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Literally A Person
May 17, 2017

dissin your fly girl


hbag posted:

dogging

WITH a mask on, of course.

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PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





Got my vax!

Volunteered at the local superstation, which is on a college campus that was specifically sited to be in a wealthy suburb far from the population centers and inaccessible by public transport. Had been a downtown location where pretty much every transit and busline converged, and close to lots of population including low income neighborhoods. But they were using a ballfield's parking lot and the 4th most popular US sport needs it more. Sigh, </rant>.

Anyway, to the whole don't screen-fry your brain kiddo, discussion, I'll add that I was an observer, where you watch a room full of people silently stare at their phones and count down 15 minutes before they can bug out, NONE of whom want to be bothered by a volunteer 'just checking in'. So it's 4 hours of standing in a room, watching people sit, making perfunctory "hi how are ya? Want some water? Crackers? Nope well change your mind, just ask! Heard about the tracking app?" To people varying from awkwardly polite to restrainedly hostile until you give up out of embarrassment and a sense of your own uselessness. Except, of course, you can't look at your phone cause the whole point is to be an observer. I feel like I used to know how to be bored, I really did, but holy Christ, I haven't watched a clock so hard, that moved so slow, since maybe 5th Grade.

So here's my moral dilemma:
1. Basically it's common knowledge that in my area the vax given out isn't tracking with appointments, which means there's always vax for volunteers which means there's huge demand for volunteer slots. I personally applied for like 6 shifts three weeks in advance and got 2.
2. I feel like having got something so valuable for so little, I owe it to them to kick in a little more volunteer time
3. I can't stress how completely useless the volunteering I actually did felt.
4. I don't think that having done it once, I will bring any valuable experience to my shift of standing around in a room full of folks in folding chairs, all trying not to make eye contact with anyone, and immediately calling an adult if anyone actually does require aid, that a new boot wouldn't get the hang of in ten minutes time.
5. If I dip on my remaining shift, that will open up a slot for someone who desperately wants it, will not appreciably affect the vax program, and put a shot in the arm of someone else who otherwise wouldn't get it.

I've heard takes on both sides and my brain leans towards bail on the 2nd shift but my catholic guilt and protestant work ethic say show up and pay for what you were given.

Work or bail, WHO YA GOT.

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

One of the benefits of living in red/MAGA territory is that they are all too stupid/paranoid to want to get vaxxed, so many of the time slots end up not being filled. My demographic just opened last week, signed up this morning and there are a good 200+ slots for this Thursday and Friday that are not filled, will not be filled.

I get my first phizer this Thursday. Hurray!

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





Internetjack posted:

One of the benefits of living in red/MAGA territory is that they are all too stupid/paranoid to want to get vaxxed, so many of the time slots end up not being filled. My demographic just opened last week, signed up this morning and there are a good 200+ slots for this Thursday and Friday that are not filled, will not be filled.

I get my first phizer this Thursday. Hurray!

Congrats! It's such a frigging load off, even though I'm not going to be doing much differently besides single masking (I got a stack of N95s and N100s from McMaster Carr back when everyone was buying out Amazon. Folks forget it's not just doctors who work in places with bad bad air. Giving them away to the local mutual aid once dose 1 kicks in). But I can finally, like, shop at the grocery store and not worry about the idiot standing directly behind me is going to kill me and my family, so that's a benefit I'd never thought I'd be counting as a blessing!

Yea, I live in a Red area in a blue state, so between the ex-military chuds and the antivaxxer libs, there's tons of slack. There's also a 50% under-representation among hispanic people in terms of percentage vaxxed. I think it's like 20% of the vaxxed, 40% of the population.

They're going to open to everyone soon and it's going to be an absolute clusterfuck because the demographics mean that anyone 60 and older came up in what used to be a hard-red outpost and anyone young is at least a liberal. So instead of being available to 20% of the population, of which, easily 60%+ is conservative (and the other 40% is probably too poor to easily get the 30 miles to the site) they're going to open it to 80% of the population, 100% of whom want it *yesterday*.

Sjs00
Jun 29, 2013

Yeah Baby Yeah !

baking some bread

LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005

Success!





I sort of expanded past hats and scarves by knitting my first... shawl thing (okay, so it's basically still a scarf, whatever).


And today marked the start of week 9 of working out 5x a week.

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015



Literally A Person posted:

WITH a mask on, of course.

With a duck mask.

Fitzy Fitz
May 14, 2005






oh that's neat

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





Bullshit, you can't fool me, those are pictures of a rabbit.

DerekSmartymans
Feb 14, 2005

The
Copacetic
Ascetic


PipHelix posted:

Bullshit, you can't fool me, those are pictures of a rabbit.

