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Title: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: XJDenton on February 27, 2019, 11:05:19 AM
Old thread here: https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=51095.0
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on February 27, 2019, 11:08:42 AM
Oh hi, chat thread.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2019, 11:09:33 AM
Oh hi, chat thread.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on February 27, 2019, 11:50:40 AM
Ohai
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on February 27, 2019, 11:51:49 AM
Ohio?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2019, 11:58:57 AM
I'm Idaho!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on February 27, 2019, 12:00:20 PM
You da ho?

Probably.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2019, 12:05:48 PM
I'll take it any way I can, man.
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Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2019, 12:07:20 PM
Ok.  You asked for it Blob.
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Post by: axeman90210 on February 27, 2019, 12:34:46 PM
Howdy gents
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Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2019, 12:39:11 PM
Ok.  You asked for it Blob.

What does that mean?!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2019, 12:43:42 PM
I'm going to give it to you any way I can. :eyebrows:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2019, 12:44:47 PM
I'm going to give it to you any way I can. :eyebrows:

Oh, if it's you, then go ahead.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2019, 01:00:45 PM
I knew you were easy.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2019, 01:03:53 PM
That's why you like me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on February 27, 2019, 01:15:39 PM
Blob Kraft.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on February 27, 2019, 01:19:31 PM
 :lol a few more viral youtube videos and Blob might become a kraft
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2019, 01:23:35 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2019, 01:39:59 PM
Blob Kraft.

Blobgate.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2019, 01:46:57 PM
You guys lost me at Kraft :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2019, 02:02:40 PM
Owner of the New England Patriots who before the second biggest game of the year to get to the Superbowl went to a "massage" parlor and got a handjob before flying out to the game. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on February 27, 2019, 02:08:36 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/14/d0/57/14d0574fb52e332638dc674d19eefc5a.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on February 27, 2019, 02:11:14 PM
New thread. Smells good.
 
I had a really cute girl hit on me this morning at work. I totally thought she was a lesbian... but now I think I might be mistaken.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on February 27, 2019, 02:12:37 PM
New threat. Smells good.


I believe that's similar to Stockholm Syndrome.

Who's threatening you baby?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on February 27, 2019, 02:14:40 PM
I had a really cute girl hit on me this morning at work. I totally thought she was a lesbian... but now I think I might be mistaken.

She hit on you? Nah she's a lesbian.  ;D






I'M KIDDING!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2019, 02:15:38 PM
New threat. Smells good.


I believe that's similar to Stockholm Syndrome.

Who's threatening you baby?

So now we know who the muscle is here at DTF.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on February 27, 2019, 02:37:04 PM
New threat. Smells good.


I believe that's similar to Stockholm Syndrome.

Who's threatening you baby?

So now we know who the muscle is here at DTF.

:lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on February 27, 2019, 02:43:06 PM
Good, now that the muscle is coming to the east coast, I feel much safer
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on February 27, 2019, 05:53:55 PM
Nobody puts Jaybee in a corner.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2019, 06:04:50 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on February 28, 2019, 08:56:14 AM
Sup bitches...
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Post by: kingshmegland on February 28, 2019, 11:27:06 AM
Sup.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on February 28, 2019, 01:09:26 PM
Is it Friday yet?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on February 28, 2019, 06:35:39 PM
Is it Friday yet?

Soon
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on February 28, 2019, 06:47:12 PM
:soon:

Dammit Bill.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on February 28, 2019, 07:47:38 PM
Damn... didn't make it to page 1 in time
Title: FAIL
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 01, 2019, 09:05:43 AM
Damn... didn't make it to page 1 in time

FAIL
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 01, 2019, 09:12:58 PM
Oh dang this thread so fresh, how it get so fresh?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 02, 2019, 05:05:35 AM
Morning chumps and your exalted ruler Blob.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 02, 2019, 06:43:11 AM
New threat. Smells good.


I believe that's similar to Stockholm Syndrome.

Who's threatening you baby?

So now we know who the muscle is here at DTF.
*ahem*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 02, 2019, 06:53:28 AM
Morning dudes
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 02, 2019, 06:56:13 AM
Morning dudes
Sup
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 02, 2019, 06:57:13 AM
New threat. Smells good.


I believe that's similar to Stockholm Syndrome.

Who's threatening you baby?

So now we know who the muscle is here at DTF.
*ahem*

Tough exterior,  bunch of kittens on the inside.

Heading to Maine to celebrate my brother and my sis in law's birthdays.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 02, 2019, 07:11:13 AM
Morning dudes
Sup

Nothing much, just hungover. Yesterday was the day we found out if we are getting a bonus and raise at work and we all did really well so we went to celebrate after work. Many different varieties of alcohol were mixed.

What's good with you?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 02, 2019, 07:18:26 AM
G'morning all.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 02, 2019, 07:21:56 AM
Good morning Axe
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 02, 2019, 08:49:30 AM
Morning dudes
Sup

Nothing much, just hungover. Yesterday was the day we found out if we are getting a bonus and raise at work and we all did really well so we went to celebrate after work. Many different varieties of alcohol were mixed.

What's good with you?
Pulling a few hours in the office this morning to help test phone system upgrades.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ariich on March 02, 2019, 02:28:34 PM
I assume XJ named this thread specifically to upset me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on March 02, 2019, 06:15:23 PM
Morning dudes
Sup

Hey.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 02, 2019, 10:02:28 PM
Morning dudes
Sup

Hey.

hi
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 02, 2019, 10:21:13 PM
Morning dudes
Sup

Hey.

hi

Howdy
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 03, 2019, 06:50:25 AM
What was supposed to be a relaxing night turned into a mess. I was just about to go to bed when I heard my work phone buzz. I had this feeling that I should check it so I did. We had a server go down last night so I stayed up trying to get it running. I would've been called if I hadn't checked my phone but it was still a bummer. At least I get OT so that's nice.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on March 03, 2019, 07:26:18 AM
That's annoying, man. At least you got OT, though!

I gotta make today productive. My comprehensive exam is due on Thursday and that determines whether I can continue on to 2nd year or not.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 03, 2019, 08:25:40 AM
What was supposed to be a relaxing night turned into a mess. I was just about to go to bed when I heard my work phone buzz. I had this feeling that I should check it so I did. We had a server go down last night so I stayed up trying to get it running. I would've been called if I hadn't checked my phone but it was still a bummer. At least I get OT so that's nice.

Story of my life  :lol No one will be in our main data center this week as I travel, and of course Friday night at 5:30pm as I am getting ready to leave we have some devices shit the bed that makes me scramble to try to still save my friday night.  It wasn't that bad, but this is definitely the downfall of an IT job.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on March 03, 2019, 06:51:24 PM
Word up fools.  Getting caught up on my email with some bourbon, by the fire while watching the snow. And by "catching up on my email", I apparently mean "dicking around on DTF".

What I learned this weekend: watching The Great British Baking Show while high is awesome.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on March 03, 2019, 06:55:26 PM
Word up fools.  Getting caught up on my email with some bourbon, by the fire while watching the snow. And by "catching up on my email", I apparently mean "dicking around on DTF".

What I learned this weekend: watching The Great British Baking Show while high is awesome.

A group of friends and myself will sometimes end the stressful week watching this. I imagine it's even better when you're high!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 03, 2019, 07:13:29 PM
Good evening all. Drinking beer and playing Apex legends for now, probably will switch to watching TV soon.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 04, 2019, 08:00:50 AM
This is going to be a fun day, traveling to Amsterdam via Toronto first and my flight out of newark is already delayed and cutting it real close to my transfer time.  I'm hoping since its actually really nice out, that these planes can play catch up from last night in the next few hours so I don't get stuck in Canada.
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Post by: kingshmegland on March 04, 2019, 08:14:28 AM
Fun or business Marc?
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Post by: cramx3 on March 04, 2019, 08:39:18 AM
business
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 04, 2019, 09:05:08 AM
G'morning all. Working at home on account of the snow, always makes for a more relaxed day.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 04, 2019, 09:28:22 AM
Sweeet, got my flight to Toronto changed to an earlier one so should make my layover a non issue now  :metal although that means I need to leave my house.... now
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 04, 2019, 02:06:43 PM
so got to the airport at 12:30 for my 220 flight to toronto, and turns out my travel agency didnt actually get me on the new flight.  Even though I got a confirmation and everything, it turns out the flight was full and they rejected my flight change.  Great, and then they put me back on my original flight and said wait and see.  Well, that flight got more delays, and then went to the point where it was going to land after my connecting flight takes off.  So the United app said change your flight, I checked and it said there was no flight to change to.  Great.  I speak to a United agent who tells me to wait another hour before they try to put me on the direct flight to Amsterdam.... the flight my booking agency wouldn't allow me to take because it was too expensive.  Well I call the agency and after an hour on hold, they got me onto that flight and in business class too, which was what I was supposed to fly on my Toronto to Amsterdam flight.  So now with that boarding pass I can wait in the united lounge with free food and booze until my direct flight in the first row.  The guy said I was so lucky that seat opened up right when he was looking because it wasnt there when we first started trying to get me on the flight.  So annoyed to be spending me afternoon in EWR but it seems to have worked out.  Now I think my stress levels should go down since this is settled. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 05, 2019, 01:00:23 AM
.... and I made it to work in Amsterdam... before my coworker who lives here  :lol thanks for tuning into travels with cramx3 what a nightmare yesterday almost was.  Luckily my flight was awesome and I watched Bohemian Rhapsody with my ice cream sunday in business class before getting a couple hours sleep. Thought the movie was pretty good.
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Post by: kingshmegland on March 05, 2019, 06:18:01 AM
 :lol
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Post by: JayOctavarium on March 05, 2019, 01:43:09 PM
CramX Style Vlog when?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 06, 2019, 01:37:29 AM
I've made vlogs before but this is a work trip so I've got nothing worth filming.  I guess not totally true, some people might be interesting in these crazy servers we are installing with their insane amount of high speed storage and 100G network uplinks per 2RU server and how we configure the port channel for 8x 100G to our spine switch, but that doesn't really work with my channel of yelling at kids playing video games and metal concerts.

Although... we busted ass and got ahead of ourselves so that if nothing fails, Friday night should be light enough for me to get out at a normal time and drive across the Netherlands to catch Kamelot and Evergrey in some small town near Germany.  :metal :metal now that I would vlog
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 06, 2019, 10:40:50 AM
Good Morning  (and afternoon to those in the future... evening to Cram?)

It's been pouring here today... the rain totally puts me in the mood for some Moody Blues. :JayOctavarium:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 06, 2019, 11:07:33 AM
It only rains in Amsterdam it seems.  Always so dark and dreary here, I guess that's why they have legalized prostitution and marijuana to help people to deal with this consistent dreary weather. And yup its evening, 7pm out here.  Good afternoon or morning.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 06, 2019, 11:46:36 AM
I've never been there.  So it's a European Seattle from your description.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 06, 2019, 12:33:41 PM
Not far off except it's completely flat here, not like mt Rainier right next to Seattle well and the funny language they speak hers
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 06, 2019, 01:09:57 PM
Good afternoon all. Enjoying how quiet things are in the office so far today *knocks on wood*. Also looking forward to seeing Billy Sheehan and Talas in a small venue in NYC tonight, evidently with Bumblefoot as special guest for a couple songs :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 06, 2019, 01:15:49 PM
Sweet  :metal cool to see Billy and Bumblefoot doing things together outside SOA
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 06, 2019, 02:24:55 PM
Yup. Billy's had these shows booked for a little while, and then I guess Bumblefoot reached out because he was a big Talas fan back in the day and so now he's going to jam on a couple songs.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 09, 2019, 04:43:50 PM
Well the last day was insane, took the train out of Amsterdam to a town called Nijmegen near the German border to see Kamelot and Evergrey last night, got about 2 hours of sleep and flew home this morning and so damn jet lagged.  So happy to be home.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on March 09, 2019, 05:21:43 PM
That's fucking awesome!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on March 09, 2019, 07:33:19 PM
Just walked to the grocery store and back in a light blizzard because my car wouldn't make it. On the way there it got up to knee deep snow. On the way back I walked about 100 feet or so in waist deep snow. Honestly wasn't totally convinced I was going to make it.

My advise? Don't do what I just did. My beard was literally covered in ice.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 09, 2019, 07:54:23 PM
Jesus.  I swear you live in Siberia.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on March 09, 2019, 08:06:21 PM
Jesus.  I swear you live in Siberia.

One of my coworkers, who has lived here his whole life, HAS actually compared it to Siberia.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 09, 2019, 08:09:19 PM
Not surprised.  New York winters will because breeze after this.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on March 09, 2019, 08:15:56 PM
Not surprised.  New York winters will because breeze after this.

I remember, in Boston, when they took us to lunch during the interview, they were like "you didn't bring a winter coat???" I was like "No. It's like 26 degrees, I'm gooooood"
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 09, 2019, 08:19:13 PM
We were -3 this week. I came out in 20 degree weather and thought I overdressed.   Lol. I know exactly where you are coming from.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 11, 2019, 01:13:38 PM
Today has been shit.  Woke up to the news my grandmother had passed.  It's not surprising, she was in hospice care and hadn't talked in at least 5 years so it's not been a painful death from the shock perspective, but also sad for my mother (my grandfather, her father, passed in December) who told me she feels like she is next now this morning.  Just sucks. But of course I get into work after no one being here for a week and all hell is breaking lose.  But even after I tell my boss I need to take time off for the funeral he gets on my case about work that no one cares about and becomes super anal while telling me my week is light.  Uh no, I've got a ton of shit because he hasn't found a way to hire someone else to take care of day to day shit while my coworker and I are traveling.  There's about 500k worth of equipment sitting here I need to bring online plus a few really important devices that broke last week that need my fixing.  "light week" I want to punch him in the face.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on March 11, 2019, 01:27:36 PM
Cram, you certainly have my condolences.  I'm very sorry for your loss.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Chino on March 11, 2019, 01:29:37 PM
Damn Cram. Sorry to hear
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on March 11, 2019, 02:02:14 PM
Marc, sorry to hear, man.

Also remind your boss that you have a weekís worth of videos to edit!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 11, 2019, 02:04:19 PM
Marc I'm so sorry man. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 11, 2019, 02:14:47 PM
Thanks guys, appreciate it and Tim  :lol sometimes I wonder if he dumps work on me when I go to concerts and stuff on business trips.  Like a "oh you think you have some free time for something fun, take this" because it always seems to happen.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 11, 2019, 05:21:44 PM
Damn, sorry Marc. Both about your grandma passing and your boss being a dick.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 11, 2019, 05:37:44 PM
Thanks, my boss did just pass on the info on my yearly raise, 3.7% not bad.  I guess that feels nice after the BS, and after the company buyout over the summer, to see I am still getting a raise and there is an incentive bonus and retention bonus hanging over my head too.  Man I don't know, more money is always nice, but this job just doesn't seem to let me do what I do best anymore, too much BS lately and being overworked and stressed out.  There's now a singapore trip looming over my head, maybe in May, but man I really have little desire to go there and work 100 hour weeks for half a month.  I think I am safe home for March though.  Today just has been rough, I came home and my PC wouldn't power on  :censored figured it out, but damn that's a wasted hour when I just want to zone out right now.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on March 11, 2019, 06:31:55 PM
  There's now a singapore trip looming over my head,

Table showers!! :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 11, 2019, 09:23:15 PM
I'm really sorry to hear the news cram :(
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Prog Snob on March 12, 2019, 08:55:11 AM
Greetings and salutations
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 12, 2019, 08:56:49 AM
Howdy
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Prog Snob on March 12, 2019, 09:16:44 AM
What's the good word?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 12, 2019, 09:34:40 AM
Good Morning folks.

I've got a horrible ear infection. It was so bad that I almost went to urgent care yesterday. The only thing that kept me from doing so is the fact that I am already seeing my doctor today. 

It's distracting enough that I got zero done yesterday at work, and today may wind up just like yesterday.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 12, 2019, 05:03:59 PM
I've never had an ear infection but if it's anything like a sinus infection I hope it heals up quick!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 12, 2019, 05:07:38 PM
I had one as a kid, and I recall it's quite painful and you probably get a fever too.  Fevers always pretty much knock me out and make me useless.

This shitty week continues, but today is done and accomplished some shit so thats good and its another day closer to the weekend although this weekend is going to be pretty much miserable.

Time to take my anger out in Apex Legends, oh and I got some beer.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 12, 2019, 05:58:58 PM
What'd you get to drink cram? I've been dying to play apex since I got home from Florida, I plan to get some rounds in before i go to bed.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 12, 2019, 06:14:38 PM
In.  Brown sugar bourbon on an ice spear.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 12, 2019, 06:27:14 PM
In. Flying Dog The Truth, tried this out, don't love it but I'm drinking out of my new beer glass I must have accidentally put in my luggage from the hotel in Amsterdam
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 12, 2019, 06:50:06 PM
Doctor is double my BP meds and prescribing me antibiotics for my ear... Yay!

She also made a pun while examining my ear. I love it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on March 12, 2019, 07:25:34 PM
In.  Brown sugar bourbon on an ice spear.

Did you just pull an icicle off your gutters?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 12, 2019, 07:31:32 PM
In.  Brown sugar bourbon on an ice spear.

Did you just pull an icicle off your gutters?

Nope. I have a kit that makes them. Btw I should have typed sphere. Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 13, 2019, 04:01:57 AM
Gotta love being up and logged on at 5am because a new client in Europe is launching  :|. Everything's gone smoothly so back to sleep for me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 13, 2019, 04:27:56 AM
5am? Lol I didn't even go to bed till 6am, and didn't actually go to sleep until...... I don't know 10am? I fell asleep watching a stream. :blob:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 13, 2019, 05:17:11 AM
Lol. Time is of no concern where Blob goes.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 13, 2019, 05:20:58 AM
Lol. Time is of no concern where Blob goes.

Clocks? Where we're going we don't need clocks!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on March 13, 2019, 05:32:39 AM
Good morning chat thread.  't has been a while.  Moving shit is taking up all my disposable time - and some of my non-disposable time too!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on March 13, 2019, 05:48:16 AM
Lol. Time is of no concern where Blob goes.

Clocks? Where we're going we don't need clocks!


I see you've played knifey spooney before!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 13, 2019, 06:23:19 AM
Lol. Time is of no concern where Blob goes.

Clocks? Where we're going we don't need clocks!

Bingo!  LOL

Good morning chat thread.  't has been a while.  Moving shit is taking up all my disposable time - and some of my non-disposable time too!

Oh definitely.  I do not envy you at all.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 13, 2019, 08:11:22 AM
When I started this job, work gave me Bose Quiet Comfort 15 head phones.  The data center is loud and some insurance dude came by and made me wear a mic to record the noise levels I'm subject to on a daily basis and kind of forced the company to make sure I have ear protection.  Anyway, that was 5 years ago and these headphones are a beast, but I must have broken the cable 10 times already, and gone through a few pairs of ear muffs too as those occassionally rip apart over time.  I finally after breaking the cable again bought a custom made blu tooth adapter for it, fits just right on their special end connector for these.  I think this might have extended the life by another 5 years  :lol 50 bucks well worth it it seems, I feel so free using these now.  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 13, 2019, 08:14:21 AM
I should get a pair.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 13, 2019, 08:18:58 AM
They have newer models and with blu tooth built into them, but this one pair has been otherwise so rock solid besides the cable.  If you could find an new QC15 pair for cheap, I'd recommend these.  Noise cancelling and sound quality are very good as well as the build. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 13, 2019, 08:21:47 AM
I have the noise canceling but it has a wire.  I use them when I'm mowing the lawn.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 13, 2019, 08:30:38 AM
Ah you mean the blu tooth adapter, yea its really nice and if that wire has been bothering you while doing the yard work, I would, even after only 15 minutes of using it, recommend this.  That's assuming it doesn't die tomorrow  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 13, 2019, 10:14:51 AM
I might just buy a blue tooth earphones.  Have the wired one as a back up.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on March 13, 2019, 10:28:36 AM
I should get a pair.

 :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 13, 2019, 10:34:14 AM
:getoffmylawn:

 :lol


I know I still do. I pull them away from my legs all the time!  So There!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 13, 2019, 11:21:12 AM
But here's what's great, i can reconnect the cable (I did buy another one for this reason) so that functionabulity is still there.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on March 14, 2019, 05:59:03 AM
So, two seats just opened up for the Toronto D/T show in 3 weeks - front row, right in front of Petrucci.  $605. EACH.  Worth it?   :lol

BTW, I already know the answer is a resounding 'no'.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 14, 2019, 06:04:08 AM
The answer is actually "hell no" :|
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 14, 2019, 06:17:50 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't pay that to see any band.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: PowerSlave on March 14, 2019, 07:26:52 AM
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Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 14, 2019, 11:51:01 AM
Good Morning ya'll.

Today is a good day. May have finally figured out a solution for my car situation (coworker just bought a new car and wants to sell me his old car, a 2004 Mazda 6 q 140k miles, for super super cheap)... And a decently well known Celebrity is apparently moving into my property at work. He seems like a chill guy, so I am kind of excited to have him here.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 14, 2019, 08:31:23 PM
So, two seats just opened up for the Toronto D/T show in 3 weeks - front row, right in front of Petrucci.  $605. EACH.  Worth it?   :lol

BTW, I already know the answer is a resounding 'no'.

No, there are maybe 2 bands that I would pay that much for and DT is not one of them
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 15, 2019, 01:04:23 AM
I wouldn't pay that for any band. I don't care if they revived Dio, Hendrix, John Bonham and Cliff Burton and formed a supergroup for a one time only show in my backyard, I'm still not paying $600 bucks to see it.

But I would listen in from my bedroom, because that would be a strange combo. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 15, 2019, 06:44:30 AM
Hey, I saw 2 of the 4 you listed Blob.  LOL
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 15, 2019, 09:13:22 AM
Good Morning E'ryone!

Tal Wilkenfeld's new album came out today. This makes me happy.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 15, 2019, 05:32:17 PM
Evening guys!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 16, 2019, 06:13:18 AM
Good Morning E'ryone!

Tal Wilkenfeld's new album came out today. This makes me happy.

Ok so I just realized I had a Tal Wilkenfeld song in my Spotify,"Corner Painter". I thought that was a dude who was singing it :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 16, 2019, 06:23:17 AM
Morning! Roadtrip today to Vermont.   Hitting 2 breweries.   Lawson's Finest Liquids & Hill Farmstead.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 17, 2019, 12:10:32 PM
Good afternoon everybody.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on March 17, 2019, 12:38:47 PM
Attempting to do my taxes this afternoon, and trying to avoid a heart attack.  A bunch of stock option transactions (used to fund buying our house) show up on both my W-2 and the 1099-B...so Turbotax is telling me I owe about 80% of a years salary in taxes!

 :( ??? :censored >:( :| :yeahright :tdwn :neverusethis: :mrlol:

Needles to say, just booked an appointment with the preparer up the street...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 18, 2019, 09:14:47 AM
Good Morning peeps.

Is it Friday yet? I want it to be Friday because.... DRRREEEAMMMM TTTHHEEAAATTEERR!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 18, 2019, 09:18:13 AM
Oh shit that's this week? nice  :metal

Just found out I need to be at work at midnight tonight, love how I am told the day of.  So now I need to figure out do I just stay at work all night, meaning I get lots of hours on the clock and expense dinner, or do I go home for a bit and just come in later to do the work?

I kind of want the hours, but that is one long day I was not prepared for.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 18, 2019, 09:24:33 AM
I'd say fuck it and take the hours. $$$$$$$

Also, I get the whole "Not being prepared" thing. I don't mind working a 12 hour+ day when I KNOW about it in advanced and can plan accordingly. There is nothing worse than finding out, while in the middle of your shift, that you have to stay later.  I'd rather work a 12+ hours shift with notice than work even an extra hour of OT unexpectedly.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on March 18, 2019, 09:32:14 AM
I'm temporarily staying with my younger brother for a few weeks, while they are changing the pipes and plumbing in my apartment building. I can't live at home during this, since I'd have no water or any means to cook something.

It's been a week now, and it's going very fine. We've always gotten along great :)  I'm really grateful that he's so helpful and understanding about the situation.

In the end I'll be getting a completely new bathroom, and a new kitchen floor. Can't wait to see the results.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 18, 2019, 09:39:22 AM
I'm temporarily staying with my younger brother for a few weeks, while they are changing the pipes and plumbing in my apartment building. I can't live at home during this, since I'd have no water or any means to cook something.

It's been a week now, and it's going very fine. We've always gotten along great :)  I'm really grateful that he's so helpful and understanding about the situation.

In the end I'll be getting a completely new bathroom, and a new kitchen floor. Can't wait to see the results.

Did you remember to remove the evidence from underneath? I'm sure there's a hooker or 2 down there still...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 18, 2019, 09:42:43 AM
Thatll be nice once its done and nice to have someone to help you out.

I'd say fuck it and take the hours. $$$$$$$

Also, I get the whole "Not being prepared" thing. I don't mind working a 12 hour+ day when I KNOW about it in advanced and can plan accordingly. There is nothing worse than finding out, while in the middle of your shift, that you have to stay later.  I'd rather work a 12+ hours shift with notice than work even an extra hour of OT unexpectedly.

Yea, sudden change like that is not something I handle very well honestly.  I like to have things planned out and known so I can be prepared not just for the work or whatever, but mentally prepared for what my day holds.  Obviously life is not so simple, but for example I had to cancel my dinner plans with my gf tonight, that chicken I left out to thaw so I could cook tonight, now that's just sitting there, not a huge deal but shit like that which I planned for but now is shot because of someone else's poor planning.

I think I am just going to stick around tonight, just easy hours that I can use.  Since to go back to living with your brother, my younger brother lives with me and pays rent to me which I put towards my home mortgage.  A very nice living situation we both have, being that we grew up together, pretty easy to live with.  His benefit is a cheap rent, and my benefit is someone to help pay the bills.  Well he announced he is moving out (to move in with his gf and he will be paying over double what he pays me) so now I'm thinking I am going to need every dollar I can get until I get the house situation settled down and I get my shit together to cover the expenses he was essentially paying for.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 18, 2019, 09:51:24 AM
Shit Marc... I  can bring you in part time for some spare cash for a little bit. It would be a hell of a commute though :JayOctavarium:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Chino on March 18, 2019, 09:54:40 AM

 I'm thinking I am going to need every dollar I can get until I get the house situation settled down and I get my shit together to cover the expenses he was essentially paying for.

I feel yah, man.

Protip: Loading up on sweats and hoodies while keeping the heat set to 56 does wonders   :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 18, 2019, 09:57:27 AM
Shit Marc... I  can bring you in part time for some spare cash for a little bit. It would be a hell of a commute though :JayOctavarium:

 :lol I'll pick up a shift next time I'm on the left coast, it's not too big of a deal but I am a bit more money minded atm because it'll be an adjustment.  My gf however may just end up moving in, she's asked about it before and the reason I said no was because it would be odd with her and my brother there (which she agreed, she was more poking around to see what I thought about it I think), but I also really am looking forward to having my house to myself for at least a month or so.  I've never lived alone and think I might enjoy it for a short period of time.


 I'm thinking I am going to need every dollar I can get until I get the house situation settled down and I get my shit together to cover the expenses he was essentially paying for.

I feel yah, man.

Protip: Loading up on sweats and hoodies while keeping the heat set to 56 does wonders   :lol

Honestly can't wait to do this  :lol I actually like it cold, like set to 65 but ym brother and even more so his gf when she is over always complain about it being too cold.  He pays half the bill so I don't argue, but having full control, I can tell you my house will be cold in the winter  :lol However, I don't know how cool I can keep it in the summer and thats the real problem for me who really likes it cold.  I'll get creative if I have to.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 18, 2019, 10:12:14 AM
65 is cold?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on March 18, 2019, 10:17:23 AM
I'm temporarily staying with my younger brother for a few weeks, while they are changing the pipes and plumbing in my apartment building. I can't live at home during this, since I'd have no water or any means to cook something.

It's been a week now, and it's going very fine. We've always gotten along great :)  I'm really grateful that he's so helpful and understanding about the situation.

In the end I'll be getting a completely new bathroom, and a new kitchen floor. Can't wait to see the results.

Did you remember to remove the evidence from underneath? I'm sure there's a hooker or 2 down there still...

I guess that will be a pleasant surprise for the lucky builders :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 18, 2019, 10:41:22 AM
65 is cold?

For some. My bed room gets to 62 when I put the house at 65 and then I turn my fan on  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on March 18, 2019, 08:35:13 PM
Final interview and stage (culinary speak for a tryout) were today, I should be getting an offer within the next few days. After fifteen years, I'll be heading to a new kitchen.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 18, 2019, 08:39:40 PM
 :metal :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 19, 2019, 12:26:29 AM
17.5 hours on the clock today, not bad especially since things went well tonight with the network maintenance  :hat
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 19, 2019, 06:28:39 AM
Final interview and stage (culinary speak for a tryout) were today, I should be getting an offer within the next few days. After fifteen years, I'll be heading to a new kitchen.

Wow RJ.  I'm getting nervous for you.  LOL  Closer drive or further?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on March 19, 2019, 02:14:49 PM
Further but I'll be able to take Bart, the city is very expensive to park in.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 19, 2019, 03:36:14 PM
Well brother, a new challenge sometimes sparks that creativity.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on March 19, 2019, 03:47:17 PM
Did you have to cook something, and if so, what was it?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on March 19, 2019, 06:38:15 PM
Nah, just had to work a few hours with the crew. My new boss is familiar with my abilities, the tryout was more a formality. Just typed out my resignation letter, shit is getting real man.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on March 19, 2019, 07:24:26 PM
Nah, just had to work a few hours with the crew. My new boss is familiar with my abilities, the tryout was more a formality. Just typed out my resignation letter, shit is getting real man.

Believe it or not, when I was a senior in college, I interviewed with Taco Bell. Their final interview took place in one of their ..umm..restaurants. There was an interview, and then I had to participate in a "Realistic" which was 60-90 minutes of working as a crew member. After 30 minutes, I was basically teaching their own crew how to do shit. :lol

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 19, 2019, 09:19:35 PM
 :lol

awesome RJ
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 19, 2019, 09:50:51 PM
Congrats RJ, sounds like you're moving on up

edit: hopefully to the point where that sweet new paycheck allows you to make the trek out to ProgStock ;)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 20, 2019, 01:45:23 AM
Congrats RJ, sounds like you're moving on up

edit: hopefully to the point where that sweet new paycheck allows you to make the trek out to ProgStock ;)


I skimmed this message and thought you were talking about Star Trek and Spock.


Now I'm disappointed on many levels.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 20, 2019, 05:20:29 AM
You shut your nerd hole Blob.

Oh and hi!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 20, 2019, 05:41:42 AM
What I do with my nerd hole is none of your business sir! :biggrin:

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 20, 2019, 06:14:25 AM
I can only imagine.  Just not with the Macarena.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on March 20, 2019, 06:17:38 AM
Further but I'll be able to take Bart, the city is very expensive to park in.

I think that's pretty presumptuous to think El Barto is going to pay for your parking.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 20, 2019, 06:30:41 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 20, 2019, 09:28:33 AM
Good Morning Krusty Krew.

2 days until Dream Theater!

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 20, 2019, 10:14:38 AM
Good Morning Krusty Krew.

2 days until Dream Theater!

Hot damn that quick!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 20, 2019, 10:48:30 AM
Good Morning Krusty Krew.

2 days until Dream Theater!

Hot damn that quick!

Yessir. Just gotta survive 3 days of work... and try my hardest to not spoil the setlist for myself. I haven't gone in blind since the first Along For The Ride tour leg.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on March 22, 2019, 09:57:12 PM
Gave notice yesterday, came as a surprise though they weren't shocked. They were quite aware of my past years frustrations. Now for the really hard part, having the 200+ people I've worked with for the past 15 years coming up to me at all times of the day being all sad. Hardest part of leaving a job is leaving the coworkers, especially in this industry where we're required to work so in tune with each other.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 23, 2019, 01:44:15 AM
Good luck with the new job, chef!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 23, 2019, 05:48:12 AM
G'morning chat thread.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on March 23, 2019, 06:31:01 AM
Gave notice yesterday, came as a surprise though they weren't shocked. They were quite aware of my past years frustrations. Now for the really hard part, having the 200+ people I've worked with for the past 15 years coming up to me at all times of the day being all sad. Hardest part of leaving a job is leaving the coworkers, especially in this industry where we're required to work so in tune with each other.

On one of my many 2 hour commutes between houses that I've been making the past 3 weeks, I was actually thonking of calling ya to see where this was at. So pleased for ya man.  Guess I should stop using UBER?

And it is hard to leave the people. Companies can go straight to fucking themselves in the arse.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 23, 2019, 06:42:19 AM
Morning folks.  RJ.  Congratulations.   Onward and upwards.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on March 23, 2019, 09:08:28 AM

On one of my many 2 hour commutes between houses that I've been making the past 3 weeks, I was actually thonking of calling ya to see where this was at. So pleased for ya man.  Guess I should stop using UBER?

And it is hard to leave the people. Companies can go straight to fucking themselves in the arse.
I don't care who you use, Lyft ain't paying me. Their our client. The really cool thing is this company is in its infancy with some real talent at the helm, there's some serious growth potential in a very healthy market.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 23, 2019, 06:41:24 PM
Good evening guys
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 23, 2019, 07:16:54 PM
Howdy
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 23, 2019, 09:40:31 PM
Whats good axe?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on March 25, 2019, 08:18:57 AM
Morning guys. Heading to Houston today for the week. Iíve been sitting on the plane for close to an hour waiting to take off. This is going to be a long day.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 25, 2019, 08:49:32 AM
That's annoying  but should be a short flight.

Actually had flight related dream last night. I hardly ever dream, well remembering dreams I guess, but my dream was super stressful, about hurrying to catch a flight.  I was in a foreign country and was struggling to get my shit together and make it to the airport, in fact I never left for the airport as I kept forgetting shit and eventually woke up. Couple odd things,  I legit have this issue before flights worrying I'll be late and usually dont sleep well the night before because I keep worrying about it but oddly enough I have no flights scheduled for the near future. And also oddly, this appears to be a reoccurring dream now when I actually do remember having a vivid dream. I'm guessing this has some deep meaning in my mind or something which is slightly concerning.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 25, 2019, 09:27:19 AM
G'morning all. Feeling sluggish this morning after a shitty night of sleep.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 25, 2019, 09:36:51 AM
G'morning all. Feeling sluggish this morning after a shitty night of sleep.

A couple of nights ago I stayed up till 3pm then only slept till 5pm, so I was feeling like shit the whole day. :lol
Then I to bed at 4pm and slept till 2am.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 25, 2019, 09:38:57 AM
I don't know how to comprehend "stayed up till 3pm"  :lol If it's mid afternoon, is that still staying up?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 25, 2019, 09:47:38 AM
Good morning folks!

So our client is taking bids from other companies for our contract. They did a big walk through with the heads of our company and 4 others. The proposals are due in today. They've only receive a single bid... and that's from us :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 25, 2019, 10:10:08 AM
I don't know how to comprehend "stayed up till 3pm"  :lol If it's mid afternoon, is that still staying up?

If I didn't sleep at all while it was actually night, yes? :lol I woke up at maybe 4pm the previous day.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 25, 2019, 10:13:13 AM
I don't know how to comprehend "stayed up till 3pm"  :lol If it's mid afternoon, is that still staying up?

If I didn't sleep at all while it was actually night, yes? :lol I woke up at maybe 4pm the previous day.

Blob I go by the headcannon that time is upside down in Oz, and 5pm is just 5am.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2019, 10:13:34 AM
G'morning all. Feeling sluggish this morning after a shitty night of sleep.

A couple of nights ago I stayed up till 3pm then only slept till 5pm, so I was feeling like shit the whole day. :lol
Then I to bed at 4pm and slept till 2am.

Me am Blobzaro.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 25, 2019, 10:53:17 AM
I don't know how to comprehend "stayed up till 3pm"  :lol If it's mid afternoon, is that still staying up?

If I didn't sleep at all while it was actually night, yes? :lol I woke up at maybe 4pm the previous day.

Blob I go by the headcannon that time is upside down in Oz, and 5pm is just 5am.

:lol
My usual bed time is 6am, although that's not usually when I actually sleep. Lately I just stay up at the laptop in bed till 8-9am.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on March 25, 2019, 10:55:24 AM
That's not so bad. Converted to upside down time, I go to sleep at 11am and that's still pretty early.


Wait...is Australia the Upside Down? Everything is trying to kill you. It's a strange place with strange creatures. It's like the real world but also not. Woah.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 25, 2019, 11:14:11 AM
You know... I was thinking...


DOES Australia even exist? Has anyone actually seen an Australian? No one has ever visited and come back alive as far as I know.

Blob is just a computer program.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 25, 2019, 12:10:05 PM
You know... I was thinking...


DOES Australia even exist? Has anyone actually seen an Australian? No one has ever visited and come back alive as far as I know.

Blob is just a computer program.

You honour me with such a comparison, sir.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2019, 12:13:16 PM
So he's a Blobbot!  I knew it!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 25, 2019, 12:15:34 PM
So he's a Blobbot!  I knew it!

I named my discord bot "Blob-bot", but then I changed it to "BotVanDam" :blob:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 25, 2019, 12:17:59 PM
What's your discord?  I'll have to join so I can annoy you there too
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2019, 12:43:43 PM
So he's a Blobbot!  I knew it!

I named my discord bot "Blob-bot", but then I changed it to "BotVanDam" :blob:

I should have known better.  LOL
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 25, 2019, 01:11:44 PM
What's your discord?  I'll have to join so I can annoy you there too

Dude, you could not annoy me more than all these little Fortnite kiddos joining after the Ali-A reaction video. :lol
I now have a bot that DM's and tags people in a message when they join to say not to ask for download links to the game, and what does the first little shitstain who joins after that do?
Yup.
Here's the link if you wanna join. Btw, I also had to add a 10 minute waiting period after joining before you can message in the hope that people learn to read in that time.
https://discord.gg/CMdqpH7
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 25, 2019, 02:01:02 PM
What's your discord?  I'll have to join so I can annoy you there too

Dude, you could not annoy me more than all these little Fortnite kiddos joining after the Ali-A reaction video. :lol
I now have a bot that DM's and tags people in a message when they join to say not to ask for download links to the game, and what does the first little shitstain who joins after that do?
Yup.
Here's the link if you wanna join. Btw, I also had to add a 10 minute waiting period after joining before you can message in the hope that people learn to read in that time.
https://discord.gg/CMdqpH7

joined!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 25, 2019, 02:19:12 PM
Froppo I assume? :D
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 25, 2019, 02:21:23 PM
Yessir
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zook on March 27, 2019, 10:07:38 PM
Had a dream Drew Barrymore died of a weed overdose. There was also a broom in my refrigerator. I woke up with a stomach ache.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on March 28, 2019, 12:55:49 AM
Is that a haiku?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zook on March 28, 2019, 05:15:56 PM
Is that a haiku?

 :hat
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on March 28, 2019, 06:16:57 PM
I think I've finally hit my "you're not paying me enough for this bullshit" threshold with my job. Might be time to freshen up the ol' CV
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on March 29, 2019, 05:13:50 AM
Sadly, I am being paid enough for the bullshit I have to endure.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 29, 2019, 07:21:58 AM
Sadly, I will never get away from the work bullshit.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 29, 2019, 07:27:26 AM
Yea, I feel a bit in a rut myself with work.  Getting my ass handed to me on a daily basis (actually this week hasnt been too bad because we are in a change freeze) but they gave me a raise, I'm due a couple bonuses and still have small stock payouts every quarter for another couple years that I stay.  It makes it pretty difficult to leave atlhough I kind of want to by next year not only because this job is getting ridiculous, but I'm not really advancing, just working super hard.  I need the money with my brother moving out soon too so I can't be risky.  Sucks, I've been feeling a bit trapped lately, but it's hard to complain when I kind of have things in place to survive, I just need to keep working hard. Hopefully you find something Bill that is better for you.  With unemployment so low right now, it might be a good time to check and see if you can get more money somewhere else.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on March 29, 2019, 07:45:41 AM
Sadly, I am being paid enough for the bullshit I have to endure.

That's kind of where I'm at.   

I used to throw resumes out periodically; there was one company that I would regularly monitor for positions.   But it was about three or four years ago now that I sort of had an epiphany.   I'm not coasting - not at all - but I'm at a company that is not my favorite, but they like me, I deliver for them, I have a good boss (though... and this is hard to write, it's awkward having the gut feeling that in a fire-fight within the company he wouldn't make it) and I'm paid well.   You see me here a lot so I certainly get to program my day, but it's not always at my discretion; there are Sundays where I'm in front of the NASCAR race with a contract printed out for review, which sucks. 

But all-in, I think the good outweighs the bad and so we see where it goes.   Problem is - and this is NOT a complaint, just a hard fact circa 2019 - I'm a 51-year-old straight white American male, and so if the shit does hit the fan, there are no guarantees that I'm going to quickly or easily land on my feet.  When I was 32, I had ZERO fear of that.   It does make decision-making more complicated.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on March 29, 2019, 09:33:38 AM
I'm right there with you Stads.  Overall, the good outweighs the bad.  I am pretty much coasting... I'm paid to deliver a result, and if I can deliver that result in 20 hours a week, or if it take 60, it doesn't matter.  So right now, I'm killing it without having to put a shit-ton of effort in to things.  I'm always keeping my eyes open for something "better", but there's never any guarantee that I might be getting out of a frying pan an into the proverbial fire.

All-in-all, I can tolerate things for the benefits (beyond just the financial) that I'm availed.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 29, 2019, 11:07:20 AM
Happy Friday everyone.

Why is it that the day I am training a new hire is also the day that shit hits the fan and I have to drop everything to deal with admin stuff? I legit might have to bring this guy in for another half of day's training just to make up for it :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on March 29, 2019, 11:40:19 AM
I get paid almost nothing, but luckily love what I do. So I'm good. Granted it's also an internship, so I have no say in the matter.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 29, 2019, 12:08:26 PM
I get paid almost nothing, but luckily love what I do. So I'm good. Granted it's also an internship, so I have no say in the matter.

I do love what I do as well, but for me at least, I feel trapped in that I'm not growing.  I get paid fairly well for what I do, but after 5 years here and growing, it just seems to have stalled and now it's just about working hard and not learning, just get it done, now.  The money is the incentive to stay but satisfying my mind is different, even if I love what I do and I work at a really good company too.  Lots of perks and whatnot, and well, the grass isn't always greener too.  I've got a good thing going here, but it just doesn't feel satisfying. My coworker and I just had lunch and we boht kind of feel the same, I think 2020 is the year to move on, 2019 has a lot of good things for me to not leave, but if things don't change to make me feel like I am learning and growing then I'm going to need a new job to get a new experience.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on March 29, 2019, 01:00:04 PM
I get paid almost nothing, but luckily love what I do. So I'm good. Granted it's also an internship, so I have no say in the matter.

I do love what I do as well, but for me at least, I feel trapped in that I'm not growing.  I get paid fairly well for what I do, but after 5 years here and growing, it just seems to have stalled and now it's just about working hard and not learning, just get it done, now.  The money is the incentive to stay but satisfying my mind is different, even if I love what I do and I work at a really good company too.  Lots of perks and whatnot, and well, the grass isn't always greener too.  I've got a good thing going here, but it just doesn't feel satisfying. My coworker and I just had lunch and we boht kind of feel the same, I think 2020 is the year to move on, 2019 has a lot of good things for me to not leave, but if things don't change to make me feel like I am learning and growing then I'm going to need a new job to get a new experience.

What do you do again?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on March 29, 2019, 01:10:26 PM
He films concerts and puts them on youtube.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 29, 2019, 01:12:49 PM
Data center technician, IT work, essentially I work in a room with 5000 computers, building to it and maintaining it, almost all by myself.   We have 6 data centers around the world and only 5 people in our team to do the work (well 4, I am counting my manager who works in the NYC office).  Our company is growing big time, every team hired people, except ours yet we have to keep up with the growth of the company.  It's wearing me down.  But then again, days like today are great because it's a change freeze and friday so no one is really working since our hands are tied.  But I've got so much stuff piled up to start executing next week that it's going to be super busy, and now the boss is floating the idea of sending me to Denver again next month.

He films concerts and puts them on youtube.

 :lol And video games.  Honestly feel like I could create a new youtube channel about my job and have it be so much more successful than my personal channel of concerts and video games, but not sure work would like me doing that, but data center nerds would love the shit we do here.  And well, I wouldn't be able to film concerts if I didn't have this job, including concerts like the one I saw in the Netherlands a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 30, 2019, 06:37:47 AM
He films them and puts them on YouTube.   


You perv.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on March 30, 2019, 09:47:43 AM
He films them and puts them on YouTube.   


You perv.

Youre next
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on March 30, 2019, 10:00:21 AM
Only from the head up. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 30, 2019, 11:08:53 AM
He also goes in to random online Video Games and looks for his Dad.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on March 31, 2019, 10:22:05 PM
*patiently awaits new theme*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 01, 2019, 05:24:04 AM
*patiently awaits new theme*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on April 01, 2019, 05:28:59 AM
*awaits new patients*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 01, 2019, 06:45:08 AM
*patiently awaits new theme*

Rite??  Wth?

Maybe we lost XJ and Rich due to Brexit?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 01, 2019, 07:26:14 AM
*patiently awaits new theme*

Rite??  Wth?

Maybe we lost XJ and Rich due to Brexit?

 :lol

The April Fools is us waiting.  LOL
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Tick on April 01, 2019, 11:27:32 AM
 :-[
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 01, 2019, 12:08:35 PM
No Apirl Fools this year?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2019, 12:29:36 PM
Just found out today is one of the network engineer's that I work closely with last day, and it's actually a shock.  So he is French, but has been in the US as for awhile, his entire 5.5 year career here.  He applied to have his job transferred to France to move home where his wife moved back to recently with their children.  His job can be done remotely and it would allow with the time difference to have him online during hours when others wouldn't (just like we hired a network engineer for Singapore as well so they can work overnight for us).  Well, they told him they won't approve it, on the day before he himself finally moves, so he is done here and resigned.  I feel like this is because of our new work overlords and the transition period still after the buyout.  Sucks.  Now they are short a person too, which means it's going to be slow getting my own work done.

Also, my boss got promoted to Director.  I'm actually happy about that, I feel like maybe that means with him moving up that there could be room to grow below him, but we will see.  Anyway, I guess everyone in the office is going out to either celebrate my boss or say goodbye to the engineer, kind of awkward it seems to me but apparently bottles are opening over there now.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 01, 2019, 01:05:40 PM
That is really shitty to do the day before he moves.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on April 01, 2019, 01:31:40 PM
Sounds like he was moving one way or the other.  Why should the company do anything different for an employee that is purposefully moving out of the area from which they could reasonably do their job?   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2019, 01:36:08 PM
Well they approved it earlier, but I guess something changed.  It made sense business wise (from a technical operations stand point) and he had been working there and here for the last year (so it had nothing to do with reasonably doing their job). He said they sat on it for 3 weeks too before telling him.  Not sure how he knows that.  Just rubs off as new management putting their foot down on something.  I don't know honestly and I'm sure there are reasons, just seems they could have done a better job instead of waiting for the last second.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 01, 2019, 01:55:40 PM
I totally forgot it was April Fools day. Today marks the year anniversary of my longest and oldest friend killing himself. Also marks the... 12th? anniversary of my maternal grandmother's death.

I hate April :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2019, 01:58:19 PM
damn, im sorry
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 01, 2019, 02:10:22 PM
And the anniversary of my dad's death (10 years.. holy shit) is April 30th.

BUT MY BIRTHDAY IS APRIL 29TH SO THEIRS THAT.


I swear I want to strangle the vendor responsible for one half (more like 2/3) of our cameras system here at work. We had a brief power outage on Wednesday and lost the feeds to 2 of our buildings (each building is on it's own server and we connect via the IP.) One of the buildings was back up and running on Thursday (An issue with Fios), but the other building wasn't even touched until Friday, and that involved them sending me over and fucking with shit again and again so they don't have to send a tech up here. Finally they were able to remotely get the building up an hour ago, but then 10 minutes later, we lose another (different) building. So I do what I do best and turn the server and router off and on again, and nothing. Send out an email and the response I got was "We'll look at it when we can." AND AS SOON AS I RESPONDED WE LOST THE BUILDING THAT WE JUST SPENT ALL THAT TIME GETTING BACK UP.

I know it's not entirely their fault, but I do blame them because they are the ones who pushed for this specific Chinese software, which is not user friendly whatsoever, and doesn't stay up. The other software we use is a tad older, but never goes down. Last time we had a major issue was years ago, and I don't even know if it was software related or a hardware issue.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2019, 02:44:07 PM
I know how you feel, we use Dell for our servers and if shit is broken and something I'm struggling bad enough to actually have to call their support, they will dump everything and anything on me before sending a tech out here to fix it.  I say I fix 99% of my Dell problems on my own, but every once in awhile when there's one that gets me stumped and I have to call, I pretty much just want to yell "YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS BROKEN SO... since we already know you have to send someone out here, how about you just do that so I can get on with my day and stop having me do stupid troubleshooting steps that we both know aren't going to resolve the issue"
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 01, 2019, 02:46:37 PM
Jay, sorry for all of the April anniversaries. That all blows.



BUT MY BIRTHDAY IS APRIL 29TH SO THEIRS THAT.

My son has the same birthday as you. Turns 18 this year.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 01, 2019, 05:16:54 PM
Your son is awesome!

Lol


Sorry to be all doomy and gloomy by the way
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: YtseJamittaja on April 01, 2019, 10:59:19 PM
Have to say I'm a bit disappointed, waited the whole day for an april fools theme :sad:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 01, 2019, 11:48:27 PM
Have to say I'm a bit disappointed, waited the whole day for an april fools theme :sad:

The ultimate april fools day joke is no joke. They got you good! :neverusethis:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: YtseJamittaja on April 02, 2019, 08:02:23 AM
Have to say I'm a bit disappointed, waited the whole day for an april fools theme :sad:

The ultimate april fools day joke is no joke. They got you good! :neverusethis:

 ::)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 02, 2019, 11:12:03 AM
Day 1 of the new gig bitches!!! This shit is gonna be most tranquil.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 02, 2019, 11:19:34 AM
Day or evening shift RJ?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 02, 2019, 11:25:10 AM
Day 1 of the new gig bitches!!! This shit is gonna be most tranquil.

So your gig is tranquilizing bitches? You Coz?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 02, 2019, 11:26:40 AM
Day 1 of the new gig bitches!!! This shit is gonna be most tranquil.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/EReLGTYVBnyXS/200.gif)

Day 1 of the new gig bitches!!! This shit is gonna be most tranquil.

So your gig is tranquilizing bitches? You Coz?

I was thinking Zydar.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 02, 2019, 11:31:49 AM
Day 1 of the new gig bitches!!! This shit is gonna be most tranquil.
Nice
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 02, 2019, 03:08:16 PM
Day one in the bag, definitely made a good choice.



Also found out they're closed for a week on Christmas. :o
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 02, 2019, 03:08:48 PM
That's great not getting stuck on Christmas.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 02, 2019, 03:13:07 PM
Also found out they're closed for a week on Christmas. :o


NOICE!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on April 02, 2019, 03:54:12 PM
Glad to hear it seems you are in a better spot workwise RJ :tup
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 02, 2019, 07:42:58 PM
I've had two Christmases off in the last 20 years....
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 02, 2019, 07:46:12 PM
That blows. I mean that's cool if you love your job and all. I have worked plenty of holidays over the years, but at least we are closed on Christmas.
I've had to do refrigeration checks on the store on Christmas. That wasn't been a big deal. When my kids were small, they'd fuck around on the intercom and keep themselves occupied. For a number of years, my store was 5 minutes from my inlaws, which we were going to anyway.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 03, 2019, 03:55:11 AM
I've worked Christmas before, it's no fun.  Actually the one year I had to cover Christmas Eve was the worst because that's when my family really does our get together. 

