1. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm also doing the shorter commute from the GF's to work for this month as I recover. It's mostly underground for about 45 minutes. Since she lives at a heavy transfer point, I stay off my phone.

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    My commute has gotten shorter. I only ride the bus in the morning (6am early) and carpool with my friend back to Orland :)
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    04-13-2016 08:49 AM
  2. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Working night shift today... which I'm not particularly fond of...

    Is the nightshift the same as graveyard shift?
    04-13-2016 08:51 AM
  3. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Two more days and Friday! I could use the extra hours of sleep;).
    04-13-2016 08:52 AM
  4. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Two more days and Friday! I could use the extra hours of sleep;).
    I could use an extra day before friday, have to learn history in 2 days... 😑
    04-13-2016 09:14 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I haven't really kept in touch with anyone I grew up with. Nor with school friends, there's a couple on Facebook but I very rarely interact with them, I rarely say anything on Facebook these days. Old work colleagues is the same.

    I've always been the one to have to go our out of their way to stay in touch so I've pretty much just don't bother and well, there you go. I guess they weren't really friends even though I knew them for years on end. Strange isn't it?

    My life experience is beyond anything I could have imagined 12 years ago. It's so different than where I was. In less than a year I went from living in Canada to living in Australia and now to the UK for the last 5 years. Since then, the world has been open to me. :) Still lots more to experience.
    I've learned a long time ago that not everyone you meet in life you'll get to take with along your life's journey...so I appreciate everyone and try to treat them as well as possible. Those few who will stick around through the changes often require a commitment to maintaining the friendship. My friend who came to visit last year and I had a long conversation about this year's ago.

    Plus, you'll learn over time who will really stick around when **** hits the fan, and who will buckle under pressure...

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    04-13-2016 09:15 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Two more days and Friday! I could use the extra hours of sleep;).
    My weekend starts Thursday. :P
    04-13-2016 09:28 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I've learned a long time ago that not everyone you meet in life you'll get to take with along your life's journey...so I appreciate everyone and try to treat them as well as possible. Those few who will stick around through the changes often require a commitment to maintaining the friendship. My friend who came to visit last year and I had a long conversation about this year's ago.

    Plus, you'll learn over time who will really stick around when **** hits the fan, and who will buckle under pressure...

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    Unfortunately what's happened to me is that people just find it too 'difficult' to keep in touch. Even though I'm fairly easily reached and typically respond quickly.

    My own family, brother and sister, who's children are all grown up now, are probably coming home from work and sitting in front of the TV all night. Can't be bothered to message me, email me or anything else. It's always too hard for them I guess. Time zones are a problem? Don't know.

    Same goes for the friends. People just have too much going on in their lives (they don't but that's the excuse) so I ended up being the one to keep things going typically so I stopped. I just can't be bothered with that any more now. I need two way streets otherwise I'm just being used.

    So in general I have acquaintances now. Nothing else. My time as a contractor in Australia left me in a situation where that's all I had. I had some good one but they never became true friends.

    I've found in the UK it's a bit difficult to get friends. Not entirely sure why that is. There's some barrier there of some sort.
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    04-13-2016 09:34 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Unfortunately what's happened to me is that people just find it too 'difficult' to keep in touch. Even though I'm fairly easily reached and typically respond quickly.

    My own family, brother and sister, who's children are all grown up now, are probably coming home from work and sitting in front of the TV all night. Can't be bothered to message me, email me or anything else. It's always too hard for them I guess. Time zones are a problem? Don't know.

    Same goes for the friends. People just have too much going on in their lives (they don't but that's the excuse) so I ended up being the one to keep things going typically so I stopped. I just can't be bothered with that any more now. I need two way streets otherwise I'm just being used.

    So in general I have acquaintances now. Nothing else. My time as a contractor in Australia left me in a situation where that's all I had. I had some good one but they never became true friends.

    I've found in the UK it's a bit difficult to get friends. Not entirely sure why that is. There's some barrier there of some sort.
    My schedule and commute makes it hectic on my end also to make new contacts and maintain some of my current ones these days. Life's like that, filled with ebbs and flows.

    Still, I try to maximize the ones I have. Some want to stick around, some don't. People can be fickle and that fickle nature makes life frustratingly interesting.

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    04-13-2016 10:08 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    My schedule and commute makes it hectic on my end also to make new contacts and maintain some of my current ones these days. Life's like that, filled with ebbs and flows.

    Still, I try to maximize the ones I have. Some want to stick around, some don't. People can be fickle and that fickle nature makes life frustratingly interesting.

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    Oh I know that. It's just unfortunate that in life I had some good friends, lost contact and now pretty much unreachable.

    I've grown a lot in these last 12 years but there are family and other people I know who still see me as that other person, not that I've changed that much, but that's all they remember. That's because of the lack of communication.

    Sad really. I'm hoping to make some good connections around our new home but don't know really. We haven't really spent enough time getting around. Mostly been surviving. LOL!
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    04-13-2016 10:15 AM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I'm in this weird place with the G4 and contemplating a G5.

    When I used the G5 in the store, the thing flies. I like the camera and the screen is better. The design is OK. The modular stuff I don't give a **** about because the accessories aren't available and what is available is uninteresting to me. The UI is much improved.

