Day 47: Wednesday 29 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up pretty late, felt like hell. Shouldn't have had 2 drinks last night, that was stupid.

Made it to the standup on time, unlike Monday. All Hands was business as usual... except I got a shoutout for my work on a large account?! wide eyed

Lunch = Dunkin. ♥

Took TWO new tickets, goddammit. But RR asked nicely and SJ may be seriously injured... but he can't get an MRI because of this fucking plague! angry

Showered. Got responses out for most of my tickets.

Dinner = chicken & rice from Pollo Supreme.


Virtual WNA - We played Push the Button. LadyAndreca's first time. Aliens won every damn round. I was only an alien in round 4, but it was hilarious that no one openly suspected I was the alien in that one. sticking tongue out


Restarted my Karl Franz campaign because Ordertide ruled at turn fucking 80. That's no fun.

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Day 46: Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up on time! Didn't get the best sleep, but you can't win em all.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Took a new ticket at the traffic cop's behest... but only one. Call with airline went well, solved both of their problems. victory!  love and peace!

The new ticket is mysterious. May be related to old unsolved bugs. confused, embarrassed

Showered.

Dinner = last of the leftover Chinese food + Smirnoff Ice tropical fruit + Mike's hard mandarin pineapple lemonade. I know I shouldn't be drinking 2 drinks but I am so fucking tired of being sober.

After losing the entire province of Wissenland, Grunberg, and losing 2 fights in a row, it didn't seem possible to come back from my campaign, so I restarted it.

Stopped watching Late to the Game because apparently Baldur's Gate is not fun. At the very least, it didn't sound like VikingGoat was having fun.

Finished Stardust Crusaders in Egypt! Wow, what a great show, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed anime this much. ♥

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Day 45: Monday 27 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Slept in by over half an hour. confused, embarrassed

Lunch = Dunkin. ♥

No new tickets. Instead, spent the entire day on reviews... But finally got an answer to a ticket that drove me nuts last week!

Almost shivering because it was cold, but then they turned the heat back on, blech. The rest of the week is gonna warm up a bit, are they gonna turn the heat off then? glare

Dinner = leftover Chinese food + Mike's hard mandarin pineapple lemonade. I wanted a 2nd drink so bad, but it was too late, so...

WWE Raw was good. Being the Elite was good. Road to Dynamite was good.

Started a new campaign as KARL FRANZ because I wanted one last round of testing before I shipped.

Stayed up WAY TOO FUCKING LATE trying to take out the garbage, etc.


Video games have been such a huge part of my life, but I have so few pictures of me playing them. I know that shouldn't make me sad, since we didn't have cameras way back when, but I wish we had taken more good pictures instead of the stupid trashy unlabeled ones we have. In any case, this one is still one of my favorites. Thanks FB memories, you were actually useful for once.


Still can't get over the fact that John Conway might still be with us if not for 45's negligence.

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Day 43-44: Weekend Edition 25-26 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Saturday - Woke up a tiny bit early, ha. LAUNDRY. Lunch = Dunkin. Pleased that everyone I saw was wearing a mask!

Long call w/ Mom & Dad, first in 6 weeks. Glad to hear they're doing OK, but Mom seems to think she & Dad are immune, which we're now hearing is unlikely. wide eyed

Spent the entire damn day working on the Underdogs mod to find a way to get MARKUS ... WULFHART's hunters to spawn if I manage to confederate Huntsmarshal's Expedition.

Dinner = boneless spare ribs from Great Wall. Took a loooong time to pick up the food, the place was slammed. Also Mike's hard pineapple mandarin lemonade, which the owner of the liquor store said sounded interesting. ♥

Also spent most of the day trying to catch up with Jojo. Almost done with Stardust Crusaders, now time for Stardust Crusaders in Egypt!