Anyway, had to be in for 6am today for a network turn up call, going to be a long day
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 03, 2019, 10:35:46 AM
I've worked every Christmas for the last 6 years. But in my case Christmas is a chill shift... and I am usually working with a close friend... so it works.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 03, 2019, 02:23:04 PM
When I had the hotel I worked almost every Christmas. It was always an easy day to work, not much going on.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 03, 2019, 02:25:44 PM
I'm going to guess RJ working Christmas was a not a walk in the park though

When I worked at Boston Market in high school, I worked a Thanksgiving and it was one of the busiest days of that job. I'm sure RJ is making so much food for Christmas meals that it's super busy.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 03, 2019, 02:59:50 PM
I'll bet he gets all the hell holidays from a hotel off now.  I suspect the Lyft offices are just a skeleton staff on the holidays.  No more Mother's Day, Easter brunch, Valentine's Dinner ....

He'll have like ... a regular life.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 03, 2019, 05:41:03 PM
They're closed, all federal holidays are paid days off. :RJ:


And yes, our holiday brunches at the hotel were brutal, $150 a head, usually around 500 people, and very extravagant. Intense days, I won't miss them.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2019, 07:33:33 AM
Good morning DTF

Going to be blobbing today, I did some yard work yesterday for the first time in awhile.... might have a nice big fire tonight off all the trees I trimmed down  :lol.  Got all these vines growing along my back fence that I just went to town on so now have tons of dead wood piling up.  I need a new chainsaw too...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on April 07, 2019, 07:49:39 AM
G'morning all. Head is a little fuzzy from a beer bottleshare at a friend's last night, but can't complain too much. Brewed yesterday and brewing again today. I should get started soon so I can be all cleaned up and ready to relax and enjoy Wrestlemania tonight.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2019, 08:30:45 AM
G'morning all. Head is a little fuzzy from a beer bottleshare at a friend's last night, but can't complain too much. Brewed yesterday and brewing again today. I should get started soon so I can be all cleaned up and ready to relax and enjoy Wrestlemania tonight.

Enjoy wrestlemania... with a brew?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on April 07, 2019, 10:22:33 AM
Most definitely. A few friends will be coming over and there will be much chips and pizza and beer. Already anticipating that work is going to suck tomorrow :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 07, 2019, 12:38:01 PM
Sup.... enjoying my first of many Sundays off by doing laundry and powering through S6 of Game of Thrones. On the Door episode now, got my tissues at the ready.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 07, 2019, 12:44:45 PM
Tissues? Is there porn in that episode?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 07, 2019, 12:59:03 PM
There's porn in every episode.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 07, 2019, 01:00:03 PM
Game of Bones!


Never seen it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 07, 2019, 01:28:43 PM
Aw yeah ready to sit through 5 hours of shit to get to the main event of WM! And also Kofi/Bryan. Gonna be a long one :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on April 07, 2019, 03:48:21 PM
Pretty much :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 07, 2019, 03:49:40 PM
Lol. You nerds.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on April 07, 2019, 07:40:25 PM
I am being introduced to one of the great joys of home ownership, sewer line backup and basement damage.  Motherfucker...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 07, 2019, 07:40:55 PM
Gee, that stinks. ;D
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 08, 2019, 06:46:26 AM
I am being introduced to one of the great joys of home ownership, sewer line backup and basement damage.  Motherfucker...

That and the basement flooring with water.  The joys......
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on April 08, 2019, 07:21:10 AM
I am being introduced to one of the great joys of home ownership, sewer line backup and basement damage.  Motherfucker...

That and the basement flooring with water.  The joys......

Indeed.  We were planning on redoing the basement anyway, but this sort of forces our hand, at least on a lot of it.

It's a bit of a one-two punch as well, had some pooling from a blockage in the sewer main, got that cleared (it seemed to be mostly lint from the washing machine), but now suddenly something went sideways with the standpipe from the washing machine, so we're getting pooling from that.  Unamused, especially since we are leaving for vacation on Thursday.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 12, 2019, 06:59:19 AM
Woke up to a new 311 song (and another one to be released in an hour) and after loving the DT show two nights ago, today I get to go again with my college roommate and best bud that I only get to see a handful of times a year now.  I'm going to leave work a bit early to get into the city to chill beforehand and catch up.  Feeling good this morning  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 12, 2019, 08:50:55 AM
Yeah, I really liked the new song!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 12, 2019, 09:47:10 AM
Good morning and Happy Friday folks!

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 12, 2019, 09:55:55 AM
Yeah, I really liked the new song!

The second new song, not so much, but yea Dont You Worry is pretty good
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 12, 2019, 10:05:40 AM
Yeah, I really liked the new song!

The second new song, not so much, but yea Dont You Worry is pretty good

I just heard it.  Hit single for today's music.  Others won't be like that.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 12, 2019, 10:23:31 AM
Yea definitely going for a modern sound that will turn people off. I think I'll enjoy it more after a few listens but I can already tell the fanbase wont accept it just like they didnt accept till the city's on fire from the last album, which I really enjoyed but that song got a lot of hate for being more modern pop sounding.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on April 12, 2019, 10:43:35 AM
Howdy all. Just a few more hours of work between me and two more DT shows :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 13, 2019, 07:29:44 AM
Enjoying my first normal 'weekend' in who knows how long. It's strange, but at least I got to be a part of the whole happy Friday thing for a change. Now I just got to figure out how to sleep in on the weekends since I'm now waking up at 3:40 to head to work. 5:15 and I was up and alert on this fine Saturday morning  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 13, 2019, 07:41:18 AM
That's a hard habit to break RJ.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Cecilia on April 13, 2019, 08:00:43 AM
I have made my triumphant return to DTF. I am sure soon to disappear again.

Went to see DT last night in NYC. Tonight I am off to the PA show. Scored a seat in the pit. 

I gotta say, I must be the only wife who has to beg and plead her husband to go with her to see DT. He didn't come with me last night, and he's not going tonight.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 13, 2019, 08:08:58 AM
You can take me  :lol last night was sooo good, I am so dead tired though
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 13, 2019, 08:12:19 AM
That's a hard habit to break RJ.

And I don't see myself breaking it. Having to wake up hella early every day will do no good for my sleeping in. Thankfully other than concerts I have no real reasons in life to stay up past 9pm #hellaold

I have made my triumphant return to DTF. I am sure soon to disappear again.

Went to see DT last night in NYC. Tonight I am off to the PA show. Scored a seat in the pit. 

I gotta say, I must be the only wife who has to beg and plead her husband to go with her to see DT. He didn't come with me last night, and he's not going tonight.

Welcome back... you know the one time I took a non-DT fan significant other to a show, it just wasn't as exciting (other than that was the show I got to meet the band), but she just wasn't into it. I'd much rather go with my bro or fellow local DTFers who are gonna rock out with me. One of my best experiences was when J-Boy, FieryWinds, Bosk and some others were together for the self titled show.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Cecilia on April 13, 2019, 08:16:46 AM
You can take me  :lol last night was sooo good, I am so dead tired though

If I didn't suffer from terrible anxiety, I would totally take you with me. 

I have made my triumphant return to DTF. I am sure soon to disappear again.

Went to see DT last night in NYC. Tonight I am off to the PA show. Scored a seat in the pit. 

I gotta say, I must be the only wife who has to beg and plead her husband to go with her to see DT. He didn't come with me last night, and he's not going tonight.

Welcome back... you know the one time I took a non-DT fan significant other to a show, it just wasn't as exciting (other than that was the show I got to meet the band), but she just wasn't into it. I'd much rather go with my bro or fellow local DTFers who are gonna rock out with me. One of my best experiences was when J-Boy, FieryWinds, Bosk and some others were together for the self titled show.

Thanks! Yeah I feel ya on that! I dragged him to see his first DT show during the IaW shows, and we walked out. They were having an off night. Not good for him.

Going alone (and getting last minute tickets) means I get the decent leftover single tickets, and don't feel bad about staying out late.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 14, 2019, 06:24:20 AM
That's a hard habit to break RJ.

Tell me about it.  Years of the doggies waking up to be fed at 6-ish, and I'm lucky if I can get to 7am on the off-chance that they decide to sleep in.

One of my best experiences was when J-Boy, FieryWinds, Bosk and some others were together for the self titled show.

You mean that was better than staring at the back of Bosk's head.   :lol  Seriously though, I concur.  That, and a hookup of about 10 DTF'rs in AZ for 'Dramatic Tour' were my fave two DT concerts.

Of course, Progstock takes the cake.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on April 14, 2019, 07:30:43 AM
Of course.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 14, 2019, 09:14:02 AM
Hey now.  Honestly,  I love that we have this kind of a community.  Great people, great to hang with,  always pulling for each other.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 15, 2019, 09:11:06 AM
Good morning fambam.

How goes it?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 15, 2019, 09:16:30 AM
Mandatory anti-bribery training this morning, booorrinnngg
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 15, 2019, 09:21:33 AM
Mandatory anti-bribery training this morning, booorrinnngg

Can you bribe your way out of it?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 15, 2019, 09:22:54 AM
 :lol I wish I could make a joke like that, these people are too serious

Luckily I work remotely so I can DTF while watching the stream from the office.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 15, 2019, 09:30:54 AM
Nice!

Funny enough, I am trying to convince my boss to let me go into the main office today or tomorrow. We had an incident a few weeks ago that I can't go into much detail on, but the Police basically shrugged it off, so my company (who has a whole side of it that does PI work and what not) are conducting their own investigation. One of my employees drove down there (Pasadena... 2 hour drive depending on traffic) to be interviewed regarding the incident, and there's another who needs to go down. My boss has been mentioning having me go down there sometime soon to spend some time in the main office learning other aspects of the job (and maybe shadow on some investigative assignments). I figured kill 2 birds with one stone, and let the other employee (good friend of mine) and I drive down in the company car. Still waiting on an answer. I'd love to get the hell away from here for a day and still get paid.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 15, 2019, 09:41:15 AM
That would be a nice getaway and change of pace day. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 15, 2019, 10:59:27 AM
Right? But instead I am researching noise ordinances in CC&Rs and Civic Codes. Gotta be... thorough.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 16, 2019, 01:51:59 PM
'Sup people
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on April 16, 2019, 01:53:40 PM
'Sup people

Hey.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 16, 2019, 01:54:58 PM
*waves hands in the air...*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 16, 2019, 03:04:33 PM
Good Afternoon.

Our internet connection in our office has been almost unusable for several weeks. I just now realized the reason is due to the vendor who maintains one of our camera systems (technically 4 out of 5 of the systems) updated a bunch of shit and everything has been streaming at 1440. When you have 64 cameras streaming at QHD, it takes up a shit ton of bandwidth. So I have to manually reset each of the streams to a lower resolution. The problem I have found is since this update, the only options I have on most of the cameras is either 1440 or 288. There should be a setting for 720. 288 pretty shit. The other issue I JUST discovered while typing this is the fact that when the streams are set to a lower resolution, and you double click to full screen a specific stream, it's supposed to bump up to 1440. Once I am done fixing all of the streams so they are actually usable, I'll send an email to the vendor, who will wait 3 days to respond.

This is why I have high blood pressure :lol

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 16, 2019, 03:32:01 PM
Well if it makes you feel any better, I received a shipment yesterday of new servers and it was all fucked up.  Took me about 4 hours yesterday and another 2 today to fix them all and it was very physical work solo and these servers are really heavy.  Just drenched in sweat, and I had to document it all so I can write a long email to our vendor and how this happened and how they will fix it going forward.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 16, 2019, 05:09:09 PM
*waves hands in the air...*

*like you just don't care*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 16, 2019, 06:52:43 PM
*waves hands in the air...*

*like you just don't care*

Finally,  someone got it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 17, 2019, 08:21:57 AM
Morning folks.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 17, 2019, 09:19:38 AM
*waves hands in the air...*

*like you just don't care*

Finally,  someone got it.
Oh, I got it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 17, 2019, 09:21:50 AM
Well if it makes you feel any better, I received a shipment yesterday of new servers and it was all fucked up.  Took me about 4 hours yesterday and another 2 today to fix them all and it was very physical work solo and these servers are really heavy.  Just drenched in sweat, and I had to document it all so I can write a long email to our vendor and how this happened and how they will fix it going forward.

This is why I hate people
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 17, 2019, 10:37:06 AM
We've all taken a vote here at DTF, and it's unanimous... people are the worst.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on April 17, 2019, 11:24:53 AM
*waves hands in the air...*

*like you just don't care*

Finally,  someone got it.
Oh, I got it.

That's what she said.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 17, 2019, 11:37:29 AM
*waves hands in the air...*

*like you just don't care*

Finally,  someone got it.
Oh, I got it.

but of course.   

:djhef:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 17, 2019, 11:42:46 AM
*waves hands in the air...*

*like you just don't care*

Finally,  someone got it.

I bet you didn't think it'd be me. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 17, 2019, 12:18:44 PM
Itís surprisingly slow at the office. I canít remember the last time I had this much downtime.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 17, 2019, 12:20:40 PM
Been a relatively slow week here too, although my coworker has been out sick all week so I've been busy enough solo. 

Listening to Threshold for the first time really, got the album Legend of the Shires, really good stuff.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 17, 2019, 12:31:01 PM
*waves hands in the air...*

*like you just don't care*

Finally,  someone got it.
Oh, I got it.

That's what she said.
In fact, it is.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: AnimalsAsLeaders on April 17, 2019, 12:41:22 PM
One of my British friends was talking about applying to greek citizenship by investment (http://residence-greece.com/) program to have golden visa and remain as a EU citizen. But I can't say I am absolutely convinced that it's a good idea :\ What do you think about it?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 18, 2019, 05:42:46 AM
Good morning dudes, working from home today and it's only a half day. I have a volunteer event after work.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 18, 2019, 08:51:18 AM
howdy
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 18, 2019, 10:00:05 AM
What's happening Jay?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 18, 2019, 10:05:28 AM
Same shit, different day.

Went to write an employee up yesterday, and he refused to even look at it, and instead gave me a 2 week notice.

Guy was stupid enough to go out to his car on shift and sit there reading the newspaper, after I had asked him put it away when he was in the office and focus on his job. He also did it WHILE I WAS THERE. Then comes back and says "You never said I couldn't sit in my car while on shift."

This is why I hate people. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 18, 2019, 10:20:04 AM
lol well he's not wrong but hes not right

I got a couple calls from recruiters today.  This guy says he found my resume on career builder which immediately red flagged me so i just got off the phone quickly, I checked and my resume I have on there is from 2010  :rollin  Then I got another call from lyft which I decided to answer cause fuck it, I'm getting these random calls Im going to prank it and boy did I prank them pretty good, for 6 minutes.  I have an app on my phone to record my calls and I'm thinking I got a gold mine for my next youtube video, pranking lyft or just showing how easily they will accept anyone (I made myself sound sooooo dumb and skirted the 2004 date pretty obviously of the age of my car to make it sound like I was lying, well I was, but lying seriously and arguing for $69 an hour) annnddd go to play it and I guess this app doesnt record the convo when I use my blutooth headphones  >:(
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 18, 2019, 10:32:05 AM
I ALMOST responded to that by saying "Well, that's like saying you've been walking around with your dick out, and was waiting for me to tell you you couldn't do that!"

I told my boss that and he cracked up.



I want to see a series of you just prank calling people or something :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 18, 2019, 10:44:10 AM
I want to see a series of you just prank calling people or something :lol

I've been salivating waiting for a moment like today and now just so mad it didnt record.  I think prank calls are one of America's greatest old passtimes  :lol  I used to do them so much as a kid and I listen to Howard Stern who's staff does them really well.  I just want to get these robo calls more so than prank someone who is innocent these days.  Kind of feels like justice for wasting my time.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 18, 2019, 10:48:32 AM
The AI bots are getting better and better.  I can still differentiate between them and a real person, but I'm betting it'll be fairly indistinguishable within a couple of years. 

So, prank away on them.  Nobody's feelings are getting hurt.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 18, 2019, 10:50:14 AM
The AI bots are getting better and better.  I can still differentiate between them and a real person, but I'm betting it'll be fairly indistinguishable within a couple of years. 

So, prank away on them.  Nobody's feelings are getting hurt.

Oh I got past the bot, but the bot was pretty good but clearly a bot when you say something out of order.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zook on April 18, 2019, 12:04:46 PM
I just learned about "digital blackface."

Where is that fucking asteroid at?!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on April 18, 2019, 12:14:56 PM
I got one the other day that actually cracked a joke.  I forgot what the joke was, but it was something akin to "Hi Stadler, it's good to talk to you.  I know we're both busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest!  But I won't take too much of your time..."   I hung up at that point.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 19, 2019, 05:44:32 AM
That's my standard "busier than" line!  I hate when people hang up on me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on April 19, 2019, 06:35:50 AM
I wouldn't hang up on a real person, though.  I was just brought up that way. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 19, 2019, 06:35:56 AM
I want to set the eath on fire with these sales bots.  I can't even fuck with people calling anymore.  It's unfair.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 19, 2019, 09:46:42 AM
Good Morning E'ryobody!

Here's hoping to a quick smooth day at work. I (accidentally) chugged a Swiss Chocolate Monster (It's basically Monster Chocolate Milk... don't judge), listening to Spock's Beard, and am powering through payroll. After work I get to spend the weekend house sitting, so in theory it should be a relaxing weekend.


Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on April 19, 2019, 11:27:09 AM
Wait... a Monster Energy drink - that sweet smelling caffeine bomb - in chocolate milk flavor???  What in god's name does that taste like?  I'm not a fan at all of energy drinks, and I don't like the "buzz" (literally, I feel like I'm buzzing, and not in the good, alcohol way) so that sounds like it's somewhere between parking lot puddle water and super model pee in terms of things I'd like to drink.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 19, 2019, 11:29:55 AM
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57238968_10157126571403427_4488611007551242240_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=5682d4dfedead35e5b340a06f951443d&oe=5D2FA115)

It's a "Java Monster". They don't really taste like Monster. Just coffee based with a shit ton of caffeine. This tastes like a chocolate milk with hints of coffee.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 20, 2019, 05:22:50 AM
Long day ahead.  Got a lot done yesterday (Good Friday is a stat holiday for us) towards unpacking my garage and getting work-bench / tools setup.  Would've liked to have done a lot more today, but the Principal from the jingle.kids elementary school (who was VERY influential towards jingle.son in particular) suddenly passed last weekend, and viewing/celebration is today - 2 hours away.  So, as will be the case given our move, long drive ahead (and back) for a not-so-cheery reason.  The guy was so fucking awesome - always cheerful and upbeat.  2 years younger than me, so it's kinda eery.  Life ain't fair ... takes his guy away from the world, let it leaves douche-waffles with us (like mrs.jingle's father who is borderline evil)

Also, had a dream that mrs.jingle was pregnant. Yeah, fuck that shit.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 20, 2019, 06:00:02 AM
That's terrible news Jingle, I'm sorry for your loss. How do you like the new home?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 20, 2019, 06:16:05 AM
That sucks man, very unfortunate
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 22, 2019, 11:08:58 AM
Good morning peeps.

Going to be a long day. POS employee who quit (we were going to fire him either way) kinda left me fucked. So here comes a bunch of OT.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 23, 2019, 07:01:58 AM
Hell yeah, motherfuckers.

(https://i.imgur.com/wIxH5zM.jpg)

For the uninitiated:  that's me (bald) and ReaperKK (not), having dinner before the DT show in Charlotte last night.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on April 23, 2019, 07:32:50 AM
:metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 26, 2019, 01:32:12 PM
BLOB!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 26, 2019, 01:50:04 PM
I'm offended
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 26, 2019, 02:01:52 PM
Jaaaaaaay.   Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.    JAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 26, 2019, 03:01:41 PM
BLOB!!

You rang?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 26, 2019, 05:11:32 PM
Just wanted to say hi.  I missed you baby.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on April 26, 2019, 05:19:15 PM
I missed you Kin . . . . oh wait, probably not aimed at me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 26, 2019, 05:35:08 PM
I'd dry hump you.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on April 27, 2019, 03:51:29 AM
Hey, Blob,

I just realized I never got your take on the album Distance Over Time and decided to go browse your history on it. It appears that either you listened and didn't given an opinion (which seems odd to me) or you've not heard it. Anyway, I always enjoy your opinions on DT music, so if you care to share.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 28, 2019, 02:05:26 AM
Hey, Blob,

I just realized I never got your take on the album Distance Over Time and decided to go browse your history on it. It appears that either you listened and didn't given an opinion (which seems odd to me) or you've not heard it. Anyway, I always enjoy your opinions on DT music, so if you care to share.



I haven't even looked in DT side in probably a couple of years, let alone posted. :lol
As for the album, we're on a DT forum, so I'm keeping my mouth shut on that one. :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on April 29, 2019, 07:04:19 AM
Hey, Blob,

I just realized I never got your take on the album Distance Over Time and decided to go browse your history on it. It appears that either you listened and didn't given an opinion (which seems odd to me) or you've not heard it. Anyway, I always enjoy your opinions on DT music, so if you care to share.



I haven't even looked in DT side in probably a couple of years, let alone posted. :lol
As for the album, we're on a DT forum, so I'm keeping my mouth shut on that one. :biggrin:

Fair enough. I remember thinking your take on TA was interesting so I was fishing to see if D/T met with your approval. I'm guessing, no.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 29, 2019, 09:30:54 AM
Morn'
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 29, 2019, 11:16:55 AM
Morning Jay.  I'm in Pennsylvania for training. 3 days.  Just got to the airport to pick up another manager from Portland,  Maine who flew.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on April 29, 2019, 12:12:02 PM
Morning Jay.  I'm in Pennsylvania for training. 3 days.  Just got to the airport to pick up another manager from Portland,  Maine who flew.

Where in PA?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on April 29, 2019, 12:44:10 PM
Morning Jay.  I'm in Pennsylvania for training. 3 days.  Just got to the airport to pick up another manager from Portland,  Maine who flew.

Where in PA?

Um..the airport.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 29, 2019, 12:57:16 PM
Wilkes Barre.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 29, 2019, 03:35:00 PM
PA?

I am so sorry. I spend a week in PA once... and I never want to go back :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 29, 2019, 03:38:29 PM
I spent 4 years in PA, I'm good with that state  :lol actually, it's pretty nice overall and I love going back to my alma mater.  I just hate Philly really.

Anyway,

Happy birthday Jay  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on April 29, 2019, 03:46:37 PM
 :lol

Just for 2 nights. Lol. I'll be home Wednesday night.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 29, 2019, 09:20:03 PM
AMC Theaters: "TURN OFF YOUR PHONES NO TEXTING OR BROWSING!"

Also AMC Theaters: "Members of the A List club get free wifi!"

(posted from an AMC Theater as I wait for Endgame)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 30, 2019, 07:52:57 AM
lol free wifi at the movies?  I can't say I have any desire to step into a movie theater and hand over money.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on April 30, 2019, 08:06:40 AM
My "Cynicism Meter" is spiking crazily.   I'm sure there's someone out there that has made the command decision to pay $15.00 for a movie ticket in order to get access to Wifi (as opposed to paying for it themselves) but beyond that, can we not go more than 2 hours without needing wifi download speeds?   You can't separate from the internet for more than two - okay, I'll give you three - hours?   

Oh, I forgot, you have to tweet to the world that you're at the new Avengers movie.   I don't know how I've progressed so far in a society that I am so out of step with.  ;) 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on April 30, 2019, 09:13:45 AM
Hell, a lot of free wifi hotspots throttle the d/l and u/l speeds, and (at least around here) I find most to be slower than 4G / LTE.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on April 30, 2019, 09:27:48 AM
The US is such crap for free wifi compared to Europe, but free wifi is good in places like the Mall or Train Station, movie theater?  If that's a perk of being a frequent movie goer, that's kind of a crappy perk if you ask me. 

Hell, a lot of free wifi hotspots throttle the d/l and u/l speeds, and (at least around here) I find most to be slower than 4G / LTE.

Yea definitely, and the newer speeds being put out now (5Ge or whatever) are so quick that wifi is almost obsolete (minus paying for data potentially)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 30, 2019, 10:55:46 AM
In this case the wifi was only available for people who were members of their "club" ($24 a month gets you 3 movies a week, and discounts on concessions, and apparently free wifi)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on April 30, 2019, 10:56:58 AM
There was a theater in LA I'd go to from time to time and it felt like whenever you walked to your theater, your signal just vanished. Not sure they had wifi, but either way I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 01, 2019, 10:21:44 AM
Good Morning Krusty Krew.

My job is still up in the air. The decision regarding our contract still hasn't been made by the client, and the contract is up May 30th. They really should have made a decision and let us know, as I have a dozen people sitting here wondering if they are still going to have jobs at the end of the month. I've already had one person give a 2 week notice, as she accepted a job somewhere else (just to make sure she HAS a job). This is getting kind of ridiculous. I have a feeling we are going to wind up with a week's heads up and that's it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on May 02, 2019, 09:01:30 AM
Have you still been looking for other work?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 02, 2019, 11:51:40 AM
I've had my eyes open at potential jobs, and cleaned up my resume a bit.

It actually now looks like they may be extended our contract at least another 6 months. It's NOT set in stone yet though.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 03, 2019, 09:10:15 AM
ugh got sucked into this meeting with dell as they present to us their latest and greatest of shitty servers for the next three hours, at least I am remote and can just kind of fuck off while I listen/watch but once this is done I get to leave since I have a hearing test today.  My job is in a loud environment and management all of the sudden is worried about my hearing.  Well, I got to 30 concerts a year, I think that may also have an effect, but I'm curious about the results.  I don't think I have hearing issues, but it should be interesting to see.  And then once that's done, time to head into NYC for the Winery Dogs for more ear abuse!   :metal :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 03, 2019, 06:46:09 PM
Note to self:

Swapping shifts and working a Friday afternoon shift was a bad idea. :lol

I forgot how busy Friday Swings can be!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on May 03, 2019, 07:00:39 PM
Just finished work myself, what a busy fucking week. I almost regret signing up for OT but dat pay doe
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 06, 2019, 09:44:47 AM
We found a place to live!

By best friend's mother's property has a decent sized house and a detached studio on the property. My buddy and his fiance have been living in the studio, but are moving into the main house (which is essentially being turned into a duplex), and they offered the Studio to us for a steal. It's a HUGE downsizing, but we will be saving a shit-ton of money (utilities are included in rent!)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on May 06, 2019, 12:47:27 PM
Cool beans man!  How 'bout the contract renewal sit-ee-ation.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 06, 2019, 12:57:27 PM
I was told that it's "going to happen" by a source who is a part of the people who will make it happen... but they have to officially meet about it today. So.... we'll see.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 06, 2019, 02:33:20 PM
Took my first vacation day of the year, an impromptu one... to finish the yard work I needed done this weekend for the brush pick up tomorrow, otherwise it's two months wait, or pay.  I'm exhausted and annoyed I used a vacation day instead of just you know, checking the pick up schedule  :facepalm: but it really needed to be done and couldn't wait, and I don't want to spend the money for professionals when I know how to use a chainsaw.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 06, 2019, 05:26:53 PM
Annnnnnd extended.

Found a place to live and officially still have a job all in 24 hours. Today is a good day! Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on May 06, 2019, 06:06:39 PM
That sounds great all around Jay, I'm glad you're having a good day
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 06, 2019, 08:08:58 PM
Now to see if my GF's dad will give us a beak on rent this month to start our process.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on May 09, 2019, 06:38:49 AM
Thanks Jay.  Now I have Chumbawumba stuck in my head.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 09, 2019, 09:35:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMAhPLXBLPg
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 09, 2019, 09:37:45 AM
Nice Jay

I kept thinking all day yesterday that it was Thursday and it was really pissing me off, now that it is Thursday I just feel so depressed that it's not Friday
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 09, 2019, 09:39:47 AM
I had to drive down to Burbank to swap cars for work yesterday and it threw my week off. I keep thinking today is Wednesday :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on May 09, 2019, 05:03:27 PM
I had to drive down to Burbank to swap cars for work yesterday and it threw my week off. I keep thinking today is Wednesday :lol

Today is Wednesday.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 10, 2019, 01:32:21 PM
:lol




Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 14, 2019, 12:12:51 PM
Hello?

Is there anybody in there?

Just nod if you can hear me...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 14, 2019, 12:15:02 PM
 :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 14, 2019, 12:16:36 PM
WAZZZZUP!??!?!

I saw Blob's nod to you in his Avengers Fortnite PS1 video :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 14, 2019, 12:27:55 PM
*nods*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 14, 2019, 12:28:51 PM
WAZZZZUP!??!?!

I saw Blob's nod to you in his Avengers Fortnite PS1 video :lol

 :lol I watched it just recently and saw it too.  I am so honored to be slaughtered in his video
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on May 14, 2019, 12:28:57 PM
*nods back*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on May 14, 2019, 12:29:08 PM
*Johnny Dangerously nods*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 14, 2019, 12:37:36 PM
How the hell is everyone?

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on May 14, 2019, 01:00:52 PM
WAZZZZUP!??!?!

I saw Blob's nod to you in his Avengers Fortnite PS1 video :lol

YOU WANNA BE NEXT, BISH?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on May 14, 2019, 01:05:28 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 14, 2019, 01:14:29 PM
 :lol give Jay the hammer
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 14, 2019, 01:23:13 PM
WAZZZZUP!??!?!

I saw Blob's nod to you in his Avengers Fortnite PS1 video :lol

YOU WANNA BE NEXT, BISH?

I'd be honored.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on May 14, 2019, 01:30:26 PM
Give Jay the hammer in Leisure Suit Larry. :zydar:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 14, 2019, 01:34:02 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on May 14, 2019, 01:48:37 PM
:lol

YOU TOO, KINGO!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on May 14, 2019, 01:50:58 PM
The Queen took my stones.  YOU WILL GET NONE GOOD SIR!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on May 15, 2019, 09:32:42 AM
Morning dudes
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 15, 2019, 09:34:35 AM
I love being a remote worker when we have "all hands" meetings.  So i can just play the video and not have to actually sit there.  Aka I can chit chat here while listening.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 15, 2019, 10:03:39 AM
SLACKER
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on May 15, 2019, 10:04:05 AM
Thatís one of the best things about working from home.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 15, 2019, 10:08:38 AM
SLACKER

no argument, but I am actually doing some work which makes me more productive than anyone sleeping in the big meeting.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on May 15, 2019, 12:24:35 PM
SLACKER

no argument, but I am actually doing some work which makes me more productive than anyone sleeping in the big meeting.

This.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 15, 2019, 12:41:20 PM
SLACKER

no argument, but I am actually doing some work which makes me more productive than anyone sleeping in the big meeting.

This.

CANADIAN
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 17, 2019, 09:00:31 AM
Good Morning folks.

Today is a dark day.

I... I... I... left my coffee on the kitchen counter when I left for work this morning     :'(
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 17, 2019, 09:41:38 AM
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 17, 2019, 10:08:35 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/LSmULmByAQHQs/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on May 17, 2019, 10:17:12 AM
Oh you should hear the language in my car when I do that.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on May 17, 2019, 10:48:54 AM
What, you don't turn around and go back to get it?  I wouldn't make it off of my street before noticing that I didn't have it, and would abruptly turn back for it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 17, 2019, 10:55:40 AM
I already tend to run 5 minutes late every day... by the time I noticed,  turning back to get it would have made me 15 minutes late.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on May 17, 2019, 11:07:03 AM
I already tend to run 5 minutes late every day... by the time I noticed,  turning back to get it would have made me 15 minutes late.

They gonna fire you?

Morning coffee vs being on time... coffee wins.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 17, 2019, 11:27:07 AM
Nah. These fuckers need me :lol


Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on May 17, 2019, 11:55:10 AM
Exactly.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 17, 2019, 01:21:31 PM
And I need the coffee.

I received the strangest call I have gotten in a long time.

"THERE'S AN ALLIGATOR IN MY YARD!"



That was a fun one.

There was no Alligator to be seen. There was nothing. I believe she saw something... just not a gator. Most LIKELY a possum.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on May 17, 2019, 01:25:35 PM
SHARKNATO!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 17, 2019, 01:30:10 PM
She was an older woman who I think may be on pain meds.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on May 17, 2019, 01:36:02 PM
SHARKNATO!

(http://i.imgur.com/XOuvRdz.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 18, 2019, 07:48:51 AM
Well my gf of over two years and dating for three broke up with me last night.  I'm devastated and totally shocked.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on May 18, 2019, 08:31:43 AM
New thread. Smells good.
 
I had a really cute girl hit on me this morning at work. I totally thought she was a lesbian... but now I think I might be mistaken.

Depends.  Are you a woman? 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on May 18, 2019, 08:50:08 AM
Well my gf of over two years and dating for three broke up with me last night.  I'm devastated and totally shocked.

Jesus dude.  I'm so sorry to hear that.   :sad:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 18, 2019, 09:10:00 AM
I dont understand at all man.  She has one reason she keeps using, because in the past I've made some rejections to plans she wanted to do with her friends.  I get that, and I can make that better and work on it.  I actually think her friends are awesome which I've said time and time again and we've all had some fun times together too, it's more so about timing than wanting to do things with her friends that I've said no in the past.  Like I dont get how that is a reason to end it all.  I think  there's more and I don't know, this downfall started a month ago when I asked her to take her time and eventually move in with me now that my brother is out of my house.  She had said before she wanted to move in, but I guess things changed and that conversation just lead to her saying she has issues with me, which I thought a month ago, we agreed to work on.  I hadn't said no to anything she requested since then.  Today is her graduation and I'm not going to be there.  It's breaking my heart so bad.  I told her last night that I was really upset she didn't want me to be at the graduation which she responded saying she did want me there but as a friend and I just don't think I am capable being around her friends and family and acting like everything is fine.  I can't pretend like that and I can't accept we are just friends.  She's going to Croatia with her friend this week for 10 days as her graduation gift to herself which is great for her but really sucks that she's just going to be gone and I'm left here trying to figure shit out.  I didn't think she was capable of doing this to me, it hurts so much.

Sorry, probably should go back to the lonely hearts thread, but I know you guys here a bit more personally.  Thanks for listening.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on May 18, 2019, 01:33:33 PM
Damn cramx that sucks, I've been there and I know that there is little that can be said that can make you feel better. The best coping mechanism I found was finding a new hobby or delving deeper into an existing hobby. Free time is kind of the enemy and it will just force you to dwell on negative thoughts and feelings. It'll also take time, you've been apart of your lives for a while now and it leaves a big hole, eventually that hole will be filled, new memories will be formed and you'll feel better.

My advice would be not to be friends and if possible cut off contact for a while. Attempting to be friends at this point with a breakup this fresh isn't going to help you feel any better, especially since this caught you off guard somewhere. Shoot me a message if you ever want to chat, I'm on discord, steam and here.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 18, 2019, 02:09:07 PM
Thanks Reapper, yea I've got to keep myself busy.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on May 18, 2019, 03:55:44 PM
Marc, that sucks man. Really really sucks. We've all been there and things will definitely work out. I'm sure it's hard to see that right now.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 18, 2019, 04:28:29 PM
Yea Tim, it sucks even more because I only feel like I'm getting older and after my experiences, I thought she was the one.  So while things will work out in the end and I'll recover, I just feel so punched in the gut now.  Sucks even more because my brother had just moved out so I'm home all alone.  He came over today to finish his move out, which was really nice just because it was nice to chill with him and his gf for a bit.  I'm going to try and spend more time with my nieces but sucks my sister is kind of busy tomorrow.  My coworker is traveling this week too so I'll be working solo which sucks too, but I plan on putting in tons of hours just to keep busy.  Having said that, I'm going to spend the evening with my buddy Devin Townsend tonight  :lol He happens to be doing an acoustic performance in town and he's definitely one of my favorite dudes in metal.  I'd rather see a full show from him, but I almost feel like an acoustic show might be what I need now, just hope I don't cry like a baby there.  The metal follows after his set with the band Avatar so we'll see how things go.  Next week I head up to MA for Avantasia so I have that to look forward to as well  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on May 18, 2019, 07:11:36 PM
Sorry to hear that Marc.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on May 19, 2019, 05:17:58 AM
Marc.  I'm so sorry. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 20, 2019, 08:54:41 AM
That's the key. Keep busy and don't let yourself fall into the slump of "fuck it what's the point?".
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 20, 2019, 09:13:51 AM
That's the key. Keep busy and don't let yourself fall into the slump of "fuck it what's the point?".

Yea, well one positive on a thing to keep me busy, get in shape.  Did quite a bit of bike riding this weekend which is positive all around.  I need to lose some weight for sure and definitely since I'm back in the single pool.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 21, 2019, 09:00:40 AM
So my GF and I decided to "treat ourselves" after 2 weeks of getting shit ready to move (packing, yardsales, etc) and used some of our yardsale profit to get a myself a needed haircut, and her a pedicure.

Big Mistake. Dude totally butchered my head. It's amazing how what I think is a simple request (#4-#3 clippers on the sides and back, tapered, scissor trim the top, leaving length to allow styling). Dude buzzed the sides/back a straight #4, and scissor cut the top so short that he might as well have just buzzed it with a #4 as well. It's so bad. I have a big meeting in about 2 hours... and I look like I lost a fight to a lawnmower.

My GF didn't fare any better. The nail person didn't speak a word of English, wound up cutting her several times, didn't practice any form of hygiene routine with the tools, the water was cold, and he even ignored her requests (when given to English speaking employee to translate). I decided to look up reviews of this place while she was getting it down. hundreds of 1 Star reviews.  She is so pissed. She gets her toes done professionally maybe 2x a year, and they butchered them to the point where she even mentioned having ME do it next time, as it couldn't get worse :lol .


That's the key. Keep busy and don't let yourself fall into the slump of "fuck it what's the point?".

Yea, well one positive on a thing to keep me busy, get in shape.  Did quite a bit of bike riding this weekend which is positive all around.  I need to lose some weight for sure and definitely since I'm back in the single pool.

I lost over 50lbs after my last breakup. Part of that was just from depression and lack of eating, but the part was from me just going out every night, earphones in, and walking around town for hours. Through all the heartbreak and depression, losing weight and being active felt amazing.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 21, 2019, 09:02:33 AM
Probably the best part about my depression has been my lack of appetite
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 21, 2019, 09:05:54 AM
Make sure you DO eat though. I was consuming nothing but Muscle Milk and Monster for like 2 months. I lived with her and her family for 8 months after we split. Her best friend is also a close friend of mine (who also blamed himself for us splitting... long story). He would come over and spend several days at a time with us, splitting his time between she and myself.  He would force me to eat. I hated him at the time... but now I am thankful.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 21, 2019, 09:06:52 AM
Don't make me fly my ass out there and shove something food into your mouth.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 21, 2019, 09:09:46 AM
Nah, I am eating, just not much which is fine.  Ride my bike when I get home, eat less, it's good for me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 21, 2019, 09:17:12 AM
GET SEXI(ER)!


Random question... who is the chick holding the sign on your Youtube logo?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 21, 2019, 09:25:14 AM
Some Venezuelan girl I paid 20 bucks on flverr to do a few photos and a short clip for me to use on youtube.  Was thinking about doing it again with a different chick to freshen things up and make a new logo, but I'm not looking to spend any money on stupid shit like that now, it would be nice if I was friendly with some girls like that though
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 21, 2019, 09:31:02 AM
She's cute. I like the Pink hair :lol


Fuck it. I'll do a photoshoot for ya!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on May 21, 2019, 09:34:14 AM
Howdy everybody. Got a rare weeknight doubleheader of fun lined up after work tonight :hat First my monthly homebrew club meeting in the city, and the bar we hold that at is conveniently close Irving Plaza which is where Animals as Leaders is playing tonight :metal Will call the venue this afternoon to find out when AAL is set to go on and drink free booze at the club meeting until it's time to walk over.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 21, 2019, 09:38:22 AM
Nice :metal

That reminds me, Russian Circles is playing a small venue in town in a few months. It's actually a goddamn bowling alley (That used to be owned by my GF's Dad's GF....)

Anyone know if they are worth the $15 or whatever to see?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on May 21, 2019, 08:59:03 PM
Nah, I am eating, just not much which is fine.  Ride my bike when I get home, eat less, it's good for me.

Roadbike? How far do you go riding?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on May 22, 2019, 08:45:12 AM
Not far and by ride I mean use my exercise bike in my basement while watching youtube videos on how to get better at mordhau  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 22, 2019, 11:35:53 AM
Not far and by ride I mean use my exercise bike in my basement while watching youtube videos on how to get better at mordhau  :lol

Damn. I was hoping Unicycle.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 23, 2019, 09:37:05 AM
Good Morning Krusty Krew. Today starts 5 days of house / dog sitting for a really cute traveling nurse from Alabama and her 10 year old Great Dane, Diesel. My GF normally walks Diesel a few times a week, but his owner is going out of town and needs someone who can be there overnight and what not. So I got roped into it. It's not all bad. She literally lives on the property where I work (yes... I already cleared it with my boss)... and she apparently stocked the fridge with beverages and what not for me. So I am getting paid to spend 5 days away from home, chilling with one of the chillest dogs I've ever met, and I will save on gas on the 3 of the 5 days I am actually working, as I am literally already at work.  Win Win Win

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Post by: cramx3 on May 23, 2019, 09:54:03 AM
Yea sounds like a win/win

I'm off work tomorrow (and Monday is a holiday) so a nice long weekend for me.  I'm still quite depressed but I'm going to MA tomorrow for a road trip to see Avantasia, I'm thinking this alone reflection time doing something I love might be good for me. 

However, I don't have much going on Sunday or Monday so I hope I can find something to keep me busy and not stuck home alone.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 23, 2019, 12:56:05 PM
Come hang out with me and the Great Dane on Sunday! We can go up to the roof of the building and throw water balloons at my employees :lol



So I just had the most ridiculous complaint I've gotten in a while. A woman walks over to our office from her building (which is a few dozen yards from our office. Like someone could sit on their balcony, look into the office, and identify which gas station I bought my soda from). She informs my employee that she locked herself out of her building last night, and spent over an hour sitting outside waiting to see one of my employees to let her in. She wanted to call us but left her phone inside.

Instead of walking around the building to our office... she SAT there and waiting to see someone, and then complained that no one magically showed up to let her in.  I am glad I wasn't in the office when the complaint came in. I probably would have said something to get myself in trouble.
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 23, 2019, 01:07:05 PM
Some people just want to see the world burn.
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Post by: ReaperKK on May 27, 2019, 07:29:20 AM
Last day of vacation, ate a bunch of seafood and avoided a sunburn for the most part. I ended the trip last night by drinking some run runners that had me asleep by 8pm.

Now to come home and schedule sinus surgery.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 27, 2019, 09:11:11 AM
Sinus surgery? Whats that about? but sucks vacation is over.

This was my first "vacation" of the year, just a 4 day weekend.  Went up to Worcester Friday for Avantasia, then to Queens for Greta Van Fleet Saturday and yesterday I was in recovery mode until I met up with some friends for the night.  Heading over to my sisters to see the nieces for lunch soon and then back home to relax to end the long weekend.  I think I have to work like 16 hours tomorrow so i'll be trying to chill the rest of today, maybe do more work around the house that needs my attention.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 27, 2019, 09:12:50 AM
Deviated septum I bet.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 27, 2019, 10:24:49 AM
Good morning peeps.

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Post by: ReaperKK on May 27, 2019, 10:50:18 AM
Deviated septum I bet.

:lol thatís a good guess but I have polyps in my right sinuses. Started over a year ago when I had a sinus infection that wouldnít go away. Went to the ent and tried to get rid of them with steroids, no luck. Basically itís gotten so bad now that nothing drains from my right side of the face so I have to get them surgically removed, Iíve been avoiding it because of cost but its too much to live with at this point. Iíve lost almost all my sense of smell and constantly have headaches, not just any headaches either, imagine waking up 6 out or 7 mornings with the feeling having drank 10 beers the night before.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 27, 2019, 10:57:41 AM
Have you tried Cocaine?
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Post by: ReaperKK on May 27, 2019, 11:00:31 AM
Yea but it just pours out of my bad nostril :( :( :(
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 27, 2019, 11:17:23 AM
Polyps are not fun to get rid of.  I don't envy you.

Jay, stay away from jinxing my Bruins like you did to the Red Sox this weekend. :lol
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 27, 2019, 11:33:33 AM
Jay, stay away from jinxing my Bruins like you did to the Red Sox this weekend. :lol

Jay ... jinx away my friend.  The more jinxing the better!

#EveryoneHatesBoston
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 27, 2019, 11:40:13 AM
You shut your hole.  I'm rooting for your team.

Go get a Tim Horton's donut hole and cram it eh? :lol
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 27, 2019, 11:41:09 AM
I couldn't give a shit 2 shits about hockey :lol

Apparently all Red Sox losses are my fault now. My GF's dad gave me a Red Sox hat for my birthday... and it's apparently lucky. I put it on, we score. I take it off, we lose :lol :lol :lol


Go get a Tim Horton's donut hole and cram it eh? :lol


What does Marc have to do with Tim Horton's?
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 27, 2019, 11:41:49 AM
See! :lol
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 27, 2019, 11:51:06 AM
I can't wear it at work, dammit!
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 27, 2019, 11:52:08 AM
Apparently all Red Sox losses are my fault now. My GF's dad gave me a Red Sox hat for my birthday... and it's apparently lucky. I put it on, we score. I take it off, we lose :lol :lol :lol

So if I don't get you a Bruins hat and you don't put it on, does that count too?
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Post by: cramx3 on May 27, 2019, 02:48:58 PM
Yea but it just pours out of my bad nostril :( :( :(

 :lol damn man that sounds terrible, but yea, I get it about the costs and it getting to the point where you need to take care of it.  Kind of like my growth I had removed last year on my head.  Minus the terrible headaches, surprisingly that didn't give me those.  I don't think I could wait as long as I did if I were getting headaches.


Go get a Tim Horton's donut hole and cram it eh? :lol


What does Marc have to do with Tim Horton's?

There was a Tim Horton's just down the street from me, opened a couple years ago and just closed.  I guess the Canadian experiment into NJ didn't work out

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Post by: kingshmegland on May 27, 2019, 03:09:04 PM
Just ask Chad. :neverusethis:
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Post by: ReaperKK on May 27, 2019, 06:44:58 PM
Vacation was great but there is nothing like coming home to your house.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 27, 2019, 11:31:15 PM
There was a Canadian guy in my old World of Warcraft guild... Who wouldn't stop talking about Tim Hortons. I've never had Tim Hortons. This guy was an asshole. I now equate Tim Hortons with assholes :lol
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Post by: ReaperKK on May 28, 2019, 04:53:42 AM
Alright, controversial opinion: After being hyped up by Tim's by all my Canadian friends, it's not that great. I've had it many, many times in Toronto and on the way to Haliburton and it's always been ok to good
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Post by: cramx3 on May 28, 2019, 09:03:39 AM
I went to the one by me that closed a few times. It was always just OK, the donuts were great but everytime I got a sandwich it was just average and the service was slow. Compared to Dunkin, which isnt any better in terms of quality but you get super fast good service at least.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 28, 2019, 09:28:56 AM
Oh yea..

I've also never had Dunkin as well...

#CaliforniaLife
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Post by: cramx3 on May 29, 2019, 12:43:24 AM
First big change for me personally was just told to me today at work since we were bought out and it sucks.... no more unlimited OT.  My boss needs to pre-approve it, which sucks because it was nice to just be able to come in and work as needed and there's way too much work to do in 40 hours per week so there was no real excuse neeeded as to why I worked 50+ hours most weeks.  Sucks because I was relying on that OT to help cover my own costs for my house now that my brother moved out and I am missing out on rent from him.  Of course I told my boss I rely on my OT and he's working on it.  For now though, he's saying no more than 9 hours per day (he's letting us bend but not totally break the rule for now).  He thinks this rule is coming from people in our overlords who don't understand what we do and just applying a code for other people in a different part of the company onto us (well this is what he said after his conversation with his manager).  Oh well, this is all said as I am on hour 16 and counting today because of a network failure in our routing engine on a core switch, not a huge amount of work for me personally but I can't just walk away from it so lots of waiting and here and there something I need to do.  Funny how the day they tell me not to work OT anymore is a day when the company needs it the most.  Going from a start up to corporate is really starting to show now.
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Post by: TAC on May 29, 2019, 05:53:05 AM
Funny how the day they tell me not to work OT anymore is a day when the company needs it the most.   

Ironic, dontcha think?

Well, now you're up on hours. Maybe you can leverage that to get an extra day off later this week.



I'm sure it's worse for your manager. He has to sift through the mixed messages, keep you motivated while likely reducing your hours, and now hit production expectations to those above.  I always tried to be as honest as possible with my associates. It sounds like he's trying to do that with you. letting you work 9 hours is really him testing what he can get away with for you.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 29, 2019, 08:51:13 AM
Funny how the day they tell me not to work OT anymore is a day when the company needs it the most.   

Ironic, dontcha think?

Well, now you're up on hours. Maybe you can leverage that to get an extra day off later this week.



I'm sure it's worse for your manager. He has to sift through the mixed messages, keep you motivated while likely reducing your hours, and now hit production expectations to those above.  I always tried to be as honest as possible with my associates. It sounds like he's trying to do that with you. letting you work 9 hours is really him testing what he can get away with for you.

I don't want/need extra days off, that would ruin the OT since in NJ I need to work over 40 hours in the week to start getting OT.  I don't know all the states laws, but in Cali you get OT working over 8 hours in a day which is much better for the worker.  So having Monday off, I probably will only get just a few hours OT this week by only working 4 days.

And I agree about my manager.  I often have some mixed feelings on the way he runs things, but I know for a fact he is getting his ass handed to him as well in ways I couldn't imagine.  He's mentioned some hints about management killing him.  So I get it even if I don't understand.  And I know he has my back and there's only so much he can do.  Luckily with the slight re-org, he reports to another manager who is really cool and a solid guy, I think these people understand our worth and what we do here, it's the high ups in our overlord company that have no clue and only look at numbers.
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Post by: TAC on May 29, 2019, 08:56:08 AM
It's amazing that it's the people on the ground, doing the real work, like yourself, that get the least respect in a company.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 29, 2019, 09:04:54 AM
It's amazing that it's the people on the ground, doing the real work, like yourself, that get the least respect in a company.

Yea, well definitely in my field we are kind of looked down upon in IT.  I think here, in this company (not our overlords who bought us) they respected us more than any job I had seen before.  The head of technical operations had a lot of respect for the data center team.  There's only 5 of us, including my manager who works in the office, and yet we manage 6 data centers all around the world.  It's a bit ridiculous task for us, but I don't think the new boss's get it, yet.  Hopefully they will soon.
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 30, 2019, 08:13:18 AM
I'm thinking I might be returning to the chat thread more when things are slower at work...mayhaps.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 30, 2019, 10:23:41 AM
Methinks thou should.
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 30, 2019, 01:17:56 PM
Of course I say that and then have a busy-as-hell day.

Goddamn it's been a long time since I posted here.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 30, 2019, 01:19:24 PM
Welcome back!
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 30, 2019, 01:21:21 PM
Thenk yew...
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 30, 2019, 01:33:18 PM
And I bring the weather; tornado warning at my office, with a "tornadic spiral storm" on a path to cross where I work in 10 minutes."
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 30, 2019, 01:55:10 PM
Yikes.  I'm glad we don't get much up here in NH.  Be safe.
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 30, 2019, 01:56:36 PM
Looks like the warning has expired and the storm is moving off. Tornadoes aren't super common around here but they happen occasionally. We've three consecutive days of severe thunderstorms, though.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 30, 2019, 02:25:08 PM
We can barely crack 70 degrees here.


Chad, that's 21.1111 Celcius for those not bold enough to stand alone.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 30, 2019, 02:37:14 PM
The thunderstorms around here have been intense lately, no tornado warnings for me but the warnings weren't far away and that's really rare for NJ
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Post by: Stadler on May 30, 2019, 02:46:37 PM
We're starting to see them more and more frequently up here in CT as well.  I can remember moving to Atlanta when I was 30 and experiencing a tornado warning in the ATL and it was the first one of my life.   Last fall, we had a storm where four tornadoes touched down in various parts of the state within the span of an hour or so.
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 30, 2019, 02:56:12 PM
I blame China.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 30, 2019, 03:32:33 PM
I blame China.

This quote "Made by China."
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Post by: axeman90210 on May 30, 2019, 09:09:10 PM
Good evening all. Good to see you around again Hyperplex.

