Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by scottydog » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:20 pm

huggle wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:27 pm
test
I give your test a passing grade :taptap: :thumbsup:
Lupine wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:33 pm
I think the chicks are getting close to leaving.
I hope your adjustment to the empty nest goes better than mine did :lol:
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:56 pm
it might give the technitians a clue if we can provide them with more data. Could you log at which times you encounter timeouts and either post them or mail them to me? (huggle [at] sdg3.com).
I get the timeouts at the beginning of our day on the US east coast (6-7am EST) and also at the end of the dinner around dinner time (6-7pm).

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:05 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

I think every single supervisor call came to me today. I need a vacation. :dead:
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We no longer pay for AAA, as our auto insurance has roadside assistance included in it. They seem to be quicker and cheaper, than AAA.
Yeah, I've heard that a few of them do that these days. AAA also has a lot of good travel assistance and savings, although I haven't used that in a long time.
I would like to get a few more tadpoles for the pond, but I am afraid that my koi will eat them.
Can you put them in a fish tank or something until they turn into frogs and then put them in the pond?
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:03 pm
In retirement, every day will be Saturday. :bounce:
I can't wait for that day to come.
It took me 30 minutes to post this :Ahhh:
I logged in at 5:55pm, at which time I opened a new tab for every thread I need to respond to. The timeouts started at 6pm, and I had a three-window to post what I could until the timeouts started again. I'll post this post in my next window, which will be slight more than an hour after I first got here. Sigh. :mellow:
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Have a dentist appointment later today, though I'm not sure why. :conf:
Just a regular checkup?
RJDiogenes wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 am
Because it's Wednesday. :calendar:
I always overlook the obvious answer. :mellow:
huggle wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:56 pm
So far I encountered only one timeout, this morning at 6 am CET / midnight EST / 9 pm PST which lasted about half an hour.
That's how long mine last, except they're continuous with only short windows between them.
RJD, have you tried using a proxy? Maybe that works. There are a few good online ones where you just insert the target url. Also, did you try emptying your browser cache and the cookie folder?
I haven't tried a proxy, because I have no idea what that is or how it works, but I did clear my cache and run Ccleaner.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:33 pm
I think the chicks are getting close to leaving. The oldest has been standing on the edge of the nest this morning. I think later today or tomorrow the first might bail.
Wow, I wonder what they'll do when they go out into the world. Disappear forever or hang around?
huggle wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:27 pm
test
Check. Roger Wilco. :announcer:
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:20 pm
I hope your adjustment to the empty nest goes better than mine did :lol:
Maybe the Roadrunner Chicks will become international Rock stars. :cooldude:

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by scottydog » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:15 am

I struggled to post again tonight. Will the timeout problems be over by April 30th? Hope so.

I will now go have some chocolate chip cookies to cheer myself up. :yum:

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Madeliaette » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 am

GM. might have a new cleaning job. 2 x work done yesterday - 2 x work ahead today. then 'vacation' for an event i dont celebrate but the country i live in does.

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Hopefully today will be an easier day than yesterday. At least there is a long meeting that I can sleep through. :lol:
scottydog wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:15 am
I struggled to post again tonight. Will the timeout problems be over by April 30th? Hope so.
I sure hope so. This is pretty painful.
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might have a new cleaning job.
Congratulations. When will you know for sure?

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by scottydog » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:48 am

Happy Thursday, everyone :hello:

Just the usual teaching today, alone with a meeting or two with cranky students who will grovel for higher grades. :ohno:
Madeliaette wrote:
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then 'vacation' for an event i dont celebrate but the country i live in does.
Easter is another wonderful excuse to gorge on chocolate. Isn't that the purpose of a lot of these holidays, e.g., Halloween, Christmas, etc.
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I think every single supervisor call came to me today. I need a vacation. :dead:
That's what you get for being so good at your job. You need to become a slacker. Then they'll leave you alone.

Hope y'all have a great day :cooldude:

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Cayla » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:41 am

Good morning!

