Everything is Rockin'! [RML Thread 4]

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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:15 pm

We now have a brand new, leak-free garage roof. And most importantly, we no longer have the old corrugated asbestos one that had been there for about 55 years.

The roof had developed a sag over the years, so that a puddle would form, and drip through, to the extent that a washing-up bowl placed under the central seam would fill up in a day of heavy rain. Also, when we had the extension done in '06, one of the overhanging sheets had had to be moved to make room for the new back wall, and that had come loose in high winds last winter, and lifted completely in the gales we had about a month ago (fortunately not too badly, so I could just drag it back into place and weight it down with a couple of paving slabs).

The company we engaged did running repairs gratis while measuring up for fabrication, then started on Friday when they stripped the roof and did the major part of the replacement, rain stopped play on Monday, but yesterday they replaced the guttering and put flashing down the sides, and today the neatly parcelled pile of waste was loaded up and removed (so I can park my car properly on the drive again).

Now, our next-door neighbours on the other side are going to get them to do their garage, too!
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:23 pm

I went to the theatre at Stratford on Avon today. We saw a "reimagining" of a classical Chinese drama, which I thought was really well done; about half the cast had apparently Chinese names, so I think it would meet with some approval on that count, too. Snow in Midsummer.

This being a high-profile tourist location, it had a greatly enhanced police presence following yesterday's attack 100 miles away in London. It's hard to reconcile the need for people to be reassured with the need to ensure that attacks like this don't change the way we think. Terrorism is truly a powerful force, sadly.
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Postby MAGI_01 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:05 am

Took a day off from work tomorrow to take a three day mini vacation to Seattle to see the sights, eat great local food and go to two Final Fantasy concerts. (A New World and Distant Worlds 30th anniversary edition) A trip that was a good 6 months in the making.

Glad to have done so to cause next week I start my two months of travel for work for more Playpass roll outs.

Perfect timing.
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Postby PG 134 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:47 pm

Disney finally filed the damn paperwork with the state and I finally have my D License from the state of Florida after working for a year! Unfortunately due to changes to TTC and Pandora part opening up within next few months, there will be lots of mandatory 6th and 7th days... Let's hope I can get a different post than bag check during bids!

On an un-related note... I decided to watch Gundam from the begining. I've only watched G Gundam before but I'll just be sticking to the Universal Century. I've only seen random bits back in early days of Toonami.

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Postby Sicarius VI » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:37 am

^Gratzs man.
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Postby Kazuki_Fuse » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:02 pm

Put $10 into a VLT last night while out having some drinks and shooting pool with buds. Ended up winning $800, so all drinks were on me. Still managed to walk away with a cool $650.
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Postby Monk Ed » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:33 pm

With 2 full weeks under my belt now, I can safely say: I love my job.

For those of you who don't know, I recently started a 9-month contract gig at an undisclosed AAA video game studio, as a programmer. I knew I would like it there, but I didn't know I would love it this much; I go to work every day excited to be there, the hours flying by and yet packed with things to tell my family and friends about later. I'm no longer under any obligation to hide my relationship with the company, but I feel like continuing to do so as an extra layer of protection to further anonymize anything I might describe about my time here -- we operate under a pretty serious NDA.

I feel so cool working here. I've already made changes to the code base that will make it into the studio's next release, and although none of my code was technically supposed to make it into the current upcoming release, I've received at least one automated email that seemed to be telling me that some of my changes (albeit extremely small) got pulled into the release code.

I've seen the other side of the corporate coin as well, and even that isn't so bad. I've been assigned my first serious, substantial task (level up!), and I ran into a roadblock as a result of a policy (which may be informal) which restricts my access to other departments -- including the one whose workflow my task is intended to improve. The atmosphere here is so relaxed and friendly that I'll probably get the feedback I desire by talking it out with someone from that department over lunch.

My position is temporary, but I'm fast making connections and already thinking about what will come next after my contract is up. I was assured just today at a local meetup that I attend regularly that once you have experience, your employability within the industry goes up exponentially. I'm not taking it for granted whatsoever, but I'm encouraged.
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