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  1. Romier S

    I love my job.

    I might as well do an update. Despite this being an awful year thanks to COVID, a year and a half or so later I'm happy to report that I was offered a promotion just before I went on vacation December 4th to take over managing the entire CRM group (I'll have three other Salesforce administrators reporting to me) and I accepted it. I'll also be working directly with our CTO on CRM related projects and expansion into other newly acquired businesses. So I'm pretty damned happy! It's a nice raise and I'm now able to partake at a higher percentage of the yearly company bonus (10%) but m
    16 points
  2. Quick update on my family’s situation. Our youngest boy continues to have a mild fever in the low 99s. He seemed like he was on the upswing late-Thursday and all day Friday. His temp was normal the entire day, but it jumped back up above 99 on Saturday. He has to be fever-free for three whole days without any medication before he can return to daycare. It’s looking like he may not go back this week, and if he does, it wouldn’t be until the end of the week. Aside from that, he continues to be fine, as if he doesn’t feel sick at all. At the behest of her employer, my wife went in for
    16 points
  3. I've been meaning to do this for a while, but now that the rack is made over with the new consoles, I figured it was as good a time as any. My setup is in a two-room cottage behind my house; its bones are actually a cinder-block workshop that a previous owner used as a clock factory for a family business. The back room is used as an office; the larger front room, with vaulted ceilings, is a media room and entertaining space with a kitchenette. There's a full bath as well. Here's the view from behind the back row. I'm using Polk Signature series speakers for the 7.1 base
    14 points
  4. This April marked 15 years since the beginning of LCVG! It's been great to visit here daily, for online friendships and fun, meaningful discussions. Here's to the admin team, the moderators, and all my online pals! Congrats! Carlos.
    14 points
  5. Carlucci

    I love my job.

    Scored a gig! Sr E-Commerce Data Analyst for a major retailer here in the south/southeast. Going from Big Oil, to Big 2A, as they are a major seller of firearms and ammo, so I still get to hurt some feelings, LOL! Should be starting later this month or possibly next month. FeelsGoodMan! Carlos.
    13 points
  6. Starhawk