Mom will spend the day with me. We will finish making the plans for our road trip. This evening, we have my nephew's 11th birthday party. I'm not understanding how it is possible for him to already be 11-years-old. :conf:
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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Lupine » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:54 pm

Good morning, all. :coffee: :yawn:
RJDiogenes wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:05 pm
Lupine wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Have a dentist appointment later today, though I'm not sure why. :conf:
Just a regular checkup?
Yeah. Turns out it's been six months already.
RJDiogenes wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:05 pm
Lupine wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:33 pm
I think the chicks are getting close to leaving. The oldest has been standing on the edge of the nest this morning. I think later today or tomorrow the first might bail.
Wow, I wonder what they'll do when they go out into the world. Disappear forever or hang around?
I'm wondering that myself. The parents have been here for months now so I'm hoping the kids will hang around for at least a while.
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This evening, we have my nephew's 11th birthday party. I'm not understanding how it is possible for him to already be 11-years-old. :conf:
They grow fast.

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Lupine » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:19 pm

The oldest of the roadrunner chicks has been out of the nest this morning, though he's not going far just hopping around on the rack the nest sits on.

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

There may be a job change for me in the near future. Internal transfer, not a different company. Fingers crossed.
scottydog wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:48 am
Easter is another wonderful excuse to gorge on chocolate. Isn't that the purpose of a lot of these holidays, e.g., Halloween, Christmas, etc.
I'll celebrate any holiday where I get presents and/or fed.
That's what you get for being so good at your job. You need to become a slacker. Then they'll leave you alone.
I've been trying to think of ways to just coast until I can retire. :lol: The next best thing may be coming....
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This evening, we have my nephew's 11th birthday party. I'm not understanding how it is possible for him to already be 11-years-old. :conf:
Time just keeps on speeding up. My Niece and Nephew are adults. My youngest Brother is an old, old man. :lol:
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Yeah. Turns out it's been six months already.
See? You turn around and your teeth are six months older. :no:
I'm wondering that myself. The parents have been here for months now so I'm hoping the kids will hang around for at least a while.
Hopefully they will consider the porch their home base, where they at least come back for birthdays and holidays.
Lupine wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:19 pm
The oldest of the roadrunner chicks has been out of the nest this morning, though he's not going far just hopping around on the rack the nest sits on.
The moment of truth is almost upon us....

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:55 pm

Wow, I've been here over fifteen minutes and it didn't time out. Maybe we're in the clear. Knock on wood.
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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Lupine » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:07 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Lupine wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:19 pm
The oldest of the roadrunner chicks has been out of the nest this morning, though he's not going far just hopping around on the rack the nest sits on.
The moment of truth is almost upon us....
Still in the nest though. I did see Gimpy stuff and entire sparrow down the gullet of the oldest. :wtf: :Ahhh: :eek: I swear they must be all stomach. :eating:

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:58 pm

I'm still here, with no timeouts! :bounce:

How did everyone else do today?
Lupine wrote:
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Still in the nest though. I did see Gimpy stuff and entire sparrow down the gullet of the oldest. :wtf: :Ahhh: :eek: I swear they must be all stomach. :eating:
Or part snake. :unsure:
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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by scottydog » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:30 am

Lupine wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:19 pm
The oldest of the roadrunner chicks has been out of the nest this morning, though he's not going far just hopping around on the rack the nest sits on.
Probably a teenager. Pretty soon he'll be getting FUIs (flying under the influence).
RJDiogenes wrote:
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There may be a job change for me in the near future. Internal transfer, not a different company. Fingers crossed.
How cool. Does it mean more money, and maybe more enjoyable work?
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:41 am
This evening, we have my nephew's 11th birthday party. I'm not understanding how it is possible for him to already be 11-years-old. :conf:
Happy birthday to your nephew. :party: Was there chocolate at the party?

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Madeliaette » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:25 am

GM.
When will you know for sure?
when they ring - and if they dont i shall call tuesday.
oooohhhhhh - awaits next roadrunner installment....
plot n double solo hike before cooking = todays plan, then two days of no plans then coffee with L and indian tucker on monday. thats my easter vacation sorted into emptiuness.