Yeah, some brief burts of crazy storm action the last few nights. And always right during the evening commute :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on May 31, 2019, 06:15:03 AM
And always right during the evening commute :lol

Seriously, making my drive homes miserable.  Today looks like a nice one though
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 31, 2019, 07:41:44 AM
Today does look nicer. The storms passed before I hit the road yesterday evening, but the aftermath traffic overflow was insane. On my route home alone there were two separate road closures due to downed tree limbs, so volume was choked even more. Took nearly twice as long to get home as usual.
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Post by: axeman90210 on May 31, 2019, 08:49:37 AM
Yeah, looks like we're in for a nice couple days of weather here. Busy weekend ahead, the IFC Center hosts a TV centric film festival every year and it's this weekend. Tonight I'm going first to a talk with Pamela Adlon (probably best known as the voice of Bobby on King of the Hill) about her show Better Things, and then to a premiere screening for the Deadwood movie with a post movie discussion with Ian McShane (via Skype) and the actress who plays Calamity Jane (in person). Tomorrow I'm going to the Yankees Red Sox game with my sister and her friend, and since it's a night game we'll be pre-gaming all day in the city. Part of me is bummed though that I'll be missing the festival event Saturday night, a look at the history of the paranoid thriller genre with Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) that ends with a screening of Eyes Wide Shut. Then Sunday back in the city for an afternoon event where they'll be screening the last season finale and then having a discussion with one of the actors about his approach to a show where the status quo in terms of a character's memories and growth is so frequently upended.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 31, 2019, 09:29:54 AM
Good Morning Krusty Krew.

I am so glad it is Friday...
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 31, 2019, 10:28:28 AM
Today has been, up to this point, one of my klutzy days, where the simplest of tasks turns into a monumental fuckup...I think it might be settling down, though.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 31, 2019, 11:50:55 AM
So far, so good for today.  My brother is coming in this afternoon for a weekend visit, I get off work in about 30 minutes, the weekend will be filled with cigars, beer, swimming, food, and cards.
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 31, 2019, 11:58:17 AM
I'm not even sure what my weekend will be filled with. Next weekend will be the completion of my tattoo but until then I am hoping to just lay low.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 31, 2019, 12:09:15 PM
Sounds nice Hef

Work is kicking my ass today, surprisingly very busy for a friday and I'm solo so that means more on my plate.  I don't have much of any plans this weekend which is nice.  There's a couple local concerts that I could go to, but neither are must sees so if I'm bored and it's nice out then maybe (both are outside).
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Post by: axeman90210 on May 31, 2019, 12:51:41 PM
Back from lunch with a belly full of tacos. If only I could get a nice nap in at my desk right now life would be perfect.
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Post by: Stadler on May 31, 2019, 12:56:44 PM
I've been craving a good fish taco for a while now.  Hard to find around me.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 31, 2019, 01:47:08 PM
Bah.  Dad admitted to the hospital with slight pneumonia and a blot clot in his shoulder.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 31, 2019, 02:24:41 PM
ah shit, sorry to hear King
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 31, 2019, 02:26:45 PM
I am really tired of fielding phone calls from lawyers and family trying to iron out the final pieces of my father's estate. Just be over with already.
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 31, 2019, 03:02:36 PM
Bah.  Dad admitted to the hospital with slight pneumonia and a blot clot in his shoulder.

Damn dude.  :hug:

You too Andrew.
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 31, 2019, 03:19:49 PM
I keep forgetting I've been absent from here and no one knows I lost my father. Ugly situation that just needs to be done with.

Hope your dad gets better and gets discharged soon, King.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 31, 2019, 03:27:53 PM
Thanks guys. I'm just glad I recognized his labored breathing this Wednesday.   He can't even recognize that he was out of breath walking just in the house.

When did I become the adult in this relationship? Crazy.
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 31, 2019, 08:19:01 PM
I keep forgetting I've been absent from here and no one knows I lost my father. Ugly situation that just needs to be done with.

I think I remember seeing a mention of something on FB. Your dad battled depression?
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Post by: Hyperplex on May 31, 2019, 09:30:18 PM
Yes, but we don't believe it was something that chronic that created his ultimate decision. On a deeper level, he had a warped and irrational way of thinking and existing, and while he did suffer from depression, we believe his exit plan was rooted in a different place.

Without spending the energy it would require to rehash the necessary bits, we believe he simply got tired of being here, as opposed to falling into irreparable despair.
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Post by: jingle.boy on June 01, 2019, 06:17:50 AM
So sorry to hear that.  The mind can take oneself to some truly awful places.  Depression or not, mental illness is a terrible terrible thing.
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 01, 2019, 06:22:20 AM
Morning.   Visiting the old man in the hospital today and picking up one more present for my nephew who turns 7.

The circle of life.
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Post by: Podaar on June 01, 2019, 06:24:34 AM
The circle of life.

Yeah, I've a Engagement Party for my middle daughter to go to tonight. It's raining like a bitch, so I'm kinda hoping it gets called off.  :lol
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 01, 2019, 06:41:13 AM
That sucks! 

Speaking of suck so begins Monday 12 days in a row of work.  We are moving to an Oracle based platform for production and bols.  Not looking forward to it.
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Post by: Podaar on June 01, 2019, 06:47:46 AM
I don't think I'd survive 12 days of continuous work. Well, maybe I'd survive, but certain employees wouldn't!
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 01, 2019, 07:03:51 AM
 :lol

I'm still not confident using it so far. Plus my old area manager is coming by to help but still makes me nervous.   I wont tell him though. Man up!  Lol
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Post by: cramx3 on June 01, 2019, 09:15:18 AM
One of the last thing I did before leaving work last night was settle with my boss some of my PTO and my future travel schedule.  Things are about to get crazy but I'm going to get the biggest break in my life (and maybe ever) once its done.

June - One week in Denver is on the table, but I may not be the one going.  This is up in the air.
July - 2+ weeks in Singapore, this is not for debate.  Likely 200+ hours of work in those two weeks to build a new data center on the other side of the world
August - 10 days in Amsterdam, I did this last summer where I covered for my coworker who is going on vacation.  Looking forward to this, as last time it meant a lot of time at coffee shops and seeing Justin Timberlake  :lol

then I am off from August 30th to September 30th  :hat

I took the first week of September off to go to Atlanta for ProgPower, but then added three weeks after that for my sabbatical which the company allows us to do after 5 years of work, this is something our new overlords are rumored to take away, so it's a use it or lose it this year and obviously I am not going to let 3 weeks paid off slip.  And I'm going to need it after all that travel above.  I'll have to figure out something to do in those three weeks though, I can only spend so much time moping around the house.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on June 01, 2019, 03:56:34 PM
A month off? I wouldn't know what to do with myself!

Today my gf and I are starting to take shit to the new place. It's officially ours, but our schedules won't allow for a full move for 2 weeks. Luckily sinc her dad owns the house we're moving out of, and he is going to start getting it ready to sell, we aren't rushed to get EVERYTHING out asap.

Going to put our new bedframe and some other furniture together to see how much space we really are going to have. This has been a major downsizing
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Post by: ReaperKK on June 01, 2019, 04:48:22 PM
Thatís awesome cram! I took a couple months off a few years ago and it was incredible although I did start getting cabin fever at home.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 01, 2019, 06:27:32 PM
Yea, I get bored after a few days home, I expect to plan something.  My birthday is in that timeframe, plus I have these two concerts to potentially plan some travel around:

September 14th - Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, & Battle Beast @ Playstation Theater, New York City NY
September 20th - Delain, Amorphis, & Anneke Van Giersbergen @ Gramercy Theater, New York City NY

 :metal I could see myself in Vegas honestly, but a big part of me wants to do the Caribbean again, to relax, not walk 30k steps a day in Vegas like last time.  I don't have a beach bod though, that's my goal (well I don't expect to be in shape, but significantly better) but I think I'm going to struggle with the work travel which is super stressful and has free meals so typically I end up eating a lot.
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Post by: ReaperKK on June 01, 2019, 09:36:59 PM
The Caribbean could be nice. I'm a big fan of taking vacations solo, especially to the beach. Pull up a chair to the bar, get a book and drink until it's time to have some fresh seafood.
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2019, 10:24:13 AM
Hello
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 02, 2019, 03:44:56 PM
Herro.
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Post by: ReaperKK on June 02, 2019, 04:29:01 PM
I canít wait for surgery, itíll be nice so smell stuff again.

Everyone having a good weekend?
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Post by: Podaar on June 02, 2019, 08:23:50 PM
Itís raining again. Sideways!! :getoffmylawn:
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Post by: ReaperKK on June 02, 2019, 09:17:14 PM
I wish it'd rain here. I don't think it's rained in the past 2 weeks
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Post by: BlobVanDam on June 03, 2019, 02:21:13 AM
I wish it'd rain here. I don't think it's rained in the past 2 weeks

Can't remember when it last rained here. We're on water restrictions now.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on June 03, 2019, 02:27:45 AM
Here it's been raining pretty much all throughout May. Even this morning when I walked to work, it rained.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 03, 2019, 07:16:02 AM
Beautiful weather today, relatively quiet at the office, but my head is killing me. Two out of three ain't bad, I suppose.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 07:25:03 AM
I wish it'd rain here. I don't think it's rained in the past 2 weeks

Can't remember when it last rained here. We're on water restrictions now.

Damn man.  Crazy.  I live next to a lake.  Water is all around us.  It's dangerous when we get too much rain where I live.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 03, 2019, 07:32:30 AM
I'm just a mile or so north of Lake Erie, and the ecology around here is very clay-heavy within a couple of feet of the surface - so there is very little water run-off.  Even now, the ground is pretty soggy in many areas.  It was supposed to rain all weekend (even the forecast as late as Friday night), and it ended up only raining a bit late on Saturday and overnight to Sunday morning.  Still ended up inside most of Sunday working on the final storage rooms in the house - one of which is also my workout area.  Now that it is setup, I can get back on the training bandwagon.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on June 03, 2019, 07:32:53 AM
I wish it'd rain here. I don't think it's rained in the past 2 weeks

Can't remember when it last rained here. We're on water restrictions now.

Damn man.  Crazy.  I live next to a lake.  Water is all around us.  It's dangerous when we get too much rain where I live.

Didn't your house get flooded a couple of years ago?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 03, 2019, 07:44:20 AM
It rained at the beer/punk festival I went to yesterday, cancelled the headliner's set 3 songs in.  Sucked so much.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 08:04:09 AM
I wish it'd rain here. I don't think it's rained in the past 2 weeks

Can't remember when it last rained here. We're on water restrictions now.

Damn man.  Crazy.  I live next to a lake.  Water is all around us.  It's dangerous when we get too much rain where I live.

Didn't your house get flooded a couple of years ago?

11   we had 10 inches of water in the basement.  If we lose power the sump pump does not work and the water tablet underneath with the lake near rises very fast.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 03, 2019, 08:17:46 AM
Can't you get a battery backup? After my parents' house flooded in 2003 due to a sump pump power failure, they had an emergency battery backup installed.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 03, 2019, 08:20:17 AM
Our place has two sump pumps (one at opposite corners of our foundation.  Thankfully, previous owners also installed a natural gas generator for that (along with our septic pump, naturally).  Despite being wise enough to do that, both sump pumps were in fucked up condition when we moved in - one had a  frozen line and nearly burned the motor out; the other had a clogged line, which did burn the motor out.  Had to replace both of them and get a plumber to fix the setup. 

Still a lot of moisture in the ground - they're both pumping at least once an hour.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 08:22:21 AM
At that time I had no generator.  Never looked into the battery backup.  Not I just plug in my generator and run the whole house.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 03, 2019, 08:24:53 AM
My father ultimately invested in a line-in gas generator that kicks on the second power is out to power the entire house. I don't think he ever had a need to utilize it once it was installed, but I suppose for him it was $15k worth of peace of mind.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 08:27:06 AM
Blowing $3500 on a new porch right now so little battles at a time. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 03, 2019, 08:31:06 AM
No generator for me, but my two sump pumps have battery back up.  The old lady who lived here before me took care of that set up knowing the basement could flood.  So far no issues
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 03, 2019, 09:08:40 AM
What is a "basement" ?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on June 03, 2019, 09:31:40 AM
G'morning all. Quiet day in the office today with it being a bank holiday overseas, which suits me just fine.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 09:37:53 AM
What is a "basement" ?

It's an underground dump. But that's not important right now......
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 03, 2019, 09:59:29 AM
My basement is my man cave, its kind of dumpy though
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 03, 2019, 10:07:10 AM
What is a "basement" ?

It's an underground dump. But that's not important right now......

Bingo.  <Holds up bingo card.>
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on June 03, 2019, 10:51:45 AM
What is a "basement" ?

It's an underground dump. But that's not important right now......

It's where the magic happens. :eyebrows:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on June 03, 2019, 11:06:43 AM
It's where I bury my hookers.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 03, 2019, 11:14:38 AM
:lol


Gah today has been a long day, and I am not even halfway done with my shift. Came in to a list of a dozen things I need to address today, and a few of them are things that will take a decent chunk of time to accomplish. I also get to post something that ends in "Failure to follow the above will result in disciplinary action", because people have gotten fucking lazy and I am sick of it.

God I sound like my father.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 11:38:54 AM
What is a "basement" ?

It's an underground dump. But that's not important right now......

It's where the magic happens. :eyebrows:

Where my clothes get washed and I never see how. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on June 03, 2019, 12:09:41 PM
Me either, but I'm sure there are five foot tongs involved.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 03, 2019, 12:26:00 PM
How many dead hookers does it take to change a lightbulb? It has to be more than 4, because that's what I have in my basement and it's dark as fuck down there.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on June 03, 2019, 12:26:20 PM
:lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 12:42:35 PM
Me either, but I'm sure there are five foot tongs involved.

I hear he swear, mumble.  God she must love me.

How many dead hookers does it take to change a lightbulb? It has to be more than 4, because that's what I have in my basement and it's dark as fuck down there.

You complete me.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on June 03, 2019, 12:46:32 PM

I hear he swear, mumble.  God she must love me.


She must. I just hope she understands you. Lord knows I don't, yet...  :-*
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 12:54:53 PM
Exactly my plan.  Who wants to be predictable?   Not me.  Though the older I get the more I fight that.  I'm such a lazy ass these days.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on June 03, 2019, 01:35:39 PM
Dudes!

So, I see folks talking about basements.  We FINALLY are done with the basement...about eight weeks after a sewer main backup. Destruction, remediation, and rebuild.  We were going to get it redone anyway, but this forced our hand.  Aside from the cost, the biggest kick in the nuts was that what should have been a two week renovation became about six weeks.  Put a serious cramp in our style.  And the wife works from home...and paint fumes, loud mexican rap music and sledgehammering are not conducive to that.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 03, 2019, 04:43:48 PM
Other than the ceiling height, our basement is just as habitable as our main floor. Plus, that's where the 4K receiver and 65" TV is.

Go Blues!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2019, 05:40:18 PM
Go who? Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 04, 2019, 07:52:41 AM
Traffic this morning was rather odd; got behind a Terminix truck going 5 below the speed limit, then when he turned off I flew, only to hit a larger-than-normal pocket of traffic, but once that broke up, went faster than usual. 🤔

Not inundated at work today...yet. Meeting a friend for lunch.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on June 04, 2019, 08:10:56 AM
People, I need some help.

Looking for a movie/TV clip. Not a specific one, but a specific type.

I know I've seen movies or TV where someone is having brain surgery or something and the person poking around their brain can make them do a bunch of weird stuff like move or sound like animals, etc.

But I can't actually recall a specific title. Any ideas?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 04, 2019, 08:40:06 AM
People, I need some help.

Looking for a movie/TV clip. Not a specific one, but a specific type.

I know I've seen movies or TV where someone is having brain surgery or something and the person poking around their brain can make them do a bunch of weird stuff like move or sound like animals, etc.

But I can't actually recall a specific title. Any ideas?

If memory serves, there was a similar scene in one of the Hannibal Lecter movies; wasn't Anthony Hopkins messing around in Ray Liotta's cranium? 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on June 04, 2019, 08:51:27 AM
People, I need some help.

Looking for a movie/TV clip. Not a specific one, but a specific type.

I know I've seen movies or TV where someone is having brain surgery or something and the person poking around their brain can make them do a bunch of weird stuff like move or sound like animals, etc.

But I can't actually recall a specific title. Any ideas?

If memory serves, there was a similar scene in one of the Hannibal Lecter movies; wasn't Anthony Hopkins messing around in Ray Liotta's cranium?

Yea, but he was just eating the brain as far as I remember. I think I'm looking more for the comedy ones where they actually make people do stuff besides taste good.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 04, 2019, 11:35:39 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/25/e4/a4/25e4a40bbb518d42b879650a49818d0a.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 04, 2019, 12:57:40 PM
Good (morning?) peeps.

Came into work and went over some constructive criticism with members of my team regarding some things I've seen. Didn't single anyone out specifically, and was going to give the same speech to the next shift as well.

3 hours later, one of the guys I was talking to (who also happened to the be one of the reasons for the speech I gave), texted me quitting.


Oi.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on June 04, 2019, 01:01:08 PM
Perfect. If it were only that easy all of the time.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 04, 2019, 01:20:04 PM
 :lol man some people need to grow up, owning your mistake and learning from it is part of growing and if its done respectfully even better
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 04, 2019, 01:27:09 PM
He was improving. I pulled one of my more experienced employees aside and asked how the kid (the guy is barely 21) was doing, and he said it's been like night and day. I actually gave him an extra shift over someone else because he had been improving. Oh well.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 04, 2019, 01:29:27 PM
He was improving. I pulled one of my more experienced employees aside and asked how the kid (the guy is barely 21) was doing, and he said it's been like night and day. I actually gave him an extra shift over someone else because he had been improving. Oh well.

Kids these days need to be coddled it seems. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 04, 2019, 01:31:59 PM
Dude looks and acts like he's 16. When he started here a few months ago, another employee wanted to beat the crap out of him for his mouth (referring to him as "mom" and what not). That stopped real quick luckily.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on June 04, 2019, 02:25:54 PM
The sun finally made its triumphant return to the Rocky Mountains, so... I walked 18 holes of golf this morning. Christ, my legs are exhausted!  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 04, 2019, 02:27:51 PM
I got a calf cramp the other morning and my leg still hurts from that  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on June 04, 2019, 02:29:46 PM
Maybe we should move this to the Old as Mold thread. We could compare medications, aches, and consistency of bowel-movements.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 04, 2019, 05:41:01 PM
I wish it'd rain here. I don't think it's rained in the past 2 weeks

Can't remember when it last rained here. We're on water restrictions now.

What time of restrictions do you have? Restrictions start with bans on watering lawns.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 05, 2019, 01:42:39 AM
I wish it'd rain here. I don't think it's rained in the past 2 weeks

Can't remember when it last rained here. We're on water restrictions now.

What time of restrictions do you have? Restrictions start with bans on watering lawns.

It always includes bans on watering at certain hours of the day, but not a complete ban (unless it gets more serious). Can't remember what else, as it's nothing that affects what I do.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 05, 2019, 04:49:04 AM
Morning dudes
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 05, 2019, 08:10:03 AM
Company paid lunch today; Mission BBQ, to "kick off the summer in style."

I'm already hungry.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 05, 2019, 08:15:14 AM
Ima already jelly.  >:(
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 05, 2019, 08:34:26 AM
Hanging with Nick and Rumbo tonight at the Thank You Scientist/Bent Knee show in Portsmouth NH tonight.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on June 05, 2019, 08:38:39 AM
Hanging with Nick and Rumbo tonight at the Thank You Scientist/Bent Knee show in Portsmouth NH tonight.

Ima already jelly.  >:(
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 05, 2019, 08:43:19 AM
Nick is seeing them in VT, Montreal and another spot in Canada I'm forgetting.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 05, 2019, 08:48:41 AM
Nick is seeing them in VT, Montreal and another spot in Canada I'm forgetting.

Portsmouth.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 05, 2019, 08:53:32 AM
No  One more Canadian city.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 05, 2019, 09:02:03 AM
Good Morning Ya'll.

I'm about to go Office Space on this printer in my office. I have payroll to work on, plus a project I was given last minute, putting together my recommendations / wish list for our property's camera system (I was told don't think in terms of cost effectiveness, but a best case scenario wish list), as well as a list of the placement of the cameras we currently have. I have a bunch of Google Earth pics and what not prepared... but I am going to HAVE TO PRINT THEM to use them   :censored

I am taking half a day off tomorrow to rent a uhaul and move our big shit into our new apartment. This project is supposed to be done by tomorrow so I can meet with someone and go over it. Oh well.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 05, 2019, 09:11:30 AM
No  One more Canadian city.

i know; just busting your balls.  I read "Canada" but thought the joke was strong enough to over come that.  As usual, no, it wasn't.  ;)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 05, 2019, 09:21:09 AM
Blonde moment.  I actually use that joke with my work buddy in Lewiston Maine.  LOL
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 05, 2019, 09:44:02 AM
Sitting in an internal kickoff meeting on a gigantic project and our web lead is such a pedant. He has done more talking without contributing, trying to pick nits and wax philosophical about everything. I've not before worked with someone who speaks in so many fucking idioms and clichťs; every damn thing out of his mouth is some metaphorical nonsense to express a point that has no grounding in relevance. He's a great guy and technically is extremely sound, but holy fuck he is the single reason for every meeting he's in running long.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 05, 2019, 10:55:07 AM
Got my printer to work...

It decided to work after I literally threatened it with a hammer.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 05, 2019, 11:35:04 AM
Yesterday was a huge meeting with all these executives flying in from the company that hosts our data center and my manager and his manager.  Fun meeting that ended up in a very nice and expensive lunch.  Actually thought these execs were pretty cool, sadly I think there's some business issues that need to be worked on, but I think the meeting was pretty positive based on what I expected.  But after all that I had so much backed up work and ended up busting my ass all day.

Now today my boss is back and our Dell rep, so just need to keep up the hard work while these people are all here (aka less DTF than usual) but I have another midnight network maintanence so I'll be here until like 4 am today so theres that too.  This week is sucking hard.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 06, 2019, 07:07:41 AM
Was at my desk for 15 minutes and already emptied my inbox. I'm not sure if that means I'll be slow today or if the dam is about to break.

I think for the first time in my life, I'm at a job where I actually enjoy when my boss is in the office.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on June 06, 2019, 07:58:49 AM
Got into work early today, wearing dress pants and a dress shirt rather than my usual jeans and polo summer attire, for an all day training class. Sitting in the conference room at 8:30am wondering where the instructor was because the class was meant to start at 8:30am. Finally one of the other people waiting got a call from their manager that the class had been cancelled. They cancelled it at 9pm last night and didn't try to contact anybody by phone, just office email, so those of us who aren't glued to our email outside of office hours had no way of knowing. And the class topic was "Operations Excellence" :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on June 06, 2019, 08:01:41 AM
  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 06, 2019, 08:13:57 AM
ITT we reminisce about times when bosses sent emails written with horrible spelling and unintelligible grammar espousing the necessity of clear and proper communication.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on June 06, 2019, 08:28:19 AM
There's also a chain going around this morning for a new (to my team's work) client, that client being the National Bank of Kazakhstan. We've already named them the Borat Fund :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 06, 2019, 02:14:29 PM
HR and management officially approved my sabbatical so it is now in the books officially, all of September off (actually I return monday the 30th).   :yarr

But the ass kicking is really starting this week.  I am so mentally and physically drained.  However, I'm debating if I have the energy or will to go to a cheap local concert tonight to have some fun.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 06, 2019, 06:26:59 PM
Damn cram, I hope you enjoy every minute of that month off. If you need tips on Blobbing, Blob has some good ones :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 07, 2019, 02:00:08 AM
Damn cram, I hope you enjoy every minute of that month off. If you need tips on Blobbing, Blob has some good ones :lol

That sounds like a lot of effort.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 07, 2019, 04:48:33 AM
hrmm that's true, it is quite a conundrum
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 07, 2019, 07:09:00 AM
Incredibly light traffic coming in again today. Yesterday evening a main road was shut down so my drive home compensated by taking almost twice as long as normal. Am I in for that again, today? Only time will tell.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 07, 2019, 09:33:15 AM
Good morning.

I am sore as hell this morning. I took half a day off of work, rented a uhaul yesterday and we moved all of our large furniture into our new place. We aren't currently sleeping in the new place yet, but soon...

My problem we are running into is the fact that the place wasn't 100% ready by the 1st, when we paid our first month of rent, and there are still issues. We brought a screen door up to our landlord (who happens to be my best friend's mother) a month ago... there used to be one on the unit, but it was taken off a while ago. We need it for our cat... she said she'd be more than happy to put one on before we moved in. well... it's not there. I brought it up to her again a few days ago and she asked if we'd be able to install it if she picks one up. Still hasn't been mention on it. So now I am going to call her and ask if I can just pick one up and take it out of our rent next month. There's also a screen missing on a window, which was brought up over a month ago, which she said she'd fix, and hasn't, and we noticed a stretch of molding along the base of a wall that needs to be replaced (as in it was removed at one time, and never replaced). Again, another issue with the cat.  I am trying to figure out at what point do I become an ass and start pushing for this shit to get taken care off? She's like an Aunt to me, but we are full blown tenants living in this space and should be treated like any other tenants she would have rented to.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 07, 2019, 10:16:00 AM
Iíd say give her a little bit more time since it is like family.

Iíve learned the hard way doing business with family or friends can be a real pain in the fucking ass.

Just got my quote for my surgery, $3506. Sucks but at this point if I donít get it done I may just throw myself out the nearest window.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 07, 2019, 10:21:04 AM
I've managed rental properties before, and unless I can't help it, I won't rent to someone I'm friends with again.  We did that once, and my wife thought she was doing a solid by not taking a deposit on the house, and once everyone finally left, I literally had to rip out the entire first floor except the kitchen.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 07, 2019, 10:27:56 AM
Iíd say give her a little bit more time since it is like family.

Iíve learned the hard way doing business with family or friends can be a real pain in the fucking ass.

Just got my quote for my surgery, $3506. Sucks but at this point if I donít get it done I may just throw myself out the nearest window.


My biggest things are the screen door and window screen. We were more than willing to do it before we moved in but were told that she would get it done. With how hot it gets there, being able to open the windows and the front door without our cat (and dogs) being able to wander out is essential. I wound up pulling a screen to leave for her to get sized, and last time I asked about the screen door, it turned into "if I (she) buys it, can you guys install it?" so it makes sense for us to just do it.

The property is a detached studio next to the main house. I feel as if she's been avoiding me when I've been there, and I think the excuse was she didn't want me to see her "without her face on"... I've known her now almost half of my life. I spent many nights over at her house when I was in high school. I've seen her without make up on :lol




Also, I think balconies are the thing to jump off of around here, not windows.


I've managed rental properties before, and unless I can't help it, I won't rent to someone I'm friends with again.  We did that once, and my wife thought she was doing a solid by not taking a deposit on the house, and once everyone finally left, I literally had to rip out the entire first floor except the kitchen.   

Regarding rent and deposit, we paid our first month rent in advance (well, half in advance and half on the 1st), and are making payments on the deposit (split into 3 payments). We are the type of renters who wind up leaving the space in better condition than we got it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 07, 2019, 01:38:09 PM
It's been a busy and rough week, but today has been nice.

My coworker is playing DD for my boss as they went to a golf outing hosted by one of our vendors.  My other coworker has the day off, and the other coworker in Euro land is traveling today.  Meaning I am the only one on my team working today, and yet no ones been bothering me for anything so I am quite enjoying this nice downtime.  I got a bunch of small things done earlier, but now I am just coasting for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on June 07, 2019, 02:03:00 PM
Hopefully a relatively painless end to the workday before I hit a busy weekend. Going into the city for beers with friends tonight, tomorrow my cousin and I are making a day out of the Mastodon/Coheed and Cambria concert and hitting a couple breweries on our way down to Camden. Then Sunday I'm brewing all day so I have beer and mead to share at the National Homebrewers Conference at the end of the month.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 07, 2019, 02:20:48 PM
Same cousin from the DT show?  Sounds like a good time.

I think I'm pretty much spending the weekend home and not spending money.  Not much going on so I'll be gaming and doing some chores around the house. 

I ended up seeing OAR last night since it was cheap and I got lots of good video so I need to edit it all together tonight too.
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Post by: Hyperplex on June 07, 2019, 02:27:17 PM
Neighbors coming over for a movie tonight. I don't have the energy for that. Maybe I'll stay inside and go to bed early.

Not sure about Saturday, but Sunday I have session two for my tattoo. Should be another 3-4 hours to finish it up.
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 09, 2019, 07:12:57 AM
12 days in the row blows.
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Post by: Podaar on June 09, 2019, 08:07:51 AM
I'm sorry, Joe. Hang in there, buddy!
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Post by: cramx3 on June 09, 2019, 08:26:30 AM
12 days in the row blows.

You got to work hard to play hard, at least that's what I tell myself when work is kicking my ass and I think about the concerts and travel I'll be able to do because of that extra work.
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Post by: axeman90210 on June 09, 2019, 09:43:09 AM
Too many beers at the Mastodon show last night, I'm hurting today.
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Post by: Hyperplex on June 09, 2019, 07:14:33 PM
So my artist wants to wait longer to attack the final details on my arm. He spent an hour and a half today working on an unfinished portion. I'm wrapped up and will heal for the next month through my vacation, then head back in July for the hopefully final session. Gonna be a long one, and he said he wants to submit the healed piece to next year's tattoo convention. He's mad proud of this, and our collaboration.
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 09, 2019, 07:25:57 PM
Can't wait to see it.
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Post by: TAC on June 09, 2019, 07:32:49 PM
It must be good if the guy wants to use it in the tattoo contest.
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Post by: Hyperplex on June 09, 2019, 08:02:17 PM
It's the first of my tattoos I haven't drawn. I came to him with a concept and references and we wound up getting into an hour-long discussion ranging from the tattoo to the subject and reference materials and everything in between. He even called me back in before my first session as an additional consult for my input into it.

The first session was 5Ĺ hours and we were both like kids on Christmas, geeking out and loving the work and everything. He kept talking about how it was pushing his boundaries and igniting a new fire for it.

He's deliberately taking his time, making sure the next session, which will probably be another semi-marathon with some deep detail work, will be on fresh, healthy skin that will receive the ink the best.
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Post by: Hyperplex on June 09, 2019, 08:12:31 PM
This is in-progress from today, so it's kinda angry, a little bloody. Unfinished, mid-session, odd angle, so take it for what it is. The completed, healed version that will emerge in 4-6 weeks will be epic.

(http://i.imgur.com/BdmLLiW.jpg)
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Post by: TAC on June 09, 2019, 08:14:18 PM
That's a weird picture. It looks like your left shoulder but your right hand!
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Post by: Hyperplex on June 09, 2019, 08:17:48 PM
It's my right forearm, taken by me, sitting in the chair while he changed needles. Pro shot, it ain't.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 10, 2019, 09:13:57 AM
Good Morning my peeps.

I guess my friend kinda called his mother out (whom I am renting from) for just ghosting me on all these things that she said she'd address and never touched. It wasn't about "get this shit done for us!" but more along the lines of "let us know what we can do to help with this." We picked up a screen door (Fun fact- an 81"x32" screen door fits in a 2015 CRV), ordered some parts for the shower (shower head was leaking, and every drip would splash out of the shower- which doesn't have a curtain on it yet and land outside of the shower... it adds up after 3-4 days of no one using it and looks like a major leak), finally got a screen made for a window missing a screen, and she's going to fix some molding along the bottom of one of our walls, that is still missing it. Flat out told her she can buy a piece or give us the okay to buy a piece and I can install it. Just a few nails... but if we keep waiting, we won't be able to actually set the rest of our shit up. Hopefully it will all be done by next week and we can FINALLY settle in.

Also, I came into work to find one of our computers took a shit, and a bunch of semi important emails sent to me while I was off the clock that people are probably going to get pissed off at me for not responding to right away. :lol I hate people.


OH YEA HAPPY MONDAY
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Post by: JayOctavarium on June 12, 2019, 10:32:12 AM
I like breaking the thread :JayOctavarium:
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Post by: Hyperplex on June 12, 2019, 10:42:07 AM
TH-TH-TH-TH-THREAD BREAKER!!!
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Post by: JayOctavarium on June 12, 2019, 10:42:46 AM
:lol



How goes it?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 12, 2019, 10:53:17 AM
Not too bad. Daily grind, waiting for my tattoo to heal, vacation coming up. The usual. You?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 12, 2019, 10:55:23 AM
About the same. Trying to find motivation to work. Kinda pissed at myself, I got a new trimmer yesterday, tried to clean up my goatee, and fudged it up to the point where I kind of wanna shave it off and start fresh.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 12, 2019, 11:01:52 AM
Oof, I'm so fucking particular about my facial hair. I probably look like a nearsighted baboon trying to clean a grain of sand off its face when I'm trimming my beard. I haven't been clean shaven for more than a few days in almost 20 years (there was a window of about 3 days when I shaved my goatee off 13 years ago, that's it).
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 12, 2019, 11:06:51 AM
Turns out my OT policy isn't going to change afterall, HR got back to my boss and said its not an issue to continue as we have...  :metal

in other work news though, apparently my singapore trip is now up in the air for July.  Should be booking it this week, but it turns out someone (I'm thinking my boss) didn't budget the trip correctly and now only 2 people can go, not all 4 of us.  The thing is, the work is ridiculous and needs more people, but waiting so long to book a trip across the world is getting very very expensive so flying us out there is the problem.  Apparently my boss needs to convince his boss to get at least one more person (so comes down to me or my LA coworker) I'm really hoping I don't have to go, I never wanted to do this trip and I will gladly be the only one in my team in the US for a month, but we will see.  I am kind of shocked though because I really was expecting this trip and have been mentally preparing.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 12, 2019, 02:27:56 PM
Oof, I'm so fucking particular about my facial hair. I probably look like a nearsighted baboon trying to clean a grain of sand off its face when I'm trimming my beard. I haven't been clean shaven for more than a few days in almost 20 years (there was a window of about 3 days when I shaved my goatee off 13 years ago, that's it).

I've got nerve issues in my hand, and I blame that for my facial mutilation!


Turns out my OT policy isn't going to change afterall, HR got back to my boss and said its not an issue to continue as we have...  :metal

in other work news though, apparently my singapore trip is now up in the air for July.  Should be booking it this week, but it turns out someone (I'm thinking my boss) didn't budget the trip correctly and now only 2 people can go, not all 4 of us.  The thing is, the work is ridiculous and needs more people, but waiting so long to book a trip across the world is getting very very expensive so flying us out there is the problem.  Apparently my boss needs to convince his boss to get at least one more person (so comes down to me or my LA coworker) I'm really hoping I don't have to go, I never wanted to do this trip and I will gladly be the only one in my team in the US for a month, but we will see.  I am kind of shocked though because I really was expecting this trip and have been mentally preparing.

Does being the only team member in the US mean a bunch of possible OT? 
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Post by: cramx3 on June 12, 2019, 02:41:00 PM
Yes it does but with my boss over seas, since he is deifnitely going to Singapore, it also means less demands from him.  Although I expect plenty anyway as there would definitely be some desk work that I could do here to help them over there.  But yes, this summer is going to be super busy with work and OT regardless of going, but if I did go, I would get even more OT.  I get paid for the entire trip there which would be something like 24 hours on the clock just to travel.  That's the benefit of doing that trip, even more money to be made.  I just don't like flying more than 8 hours, I get super anxious, plus the weather is brutally hot there, and I'd be stuck for weeks next to my boss who is an alcoholic and would work me like a mule.  That's why I feel the less OT at home is better than the extra OT over there.  I am looking forward to my Amsterdam trip though in August, that's still on the schedule.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 12, 2019, 02:43:22 PM
Less OT than the trip but less stress. I agree.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 14, 2019, 08:18:26 AM
And sleep in my own bed.  I was a bit worried about leaving my house and cat solo for such an extended time.  I had asked my sister to come over and watch over while away, but I'm glad it seems it's not coming to that.  Plus now there's a bunch of concerts in July that I can go to now (311 in my home town for example  :biggrin:)

So we get 4 summer fridays this year, they allow us to choose any 4 fridays during the summer to take the full day off.  I had 3 of them scheduled and figured why not, took my first one today for a 3 day weekend.  Debating about going to the beach for a walk later, kind of want to do something different for myself today.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 14, 2019, 10:57:11 AM
Where I am, it is the PERFECT day for a walk on the beach.  Not too hot, little breezy, but sunny.   I'd do that in a heartbeat if I could.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on June 14, 2019, 10:58:22 AM
Where I am, it is the PERFECT day for a walk on the beach.  Not too hot, little breezy, but sunny.   I'd do that in a heartbeat if I could.

If I joined, could we hold hands?


Please? Don't take this away from me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 14, 2019, 11:01:47 AM
Where I am, it is the PERFECT day for a walk on the beach.  Not too hot, little breezy, but sunny.   I'd do that in a heartbeat if I could.

If I joined, could we hold hands?


Please? Don't take this away from me.

I have no problem with that.  A day at the beach is a day at the beach.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 14, 2019, 01:08:03 PM
It's way too muggy here for a walk on the beach today.

I just had an employee throw a fit because I won't give him July 4th off. Working the 4th is Mandatory based on business needs. We have 3x the coverage on the 4th. I have an employee request it off 8 months ago. She worked here for 5 years, left for a year, and then came back 2 days a week as a favor to me. She's essentially a filler. I gave it to her off as the last 2 years I've made July 4th schedules, I have had more people than I've needed. She is going to visit family out of state.

I had 1 person quit a week ago, and another just gave a 2 week notice. I am now understaffed. Luckily, I have a guy who comes out from AZ during the summers who wants to work. I am going to be barely hitting the minimum staffing I need for it.

Dude is also demanding the Saturday after the 4th off. Can't do it. I the girl who is taking the 4th off gone that weekend, plus another person leaving on Vacation the night after her shift on the 4th, as well as another person taking that day off (His wedding...), and I am going to be unavailable for that day (I am best man), as well as one of our fillers (invited to the wedding). Oh, the client requested EXTRA staffing that weekend as well. Dude has been here since April. The people requesting time off have been here a year or longer, and have had the requests in for months. I like to believe I have always been fair with people's schedules, and I usually bend (much more than my boss would like) when it comes to giving people time off, I am far from a slave driver, but come on... I can't work miracles.



Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 14, 2019, 04:18:33 PM
Where I am, it is the PERFECT day for a walk on the beach.  Not too hot, little breezy, but sunny.   I'd do that in a heartbeat if I could.

Yup, it was cloudy so no one was out, which meant I could get onto the beach for free ($9 usually, but I chose this beach cause of free parking, and there was upfront spots).  What was nice is, I never actually finished Bruce Dickinson's book.  Had about 35 pages left so I finally finished it off, which I really enjoyed in mostly solitude on this free day off.  :coolio

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9DgmUpW4AAwzLQ.jpg:large)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 14, 2019, 06:02:04 PM
 :tup
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Post by: TAC on June 14, 2019, 06:04:50 PM
Where I am, it is the PERFECT day for a walk on the beach.  Not too hot, little breezy, but sunny.   I'd do that in a heartbeat if I could.

Yup, it was cloudy so no one was out, which meant I could get onto the beach for free ($9 usually, but I chose this beach cause of free parking, and there was upfront spots).  What was nice is, I never actually finished Bruce Dickinson's book.  Had about 35 pages left so I finally finished it off, which I really enjoyed in mostly solitude on this free day off.  :coolio

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9DgmUpW4AAwzLQ.jpg:large)


Other than that hairy leg, that picture is perfect! ;D
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 14, 2019, 09:16:35 PM
How cold is that water?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 15, 2019, 07:44:07 AM
Didnt even step foot in it, likely freezing. That Jersey beach water isnt just cold too, its disgusting.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 16, 2019, 10:08:15 AM
The Royal Affair Tour is here locally tonight, could scoop a cheap ticket and go since it's almost in my backyard, I never really got into this music and know little of the current states of these bands.  Is it worth it to see the show?  The tour is Yes, Asia, and John Lodge and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.  I do understand Bumblefoot is playing with Asia which is pretty cool.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 16, 2019, 01:31:48 PM
Oh damn, I was going to ask if Guthrie is playing with Asia but Bumblefoot is right up there
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Post by: cramx3 on June 16, 2019, 03:09:04 PM
Was on the phone with my father (since my parents live in JAX, father's day isn't a day together anymore) and mentioned maybe going to that show and he got all excited, I had no idea he really liked Yes and even Asia.  Although the few songs I do know were from my childhood days of being played on classic rock radio.  Anyway, kind of motivated me to just go.  I've got nothing better to do honestly and I like that that was the one, of very few, times my dad was interested in the band I was going to see (he does like concerts, but doesn't give a crap about my music essentially espcially since his ears rung for a week after taking him to see DT years ago)

Last night's concert was awesome though, I'll do a full write up another time in the concerts thread, but the singer of Bush walked right past me seemingly so random while I was "chilling" on the lawn for a bit  :hat Definitely going to end up being a top 10 concert moment for me this year  :metal https://twitter.com/Cramx3/status/1140347010735849472 (https://twitter.com/Cramx3/status/1140347010735849472)
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Post by: JayOctavarium on June 17, 2019, 07:35:27 AM
Jelly! I'd kill to see that lineup, especially Yes and John Lodge. I love The Moody Blues.
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Post by: axeman90210 on June 17, 2019, 09:07:34 AM
G'morning all. Last full week of work before I'm off for 2.5 weeks :hat
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Post by: cramx3 on June 17, 2019, 10:09:26 AM
very nice! 

I called out of work this morning, I woke up in shivering sweats so I went back to sleep and now I'm back up and feeling much better.  Very odd, I even tried showering before to go into work but in the hot water I was still shivering.  I only had two beers at the show last night so I don't think it was that, I don't know, but I'm glad I am feeling better and now I can work on my video instead of doing it tonight.

Anyway, I had no idea Bumblefoot was actually singing for Asia too.  I got to meet him as well.  Picture to be shared later  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 17, 2019, 01:41:19 PM
I just checked some of the vids you posted.

The tour will be in my area late next month... sadly the only friend I have that would enjoy it will be on his honeymoon at that time. It's too far away for me to want to go alone (Plus my car is a POS).

One of my sister's (cute) best friends is a Yes fan. I may see if she's going :lol


On second thought, that will definitely get me in trouble...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 18, 2019, 10:13:08 AM
My neighbor, with my permission, gave my work info to a friend of hers who is looking for a job. He connected with me on LinkedIn. Then he emailed me.

In said email, he not only misspelled the word "career," he repeatedly and consistently got the name of the entire company incorrect. This, despite visiting the company website, seeing my information on LinkedIn, and having my damn business in his actual hand.

What the actual fuck with people...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 18, 2019, 10:54:20 AM
yikes, I'd be embarrassed for calling the company the wrong name
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Post by: axeman90210 on June 18, 2019, 11:10:24 AM
Yeah, that's pretty terrible :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 20, 2019, 10:09:38 AM
so our new head of HR got a little taste of how our chat programs operate  :lol

The story goes, she was in one of our public chat rooms, we use slack for internal communication, and someone used the word "fuck" which apparently shocked her.  So she had our corpIT team scan the chats for the use of the word "fuck" and it turns out in the last 5 months, it was used 48,000 times in slack  :rollin out of that, 37,000 were from technical operations (where I work).  My boss was #8 on the list.  They only reprimanded one person (since it turned out this gay man used the word "fag" as well as calling the new head of HR a "fucking moron" in a private chat) but we got this in a company wide email:

Quote
We know how much you all value the safe, respectful, and inclusive work environment we have built at company, and will share our dismay that over the past few months, we have been made aware of some disparaging and inappropriate conversations taking place on internal collaboration tools. This behavior is inconsistent with who we are and our Code of Business Conduct. Itís never appropriate and needs to stop.

Well, I guess I am glad I don't speak inappropriately in Slack, but damn the fact they scanned private convos is a bit bothersome, but whatever, it's work, I know I don't take those risks because they own this shit not me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 20, 2019, 10:21:33 AM
We use Skype Enterprise, though it's shit for teleconferencing, and I'm hearing we're gonna move to MS Teams for that.  Not sure what that means for IM chats.  Either way, anything I don't want the company to see goes over my phone.  Using company assets (whether intended to be private or not) is still the company's asset, and they have a right to monitor and/or enforce policies as to how they are used.  Sad, but true.

And as I now type this, it dawns on me that it's a company phone, and company paid plan.  :lolpalm:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 20, 2019, 10:23:23 AM
Well yea, I am using my work laptop to type this, but this isn't work communication so I don't think they are really digging into that.  Just think it's funny how we get a new HR head and they are shocked about how we communicate with each other.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 20, 2019, 10:48:43 AM
We use Skype Enterprise, though it's shit for teleconferencing, and I'm hearing we're gonna move to MS Teams for that.  Not sure what that means for IM chats.  Either way, anything I don't want the company to see goes over my phone.  Using company assets (whether intended to be private or not) is still the company's asset, and they have a right to monitor and/or enforce policies as to how they are used.  Sad, but true.

And as I now type this, it dawns on me that it's a company phone, and company paid plan.  :lolpalm:

Chad, we are in the exact same scenario:  presently using Skype (shit = agreed) and moving to MS Teams.   Not sure of my excitement level at this point. 

Call me paranoid, but I carry two phones.   It's not like I'm an HR nightmare (not by any grand design, just dumb luck, 99.998% of my inappropriate words are included in Carlin's seven dirty words, and even then, only six of them.  ;) ) but I just don't want to be anywhere near the line. If I'm out for a couple beers and decide to text my friend with smack talk, or text my wife with sexy talk, my HR department need not be anywhere near that.  Plus, I'm an inveterate surfer, so if I perchance google "Sarasota racist kid", I don't want to have to try to explain that away. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 20, 2019, 10:52:30 AM
We use Teams as a a communication tool but it's hardly an official thing. Our management software is Wrike, which I love. I was instrumental in the implementation and roll out of it when I came on board.

While I am sure to conduct myself with professionalism, our IT department hardly ever checks our messages.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 20, 2019, 01:37:22 PM
I don't think my management cares how employees communicate as long as they aren't being disrespectful to each other, and they stay 100% professional with the public / client / etc.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on June 20, 2019, 02:08:16 PM
Funny we have this conversation here today, just had a colleague use a religious slur while discussing a client and I can honestly say that's the first time I've personally experienced that at work.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 20, 2019, 08:32:55 PM
We use Skype Enterprise, though it's shit for teleconferencing, and I'm hearing we're gonna move to MS Teams for that.  Not sure what that means for IM chats.  Either way, anything I don't want the company to see goes over my phone.  Using company assets (whether intended to be private or not) is still the company's asset, and they have a right to monitor and/or enforce policies as to how they are used.  Sad, but true.

And as I now type this, it dawns on me that it's a company phone, and company paid plan.  :lolpalm:

Oh fuck I hate MS Teams, Skype isn't so bad mainly because it's integrated to outlook I'm testing Symphony for a broader rollout and that is a nice chat app.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 21, 2019, 05:05:34 AM
We moved to Teams and I've really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 21, 2019, 08:10:26 AM
I really like Slack for work chat, has a nice phone app too.  Plus we have a channel #police-chase-hq where it's set to a bot that follows @PCALive on twitter and send all it's tweets to that chat room with the live police chase camera feeds.  Plus integrated giphy into the app.  So it's kind of a more "fun" work chat environment compared to ones I used before.  Slack actually just IPOed yesterday.  I know little about them to invest but I do like their product.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 21, 2019, 09:07:32 AM
My day yesterday:

https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/oxnard/2019/06/20/oxnard-police-respond-shots-fired-incident-armored-vehicle/1511432001/

This was across the street from my work. Our property was on lockdown. 

I heard the initial shots fired, and was unsure of what it was until I saw a Police Cruiser from the town we border rushing in with Lights and Sirens. Within 2 minutes, the entire main street was blocked off. I had to leave my work car and head over to the part of the property that was locked down on foot. Looking at the photos, I was in the dude's clear view when he was shooting at the police. I decided last minute that it would be a great idea to seek cover behind vehicles in the parking lot in the photos as I made my way over. I then wound up helping PD clear the part of our property they locked down. I literally had idiots trying to stand behind an officer and take photos, as he was actively sheltering behind his cruiser.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 24, 2019, 05:10:20 AM
Morning dudes. Heading out to surgery in 2 hours, can't wait to get this shit behind me
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 24, 2019, 05:33:30 AM
Morning dudes. Heading out to surgery in 2 hours, can't wait to get this shit behind me

About time. Good luck!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 24, 2019, 06:37:14 AM
Good luck  :tup

I had a good weekend, now time to put in a good full week's worth before a three day weekend followed by a 4 day weekend  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on June 24, 2019, 09:17:52 AM
Two more days of work before I'm off until July 15th :hat Still a few employee mid year reviews to knock out before I go.'

edit: and good luck today Reaper.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 24, 2019, 09:24:09 AM
You guys and your "vacations"


Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 24, 2019, 09:59:04 AM
You guys and your "vacations"





Yeah, get on my level! :blob:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on June 24, 2019, 10:09:54 AM
You guys and your "vacations"
(https://www.workingmomsagainstguilt.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/vacation-from-my-problems.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 24, 2019, 11:00:28 AM
Just got home, feel pretty good considering I don't have a migraine for the first time in months.

Let me tell you that versed they give fucks your world up.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 24, 2019, 11:07:14 AM
You guys and your "vacations"





Yeah, get on my level! :blob:

Challenge Accepted.

*Does nothing*

I WIN
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 24, 2019, 11:25:31 AM
You guys and your "vacations"





Yeah, get on my level! :blob:

Challenge Accepted.

*Does nothing*

I WIN

Repeat for a decade and get to me, noob. :blob:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 24, 2019, 11:31:20 AM
I was doing something at work earlier, got distracted by something on Youtube, went down that rabbit hole for 2 videos, found myself getting drowsy and almost drifting off, then closed the tab to get back to what I was doing, wound up on DTF, browsed, closed that tab and went back to working, but then it was too quiet, so I pulled up Google Music and had no idea what to listen to, so I hit the "Feeling Lucky" button a few times. Wound up listening to a Misfits song. Went back to working. Song ended and I wanted more Misfits, so I made a playlist on Google Music. Sweet. Went to go back to working and somehow I am back on DTF.

The July schedule is never going to get finished...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 24, 2019, 04:57:34 PM
I'm so happy I got this surgery, I haven't this good and normal in over a year . .  .
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on June 25, 2019, 12:15:31 AM
I'm so happy I got this surgery, I haven't this good and normal in over a year . .  .

Sounds great! I'm happy for you.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 25, 2019, 02:11:56 AM
That's awesome Reap! Glad it went well.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on June 25, 2019, 06:01:33 AM
I'm so happy I got this surgery, I haven't this good and normal in over a year . .  .

I'm glad that your pleased with your procedure... Without context though, I must admit, the imagination is going a bit wild.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 25, 2019, 06:15:38 AM
I'm so happy I got this surgery, I haven't this good and normal in over a year . .  .

damn thats pretty awesome if you feel that good so quickly, good shit
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on June 25, 2019, 07:13:25 AM
I'm so happy I got this surgery, I haven't this good and normal in over a year . .  .

Awesome, great to hear (though I haven't been a part of the conversation in a while!)

So, my world is about to get turn upside down again, we just got bought:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/business/dealbook/abbvie-allergan-acquisition.html

This will be the third time for me, in a five-ear span...plus there was a divestment of half the business in there too.  I'm getting too old for this shit.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 25, 2019, 07:17:16 AM
Goddamn that's a huge merger.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on June 25, 2019, 07:24:28 AM
Goddamn that's a huge merger.

Yeah...not a huge as when we were slated to get bought by Pfizer about three years ago, but huge none-the-less.  At least it won't be boring?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 25, 2019, 07:39:10 AM
I'm so happy I got this surgery, I haven't this good and normal in over a year . .  .

Awesome, great to hear (though I haven't been a part of the conversation in a while!)

So, my world is about to get turn upside down again, we just got bought:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/business/dealbook/abbvie-allergan-acquisition.html

This will be the third time for me, in a five-ear span...plus there was a divestment of half the business in there too.  I'm getting too old for this shit.

How are you, man?  Haven't talked to you in a while.

