Day 207: Tuesday 6 October 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up exactly on time! wide eyed Angry that I can't hang out with CHRG today, sad that I'll miss the event Desiree is putting together at the end of the month.

Dropped off postcards @ the post office, then took a constitutional.

Lunch = Dunkin. ♥

Apologized to BJ for stealing his ticket.

Named client meeting went OK.

Took a ticket because it looked really easy. Let's see what happens.

MY BALLOT IS HERE! I stuck it in a corner to wait for 2 days for decontamination. Will fill it out and send it on Thursday.

Late meeting, partially scheduled because of me. My own fucking fault. It was meh.

Far more interesting was BO asking about some Windows stuff. Spent 4 hours slicing and dicing the archive he'd received with Python/pandas/matplotlib. Felt great!

Dinner = leftover pizza + Mike's hard black cherry lemonade.

Played Among Us with AbellePlays and her friends. I was so bad, got murdered so often. ♥

AEW Dark as great!

No time for whiteboard stuff, but the Python coding made up for it. (When it worked... when it didn't, I wanted to scream.)

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Day 206: Monday 5 October 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up surprisingly on time. Didn't feel overly destroyed. Stretched quickly. Got through standup easily.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Ticket from Friday *should* have closed but the guy on the other end was a fucking idiot. My mistake for assuming that when he said "Oh things are fine here I'll leave them alone" that meant he was going to not make any changes to that server. Fucking amazing. "I didn't touch this and it's fine. I changed this and it's not working. WhAt dO i Do?!?!" Ugh

Agreed to take a ticket because the traffic cop asked. This was a mistake which required a call to sort.

Accidentally took another ticket because I inserted myself where I didn't belong. I'm so fucking stupid, but I meant well. Honest. cry

CHRG called with an update about Judy. He's finally looking at this from his defense attorney lens, and the landlord can't evict Judy since we're in the middle of a fucking pandemic. Crisis averted temporarily, praise Sigmar.

Dinner = leftover pizza + key lime pie - alcohol + WWE Raw. Raw was mostly trash but holy fuck heel turn for Mustafa Ali? Is it really a heel turn?

Stayed up REALLY FUCKING LATE trying to fix the stupidity I brought upon myself, then typing up call notes. Call notes!

Played some Dragon Quest XI, got a little further. So happy with how charming this game was.

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Day 204-205: Weekend Edition 3-4 October 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Saturday - My wrists are mush partially from writing postcards for Cal Cunningham, so those sexts between him and his campaign manager better not be real. (I say this with the full knowledge that he is probably being ratfucked. Ugh.)

Slept in by alot.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Stretched. Texted with Meg and Mom for a bit. LAUNDRY.

Started a new campaign as Teclis to test the CSC mod with High Elfs. Found a bug in the Provincial Aesanar Camps mod as a result. Whoops.

Dinner = last of the lamb shish + baklava - alcohol.

Skipped Among Us w/ ABellePlays, et al so I could clean the bathroom.

Gnomuan responded! IT'S HAPPENING


Sunday - Got up very late after a night of little sleep. My back hurt for some reason, which was to be expected since I skipped stretching twice this week. angry

Lunch = bec from Palermo. ♥ No freddo espresso though, it's cold enough that it's time for hot coffee.

Grocery run after lunch.

While changing after I got back, got a good long look at something in the sunlight and SURPRISE I have another fungal infection. Why the fuck does this keep happening? cry

Got some whiteboard stuff out of the way. I had left some notes for myself: take it slow and don't get angry. I took it slow... and I still fucked it up. Ah well, at least I'm back on track after 2 days of idleness.

Dinner = Tony Baloney's + balaclava + key lime pie + Crabbie's + WWE NXT Takeover 31. Takeover was great, all of the matches were superb, and even though I disagreed with the ending for the last match, it was still good! Got downvoted to oblivion on reddit because I couldn't tell one generic white wrestler from another.

Wrote postcards for John O'Donnell and Jennifer Brunner, who are running for Ohio Supreme Court. Yeehaw.

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Day 203: Friday 2 October 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up feeling utterly crappy because I'd managed to rip my mask off in the middle of the night. Woke up and found a bunch of tickets had gone active overnight, all from people unsatisfied with my answers. cry

Lunch = Dunkin. ♥

Spent the entire day working on repros and comments. Didn't have time for anything else.

Around 4pm, realized the sun would be gone soon so I ran outside for a constitutional. It didn't help, the sky was too cloudy to get any Vitamin D. Stopped by the liquor store on the way back so I'd be ready for Sunday.

SK did one of my reviews, mostly because he was lonely and just wanted someone to talk to! I hate this stupid pandemic, dude has a wife and a side chick and both are happy with each other, how the hell is he lonely??

