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    SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Apparently it's time to add another language to my arsenal. Do y'all recommend any Javascript coding guidelines/conventions/etc documents?

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Goose! wrote: »
    Tox, take a civil service test. Look up civil service tests in your state, and find one for computer techs. Government benefits are the fucking shit.

    EDIT: I assume you're in America, of course. Unless you adopted the Panthers as your team by choice

    I've looked into that as well. The issue I'm having is that there's a drought here in that field. The industry is expanding, but the labor force for that field fucking exploded, so entry level jobs are actually harder to get than higher level jobs.

    What I need to do is go ahead and finish my 4-year, and get certs. The only thing that really sucks about my current situation is that I'm in my mid-30s and have no benefits, which means I'll be working until I die at this rate.

    Take civil serivce tests for anything you're qualified for. I became a school secretary.

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    The inside of my AC unit was so nasty. Cleaned up and back in the window now though!

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    DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    Ahhhh I hate kaspersky encryption. God damn even the unlock tool won't recognize this access file.

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    PhotosaurusPhotosaurus Bay Area, CARegistered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    The inside of my AC unit was so nasty. Cleaned up and back in the window now though!

    I find these are the things that make me feel most like an adult - the little bits of household maintenance that you never even think about most of the time. I cleaned the filter in the stove fan the other day, that shit was rank.

    "If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards'."
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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    I think it's astonishing that I can spend an hour and a half on a bus ride in the afternoon when it normally takes 40-45 minutes, but since there's inclement weather, every asshole driver in the Metroplex suddenly forgets that the Gulf Coast gets rained on intermittently during goddamn hurricane season.

    It's just fucking water.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    You're just water.

    ...mostly

    bnet: TheStig#1787 Steam: TheStig
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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I think that the truest signifier of getting older is the slow and dawning realization of how much shit your parents had to do that you did not appreciate at all

    Like the first time you have to spend an hour on the phone to HMRC to sort out a tax code error

    that's bullshit

    and my Dad was all "yeah it sucks if that happens"

    I was struck by the sudden sense that when I was a child I was so ignorant and never even knew it

    I was ignorant of my own ignorance!

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    The trick is marrying someone who will do all that shit for you

    bnet: TheStig#1787 Steam: TheStig
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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    You're just water.

    ...mostly

    Your mom's mostly water.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    wait wait wait I have the perfect gif for this!
    TheStig wrote: »
    You're just water.

    ...mostly

    Your mom's mostly water.

    EDIT: god damn it that is like three times too big

    Solar on
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    StaleStale Registered User regular
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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    I am so done with headhunters. If they aren't emailing me a vague job description, and then calling me 2 minutes after it arrives in my inbox, they're blowing up my phone throughout the work day and don't ever consider email as a valid option.

    It's like dealing with a stereotypical used call salesmen, except you're the car.

    Holy shit, I think four recruiters from the same company have emailed me about the same job.

    Yukira on
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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    I figured Stale would be nothing but diet cherry coke now.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    how do people get recruited

    is mystery

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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Stale wrote: »

    God how I have missed you; you're like forum-based heroin.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Stale wrote: »

    God how I have missed you; you're like forum-based heroin.

    off-white, expensive and bad for your teeth?

    checks out

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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Stale wrote: »

    God how I have missed you; you're like forum-based heroin.

    off-white, expensive and bad for your teeth?

    checks out

    Only the finest.

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    NijaNija Registered User regular
    Yukira wrote: »
    Holy shit, I think four recruiters from the same company have emailed me about the same job.
    Four recruiters enter, one recruiter leaves.

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    Steam Me
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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Nija wrote: »
    Yukira wrote: »
    Holy shit, I think four recruiters from the same company have emailed me about the same job.
    Four recruiters enter, one recruiter leaves.

    Walk in with a pool cue and snap it in half saying only one recruiter can hire you, then leave and lock the door.

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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    Nija wrote: »
    Yukira wrote: »
    Holy shit, I think four recruiters from the same company have emailed me about the same job.
    Four recruiters enter, one recruiter leaves.

    Walk in with a pool cue and snap it in half saying only one recruiter can hire you, then leave and lock the door.

    If only.

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    NijaNija Registered User regular
    You have it inside you.

    You always did.

    Priest lvl 110 Warlock lvl 9x DK lvl 110 Paladin lvl 9x Rogue lvl 8x

    Steam Me
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    DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    So the building next to me has all these tiny helicopters and I keep getting GTA flashbacks of stealing one and flying around town.

    What are the chances of me naturally being able to fly of these sweet machines. My BF4 skills are l33t just to provide some background :P

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    MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    Freelancing is weird. I've spent the past two days mostly just tackling technical issues with the scene I've been given. I haven't even animated anything yet.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Dixon wrote: »
    So the building next to me has all these tiny helicopters and I keep getting GTA flashbacks of stealing one and flying around town.

    What are the chances of me naturally being able to fly of these sweet machines. My BF4 skills are l33t just to provide some background :P

    I can't wait to see the Fail video on youtube.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Dixon wrote: »
    So the building next to me has all these tiny helicopters and I keep getting GTA flashbacks of stealing one and flying around town.