I'm in an industry that seems to like M&A as well, being sold in November of 2015, and dodging two major mergers in the last two years.   It's stressful, even for a seasoned veteran (maybe even ESPECIALLY for a seasoned veteran, because we know what can go on during a negotiation).
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on June 25, 2019, 11:24:47 AM
I'm so happy I got this surgery, I haven't this good and normal in over a year . .  .

Awesome, great to hear (though I haven't been a part of the conversation in a while!)

So, my world is about to get turn upside down again, we just got bought:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/business/dealbook/abbvie-allergan-acquisition.html

This will be the third time for me, in a five-ear span...plus there was a divestment of half the business in there too.  I'm getting too old for this shit.

How are you, man?  Haven't talked to you in a while.

I'm in an industry that seems to like M&A as well, being sold in November of 2015, and dodging two major mergers in the last two years.   It's stressful, even for a seasoned veteran (maybe even ESPECIALLY for a seasoned veteran, because we know what can go on during a negotiation).

In reverse order:

I'm getting to be an old hand at this.  Since the beginning of 2014:
-Major restructuring at Forest Labs
-Forest Labs bought by Actavis
-Actavis buys Allergan (and takes the name)
-Allergan nearly bought by Pfizer, but scuttled by SEC
-AbbVie buying Allergan
-plus smaller restructurings mixed in
I'm come out neutral or ahead from each of these, and my career trajectory has gotten a lot steeper.  This one catches me at a weird spot...I stepped back from being a program lead on a late stage asset, and took a role leading the product development for an early-stage gene therapy program as a way to learn newfangled biotech. So I don't really have a natural home at the moment. n Worst case, we have a good change-of-control package.

Otherwise, been ok/busy, been lurking but not posting very much.  I need to waste more time on DTF!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on June 25, 2019, 11:28:46 AM
And get this, I tore my rotator cuff...likely while getting groceries out of the car!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 25, 2019, 11:33:13 AM
damn thats rough
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 25, 2019, 12:56:19 PM
Good afternoon chat thread
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 25, 2019, 01:33:37 PM
And get this, I tore my rotator cuff...likely while getting groceries out of the car!

Karma for not putting the cart back!!

jk... that blows man.  Getting old sucks.  I threw my back out a few years ago lifting a cardboard yard sign out of my trunk.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 25, 2019, 01:38:12 PM
And get this, I tore my rotator cuff...likely while getting groceries out of the car!

It's come to this.  I feel like I'm in line for something like this.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 25, 2019, 01:42:00 PM
And get this, I tore my rotator cuff...likely while getting groceries out of the car!

It's come to this.  I feel like I'm in line for something like this.

I jsut cancelled my shoulder surgery for the second time in as many weeks (it will likely be in September now).  Not a rotator, but what they call a "frozen shoulder".   This shit didn't happen when I was 23.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 25, 2019, 02:00:47 PM
Well I had the heart issues.  I need to exercise and lose some weight.  i can feel the affects on my feet, out of breath and constantly tired.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 25, 2019, 04:56:40 PM
Get on that Joe. I want to see you are d here for another 40,000 posts.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 25, 2019, 06:09:22 PM
Get on that Joe. I want to see you are d here for another 40,000 posts.

Agreed!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on June 25, 2019, 06:20:16 PM
Get on that Joe. I want to see you are d here for another 40,000 posts.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on June 25, 2019, 06:57:05 PM
Been walking 4 times a week. First goal is 3 miles without dying the go further.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on June 25, 2019, 08:36:02 PM
And get this, I tore my rotator cuff...likely while getting groceries out of the car!

Karma for not putting the cart back!!

jk... that blows man.  Getting old sucks.  I threw my back out a few years ago lifting a cardboard yard sign out of my trunk.

Hey, I'm firmly on Team Corral!

Also, I may have made this a little more dignified, I realized I may have done it when wrangling a 150 lb workbench (in a flatpack box) down the basement stairs on my own, and simply noticed it when grabbing the groceries.  Or maybe I'm just rationalizing?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on June 25, 2019, 08:39:09 PM
You got this Joe :metal

Tomorrow starts the first of three consecutive trips for me. I'm in Providence RI for the National Homebrewer's Conference until Sunday, then on Tuesday I leave for a family vacation at an all inclusive resort near Cancun, then Thursday the 11th starts a long weekend bachelor party for one of my college roommates up in Vermont. I won't be back in the office until July 15th :hat
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on June 25, 2019, 08:42:10 PM
Also, I may have made this a little more dignified, I realized I may have done it when wrangling a 150 lb workbench (in a flatpack box) down the basement stairs on my own, and simply noticed it when grabbing the groceries.  Or maybe I'm just rationalizing?

I popped a hernia a few years ago wrestling crocs in southeastern Massachusetts, but I noticed it while throwing a spare tire on the roof on my van for a Disney trip.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 25, 2019, 08:53:56 PM
Good evening Fogey thread! :lol

I kid..
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 25, 2019, 10:49:26 PM
Also, I may have made this a little more dignified, I realized I may have done it when wrangling a 150 lb workbench (in a flatpack box) down the basement stairs on my own, and simply noticed it when grabbing the groceries.  Or maybe I'm just rationalizing?

I popped a hernia a few years ago wrestling crocs in southeastern Massachusetts, but I noticed it while throwing a spare tire on the roof on my van for a Disney trip.

(https://images.sportsdirect.com/images/products/22201403_l.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on June 26, 2019, 04:59:26 AM
:lol :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 26, 2019, 05:12:18 AM
Morning folks, another sweet work from home day, making the jump from Apple back to Samsung today
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 26, 2019, 05:32:57 AM
You got this Joe :metal

Tomorrow starts the first of three consecutive trips for me. I'm in Providence RI for the National Homebrewer's Conference until Sunday, then on Tuesday I leave for a family vacation at an all inclusive resort near Cancun, then Thursday the 11th starts a long weekend bachelor party for one of my college roommates up in Vermont. I won't be back in the office until July 15th :hat

Agreed, you can do this Joe.  Join me, working out after work each day now.  Started real slow using my exercise bike and two weeks ago I started going further in the same time, now I'm increasing my time as well. Baby steps. 

And an all inclusive vacation sounds really awesome now.

I've got a weekend trip to AC for 2 days of Warped Tour on the beach  :coolio :hat Going to be a lot of fun but I'm not used to 10 hours on the beach, hoping I don't get myself dehydrated or burnt like a lobster. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on June 26, 2019, 05:58:20 AM
We were originally supposed to go to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic, which I was really looking forward to, but then we kept on seeing news stories about people getting sick and/or dying at resorts down there so we were able to get the booking company to switch us somewhere else.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 26, 2019, 06:04:38 AM
We were originally supposed to go to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic, which I was really looking forward to, but then we kept on seeing news stories about people getting sick and/or dying at resorts down there so we were able to get the booking company to switch us somewhere else.

One died at that resort too.  I actually went there a few years ago and that resort is amazing, but I wouldn't go to the DR either right now.  That shit is scary and it seems like its stemming from spiked drinks in your room fridge which just kind of freaks me out a bit.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on June 26, 2019, 06:18:07 AM
This thread is an awesome way to start the day.  Cup of coffee, bust TAC's balls, check in on my buddy bringing good change to his life...    money. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on June 26, 2019, 07:07:03 AM
We were originally supposed to go to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic, which I was really looking forward to, but then we kept on seeing news stories about people getting sick and/or dying at resorts down there so we were able to get the booking company to switch us somewhere else.

just don't wear a David Ortiz jersey and you'll be fine.

/too soon?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on June 26, 2019, 07:25:53 AM
We were originally supposed to go to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic, which I was really looking forward to, but then we kept on seeing news stories about people getting sick and/or dying at resorts down there so we were able to get the booking company to switch us somewhere else.

just don't wear a David Ortiz jersey and you'll be fine.

/too soon?

 :lol

Time + Tragedy = Comedy  I think 10 days is enough. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 26, 2019, 08:50:13 AM
Morning folks, another sweet work from home day, making the jump from Apple back to Samsung today

Galaxy S10?




We were originally supposed to go to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic, which I was really looking forward to, but then we kept on seeing news stories about people getting sick and/or dying at resorts down there so we were able to get the booking company to switch us somewhere else.

just don't wear a David Ortiz jersey and you'll be fine.

/too soon?

 :(
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 26, 2019, 10:33:50 AM
Morning folks, another sweet work from home day, making the jump from Apple back to Samsung today

Galaxy S10?




We were originally supposed to go to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic, which I was really looking forward to, but then we kept on seeing news stories about people getting sick and/or dying at resorts down there so we were able to get the booking company to switch us somewhere else.

just don't wear a David Ortiz jersey and you'll be fine.

/too soon?

 :(

Yup galaxy s10+, canít wait to get it in the mail.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 26, 2019, 11:32:39 AM
Nice.

I absolutely love my Note 9! I actually dropped it and cracked the screen last week, and now am debating between using the insurance to fix it or just dealing with it till I can upgrade.. The problem is... I don't know if I'm going to like the note 10, and I don't want to give up my stylus and the shape of the note.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on June 26, 2019, 05:29:04 PM
We were originally supposed to go to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic, which I was really looking forward to, but then we kept on seeing news stories about people getting sick and/or dying at resorts down there so we were able to get the booking company to switch us somewhere else.

One died at that resort too.  I actually went there a few years ago and that resort is amazing, but I wouldn't go to the DR either right now.  That shit is scary and it seems like its stemming from spiked drinks in your room fridge which just kind of freaks me out a bit.

My money is it's a serial killer. . . .

Nice.

I absolutely love my Note 9! I actually dropped it and cracked the screen last week, and now am debating between using the insurance to fix it or just dealing with it till I can upgrade.. The problem is... I don't know if I'm going to like the note 10, and I don't want to give up my stylus and the shape of the note.

I'm pretty excited, my last android was a note 4 then I switched over to Apple.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on June 26, 2019, 05:33:40 PM
We were originally supposed to go to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic, which I was really looking forward to, but then we kept on seeing news stories about people getting sick and/or dying at resorts down there so we were able to get the booking company to switch us somewhere else.

One died at that resort too.  I actually went there a few years ago and that resort is amazing, but I wouldn't go to the DR either right now.  That shit is scary and it seems like its stemming from spiked drinks in your room fridge which just kind of freaks me out a bit.

My money is it's a serial killer. . . .

My thought was a hotel worker serial killer.  One who works at multiple resorts and can EASILY sneak some bleach into open alcohol bottles in random fridges across multiple resorts.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 01, 2019, 09:28:44 AM
Back from vacation and back to work today. Already caught up and feeling pretty good.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 01, 2019, 10:10:09 AM
Caught up?

What's that mean?

:lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 01, 2019, 11:19:04 AM
Back home from Atlantic City and sooo wiped out.  I've got like 30 gigs of video data the shuffle through which I am starting, but I am so tired.  Didn't help that I got a flat tire on my way home and had to swap it with my donut  >:( I'm also burnt and hungover, today has been rough but soooo worth it for the amazing weekend on the beach with awesome people and music
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on July 01, 2019, 11:34:56 AM
Very lazy day on the couch today in between getting home from Homebrew Con in Providence yesterday and leaving for five nights in Cancun tomorrow morning (6am flight... ouch)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 03, 2019, 09:49:08 AM
Ugh I'll have to wait until Friday to get a new tire, it's not fixable which suckks cause these tires are really nice and therefore expensive to replace.  I'm also fairly certain someone put something behind my wheel to pop it.  I say this because it popped immediately as I pulled out of my hotel Monday morning.  Having said that, I can think of someone who would do that although that's so fucking lame.  Essentially when I got to the hotel Saturday morning there were a few people outside boozing, clearly going to the festival I was headed.  They said don't bother checking in no rooms are available yet (it was 11am, check in at 3) so I said that sucks but Im going to try and if not at least let them know the car is here.  Anyway, they checked me in no issue.  I have the highest level of membership wiht IHG hotels from work travel so I usually get taken care of.  Of course I walk out past the same people to get back to my car to get my stuff and they notice and are livid I got to check in, the guy stormed into the hotel.  Apparently they got him a room after that too, but I do wonder if these people drinking at 11am were assholes enough to plant a piece of metal under my rear tire. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on July 03, 2019, 10:45:35 AM
Ugh I'll have to wait until Friday to get a new tire, it's not fixable which suckks cause these tires are really nice and therefore expensive to replace.  I'm also fairly certain someone put something behind my wheel to pop it.  I say this because it popped immediately as I pulled out of my hotel Monday morning.  Having said that, I can think of someone who would do that although that's so fucking lame.  Essentially when I got to the hotel Saturday morning there were a few people outside boozing, clearly going to the festival I was headed.  They said don't bother checking in no rooms are available yet (it was 11am, check in at 3) so I said that sucks but Im going to try and if not at least let them know the car is here.  Anyway, they checked me in no issue.  I have the highest level of membership wiht IHG hotels from work travel so I usually get taken care of.  Of course I walk out past the same people to get back to my car to get my stuff and they notice and are livid I got to check in, the guy stormed into the hotel.  Apparently they got him a room after that too, but I do wonder if these people drinking at 11am were assholes enough to plant a piece of metal under my rear tire.

Put right, even the bottom half of a bottle will do it.   That's how my wife's ex did it to her once.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 03, 2019, 11:04:42 AM
I fucking love my company.

When I was hired, I signed an offer letter with a specified amount of PTO written in. When HR came to me for paperwork when I started, they started talking about PTO and all that and it was about half the amount I signed for. I didn't raise a stink, I just casually mentioned I signed an offer letter that stated something different. Into the office, door closed, absolutely no questions asked, HR said, "then that is what you're getting since you signed it, even though it is outside the normal company schedule." I had never experienced that kind of integrity and honesty professionally before.

Our vacation is prorated when you start, so I had some leave from starting in March, and the PTO reset date is July 1. I took 6 days of vacation last week and the Friday before, and literally upon returning all my PTO reset. I checked my balance today and it was....half what it should be. Benefit of the doubt, I calmly go to HR and inquire about it.

They pull my file, and right there in writing is the promise as it was stated to me, with the larger PTO balance. They said absolutely no problem, they'd make it right. 15 minutes later, my PTO balance was corrected, and I even have an extra day rolled over from before that I didn't expect.

Being taken care of and appreciated is SO underrated.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on July 03, 2019, 11:13:52 AM
I think people should use obsolete drones or pilotless planes to demolish buildings.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 03, 2019, 12:38:22 PM
I think people should use obsolete drones or pilotless planes to demolish buildings.

NO U
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 03, 2019, 10:58:14 PM
Good evening mutha lickas. Anyone up?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on July 04, 2019, 12:00:08 AM
I'm up.


Soon I'll be awake too.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: MirrorMask on July 04, 2019, 02:28:08 AM
Is this the day where the descendants of the vile and treasonous colonies celebrate their defiance of the just and proper rule of King George III?   :yarr

Happy treason day, you empire dropouts!  :corn
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on July 04, 2019, 06:09:28 AM
Good morning and Happy July 4th everyone.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 04, 2019, 06:19:51 AM
Good morning
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on July 04, 2019, 09:00:20 AM
Because it needs to be posted every July 4th.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cmh1VgWWEAAq57b.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 05, 2019, 08:18:06 AM
Wearing shorts at the office today. Half the crew is out, it's warm out, it's a Friday, and it's slowish, so why not. Shorts aren't really frowned upon at all (as long as they aren't raggedy), but I tend to opt for pants since I'm a manager.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 05, 2019, 09:57:48 AM
Good morning and happy 5th of July lol

I am being very productive today.... currently looking at video footage from the Earthquake yesterday morning. So far all I have is a swaying light fixture in one of our building lobbies. Nothing exciting :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 05, 2019, 11:08:10 AM
I've had a couple quick prepress jobs come through and a handful from our automotive team but nothing earthshattering, groundbreaking, or panic-inducing.
My boss is out til next Thursday, so with that putting me as acting commander, I really want to send my team home early further along this afternoon, but without his say, I'd feel a bit wrong.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 05, 2019, 02:22:27 PM
I need to work on my best man speech for my friends wedding tomorrow. I procrastinated until the last minute... and was going to put the finishing touches on it at work today.

Problem is... we work together. I haven't been able to get a few minutes without him around to actually pull it up and type. I'd say I totally Blobbed it... but Blob is at least able to get his creative shit done and out. lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on July 05, 2019, 02:46:23 PM
It can't be as bad as what my buddy did. A few years ago my other buddy was getting married and my friend leans over to me at dinner and says "I haven't prepared a best mans speech". Needless to say he was not able to smoothly put one together
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 05, 2019, 03:25:23 PM
I am a horrible public speaker. I planned to just wing it and say a few words... but my GF kinda made me realize that it was a horrible idea.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 05, 2019, 03:32:34 PM
You should plan something, doesn't have to be crazy but something nice for your buddy.  Think about how you'd like someone to do the same for you.

Been in a lull the past couple days, after the amazing weekend of Warped Tour, I've been just chilling home and trying not to spend money (besides the new tire I just got).  I have however been working out a lot since I've been off.  Biked 10 miles today which is the longest I've done since I've started going back at it so that feels good. Clean the two bathrooms and went through all my clothes, gathered two garbage bags worth of old clothes to donate.  Lull but productive lull for me.  Tomorrow I'm back at it, going to the Disrupt festival to see a bunch of the same bands I saw last weekend.  It's super cheap and I'm totally in the mood for this music (The Used, The Story So Far, Thrice)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on July 05, 2019, 03:51:59 PM
I was the best man for my college roommate's wedding. I didn't have anything prepared. I was trying to think of something even as we were being introduced to the room.

The girl's father did a speech right before me. I mean there was 250+ people easy. He went into this long winded thing about his baby girl and he had the entire room sobbing. I mean the guy was crying as he was saying it. So he finishes and they hand the microphone to me. This is in New York, so I know nobody here, and there's at least 250 people staring at me.

So I said the first thing that came to mind.

"There once was a girl named Michelle
Who made a wish at the love well
She wished for Chris Reeve
Wound up with Steve
And said, 'Eh, what the hell'"

The place fucking exploded with laughter. It was like popping this humongous balloon of sorrow. All night people were coning up to me saying it was perfect after the old man's speech.
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Post by: cramx3 on July 05, 2019, 03:55:23 PM
 :rollin
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 05, 2019, 03:56:32 PM
You should plan something, doesn't have to be crazy but something nice for your buddy.  Think about how you'd like someone to do the same for you.

Been in a lull the past couple days, after the amazing weekend of Warped Tour, I've been just chilling home and trying not to spend money (besides the new tire I just got).  I have however been working out a lot since I've been off.  Biked 10 miles today which is the longest I've done since I've started going back at it so that feels good. Clean the two bathrooms and went through all my clothes, gathered two garbage bags worth of old clothes to donate.  Lull but productive lull for me.  Tomorrow I'm back at it, going to the Disrupt festival to see a bunch of the same bands I saw last weekend.  It's super cheap and I'm totally in the mood for this music (The Used, The Story So Far, Thrice)

I guess the Albq. Show is the last stop. Going to be amazing then, meaning end of tour shenanigans. Thrice is also headlining so that'll be amazing as well.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 05, 2019, 03:59:20 PM
You should plan something, doesn't have to be crazy but something nice for your buddy.  Think about how you'd like someone to do the same for you.

Been in a lull the past couple days, after the amazing weekend of Warped Tour, I've been just chilling home and trying not to spend money (besides the new tire I just got).  I have however been working out a lot since I've been off.  Biked 10 miles today which is the longest I've done since I've started going back at it so that feels good. Clean the two bathrooms and went through all my clothes, gathered two garbage bags worth of old clothes to donate.  Lull but productive lull for me.  Tomorrow I'm back at it, going to the Disrupt festival to see a bunch of the same bands I saw last weekend.  It's super cheap and I'm totally in the mood for this music (The Used, The Story So Far, Thrice)

I guess the Albq. Show is the last stop. Going to be amazing then, meaning end of tour shenanigans. Thrice is also headlining so that'll be amazing as well.

No The Used?  You are into that music?  I didnt think many here would be (besides chknptpie)  I'm bummed there's no Sum41 at my show.  But I will get to see Atreyu who opened Warped Tour but missed because well they went on at noon and they opened the doors at noon.  Think I want to check out Sleeping with Sirens too, I heard a lot of good things and enjoyed a few songs I listened to.  This music makes me feel young again even though a lot of it is old now  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 05, 2019, 05:09:48 PM
You should plan something, doesn't have to be crazy but something nice for your buddy.  Think about how you'd like someone to do the same for you.

Been in a lull the past couple days, after the amazing weekend of Warped Tour, I've been just chilling home and trying not to spend money (besides the new tire I just got).  I have however been working out a lot since I've been off.  Biked 10 miles today which is the longest I've done since I've started going back at it so that feels good. Clean the two bathrooms and went through all my clothes, gathered two garbage bags worth of old clothes to donate.  Lull but productive lull for me.  Tomorrow I'm back at it, going to the Disrupt festival to see a bunch of the same bands I saw last weekend.  It's super cheap and I'm totally in the mood for this music (The Used, The Story So Far, Thrice)

I guess the Albq. Show is the last stop. Going to be amazing then, meaning end of tour shenanigans. Thrice is also headlining so that'll be amazing as well.

No The Used?  You are into that music?  I didnt think many here would be (besides chknptpie)  I'm bummed there's no Sum41 at my show.  But I will get to see Atreyu who opened Warped Tour but missed because well they went on at noon and they opened the doors at noon.  Think I want to check out Sleeping with Sirens too, I heard a lot of good things and enjoyed a few songs I listened to.  This music makes me feel young again even though a lot of it is old now  :lol

Looks like The Used, Sum 41 and Thrice are rotating headlining slots.

Atreyu isn't on our stop which kinda sucks. Crazy lineup though.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 05, 2019, 11:20:17 PM
Just got back from the rehearsal dinner and set up. We had another quake as we were setting stuff up. 6.9 aint nothing to shake a stick at.

Annnnd now I get to finish my speech :lol
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Post by: ReaperKK on July 06, 2019, 06:07:53 AM
Damn Jay, I just turned the tv on and they are talking about the quake last night.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 06, 2019, 08:05:19 AM
My coworker from LA is giving us updates too, it may not be the last of these quakes (obviously, its CA, but I mean in the short period). 
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Post by: axeman90210 on July 06, 2019, 09:06:49 AM
G'morning all. Last full day of family vacation in Mexico. We leave tomorrow then home for two days before I leave for Boston for my college roommate's bachelor party all weekend.

 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 06, 2019, 09:13:25 AM
 :metal :metal livin the life

Woke up and hit the bike hard this morning, now time for coffee and relax before heading to the festival later today.  Starts at 1pm and goes till 11pm, but I think I'll show up a little later.  The humidity is bad out there.  It is supposed to rain later though, just hopefully after Sleeping with Sirens and the festival stage shuts down for the amphitheater (covered) stage opening at 6pm.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 08, 2019, 07:06:27 AM
Excruciating drive in this morning. Traffic wasn't awful but very heavy rain, extremely dark skies, low visibility, and just the overall lethargy this type of Monday weather brings made it seem interminable.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on July 08, 2019, 07:13:37 AM
Saw Peter Frampton last night on his farewell tour.  4 hours of sleep.  I am gassed right now.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on July 08, 2019, 10:43:02 AM
Welp, that was a fun weekend.  Wedding went off without a hitch (minus them getting hitched). The only issue I saw was my phone, which I forgot to take off of silent during the ceremony, went off during the ceremony while we were all standing up there. One of our friends, who was in the audience, texted me a joke. My text tone is the 4 notes from Shine On You Crazy Diamond... so we are standing there... and during a 5 second pause, everyone heard "BUM BUM BUUM BUUUUUM!" I was given some shit from the other groomsmen about having my phone on me. Honestly it only was with me because I needed to coordinate with the Maid of Honor and bride on things. I was the go between during the set up and all the up to the moment before we all walked down the aisle.

The bridesmaids were all pretty chill, including the Maid of Honor (whom I know... and really never have liked). I will also add that they were all freaking gorgeous... holy crap! They strategically paired the one single Groomsman and single Bridesmaid together, and I think they hit it off. At least they would have if the wedding coordinator wasn't cockblocking. Seriously, after the ceremony was over, food was had, and the music (both piped in and live- there were a ton of past and present members of his various bands there and they all jammed) had started, we began to mingle a little. As soon as the coordinator saw relaxing and having a drink, she ran over and basically started yelling at us to "clean up the kitchen".  It's like bitch please, I paid to rent this damn tux, I have spent the last 2 days physically putting together shit for this wedding, let me have a goddamn drink and chat up with the girls.

Nope.

But it's all good.



I also didn't die during my speech. I tried to keep it short because I thought there were going to be more people speaking, but apparently I was the only person on the groom's side who spoke -_-
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 13, 2019, 01:27:12 PM
Beautiful day for an outdoor concert  :metal I biked 11 miles and did some dumb bell exercises this morning, feeling good today.  New 311 album came out yesterday and while I think it may be one of their worst, it's filled with positivity which I like and need right now.
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Post by: Stadler on July 13, 2019, 02:03:55 PM
Welp, that was a fun weekend.  Wedding went off without a hitch (minus them getting hitched). The only issue I saw was my phone, which I forgot to take off of silent during the ceremony, went off during the ceremony while we were all standing up there. One of our friends, who was in the audience, texted me a joke. My text tone is the 4 notes from Shine On You Crazy Diamond... so we are standing there... and during a 5 second pause, everyone heard "BUM BUM BUUM BUUUUUM!" I was given some shit from the other groomsmen about having my phone on me. Honestly it only was with me because I needed to coordinate with the Maid of Honor and bride on things. I was the go between during the set up and all the up to the moment before we all walked down the aisle.

The bridesmaids were all pretty chill, including the Maid of Honor (whom I know... and really never have liked). I will also add that they were all freaking gorgeous... holy crap! They strategically paired the one single Groomsman and single Bridesmaid together, and I think they hit it off. At least they would have if the wedding coordinator wasn't cockblocking. Seriously, after the ceremony was over, food was had, and the music (both piped in and live- there were a ton of past and present members of his various bands there and they all jammed) had started, we began to mingle a little. As soon as the coordinator saw relaxing and having a drink, she ran over and basically started yelling at us to "clean up the kitchen".  It's like bitch please, I paid to rent this damn tux, I have spent the last 2 days physically putting together shit for this wedding, let me have a goddamn drink and chat up with the girls.

Nope.

But it's all good.



I also didn't die during my speech. I tried to keep it short because I thought there were going to be more people speaking, but apparently I was the only person on the groom's side who spoke -_-

Wait, what?  You were the best man, and you had a wedding coordinator making you clean up in back? I'd be like "bitch, please. If you need help cleaning, I'll be here tomorrow bright and early at noon, sharp. Ish." 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 14, 2019, 08:58:41 AM
They had the venue for 2 days. Day one was rehearsal, earthquake, setup.

Day 2 was finish set up, wedding, teardown.

My big issue is... My friends mom made this big thing about having all this help for set up and tear down... But she and her help (her friends) didn't even get to the venue the day of until 2 hours after the groomsmen had come, set up, and gone.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 14, 2019, 03:16:28 PM
And I locked myself out of my house while going for a walk  :lol thanks to my sister taking my spare key and I didnt realize so left locked the door and assumed I'd get back in with my hidden spare. I'm getting a tan waiting for my brother in law to come over with the key.
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Post by: TAC on July 14, 2019, 03:23:00 PM
I hate it when that happens! :lol
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Post by: jingle.boy on July 14, 2019, 04:00:15 PM
I hate it when that happens! :lol

Getting a tan?
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Post by: cramx3 on July 14, 2019, 04:08:36 PM
 :lol I'm back in, wasn't a bad hour in the sun at all.  I biked 4 miles and walked 3 around the neighborhood today.  I had my phone so I just laid out listening to music and luckily even had a drink with me still so I was lucky that it wasn't a miserable experience being an idiot, in fact, quite nice in the end although I may have gotten burnt.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on July 14, 2019, 04:29:46 PM
Just home from an awesome weekend in VT for my college roommate's bachelor party. We spent most of the weekend chilling at the house either playing drinking games or drinking while playing other games (the basement of our airBnB had pool, ping pong, darts, and shuffleboard, and the backyard was big enough to get a good wiffle ball game going). Thankful for a quiet night tonight and one last day off tomorrow before my marathon almost three week vacation comes to an end.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 17, 2019, 03:53:52 PM
Another late night at work for me, project starts at 8pm and should go to 11pm, although I'll just be happy to be out of here by midnight.   Will be happy to get this work done, pretty much the culmination of a bunch of work over the last couple months that I've very much been involved in.  Looking forward to my work expensed dinner soon
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 17, 2019, 07:22:58 PM
Word up fools.

I worked from home today so I could smoke spare ribs on the grill, four hours low and slow with wood chips for smoke.  One of the best decisions I've ever made.  I think I finally nailed my technique..smoky, tender but with a slight bit of chew, and a little bit crusty. I'd put the outcome up against any restaurant. And it was a BBQ rub, with a brown sugar and vanilla glaze.  Holy shit. I think the wife would have jumped me for making such an awesome dinner, but, well, we were both full of ribs.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on July 17, 2019, 07:24:53 PM
Make sure you remind her of this next time you smoke ribs, and get it before dinner..
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Post by: Stadler on July 18, 2019, 06:19:19 AM
A week later:  "Hey honey, remember those ribs?  Hubba hubba."
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Post by: jingle.boy on July 18, 2019, 07:52:07 AM
A week later:  "Hey honey, remember those ribs?  Hubba hubba."

Wanna smoke some sausage now?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 18, 2019, 08:23:41 AM
Frankly, I think I deserve it just for not repeatedly making jokes about the "nice rack".
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 19, 2019, 07:19:13 AM
Wanna get sticky tonight?
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Post by: Zydar on July 19, 2019, 07:30:30 AM
One more hour to go until my vacation starts. Four weeks of nothingness.
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Post by: cramx3 on July 19, 2019, 07:41:26 AM
One more hour to go until my vacation starts. Four weeks of nothingness.

Thats awesome, literally no plans though? 

I was just doing some cramx3 concert history this morning, figuring out which band I've seen the most.  I was thinking it was between Dream Theater, 311, and Iron Maiden.  Turns out IM are a bit behind at 11, and Dream Theater is in the lead at 19, but right behind them are 311 at 18 who I am seeing tonight for the tie  :lol 311 will take the lead when I see them again on Wednesday.  The two Iron Maiden shows next week won't be able to catch up enough.  And now DT are apparently close to announcing more US shows, so the race is on.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on July 19, 2019, 07:43:55 AM
One more hour to go until my vacation starts. Four weeks of nothingness.

Thats awesome, literally no plans though? 


No I usually don't have any plans. I wish I had though, since I get very antsy and start climbing the walls after a week or two of just doing nothing. Perhaps I'll visit my sisters or something to pass the days.

It would be different if I had my own family and/or friends to hang out with.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 19, 2019, 07:48:19 AM
Yea man, I don't think I could take more than one week home with no plans before also climbing the walls.  I get way too antsy.  You should definitely make some plans, do something fun with your time.  I've got all of September off, and literally made a calendar and have been populating it with things to do for most days.  I definitely want some time home chilling, but I want to make sure I'm doing something that I am going to remember for the rest of my life. Progpower seems to hit that spot, but that's only 4 days.  I've been looking to go to Vegas at the end of the month, but we shall see.  Toying with lots of ideas.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 19, 2019, 09:17:24 AM
Good Morning Krusty Krew and Happy Friday!

In 2 weeks I am taking a 3 day weekend for the first time in over a year. My GF and I are joining her Grandfather on his boat to go out to Catalina Island for the day Friday, and then... not sure what the rest of the weekend will hold.

Yea.. my life is so unexciting that I am talking about a day trip that won't be happening for another 2 weeks :lol

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 19, 2019, 09:41:56 AM
Well that sounds pretty cool, I can guarantee to you my life aint so exciting either, concerts are what I live for these days.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 19, 2019, 09:47:58 AM
I am lucky if I hit 2 or 3 shows a year.

Last show I went to was Dream Theater in April. I can't remember what the last show was before that. I think it was The Addicts at NAMM, and before that was.. Zakk Sabbath and Kings X at Namm 2017? :lol

I do hope to see Flying Colors in Sept, and maybe Black Label Society as well a week after that. But only time and funds will tell.


Regarding this Catalina trip, I am not even sure if we are hanging out on the island or if its strictly fishing. I was told to make sure I have my fishing license. Either way... its something! lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 19, 2019, 02:13:47 PM
The only thing better than walking into the bathroom at work with a round in the chamber and finding the place empty is the feeling when you settle back at your desk with a freshly emptied set of bowels and the songs of angels whistling through your "tubes."
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on July 19, 2019, 02:21:47 PM
The only thing better than walking into the bathroom at work with a round in the chamber and finding the place empty is the feeling when you settle back at your desk with a freshly emptied set of bowels and the songs of angels whistling through your "tubes."

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/550/740/2f9.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 19, 2019, 04:01:28 PM
 :lol that actually happened this morning

Made it to Philly, so fucking hot out there today.  Traffic was terrible, it's funny.  I made a playlist yesterday for my drive, all music from bands I've seen or will see recently, including a heavy dose of the bands tonight... not a single song in random shuffle from those bands  :lol I got plenty of Orden Ogan though  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on July 19, 2019, 06:28:37 PM
Settled in on the couch for the night with beer and pizza :metal
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Post by: ReaperKK on July 19, 2019, 06:47:25 PM
I'll be cracking a beer open after I walk the dog
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on July 19, 2019, 07:40:28 PM
The only thing better than walking into the bathroom at work with a round in the chamber and finding the place empty is the feeling when you settle back at your desk with a freshly emptied set of bowels and the songs of angels whistling through your "tubes."

I work from home (except when traveling - which I don't do very often anymore).  I always find the crapper empty... and always peel some of the paint off the walls.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on July 19, 2019, 08:23:27 PM
I hate that guy on the seat for 20 minutes at work.  I want the big stall fucker. Get off your phone.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on July 19, 2019, 08:26:05 PM
The DTF Shat Thread.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on July 19, 2019, 08:35:24 PM
To boldly shat where no shat has shat before.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on July 20, 2019, 07:44:45 AM
The only thing better than walking into the bathroom at work with a round in the chamber and finding the place empty is the feeling when you settle back at your desk with a freshly emptied set of bowels and the songs of angels whistling through your "tubes."

I work from home (except when traveling - which I don't do very often anymore).  I always find the crapper empty... and always peel some of the paint off the walls.   :biggrin:

That and lunch are the two best parts of working from home.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 23, 2019, 07:54:34 AM
Dead for three days? And here I figured everyone was posting from the toilet in the first place!

No Maiden for me this weekend, but for a good reason, going to Asbury Park for a long weekend for my birthday. Weather is shaping up beautifully, mid/upper 80s and sunshine.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 23, 2019, 07:57:56 AM
Dead for three days? And here I figured everyone was posting from the toilet in the first place!

No Maiden for me this weekend, but for a good reason, going to Asbury Park for a long weekend for my birthday. Weather is shaping up beautifully, mid/upper 80s and sunshine.

Whats the plan in Asbury Park?  I think Killswitch Engage and Clutch are playing Friday and then The Flaming Lips / Claypool Lennon Delirium Saturday at the Stone Pony.  But I'm guessing you are going to lounge?

I finalized my plans for Maiden weekend in Brooklyn, got a hotel room a few blocks from the venue and one friend to join me Friday on the floor and another friend swaps in for night two front row.  I also took off work Friday so I can get down there early, going to be a good weekend.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 23, 2019, 08:30:24 AM
Dead for three days? And here I figured everyone was posting from the toilet in the first place!

No Maiden for me this weekend, but for a good reason, going to Asbury Park for a long weekend for my birthday. Weather is shaping up beautifully, mid/upper 80s and sunshine.

Whats the plan in Asbury Park?  I think Killswitch Engage and Clutch are playing Friday and then The Flaming Lips / Claypool Lennon Delirium Saturday at the Stone Pony.  But I'm guessing you are going to lounge?

I finalized my plans for Maiden weekend in Brooklyn, got a hotel room a few blocks from the venue and one friend to join me Friday on the floor and another friend swaps in for night two front row.  I also took off work Friday so I can get down there early, going to be a good weekend.

The Asbury Park plan is copious amounts of lounging, not really doing a damn thing aside from beach/pool, eating/drinking, and birthday weekend sex.

That sounds like an excellent plan for Maiden.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 23, 2019, 08:32:15 AM
You staying at the Empress hotel?  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 23, 2019, 08:50:27 AM
You staying at the Empress hotel?  :lol

I think there's a joke or some history here that I'm not getting  :lol

We're staying at The Asbury.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 23, 2019, 08:51:51 AM
You staying at the Empress hotel?  :lol

I think there's a joke or some history here that I'm not getting  :lol

We're staying at The Asbury.

It's a gay hotel and bar near the beach, I just love how its called The Empress, I crack jokes to my friends all the time when we see it in Asbury.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on July 23, 2019, 09:01:23 AM
G'morning all. Getting excited for Maiden on Saturday :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 23, 2019, 09:02:59 AM
The only thing that sucks about Maiden weekend is they didn't bring a decent opener for them  :sad:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on July 23, 2019, 09:27:31 AM
Just leaves more time for beers before we have to go in the arena :hat
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 23, 2019, 09:30:08 AM
True, although Friday night I'm on the floor, I think my buddy who you met last time is going to want to go in early.  Saturday night however, no rush with a seat.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 23, 2019, 12:43:28 PM
Good Morning... Afternoon? Fellow Nerds.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 24, 2019, 05:34:29 AM
Last workday before the beach!  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 29, 2019, 05:56:16 AM
So after a few days at the beach and the pool, question for your native NJ types: Why does everybody here seem to live as though they forgot to turn their hearing aids on?  Conversations at shouting volumes, listening to talk radio at a high enough volume that you can clearly understand it 20 yards away (which is saying something, when it's Mike Francesca), music in casual situations loud enough that you have to shout to be heard by the person next to you, etc. I mean, I realize that being loud is part of the Jersey stereotype, but what gives?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 29, 2019, 06:58:45 AM
the loudness wars, I don't know, but just seems no one has any regard for anyone else
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Post by: The Walrus on July 29, 2019, 07:06:08 AM
Laid my head down to go to sleep last night... and immediately started suffering from food poisoning. I knew something was up when the chills set in and I had to keep adding blankets. Then I started shaking so much I had to wait until I could calm down to walk over to the bathroom. Now I'm at work with the headache of a lifetime and I still feel queasy. Not gonna be a good day.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 29, 2019, 07:08:29 AM
Damn dude, probably should have stayed in bed
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Post by: The Walrus on July 29, 2019, 07:11:23 AM
Damn dude, probably should have stayed in bed

Should have... but I also live 2 minutes away from work. I'm toughing it out for now. We only have 4 employees (including myself) + the boss so every set of hands counts. But I don't think I'm gonna get anything done today. I think I'm gonna yack in a few minutes  :lol  :facepalm:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on July 29, 2019, 07:13:34 AM
And yet still have time to DTF.

Priorities!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: The Walrus on July 29, 2019, 07:16:13 AM
And yet still have time to DTF.

Priorities!!!

Hey... shut up :lol Monday mornings are the slowest part of the week for me!
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 29, 2019, 07:48:58 AM
Talking through your ass eh Mike? :lol
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Post by: ReaperKK on July 29, 2019, 09:49:09 AM
Morning dudes, have one hell of a hangover this morning.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 29, 2019, 10:29:29 AM
Howdy ya'll.

I wanna go back home and get back into my bed
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: limnides on July 29, 2019, 07:59:53 PM
After a 9 nine year absence, I'm sticking my head back in the pot
Hope ya'll ok
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 30, 2019, 06:41:49 AM
Hi, Alysia!!!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 30, 2019, 08:57:21 AM
After a 9 nine year absence, I'm sticking my head back in the pot
Hope ya'll ok

Hello person whom I don't remember :P
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 30, 2019, 09:07:01 AM
I was around 9 years ago but definitely not that active back then so I don't think I remember but welcome back.  Hope you stick around  :corn
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 30, 2019, 10:22:56 AM
She's a good friend of mine from aaaaages ago. Great artist, smart, and really cool.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: limnides on July 30, 2019, 01:46:28 PM
She's a good friend of mine from aaaaages ago. Great artist, smart, and really cool.
Oh stop you  :-*
I started to get into the boards but then a thing happened and now it's 2019

Glad to see you're still around Andrew! and hello to the people who don't remember me, I don't remember you either :'D
Not sure if any of the guys I spoke to are still active
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 30, 2019, 02:07:47 PM
Your name seems familiar?  I go back to ~2005, but certainly not as far back as Andrew, into some of those earliest incarnations of the community. Regardless, welcome back!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 30, 2019, 02:42:19 PM
Oh stop you  :-*
I started to get into the boards but then a thing happened and now it's 2019

Glad to see you're still around Andrew! and hello to the people who don't remember me, I don't remember you either :'D
Not sure if any of the guys I spoke to are still active

I think you joined here because of me talking about it with you. I think. I was a lot more active then but yep, still around.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: limnides on July 30, 2019, 02:54:55 PM
Your name seems familiar?  I go back to ~2005, but certainly not as far back as Andrew, into some of those earliest incarnations of the community. Regardless, welcome back!

hello! and thank you!

I think you joined here because of me talking about it with you. I think. I was a lot more active then but yep, still around.

you absolutely did, you madman
but i'm glad you did, the community is great. i am assuming that it is still awesome
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 30, 2019, 03:21:56 PM
i like it here  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 31, 2019, 09:06:01 AM
I can't speak for everyone...

But I CAN speak for myself...

I am AWESOME
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 31, 2019, 09:42:32 AM
I am somewhere in the realm between copacetic and mediocre.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 31, 2019, 09:44:34 AM
I'm cosi cosi
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 31, 2019, 09:57:54 AM
:lol

Morning ya'll
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 31, 2019, 12:34:14 PM
Wild busy morning is cooling down for what I hope will be pretty clear afternoon. Yesterday, my inbox blew up like Peter North at 4:30 but I'm hoping it holds down the rest of the day.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 31, 2019, 12:40:08 PM
Yea my morning calmed down as well, I came in early today with the goal of leaving early to catch my next concert, just sucks cause it looks like its about to rain and that's not going to fare well for the show.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on July 31, 2019, 12:43:18 PM
Wild busy morning is cooling down for what I hope will be pretty clear afternoon. Yesterday, my inbox blew up like Peter North at 4:30 but I'm hoping it holds down the rest of the day.

Most videos I saw from Peter North, he went well past the 20 minute mark.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on July 31, 2019, 12:59:48 PM
How would you know Chad?  Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 31, 2019, 01:01:04 PM
Most videos I saw from Peter North, he went well past the 20 minute mark.

I didn't mean 4:30 of a video, I meant yesterday at 4:30, my inbox blew up like Peter North.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 31, 2019, 01:05:03 PM
Is your computer sticky?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on July 31, 2019, 01:15:55 PM
Most videos I saw from Peter North, he went well past the 20 minute mark.

I didn't mean 4:30 of a video, I meant yesterday at 4:30, my inbox blew up like Peter North.

"Why would he threaten to kill her in public?"

"He threatened, in public, to kill her."
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Hyperplex on July 31, 2019, 01:38:18 PM
Yep I committed a grammatical sin. I shall smash my hand between two rocks as punishment.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: squatch41 on July 31, 2019, 02:56:25 PM
Wat up? Anything interesting happen the last 9 years?!?)))  :natalieportman:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 31, 2019, 03:08:11 PM
I am spending a lot of time throwing people under the bus today.... and not MY people. I am not in the mood for people's shit today  :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on July 31, 2019, 04:08:47 PM
Wat up? Anything interesting happen the last 9 years?!?)))  :natalieportman:

another 9 year member returning? did DTF go through a time portal?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on July 31, 2019, 06:48:15 PM
Most videos I saw from Peter North, he went well past the 20 minute mark.

I didn't mean 4:30 of a video, I meant yesterday at 4:30, my inbox blew up like Peter North.

I know. That's the joke.

@Joe ... same reason you know.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on July 31, 2019, 08:09:25 PM
I don't even know where to post this.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-finds-out-moms-body-donated-to-science-was-sold-for-military-blast-testing/ar-AAF8x2f?li=BBnbcA1

I don't know whether to cry, get mad, or  :rollin
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on August 01, 2019, 04:08:57 AM
I don't even know where to post this.

A different forum, perhaps?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 02, 2019, 08:14:34 PM
Evening folks, what a fucking week it's been. So glad I'm not on call or really have to do anything this weekend
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 03, 2019, 04:54:32 AM
Morning, yo.

Long weekend for me.

:happydance:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on August 03, 2019, 05:52:11 AM
G'morning all
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 03, 2019, 05:55:28 AM
Morning dudes.

What are your plans Jingle?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 03, 2019, 06:16:35 AM
Going to spend the night at my friend's lake house. Looking forward to relaxing on the boat.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 03, 2019, 06:44:54 AM
Going to spend the night at my friend's lake house. Looking forward to relaxing on the boat.

You "jingle" now?   :lol

Nothing meaningful really.  jingle.son is working today/tomorrow; jingle.daughter comes home from camp (where she was working) late this afternoon.  Monday we're just gonna go across the border (since it's only 5 minutes down the road) and just fuck around in Buffalo for the day.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 03, 2019, 07:23:34 AM
 :lol

Jingle chills?  Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 03, 2019, 08:03:24 AM
What's the weather like up there Jingle? I'm heading to a boat show today to check out boats I could never afford. Heading to a nice dinner afterwards.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 03, 2019, 08:20:58 AM
Just did my morning work out and then laid outside for a bit to get some sun, I've got to finish my laundry and pack for Hartford soon. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 03, 2019, 09:21:43 AM
What's the weather like up there Jingle? I'm heading to a boat show today to check out boats I could never afford. Heading to a nice dinner afterwards.

It's been pretty consistently in the mid/high 80s low 90s for the past month... with humidex ratings making it feel upward of 100 (and more some days). Outlook today - 27C feeling like 32C
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 03, 2019, 12:39:53 PM
Similar to our weather here. I am ready for fall.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 03, 2019, 02:19:19 PM
Yea not that different from NJ either although today isn't as bad, mid 80s but still humid.  Made it to Hartford what a crap drive as usual getting up here with the traffic, but I did get a lot of good music listening in so it wasn't the worst drive ever.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 04, 2019, 06:34:13 AM
Morning gang. I went to the boat show yesterday and it's amazing some of the boats they have. I always wondered how people afford them and it turns out you can just finance your $150k+ boat at 6% interest for 240 months :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 04, 2019, 06:40:26 AM
Blob drive-by!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 04, 2019, 07:10:40 AM
Blob drive-by!

Dude!  Where the fuq you been?  How was the anniversary of your birth?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 04, 2019, 07:16:37 AM
Morning.

Too much fun last night. Driving home now.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 04, 2019, 12:07:22 PM
Morning.

Too much fun last night. Driving home now.

Yup, had a lot of fun last night.  I just got home and forced myself onto my bike for a bit, now to edit my video...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 04, 2019, 03:16:33 PM
Morning.

Too much fun last night. Driving home now.

Did you go to Hartford last night?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 04, 2019, 03:48:58 PM
No. At my friend's camp in Wakefield, NH. Lake and debauchery.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 04, 2019, 04:20:06 PM
No. At my friend's camp in Wakefield, NH. Lake and debauchery.

Good! I was going to be mad at you.  :)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 05, 2019, 07:07:40 AM
No. At my friend's camp in Wakefield, NH. Lake and debauchery.

Good! I was going to be mad at you.  :)

Oh I'm mad enough for this whole board.

We lost out OSHA safe days that were at 1390 (3 years, 10 months safe). So I had to come in on my day off I took Friday to finish the accident report.  Then Wal Mart did not get all our moves into the doors on weekend nights and I had to send the employees home early.  Nevermind I called multiple times to try to get moves.Now 2 call outs today.

I'm about to crush skulls.


Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 05, 2019, 07:56:57 AM
Fuck that is not to sort through King. What was the incident that caused the OSHA safe days to reset? Is everyone alright?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 05, 2019, 07:57:57 AM
damn that sucks

I think the last few weekends have caught up with me, I'm feeling quite out of it today and it was a real struggle to get out of bed.  Hopefully I can take it slow and easy today and nothing serious pops up. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 05, 2019, 07:59:12 AM
Guy not paying attention to his surroundings and slipped on a piece of cardboard, fell and sprained his wrist.   He was bailing cardboard.  We stress to clean as you go,  Put your safety #1.  He did not.

I've been so distraught over this that it took away from the joy of the concert, and camping.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 05, 2019, 08:32:48 AM
I feel for you; that's so frustrating.  Accidents happen, but in many cases they are eminently avoidable. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 05, 2019, 09:34:18 AM
Damn king that sucks, fortunately it's a more severe injury.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 05, 2019, 09:34:49 AM
This is why I hate people.


I feel ya Joe.

Took Friday off to go fishing with my GF and her Grandfather. We were going to go out to Catalina Island, but since it turned into only a party of 4, we decided to just stay within the breakwater and fish. So I was close enough to shore to get an excellent phone signal. I hate to turn it onto Do Not Disturb due to all the work emails and calls /  texts that were coming in. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: KevShmev on August 05, 2019, 10:06:23 AM
Guy not paying attention to his surroundings and slipped on a piece of cardboard, fell and sprained his wrist.   He was bailing cardboard.  We stress to clean as you go,  Put your safety #1.  He did not.

I've been so distraught over this that it took away from the joy of the concert, and camping.

Ugh, that is a bummer. :( :(
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on August 06, 2019, 07:14:16 PM
So I got an e-mail yesterday saying my degree was confirmed.


So if you'd all please call me Dr. Adami or Dr. Feelgood, or even Dr. Shutthehellupandstopbeingsopretentiousyoutwat, that would be great.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on August 06, 2019, 07:17:43 PM
That's fantastic Doc!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 06, 2019, 08:11:18 PM
I can now say I had a lunch with a Doctor.   Congrats Adami.  Hard work always pays off.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 07, 2019, 05:43:43 AM
I can now say I had a lunch with a Doctor.   Congrats Adami.  Hard work always pays off.

Fockin eh!  Two Doctors at DTF now.

For any mods moderating this thread ... I think another name change is in order.  If there's no change, we know we can run rampant in this thread.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2019, 06:16:52 AM
Congrats Dr. Feelgood!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on August 07, 2019, 06:41:00 AM
Congratulations Adami!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on August 07, 2019, 06:44:03 AM
So I got an e-mail yesterday saying my degree was confirmed.

What a fantastic achievement! Cheers.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 07, 2019, 09:46:55 AM
I make a motion to have Adami's screen name changed to DrAdami.

All in favor?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 07, 2019, 10:01:21 AM
Nay.  He's a quack.   

(I'm kidding; I'm proud of him and impressed.  AYE.)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 07, 2019, 10:03:36 AM
Congrats Adami! post-doc or "real work" next?

I can now say I had a lunch with a Doctor.   Congrats Adami.  Hard work always pays off.

Fockin eh!  Two Doctors at DTF now.


I can think of at least one more off the top of my head?  Unless we decided to revoke DTVT's?  :biggrin:

EDIT: On further consideration, I know of four PhDs, a PharmD, and several JDs....
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 07, 2019, 10:13:43 AM
I've slept with DTVT so..........
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2019, 10:20:15 AM
 :lol

Just had our end of 1 half of the year tech meeting.  Was mostly the normal run down of the business and whats going on, but the end caught my attention.  Went off about changes to come and how essentially by end of the year, all that was of our former company and our policies/organizations will be gone.  This fall, re-orgs will happen and then everyone gets a new compensation plan and we migrate everything over to our overlords systems and ways of doing things from an HR perspective.  I don't expect any impact for me, they said no one will be getting paid less or getting fired, its more about benefits it seems, but it does just feel like all the "vibe" from the old company is officially gone.  People in one work chat for video gaming were talking about how they expect a lot of people to be gone in 6 months because this is becoming too corporate.  I wouldn't voice any negative opinions in our chat rooms personally, like they said, its getting corporate and they could be monitoring it, but it kind of feels legit after that meeting.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 07, 2019, 10:56:55 AM
I've slept with DTVT so..........