    But I like the feel design wise of the G4 more. When I used my Maxx after using the G4, I'm amazed at how faster the Maxx feels throughout transitions. Now, I use Arrow on the Maxx and Nova on the G4, and while I cannot put my finger on it the Maxx feels faster. Most likely due to "Moto" using as AOSP ROM as opposed to LG and their craziness. There isn't that much lost from using the Maxx over the G4, which is what I always knew. When using a G5 and the Maxx, there's a bigger difference.

    I think what I'm grappling with is the same thing people who have a G4 and are looking at the G5 are think. While there are improvements, I'm not sure price wise I can justify grabbing a G5. Specs wise for 2015, it is clearly better than the 2014 Maxx and improves on the 2015 G4. I guess it is a grapple simply because these prices that the OEMs are charging doesn't always match up to what they are selling.

    The cost ratio to upgrade yearly doesn't always leave you with improvements. I can see many G4 users waiting until the G6 comes out before deciding if it makes sense. It feels like the Galaxy S4 to S5 transition here...S5 was better but you had the sense that if you held onto your S4, the S6 was going to be a massive upgrade - which it was.

    I think that conundrum may cost LG some sales for the G5 this year. I may just keep my G4 until the right deal comes along to get a G5, but as much as I like the G5 I haven't seen anything that makes me want to crazy and get one.

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    04-13-2016 10:28 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Rue, did you get 6.0.1 on your Z3 yet?

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    04-13-2016 10:29 AM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Oh I know that. It's just unfortunate that in life I had some good friends, lost contact and now pretty much unreachable.

    I've grown a lot in these last 12 years but there are family and other people I know who still see me as that other person, not that I've changed that much, but that's all they remember. That's because of the lack of communication.

    Sad really. I'm hoping to make some good connections around our new home but don't know really. We haven't really spent enough time getting around. Mostly been surviving. LOL!
    Well, when one is busy surviving, ain't no time to meet new people...

    My guess is once you settle into the new house you'll explore more and pick up a few acquaintances. That's the thing many people find intimidating with a place like NYC...big city where it is hard to build a network but once you do, things get very rich and interesting on a social level...

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    04-13-2016 10:31 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Rue, did you get 6.0.1 on your Z3 yet?

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    No, it's not available yet. The only model number is 6603 for the update (no idea why) but I have a 6653 so I'm still waiting...
    04-13-2016 10:34 AM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    No, it's not available yet. The only model number is 6603 for the update (no idea why) but I have a 6653 so I'm still waiting...
    Oh, you have the EMEA model. For some reason, I thought you had the one I had, which was the D6603. If it's any consolation I'm still waiting for it on my Z3 TC.

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    04-13-2016 11:13 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I decided to have lunch by myself at one the restaurants we (the old team and I) used to go to by work.

    My work community is changing and the adjustment has been interesting. I'm transitioning more to being a social worker so I feel more comfortable around them. Plus, it doesn't help that my current supervisor and the newer folks are doing things in a way that's different but not very helpful.

    I'm not complaining about them, it's just these folks just approach the work in such a different but not really better way.

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    04-13-2016 11:17 AM
  16. L0G1C BOM8's Avatar
    I'm bored...I FEEL LIKE TACOS!
    04-13-2016 11:53 AM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm bored...I FEEL LIKE TACOS!
    Don't get eaten now...

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    04-13-2016 12:17 PM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Oh look a spammer
    04-13-2016 12:17 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Here are two articles worth reading:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-...icle-1.2597149

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-...icle-1.2598611

    This reminds me of when I lived in Bronx and the new Yankee Stadium was being built. I saw an $80k Manhattan style apartment that went unsold for a year go up to $150k the next year the stadium opened. Brokers at the time were touting the presence of the new stadium as a new vehicle of employment. I passed by the old 'hood in January...employment levels look to be the same as I left it 7 years ago.

    Also, it was ugly how they relocated the track and field park on which the new stadium sat. At the time, community groups wanted to delay the move of the park, but as soon as the Yanks got the OK, they ripped everything up (even while appeals were being filed). I remember looking on my window the Friday and seeing the old park free and clear and on the following Monday morning I looked out the same window and saw the construction fences were already in place and crews started ripping out the old grandstand seats.

    Many times these money making real estate ventures only bring money to the developers and a small crumb to the construction crews...

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    04-13-2016 12:25 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Oh look a spammer
    Can we use a boot or roach spray to kill it?

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    04-13-2016 12:26 PM
  21. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yup, Chregu and BigPaddy made this thread really enjoyable to read. I know Muessig pops in from time to time, but when those three were posting regular the thread was interesting.

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    I guess I'll have to come up with more interesting things to post... Jeez...
    04-13-2016 02:07 PM
  22. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Is the nightshift the same as graveyard shift?
    No, graveyard shift is usually like 11pm to 7am in the morning. I'm just working the evening shift 4 - 11pm
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    04-13-2016 02:08 PM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I guess I'll have to come up with more interesting things to post... Jeez...
    Those people are from the EU. Your posts are just fine.

    I was commenting that it's very quiet on the thread when I'm awake.
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    04-13-2016 03:00 PM
  24. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Those people are from the EU. Your posts are just fine.

    I was commenting that it's very quiet on the thread when I'm awake.
    lol I was just messin with MIA...

    Ed@work.. I've got to write up an employee tonight. She's consistently late for work, and now there's been a customer complaint about her service. It's never fun doing this...
    04-13-2016 03:58 PM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No, graveyard shift is usually like 11pm to 7am in the morning. I'm just working the evening shift 4 - 11pm
    I always knew 3-11 or 4-midnight as afternoon shift.
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    04-13-2016 04:06 PM
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