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:29 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

It's Friday, and hopefully the timeouts will remain a thing of the past. :time:
scottydog wrote:
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How cool. Does it mean more money, and maybe more enjoyable work?
Very likely a little bit more money, but a less stressful situation. :yes:
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when they ring - and if they dont i shall call tuesday.
Good luck. I hope they call today. :yes:

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Post by scottydog » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:32 am

Happy Friday, everyone :hello:

Today hordes of high school seniors who have been accepted for admission will be all over our campus. I volunteered to give a lecture on heroism to them and their parents. I actually enjoy meeting the parents more than the students.

They're predicting "severe weather" today, too -- a very high threat of big storms, high winds, and power outages :no:
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indian tucker on monday
What's indian tucker? Is that a food? :drool:
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Very likely a little bit more money, but a less stressful situation. :yes:
That would be wonderful. When will you know?

Hope y'all have a great day :yes:

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Cayla » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:01 am

Good morning!

The doctor is giving my coworker and I a short day today. He is Jewish, so he thought that he needed to give us a break for Good Friday, since it is a "religious holiday". :lol: Unfortunately, I need the time to prepare everything for Monday.

Tonight, I plan to color Easter eggs, and go to church.

scottydog, there was no chocolate to be found at this birthday party. My nephew wanted a strawberry cake. This younger generation of kids do not have the same appreciation of chocolate, as we do. :no: My husband's nieces do not like chocolate cake. Addison does not like chocolate at all (I told her she could not possible be related to me). They all like vanilla more than chocolate. I fear for the state of our planet, once they are all adults.

I hope the road runners stick around.

I hope you get the transfer, RJ.
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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by huggle » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:40 pm

Good afternoon!
Sorry about the cryptical test message - I was just about to edit it when I got a timeout.
So far there is no clear pattern to the timeouts. I'm still at a loss what might cause them and therefore I can't say when they'll end. If they persist after Easter I shall contact the technitians. Not much use doing it now, I think, as during the Holidays there will be only a basic crew to deal with vital emergencies.
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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Lupine » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:57 pm

^If it's any help I haven't gotten any timeouts and I'm here around usually between 7:00 and 8:00 am PST and occasionally around 3:00.

Good morning, all. :coffee:

I'm having my own technical difficulties as I was having trouble with this computer earlier. I think it has to do with Firefox though as I'm currently on Opera at the moment.

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Cayla » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:04 pm

I have not had any issues with the time outs all week.
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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:56 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

And the week from Hell has finally been Harrowed. :coma:
scottydog wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:32 am
They're predicting "severe weather" today, too -- a very high threat of big storms, high winds, and power outages :no:
We had crazy wind here today.
That would be wonderful. When will you know?
Probably in a few weeks. This is essentially a job that a few of us have already been doing as part of our regular job for a few years, but they're spinning off a whole new area so they have to post the jobs. Which means interviewing and stuff. I've been there since the start (and my boss says the job description says "someone like Rick"), so I'm pretty confident that I'll get it.
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:01 am
I fear for the state of our planet, once they are all adults.
This frightens me more than The Donald does. :no:
I hope you get the transfer, RJ.
Thank you very much. I'm pretty confident, but not taking anything for granted.
huggle wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:40 pm
So far there is no clear pattern to the timeouts. I'm still at a loss what might cause them and therefore I can't say when they'll end. If they persist after Easter I shall contact the technitians. Not much use doing it now, I think, as during the Holidays there will be only a basic crew to deal with vital emergencies.
I think we're free of the timeouts! I haven't had any in over 24 hours. I actually meant to text you today, but I got slammed again and now it's too late. I will do it sometime over the weekend when I know you're awake.
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I'm having my own technical difficulties as I was having trouble with this computer earlier. I think it has to do with Firefox though as I'm currently on Opera at the moment.
Maybe a corrupt plug-in or something?
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I have not had any issues with the time outs all week.
It's weird how it affected different people more severely and at different times. :conf:

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Lupine » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:01 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Lupine wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:57 pm
I'm having my own technical difficulties as I was having trouble with this computer earlier. I think it has to do with Firefox though as I'm currently on Opera at the moment.
Maybe a corrupt plug-in or something?
I ended up refreshing Firefox but had to spent some time putting everything back together (IE, all my bookmarks, my home page, and the search bar).

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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:20 pm

What a pain in the neck. I hope that fixed it.
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Re: Check-in Thread #96: Almost Spring Version

Post by Lupine » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:21 pm

So far so good.

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