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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-05-20, 08:25 AM
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I've just gained 2# reading this thread.
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Old 05-05-20, 08:49 AM
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He's looking like he could climb better than me, like he'd practically float up hills.
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Why not stick with vanilla?

#simple-er
I mean, I could also drive a Yaris.
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What was the third chocolate? Cake, icing, ....chocolate chips?

Oh, and
Correct.
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Old 05-05-20, 09:10 AM
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Damn. This is going to sound sacrilegious, but I'm a little disappointed that the forecast for tomorrow (one of my usual ride days) no longer calls for rain for most of the day. I was somewhat looking forward to being shut in and having no excuses for not getting some work done in the shop. I really need to finish up a magnetic knife strip, and make a test drawer, among a bunch of other things.
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Old 05-05-20, 09:39 AM
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There are a lot of people out there who are rookies at videoconferencing. We had a sort of meeting last night to discuss progress in a local offshore wind farm, and we had hosts that for some reason weren't able to mute the participants, and participants that didn't know that they should have muted themselves (despite several requests from the host - I guess some of them didn't understand the request, and ignored it).

Then again, years ago we had a company-wide meeting (back when they were audio only), and I heard someone snoring on an unmuted microphone. Never did figure out who it was. Can't say that I blame them - those meetings were always incredibly boring.
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Old 05-05-20, 09:50 AM
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Maybe not.
Maybe.
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Old 05-05-20, 09:53 AM
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There are a lot of people out there who are rookies at videoconferencing. We had a sort of meeting last night to discuss progress in a local offshore wind farm, and we had hosts that for some reason weren't able to mute the participants, and participants that didn't know that they should have muted themselves (despite several requests from the host - I guess some of them didn't understand the request, and ignored it).

Then again, years ago we had a company-wide meeting (back when they were audio only), and I heard someone snoring on an unmuted microphone. Never did figure out who it was. Can't say that I blame them - those meetings were always incredibly boring.
Indeed. Last week we had a division-wide Zoom meeting on...how to use Zoom. And no one could figure out why the meeting had been scheduled. It turned out to just be for the one person that couldn't figure out how to use the chat function. Ironically, the IT guy that was supposed to be assisting also couldn't get his computer to work that day. So ~40 people online for 30 minutes for 1 person's tutorial.

And I don't even care that I just typed that on my work computer. Hi, Steve!
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Old 05-05-20, 09:57 AM
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RE: Chunky Ice Cream

You know you can just put some trail mix in the freezer and achieve the same result.
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Old 05-05-20, 10:06 AM
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It's not working for me. Sad.
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Old 05-05-20, 10:09 AM
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I mean, I could also drive a Saturn.
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Old 05-05-20, 10:21 AM
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Correct.
Did you provide a musical rendition of ?
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Old 05-05-20, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
Indeed. Last week we had a division-wide Zoom meeting on...how to use Zoom. And no one could figure out why the meeting had been scheduled. It turned out to just be for the one person that couldn't figure out how to use the chat function. Ironically, the IT guy that was supposed to be assisting also couldn't get his computer to work that day. So ~40 people online for 30 minutes for 1 person's tutorial.

And I don't even care that I just typed that on my work computer. Hi, Steve!
I’ve had a 100% remote workforce under me for about a year and there’s this one guy who still has terrible meeting etiquette. Regularly off mute chewing, outside in the wind on meetings etc. he’s awesome at front end visual design and great w/ Dax so I let it slide.
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I’ve had a 100% remote workforce under me for about a year and there’s this one guy who still has terrible meeting etiquette. Regularly off mute chewing, outside in the wind on meetings etc. he’s awesome at front end visual design and great w/ Dax so I let it slide.
I heard a story the other day about a Zoom meeting that went off the rails. The host had a dog that started barking, and one of the participants also had a dog which heard the 1st dog and started barking back. They had to stop the meeting and restart it after the dogs settled down.
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I heard a story the other day about a Zoom meeting that went off the rails. The host had a dog that started barking, and one of the participants also had a dog which heard the 1st dog and started barking back. They had to stop the meeting and restart it after the dogs settled down.
Happens all of the time... the new thing with us is the amount of kid interruptions, though that doesn’t bother me. We’ve been pretty good with understanding the impact on people’s lives with kids being home.
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Too much chocolate? Seriously?

That's like saying you had too much...... fun.
That could happen, especially when you wake up to find a tiger in your bathroom and you don't remember anything from the night before.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
ikr

We had triple chocolate cake for Mrs. rjones28's birthday yesterday.
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That could happen, especially when you wake up to find a tiger in your bathroom and you don't remember anything from the night before.
No. That's called epic.
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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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Old 05-05-20, 11:17 AM
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Chocolate tastes better, but all chocolate is too much.
How dare you sir!
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Today is Tixkokob's 439th birthday. Celebrations have been cancelled. Speaking of cancelled, I read, yesterday, of a street market somewhere in Mexico being cancelled for the first time in 500 years.
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While having my finger dressed this morning, I noted two things. 1) It looks almost like a normal finger again, and 2) there is a much bigger bit of it, uncut, than I had previously thought. According to the surgeon, this bit contributes greatly to the healing process. It's beginning to appear that it may yet return to full function. Mindblowing. We've come to the point where we can space out for a second and amputate a finger. And a few months later it has been re-attached and returned to full function. One of these days we'll see them doing it with organs!
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Ice cream has been one of my favorite foods throughout my life. I haven't had any in ages. Sadly, there is zero ice cream available in Tixkokob which contains even a hint of dairy product.
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While having my finger dressed this morning, I noted two things. 1) It looks almost like a normal finger again, and 2) there is a much bigger bit of it, uncut, than I had previously thought. According to the surgeon, this bit contributes greatly to the healing process. It's beginning to appear that it may yet return to full function. Mindblowing. We've come to the point where we can space out for a second and amputate a finger. And a few months later it has been re-attached and returned to full function. One of these days we'll see them doing it with organs!
Glad you’re making a full recovery. And yes, modern medicine is amazing when it works. Just the stories about a few decades ago are rough.

Heck the size of appendectomy scars across my lifetime has shrunken amazingly. Not that I’ve had it done personally.

Though hey, anyone know what an appendix weighs?
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Heck the size of appendectomy scars across my lifetime has shrunken amazingly. Not that I’ve had it done personally.

Though hey, anyone know what an appendix weighs?
I would not recommend having it done the old-fashioned way. Having a 1.5" slice through your abdominal muscles ruined 7 year old abshipp 's summer.
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