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  1. 1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

    Having a concussion is annoying. I can’t do anything, I shouldn’t even be doing this. I’m so bored and frustrated right now. I have a huge list of stuff to do and I can’t do any of it, the least of which is participating in the game today.

    BTDT.

    You want to take it as easy as possible for a few days. Trying to push too hard or too fast can have long term consequences.

    So stay as chill as possible.

    GEM

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  2. 6 hours ago, Inarah said:

     

    As long as it is dripping into the sink and not under it, you're ok. 

     

     

    Hope you're able to work something out. Maybe a shorter trip? 

     

    The problem isn't the length of Reapercon but the time required to get there and back.

    If it was just me I could do the trip on the cheap, similar to being on the road as a long haul trucker.  But mama needs certain amenities that I learned to do without every day, such as a bed in a hotel/motel etc.  It adds up, quickly.

    Flying isn't an option because of my TBI [traumatic brain injury] and the residual problems I was "gifted" by the drunk driver that ended my working days.

    So, I'll save up for the Reapercon box after the Con and hopefully log some painting time in my new office/hobby area.

    GEM

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  3. 1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

    Make it of the same variety they put into single board computers, but strong enough to do the same effect.  Then have a hot wheels track below to catch the card, motion capturing devices, and a robotic aiming device...  And a short little theme song that plays too.  Bonus points if it's a super cheesy kind of mini song. 

     

    Then, when it shoots the card out after the song, it goes down a track, goes up, does a loop de loop while the robotics aim the end of the track at their forehead...  Card goes thunk into their forehead relatively gently and a variety of sounds clips done in '80's cartoon villain voicing plays a reminded about not forgetting your card in the machine. 

    You win today's Rube Goldberg Award for the interwebs and are now qualified for the next monthly competition.

    GEM

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  4. 5 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

    It's all part of Skynet's plan.

     

    Congratulations!!

    Thanks.

    Found out who the "Keeper of The Keys"is and she will be in custody of our house-keys until we do the initial walkthrough.

    Unfortunately, with Cathy having a broken arm she isn't up to traveling until at least the middle of the month.

    GEM

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  5. 3 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

    Woke up at about 3:30 this morning. It's now 6:30.

     

    I've been doing research into business stuff for about an hour and have gotten no further than where I started. I have to call the city sometime soon (hopefully sooner than soonTM) to figure out if I need some permits/special city licenses. I am in an unincorporated area of town so I'm not sure I actually do. It's pretty important that I figure out because it's about another $200 if I do need them.

     

    I should also probably paint today. Or at least get upstairs and organize broccoli. I need to make myself a packing area, print some business cards and address labels, and general cleaning.

     

    TLDR: Lots to do today, not enough sleep.

    If you're in an unincorporated area the city has no jurisdiction.  You need to be talking to the county level offices.  You probably also need to applying to the state for a business license that will allow you to buy wholesale without paying sales tax on items you will be using for resale or as part of something used for resale.  This also gives you an "account" where your sales in state [and via internet if that is the statute for your jurisdiction] get proper accounting for any sales tax you are required to remit.

    Something you may find useful is a trip to the stationary store to check out the Dome bookkeeping publications.  When I was actively in business these pre-formatted accounting books were a big help in keeping track of everything that had to be accounted for come tax time.  They will have things set up so that you can easily track items you didn't even know were going to be important when starting out.

    Good Luck.  PM me if you have any questions.

    GEM

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  6. 2 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

     

    That is also my thought. Mostly because the department manager flat out pulled me aside and said to me that when the official posting goes up it will emphasize this is NOT a telework position. I am one of two people in the entire 6 team department who refuses to telework and the other guy has been management before and is uninterested. I will also be working with a manager who has been grooming me for management and is delighted I am going to be her Second.

     

    Of course my current manager has decided I am "on loan" and expects me back post haste. I'm too autistic to tread politics this carefully :ph34r: so I'm just gonna stay out of it.

     

     

    I know, I need to be here more often. Maybe after April 15th :blink: Filing season this year has been a nightmare.

    I can only imagine the jam up that this virus has caused for your agency.  I've heard that filing season has been extended by a full month, to May 15th because of the problems being dealt with.

    Good Luck and know that some "good vibrations" as well as positive thoughts and prayers are being sent in your direction.

    As for the "office politics", just keep your head down and let the GS double digits worry about that.

    GEM

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  7. 1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

    I have been promoted!

     

    Sort of. It's a 60 day detail before the job posts and I get to apply for reals. Unsure if I will be paid the higher amount <_< I mean, I would like the GS08 wage. I am now technical lead for a team of specialists. I'm taking over as technical lead for one of the other teams in my own department because their lead got a job in Collections and is elfing off.

     

    The detail technically starts the 25th. I actually start doing the work today on the basis of "it's Good Friday, all the managers took the day off, somebody needs to be in charge so guess whut".

    Congratulations!

    It sounds to me like management is trying to give you an "inside track" when it comes time to officially fill the position by pre-qualifying you with experience that can go on your resume of already having worked at that level of responsibility.  It will make it easier to show "on paper" that you are the most qualified candidate and therefore the correct choice for filling the position.

