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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #405 on: April 16, 2021, 08:07:57 AM »
Fun fact: The fabled Texas Power Grid is not, in fact, completely isolated. There is a DC connection in Arkansas. Presumably when this sort of thing happens again, some kind soul would be able to jump the entire grid with a 9 volt battery.

Probably somebody on the Arkansas side of Texarkana.  The Texans of Texarkana better be nice to their neighbors!

That our state's grid was NOT connected with the grid in Texas probably helps to explain why we had so few outages on this side of the line that week.
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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #406 on: April 18, 2021, 09:31:23 PM »
Had our first family picnic today. It was nice, although the bread, cheese, and parks on this coast leave much to be desired.
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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #407 on: April 20, 2021, 03:17:03 PM »
Moose?

---in other things to tell folks...---

Just ran across this.

Had to share.

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpdCVAmt5C8

Had to watch it twice.

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #408 on: April 22, 2021, 01:26:28 PM »
The facilities folks are mowing lawns today.  A low-pitched insistent hum is wafting through my office.  It grows louder as they near my window.

Two days ago, we had two inches of fresh snow on the ground.
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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #410 on: April 27, 2021, 08:19:56 AM »
Dept. Chair:

Do we really have to have a meeting in the middle of final exams? Do you really think this is a good idea?

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Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #412 on: April 27, 2021, 09:04:28 AM »
Colleague, you are the reason I don't come to the departmental happy hour anymore. You've always had a streak of negativity, but it has gotten so out of hand in recent years that I find socializing with you unbearable.

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #413 on: April 30, 2021, 02:19:23 PM »
On the plus side, I finished reading this shitty novel early (the last 20 pages were a sneak peek at the sequel). On the minus side, I don't have anything else to read while I wait around today
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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #414 on: Today at 02:23:55 AM »
We all know about the snake-fight portion of your thesis defense, right? Yes, of course we do. But did you know that there is fanfiction based on this text? Because there is. This one, in particular, is brilliant, and has definitely been written by someone with personal experience in the snake-fight trenches.

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« Reply #415 on: Today at 04:44:41 AM »
We all know about the snake-fight portion of your thesis defense, right? Yes, of course we do. But did you know that there is fanfiction based on this text? Because there is. This one, in particular, is brilliant, and has definitely been written by someone with personal experience in the snake-fight trenches.

This is so perfect! My Huggy for the win!

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« Reply #416 on: Today at 04:56:56 AM »
We all know about the snake-fight portion of your thesis defense, right? Yes, of course we do. But did you know that there is fanfiction based on this text? Because there is. This one, in particular, is brilliant, and has definitely been written by someone with personal experience in the snake-fight trenches.

Loved every bit of this but that finale was perfection.