“DUCK SEASON!”

Are you folks old enough to remember loony toons on Saturday morning?

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





DerekSmartymans posted:

“DUCK SEASON!”

Are you folks old enough to remember loony toons on Saturday morning?

I retract my previous statement, that's clearly a picture of a Candlestick, but if I squint my eyes just right, I see an Old Crone.

spacetoaster
Feb 10, 2014




DerekSmartymans posted:

Don’t forget to share the pictures! Would love to see what you decided!

I will!

Installing the stairs up to the second floor today.

The kids are all pretty "meh" about the decoration stuff. They just want to make sure it's got wifi and an xbox.

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





PipHelix posted:

Work or bail, WHO YA GOT.

Fully convinced myself that doing the thing that puts a needle in an unvaxxed arm is better than toiling away pointlessly and guiltily.

However, looked into it and cancelling requires calling a human on a telephone and telling them why I'm flaking:

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



DerekSmartymans posted:

“DUCK SEASON!”

Are you folks old enough to remember loony toons on Saturday morning?

I am
And Hammer films and Twilight zone and Outer Limits on Sunday afternoons

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017

dissin your fly girl


For the past few days I've been making this:

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Spinz posted:

Ha
I bet you were absolutely wasted

My posting didn't get any worse but that's not a useful metric.

Surprisingly little buzz but my tolerance is probably pretty good by now.

Made crust and pie filling from Easter leftovers to bake tomorrow. Venison, asparagus, mushrooms and misc stuff from a Tupperware. Should be good.

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



Literally A Person posted:

For the past few days I've been making this:



call it the Oregon Trail

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Literally A Person posted:

For the past few days I've been making this:



I see goons learnt something from the Hawaii debacle.

Spinz posted:

call it the Oregoon Trail

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



Yeeeeessssssss

Vim Fuego
Jun 1, 2000

I just had an epiphany: the internet is useless!





Ultra Carp

I'm watching drywall videos on youtube because I'm drywalling my basement and I want to minimize sanding. I feel like I'm older than my father

boar guy
Jan 25, 2007



crossposting from the pinball thread, since i get dose two next week and things finally look like they may end some day:

i've almost finished my quarantine project F-14. just need to touch up the black paint. in total, I ended up:

rebuilding all 4 flippers
replacing the switch on the Yakov kicker
replacing the left center pocket coil bracket- it took about a month to hunt the part down when i could have just replaced the whole coil for $14
replacing the left center pocket retaining gate wire
replacing all the incandescent bulbs with LEDs
sending the boards to Missouri for a $300 repair/bulletproofing including installing NVRAM
replacing all the plastics and star posts with NOS
replacing all the rubbers
replacing the Yagov, light lock and spinner stickers
fixing a damaged piece of playfield wood on the right outlane
replacing the rollthrough sensor on the left side lock habitrail
soldering a standup target and an LED back in to place
repairing the pulley system that drives the gumballs on the topper
generally unfucking lots of "field repairs" including stripped screw holes that'd been patched with toothpicks
tightening/locking down all the posts on what has been a very hard routed machine- now it gets to relax as a HUO
dipped the legs in CLR and scrubbed them to new
and if some of you recall, when i brought the machine home, it looked like this on the left side (i think the best comment posted here was 'did that thing fall off a truck and slide a hundred yards on its side?':




and now, eleven months and a corona-timed landlord ending our lease later, i'll be bringing it inside probably Friday, depends on how fast the black gets touched up (wife volunteered, i'm trying not to be pushy):



it was fun, and a good reason to get off my computer during corona, but i don't want to buy a machine that needs this much work again. i feel like i learned a lot and could diagnose nearly anything now. the worst, most tedious and nerve-wracking part was by far doing the paint. just pay someone the $900 to redo your cab for you, trust me

oh, and drilling out the rivets on the old plastics to get access to the parts that needed to be re used. that also was an utter bitch

getting my second shot a week from saturday. gonna go ref a bunch of soccer games

boar guy fucked around with this message at 16:54 on Apr 7, 2021

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

Nice work on the restoration boar guy. Nothing better than a good pinball machine to enjoy with family and friends.

boar guy
Jan 25, 2007



Internetjack posted:

Nice work on the restoration boar guy. Nothing better than a good pinball machine to enjoy with family and friends.

i think i might get to play it tonight!

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





Vim Fuego posted:

I'm watching drywall videos on youtube because I'm drywalling my basement and I want to minimize sanding. I feel like I'm older than my father

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rakxgird7gQ

Vim Fuego
Jun 1, 2000

I just had an epiphany: the internet is useless!





