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  1. Thread: checking in...

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    Sure am. :) As well as can be anyhow. I...

    Sure am. :) As well as can be anyhow.

    I certainly hope you are as well!
  2. Thread: checking in...

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    Alive and mostly well. Enjoying federal service;...

    Alive and mostly well. Enjoying federal service; looking to advance in GS levels soon. Otherwise pretty settled - me and my little kitty just enjoying life for what it is. :)
  3. Thread: Covid-19

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    Covid-19 has definitely turned into a joke at the...

    Covid-19 has definitely turned into a joke at the VA hospital I just started work at. The doctors and nurses by and large resent the mask protocols and the social distancing protocols, a good number...
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    It really is. Good to see you!

    It really is. Good to see you!
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    Oh goodness. I completely love that sort of...

    Oh goodness. I completely love that sort of thing. A good pot roast with veggies from the garden... yes, please.
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    As long as we keep a bicameral Congress, I'm...

    As long as we keep a bicameral Congress, I'm happy with things. The real death knell for the US would be a single-party government all the way down.
  7. Thread: Kitchen Remodel

    by Paft
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    That is a crazy long delay for appliances. Not...

    That is a crazy long delay for appliances. Not totally surprised, but still. I'm hoping you have smooth sailing from here!
  8. Thread: Masks

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    I wear a simple cloth hand made mask when I am at...

    I wear a simple cloth hand made mask when I am at work or in public, don't the rest of the time. Just hoping for a quicker end to this than a long, dragged out one.
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    Aw heck yes. In the home stretch my man - enjoy...

    Aw heck yes. In the home stretch my man - enjoy it!
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Looking forward to the VA job very much. Going...

    Looking forward to the VA job very much. Going through the background stuff now before the first duty day. Going to be handling the pay issues for the docs, nurses, and admin staff in VA hospitals -...
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    Got slammed with a lot of things. Marriage, Navy,...

    Got slammed with a lot of things. Marriage, Navy, divorce, university, work, and finally I've gotten hired in a career (I hope) working with the VA. 9-5 style job, so fingers crossed I can, you know,...
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    Coming back, honestly. Slowly.

    Coming back, honestly. Slowly.
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    Oh, Hell. Heartbreaking.

    Oh, Hell. Heartbreaking.
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    I am so sorry for your loss. All the best wishes...

    I am so sorry for your loss. All the best wishes to you and yours.
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    There's a lot of unneeded context being thrown...

    There's a lot of unneeded context being thrown into education nowadays. Heck, there's even academic arguments on if teachers should be teaching that 2+2=4! Which just blows my mind - everyone wants...
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    I have to wonder - do you think there's a way...

    I have to wonder - do you think there's a way that we can work to get that sort of thing back in upcoming generations? I understand the apathy completely - the world, especially in the last decade or...
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    That is entirely the truth! Even now when there...

    That is entirely the truth! Even now when there are issues, I often find myself having to teach the younger folks (good lord I'm old enough to say 'younger folks' unironically) troubleshooting...
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    I suspect a lot of it is that user interfaces...

    I suspect a lot of it is that user interfaces have reached the point where they are "pick up and understand". There's no incentive to learn what goes on under the hood because everything a person...
  20. I remember him. Damn. I'm sorry to hear this.

    I remember him. Damn. I'm sorry to hear this.
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    Very much congratulations! Had to drop Statistics...

    Very much congratulations! Had to drop Statistics here - went with Economics instead. But huge congrats to you. :)
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    Damn. I'm sorry to hear that. :( I hope you find...

    Damn. I'm sorry to hear that. :( I hope you find a better job, and soon!
  23. Thread: Merry Christmas

    by Paft
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    Merry belated Christmas. I hope it was wonderful...

    Merry belated Christmas. I hope it was wonderful for everyone.
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    I hope that everyone's Thanksgiving went well....

    I hope that everyone's Thanksgiving went well. Had some family over this year, a good turkey and all the fixings. Felt like my Superbowl, to be honest.
  25. Thread: Howdy

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    Hey Mike. Good to see you around again. :)

    Hey Mike. Good to see you around again. :)
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    Jesus christ. I come back to the forums to see...

    Jesus christ. I come back to the forums to see this ... rest his soul. I hope wherever he is now, he's free of pain, and in his prime.
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    Excellent. I was surprised when you didn't jump...

    Excellent. I was surprised when you didn't jump on it when Let's Encrypt became popular.
  28. Thread: RaisinCain - RIP

    by Paft
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    I think I need to stop coming by... every time I...

    I think I need to stop coming by... every time I do, another one of us is dead. Rest in peace, and be blessed.
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    ...oh, holy hell. No way. He was an /amazing/...

    ...oh, holy hell. No way. He was an /amazing/ person - I can't express how much reading what he had to say influenced me. He was always positive, too - always up and ready with a great turn of phrase...
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    eh. For me, it was 3-4 hours before my suicide...

    eh. For me, it was 3-4 hours before my suicide attempt, a good 8 in the ward, 7-8 for a couple weeks after, and now 2-3 a night. Seems like my stress came back and I had /less/ coping skills, even...
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