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09-24-20, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

We have a home office reno that's been on hold...

We have a home office reno that's been on hold for like 1.5 months while we went on vacation and then got lazy.

I have a generator installation half done, we want to get a gas fireplace for the...
09-17-20, 03:40 PM
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Views: 133,978
Posted By Flatballer

No, I program/configure/update/install SCADA...

No, I program/configure/update/install SCADA systems for electric utilities.
09-13-20, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Sorry to hear about all the suffering going on...

Sorry to hear about all the suffering going on out there. I can't imagine. Be safe as you can.
09-09-20, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Could just be a targeting pod or a dud trainer,...

Could just be a targeting pod or a dud trainer, not sure.

That plane is so old all our enemies know literally anything there is to know at this point. Nothing classified about that photo I'm sure.
08-29-20, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Just got home from a two week vacation to the...

Just got home from a two week vacation to the beach. OBX one week then Holden the next. To see the two different families. I've never been happier to be home.

House is still standing, which is...
08-22-20, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

If this is the relationship thread, then here...

If this is the relationship thread, then here goes.
My wife just blew up at me tonight because apparently I've been in a bad mood all week on our first week of a two part vacation. Told me the kids...
08-20-20, 07:09 PM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

That sounds like a pretty useful application. ...

That sounds like a pretty useful application.

Now that I'm back into my SCADA consulting I'm dusting off my programming and scripting again for work, partly by doing programming competitions (I...
07-25-20, 01:23 PM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

Other than changing the brakes, oil and the plugs...

Other than changing the brakes, oil and the plugs (it eats plugs but it's also boosted to like 21psi) I do basically nothing to it. It's been super reliable. Still feels like the day I bought it...
07-24-20, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

That's the one, going by memory, so not a typo,...

That's the one, going by memory, so not a typo, just a bad memory.
07-21-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 30,240
Posted By Flatballer

Man, this thing went off the rails early (like,...

Man, this thing went off the rails early (like, halfway down the first page or so).

And then it took the rails, threw them in the ocean, and took a rocket ship to crazy town after taking a very...
07-12-20, 07:13 AM
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Views: 12,783
Posted By Flatballer

I'm guessing that's mostly a mix of tactics,...

I'm guessing that's mostly a mix of tactics, better training these days, and better gearing/shifting speed.

Plus aero wheels probably.
07-06-20, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Well, we bought a car. To be technically correct...

Well, we bought a car. To be technically correct I suppose we have a written offer and a deposit down while they try and find us the color combo we want. Car sales are way down but we've been putting...
06-29-20, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Same. When I first started posting when I joined,...

Same. When I first started posting when I joined, he was a huge influence and larger than life figure.
06-25-20, 06:55 AM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

Even before Covid we were not big fans of having...

Even before Covid we were not big fans of having people in our house to do work. They rarely do it as well as we'd like, and it's just uncomfortable having someone you don't know working in your...
06-08-20, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Hoo boy did I open up a can of worms. LLC,...

Hoo boy did I open up a can of worms.

LLC, LLP, S-corp, sole proprietor, tax considerations, liability insurance, unemployment insurance, workers comp, drug and alcohol policies...
05-28-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 42,039
Posted By Flatballer

I joined this site at 20, middle of college,...

I joined this site at 20, middle of college, starting to race bikes.

I'm now 31, almost 32, and have 2 kids and a wife and the world is ******g falling apart around me.

Side note, I kinda...
05-28-20, 10:18 AM
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Views: 42,039
Posted By Flatballer

All that was 10 years ago? We've all gotten old. ...

All that was 10 years ago? We've all gotten old.

I've been on this site for 12 years almost, and I'm the newest member of this current page!
05-27-20, 01:15 PM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

There's some seriously steep stuff around here,...

There's some seriously steep stuff around here, yeah. I haven't ridden that specific route, but I've ridden some around the rivers (climbing out from Forbidden Drive for example) and it can be...
05-20-20, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

You know you haven't been paying much attention...

You know you haven't been paying much attention to bikes when there are like 3 new BB specs that you've never heard of.
05-19-20, 10:46 AM
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Views: 42,039
Posted By Flatballer

Weird, not sure why their website showed me it...

Weird, not sure why their website showed me it wasn't. I thought it was strange. Thanks for the correction.
05-19-20, 09:46 AM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RBzt_3Z3kfY/maxresdefault.j...

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RBzt_3Z3kfY/maxresdefault.jpg
05-18-20, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Sure is interesting how when times are bad...

Sure is interesting how when times are bad companies are all "we're all in this together, sacrifices will need to be made among everyone" but when times are good I don't hear a lot of "we're all in...
05-15-20, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Both kids have appointments one after the other...

Both kids have appointments one after the other this week to get checkups and vaccines.

The 2 year old won't wear his mask. Not a sentence I ever thought I'd write. Not sure if he's technically...
05-10-20, 03:54 PM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

Meanwhile I'm strongly considering getting back...

Meanwhile I'm strongly considering getting back into tech adjacent. My current division at work is busy but other sections are pretty bad, salary cuts and furloughs and layoffs and stuff all over. I...
04-28-20, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Congrats on another year of wisdom.