    Reactions

    I've always liked the reaction system so I can simply say “I saw you posted and here’s what I think about it“ without having to make a reply, which probably didn't warrant a reply anyway. The data shows that's the case in this ranked list of Reaction Givers: 🏆to @Magness Since there's been any type of reaction system in the forum, we've reacted to posts 25,725 times. Here's a breakdown of which reactions were used most going back to 2018: And when you filter out "Like" to see the rest: These are sort of the
    13 points
  7. Just a quick update — the test for our older boy came back negative. Of course that just means that he didn’t have it on Friday when he got tested. Considering how much exposure he’s had to his little brother the past few days, there’s still a chance he’ll contract it as well. We just have to wait and see. My wife, who is a CT Tech at a local heart clinic, spoke with the Minnesota Department of Health and received recommendations on when it would be appropriate for her to return to work. They said she should wait three days after our son is no longer symptomatic, then wait an addit
    13 points
  8. It’s out for delivery. I have to work all day so my son came over to wait while I’m not there. edit: and delivered!! Now just 6 more hours of work to go....☹️
    12 points
  9. Excellent news! I scored one for my kid last week too. It should be here today. Christmas saved.
    12 points
  10. Phew. After a week of scrutinising every stock tracking site I could find, I finally have an order in for a Series X; being delivered on Saturday.
    12 points
  11. Real quick, everyone here in our household is still doing great. My wife went back to work Monday. With both boys now at daycare for the summer (at separate locations), we are now mostly back to our regular routine from before the lockdowns began in March. Last night I got a haircut for the first time since the end of January. Suffice it to say, I needed it badly. It's nice to have short hair again. When I arrived, they took my temperature and asked a few questions regarding my health. Fortunately, everything checked out, and I was permitted to continue with the appointment. I had
    12 points
  12. When I first started building out the home theater room, really low, wide media stands were very hard to come by, and when you found them, they were in the $2-3K price range. Now, they seem ubiquitous, and cost much less. I got rid of my home made solution, and man it looks fantastic. This is a wide angle shot taken from my sitting position. I never got around to replacing the carpet with a darker color, but with the lights off, it doesn't matter one bit. Carlos.
    12 points
  13. My sister got her test result yesterday: negative. That means it's likely no one else in the family has it either, since we're in frequent contact. We'd all be wiped out if one of us had it. Sorry to hear about your relative, Daniel.
    12 points
  14. Series X acquired! My son's friend bought one, never opened it, and decided he didn't want the expense at this time. He sold it to me at retail price, plus tax. I'll set 'er up and give it a try this afternoon. Still trying to lock down one of those pesky "job" thingy's that are all the rage these days. Carlos.
    11 points
  15. Finally scored one at Best Buy (allegedly, sheduled for pickup on Jan 28th)...
    11 points
  16. Good news! Amazon somehow found my PS5 and delivered it this afternoon. Bad news! It doesn't fit in my current TV cabinet. I knew this was going to happen so I ordered a new one a month ago and it was supposed to be delivered last Friday...I still don't have it.
    11 points
  17. Got the email confirmation from Amazon at least. Physical. Digital Foundry had better not reveal it to be noisier than the digital model! Interestingly they did not even upload the digital version for pre-order yet. Miles isn't on Amazon UK yet but I will order that at a later date. I need to grab 12 months PS+ while I can still get it on sale too.
    11 points
  18. If the total cost for both the PS5 and Series X is under $1,000 (excluding tax), I will likely buy both this year because, fuck it, I’m a grown up with a job, and I want them.
    11 points
  19. Sorry the the delayed notice, but test came back negative earlier this week. Whew!
    11 points
  20. I decided that I wanted to change things up in the gameroom, but I'm out of space, so first something had to leave. I've had No Good Gofers for 6 years now, and I don't play it as much as the other games, so off it goes... Of course, what better to replace a Pat Lawlor game with than another Pat Lawlor game: So now the pinball room looks like this:
    11 points
  21. Do The Right Thing - it's been years since I last saw this, but wow it's still utterly on point, 30 years on. Wow. And the quotes at the end. Wow. Run Lola Run - another "it's been years since I last saw this". Clearly rough around the edges, production quality wise, but it still nails the videogame vibe that game-to-movie adaptations have missed. It's tightly plotted, it's well acted, it's mostly well shot + paced, but the momentum its built up over the three lives carries it through to the conclusion/finish line. Loved watching this again.
    10 points
  22. Holy Fucking Shit! Look at this message I just got on Twitter from the official Xbox account: I guess I made the right move by not buying Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order yet, huh? Because that shit is MINE. 😁 😁 😁
    10 points
  23. Josh

