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By georgeha (Thu May 27, 2021 at 02:20:35 PM EST) Pi, Romex, pallet, pnp (all tags)
but at least we get three days together.

Plus, she's coming home, pallet not palette, Captain Awkward, pnp games and less.

Update [2021-5-27 19:26:37 by georgeha]: I missed an '80s supermodel in town.

I'm taking tomorrow off and getting a four day weekend. Mrs. Ha has today off, but works on Monday, hooray, Holiday pay! At least we're not working for three days together.

We do have to do some cleaning, and I want to put an outload in the attic, and trace an odd bit of Romex there. The original electrical line is encased in steel pipe and armored cable, with steel boxes and leads to a pull outlet. Off the one box there is some Romex that goes under the attic floors. Does it power the bathroom, does it power all our upstairs ceiling lights, who knows?

There will also be some hot tubbing and thrifting, it won't all be dull work.

Nineteen_year_old is flying home on Saturday, from what we can tell she's been having a good time in NOLA. She even broadened her diet, liking beets and falafel burgers. A-and beignets, but everyone likes those.

She still has a lot of putting away to do when she gets back. We will try and clean a bit tomorrow and Saturday.

I've been typing palette when I meant pallet too many times. Pallets are a part of my work life now.

I just stumbled across Captain Awkward, a UKian advice columnist who seems to have a lot of columns on geeky and poly behavior, including eight geeky social fallacies (GSF). She didn't include an easily found definition of the missing stair fallacy though.

I'm in a quad cube at work, with one cubemate who comes in a few times a week. With all that space, and with my managers encouragement, I moved in one of the printers I support, a 55 page color MFP that prints at least up to A3/11x17. I should get back into print and play gaming, I can rationalize it as learning about the printers I support. On the tech side, the controller I support runs Linux, and to get to it you have to set up a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. I'm surrounded by Linux devices.

Update [2021-5-27 19:26:37 by georgeha]: The newspaper mentioned that an '80s supermodel was in town for her son's graduation from the U of R. The son's name is Otcasek. I saw the family picture in the paper, I did not run into her. It's probably just as well.

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I also take this Friday off every year by Phil the Canuck (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu May 27, 2021 at 03:17:12 PM EST
Except last year - there was nowhere to go. Still not many places to go, but we'll be up to the Falls to take m-i-l to the casino. Always a great chance to take my camera and walk around, and I'll have Monday to develop the pictures.

I'm assuming the one in America by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 27, 2021 at 03:25:34 PM EST
I figure you can get back to Canuckistan, I'm not sure if you can bring your m_i_l.

My sister would thank you, the Seneca nation has been good to her.

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Pallet vs palette by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat May 29, 2021 at 06:09:45 AM EST
My first programming job was writing software for a machine that moved things from one pallet to another. The previous programmer had named all the variables “palette” whatever. I had to rename all of them.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Sounds like quite a distasteful job. by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun May 30, 2021 at 07:39:21 AM EST
I'd have found that so tedious as to be <everyone say this together> unpalatable.

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Check this out by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun May 30, 2021 at 04:23:58 PM EST
I was at a US company writing payment software for the US market.  We started using a third-party software package from a British company.  Shortly thereafter the project manager (who was entirely American) change every instance of "check" in the code to "cheque" because "that's just the way it's spelled" and refused to hear any argument.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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