkness weirds me out.
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
Because I didn't feel hopeless and depressed.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I didn't know you felt hopeless and depressed previously... :( What's up? Glad you're feeling better today!
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
got a full time job offer
am awesomely drunk (a tiny girl matched me on it too)

hope everything turns out ok bluet.
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
finally found a version of qt designer that vlc liked and it is finally installed on my centos 5.3 machine!
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i got two requests on couchsurfing.com today! :D

three girls are staying in my apartment tonight. :o
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9 years ago
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bluet
You've got room for that? :o
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
girls can stack
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
go larz!
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
moved from toronto back to london - got the photo lr :)
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
oh yeah, and i signed a job offer today. starting late august 2010 (after my yet-planned four month trip) i will be an analyst, mergers & acquisitions - bank of montreal capital markets group
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Awesome!
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
nestor: i'm smilin'
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
it was a good week! Montreal/NYC.
 
9 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
Saw a lovely girl, who works downstairs, after a long time. Thought she had left. And Pink Floyd is doing wonders in my head.
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
finally got a job. for the next 4 months i will be unloading packages for UPS at 5:30 am
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Good gig. *thumbs up*
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
pool, sun, food, people, conversation, conversation, conversation.
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
found out my two very good friends are getting married :)
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Are you going to be their photographer? :D
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
i hope not
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
in the wedding party?
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
it's my birthday
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
Yay! Happy birthday, nestor!
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NESTOR!
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
thanks dudes
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Oh, I have good news:

+ coinstarred $120 in coins.
+ missed lit class last Friday, so the professor and I sat down and went over what I missed and got my term paper assignment (due next week :-\).
+ mom and my brother's girlfriend put forth an ultimatum, and I have to bake more cookies tonight.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
what? happy birthday!
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
Thanks lr :)
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
happy birthday!

I picked a bunch of choke cherries with the folks today
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9 years ago
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bluet
> + mom and my brother's girlfriend put forth an ultimatum, and I have to bake more cookies tonight.

:D
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Happy day-late birthday, bpa

(how old are you?)
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
21. i can now legally drink in the usa (i have been able to in ontario for two years).
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
heh yeah i remember coming back from brazil for college and getting ID'ed... I was pissed.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Hmm, I didn't think you were that young. :-o
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i have another couchsurfer today! i had one a couple days ago.
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
> Hmm, I didn't think you were that young

why? i'm just finishing my final year of undergrad. admittedly i do work a lot more than most other undergrads.. both of the last two summers were in intense summer positions.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Yeah, it's the workload that tweaked my perception of you
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i got a new fridge.

p.s. where's gatz?
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
it's his birthday!
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Some frat boys managed to get me to try one of their burgers on my way home today. I was annoyed because I was late to shower and get to work, but (surprisingly) it was delicious!
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
at 10am?
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
more like 10:25, but yeah
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
Because I got a photo from lucas!
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
yes! /o/

see, bluet, i don't need a scanner to share my darkroom photography with people. i just need some stamps. :)
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
I guess you're right. :)

Maybe I'll get Étrangère's mailing tomorrow? :D
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
my program office (for business) was trying to prevent me from getting business credits to graduate from the probability and stats classes i'm enrolled in (they claimed it wasn't "beneficial to my career"). i talked to my probability prof (who used to be a quantitative analyst at a hedge fund) and he sent a scathing e-mail to the program office people. it was amazing
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9 years ago
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bluet
Sounds like a badass professor.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
No kidding! Awesome, nestor.

I acted tonight for the first time ever. Scar makeup, bloody shovel, bloody chain wrapped around one fist, and 20 zombies.

I'm amazing.
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9 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Playing a zombie sounds cool. Should be easy enough for me too ;)
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I saw the pics, phi_

You were by far the most subtle zombie
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
WE WEREN'T ZOMBIES

We were survivors during the zombie apocalypse!
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i'm declaring it the first day of fall! <3
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
Photographed this weekend, on chief joseph highway and beartooth highway (and a little jaunt into jellystone) with some friends and professors from school.

The school had "Mamiya day" on friday which is when a representative from Mamiya comes to our school and brings a bunch of sweet expensive film and digital medium format cameras for people to play with and photograph yellowstone on the weekend. it also means lots of free film from my professors. I shot 3 or 4 rolls on a sexy Hasselblad as well.
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9 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
your school?
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
my old school
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
(yesterday) because I went climbing for the first time in something like 9 months

and I'm sore :D
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
a girl i contacted about a month ago about modeling finally responded to me. she has a great, natural look, and i'm really excited to go on a shoot with her! :D
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
photos?
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
yeah. i don't actively shoot guns
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
got a ta position for intro finance
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Good job, nestor!

I got laid today! For the first time in like 9 months.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that is a good thing
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
chastity is underrated
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
snowshoed around 2 times! and took some "cool" photos
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i got a text message from mary in middlepits
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
+ zombie shoot
+ met a cute. 4'9" punk girl
+ got into a loud argument with a 6'4" girl at the bar about how much I hate Tchaikovsky or however you spell his Ruski name.
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
:D
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
- Today is my 6 month dread anniversary!
- Met up with my friends from school that I haven't seen in about a year and a half
- Drove for 5 hours
- Made some awesome burgers with a coffee rub and some homemade bbq sauce.
- Added a table downstairs for more work space, reorganizing desk
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
installed windows 7 pro, pretty bitch even though it took me 4 hours to figure out i needed to update my bios in order for it to run smoothly.
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i got a roll of ektar processed at costco. about thirteen of the exposures are pretty good--a few are amazing.

i got the roll processed, 35 prints, and a cd of the scans for $8.08 total. not a bad deal, eh?

for some reason, my cd-rom isn't working at the moment, so i can't check out their scan quality.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Ate at our favorite soup shack with my roommate
Met up with two other guys and went to see Zombieland
Went to one of their houses to gorge on various free desserts
Laughed so hard tears appeared
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Beautiful day, long walk, halfway through a bottle of mad dog, and no cares in the world. Best day in a long, long time.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
:)
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
Installed MPC, and all of a sudden the currently playing song was displayed in my dwm bar. I didn't knowmy old status script could do that! :D
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Turns out my mp3 grenade made it to the TSA blog twice =P

They concluded it'd be a bad idea to try and bring it on a plane. Surprise Surprise.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
"I would also suggest not packing the new novelty grenade MP3 player in your carry-on or checked bags. Not only will you be delayed and possibly miss your flight, but you could also end up spending some quality time with law enforcement officers."

do they think that someone manufactures this? silly.
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I had requests to sell them =/

While I am cold and heartless in my dialogue, I hardly need someones death on my hands so it stays a unique object in a box at my apt.
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
I got 15 points added to my midterm because the professor used a vector and forgot to put the following line:

#include <vector>

SHAZAM! Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

My assembly program also ran at 100%.
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
What class are you taking? Sounds like fun stuff.
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
those mp3 grenades are pretty bitchin.
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
nny: the grenade part works as well?!
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
got told i did an excellent job at work (after two weeks of management telling me how shitty i was doing).

got my foobar upnp server setup and able to stream over the internet.

did 63/67 calc problems.
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
got 90% on my probability midterm, yay
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Nice job all around, boys.
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
Because my lunch box lasted me all day, and I slayed a vicious calc problem.
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
got a 78% on my calc test. i know, pretty shitty, but considering only 8 in a class of 24 got over 70% and highest grade was an 88, i'm pretty happy. in all actuality i shoulda had an A but it's been close to 4 years since i've done any kind of real math and i am finding out i've forgotten a lot of algebra and trig techniques.
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9 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I had beer yesterday. It was delicious. My empty kegs for continued brewing shenanigans have arrived and are ready for pickup.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Got the prints for my show next week in the mail today! Nicely packed, and lovely-looking. :D
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Sweet hope it goes well. Art is fucking hard yo.
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
in the mail? or ups?
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/4177939834/
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
ups
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8 years ago
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i cleaned a lot, did all my laundry, and read a stack of accumulated newspapers.
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8 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
My last final was today ... woo hoo!
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8 years ago
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bluet
Mine was yesterday. Woo hoo hoo!
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8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
spent the day in Taupo, NZ.. did some shopping for some travel essentials, bought a cheap soprano ukulele to travel with, and soaked in some sweet hot springs, similar to Mammoth Hot Springs in jellystone.
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
you better update your website constantly with the pics you take
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8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I'm kind of slacking on the pics... i'll get into it soon!
 
8 years ago
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LLF
___
It's been a good day because it's been exactly 1 week since it last rained h- wait no that's not good :|

Well, it's been a good day because I remembered LOLCode. LOLCode is hilarious. and believe me, it works. Though PHP is better D:
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Today, I:

- got my teeth checked and cleaned (still cavity-free!)
- got my eyes dilated/checked (no change from several years ago)
- bought a nice sweater for my brother for Christmas
- printed my mother's procrastinated Christmas letters for her at the UPS Store
- devoured a $5, 1' Subway sandwich + free cookie
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8 years ago
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> got my teeth checked and cleaned (still cavity-free!)

i thought you said that your family doesn't waste money on dentistry

i'm so constantly confused about you
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
No, you're confusing the conversation about going to the doctor when sick (which we never do).

