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  • It's been a while ... we are getting 3 new kitties to foster this afternoon or tomorrow. 6 cats in the house - what could possibly go wrong?!
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    Shaz
    Shaz
    Cows are awesome! I much prefer cows to horses. Well, the lady with the kittens changed her mind, so we'll have to wait a bit longer now. Our team has over 100 kittens in care at the moment. Won't be long before more come in.
    Scythuz
    Scythuz
    Damn Shaz, your house is a cat sanctuary now!
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Well it is, but only for the 3 for another week or so. Lady changed her mind at the last minujte.
    It's not every day that your boss tells you to log off and stop working. Gonna make the most of that!
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Yeah, darn US weather affecting my ability to work!
    Philosophus Vagus
    Philosophus Vagus
    It is nice to have job security. I took the last two months off to vacation back in my home state, the day after I got back and called my old boss to tell him I was back and see if he still had a job for me his immediate response was to proclaim "thank god!".
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    Shaz
    That's so funny - that's exactly what a couple of my co-workers said when I returned, and I'd only been gone for a week! In my case though, an urgent support ticket had come through about something I worked on a few months ago and nobody else in the team knew anything about. So they just wanted someone else to throw the "hot potato" to, and I was the obvious candidate. :D
    Back from a lovely vacation - wallabies with joeys in their pouches at our back deck every day. For some light reading, I took my JavaScript Definitive Guide (figured I'd learn it properly after 4 years of making plugins). I made it 10% of the way through the 1000 pages. Riveting!
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Youtube's definitely quite the teacher. Honestly I've been considering delving into deeper JS stuff so that I can better understand JS workers, and how better to utilize PIXI along with potentially Babylon. Of course what keeps me from doing that is well... I want to finish my game someday, and what I just described is the opposite of doing that. :LZSwink:
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    Just don't sign up for any Zenva courses. Part of their signup agreement is sharing your information with their "partners". Usually means you get forwarded some stuff they're trying to sell you on behalf of said partners. In this case? They sign you up with all manner of junk email. They'll even give you a fake first/last name if you haven't filled out your profile yet. Apparently I am Leah Axon. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    All I know is "Bobfrom Accounting" sure gets a lot of emails sent to my spam folder. :LZSwink:
    Going on vacation next week - 25th wedding anniversary. Debating whether to NOT take my computer/laptop/Surface with me and have a complete tech detox - just my phone for messages, not even fb, and even then service will be patchy.
    Mr. Detective
    Mr. Detective
    You never know if you will end up needing them. It's better to have something but not need it, than to need something but not have it.

    25th, huh? Woa. No idea you were that old. :o
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    mephet
    mephet
    Congratulations on the 25 years!! :) Unplugging sounds nice!
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    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    What you don't realize is "down under" they actually start their marriage age before they're born. So Shaz was secretly married at -4 and thus is only 21, and has been 21 for the last X years. Let nobody tell you different. ;)
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    Can't have tea or coffee 'cause I have to go get a blood test done. What a day to get up early! :(
    LunarFlareStudios
    LunarFlareStudios
    When I was in a hospital, I had to have blood work every morning and it was flipping early too. Thankfully I got an iced tea with my hospital pancakes afterwards.
    Bendyizzt
    Bendyizzt
    Life feels like hell without Coffee...
    Shaz
    Shaz
    I'm usually on my 3rd cup of tea by 10 and nearly ready for a coffee. Don't like it so much early in the morning.
    I feel like banging my head against a wall every time I want to find that post that shows all the plugin header codes. Then I think "next time I find it, I'm going to bookmark it". Then I think "wait a minute ... maybe I bookmarked it last time because it took me so long to find it". Check bookmarks, and there it is :)
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Shaz
    I think there would be too much in a folder like that, with the end result being that I could never find anything!
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Probably fair, but hey at least you'd always remember to check it... Sure it would probably be too full, and you'd miss what you're looking for. However then you could have the fun of doing that, then trying to find it manually, then realizing you did in fact bookmark it, then returning to your "Shaz check this" folder and finding it. See plus one step, isn't that exciting? =D
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    @taarna23's status just made me realise I haven't had any scam calls since that guy who hung up on me before he even began reading his script. How quiet it's been ... they were pretty much the only people who ever called!
