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Deep Rock Galactic [Job] Thread

HefflingHeffling No PicEverRegistered User regular
edited March 16 in Social Entropy++
Management would like everyone to know that the latest Job Thread has been sponsored by Deep Rock Galactic, the only video game [Legal Disclaimer: Except the others] to feature Gold, Dwarves, Beer, Gold, Mining, Asteroids, Gold, Alien Bugs*, Alien Plants**, Gold,, and a Benevolent Corporate Ownership That Only Has Your Best Interests At Heart***. Also, now a boardgame!

*That will try and eat you.
**That will also try and eat you.
***And would feed you to the bugs and plants for a shiny nickel.

DISCLAIMER
This is the thread to bitch about our jobs. Please show sympathy and support for your fellow posters, as often they need a place to vent some steam, unwind, or otherwise talk themselves out of doing stupid things in a fit of pique. Practically everyone has worked retail at some point, so can understand both the issues with being a retailer as well as the issues that customers experience. The same is true for office work. One place it isn't often true, but brings up a lot of feelings, is with our fellow teachers and librarians. We all went through, typically, at least 12 years of education, and it's impossible to live 12 years doing anything without suffering some trauma. However, please don't use the stories shared by our educators as a jumping board to bring up your own childhood trauma. It's very disheartening to receive nothing but negative feedback in response to your career, and they need our support, not our psychological issues. Everyone should have a safe space to complain.



So, as has been tradition for like the last 6 or 7 of these threads, I'll use this space to talk about how my life is going. The TLDR is that I'm dealing with some tough stuff, but holding up really well and in general I think things are going pretty well. I've had some bumps in the past 6 months, but nothing I couldn't get through.

At the end of March, my step father passed away due to pneumonia. He was in late stage dementia, and I had said goodbye to him several years ago before he was totally gone, but it's still been rough on my mom. I took a week off in April to help my mom make the funeral arrangements and to spend time with her. My mom lives 8 hours of driving away, near where my brother and sister still live. My sister has been awesome in helping my mom out, although she hates my guts. My wife started spending a week of every month visiting my mom to give my sister a break, and at the end of May, I was talking to my mom and she broke down because everywhere she looked in her house, she saw her husband. So, we got her to come visit us in Houston for 3 weeks, then fly to Denmark (where my wife is from) for my son-in-law's wedding and to visit her family for 3 weeks. Then my wife took her home for a week while I was out of town on a business trip, and she came back to stay with us for a couple of weeks more before my wife and mom went to an annual weekend quilt retreat. By the time everything was said and done, I think my wife spent 10 weeks with her over 3 months, and I spent 7. When she finally got back home, she did tell my wife that the time away had really helped her a ton, so she doesn't see him everywhere she looks.

For work, I was on a bubble assignment as the engineering manager at our plant for 2 years. I was able to finally hire someone to fill that role so I could go back to my global role, and the guy I found has turned out to be an excellent manager. I had my bubble assignment exit interview a few weeks ago, and got a lot of good feedback, as well as being informed that a salary increase has been approved by our executive engineering leader, and is just waiting on processing with HR.

Things have really ramped up with moving to our new location about 10 miles away, along with closing another plant across the US and moving them here. Because the product I work on is safety related, we have a ton of certifications to obtain, and I've been tapped as one of the experts to support the certification process. I'm also finally finding the time to do a lot of deep dives into our SAP data and do some sweeping cleanup that has been needed for years.

Rose, our 5 year old mutt, recently got a bug bite or something while at the dog park and worried it until it turned into an infected sore. She ended up needing surgery to remove the infected area, with about a 3 inch (75mm) incision, but has healed up perfectly. They took out the staples and stitches today, so about 2 more days and we can stop using the cone of shame.

I've told my wife before that I only paint when I feel happy, and over the summer I did a couple of small model kits. With the recent release of the DRG board game, I picked up a copy and have an absolute blast painting the models. All I have left at this point is the largest alien, the 4 dwarves, and their equipment; so in the past 5-6 weeks I've been painting roughly 1 model per day (although, it's in batches).