Maybe around 3:30am, I think I figured out what I was doing wrong to allow me to spawn unique agents instead of generic ones... boy I sure hope this works! wide eyed


Sunday - Woke up slightly earlier than expected, twice in a row. wide eyed

It works it works it works! The Underdogs mod will finally let you use Markus' hunters even if you don't start as Huntsmarshal's Expedition! victory!  love and peace!

Even better, I finally got custom event message images working, something which had eluded me for a *very* long time!

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Vacuumed the house.

Dinner = leftover Chinese food + the last of the salad + Mike's hard pineapple mandarin lemonade.

Showered, shaved, stayed up way too fucking late trying to plan the next moves for my mods... Underdogs mod technically isn't done yet, gotta put a bit of polish on. Also gotta go back and fix event pics for all of the others haha.

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Day 42: Friday 24 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up on time, kinda.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee since it was so fucking wet outside.

Took a new ticket because a traffic cop begged me to. Meh.

Spent the entire fucking day trying to get repros out. Ugh. Also lots of reviews for people, which was nice. I enjoyed that way more than my own tickets.

Dinner = the last of the pizza - alcohol. Still plenty of salad left JFC.

The previous Empire campaign was getting stale so I started a new one as Karl Franz, and this one felt a little more challenging. Didn't go to bed until 3am because I was sure this campaign would be more interesting...

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Day 41: Thursday 23 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up surprisingly on time! Got ready quickly too. Team meeting went OK. All hands for customer services team went OK.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Phone call with customer went surprisingly well. It wasn't until much later that I realized I'd fucked up.

Dré had a MongoDB question! Unlike my sketchy neighbor, this was not a case of refusing to work for free. sticking tongue out

After showering, noticed that a ticked that'd stagnated for 1.5 years had finally closed! Whoo!

Dinner = leftover pizza - alcohol + NXT. WWE is finally getting good again, whoo. Trying anyway. victory!  love and peace!

Got answers out to almost all of my tickets. The long running one with the oil company may finally be ready to close!

They're using obnoxiously bright lights in the former Acme parking lot, so I've been getting blinded without realizing it. So many threats to my vision! angry


45 told people to inject themselves with bleach or sunlight. What the fuck does that even mean?

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Day 40: Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Slept in by half an hour but still up way later than yesterday.

Lunch = Dunkin with plenty of extra bacon. ♥

Took a new ticket because the traffic cop asked me to... seconds before my presentation! The presentation on the Managing Stress course seemed well received. The ticket less so, of course the dude wanted a call.

40 Thieves followed up on my earlier inquiry on The Saint. Who knows what'll happen.

Tried to start a new campaign as Volkmar the Grim, but I ran into the dreaded force_add_trait bug and that killed my campaign.

Got answers out to all of my tickets, whoo! Dinner = leftover pizza + the last of the calamari + salad + the last of the Smirnoff Ice.

Virtual WNA - Queep went ham on the clown joke for some reason. Then we watched Mike Tyson Mysteries because KBC hadn't seen it before.


Tried *again* to start a Volkmar the Grim campaign, and it *seems* to be going better... but still too easy goddammit.

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Day 39: Tuesday 21 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Dreams - Every Pink House alum moved to Florida so we could start the company over and do it right this time. I spent way too much time visiting landmarks on the minimap.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Tried hard to investigate the problems of yesterday. Didn't make as much headway as I'd like.

Didn't take any new tickets, but CA came close to almost getting me! Luckily ME saved the day. Otherwise, weirdly quiet day.

Ended my Karl Franz campaign. It was too damn easy, no challenge. What can I do to make things harder but still fun?

Kai is still pretty excited about Cars.

Dinner = leftover pizza + salad (which was kinda meh) + calamari + Smirnoff Ice + AEW Dark.

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Day 38: Monday 20 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Got up on time but you sure af couldn't describe what I went through as "sleep".

Lunch = Dunkin. ♥

Breezed through standup. Didn't take a single new ticket. Too worked up over the phone call I had with the secret antivirus company about a product I knew nothing about.

