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That's So CAJ!

That's So CAJ!

I used to have some clever words here. ["iphwin" on the IMs.] Also see www.kathrynscraps.com (gratuitous plug for wife's papercrafting website)
And now the question of the day...do I shovel the driveway now our wait until it slows down? I well have to leave by 7pm, so I'm thinking multiple light shoveling sessions.
When I used to shovel I did multiple light shoveling sessions. - bentley
Yeah, that's what I decided. It was a fluffy 3 inches so waiting would have been a bad idea. - That's So CAJ! from Android
It should be done early and often, just like voting in Chicago. - Katy S from iPhone
"Go to the polls and vote! Vote for the Kennedy of your choice, but vote!" http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb... - bentley
It's definitely living up to the predictions of being heaviest during the middle of the day. - That's So CAJ!
And another 2 inches done. Definitely glad I'm doing it as the day goes on. - That's So CAJ! from Android
I'm waiting for it to be almost done, then I'll attack it with the snow blower (if I can still get to the tractor by then) - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Ended up only needing three sessions of shoveling. Roughly it was about 10". I'll need to remember my ruler next time. - That's So CAJ!
It's probably on your nightstand. Tehehe. - Kristin
Actually, it's on my wife's. She always gets my full measure. - That's So CAJ!
21 Things You've Never Seen Before In Your Life - http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4...
21 Things You've Never Seen Before In Your Life
"NOT ANYMORE! Unless you have." - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
Animated GIFs ahead! BTW, #20 suggests you can turn cats off. Weird. - That's So CAJ!
Does Buzzfeed really think the Obama skateboarding one is real? (I'm sure there are other fakes in here too.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That said, #1 is amazing. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yeah, I wondered what they were thinking about including the obvious fakes. Oh well, most were true and interesting. :) - That's So CAJ!
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... Why Kevin Spacey's accent in House of Cards sounds off
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgCeH3xovDw Why Kevin Spacey's accent in House of Cards sounds off
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I liked a @YouTube video from @watchmojo http://www.youtube.com/watch... Top 10 Overused Songs In Movies And TV
I liked a @YouTube video from @watchmojo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9L4qL_XKcs&feature=youtu.be&a Top 10 Overused Songs In Movies And TV
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A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym, says new study - MyDaily UK - http://www.mydaily.co.uk/2015...
A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym, says new study - MyDaily UK
"Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are equivalent to those that we get from exercise." - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
I need to schedule a couple workouts after work, I think. :) - That's So CAJ!
I should be extremely cut by now, if that were true. - Anika
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... Llama Chase set to Yakety Sax
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8mUMSi5M8g&feature=youtu.be&a Llama Chase set to Yakety Sax
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The video is hilariously sped up just like the end of The Benny Hill Show. - That's So CAJ!
Omg! - Melly
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... Skratch Bastid 1st Person 45 DJ Routine - "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob James
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj5nrsoL60s Skratch Bastid 1st Person 45 DJ Routine - "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob James
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Dogbert The Product Designer - Dilbert Comic Strip on 2015-02-28 | Dilbert by Scott Adams - http://dilbert.com/strip...
Dogbert The Product Designer - Dilbert Comic Strip on 2015-02-28 | Dilbert by Scott Adams
I would not be surprised to find someone like this. Truly. - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
Gah, speaking of stickers why are people still using those cheapo ones that only come off partially when trying to remove them? Like only the top layer comes off leaving the sticky part behind. I hate those damn things, should be banned. (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ - rønin
How to see the dress as white and gold and black and blue - Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-...
How to see the dress as white and gold and black and blue - Business Insider
"People are seeing the dress in varying colors due to the different ways in which they perceive colors. As a result, some are seeing it as white and gold, while others are seeing it as blue and black. Some see it as both.  Others are struggling to see it as blue and black. A few people have told me they can't see it as white and gold at all. The actual dress is black and blue.  Like many, initially, I could only see the ubiquitous dress in gold and white.  After a minor tweak in how I was focusing on the image, I finally saw the dress as black and blue. Now, I see it as all four colors interchangeably." - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
I'm not trying to beat a dead horse but I finally saw this dress as black and blue by scrolling from the bottom to the top. And when the whole dress was in view, it changed back to "gold" and "white". Very strange. - That's So CAJ!
And in a totally random life update, we're finally getting to an optometrist tomorrow to update our prescriptions (glasses and contacts). While it's been nice to have my glasses as a backup, I REALLY miss my contacts and having more normal peripheral vision. All this head turning to see stuff is tiring! :D
Oh the feeling of fresh and properly tuned contacts. Also found out my backup glasses had been stronger than they needed to be. - That's So CAJ! from Android
Ooh, fresh contacts are the best! - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
And for the third time tonight I've tried to push up the glasses that I'm not wearing. - That's So CAJ!
What an unbalanced temperature outlook. Above average for the West Coast and below average for the Northeast. Oh well...
