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You need a computer guy, right?

I have a computer guy.  He's adorable.  He is a very confused conservative.  He voted for Trump, and Trump won, but then it turns out the billionaire isn't actually on his side, and is happily selling him and everyone he knows to Wall Street.  He honestly can't get his head around it, and now he's questioning whether or not conservativism is actually functional.  Imagine a libertarian who bounces off of reality, and then questions his beliefs instead of reality.  Like I said, adorable.

Also, like many IT guys, he is more or less self-educated in his field.  He's pretty fucking good, but he has gaps in his knowledge.  Delta programming controls had him terrified, then I pointed out that it's basic, from like 1990, with a few syntax quirks.  BAM.  Shit's getting done.

However, we are in the market for my old job slot, which is a combination facilities coordinator/analyst.  80% keeping contractors on their jobs, 20% wading through data.  There doesn't seem to be any actual work involved.

If you get the job, we can sit around figuring out how shit falls apart, and get paid for it.

Well, that's a job I could probably do, but not a screening process or an interview I could pass, unfortunately.
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Salty got me 23 & Me for my birthday.

Best boyfriend ever!

yay!!

I can't wait to find out whether I'm really Cherokee, or actually Jewish.

I hope I'm Jewish, that would be rad.
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OH MY GOD I'M HOME AND IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND IT'S THE WEEKEND!

I am torn between going to the store and getting yummy food and beer for Mr. S when he gets home with the boys, because he will surely need a beer, and being so fucking tired after working 12 hours yesterday and 10 hours today and something along those lines every day this week and also working Sunday. Which is why I don't post very much since starting grad school. Also because we are old folks at home and go to bed at 8 every chance we get. But I'm now home alone and bored and tired.

I'm sure you all wanted to know that super bad. You're welcome.

Also today I accidentally did a pretty thorough job of annihilating the pancreas on my lady cadaver. Whoops!
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You need a computer guy, right?

I have a computer guy.  He's adorable.  He is a very confused conservative.  He voted for Trump, and Trump won, but then it turns out the billionaire isn't actually on his side, and is happily selling him and everyone he knows to Wall Street.  He honestly can't get his head around it, and now he's questioning whether or not conservativism is actually functional.  Imagine a libertarian who bounces off of reality, and then questions his beliefs instead of reality.  Like I said, adorable.

Also, like many IT guys, he is more or less self-educated in his field.  He's pretty fucking good, but he has gaps in his knowledge.  Delta programming controls had him terrified, then I pointed out that it's basic, from like 1990, with a few syntax quirks.  BAM.  Shit's getting done.

However, we are in the market for my old job slot, which is a combination facilities coordinator/analyst.  80% keeping contractors on their jobs, 20% wading through data.  There doesn't seem to be any actual work involved.

If you get the job, we can sit around figuring out how shit falls apart, and get paid for it.
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There is a distinctly crazy person in my open lab today. She's not in my section, which I can only be extremely grateful for, but she is requiring, um, a lot of supervision. Lab is packed because practicals are next week, and I have had to tell her not to hoard slides a couple times. Then she went to this other student and was like, "Can I have those slides I  gave you back?"

Dude, no, that is not how this works. Also, open lab is not your opportunity to get a private tutor for free because you missed or slept through the lecture.

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Salty got me 23 & Me for my birthday.

Best boyfriend ever!

yay!!
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He did step down as a mod last year.  But yes, the scrubbers were at work fast yesterday.  SRD has a lot of links and juicy quotes in their thread on the topic

https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/67k3c0/the_creator_of_rtheredpill_is_revealed_to_be_a/

Oooooo

I'm gonna read the hell out of this while my students analyze their urine.  :lol:

In some places, that costs extra.
:lulz:
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Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Last post by Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 28, 2017, 10:10:19 pm »
You don't think it's that whole PhD nomenclature, is it?  "I'm an engineer with a PhD, so call me Dr."

I'm pretty sure you were dealing with idiots; I wanted to add this because I'm currently dealing with people who can't understand why you shouldn't call two different processes in a workflow the same thing. 

"They can't both be called 'final acceptance letters' and expect the system to know the difference!"

I don't think so. I think that it's mostly just that people really don't understand the difference between science as a process, and science as a product, and for some reason have this idea that scientists are high-falutin', so they take it as some kind of a put-down if you say that engineers aren't scientists, even though it's no more of a putdown than it is to say that scientists aren't medical doctors.
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Salty got me 23 & Me for my birthday.

Best boyfriend ever!
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So lunch was meant to be included with the training. I don't really want to have lunch with the assholes I work with, but no big deal.

At the end of the official training, I go to the bathroom for 30 seconds.  I return, and everyone has already left to go to the lunch.  At an address I don't know, and can't find out, because a) I dont have access to my work emails and b) I didn't bring my phone with me.

I get back to my flat, and I have half a dozen messages on my phone about how "we're sorry you didn't want to join us for lunch." Assholes.

That is a monumental dick move, WTF.
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