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For the lives lost in Nepal
Author: Raine    Date: 04/27/2015 13:02:28

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There are no words for this blog today. With over 3800 people assumed dead and probably another 7000 injured the magnitude of this is difficult to imagine.






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Comment by BobR on 04/27/2015 13:13:49
We were so busy this weekend, we didn't even know about this until midday on Sunday. It's horrific. These are bad enough in areas that are easy to get to - for it to happen in such a remote inaccessible area compounds the devastation.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 13:27:05
Morning

Same here, think I'd vaguely seen something in passing but just now getting the whole scope of the thing.

Daily Dot as some video of the avalanche hitting the base camp Here it is

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 13:30:31
I am like the rest of you, I am just wrapping my head around it now.

Comment by Raine on 04/27/2015 13:33:49
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Same here, think I'd vaguely seen something in passing but just now getting the whole scope of the thing.

Daily Dot as some video of the avalanche hitting the base camp Here it is
my god.


Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 13:40:38
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Same here, think I'd vaguely seen something in passing but just now getting the whole scope of the thing.

Daily Dot as some video of the avalanche hitting the base camp Here it is
my god.



IKR, made the hair on my arms stand up, so chilling

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 14:25:59
So remember little more then a year ago I had a friend who ended up going to jail? Well she's out and it seems that her family was not able to hold onto the storage unit where she put all her stuff - lost everything. Right now she's on the search for a cheap laptop, she free lances admin services and needs one to help her save up enough to get a place of her own.

So does anyone know where a person could buy a cheap laptop?

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 14:27:58
Quote by wickedpam:
So remember little more then a year ago I had a friend who ended up going to jail? Well she's out and it seems that her family was not able to hold onto the storage unit where she put all her stuff - lost everything. Right now she's on the search for a cheap laptop, she free lances admin services and needs one to help her save up enough to get a place of her own.

So does anyone know where a person could buy a cheap laptop?


Pawnshop.


Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 14:28:30
If she doesn't want to go that route, Tiger Direct is pretty cheap. So is Frys.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 14:30:39
Quote by Mondobubba:
If she doesn't want to go that route, Tiger Direct is pretty cheap. So is Frys.



You don't think a pawnshop would be overpriced? Tiger Direct is cheap, don't know about Frys

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 14:32:06
In other disaster news, yesterday marked the 29th anniversary of Chernobyl. And Saturday was the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing (It was also ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand).

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 14:33:19
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
If she doesn't want to go that route, Tiger Direct is pretty cheap. So is Frys.



You don't think a pawnshop would be overpriced? Tiger Direct is cheap, don't know about Frys


Fry's is big out west mostly, they have a store in Atlanta. They do a ton of mail order, Bobber, take it away about Fry's.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 14:34:46
Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 14:35:33
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
If she doesn't want to go that route, Tiger Direct is pretty cheap. So is Frys.



You don't think a pawnshop would be overpriced? Tiger Direct is cheap, don't know about Frys


Fry's is big out west mostly, they have a store in Atlanta. They do a ton of mail order, Bobber, take it away about Fry's.


She's in Texas so maybe she's more familiar with it.


Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 14:40:56
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
If she doesn't want to go that route, Tiger Direct is pretty cheap. So is Frys.



You don't think a pawnshop would be overpriced? Tiger Direct is cheap, don't know about Frys


Fry's is big out west mostly, they have a store in Atlanta. They do a ton of mail order, Bobber, take it away about Fry's.


She's in Texas so maybe she's more familiar with it.


Further west than that, actually. West coast west.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 14:41:16
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
If she doesn't want to go that route, Tiger Direct is pretty cheap. So is Frys.



You don't think a pawnshop would be overpriced? Tiger Direct is cheap, don't know about Frys


Fry's is big out west mostly, they have a store in Atlanta. They do a ton of mail order, Bobber, take it away about Fry's.


She's in Texas so maybe she's more familiar with it.


Further west than that, actually. West coast west.



aha - ok ;)


Comment by BobR on 04/27/2015 14:44:54
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
If she doesn't want to go that route, Tiger Direct is pretty cheap. So is Frys.



You don't think a pawnshop would be overpriced? Tiger Direct is cheap, don't know about Frys


Fry's is big out west mostly, they have a store in Atlanta. They do a ton of mail order, Bobber, take it away about Fry's.

I've been to the store in Atlanta. They have everything and anything that could be construed as "electronic" (telescopes? freezers? hmmm). It's been over 5 years, though, so my memory fails me WRT pricing.

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 14:58:24
Who has seen POTUS and Luther, he anger translator at the Nerd Prom?

BEHOLD THIS THING OF BEAUTY!




Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 15:04:53
Quote by Mondobubba:
Who has seen POTUS and Luther, he anger translator at the Nerd Prom?

BEHOLD THIS THING OF BEAUTY!