    Shaz
    Shaz
    What do you mean by "Google handles them all"?
    Wavelength
    Wavelength
    My Google phone (Pixel) automatically screens any incoming call it believes to be probably spam rather than ringing, and it has been pretty damn accurate so far. If there's actually someone on the other end (this has happened three times in two years), they're allowed to say why they're calling and it will just appear as text on my screen without disturbing me. It's pretty cool tech.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    wow, that's impressive! I know it's likely to be a scam caller if the number is interstate, or if it's a private number. But I have to still answer the private number ones, 'cause it could be my mother :D
    Anyone else having trouble posting in the forum? I have no reply box in posts or in messages. This is the only place I can type. @Archeia?
    Robert-Character Creator
    Robert-Character Creator
    Now that you mention it, my icons are gone as well... I just didn't notice because I don't normally use them very much.
    mlogan
    mlogan
    The editing icons disappeared when the forum software was updated. They are working on fixing that. But, it seems Shaz is having a separate issue.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    my issue is resolved now. Hopefully permanently. It wasn't about missing icons - it was about missing text boxes to enter text into, on all posts and PMs.
    I would not have thought turning on the "night light" setting on my display would do anything more than ease the glare, but I realised today that I've been sleeping really well since I did it!
    Shaz
    Shaz
    I just have a digital alarm clock that only glows when I press the button. Still bright when it's really black everywhere else.
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    That's interesting, Windows 10's Night Light is literally saying blue light is what keeps you up...
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    ... I wonder why yours is blue.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    maybe it's just my perception of it. It says it makes it warmer, but to me, it seems cooler. Anyway, it appears to be working, so I won't question it :)
    New programmable keyboard. Setting key mapping, somehow triggered Colemak layout and couldn't figure out how to go back. Then I needed to type a long password with no option to see what I was typing. I think the universe is saying "Go to bed."
    Riazey
    Riazey
    :kaoswt: rip keyboard and brain.
    Hey, just passing by to say how much I appreciate your help in the community. I was able to make INCREDIBLE progress with the help you provided for me in the forums. I really appreciate it!
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    Shaz
    Shaz
    You're very kind. Thank you :) Glad I was able to help.
    Well, last day of 2020 is nearly done here. I am on-call. We have end of month, end of quarter, and end of year processing happening tonight. Would it be wrong of me to turn the phone off now?
    Shaz
    Shaz
    You wouldn't believe how MUCH I sleep!
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    //Looks back at the time stamps for your "Latest Activity" and raises an eyebrow.
    I guess earlier today there was a 7 hours and 39 minute time gap between posts. And yesterday there was a 6 hour and 59 minute gap. So er... I suppose you could be sleeping during that. I'm not sure how you manage to sleep much at all. I just assume you've got a time compression device or something. :LZSwink:
    Shaz
    Shaz
    I wish I had a time expansion device!
    And stop stalking me!
    Request tip: If you cannot art, code or music, and you are asking someone to art, code or music for you, never say "It should be easy." The people who art, code and music (who know what they're talking about) will tell you (who don't) whether it is easy or not. They do not need you to tell them.
    Finnuval
    Finnuval
    Even if it's easy, that still doesnt mean I have to do it either... Just throwing that in there aswell xD
    Shaz
    Shaz
    @EpicFILE
    You're good, so you must try really hard.
    You're good, so you must have spent a lot of time learning.
    EpicFILE
    EpicFILE
    @Shaz
    Actually it's not coming from this forum's request.
    Some people I know irl ever said that to me, so I think the assumption is common.
    It's definitely uncomfortable to hear that, but I'd like to take the positive side of it.
    It give me a chance to do better. :D
    My new hobby is baiting scam callers. They usually hang up on me after I ask them 3 or 4 questions they can't answer correctly. The last one was SO green! He got past the introduction, choked on his reason for calling, and hung up! All I'd said was "I'm very well, thank you." I was CHEATED!
