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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #140 on: April 19, 2018, 05:29:35 PM »
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #141 on: April 19, 2018, 09:26:40 PM »
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".

Well shit.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #142 on: April 20, 2018, 05:25:26 AM »
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".

Well shit.

THE HITS KEEP COMING. My sister's primary income source (her art) just went up in flames...

...and by flames I mean her coffeemaker exploded and coated her room in boiling water, which dripped into her computer and fried it. I'm going to be up all night tonight doing data recovery to see if we can salvage anything at all.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #143 on: April 29, 2018, 12:42:14 AM »
Mass hugs!!  :hug :hug :hug :hug

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #144 on: April 29, 2018, 01:33:22 PM »
Hugs  :hug

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #145 on: May 06, 2018, 12:33:51 AM »
One of my coworkers is the biggest fucking idiot on the planet.  We all have our own cell phones, and the no cell phone rule is not enforced.  Why then would you use the work phones to look at bbw and faux incest videos on pornhub?

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #146 on: May 09, 2018, 02:31:23 AM »
And yet another guy quit.  60 hour weeks in my future.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #147 on: May 09, 2018, 12:06:55 PM »
And yet another guy quit.  60 hour weeks in my future.

At least the job doesn't seem to be killing you? That was a worry for awhile.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #148 on: May 10, 2018, 01:05:21 AM »
I have an interview monday, with luck it goes well and I'm out.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #149 on: May 10, 2018, 02:36:19 AM »
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".

Well shit.

THE HITS KEEP COMING. My sister's primary income source (her art) just went up in flames...

...and by flames I mean her coffeemaker exploded and coated her room in boiling water, which dripped into her computer and fried it. I'm going to be up all night tonight doing data recovery to see if we can salvage anything at all.

I know this is a bit late, but if your work depends on your computer, for Vecna's sake make frequent backups. External drives, online clouds, both is even better, then now and then make backups of your backups. It's a bit of an hassle, but you'll be glad you did it when something goes wrong.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #150 on: May 10, 2018, 01:09:59 PM »
the fortune 500 company i work for has a pretty decent (7/10) computer policy. this includes regular updates.... which just bricked a ton of our computers :p
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #151 on: May 10, 2018, 03:48:46 PM »
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".

Well shit.

THE HITS KEEP COMING. My sister's primary income source (her art) just went up in flames...

...and by flames I mean her coffeemaker exploded and coated her room in boiling water, which dripped into her computer and fried it. I'm going to be up all night tonight doing data recovery to see if we can salvage anything at all.

I know this is a bit late, but if your work depends on your computer, for Vecna's sake make frequent backups. External drives, online clouds, both is even better, then now and then make backups of your backups. It's a bit of an hassle, but you'll be glad you did it when something goes wrong.

My backup setup:

Working folder is a dropbox, so constant online backups.
Daily backup to internal secondary drive.
Weekly backup to external drive.
Monthly backup to second external drive.

Her backup setup:
She tends to use Facebook messenger to send finished work so her phone has all her portfolio work. In progress work? Hosed.

This time around I'm setting up backups for her -_-
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #152 on: May 10, 2018, 08:27:29 PM »
Depending on how much stuff she has, mega.nz is free and has an application to sync like dropbox.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #153 on: May 10, 2018, 08:27:40 PM »
I have an interview monday, with luck it goes well and I'm out.

Good luck!

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #154 on: May 12, 2018, 01:45:50 AM »
the fortune 500 company i work for has a pretty decent (7/10) computer policy. this includes regular updates.... which just bricked a ton of our computers :p
:lol  So, I take it they don't back-up before updating, then?   :love system roll back.
I used to run daily back-ups at work.  Not really a hassle, since it was all automagical.  And made a weekly back-up off site, just in case of sharknados.  And intermittent back-up to CD/DVD archive.  If you make money off your Com Pewter, get an automagic back up system! 

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #155 on: May 12, 2018, 12:06:32 PM »
Most companies don't back up computers before updating, we just trust updates to work properly.

Also, most companies don't back up workstations.  That's what server file shares are for!

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2018, 12:42:59 PM »
we have a file server to keep our goodies safe... roving profiles and such mean that the pc is not very important... just a hassle till its fixed... :D
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #157 on: June 01, 2018, 11:44:37 PM »
My new roommate is stealing from me.  I've been noticing small items going missing for the last few weeks - flashlights, nail clippers, that kind of thing.  Came home from work today and found that someone had gone through my desk and dresser drawers.  He even bent my metal sculpture.

But the real crux is he took half my coin bank, including a couple hundred bucks cash I had tucked away in there for emergencies. 
I'm not arguing, I'm explaining why I'm right.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #158 on: June 02, 2018, 04:25:54 PM »
College roommate or generic apartment roommate?

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #159 on: June 03, 2018, 02:38:38 AM »
College roommate or generic apartment roommate?

Generic apartment.  As I took a more careful inventory, I also noticed my 3DS and a couple games were missing.

I confronted him about it last night, and he said he had a couple friends over while I was gone overnight the night before, and one of them was the likely culprit.  He claims to have talked to him today, and recovered my 3DS (but not the games), the flashlight, and a package that I thought had been misdelivered.  Notably did not recover any of the cash.

I can't decide if I believe that his friend was the one stealing, or if he's wholly fictional.  Kind of leaning towards the latter - or at least if the friend does exist, my roommate knew and did nothing.
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