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Yeah but not all financial businesses or banks and there is always room to "catch up".
In the financial sector, major reconciliation of accounts happens after the end of every financial quarter, i.e. April, July, October, and January. We have to get finalized data in, and we have to publish statements explaining where the money came from/where it went. We're expected to work regardless of holidays. In theory, I get that holiday back as an extra vacation day credited to my account.
Still sucks though. I also work every Independence Day.
I know your pain. 24/7 Guard posts mean there is a warm body there all the time even holidays.
Damn. My mom's friend Sandy died today. She was a family friend since, shit, like '96 or '97. I've known her sons for years. She died of stage 4 lung cancer, but went on her terms I'm told. It's... kinda hitting me harder than I expected. I remember as a kid hanging out with her son Brandon at their house, playing the original Resident Evil on PS 1.
2020 is off to a grand fucking start.
Wow, that sucks. I'm sorry for both you and your mom, and for Sandy's family. If you've known them for a long time, it leaves a hole whether or not you were close.
With Windows 7 no longer being supported, I suppose I ought to get myself a new desktop computer. I'd like to to find something suitable for casual work in digital art. Not sure what to go for. The staid business machines are a bit paltry in the RAM department, but I sure don't need all the bells and whistles of a gaming rig.
HP has laptops with lots of RAM and you can get an AMD process and GPU combo for less than 800.
I don't know if it's still true, but I've got it in my head that laptops are more money for less power, because of the form factor.
It's kind of true, especially if you consider they tend to wear down much faster if you use them intensively. If you don't need to move it, there's no reason to buy a laptop.
Counterpoint: desktops are slightly pricier than laptops, and sometimes that is the difference between what one can afford and what one can't.
...I write from my dying laptop.
And desktops are NOT furniture, don't put them on the floor unless you like to buy lots of canned air to blow out the dust.
A laptop will last if you don't move it much and it won't take up much space. Monty Oum of RWBY fame made Hailoid on a laptop.
One of Tool's newer songs is rattling around in my skull constantly. So, of course, I am going to share.
Eh, I'm going for a desktop. I've got a nice monitor on an adjustable arm, and I sprang for a mechanical keyboard last year. Laptops just feel cramped to me. (She typed from her tablet.)
I'm somewhat tempted to get a convertible Chromebook or Surface for in-depth computing on the go. Not as comfortable as a full desktop sprawl,but still better for some tasks than what I can do with just my phone.
Ran into one of those problems today. As I was leaving a theater and checking what I'd missed during the movie, I found an email from a client telling me I'd made a small but embarrassing mistake on the documents I'd sent (every instance of her name was wrong because I'd entered it incorrectly in the tool that I'd used to automate inserting her name where it needed to be). I was able to do a find and replace in those documents with Google Docs on my phone because I'd done the final formatting on Google Docs, but I couldn't figure out how to get docx files to attach to an email like I do at my desk, so I sent Docs links and promised to send the docx files when I was back at home.
My wife and I saw them in concert Friday before last and they opened with that...helluva show.
Willbyr: Nice. Slightly jealous but then again I rarely handle large groups of people very well.
Bought a computer. Was looking up ways to transfer files from the old one and thought, "Is there a way to just, y'know, hook the old hard drive up to the new computer and do it that way?"
Yes. Yes, there is. And if you don't have an open SATA port, you can buy a $10 USB connector that does the same thing.
Man. Plug 'n' play has come a looooooong way.
Technically the pedal switch I bought for transcription work was plug and play in that when I plugged it in, the computer was able to read it as an input. However, that input was the letter B, which is no good for activating functions while I'm typing. I had to actually install software from a CD in order to change what pressing the pedal meant.
Well, tonight is the last night of my 20's; I hit 30 tomorrow.
I've been in my 30s for a year and a half. It's pretty much the same.
Congrats, Mark and welcome to the 30s club!
Singing lessons progress update: I can hit G4 now, more or less consistently. Belt it, even. Which opens an interesting array of possibilities, since my vocal range is something like D2-G4 now. It has potential to grow, since I'm technically a tenor.
Prepare to receive your increased ration of creaking, groaning, popping, and daily soreness rations.
That's at 40 or 50. Even for ballet dancers. (Although rugger buggers can start seeing issues in their mid-20s, depending on exactly what big injuries they did to themselves amid all the micro-damage build-up.)
Quit the horror stories.
Edited by Euodiachloris on Feb 18th 2020 at 1:14:58 PM
Tuef: hell I've been getting those the last couple years lol.
Euo: It's already starting for me; I think the Army aged me in dog years lol.
Euo: Given the military background poor Mark already has some ye old aches. I didn't make it to 25 before mine started to set in.
Mark: You are getting an increased ration, to improve morale, of course.
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