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Blogger versus Wordpress for personal blog. Discuss amongst yourself while I get some tea and try and decide which of my old, rarely used blogs (http://iphwin.blogspot.com/ and https://iphwin.wordpress.com/) I should start back up to do some life journaling. Or perhaps leave them behind and start something new somewhere else.
I'd vote for Wordpress. - Corinne L
WordPress. - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
For personal journaling, it really doesn't make a huge difference. WordPress is going to give you more functionality and theme choices, but either one is perfectly acceptable for your current purpose. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
WordPress. - Meg VMeg
Wordpress (I use both). Better editor, more functionality, one less hook Google has into your life. - Walt Crawford
FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet' : The Two-Way : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet' : The Two-Way : NPR
"The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure "that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet."" - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
Well, this could be fairly exciting. Out of the blue, I got an email from a company looking to hire a NOC Manager for their expanding business. And more interestingly, they're looking for someone more process-oriented than technically-oriented. Which is good as the company specializes in SIP Trunking services which I had not heard of before...cont.
...that first email. Basically, they saw my resume and my background of former military and ITIL and thought it'd be worth contacting me. After a decently long initial conversion with their VP of Network Engineering and Operations it appears they're just at the point where they want to grow and need some middle management to assist in keeping the smart guys in line so the VPs can focus on the business side. - That's So CAJ!
So...I'll be heading into their office on Friday to have a chat with them in person. A chat that may last up to two hours. I'm about to become extremely familiar with VoIP and SIP Trunking in the next two days. Because while I don't know exactly what the hell they're doing, I know I can help them do it better. :) - That's So CAJ!
That sounds like a great opportunity for you. Good luck! - Anika from Android
It's yet again another path divergent from my previous IT Management life but I'm actually interested in what they're doing and where they're going. - That's So CAJ!
Sweet. You totally got this. Let me know if you need an assistant. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Good luck! - Jenny H. from Android
HUZZAH, SIR! HUZZAH, I SAY! - MoTO Boychick Devil
Kick ass, caj :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
awesome. VOIP, SIP - fairly complicated protocols, but fairly easy (imo) to learn the basics, as the data headers are a variant on email-style headers. The signaling and gateway stuff can get ugly underneath (we are, in fact, converting an old telephony model to the internet, so some things are *huh?*). When I was doing more VOIP, I set up a Asterisk box in my house, played with the PBX functionality, and used it to see how SIP operates. - Kevin Johnson
Kevin, I'm reading up on it to at least recognize the acronyms that might get used in the meeting. While the position is more a people/process wrangler, knowing at least how to talk the talk will be a good thing. - That's So CAJ!
Well, that was my first ever three hour interview (four people plus a nickel tour of the place). I think we're all in agreement of what the position is and what I'd be doing if hired. Now to see if they're going to meet my salary requirements. (It's in their range per the COO but it's up to the VP of the section hiring me.) - That's So CAJ!
*crosses fingers* - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
*crosses other people's toes* - Julian
ow, quit it, J. - Marie
Fingers crossed! - Anne Bouey
And the process continues. Now they're asking for professional references. Previous jobs are easy. I haven't exactly mentioned that I'm in talks with another company. While I figured that might, I never exactly got around to it. "Hey boss, you might get a call from another company calling to find out how good I am at my job." Hmm... - That's So CAJ! from Android
Current boss now aware of talks with other company. Contact information passed on. Supremely nervous. Was secretly hoping current company would tempt me with a raise to stay. I've already figured out that number, just in case. - That's So CAJ!
Well, it sure feels weird but I'm turning down the job. Money was decent and training opportunities pretty nice as well but it just wasn't an overall good fit for us right now. - That's So CAJ!
bad fit == good reason to turn it down. - Kevin Johnson
I don't recall when I last felt in control of my life. I am fortunate that I am not struck with major health/financial issues. Unfocused and floundering is roughly how I feel more often than not. This is more of a journal entry than an attempt at attention. Sometimes you just have to get the words down and out of your head to let new ones in.
Man oh man, that definitely strikes a chord. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I understand. - Yolanda from Android
Well, at least the week has shifted from "lack of control" to "OMG, I have so much to do!". I suppose I will take the Elephant Diet approach to it all: one bit at a time. :) - That's So CAJ!
Laura (Slanky Butt) is consistent in her answers. :-P
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Pretty much. - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
I liked a @YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch... Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Remastered Video)
And so it snows...
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While it's fairly white outside. I think my phone may be a bit off balance. - That's So CAJ!
First time using the Wide Selfie function on my phone, hence the look of concentration. I'm old(ish), hence all that gray stubble. - That's So CAJ!
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... how to do a break mix grand master flash 1983 HD
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk99DmV5uLk&feature=youtu.be&a how to do a break mix grand master flash 1983 HD
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At CostCo earlier, I was disturbed to find this. I'm sure someone must drink it or they wouldn't stock it, right?