My dad gets his teeth checked once a year, and my mom every two. They like to keep my brother's and my teeth checked up on more than their own...especially mine, for reasons you're already aware of.
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8 years ago
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> No, you're confusing the conversation about going to the doctor when sick (which we never do).

i'm most assuredly not. we were talking about it while stopped at main & 19th headed northbound.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Our family has always gone regularly to the dentist and optometrist. There's nothing else I can say.
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
and thus my confusion
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
doctors want to kill you and harvest your organs. i saw it on the internet. it must be true.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Only the really healthy ones. Otherwise they'll make more money off of you being sick.

SHIT I'M HEALTHY
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
word?
bluet's avatar
8 years ago
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bluet
Word.

http://comakid.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/word-yo.jpg
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
letterz n shit, yo
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
working on xmas eve has it's simple pleasures... no lines, less traffic, pedestrians are in a better mood.

hot cocoa ftw.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I got a vacuum! \o/
Fsmart's avatar
8 years ago
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Fsmart
:)
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
> I got a vacuum!

sweet! i wanted to get you one, but all of the vacuums at costco were super expensive.

i'm glad you got one!
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8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
greetings!

from sioux falls, SD
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
It's really cold out.
andyp's avatar
8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
made about 70 pieces of gyoza from scratch today.. ate about 25 :-o
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
left shithole USA, i mean Dansville, Illinois
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
You were in both South Dakota and Illinois in less than 11 hrs? Where are you going...?
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
pittsburgh! just arrived like an hour ago
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
do you believe that love is gonna last forever?
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
'course not
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
that was a pointed question to chiken, larz. what if you taint his answer!?

srsly, what do you think, chiken?
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
oh, i thought it was an open question.

didn't he already answer?
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
of course love will last forever
dannyp's avatar
8 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
love is gonna save us.
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
love can definitely last forever.
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8 years ago
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got all moved into my place and met 3 of my 7 roommates, all of which are foreign. so im the only american living in the place. kind of a nice suprise, though. found out the room is furnished so i dont have to go buy a bed, desk, and computer chair! saving money!
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8 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
hitch hiked down to the south island!

I arrived at the harbor exactly on time to check my bag and hop on the ferry to the South Island.

hitching was relatively easy and it ended up taking 5 separate rides to get from Tongariro national park to Wellington.

arrived at a cool backpackers in Blenheim and its now 3am just got done drinking beers and talking to people all night.
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
nice!
Fsmart's avatar
8 years ago
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Fsmart
haha
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
timed myself walking to the main campus. from house to campus: 1 hour. from campus to house: 30 minutes. total distance round trip: 4 miles.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Why does it take you twice as long to get there?
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
i stopped to open a checking account
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
hahah
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
.... seems a long way around timing yourself opening a checking account.
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8 years ago
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nestor
nestor
went to see norman finkelstein with this cool girl. i suspect she is into me
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
she could be a soviet spy.
nestor's avatar
8 years ago
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nestor
nestor
she's pretty english (2nd gen) but it's true, she could be a double agent..
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
sounds good
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8 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Nestor from TTF: The Spy who Shagged Me
 
8 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
Made my day: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ah … no/c0hkuyq
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
That's amazing, arun. Thank you for linking us.
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
plenty of reasons why this day was so great!

best one definitely that i got major kudos on my presentation on the future of telecommunications policy from the professor!

but really because of today im the happiest i've been in months!
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Met some Romanian guy in the parking lot of CVS, he gave me a CD of Moldovian music he was jamming out to in his car.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
only you, phi_...
andyp's avatar
8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
took a dip in the pacific!
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Look at the Atlantic, it looked cold... decided to go back inside.
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I love my mom. :D

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/phi_/fb.png
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.nycresistor.com/2010/03/01/march-m … #more-2549
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
it was a good day, yesterday, when I was rollin' around with the hump pumped and all the windows down
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I love it when the radio stations do throw-backs
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Another 90s-at-noon favorite... Poison!
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Damn I'm dominating this thread. No one else has anything good happen during their days? Sucks.

I got to use my extra-large coverage umbrella today! And even though I got another headache, I ate some Tylenol, did 100 jumping jacks, and felt much better. /o/
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I hate umbrellas. I gotta stiff arm them during my commutes to avoid having my eyes gouged out. That sounds like an exageration, but some crazy asshole like straight up went for my eye two weeks ago during a rain storm. I took his fucking umbrella with me when i was walking.

I was not please by this small comfort as I was soaked and that was literally one of fifteen umbrellas I had to seriously work to keep from slamming me in the face at eye level on that block alone. I FREAKING DESPISE SHORT SELFISH BASTARDS WITH MASSIVE UMBRELLAS. I ALMOST LOST MY GODDAMNED EYES YET AGAIN.

I shit you not I made people like jump away from me when I through no conscious desire actually growled during that commute.

I have come very close to grabbing umbrellas and snapping them into pieces. Listen, I love an umbrella as much as the next person, but DO NOT TRY TO STAB MY EYES OUT WITH THEM. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS RIGHT AND GOOD. I NEED MY EYES FOR WOMEN AND BEER!!!!
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Weird, I thought the mouth was used for beer.
phi_'s avatar
8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
That's because you're a woman.
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I have umbrella rage.
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
wrote a goal statement for a couple of scholarships that didn't contain the phrase "goatse the world".
bluet's avatar
8 years ago
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bluet
Got a job as a "Scientific Programmer" at Simula: http://simula.no/
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
awesome! congrats.
 
8 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
Congrats, bluet. What will you be programming there ?
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
i am very antigramming myself.
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8 years ago
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bluet
> Congrats, bluet. What will you be programming there ?

My first project will be making a box that triggers some cameras at precisely the same moment. The cameras will be used for taking pictures of the same object from different angles, so the pictures they take should be of the object at the same instant.

The cameras can be triggered over Ethernet, but network latencies vary so much that the cameras get their signals up to several milliseconds different from each other.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Maybe use a light indicator. Most DSLRs accept IR control now... directional laser bursts at range should work. (red lasers in infrared range).

That would be one way of doing it.

What sort of latency between trigger call and shutter initiation is acceptable?

Sounds like a fun project regardless. I've done some DSLR control from chips before. It's pretty easy.

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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
PS

Laser + fiber optic cable = bendy punchy awesome light transmission.
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8 years ago
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bluet
By the way, the cameras we use are the Basler Pilots:

http://www.baslerweb.com/beitraege/beitrag_en_48495.html

> What sort of latency between trigger call and shutter initiation is acceptable?

The latencies themselves don't matter, as we'll be sending triggers at a constant rate. The requirement is that the latencies should be consistent between cameras.

> Laser + fiber optic cable = bendy punchy awesome light transmission.

Fiber optic cable would be one more cable. Each camera has a single connector for power and I/O, so you can run everything through one cable.
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
My better-half and I are officially together.

This will either be the best decision I've ever made or the worst. Either way I'm sticking with it.
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8 years ago
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Martin
ping (... or otherwise communicate) with the camera's at a set interval, get the latency for that, and use it to send out the signals at different times.

Cheap and implemented fast w/o new hardware ... Not sure how well it will work in real life ...
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Okay, well datasheet shows a second I/O port. I am GUESSING that the camera can be controlled somewhat from that port.

Use the Gigabit for storage link and trigger off the I/O from an XBee GPIO pin set.

Might work, assuming you can figure out how to work that second I/O port.

Would mean, no extra wires. Low cost. And predictable, and very very small delays.

Probably no loss of xml descriptor data from cameras either, assuming you can fire from one I/O while feeding data on the other. Which I am guessing is something that "just happens".

Fun project regardless.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Bluet I like the sound of your project!

ballsy, phi_ :o
bluet's avatar
8 years ago
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bluet
> Okay, well datasheet shows a second I/O port. I am GUESSING that the camera can be controlled somewhat from that port.

Yeah, there's a mode where the camera starts the exposure when an I/O pin goes high.

> Use the Gigabit for storage link and trigger off the I/O from an XBee GPIO pin set.

What? Why would I need, or want, an XBee?

> Would mean, no extra wires. Low cost. And predictable, and very very small delays.

What would be the "extra wires"? The cameras need at least two cables, one for Ethernet and one for power and I/O.

> Probably no loss of xml descriptor data from cameras either, assuming you can fire from one I/O while feeding data on the other. Which I am guessing is something that "just happens".

XML? I don't think I understand.
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8 years ago
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the law is no protection
hung out with a kid I tutor. his mom asked me if I'd be willing to do a Big Brother-esque thing with him. I couldn't do it while I was tutoring because the place I tutored at prohibited it, but tutoring's done for the summer so I can now. we went bowling and got ice cream and played video games. it was wicked fun.
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
> Okay, well datasheet shows a second I/O port. I am GUESSING that the camera can be controlled somewhat from that port.

