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9 hours ago, Weird-O said:

 

My painting process unfairly goes like this:

 

*starts painting*

"This looks like broccoli."::(:

*keeps painting*

"This looks like broccoli."::(:

*keeps painting*

"This looks like broccoli."::(:

*keeps painting*

"Holy elf, this suddenly looks awesome!":winkthumbs:

 

Usually the sudden moment of awesome happens near the end. In this case, it happened right at the very beginning.

Mine is similar

 

Except that the last step is usually

"Yep, that's fit for purpose (just)"

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

 

@OneBoot if it were possible to aim that at a flowerbed it'd be good for the soil.

 

Some intentional mulching of flowerbeds did happen as well. The unintentional mulching was simply a minor and temporary annoyance, as well as a great source of amusement for myself. :lol:

 

3 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Meanwhile, I sat there the whole time going "and this is why blind carbon copy (BCC) was invented, but nobody ever seems to remember this".

 

I BCC frequently, and educate others about it whenever possible. Not only are the massive lists of emails horrendously obnoxious, they are also extremely poor PI (personal information) handling.

 

I had all kinds of training (plus a large dose of horror stories) with regards to PHI (Personal Health Information) when in grad school for my speech therapy degree, so I'm a lot more aware of how PI can be misused and abused than the average person. Our shredder sees a lot of use, especially since I'm the secretary of our local church's women's organization. Even the attendance sheets, which are just lists of names, get shredded, because you just never know what something like that could be used for. Paranoid? Perhaps, but it's not MY personal information. Same goes at least quadruple for big lists of emails. <_< /soapbox

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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4 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

 

Some intentional mulching of flowerbeds did happen as well. The unintentional mulching was simply a minor and temporary annoyance, as well as a great source of amusement for myself. :lol:

 

 

I BCC frequently, and educate others about it whenever possible. Not only are the massive lists of emails horrendously obnoxious, they are also extremely poor PI (personal information) handling.

 

I had all kinds of training (plus a large dose of horror stories) with regards to PHI (Personal Health Information) when in grad school for my speech therapy degree, so I'm a lot more aware of how PI can be misused and abused than the average person. Our shredder sees a lot of use, especially since I'm the secretary of our local church's women's organization. Even the attendance sheets, which are just lists of names, get shredded, because you just never know what something like that could be used for. Paranoid? Perhaps, but it's not MY personal information. Same goes at least quadruple for big lists of emails. <_< /soapbox

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

I learned to use the rule function to block that stuff a long time ago.  Once that mess starts nobody ever changes the subject line and I create a rule to send anything with re: that subject line straight to the trash.  

 

Outlook 365 may be garbage in a lot of ways but the focused/other email sorting is genius.  All my corporate emails and gensuite events and automated warnings go to the unfocused group where they do not ping and they do not alert but they're available if I want them.  About 2x a week I'll scan the list and then send the whole list to the trash (usually about 50% of my total email or 500 a week)  since the corporate emails are the only groups allowed to have automatic mass email sendings this works really well!

 

 

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8 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I really don’t understand why Sephy fights so hard to stay awake. She’s just so determined to not be sleepy, then she crashes hard. Oh well. 
 

Made an amazing roast tonight, with tiny roasted potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. Then I had one of those cup brownies for dessert. Had a really hard time keeping that away from Sephy :lol:

 

your little one sounds a lot like my daughter when she was younger. She fought sleep *every* *single* *time*. It does eventually get better, she now has a set bed time but wakes up pretty early and sometimes we still have days where we have to remind her that if the sun isn't up she shouldn't be out of bed.

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Went to bed late, daughter whined and woke me up at 6 am and I couldn't fall asleep. Need to get the boys ready for school soon and then make a couple important phone calls once the office folks get to work. Hoping to catch a couple hours sleep before noon and then it's off to the city for a regular heart check up for my mom. Hoping I won't be cross eyed with lack of sleep by the time we hit the road.

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12 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Power tools allow you make mistakes even bigger and faster than doing it by hand.

But for really Epic Mistakes, it takes a computer to really run amok.

And this is why CNC machines were invented.:lol:
 

11 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I really don’t understand why Sephy fights so hard to stay awake. She’s just so determined to not be sleepy, then she crashes hard. Oh well. 

She might miss something!
 

4 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

I learned to use the rule function to block that stuff a long time ago.  Once that mess starts nobody ever changes the subject line and I create a rule to send anything with re: that subject line straight to the trash.  

 

Outlook 365 may be garbage in a lot of ways but the focused/other email sorting is genius.  All my corporate emails and gensuite events and automated warnings go to the unfocused group where they do not ping and they do not alert but they're available if I want them.  About 2x a week I'll scan the list and then send the whole list to the trash (usually about 50% of my total email or 500 a week)  since the corporate emails are the only groups allowed to have automatic mass email sendings this works really well!

 

 

Don't get me started about subject lines.   