And that makes you unique...how?  :lol

Just had our end of 1 half of the year tech meeting.  Was mostly the normal run down of the business and whats going on, but the end caught my attention.  Went off about changes to come and how essentially by end of the year, all that was of our former company and our policies/organizations will be gone.  This fall, re-orgs will happen and then everyone gets a new compensation plan and we migrate everything over to our overlords systems and ways of doing things from an HR perspective.  I don't expect any impact for me, they said no one will be getting paid less or getting fired, its more about benefits it seems, but it does just feel like all the "vibe" from the old company is officially gone.  People in one work chat for video gaming were talking about how they expect a lot of people to be gone in 6 months because this is becoming too corporate.  I wouldn't voice any negative opinions in our chat rooms personally, like they said, its getting corporate and they could be monitoring it, but it kind of feels legit after that meeting.

Culture shifts happen from this stuff, I've been through a couple of those with my current job.  I'd advise to just keep an open mind, there can be cool things/opportunities to come out of changes like this...even if they are just experiences that may guide you in the future.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2019, 11:53:44 AM
Yea, we will see what happens.  I'm just going with the flow, I'm not entirely sure I'll have any new opportunities but it would be refreshing if things change up and something does blossom from it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2019, 06:49:29 PM
Looks like tomorrow night on MTV is finally the Situations wedding episode that I went to last November. Hoping to make my mtv debut.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on August 07, 2019, 07:19:41 PM
Looks like tomorrow night on MTV is finally the Situations wedding episode that I went to last November. Hoping to make my mtv debut.

Cramx3 Style Viewing Party video coming??
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on August 07, 2019, 07:31:18 PM
Congrats Adami! post-doc or "real work" next?

I can now say I had a lunch with a Doctor.   Congrats Adami.  Hard work always pays off.

Fockin eh!  Two Doctors at DTF now.


I can think of at least one more off the top of my head?  Unless we decided to revoke DTVT's?  :biggrin:

EDIT: On further consideration, I know of four PhDs, a PharmD, and several JDs....

1. Formal postdoc. Putting off real work another year.  ;D

2. We all know JDs donít count.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2019, 08:15:03 PM
Looks like tomorrow night on MTV is finally the Situations wedding episode that I went to last November. Hoping to make my mtv debut.

Cramx3 Style Viewing Party video coming??

 :lol dont think so but if I am in the video I'm sure I'll find a way to capture it and tweet out something from it or get a picture at least. My brother was briefly in a commercial and my mom was in Life magazine back when they printed it last year so it's very possible I'm in in someway.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 07, 2019, 08:47:36 PM
It'll probably be a little shocking to see yourself - since you were twice the man you are now. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 08, 2019, 07:34:05 AM
Congrats Adami! post-doc or "real work" next?

I can now say I had a lunch with a Doctor.   Congrats Adami.  Hard work always pays off.

Fockin eh!  Two Doctors at DTF now.


I can think of at least one more off the top of my head?  Unless we decided to revoke DTVT's?  :biggrin:

EDIT: On further consideration, I know of four PhDs, a PharmD, and several JDs....

1. Formal postdoc. Putting off real work another year.  ;D

2. We all know JDs donít count.

I disagree with Adami.  :) ;)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 09, 2019, 09:12:07 AM
New policy today from our work overlords:

Quote
Alcohol may not be stored on your desk or in any visible workspace.  If you have alcohol at the office, please secure it in a file cabinet or other drawer under your desk.  You may also store it the refrigerators located in common spaces.

 :rollin it's funny, it also states how this is different than other offices under our work overlords which is great because while being more restrictive it seems they are giving us somewhat of a green light here.  If you went into our office you would see most desks have a bottle or many bottles of booze on them, so I guess they just need to hide the booze but you are still allowed to consume in the office after business hours.  That shows our culture here.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 09, 2019, 10:12:21 AM
New policy today from our work overlords:

Quote
Alcohol may not be stored on your desk or in any visible workspace.  If you have alcohol at the office, please secure it in a file cabinet or other drawer under your desk.  You may also store it the refrigerators located in common spaces.

 :rollin it's funny, it also states how this is different than other offices under our work overlords which is great because while being more restrictive it seems they are giving us somewhat of a green light here.  If you went into our office you would see most desks have a bottle or many bottles of booze on them, so I guess they just need to hide the booze but you are still allowed to consume in the office after business hours.  That shows our culture here.

Dude, that's sort of badass.  I've always wanted to have a desk where I slide out the lower drawer and pull a bottle and two glasses out, like in Mad Men, or every Lieutenant ever on Law And Order.   But most of the offices I've worked in were alcohol free zones, and that image doesn't really work in a field trailer on a construction site.

It doesn't help that in-house Counsel are often viewed (wrongly, IMO) as "corporate cops", so I wouldn't take that chance, but still.   I'd like to.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 09, 2019, 11:37:06 AM
New policy today from our work overlords:

Quote
Alcohol may not be stored on your desk or in any visible workspace.  If you have alcohol at the office, please secure it in a file cabinet or other drawer under your desk.  You may also store it the refrigerators located in common spaces.

 :rollin it's funny, it also states how this is different than other offices under our work overlords which is great because while being more restrictive it seems they are giving us somewhat of a green light here.  If you went into our office you would see most desks have a bottle or many bottles of booze on them, so I guess they just need to hide the booze but you are still allowed to consume in the office after business hours.  That shows our culture here.

Dude, that's sort of badass.  I've always wanted to have a desk where I slide out the lower drawer and pull a bottle and two glasses out, like in Mad Men, or every Lieutenant ever on Law And Order.   But most of the offices I've worked in were alcohol free zones, and that image doesn't really work in a field trailer on a construction site.

It doesn't help that in-house Counsel are often viewed (wrongly, IMO) as "corporate cops", so I wouldn't take that chance, but still.   I'd like to.

Back when I had an office (in a high rise with mahogany furniture and a great view!) I used to keep a bottle of Jameson and a couple of glasses in on of my cabinets.  I never actually knew what our policy was, and that was rather deliberate.  Alas, now that we've gone open-office, it doesn't work so well anymore. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 09, 2019, 11:46:40 AM
We have an open office and the booze was out everywhere.  My boss (he admits to being an alcoholic) would keep all his empty whiskey bottles called the graveyard along his area of the bench.  Had like 20 of them at one point before management made him discard them.  Now his drawer is filled, if I do go into the office, come 5pm, he would gladly open the drawer and share.  I'm not much of a whiskey drinker and feel super awkward drinking at work in the open office so I usually decline.

I don't care too much about it regardless as I don't work in the office, I do have a small bottle of vodka at my desk (sealed, more for display to have something in common with the office) but I mostly just like how they didn't just apply their global rules to our offices and to me that's pretty awesome.  Shows they respect our culture here (which was supposed to be apart of the deal for buying our company according to the founder who sold it).  I see quite a lot of people complaining in our chat rooms about it, but seriously?  This is pretty cool you are allowed to store booze at your desk and if you want, bring your laptop to the cafe area and have a drink and work there.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 09, 2019, 12:02:45 PM
That's not a small concession; that (can be) a pretty big HR/EHS (environmental, health and safety) issue, so for them to concede that is, in my view a pretty loud statement.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 09, 2019, 12:22:01 PM
My boss (jokingly) tells me I should keep a flask under my desk.

The only time I've ever drank at "work" was when my boss and I, as well one other (who lives on the property I work), went to a Mexican place next to the property and had beers. I was paid overtime to drink and bullshit with my boss. It was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 09, 2019, 12:43:23 PM
Our summer field day is coming up.  Typically they would rent out liberty state park in Jersey City, have an open bar and food and play lawn games.  Get sloppy on company dime.  They moved it to the Central Park zoo with no booze this year.  I dont think many people are going.  I'm definitely not (more so because its out of my way to go, and if I dont go I'm allowed to take a half day which sounds much better).  So I guess if I instead went home and boozed, I would be boozing on the company clock.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 09, 2019, 02:46:16 PM
Wow, people are seriously upset about this.

One work chat room has been non stop bashing the company all day.  Here is one quote just now "Alright my friends, I will go play games now and drink my sadness away as the culture of the company I once loved is dead"  :lol people are so ridiculous.  I think many in this company have not experienced other jobs.  Before coming here, I worked at banks and it was such a shit culture compared to this.  Some people just don't know how good they have it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 09, 2019, 03:18:12 PM
This is because the lack of booze at a company function?


Some people just don't know how good they have it.

^^^
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 09, 2019, 03:27:52 PM
Yes.  It's really shocking.  There's a channel for gamers, so kind of like the gamer thread here, but its a chat room for everyone at work who wants to talk about video games.  135 people, little more than 1/10 of the company.  Non stop talk bashing the company today.  I'm shocked people would this openly talk about it.  A few people were even like "maybe you should take this discussion onto discord or some other non work chat room"  A lot of sour people about the changes the company is undergoing from being a start up to being corporate.  This is not one of the reasons to be sour. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on August 10, 2019, 05:56:19 AM
I AM RISEN UP . . . because the baby has kept me up since 5 EST. #lolme
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 10, 2019, 06:40:01 AM
Baby? You had a baby?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 10, 2019, 07:19:17 AM
Yes.  It's really shocking.  There's a channel for gamers, so kind of like the gamer thread here, but its a chat room for everyone at work who wants to talk about video games.  135 people, little more than 1/10 of the company.  Non stop talk bashing the company today.  I'm shocked people would this openly talk about it.  A few people were even like "maybe you should take this discussion onto discord or some other non work chat room"  A lot of sour people about the changes the company is undergoing from being a start up to being corporate.  This is not one of the reasons to be sour.

My reaction is...what a bunch of goddamn babies (no offense to Super Dude's baby, who I assume shows more maturity that cram's colleagues). When my company got a new CEO a few years ago, our big blowout holiday party (black tie, country club, open bar, masterfully catered, the thing everyone looked forward to all year), got cancelled three weeks out, and replaced with one hour on a Wednesday afternoon in the cafeteria with store-bought Christmas cookies. Then layoffs were announced, then we got bought...and of course our field day disappeared in that too. Within 18 months, only about 5% of us from that site were still with the company.  That your acquiring company is just saying "hey, it's cool if you drink, we just can't formally condone/sponsor it" (probably for liability reasons, as Stadler said) is an amazing preservation of the old culture.  Maybe some people are having this reactions as way of expressing their fear about what the future holds,...but christ, have some self-awareness and perspective.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 10, 2019, 10:33:36 AM
Yea, company is mostly young people who probably haven't experienced much outside of this job.  It's ridiculous.

Super Dude has a Super Baby?  Congrats!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 10, 2019, 11:28:14 AM
Morning ya'll.

Was woken up at 7am by a phone call from work. The 2 Morning guys got there and the office was Locked up tight and no one there. Keep in mind that we are supposed to be staffed with a minimum of 2 at all times.

I jumped up and drove over there... And after an hour and a half of reviewing cameras and calling people (who weren't answering), one of the guys walks up.

Turns out he decided to leave to "take a shit" (he lives across the street)... And apparently fell asleep (he wouldn't admit he fell asleep... But he returned an hour after the shift was over... So yea). He said "oh I didn't realize [other guy] was going to leave.

FInally just now got ahold of the other dude. Same thing. He left because he wasn't feeling well... (he has medical issues that I am fully aware of), and he sad "oh I didn't know the other guy was leaving or I would have stayed"


.... I've gotta keep reminding myself... I can't collect unemployment if I quit..
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on August 10, 2019, 04:05:06 PM
Baby? You had a baby?

I do, a beautiful baby girl. She's five months old and she's going to be trying solid foods for the first time tomorrow!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 10, 2019, 05:28:01 PM
Nice! Congrats man I didn't know!S
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 10, 2019, 05:52:39 PM
Our summer field day is coming up.  Typically they would rent out liberty state park in Jersey City, have an open bar and food and play lawn games.  Get sloppy on company dime.  They moved it to the Central Park zoo with no booze this year.  I dont think many people are going.  I'm definitely not (more so because its out of my way to go, and if I dont go I'm allowed to take a half day which sounds much better).  So I guess if I instead went home and boozed, I would be boozing on the company clock.

Yes, but in your living room, there would be little question that the various insurance coverages your company has would not apply, and your risk is your own.  At that "field day", it's a different equation.  I have little doubt that in today's culture (I mean generally, not your company specifically) the insurance companies would have problems with the serving of alcohol, and now it's a much bigger risk for the company.  Unfortunately you're getting short-changed because some idiot somewhere else couldn't hold their liquor at a company function and either drove home drunk or got hurt. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 10, 2019, 07:00:19 PM
Stadler,  check your PM's.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on August 10, 2019, 09:46:21 PM
There's no real office culture for me at all where I work now. I only have one colleague in the Jersey City office with me, everyone else is either in Columbus Ohio or somewhere in Europe. I'd never dream of keeping booze at my desk, sometimes I wonder what the reaction would be if anybody realized on the days that I have bottles of homebrew in a bag in the kitchen fridge. But sometimes on the last Friday of the month (my one cheat lunch of the month) I'll hit the Ruth's Chris steakhouse in our building and indulge in a sazerac with lunch.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 10, 2019, 11:14:32 PM
Our summer field day is coming up.  Typically they would rent out liberty state park in Jersey City, have an open bar and food and play lawn games.  Get sloppy on company dime.  They moved it to the Central Park zoo with no booze this year.  I dont think many people are going.  I'm definitely not (more so because its out of my way to go, and if I dont go I'm allowed to take a half day which sounds much better).  So I guess if I instead went home and boozed, I would be boozing on the company clock.

Yes, but in your living room, there would be little question that the various insurance coverages your company has would not apply, and your risk is your own.  At that "field day", it's a different equation.  I have little doubt that in today's culture (I mean generally, not your company specifically) the insurance companies would have problems with the serving of alcohol, and now it's a much bigger risk for the company.  Unfortunately you're getting short-changed because some idiot somewhere else couldn't hold their liquor at a company function and either drove home drunk or got hurt.

And they make us sign waivers to attend these events so we cannot sue or hold the company responsible if we do something stupid.  I need to find the picture I took of the guy I saw passed out on the floor at my first holiday party.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 11, 2019, 05:06:43 AM
Welcome back Zach.  Nice to see some familiar 'oldie' names resurrecting.

And congrats on the kidlet.  Man, I do not miss those days!  jingle.kids turn 19 tomorrow!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 11, 2019, 06:20:32 AM
Congrats to jingle.kid!

Crazy to think how different I was as a person at 19.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on August 11, 2019, 06:25:17 AM
I interned at a company in the finance industry that was privately owned right before the market tanked back in 08/09 and that was a lot of fun. One of my responsibilities as an intern was to make sure the fridge stayed stocked in beers from the supply room one floor up (the understood rule was no beers before 6pm). They provided breakfast for us every Friday, which was usually just cereal or bagels and donuts, but once a month they'd bring in people to serve us hot breakfast with eggs and bacon and such. They also had a company party every quarter, so one night in July after work they bussed us from our office in Jersey City across the river to Chelsea Piers and there was an open bar, buffet dinner, dance floor, and then you had the option of choosing one activity out of bowling, the driving range, or ice skating. Then when you were ready to go they had arranged for a car service for everyone to drive them wherever they needed. The other intern got shitfaced and slept until 10:30 the next morning (which was a normal workday). He finally showed up at 11 or so, was left in a conference room by himself for about 20 minutes, and then the two managers and the senior team member went in and gave him a speech about how we work hard and play hard and how you need to be able to handle your shit. Meanwhile the senior team member had a phone in his pocket dialed to one of the desk phones and we were all listening in on speaker phone :lol :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on August 11, 2019, 07:02:52 AM
Nice! Congrats man I didn't know!S

Yeah, I know I haven't quite been around so nobody really knew, except a small handful of people who don't post here anymore. A lot has happened since I was a regular here.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 11, 2019, 08:26:33 AM
Well it's cool to see you back!

Just got back from the dog park, nothing planned for the rest of the day aside from deciding what to eat
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 11, 2019, 10:44:01 AM
Visited my nieces this morning, got my nails done by the older one  :lol and just came back and did my workout.  No plans today besides clean the house and relax.  It's so nice outside, I'm going to go lay out and get my tan on.  GTL today  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 11, 2019, 02:14:20 PM
:lol. I jsut woke up from a 2 hour nap. I have to do the lawn later which I'm dreading.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 11, 2019, 03:33:55 PM
Gym (ok basement workout) done, tan - yup 30 minutes laid out, laundry - bedsheets complete, clothes in the dryer.... whole house vacuumed and swiffered.  Kitchen cleaned.  Billy Idol video edited and up on youtube, very productive day at home.  I may go lay back outside for a bit before I grill some dinner.  Oh yea, also went to the super market.  Bought chicken breasts, chicken thighs, ground chicken, and chicken sausages.   :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on August 11, 2019, 05:11:31 PM
It's been a really nice lowkey weekend. Both yesterday and today I got up, got a run in, got an hour of guitar in, and was relaxing on the couch for the day by like 3pm.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on August 12, 2019, 12:15:14 PM
Working with a condescending af attorney! :tup

Being told some shit was added into the filing that shouldn't be there! :tup

Being blamed for the above, all while the paralegal who actually fucked up is sitting right next to her, and not wanting to throw someone under the bus/appear as though I'm just trying to blame someone else and thus keeping my mouth shut and just fixing it myself! :tdwn
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 12, 2019, 12:22:01 PM
Working with a condescending af attorney! :tup


Is there any other kind? [/looks at Stadler]

[/Looks at left hand, sees wedding ring, remembering that am married to attorney]
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 12, 2019, 01:30:23 PM
Working with a condescending af attorney! :tup


Is there any other kind? [/looks at Stadler]

[/Looks at left hand, sees wedding ring, remembering that am married to attorney]


I smell a divorce
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 12, 2019, 02:05:24 PM
3 weeks of work before I start my month off and I have a schedule written out of every day listed and trying to fill the holes.  I have a couple days designated "stay at home" but otherwise, I want to be busy and live up this once in a lifetime opportunity to have a month of (while getting paid).  So it starts out great with a couple concerts locally before going to Atlanta for Progpower.  Then things are still up in the air.  I have a bunch of concerts on my schedule locally and then in between, there's 3x 4 day gaps to be filled.  The last one is currently looking like a Vegas trip.  Been wanting to go back for awhile, love it there, and thinking I can do a day trip to Death Valley as well.  So that leaves me with two more gaps to fill.  I've got $1500 worth of credit card points saved to burn this month on travel costs.  LV would eat 400 of that.  So plenty more to make two more small trips... but where?  Currently thinking Seattle to see Incubus, but I've been there only two years ago (it does have my favorite weed shop though) but I kind of dont want to fly cross country just for one show, maybe if I could find something else to pair with that.  This is so much harder to figure out than my actual job today and its getting close and I'm starting to feel like I need to get my shit settled.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 12, 2019, 03:18:44 PM
Are you going to be in Vegas on September 20th by chance?

:lol

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 12, 2019, 04:13:28 PM
Are you going to be in Vegas on September 20th by chance?

:lol
\

Fly out tentatively is the 21st evening, the 20th is the Delain/Anneke Van Giersbergen concert in NYC.  You going to be there the 20th or is something happening that weekend?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 12, 2019, 09:37:20 PM
Don't lie. You'll be there for the Area 51 raid.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 13, 2019, 06:17:49 AM
 :lol is that the same weekend? great.  Maybe I need to change plans
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 13, 2019, 09:39:32 AM
It is!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 13, 2019, 10:02:44 AM
That is pretty funny but I seriously have no interest in that.  Actually just that last week is my longest stretch of no plans so thought it would make good for a few days in Vegas then a road trip to Death Valley.  Original vacation plans this year were to do Vegas to Salt Lake City hitting up Zion and Arches and maybe another park if possible.  Well, since she dumped me, going to Death Valley instead seems appropriate.  But also, seems like a cool damn place to explore solo.  Last time I went to Vegas alone, I had the time of my life.  Met a girl and had some fun (no, didn't pay for her, legit met a girl), did a shot with Carrot Top, saw David Copperfields magic show, drank absynthe and then saw the Grand Canyon.  I'm not opposed to doing something similar again, also that week times with Aerosmith's residency.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on August 13, 2019, 10:06:33 AM
  Well, since she dumped me, going to Death Valley instead seems appropriate. 


Last time I went to Vegas alone, I had the time of my life.  Met a girl and had some fun (no, didn't pay for her, legit met a girl)



Double  :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 13, 2019, 10:11:39 AM
 :lol honestly one of the best looking girls I've gotten with too, but I feel the need to put that there because A. the story would seem unbelievable, and B, well its vegas and prostitution is rampant.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on August 13, 2019, 12:49:58 PM
I've always said that if you go to bed in Vegas and there aren't pros trying to find customers near the elevators then you're either going to bed too early (they aren't out and about yet) or too late (they're done for the night/morning).
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 13, 2019, 01:37:27 PM
I've always said that if you go to bed in Vegas and there aren't pros trying to find customers near the elevators then you're either going to bed too early (they aren't out and about yet) or too late (they're done for the night/morning).

Last time I was there, I was there as spouse on my then-wife's work trip.  She was in bed early, so a couple of the guys she worked with and I stayed up and made the rounds.  We were at one place - one of the guys (not me) was interested in exploring all that Vegas had to offer - and I struck up a conversation with a woman who was there from LA with her friends.  There were, let's say, five girls.   Turns out, her and her friends were "pros"; she was not working but her some of her friends were.  They just come up every weekend, some working, some not (sometimes both) depending on the circumstances.  I ended up having a good conversation and a good time with her (though nothing sexual happened; I was married, faithful, and I wasn't going to test those things in front of her work colleagues).  I don't know if anything would have happened, and I don't know if she would have switched to "pro" mode, but there seemed like, generally, a lot of opportunity out there.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 13, 2019, 01:53:43 PM
Its sin city  theres plenty of opportunity if you are up for it.

I honestly dont know how I landed that girl, she actually picked me up, which made me think she was a pro. Stopped me walking on the strip after David Copperdales show. Started chatting, next thing you know shes in my bed. But I couldnt shake the thought of her being a pro. She went to the bathroom and I hid all my money and laptop. She didnt spend the night, I walked her back at like 6am and I follow her on instagram  shes legit. I actually think, judging by her IG, she may have turned lesbian  :lol but still to this day dont get why she stopped me to chat (I dont remember what her pick up line was, but it worked)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 13, 2019, 02:00:13 PM
Its sin city  theres plenty of opportunity if you are up for it.

I honestly dont know how I landed that girl, she actually picked me up, which made me think she was a pro. Stopped me walking on the strip after David Copperdales show. Started chatting, next thing you know shes in my bed. But I couldnt shake the thought of her being a pro. She went to the bathroom and I hid all my money and laptop. She didnt spend the night, I walked her back at like 6am and I follow her on instagram  shes legit. I actually think, judging by her IG, she may have turned lesbian  :lol but still to this day dont get why she stopped me to chat (I dont remember what her pick up line was, but it worked)

I mean this seriously (and complimentary), sometimes it's better not to ask questions.  As long as you still have your $$$ and your laptop, it's all good. You're a fun, good looking guy.  Even if she WAS a pro, maybe she just wanted something more personal, more for herself, something that wasn't some old lecher with more money (and back hair) than game. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 13, 2019, 03:57:51 PM
Waiting at the vet's office, googling "cat life expectancy"... Not a winning combination.  :-\
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 13, 2019, 05:27:14 PM
sorry, that sucks
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: The Walrus on August 13, 2019, 05:28:00 PM
Waiting at the vet's office, googling "cat life expectancy"... Not a winning combination.  :-\

Nooooooo! :(
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 13, 2019, 05:28:52 PM
Dammit. Our cats are our children.  I'm so sorry. Hopping for the best.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 13, 2019, 07:00:34 PM
Damn millahh my thoughts are with you!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 13, 2019, 07:14:25 PM
So, Watson has a mass the size of a lemon in his abdomen, and he's down to 8.5 lbs (from his usual 11-12 lbs).  Ultrasound and biopsy later this week, but this is not great. He's 14 1/2 years old.

Hopping for the best.

Thank you for the much needed smile
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 13, 2019, 07:28:36 PM
My heart aches for you.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 14, 2019, 05:18:57 AM
I'm really sorry to hear that, that's heart breaking.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 14, 2019, 06:05:47 AM
aw man that sounds horrible, poor Watson.  I feel for you man
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 14, 2019, 06:57:45 AM
So, Watson has a mass the size of a lemon in his abdomen, and he's down to 8.5 lbs (from his usual 11-12 lbs).  Ultrasound and biopsy later this week, but this is not great. He's 14 1/2 years old.

Hopping for the best.

Thank you for the much needed smile

I just went through this with my dog, about 10 days ago.   You have my thoughts and prayers. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Harmony on August 14, 2019, 08:42:14 AM
So, Watson has a mass the size of a lemon in his abdomen, and he's down to 8.5 lbs (from his usual 11-12 lbs).  Ultrasound and biopsy later this week, but this is not great. He's 14 1/2 years old.

Hopping for the best.

Thank you for the much needed smile

I just went through this with my dog, about 10 days ago.   You have my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry guys.   :heart

We lost our 16 y.o. cat April 27th.  He had tumors in his lungs; diagnosed in December and given only a month to live.  He stayed with us, fighting hard but in the end when he could only walk a short way before having to stop and catch his breath, we knew it was time.  I still think of him every day, sometimes with tears.  It really doesn't get a whole lot easier and I miss him.  He was the best damn cat I've ever known and I've know a lot of great cats.

It is literally the hardest part about having a furry friend.  *hugs*

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on August 14, 2019, 09:11:55 AM
Best wishes for Watson, and you as well millahh.

I'm very sorry, Stads and Harmony. :hug:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 14, 2019, 09:29:54 AM
So sad, sorry for your loss Harmony and Stadler.  Makes me think of my own cat and how sad I will be when his time has come  :(

Anyway, got into work early today so I can work on my vacation plans, Las Vegas is booked thank you Chase rewards for my flight on you.  Burned my yearly free night (also, thank you Chase IHG credit card for that) for my last night in Vegas to be at the Venetian, the night prior I booked an airbnb near Death Valley so I just need to book my first 3 nights in Vegas.  Kind of expensive those night (area 51 driving up the costs?!) so I may go for a cheap hotel on the strip like Luxor.  I don't know.  I'm not in a huge rush to book a room, just would really prefer to stay on the strip.  Monday the 23rd I'm on the hunt now for an Aerosmith ticket.  I'm wondering if they'll have some for sale at those day of booths for discount tickets.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2019, 09:34:12 AM
Very sad when losing a pet..


So what exactly is an air bnb? Is that like uber for housing? Like are you living at some dude's house for the night?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 14, 2019, 09:36:50 AM
So what exactly is an air bnb? Is that like uber for housing? Like are you living at some dude's house for the night?

Yea, its a small house in the desert, looks pretty cool and cheap, great reviews.  There's not much options out there on where to stay unless I camp, but for one night it's not worth me traveling with camping gear to save a few bucks.  This place looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 14, 2019, 09:51:36 AM
Thanks for the kind thoughts, all.  We'll know a lot more in a couple of days, I'm putting it about 50/50, though I don't have a great feeling.  Trying not to think about it too much at work, as I don't want to be crying-at-his-cube guy...

I'm sorry for your recent losses, Harmony & Stadler.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 14, 2019, 10:30:18 AM
Thank you all for your kind words.

Millahh, I'm still pulling for you. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: The Walrus on August 14, 2019, 10:38:11 AM
I'm sorry for the both of you. Truly. That's a heavy loss to take.

One of my cats has had health problems his whole life. He started off with an eye and respiratory infection as a baby when we rescued him off the street. Then he had a few recurring bouts of ear mites and would claw up the backs of his ears. Then he developed a really bad eye problem and our local vet was a fucking moron who was actually causing him more pain and didn't help the problem at all, so he went through hell for a few months with eye drops and vet visits til we finally found a vet who wasn't a complete idiot with house cats. Then last year he got diabetes. THEN this year the diabetes took out his back legs, so he walks flat-footed, and now has to get insulin shots every single day. He's only 8. I know cats can live a long time but with so many health problems I get more scared every year of something else happening to my little buddy. He always gravitates towards me and my mom, I always called him 'my' cat. Pets are precious. If only they lived longer...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 14, 2019, 05:04:15 PM
Just told my mom about my plans to go to Death Valley  :rollin "Please don't go I dont like the name of it"
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 14, 2019, 06:05:15 PM
Less than a week until I have 2 weeks off, I can't fucking wait to not be at work.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 15, 2019, 02:12:12 PM
Work has been fire lately, and not from a work perspective, but some news within the company.  Let's just say, we stopped doing business with a customer because the company took a moral stance against what they considered "hate speech" and it was announced under our new leadership that we will begin doing business with them again.  It's gotten an immediate large negative reaction.  Essentially a protest within the company.  Immediately they scheduled an impromptu meeting, company wide, with a q and a from a few heads of the company (not the CEO or anyone from our new ownership).   I'll just leave it at the protesting folks didn't feel like they got the answers they wanted.  Another bigger meeting now set for Monday.  My actual workload has been the quietest I can remember today and yesterday  :lol I can't wait to go on my sabbatical and step away from the bs.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on August 16, 2019, 05:32:09 AM
Less than a week until I have 2 weeks off, I can't fucking wait to not be at work.

I'm also getting about a week off in a week. My daughter's gonna go visit her grandparents in Boston! Should be fun.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 16, 2019, 09:13:20 AM
(https://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:file:http:shared:mtv.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/28_Guys_Dance-1565800539.gif)

look who's dancer #5 on the right  :metal (you can see me doing a devils horn  :lol)

Saw that gif (I'm in another briefly) on MTV's website http://www.mtv.com/news/3133683/jersey-shore-mike-lauren-wedding-fairy-tale/ (http://www.mtv.com/news/3133683/jersey-shore-mike-lauren-wedding-fairy-tale/)

I didn't watch the episode but my parents were sharing all the pictures so I'm looking forward to watching it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 16, 2019, 09:49:40 AM
Morning Folks and Happy Friday!

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 16, 2019, 07:14:26 PM
Less than a week until I have 2 weeks off, I can't fucking wait to not be at work.

I'm also getting about a week off in a week. My daughter's gonna go visit her grandparents in Boston! Should be fun.

That's awesome. Happy friday dudes.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 16, 2019, 10:23:51 PM
One more week, and then I've got 2 weeks vaca.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on August 16, 2019, 10:25:46 PM
(https://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:file:http:shared:mtv.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/28_Guys_Dance-1565800539.gif)

look who's dancer #5 on the right  :metal (you can see me doing a devils horn  :lol)

 :rollin
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 18, 2019, 11:37:03 AM
Its wayyyy too hot for an outdoor afternoon wedding ugh
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on August 19, 2019, 04:53:48 AM
(https://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:file:http:shared:mtv.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/28_Guys_Dance-1565800539.gif)

look who's dancer #5 on the right  :metal (you can see me doing a devils horn  :lol)

 :rollin

Am I missing something?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 19, 2019, 08:00:35 AM
That's me all the way on the right in the black and white.  I'm guessing you are not familiar with The Jersey Shore TV show.  Which is probably for your best.  I finally watched it last night, got a still now of my devil horns.  I'll probably post that later on twitter or something.  You can see my pretty much rocking out a bit during their dance scene, but otherwise I wasn't really seen much in the episode (one good shot of my dad drinking though  :lol)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: The Walrus on August 19, 2019, 10:04:25 AM
Dude that's hilarious and awesome. Way to go!  :lol

Sad news: my friend had to bury his cat yesterday morning. She was 21 years young. Damn. RIP Shorty.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 19, 2019, 10:06:18 AM
We need that GIF as an emote. :cramx3:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 19, 2019, 11:16:23 AM

Sad news: my friend had to bury his cat yesterday morning. She was 21 years young. Damn. RIP Shorty.

I'm sorry to hear that.  On our front, we will probably hear Watson's results back today.  The whole thing is so weird...after the mass got drained (~50 mL!!), he's completely gone back to his old self (fairly bonkers, no sense of self-preservation, overly curious, energetic, super friendly). And yet, that really doesn't mean anythign in terms of the prognosis.

On more fun matters...I made escargots and creme brulee for date night on Saturday!

EDIT: Partial results back, not lymphoma! Still not sure what it is, might be some odd infection, and I'm not exhaling until we have a definitive answer (not sure if there's a chance it might be a different cancer). But things are as good as they can be at the moment.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 19, 2019, 01:35:28 PM
Millahh, very happy for you!   I felt bad sharing my story, didn't want to bring you down.  But hopefully the news will continue to be good! 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on August 19, 2019, 01:52:41 PM
That's me all the way on the right in the black and white.  I'm guessing you are not familiar with The Jersey Shore TV show.  Which is probably for your best.  I finally watched it last night, got a still now of my devil horns.  I'll probably post that later on twitter or something.  You can see my pretty much rocking out a bit during their dance scene, but otherwise I wasn't really seen much in the episode (one good shot of my dad drinking though  :lol)

Huh, I wasnít aware that was still on TV.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on August 21, 2019, 06:49:16 AM
I AM RISEN UP.

Good morning all.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 21, 2019, 06:50:20 AM
Sup.  3 more days to VACATION!!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 21, 2019, 07:02:20 AM
 :yarr 7 more work days until my month off, although I think tomorrow I have a half day due to our summer holiday party which I am not attending.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 21, 2019, 07:10:18 AM
Sup.  3 more days to VACATION!!!!

Ditto my man!  What are the plans for the monarchy?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 21, 2019, 07:56:10 AM
Going to Connecticut Saturday for a concert.  Sleeping over then going to a brewery I never been to.  Going to a Botanical Garden on the coast of Maine, An English garden for tea and crumpets.  Going to Vermont for the day.  Nice day trips and relax.  October is nuts for us.

Sept 29th Pats at Buffalo.  Drive home that Monday.

Fly out Tuesday Oct. 1st for our conference in Chicago.  Fly back on the 5th.

Progstock on the 11th in NJ. Drive back on 14th.

On the 25th head to Vermont to stay at a B&B for 4 days with Lisa to celebrate our 25 years married which is on Oct 28th.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 21, 2019, 08:06:36 AM
Good morning guys. First day of vacation today!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 21, 2019, 08:43:04 AM
That sounds like a fun October Joe
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 21, 2019, 08:46:14 AM
Looks like there's a lot of blobbing going on in here!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 21, 2019, 08:48:20 AM
Vacation?

What's that?


I just had to explain to an employee why he won't be paid for the 4 hours he decided to leave the site and go home a few weeks ago. Really dude?  :tdwn
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on August 21, 2019, 05:22:57 PM
So we were on vacation last week, and we stocked up our timeshare with breakfast stuff, snacks, water, etc...


Well, God forbid my wife leave something behind, like maybe a cup of sugar??

Unbeknownst to me, she packed this in the suitcase:

(https://i.imgur.com/2C0XNah.jpg)


..which upon unpacking at home we discovered our final souvenir:














(https://i.imgur.com/rsHTCOV.jpg)

 :facepalm: :lol

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ruba on August 21, 2019, 05:30:30 PM
 :lol

I bet the TSA officers were relieved that they could approve a suspicious package after one sniff.

Just don't put that in your coffee. You can't never know where the finger of the public servant who tested the stuff had been before. Better if you throw the package straight to the trash.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 21, 2019, 05:36:01 PM
 :rollin
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on August 21, 2019, 05:38:16 PM
Looks like there's a lot of blobbing going on in here!

I plan to Blob the fuck out of next week.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on August 21, 2019, 09:42:37 PM
I've been couch surfing all week either working from home or now just out on sick days thanks to some bronchitis.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 22, 2019, 05:00:45 AM
@ Tim... I've had that before.  It could be because of the bag of "sugar", or just a random thing.

Let her keep believing it's her fault tho.  Milk it for all it's worth!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on August 22, 2019, 05:30:19 AM
@ Tim... I've had that before.  It could be because of the bag of "sugar", or just a random thing.

Let her keep believing it's her fault tho.  Milk it for all it's worth!

For our vacations, I used to pack a hikers compact aluminum tripod for photography. I got the baggage inspection message five times in a row! It probably looked like a pipe bomb or something.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2019, 06:25:01 AM
The germans bomb tested my macbook charger, the standard one with the apple logo on it.  I had two exact same ones, they only wanted to test one of them that set off some alarm in the baggage scan.  Sometimes weird shit happens to trigger a search or maybe it's just random every once in awhile. 

If I travel with some work equipment in my checked back I'm pretty much guaranteed to see one of those slips.  Last year I had to bring a maybe 16 inch long power supply with me to Amsterdam and I had it in my carryon, that got some weird looks but they scanned it, bomb tested it and laugher their ass off at it as did I  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 22, 2019, 07:30:02 AM
Damnit. I'm trying to get rid of my car but I can't find the title. Sigh, guess I'll just do it after I get back.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on August 22, 2019, 08:10:54 AM
That's funny, but that's me, to be honest. Last time we were in Florida, same thing.  "I'm not throwing away a half can of coffee!!"   Like the world is going to end, or children will starve.   The worst thing is, I KNOW I'm doing it.   I'm like that guy in the commercial "defense wins championships!".
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2019, 08:30:13 AM
I take the kcups from my hotel room before I leave, they usually give two regular, one decaf, and one tea but I never use them cause there's always coffee in the lobby, that's two cups of brew for home for me.  (not into the decaf or tea).  The best was my last stay in Brooklyn my room didn't have any kcups so when the cleaning lady came by I asked, she gave me 10  :lol then I later found where my two were hidden  :facepalm: oh well, lots of coffee to take home. Bottom line, I don't find what you guys do to be that weird or anything. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: El Barto on August 22, 2019, 08:32:38 AM
:yarr 7 more work days until my month off, although I think tomorrow I have a half day due to our summer holiday party which I am not attending.
They making you burn accrued PTO? At my company you're not allowed to carry it over from one year to the next, but cash flow prevents them from buying mine out (which is the policy) so I'm still carrying over half of last years. My prediction is that despite at least two trips scheduled I'll still hit my anniversary date next year with 5 weeks off. Germany awaits!

And swiping K-cups is a good idea. I don't use the things myself, but I have friends that do.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2019, 08:46:24 AM
No, this year was my 5th in the company and a perk of staying for 5 years (average life span was 1.5 years when I started) was a 3 week sabatical you had to use that year and you had to use all 3 weeks at once, plus you can add a week which I did.  Our new overlords are likely removing that perk at the end of the year so I'm glad I got my approval and getting my time off.  They only let us carry over 5 days and I get 17 days overall (not including the sabatical) plus we got 4 summer fridays to take off, the friday after thanksgiving, and the week between Christmas and New Years.  I still have 14 vacation days to use this year since my early summer vacation didn't pan out.  It's a very nice year for me for PTO. 

September is looking like this for me:

Thursday August  29th - LAST DAY OF WORK

30th - Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
31 - penn state game at noon
1 - The Who @ Madison Square Garden, New York City NY
2 - Day home
3 - Day home
4 - Fly to Atlanta, ProgPower Day 1
5 - ATL, Progpower day 2
6 - ATL, Progpower day 3
7 - ATL, Progpower day 4, Penn state game at 7:30pm
8 - Fly home from Atlanta, Giants at Cowboys 4:25pm, UB40 @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
9 -
10 -
11 - ?????????????????????
12 -
13 -
14th - Kamelot @ Playstation Theater NY, penn state game at noon vs pitt
15th - Babymetal & Avatar @ Terminal 5, New York City NY, Giants at Bill 1pm
16 -
17 - ???
18 - ???
19 -
20th - Delain, Amorphis, & Anneke Van Giersbergen @ Gramercy Theater, New York City NY
21 - Fly to Vegas 5:30pm
22 - Las Vegas Day - Giants at Bucks 4pm (1pm there)
23 - Aerosmith @ Park Theater, Las Vegas NV
24 - Drive to Death Valley - Day in Death Valley Stay in Beatty AIRBNB
25 - Morning in Death Valley - Drive back to Vegas Stay at Venetian
26 - Fly home from Vegas 4:00pm
27 - Friday night football BBQ at home with friends - penn state at maryland
28 - Day home
29 - Day home, Redskins at Giants 1pm

Monday September 30 - BACK TO WORK

I've got two gaps to fill with plans still, I really want to go to the Caribbean and it's totally doable moneywise but I'm worried about hurricanes which ruined my Key Largo trip last summer. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: The Walrus on August 22, 2019, 08:47:59 AM
Holy crap dude  :lol I got ProgPower, and then uh... maybe two shows after that for the year.  :lol That's wild!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2019, 08:56:12 AM
Yea, I'm honestly looking to go a bit wild. Push myself to some crazy limits of what I am capable of doing (with my month essentially ending in Death Valley).  I've saved up money for this for the last couple years and all my credit card points so I can burn it for flights (I had $1500, still have $900 to spend).  I've stock piled hotel points (over 600,000) to use.  I'm probably going to burn about 1/3 of those so I can spend the my vegas trip at the Venetian.  If the weather shapes nicely, and prices don't jack up, that week after Progpower I am looking to go to to the DR or Miami and the following week I am eyeing a trip to Seattle to see Incubus.

Also, I'm booked to go to Denver for work October 3rd so I go right back out the door after my month off.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 22, 2019, 09:28:24 AM


I've got two gaps to fill with plans still, I really want to go to the Caribbean and it's totally doable moneywise but I'm worried about hurricanes which ruined my Key Largo trip last summer.

That's why we're going to Aruba...we're going dead center of hurricane season (sept 7-21), but it's far enough south to be out of the hurricane belt.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 22, 2019, 09:31:01 AM
Aruba

Jamaica

Ooooh I wanna take ya
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2019, 09:32:35 AM


I've got two gaps to fill with plans still, I really want to go to the Caribbean and it's totally doable moneywise but I'm worried about hurricanes which ruined my Key Largo trip last summer.

That's why we're going to Aruba...we're going dead center of hurricane season (sept 7-21), but it's far enough south to be out of the hurricane belt.

See you there...  I am looking at it now, didn't even think about this and I was beginning to think I've stared at the maps long enough and did enough price checks. 

I checked Jamaica and it seems United has no flights there anymore?  I went a few years ago so it's not high on my list but I was curious to check and surprised to see that.  Another obstacle for me is I only want to fly united, I'm so loyal.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 22, 2019, 09:59:24 AM


I've got two gaps to fill with plans still, I really want to go to the Caribbean and it's totally doable moneywise but I'm worried about hurricanes which ruined my Key Largo trip last summer.

That's why we're going to Aruba...we're going dead center of hurricane season (sept 7-21), but it's far enough south to be out of the hurricane belt.

See you there...  I am looking at it now, didn't even think about this and I was beginning to think I've stared at the maps long enough and did enough price checks. 

I checked Jamaica and it seems United has no flights there anymore?  I went a few years ago so it's not high on my list but I was curious to check and surprised to see that.  Another obstacle for me is I only want to fly united, I'm so loyal.

EWR <-> AUA on United, about 4.5 hours!

Should add, same principle applies to Curacao (and the other island there, that starts with a B), no idea about direct flights for those, however.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2019, 10:05:24 AM
The all-inclusive resorts there are a bit pricey compared to the DR but maybe because of the weather this is more attractive obviously, but looking at flights/hotels otherwise and this is very doable, Sept 10-13.  I wish I could do 2 weeks on the beach, but I got to get home for Kamelot on the 14th and my best friend just got his ticket for that so I don't want to miss it.  I'm going to do some more research, but seriouslly Millahh, you may have given me the best idea  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 22, 2019, 11:53:16 AM
The all-inclusive resorts there are a bit pricey compared to the DR but maybe because of the weather this is more attractive obviously, but looking at flights/hotels otherwise and this is very doable, Sept 10-13.  I wish I could do 2 weeks on the beach, but I got to get home for Kamelot on the 14th and my best friend just got his ticket for that so I don't want to miss it.  I'm going to do some more research, but seriouslly Millahh, you may have given me the best idea  :yarr

 :millahhhh

Two weeks is certainly more than we normally do, but it's the wife's 40th, so we are going all out.  Not doing the resort thing, though...got a little casita up by Malmok Beach, with grill, pool, blender, etc.  So lots of tropical drinks, and generally chilling/blobbing.  Apparently the markets there are well stocked with Dutch cheeses, so that will be an area of focus as well!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2019, 12:25:47 PM
That sounds more isolated and nice for you two, and yea I like that this is a dutch island, some reviews I see are pretty positive of the locals.  There's a Holiday inn resort, I have status with them and it looks nice enough, I may end up there and there's a snorkeling pirate ship right there with day trips for 50 bucks, might be signing up for that snorkeling trip that got cancelled from last year.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 22, 2019, 02:55:13 PM
That sounds more isolated and nice for you two, and yea I like that this is a dutch island, some reviews I see are pretty positive of the locals.  There's a Holiday inn resort, I have status with them and it looks nice enough, I may end up there and there's a snorkeling pirate ship right there with day trips for 50 bucks, might be signing up for that snorkeling trip that got cancelled from last year.

Jolly Pirates?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2019, 02:59:01 PM
 :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 23, 2019, 12:33:12 PM
Happy Friday, Nerds!

I am so glad it's finally fucking Friday. This week can go fuck off. Found out that a close friend was taken by cancer a few days ago. I bowled with she and her husband for years. She was like my aunt.  She had beat it a few years ago, but it came back last year. Wound up back on Chemo... and in the ICU in late June for a few weeks with Pneumonia (Last time I saw her was when she was in the ICU). She had gotten better and was released. Her husband had just had a heart surgery recently and wasn't well enough to take care of her, so she was staying with her daughter. We didn't know... we tried to go see her the weekend before last and found out she wasn't staying at her home. Was going to try last weekend but we are still having car issues... so planned on trying to see her this weekend.  Fuck Cancer.


This comes as my company decided this week that they want to transfer my account over to a reporting / tracking system that they use everywhere else but here. We never did because the software still had a lot of features missing that I would absolutely need here. (Let me clarify, we use the system for tracking but not for reporting, so I know only part of the system). I've got to do an audit of how the system is used currently and help put together a plan / wish list on things I want when we transition. I also need to set up a day for the owners of the company to drive their asses up and actually train us. They're like "Pick a couple days and we'll let you know when we are available". My response was: "No.... tell me when you're available and we will work around you!" :lol I love being able to talk to my boss(es) like that.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 23, 2019, 12:42:10 PM
sorry for your loss Jay, fuck cancer
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 23, 2019, 07:38:58 PM
sorry for your loss Jay, fuck cancer

Seriously. That sucks monkey balls.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 24, 2019, 01:58:41 PM
Just went on the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in Scranton PA.  Really cool tour, happy to have made it in time to sneak that in before the Knotfest Roadshow concert tonight.  :metal :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on August 25, 2019, 08:27:36 AM
Ugh, I just can't shake this cough. Bailed at the last minute on a day trip to a casino because I'm sure nobody else at the table would appreciate me coughing on the cards/chips/them. Better be able to shake this in time for my trip to Nashville for Morsefest.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: splent on August 25, 2019, 08:38:54 AM
Poop
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on August 25, 2019, 09:48:59 AM
Ugh, I just can't shake this cough. Bailed at the last minute on a day trip to a casino because I'm sure nobody else at the table would appreciate me coughing on the cards/chips/them. Better be able to shake this in time for my trip to Nashville for Morsefest.

Kill it with vodka.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 25, 2019, 10:25:05 AM
Ugh, I just can't shake this cough. Bailed at the last minute on a day trip to a casino because I'm sure nobody else at the table would appreciate me coughing on the cards/chips/them. Better be able to shake this in time for my trip to Nashville for Morsefest.

Kill it with vodka.

I've had this cold/cough for a week and a half now, I can't seem to shake it etiher, even with Vodka although that definitely helps the symptoms  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 25, 2019, 01:49:19 PM
Afternoon folks. First full day as a married man.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on August 25, 2019, 03:01:07 PM
Afternoon folks. First full day as a married man.

NO shit!  Did DTF know this was happening?  Glad you got your priorities right, posting here less than 24 hours past your nuptials.

Congrats dude.  No more blowjobs for you.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on August 25, 2019, 03:55:25 PM
Congrats!  I know you've mentioned it but didn't realize it had just happened.   :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on August 25, 2019, 05:52:20 PM
Afternoon folks. First full day as a married man.

NO shit!  Did DTF know this was happening?  Glad you got your priorities right, posting here less than 24 hours past your nuptials.

Congrats dude.  No more blowjobs for you.

:lol, I was going to post yesterday but I realized I forgot my phone charger.

Thanks guys! I'm heading off to Paris tomorrow but realistically all I want to do is sleep for the next couple of days.
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Post by: cramx3 on August 25, 2019, 05:53:11 PM
bonjour!
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Post by: axeman90210 on August 25, 2019, 08:44:12 PM
Congrats Reaper!
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Post by: Ruba on August 25, 2019, 09:10:54 PM
Congrats Reaper! Chad can be all Negative Nancy  :biggrin:, you two have a great honeymoon!

all I want to do is sleep for the next couple of days.

That doesn't sound like something "just married" couple would do in Paris. ;D

Just kidding! And I hope you two'll have great time in France!
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Post by: Ruba on August 25, 2019, 09:57:18 PM
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 26, 2019, 06:00:18 AM
Congrats Reaper! Chad can be all Negative Nancy  :biggrin:, you two have a great honeymoon!

True, I guess Kay can give all the hummers he wants.  :lol
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 26, 2019, 09:17:33 AM
RIP

I mean...

Congrats!
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Post by: ReaperKK on August 26, 2019, 03:39:29 PM
In the air and on the way to paris. About to start boozing
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 27, 2019, 12:19:54 PM
Good Morning / Afternoon peeps.

Is.... is it Friday yet?
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Post by: cramx3 on August 27, 2019, 12:44:26 PM
I wish so I can start my vacation

Yesterday I walked into 3 fires when I got in early (to put out a known, but small, fire) and today a surprise even bigger fire that I only just fixed, well provided a temporary fix.  My coworker is hardly helping and I'm about to leave all this to him for a month, I can't imagine how badly this place will be burnt when I get back.
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Post by: millahh on August 27, 2019, 01:49:13 PM
Sigh.

We will be saying goodbye to Watson in about a week.  The mass in his abdomen involves his pancreas, intestines, and other organs (and there might be some cancer in there, for good measure as well)...it is inoperable.  His best case is a few weeks, but that is far from certain.  As we will be traveling for two weeks (and misses us terribly when we're not here), next week will be the end of the line.  Anything else would be cruel to him.  I'm realizing this is the first time I've ever been through it this way...growing up, all of the deaths of pets were sudden; this is the first time I have experienced a planned one.

Breathe.
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Post by: cramx3 on August 27, 2019, 02:00:25 PM
Sorry to hear that,  poor Watson.  That's so sad to have to do.
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Post by: Podaar on August 27, 2019, 02:02:54 PM
I'm so sorry millahh. For you and Watson. I have no good words of comfort, so I'll just say I wish you the best.
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Post by: The Walrus on August 27, 2019, 03:07:18 PM
That's terrible, millahh. I'm so sorry. At least he won't be suffering and little Watson will be at peace until you reunite with him someday. Spend all the time you possibly can with him for the next few days. :heart

Is he at home or has he been at the vet this whole time?
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Post by: axeman90210 on August 27, 2019, 03:57:31 PM
Sorry about the news millahh :(
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 27, 2019, 07:09:44 PM
I'm so sorry.  It breaks my heart to read that millahh.
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Post by: TAC on August 27, 2019, 07:18:48 PM
Yeah, that is tough for sure.
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 28, 2019, 06:33:28 AM
Bro hugs to you and the family. :hug:
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Post by: Stadler on August 28, 2019, 07:22:09 AM
Millahh, thinking about you, buddy.  I'm sorry you have to go through that.
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Post by: millahh on August 28, 2019, 03:19:36 PM
Thanks for your support everyone. We set for tomorrow evening.  It's so weird... As bad as things are, he's just as vibrant, talkative, quirky and friendly as always. And of course he managed to get one of his legs suck in the cone 😂
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Post by: cramx3 on August 29, 2019, 03:34:17 PM
and after a bunch of meltdowns in my data center this week, that's a wrap.  Put up my vacationing icon next to my name on slack and its 32 days off starting NOW  :metal :metal  see ya work on September 30th
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Post by: cramx3 on August 30, 2019, 08:35:13 AM
Looks like a few members of Slipknot are doing a signing session at the liqour store down the street (promo for the Slipknot Whiskey) this afternoon.  Works out since its just down the street and I'm off so I think I will head over there before the show today  :metal :metal
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 31, 2019, 08:08:44 AM
God I hate people.


