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  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,998 @ - Epic Achaean
    They will respect you x1000 if you do.  

    Synthus
  • SynthusSynthus Member Posts: 163 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I will either lead with that, or the other opening I've been advised of: Walk in, slam my fists down on the table, and shout, "THEY HAVE MY SON!" Pause for a moment and assess the shock on their faces before telling them, "Get out." Then, as they are shuffling out the room in disarray, I'll stop the last one from leaving with, "Not you." Then the negotiations begin.

    I dunno, do you think if I start skinning a deer on the conference room table and talking about establishing a dynasty it might be too much? 
    Anaidiana
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,998 @ - Epic Achaean
    Pretty sure the deer sets the right tone for this occassion. Just remember that if you haven't already field dressed it, it is customary to offer the heart and liver to your guests before taking a bite for yourself.

    Synthus
  • EllrynEllryn Member Posts: 23 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Was going to go for a rant, backspaced it all when I realized RL drama doesn't matter here. Instead going to rave for the unnamed few that have stuck with through the downward spiral of my weekend, or have understood my need to avoid rp and just bash things brains in. You the real MVPs.
    JinosAegoth
  • AyaniAyani Member Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited June 28
    Just a quick note as my brain is overheated and in danger of melting. Been working a bit on my blademaster combat. I'd like to give a very thankful shoutout to @Jinos, @Kog, and the many others who have offered advice. I have a lot left to learn, but it's people like you that make it enjoyable.
    Jinos
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,998 @ - Epic Achaean
    Not a fan of NED or ITA but man those headers were perfect and ITA has all but given up. Sweep the leg, NED

  • TasusTasus Member Posts: 114 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Synthus said:
    Interview was had. I kept on the front foot the entire time and kept up-selling myself wherever I could. "We have some problems with our query speeds." Well, it's a good thing I have five years database administration experience as well. Also apparently the magic words during a group interview with an engineering department are, "I'm concerned that if I read the AWS documentation aloud, I might accidentally summon an eldritch horror." 

    The recruiter advocating for me was able to push the envelope off my performance. They not only matched the max range of my offer, but because I would have to move for the company, they threw an extra 6% on top of it as well as additional benefits. 



    I start at the end of next month after my vacation. Woohoo!
    Fuck yeah! Good for you man!
    JinosAnaidianaSynthus
  • AnaidianaAnaidiana Member Posts: 833 @ - Epic Achaean
    @Tahquil
     - I love the metal models. Keep posting! 



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    Jinos
  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,403 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Anaidiana rest assured this series will continue. However, given reason to celebrate I have refrained from drunking metal modelling like a good girl.
    Anaidiana
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,998 @ - Epic Achaean
    Tahquil said:
    @Anaidiana rest assured this series will continue. However, given reason to celebrate I have refrained from drunking metal modelling like a good girl.
    It's only the USS Missouri. How inportant could it be? *eye*

  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,403 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Day 3 : USS Missouri still trucking on. We had a few issues with 2 tabs snapping off as I was trying to free the metal pieces from their frames. You can see that I've used the second set of cannons to prop up the back crane as superglue dries to keep it in place.


    CaelanSynthusAnaidianaJinos
  • AthelasAthelas Cape Town South AfricaMember Posts: 325 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited July 9
    A conversation I had this morning:

    Colleague: You still quitting smoking?

    Me: Yea.

    Colleague: When did you smoke last?

    Me: I don't know. Three weeks maybe? Hold on, let me check. * gets phone out to check calendar. *

    Me: O.M.G! No! It's been six weeks already.

    Colleague: * slowly nods head, quietly impressed *
    CailinSobriquetAyaniSynthus
  • SobriquetSobriquet Member Posts: 2,445 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Not usually a fan of coming into London for work, especially in a suit in his weather. But, Borough market is awesome to come to for lunch. I'd highly recommend it to anyone visiting. (Along with the HMS Belfast, or "Grandads boat" as my kids call it)
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  • EllodinEllodin HawaiiMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 951 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Work has been a battle and some things are pretty awful, but among the interspersed bits of joy, a few pieces of music have carried me through, like Mahler's second, ninth, Das Lied von der Erde, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Mozart's 41st. Good to go home, put something on, and just listen. If only I could enjoy these things live, to feel the beat of the timpani or all of the texture and colour.

    In slightly related news, it's that time of year - the Proms!
    And as he slept he dreamed a dream, and this was his dream.
    SthenoAnaidiana
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,998 @ - Epic Achaean
    Ellodin said:
    Work has been a battle and some things are pretty awful, but among the interspersed bits of joy, a few pieces of music have carried me through, like Mahler's second, ninth, Das Lied von der Erde, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Mozart's 41st. Good to go home, put something on, and just listen. If only I could enjoy these things live, to feel the beat of the timpani or all of the texture and colour.

    In slightly related news, it's that time of year - the Proms!

    Been listening to Herbert von Karajan and the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics at work.  Beethoven is a bit 'played' but the Brahms is nice.  I always like a good piano and violin concerto(s). 

    Ellodin
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,998 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited July 21
    Yeah I like Beethoven. But he gets played a lot is all Im saying. So it is nice to hear others.  Definitely a fan of Tchaikovsky and occasionally Rachmaninoff in general.  I do like a few of Mozart's violin concertos.  But I like the 'classical' style of warm sounds as opposed to the tinny baroque stuff. 

    Then to annoy my obnoxious office mate I play it without my headphones on, then switch to Slipknot, then 50 Cent.  He was officially dead to me when a Sirius station played Nickelback before I could change it and he said 'finally some good music'.  I almost beat him to death with my keyboard.

    Ellodin
  • ArchaeonArchaeon Ur mums house lolMember Posts: 473 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    What a bunch of geeks
  • ReysonReyson Member Posts: 555 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited July 21
    I had the good fortune of attending the Philadelphia Philharmonic's rendition of, among other suites, the second from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Capulets and Montagues was honestly one of the most stirring musical experiences I've ever had. A bit modern, but I think he can be forgiven, for that.

    And maybe it was only because I was young at the time, but hearing the 1812 overture performed by a full orchestra changed my mind about what music could be like. Talk about sitting under a cascade of beautiful sound.
    ZackerySthenoEllodin
  • NumiraNumira Member Posts: 142 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Caelan said:

     I always like a good viola concerto(s). 

    Fify 

    Doriel
  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,403 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Is that knit or crochet?
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