That was hysterical but you could see some people did not get the humor XD

Comment by Raine on 04/27/2015 15:27:49
Quote by Mondobubba:
Who has seen POTUS and Luther, he anger translator at the Nerd Prom?

BEHOLD THIS THING OF BEAUTY!



His best WHCD speech yet!

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 15:38:04
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Who has seen POTUS and Luther, he anger translator at the Nerd Prom?

BEHOLD THIS THING OF BEAUTY!



His best WHCD speech yet!


An interview:

The scene, a writer's office for the Tonight show.

Those involved, a head writer, a producer and a job applicant.

(The producer and writer review the applicant's resume)

P & HW (together); You have been writing jokes for POTUS' Nerd Prom speaches? YOU'RE HIRED.

And scene

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 15:38:46
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Who has seen POTUS and Luther, he anger translator at the Nerd Prom?

BEHOLD THIS THING OF BEAUTY!



His best WHCD speech yet!



Number of effs POTUS gives at this point, ZERO.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 15:48:49
btw - Raine & Bob - have you been to the H-Mart?! We just got one in Manassas - I could be in love with this store.

Comment by BobR on 04/27/2015 15:54:26
Quote by wickedpam:
btw - Raine & Bob - have you been to the H-Mart?! We just got one in Manassas - I could be in love with this store.

we've been to the one in Fairfax. I do love it, but it's quite a drive for us just for a grocery store.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 15:58:06
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
btw - Raine & Bob - have you been to the H-Mart?! We just got one in Manassas - I could be in love with this store.

we've been to the one in Fairfax. I do love it, but it's quite a drive for us just for a grocery store.


Do they always have the music blaring? It was a very party atmosphere on Sunday, very crazy and packed.

Comment by Raine on 04/27/2015 16:11:20
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
btw - Raine & Bob - have you been to the H-Mart?! We just got one in Manassas - I could be in love with this store.

we've been to the one in Fairfax. I do love it, but it's quite a drive for us just for a grocery store.


Do they always have the music blaring? It was a very party atmosphere on Sunday, very crazy and packed.
I don;t remember the music, but it is generally packed. Great deals and wonderful foods!


Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/27/2015 16:22:33
I r bummed.

On my way home Friday I got a notification for a team meeting at work today. Seeing as we already had on Thursday, I figured it was not good news.

I found we had layoffs on Friday, and our manager was one of the casualties, though he's being allowed to stay on this week. For his part, he's totally OK with it as he's nearing retirement age anyway and as far as he's concerned he's all set. Still, he's the one responsible for hiring me to the position I'm in, and you gotta love a cat person anyway.

Comment by BobR on 04/27/2015 16:24:31
Quote by trojanrabbit:
I r bummed.

On my way home Friday I got a notification for a team meeting at work today. Seeing as we already had on Thursday, I figured it was not good news.

I found we had layoffs on Friday, and our manager was one of the casualties, though he's being allowed to stay on this week. For his part, he's totally OK with it as he's nearing retirement age anyway and as far as he's concerned he's all set. Still, he's the one responsible for hiring me to the position I'm in, and you gotta love a cat person anyway.

I hope it was a one-time housecleaning and not the canary in the coal mine.

Comment by Raine on 04/27/2015 16:24:40
Quote by trojanrabbit:
I r bummed.

On my way home Friday I got a notification for a team meeting at work today. Seeing as we already had on Thursday, I figured it was not good news.

I found we had layoffs on Friday, and our manager was one of the casualties, though he's being allowed to stay on this week. For his part, he's totally OK with it as he's nearing retirement age anyway and as far as he's concerned he's all set. Still, he's the one responsible for hiring me to the position I'm in, and you gotta love a cat person anyway.
Oh, man — any layoff is never easy.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 16:28:05
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
btw - Raine & Bob - have you been to the H-Mart?! We just got one in Manassas - I could be in love with this store.

we've been to the one in Fairfax. I do love it, but it's quite a drive for us just for a grocery store.


Do they always have the music blaring? It was a very party atmosphere on Sunday, very crazy and packed.
I don;t remember the music, but it is generally packed. Great deals and wonderful foods!



Some of those foods I've only ever seen on Chopped. You would be a little proud to know I picked up and item or 2 to try. Wanted to get some of the honey pancakes but the directions were only in Korean XD

Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/27/2015 16:35:39
Quote by BobR:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
I r bummed.

On my way home Friday I got a notification for a team meeting at work today. Seeing as we already had on Thursday, I figured it was not good news.

I found we had layoffs on Friday, and our manager was one of the casualties, though he's being allowed to stay on this week. For his part, he's totally OK with it as he's nearing retirement age anyway and as far as he's concerned he's all set. Still, he's the one responsible for hiring me to the position I'm in, and you gotta love a cat person anyway.

I hope it was a one-time housecleaning and not the canary in the coal mine.


This is mostly because Philips is spinning off the Lighting business and keeping the Medical business.