Just woke up to find that a guy walked off the job and quit at 4am this morning.

Because he was pissed off at the fact that my night Supervisor passed down instructions from me that basically equated to "do the fucking job at bare minimum at least"

The other guy working that shift with my night lead /supervisor didn't quit, but argued, asking why I'm not calling them at passing down this info myself. I had to call him at 6:00 this morning and give him verbal ass kicking.


What pisses me off so much is the fact that I went out of my way to adjust the first guy's schedule, moving people around and what not to accommodate his availability recently.

I sent a text to MY boss just now telling him what happened and basically told him that I am not sure how much longer I'm going to be able to keep doing this, and there needs to be changes.
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 31, 2019, 08:16:51 AM
FFS, is the job market so booming in your area that people can afford to just walk away from income?

People are the fucking worst!
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Post by: millahh on August 31, 2019, 08:27:47 AM
FFS, is the job market so booming in your area that people can afford to just walk away from income?

People are the fucking worst!

I think some people just put their own sense of entitlement and that the world should revolve around them ahead of their sense of self-preservation...
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Post by: Stadler on August 31, 2019, 11:38:30 AM
FFS, is the job market so booming in your area that people can afford to just walk away from income?

People are the fucking worst!

I think some people just put their own sense of entitlement and that the world should revolve around them ahead of their sense of self-preservation...

Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you!
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Post by: millahh on August 31, 2019, 12:24:16 PM
FFS, is the job market so booming in your area that people can afford to just walk away from income?

People are the fucking worst!

I think some people just put their own sense of entitlement and that the world should revolve around them ahead of their sense of self-preservation...

Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you!

 :metal Take No Prisoners!   :metal
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 02, 2019, 10:06:15 AM
Yup. Apparently both the guys were throwing a fit because I wasn't telling them this info myself.

There's a reason why there's a chain of fucking command. If I have to drop everything at 530 in the morning on Saturday to repeat what my night supervisor told you, I'm going to write your asses up.




OR what I should do is start calling them in the middle of the day, waking them up, and giving them this info. Hell, every time something comes up I should call them to let them know. Who needs sleep? If I don't, they don't!
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 03, 2019, 04:05:16 AM
OR what I should do is start calling them in the middle of the day, waking them up, and giving them this info. Hell, every time something comes up I should call them to let them know. Who needs sleep? If I don't, they don't!

Not entirely a bad idea.  Let this be a lesson to you (seriously)... verify with each of your employees how/when/who they want to be told information.  If it's from you directly, it might be over the phone, and you might be waking their asses up in the middle of the day.  Otherwise, it's the night supervisor.
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Post by: TAC on September 03, 2019, 07:36:06 AM
Just sounds like the guys wanted something to bitch about. Fuck 'em. The guy that quit would've likely quit over some other small thing soon enough.

I would tell them that whatever comes from the Night Supervisor COMES FROM ME. And that I would not expect any further issues going forward regarding this.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on September 03, 2019, 10:05:36 AM
What I dont understand is why they felt they shouldn't have to listen to what the night Superviser said. The one person that is the authority that night shift.

If I had a problem, I wouldn't quit or really complain much. I'd just do it, and then call you to inquire about it. Which if it didn't come from you would make the night superviser look bad.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 03, 2019, 12:47:36 PM
So what I pieced together, the lead / supervisor I had on nights before this guy was a POS. The current night lead has worked with the company almost as long as I have, and has technically been a lead longer than I have been a lead / assistant supervisor / post supervisor. The old night lead didn't enforce any standards. Just let people do what they wanted. The new night lead comes in every night and makes up a plan of attack for the night. He RUNS the shift and isn't just there to be there.  The night crew doesn't like it. I shouldn't have to ask them when they want info passed down to them. Obviously if something is really sensitive or what not, I'll talk with them, but there is a Chain of Command for a reason. I



What pisses me off even more is the fact that while going over the dude's hours for his final check, I found that he filled out the entire thing in advanced, including hours after he quit.. so now I have to go through and verify everything and edit out the days he didn't work.

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Post by: TAC on September 03, 2019, 12:54:01 PM
The overnight guys (not the current super) sound like dickheads.
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Post by: millahh on September 03, 2019, 01:03:59 PM
Sometimes in moments of extreme career aggravation, I think about what I have learned from a situation, how I can at least use it in future job interviews, and defining what shit I will not stand for in the future (plus the flipside of that, when to run screaming), and what I will/won't do when in positions of greater authority...."When I am king..."
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 03, 2019, 01:04:46 PM
Welp last night in london. It's been on hell of a trip, I cannot wait to be home and in my own bed.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 03, 2019, 01:23:39 PM
The overnight guys (not the current super) sound like dickheads.

They are. Honestly that's where people go who can't cope with the Morning and Afternoon shifts. The overnight has a lot of routine to it. Do A B C D E F G in that order. Very rarely does something happen that throws off the routine... and when it does, its pretty black or white (You either belong here or you don't). The Morning shift involves a lot of problem solving. A lot of variables. The Afternoon shift involves a lot of bullshit. They are both busy. The night shift is... simple. Yes, you're working nights, but you don't have to deal with much.

They actually used that complaint to the night lead. "Well Day shift does blah blah". They think that the people working the Morning shifts just sit on our asses. Anyone who has worked a shift with me knows how hectic it can be. 2 different phones going off. Actual shit going down around the property, emails galore coming in for me.

Yea I hate people :lol
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Post by: TAC on September 03, 2019, 01:27:06 PM
It's funny how every shift blames the other.

I've dealt with so much of this kind of crap over the years.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 03, 2019, 01:38:19 PM
Personally I'd love to work the overnight shift (don't tell MY boss that though). It's completely mindless. Even doing things 110% is just simple.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 04, 2019, 10:55:05 AM
Here is my PSA for the day:

If you invest in a Ring doorbell camera or something like it, USE IT. If you are on vacation on a Holiday weekend, and receive a bunch of notifications, check them out. Don't wait until 2 days later to look and see that someone tried to break in to your house.
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Post by: millahh on September 04, 2019, 12:18:54 PM
Here is my PSA for the day:

If you invest in a Ring doorbell camera or something like it, USE IT. If you are on vacation on a Holiday weekend, and receive a bunch of notifications, check them out. Don't wait until 2 days later to look and see that someone tried to break in to your house.

Shit!

I hope the operative word is "tried"??
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 04, 2019, 12:36:40 PM
Here is my PSA for the day:

If you invest in a Ring doorbell camera or something like it, USE IT. If you are on vacation on a Holiday weekend, and receive a bunch of notifications, check them out. Don't wait until 2 days later to look and see that someone tried to break in to your house.

Shit!

I hope the operative word is "tried"??

Luckily this dude didn't get into anyone's home(s). Just took a bunch of crap off of peoples' porches and wound up camping out on someone's 2nd story balcony (Easily reachable from the ground) for 2 days while the resident was away. My guys didn't catch it (Busy holiday weekend), but the dude was caught and arrested. It's turned into a headache for me. What people need to realize is this part of the property is bordered by a busy road with a shit ton of pedestrian (And transient) traffic, there's no way we can be at the right place at the right time every time.

This would have been caught sooner if the person with the Ring Camera checked their notifications....
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Post by: cramx3 on September 04, 2019, 03:30:30 PM
Woke up at 6am to get to Atlanta and have lunch with kat and jingle
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 04, 2019, 05:59:35 PM
Just got home from spending 10 days away. Man it feels good to be home. Forgot how much space my house has compared to hotel rooms :lol
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Post by: TAC on September 04, 2019, 06:30:26 PM
It's nice being away, but it's nice being home.

What else did you do besides going to London?
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 04, 2019, 06:37:36 PM
We started our trip in Paris then went to London. We pretty much did every tourist thing imaginable and ate a ton of food. I also got to meet some extended family in London which is nice. I currently miss the weather so much. it was nice and cool with low's in the upper 50's in london. I also really miss the pub culture there.
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Post by: TAC on September 04, 2019, 06:42:06 PM
We did the same trip back in 2014. Flew into Paris. We stayed at Disney. The great thing about Disney is that there is a train station right there so we could get into the city easily. We took the Chunnel to London and flew home from there.
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 04, 2019, 07:15:56 PM
How is Disneyland Paris? One of our Parisian tour guides was raving about it.
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Post by: TAC on September 04, 2019, 07:37:01 PM
How is Disneyland Paris? One of our Parisian tour guides was raving about it.

Very nice. They have 3 or 4 Disney hotels right on property. We stayed at the Disney New York Hotel, which was very nice. We had a great view.
It's two parks very similar to Disneyland in California. One side is the Magic Kingdom, and the other is a Hollywood Studio style park.
Their Big Thunder Mountain is the best. You get on, and then you go through a tunnel under a river to an island where most of the ride takes place. Very cool.

The fact that there is a train station right there was great. We took it into Paris twice, once for the day we spent there and the other for when we got on the train for Endland. It was about a 35-40 minute train ride from Disney to Paris.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 05, 2019, 11:14:31 AM
Morning All.

Flying Colors tonight :JayOctavarium:


While doing my daily troll through job postings, I found that a company I currently work along side is hiring. It's tempting... because I have been thinking about stepping into a new field (Property Management) and I have a great relationship with a manager who I think heads up the branch of this company that is hiring... but the VP of the company is... not someone I want to work with as she has rubbed me the wrong way many times, and one of the managers I would be working under already makes me want to bash my head into a wall. (she's the kind of person who gets by using her looks and not her head...)

It is tempting... Pay Cut... and probably just as stressful but room to move up...
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Post by: Stadler on September 05, 2019, 03:49:46 PM
Anyone know how to "bury" a link?   Meaning, have the link, but have it show up as underlined text?
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Post by: TAC on September 05, 2019, 04:11:32 PM
Anyone know how to "bury" a link?   Meaning, have the link, but have it show up as underlined text?

Stadler, find a post that does it and quote it. Youíll see the formula.
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 06, 2019, 10:34:28 AM
the icon underneath the Italic "I" will do it for you (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/Themes/velocity/images/bbc/url.gif)

DTF mutha fucka!!! (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org)
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 06, 2019, 10:45:45 AM
Chad, how is the festival?
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 06, 2019, 10:59:48 PM
Chad, how is the festival?

It's been mostly excellent so far.  4 bands out of 14 that I didn't care too much for... all others ranged from very good to excellent.  One more day to go, and a couple of biggie's tomorrow in Threshold, and Demons & Wizards.
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 07, 2019, 05:01:45 AM
I've been checking out all the bands on YouTube.   
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 07, 2019, 06:02:33 AM
First weekend in a month where I have absolutely nothing to do. feels good mang
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 09, 2019, 11:34:47 AM
Good Morning Krusty Krew.

Had to go into work 2 hours early today because people suck and I am short staffed... but that still won't give me the time I need to prep for a team meeting tomorrow with BOTH owners of the company... as well as go through my own investigations regarding a small boat loaded with 9 people (seats maybe 4) that capsized right off of our docks at work.  That's a fun one.
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Post by: cramx3 on September 09, 2019, 01:56:36 PM
Woke up today feeling the pain of a crazy long weekend in Atlanta, but did have an email sitting in my inbox stating I got a free upgrade to business class for my flight tomorrow morning to Aruba  :yarr Today has been a relax and recover day, plus video editing and cleaning/packing.  Looking forward to get my relaxation nation going the rest of the week.
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 09, 2019, 02:19:38 PM
Free upgrades are awesome!
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 09, 2019, 02:20:56 PM
Woke up today feeling the pain of a crazy long weekend in Atlanta, but did have an email sitting in my inbox stating I got a free upgrade to business class for my flight tomorrow morning to Aruba  :yarr Today has been a relax and recover day, plus video editing and cleaning/packing.  Looking forward to get my relaxation nation going the rest of the week.

I EXPECT A VIDEO

Just do an intro... then 10 minutes of your feet in the sand with waves in the background. :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on September 09, 2019, 03:02:14 PM
Woke up today feeling the pain of a crazy long weekend in Atlanta, but did have an email sitting in my inbox stating I got a free upgrade to business class for my flight tomorrow morning to Aruba  :yarr Today has been a relax and recover day, plus video editing and cleaning/packing.  Looking forward to get my relaxation nation going the rest of the week.

I EXPECT A VIDEO

Just do an intro... then 10 minutes of your feet in the sand with waves in the background. :lol

I honestly might do an Aruba video, I don't know what exactly, but there might be something
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 09, 2019, 03:13:35 PM
Just randomly yell "Dad?" to people on the beach as they walk by
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Post by: cramx3 on September 09, 2019, 03:16:40 PM
Maybe from my hotel balcony
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Post by: JayOctavarium on September 11, 2019, 09:00:37 AM
I just had a resume come in from a potential employee.

Under his "skills", you just listed  " Flexible. Read. Write."



oof.


In other work related news, my boss is back to toying with the idea of promoting me and having me work out of the main office as well as working as a roving supervisor. The office is an hour and a half or so away,  but I'd have a company car.. and would get paid more... so it's a win. He also told me since I'd be a rover half the time, I'd be on the clock for my commutes? That'd be sweet.
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Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2019, 09:28:46 AM
Sounds good

So many Europeans in thongs here, I have a fantastic view too. I'm in paradise.
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Post by: axeman90210 on September 11, 2019, 01:41:38 PM
Working from home today because I had to pick up two suits I rented for my old college roommate's wedding this weekend in Vermont.
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 11, 2019, 01:58:49 PM
So many Europeans in thongs here.

That can be a good thing.  It can also be a horribly disturbing thing.
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Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2019, 02:14:32 PM
So many Europeans in thongs here.

That can be a good thing.  It can also be a horribly disturbing thing.

There's been nothing horrible about this or people in their bathing suits besides me.  Good lord two blonde babes showed up later and parked in front of me doing all sorts of pictures of each other's bodies.  I just enjoyed the show. Then they put lotion on each other, bending over,  :rollin I'm like is this even real? Well the burning of my skin is real.
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Post by: TAC on September 11, 2019, 02:21:20 PM
You better had filmed that!
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Post by: axeman90210 on September 11, 2019, 02:25:37 PM
Yeah, I mean it's not like Youtube is the only place Cram can upload his videos :biggrin:
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Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2019, 02:26:16 PM
 :rollin

I may have a video coming up from this trip, but it will not feature asses as much as I would love to.  I've got no problem looking if they are showing, but I am not filming girls.  I'm not that creepy.
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Post by: TAC on September 11, 2019, 02:28:53 PM
creepx3 style!
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Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2019, 02:30:09 PM
 :rollin

I feel creepy enough coming to a resort solo when it's all couples and families.  I'm having a blast though, just cracked open the vodka  :yarr
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Post by: millahh on September 11, 2019, 02:43:57 PM
I was sitting on the beach earlier, about two miles north... If you looked carefully, you could see me giving you the finger  :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2019, 02:45:49 PM
 :lol we may be giving DTF the finger tomorrow  :yarr
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Post by: cramx3 on September 13, 2019, 06:14:24 PM
Damn, I'm home and soooo bummed.  It feels like the aftermath of not only ProgPower but of the Caribbean is hitting me hard now and making me upset that it's over.  It went by so quickly...
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 13, 2019, 06:50:54 PM
How long were you gone for?

I'm happy to be home . . . . From work
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Post by: cramx3 on September 13, 2019, 07:00:22 PM
Was in Atlanta for 4 nights, home for 2, then Aruba for 3.  I leave for Vegas in a week now, so this is my staycation.... but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't exploring options to do another quick trip.  I wish I was in Aruba for longer but I came home cause I have tickets for Kamelot/Sonata Arctica/Battle Beast tomorrow and Babymetal/Avatar on Sunday  :metal
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 13, 2019, 08:28:26 PM
man you are all over the place cram. I'm still recovering from being in Europe :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on September 14, 2019, 06:25:01 AM
It helps getting upgraded to first class on both flights, made for a much more relaxing flying experience.  I really thought I'd sleep like a baby though last night, I think my cats just too excited that I'm back and he wouldn't stop seeking attention, and still is.  It's cute, but it's getting annoying too.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on September 14, 2019, 08:28:22 AM
It helps getting upgraded to first class on both flights, made for a much more relaxing flying experience.  I really thought I'd sleep like a baby though last night, I think my cats just too excited that I'm back and he wouldn't stop seeking attention, and still is.  It's cute, but it's getting annoying too.

But if you didn't give in to that, he'd probably kill you in your sleep  :biggrin: or at the very least pee on the bed...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 14, 2019, 09:12:47 AM
He was eyeing the suitcase to pee on when I didn't put it away when I got home... I do have another trip coming up, and another one after that so I just moved it to another room and that seemed to calm him  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on September 14, 2019, 09:23:15 AM
Sounds like my cat. Since I got home she has been sleeping right next to me. I keep my phone on bed so when I go to sleep she hops up, swipes my phone off my bed and curls up into an furball and goes to sleep.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 16, 2019, 10:28:14 AM
yup, definitely dislocated my pinky last night in the mosh pit
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on September 16, 2019, 10:40:29 AM
yup, definitely dislocated my pinky last night in the mosh pit


YYEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: The Walrus on September 16, 2019, 10:41:29 AM
OUCH. I've never dislocated a finger but I've jammed them pretty bad and that really smarts. I stay far away from the mosh pits - not entirely because of that but that's just another reason.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 16, 2019, 10:50:29 AM
it was pretty insane last night, I can move my pinky so it's not needing a doctor (I did send a pic to my doctor friend who gave me advice on how to take care of it), its just super fat and still getting puffier plus bruising on the inside of my hand up to my knuckles along the finger.  Oh, and the pain.  It somehow got tangled with someone or something and pulled backwards, I let out a huge scream like a girl when it happened  :lol  Honestly, might have been worth it.  Such a fun night and I may never experience a huge crazy pit for a Japanese teenage girl band  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on September 16, 2019, 10:52:52 AM
Broke my pinky once playing dodgeball at gym class Junior Year.

I forgot my sneakers and slid on my socks to dodge being hit, my pinky caught the handball wall that protrudes 3 inches out out from the wall.  Bent it back.  Missed 2 months of baseball because of it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 16, 2019, 10:54:04 AM
I sprained my toe in a pit before. Moshing to The Misfits in '07. Good effing times.



So, a representative with a competing company trying to snag our contract from us next month was supposed to come and do a walk through with the HOA I work with.

They brought 2 car loads of people in uniform. Legit looks like they are canning us and starting a process to bring the new company in.  Pretty damn shady.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on September 16, 2019, 12:50:26 PM
That sucks Jay... but I don't think it's shady.  What is the HOA supposed to do, just have you guys stop providing service one day, and the next company then takes over?  Their responsibility is to the home owners, not to your company.  It blows that you're losing the contract, but the HOA has to put in place a transition plan.

Unless I'm missing something?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 16, 2019, 01:02:47 PM
There wouldn't be a transition. They would set the day that we are out of there, and we will work providing full service up till that point and then be gone the next day. They should be giving us several months heads up, but it doesn't look like that'll happen. It's still supposedly 50/50 but... we'll see. From what I am observing (it's still going on), this is an in depth meeting.


Losing the account and joining the new company would mean a slight raise for me. Losing it and staying with my company means a raise and promotion. Keeping the account means a slight raise. I win no matter what I guess... I just find the tactics annoying.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 18, 2019, 12:46:25 PM
Pinky is still bruised from my palm to the last knuckle, but swelling is down and pain isn't too bad anymore unless I grab something with that hand.  Should be good to get back into the pit friday for Delain  :metal  Found this video from the show, maybe this is when I got hurt  :lol https://youtu.be/Q6M_JPPcqiw?t=46 (https://youtu.be/Q6M_JPPcqiw?t=46)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 18, 2019, 03:07:05 PM
I still don't "get" Babymetal :lol


Speaking of Videos and not getting things, I am literally watching (or trying to... work keeps getting in the way) your Gears 5 video. I never could get into Gears of War. Had #2... played through it a little. I just can't do the 3rd person view.

Also... When did it stop being Gears of War and just started being called just Gears?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 18, 2019, 03:32:49 PM
Good question.  I was never a Gears guy.  I played the first two though when they released them as a package like 10 years ago or something on xbox 360.  It was a fun campaign but I didn't think much of it then.  I still don't, but I'm home this week and figured I'd want to play a new game and this was fresh.  Its fun, but I'm not crazy about it.  Like you said, 3rd person isn't the greatest and this game is all about duck and cover.  I just haven't played a new game in awhile and have time to game.  That's the first gaming video I've made in months too, just been too busy with concerts and traveling to get any gaming in.

Also, I don't "get" babymetal either.  It's just fun, I only knew a few songs they played.  Apparently they have a replacement singer, she followed me on twitter and I had to google who she was.  But it's like she looks just like the other one (I don't know any of their names).  The whole thing is really odd to me, but it was a really cool experience to see them dancing to all the songs.  I take it nothing more than a fun experience although I do really like Avatar.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on September 19, 2019, 06:45:40 AM
What is "baby metal"?   Should I ask TAC?  :)

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 19, 2019, 09:12:43 AM
What is "baby metal"?   Should I ask TAC?  :)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on September 19, 2019, 09:58:58 AM
I will be sending you a bill for damages.  :)

That seems like the worst of metal and the worst of boy/girl bands all mashed up into one.

(And the comments are absolutely PRICELESS.)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 19, 2019, 09:59:52 AM
:lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 19, 2019, 10:28:57 AM
Gimme Chocolate!!!  :metal

 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ben_Jamin on September 19, 2019, 11:00:35 AM
They have way better songs than Gimmie Chocolate.

Tales of Destinies
The One
No Rain, No Rainbow
Akasutki

Metal Resisitance is a damn good album. Can't wait to hear more of Metal Galaxy.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on September 19, 2019, 05:39:46 PM
Baby metal is awesome.

You all are poop heads.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 19, 2019, 05:57:24 PM
Baby metal is awesome.

You all are poop heads.

How am I a poop head?  Maybe a poop pinky but I fucking saw them  :lol

My only good picture from the show (and I do think it's a good one)

(https://scontent.fewr1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/70513313_10120301361899904_6831387089083301888_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeGf8Q4WndBpnGoxcQvGrfpxIOHtSbocnXnSiSm2VXs43sLMN5AE2soARlBLbjjmxpcM4hTdVIjgxxAyI8V85BHqvYluc3IIRGjozhnjRNlXtw&_nc_oc=AQnkMKcR8A3ChMUW2XlD9hZObX9tzLGE9dU_rN0vgP8BJ0kjna09hgKC78ElCg6SmAo&_nc_ht=scontent.fewr1-2.fna&oh=0987f89d5605ae04250135b8e61a49c2&oe=5E09EECC)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on September 19, 2019, 08:28:08 PM
WTF is that? :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 19, 2019, 10:00:35 PM
 :rollin

BABYMETAL
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 20, 2019, 09:02:37 AM
:lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 20, 2019, 11:22:32 AM
fuck... the pinky aint doin any better like I expected.  Still bruised from top to bottom and can't grab anything with that is heavy enough to require a full grip.  Guess I should take it easy for tonight's concert and probably should have put it in a splint like my doctor friend told me, but instead I used it to play video games all week.  YOLO
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 20, 2019, 03:19:50 PM
https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-finger-splint-medium/ID=prod6337850-product?ext=gooKBM_PLA_-_Health_Care&pla&adtype=pla_with_promotion&kpid=sku6280790&sst=_k_CjwKCAjw8ZHsBRA6EiwA7hw_sTmRKr2nKBs8iYyKbNA3eG3EnxyeWod2fmEG2LLtcllnBk6GgVG7DhoC764QAvD_BwE_k_&gclid=CjwKCAjw8ZHsBRA6EiwA7hw_sTmRKr2nKBs8iYyKbNA3eG3EnxyeWod2fmEG2LLtcllnBk6GgVG7DhoC764QAvD_BwE


I used to have a whole bag of these when I first started bowling :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 20, 2019, 03:57:42 PM
I used to always fuck up my middle finger from bowling, never bruised it like this though. It's really fine but  kind of surprised after some good improvement to not see any the last 2 days. Hopefully I wont need to push people with that hand tonight, small venue and sold out but i have a VIP ticket that hopefully gives me a seat or some space.  They changed venues which is why I'm not sure anymore what VIP means.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on September 23, 2019, 05:58:38 AM
Morning. Starting my week off with a visit to the dentist.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on September 23, 2019, 06:37:00 AM
Morning. Starting my week off with a visit to the dentist.

Sounds like you have a bad case of the Mondays.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on September 23, 2019, 07:06:45 AM
Morning. Starting my week off with a visit to the dentist.

Is it at tooth hurty?





 :neverusethis:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 23, 2019, 09:53:53 AM
Morning peeps.

So one thing we do at my account is post a guard at one of the condo buildings on our site when someone is moving in / out. This is because they are paranoid about leaving the doors open while the move is happening. The shifts are 4 hour blocks, and they schedule them anywhere from a month to 3 days in advanced. I am just expected to have someone there.

Fucking Friday I get an email just shy of 2 hours before a move, telling me that they rescheduled for the next morning, canceling the shift and requesting I reschedule for Saturday. Problem is, I already have another one scheduled for Saturday and the guy who was going to work it on Friday is already working his normal shift on Saturday. So I have to... improvise. It all worked out.

Here's what gets me. I received an email at about 4:00 PM on Friday telling me they needed someone posted on Monday for another move. Didn't give me a time. I didn't see the email until 8:00 PM that evening, because, and they know this, I am out at 3:30 and I don't regularly check my email when I am not working. I responded to the email asking for the time. Never got a response. Even now, on Monday morning.

Actually the truck just arrived. Oh well.


Sorry for the Monday morning rant :lol


OH and in other news today is Payday. And not just Payday but the first in a while where I can actually breath. Going to put money into getting the water pump fixed in the car I bought and finally have my own decently running vehicle.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on September 23, 2019, 12:14:32 PM
Morning. Starting my week off with a visit to the dentist.

Is it at tooth hurty?





 :neverusethis:

Nah just needed a root canal, have to go back a few more times in the coming month
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 23, 2019, 12:35:53 PM
Feeling a bit hungover today, I definitely wish I didn't make that last really drunk $100 bet on red last night  :censored followed by eating a big breakfast at 4am as my friends back home were making breakfast before heading to work

I was really hoping to find a deal on Aerosmith tickets the day of the show, they don't have them at the discount booths though.  It's not close to selling out, but it's damn expensive for a ticket.  Cheapest is actually $140 for a side of the stage GA ticket, I may end up getting that. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 23, 2019, 12:47:46 PM
That's one thing that turns me off to the idea of a residency type thing like that. IMO, the tickets should be cheaper, seeing as they are playing a few dozen shows in the same place. Yes, it's Vegas, but still. I guess it's the Same Old Song And Dance for the band. They don't care :lol

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 23, 2019, 01:02:19 PM
Well, I saw their first show was the other night and they didn't play 4 songs on their setlist according to setlist.fm, 4 good songs too.  I'd be livid if they did a shorter set tonight after paying big bucks.  I just hope that was first show issues and not a bigger sign of them cutting back, that would really suck. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on September 23, 2019, 01:15:43 PM
I'm always leery of those casino shows; they are structured differently.   For example the "free" shows at the Wolf's Den at Mohegan Sun are such that casino pays out for 90 minutes of show time, and they're not interested in 4-hour Bruce Springsteen extravanganzas, they want people back in the casino making drunk $100 bets on red (just bustin' Cram, been there done that).  So you get shorter sets, more "hits" sets.   If i have no choice I go to the casino (as I will for UFO in the fall) but if there's another show nearby I will invariably go to that one first.  Slash was a great example; I didn't compare sets, but I had front row at a GA show in Huntington, LI, or I could have been at a table in the back at Mohegan IF I was lucky. 

EDIT:  Slash played 18 songs at Mohegan and the next show (three nights later) he did 21 in Huntington at the Paramount.

The arena shows aren't always like that, but some are.   It depends on the act and their clout.  But I'm pretty sure the "residency" things are just that: play your 90 - 100 minutes and let's get people gambling/drinking/eating again, pronto.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 23, 2019, 02:23:54 PM
Doesn't seem to be the case for Def Leppard, they put on longer and more diverse / deep cut performances at their residency they just finished here.

Either way, I walked all the way to the venue box office, turns out they have just slightly cheaper seats available, but they are shit side back seats.  But livenation has the on stage GA tickets that are still cheaper than those cheapest seats but the box office doesn't sell them, only live nation.  So I just got one of those, so it seems I will be on stage with Aerosmith tonight.  A big birthday present to myself. 

Also, to compare what you say about Slash, it seems Aerosmith is the same.  They played a longer set in NJ recently than they did on their first night here. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 24, 2019, 12:31:52 AM
While chilling on the side stage before Aerosmith came on, I was chatting with security and he said, in about 10-15 minutes you'll see all of Steven's ladies come in.... and yup, all these strippers came into the GA side stage, made the night sooooo much fun  :metal :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 24, 2019, 02:13:02 PM
While chilling on the side stage before Aerosmith came on, I was chatting with security and he said, in about 10-15 minutes you'll see all of Steven's ladies come in.... and yup, all these strippers came into the GA side stage, made the night sooooo much fun  :metal :metal

NOICE
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 24, 2019, 08:01:10 PM
That show was something else man, never experienced anything like that.  Unless you want to pay 500+ for good seats, that side stage GA was real sweet all things considered.  My day in Death Valley National Park is over, got to my airbnb in the middle of nowhere Nevada, just over the border from CA.  I'm wiped, my phone is dead but my laptop is good.  I'll go write my Aerosmith review while my phone charges and I watch this beautiful sunset over these mountains.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 25, 2019, 11:48:36 AM
I freaking hate people. Just had a repo truck driver come within inches of running over my foot as he tried to roll into my work. Dude starts cussing me out and arguing when I tell him to basically go piss off.

"I legally have the right to come in here".

 No... no you don't. I cannot interfere with the repossession of a vehicle if it is out in the open, but you cannot drive through a private gate to do so. That's Trespassing. I'm not as stupid as I look, and it is literally my job to know the laws pertaining to trespassing and what not.

Dude is like "well YOU specifically have let me take cars before!"

Which is true. Kinda. There are sections of the property that are public access, both pedestrian and vehicle access. I cannot stop people from accessing these places. If I see a Repo in progress in one of these places, I take note of it, snap a photo, and standby in case I need to call the cops for a disturbance (owner comes out and threatens the guy, etc).

Hell, technically if the guy would have parked and walked into the part of the property he was trying to access, which is open to pedestrian traffic, and happened to find the vehicle, have the key, and drive it off the island, I can't stop him. That's perfectly legal.






That show was something else man, never experienced anything like that.  Unless you want to pay 500+ for good seats, that side stage GA was real sweet all things considered.  My day in Death Valley National Park is over, got to my airbnb in the middle of nowhere Nevada, just over the border from CA.  I'm wiped, my phone is dead but my laptop is good.  I'll go write my Aerosmith review while my phone charges and I watch this beautiful sunset over these mountains.

I just skimmed through a video you posted from the side stage area. Pretty cool view actually. Must have been a pretty unique experience!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 25, 2019, 03:19:33 PM
And back at the Venetian in Vegas, one more night.  Got to go hard for my last night traveling on vacation (still have a 3 day weekend home to end vacation) but I actually have no plans.  Going to hit up a buffet and figure out some plans.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on September 25, 2019, 08:13:42 PM
So glad you've had a killer vacation Marc. You needed it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 25, 2019, 08:20:31 PM
I'm not sure I "needed" 30 days off, but yes, I needed a getaway and I got quite a few and soooo many crazy stories and memories.  Hoping to make one more tonight, we will see, I'm starting to feel really really tired, but I booked a club crawl tonight, starts in 40 minutes at a bar in my hotel lobby and ends at the Encore beach club at 4am  :lol (you can just leave at any time), we'll see how this shit show goes.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 26, 2019, 10:28:22 AM
Pretty much sums up how I ended my vacation at the Encore beach club last night https://twitter.com/Cramx3/status/1177257937850339328 (https://twitter.com/Cramx3/status/1177257937850339328)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 26, 2019, 10:31:46 PM
Fuck, I'm home, this sucks so much although I'm happy to see my cat
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on September 27, 2019, 05:15:20 AM
Glad to see encore is still the same lol. I remember going to encore during EDC week a few years ago and it was a blast.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 27, 2019, 10:17:18 AM
That water was sooo warm though, like people were pissing in it or something.  I got right out  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 27, 2019, 10:21:44 AM
Happy Friday peeps
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 27, 2019, 11:14:22 AM
Damn, this data transfer from my phones (personal and work since my personal battery died and used my work to take pics in death valley) is taking forever.  I must have over 100G of data between pictures and videos.  I'm looking to get my aerosmith video up today, then I want to work on Death Valley video, then maybe I go back and finish my Aruba video before tackling a full Vegas video.  I just have SOOO much random stupid shit to go through  :lol 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on September 27, 2019, 11:25:14 AM
Just cannonball your way into it!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on September 28, 2019, 05:22:06 AM
Mrs.jingle and I are getting giggity with King tonight.

Giggity = dinner and beers.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on September 28, 2019, 05:42:23 AM
On the bus to Buffalo right now!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on September 28, 2019, 06:23:26 AM
Giggity = dinner and beers.

I'm sure that's exactly what that means ;)

I just woke up and while enjoying coffee I'm doing my end of week trading metrics only to fund out my brokers site has a bug that has been messing up the trade metrics they store. This is a real bitch because now I have to move everything to Excel which I really do want to do.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 28, 2019, 08:45:17 AM
Nice Chad and Joe  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on September 28, 2019, 03:49:55 PM
Went to a once-a-year beer event in NYC today, already back home and relaxing on the couch for the night.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on September 29, 2019, 04:51:42 AM
Nice Chad and Joe  :metal

So awesome to hang with my Broseph.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on September 29, 2019, 06:05:52 AM
Ditto lover.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on September 29, 2019, 07:15:49 AM
Cheated death today, I had way too much to drink last night and I woke up feeling amazing. I have to appreciate this gift. Going to be starting up the smoker soon for the prastrami.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 30, 2019, 10:43:58 AM
Good morning.

Spent the weekend focused on life and not work, and now Gotta spend the day catching up (SHAME ON ME FOR NOT WORKING OFF THE CLOCK :lol )

I've got a guy who's leaving today. Last day. I've got another guy who is on the schedule tonight who's been out 2 weeks due to an infection. Hopefully he fucking comes to work. I've got another another guy who's been out over a month for surgery who is back today who's actually coming in early to train on our new system that I doubt he'll understand at all.

All this plus my boss is coming into town for a meeting with the our client to discuss our contract, but from what I've heard through the grapevine, it's as good as dead. So as soon as I get "off" my shift I have to change into something nice, make myself look pretty, and then go into this 2 hour meeting.


I... need more coffee.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 30, 2019, 10:58:25 AM
Need more coffee too, it's been a rough morning for me.  I think it started with feeling super depressed last night that my 30 day dream vacation is over, but continued with being totally unable to sleep.  It felt like coming back to school after the summer and the uncertainty of what I would be walking into today.  Good thing, people didn't immediately come at me to do shit when I came in.  Bad thing, no ones done any of my work the last month.  Spent the morning catching up on 1200 emails, and 100s of unread messages.  My coworker in Amsterdam is gone.  We have new health insurance I have to figure out as we migrate to our overlords way of doing things.... and the threat of "no more OT" seems to be back.  Plus I have to go to Denver early Wednesday and work over the weekend there  :censored

Apparently we did get approval to hire 3 people (which would double our team) so that needs to happen, sooner than later.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 30, 2019, 11:04:08 AM
Will those 3 people lessen your specific work load?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on September 30, 2019, 11:13:06 AM
Will those 3 people lessen your specific work load?

One directly would as a coworker in my NJ data center, the other two would as well, but more indirectly.  One would be in LA to help my LA coworker, that guy would be the least impactful to me as my LA coworker is pretty good and ontop of his work.  The 3rd would be to replace the guy who left in Amsterdam, and since no one is there now, my coworker in NJ and myself will have to cover for that loss.  So that will help provide relief there in the meantime.  While I understand this was approved and signed by the CTO, I have no idea when we officially start hiring though.  It needs to be soon. 

Good news though, we signed agreements to stay put in our data centers in NJ and Amsterdam.  There's been lots of talk to move both (which would be huge nightmares and if we moved NJ, could potentially mean my job could move, although it was always talked about just moving to another town, it could have been to another state).  So staying put is good news to me, we put down lots of money to grow here though so we will be busy to end the year, but at least not as busy as we would be if we decided to move.

Also looks like I may be spending a few weeks in LA in November when my coworker goes on a long vacation.  I actually don't mind that at all.  I am dreading this Denver trip though, I'm just really not feeling up to a business trip this week when I feel like I'm just waking up from a month long dream.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 01, 2019, 12:00:18 AM
Annnnnnnnd


We lost the account. Contract is up Dec 1st...  We have a clause that allows us to walk away at any time within 30 days of the contract expiring.... That may just happen after the BS that we have gone through over the last 8 months.

And that also means I get to start training for my new position this month.

I'm legit excited for it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 01, 2019, 04:40:39 AM
Glad you're excited for it Jay.  When I lot my job a few years back, it was one of the best things to ever happen - at least, professionally.  Hope it all works out for the best for ya man.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 01, 2019, 05:09:37 AM
Sounds like it might be the change you need Jay.

Morning dudes, going to be a long day but the chili dog guy will be out today so I have that to look forward to.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 01, 2019, 06:23:40 AM
What they said Jay.

In Manchester N.H. airport heading to Chicago for our yearly conference. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 01, 2019, 08:34:04 AM
Nice Jay

I'm so messed up in my head, went to check in for my flight for Denver this morning and realized it's not until Thursday  :rollin It actually made me so happy, I was not looking forward to heading back out, so one more day at home due to my own head being screwed up has made me pretty happy this morning.

Also put in my next vacation day for October 14th.  I may be going to DC that weekend so that's starting to take shape as my next little fun trip. 

I've been quite depressed the last couple days since my vacation ended and I want to get something on my calendar to start looking forward too because work seems like it's going to be kicking my ass for the rest of the year.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 01, 2019, 10:07:49 AM
Now I get to start the process of slowing getting rid of / deleting anything proprietary in our office / on our computers. We've been here for 7 years, and basically built up the procedures / systems that are in place here. It's going to be a lot of work.

Nice Jay

I'm so messed up in my head, went to check in for my flight for Denver this morning and realized it's not until Thursday  :rollin It actually made me so happy, I was not looking forward to heading back out, so one more day at home due to my own head being screwed up has made me pretty happy this morning.

Also put in my next vacation day for October 14th.  I may be going to DC that weekend so that's starting to take shape as my next little fun trip. 

I've been quite depressed the last couple days since my vacation ended and I want to get something on my calendar to start looking forward too because work seems like it's going to be kicking my ass for the rest of the year.

What's going on in DC?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 01, 2019, 10:57:25 AM
Since I have to go to Denver for work, I had to sell (which sold last week thankfully) my ticket for Incubus at Radio City this Thursday night.  It sucked because they are doing their 20 years of Make Yourself anniversary tour and that's a fantastic album that I'd love to see full.  They are doing back to back nights in Washington DC that weekend.  I'm planning on going to both to make up for my missing it at Radio City.  I saw they did back to back nights in Denver and switched up completely the "and beyond" part of the set, also it's a much smaller venue than I've ever seen them play.  So that sounds like a fun weekend.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 01, 2019, 11:09:16 AM
Since I have to go to Denver for work, I had to sell (which sold last week thankfully) my ticket for Incubus at Radio City this Thursday night.  It sucked because they are doing their 20 years of Make Yourself anniversary tour and that's a fantastic album that I'd love to see full.  They are doing back to back nights in Washington DC that weekend.  I'm planning on going to both to make up for my missing it at Radio City.  I saw they did back to back nights in Denver and switched up completely the "and beyond" part of the set, also it's a much smaller venue than I've ever seen them play.  So that sounds like a fun weekend.


I never got into Incubus, but that's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 01, 2019, 11:22:39 AM
I hope El Barto reads this too, but for those that like to travel to shows... let's say, for s***'s and giggles, that you'll be in Orlando for a couple days.  Short of searching the websites for every band you might possibly see, is there a convenient way of doing a quick search to see who's in town and who might be a band someone might want to see?   Asking for a friend.  ;)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 01, 2019, 12:19:52 PM
I hope El Barto reads this too, but for those that like to travel to shows... let's say, for s***'s and giggles, that you'll be in Orlando for a couple days.  Short of searching the websites for every band you might possibly see, is there a convenient way of doing a quick search to see who's in town and who might be a band someone might want to see?   Asking for a friend.  ;)

Stubhub, top right corner you can choose a city and dates and it will list all the events.  That's how I do it when I travel.  However, its only events with tickets listed so you won't get everything that's happening but you'll find anything that's big going on.

In fact that's how I just found out what's going on in Denver this weekend if I have time (I think I could be working all weekend) but I see AJR is playing Red Rocks (best venue, least interesting band), Dropkick Murphies playing some auditorium in north Denver (best band, least interesting venue), and Amon Amarth is playing the Filmore (mid band, mid venue). 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 02, 2019, 09:29:19 AM
My guys are taking losing the account a lot better than I thought they would. Most everyone has said they will stick around with me until the last day, which is nice, as I expected a lot of people to bail early. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me, mainly because I don't have to give a shit anymore. I mean, I am still doing my job, but all these extra little projects and proactive things that I usually do have stopped. Soon all of these issues will be someone else's problem to figure out.

I've also learned more about my new position. Looks like I am getting a 2016 Prius to putt around in. So stoked.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 02, 2019, 09:46:59 AM
I've also learned more about my new position. Looks like I am getting a 2016 Prius to putt around in. So stoked.

"Putt" is the operative word.  Make sure you have your testicles with you every time you sit in that .... car(??).
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 02, 2019, 09:49:59 AM
I've also learned more about my new position. Looks like I am getting a 2016 Prius to putt around in. So stoked.

"Putt" is the operative word.  Make sure you have your testicles with you every time you sit in that .... car(??).

Here in Connecticut, you have to hand in your testicles when you buy it, so problem solved.  ;)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 02, 2019, 09:52:21 AM
My guys are taking losing the account a lot better than I thought they would. Most everyone has said they will stick around with me until the last day, which is nice, as I expected a lot of people to bail early. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me, mainly because I don't have to give a shit anymore. I mean, I am still doing my job, but all these extra little projects and proactive things that I usually do have stopped. Soon all of these issues will be someone else's problem to figure out.

I've also learned more about my new position. Looks like I am getting a 2016 Prius to putt around in. So stoked.

Prius or not that's awesome. I remember you having some car trouble so getting a company car to drive around in is awesome.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 02, 2019, 11:13:05 AM
Yea, a company car is a nice perk.  As much as I wouldn't buy a prius, if you give me one, I wouldn't complain.

My Dell rep just took us out to lunch and he drives a nice BMW but was saying he wants a Prius since he drives so much for work, which got immediate shit from my coworker.  Not so different than here  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 02, 2019, 11:47:51 AM
They were originally talking about having me drive the 09 Malibu we use at this account... But it's a peice of shit. Bare minimum needs a new driver's seat... As it's completely busted. Sitting in it for more than 30 minutes is a fucking pain. It's also a gas hog. I'll be driving a minimum of 120 miles a day but probably closer to 200-250 in Southern California traffic. I told them to take this and give me one of the older beat Prii (plural of Prius), but they went out and bought one specifically for this position.

My boss drives a 5 series. Used to have a Porsche... But apparently it wasn't feasible for wining and dining clients :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 02, 2019, 12:34:43 PM
Yea, a company car is a nice perk.  As much as I wouldn't buy a prius, if you give me one, I wouldn't complain.

I'm with ya.  And to go from a 5-Series to a Prius would be jarring.  There are far more appealing electric options - even ones not named Tesla.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 02, 2019, 03:21:20 PM
How the hell is everyone?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 02, 2019, 07:11:05 PM
I just had Dunkin for the first time...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 02, 2019, 07:13:39 PM
and.. . .. how did you like it? Personally when it comes to coffee they are my favorite.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on October 02, 2019, 07:14:47 PM
Coffee, the only vice I never acquired :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 03, 2019, 05:12:56 AM
Speaking of coffee, I had to um unload at the airport before boarding and the guy in the stall next to me brought a coffee in with him, it was on the floor near my foot. How nasty. I mean bringing a coffee into a public bathroom is nasty, nvermind the EWR bathrooms which are so disgusting.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 03, 2019, 05:22:56 AM
That is just foul
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 03, 2019, 07:17:57 AM
It was good. Above average. I've been Wittgenstein to get a Dunkin in my town for a looooong time.

I don't know if I'll frequent it though. It was built inside the lobby of a credit union branch. It's got a full menu and everything... But isn't the most convenient... And is kinda awkward.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 03, 2019, 07:56:02 AM
Cram, I'm with you 100% on that.

As for Dunkin, it's kind of my go-to.  I don't like the ultra-strong coffee at Starbucks (I actually think it has a wierd taste) so Dunkin is right up my alley.   It helps we have NINE of them in my town.  JUST in my town.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 03, 2019, 08:56:07 AM
I've literally never even seen a Dunkin until last weekend when I drove to Glendale for dinner with my GF's Grandfather :lol


So... there's been some new developments with the whole contract thing at my work. I can't go into details publicly, but it's a situation where someone tried to do something that backfired on them in a huge way... it's fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 03, 2019, 09:10:07 AM
If you cut me I bleed Dunkin's coffee.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 03, 2019, 09:34:01 AM
I like Dunkin's quite a bit.  Definitely much better than that burnt shit that Starbucks tries to pass off.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 03, 2019, 10:29:43 AM
I think Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf edges Dunkin out though.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 03, 2019, 12:00:40 PM
Yea Dunkin is like an unknown in CA, but they are EVERYWHERE in the north east.  I have three drive throughs within a couple miles of my house.  I do enjoy Dunkin coffee, but not as much as I used to.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 03, 2019, 01:16:26 PM
Yea Dunkin is like an unknown in CA, but they are EVERYWHERE in the north east.  I have three drive throughs within a couple miles of my house.  I do enjoy Dunkin coffee, but not as much as I used to.

Ever had Dutch Bros? I think they're only in the North West. Great Coffee.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 03, 2019, 02:44:12 PM
I've heard of it but dont think I've ever seen one so nope
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 03, 2019, 04:12:32 PM
A Dutch Brother? Is that a variation on farting under the covers and smelling it?  It's not wierd is it?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 03, 2019, 05:44:16 PM
I like Dunkin's quite a bit.  Definitely much better than that burnt shit that Starbucks tries to pass off.

Agreed, however if you find a starbucks with a Clover had a coffee brewed with that, it's how their coffee should taste.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 04, 2019, 09:11:30 AM
So it's not really a secret anymore...


The clause that was written into our contract allowing either party to pull out at any time with a 30 day notice, that my boss used to pull out early after being told they aren't renewing our contract...

WAS WRITTEN INTO THE CONTRACT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO BY THE CLIENT... SO THEY COULD PULL OUT AND SCREW US OVER AT ANY TIME. They INSISTED... it was a huge thing because something like that is far from standard in this industry.

But now they're pissed when we used it.

It's so sweetly ironic.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 04, 2019, 09:19:11 AM
oh well

Man yesterday was rough, woke up at 5am flew to Denver and worked until 9pm local time here.  Ugh and back at it early this morning.  This trip SUCKS, but the positive is I have help this time and one of the new guys from another team is assisting us and he's pretty cool (never met him before) and good to work with which makes this a lot easier.  Also, it seems I will be working the weekend, but during the day, so tomorrow night should be clear for me to go do something fun.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 04, 2019, 09:25:09 AM
oh well

Man yesterday was rough, woke up at 5am flew to Denver and worked until 9pm local time here.  Ugh and back at it early this morning.  This trip SUCKS, but the positive is I have help this time and one of the new guys from another team is assisting us and he's pretty cool (never met him before) and good to work with which makes this a lot easier.  Also, it seems I will be working the weekend, but during the day, so tomorrow night should be clear for me to go do something fun.

Go find Jackie and hit a brewery!

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 04, 2019, 09:39:06 AM
oh well

Man yesterday was rough, woke up at 5am flew to Denver and worked until 9pm local time here.  Ugh and back at it early this morning.  This trip SUCKS, but the positive is I have help this time and one of the new guys from another team is assisting us and he's pretty cool (never met him before) and good to work with which makes this a lot easier.  Also, it seems I will be working the weekend, but during the day, so tomorrow night should be clear for me to go do something fun.

Go find Jackie and hit a brewery!

^This.

Jay... poetic justice.  Strange that it's not standard - it's VERY standard in any agreement I've ever worked on (in the technology industry).
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 04, 2019, 09:43:46 AM
I guess it's not standard in longer contracts due to the upfront investments the company has to make in the beginning. They're not going to drop money on a Car / Golf Carts / other systems if the client can just pull out after 2 months. I don't know. I'm actually going out to our main office in Pasadena next week to bring a load of shit from my office, swap out the POS we have at the account for my Prius (Don't hate :lol ) and start doing some training for the new position. I've specifically asked, after this incident, for them to go over our standard contracts and what not to familiarize myself with the behind the scenes... because soon... I WILL be behind the scenes :D
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 04, 2019, 10:50:37 AM
Oh sure... typically what I see is a minimum commitment - 12, 24, 36 months ... something long term to justify the investments, but upon the first renewal, there's an option to cancel for convenience with some short term period of notice.  The period is dependant on the complexity of the actual processes and step of ending the activities.  30 days isn't unreasonable in your business by the sounds of things ... you just up and leave the premises.  It's your client's responsibility to figure out their shit.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 04, 2019, 11:11:54 AM
  It's your client's responsibility to figure out their shit.

Oh yea. And they are going to have to scramble. I kind of feel bad, but in the end, it is NOT my problem. What do you expect to happen when you spend a year dragging a company that you worked together for 7 years with through the mud, and then fire them?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ben_Jamin on October 04, 2019, 09:36:07 PM
I wonder when the Secret Santa is going to start this year.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 04, 2019, 10:05:53 PM
Wow did today kick my ass, the whole project is really up in the air thanks to network engineering who said all along "we'll be there to support as needed" not being anywhere to be found and couldn't do their parts of the job blocking us for doing our work.  Going to be working all weekend now it seems  >:(

At least I just got back from the legal shops here so I can relax after this terribly stressful day full of fail out of my control.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 07, 2019, 09:21:37 AM
Speaking of legal shops, I actually hit up my first one last night... which is pretty surprising as the small town right next to mine was one of the first in the state to embrace it, and now we have a dozen within a 2 mile radius. A lot of the residents hate it, but the city loves it. The taxes from the shops have pulled the town out of red and the shops have a little coalition where they donate money to different causes in the area (like $35k for the local homeless shelter or $20 to save our local fireworks show, which had funding cut). People sit and bitch about crime and what not associated with the shops, but crime has actually gone down :lol

These are the same people who bitch about the fields of industrial hemp being grown around here now. What these people don't understand is the fact that it's shit being grown w/out THC, and that apparently Hemp grows off season of strawberries (our area's biggest crop). There are people pushing for city / county ordinances to ban hemp. I don't fucking get people.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 08, 2019, 07:35:49 AM
I don't fucking get people.

Why do you think there's so much to post about over in P/R?  :) :) :)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 08, 2019, 08:00:29 AM
:lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 08, 2019, 12:23:08 PM
I don't fucking get people.

Why do you think there's so much to post about over in P/R?  :) :) :)

You like circular conversation? :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 08, 2019, 12:24:57 PM
I don't fucking get people.

Why do you think there's so much to post about over in P/R?  :) :) :)

You like circular conversation? :lol

Why do you think there's so much to post about over in P/R?  :) :) :)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 08, 2019, 12:26:49 PM
 :lol


Heading to New Jersey for Progstock this Friday am.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 08, 2019, 01:16:48 PM
I'm jelly for missing the meetup, but no too stuffed about missing the lineup.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 08, 2019, 01:20:10 PM
I'm only going to be around Friday night if that works for everyone else to maybe grab dinner or even just a beer or something between bands, otherwise this year's line up really just wasn't interesting for the price for me.  Shit, I'm even turning down seeing DT on Friday which is a first.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 08, 2019, 02:01:21 PM
  Shit, I'm even turning down seeing DT on Friday which is a first.


