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eastmidswhizzkid wrote: i guess you're not in kansas anymore....(or the good ol' uk).
Back in Hungary now. UK was scary.
oh you were here for the cure right? i assume a good time was had?
It was brilliant. Great set in a small venue. ;D
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Pista wrote:
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Pista wrote: Back in Hungary now. UK was scary.
oh you were here for the cure right? i assume a good time was had?
It was brilliant. Great set in a small venue. ;D
Small?!?

I suppose by cure gig standards :lol:
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I suppose by cure gig standards :lol:
Yeah, only 2,700 capacity at the Royal Festival Hall.
Not like the enormadomes they usually play in.
About the same size as the main concert hall at Sydney Opera House :)
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Got a mention off "The Internet's Favourite uncle" Wil Wheaton
https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/1757 ... ering-iron
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markfiend wrote:Got a mention off "The Internet's Favourite uncle" Wil Wheaton
https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/1757 ... ering-iron
:notworthy: :lol: :notworthy:
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markfiend wrote:Got a mention off "The Internet's Favourite uncle" Wil Wheaton
https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/1757 ... ering-iron
:notworthy: ...and congratulations on not burning yourself! :lol:
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eastmidswhizzkid wrote:
markfiend wrote:Got a mention off "The Internet's Favourite uncle" Wil Wheaton
https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/1757 ... ering-iron
:notworthy: ...and congratulations on not burning yourself! :lol:
It is a rare accomplishment :lol:
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markfiend wrote:Got a mention off "The Internet's Favourite uncle" Wil Wheaton
https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/1757 ... ering-iron
never heard of "the internet's favourite uncle" but that was funny. :lol:
i also need some info on...who is bear?
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Wil played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek the Next Generation and Gordie Lachance in Stand By Me. In the very early days of the Internet (Usenet etc.) he was relentlessly bullied by hateful morons. He has been vocal about his depression and anxiety, and is generally one of the good guysâ„¢.

A bear is... a bear doing bear things.
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markfiend wrote:Wil played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek the Next Generation and Gordie Lachance in Stand By Me. In the very early days of the Internet (Usenet etc.) he was relentlessly bullied by hateful morons. He has been vocal about his depression and anxiety, and is generally one of the good guysâ„¢.

A bear is... a bear doing bear things.
oh okay, thanks for the info Mark! always think it is a good thing to talk about depression and anxiety as anyone can get them. and i have liked bear, bear is sweet :D
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Wish me luck in Basle/Basel :lol:
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Wish me luck in Basle/Basel :lol:
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Following on from this, trainline managed to actually refund me twice ;D
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Pista wrote:Following on from this, trainline managed to actually refund me twice ;D
oh well done sir! :D
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I've been a bit quiet of late, the result of being told in April that my services were no longer required at the company for whom I'd worked for 11 years. Fair enough, I hated the job, the company, and my boss was a knob, but it was a bit of a blow and I didn't really know what I should do.

4 months later I've landed what can best be described as my dream job - small, relatively young company (3 years old), has brought me on board as their very first Product Manager. True, they worked hard to get me - 8+ hours of interviews ("if there's skills and knowledge you don't have we can teach you, but we're far more concerned about whether or not you'd fit in here, so we want you to meet everyone"), but I get to write the rules about how product is developed, I'm not inheriting anyone else's structure or mistakes, I get my own office, and it represents a quantum leap from my last job where it was increasingly clear that no-one in the upper echelons gave a tuppenny damn about the quality of the product we were building, so long as it was cheap (the layoff as much about the product not selling as it was about the fact I'd made no secret of my loathing for the company and that I was sitting on my arse for 8 hours a day checking the quality of the latest crop of internet cats). I've heard that since the round of layoffs that impacted me at least 30 other people have quit or have been let go, which probably says something about the direction that particular business unit is heading in.

My careers coach told me early in my job search that "the obstacle becomes the solution" - I didn't understand what he meant then, but now I get it: what looks like a bad situation is going to resolve itself and you're going to find a much better position than the one you were let go from.

tl;dr Got downsized, found a new job that is way better than the last one, yah boo sucks to my previous employer.
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tl;dr Got downsized, found a new job that is way better than the last one, yah boo sucks to my previous employer.
Yay! Go you. :notworthy:
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^^^^wot he said^^^^ :notworthy: 8)
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Indeed - congratulations!
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I found a 10,000ft note in the little car park across the road :D
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It's been so long since I experienced what it was like to work for a company where people were actually happy to come in to work that I'd forgotten that it's actually possible to enjoy what you do. First day back at work for 4 months, I've discovered that there are offices that aren't chock full of tw@s, where politics don't take priority over product, where people who say, "hey, why don't you sit in on this meeting?" mean it as an invitation (as opposed to "if I can make you do my work as well as your own then I'll look good"), or who say "welcome to the firm, we're happy to have you" don't mean "I hope you last longer than the last poor sucker who believed everything he heard in the interview." Quite honestly I'm in shock - my boss isn't an utter knob, HR is focused on "how do we make your life easier?" rather than "please sign this 3-foot high stack of paperwork so you can't sue us later", IT doesn't treat you like a numbskull because you're not familiar with their technology, people say stuff like "Oh, you're going to be working on x? Great! Let me know when you've got some time to talk, I've got some ideas I want to share" rather than "If you don't build what I want then I'm going to stab you in the back while being a 2-faced shitbag."

Is this what working for a living is really like? :eek:
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Pista wrote:I found a 10,000ft note in the little car park across the road :D
finding money is always better than losing it. how much is that in £? i found a 750,000 zimbabwean dollar note once. it had a best before date on (wow!) which had expired but i took it into thomas cook's anyway to be told that if it were still valid then a) they wouldnt change it anyway and b) it was worth £14 :lol:
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eastmidswhizzkid wrote:
Pista wrote:I found a 10,000ft note in the little car park across the road :D
finding money is always better than losing it. how much is that in £? i found a 750,000 zimbabwean dollar note once. it had a best before date on (wow!) which had expired but i took it into thomas cook's anyway to be told that if it were still valid then a) they wouldnt change it anyway and b) it was worth £14 :lol:
Haha. Yeah, Zimbabwe money is a bit like pinball scores.
10,000ft works out to just shy of 30 quid, so a bit of beer money :)
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Pista wrote:
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Pista wrote:I found a 10,000ft note in the little car park across the road :D
finding money is always better than losing it. how much is that in £? i found a 750,000 zimbabwean dollar note once. it had a best before date on (wow!) which had expired but i took it into thomas cook's anyway to be told that if it were still valid then a) they wouldnt change it anyway and b) it was worth £14 :lol:
Haha. Yeah, Zimbabwe money is a bit like pinball scores.
10,000ft works out to just shy of 30 quid, so a bit of beer money :)
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