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By gzt (Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 03:39:22 PM EST) gzt, linkedin, work, quitting (all tags)
I was writing a diary, but then I had to kill my browser for some reason. Drat.

I got on a Daniel Johnston kick last night because I was playing Wilco and their cover of the titular song came on. I've mentioned him before. He is a very good songwriter with occasional extreme mental problems. His work is incredibly inconsistent for that reason. He's a bit like the Mountain Goats, a solitary singer/songwriter who records mostly lo-fi stuff.

Because of the inconsistency of his work, I recommend looking at youtube video playlists to give him a whirl and see if you like him. People tend to make videos and video playlists only of the good songs.

A song of his you might know from covers of his work is "Speeding Motorcycle", covered by Yo La Tengo.



Speeding motorcycle, won't you change me.

The wifing unit is, for some reason, less excited about watching episodes of season 5 of The Wire.

This is some decent statistical work: http://tamino.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/thirteen/ Some people might be frustrated about how much of it is an art of making the right assumptions and arguing for them rather than a formulaic algorithm that always gives you the right answer. This is why we get paid the big bucks.

I was going to quit work the other day, but I was hella busy and my boss was in meetings. I was going to quit yesterday, but I was given a crunch end-of-day deadline, so I didn't want to kill half an hour by having that discussion. I could do it today. I'll think of the classiest way of doing it. There's always facebook. Well, I already updated my job stuff on there, but that's hidden from people at work.

What makes this ironic is that the first time I was typing that out one of my colleagues came over to discuss networking me with some people she works with in the division that does the stuff that I would want to do if I were to stay here. I've been LinkedIn-ing my coworkers because I'm leaving soon and want retain the connections, so she glanced at my resume and was like, you know, I could help him out. Way cool, and I truly appreciate it, and I told her as much. Since I haven't announced yet that I'm leaving, though, you know, I didn't want to be all, "That's great, but I'm leaving the company...". Then again, contacts are nice, especially if I decide to escape in 2 yrs with the MS rather than stick it out to become a post hole digger. Also, my boss was talking to the person next to me, so, yeah, that wouldn't work.

We had pinto bean burritos last night. They were good. I unfortunately had too much water in with them, so had to wait a while for it to boil off. I threw curry powder in the beans because curry is awesome.

Things are being prepared. ChiHuSiMeet is going to be a reality. I just hope it isn't boring, the only thing I have planned is hanging out at my place with a handful of people. And maybe going to a brewery. I have games and stuff, a lot of beer, and a fine collection of sausages. Okay, those sound like the ingredients for a good time.

Apparently if all the states go through with implementing the changes the Medicare, the government will be paying more than 50% of all health care costs. That's what PwC says. So we're a little more than halfway to SOCIALISM (since even a completely socialized system might have some cost directly paid by the patient). However, there are rumblings about some states taking the option given to them by the Supreme Court decision not to put in the changes. Presumably just as a FU to the SOCIALISTS. Well, not just as an FU to socialists, there are significant costs being thrown onto the states. The states are projected to have to spend $6B in order to get $76B in federal benefits.

Crikey, I have some work to do. Not... feeling it...

Don't let the sun go down on your grieviances [sic].

Friggin' LinkedIn - won't let me put in August 2012 as the end date of my current position. I think that's something they should support. I'm sure that people with contract gigs and such would appreciate that feature too, especially if they make a lot of their contacts through LinkedIn. The Facebook lets me do it. PS feel free to connect with me.

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It's been my experience by kwsNI (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 03:57:55 PM EST
HusiMeets need nothing more than adequate seating to be a success.  The people tend to make the rest happen. 

Seats by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #8 Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 03:40:47 PM EST
Are for the weak.  You drink faster if standing up - FACT.


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Come on weekend! by LoppEar (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 04:00:09 PM EST
What a nightmare week. Looking forward to some games and sausage and beer for a bit on Saturday.

So not feeling the work right this minute. Ah, time for a call-in meeting, excellent.


I like how you glossed over his insanity. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 10:01:39 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

"extreme mental problems" doesn't do it? by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 10:08:58 PM EST
I didn't think that was euphemistic.

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Near-constant extreme mental problems. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 11:34:58 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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R3A3L by garlic (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 11:52:48 AM EST
recommended some vegan sausages that she says are good. Any objections to me tracking some down and bringing them along? Or anything else in particular I should bring along?


sounds good to me by gzt (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 12:41:35 PM EST
bring whatever you want.

i'll have some beer and some hors d'oeuvres/snacks and some sausages. maybe it will be a little french-themed or something because of bastille day. or not, because french food is too fussy to make.

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