 :omg:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 08, 2019, 02:24:19 PM
I'm jelly for missing the meetup, but no too stuffed about missing the lineup.

I'm hoping to be surprised. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 09, 2019, 05:28:33 PM
Another root canal down checked off the box of list of things I need to do to my teeth. This is the first dental procedure that is kicking my ass afterwards. My head is pounding.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 10, 2019, 10:15:12 AM
Good morning folks.

Spent the day yesterday down in Pasadena at out main office training for my new position. Learned a lot of the behind the scenes, and gained a new respect for out Account Coordinator, who basically does my current job but with 10x the people and 15x the properties.

I also learned more about what I'll be doing, and I'm really looking forward to it. Essentially my main job is going to be training, making sure employees have sufficient training to stay compliant with state regulations, as well as post inspections and meeting with employees  who need physical paperwork signed who can't make it to our main office for whatever reason. I'll also help develop strategies and procedures for new accounts, etc. They also plan on having me assist with some of our celebrity accounts and shit. That'll be cool.

Until I can start, I've gotta ride out the last few weeks here at my account... As it sinks and things begin to crumble around me :lol



Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 10, 2019, 10:27:30 AM
Well at least you can mentally check out of the old job.  You going to be in Pasadena in November?  I should be booking my LA work trip for November 4-8 today.  I usually stay in Pasadena so if youre around maybe we meet up.  My trip is a coverage not project trip so I should have downtime in the evenings.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 10, 2019, 10:55:01 AM
I have no idea what my schedule will look like during my first month. I'll be spending a lot of time training and what not in our Office in Pasadena, but I'll also be all over SoCal learning our different accounts. From Pasadena / Burbank / Glendale to Marina Del Ray to San Bernardino to everything in between. Hell I may even wind up going up to San Fran, but I doubt I would be this soon.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 10, 2019, 11:17:01 AM
True, well I'll be in town that week if you are around.  I was looking at concerts that week, theres a couple in Anaheim, but also Billy Corgan is doing some solo shows close to Pasadena in a small club.  I might check that out if I can.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 10, 2019, 01:20:36 PM
Is he playing at The Rose?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 10, 2019, 01:37:12 PM
Lodge Room

No idea what that is, but its a 15 minute drive from my hotel and it looks small.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on October 14, 2019, 06:42:10 PM
Today is my favorite day of the year. It's the day I cover my pool for the winter!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 15, 2019, 04:38:07 AM
Today is my favorite day of the year. It's the day I cover my pool for the winter!

We did that 2 weeks ago.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on October 15, 2019, 04:58:06 AM
Today is my favorite day of the year. It's the day I cover my pool for the winter!

What on earth for? It'll just thaw out next year!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 15, 2019, 04:59:58 AM
One thing I don't miss about living in Florida is taking care of the pool.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 15, 2019, 11:44:00 AM
Today is my favorite day of the year. It's the day I cover my pool for the winter!

We did that 2 weeks ago.
We still have another 2 weeks or so.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 15, 2019, 01:04:44 PM
We took our pool down 3 years ago. Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 15, 2019, 01:37:18 PM
Used to have a decent sized above ground pool when I was with my ex / living with her family. That thing was a pain in the assticles to maintain, but when you live where it's pool weather 80% of time, it's worth it... :biggrin:




Only 15 days until I never have to deal with my current work site again. People are starting to become assholes towards myself and my team, and I am becoming a polite asshole right back.  Dude decided he wanted to start barking orders at me about something that is not my responsibility, to which I responded "Well, that's not my job, but maybe you can convince [insert incoming company's name here] to do it on November 1st."

What are they going to do? Fire me?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 15, 2019, 01:56:18 PM
Nice!  By October 30th, I predict your responses will be "Why do you suck my cock!"
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on October 15, 2019, 02:02:31 PM
Today is my favorite day of the year. It's the day I cover my pool for the winter!

We did that 2 weeks ago.

I leave it open a bit later because of the mosquitos. Keep the filter running and chemicals. But even though the hard frost is still a while away, it's gotten pretty cold at night, and honestly, I haven't been a mosquito since they sprayed in August.


We took our pool down 3 years ago. Lol

I believe ours is coming down next Spring.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 15, 2019, 04:49:12 PM
It got to the point where it was a burden to maintain when I barely went in it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on October 16, 2019, 04:56:02 AM
It got to the point where it was a burden to maintain when I barely went in it.

I popped into this thread, right to this quote, without reading the context of the discussion and thought, "Man, King's talking pretty rough about the Queen."

Then, oh... swimming pools. Yeah.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 16, 2019, 05:44:40 AM
Context!  CONTEXT!!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 16, 2019, 06:56:20 AM
Sounds like from experience Gregg!  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 16, 2019, 07:24:31 AM
So it begins.. Had employee was caught sleeping in his car off property. When called out, he said it didn't matter, we are losing the account, and left.

I can't wait until I am no longer having to play parent to full grown adults.

Dude has kids. Practically begged me for this job a month ago when hired. Now this.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ben_Jamin on October 16, 2019, 08:32:10 AM
So it begins.. Had employee was caught sleeping in his car off property. When called out, he said it didn't matter, we are losing the account, and left.

I can't wait until I am no longer having to play parent to full grown adults.

Dude has kids. Practically begged me for this job a month ago when hired. Now this.

If it doesn't matter. You should've responded..."Thought you had kids." While he walked away. He likely would've juat flipped you off while still walking away.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 16, 2019, 09:11:18 AM
My night lead caught him.

this is why I hate people.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 18, 2019, 11:34:39 AM
Happy Friday peeps!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/EI5lAYaBQu1by/source.gif)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 18, 2019, 02:20:46 PM
Happy friday dudes
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 18, 2019, 02:42:30 PM
Quittin time!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 18, 2019, 03:16:32 PM
Word.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 18, 2019, 03:20:21 PM
Not quit quittin time and I have to travel/work sunday so a short weekend, but almost there  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 18, 2019, 03:38:55 PM
45 minutes until I don't have do deal with jack shit until Monday.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on October 19, 2019, 05:09:51 AM
5:00 am. I just got crop dusted out of a sound sleep by Sagan. :vfs:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 19, 2019, 05:11:41 AM
5:00 am. I just got crop dusted out of a sound sleep by Sagan. :vfs:

That's a cute nickname for Mrs. P.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on October 19, 2019, 05:22:06 AM
5:00 am. I just got crop dusted out of a sound sleep by Sagan. :vfs:

That's a cute nickname for Mrs. P.

The dog, Chad. Focus! Sagan is the dog.

You're walking dangerously close to implying that my sainted wife actually has bodily functions. I don't think I could tolerate such blasphemy.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on October 19, 2019, 05:37:18 AM
5:00 am. I just got crop dusted out of a sound sleep by Sagan. :vfs:

That's a cute nickname for Mrs. P.

 :lol

It's better than Malden.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 19, 2019, 05:50:22 AM
 :lol

Morning.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on October 20, 2019, 07:20:09 AM
Hello all,

James LaBrie is a long lost relative of Fabio. Carry on.

:superdude:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 20, 2019, 08:15:35 AM
I can see it, or maybe Fabio from mirror universe Star Trek
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 20, 2019, 04:57:04 PM
Good evening from Denver, I definitely had a bit of luck that I've never experienced before in my air travels.  We all boarded the plane, shut the door and everything, then the captain says the winds are really bad in Denver so we have been delayed 90 minutes  :facepalm: ugh the sigh of the plane hearing that, 10 minutes later, we're good to go and a lots of smiles on the plane  :lol  I don't think I've ever seen a delay get cut back, but damn was it a bumpy landing here.  I feel fortunate though, 90 more minutes in that seat would have been miserable.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 20, 2019, 07:55:50 PM
I read that first sentence, and I was all ready for a steamy story involving two flight attendants, the drink cart and the rear galley. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 20, 2019, 08:27:39 PM
I read that first sentence, and I was all ready for a steamy story involving two flight attendants, the drink cart and the rear galley. 

Joining the mile high club on the way to the mile high city
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 21, 2019, 07:35:55 AM
I read that first sentence, and I was all ready for a steamy story involving two flight attendants, the drink cart and the rear galley.
Hey now  :hat
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 21, 2019, 07:58:28 AM
 :lol sometimes just not having a delay is on par with a mile high orgasm
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 21, 2019, 08:08:57 AM
One of the best - certainly the most surprising - things that ever happened on a flight for me ... ironically, travelling home from Denver.

Friday night flight, it's 3:45 travel time from Denver to Toronto.  4:30 MT departure, so we're supposed to land at 10:30pm ET.  No word of a lie, around 8:45pm ET, I can feel us descending.  WTF... is there some kind of emergency??  Pilot comes on... "You may have noticed we're starting our descent.  We were aided by 175mph tailwind, and will be landing in Toronto a little early."  We landed before 9:30, so over an hour early.   :omg:

The crappy thing was that I'd used an upgrade pass, so didn't get to enjoy it as long as I could have  :rollin.  Oh well, 1 hour less in an airplane seat - even if Business Class - is always a good thing.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 21, 2019, 09:44:22 AM
That's awesome.

The airline saved a bunch of money on fuel... SHOULD HAVE DEMANDED A REFUND
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 21, 2019, 11:07:15 AM
Yea I've had that happen before home from LA, get a good tail wind and you get there super quick.  Although making up an hour on a 4 hour flight is still very impressive.  But seriously, things like that are a godsend when traveling. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 21, 2019, 11:13:55 AM
We all know what happened; the other planes traveling in the left hand lane finally moved over.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 21, 2019, 11:17:35 AM
We all know what happened; the other planes traveling in the left hand lane finally moved over.

Nah

someone put the sky carts back in the corral.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 21, 2019, 11:18:37 AM
We all know what happened; the other planes traveling in the left hand lane finally moved over.

:clap:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 22, 2019, 09:24:19 PM
14 hours of total kick ass at work today, feel fucking great although ready for bed now.  Set myself for what should be a night out on the town tomorrow  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 23, 2019, 01:11:23 PM
8 Days :caffeine:

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 24, 2019, 12:24:01 PM
BLOB!!!  BLOB!!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 24, 2019, 10:43:42 PM
BLOB!!!  BLOB!!!!

I miss Blob.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 25, 2019, 07:21:16 AM
Morning dudes
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 25, 2019, 07:49:44 AM
Morning, I have one more major issue to fix today before my flight at 530.  I'm honestly not sure I remember how to build a new console server.  It's pretty simple actually, just that everything in our Denver data center has some network fuckery added to it to make it complicated.   Anyway, I'm really looking forward to seeing my cat and sleeping in my bed tonight.  It's going to be a lonnnngg day, but these days are big $$$ as I'll get about 16 OT hours today.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 25, 2019, 07:54:07 AM
The OT can be addicting. I used to rack up the OT doing overnight deployments and java releases but as of Monday I don't get anymore OT and I'm moving to salaried, I got a promotion at work which I'm pumped about.

I'm leaving for the weekend and heading to Asheville. We are going to stop by the Biltmore, I can't believe tickets were $90 a person. This place better be amazing.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 25, 2019, 09:49:12 AM
What's that?  And there's always talk about making me salary.  I don't understand why they haven't, but wouldn't be surprised if it happens next year.  Our new overlords HATE my overtime and bitch non stop about it, but someone's got to do the work and this is the way they chose to compensate me.  I think it has to do with changing my job title but still, it seems they could just do that.  I don't know.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 25, 2019, 09:57:32 AM
6 DAYS

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 25, 2019, 09:57:44 AM
In Vermont celebrating 25 years of marriage with the Queen.  Official day is Monday. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on October 25, 2019, 10:00:04 AM
Congrats Joe!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 25, 2019, 10:38:28 AM
Congrats to the King and Queen  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 25, 2019, 12:35:33 PM
Congrats to ALL HAIL the King and Queen  :yarr

fix'd
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 25, 2019, 12:47:08 PM
Thanks guys. Cheers from Vermont.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RCG66KF2/20191025-131257.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1dswf0x)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 25, 2019, 12:48:49 PM
Now that's how you do it. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 25, 2019, 12:59:18 PM
Congrats to ALL HAIL the King and Queen  :yarr

fix'd

Why not both?

Looks nice out there and those beers look tasty
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on October 25, 2019, 01:18:35 PM
Thanks guys. Cheers from Vermont.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RCG66KF2/20191025-131257.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1dswf0x)


What kind of pussy lets his wife drink a darker beer than him?? :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 25, 2019, 01:48:00 PM
What's that?  And there's always talk about making me salary.  I don't understand why they haven't, but wouldn't be surprised if it happens next year.  Our new overlords HATE my overtime and bitch non stop about it, but someone's got to do the work and this is the way they chose to compensate me.  I think it has to do with changing my job title but still, it seems they could just do that.  I don't know.

I could be wrong but the biltmore is the largest private estate in the usa, apparently its massive.

In Vermont celebrating 25 years of marriage with the Queen.  Official day is Monday. 

Congrats!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 25, 2019, 02:10:21 PM
Wound up sitting on the side of the freeway for an hour on my way to work. Think the thermostat in my Camry took a shit.

Was finally able to get to work but... had to limp her there.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 25, 2019, 02:50:05 PM
Thanks guys. Cheers from Vermont.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RCG66KF2/20191025-131257.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1dswf0x)


What kind of pussy lets his wife drink a darker beer than him?? :lol

A great husband that shares both beers. Also the IPA is higher in alcohol you beer noob.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on October 25, 2019, 08:50:43 PM
Dark beer =\= good beer.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 26, 2019, 10:46:17 AM
Tim you wuss, where's your comeback?  Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on October 26, 2019, 08:54:18 PM
(http://cdn.funnyisms.com/4e5e2c53-66a7-4388-aff4-33d2bd541186.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on October 27, 2019, 04:53:20 AM
 :lol

Took you long enough.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 27, 2019, 06:04:36 AM
Good morning guys. Got to sleep in today, both the dogs are still being boarded. It's so eerily quiet without them around.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on October 27, 2019, 06:19:27 AM
G'morning all. On the couch hurting a little bit this morning after my friend's beer bottle share charity event yesterday. Thankfully, not a damn thing to do today besides relax on the couch.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 27, 2019, 08:34:58 AM
Add me in with those with nothing to do but relax today, a well needed day of rest.  Yesterday I babysat my nieces for a bit, then cleaned my house before watching football.  Today, no cleaning, no baysitting, just chilling.  Looking forward to the nothing of today starting with enjoying this coffee.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 27, 2019, 09:18:54 AM
It's supposed to rain non-stop from sun-up to sun-down, and I might not even get out of my (Batman) sweatpants, to be honest. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 27, 2019, 09:24:55 AM
Yup, the weather ain't helping my lazy attitude.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on October 27, 2019, 09:56:43 AM
Yeah, I will be shocked if I ever make it out of my pajamas today.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on October 27, 2019, 02:41:18 PM
Yup, the weather ain't helping my lazy attitude.

It rained pretty hard this morning but it's since cleared up. I detailed my car but now I'm chilling watching some football. Might open up some of this cider.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 31, 2019, 08:46:21 AM
Welp

Today marks our last day at this account. 

Thank fucking God.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 31, 2019, 08:54:15 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/w9mPAS19oISuhNiakY/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 31, 2019, 08:58:13 AM
I just need to finish packing the rest of our shit into my Prius, and then deal with getting the final Payroll (including tracking down people for their uniforms) done and get people's checks out to them between now and Monday.

Then the real fun part begins. Figuring out what my new position REALLY entails. I say that because they (my bosses) are still trying to piece together everything that I will be doing.

Also means I get a raise tomorrow :JayOctavarium:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on October 31, 2019, 09:16:47 AM
You getting any time off between the job changes or do you start Monday?

and fml, I thought my work travel was done after next week.  Boss left me a message (he's in Singapore) saying he wants me to go to Denver again in December ugh I definitely thought I was going to be home all December besides having vacation time.  I said I'd go, but I have 8 days I need to burn so I'm taking a full week off before or after going there.  I'm way too tired just thinking about it and I only have Saturday off this week plus I could be stuck working till very late tonight thanks to our shitty vendor.   :censored  I've been launching hate mail all day yesterday and this morning towards them for not just resolving these issues now and waiting until midnight.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 31, 2019, 09:23:20 AM
No time off. I was going to try to wiggle my way out of working tomorrow, but I need to go down there to unload all the shit from this office, do the final payroll for this account, pick up my company laptop, and swap out for what is going to my -My- assigned vehicle. The car I am driving right now has a stupid lightbar  ontop, and is badged "Security". The car I am getting just has a company logo and that's it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on October 31, 2019, 09:45:41 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/w9mPAS19oISuhNiakY/giphy.gif)

One of my top three movies of all time.  LOVE that film. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 01, 2019, 07:17:33 AM
Happy All Hallows Day!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 01, 2019, 11:26:41 AM
That was a fun Halloween. Was at bowling... Fire broke out in the county. My place is like less than a mile out of the evacuation zone.  Should be okay outside of a worst case scenario, but contacted my boss and let know I will need to be home just in case. I dont want to be 2 hours away with a fire burning a few miles from my home. Especially with my GF not there today (work) and my animals home.

Was up all night listening to scanners and following a few HAM radio peeps on Twitter.

The fucker is at almost 9k acres at zero containment.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 01, 2019, 11:43:15 AM
Jesus H man.  that's f'n awful.  You guys get fires, we got winds and flooding.  Lake Erie is up 15 feet from the storms we had last weekend and last night.  Neighbour had a 50 ft evergreen tree (albeit, dead) fall on my yard overnight, taking out one section of the fence I just had erected in May.   :angry:  Power was out from 10 last night 'til just about an hour ago.

Tons of damage all over, but the coastline (which I'm only about 1 mile from) got hammered.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 01, 2019, 11:48:38 AM
Damn, we had some crazy storm last night too although no damage, just enough to startle me in my sleep.  Today is the first sunny day in some time
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 01, 2019, 12:11:20 PM
Mrs.jingle told me that last week's, and last night's were the remnants of whatever tropical storms/hurricanes were floating across the Atlantic recently.  Which would explain why so much of the northeast felt it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 01, 2019, 12:19:26 PM
Sounds legit, just been one dark and dreary week.  Glad it's just about over.  I need to do laundry and pack back up tonight, tomorrow I've got to babysit my nieces again and then going to see Sabaton/Hammerfall in NYC before my flight Sunday morning.  Going to try and relax as much as I can tonight as next week is shaping up to be another busy one from the west coast where at least the weather will be a huge improvement.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 03, 2019, 05:17:15 AM
36 degrees outside, sleeping with the window, yup this is my favorite time of the year.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 03, 2019, 05:42:54 AM
36 degrees outside, sleeping with the window, yup this is my favorite time of the year.

I've never cuddled with glass before.  Is it worth it?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 03, 2019, 06:15:38 AM
It is once you get used to getting cut all the time  . .

But if you're into that kind of thing it can make for a very satisfying relationship.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on November 03, 2019, 01:28:02 PM
Day 3 of surgery recovery...feeling better but the boredom is starting to settle in hard. Even binging tv is getting old, and there aren't any NFL games intriguing to me. I think I've found this introverts threshold for lack of human contact  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 03, 2019, 02:41:35 PM
Day 3 of surgery recovery...feeling better but the boredom is starting to settle in hard. Even binging tv is getting old, and there aren't any NFL games intriguing to me. I think I've found this introverts threshold for lack of human contact  :lol

And thus digging thru some aged threads, and some you don't frequent very much?   :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on November 03, 2019, 03:13:07 PM
Day 3 of surgery recovery...feeling better but the boredom is starting to settle in hard. Even binging tv is getting old, and there aren't any NFL games intriguing to me. I think I've found this introverts threshold for lack of human contact  :lol

And thus digging thru some aged threads, and some you don't frequent very much?   :lol

For reals man... I'm even watching the Raider game.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 03, 2019, 05:06:47 PM
At least you are feeling better. 

I lost my phone lats night  :censored and flew out to LA this morning, thank god I have a work phone so I guess this is now my primary.  Might just cancel my Verizon phone service all together and go a different route for my next phone.  Either way, this day light savings stuff pisses me off and totally messed with my head this morning (and still now, as changing time zones, losing an hour, and being super tired just makes telling time really difficult).
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 03, 2019, 07:17:03 PM
I did that Marc. Stupid to pay for a phone when my company is paying for this one.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 04, 2019, 05:09:53 AM
I wish I could use my company phone. It's an iphone but it's has a management profile set by our company which means all it can do is call and text messages. You cannot even send iMessages and the only browser on the phone is the companies approved web browser that funnels everything through our firewall.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 04, 2019, 05:25:45 AM
I'm happy as hell it's November. Great weather and every week this month is a 4 day week at work for me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 04, 2019, 08:40:24 AM
My GF's future stepmother was grilling me a few weeks ago on why I would be given a company phone but not allowed to use it for personal use. She just could not comprehend it. Honestly, I wouldn't want my primary personal phone to be controlled by my employer. Sounds like it could turn into a pain in the ass.

I think they are having second thoughts about letting me hang on to this phone. Honestly I DON'T have unlimited data on my phone plan (yay old cheap plans), and will need data while doing what I'm going to be doing, so I need something. Hotspot at the minimum.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 04, 2019, 09:04:18 AM
My work phone has an app built into it that acts like a security shield for my work email.  It otherwise is unlocked for me to use as needed.  So I loaded all my apps on it and whatnot, it's almost like an upgrade over my old phone as it's hardly used and works well (both were S9s).  Having said that, I'm not sure the long term prospect of just using it, but I may just go with it for a bit. We will see.  Also, it has unlimited data although I get put on a report to managers if I use more than 10G so while there is no "punishment" it does look a bit bad.  Either way, my old phone had 3G of data and that was enough for me so hitting 10G seems unlikely although I did have to rely on it's hotspot a bit for actual work.  I've been put on the list before for business travel, which I can at least explain.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on November 04, 2019, 09:19:53 AM
I have a work phone and a personal phone, and I would not DREAM of getting rid of either one.  Full disclosure, I work for a French company, and they are rather draconian with their security on the computer side (I was not allowed to even have access to load a PRINTER that wasn't a work-installed network printer, and my boss - a VP and officer in the company - didn't have juice to change that; thankfully an IT guy with a taste for Jersey Mike's didn't see the harm).   Especially when I was between marriages, I just didn't want/need the scrutiny.  It's not that I've bookmarked Pornhub or anything, and I'm certainly not big into forward pics of my block and tackle, but if my jerk college friends wanted to send a stupid joke, or if the girlfriend - now wife - wanted to spice things up with a photo or two, it's my prerogative, not my company's.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: lonestar on November 04, 2019, 09:30:46 AM
I'm happy as hell it's November. Great weather and every week this month is a 4 day week at work for me.

Shit, just realized I'm gonna miss a paid holiday in my recovery time. Oh well...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 04, 2019, 09:47:48 AM
I've got a work issued phone, but my own phone number.  There's a vmware agent on there that segments off the work stuff, and truthfully most of our stuff is outside the firewall and just requires a single authentication login.

For the first month I was with the company, I carried my own phone and the work one, but I got fed up real quick carrying 2 devices - so I just ported my phone number to the work device.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 04, 2019, 09:54:09 AM
I'm certainly not big into forward pics of my block and tackle 

This was the first question my boss asked me about my lost phone.  Was there anything like this on it  :rollin purely joking since a personal phone and not relaly any of his business but just kind of funny, and no, I don't have any "naughty' pictures on my phone. 

Actually thinking about it more, my UBS port was broken on my phone and I could only charge it wirelessly, if someone has it, it likely died by Sunday morning and they couldn't figure out how to charge it (unless they happened to have a wireless charger which is kind of rare).  I hadn't seen any activity on my account so I think that all seems likely.  I suspended my Verizon account but sadly I can't remote wipe it since I had turned off location services and pretty much anything that could drain the battery (I was actually relying on my work phone that night since I was out for awhile and of fear my phone would be dead before my train ride home to listen to music).  I owe Verizon $160 in payments on that phone.  That hurts the most here, but overall, besides that initial panic, this was not as bad as it could have been.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 04, 2019, 11:33:47 PM
Welp

Turns out my bosses aren't ready for me yet. But hey, we have an account in Burbank that is getting closed down that needs help so I'm stuck there 4 days (2 swings and 2 Graves) a week. Plus 1 day a week in Pasadena.

Not happy about it but I'll stick it out until the account closes at the end of Nov.

And back on the Work Phone discussion... The phone I was supposed to be getting (S10e) wound up being used to replace a dead phone at one of our accounts. So I'm stuck with a 4 yr old Moto Droid Turbo 2. I'm honestly not upset... As I'm going to be using it for pretty much phone calls, navigation, and a mobile Hotspot. I'm more annoyed at the fact that it doesn't charge via USB-C.


Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 05, 2019, 12:38:08 AM
Going to be in Pasadena this week  ::) ?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 05, 2019, 06:50:24 AM
Burbank for the rest of the week.

12 hour shift today :(

Graveyards and swing shifts starting tomorrow.

My account manager, who I report directly to, was trying to get me to work Graves on Wed and come back for a swing in Thurs. That's literally getting off at 7am and coming back and 3pm. It's a 1.5 hour drive. Fuck. That. Noise.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 05, 2019, 04:38:39 PM
More bitching. Sorry peeps lol.

The supervisor at this location, who doesn't handle scheduling, was really confused on why they put me on graves and put another employee, who normally works graves, on swing shifts.

Looks like homie pitched a fit to get pulled off of night shifts. If this is true, I am going to play the seniority card to have homie put back on nights, because fuck that. I wasn't supposed to be working on post as a uniformed guard in the first place... let alone stuck working nights. Funny enough, as I was sitting here fuming about this, my best friend, who got a job working at an insurance company doing quotes for recreational vehicles, called me to tell me they were still hiring. I'm probably overreacting but it really does leave a bad taste in my mouth. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2019, 09:44:59 AM
Can't wait to be back in my bed tonight, this week flew by though and had some good nights out here in LA.  BUT, I really do miss being home and I'm sure my cat misses me as well.  Sadly, I was told I need to go back to Denver in December and I need to book it today  >:( At least its a month away so that's not too bad and I can end this streak of every other week being on the left side of the country.  Really was starting to mess with my sense of time.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 08, 2019, 04:33:37 PM
Can't wait to be back in my bed tonight, this week flew by though and had some good nights out here in LA.  BUT, I really do miss being home and I'm sure my cat misses me as well.  Sadly, I was told I need to go back to Denver in December and I need to book it today  >:( At least its a month away so that's not too bad and I can end this streak of every other week being on the left side of the country.  Really was starting to mess with my sense of time.

Gonna be a Green Christmas?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2019, 04:56:28 PM
When isn't it?

I just boarded and checked my pay statement  :o 40 hours of OT  :lol from my week in denver and last week. I'll be at 24 hours OT for this week. Next week should be busy at home too. That's the best part of all this work.

And the captain just said that was the fastest he ever saw a plane board, no one is in the middle seat next to me, and we got some tail wind to help get us there faster. Good afternoon today. Now just get me to my bed.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 08, 2019, 04:57:45 PM
Flying out of LAX or Burbank?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2019, 04:58:24 PM
LAX

I think the massive amounts of traffic to get here is what makes the TSA lines so short
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 08, 2019, 07:16:31 PM
I was going to say... If you were flying out of Burbank, I'd be able to watch you take off.

Literally sitting on a hill overlooking Burbank Airport as I type.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 08, 2019, 08:29:13 PM
Huh. I just met a celeb who lives in this complex I am stuck working at. Funny, the most famous person who lives here is the only person here so far to notice that I am new here, and stop to introduce himself.

I knew exactly who he was, and instead of saying "Hey you're SO AND SO!" or "Hey you did X!" ... I mentioned that I just listened to him on an episode of an obscure podcast I listen to.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 09, 2019, 06:48:23 AM
First really cold day here today. It'll warm up a bit before I go to the Mac & Cheese beer fest later today.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 09, 2019, 06:52:05 AM
Yeah it was freezing last night stepping out of the lovely LA weather and into the harsh nj cold.

I didn't get home until 230, asleep until 430 and now I'm awake at 830. Not exactly happy about my lack of sleep.

Big Penn state game at noon today then going to top golf for my brothers gfs birthday. Should be fun, she's been teasing me for a bit about trying to hook me up with one of her friends. We will see what happens but I'm kind of excited to potentially be in a good position to meet a girl, which I haven't even been trying to do thanks to so much work travel.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 09, 2019, 07:33:03 AM
Snow on the ground the last couple of days - not totally covering it, but enough that it has stuck around.  If it gets sunny, it could/should melt most of it.  Windy as fuck though.  2C at the moment - wind chill is invariably MUCH colder than that.

Glad I don't have to go outside today.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 09, 2019, 10:48:41 AM
It's almost 80į here at home, and supposed to be kissing 90į at work. Thank Petrucci for AC!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 10, 2019, 05:34:13 AM
Current 30 degrees here, although my wife has the heat on blast
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 10, 2019, 06:16:14 AM
'morning gang.  Hopefully it's a (mostly) lazy Sunday around here.  Gotta find the motivation to do a couple of household things - most important, change the oil in my lawn tractor (which I've never done before), and workout.  Been in a bit of a funk for a few days though, and I'm not feeling it.

DT show tomorrow night, and there's potentially a pretty big snow-storm coming in.  The venue is already a 2 hour drive away, so if we get the snow, who the fuck knows how long it might take.  First snowfall always turns drivers into morons.  Plus, I only have snow tires on one vehicle so far - couldn't get time scheduled for my truck until next week.   :\
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 10, 2019, 06:25:18 AM
Morning Jingle. How much snow are they saying you can get?

I'm planning for a lazy sunday as well. I'm nursing a bit of a hangover from the mac&cheese beer fest
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 10, 2019, 07:07:22 AM
Morning Jingle. How much snow are they saying you can get?


15cm potentially.  Since I live so close to Lake Erie, it's always a crap shoot - lake effect could make it more or less.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 10, 2019, 07:21:17 AM
Hearing snow Monday night.  They can't say how much.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 10, 2019, 09:22:43 AM
I'm curious how much snow we'll see this year in NC.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 10, 2019, 11:47:29 AM
Morning/afternoon.

Also nursing a hang over from top golf last night, I have no idea how they did not kick out my brothers gf for being totally wasted but it was a fun time. I've got a full blown lazy day planned of gaming.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 10, 2019, 12:29:33 PM
My lazy day has been anything but, and I still got a fairly cumbersome task ahead of me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 10, 2019, 12:34:38 PM
change the oil on the tractor?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 10, 2019, 12:58:15 PM
Got that done already - And took the whole mower assembly off to clean it. I don't think the previous owners didn't any winterization prep. Blades are in rough shape. Gonna have to replace those in the spring.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 10, 2019, 02:00:21 PM
How much land do you have to mow?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 11, 2019, 12:26:23 AM
Oof.

So I'm working overnight at an account in Marina Del Rey. Ritzy sprawling apartment complex on the water. Was supposed to be trained by a guy who used to be a supervisor at another account. Dude doesn't know jack shit. I'm already using this as ammo, telling my bosses that this is exactly why they need to get me off working as a fucking filler for bullshit call outs and let me learn properties properly and train people. Put it this way, if the account I was running ever got anywhere near this bad, I'd have been firing everyone.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 11, 2019, 05:28:19 AM
How much land do you have to mow?

The lot is just over an acre, so taking away the house, I'd say just under an acre.

And as for the winter, I've got a 12-car driveway.  Though, it's probably not much more than I had at my last place, because the last place was a corner lot, and I had sidewalks on both the front and side that had to be plowed first thing, as it was a path for young kids to their school bus pickup.  At the new place, no sidewalks, so I can plow whenever *I* need to get 'er done.

Which is gonna be a bitch over the next 24 hours.  Storm has been upgraded to 25cm or so.  Not sure when it's gonna start, but I got the DT show tonight, which is gonna put me driving right thru the worst of it.  It's a 2hr drive to the venue from my place in no traffic.  I honestly think it might take me 4 hours.  Then driving home at 11pm... then I have a 4:30am call for work.   :facepalm:

Gonna need a shit-ton of caffeine.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 11, 2019, 05:48:17 AM
Morning guys

Oof.

So I'm working overnight at an account in Marina Del Rey. Ritzy sprawling apartment complex on the water. Was supposed to be trained by a guy who used to be a supervisor at another account. Dude doesn't know jack shit. I'm already using this as ammo, telling my bosses that this is exactly why they need to get me off working as a fucking filler for bullshit call outs and let me learn properties properly and train people. Put it this way, if the account I was running ever got anywhere near this bad, I'd have been firing everyone.

Are you going around to different properties now Jay?

How much land do you have to mow?

The lot is just over an acre, so taking away the house, I'd say just under an acre.

And as for the winter, I've got a 12-car driveway.  Though, it's probably not much more than I had at my last place, because the last place was a corner lot, and I had sidewalks on both the front and side that had to be plowed first thing, as it was a path for young kids to their school bus pickup.  At the new place, no sidewalks, so I can plow whenever *I* need to get 'er done.

Which is gonna be a bitch over the next 24 hours.  Storm has been upgraded to 25cm or so.  Not sure when it's gonna start, but I got the DT show tonight, which is gonna put me driving right thru the worst of it.  It's a 2hr drive to the venue from my place in no traffic.  I honestly think it might take me 4 hours.  Then driving home at 11pm... then I have a 4:30am call for work.   :facepalm:

Gonna need a shit-ton of caffeine.   

Drive safe tonight Jingle. That's a long drive. I just drove home 2 hours from the Incubus show on Thursday and it wasn't as bad as I thought It'd be, but I'm seeing Tool in Raleigh in a couple of weeks and I grabbed a hotel and took the Monday off so I can drive home.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 11, 2019, 05:52:26 AM
Yeah... given the weather situation, and my 4:30am call, I'm contemplating trying to find a hotel room.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 11, 2019, 05:53:42 AM
Why the 4:30am call? Working with someone in Europe?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 11, 2019, 06:39:44 AM
Yup. Supposed to be learning the different properties so I can make suggestions on changes / things that need to be addressed... But really they're using me as a glorified filler and I'm already over it. I was promised that I wasn't going to be stuck working weekends / nights yet here I am... Just got home and it's 530 in the damn morning.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 11, 2019, 06:55:51 AM
Morning all. Great show in Ottawa last night. Set list is on set list.fm
Simple set. Great playing. Hadnít seen the tilting keyboard or key-tar yet. That was cool.
James sounded good mostly. Neat graphics and stuff.

My fifth time seeing them. Probably my last. I suspect retirement is coming for one or all of them

**mods I would have posted this concerts and set lists but itís a bit of a ghost town and Iím an elder so get a little slack**
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 11, 2019, 07:04:39 AM
Morning all. Great show in Ottawa last night. Set list is on set list.fm
Simple set. Great playing. Hadnít seen the tilting keyboard or key-tar yet. That was cool.
James sounded good mostly. Neat graphics and stuff.

My fifth time seeing them. Probably my last. I suspect retirement is coming for one or all of them

**mods I would have posted this concerts and set lists but itís a bit of a ghost town and Iím an elder so get a little slack**

Hey there Kris!  I'm going tonight in Kitchener, though (per the last posts), not looking forward to the drive there and back (I moved to Fort Erie last spring).  I got a feeling this will be my last time seeing them too - simply because it's been a long time since their material has truly interested me.  If not for doing SFAM (which I missed back in the day), I'm 90% certain I'd be skipping this show.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 11, 2019, 07:49:04 AM
Exactly my thoughts as well. The wife went too. She loved it. They play SFAM word for word. No deviations-no wild tangents. It was excellent. New material was good as well. And we got In the presence of enemies and A nightmare to remember.

Iíd never seen Mangini play. What an odd style. But he certainly makes it work. He had a pedal issue a couple songs in and my shoulders were sore just watching him.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 11, 2019, 08:00:58 AM
YBS!!  Hey hey!  Yeah though high toms never make sense to me.  My shoulders would be killing me. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 11, 2019, 08:02:54 AM
YBS!!  Hey hey!  Yeah though high toms never make sense to me.  My shoulders would be killing me. 

Those were my thoughts as well, the guy has some serious shoulder strength
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 11, 2019, 11:59:15 AM
Huh. I just met a celeb who lives in this complex I am stuck working at. Funny, the most famous person who lives here is the only person here so far to notice that I am new here, and stop to introduce himself.

I knew exactly who he was, and instead of saying "Hey you're SO AND SO!" or "Hey you did X!" ... I mentioned that I just listened to him on an episode of an obscure podcast I listen to.
That's pretty cool!  What was their response?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 11, 2019, 01:44:54 PM
Huh. I just met a celeb who lives in this complex I am stuck working at. Funny, the most famous person who lives here is the only person here so far to notice that I am new here, and stop to introduce himself.

I knew exactly who he was, and instead of saying "Hey you're SO AND SO!" or "Hey you did X!" ... I mentioned that I just listened to him on an episode of an obscure podcast I listen to.
That's pretty cool!  What was their response?

"Right on brotha! That's badass!"

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 11, 2019, 01:45:53 PM
so it's Hulk Hogan?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 11, 2019, 01:46:06 PM
I thought Hulk Hogan lived in Florida?

ninja'd.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 11, 2019, 01:47:36 PM
Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 11, 2019, 04:35:03 PM
Musician
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on November 12, 2019, 07:24:11 AM
so it's Hulk Hogan?

No, Hulk would stress the R at the end of Brotherrrrrr, not say Brotha.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 13, 2019, 05:25:58 AM
Good Morning non-westcoasters!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 13, 2019, 10:23:26 AM
Still have 8 vacation days I need to burn this year, with Thanksigivng week, a week in Denver booked, and the week of xmas to new years already off, kind of limited on when to use it so just booked tomorrow and Friday off.  Might do a trip to PA this weekend.  So today is Friday for me  :yarr Thinking of taking the Monday of Thanksgiving week and maybe the first week of December off.

Company is doing a big meeting now about new job architectures and "total rewards" as they call our pay and benefits.  Just enrolled into my new benefits for next year under our new work overlords.  Lots of changes, but actually these benfits don't look too bad at all.  Pretty much the same for me (costs and coverage, same provider aetna too) but I'll get more into an HSA from work (was getting $500 a year, now will get $1000 a year as long as I contribute $1000 which actually I'll do as it offsets the costs I was paying for the coverage, the health coverage is actually free now).  And my 401k contribution now gets matched at 6% (was 4%) and I'm super excited about that as it is just free money for me.  Need to have 3 years in to get that but they let my years at the old company count so I'm good.  They are taking away our winter break and summer fridays next year, in exchange they give us 2 floating holidays and 5 more vacation days.  I think I'll get 29 days of my choosing off next year.  It's actually a net negative of 2, but more flexibility.  And if I make it to 10 years here, you get an extra week off.  They took away the 5 year sabatical of 3 weeks (which is how I had all of September off and still have all these vacation days) and replaced it with one week off every 5 years of employment.  Kind of cool, I'm glad I got in before the cut.  I knew that was going to happen.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 15, 2019, 09:32:14 PM
Good evening Nerds!

What the hell is sexy tonight?

Where da party at?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 15, 2019, 09:40:49 PM
Good evening Nerds!

What the hell is sexy tonight?

Where da party at?

In my pants... and everyone's invited.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 15, 2019, 09:45:23 PM
You don't have to tell me twice.

What's the fastest way to get to Canadia Land?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 17, 2019, 10:00:40 AM
We are celebrating Thanksgiving tonight at my sister in laws. I've been here for less than an hour and already my entire wife's family if fighting. Every year it's the same shit. At least it's not at our house and I'm leaving early because I work tomorrow.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 18, 2019, 05:54:26 AM
Going to be an easy day today, working from home, wife is at her sisters, my big dog is at day camp.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 18, 2019, 12:23:07 PM
Doggy Day Camp?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 18, 2019, 12:25:40 PM
Yea my german shepherd goes to day camp at the same place he goes to get boarded when I'm on vacation. It's $25 a day and he has the time of his life, they have a pool and spends most of the day playing with other dogs. I normally take him on Wednesday's to break his week up a bit but since I knew I was going to be home today I took him today as well.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 18, 2019, 12:45:17 PM
Can... Can i go too? :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 20, 2019, 06:19:11 AM
Good Morning Peeps!

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 20, 2019, 07:35:46 AM
Without Blob, this is a very slow thread.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 20, 2019, 07:37:54 AM
I'll send out the Blob signal. Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 20, 2019, 07:39:38 AM
I'm trying to fill his shoes...

Wait... If he never goes outside, does he wear shoes?

Do aussie shoes get laced backwards?

I have so many questions.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 20, 2019, 08:01:33 AM
I've heard a rumor that under very special circumstances blob does go outside ....
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 20, 2019, 03:57:31 PM
Transformers Convention?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 20, 2019, 05:14:57 PM
I've heard a rumor that under very special circumstances blob does go outside ....

I've talked to him about those Comic Cons.  I pictured him burning up like a vampire. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: BlobVanDam on November 22, 2019, 04:23:38 AM
WTF guys :lol

I go out sometimes! I haven't yet this month, but I'm sure I will next month!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 22, 2019, 05:08:49 AM
Careful blob, this month isn't even over yet.

Thank fucking god it's Friday, work has been a royal pain in the ass. Luckily after our Dec 7 release things will slow down.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on November 22, 2019, 05:51:29 AM
WTF guys :lol

I go out sometimes! I haven't yet this month, but I'm sure I will next month!

Isn't there a lot of fires in Australia these days? You'd better stay inside, just in case.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 22, 2019, 06:46:43 AM
WTF guys :lol

I go out sometimes! I haven't yet this month, but I'm sure I will next month!

so whats the wtf for?  :rollin

Thank fucking god it's Friday, work has been a royal pain in the ass. Luckily after our Dec 7 release things will slow down.

We are in a change freeze but it didnt matter.  I got dumped on sooo bad yesterday.  Oh btw here's 384 servers delivered, and um.. we need this up TODAY.  Such a ridiculous request for one person.  Had to get the building to help me move everything into place for the physical part as its some heavy equipment. Then doing all the "IT" stuff in the afternoon which my boss said he'd help with since its desk work you can do remotely but in the end he did very little and was clearly drunk by the time I left work last night. I got 3/8 of it done and working as of now.  My boss is still pushing to finish it all and I should have no issue getting another 3/8 done if I keep busting ass, just that last 1/4 I don't see the necessity for it to be done so quickly.  Especially during a change freeze.  Had to get all sorts of management approval for me work yesterday and I'll need more today.  Can't wait for today to be over.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 22, 2019, 08:18:07 AM
WTF guys :lol

I go out sometimes! I haven't yet this month, but I'm sure I will next month!

You must be going out a lot, since you don't post here much anymore.  I think we owe you the :wtf: more than you owe us.

:orly:

 :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 22, 2019, 09:08:47 AM
That really sucks cram. Do you get overtime pay?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 22, 2019, 09:39:32 AM
That really sucks cram. Do you get overtime pay?

Yea, so thats the plus. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on November 22, 2019, 10:47:40 AM
Howdy all. No respite for me this weekend as I'll be working a booth for my family's restaurant at SopranosCon both Saturday and Sunday. They're expecting more than 5k people between the two days so should be a good time. Then a short work week next week.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 22, 2019, 12:36:12 PM
WTF guys :lol

I go out sometimes! I haven't yet this month, but I'm sure I will next month!

Still love you baby.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 22, 2019, 04:47:54 PM
WTF guys :lol

I go out sometimes! I haven't yet this month, but I'm sure I will next month!

so whats the wtf for?  :rollin

Thank fucking god it's Friday, work has been a royal pain in the ass. Luckily after our Dec 7 release things will slow down.

We are in a change freeze but it didnt matter.  I got dumped on sooo bad yesterday.  Oh btw here's 384 servers delivered, and um.. we need this up TODAY.  Such a ridiculous request for one person.  Had to get the building to help me move everything into place for the physical part as its some heavy equipment. Then doing all the "IT" stuff in the afternoon which my boss said he'd help with since its desk work you can do remotely but in the end he did very little and was clearly drunk by the time I left work last night. I got 3/8 of it done and working as of now.  My boss is still pushing to finish it all and I should have no issue getting another 3/8 done if I keep busting ass, just that last 1/4 I don't see the necessity for it to be done so quickly.  Especially during a change freeze.  Had to get all sorts of management approval for me work yesterday and I'll need more today.  Can't wait for today to be over.


Jeeze. You need a beer (or a nice Californian Green Soda) after all this
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 22, 2019, 06:16:24 PM
I was got it all done, well most of it, the final 1/4 I got all my parts completed by about 4pm today and I needed manager approval to push my change and no one was around from network engineering or management to approve  >:( At least I got to leave on time at 6, but sucks that I was told it was all important and to get it all done and then it seems no one cared.  I blame my boss for it, he even confirmed this morning that the final 1/4 was necessary and he'd have all the approvals lined up for it. 

Regardless, before I left after I did an awesome job, I proposed my vacation schedule to my manager for the rest of the year which he said works as he would rather me not take a full week off since we have like no one on our team atm.  And this schedule has me rolling over the max 5 days allowed.

Next week I am working Monday and Tuesday (25-26)
The following week I am working Tuesday - Thursday (3-5)
the following week I am doing a 6 day work week as I have to go to Denver and come home on Saturday (9-14)
Then I am working Tuesday and Wednesday (17-18)
and then I dont return to work until January 2nd

 :yarr so essentially one full hard week of work left this year.

I initially was planning one more vacation trip this year but Im going to hit my United gold status with that Denver trip (50k miles this year, my highest yet  :omg:) and spire elite status with IHG when I stay one more night in philly for the Greta Van Fleet concert in December. So I have no excuse to dish out money for a vacation, I'll be chilling at home during my time off and relaxing as someone before I left today told me I work too hard, probably true.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 22, 2019, 07:15:54 PM
Damn sounds like you are going to get some much needed downtime. I sadly have zero time off left for the rest of the year aside from holidays but post December 7th it'll be pretty chill so I'll be working from home a lot and putting in 30 hour weeks.

My wife was one trip shy of hitting platinum pro status on american this year and she wasn't sure if she was going to get another trip this year so yesterday she flew to JFK and turned around and flew home to hit her requirements to keep status.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 22, 2019, 08:04:27 PM
 :lol that's kind of what I did last year, did 24 hours in LA to go to KROQs almost acoustic christmas, just for the miles but made something out of it.  I'd totally do it again, but I don't need to this year

Also, I had all of September off so it's hard to say I need time off, but since coming back I spent 2 weeks in denver, 1 week in LA, a weekend in DC (my own doing), and tons of work at home plus one more week in Denver coming up for more migrations.  At least I am getting that OT, seems thats not changing either with our new "job architecture" that my boss went over with me yesterday, which for me, nothing has changed between my salary and overtime/bonus pay. 

Funny though, we are due one more payout from the buyout last year, about 10% of the payout was held back in escrow in case of lawsuits or something to damage the value of the purchase of the company.  They said today our work overlords made a claim on that payout  >:(  (they ended up settling on a smaller amount, but it will make a dent on what I was due otherwise).  Not sure they will tell us what the claim was or why it was last minute (the email was explicit that it was last minute).  I do get that check soon though which is nice, and a raise/bonus in April hopefully. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 22, 2019, 08:40:26 PM
:tup that's awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing what my new bonus is now with my new title in March.

How are you liking the new ownership? It's been a while now since they've taken over hasn't it?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 22, 2019, 08:48:58 PM
Mostly hasn't affected me, I've gotten a bunch of benefits since but the overall work environment has gotten worse such as no one wanting to finish the work I was told to get done today.  In fact that could be due to one of my favorite network engineers resigning.  He interviewed me before being hired and afterwards always taught me things that I still keep in my notes and reference. Shit like that hurts the most.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 22, 2019, 09:14:28 PM
What was the reason for the resignation?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 22, 2019, 09:35:13 PM
I haven't talked to him, he hasnt been online. I've heard rumors he was looking since the acquisition so I just assume he wanted out, he's also been around awhile since anyone before me at this point is really old school.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 23, 2019, 04:15:27 PM
My brother is wrestling with it as well.  The new building made his ride 1 hour and 30 minutes now. Added half hour. Plus, people leaving and added work on his plate.

The plus is tenure,  vacation time and the ability to go in to work when he wants and take days off with no issues.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 23, 2019, 04:31:58 PM
Going back and forth between cleaning the house and editing my long form Billy Corgan video.  It will be my longest yet.  Finished the first set and its 75 minutes long, second set will be even longer plus his game show he did  :lol  Mixing four concerts into one video is making me feel like a real video editor and it's not easy and I need breaks to keep my head fresh.  Sadly watching PSU football lose and cleaning the house aren't fun breaks.  Luckily PSU bball had a 16-2 run to end the game and win by 2 over Yale.  Something positive. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Prog Snob on November 23, 2019, 08:38:31 PM
Greetings and salutations
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 23, 2019, 08:55:21 PM
Johny you SOB.  How are you?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 23, 2019, 08:59:43 PM
Sup Prog?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Prog Snob on November 23, 2019, 09:13:12 PM
Hey, guys! I'm watching some A Song of Ice and Fire theory videos on YouTube. What's going on with you?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 23, 2019, 09:25:12 PM
Hey, guys! I'm watching some A Song of Ice and Fire theory videos on YouTube. What's going on with you?

Working!

:sadpanda:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Prog Snob on November 23, 2019, 09:26:20 PM
Still doing security?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 23, 2019, 09:37:58 PM
Yup. Long story short (since people are probably tired of me telling the story):

We lost the contract to the account I was running. Was promised new position with company that involves a lot of admin BS and basically becoming the designated trainer for the company, among other things. Comes with decentish hours, company car, etc.

My first day training for my new position, I was told that we are short staffed at another account down in LA (Burbank to be exact). It's another account that's going away at the end of Nov... so they can't really hire people to serve on a sinking ship, so they put my ass here to help close it out. Been working afternoons and graves all month and not happy about it. The only good thing is, even though I am part of the overall supervisor team, this is not MY account, so I don't have to deal with bullshit outside of the normal day to day bullshit.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Prog Snob on November 23, 2019, 10:12:34 PM
It seems both good and bad then.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 25, 2019, 04:44:14 PM
Welp today is the day that I update my resume and start looking.

I was told I'd be working a big corporate event in Dec... helping to oversee things and learning the ins and outs when it comes to the procedures and shit for these "higher class" accounts.


I get a call today telling me they want me working 5 days straight at the event. Sweet! Oh. 1am - 9am? WTF. It's in basically Long Beach. That's 60 miles each way... which could be worse, but getting off at 9am means it'll be a 3 hour drive home. 

I've tried calling my boss a few times since getting that call, and no answer. I've sent him texts, nothing.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 25, 2019, 06:38:18 PM
That sounds terrible and it sounds like you're being pushed around. Start getting the resume spread around.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 25, 2019, 07:13:55 PM
My best friend (who worked at me at the account I ran before all this) got a job working in insurance, and his boss wants my resume... So I'm working on that.  It's a pay drop, even compared to what I was making before this bullshit came about. But it's close, and interesting.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 25, 2019, 07:18:40 PM
Might not be bad for a change of pace, you should also look at everything that comes with like insurance and perks.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 25, 2019, 08:11:21 PM
One thing I am legit afraid of is making a change and failing again. Last time I left the familiar for an unknown, it bit me in the ass. I dont know.

The fact that I don't have a running car will make it difficult to do this...but we'll see what happens.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 25, 2019, 08:34:48 PM
Well you still have this job, as shitty as it is, as fall back right? If you don't find a position that you think is worth the change then you don't have to take it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 25, 2019, 08:36:49 PM
True.

And I guess if anything, if I get this and lose it for whatever reason, I do have a few other options (in security). Hell, I could get a job with any local security company working as a grunt if I wanted. But do I want to? Hell no. Will I if I have to? Of course.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 25, 2019, 08:57:17 PM
It's time to shine up that resume.  Make your new positions sound like you could have saved the Titanic.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 25, 2019, 09:08:11 PM
It's time to shine up that resume.  Make your new positions sound like you could have saved the Titanic.

