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Old 03-31-20, 12:28 PM
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I don't recall if I'd mentioned it, but schools in MN recently decided to stay closed until at least May 1st and there's speculation that they may not go back all this school year. In the meantime, they've been feeling out the needs for students w/r/t distance education. Now I've just received an email that they're going to be dropping off a device (tablet? laptop? I really don't know) for my son tomorrow at precisely 10:11AM. I wonder what they've got in store.
Is the district wealthy/small enough to have one for all the kids?
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I am a moron. Can anyone help me? I am trying to load a Zwift custom workout into the appropriate folder under Zwift in my macbook. But when I use the "Finder" to find the folder with Zwift, it thinks I want to launch the app and won't let me drill down to the program folders. Working on a MacBook.

Anyone know how to do this? I may have to ask Google. Sad!
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Is the district wealthy/small enough to have one for all the kids?
I wouldn't think so.

My son has been using the living room computer to keep up on school work over the last few weeks, and I would have assumed that he'd just use that for distance learning (no one else needs to use that one during the day, though there's the disadvantage that it's out in the open and we've no way to effectively keep his sister out of his hair). I wasn't the one that filled out the survey, though, so I don't know if they're delivering one because of something that my wife indicated or if they've scrounged up enough for everyone. I'll talk to the wife when she's out of her meetings and see what's what. I really don't want to accept it if they're being handed out on a needs basis.
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Virtual school started here yesterday. Starts at 9:00 a.m. with live homeroom and today was the first day of live math, and it was all jacked up. Live math postponed because I think Mr. Speer needs to upgrade his internet connection. School ends at 2:30 p.m.
Do the virtual days replace real days 1:1?
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I am a moron. Can anyone help me? I am trying to load a Zwift custom workout into the appropriate folder under Zwift in my macbook. But when I use the "Finder" to find the folder with Zwift, it thinks I want to launch the app and won't let me drill down to the program folders. Working on a MacBook.

Anyone know how to do this? I may have to ask Google. Sad!
No idea on a macbook, but on a PC, there is a folder under "my documents" for Zwift and in there is a folder for workouts.
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Have you been drinking?
I rarely touch the stuff. And it's been a long time since I was 18. I was a nerd at 18 though, A bright nerd, and my only concern was getting out of the nest. My test scores allowed a better school, but, again, I didn't give two ****s about that. To be honest, I still don't. Good thing I have no teenage kids.
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I don't recall if I'd mentioned it, but schools in MN recently decided to stay closed until at least May 1st and there's speculation that they may not go back all this school year. In the meantime, they've been feeling out the needs for students w/r/t distance education. Now I've just received an email that they're going to be dropping off a device (tablet? laptop? I really don't know) for my son tomorrow at precisely 10:11AM. I wonder what they've got in store.
In these parts, schools hand out basic chromebooks as nearly everything is web based anyway, so the teacher can monitor progress.
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Just as the heat arrived in earnest, the flow of water from the street to the cistern came to a not quite screeching halt. Airlock in multiple locations. So I've been spending my productive mornings laying new water line, instead of cycling. With some luck, I'll finish up tomorrow, especially if I get back out there this afternoon (unlikely), but the realistic goal is the end of the week.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I am a moron. Can anyone help me? I am trying to load a Zwift custom workout into the appropriate folder under Zwift in my macbook. But when I use the "Finder" to find the folder with Zwift, it thinks I want to launch the app and won't let me drill down to the program folders. Working on a MacBook.

Anyone know how to do this? I may have to ask Google. Sad!
OK I figured it out. I had to search for folder called Workouts.

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Old 03-31-20, 01:04 PM
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???