Dinner = pizza from Napoli's.

Restarted my KARL FRANZ campaign since I got to the Chaos invasion and everything was falling into place... but this campaign is looking way too easy, I might have to restart again.

Stayed up late working on the presentation that's supposed to happen on Wednesday.


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Crude futures went negative! When has this ever happened before? What does it mean?

The price of a barrel of benchmark U.S. oil plunged below $0 a barrel on Monday for the first time in history, a troubling sign of an unprecedented global energy glut as the coronavirus pandemic halts travel and curbs economic activity. The contract for West Texas intermediate crude, or WTI, is the benchmark for U.S. crude oil prices.

… The price of a barrel of crude varies based on factors such as supply, demand and quality. Supply of fuel has been far above demand since the coronavirus forced billions of people to stop traveling. Because of oversupply, storage tanks for WTI are becoming so full it is difficult to find space. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said last week that storage at Cushing, Oklahoma, the heart of the U.S. pipeline network, was about 72% full as of April 10. "There's no available storage anymore so the price of the commodity is effectively worthless," said Bob Yawger, director of futures at Mizuho in New York. "So when it's minus a dollar, they'll pay you a dollar to get it out of there."

The price plunge was partly due to the way oil is traded. A futures contract is for 1,000 barrels of crude, delivered into Cushing, where energy companies own storage tanks with roughly 76 million barrels of capacity. Each contract trades for a month, with the May contract due to expire on Tuesday. Investors holding May contracts didn't want to take delivery of the oil and incur storage costs, and in the end had to pay people to take it off their hands. The June contract, with delivery a month away, is still trading at above $20 a barrel, but the price crash indicates that most storage space has been gobbled up.

Laila Kearney
Fucking amazing! Can't wait to see what next month brings! wide eyed

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Day 36-37: Weekend Edition 18-19 April 2020 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Saturday - Woke up around 11am.

Lunch = Dunkin.

LAUNDRY. Including the bedsheets, not just the clothes. The assholes in the laundry alley were *not* practicing social distancing. Good thing I remembered to wear a t-shirt mask!

Actually got going again with Piaggio! Pretty happy about that, I'd been putting it off for too fucking long.

Hangouts with Kai. He's still really excited about Cars.

Dinner = leftover chicken wings + last of the leftover salmon + Smirnoff Ice. Teri Teri definitely fucked me by giving me far fewer wings than I'd asked for. angry

Showered, etc.

Stayed up late trying to catchup on blog stuff. Restarted my Empire campaign as KARL FRANZ since it was fairly obvious the Order Tide could handle the Chaos invasion with little input from me... this time, the forces of order were obliterated in under 40 turns, so this is gonna be great. wide eyed


Sunday - Got up around 11am, again. Hm.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

Hangouts with Kai before dinner. I think he's telling me to watch Cars. sticking tongue out

Dinner = the last of the leftover chicken wings + Smirnoff Ice.


I really fucking hate this attitude:

Only the Democratic party could take what should have been the most important election in 150 years and turn it into a competition between two abusers to see who can be more racist & xenophobic & get a Republican VP in faster.

Vote for Biden if you want, maybe Jeb Bush will be better than Trump, But I'm gonna start unfollowing/blocking/etc anyone I see shaming people for being unhappy Biden won the primary.

The phrase is "lesser of two evils" for a reason.

@grasshopperpie
If you won't listen to Bernie Sanders when he says "vote for Biden", and you won't listen to Noam Chomsky when he says "vote for Biden or we could be looking at a second holocaust", then what the fuck could I possibly say to convince you that voting for the lesser of two evils IS LITERALLY LESS EVIL. Why would anyone prefer more evil than less evil? Do words just not fucking matter anymore? cry

Also too, Joe Biden may be unnecessarily touchy-feely, but he's not a fucking abuser. Tara Reade is a ratfucker, how do people not know the literal absolute basics of dirty politics? angry

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