Right? Out of the dozen or so "Post Supervisors", I was the ONLY one who handled Scheduling / callouts, Hiring, Firing, Disciplinary BS, along with all of the account related shit with a PITA client. None of the other Supervisors outside of the Area Supervisors, which I was SUPPOSED to be a step above with this position, event came close to touching that. And they don't handle it unless it is after hours. 

From what I've heard from my friend, and his Sister in Law (who is a lead there? something like that), I shouldn't have ANY issues getting that job.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 25, 2019, 09:12:40 PM
Just present yourself on paper as adaptive and willing to learn.  Longevity is a plus.

In interviews,  seem confident but receptive. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 25, 2019, 09:19:14 PM
When is the ideal time to pull my penis out and lay it out on the desk?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 25, 2019, 09:43:50 PM
Only in your head. No not the other head.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 26, 2019, 06:10:43 AM
When is the ideal time to pull my penis out and lay it out on the desk?

When you walk into the office, and the only furniture is a black leather couch, brown desk, and tripod.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on November 26, 2019, 06:15:48 AM
When is the ideal time to pull my penis out and lay it out on the desk?

Depends on the size of the desk.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 26, 2019, 07:48:36 AM
When is the ideal time to pull my penis out and lay it out on the desk?

How about now?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 26, 2019, 01:52:26 PM
Whelp.  Got to work a full day on Thanksgiving.


If I find out any of you are Black Friday shoppers I will rip your neck off and shit down your limp corpse.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on November 26, 2019, 01:55:09 PM
Whelp.  Got to work a full day on Thanksgiving.

That blows!

If I find out any of you are Black Friday shoppers I will rip your neck off and shit down your limp corpse.

Not me, I'm working. ;D
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 26, 2019, 01:56:23 PM
We will have to move the family dinner to 530pm.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 26, 2019, 02:00:21 PM
Whelp.  Got to work a full day on Thanksgiving.


If I find out any of you are Black Friday shoppers I will rip your neck off and shit down your limp corpse.

That sucks big time, and I can assure you I am not a black friday shopper.  Never have been and don't plan on being one.  I'm not a fan of this type of consumerism and this is one reason why.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on November 26, 2019, 04:35:33 PM
If I find out any of you are Black Friday shoppers I will rip your neck off and shit down your limp corpse.

Not me, I'm working. ;D

I'm working BOTH Thursday and Friday!!!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 26, 2019, 05:58:03 PM
Shut up eh!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 26, 2019, 06:09:27 PM
That's shitty King, I won't be black Friday shopping this year.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on November 26, 2019, 07:44:58 PM
Whelp.  Got to work a full day on Thanksgiving.


If I find out any of you are Black Friday shoppers I will rip your neck off and shit down your limp corpse.

That sucks big time, and I can assure you I am not a black friday shopper.  Never have been and don't plan on being one.  I'm not a fan of this type of consumerism and this is one reason why.

I do very very few things out of principle, but that's one of them.  My fat ass is nowhere near a mall/store/big box on Thursday, and f*** shopping at 3:00 am or whatever.

I am going to a bar at 8:00 am Thursday, though, and drinking my breakfast (actually not joking; it's a thing we've been doing for almost 30 years now). 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 26, 2019, 07:48:44 PM
I'll be working with a big fucking chip on my shoulder.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 26, 2019, 09:35:10 PM
Funny enough this is the first Thanksgiving in years I won't be working. I've gotta go in tonight... Won't be home till 9am. House /dog sitting through Saturday... I'm off tomorrow (but am I really off if I'm getting home at 9a?), and off Thursday.

My resume has been updated, printed, and handed off to my buddy. Hopefully they call me tomorrow.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 28, 2019, 06:48:46 AM
At work, angry AF.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 28, 2019, 06:50:53 AM
How long of a work day do you have King?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on November 28, 2019, 07:00:46 AM
At work, angry AF.

I am boycotting shopping tomorrow in your good name.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 28, 2019, 07:16:54 AM
How long of a work day do you have King?

I'm staying until second shift comes in at 430pm.

At work, angry AF.

I am boycotting shopping tomorrow in your good name.

I'll be at work. :censored
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on November 28, 2019, 07:17:52 AM
I have to work tomorrow too.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 28, 2019, 07:27:56 AM
Our threshold for our counts (total trailer of pallets and boxes to sort) is 40.  We are at 86 pallet trailers & 28 box trailers to sort.  We are overwhelmed.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on November 28, 2019, 07:39:26 AM
That's nuts. more than 250%.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 28, 2019, 08:01:56 AM
Tis the busy season. I've got over 100 hours overtime as well.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on November 28, 2019, 08:03:25 AM
Tis the busy season. I've got over 100 hours overtime as well.

That buys a lot of Beer, CDs and concert tickets! :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 28, 2019, 08:28:47 AM
For my employees.  I'm salary. :lol  BTW, that's weekly.


Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 28, 2019, 09:21:44 AM
damn, that sucks.

Happy Thanksgiving DTF
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 28, 2019, 09:29:32 AM
Its all white and snowy here on this Thanksgiving. I'm loving it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on November 28, 2019, 09:50:36 AM
Yeah, I just cleared 4 inches of snow. More to come...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on November 28, 2019, 10:38:27 AM
You can expect a few more inches tonight :zydarscouch:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on November 29, 2019, 05:40:09 AM
Did I kill the chat thread....?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 29, 2019, 07:08:55 AM
I think you gave it a few too many inches.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 29, 2019, 07:46:38 AM
Once last thrust killed us all.


Man I am dragging ass today.  So damn exhausted today.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on November 29, 2019, 07:47:29 AM
You can expect a few more inches tonight :zydarscouch:

Once last thrust killed us all.

 :rollin
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on November 29, 2019, 07:57:35 AM
:lol

I'm mighty impressed with you, king. Great job!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 29, 2019, 08:14:19 AM
No one can out dirty talk the King.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on November 29, 2019, 08:15:58 AM
I was actually talking about your work day yesterday, but yeah your dirty talk is impressive too :zydar:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on November 29, 2019, 08:16:21 AM
Once last thrust killed us all.

That's what she said.

Quote
Man I am dragging ass today.  So damn exhausted today.

I well and truly felt bad for you this morning.  My local news keeps covering the "Black Friday" sales at local stores, and they keep showing interviews with these idiots bragging about their 2:00 am shopping sprees - one family even gets t-shirts made each year - and I'm like "have you no shame"? 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on November 29, 2019, 08:18:53 AM
I was actually talking about your work day yesterday, but yeah your dirty talk is impressive too :zydar:

i was extremely upset yesterday working.

Once last thrust killed us all.

That's what she said.

Quote
Man I am dragging ass today.  So damn exhausted today.

I well and truly felt bad for you this morning.  My local news keeps covering the "Black Friday" sales at local stores, and they keep showing interviews with these idiots bragging about their 2:00 am shopping sprees - one family even gets t-shirts made each year - and I'm like "have you no shame"? 

It's crazy how many idiots go out after dinner.  No way is it worth the savings in my book.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on November 29, 2019, 09:28:48 AM
Yeah, we saw a couple people lined up outside Best Buy already when we were on our way to dinner (so like 1:45 in the afternoon). Terrible. The only shopping I'm doing this weekend is what can be done from my couch :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 29, 2019, 04:29:08 PM
I legitimately thought I was going to come to work and be handed Walking Papers today. The chick who does a scheduling called me earlier asking if I would come in and work a 12-hour shift tomorrow. I had to explain to her that I have a prior engagement, which is actually house-sitting, and I can't get out there any earlier than my normal scheduled time. This was an engagement that I've had since before being put on this bullshit schedule, when I was under the impression my schedule is going to be a lot different, and I can't leave at 9:30 in the morning, and get back at midnight, when I'm being paid by somebody to watch their house. I'm already pushing it by being gone 11 hours on the days I've been working.

I then asked her what my schedule was for next month, and I was told they don't know yet, and since I'm having issues with my schedule I need to talk with the owner of the company. Apparently he's been waiting for me to call him. When I explained to her that I tried calling him eight times over the course of four days, as well as texted him, and never received a response, she just stopped texting me.

So since I'm staying in another house two cities further than where I live, I decide to leave for work early, took a different route, had enough time to stop and grab lunch, and still made it out here to Burbank with 40 minutes to spare. I go to put gas in the company car with my company credit card because I legitimately do not have enough gas to get me back home tonight, and my card is declined four different places.

So here I am now expecting to show up to work and have someone there to fire me. I call my boss three or four times and get rejected each time. I then text him and tell him flat-out hey are you guys firing me? Because the last conversation I had with someone so seemed very negative, and now my credit card doesn't seem to work.

You finally responded, telling me his father's been in the hospital and he's been really busy and there should be no issues with my card and he's going to look into it and call me later. He also said there's no way they're firing me or anything like that, but we do need to talk and figure out what we're doing. So we'll see what happens
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 29, 2019, 04:51:25 PM
Good on you for standing your ground and not going in, I'm curious how the talk will go.

How is the job hunting?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 29, 2019, 08:08:04 PM
It's not.

I don't currently have a car I can drive so outside of the one resume at my buddy's, I haven't done anything else. My GF's car was also in the shop for the last 3 days, so job hunting is a bitch lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 30, 2019, 05:10:53 PM
So to continue with the saga, I came into work today and spent some time chatting with the Head Field Supervisor and the Post Commander for the account I've been working at (it's our last day at this account). In theory, the post commander here is moving up into a Field Supervisor position, and they both, whom have experience dealing with the company, want me to push the owners into letting me handle the hiring for specific accounts. I am totally okay with this, as we all 3 agree that that would be super beneficial.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on November 30, 2019, 05:48:48 PM
Would there be a title or any monetary benefit to you hiring? Would these new people report to you?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 30, 2019, 06:11:49 PM
They'd report to whomever is running the specific account they are hired for. I also want to kick the accounts' supervisors into gear to keep up with their shit.  The woman who currently handles hiring, whom is also the chick handling the scheduling that I dont like, doesn't hire for the specific site. She hires and then places people into accounts that she DOES NOT know. You can't do that. You have to hire for the specific place. Every account is different and has different needs. At one time I was overseeing 2 different properties (3 technically, but 2 of them were treated as 1, and they were very small compared to my main property). There were people I'd hire for Property A only and B only. Not everyone who was cut out for A was a good fit for B and vice versa.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 01, 2019, 10:21:58 AM
My parents surprise 40th anniversary party my siblings and I hosted last night was a big success. Meant my parents were super annoyed with me all day by ignoring them but worth it and of course they apologized for shit talking me all day  :lol kind of amazing we kept it a surprise the whole time.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 01, 2019, 12:28:44 PM
My parents surprise 40th anniversary party my siblings and I hosted last night was a big success. Meant my parents were super annoyed with me all day by ignoring them but worth it and of course they apologized for shit talking me all day  :lol kind of amazing we kept it a surprise the whole time.

That's awesome!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 02, 2019, 01:43:38 AM
It's 1230a on Monday and I'm sitting here drinking champagne. Oh the Joys of not giving a fuck lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on December 02, 2019, 09:03:07 AM
Snowpocalypse? SNOWPCALYPSE!!

I need to post more...
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 02, 2019, 09:06:58 AM
Snowpocalypse? SNOWPCALYPSE!!

I need to post more...

Weather is still saying snow all day for me, just a bit south of you, including snow right now, but all we have is rain.  I'm on PTO today so doesn't matter too much to me, but I prefer it to stay rain to avoid the first shovel of the year.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: millahh on December 02, 2019, 09:24:12 AM
Snowpocalypse? SNOWPCALYPSE!!

I need to post more...

Weather is still saying snow all day for me, just a bit south of you, including snow right now, but all we have is rain.  I'm on PTO today so doesn't matter too much to me, but I prefer it to stay rain to avoid the first shovel of the year.

We were on the rain/snow edge for a while, but now it's properly snowing, forecast is 5-7", and apparently at least some of the schools were closed based on the forecast. I prefer the snow to the freezing rain from yesterday.  I don't mind going out to split kindling in snow, it's fucking miserable to do that in freezing rain.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 02, 2019, 09:26:41 AM
Yea, I think that rain/snow edge will eventually move south enough to turn my rain into snow soon enough.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 02, 2019, 12:24:28 PM
Lol snow
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 05, 2019, 03:06:18 PM
Had a visit from one of the senior system architects at work today.  Very casual with this guy, nothing serious but he works remotely and is always interested in his systems we've built for him so when he's in town, he likes to come visit and take me and my coworker out for lunch.  Problem is, historically, something terrible happens to me when he comes out.  Last December he came, my grandpa died.  He came back in March and my Grandma died.  I joked about him not coming back again after that and he was supposed to come but cancelled and ended up coming in May.. my gf broke up with me.  Well he came back today, we joked about it during lunch.  I drop him off at the train so he can go off and I get a call from my mom, my last grandparent fell and broke her hip.  This guy is not allowed here anymore.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on December 06, 2019, 08:30:58 AM
that's crazy
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on December 06, 2019, 09:15:48 AM
I'm  a pretty rational guy, but that kind of stuff freaks me out big time. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 06, 2019, 09:26:44 AM
Wow.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on December 06, 2019, 03:47:39 PM
Thatís the thing about coincidence though, isnít it. You never notice the billions of times they donít happen. Do ya?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 07, 2019, 10:05:47 PM
Drinking a coffee and waiting to start work in an hour or so. I love that I got promoted and was told I wouldn't be doing releases because I'm now salary and yet here we are, doing a release and not getting paid for it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 09, 2019, 02:30:49 PM
Good afternoon Krusty Krew.

Actually had a weekend off, and now this week I'm scheduled some sensible shifts that have me leaving for work in the morning and getting home in the afternoon. It's nice.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 09, 2019, 05:06:22 PM
That does sound good! I hope you can enjoy the time off.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 09, 2019, 06:41:52 PM
I WAS HOME BEFORE THE SUN WENT DOWN AND IT WAS AMAZING.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on December 09, 2019, 08:14:32 PM
The next 3 weeks ought to be gloriously slow for me.  My primary customer contact in Canada went on a personal leave in the summer, and the company still hasn't back-filled her; my primary customer contact in the US has 3 weeks of vacation to use up, and will be off after this week; any my client (globally) officially shuts down between Christmas and New Year's.  I'll be surprised if I have 5 days of work between now and January 6th, and I don't have to use a single vacation day.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 10, 2019, 05:18:27 AM
Sweet, my last work trip and full week of go hard of the year. I'll get united gold status after this flight too. Then I'm working tuesday and Wednesday next week and off until Jan 2nd. Not really happy to be on my way back to denver but so be it, I just want to get the work done and be done for the year with a nice break at home. 2 concerts, christmas, a wedding and new years party. Looking forward to it all... once done with denver.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 10, 2019, 07:20:15 AM
That's awesome. Our release was awful so we are cleaning things up today but after that its smooth sailing until the third week of january.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 11, 2019, 07:30:22 AM
Morning folks. Learning another property today. Had to be here at 5am... But that means no traffic!

The supervisor here has a chip on his shoulder already.. Has been... Difficult to work with. Nothing too extreme but I can tell he doesn't like me. (probably because he got a write up last we met because he was out of uniform).

He also smells like mildew.

But hey... I'll be home before 3pm so there's that.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 13, 2019, 01:01:40 PM
Good afternoon nerds.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 13, 2019, 01:39:41 PM
Afternoon. This week we have had 3 christmas parties and one christmas lunch. I need to diet bad after this week.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 13, 2019, 02:06:58 PM
My diet has also gone to shit this week in Denver, work trip is always tough with long hours and an expense account. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 13, 2019, 05:15:56 PM
Yea when I travel it's the same, I usually go crazy when I don't have to pay :lol.

Thank fucking god it's the weekend. I'm exhausted from this seemingly neverending week.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 13, 2019, 06:09:29 PM
I wish it were the weekend, one hour until I get permission to move the last of the 50 or so servers migrated this week, of course this ONE could only be done after 7pm local time on Friday night hence why I'm not going home until tomorrow.  The good news, these migrations have gone smooth actually better than I expected and my trip should be a success overall.  That and while tomorrow I am techinically working (traveling home, but I may stop in before Leave) I am only truly working Tuesday and Wednesday next week and my year is over.  So close to being done with work for 2019.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 13, 2019, 08:01:31 PM
That's nice you're in the final stretch. I'm still trying to wrap up some of projects this year but it's taking forever for management to get back to me on what the hell they actually want to do.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 03:21:34 PM
15 more minutes and its 2 weeks off for me.  Been a good week too, got a payout from the work buyout last year.  They held 10% of the payout in escrow for 15 months in case there were some claims against the buyout, which there were but very minimal to the full payout, so I got essentially an extra fat pay check this week (it really wasn't much, but it was still awesome to get another payout) plus I'll get paid on Saturday for my 35 hours of OT last week in Denver so financially it's been a great week.  Add in I've got a date tonight, and been gaming with Chino at night in Red Dead, a couple concerts this weekend, and my parents coming to town.... it feels like this is what all the hard work is for.

And next week I'll hang out with the Situation again as his wife (my family friend)'s sister is getting married.  So that will be a fun party after Christmas.  Greta Van Fleet in Philly on the 30th, my friends new house for new years eve with all my high school friends.  I'm excited for the next two weeks off.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on December 18, 2019, 03:45:49 PM
15 more minutes and its 2 weeks off for me.  Been a good week too, got a payout from the work buyout last year.  They held 10% of the payout in escrow for 15 months in case there were some claims against the buyout, which there were but very minimal to the full payout, so I got essentially an extra fat pay check this week (it really wasn't much, but it was still awesome to get another payout) plus I'll get paid on Saturday for my 35 hours of OT last week in Denver so financially it's been a great week.  Add in I've got a date tonight, and been gaming with Chino at night in Red Dead, a couple concerts this weekend, and my parents coming to town.... it feels like this is what all the hard work is for.

And next week I'll hang out with the Situation again as his wife (my family friend)'s sister is getting married.  So that will be a fun party after Christmas.  Greta Van Fleet in Philly on the 30th, my friends new house for new years eve with all my high school friends.  I'm excited for the next two weeks off.

Nice, dude.  Enjoy your time.  I envy you a little bit!!! 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Anguyen92 on December 19, 2019, 04:15:22 PM
HOW CAN THE GREATEST THREAD TO FALL ON DTF BE RUINED AND LOCKED!!!!

I'm so sad now.  Every time I see carts lying around either Target or Smart and Final, I always think about that thread.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on December 19, 2019, 04:18:04 PM
My fault I guess.  Ah well, yet life goes on.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 19, 2019, 04:26:39 PM
wait wut
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ben_Jamin on December 19, 2019, 04:39:08 PM
Awe...The greatest thread ever is locked. For shame...

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 19, 2019, 04:47:13 PM
The Thread has been returned to the corral.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 19, 2019, 04:49:35 PM
did bosk return it?  we know TAC didnt
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 19, 2019, 04:57:06 PM
 :lol

I left it to drift into other people's threads.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 19, 2019, 07:23:33 PM
Drift, just like your memory you old bastard. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 19, 2019, 08:29:29 PM
Drift, just like your memory you old bastard.

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AntiqueParchedBobolink-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Evermind on December 19, 2019, 09:15:43 PM
I go to sleep and this is what I find in the morning, for shame you guys.

I used to tell locals at the bar how that thread went, we'll have to have a beer in memory of it today.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on December 19, 2019, 10:18:53 PM
I just want to apologize to everyone for getting the thread closed.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: RoeDent on December 20, 2019, 02:32:17 AM
Wowee! The cart thread got locked! The end times are well and truly upon us!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Zydar on December 20, 2019, 02:48:27 AM
An era is over. Will we be able to look at DTF the same way again?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 20, 2019, 07:07:54 AM
Wowee! The cart thread got locked! The end times are well and truly upon us!

Oh no!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Vmadera00 on December 20, 2019, 07:18:53 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/52HjuHsfVO69q/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 20, 2019, 09:03:52 AM
I'm going to pull carts out of corrals in protest.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ruba on December 20, 2019, 10:46:40 AM
Here's my two favourite memes from the cart thread, for the good old times' sake.

(https://i.imgur.com/TMb3j5p.jpg)

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/294/218/20d.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: vtgrad on December 20, 2019, 11:58:14 AM
The Thread has been returned to the corral.

 :rollin

It was epic for certain!  I enjoyed the hell out of it and learned that Tim is evil incarnate.   :biggrin:

Merry Christmas guys!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 20, 2019, 08:46:54 PM
Tim is a curmudgeon,  not evil.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on December 21, 2019, 06:18:09 AM
Both those memes are POTY worthy.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on December 21, 2019, 08:59:08 AM
I think the second one is a work of art, no lie.  Some THOUGHT went into that one.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 22, 2019, 04:04:03 PM
Wife: Can you separate the laundry.

Me:  Want me to start the 1st load?

Wife: Just separate,  I'm not sure what I'm starting first.

Me: Walks up stairs after separating the laundry.

Wide: Did you start the 1st load?

Me: ARE YOU 🤬 KIDDING ME?!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 22, 2019, 04:09:39 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 22, 2019, 04:11:25 PM
Tis the season she becomes itty when she feels the pressure of the holidays.   Jesus H....
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 23, 2019, 02:35:41 PM
Good afternoon folks.

Instead of being off today, one of our 12 hour accounts (meaning were only there 7p-7a) is now on 24 hr fire watch through the end of the week.

Meaning my days off have been moved to Fri and Sat (I hope.)

The good news is... All this walking I've been doing at work as been beneficial. I'm down almost 10 lbs in the last month and a half.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 23, 2019, 03:03:48 PM
Noice keep it up
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on December 24, 2019, 09:03:14 AM

The good news is... All this walking I've been doing at work as been beneficial. I'm down almost 10 lbs in the last month and a half.

Nice!  But take it to the exercise thread.  That kind of talk is too specific for GENERAL discussion.   :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 24, 2019, 10:56:13 AM
I wouldn't call it exercise if I'm doing it unwillingly :lol


Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 25, 2019, 06:45:55 PM
I'm going to rant on Christmas day.

My friend since I was 16 has a picture of his 20 year old daughter making a pouty face hanging with her grandparents and her second cousin.   I make a joke making fun of her daughter because she looked like she didnt want to be there.  Like every 20 year old who wants to hang with her friends.

We've all been there.  She doesn't realize how special these moments can be with her grandparents getting up there in age.

The second cousin told me on Facebook she was offended by what I posted. She has known me since she could walk.  I've never been the type to try to hurt someone.   The joke was about the age of my friend's daughter, not about her which she injected herself into it

I'm tired of those offended these days without knowing the source. If she was unsure she could have privately expressed her concerns and I would apologized and explained the joke was not about her.  I'm tired of this .
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 25, 2019, 07:02:00 PM
What exactly did you say?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 25, 2019, 07:25:08 PM
I posted the same picture with a thought bubble saying "Get me the hell out of here."  It looks like it on her face.

It was never intended to say the company was less than adequate, it was a joke that a 20 year old girl wants to hang with friends not with their family.  We all went through it at some point.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 25, 2019, 07:32:32 PM
Jeremyshmegland. :lol

Did you respond back to her?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 25, 2019, 07:35:48 PM
Yup. No response.   I'm mad because she's known me since she was little. She's in her late 20's.  This is what she takes from me?  This is what frustrating.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Adami on December 25, 2019, 07:37:02 PM
You monster.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 25, 2019, 07:42:42 PM
The Devil.  You know it. Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 26, 2019, 06:40:06 AM
Working from home today and tomorrow which means I'll have my laptop one and I'll be playing video games.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on December 26, 2019, 07:41:39 AM
Working from home today and tomorrow which means I'll have my laptop one and I'll be playing video games.

Pretty much me most of last week. And next week.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 26, 2019, 08:26:42 AM
I'm off today, probably play some RDR2 in a bit after I work out.  Got a wedding tonight, these last few days have been non stop.  Tomorrow after the brunch for the wedding I've got a third date with this girl, going to see Star Wars.  Saturday afternoon I baby sit the nieces and then I think it's time for Saturday night to lay low. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: KevShmev on December 26, 2019, 09:16:28 AM
I posted the same picture with a thought bubble saying "Get me the hell out of here."  It looks like it on her face.

It was never intended to say the company was less than adequate, it was a joke that a 20 year old girl wants to hang with friends not with their family.  We all went through it at some point.

I am totally on board with your train of thought here, but to play Devil's Advocate here on one small part for a minute, yes, we older folks have all been through it, but a 20-year old has not, and younger people do not always get those kinds of jokes.  It's sad that she reacted that way, and it's even sadder that today's younger generation has been conditioned to get overly sensitive about every little thing, but I'd probably just make a light-hearted apology and move on...and never make ANY JOKE EVER AGAIN. :P
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 26, 2019, 09:26:08 AM
It was the 28 year old who reacted that way.  The niece, who I've known since she was born.  The 20 year old laughed who i was making the joke about.  The niece knows I'm not a malicious person and if I ever had an issue, I would never post it on Facebook.  She should have IM'd me and I would have explained instead of not responding back to me on FB.


I've never posted something mean on somebody.  it's always making fun of myself or making fun of my friends and we have a fun time.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on December 26, 2019, 09:31:38 AM
That's a shame, King.  I'm kind of with you, because that's my sense of humor too; light-hearted, poking fun.  It's a bummer when you're trying to lighten things up a little and people get into their own heads. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 26, 2019, 09:39:57 AM
Yea, if you ever met Joe you know hes a great guy and certainly wouldn't purposely offend someone. That's really annoying for that to happen and a big reason I hardly post in Facebook. It's such a toxic environment.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: KevShmev on December 26, 2019, 09:44:35 AM
It was the 28 year old who reacted that way.  The niece, who I've known since she was born.  The 20 year old laughed who i was making the joke about.  The niece knows I'm not a malicious person and if I ever had an issue, I would never post it on Facebook.  She should have IM'd me and I would have explained instead of not responding back to me on FB.


I've never posted something mean on somebody.  it's always making fun of myself or making fun of my friends and we have a fun time.

No, no, I know what you mean, and I am totally on your side in this one. Way too many get offended by everything nowadays.  Maybe suggest to your niece that she grow a pair. ;)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 26, 2019, 09:49:46 AM
It's very frustrating for me that she'd think this poorly of me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: KevShmev on December 26, 2019, 09:50:59 AM
It's very frustrating for me that she'd think this poorly of me.

Maybe she knows you too well...

Kidding! :P

Not apologizing if you are offended. :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 26, 2019, 09:58:38 AM
Had a girl at our Christmas thing last night. (daughter of my GF's Dad's Fiance's friend) who spent the entire time looking like she'd rather be doing anything else on earth than be around us "annoying older people". I almost made a sarcastic funny comment but was actually reading this thread and decided I'd rather not get shit for it from the people around me :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 26, 2019, 10:05:02 AM
It's very frustrating for me that she'd think this poorly of me.

Maybe she knows you too well...

Kidding! :P

Not apologizing if you are offended. :biggrin:

 :lol

See, that's fun too me.  Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 26, 2019, 10:05:34 AM
Had a girl at our Christmas thing last night. (daughter of my GF's Dad's Fiance's friend) who spent the entire time looking like she'd rather be doing anything else on earth than be around us "annoying older people". I almost made a sarcastic funny comment but was actually reading this thread and decided I'd rather not get shit for it from the people around me :lol

I aim to help others. Lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on December 26, 2019, 04:27:55 PM
I'm going to rant on Christmas day.

My friend since I was 16 has a picture of his 20 year old daughter making a pouty face hanging with her grandparents and her second cousin.   I make a joke making fun of her daughter because she looked like she didnt want to be there.  Like every 20 year old who wants to hang with her friends.

We've all been there.  She doesn't realize how special these moments can be with her grandparents getting up there in age.

The second cousin told me on Facebook she was offended by what I posted. She has known me since she could walk.  I've never been the type to try to hurt someone.   The joke was about the age of my friend's daughter, not about her which she injected herself into it

I'm tired of those offended these days without knowing the source. If she was unsure she could have privately expressed her concerns and I would apologized and explained the joke was not about her.  I'm tired of this .

Tell them to shut the fuck up and grow the fuck up.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on December 26, 2019, 04:29:46 PM
It was the 28 year old who reacted that way.  The niece, who I've known since she was born.  The 20 year old laughed who i was making the joke about.  The niece knows I'm not a malicious person and if I ever had an issue, I would never post it on Facebook.  She should have IM'd me and I would have explained instead of not responding back to me on FB.


I've never posted something mean on somebody.  it's always making fun of myself or making fun of my friends and we have a fun time.

Don't question yourself mate, you've done nothing wrong.  A light hearted joke.  People need to pull whatever is stuck up their asses out sometimes, Jesus!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Evermind on December 27, 2019, 02:07:10 AM
I'm going to rant on Christmas day.

My friend since I was 16 has a picture of his 20 year old daughter making a pouty face hanging with her grandparents and her second cousin.   I make a joke making fun of her daughter because she looked like she didnt want to be there.  Like every 20 year old who wants to hang with her friends.

We've all been there.  She doesn't realize how special these moments can be with her grandparents getting up there in age.

The second cousin told me on Facebook she was offended by what I posted. She has known me since she could walk.  I've never been the type to try to hurt someone.   The joke was about the age of my friend's daughter, not about her which she injected herself into it

I'm tired of those offended these days without knowing the source. If she was unsure she could have privately expressed her concerns and I would apologized and explained the joke was not about her.  I'm tired of this .

Tell them to shut the fuck up and grow the fuck up.

Also to go fuck themselves and that she would never be hired as a store manager. :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on December 27, 2019, 03:19:28 AM
It's been cold lately (dropping down into the 30s at night). One of my dogs, the older less intelligent one just won't let me win at making sure she's comfortable.  We got her a nice heating pad to go into her crate. When it's on, she tries her damnedest to lay on the quarter of the crate without the pad.

What about a blanket? Nope. She balls it up and then lays on the side opposite of the blanket.

OK.... I'll just turn on the heater, since we're all cold. Welp... She's scared of the heater.

You'd think that she'd learn that the sound of the heater (gas wall heater) means warmth. But no.

I don't get it.

Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on December 27, 2019, 03:43:55 AM
I'm going to rant on Christmas day.

My friend since I was 16 has a picture of his 20 year old daughter making a pouty face hanging with her grandparents and her second cousin.   I make a joke making fun of her daughter because she looked like she didnt want to be there.  Like every 20 year old who wants to hang with her friends.

We've all been there.  She doesn't realize how special these moments can be with her grandparents getting up there in age.

The second cousin told me on Facebook she was offended by what I posted. She has known me since she could walk.  I've never been the type to try to hurt someone.   The joke was about the age of my friend's daughter, not about her which she injected herself into it

I'm tired of those offended these days without knowing the source. If she was unsure she could have privately expressed her concerns and I would apologized and explained the joke was not about her.  I'm tired of this .

Tell them to shut the fuck up and grow the fuck up.

Also to go fuck themselves and that she would never be hired as a store manager. :biggrin:

Good call mate.  Add that in too King while you're at it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on December 27, 2019, 04:29:43 AM
I'm going to rant on Christmas day.

My friend since I was 16 has a picture of his 20 year old daughter making a pouty face hanging with her grandparents and her second cousin.   I make a joke making fun of her daughter because she looked like she didnt want to be there.  Like every 20 year old who wants to hang with her friends.

We've all been there.  She doesn't realize how special these moments can be with her grandparents getting up there in age.

The second cousin told me on Facebook she was offended by what I posted. She has known me since she could walk.  I've never been the type to try to hurt someone.   The joke was about the age of my friend's daughter, not about her which she injected herself into it

I'm tired of those offended these days without knowing the source. If she was unsure she could have privately expressed her concerns and I would apologized and explained the joke was not about her.  I'm tired of this .

Tell them to shut the fuck up and grow the fuck up.

Also to go fuck themselves and that she would never be hired as a store manager. :biggrin:

Good call mate.  Add that in too King while you're at it.

She's probably and anti-corral'r
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 27, 2019, 07:58:43 AM
Her uncle worked with me at a grocery store for 6 years.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Cool Chris on December 28, 2019, 12:35:07 PM
What the blue hell three of the first four threads in the Music forum involve Haken.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 28, 2019, 02:56:57 PM
I listened to their first album. Didn't do anything for me.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on December 28, 2019, 03:12:11 PM
What the blue hell three of the first four threads in the Music forum involve Haken.

Because they are so good, apparently.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on December 29, 2019, 09:06:19 AM
What the blue hell three of the first four threads in the Music forum involve Haken.

Because they are so good, apparently.

THAT ain't it.  ;)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on December 29, 2019, 03:15:53 PM
What the blue hell three of the first four threads in the Music forum involve Haken.

Because they are so good, apparently.

THAT ain't it.  ;)

Oh sorry, I forgot this is the official Haken thread now.  ;D
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Ben_Jamin on December 29, 2019, 05:40:29 PM
I don't get it either. And don't understand the reasoning.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Super Dude on December 30, 2019, 07:50:03 PM
:eyebrows:
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on December 31, 2019, 06:21:05 AM
♫♪ Nothing could be better, than a camera in your bladder, in the moooooourning ♪♫

Got a Cystoscopy scheduled for 8:00 am today. I'm already traumatized just thinking about it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 31, 2019, 07:33:14 AM
Gregg, you've been through the worst part.


The night before.   How's the asshole?  Nice and raw? :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on December 31, 2019, 07:39:01 AM
*opens thread and reads Kings last line* interesting turn this thread has taken
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on December 31, 2019, 08:06:25 AM
Gregg, you've been through the worst part.


The night before.   How's the asshole?  Nice and raw? :lol

Read carefully, Joe. Cystoscopy, not colonoscopy! No prep for this one. This procedure is where they run an articulated scope up your urethra into your bladder to have a look around to see if you have cancer/barnacles attached. No anesthesia.

Get this, my urologist's name is Dr. Johnson.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 31, 2019, 08:11:43 AM
 :lol

Damn man.  Glad you have a sense of humor about it.  The first time I had a hose pulled out of my urethra(I should have said hose) It felt like knives when I pissed for the first time after.  The second time I was loose as a goose.  :lol

Didn't hurt at all.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on December 31, 2019, 08:37:15 AM
Damn. Give me the colonoscopy every time.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 31, 2019, 08:49:02 AM
Tim for sure.  My brother helped me up the stairs to the bathroom.  He was standing outside.  I was on my toes screaming.  It felt like knives shooting out.  I remember the pain vividly.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 31, 2019, 09:24:42 AM
oh god im cringing just reading this, good luck Podaar
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on December 31, 2019, 09:45:40 AM
Helluva way to ring in the new year / decade.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on December 31, 2019, 10:56:31 AM
All went well, although it does feel like I'm pissing treble hooks now.

Bladder is fine,  CT scan on my kidneys shows no problems, blood (and various other fluids) test is all good, my PSA's are 0, my A1c's are 5.0...no cancer to be found anywhere!

I'm gonna go take 4 Advil, now and poor me a Scotch.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on December 31, 2019, 11:45:09 AM
Thumbs up all around - 'cept for the treble hooks.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 31, 2019, 12:14:33 PM
Fantastic news Gregg!  Though the Scotch lead to more peeing.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on December 31, 2019, 12:55:39 PM
Fantastic news Gregg!  Though the Scotch lead to more peeing.  :lol

was wondering, is it best to just keep peeing so the pain eases off, or is it best to give it time?  Either way, a nice buzz will probably make the pain more tolerable but fantastic news about your Health  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on December 31, 2019, 01:06:50 PM
It gets easier within the day but that first pee is brutal.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Vmadera00 on December 31, 2019, 07:45:54 PM
Hope yíall have a happy and safe new year!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 01, 2020, 01:00:42 AM
Happy New Year DTF! Bring on 2020!  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Podaar on January 01, 2020, 05:35:57 AM
2020!

Wow, who'd have guessed I'd live so long? I'm sure glad I have, though, and it looks like I might be here for a while yet. I plan to have a fantastic year, and hope the same for all of you here at DTF. I know it's odd, and usually not safe to say in public--in real life--but I consider many of you regulars as true friends. There, I said it and I'm not the least bit ashamed. Deal with it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on January 01, 2020, 05:49:10 AM
No shame in that whatsoever, Gregg.  Virtually all of my closest friends are right here.  I really only have 1 "irl" friend that I still keep in touch with regularly.  This is a special place.  I'm hoping for a better year / decade.  Glad to have 2019 done with - a few great individual life moments, but on the whole, I'm hoping for better from (the) 2020(s).
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: ReaperKK on January 01, 2020, 06:11:36 AM
Happy new year guys
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 01, 2020, 06:54:38 AM
Same here guys.  Happy new year.  Well, I'm at work.  3 more weeks of the busy season for us then is calms down until May.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 01, 2020, 10:08:37 AM
I rang in the new year at work. Got to bed at like 3 AM. Off today. Got a call an hour ago asking to come cover a shift.

Nah. Going back to sleep.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on January 01, 2020, 03:30:28 PM
No shame in that whatsoever, Gregg.  Virtually all of my closest friends are right here.  I really only have 1 "irl" friend that I still keep in touch with regularly.  This is a special place.  I'm hoping for a better year / decade.  Glad to have 2019 done with - a few great individual life moments, but on the whole, I'm hoping for better from (the) 2020(s).

This is me all over.   I just wish I'll take the plunge and plan a trip one day to come and meet and hang out with everyone.

All the best for a better decade for you Chad.  I'm sure it will be, no doubt.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 01, 2020, 04:24:26 PM
This really is a special place. My online home for the entire last decade.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on January 01, 2020, 04:46:44 PM
It really is incredible when I step back and think of the friends I've made, the bands I've discovered, and the concert/life experiences I've had all because I wandered onto the dt.net forums back in 2003 or 2004.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on January 01, 2020, 05:00:26 PM
No shame in that whatsoever, Gregg.  Virtually all of my closest friends are right here.  I really only have 1 "irl" friend that I still keep in touch with regularly.  This is a special place.  I'm hoping for a better year / decade.  Glad to have 2019 done with - a few great individual life moments, but on the whole, I'm hoping for better from (the) 2020(s).

 :tup :tup
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 02, 2020, 07:45:58 AM
It really is incredible when I step back and think of the friends I've made, the bands I've discovered, and the concert/life experiences I've had all because I wandered onto the dt.net forums back in 2003 or 2004.

Yup totally.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 02, 2020, 04:57:59 PM
Hurt myself falling through steps on my dad's porch today.  I forgot a piece was broken off and my left leg went right through and I fell forward scraped my right knee, swollen and bloodied my right hand and pulled my hammy on the leg that got caught through the steps.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 02, 2020, 05:01:12 PM
You going to sue the old man for that?  :biggrin:  Sucks, but at least you didn't break anything besides the already broken porch.  Hope you have a speedy recovery King  :yarr
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 02, 2020, 05:08:30 PM
I feel stupid. I knew about it and I have yellow tape to tie it off and forgot.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 02, 2020, 05:09:37 PM
  pulled my hammy

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/05/dc/ab/05dcab76357557d82fbce757b9ab6ea9.jpg)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 02, 2020, 05:13:41 PM
Time to throw down an old man to the ground.


Wait, I did that to myself. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 02, 2020, 05:16:52 PM
 :rollin
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: KevShmev on January 02, 2020, 05:53:46 PM
Ouch. Get better, Joe!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 02, 2020, 06:00:58 PM
Don't cross the crooked step.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on January 03, 2020, 07:19:01 AM
I feel stupid. I knew about it and I have yellow tape to tie it off and forgot.

I know that feeling.  Here's to a speedy recovery. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 03, 2020, 07:47:36 AM
Sore all over this morning.  The herky jerky motion off falling does that.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 03, 2020, 08:23:42 AM
Morning peeps
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Chino on January 03, 2020, 08:37:39 AM
Sore all over this morning.  The herky jerky motion off falling does that.

You just reminded me that I have a batch of chicken marinating in the fridge that I have to put on the dehydrator to turn into jerky. Thanks!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 03, 2020, 08:42:40 AM
I aim to please.  Please.  LOL

Morning Jay.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on January 03, 2020, 09:09:43 AM
Saw the pics, Joe.  Hope you're feeling better.  Those kind of scrapes hurt a lot worse than they look.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 03, 2020, 09:13:07 AM
The way I twisted with my one leg in the stairs while falling to the ground twisted my knee a little and pulled the hamstring.  Plus my shoulder is sore from the hard fall.  I'm a dummy man.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 03, 2020, 10:42:01 AM
Thereís pics??
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 03, 2020, 11:50:44 AM
Thereís pics??

Twitter but since you refuse to use it........
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 03, 2020, 03:46:03 PM
I am not a teenage girl.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 03, 2020, 04:42:07 PM
 :huh:

I think you are confusing twitter with snapchat  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 03, 2020, 05:10:49 PM
He is. He's old.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 08, 2020, 07:39:53 AM
oh no, somehow this debate has started at work and someone just shared this in a public work chat room  :lol

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-don-t-people-return-their-shopping-carts?utm_source=pocket-newtab (https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-don-t-people-return-their-shopping-carts?utm_source=pocket-newtab)
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 08, 2020, 12:22:03 PM
 :lol

Tim is trolling them.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 08, 2020, 12:26:34 PM
oh no, somehow this debate has started at work and someone just shared this in a public work chat room  :lol

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-don-t-people-return-their-shopping-carts?utm_source=pocket-newtab (https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-don-t-people-return-their-shopping-carts?utm_source=pocket-newtab)


Oh Boy!
I'm not reading that until I get a few beers in me tonight. :lol


:lol

Tim is trolling them.  :lol

 :metal
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 08, 2020, 01:02:25 PM
It's honestly not an interesting read.  But just kind of funny how the discussion popped up somewhere else and I had nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Vmadera00 on January 12, 2020, 06:18:03 AM
So last night I get an automate text message that someone transferred $900 to my bank account through Zelle. Because it looked weird and I figure it was a scam, I deleted the text and continue with my dinner.

Few moments late Iím getting a random call which I ignored. But because the timing aligned with the text now Iím feeling a little skeptical. I go to check my email just in case and I have an email from Zelle confirming the transfer, but it looked different that emails I get when I use Zelle. At this point I decide to check my bank account and sure enough, I have an extra $900 on my account.

Iím skeptical about it and didnít know what to do since I didnít want to keep money that isnít mine and I donít know where it came from. I called Zelle and after a few minutes they tell me I have to call my bank. I called my bank and after bouncing me around different departments, they pretty much told me thereís nothing they can do because they canít reverse a transfer from Zelle, but that if I decide to transfer the money back on my own, they are not responsible if it is a Scam and I lose all my money. My bank suggested for me to just leave it alone and wait for the other person to make a dispute.

This morning the money is still there. Iím reading on it and Zelle is pretty clear that before a transfer, to verify you are sending the money to the right person because you canít cancel a transfer. Also, it looks like it has happened to other people as Iím reading online and their bank has told them the same thing. So, Iíll just leave it alone and wait a month or two. If the money is still there by the end of February, Happy Birthday to me. I donít want to risk sending the money back and getting my account hacked. I feel like I did the right thing by contacting the bank and they suggested to do nothing.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 12, 2020, 10:09:46 AM
I've literally never heard of ZelleÖ

So if you transfer it back, they can drain your account? Is that the scam?

How were they able to transfer it to you in the first place? I'd say it's time to change your account number, and if you must send the money back, I'd use a certified bank check.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 12, 2020, 10:28:41 AM
Zelle is a 3rd party service a lot of banks have partnered with to allow transfers between bank accounts with other banks. So say... We go out for drinks, and you pick up the tab as I realize I left my wallet at home. I can pay you back via Zelle (if you are signed up), and it will transfer from my bank account with whatever bank I use, to yours. It's an alternate to PayPal, Cash App, Venmo, etc.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 12, 2020, 10:49:27 AM
Huh...

If I picked the tab, you wouldn't have to pay me back. Just pick up the next one.


I guess it does solve some logistic problems. Damn, I'm old and out of touch.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Vmadera00 on January 12, 2020, 10:54:11 AM
Yeah it just makes it easier to transfer money to another person. All you need is their phone# or email.

My guess is that whoever transferred the money, put down the wrong email address. But there is no way for me to verify that. Iíll just follow what my bank told me and it is to leave it alone and see what happens.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 12, 2020, 03:50:48 PM
Huh...

If I picked the tab, you wouldn't have to pay me back. Just pick up the next one.


I guess it does solve some logistic problems. Damn, I'm old and out of touch.

Lol yup, you are out of touch. People hardly carry cash anymore including myself. We use apps to send money to each other when you owe someone these days. Sure picking up the next tab works for meals like that, but when someone puts down for like a hotel or buys tickets for a group, you can use these apps to pay back immediately.

Also, this sounds like a scam.  I wouldn't touch that money for a long time. However that is so annoying and tempting.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on January 12, 2020, 04:27:56 PM
I'm 35 and completely out of touch.  Never heard of that service but I'm an Aussie or anything like it for that matter.  I use cash for everything.  I just don't use my card.  I take out what I budget for the week and use it.  It curbs spending knowing I can't just continually tap my card and never see the money go out.  If I have it, I see it disappearing out of my wallet.  I'm tight as fuck too which helps.  I'll be fucked the day places stop accepting cash.

The times are changing quick though, when I bought my Judas Priest cd on the weekend, I handed the young girl a $50 note.  She was stunned and goes, 'cash, that's unusual.'  I think she almost didn't know what the fuck to do with it.

I work in customer service and the amount of people using their phone to pay for shit via an eftpos machine blows my mind.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on January 12, 2020, 04:31:25 PM
Wolf, it's actually sport to hand someone cash and watch them figure out the change.  I EASILY get the wrong change more than half the time.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on January 12, 2020, 04:43:10 PM
Wolf, it's actually sport to hand someone cash and watch them figure out the change.  I EASILY get the wrong change more than half the time.

Oh yeah tell me about it.  Sometimes, by the time they put my money in the till and get the change out it's almost fucking closing time.   :lol

I remember about a year ago I was going through a Starbucks and I got two drinks that equated to $11.30 I think it was.  I always have loads of change in the car so handed the girl a ten dollar note, one fifity cent piece, and four twenty cent pieces.

She took it, looked at it for a bit and with it still in her hand she puts her hand out the window and says, 'sorry, you've only got $10.40 here.'  I looked confused, and 'said, er...no, it's the exact change, count it again.'  She counts it again, says again 'no it's only $10.40.'  I got pretty mad and had to count the money out to her coin by coin.  She still looked confused but took it.  Couldn't believe it.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 12, 2020, 05:00:35 PM
I'd just pick up the bill next time.

Though, I've used these services to get money to people here on this forum for concert tickets so we can all set together. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on January 12, 2020, 05:45:08 PM

Though, I've used these services to get money to people here on this forum for concert tickets so we can all set together.

That's a good idea.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 12, 2020, 05:52:21 PM
My wife would not trust that service. She gets pissed at me when I have to use Paypal for something. There's no way she'd hook up one of our accounts to something like that.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on January 12, 2020, 06:15:50 PM
My wife would not trust that service. She gets pissed at me when I have to use Paypal for something. There's no way she'd hook up one of our accounts to something like that.

I probably wouldn't either haha.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on January 12, 2020, 08:53:22 PM
In Canada, the major financial institutions (we only have a couple dozen major banks/credit unions.... not 10,000 like the US) all use Interac eTransfer. You can basically email money back and forth to people.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 12, 2020, 11:08:59 PM
Meanwhile I had to pay a foreign transaction fee on PayPal to pay you back in Canadian funny money  :lol it was worth the fee
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 13, 2020, 12:10:52 PM
I met a few 17 year olds and the father at the Epica concert last night while walking to the venue (it was clear we were all going to the same spot in our black metal tshirts so we started talking) and they go to the same high school as John Myung's son.  They said he actually talks, a lot  :lol I found that really funny
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: axeman90210 on January 13, 2020, 12:53:24 PM
Venmo is far and away the most popular app in my social circle. I mainly used PayPal until I took a trip with my friends to Denver a few years ago because we used Splitwise for that trip (which is a super hany app) and Venmo can integrate in with Splitwise for settling up trip costs. Zelle seems like it's only useful for transferring money with someone you know/trust, since there's no fraud protection/ability to undo a transfer. I've bailed on a few attempts to buy concert tickets off Craigslist when the seller insisted on Zelle.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on January 13, 2020, 01:40:59 PM
Not so much me - more a function of my friends than the technology itself - but I know a lot of people that seem to live and die with Venmo, it seems.   
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 13, 2020, 02:35:25 PM
Yea Venmo is huge now, and I didn't realize zelle had no protection.  I've only used it with my parents since that's all my Dad knows.  In terms of online purchases, I would only use paypal for their protections.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 14, 2020, 08:20:00 AM
My GF and I have decent amount of income that goes through PayPal (85% of her income and my side money I make when I house / dog sit). Venmo is OWNED by PayPal, yet you cannot link Venmo to PayPal. It's super frustrating to the point where I try to stay away from Venmo unless I have no choice.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 14, 2020, 12:27:01 PM
My GF and I have decent amount of income that goes through PayPal (85% of her income and my side money I make when I house / dog sit).

She gets paid through Paypal? I don't understand.

So if you walk a dog, instead of someone writing you a check, they Paypal you the money? Is that linked to a (your) bank account?
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 14, 2020, 12:28:04 PM
Yes t is Tim.

If you want it to.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: Stadler on January 14, 2020, 12:35:47 PM
I was at an antique store yesterday, and I saw this:

(https://i.imgur.com/VZq7uUj.jpg)

Apparently, back in the day, you could give someone PAPER in exchange for things!   How funny!
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 14, 2020, 12:36:59 PM
I haven't seen one of those since I got married.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 14, 2020, 12:40:16 PM
I only see those at strip clubs
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 14, 2020, 12:52:04 PM
Haven't seen one of those either since I've been married. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 14, 2020, 02:44:04 PM
Tim's no husband. He's a gimp.  His wife chains him downstairs when he comes home from work.

It's the only plausible answer. 
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 14, 2020, 02:58:50 PM
Itís certainly made it hard to keep up with pop culture references.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: jingle.boy on January 14, 2020, 03:26:29 PM
Itís certainly made it hard to keep up with pop culture references.

You can blame marriage for a lot of things.  Not being cultured isn't one of them.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: kingshmegland on January 14, 2020, 03:30:54 PM
Blindfolded and a red ball gag.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on January 14, 2020, 03:32:59 PM
I like Bill's post, it's so true.

I don't know, I'm pretty old school for my age, but I mentioned this before but I truly believe the slow extinction of cash is what's causing certain downfall of the economy and causing people to become broke and lose focus on their priorities and budget. 

People paying with their phones and other means lose track on what they are spending.  I'm in customer service, and people paywaving their cards without even knowing what I'm punching into the eftpos machine is scary.  No one ever wants a receipt either to keep track.  I know they can online, but people spend money and forget they have even spent it.

I think having cash gives you more of a visual representation of what you have and allows proper and more sensibile budgeting and spending.  The population and incoming generations getting stupider and not being able to count doesn't help this situation.  That's probably more the issue.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: TAC on January 14, 2020, 03:49:51 PM
That's a great point Kade.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: cramx3 on January 14, 2020, 03:52:06 PM
I dont agree really, people lost focus of their cash with credit cards long time ago. 

It's todays lifestyle of making yourself look better on social media that is causing people to spend money they dont have. 

My x's sister shared some article about how the younger people all go on vacations and yet all have insane amount of debt.  Including her which she admitted in sharing that (I immediately unfriended her, for one my x used to always bitch about her spending habits but also, if you are proud to admit your shitty spending habits, go fuck yourself).  There's a big trend of people going broke trying to look good on social media, it's sad.
Title: Re: DTF Chat Thread v.BrexitMeansBrexit
Post by: wolfking on January 14, 2020, 04:56:18 PM
I dont agree really, people lost focus of their cash with credit cards long time ago. 

It's todays lifestyle of making yourself look better on social media that is causing people to spend money they dont have. 

My x's sister shared some article about how the younger people all go on vacations and yet all have insane amount of debt.  Including her which she admitted in sharing that (I immediately unfriended her, for one my x used to always bitch about her spending habits but also, if you are proud to admit your shitty spending habits, go fuck yourself).  There's a big trend of people going broke trying to look good on social media, it's sad.

Hmm....yeah, I think that could be a minor factor re