    What are the chances of me naturally being able to fly of these sweet machines. My BF4 skills are l33t just to provide some background :P

    If it was skill from Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat mod, then I'd say you might have a chance.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    balerbower wrote: »
    JebusUD wrote: »
    balerbower wrote: »
    my car's busted to the point where I have to blast the heater to keep the engine from overheating

    suffice it to say, it's been... quite a trial commuting

    at least SoCal has dry heat. i'd probably die if humidity was also a factor

    You probably just need a new radiator fan.

    admittedly i've been avoiding taking my car to the mechanic cause i'm scared of the expenses

    but hey, i can totally afford a radiator fan replacement, that is, if the results of this online repair cost estimator are accurate

    Get the engine warm, then pop the hood.

    Is the fan spinning hard?

    If yes, it is likely perfectly fine, and the more likely culprit is your radiator.

    In no, then yeah the fan is kaput.

    While you're under there, have a look at the coolant bottle. How dirty is it? Is it badly discoloured and streaky black/brown on the inside? If yes, then your problems could be worse. Unscrew the oil cap and look at the bottom/inside of it. Does it have a scungy foam on it? It should just be completely black, whether it has any oil splashed up on it or not.

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Dixon wrote: »
    So the building next to me has all these tiny helicopters and I keep getting GTA flashbacks of stealing one and flying around town.

    What are the chances of me naturally being able to fly of these sweet machines. My BF4 skills are l33t just to provide some background :P

    See these are the posts the witness me reaction was made for.

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    DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    Dixon wrote: »
    So the building next to me has all these tiny helicopters and I keep getting GTA flashbacks of stealing one and flying around town.

    What are the chances of me naturally being able to fly of these sweet machines. My BF4 skills are l33t just to provide some background :P

    If it was skill from Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat mod, then I'd say you might have a chance.

    I wish I was Harrison Ford.

    Also the person I'm supposed to be working with tonight didn't show, Ive sorted this situation by getting drunk at a bar.

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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    Speaking of heat and such

    The AC in my car is not working properly

    Currently it's working, but every few weeks I need to get the freon refilled, and the mechanic has put in dye repeatedly and can't seem to find the leak

    First time I let it run WAY out (like, it ran out of freon and I drove it for an extra month+ before bringing it in), so the last time I noticed it starting to not get cool so I brought it in (ON MY BIRTHDAY) to see if it would help to bring it in BEFORE it completely ran out. Apparently not. So what they asked me to do was let it run hot before bringing it in. In Florida. In the summer. When I only have a 3 hour window that I am off work and they are open.

    I am not looking forward to this.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    It is unfair how it can be cloudy and rainy and I will still get sunburned.

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    On the bright side, if we had gone somewhere else, they definitely would have made you pay for the freon they put in :P

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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    Oh yes I'm not going to go anywhere else

    I just hope they can figure it out cuz it's gonna be so hot

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    SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    Any nurses looking for things in the DC/NOVA area?

    PM me.

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    Slacker71Slacker71 subgenius RentonRegistered User regular
    So, I actually started my contract job at Microsoft today.

    I was suspecting that it was an elaborate identity theft scheme, since they didn't tell me where I am working until the night before, after I had e-mail them my direct deposit info and proof of citizenship two weeks ago.

    I'll be a tier two incident manager for Microsoft's ~45,000 Windows servers.

    The biggest plus is this is day shift position, as the night shift crew is in India.

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    HA HA HA so my boss, the awful one who needs to be fired, texts me "Hey my car broke down on the freeway, I can't make it in tomorrow, the DM said he would get opening set, can you close"
    Me: No, I have plans I have already rescheduled twice now to accomadate things for work. I won't cancel them again
    Him: Well...my car is broke so I don't know what I'm going to do.
    Me: So do you want me to open instead? I can easily do that.
    Him: Nothing for 20 minutes

    so I text our DM
    Me: Explains the whole thing
    Him: uhh...well yeah just open, I'll be in another state at open tomorrow anyway.
    Me: Ok cool, uh whos closing
    Him: We'll figure that out later.

    Well it sure as fuck aint me.

    Boss:Well DM just called me, sorry I've been such a burden to you (in a snarky shitty tone)
    Me: Hey man, things happen, just like I have a thing that is happening. Its how life goes
    Boss: I'm probably going to get fired, I have no money, and my fiancee is going to kill me for losing another job....

    how do I even respond to that? Why would you talk like this to your employee?!

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    Sheri wrote: »
    Speaking of heat and such

    The AC in my car is not working properly

    Currently it's working, but every few weeks I need to get the freon refilled, and the mechanic has put in dye repeatedly and can't seem to find the leak

    First time I let it run WAY out (like, it ran out of freon and I drove it for an extra month+ before bringing it in), so the last time I noticed it starting to not get cool so I brought it in (ON MY BIRTHDAY) to see if it would help to bring it in BEFORE it completely ran out. Apparently not. So what they asked me to do was let it run hot before bringing it in. In Florida. In the summer. When I only have a 3 hour window that I am off work and they are open.

    I am not looking forward to this.

    They're basically stringing you along to get you to agree to a full overhaul of the refrigerant system. Likely you have just one bad seal or a minor crack on a pipe somewhere. Options are basically, pay up at the current shop for an overhaul, or try a different shop.

    Weaver on
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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Or maybe the condenser is clogged?

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    how do I even respond to that? Why would you talk like this to your employee?!

    You don't. It's an unprofessional, abusive guilt trip. Take it to HR and let them know you don't need that shit.

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