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09-17-20, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

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

No, I program/configure/update/install SCADA systems for electric utilities.
09-17-20, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I need to learn Powershell probably. Whenever I...

I need to learn Powershell probably. Whenever I need to glue things together I use batch files still. I've heard good things.
09-15-20, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Those of you who program (or perhaps even more...

Those of you who program (or perhaps even more importantly, those of you who write short/small scripts or programs) how do you stop from getting sucked in?

​​​​​​I have a script I'm working on for...
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.
08-31-20, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I'm close to finally getting term life, but...

I'm close to finally getting term life, but disability is silly expensive. I'm gonna probably take my chances, even though I shouldn't.
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...
08-24-20, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

That's how I feel. 2/2 great kids I don't want to...

That's how I feel. 2/2 great kids I don't want to push my luck.
08-23-20, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, I think treating both of us wouldn't be...

Yeah, I think treating both of us wouldn't be bad, but I don't think she ever would. Not her thing. And her mom is super into holistic stuff and would talk her out of it I'm sure. When I used to be...
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...
08-22-20, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Sounds like that movie is covering the same stuff...

Sounds like that movie is covering the same stuff as the book Empires of Light. I haven't seen the documentary, but the book was really good. It's an interesting thing between the three you mentioned...
08-21-20, 07:00 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

burnthesheep yeah, my main experience and what...

burnthesheep yeah, my main experience and what I'm back to consulting on now is GE e-terra stuff for electric utilities. A small field, mostly older guys, lots of room to be in demand for many years,...
08-21-20, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I have to say that going from Perl back to Python...

I have to say that going from Perl back to Python makes me realize how ugly Perl is. I really hate its syntax. Even C++ is prettier in my opinion, and it's still busy.

Python is so clean to read...
08-20-20, 07:09 PM
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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...
08-19-20, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Welcome to the future. It's gonna suck.

Welcome to the future. It's gonna suck.
08-14-20, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

And what does the Varia have to do with it? I'm...

And what does the Varia have to do with it? I'm so confused. I would have told a security guard at my own workplace to pound sand LONG before ten minutes.
08-11-20, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I hope my employers never figure out that all...

I hope my employers never figure out that all they need to do in order to get me to work a bunch of hours at all hours of the day (including 10:15 at night currently, after starting my day at 6 AM or...
08-05-20, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Now it has an estimated restoration time at...

Now it has an estimated restoration time at least.

August 7th, at 11 PM. It'll be my late in the day birthday present I guess. Yay... I hope they're underpromising so they can overdeliver.

I...
08-04-20, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

On the forever house, for sure. Solar panels and...

On the forever house, for sure. Solar panels and a battery system along with some sort of fuel backup will be done. Especially since the short list is currently Maine, and semi-rural, we need to be...
08-04-20, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Something I hadn't considered about working from...

Something I hadn't considered about working from home. If the power is out I'm not making money. Already down 3.5 hours earlier today, no estimated restoration. Gonna borrow a very small generator...
07-31-20, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

The electrical wiring in this house never ceases...

The electrical wiring in this house never ceases to amaze. Almost always to code, but just really creative. We're updating the office so I can actually use it since I'm working from home full time...
07-25-20, 01:23 PM
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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...
07-25-20, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I have a Gen 2 (2010) Speed 3. I've had it about...

I have a Gen 2 (2010) Speed 3. I've had it about 9 years, put about 90k miles on it.

I've loved it. It's tunable and customizable if you're into that, but it's pretty fun stock too. They're not...
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.
07-24-20, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Good call. I prefer the turbo enfabulator on the...

Good call. I prefer the turbo enfabulator on the ICM-TE.
07-23-20, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I wonder if the sticky stuff they spray on...

I wonder if the sticky stuff they spray on prepared strips (trackbite) would slow you down (or get all over the bike).
07-23-20, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Their cadence is atrociously low for the end of a...

Their cadence is atrociously low for the end of a fixed gear race in that "drag race" thing.

But yeah, it all looks like a fun time riding bikes, so good job on that part.
07-21-20, 01:57 PM
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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...
07-17-20, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Savage

Savage
07-12-20, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

So I did the math, looks like it's 90% triggers...

So I did the math, looks like it's 90% triggers the penalty? I think I could conceivably keep back enough extra to make like $200 a year, more likely $100 with more conservative investments.
...
07-12-20, 07:13 AM
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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.
07-11-20, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I'm too much of a wuss. Plus, interest rates are...

I'm too much of a wuss. Plus, interest rates are just so terrible, and have been basically my entire professional life.
07-10-20, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I did mine back in February, before it was...

I did mine back in February, before it was extended. I owed like $100 federal which I scheduled for April 10th.

Didn't bother moving it once it was extended. Not worth my time.
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...
06-30-20, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, I've seen people swinging by who I haven't...

Yeah, I've seen people swinging by who I haven't seen in many years.
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, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

******g hell. Stunned.

******g hell.

Stunned.
06-25-20, 06:55 AM
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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...
06-17-20, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I have no idea what's going on and I feel like...

I have no idea what's going on and I feel like I've accidentally opened my Facebook.
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...
06-07-20, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

They're not forcing my work back to the office,...

They're not forcing my work back to the office, but giving the option to most (forcing a few managers). The current phase here is still supposed to be "telecommute if possible" though, and it's...
06-01-20, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I caught a few minutes of the Coca-Cola 600, and...

I caught a few minutes of the Coca-Cola 600, and it didn't seem that weird, because the cars are so loud, you don't ever get crowd noise anyway unless it's a super impressive pass or something. It...
05-29-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,358
Posted By Flatballer

2 week quarantines for anyone attending before...

2 week quarantines for anyone attending before and after?

Just non-mass start events?

I have no idea.
05-28-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,358
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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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!
05-28-20, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, what Hermes said. If you train for a 1500W...

Yeah, what Hermes said. If you train for a 1500W sprint, other things will suffer, the body and muscles and stuff can only do one or the other.

Track sprinters put down insane numbers, but any...
05-27-20, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Good to hear, hadn't heard yet.

Good to hear, hadn't heard yet.
05-27-20, 01:15 PM
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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...
05-26-20, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Last year our neighbor decided to start mowing...

Last year our neighbor decided to start mowing his lawn almost exclusively after like 830 at night. I was hoping it was just something for last year.

Nope. And he's on the same side of the house...
05-21-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Well that's gorgeous. I'm so jealous of some of...

Well that's gorgeous. I'm so jealous of some of the scenery you guys out west have.
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