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by Jez
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 502
Views: 36881

Re: Jobs

Looking for some generic advice. My current contract is up at the end of September. A current coworker that I have worked projects on had an interesting offer for when I am off contract. Without going into too much detail, I would be the tech writer for a project team but on a 1099 instead of W-2. T...
by Jez
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: #OccupyLafayettePark
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: #OccupyLafayettePark

I've been to that park. It's lovely. Stayed the night at the Sofitel across the street when I worked for the company.
by Jez
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

Further update on B. :) She is home. Doctor did not throw her butt back into a hospital. She has meds, a strict diet to adhere to, and is pretty much on bed rest for the next few days. She has a procedure on Friday to see if they can figure out what the shadow is on the MRI she had on Friday. Her GI...
by Jez
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

Update on B. Last night, she checked herself out of the hospital with her specialist's blessing. The nurse that was on duty during the day didn't take her temp for several hours. She was running a fever when she checked out. She is The line they had put in her upper arm for the IV was infected. They...
by Jez
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

The internal medicine "hospitalist" just contradicted the GI Specialist's orders for care.

Thoughts?
by Jez
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

Wasn't sure where to post this but I could use a bit of advice for a friend/roommate. The new roommate, Bethany, moved in a few days ago then ended up in the hospital with accute pancreatitis. Right now they have her on no food or water by mouth. Her only hydration is via IV. She is weak, in pain, a...
by Jez
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2568
Views: 114180

Re: Recipes!

I LOVE my cast iron. And yes, I had the same discussion with the room mates on the care and feeding of cast iron cookware. I was going to head to North Dakota over the 4th for various festivities, such as my birfday, fireworks, parades, and a class reunion. Alas, the cost of getting the Tweedles out...
by Jez
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2568
Views: 114180

Re: Recipes!

Don't really have a recipe to share right now, though my roommate loves to bombard me with them on Facebook. A few weeks ago, my father sent me my mother's recipe cards. Most of them are handwritten. Some were written by my grandmother. They are faded, cardstock has been worn to paper thin. Some rec...
by Jez
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Splitting up of Families
Replies: 491
Views: 9964

Re: The Splitting up of Families

Serious question here because I want to know how to answer/refute those that bring this up. True/False: The Bush and Obama administrations also separated families. From what little I could find, it reads like under Obama, at least, the families were held together until it was determined whether asyl...
by Jez
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: The Rent Is Too Damn High
Replies: 120
Views: 10433

Re: The Rent Is Too Damn High

I'm basically renting a room right now for about half of what I was paying in Plano. And we've got another room for rent, and we think we found someone. We've been talking to her on the phone for the last few days. Hopefully will be meeting her tonight in person. She seems nice, is employed, and has...
by Jez
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

As for Word vs. WordPerfect and/or Any Other Word Processor... I hate Word. Sadly, I have to use it for work. To format multi-page/multi-chapter documents. It's a pain in the arse to say the least. I especially hate the way it treats images (e.g., screenshots). For documents with multiple sections, ...
by Jez
Wed May 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

Does anyone have the Amazon Firestick? D is considering getting rid of the cable TV. I said I would ask the boggle for an opinion.
by Jez
Tue May 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Suicide? Why?
Replies: 206
Views: 13073

Re: Suicide? Why?

Beautiful song, JRB. Thanks :)

And in this day and age, any support from anywhere is welcome and helps,
by Jez
Tue May 22, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Suicide? Why?
Replies: 206
Views: 13073

Re: Suicide? Why?

Yes, necroing an old thread. I just found out this morning that a gaming friend that I hadn't heard from in several months killed himself in January. I had been sending him messages on various platforms, asking him to get in touch with me, to let me know if he is okay. Never received an answer. Fina...
by Jez
Sun May 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans
Replies: 40
Views: 1599

Re: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans

Found the vanilla finally. Well, the empty bottle anyway. Which means at some point she used almost half a bottle of hand-crafted vanilla extract. I've given up on the knife. She will plead ignorance and we would rather get paid back then have her get pissed off and decide to stiff us. So, I'll just...
by Jez
Sun May 20, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans
Replies: 40
Views: 1599

Re: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans

Today, D and I decided to go through the kitchen cupboards, drawers, and pantry and get it organized and take stock of what we have. Also, turns out, what is missing. There were some different types of paprika (yes, most think paprika is paprika... really it isn't), most of which are now gone. We ha...
by Jez
Tue May 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: The Rent Is Too Damn High
Replies: 120
Views: 10433

Re: The Rent Is Too Damn High

It's one of the reasons I moved from the Dallas area. Rents were starting to hit the $2-3/sq ft region. The apartment I lived in runs between 1000-1500/month depending on the building you are in, whether your have a balcony or not, and the floor it's on. If you are lucky enough to get first floor wi...
by Jez
Tue May 15, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

for something good: I had the best nights sleep in a very long time last night. New bed (off the air mattress), Tweedles gone, it's quiet, and the cat smell in the small bedroom has dissipated this morning. Now I just need to get a new desk for my office, and I'm all set. :) Life is looking good. *l...
by Jez
Sun May 13, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

----snippity snip---- I will send anyone who is interested the information if you want to take a gander at their career page. I know they are looking for a skilled Report Writer. I bet Jez has skills this company would appreciate too. And yes, I'm certain they would jump at the chance for :sterngar...
by Jez
Sun May 13, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans
Replies: 40
Views: 1599

Re: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans

THE TWEEDLES ARE GONE!!! Friday afternoon, the movers came, packed them up and took them away! Cost another $300 cash out of my pocket to pay for the movers, but I'm considering it an investment in my sanity. A small aside: She was supposed to keep hold of some cash to help pay for the movers. Of co...
by Jez
Sat May 05, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Incel Rebellion: Violent Misogyny - We've seen it all before
Replies: 154
Views: 5884

Re: Incel Rebellion: Violent Misogyny - We've seen it all before

I've read several of the Gor books, and yes, he admits he writes them for the money. They do sell well and they contradict themselves all over the place. They are also quite badly written and total schlock. But I read them for a reason. I used to Role Play in Second Life on Gorean sims. No, I wasn't...
by Jez
Fri May 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans
Replies: 40
Views: 1599

Re: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans

Azastan wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 10:48 am
Don't expect to see any of that money back, but sometimes it's worth it just to get rid of a nuisance/junk pile.
I don't really expect it, truthfully. But, we gotta try and set some expectations for her. She is an idiot. That I recognize, but we gotta try.
by Jez
Fri May 04, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans
Replies: 40
Views: 1599

Re: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans

THE TWEEDLES ARE OUT NEXT FRIDAY!!!! Somehow she got approved for an apartment that she is not going to be able to afford, but as a friend of mine likes to say: Not my circus, not my monkey. Once she is out, we wash our hands of her. She is going to be paying us back for everything we have spent to ...
by Jez
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Short story
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Short story

So, I wrote something.

Just a short story that was knocking around in my head this morning.
by Jez
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24375
Views: 882919

Re: Hijack this thread

A U.S. mail question. Can we tell from the bar code at the bottom of an envelope when a letter was mailed in addition to the address to which it is being sent? We've used that bar code in the past a cpouple of times here to determine who was using something that was mailed to the person in question...

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