    Shaz
    Shaz
    I do have fun! I have so many conversations lined up, just waiting for the next calls! You should all try it. Each one gets easier and more fun than the last!
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Tell them the call may be monitored or recorded. Then record the exchange and post on youtube. People love that kind of stuff. X3
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Recording the call (and telling them I was going to) is one of the items on my list :D I just have to figure out how to do it. They call on my home number, and while I have an answering machine, I'm not sure it's capable of recording a call. But I fully expect, as soon as I say I'm going to record it, they'll hang up.
    Anyone use a mechanical keyboard? What do you use? I ordered one, but haven't used one before and didn't have any to play with to get a feel for them. After something gentle and quiet, so went with Cherry MX Silent Reds. All the new terminology I had to learn!!!
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    Not disturbing others if I'm ever in a situation where I'm in a shared office again and take it with me, is a big consideration, but I think the more clicky they are, the more annoyed I would be at them too.
    I got an ErgoDox EZ. I expect it to arrive sometime mid January.
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    I've never used an ergo keyboard, you will have to share your experience with it! :)
    Shaz
    Shaz
    I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 now and I love it. Was devastated a few years ago when mine broke and all sellers were out of stock and it seemed they weren't making them anymore, but they eventually came back. I've never used a two-piece keyboard where you could control the distance and angles though.
    Learning Colemak keyboard layout.
    QWERTY: 96wpm
    Colemak: 13wpm
    This is going to be fun ...
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Entirely fair. I had a massage therapist show me that doing small circular massages on the muscles in the forearm and biceps really helps with wrist pain. Used to have the worst Carpel Tunnel before I met her, had to ice my wrists every half a hour or so. Now after learning that trick and her initial massage therapy... I don't have to ice them at all. Maybe the same will help you. :LZSexcite:
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Yes, I do the massages on the forearms sometimes, but not often enough. Have just read through a thread on the Colemak forum about micro-breaks and macro-breaks and other stuff to do for ergonomics. Fascinating.
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    I should really look more into ergonomics. I did discover some Coralite Wrist Support things at the dollar store. Turns out they also work pretty well so I often wear them during typing. There are much better quality ones of course, but hey for $2 ($1 per wrist)... It was definitely worth it. I'll probably buy nicer ones at some point. All this game dev stuff has drastically increased my computer time. :kaoswt:
    I've been away much too long. When did you become a mod again?
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    Shaz
    Ugh - that was ages ago! Yesterday or the day before - it all blurs into one seemingly-endless line. :D
    Hey artists, if any of you like doing logos and could do with some extra cash, 48HoursLogo seems an interesting place to check out. I'm getting a logo done, and am shocked at how quickly people are making them compared with how much I'm paying!
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Don't they have an image to maintain? One can't be a starving artist if one makes money you know. There are rules you see, it's like a code of conduct. Rule 67.b clearly states one can't be a starving artist if one has money. See right there in black and white... with perfect shading. :LZSwink:
    Shaz
    Shaz
    @ImaginaryVillain you may be right, but only partly. There is a limit to how long an artist can starve, and then they die. You probably don't care so much about maintaining an image if you're dead, right?
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    As long as their death has artistic meaning, I suspect that is deemed okay by the Starving Artist Guild. :LZSwink:
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    If you post asking for help with something, try not to turn off potential helpers by acting like an entitled jackass in your opening request. I'm seeing a bit of this lately. Don't make yourself unpleasant to deal with. Nobody owes you anything, especially when you're using something you haven't paid for or said thanks for.
    KakonComp
    KakonComp
    Ouch, I'm sorry that's been happening then. I'm used to seeing someone being demanding in tone partly from LB, but rarely abusive with any cussing going on.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Your complaint may be legitimate, but don't direct it or your anger or frustration at the people who might potentially come to help you.
    Vanilla Cheesecake
    Vanilla Cheesecake
    This this this this this this this so much, man. I swear, I see it so much lately. I also agree that language isn't really an excuse to say "What the **** this ****ing sucks". Jackassery is a universal language, but so is etiquette.
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