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About FaekiasDracon

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  1. FaekiasDracon

    Favorite Holiday Traditions (Open Thread)

    We used to always eat Christmas breakfast at my grandparents' house when I was a kid. Now that I am in my 30's and my sister has children and brother has step-children we have breakfast here (I live with my parents and help take care of the house and my step-mother who is physically handicapped). We usually have sausage, bacon, country ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits, grits, coffee, hot chocolate, and various jams, jellies, and preserves. We will open presents to each other after breakfast is finished and then go our separate ways for lunch. Then we will meet at my aunt's house (which was my grandparents' house till they passed away) for supper and to see my father' three sisters and their families.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Welcome to life working for SAS (not the good SAS, a research firm in Cary, NC; the bad SAS, a retail services firm based out of California). Thankfully I am in my last week of this, though 5.5 months of Monday hasn't been fun.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Toy soldiers brought to life and giant/life sized ? exploding presents? an evil rabbit in a top hat?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Having lived in east-central NC all my life, the beer has always been a part of it, it has just gotten worse as the beer has gotten cheaper/worse. We got around 4.5-5 inches of snow here in Rocky Mount, has changed over to sleet as of now and freezing rain is the next step. Have all ideas that work will be delayed by at least an hour tomorrow to give those that drive the furthest time to get there in the daylight.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Local news station's top headline on their app; "Friday will be calm before winter storm hits". My response; "yeah, unless you work in a grocery store..." thankfully i I get to head home once my resets are finished, and today will catch up all the stores but the one whose backroom storage freezers won't close without two or three people leaning into them. That store will hopefully get finished in the next 2-3 workdays as it is a frozen section that is all that is left to set there.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Blood thinners/anti clotting agents are next, expect to see the word "clopidogrel" somewhere on the paperwork. And she can't take Prilosec and the like anymore if they do put her on clopidogrel. My step mother had a retinal artery occlusion (basically a stroke in her left eye) several years ago and we have been through the whole stroke risk regiment. I wish you and your wife the best.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Same here, I have low pigmentation in my retinas and hence am susceptible to UV damage. I will eventually go blind naturally if I live long enough, don't want to hasten the inevitable.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Make sure he yells "Happy Birthday" every time he is brought to life and/or kills a PC...
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    PVC Banner Printing For RPG Maps?

    It wasn't really an RPG map, but we used to use sign shops to create very large boards for board games relating to the class subject matter back in high school. The only advice that I will offer is if the shop uses vinyl on vinyl to roll the map rather than folding it. Sometimes the cheaper shops would cut vinyl stickers and place them on a vinyl canvas, folding these would eventually cause the stickers to start to peel.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Holiday paint colors pistol case is up in the store for the month of December or while supplies last. In other news, after six months of having to wonder if my paycheck was going be correct, or if I was going to be paid at all, I will be changing jobs again soon. Best thing is that I should be able to work all week on one tank of gas rather than using 2-3 a week at my current job (which isn't great when the tank is 20 gallons (about 75 litres) and gas is close to $3/gal).
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Sometimes insanity =/= madness
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The answer is to write them if you can't find them. Or you could look into the "pirate rock" genre, can't tell you what you will find there; madness may very well lie that way, but it is a possibility.
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    Small Space Gaming and Hobbying

    Go to the kitchen/restaurant supply store and buy as big a silicon baking mat (aka silpat) as you can find (unless they carry ones that are bigger than the desktop; in that instance adjust accordingly). Nothing but fresh, uncured silicone will stick to them so you have a great surface to paint and glue on top of, let any spillage dry and flex the mat and it should all pop off cleanly as the bend travels under them, and they are a bit less obtrusive than covering the whole area with newspaper. A cutting mat/board is also a good idea to protect the desk when doing cutting and the like. This advice is for anyone that that cares to use it, not specifically directed to any one person. The quote is just what brought it to mind, along with the need for anything to be multiple use in a small space.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Update on my tablet repairing adventure: "It's dead Jim". Apparently there was something else wrong with the board as even full replacement of the tac switches did nothing, going to see what I can salvage from the carcass that would actually be useful in other electronic projects and carry the rest to someplace that can recycle it. Just have to wait till Christmas to be able to use the new one... thankfully my my laptop and Roku still work for required web use and entertainment respectively.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The cabbage patch kid was replaced with a tickle me Elmo a couple decades ago, I think the altar holds a hatchimal currently...