Yeah, there's a mode where the camera starts the exposure when an I/O pin goes high.

>> Use the Gigabit for storage link and trigger off the I/O from an XBee GPIO pin set.

> What? Why would I need, or want, an XBee?

To raise the exposure pin high?

>> Would mean, no extra wires. Low cost. And predictable, and very very small delays.

> What would be the "extra wires"? The cameras need at least two cables, one for Ethernet and one for power and I/O.

I assume it doesn't do POE then. But you can trigger the cameras off of ethernet if you wish. You don't need to use the second port. But if you are concerned about network latency, then using an alternate controlled network to trigger the exposure would be advantageous. Thus my suggestion of using xbees. An isolated mesh network could operate the second I/O port and would not require any extra wiring.

>> Probably no loss of xml descriptor data from cameras either, assuming you can fire from one I/O while feeding data on the other. Which I am guessing is something that "just happens".

> XML? I don't think I understand.

The cameras apparently produce a bunch of data about the shots they take. Including an XML response. I am guessing it contains info like, time of shot duration of exposure and so on.

Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I liked something about today. It was UPS!

I have a new duvet coming in the mail (early birthday present!) and they kindly did not just abandon it on my steps. They tried once...came back the next day and tried again...and are coming back a third time, tomorrow!

I could just pick it up at the sorting center, but I like our UPS guy (and my down insert needs a washing anyway) so I'm just going to wait.

UPS online tracking is awesome (and stays up-to-the-minute), delivery attempts are considerate and persistent, and late-night-pickup is a comforting alternative for those in a rush.

...This just reminds me again how much Fedex is fucking garbage. Their tracking sucks balls and is not up-to-date, they "deliver" packages by "leaving them at front door" when nothing has actually been left, their claims department is full of rude people, packages occasionally show up 15 days after being "delivered", and even if they haven't lost your package, you are not allowed to come fetch it from the sorting center.

<3 UPS!
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Two funny fedex stories.

I am wandering outside my apt when I lived in the bronx. Just had a pleasant lunch. Decided to call fedex to ask why a package hadn't been delivered yet. They kindly informed me that my address did not exist. So we confirmed my address. They say "the driver could not find the building". I respond, "Well seeing as how the building takes up a square city block I find it difficult to believe that he could not find it." To which he responds "well the address is not in our system." At this point I am nearing the entrance to my building and low and behold I see a fedex truck stopping to deliver packages. So I pull the fedex guy over and tell him to explain to the fedex people on the phone that the address exists. Good times.

Next is from a friend and slightly better...

My friend Nate works for a telco. Their datacenter is right across the street from fedex. They order a large device super rush delivery. They pay them extra to ensure they are the first delivery of the day. So they are expecting and waiting for the delivery. They watch as trucks start leaving the fedex depot... none come their way. They trickle to a stop... no more trucks are leaving. None have come to them. So they call fedex. Fedex responds "Our driver is having difficulty finding your location." So he says "Okay go to your window. You see that guy jumping up and down and waving... that's me." They shortly dispatch a truck from the facility to drive their box across the street.

=P
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8 years ago
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yeah fedex drivers are pretty stupid. while in butte, i witnessed one of the drivers park his truck on a hill, not put on the parking brake, and jump out and deliver a package. needless to say the truck started drifting backwards towards a busy street. he just threw the package down, busted ass for the truck and luckily got the parking brake on right as it hit the sidewalk.
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8 years ago
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wow, I'm shocked. I thought all fedex drivers were all phd's.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Carpetsmoker, imagine if we held Fedex truck drivers in the same high regard as captains of merchant vessels in the 15th Century.
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8 years ago
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Hahaha all those stories are so awesome.

They also told me on the phone that my address doesn't exist and/or that the driver couldn't find it...that was after they had told me (via online tracking) that they had delivered to it already.

UH HUH.
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i've never had a bad fedex experience, and i've probably had over 40 fedex shipments. they lost one of my packages once, but the claim was handled quickly.

étrangère: i know your one fedex experience sucked, but damn--it was just one (to my knowledge).

------

for fun:

> Their tracking sucks balls and is not up-to-date

they always have been for me. you experienced an anomaly.

> they "deliver" packages by "leaving them at front door" when nothing has actually been left

do you honestly think this is standard procedure? it isn't.

> their claims department is full of rude people

my experience was positive, but i've only had one interaction.

> packages occasionally show up 15 days after being "delivered"

how many times has this happened? "occasionally" implies more than once.

> and even if they haven't lost your package, you are not allowed to come fetch it from the sorting center

you most certainly are. you just have to arrange it properly, just like with ups.
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the rule for drivers i always loved was something like "if the recipient is not home, only leave the package if it can be left in a place that is not within the public view and the recipient is sure to see it."

i think i've only ever gotten an attempted to deliver notice once and the rest of the time its just been left on my doorstep in the publics view.
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8 years ago
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In Dutchland I can just opt to pick the package up at the post office ... We don't use FedEx though, we have TNT.
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8 years ago
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It wasn't once, it was twice in a row, and those two times were the only times I've had Fedex deliver packages to me in Bozeman. So their fail rate with me here is 100%.

Sure, it's still only twice, but what pisses me off even more than the clusterfuck that was the first experience, is that after they magically found out my house does exist...they AGAIN thought that it had disappeared off the face of the earth.
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8 years ago
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P.S.

> for fun

is not fun.
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Martin
Maybe next time you can try offering free sexual services for the drivers once they deliver the package. Maybe that'll speed things up.
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funny story about one of the fedex drivers in bozeman. nick was his name. he went out and bought a glock. first night of owning it he was practicing taking it apparent but didn't think to make sure that there wasn't a round in the chamber. well, i'm sure you can guess what happened next. gun misfires, and hits him in the leg.

you sure these guys don't have phd's?
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8 years ago
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Glocks are notorious for not having a "proper" safety switch you can flick like just about any other gun.

There's this famous video of a cop shooting himself in the foot with a glock in a class full of kids.
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8 years ago
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Glock's safety is built in to the trigger... it works unless you have your finger on the trigger, but if you shoot yourself in the foot it sounds like your own damn fault anyway.

(Glocks are shitty guns anyway.)
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8 years ago
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a gun doesn't need a safety switch.

phi: why are glocks shitty? :[
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8 years ago
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> a gun doesn't need a safety switch.

even for lucas, this is an outrageous opinion
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8 years ago
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I don't see how that's an entirely outrageous opinion. A safety just prevents accidental firings while handling the gun, if you're a responsible person then a safety isn't a necessity 99% of the time. (Though, personally, I'd rather have a safety than not.)

> phi: why are glocks shitty? :[

Because they're prone to jamming, breaking, and generally being poorly balanced. Ever go to a gun show? Notice the 10,000 tables of Glock parts? Yeah.

Pass up the Glocks and spend your money on a Beretta or S&W (except their polymer-frame pistols, but that's personal opinion because I find them too clunky to hold).

(the Glock 18/18C isn't terrible ... I'll admit that.)
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> even for lucas, this is an outrageous opinion

single-action revolvers do not have safeties. if you aren't ready to shoot the gun, then you don't cock the hammer. that is the safe way to use the gun.

you can do the exact same with a glock. don't cock/chamber it until you're ready to fire it.

granted, often times you'll want to carry the gun cocked and chambered. that's when the safety built into the trigger is useful. use a proper holster and you'll be fine.

> Because they're prone to jamming, breaking, and generally being poorly balanced.

i've never heard that. but then again, i rarely talk to people about guns.

> Ever go to a gun show?

nope.

> Pass up the Glocks and spend your money on a Beretta or S&W

i was gifted mine, but i like it fine. it doesn't suit any of my purposes, though, so i wouldn't buy another one.
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8 years ago
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(he likes that it's biggie small's gun)

...

(oops, I mean 'gat')
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Never leave a round chambered. Easy peasy.
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8 years ago
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But some guns chamber rounds and fire with one trigger-pull
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Etrengere, you are a hell of a woman.
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8 years ago
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Damn, I can't sense sarcasm online!
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8 years ago
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seatbelts are unnecessary. just don't get into an accident and you're fine!
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false analogy
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safety precautions are unnecessary. just don't allow randomness and there's no problem!
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8 years ago
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> false analogy

"an informal fallacy applying to inductive arguments, in which the similarity in one regard of two concepts, objects, or events is taken as sufficient for the conclusion that they are similar in a regard, in which they in fact are dissimilar" (wiktionary)

(A1) seatbelts may prevent harm during the course of a risky activity (driving)
(A2) firearm safeties may prevent harm during the course of an a risky activity (carrying a firearm)

(B1) part of the risk of driving manifests itself in the possibility of a collision (bad) or no collision (good)
(B2) part of the risk of carrying a firearm manifests itself in the possibility of a misfire (bad) or no misfire (good)

(C1) prevention occurs only when a "bad" outcome obtains
(C2) prevention occurs only when a "bad" outcome obtains

(D1) forgoing seatbelts won't affect safety if the "good" outcome obtains
(D2) forgoing firearm safeties won't affect safety if the "good" outcome obtains

(1) "seatbelts are unnecessary. just don't get into an accident and you're fine!"
(2) "gun safeties are unnecessary. just don't (leave rounds chambered|use an improper holster|be irresponsible) and you're fine!"

still think so?
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
All logic aside, I'm fine with it.
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> still think so?

yeah. what good is a safety switch?

i'd much rather rely on keeping the chamber empty than a switch. switches can easily be toggled by accident. chambering a round by accident is virtually impossible.
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i would be all for getting rid of safety switches, but you have to consider the innocent lives they help protect from idiots who do own guns.
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It's possible for a gun to fire because of mechanical reasons (as in: faults) without actually pulling the trigger.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
i mean there in theory could be a bad powder batch that was severely unstable for whatever reason. also anything that could act as a firing pin, or jar the firing pin could cause a misfire. heat might be able to do it, but it would probably require some sort of weird circumstances to generate that much heat.