I know there are challenges ahead. We have the largest order ever coming to our site starting in January, and I don't think the site is prepared for just how difficult even a simple large product order can be when compared to our normal aftermarket business. But, I not only know, but have really internalized that some shit is going to go wrong, and that stressing about it doesn't make things any better. The factory move is the same way, since it was announced around April, they've already delayed significant parts of the plan by several months.

Because of the factory move, I did quit smoking pot. It's still illegal here, and if they do like they've done in past instances, I expect everyone at the site to be randomly drug tested within the next year. Even though I haven't been tested once since I moved here almost 9 years ago. I've already seen a couple of waves go through, but it seems like this time they are focusing on only the folks least likely to fail. I'm glad I quit when I did, because 2 months later, because I come off as such a straight laced guy, I was in one of the first lot.

If you're still reading this, go buy yourself something nice. You deserve it!

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    Great job @Heffling

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    The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    DRG love will always get Awesomes from me.

    Last pint: Turmoil CDA / Barley Brown's - Untappd: TheJudge_PDX
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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    So weird brain thing yesterday. Halfway through the afternoon principal training thing in my library I realized that my top library boss was in the meeting. They go in groups to different teachers in the building to observe and provide feedback. The training was actually how to coach teachers so they only went to out good teachers who didn't actually need any coaching just so they could learn how to do it. My boss went to one of the freshmen history teachers. That teacher, once he found out that the person coaching him was in charge of all school libraries, proceeded to sing my praises to my boss about my World War One lessons and such. When my boss came back she then told me how great of a job I was doing and how amazing I am as a librarian.

    This triggered my imposter syndrome HARD. Like I feel like I'm barely surviving this school year and my brain decided to make me sad and depressed. Also didn't help my brain that she offered her condolences for my mom.


    Like, fuck off brain. Let me take a compliment without reacting wildly in the other direction.

    Once I got home an ran a few miles, I managed to beat up my brain to tell it to knock it off, but it was a sucky several hours.

    @Librarian's ghost

    I know your imposter syndrome is strong and you are having a hard time.. but I want to say this quite firmly:

    You are exactly the kind of person I would've sought out in school to hang around and be buds with, and learn from. I wish more people in education were like you. I know it's a stressful job, but you are giving your students refuge and a safe space. Something more kids need, IMO. The school day can't be end to end drills and lectures - kids need to explore on their own. You provide that.

    I can only hope that if I have kids someday, they'll get the honor of meeting you and learning from you.. or if not you, someone you approve of. :)

    I love seeing your stories here.

    He/Him | "A boat is always safest in the harbor, but that’s not why we build boats." | "If you run, you gain one. If you move forward, you gain two." - Suletta Mercury, G-Witch
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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    I have a shared desk at work (round the clock shifts rotate through the station), and there's always a pad of post-it notes for jotting down details of phone calls/in person requests at the desk/etc. One of my coworkers, who I have not been able to determine, always takes the last page from the pad and either uses it or throws it out, leaving the sticky back of the pad exposed.

    It drives me crazy. I know it's a little thing, but it's the litter things that get under your skin.

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Stupid chicken & the egg problem. I want to show how moving some of our systems to containers will help them run better, be more resilient, and faster to upgrade. But our current container environment isn't big enough to run those workloads. So I can't put together a proper proof of concept that this works.

    He/Him | "A boat is always safest in the harbor, but that’s not why we build boats." | "If you run, you gain one. If you move forward, you gain two." - Suletta Mercury, G-Witch
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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Regarding the two health bars and burnout in the last thread, you inspired me to look up video game font because capcom and I learned that GTA's font is inspired by the font from The Price is Right.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited October 2023
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    expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    I'm out sick today. The covid shot from yesterday has me knocked down. I probably coulda muddled through the day, but fuck that.

    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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    stopgapstopgap Registered User regular
    I'm about a week and a half back from a month and a half long paternity leave, my motivation is not yet returned and I have someone limited time to find it. It's been interesting realizing how my view shifts after time away. I still love what I do but it's hard to find motivation.