No one is traveling. How much is there to discuss?
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Old 03-31-20, 01:08 PM
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Talked to the wife. It seems as if the district determined "need" based on a very specific question about handheld devices; we don't have any laptops/netbooks/Chromebooks, so my wife answered "no," so now they think that our son isn't adequately connected. Shah, right. I shot an email off to his teacher to see if there's some other reason that he can't use a much more powerful desktop (he's already signed in to the Google Classroom and whatnot, so I don't think that there should be any compatibility issues) so that we can make sure that we're not taking a device from another kid in actual need.
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd View Post
No idea on a macbook, but on a PC, there is a folder under "my documents" for Zwift and in there is a folder for workouts.
As in, par for the course before all the craziness started? The kids here have access to a lot of stuff at school, but they've never been issued a personal device before.
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It's getting harder and harder for me to not turn into a nervous wreck about this whole thing.

We just had an impromptu meeting with all the people in the shop about our boss who's been out since last Friday with CV-19 like symptoms but still hasn't received test results back. Our president tried to re-assure everyone that it's been long enough that if we aren't showing symptoms by this point, it's highly unlikely that we were infected by him.

So with that said, naturally, I've been feeling a little short of breath since last night and earlier today. It's likely just allergies since I've had a bit of a tingly throat and some sinus drainage as well. Or it might be some residual effects from the cold I had a bit ago. But still I just can't shake the idea that I might just be asymptomatic or just have extremely mild symptoms. I'm still coming in to work, and wondering if that's still a wise idea.

Asking to work from home is a switch I don't want to flip too early since once that starts I'm basically committed until this whole thing blows out, but I also don't want to wait too long.
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???

No one is traveling. How much is there to discuss?
I don't know why he does that, but I suspect he thinks he's being cute. There was absolutely no reason for that, yet there it is.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Talked to the wife. It seems as if the district determined "need" based on a very specific question about handheld devices; we don't have any laptops/netbooks/Chromebooks, so my wife answered "no," so now they think that our son isn't adequately connected. Shah, right. I shot an email off to his teacher to see if there's some other reason that he can't use a much more powerful desktop (he's already signed in to the Google Classroom and whatnot, so I don't think that there should be any compatibility issues) so that we can make sure that we're not taking a device from another kid in actual need.
"Not adequately connected". I can just imagine reading that. "Sir! I will have you know my son has nineteen computers just on his bedside table!".
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Talked to the wife. It seems as if the district determined "need" based on a very specific question about handheld devices; we don't have any laptops/netbooks/Chromebooks, so my wife answered "no," so now they think that our son isn't adequately connected. Shah, right. I shot an email off to his teacher to see if there's some other reason that he can't use a much more powerful desktop (he's already signed in to the Google Classroom and whatnot, so I don't think that there should be any compatibility issues) so that we can make sure that we're not taking a device from another kid in actual need.
It'll be much easier for him to use what he's already used to. First day was confusing. Day two has a glitchy math teacher that you can't understand.
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And WhyFi builds computers.
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It'll be much easier for him to use what he's already used to. First day was confusing. Day two has a glitchy math teacher that you can't understand.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
???

No one is traveling. How much is there to discuss?
His stated purpose for not coming in here is covid. I thought he might feel more comfortable in there.
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Talked to the wife. It seems as if the district determined "need" based on a very specific question about handheld devices; we don't have any laptops/netbooks/Chromebooks, so my wife answered "no," so now they think that our son isn't adequately connected. Shah, right. I shot an email off to his teacher to see if there's some other reason that he can't use a much more powerful desktop (he's already signed in to the Google Classroom and whatnot, so I don't think that there should be any compatibility issues) so that we can make sure that we're not taking a device from another kid in actual need.
Another desktop user here. 27” iMac updated with Catalina 10.15.3.
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There are close to a dozen computers in the house now. For two people. That's sobering.
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"Not adequately connected". I can just imagine reading that. "Sir! I will have you know my son has nineteen computers just on his bedside table!".
IKR. Between the hardware that I have here and the bandwidth of our fiber connection, I could prolly host his virtual classroom, it's just that I've never felt the need/want for a portable with a keyboard (well, I wouldn't mind a Surface with a type cover, but I digress).
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Well, "computers". But a lot of them are full x86 computers.
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