And of course you can't discount miracles, because as juggalo's law states... How does anything going wrong fucking work?
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> It's possible for a gun to fire because of mechanical reasons (as in: faults) without actually pulling the trigger.

i don't think this is possible when the hammer is uncocked, which is how i carry it. but yeah, a safety won't save you from this, anyway.

a safety pretty much only provides a false sense of security.
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8 years ago
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I am all for multiple safety options. Who cares whether you SHOULD only need one, as a perfectly responsible gun owner.

Safety switches--

> consider the innocent lives they help protect from idiots
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well it is possible that they create a false sense of security, hurting more idiots than they help.
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8 years ago
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I don't think they hurt more people than they help. I think, by and large, they are worthwhile.

You really disagree?
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i don't know. i only have theories--no evidence.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Darwin's Law in Poem Form

There once was a scientist.
He sailed on a boat named beagle.
He explored many a forest.
The animals he saw were quite regal.

The man concluded.
That some animals were inferior.
That nature's laws colluded.
Fate would kick their posterior.

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8 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
Older news, but I got a job making sushi at the best place in town to get sushi! :D
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8 years ago
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My mom said "That's so grody" today. HAHAHAHAHA
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8 years ago
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met the most amazing irish chick tonight. really wishing i lived in missoula for the next year right now.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
women with brogues are the epic win.
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8 years ago
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got a $400 scholarship for books next semester
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8 years ago
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> got a $400 scholarship for books next semester

how? through what program?
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8 years ago
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I had fun at work, so much that I stayed 'till 2100 (Which is when we close) instead of 1700
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8 years ago
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apparently from the school. the department head emailed me telling me that because of my academic excellence last semester they were awarding me this money. i dunno, kinda cool. i guess hard work does actually pay off.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Accepted an offer from nasa ames.
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Neat! Doing what?
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Nebula Project

http://nebula.nasa.gov/
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8 years ago
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the law is no protection
that is wicked cool.
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
That is awesome.
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Alright, ttf. I'm moved into my dorm, unpacked, and finally relaxing. Yay.

But the network keeps going down, so I can't really browse the internet... So, feel free to call/text and entertain me for a bit: 832 413 2847 (GV ftw.)
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8 years ago
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the gross room? did they remedy the situation already?
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8 years ago
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the law is no protection
I got a job.
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8 years ago
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Woo! Go asemi!
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8 years ago
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so you aren't moving out here, then?
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8 years ago
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the law is no protection
nope. unless I somehow end up going to school there in a while.
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something something something EXPLOSION
because I finally registered an account on an awesome forum. ;p
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8 years ago
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:)
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8 years ago
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Tell us some words to know about yourself, psquid. For instance, why your name is psquid
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8 years ago
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i don't know myself, but psquids avatar is sweet
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something something something EXPLOSION
> Tell us some words to know about yourself, psquid. For instance, why your name is psquid

Well, at some stage, I don't quite remember when, but it's at least 8 or 9 years back now, I decided to come up with a name I could pretty much guarantee would be available on any service/forum/etc. I registered at, by combining two unrelated words - I settled on Psychedelic Squid.

Since then (maybe 2 or 3 years ago, this time), I joined an IRC channel where it was considered common courtesy to have a short nick, for ease of typing, hence Psychedelic Squid became simply PSquid. And I generally found I prefered that, so I tend to use that when I can get it, or the full name if I can't.

> i don't know myself, but psquids avatar is sweet

Hehe, thanks. As soon as I saw the avatar size/placement on the forum layout, I thought, "hey, I could do a reflection". So I did :D

[Sidenote; the revision system here is awesome. More forums need to implement this feature, rather than just giving a "last edited" time without indicating what changed (of course, users can add "EDIT:" and such, but they're not obliged to).]
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8 years ago
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thanks! we still need some difference highlighting to make the revision browser more useful.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
what color would you use to highlight? :-\
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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red and green are pretty standard.
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8 years ago
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:(

I feel like it's going to make ttf ugly. And that sucks because I actually like the idea of highlighting.
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8 years ago
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how often do you use the revision browser? adding highlighting to that one page will make all of ttf ugly? :/
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I practically live in the revisions browser.

Nah, It won't make all of ttf ugly. Just that one spot really bad.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I should be in the revisions browser for that post RIGHT NOW but I'm resisting.
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something something something EXPLOSION
I think red/green highlighting could be done without making it ugly by going with a paler green and a paler red (for example, #00FF7F and #FF6347, aka CSS standard colours 'springgreen' and 'tomato', or some such pair) so that they don't stick out so much.
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8 years ago
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> I practically live in the revisions browser.

oh. i never use it.

> I should be in the revisions browser for that post RIGHT NOW but I'm resisting.

for which post?
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8 years ago
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I think strikethrough and underline (<del> and <ins>) would look best.
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yeah, maybe. i'm just afraid that it wouldn't stand out very much.
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You could combine it with a faint background color, like #deddba.
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8 years ago
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gray
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8 years ago
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extremely productive day. got my security paper edited, did some self learning on some math concepts i had forgotten, and got a bunch of studying done while listening to the pittsburgh jazz society play in schenley park.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
apt hunting in mountain view.
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8 years ago
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So you're in cali now, huh
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I wonder what would happen if you and dannyp hung out
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you mean DannyP?
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
the world would end. complete paradox.
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dʎuuɐp
good luck nny: http://www.housingmaps.com/
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/4988022661/ <-- I haz home.
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8 years ago
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i want!

on a side note, i'm a fan of padmapper
http://www.padmapper.com/
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I used pad mapper extensively. The apt I am in is worthless IMHO, UNLESS you like cheap rent... and living next to a RIDICULOUSLY pretty park bike trail that goes straight to my office from right outside my patio.

Hell yes to that bike path.
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you could have lived across 101 from google!

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/apa/1940697701.html
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dʎuuɐp
thanks for padmapper!
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I work at Ames... not at google. Wouldn't have made sense. Heck I can see the google planes from my office. ( actually a lie... I can only see massive wind tunnels from my office )
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it would have made sense, because then you could have said, "hey baby, i live across 101 from google."
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I live across 101 from Ames.
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8 years ago
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lucas
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sluts won't know what ames is

just lie and say google
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
> sluts won't know what ames is

haha, I almost said that too. but I figured he'd counter with "then those aren't the sluts for me"
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8 years ago
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lucas
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nah, it's nny
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Are you suggesting I have low standards or of am low moral fiber? I can't decide if I should be pleased or really pleased.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
In all seriousness though I dumped a girl cause she kept insisting the chick who wrote harry potter was the finest author of our generation.
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8 years ago
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i would say that was a valid reason
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8 years ago
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bsdlite
thinks darkness is his ally
if you believe in welfare economics, that's a terrible reason!
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8 years ago
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i got good feedback from my students again today, and i thought that my lecture was pretty solid. so it was a good day!--until i arrived at work and read a crappy email.
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8 years ago
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thinks darkness is his ally
i got rolled up on by a BK tendercrisp today
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Today I sat in a meeting with the guy who designed May West ( not the actress ) and the guy who divided siprnet and niprnet.

I felt woefully uncool the whole time. But they did give me a cookie, and it was delicious.
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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opened at work today instead of closed. getting out at 3 is way less depressing than 11.
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I spent days studying for this one comm. theory test (worth 25% of my semester grade) and I swore I failed it after I took it. Got the grade in today: 91! Woo!
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8 years ago
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lucas
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nice!
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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job interview next tuesday at an IT consulting place!
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8 years ago
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lucas
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swell!
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Where are you working right now, asemi? Congrats on getting an interview
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Donal Logue is on campus tonight to give a Q&A and watch the new episode of Terriers with anyone who wants to watch. So, this is a preemptive post.
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Also, got invited to be a backup performer for the local Rocky Horror crew. I might do it...
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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I'm working at a grocery/sandwich/coffee place. mostly stocking, doing some ordering, mopping the floor.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Asemi yeah getting out of there sounds good.
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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sure does. wage is enough to survive without saving anything at all.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I'd just like to thank the ttfers out there who have already "liked" my Facebook business page and/or are following my new twitter page.

