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Three careers. First was in engineering, second was in TSE species work, and third as a writer.

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  1. 1 day ago on Crumb

    One time I’d apparently been sitting in a chair “too long” because the cat started bumping me with her nose and going “meow” in between bumps. She got more and more insistent until I got up and then she immediately jumped into the chair.

  2. 1 day ago on Crumb

    The 500W amplifier is offpanel…

  3. 1 day ago on Adam@Home

    Then the ants come, marching along…

  4. 1 day ago on Adam@Home

    Good one.

  5. 2 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    I sure complained when an iceland internet host called 1984 wanted to be paid but didn’t want to actually host a site. Couldn’t be bothered to set up the settings for the site to be uploaded. Got tired of hearing a different story each day and sending screenshots. When they messed up and asked for the same information I’d already sent, I left it at that.

    It’s actually quite normal these days for internet hosts in the U.S. to do that kind of thing. I was hoping that a host in a different country might be different. Wasn’t.

    Had a website for years on Lunarpages, then the outfit breached the contract by charging me 2 weeks early and then lying about it. (If they’d admitted it, I would have stayed.) I’ve tried other outfits (1and1, Arvixe, HostGator, GoDaddy) and they all seem to suffer from the desire to be paid for nothing. They’d leave out key information such as what address or directory to upload to. And none of them would acknowledge cessation of services despite the contract being month by month. Made a formal complaint. The Feds investigated and those four outfits got dinged. Didn’t make any difference, though.

  6. 2 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    When I worked in retail, none of the ridiculous stuff the advertisers did made much difference except if a price was actually lowered. An immense amount of effort was wasted by management in trying to trick the public and except for the rich idiots and the wannabe-rich idiots, they saw through it all.

    Working in retail was quite an education. The stupid stuff done to try to sell products just doesn’t work.

  7. 2 days ago on Dark Side of the Horse

    Generally don’t have that problem. Many days I’m frequently interrupted and just got used to it.

  8. 2 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    Reminds me of the hour per day per class of makework the teachers pushed on us in high school. The teachers just couldn’t seem to understand why it didn’t all get done. They also didn’t seem to understand that it was mostly just to justify their jobs at us kids’ expense. One could do the important stuff and then let the fluff slide. There just were not enough hours in the day.

  9. 2 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    Trig is likely the last thing you would ever need in the real world, and then only for the engineering professions.

    Never actually used algebra or calculus on the job. Trig, on the other hand, was in every aspect of engineering and even found uses in endangered species work. (Such as measuring the slope of a site, mapping the location, and so on.)

  10. 2 days ago on Garfield

    The severe bitterness of kale can’t be tasted by some people. Back in high school, they used to have strips with a “bitterness test” because some had the gene to taste the bitter flavor and others didn’t.

    When beet greens, hops, burnt coffee grounds, and quinine are not bitter enough for you, eat kale.