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Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





my folks live in southern Indiana and are friendly with shop owners and all that. apparently the Korean woman who runs a restaurant they like had somebody look at her and literally run away in Home Depot.

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Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





heading home early. I went to the office today but I'm expecting that I'll end up driving in some time next week to take home a monitor

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





I'm at the office. I think there are <10 people on my floor.

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





I'm about to go home from work for the last time for at least a month

the last time I had to wfh for an extended period it was because of a terrible natural disaster, so this is actually somewhat less disruptive

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





fart simpson posted:

this is also a natural disaster, op. the idea floating around that its an escaped engineered bioweapon is probably not true.

my brain is fried so sorry if I'm missing the joke here: "natural disaster" generally refers to weather and motions of the earth, not viruses and bacteria and prions and poo poo like that

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





lmao the wireless signal at the home-desk is almost unusable. im gonna have to either move the router and cable modem or swap the desk in the living room with the dresser in the bedroom

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





I moved the cable modem, router, and plex server to the living room and now I have usable wifi at the desk and on the patio. it rules

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





plus do you really want to have to go to the doctor's office or urgent care filled with covid patients when you just need a zpac for your strep throat?

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





echinopsis posted:

we keep a zithromax reserved for the worst cases of illness to maintain the bacterial susceptibility and yet america just tosses it around like candy :qq:

nah normal people get amoxicillin for stuff like strep but im allergic to it

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





Base Emitter posted:

yep. wouldn't mind having my commute back though - i walk to work and i'm missing the activity. and i think even though its a hopelessly unphysical office job i move around at the office a lot more than i do at home too. started using the long-neglected exercise bike and its helping.

you're allowed to go for a walk outside

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





Captain Foo posted:

this is, in fact, not true

yeah but it's nice to have something that's blatantly false in there with the believable-ish doom and gloom that yospos loves. it helps me remember that this forum is pessimistic beyond what is reasonable and treat its apocalyptic predictions appropriately

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





anybody who was telling your fiancé it was cool to go to London is either stupid or ignorant, straight up. but the covid-economic-disaster talk is currently about the same level as nbsd's Tylenol rant as far as hyperbole goes. it'll be real bad for some people, but this is not the end of the (economic) world

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





PIZZA.BAT posted:

idk i've been telling myself 'well the next two weeks will be interesting' since december and so far every prediction has come true right on schedule

ya same. what you said re: "the next few months are going to suck but that's about it" is p much my take too. it'll especially suck for eg food workers etc but things will bounce back and the wheels of capitalism will continue to grind us all down a little bit more

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





current job status: at it
current home status: also at it

the tent kit and wrist wrest came for my ergo keyboard yesterday :toot:

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





little jones's preschool finally did the right thing and sent out a "keep your kids home unless you're a critical worker and need it" email and let people stop paying for tuition while they keep kids at home

that'll offset the pay cut from RSU comp being in the toilet :toot:

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





my parents just got back from Maui :ohdear:

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





they are :) I know that Hawaii hasn't really been hit by outbreaks, but they're older and while they're not in terrible shape, they're still midwesterners in their 60s so I worry. they've been home a week now; I think 5 days is median for symptoms showing so they're probably ok

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





life in 2020:

1. feel a cough coming on
2. get a little nervous
3. try to hold it in
4. eventually cough
5. eyes get itchy, confirming allergies
6. relax for a bit

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





our dishwasher broke this morning

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





you hit the on button and it turns off after a few seconds 🤷‍♀️

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





all my guns are childhood gifts from my very-much-a-gun-enthusiast dad, and so they live at my folks place 1500 miles away. it's great because I don't have to deal with having them in my apartment, plus i get to feel superior to other gun owners both because I don't have any guns in my house _and_ because I have more (and cooler) guns than they do. when the last part isn't true I fall back to the first, I can't lose!

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





too bad that the thing that makes everybody want to stay home and play VR also destroys the supply lines necessary for people to buy VR stuff.

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





today my son is making bracelets. im helping

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





hi im achmed jones and i work from home

i got two pairs of sweatpants for $7 from amazon and they're pretty great. i haven't owned sweatpants in a very, very long time, so this is uncharted territory

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





I make sure to shower and put on not-pajamas. Usually that's normal work clothes, but sometimes it ends up gym shorts (or sweatpants)

i haven't put product in my hair in so long, though

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





better late than never. you can join it online, though, you don't need to be around people to join (or to do some types of organizing)

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





Jonny 290 posted:

i try really hard to not get into gunchat as i believe ppl are super nervous about it, but you want to look into Rossi brand at this point. they make good leverguns at a good price. The rest are $1,700 cowboy cosplay poo poo.

what, no, this isnt true. a marlin 1895 .45-70 is like $650 all day long and they're among the best. like yeah cowboy cosplay exists but you can also just order the gun that they're cosplaying as that is still made and is great

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





yeah I've no idea either. unless it's a euphemism for belly-warmth that nmn describes or the ol' spicy butthole, I've no idea wtf

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





what you say describes my experience with animal corpses; I'm curious if there's a specifically "human" odor or if it's 'just' "general death, but 150lbs of it"

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





Uptime Sinclair posted:

we had a wedding of 50 and our total budget was $10K canadian. we kind of forgot to factor in tax but otherwise it still feels like money well spent. everyone liked the food and said it was one of the better weddings they’ve been too, which is at least kind to lie to my face about like i’m some kind of rear end in a top hat

it was about the same for us. we had it at an art museum and it was rad and everybody had a great time. we even took out a loan (horror of horrors!) and then I paid it off when i started getting paid to touch computers a few months later 🤷‍♀️

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





my sister in law is a professional pastry chef so she made the wedding cake and a groom's cake as our gift. it was loving awesome, those cakes would've been way out of our budget if she hadn't been like "I got you"

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





don't worry we don't

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





SO DEMANDING posted:

if your chair doesnt have adjustable armrests its crap

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





im still salty about the neverending story

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





what about puppies? if dogs don't make you happy then buddy you're in a bad spot

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





how to make good tandoori:

1. marinate in yoghurt+spice mix
2. part out and skewer (or cut up if you're putting it in tikka masala fter)
3. cook on high

works real nice

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





Uptime Sinclair posted:

my wife cannot handle tandoori spiciness

o_O

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





that's drinking, echi. it isn't the same thing as eating.

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





tandoori absolutely does not have to be hot. it has to be spicy (that is, fairly strongly flavored with spice) but you don't need to go HAM with the cayenne

it's better when you do though :getin:

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Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





our daycare isn't open yet and they haven't decided when they will afaik

some are open for kids of essential workers but I (and the parents of most of little jones's class) touch computers so basically the boy is gonna be staying home for a long time it seems

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