There were some surprises, and they made my day. ♥
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8 years ago
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lucas
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what were the surprises?
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
people!
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8 years ago
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lucas
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yeah, facebook has lots of those
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8 years ago
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bsdlite
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> yeah, facebook has lots of those

haters gonna hate

21 responses is awesome, especially when it was visible only to 138 people
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Nice site.
I liked the "MESSAGES" ...

As a piece of constructive criticism: I didn't even notice I could select a second category until I was at "Personal". I missed it on the first two categories.
Might want to make that stand out a bit more.
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8 years ago
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i was worried about you uploading photos on facebook, but i guess their terms are better now.
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8 years ago
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Thanks for the feedback carpet! There are still a lot of little things I'd like to tweak

> 21 responses is awesome, especially when it was visible only to 138 people

Before anyone liked it, yeah, but then each time someone did, all of their contacts potentially saw it, too. I hope I can figure out a way to maintain a number of new 'likes' every day...gonna be hard though. Not much in the way of news these days.

> i was worried about you uploading photos on facebook

I was too, that's why every image caption and group has my copyright in it, and every image uploaded anywhere on the internet has it embedded in the metadata. I'm hesitant to go so far as watermarking all of my images, as I hate distracting from them, and I still haven't determined from anyone (pros or otherwise) whether that's really the best practice anyway.
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8 years ago
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got an interview with ECI Telecom for a hardware QA internship!
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8 years ago
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> each time someone did, all of their contacts potentially saw it, too

but they can't comment unless your permissons are loosey goosey!
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8 years ago
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3.5 hours of studying for my security exam, 3 hours of studying for my performance exam. weirdly productive day.

just would like to add, I love the peacefulness of the library late at night when only a handful of people are around.
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8 years ago
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Nailed my interview with ECI. Should hear back from them this Spring about stress testing routers for them!
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Right on! Congrats man.
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8 years ago
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Chiken
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saw Bruce Springsteen play an acoustic version of thunder road.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
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Today was the fastest work day I've ever experienced. /o/
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8 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
got a 97 on my performance midterm.

AND i finally got my implementation of the elgamal signature scheme to work in java! mmm titties it was a good morning.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
haha I wonder what would happen if women picked that up. For instance: "We had a 15 minute fire drill this morning...free pay to loiter outside! Penises it was a good morning!"

I was trying to think of some equally semi-sexual body part, but I can't think of anything else for men that are as widely appreciated as boobs are on women...

Congrats on your midterm, hey
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yeah we're pretty much one trick ponies. or unicorns....
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Friend on campus is helping with this bake sale (I think)... Point is, Armenian baked goods!
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8 years ago
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had my second interview with ECI, and it went great (find out in two weeks if i get the position), finally got my security midterm back and got a 95 on it, AND figured out how to solve this really gay erlang B problem.

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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Took my friend Tiffany to movie night last night and fun was had by all.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Is tiffany to be your new better half?
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm not planning on it, nor do I expect it to happen. We just understand each other pretty well.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
gidget girl though, right?
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yes, same girl.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
hahahaha, update!

Turns out all of my regular group of friends are closet Gidget lovers. :D
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7 years ago
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lucas
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huh.
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7 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
went out for drinks with co-workers after work
drank many drinks
went to my place, drank more
baby-sat drunk people
sleep at 5 am
woke up cleaned up big kitchen mess
made breakfast for drunk people
energized!
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
And while you are gallivanting about in your bourgeois listless stupor... libya is being torn apart. Have you no shame andyp!? HAVE .. YOU .. NO .. SHAME!?!
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7 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
tehehe
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7 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I'm so bourgeois with my PBR and low life cook friends :)
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Gidget girl and my best friend Jeremiah are dating. :D It's cute.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
haha. Makeout session with Gidget girl's roommate. \o/
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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nice.

I downloaded a lot of music and bought groceries today.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
btw, asemi, you always link to the best news stories on fb. Keep that up.
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
thanks! I pretty much only link to that harper's no comment blog. you should subscribe to it. the updates are pretty infrequent so it's easy to keep up with, and they're pretty consistently good.
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7 years ago
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> haha. Makeout session with Gidget girl's roommate. \o/

oh. :]
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
We stay up late and talk about ontology and cosmology, y'know, in between make-out sessions.

It's pretty awesome.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
sounds pretty decent
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/5493804918/ starting to look really nice. Also starting to actually work well.
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
My friend, whose house I helped renovate last semester, is going to rent the bottom floor out to me and a friend of mine for only $800/month. Kitchen is massive. Rooms are massive. Original wood floors. Central A/C was just installed, new wiring, and refurnished kitchen. Fucking amazing.

So, once this semester is over I have my own place again. And Gatz, it's in Montrose! haha!
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7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
got the lease for my new apartment. getting out of this shit hole studio and moving into a nice 1 bedroom!
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Nice chiken! pics?
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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
or: "Nice! chiken pics?"
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7 years ago
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Wont have pics until Aug. 1 when I move in. My favorite part of the place is the view of the Cathedral of Learning from the kitchen and living room.
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7 years ago
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> or: "Nice! chiken pics?"

Haha, and there are people who say punctuation doesn't matter :-)
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Phi_ which parts of that house did you help to renovate? (what aspects of home improvement do you enjoy doing?)
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I helped with the whole drywall process and did all the painting, as well as some of the carpentry because he wanted to knock down a few walls. This was all mainly on the second floor, but I painted the bottom floor as well (which is where I'll be living if it doesn't sell come May). I also did a lot of the landscaping, too.

And I've usually done all the maintenance and improvements at my mom's as well. Except the burst pipe ... I don't know much plumbing, aside from toilets, sinks, and tubs.

As for enjoying it ... I don't really enjoy the actual work involved, but I enjoy taking care of myself and my property for the most part.
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
That's pretty cool. What level of carpentry were you doing? I've always wanted to get more into woodworking and furniture construction; working raw materials into something functional and (hopefully) attractive is very appealing. The little bit of construction I've done in the past was always so fun and pleasing...

Were you trimming things or planting them when you say "landscaping"?
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I was mainly following orders when it came to the woodworking. I still don't really have a clue about it. Take that down, cut that to size, etc, etc, etc.

Landscaping in this instance meant pulling out lots and lots and lots of tangled, overgrown bushes and vines, trees, and so on... then I helped him re-seed his lawn, but he wanted rye grass and waited til like November to do it, so it didn't take too well. Seems to be doing better now at least.
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7 years ago
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today was my first real day doing the huge like thousands-of-dollars orders at work. it was mad stressful but I think I kind of like being stressed out at work because it gives me an excuse to be very curt to everyone, plus I got a lot done!
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7 years ago
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then do you go rip up a cigarette?
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
absolutely.
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7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
Got 100% on my network security quiz after not studying at all (bluetooth and sensor network gayness). Then I successfully brute forced the ssh server for my security management final after getting the server image last night.

oh yeah, my suit shipped and amazon got the new Within Temptation album to me early ($2 discount too!)
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I don't know how to think about some dude rollin around in a sexy tailored suit listening to within temptation. Those things seem mutually exclusive or something.
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
...hey ttfers, can you keep this thread bumped please? I'd appreciate it.

I'm sad-facin all over this city these days. :(
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7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
what can I say. I'm weird like that
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
It hasn't been a good few days, though. :(

But I slept like a champ last night! So the day is starting off okay!
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7 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
the weather yesterday was like an early 90's California summer.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
90's...the decade? what does that mean?
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
today it's cold but yeah yesterday was amazing... BBQ with keg in hackerdojo parking lot. Good times.
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Friend and soon-to-be-landlord hooked me up with a job interview as a cook at the best burger place in Houston (Stanton's ... twitter ). I <3 to cook, and I <3 good burgers, and I <3 working for a person rather than a company.

Tuesday @ 2PM. Wish me luck.
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7 years ago
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indeed. best of luck
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7 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
i probably meant to say 'summer day' but really in retrospect it could have also been like the entire early 90's California summer(s) :)

anyway it's a simile, and probably referencing a famous sonnet.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
:-J
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yesterday I went to the Greek festival and shot a bunch of footage of traditional Greek dancing and the church it was in. Then went to my friend's apartment and got smoked out while watching Doctor Who and WKuK.

Good day!
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7 years ago
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Woke up early.
Cleaned my room.
Programmed some stuff.
Responded to emails.
Printed out some stuff.
Biked as hard as I could to the store for some chocolate.
Found some milk chocolate filled with blueberry and vanilla cream.
Biked as hard as I could back.
Brewed some Sencha Ariake.
Put on some Mad Men, hope this show is good.

Good day.

http://www.ping.uio.no/~mastensg/gfx/nice.jpg
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
A/C for the first time since Saturday. \o/
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Finally! bluet pic! :D
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
...It's really cute that you break up the squares of chocolate ahead of time. <3
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
......is that your mac?
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
love the led cube
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7 years ago
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bluet
> ......is that your mac?

I don't own it. I borrow it for development purposes.