Dinner = lamb shish + rice & salad + key lime pie - alcohol. Work took so long I was late to Smackdown, so I passed until later. 205 Live was re-runs, possibly because everyone is sick from coronavirus.

Kayul called! But Kai didn't want to talk. Got to say hi to Rahul. Kayul asked if I was excited by the news and boy howdy.

Spent way too many hours typing up an email to Kristina Gnomuan to see if she would do some of the icons for the Centers for Skaven Control. I'm deeply worried she's gonna say no, or worse just ignore it. There's no way this mod comes out before a vaccine is available.

No choice but to take a quick shower and go to bed around 4am. Too much time doomscrolling doomed me.


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Tried to explain Michael O'Church to jerm9x. Emphasis on "tried". Who can? Not me. Maybe it's time to move on. confused, embarrassed


"The news" is that a ton of Republicans came down with Coronavirus, possibly a superspreader event from when they were gathering to strategize over Amy Cohen Barett. Fuck that worthless bitch, and fuck Chris Christie, and fuck everyone else who was present without wearing a mask. angry

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Day 202: Thursday 1 October 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Got up on time after a night of not so good sleep. Team meeting went OK. Actually got through a morning workout. 80 dead bug, 80 crunches, 80 reverse crunches. Long overdue that I get back into this.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Took a new ticket so that the traffic cop wouldn't bug me. She tried, but I managed to deflect. Then came a 2 hour phone call. Not as bad as yesterday's 4 hour call, but I can't believe they still didn't understand that they gotta change one thing at a time if they want things to work.

Spent most of the day bitching about bugs with people. So much doesn't fucking work because we rushed to release. It fucking sucks.

Dinner = leftover chicken shwarma.

#wna briefly threatened more Among Us, but nothing came of it.

Took out the garbage. Should've done it earlier since it smelled horrific. Still no ballot in the mailbox, although Meg got hers.

Stayed up late reading Hellboy comics, playing Dragon Quest XI, and trying to catch up with whiteboard stuff.

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Day 201: Wednesday 30 September 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up an hour late only to discover that NO ONE READ MY FUCKING COMMENT WHERE I SAID I WOULDN'T BE AVAILABLE. Luckily AT covered for me, but she was the only one who acted competently. My boss, who I've repeatedly told I'm not available in the morning, even texted me wondering where I was. Where do you fucking think??

Dropped off postcards for Jon Ossoff, then went for a constitutional. Got an OK amount of sun. Lunch = bec from Bagels on Park. ♥

Took 1 ticket, knocked it out of the park. Took over another ticket for SJ, which he couldn't grab due to construction. That took a 4 fucking hour phone call to resolve, and it wasn't done when the other side finally called it quits. angry

Picked up dinner from Garbanzo Grill. Thankfully there was no wait and everyone inside was wearing a mask. Dinner = chicken shwarma + key lime pie + Crabbie's.


Virtual WNA was great! We (Thor, Queep, SteelNDirt, LadyAndreca, plus me) played Among Us. Mythican *was* on Discord with us briefly but didn't have time to play. It was LadyAndreca's first time playing, and I'm glad she had a good time.


Stayed up late to review Longitude by Dava Sobel, watch WWE NXT, etc. Didn't have time to stretch today, which was ugly. No doubt this will bite me in the ass tomorrow.

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Day 200: Tuesday 29 September 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up on time, surprisingly... but it was raining out, so no constitutional for me. Got ready quickly.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Took 3 tickets today (again!). 1 was an around-the-world ticket that I worked, then got rid of quickly. May have been a tad harsh in my handover comment, but eh. 1 of my other tickets escalated on me because I wouldn't meet with him at the exact time they desired. 1.5 months of their shit not working but only NOW do they discover it! Oy

Dinner = the last of the Chinese food + key lime pie + Mike's hard black cherry lemonade.

Stopped by ABellePlays' Discord for her birthday party featuring Codewords, which I immediately fucked up. We then played Among Us, which was great!

Stayed up late to watch AEW Dark. Good stuff, but no Veda. cry I did however have a chance to catch up on some whiteboard stuff. Better than nothing...

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Day 199: Monday 28 September 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up exactly on time, but felt destroyed. And there was something weirdly wrong with my left eye. Ugh.

Got through standup easily. Got ready quickly. Even got to use my protected time, even though other people ignored it. victory!  love and peace!

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee + a pear.

Took 3 new tickets. Such a busy day. 1 ticket closed immediately, but the other 2 are the type of ticket that will haunt me for a couple weeks, at least. cry

CHRG hadn't heard back from Judy, so we will *not* be visiting tomorrow to help move. confused, embarrassed

Dinner = leftover boneless spare ribs + key lime pie - alcohol + WWE RAW. Raw was OK, but after that PPV, it was quite underwhelming, and the ending was stupid af.