Congrats on another year of wisdom.
04-18-20, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

My lab wouldn't hurt anyone intentionally, but I...

My lab wouldn't hurt anyone intentionally, but I still don't let her bother people or run around off leash basically anywhere that isn't a dog park. People suck.
04-16-20, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

And everyone knows that 2.9 is less than 6.4, and...

And everyone knows that 2.9 is less than 6.4, and therefore, by the rules of golf cycling, he wins.

Wait, this could be good for me.
04-03-20, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x960/qtv3icjgidz21_8cdb58d90a19064d4fbc39d10f8db4ec41d787df.png
04-03-20, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I can't find the exact example I wanted, but...

I can't find the exact example I wanted, but there's a bunch of meme's with "what I thought the apocalypse would be like vs what it looks like" with guys with full tactical loadouts and ammo and...
03-24-20, 06:44 AM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

We support utilities (I do power, but we have gas...

We support utilities (I do power, but we have gas and comm as well) so they've deemed us essential. I don't necessarily agree with every part of the utility business being essential, but it's keeping...
03-22-20, 09:26 AM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

I've got four direct reports. One just came back...

I've got four direct reports. One just came back from Dubai and I have to figure out how to get her desktop set up at home. I think IT can install the VPN client not I'm not 100% yet.

Other guy I...
03-21-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

Very good article, thanks. And nice of the NYT to...

Very good article, thanks. And nice of the NYT to allow their virus coverage out from behind the paywall.
03-18-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

My work finally made the call today to institute...

My work finally made the call today to institute suggested work from home for everyone. I'm just happy we all have jobs. Hopefully I can keep my people motivated to get projects out the door while...
03-12-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

My county just went on lockdown. ...

My county just went on lockdown.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/coronavirus/montgomery-county-coronavirus-containment-plan/2324091/

All non-essential stores are asked to close. All large...
02-06-20, 12:28 PM
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Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

They're usually (always?) filed pro se.

They're usually (always?) filed pro se.
01-23-20, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I think you can tag rides in Strava either by...

I think you can tag rides in Strava either by bike used or by a keyword, and you should (I have not at all looked at their API, I'm just assuming) be able to filter rides by that and then create a...
01-15-20, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

It's clearly Burt Reynolds.

It's clearly Burt Reynolds.
01-10-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

The designers and engineers who work for me often...

The designers and engineers who work for me often have just one code per day, or even per week.

Meanwhile, I have 10 codes a day, down to the quarter hour (which I totally do by feel, often at...
11-17-19, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

That's not shoddy work, that's fraud.

That's not shoddy work, that's fraud.
09-30-19, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Are you telling me your son is a senior already? ...

Are you telling me your son is a senior already?

I'm older than I realized.
09-20-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,198
Posted By Flatballer

I got stung on the tongue and inside my lower lip...

I got stung on the tongue and inside my lower lip by a ground hornet once.

That was a fun week.
08-29-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,198
Posted By Flatballer

Just from the description I knew that was a term...

Just from the description I knew that was a term I was just better off not knowing about.

Anything that's "like a degloving" is not something I care to see.

For me, training is just kind of...
08-24-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 446,681
Posted By Flatballer

Garmin is replacing my Edge 530 due to continued...

Garmin is replacing my Edge 530 due to continued issues with phone connectivity. I get drops on basically every single ride I do.

We'll see if it helps, but I'm not holding my breath.
08-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

If you keep saying things like this, my wife will...

If you keep saying things like this, my wife will find you.

I'm already feeling guilty about getting back into cycling and how much I've spent.
08-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,198
Posted By Flatballer

3x8 inside. Aiming for about 105-108%, somewhere...

3x8 inside. Aiming for about 105-108%, somewhere around 185.

Went 183, 184, 187. So pretty spot on, probably could've gone slightly harder early. Not sure I could've done a 4th like ideally I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19,700
Views: 4,206,468
Posted By Flatballer

I have a okay entry level telescope collecting...

I have a okay entry level telescope collecting dust and a bike I ride all the time, so that sounds good to me.
08-05-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,275
Posted By Flatballer

Awesome job. You can definitely tell that...

Awesome job.

You can definitely tell that the wind is whipping even on the podium, all the holes in the banner are completely open.
07-27-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,889
Posted By Flatballer

My son is about 15 months old. Starting to get...

My son is about 15 months old. Starting to get more words, but most of them are still not objects, mostly they're 'no', 'thank you', 'hot', 'more', 'all done' etc. He also knows some nouns, 'bread',...
07-25-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,198
Posted By Flatballer

I still have my powertap hub and I use duos now....

I still have my powertap hub and I use duos now. I haven't ridden with both, but I really should. See how they compare.
07-24-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,198
Posted By Flatballer

FTP test last night. Ramp style (93% target 10...

FTP test last night. Ramp style (93% target 10 minutes, 100% 15 minutes, ramp until exhaustion).

175W basically. At 205 lbs, so pretty bad, but it's somewhere to start, and it's going to be a...
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