> love the led cube

More information: http://dkia.at/?cat=90
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Spent the morning playing with the puppies and getting dinner ready in the crock-pot.
Went to my friends to help set up lighting for his stop-motion film.
Got home, tax refund check finally arrived. (cashing it belongs in the what happened? thread, though.)
Bought a beer to celebrate, rest of the money is already spoken for. :(
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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
oh hello
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Accepted a job offer from HostGator.com ... decent pay, solid hours. Got stuck with the 10pm-7am shift, though.
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7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
consider getting a mechanical keyboard to clack furiously into the night
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
phi_ oooof. that is some suck. grave yard is not healthy.

like it'll seem fine at first but six months to a year in you'll know it's not sustainable.

plan to shift out of that slot ASAP.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm normally bit of a night owl anyway, so I'm just going to let it play out. If it's just not working, I'll get out of it.
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7 years ago
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lucas
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"Although our headquarters is in Houston, Texas, we provide top-notch service to clients from over 200 countries internationally with our staff of over 750 employees."

what's wrong with houston? :]
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Mexicans.

(rev.: that is totally a joke.)
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
rode my motorcycle on the highway! fastest I went was 80. it was terrifying and exhilarating. once you pass like 65 you can feel the wind wanting to rip you right off the bike and you kind of have to hold on for dear life.

also rode through some nature preserve on a narrow windy road which was wicked fun. my friend took some pics so I'll post a couple when he uploads them.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
also I support dannyp's suggestion.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
here are our bikes next to some random field full of bales of hay. and a river we found. here's the bridge over it.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
hrm apparently my talk was accepted for defcon ( at least according to the email i received from them ).
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7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
sweet, do you usually go?
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
occasionally

haven't been in two years i think. maybe one... i forget.
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7 years ago
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yea it's been two for me. i dunno if i can make it out this year.
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
nny if that's true that's pretty great. can you film it or something?

asemi...those bike photos are so awesome. I actually smiled looking at them, because they have the air of baby photos being proudly displayed by new parents. (cute, in this case!)
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Friend gave me a big bag full of clothes that fit me fairly well -- pants are too long, but I can hem. They're some nice clothes! I finally have a few jacket/pant combinations, and some bitching shirts. \m/
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Getting another tattoo today! :D

Well, just the line work ... the colors and shading come later. Will post photos!
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7 years ago
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Outline is done! :D Will post picture when he e-mails it to me.
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7 years ago
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killed it at work today. sweating like a motherfucker, home on time drinking a 40 on my porch.
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7 years ago
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I like the way you work, asemi.
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7 years ago
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First day of training was today ... part of the training involves them giving you a Reseller package for two months and registering a domain name of your choice, good for a year. All for free. So once my reseller account lapses, or I just cancel it, I have my own domain name for the self-sufficiency project my land-lord and I are planning... so I got the aptly named selfsufficienttech.com. Haha.

If people want shell access, e-mail, whatever when it gets set up, lemme know. :)
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7 years ago
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i had my review at work - i was ranked the top analyst in my year and got a great bonus!
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7 years ago
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that's fucking awesome, nestor. cheers!

i'm not looking forward to my q2 review. :( but they'll get some return fire.
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7 years ago
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Got a phone!

FINALLY.
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7 years ago
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Started out on phone help today. Was really, really, really, really nervous about that. I don't do well on phones, usually.

Turns out to be so much better than chats! Who'd have thought? Haven't had an angry customer yet, but soon!
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Dude I thought you said you haven't had a job for a year?? So confused. Maybe that post was before you got this one.

Nestor that's a pretty serious accomplishment. Good job!!
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7 years ago
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you will be grateful to this job for teaching you invaluable phone skills.
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7 years ago
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phi_
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> Dude I thought you said you haven't had a job for a year?? So confused. Maybe that post was before you got this one.

Started my new job last Monday.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Do you like it?
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7 years ago
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It's not bad. I do two things I don't really like doing professionally: dealing with people, and working with computers. But it's a good enough work environment for me to overlook those pet peeves. Plus there's already talk of advancing me, so that's cool.
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I am discovering that I am getting better and better at spotting bullshit. The problem is, I don't play the political game with people. and the end result is me continually calling people on their bullshit to the point that they stop inviting me to their meetings.... about stuff i am involved in... which inevitably results in chaos.... and now those same people are scambling to cover their asses because they ran head long into reality. And here I am basically sitting here fielding calls consisting of "Yeah that's absolutely wrong." "Who the hell told you that?" and "Well yeah, that deadline will never be met. It's not a matter of effort, it's actually impossible.... breaking it down..."

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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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feeling like the only competent person at your workplace is very demoralizing.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
There's a difference between competence and people being not given requirements, priorities, proper personnel, and proper equipment.

In short, a bad manager can make anyone look bad.
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
nny I support not playing games but there is also a fine art to communicating effectively with your peers without giving the impression you are constantly "calling them on their bullshit". You may be in the right fact-wise but it's pretty important everyone is doing their part to be respectful...are you?
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7 years ago
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nny would you like me to trim your trailing whitespace?
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
etrangere we're engineers. we can literally call people on their bullshit without uttering a single word.
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7 years ago
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then you're not literally calling anyone on anything, are you ;)
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7 years ago
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haha!
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
depends some would argue that math is the purest language.
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7 years ago
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after 7 long months I finally finished "Man and his gods". Damn textbooks and school work kept getting in the way of my reading for enjoyment!
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7 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
just got home from the Oregon Country Fair. It was a pretty good time I guess, considering how large it is, and how many times my bag was searched. I was mostly there for the food stalls and tried to sample as many as I could. I loved a lot of what I ate, especially the vegetarian meals (the majority of what I ate)

the people watching was also pretty awesome. great costumes and body painting. Finally busted out my hasselblad for this event and I found a handful of un-used 120 film a few days before! I got stopped by a lot of folks at the fair wanting to see the camera and it was cool to let people look through the viewfinder :D
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
:-J

<3 hassy
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Is it really yours, now? Or are you still "borrowing it" from that professor?
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Also did you eat cheese curds? I am fascinated by these things because everyone raves about them but then I read descriptions of them and they are supposed to be "squeaky" on your teeth and that sounds horrendous to me...
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7 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
don't believe so :)
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7 years ago
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mmm cheese curds. I've only had them on poutine, but they were really good.
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7 years ago
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i've found them squeaky
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7 years ago
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^ Is it awful?

Ander you never answered about the hassy...is it yours now? For reals/keeps? I hope so.
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7 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
don't really know.. just kind of in my possession still :P
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7 years ago
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They're leveling the foundation of my house today!
I'm nearly done building my desk (hooray for 2x4s and 3" wood screws).
Been working on fullscreend as well ... adding in the ability to have floating windows right now.
Researching sockets in C#/.NET ... decided to go ahead and take up my landlord on his offer to pay me to write some code. If it works (stressing the IF here) well, he said he'd hire me to write more server-side code and pay me "very well" ... hopefully it works well.
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I like the desk. But I prefer dropping my wood slabs on saw horses. Makes it easier to stow the table if necessary.
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7 years ago
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I like my furniture more permanent, though. :(
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7 years ago
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first vacation in 7 months - tomorrow i'm going to tobermory, ontario for a week to relax by the lake
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7 years ago
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That is obscenely too long to go w/no vacation...especially since your job isn't exactly a walk in the park. Are you camping or staying in a house/cabin? Lake life sounds great
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7 years ago
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well, i've had days off (on weekends etc.), just no actual vacation days.

cottage - so running water, electricity, internet (although don't plan on using it)
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7 years ago
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yesterday was a good day! helped my mom organize the books in her new classroom and went on a date with a girl I actually ended up liking and enjoying talking to. we talked about political economics, medical procedures, and whether you would use a transporter if there were a 2% chance of death. we hugged and exchanged phone numbers.
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
That does sound like a good day!
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
good indeed.
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7 years ago
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went for a hike this morning back in to the rainforest in the valley I'm staying in on Oahu. lots of beautiful flowers and a great waterfall/swimming hole.

drank the best coffee ever after we got back, watched Parks and Recreation.

Boogie boarding in the evening at Waikiki. surf was low, but there were many sailboats on the water, plus a beautiful sunset with rain and sunbeams shooting through clouds, etc.

dinner + making power bars for a 4 day camping/hiking excursion on the island of Kauai.

trail website: http://www.kalalautrail.com/

*thumbs up*
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7 years ago
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I was greeted by these when I got up today! :D
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/i9tZekT … directlink

In a couple of weeks, maybe less, some will be moved into here!
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EIjQl4z … directlink


*glee* I love growing stuff!
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7 years ago
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> we hugged

aww! :D

Ander...I don't have anything to say. I think you know exactly how lucky you are.

