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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
There are times when something interesting happens that's neither bad (what happened?) nor good (it was a good day.). So here we are.

I got a Twitter account a few years ago and never really used it. The other day I was playing around with it and the user johnrdavisjr "followed" me.

We have very similar names, similar enough interests, and he lives near my family's home town in West Virginia. Weird!
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Does he have a beard?
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
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Yes!
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
*everything explodes*
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Could...he REALLY be your better half?!?! (no, I don't mean that sexually)
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Or, perhaps, he is your worse half.

Even better??
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
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He must be exterminated.
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7 years ago
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phi_
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Huh ... my former-better-half is on Funny or Die. :-/

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/7cf32103c0/e … -the-shrew
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7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
I thought this was kind of interesting.

So I'm working on testing our IGMP snooping policer on this new line of access routers coming out soon. While trying to narrow down one bug (IGMP policer not policing when VPLS multicast policer is enabled), come across another one..........IGMP snooping policing all multicast traffic with no policers (snooping or VPLS) enabled.

Needless to say I'm kinda proud of finding that bug.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
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Finally started doing actual chats in work today. What a bizarre job this is. It's like we're Google for stupid people.
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Lol. Yea that's how live chat is most of the time phi_. Although there are some LEGITIMATE people that come through chat asking about a particular service that is company specific.
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Also, my linear algebra test 3 went somewhat well. I think I got a 70. Final is tomorrow along with a physics exam, of which I get to use NO formula sheet. Man I'm fucking dying over here.
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7 years ago
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phi_
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Met Etrangere's doppelganger! She looks anorexic, though. I could see ribs. :-/
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
i want my baby back baby back baby back... i want my baby back baby back baby back... chili's baby back ribs!
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
barbaque sauuuce
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
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rofl
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
laughed out loud at work reading asemi's follow up
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> Met Etrangere's doppelganger! She looks anorexic, though. I could see ribs. :-/

was she naked or something?
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
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No!
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
phi, if I were larz, I would ask you if you need a spankin' right now (you're being feisty)
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7 years ago
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phi_
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D:
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7 years ago
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phi_
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The doppelganger is a 5-star chef! :o
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
So she was wearing only her chef's hat ... nice phi_, very nice.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
wtf...you know her enough to hang out with her multiple times? and yet there is no photo evidence? I am so disappointed.
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7 years ago
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phi_
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I only met her the once--she's friends with my roommate's girlfriend--and she was telling me about her. But my roommate's girlfriend was astonished by the similarities ... because I totally eStalked you, etrangere, to prove my point. I'll see what I can do about a photo next time she comes around.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
huh. interesting...that will be the fourth person I've heard of who looks just like me.

geez I feel un-unique as fuck. :(
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
you need a really cool hat.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
A tattoo in the face should do quite well to improve your uniqueness
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Hung out with her today ... resemblance wasn't there today, maybe it was just the way she was made up that night. *shrug*

But she did go grocery shopping for us. Having a chef buy groceries is awesome.
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Free USB drive at UH
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7 years ago
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phi_
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What capacity? I may just go visit today. :D
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
1gb. Lol. Better than nothing.
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7 years ago
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phi_
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Psh. haha. Gonna be on campus in a few hours, Gatz!
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7 years ago
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phi_
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So I'm my former better-half's birthing partner now. There's a stack of pregnancy books on my desk that I need to read.

I'm shockingly okay with this, but it's kinda weird. She needs help, though, so I'll be there. But wow.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
uh
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7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
wat
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
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Yeah. Yeah.

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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
Yeah. Yeah. <br /><br />
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
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That's about right.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I hope for your sake (just kidding, for hers, too) that she's not doing a waterbirth
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
No, she's not. She is doing a natural birth, but she has a midwife-kinda friend of hers acting as a doula for us so that way neither of us are at a loss. So that's okay.

She needed help, and I'm just kind of sucking it up to help her through this because it seems to have been really good for her. There are no feelings involved--we still have a pretty strained "friendship" at this point--which is what everyone has been assuming.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
How are you two going to help her?
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7 years ago
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phi_
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The doula is kind of a guide, but I'm just following orders at this point.
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7 years ago
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phi_
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Roommate helped a friend of his make a music video... I don't think it's all that good, but you can see my house! Most of it was shot here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfpmSvW9mnc

Consider it a video tour with some "punk" music.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
"punk" is right.
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7 years ago
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phi_
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Yeeeeeeeah... my roommate basically just shot the footage. The yellow room with blue love seat is my room! You can see my desk in a lot of shots looking messy as ever. :D
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I dislike how that guy acts like a gansta rap nigga. with all the stupid hand movements and such.
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7 years ago
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phi_
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Nigger.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
N-bombs away!
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Dude on couch is crazy skinny.

Punk dude raps like a combination of Lonely Island and Powerman 5000 which I find hilarious :D
phi_'s avatar
6 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
huh... so I got a text from my mom a while ago, a forwarded message from a friend of her's whose step-daughter wants to talk to me. We hung out a lot about a decade ago, never really seen her since. Texted her, now just waiting for a reply.
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6 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
sounds complicated.
phi_'s avatar
6 years ago
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phi_
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It gets weirder. We texted on and off throughout the day. She's also at UH and has the same major and minor as I do. I'm not sure what happened, but we're going to see the Avengers at midnight next Thursday.

Huh.