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    So weird brain thing yesterday. Halfway through the afternoon principal training thing in my library I realized that my top library boss was in the meeting. They go in groups to different teachers in the building to observe and provide feedback. The training was actually how to coach teachers so they only went to out good teachers who didn't actually need any coaching just so they could learn how to do it. My boss went to one of the freshmen history teachers. That teacher, once he found out that the person coaching him was in charge of all school libraries, proceeded to sing my praises to my boss about my World War One lessons and such. When my boss came back she then told me how great of a job I was doing and how amazing I am as a librarian.

    This triggered my imposter syndrome HARD. Like I feel like I'm barely surviving this school year and my brain decided to make me sad and depressed. Also didn't help my brain that she offered her condolences for my mom.


    Like, fuck off brain. Let me take a compliment without reacting wildly in the other direction.

    Once I got home an ran a few miles, I managed to beat up my brain to tell it to knock it off, but it was a sucky several hours.

    @ "Librarian's ghost"

    I know your imposter syndrome is strong and you are having a hard time.. but I want to say this quite firmly:

    You are exactly the kind of person I would've sought out in school to hang around and be buds with, and learn from. I wish more people in education were like you. I know it's a stressful job, but you are giving your students refuge and a safe space. Something more kids need, IMO. The school day can't be end to end drills and lectures - kids need to explore on their own. You provide that.

    I can only hope that if I have kids someday, they'll get the honor of meeting you and learning from you.. or if not you, someone you approve of. :)

    I love seeing your stories here.

    Yeah, the stories you post here make it clear how much you care about the students and making your library a good space for them, your boss is exactly correct.

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    expendable wrote: »
    I'm out sick today. The covid shot from yesterday has me knocked down. I probably coulda muddled through the day, but fuck that.

    I'm not saying I made sure to schedule my shot midweek to take a sick day rather than lose a weekend day.

    But I'm not not saying that

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2023
    Watching the environment parser churn through a stupid and pointlessly long list of package requirements. "Students plz write your code to be lean, mean, and transparent instead of a teetering garbage pile of opaque config files and bullshit text prettification libraries" challenge failed yet again. Believe me, if what you were doing was actually supposed to be bundled as an indivisible one shot, you wouldn't be making it in python.

    Youths

    Edit: and yet somehow their requirements list is still missing like 6 packages required to run their demo code. Which is also helplessly dependent on some very dubious research modules that haven't been updated in three years.

    double youths

    tynic on
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    expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    Pellaeon wrote: »
    expendable wrote: »
    I'm out sick today. The covid shot from yesterday has me knocked down. I probably coulda muddled through the day, but fuck that.

    I'm not saying I made sure to schedule my shot midweek to take a sick day rather than lose a weekend day.

    But I'm not not saying that

    Yuuuuuup.

    Especially because I'm off Friday, definitely not risking losing part of a 3-day Fridax.

    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
    Steam
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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I scheduled my flu and COVID boosters for Friday morning

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Just to pile on the love for @Librarian's ghost here, you are the kind of person that I desperately needed around when I was a teen.

    So, by the metric of 'be the person you needed when you were a kid ' I can say you're absolutely killing it and I am certain you've had a positive impact on people and never even noticed.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    I had the displeasure of having to chat with Netflix about a bug in one of their games. I got the sense I wasn't chatting with an actual human, but with a chatbot. Today I got a questionnaire from Netflix to rate the chat and I started out giving low marks for everything... then I worried: what if I actually talked to a human and this fucking questionnaire is going to screw with his metrics? So I stopped, because I both did not want to give praise to a chatbot that did not solve my problem nor wanted to give bad metrics to a fellow worker.

    So anyway, Netflix, I give you *no* feedback and go fuck yourself.

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    Going to cross-post something from the H/A forum because I figure there are more work related eyes on this particular thread:

    I think I'm on the right path, but could use someone to either confirm or point me in the right direction, please.

    My current desk set up is two monitors (one vertical, one horizontal), all off my desktop rig with the standard set of peripherals (mouse, keyboard, some shitty little speakers, and a webcam). What I would like to do is stop using my personal set up for work and use my company laptop instead...but with all the peripherals and monitors.