@phi_ <3 plants/tomatoes!
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7 years ago
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Woke up to a text informing me that $5,000 was just deposited into my account. :)
Got my first Latin class today. :D

This weekend ... riding bicycles to the farmer's market!
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7 years ago
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sweet
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7 years ago
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today was a pretty solid day. took the bus downtown early and did homework at the library. listened to some cool music. got falafel. got a whiskey drink. went to school early and finished my homework. had calculus for a couple of hours. now I'm eating pizza and drinking beer.
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7 years ago
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first paycheck in 10 weeks. huge sigh of relief
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
heh i could see that. congrats lucas.
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7 years ago
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Martin
First workday at new gig went rather well
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7 years ago
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Spent 6 hours drinking with a UH class I'm not even in last night... and was told I was attractive! :D
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7 years ago
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graduated
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7 years ago
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nice.
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6 years ago
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We ended up not being able to camp this weekend (two friends were unbelievably slow to get moving, and completely missed being able to register to camp. So we walked a few trails at night and got really trashed ... the night actually came to a close when one of my friend's started throwing up in the car. BLAH.

But great day anyway! Mile after mile of walking empty trails in the dark.
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6 years ago
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set up on site interview dates for netronome and cert. Also finished my presentation on MPLS and MS-PW for the cert interview.
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6 years ago
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Got an offer from Netronome for a Software Test Engineer position and cert apparently is interested in me enough to run a background check and reference check on me for the Security Test Engineer position. So good news on that front. Never thought I would be in a position to have to choose between two jobs that I know I would love to do.
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6 years ago
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I'm on a roll but I accepted the offer from Netronome. Staying in Pittsburgh.
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6 years ago
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Wore a suit yesterday. Every girl, and most guys, I ran into that day decided they had to talk to me. I spend most of my days largely ignored and/or avoided, so it was pleasant!

Plus got drunk for free at a fancy hotel bar. WOO!
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6 years ago
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So the girl and I, long before the make out session, decided to give the relationship thing a shot. Nothing serious, yet, because we're still getting to know each other ... but I kinda like her, so yay!
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6 years ago
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cool!
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6 years ago
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I'm enjoying the fuck out of the mushy honeymoon phase of the relationship.
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6 years ago
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i miss the mushy honeymoon phase :(
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6 years ago
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Employed for the first time in 2 years. \o/
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6 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Go you!
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6 years ago
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Hey, I have a job again since Half Price Books fired me for getting sick!

I'm hesitant to put this under "It was a good day!" because ... well, it's at Sam's Club, and fuck them. I don't want to be working their, but apparently they pay pretty decently and it's part-time (at least Wal-Mart's definition of part-time ... anything less than 32 hours per week) so hopefully it won't consume my life. :(
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6 years ago
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the law is no protection
any day you get money is a good day.
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6 years ago
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Fuck money. But it'll be nice to take the girl out for a real, proper, consumer date night. :)
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6 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
It is good to have income, a falcon on your arm, the wind in your hair....
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5 years ago
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Spent Saturday/Sunday out in the woods sleeping in my diy/makeshift bedsheet hammock and my dad's old cot bug net (with a tarp when it started to rain). Cooked over a fire and carved a functionaly bamboo calligraphy dip pen out of some river cane for the girl.

Great weekend. Gonna get some photos up soon.
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5 years ago
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I was rereading this entire thread and would like to post the weird update that the girl I was talking about in this post:

going on a date tomorrow with a girl who messaged me on facebook because of what I said to some racist motherfucker in a mutual friend's status update comments.



has been in a relationship with my best friend for I think two years now. they are adorable and I love them both.
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5 years ago
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^ I cannot read this.
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5 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I called the ambassador from Azerbaijan a douche before realizing he was standing near me. True story.
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5 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I once gave gen. hayden shit at a conference publicly.
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I'm proud of you, nny.

I just came back from 5 days in the middle of the pineywoods of East Texas. 20 miles from the nearest anything. Surrounded by coyotes, some bears, and millions of spiders. It was awesome. Slept in my DIY hammock every night, except one I slept under the stars by the long fire. Me and a friend set traps and snares around a few animal runs to no avail, but it was a fun skill-share anyway. My new pack handled bush-whacking like a champ... still looks brand new. I should invest in a tarp with a 12' ridgeline, though. 10' was cutting it really close in the storm, but I stayed perfectly dry. Sorry for the ramble, I'm excited!
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5 years ago
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that sounds awesome.
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5 years ago
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I need weed
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5 years ago
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Found a fully functional VHS camcorder in my girl's garage. New battery is on its way, as well as some filters (Amazon is amazing for used filters), so hopefully I can find something fun to shoot.
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5 years ago
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I'm starting work as an IT systems engineer at an MSP later this month! not making as much as I'd like to, but I'm going to learn a lot and they're going to pay for CCNA and some MS certs.
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5 years ago
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shit, i wish my employer would pay for my CCNA. God damn start ups.
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5 years ago
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isn't it only like $250 for the exam? they're giving me access to training materials they paid for too, though, whose value I'm unsure of.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
got hammered in panama with a bunch of mexicans... missed my flight in the AM... got on next one... just got home.
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5 years ago
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I'm fairly certain they raised the price of the test to $300 and I picked up the odom self learning set for like $35 on cisco press as soon as the new test was announced. Not really surprised my employer won't pay for it since technically I don't need it and the only cisco I touch right now is an ASA5505
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5 years ago
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Spurs took the first game of the NBA finals. My bankroll got a huge return because of that. :)
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5 years ago
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nestor
went to kansas city -- for one day -- and got some good bbq out of it
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5 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i bet you did
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5 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
Started the process of getting a 203k loan
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5 years ago
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nestor
big dice!
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4 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
yeah but we (the fiance and I) think it could work out pretty well. big old Victorian house on the Pittsburgh north side. 2800 sq/ft with a lot size close to 5000 sq/ft. No one has lived in it for at least a year so it needs a good amount of work but luckily the list price is dirt cheap, 31k (we will be aiming to get it for less).

With our down payment and potential appraisal post rehab we should easily surpass 20% equity on the property after the contractors finish up. So if the cards all fall right I could potentially get rid of the MIP after only 6 months by refinancing into a traditional mortgage which would be fucking sweet!

Who knows though, we got a couple of contractor bids on the way in the next couple of days so as long as they are in the ball park of our rehab budget we will put in an offer before christmas.
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4 years ago
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god damn, 31k is shit. I should buy a house somewhere.
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4 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
recommended... don't go into buying properties you don't plan to live in unless you plan to make it a full time job.
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4 years ago
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yeah, got no plans to ever buy properties that i wont be living in or utilizing in some way
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4 years ago
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paging fsmart
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4 years ago
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my now fiancé and i have bought 5 houses in lansing, michigan for between 11k and 23.4k. i would say it has been successful as far as a decent financial investment. though i have another friend who bought 3 houses in grand rapids similarly priced and has not found the return to be very good at all. the biggest issue seems to be one of crime.

even if you buy a house for dirt cheap if you have to worry about it getting broken into every night you go out then you are going to feel pretty crappy after a year or so. but as far as i can tell there does not seem to be a strong connection between crime and price since the same priced homes in lansing have had almost no crime issues in 3 years. best bet as far as i can figure is to buy the crappiest house on an otherwise decent street.

as for the comment of only buying a home in which you intend to live in. probably not a bad idea though if you want a home which has decent return on rental value then buying a cheap house seems to be a good idea. strangely I can rent a 15k house for $800 per month while my mom is renting a 200k condo in bozeman, mt for $1000 per month.
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4 years ago
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you probably have to deal with delinquency a lot more than she does, which is probably part of the reason that your tenants aren't simply buying their own homes (bad credit). or am i wrong?
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4 years ago
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$800/month for a 15k house is just silly by any standard.

In any case, I'm glad to see hear you're doing so well Fsmart :-)
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4 years ago
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that's a wild return on investment -- "decent" investment doesn't even come CLOSE. is the only difference between your house and your friend's the quality / occupancy of the houses on the street?
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lucas: not sure what the average with delinquency is. seems like you can undercut the market by charging $50 less or so a month and be more selective about who you rent to. as for credit, i think there is an issue with despite there being many cheap homes a lot of people did not choose to take advantage of them because 1. people are myopic and if "everybody" is loosing money on homes then only the brave person who has a decent grasp of numbers is going to think to buy a home and 2. many people are living barely beyond one pay check to another because they have a combination of low income relative to expenses and/or they do not know how to save money and 3. a lot of agents say that banks do not want to give out home loans for less than 50k. i think most banks are set up to charge thousands of dollars just to set up a loan for a client with 500 being around a typical amount banks will charge just to give you a quote for a home loan. thus a lot of homes in this price category are unfinanceable. in this case people like me must rely upon informal credit (borrowing money from parents, friends, etc.).

i do not understand why it is that one of my tenants who we asked for a 1500 deposit because they had a pet on a 800 per month rent was able to give me a check for 2300 on move in yet did not look into buying a home for themselves. it seems a bad choice to rent.

nestor: agreed about 800 for 15k being better than decent. right now i am not 100% happy with my choices however since i am sure that buying and managing these homes has added at least a year to the time it takes for me to finish my phd which has a higher opportunity cost than the return i have seen so far with the homes.
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4 years ago
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Got a job again, starting March 1st. Excited about it, pretty certain it'll work out a lot better than my previous job.

