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Little Victories

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by GeneticShift, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. GeneticShift

    GeneticShift Show me your everything is okay face.

    Sometimes, we accomplish things that may seem pointless to others, but are pretty cool to us.

    Please brag to everyone about your daily little victories, so we can cheer for you!

    Today, I put in an unmarked (same on front and back) flash drive correctly the first time. This never happens. It usually takes 2-3 tries because flash drives are obnoxious. I am a magician!
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  2. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    I managed to clean the kitchen! I spent most of today being a bum since I had the day off, and I spent my last day off running around doing tons of stuff. This was much more relaxing. That said, there are some things that just need to get done. Cleaning was one of the things on that list today, and I did it. Phew.
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  3. I have a little game going on Facebook. I'm trying to build a desktop computer for a friend using absolutely no money. Gonna barter stuff I already have, or food, or something else that is not a direct transfer of money. We'll see how well this works.


  4. MSD

    MSD Very Tilted

    Yesterday, I gave my brother the remainder of my 10-trip train ticket and forgot to buy a new one before getting on the train. I opened a beer on the fire extinguisher cabinet in the bar car and avoided the conductor long enough to get a free ride home.
    I have a pile of computer parts and will trade for anything sufficiently interesting to make it worth shipping.
  5. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    Last night my daughter chose to suckle on my breast over the bottle.
    It's huge to me. Breastfeeding has been such a struggle.
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  6. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    This morning, I confirmed two titles' interiors as ready for the printer, and it's about goddamn time.

    Now I need to finish proofreading another interior this weekend.

    Oh, and also: That moment you realize you're working on six different book projects in some capacity this season, and the production schedule wasn't even that long.
  7. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what?

    Central MD
    I rode a 70ish mile course today on a bike ride organized and sponsored by my local shop. I pride myself on not having had to get off and walk or even stop part way up any of the many climbs along the course, including the last major one before the end, which I walked up the last time I tried to ride it. Yay!

    My legs are toast.
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  8. GeneticShift

    GeneticShift Show me your everything is okay face.

    Professor thought what I want to get done this week is a "good plan".

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  9. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    You should probably get that in writing.
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  10. GeneticShift

    GeneticShift Show me your everything is okay face.

    I know. I think in the 10 months I've been in here full time I've gotten less than 5 compliments.
  11. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    I just sent my colleague a proofread of one of her book projects. It's the last proofread I need to do this season (finally!).

    The PDF has 3,185 comments, and I sent it to her with a 1,000-word e-mail.

    I hope she doesn't hate me.
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  12. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    I survived Monday. It was a hell of a day. Didn't feel well for most of it. Something something Commies. I didn't kill anyone. That's a relief.
  13. curiousbear

    curiousbear Terse & Bizarre

    At least you had a Friday holiday :)
  14. curiousbear

    curiousbear Terse & Bizarre

    Actually she is going love it just overwhelmed
  15. Xerxes

    Xerxes Bulking.

    Well then you FAILED Monday! I am happy to report 3 babies sacrificed to satan, four orphans slapped and steps taken to have the antichrist born were completed just yesterday here at my mundane desk job.

    Today should be better.
  16. Finally built a LiveISO of Ubuntu such that I can PXE boot it and SSH in using a custom set of credentials. Seriously took longer than it should have to figure out how to do it.
    Now to test portability and scalability (will it work on other servers, and if so, how many at once?)
  17. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    I'm about 60% caught up with my workload after the events of the last couple weeks. I'm pretty happy about that.
  18. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage

    I managed to get myself to work today.

    It's the little things...
  19. Plan9

    Plan9 Rock 'n Roll

    I made KirStang yell "DONDE?!"

    Mission accomplished.
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  20. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage

    I did an 82km ride on Saturday. I rode it despite having a nasty head cold.

    At km15 things started to go badly. I hit hill after hill just as my head started to fill with massive amounts of snot. There where a few hills where I felt like Dennis Weaver in an overheating car, red lights flashing and a semi-trailer about run him off the road. This despite the lightning, rain and hail.

    By the time I hit the first drink station at km36, I was done. I couldn't breath. My legs, lacking in oxygen were like Jell-o. My head, full of snot, was throbbing. I was angry.

    One of the support people came over to check on me and let me know that the sweep truck would be along to pick me if I wanted to bail. I mumbled something through my sinus migraine about being stuffed... She said, Wait! And came back with some pills and off she went.

    20 minutes later, my headache gone and my nose relatively cleared, I jumped back on my bike and finished the ride.

    The second half was some of the best riding I've done in ages. I was passing people left and right and, despite my lengthy stop finished in under 4 hours.

    All thanks to some pills at just the right time.
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