    Ideally I'd be able to plug in the switch with the laptop closed and use it that way. Two monitors would be preferred, but I suppose is not technically required.

    Basically envisioning a workflow that is single button push to access and use the laptop to get all the work stuff done, take video calls, etc and then *click* I'm onto my personal rig for gaming and other stuff.

    At the moment, research has pointed me to the following page (and many like it) - https://www.tesmart.com/collections/dual-monitor/products/hdk0402a1u-2-port-dual-monitor-kvm-switch-kit-hdmi-dp-4k60hz-with-edid, but I'm not 100% sure that this is going to be able to accommodate what I'm looking for and I'd like to be sure before I shell out for it.

    Anyone have experience with a similar setup?

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Welp, now I'm building a Quoting System on Powerapps but because it has to be used by both internal and external sales reps I can't pull everything from salesforce so instead we're pulling from an SQL.

    For about 3 months I was being paid adequately for what I've been doing, that has once again ended.

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    nope nope nope nope abort abort talk about anime
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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Going to cross-post something from the H/A forum because I figure there are more work related eyes on this particular thread:

    I think I'm on the right path, but could use someone to either confirm or point me in the right direction, please.

    My current desk set up is two monitors (one vertical, one horizontal), all off my desktop rig with the standard set of peripherals (mouse, keyboard, some shitty little speakers, and a webcam). What I would like to do is stop using my personal set up for work and use my company laptop instead...but with all the peripherals and monitors.

    Ideally I'd be able to plug in the switch with the laptop closed and use it that way. Two monitors would be preferred, but I suppose is not technically required.

    Basically envisioning a workflow that is single button push to access and use the laptop to get all the work stuff done, take video calls, etc and then *click* I'm onto my personal rig for gaming and other stuff.

    At the moment, research has pointed me to the following page (and many like it) - https://www.tesmart.com/collections/dual-monitor/products/hdk0402a1u-2-port-dual-monitor-kvm-switch-kit-hdmi-dp-4k60hz-with-edid, but I'm not 100% sure that this is going to be able to accommodate what I'm looking for and I'd like to be sure before I shell out for it.

    Anyone have experience with a similar setup?

    I have a monoprice switch but i'm running an ultrawide so only one monitor.

    I would definitely recommend doing a kvm that supports usb 3.0 at least; the mouse/keyboard labeled ports on them are actually intercepting the signal to allow shortcuts directly to the kvm and don't work with every mouse and keyboard so i'm running a hub into the kvm to support mouse, keyboard, microphone, stream deck, & numpad

    it works really well, the only issues i've had are with my numpad occasionally not working but switching back and forth resolves it
    its faster to switch to my personal rig because it's got more power behind it but the work laptop is able to handle multiple switches a day without issue, just slightly slower to be ready to use

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    korodullinkorodullin What. SCRegistered User regular
    I've had bronchitis since last Friday and I have had to work the whole time.

    I crave a death that won't come.

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    TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Going to cross-post something from the H/A forum because I figure there are more work related eyes on this particular thread:

    I think I'm on the right path, but could use someone to either confirm or point me in the right direction, please.

    My current desk set up is two monitors (one vertical, one horizontal), all off my desktop rig with the standard set of peripherals (mouse, keyboard, some shitty little speakers, and a webcam). What I would like to do is stop using my personal set up for work and use my company laptop instead...but with all the peripherals and monitors.

    Ideally I'd be able to plug in the switch with the laptop closed and use it that way. Two monitors would be preferred, but I suppose is not technically required.

    Basically envisioning a workflow that is single button push to access and use the laptop to get all the work stuff done, take video calls, etc and then *click* I'm onto my personal rig for gaming and other stuff.

    At the moment, research has pointed me to the following page (and many like it) - https://www.tesmart.com/collections/dual-monitor/products/hdk0402a1u-2-port-dual-monitor-kvm-switch-kit-hdmi-dp-4k60hz-with-edid, but I'm not 100% sure that this is going to be able to accommodate what I'm looking for and I'd like to be sure before I shell out for it.

