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Old 03-16-2011, 09:48 AM   #441
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Stuck in a cubicle for a few days while my office is recarpeted and repainted. This will make sleeping and surfing the web all day difficult, but I like a challenge.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:10 AM   #442
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Pull a George Costanza, and build a bed under the desk.

I felt crummy all day yesterday. Not actually sick... but like I'm really fighting something off. The GF and both her kids are all ill. Mom is too. So I am really in the hot zone.

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:34 AM   #443
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in the u.s. the recycling and disposal fees are included in the price you pay for them as manufacturers are responsible for their products' disposal. and, iirc, home depot has free florescent bulb disposal programs. but, if your state doesn't have disposal laws for them, you can just toss 'em since the amount of mercury in them is negligible. in fact, the decreased power usage means power plants, most notably coal plants, end up emitting less mercury than would be put into the environment otherwise.
I'm in IL, we are a different kind of green

all my power comes from Clinton Nuclear Power Station.

how come places try to sell me kits to dispose of them? I think I have one had one go bad and I dropped it, so it went in the trash as it was in pieces anyways.

my main reasons for not going all CFL is:
a)they suck for certain situations
b)my house is full of edison bulb track lighting
c) soe of the track lights are smaller and need spots which CFLs wont really accomodate well
d)some of the fixtures are 50 years old and kill bulbs like mad, until I replace them they get incandescents

all my high usage ones like my outdoor lights are all CFLs as some of them are on all night long
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:22 PM   #444
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Apparently one of the reactors outer shell (Layer 3, reenforced concrete) was badly damaged in one of the Hydrogen release explosions.

The PM of Japan didn't find out about it until after an hour of it happening, via News broadcast on TV. he proceeded to walk down to Tokyo Electic Power Co. and verbally eviscerated them; it was to the point where his yelling could be heard outside the conference room, and he was heard saying, "If you don't fix this, this will be the end of TEPCO."

In Japanese culture, this a cultural nono. That's how just rip **** pissed the PM is right now.

In personal news, the family dog passed after 17 years. ;_;

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Old 03-16-2011, 11:50 PM   #445
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Awww...

Sorry to hear that. Losing a pet always sucks.

I'm feeling a bit better... but not 100% yet.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:45 AM   #446
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Apparently one of the reactors outer shell (Layer 3, reenforced concrete) was badly damaged in one of the Hydrogen release explosions.

The PM of Japan didn't find out about it until after an hour of it happening, via News broadcast on TV. he proceeded to walk down to Tokyo Electic Power Co. and verbally eviscerated them; it was to the point where his yelling could be heard outside the conference room, and he was heard saying, "If you don't fix this, this will be the end of TEPCO."

In Japanese culture, this a cultural nono. That's how just rip **** pissed the PM is right now.

In personal news, the family dog passed after 17 years. ;_;
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:42 AM   #447
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:01 AM   #448
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Thanks guys. My mom is having a hard time dealing with it. ;_;

Yesterday, apparently I was as well, as I left my car headlights on (Dead battery, needed a jump.)

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU March.

Side note: I was texting the cute girl referenced earlier, I think on page 11 or so, the one who I went to high school with and came down to the tutoring lab where I work for the college.

Well, she's a singer, and I asked her to be a vocalist on something that I'm workin' on. I texted her yesterday to get confirmation (I.E.: Should I even bother writing this) and she hasn't had the time. I told her I was going to work on it regardless, because of what happened (Dog dying) and within like 3 minutes she called me on the phone.

Weird......

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:10 PM   #449
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i got my pup who's pushin 13 right now and doesnt show signs of slowing down

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Old 03-17-2011, 11:43 PM   #450
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sorry about the dog... truely a loss for a pet you have had a long time.

In my "pet" world. Last night I was woken up by my Cat chasing a mouse in my bedroom. he was jsut playing. After 20 minutes of trying to herd the mouse towards him, and him making half harted attempts to swat said mouse. I gave up, and used him to help me find out where the mouse was. I set up a paper grocery bag on its side near the wall, and agian attempted to herd the mouse towards the bag. Twice the mouse got into the bag, and my cat went into the bag and flushed the mouse out.

45 minutes after the initial wake up, I caught the mouse, and my cat proceeded to whine about me taking away one of his favorite toys. Mouse was thrown outside into the cold... was about ready to throw the cat out to


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Old 03-18-2011, 11:09 AM   #451
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:08 PM   #452
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Your cat needs to learn to do its job. I.E: killing things and presenting them to you as trophies.

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Old 03-19-2011, 02:32 PM   #453
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:29 AM   #454
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:40 AM   #455
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Was thinking about buying Super Meat Boy, but I think I'd lose myself to it until I mastered it, which would be a long and difficult road.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #456
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I've always loved web forums, and have been posting on one bowling forum site in particular since my comeback to the game was in full swing. Today, I was privileged to meet one of my friends from those bowling forums and treated him to pizza and bowling at my home center. You'd think my having the home alley advantage would have helped, but he actually had the best game of our session, a 205 throwing a ball he normally uses on his wood lanes (the lanes at my center are synthetic). We both enjoyed the visit, though, and we hope to do it again, possibly this summer.