It's a Ruby on Rails position, I never did any serious Ruby programming, so it should be fun learning it.

They also use (some) FreeBSD :-)
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4 years ago
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cool!
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4 years ago
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Discovered there's a (small) local hackspace. It was fun.
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4 years ago
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4 years ago
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I don't see any links to mytailor.com ... ? Why would that be in a Plan9 thread, anyway?

Also, that mail seems fairly silly to me. There's no way to know if Google `penalizes' for a particular link. In fact, I'm not even sure if Google does any `penalizing' based on links at all, or how large that effect is (if it exist at all), since very little is known about Google's algorithms.
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4 years ago
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https://www.thinktankforum.com/thread.php?thr … post-38677

They were in the 'shirts' thread. Which is thread_id 446, not 3D446 like the e-mail said.

Of course ... it's dumb.
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4 years ago
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Ah, right. =3D is the = sign. I could have figured that out myself :-/
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4 years ago
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So what was your reply lr..............
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4 years ago
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no reply
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4 years ago
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Quite honestly, I would have been much more likely to reply if they had signed the email with a person's name. It seems like a robot emailed me. What would I reply?

Hi Mytailor,

I don't have a feature to permanently remove content.

Signed,
Thinktankforum

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4 years ago
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now i get it. i guess i missed this thread
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4 years ago
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today I signed a lease for a grossly inexpensive studio apartment barely outside of boston and a ~8 minute walk to the subway and also got offered a job administering the network for a large-and-growing company in the same city with a 20k pay bump. today was a good day.
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4 years ago
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That sounds cool. I hope you enjoy your new job more than your old.
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4 years ago
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I hope so too! it's certainly more straight-laced as far as culture (ties, salesbros, drug tests) but I'm dying to not have to touch Windows every day.
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I could never wear a tie to work (hell, I don't even own one. I don't dress as classy as the rest of you). And while I don't do drugs, I'm not sure if I would submit to a drug test either (no one does that in Europe, anyway, it's such an American thing). Would you pass such a test btw? Last I recall, you enjoyed the occasional joint...
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4 years ago
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it's been at least a few weeks, so I should be OK. ordered some testing strips on Amazon just to be sure...

it's completely absurd that they do these tests once before you get employed, and pretty much everything but weed leaves your system in a day or two. I could be an alcoholic or a meth addict and I'd have nothing to worry about! I've never had a job that's required one before so it's kind of weird and silly to me, but if it's a term of employment I don't really have an option.

I'm not too psyched on the tie thing either but I can live with it.
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Man, I've only had two jobs that didn't make me do a UA. It makes you feel like a criminal. Fingerprinting, UA, legal documents ... then that fucking wait for the sample to get to the lab, get tested, and the results sent to HR at the company, which then gives it over to the GM at the store. Oh... and if you test positive for anything? Remember all those forms? One of them says they can't legally give you another UA for TWELVE MONTHS. So when you fail, even if it's for something just really stupid or a prescription you forgot to disclose or whatever, they shrug and say they understand but can't do another test ... shit outta luck.

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4 years ago
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weird.

fuck that shit
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4 years ago
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Yeah .... most UAs are really simple and can be bypassed by merely diluting your urine enough to through off PPM or whatever scale they use. If you can fool a drug test by drinking 2L of water on your way to the test, it can't be that useful.


Related to the thread, I just got back from Galveston with my gf. Wonderful weekend! I finally stayed at a bed and breakfast, too.
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3 years ago
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Ahhhhhhh! Thomas Ligotti is getting a Penguin release of his first two books

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3 years ago
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Had a job interview today! It was the follow-up to the e-mail preliminary interview I had last week. Went really, really well. Plus it turns out the guy interviewing me was also at the Skinny Puppy show a couple weeks ago, so we got to talk about that for a bit at the beginning.

Buzzwords for managerial interviews:
"P&L reports"
"Delegation"
"Follow up"
"Standard operating procedures"
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3 years ago
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Exciting! What is the job?
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3 years ago
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job interviews freak me out.

that's why it's a good thing i got promoted last week.
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3 years ago
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Forgot the encryption passphrase to one of my harddrives. But since I keep per-directory shell histories, I could see that it only contained backups of files that were still available at other places.

I used the drive for a few days, never wrote down the passphrase, and let it sit for a couple months. Lesson learned.
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3 years ago
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Lol, bluet. I've done that before.

The job is the customer service manager for Sun & Ski Sports eComm department. Better pay, fewer hours, and I can sit down!!!
 
3 years ago
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awesomeness!
It was a good day, because I thought this forum was dead, and... well its not. Hey Guys!
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it's a good day because larz got his lakrisal

start from the bottom: http://mastensg.net/

https://www.thinktankforum.com/thread.php?thr … post-32315
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3 years ago
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I recognize you, but is that Lucas? I remember him with a beard and long hair from pics years ago so it's hard to say :-/
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3 years ago
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Lucas is only in the very top photo. The other guy is Julian.
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2 years ago
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Home from a few days of Antwerp. Nice city; much beer (and brought quite a bit of beer home too).
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2 years ago
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Looks like a good trip, and it's only half-way over!
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2 years ago
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man, antwerp is awesome! is the kulminator pub still around?
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2 years ago
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- Got a promotion to general manager and on track to become the regional training manager.
- New store is super slow, full of nice people, and in a different city.
- Got a new motorcycle! (Will post pictures once I get the carburetor back from the shop.)


Not a bad couple of weeks.
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2 years ago
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sounds pretty solid.

i should (will) post more.
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2 years ago
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I accepted a position at UberATC
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2 years ago
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My application to rent a house near my work was approved. Looks like I'm moving into a historic home in a week and a half. I'll get pictures up when I move. :D
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2 years ago
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ttf is back!

Ireland week 4 started. Still liking it! Going back home next Monday.
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2 years ago
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And I'm back home!

The loot I brought back consists of two pint glasses: http://tmp.arp242.net/IMG_20160607_133118163.jpg

Now sure what this says about me :-/
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2 years ago
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seems like a reasonable thing to do to me...
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2 years ago
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Moving to Bristol in September to join my significant other there.

I'll miss The Netherlands (no more hagelslag omg!), but I'm also excited to finally move in after more than a year of this long-distance bullshit...
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2 years ago
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Good luck, cs!
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2 years ago
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Moved to Bristol on Tuesday. Settling in...
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1 year ago
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I read a random weblog page, and in the comments someone linked to a page on my weblog(!)

I was rather surprised, since all I do is write stuff occasionally and put it online (I don't "advertise" it).
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I dumpstered a Sony FS210 HD-CRT and a Sony 100Wx5 A/V receiver (from the SAME dumpster, too) a few weeks ago. The other night I got some free time to sit and work on them. Under an hour later I have a 36" CRT set with a pristine HiScan display and a full blown 5.1 receiver working just fine.

I hope that I find some bookshelf/floor 2- or 3-way speakers at some point. A 100% free home theater is too tantalizing to pass up. Fuck 4K and fuck Dolby Atmos. A solid 2.1 setup is plenty sufficient for quality audio anyway. And ain't nothing better than Trinitron aperture grilles, either. It's sexy.

I also lucked into a Eminence Beta 15A loudspeaker ... no enclosure, just the speaker. Thing is rated for 300W-RMS(600W peak) and frequency response tends to drop <100Hz (so it wouldn't be sufficient for a sub) ... maybe I'll take the hit and buy another and have matching 15" mid-ranges. Pair with some high-output supertweeters and I would have an amazing setup that would rival the 6-plex theater in town, lol.

Although that receiver couldn't power such a setup. I would need a minimum of ~330W per channel. That's a tad excessive. Anyone know any reasonable power amplifiers for such a feat?
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2 months ago
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yeah that 36" Sony Trinitron CRT would be so great. what's the res?

re: your second question about power amps--no, i sure don't.
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2 months ago
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Wikipedia lists the resolution at the aperture grille as 853x1080i.
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This all kind of got started because I wanted my own HiFi setup for music but couldn't afford a half-way (or even quarter-way) decent setup.

As for the paired 15" mid-ranges... I could buy single board amplifiers & xovers and simply have powered speakers, rather than relying on a centralized stereo amplifier that can handle that load. Then I could just use some line-level buffer/op-amp circuit to provide the signal. I could even handle the subwoofer HPF there so the mid-ranges would never even see <200Hz. That'd be cool.

But damn, that'd probably all end up costing $200-$300.

Maybe I'll do a time/cost-analysis on DIY speakers from salvaged parts vs buying the components outright.

EDIT: So, building from scratch w/ pre-made XO boards, total cost would be $145.64 ... this is for everything minus wood (I have access to a wide variety of OBS and plywood at work), felt (if I want to felt the enclosures), and speaker grille cloth.

Building the XO boards myself would be marginally cheaper, to the point that the time spent constructing them wouldn't be worth it.

So I'm gonna hold out and see if I can salvage some discarded speakers.