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  1. Thread: The Work Thread

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    This MAY result in a promotion for me. I'm not...

    This MAY result in a promotion for me. I'm not sure. So far, I've been included in the "IST Leadership Group" along with the other Principal Dev. The guy who now reports to the COO is saying, "we...
  2. Thread: The Work Thread

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    Yesterday there was a major re-org at work. ...

    Yesterday there was a major re-org at work.

    Our new CEO eliminated my boss', his boss', and HIS boss' positions, created a new COO position, filled it with an external person, and then made my...
  3. Thread: Exercise

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    So your laptop and your treadmill are separate...

    So your laptop and your treadmill are separate and you + your headphones are what is connecting the two?

    Wireless headphones?

    ESD Grounding strap?...
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    That sounds terrible. I'm lucky to not have that...

    That sounds terrible. I'm lucky to not have that many people demanding my attention all the time.



    You could reply to those folks with a gentle, "Hey Dood, next time can you please include your...
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    Hmmm... I do the second one all the time. At...

    Hmmm... I do the second one all the time. At least with people I don't work with regularly. I tell myself I'm being polite by not throwing my current issue at them immediately.

    Me: Hey Ben.
    You:...
  6. Thread: Money

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    When does the blackout end?

    When does the blackout end?
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    Sticky: It's probably not a big deal if you're car...

    It's probably not a big deal if you're car commuting, but as someone who walks to work, knowing the wind chill is pretty important. It helps decide how much to bundle up. 28 degrees? You'll want a...
  8. Thread: Star Trek

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    I didn't feel the same way about the episode. I...

    I didn't feel the same way about the episode. I think we were supposed to feel the frustration along with them. Not because they "failed to ask clarifying questions" but because they have rigid rules...
  9. Thread: Star Trek

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    I've been watching The Orville from the...

    I've been watching The Orville from the beginning. I never watched the original star treks so I don't know how to compare it. To me it feels like a parody that never actually "cracks the joke," and...
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    Both posted around Halloween 2017. What was this...

    Both posted around Halloween 2017. What was this "viral" marketing for?
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    Says the guy who designs bridges or whatever....

    Says the guy who designs bridges or whatever. Your agenda is showing! /s

    On paper, I like divided governments. I tell myself that they'll have to work together and compromise to make progress...
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    Whelp, we didn't do Disney back in January '17,...

    Whelp, we didn't do Disney back in January '17, and last year and this year were ridiculously busy at work. Now we both have 3 weeks of PTO to use or lose, and have both earned significant...
  13. Thread: NFL Football

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    So is Ha Ha. I know there was news that they were...

    So is Ha Ha. I know there was news that they were shopping him around, but it still surprises me.

    Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix traded to Redskins
  14. Thread: NFL Football

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    Aaaaaaaaaand he's gone Packers trade running...

    Aaaaaaaaaand he's gone

    Packers trade running back Ty Montgomery to Ravens
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    I was curious enough to do it. I followed the...

    I was curious enough to do it. I followed the instructions here: https://www.saveonenergy.com/energy-consumption/

    According to my average kilowatt hour cost over the last 12 months ($0.16...
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    Have you calculated how much it costs to run? I...

    Have you calculated how much it costs to run? I never have, but now I'm curious.
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    I feel like that thing is way over-engineered. I...

    I feel like that thing is way over-engineered. I use these PEET Boot Dryers to dry running shoes and to dry/warm winter boots. They're plenty adequate. This time of year they usually go on sale to...
  18. Thread: The Work Thread

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    One of the business units here has decided that...

    One of the business units here has decided that the abbreviation for "Subject Matter Expert" (SME) needs a pronunciation. They have landed on /smi:/ (like "she"), and they are beyond-happy with...
  19. Thread: Money

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    I think you know when it's your forever home. If...

    I think you know when it's your forever home. If you don't know it is, then you probably know if it isn't. I've been in my house 10 years, which is longer than I expected, but this is not the house I...
  20. Thread: Money

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    I don't think it makes sense to pay off the...

    I don't think it makes sense to pay off the mortgage on anything other than your "Forever Home." Even then the super-long-term financial reasoning feels dubious to me, but wanting decreased expenses...
  21. Thread: NFL Football

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    Rodgers is "day-by-day" which I'm taking to mean:...

    Rodgers is "day-by-day" which I'm taking to mean: "He's playing on Sunday, we just don't know which painkillers we'll use yet (or how much)"
    ...
  22. Thread: Money

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    Our Costco accepts any VISA card now. Before it...

    Our Costco accepts any VISA card now. Before it was only American Express, but they switched to VISA a couple years ago. They even have a decent Costco branded cash back card if you can stomach using...
  23. Thread: Money

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    You use a debit card?

    You use a debit card?
  24. Thread: NFL Football

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    I'm watching the highlights now, and I feel like...

    I'm watching the highlights now, and I feel like she's doing some kind of forced "overly excited sports announcer voice." It makes me uncomfortable. Hopefully it's just first game jitters and she'll...
  25. Thread: NFL Football

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    I turned it off at half. Wish I had hung in...

    I turned it off at half. Wish I had hung in there.

    My favorite so far:

    https://i.redd.it/zvrxf5usdcl11.jpg
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