    TIP THE BARTENDER 2019

    Contributed whatever was left over after my ex-wife's alimony check went out.
    10 points
  24. Well, I am a bad boy. I haven't really bought much of anything in a long time and haven't treated myself since landing a pretty cool job a couple of months ago, and I'm still rocking my launch PS4 with my 4k projector. So...I paid the Ebay tax and bought one of the PS4 Pro 500 Million edition bundles. Should be here early next week, looks like a pretty nifty piece of gear.
    10 points
  25. Heh, good to hear from you Hoolie!
    10 points
  26. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much I appreciate this place. It’s very easy to go online these days and lose faith in humanity, and think the internet is nothing but a breeding ground for toxicity. Social media is used far too often as place to be mean or nasty, or it becomes an echo chamber. It’s nice to know that there is one place I can go, where an actual, civil discussion can take place. Where we can agree to disagree when needed. Sure, we’re small, but that’s a big part of what makes it work. So thanks to everyone who who has made LCVG what it is for 1
    10 points
  27. Officially launching June 11, 2021 — exactly one year after its announcement. Preorders start today as well. More info about the different editions can be found over at the PlayStation Blog.
    9 points
  28. January 8th. After striking out with Best Buy, I somehow got thru the bots and that is the day the disc version of my PS5 is supposed to arrive from Walmart. Finally, after a month of trying.
    9 points
  29. Honestly, this forum is the best place on the internet for me. It's so nice to have a place where I can interact with folks with common likes and interests and not have to deal with the eternal bile and hate. It's way too easy to take it for granted, but the excitement around here the last few weeks due to console launches, etc. has been invigorating. Hell, I want to try Demon's Souls just so I know what you guys are talking about. 😉
    9 points
  30. So...l finally ended up making a decision on the TV. (Not really having much of a choice after the plasma started having screen issues). I have decided to upgrade as much as possible. Started with a 4K disc player,and went with the Panasonic DP-UB820. I had actually bought a Denon X1600h - the day before they announced the 2020 models with the new gaming features and HDMI 2.1. So that went back and I’m getting either the 2700H or going to shoot for the 3700H. In the meantime,I jury rigged my setup around my new baby... We ended up getting a LC CX. (I waited too long to
    9 points
  31. I didn't want to post until the ink is dry, but I'm excited to announce my own premium streaming service: MonkeyVision+. What do people look for in entertainment today besides another goddamn streaming service? Remakes and reboots -- anything that comes with a built-in nostalgia factor. Our viewers want comforting, non-challenging entertainment. With that in mind, check out some of our exciting TV shows and original movies! A remake of Papillon starring Tracy Morgan and Melissa McCarthy. A television series based on the hit movie Dunstan Checks
    9 points
  32. To be fair, McDonald's has been courting their business since the 70s with their "Ewe deserve a break today" ad campaign. I'll show myself out. Carlos.
    9 points
  33. I've learned two major things in this work from home situations: 1. There is a fuckton of amazing vintage music concert footage available for free on YouTube. It's a great, not too distracting source of background music while working. 2. The only reason I ever really had to go into the office was to print stuff for my wife and daughter. Carlos.
    9 points
  34. I know we’re all having to make compromises in our every day lives right now, but if you think I’d sleep with someone who only has 587,000 Instagram followers you are sorely mistaken.
    9 points
  35. I'd like to share the following about that video. Which I think some of you might appreciate. On Thursday (last week) my daughter said she wanted to record herself singing the Disney song from Tangled and make a music video I told her that I wouldn't do it unless she re-wrote the lyrics for the Coronavirus Yeah, whatever, I re-wrote the lyrics on Thursday night She recorded the song and she edited on Friday We shot the video on Saturday, edited on Sunday, released on Sunday My point is that it all happened very quickly. It is really easy to spend a year, whi
    9 points
  36. Starhawk

    TIP THE BARTENDER 2019

    If you can believe it, it's been over 4 years since we last raised any money for the forum. To put it into perspective, the last time we ran a fundraiser, Fifty Shades of Grey and the first Kingsman movie were topping the box office The Order: 1886 and Evolve were just released Age of Ultron was the most current Marvel movie The Walking Dead topped TV ratings Barack Obama was the President of the United States Actually, the last time it was predicted that we'd raise enough get to a point where: At least two of those came tru
    9 points
  37. Carlucci

    Car Wreck

    Yeah, thanks for checking. We finally got our car back nearly 1 full month after the wreck. The total damage bill was just shy of $9k. All of us are feeling fine, except my wife, who is still getting some physical therapy for neck and shoulder issues. Everyone except her has settled our medical/pain-and-suffering claims. They want to wait until my wife is done with treatment before talking about her settlement. Being back behind the wheel of the same car was definitely a weird feeling, but I've settled back into my routine. I've recognized it as a fluke, and I'm back to my
    9 points
  38. No no, I didn't set it up! In fact, I was a latecomer to the site. I helped with some new software well after LCVG was established. I even remember why I got the invite -- Wolfenstein had just come out on the Xbox and we were playing an especially tense match where we had to steal documents. I'm not very good at videogames, but somehow you and I made it into the guardhouse and you started to run out while I snatched the documents. You were frantically yelling "go go go!" I said "Hey, Kelley, look!" You turned around and I jumped on the desk and started hitting the crouc
    9 points
  39. I just got an email for the 15th anniversary reminding me that this place is still around. I haven't been around in a while (probably 10 years). I miss you guys It was great catching up during the E3 chat today. I think the peak of my participation on this forum was during the Halo 2 era 😦
    9 points
  40. Our one-year anniversary is in 10 days which is just nuts! It's going to be a blowout kind of weekend with tons of rare barrels on tap, a special run of glassware we are going to sell, giveaways, etc. We just got our additional taps for (mostly) non-beer installed, so a couple of wines on tap, a cane-sugar soda and root beer on tap, cold brew coffee on nitro, and a dedicated gluten-free beer line. We are also about to start our on-premise-only bottle list with things we've set aside and we've forged some great relationships with our favorite Wisconsin breweries which is going to lead to fun
    9 points
  41. If I allowed Hollywood personnel's off-screen behavior to affect my movie watching, I'd be stuck staring at a black screen.
    9 points
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