I have customers who will dig up an email that is months, even years old and reply to it to ask a new question or for help with a new issue.  For the individual sites it's not too bad, because it's all about the same sites, but I have a couple of distributor techs who will use a site name as their subject line, then change the subject to different sites without changing the subject line. 

The worst case of this was last month - customer had done this over a weekend - sent me a bunch of emails using a previous subject line about a new issue that had popped up. But apparently, he had also had a bunch of other emails about two other issues using the same subject line stuck in his outbox from months ago that got sent at the same time.  So I came in on Monday morning to about 20+ emails that made no sense taken as a whole - because about 2/3rds of them didn't actually apply. 

I too love the email sorting features of Outlook.  I have rules that sort most of my incoming email into folders for the various sites/companies.  I'd say about a fifth of the time that sorting I've set up is the only reason I know who an email is really from. I'll get emails that are something like "Hey Chris, can you send me a part? Thanks, Jeff." and the only reason I know who it's from is because Outlook put it in the site's folder.  That saves me having to ask "who is this?" a lot of the time, though I admit that some of my more annoying customers get asked that even though Outlook helped me figure it out. 

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12 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

 

That was happening to me to the point that I was avoiding painting at all. Then I started painting up my Bones backlog with the explicit intention of not obsessing and experimenting (with colors and techniques both).

 

Then painting became fun again for me. And all of a sudden my painting quality is up, too. (Which is directly related to butt in the seat time. But that's related to having fun, so....)

 

That's a good idea and I do have some time off next week. I've also got a bunch of new paints (colourshift, new metallic and the pathfinder paints) that I still haven't tried out yet. The shift ones look particularly interesting as they're just the 'shift' part of the pigment, so you can use it on top of different base coats to get a more varied effect. 

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

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5 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

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4 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

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Okay, where is the meme for "Retired Friday Face"?

 

On the topic of email burials, once we had that in Parole. When I got fed up and just started deleting without bothering to read them. When one of our Deputy Directors called me and asked why I hadn't replied, I told him I was too busy to put up with so many people talking that had no idea of what they were commenting on. He laughed and said to read his next message. He basically quoted me without saying my name and to knock it off if you weren't going to be part of the solution. About 4 people then said "Sounds like one of Collier's comments". Still not quite sure if that was a good reputation or not...

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Saved a small Agent from N.U.T.Z Z. from a M.E.O.W one this morning on my way home from work!!! 

 

Probably a good thing our load was late night. 

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Ok, I like the concept of Monster cards for D&D. My FLGS doesn't have guest wifi due to messes with his business wifi & he would rather just turn it off then get a entire new router, etc etc. (I totally understand). Lately I've been using my mobile hotspot so I have access to dndbeyond for my games but occasionally I'll use the 5e cards for creatures & such.

 

I see they'll finally address the missing NPC classes with a future release this year but I came across this set:

 

 EPIC Monsters

 

Again, really cool, espically this big, heavy hitters. Always nice to have all the info in front of you when running these. Take a look at the pic on the back:

 

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:lol: I knew Unicorn crap is taking over the world but I didn't think they were considered "EPIC" for D&D. Let along a epic encounter with a standard game party (standard being good or neutral aligned).

 

I've been wrong all these year.....:lol:

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Sometimes my brain outdoes itself when it comes to outlandish dreams.

In this one I'm being yelled at/ charged with a quest by the ghost of President Kennedy, who is highly irritated that someone removed his coffee table and replaced it with an IKEA one. Apparently he'd had some kind of apt that had it's rent paid perpetually, but the landlord lost the building somehow, the new owner figured out who the owner of the apt was, and proceeded to start ebaying the contents of it. However since the apt and it's contents were Kennedy's link to the physical world, each sale weakens him further. Exactly why he's trying to stick around and just what it is he's doing and why me, are questions that were expertly dodged, as my whole involvement is simply to " get rid of this cardboard monstrostity and get my coffee table back".

We find it on ebay, it's 90 grand, I tell him I don't have 90 grand, and to help me get in touch with his relatives who have the funding for this. He refuses, for reasons that again are not explained to me, but instead tells me the possible locations of moonshine stashes that his father hid in various places, so for the rest of the dream, I'm trying to find a way to Upper Michigan where the largest stash might still be, trying to find out if there is a market for almost hundred year old moonshine, (which I'm sure there is, finding it is the problem), and solving the problem of just how am I going to transport several hundred gallons of it without a drivers license or a moving truck and do all of this before someone hits "Buy it Now".

I think there might be a one season show in this one. 

 

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

 

:lol: I knew Unicorn crap is taking over the world but I didn't think they were considered "EPIC" for D&D. Let along a epic encounter with a standard game party (standard being good or neutral aligned).

 

I've been wrong all these year.....:lol:

 

You haven't lived until you have been run through by a smart mouthed unicorn who just challenged you to a duel.  that pointy thing is sharp!  I would put this in purple but I have had a character wiped out by a legendary unicorn in just this manner...

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