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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Excellent news! I scored one for my kid last week too. It should be here today. Christmas saved.
    12 points
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Finally scored one at Best Buy (allegedly, sheduled for pickup on Jan 28th)...
    11 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Sorry the the delayed notice, but test came back negative earlier this week. Whew!
    11 points
  19. 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
  20. I was told to expect a mid-March delivery but Gamestop up and did this today, just 2 days after placing the order...
    9 points
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. My stir-crazy confession: I've been working in my media room, keeping the volume very low, with a card table setup with my laptop on a stand and and external keyboard, monitor. I kept hearing a very slight clicking sound, like when you squish cellophane and it expands, but very sporadic, and spaced minutes apart. It was extremely hard to localize. It was driving me crazy, and sometimes I heard it in my left ear, sometimes my right. I thought it was like a static discharge. I mostly heard it on the left side of the room. After ruling out anything in my computer setu
    9 points
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. First details on the next-generation VR system coming to the PS5 console. Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management, writing for the PlayStation Blog: Not a lot of details as of yet, but I'm sure this will make PlayStation VR fans very happy.
    8 points
  31. I played the Walmart game all day today. Then at 9pm I gave it one last go with my wife on two devices, me on two devices. At 9:06 my phone said "checkout" and then my heart started racing. Got to the next page. And the next page. And then bam, "Thank you for your order." I have very little faith that I'm actually going to get this thing. I'm expected some cancellation email or something heart wrenching soon. But if not , woo hoo!
    8 points
  32. Wow, and here we are, back where we were in April. It sure looks like tomorrow may break a one day record of new cases in the US. It seems like we are on the precipice of a much worse outbreak, given the degree of pandemic fatigue, or just outright idiocy in the form of resistance to mask-wearing. Sorry if that offends, but really, if people can't give the slightest damn about the well-being of other people in their community, they really don't deserve to be part of one. Some people are calling this the second wave, but I don't think it's accurate, we never got close to the end of the first
    8 points
  33. Well, I've gone and done it. 11" iPad Pro, pencil and keyboard ordered. iPad and pencil will hopefully be with me next week as I ordered them from John Lewis (UK department store) as they have stock and I get an extended 2yr warranty with them. The keyboard is coming from Apple at a later date with a 6th-16th of June estimate. I decided to let common sense prevail and not get Apple's £80 folio case, but have instead opted for a ztotop folio case which has good reviews on Amazon and function/design wise seems damn near identical to the Apple folio... It's also only £15, so that has
    8 points
  34. Like many of you, I've been working from home since early March. My company's response has really been amazing and ahead of the curve. Acquiring new hardware (computers, wifi hot spots, monitors, etc.) for employees, extra pay each month to cover work from home expenses, unlimited sick time, extending benefits for child care assistance, and it seems like they mail us gifts every other week (everything from warm cookies to clothing to booze). Now, the company has committed to continuing our work from home plan through September 7. That really blew me away. I may be drinking the Kool-aid bu
    8 points
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