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@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

I did some re-arranging in my bedroom. I wound up losing a shelf for my transformers, but I like the new layout and more open feel immensely. I mean, now there's some holes to patch in the walls, and consequently some painting to do, but worth the effort ultimately.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:39 PM

I really hope that I'm not jumping the gun, but I might have a job starting tomorrow.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:18 AM

I just found out that the one guy at work that I can't stand is transferring to another job! Woot!


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:15 PM

So, I just got a call from my brother. Turns out my nephew (Rory! Who just turned two years old.) starting saying a new word! So I started freaking out: what did he hear me say, and who did he repeat it to. I hope I didn't get the little brat kicked out of his daycare cause of it.

 

Me brother turns on the speaker phone, and clear as day, I can hear Rory in the background repeating his NEW favorite word!

 

"BREAD"

 

Over, and over, and over. well, the boy does love him some carbs. Still bad for you, but at least not vulgar.

 

Now, before you go and ask "why would one vulgar word get him kicked out of his daycare", I will explain. I already taught Rory how to count... to metal. I started making the numbers on my hand, and I did it such a way that I threw up the horns. So: One... Two... METAL (Shakes hand in the air.) three... And when they practiced counting at the daycare, he dutifully repeated what uncle chriss taught him... much to the confusion of all the educators there. I am apparently a VERY good bad influence on him. Cause... he learned how to count, and hail satan. I am also ridiculously vulgar, and surprisingly creative in my vulgarity at times. So yeah...


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:44 AM

Found roadtrap! Finally!



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 10:09 PM

Just did a draft of 8 pages' worth of script for a one-off comic book I had the idea for. 



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 06:38 PM

Splurged on a new SSD for the computer. Not going to have to pick and choose what games get the fast treatment anymore.



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:30 PM

Just did a draft of 8 pages' worth of script for a one-off comic book I had the idea for. 

 

On page 16 now. 

 

Got stuck on how to do a critical scene, but thanks to some chatting with peeps on the Discord I have a few ideas now. 



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 06:23 PM

Macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and chocolate milk for dinner. I'mma hate myself come morning, but in this moment: bliss.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:05 AM

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:15 PM

I rebuilt the arm rests on my computer chair... again.

 

I did, however, learn over the last time: Instead of layering the foam, I rolled it. And instead of reusing the course fabric that covered the original arm rests, I bought a microfiber throw blanket from the dollar store and used that. Much softer cover and there's air space in the foam for it bounce back.



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:19 AM

I got my new alarm clock yesterday. This neat little thing.

https://www.wish.com...032cd20fc34ba4c

In green. I wanted something big enough I could check without needing my glasses. The problem is: even the dimmest setting is a night light.

 

Solution: There is a clear plastic cover over each cell. I took a micro screwdriver, pried all the covers out and spray painted them BLACK. Cut the outgoing light easily by half, but didn't affect the legibility. Plus there is now a nice contrast between the numbers and casing. Might need another coat but well find out tonight.

 

Edit: sun has set, and it's nice and dark. I had to do a second coat of black spray. It's harder to read when there's light in the room, but it's not FOR when there's light in the room.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:27 AM

And there we go: found and subscribed to a new internet service provider. 3 times faster than the old connection for 14 bucks cheaper a month.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:12 PM

Hallelujah, praise a god and pass the ammo! Two days of technical hugging HELL!!! The new internet provider sends some hugwit to do the install: manages to wires 80% of the house phones into the dryloop so only the one in the house is actually capable of sending and receiving calls AND he fails to connect the internet. Five hours of tech calls to the provider, to the company the installer came from (bell. Ugh.) and no end of runs arounds, hangs ups and stress head aches. Finally decide: hug it, done. And ring videotron back up to simply reconnect our old internet package: Which we succeed in doing: but then the ROUTER refuses to allow connections. Hard reset on the router: reconfigure the wireless, and we are LITERALLY back where we started almost three days ago except it cost hundreds of dollars, took more than two full days and ridiculous volumes of frustration: and I STILL need to call videotron back to see about upgrading which was the ENTIRE hugging POINT!

 

 

But at least everyone and everything is back online, and I can finish watching voltron on netflix tonight...



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 04:46 PM

Alright, so it's been a long day, and a long week: I brought out the bullit and poured myself a double. As I was walking away to go and get comfortable, my mother asked if she could try. She takes a sip and immediately recoils. It is quite powerful.

 

So I lock eyes with her and down it right then and there.

 

The look on her face was priceless. I wish I had a camera.



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Posted 26 December 2018 - 06:08 PM

Just spent 36 bucks to upgrade my oculus rift system. Wall mounts on swivel heads for the lighthouses. Finally going to be able to configure the system ONCE and leave it, instead of every time I use it cause of the cats.

 

Edit: Splurgerific! I bought the third sensor, another wall mount, and a PCI USB card to run all the sensors through. Oh, and some thumbstick gel caps for my razer wolverine. I am apparently still caustic.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:37 PM

Neat: the third oculus sensor arrived today: and it came with a 16 foot USB wire! I'll be able to get it wired in (when the rest of the parts arrive.) running the cable through the suspended ceiling. Score!



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:36 AM

It was apparently a money spending kinda day: I bought a folding wall rack for clothes to install in the laundry "room" so we're not hanging clothes off electrical wires anymore, and I found a playschool heatwave for my nephew. Just need to find something for my niece worth about 15 bucks to be fair to everyone who qualifies for it.



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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:30 PM

I made a cake! With the left over christmas candy canes even. Cause I desperately need some sleep but if I take a nap, I will hug up my sleep tonight. But HEY! Cake!



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Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:49 PM

I got Kalidor a custom made birthday cake from a local bakery... It came out perfect

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