    GEM

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  8. 11 minutes ago, Cygnwulf said:

    Hey, that's a perfectly valid excuse.  When a cat sits on you they warp gravity so that it's impossible to get up!

    Especially if it's a Garfield Class Maine Coon, or similar.

    3 hours ago, MoonglowMinis said:

    Found this rock left outside of the library I work at and immediately thought of a certain wolf.

    @Glitterwolf

     

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    I would advise against moving or picking up this particular embellished rock.

    It is most likely the marker for a pressure sensitive trigger for a Glitter Bomb.

    GEM

    :unsure: Report is out on today's measurement of the Sierra Nevada Snow Pack.  As suspected, it's a low water content report for the second year in a row.::(:

    Which means Cali. is heading into another drought cycle.:down:

    GEM

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  9. New technique for dealing with spam callers who want to be all friendly:

    "Hello, sir, how are you today?"

    "You tell me what you want and then I'll tell you how I am."

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    Consistently derails them as their script book doesn't have a page for dealing with that response.

    GEM

    And yes I am in an ill tempered mood for various reasons, mostly involving incompetent medical front office staff and broccoli phone systems.

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  10. Received a call from our sales agent at Craftsman Homes letting me know they took a water sample and it is at the lab for analysis and report.  The Water Quality Report is the last piece of documentation needed to complete the loan docs, which means we are agonizingly close to our journey towards a new home to reach a successful conclusion.

    GEM

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  11. 3 hours ago, redambrosia said:

    I have perhaps done something unwise.

     

    I subscribed to a monthly 3D print minis site. Even though I don’t have my own printer. 
     

    I can always cancel the subscription.... right???

    No, No, No!

    The proper course of action is to now subscribe to a print by mail service while you save up to buy your own printer.

    GEM

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  12. 44 minutes ago, haldir said:

     

    So true even when they are 18 & 23!! :poke:

     

    At least they can help out with it thou.:lol:

     

     

    Just read the Evergiven is free!! At least it will be today.

    There is a spring tide running today.  It is projected to put an additional 18" of water under the keel, which will hopefully be enough to float the ship enough for the available tugs to completely free it from its current position.

    I sincerely hope that it works.

    GEM

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  13. 16 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

    You might want to do something to you the humidity in your house while you have all those baby plants inside. Outside plants usually die inside because it’s so dang dry indoors.

     

     

    Does anyone know the official name for the space filler that you put in your window above the ac unit? My apartment complex requires us to have a clear one, just says I can get them at the hardware store, but the folks at the hardware store look at me like I’m crazy when I describe what I want. And the internet is no help at all.

    Being the slightly crusty old curmudgeon that I am I would impress upon the manager the inability of the hardware store people to supply such an item because all of the materials available for this purpose are accordion fold opaque materials.

    Therefore, if they are going to insist on a clear one, they are either going to have to supply you with the manufacturer and part number information for an item meeting their specifications, or, the actual filler piece in a clear material.

    This is a "show me" situation where I wouldn't expend any further effort until the apartment manager shows you installations in the building meeting this "requirement".  I have never in my entire life seen such an installation where the filler panel was made out of a transparent material.  It is usually an opaque plastic engineered as either sliding panels or accordion fold to fill the gap and the fill piece usually butts up against framing pieces to make for a more secure installation.

    Should the apartment manager be unwilling to accommodate you by supplying the information or materials to meet their specification, which they obviously know since they are insisting on an item meeting this specification, then your lawyer should  request the information in a Louder Voice by way of a letter on official letterhead.

    If the manager can't supply either the filler panel in a material meeting their specification or where to obtain such a panel then their "demand" is unreasonable on its face.  It is additionally unreasonable in that a clear panel [unreasonably] removes all privacy from the room where the unit is installed, because you can't have drapes or other window coverings blocking the AC Unit.

    GEM

     

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  14. 4 minutes ago, CaptainPete said:

    In my county, you were ahead of me. Grocery store clerks were way higher up than "other essential workers" here.

     

    It wasn't Evergreen, it was the Suez pilots. From what I've been hearing, the Seuz pilots are not the best, having a reputation for being lazy and inattentive. That's what I'm hearing, I have no idea if it's warranted or not.

    Also, the thing I find to be amazing is how no one died, or was seriously hurt, nor was the ship damaged significantly. Sure, it's going to cost money and disrupt the world more than it already has been but it's a near miracle it wasn't worse. If it had sunk, this would be worse. Much, much worse.

     

    Time for an ancient meme:

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    This has yet to be determined.  According to the reports I've read it is resting with the prow buried in one bank and the stern in the other.  They don't know how much of the bottom it may have plowed over sideways or what the level of support is under the middle of the keel.  If there isn't enough support under the middle of the keel it may have suffered damage, anything from minor and easily repaired up to major structural damage to the keel itself.

    In any case, it's going to require significant lightening of the ship before it can be refloated.  Even if they pump off most of the fuel and liquid ballast it won't be enough to lighten ship sufficiently.  Which means they have to remove cargo.  As quickly as possible.

    GEM

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