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same people who used to buy the white cans labelled "BEER" back in the day. - Big Joe Silence
I'm not a "light" beer fan, but their other house label stuff (like vodka, or whiskey) is actually pretty good. - Jennifer Dittrich
Joe, I immediately thought of those cans when I saw these. :-) - That's So CAJ! from Android
Jennifer, you're right. They do have a lot of good house label items. This one caught me offguard for some reason. - That's So CAJ! from Android
The gray is a bit off-putting. That's what reminds me so much of downmarket generics. - Jennifer Dittrich
Saw those the other day, too. Blew my mind - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Rates slightly higher than Natural Light at 2.07 https://untappd.com/b... - Joe
Embrace the macro-brew - WarLord
And, then I see this about Natural light. http://www.beeradvocate.com/lists... best of the worst! - Joe
That weird moment of glee when I beat John (bird whiperer) to "Like" a post. ;-)
Two intense tropical cyclones are making landfall in Australia at basically the same time - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Two intense tropical cyclones are making landfall in Australia at basically the same time - The Washington Post
Continued proof that everything in Australia is trying to kill you. - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
Oh, the anticipation of snow. (Sorry New Englanders!)
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I'm in between the S in Sterling and the F in Fairfax. :) - That's So CAJ!
And the announcement I was looking forward to...classes cancelled for tomorrow. Yippee! - That's So CAJ!
Where? George Mason? - Corinne L
Yup,. they're on the list. :) http://www.wjla.com/weather... (Sorry I missed this last night.) - That's So CAJ!
Man, just once I'd like to NOT be the person who has to coordinate snow coverage. I work three days a week and always seem to be doing it.
Of course, I do have the advantage of being home on my "weekend" while all the snow comes down. :) - That's So CAJ!
Watch A Hornet Be Cooked Alive By Bees | IFLScience - http://www.iflscience.com/plants-...
Watch A Hornet Be Cooked Alive By Bees | IFLScience
"A single Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica) can kill forty honeybees a minute. A small group of them can decimate an entire bee colony. The hornet’s scissor-like teeth can wreak havoc on their prey so swiftly that Japanese honeybees had to adapt to survive." - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
Whoa! - That's So CAJ!
Whoa! - bentley
A realization has come upon me. Having the ability to contact people on multiple social networks is not actually an optimum way to keep up with people. Do I FB chat them? Do I Hangout chat them? Do I text them? Do I just plain old email them? Obviously, everyone is not on every service so to keep in touch you have no choice to but to spread...-->
...yourself out to accommodate them. (Unless you don't really want to keep in touch and that's a whole different post.) And therein lies the problem. If you're on a service, it seems like logical sense to be able to contact anyone you know on that service. And if you know them on all services...well, we're back to my realization. I guess I need to start figuring out how people like to be contacted and remember that preference for the future. <sigh> Kinda sounds like work. - That's So CAJ!
The last time I tried to reach someone I first started with fb because the seemed active there, then I tried email when that didn't work and to date have still not received a response. Of course you start to wonder if you should cut contact altogether in those instances - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Oddly enough, I have the exact opposite problem since the person who prompted this thought was someone I see fairly regularly. I might just ask next time I see them. Personally, even with smartphones and all the apps that you can run, texting is my preferred method of contact. - That's So CAJ!
26 Pictures That Will Give You Some Peace For Once In Your Life - http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4...
26 Pictures That Will Give You Some Peace For Once In Your Life
26 Pictures That Will Give You Some Peace For Once In Your Life
26 Pictures That Will Give You Some Peace For Once In Your Life
"26 Pictures That Will Give You Some Peace For Once In Your Life" - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
Blackwing Pencils | Blackwing pencils are back. - http://blackwingpencils.com/...
Blackwing Pencils | Blackwing pencils are back.
Blackwing Pencils | Blackwing pencils are back.
Blackwing Pencils | Blackwing pencils are back.
"The Blackwing pencil was introduced in the 1930′s by Eberhard Faber and was the pencil of choice for Oscar, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winners throughout the 20th century. After it was discontinued in the 1990′s, fans began paying as much as $40 per pencil to seize unused stock. In 2010, Palomino, whose industry roots were planted over a century ago, revived the Blackwing to much critical acclaim." - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
I'm trying to decide if I use pencils enough to justify getting a $22 box of 12 from Amazon or not. Soooo tempting. - That's So CAJ!
Nope. You should get a box for me! :P - Sir Shuping is just sir
Alas, no purchase yet. I am trying out some new general use pens, though. http://www.amazon.com/gp... - That's So CAJ!
Fifty Tips For Success - Dilbert Comic Strip on 2015-02-14 | Dilbert by Scott Adams - http://dilbert.com/strip...
Fifty Tips For Success - Dilbert Comic Strip on 2015-02-14 | Dilbert by Scott Adams
Optionally, you just Do The Damn Thing. (Phrase trademark MoTO, used with unspecified permission) - That's So CAJ!
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