According to the R&D manager who attended the meeting, this is related to the restructuring and nothing else is on the horizon.

And as our manager put it, he would much rather he get the axe than two of us....

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/27/2015 16:58:52
Comment by livingonli on 04/27/2015 18:16:49
Another day, another donut.

Comment by BobR on 04/27/2015 18:54:58
Quote by livingonli:
Another day, another donut.



Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 19:17:43
OOhhh, I like the new White House China

Comment by TriSec on 04/27/2015 19:37:12
Quote by wickedpam:
OOhhh, I like the new White House China


Dammit, why is the White House using CHINA when they ought to be using AMERICA????

Wait, whut? Sorry, I think I had Fox on there for a second...


Comment by Scoopster on 04/27/2015 19:45:47
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by wickedpam:
OOhhh, I like the new White House China


Dammit, why is the White House using CHINA when they ought to be using AMERICA????

Wait, whut? Sorry, I think I had Fox on there for a second...

MERIKUH.

Comment by Raine on 04/27/2015 19:51:05

That one has been around forever in different variations. See Schoolhouse Rock. (also tons of similar animations from the 70's)

http://www.postdiluvian.org/~gilly/Schoolhouse_Rock/pix/rocky.gif


Comment by Raine on 04/27/2015 19:53:14
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
btw - Raine & Bob - have you been to the H-Mart?! We just got one in Manassas - I could be in love with this store.

we've been to the one in Fairfax. I do love it, but it's quite a drive for us just for a grocery store.


Do they always have the music blaring? It was a very party atmosphere on Sunday, very crazy and packed.
I don;t remember the music, but it is generally packed. Great deals and wonderful foods!



Some of those foods I've only ever seen on Chopped. You would be a little proud to know I picked up and item or 2 to try. Wanted to get some of the honey pancakes but the directions were only in Korean XD
Find an american recipe for the next time you go.

I have done that a few times with stores like this.


Comment by BobR on 04/27/2015 20:01:18
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by wickedpam:
OOhhh, I like the new White House China


Dammit, why is the White House using CHINA when they ought to be using AMERICA????

Wait, whut? Sorry, I think I had Fox on there for a second...

Budget deficits, but money for unneeded dishes, blah blah blah...

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 20:15:57
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
btw - Raine & Bob - have you been to the H-Mart?! We just got one in Manassas - I could be in love with this store.

we've been to the one in Fairfax. I do love it, but it's quite a drive for us just for a grocery store.


Do they always have the music blaring? It was a very party atmosphere on Sunday, very crazy and packed.
I don;t remember the music, but it is generally packed. Great deals and wonderful foods!



Some of those foods I've only ever seen on Chopped. You would be a little proud to know I picked up and item or 2 to try. Wanted to get some of the honey pancakes but the directions were only in Korean XD
Find an american recipe for the next time you go.

I have done that a few times with stores like this.



awesome, I'll try that - those pancakes were yummy

Comment by wickedpam on 04/27/2015 20:17:00
Quote by BobR:
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by wickedpam:
OOhhh, I like the new White House China


Dammit, why is the White House using CHINA when they ought to be using AMERICA????

Wait, whut? Sorry, I think I had Fox on there for a second...

Budget deficits, but money for unneeded dishes, blah blah blah...




but....but.....pretty!

Comment by livingonli on 04/27/2015 20:22:56
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by wickedpam:
OOhhh, I like the new White House China


Dammit, why is the White House using CHINA when they ought to be using AMERICA????

Wait, whut? Sorry, I think I had Fox on there for a second...

MERIKUH.

FUCK, YEAH!

Comment by Raine on 04/27/2015 20:56:35
Seems as though North west Balmer is in the middle of rioting. Local new reporting it is a bunch of younger people.

Comment by Raine on 04/27/2015 20:57:56
Quote by Raine:
Seems as though North west Balmer is in the middle of rioting. Local new reporting it is a bunch of younger people.

Police car:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDoG6aKWMAA2gjq.png


Comment by Mondobubba on 04/28/2015 11:49:08
Quote by Raine:

That one has been around forever in different variations. See Schoolhouse Rock. (also tons of similar animations from the 70's)

http://www.postdiluvian.org/~gilly/Schoolhouse_Rock/pix/rocky.gif



I sort of knew that. Since I don't have photoshop any longer I had to have a friend gin up a thing for my office. One of the supervisors is constantly forgetting her phone or drink when she is done with the space. I asked him to use a really offensive font for the text as long as it wasn't Comic Sans or Papyrus. He downloaded Tire Shop just for this project.

I've seen it before, but that was in my pre-font awareness phase. Doing the website modifications has given me a fine sense of what looks good and what looks like crap. There are so many fonts that are just awful. Their awfulness is compounded by the way in which they are misused. I'm sure that Tire Shop looks fabulous when it is used well in a context where it is appropriate.