Ultra Carp


lmao yeah


Boar guy, do you have a thread on the pinball machine? Seems like a project that would rate one

boar guy
Jan 25, 2007



Vim Fuego posted:

lmao yeah


Boar guy, do you have a thread on the pinball machine? Seems like a project that would rate one

just the general pinball thread. happy to answer questions about it or tell a longer story also many, many folks in there that have done a lot more than i have. this was my first resto.

boar guy fucked around with this message at 04:37 on Apr 8, 2021

redm
Feb 20, 2016




Sugartime Jones

I'm trying to get a vinyl record made via crowdfunding, its going pretty well so far.

hbag
Feb 13, 2021


finally hooked the pi up to the ethernet
gonna eventually get a gigabit adapter so i can download poo poo even faster

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017

dissin your fly girl


hbag posted:

finally hooked the pi up to the ethernet
gonna eventually get a gigabit adapter so i can download poo poo even faster

Is this amount of pornography really necessary???

Derpies
Mar 10, 2014

BORN TO AWOO
WORLD IS A TUG
Squatch Em All 1989
I am trash poster
42,069 DEAD WOLFGIRLS




Literally A Person posted:

Is this amount of pornography really necessary???

Yes it's a quarantine

dr.acula
May 9, 2009

Billions and billions of fat clouds



Working with no extra pay and no stimmy heckinfuck yeah

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Forgot to post my pie: Venison shoulder, asparagus and mushroom with from scratch puff pastry. Pretty happy with how it came out.



Having a nice slice of balls for lunch today.

Outrail fucked around with this message at 21:24 on Apr 8, 2021

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

^^^ Looks good.

I've been tuggin'

Got a pork shoulder yesterday that I'm going to make maybe tomorrow. First time ever. I'm excited! I'm just going to do the classic slow cooker, shred, add BBQ sauce, place on bun, shove into mouth hole. I wanna take it easy at first.

Just got my second shot! So far not even pain at the site. I think I had a little pain after maybe an hour or so for the first one. That was my only symptom. Minor pain for maybe 12 hours. The nurse of course said most people get sick after the second shot but I'm not too worried about it. It's worth it.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


^^ Good luck! It's kinda hard to make really loving good pulled pork, but it's also kinda hard to make really bad pulled pork.

Post your recipe

Outrail fucked around with this message at 21:36 on Apr 8, 2021

Vietnamwees
May 8, 2008


Another update to my Quarantine activities, though at this point I should make just call it my JACKOFF-intine activities, because well...I'm still doing that. However, I have been binging a lot of TV shows like Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Friends, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and How I Met Your Mother.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

Outrail posted:

^^ Good luck! It's kinda hard to make really loving good pulled pork, but it's also kinda hard to make really bad pulled pork.

Post your recipe

This was the first recipe that popped up when I googled it and has 3,000 reviews.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/92462/slow-cooker-texas-pulled-pork/

Like most Allrecipes posters I might alter it but I'm probably going to follow it as well as I can. Maybe fully this time.

I got a 6.57lb pork shoulder for $8.42 so I'm pleased with this purchase.


edit: there's a huge fat cap on it. Do I cut that off or will it melt into it, which I'm guessing? I prefer to cook on low for a long time instead of on high.

Pennywise the Frown fucked around with this message at 22:03 on Apr 8, 2021

poverty goat
Feb 15, 2004




PipHelix posted:

I've heard takes on both sides and my brain leans towards bail on the 2nd shift but my catholic guilt and protestant work ethic say show up and pay for what you were given.

The cost of getting vaccinated is just waiting in that room for 15 minutes twice, so really you've already paid your debt many times over

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Pennywise the Frown posted:


edit: there's a huge fat cap on it. Do I cut that off or will it melt into it, which I'm guessing? I prefer to cook on low for a long time instead of on high.

Cut it off and make cracking/chicharones

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

Hmm... never had them before. I've had pork rinds before from a bag once. Is that the same? They weren't bad at all. I should get some more sometime. Also probably too lazy to cook that.

I cut part of the fat cap off because I don't want to dig around in there when it's all cooked. But there is a ton of fat on this thing.

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Der Kyhe
Jun 25, 2008

Think something witty and pretend it's written here.



I will not share anything because I like anonymity here, but I am building a recording studio on my kitchen because of an EU project.

I was going to record a number of lectures with my women colleagues in Polimi (Milan U of Tech), but because of COVID-19 nothing can be done on actual recording studios on any campuses. However, the EU admistration told that COVID-19 is no reason to postpone the production so I am currently making my kitchen (which has lime-green wall) into a studio, so that I can get things rolling.

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