Kayul called but Kai didn't want to talk. cry

No time for Total War today. Instead, busy with Dragon Quest XI, which is so damn charming. I can't believe those bastards shot our horses!

Wrote postcards for Jon Ossoff.

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Day 197-198: Weekend Edition 26-27 September 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Saturday - Woke up late. Got ready slowly. Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee + a pear. Confirmed the encore event had no issues. Whee.

Helped Gaby test her discord and stuff.

Started work on adding ancillaries to the Centers for Skaven Control mod. No masks, I can't afford to invest the time to 3D model masks onto all of the units faces. Ah well...

LAUNDRY. Also Dragon Quest XI.

Started a new campaign as KARL FRANZ to test my changes. So many changes. So many dumb bugs.

Dropped off the postcards from last night, then retrieved Chinese food from Great Wall.

Dinner = boneless spare ribs + key lime pie - alcohol.

No time for whiteboard stuff, but that's OK because I was so happy with how the modding was going.


Sunday - Woke up a little late. Stretched reasonably quickly. Went for a constitutional. Reflexively I nod if anyone tries to make eye contact when I'm walking. I need to break that habit so I can shake my head at anyone who makes eye contact who isn't wearing a mask.

Lunch = Dunkin.

Mostly killed time by playing Dragon Quest XI. I'm in love.

Also cleaned the floors.

Dinner = General Tso's + key lime pie + Mike's hard black cherry lemonade + Crabbie's + WWE Clash of Champions. The show was superb. Every match was great. That doesn't mean it was what was expected! Roman Reigns vs Jey Uso was tremendously story driven, very emotional. Wow. wide eyed

After the show, kept going with Dragon Quest XI and got to the point where I go back in time to meet my dead grandfather. Fucking hell, too many emotions for one day! cry

Ended my KARL FRANZ campaign because I was done testing changes. I've got the Mask Warden, the Plague Doctor, and the Essential Worker followers working as expected... except I only have an icon for the Mask Warden, not the others. cry

Taking out the garbage was an ordeal. Wasn't until I got back inside that I realized I'd left the apartment without the mask. WTF??

Tried to get some whiteboard stuff done, but it was so late and I was so tired. Quick shower, then in bed by 3:30am.


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Azerbaijan and Armenia are at war, and that's fucking terrible because Azerbaijan is part OF NATO, which means we're expected to side with them.

Fighting that was reported to be fierce broke out on Sunday between Azerbaijan and Armenia and quickly escalated, with the two sides claiming action with artillery, helicopter and tanks along a disputed border.

The military action centered on the breakaway province of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian separatist enclave in Azerbaijan. Ethnic tensions and historical grievances in the mountainous area north of Turkey and Iran have made kindling for conflict for decades.

The fighting on Sunday, however, was reportedly more severe than the typical periodic border skirmishes, and both governments used military language describing the events as war. Before Sunday, the last major escalation was in 2016.

This year, a small flare-up in July went almost ignored. The mediators of a diplomatic settlement process, France, the United States and Russia, are distracted and increasingly at odds over other issues, analysts say. The conflict simmered, all but forgotten, until Sunday.

"Horrible news" from the Caucasus, Thomas de Waal, a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, wrote on Twitter. The fighting was "already a small war." Both sides reported civilian dead and wounded. "People are not happy," Iosif Adamyan, a hotelier in the breakaway region's capital, Stepanakert, said in a telephone interview after he woke up on a balmy fall morning to explosions, shooting and the rumble of tanks on the streets. "The planet has enough problems already," he said.

By early afternoon, Azerbaijan said its forces had advanced to capture seven villages and had surrounded an unspecified number of Armenian troops it was threatening to kill if they did not surrender. Armenia claimed it was holding fast and had destroyed Azerbaijani tanks and helicopters.

Andrew E. Kramer
My prediction is that Azerbaijan started the war because the NYT refuses to name Armenia as the aggressor. Let's see how that goes.

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Day 196: Friday 25 September 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up kinda on time. Skipped stretching (this won't come back to haunt me cry), skipped standup, went for a walk instead.

Lunch = Dunkin. Iced coffee since it was starting to warm up again. wide eyed

Didn't take any new tickets. Too busy getting ready for the big event tonight, also reviews, etc.

CHRG called with something resembling a plan. We'll stop by on Tuesday, maybe.

Big event for my named client came and went. Ho hum, not even a blip in metrics. Twitter sentiment seemed positive. sticking tongue out

Dinner = the last of the salmon, rice, and mashed potatoes. Had a Mike's hard black cherry lemonade to celebrate a successful event.

Spent most of the day playing Dragon Quest XI. It's fun!

Kept writing postcards for Jon Ossoff.

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