    Anyone have experience with a similar setup?

    Pretty sure that's the exact KVM switch I had before I moved and got a dedicated office for work.

    It's fine. It notably didn't support my gaming mouse (the mouse worked, just not as a programmable and could sometimes act weird and need to be reset).

    I couldn't find many options that supported two monitors.

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I am going to bullshit my way through Microsoft projects tomorrow afternoon

    I'm also hoping i can trade routes with someone so i don't work sunset to sunrise tonight and then sunrise to sunset Friday

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Current work thought

    I should make another visual novel

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I’ve been informed that for some cases we’ll be doing “Manual Auto Renewals”

    Once you’ve gone manual you can’t still call them automatic

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    I’ve been informed that for some cases we’ll be doing “Manual Auto Renewals”

    Once you’ve gone manual you can’t still call them automatic

    manual auto? what is this, some sort of tunnel ventilation system am I right?

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I think it’s like those cars where you can shift gears but there’s no real clutch.

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    ThroThro pgroome@penny-arcade.com Registered User regular
    I think it’s like those cars where you can shift gears but there’s no real clutch.
    Paddle shifters?

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Thro wrote: »
    I think it’s like those cars where you can shift gears but there’s no real clutch.
    Paddle shifters?

    I don’t know. I just remember when “Sportronic” transmission was a thing.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    The clutchless manual paddle shifters on my old Fit were a lot of fun

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    My sup also likes to say, “gentle reminders” when she tells us we’ve been doing something wrong.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    gently ream hinders you mean

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I am trying to think happy thoughts but I am dealing with a knowitall who just threw a coworker under the bus to cover up their actions

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    My sup also likes to say, “gentle reminders” when she tells us we’ve been doing something wrong.

    I'd like to gently remind you YOU'RE FUCKING UP! GODDAMMIT! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Orca wrote: »
    My sup also likes to say, “gentle reminders” when she tells us we’ve been doing something wrong.

    I'd like to gently remind you YOU'RE FUCKING UP! GODDAMMIT! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!

    I LEARNED IT BY WATCHING YOU

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Maybe everything will be ok, with the near total transformation of almost everything supply chain, but this sure feels like driving in a car with the suspicion that driver, who you cannot see or interact with, is drunk, high, or asleep

    Like some weird sort of dream

    I get paid the same rate either way, but it's very stressful in a nebulous way

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    edited October 2023
    I clearly have no idea what One Note thinks your work flow should be. Trying to copy in some notes from Sublime and it ignores all the line breaks, requires a shift+enter to add them back in, highlighting a block of lines hitting Bullets just adds bullets to the first line of text?

    This is what I get for trying to do something like take notes in a sharable fashion

    Edit: and you can't put special characters in section names?

    Carpy on
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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Parent-teacher conference tonight.

    1: I woke up a 4 am after I had a sad dream where unknown people at the public library were being mean to me and making me cry. (I wanted to buy a t-shirt from them with a picture of the branch I worked at for ten years on it but they wouldn't let me).
    2: I am very tired.
    3: I have to be here till 9pm.
    4: One of the vice principals tasked me with calling this vinyl wrap place to make an appoint for them to come out and look at two windows in the library the principal wants graphic'd up. I really hate calling people and I really don't care if the windows are covered so I'm delaying this as long as possible.
    5: The ladies from the district who ran that all day meeting in here send me a bunch of soda as a thank you for setting up for them.
    6: I got some Imperial Guard Rough Riders to paint and I bought the new Tyranid Codex to read.
    7: I am very tired.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    I'm available for hire to make calls to vinyl wrap installers while pretending to be Librarian's ghost. Trying to get my "Subcontractor for making awkward phone calls" business off the ground.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    I’ve been informed that for some cases we’ll be doing “Manual Auto Renewals”

    Once you’ve gone manual you can’t still call them automatic

    At my work sometimes when "auto" mode doesn't work for a system they'll try to bastardize our procedures and call it "semi-auto"

    no you fuckers, its manual

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Bolt-action renewals

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