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Old 03-20-2011, 08:48 PM   #457
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Spent the whole weekend with the GF.

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Old 03-20-2011, 11:25 PM   #458
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:05 AM   #459
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Hmm?

I didn't say I was unhappy.

But I'm such a horribly light sleeper that it's pretty hopeless for me to share a bed with anyone else and expect to sleep. I might as well just stay up and watch TV all night for the amount of rest I actually manage to grab.

I'm not sure how to make this work in the long run...


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Old 03-21-2011, 09:38 AM   #460
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got splinter cell conviction. it's pretty awesome.
yeah its pretty awesome. 360 I am guessing?

I have it on steam




I almost broke my finger last week, they thought it was broke, but decided in the end it wasnt, so they burnt a hole through my nail friday

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #461
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That sounds sucktastic.


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Old 03-21-2011, 02:54 PM   #462
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Hmm?

I didn't say I was unhappy.

But I'm such a horribly light sleeper that it's pretty hopeless for me to share a bed with anyone else and expect to sleep. I might as well just stay up and watch TV all night for the amount of rest I actually manage to grab.

I'm not sure how to make this work in the long run...
Allow me to quote the movie Extract:

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You need to take some Xanax.

- Xanax? Isn't that for anxiety?

It's good for all psychological problems in the DSM-IV. Xanax basically just makes you feel good. That's why it works for everything. I take it for the common head cold.
Words of wisdom straight from the lips of Ben Affleck.

In all seriousness though, I have the same problem and it sucks. The only solution I've come up with is taking some sort of sleep aid. Valerian or melatonin are OTC and work fairly well though.



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Old 03-21-2011, 05:11 PM   #463
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My office has been recarpeted and repainted, and I am back inside of it. Now I can finally get some sleep. I mean get some work done.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:09 PM   #464
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yeah the 360 version. sick sick game.

dojo-hopping...last place i was at majority of students were children..i dont feel comfortable practicing self-defense with them as i dont feel pain. lol


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Old 03-21-2011, 11:52 PM   #466
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found a better karate class. a smaller class but less kids and more one-on-one with the instructor so we are learning it better.


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Old 03-22-2011, 09:53 AM   #467
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It snowed here yesterday. On the first full day of Spring.

WTF, Mother Nature? WTF?!??

Slow week at work... Heading into a bitch of a weekend. And next week is busy again.


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Old 03-22-2011, 11:46 AM   #468
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That sounds sucktastic.

looks sexier now that they burnt a hole in and its draining


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Gross.



Yeah... I'm hoping that once work slows down to a sane pace again to try and spend enough nights in a row over there that I get used to it.

But I don't dare try it when I'm insanely busy, and exhausted and stressed out of my mind to begin with. I don't foresee that experiment ending well...


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Old 03-23-2011, 12:15 AM   #470
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I can't get Firefox 4 to work on my home computer.

It upgraded smoothly at work... but it's fighting me here.

Looks like it downloads and installs just fine... but then it never actually ever opens when you click it.

I don't want to have to wipe all my settings and bookmarks and passwords and add-ons to have to do a full uninstall and reinstall it clean. That would suck!


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Old 03-23-2011, 12:21 AM   #471
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I had to make sure all the firefox processes were killed after the update brought me from 3.6 to 4. Only then did FF4 load right.

I like it. it's nice.

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I'll try that.


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Nope.

No dice.

I'll just have to see if there's an easy way to back everything up, and then wipe all instances of Firefox on the system, and reinstall it clean.

Blah.


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Got it working!

Had to do a clean install and restore everything but the extensions... then reinstall them manually, one at a time.

Found a program that made the backup and restore of my profile nice and simple, though.



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Curling season is ending. Got to the playoffs with my League team and lost our game. Then at 5pm I was called up to sub for a team that was playing tuesday at 6:30pm, they won the game but lost the game tonight.

Sitting down at the club watching the Tiebreaker/final for the League that I chair. My club dues of $400 pays for 5 months of free beer, munchies, Wi-FI and front seat curling action.


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Feels like a Friday for some reason. I wish it were Friday...
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Curling season is ending. Got to the playoffs with my League team and lost our game. Then at 5pm I was called up to sub for a team that was playing tuesday at 6:30pm, they won the game but lost the game tonight.

Sitting down at the club watching the Tiebreaker/final for the League that I chair. My club dues of $400 pays for 5 months of free beer, munchies, Wi-FI and front seat curling action.
I've said my bowling league dues are around $500 for the winter season (roughly 9 months). Beer and munchies are extra, but we do get free WiFi...that's how I've been able to post my BowlSK with my netbook most of the season.


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