Day 395: Monday 12 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

The weather was crappy. Not crapy enough to cancel IMO but Mom still wanted me to come some other time. Like Meg suggested, I brought up Tokyo Hibachi in May and she seemed happy about that.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee since it took so long for me to get ready.

Read The Stringer by Ted Rall. And then The Man for the Job. Both were good in their own way. First much easier to criticize. Second could've been heavy cringe but redeemed itself.

Played Dragon Quest XI and Total War: Warhammer.

Dinner = leftover lobster pizza + JD citrus punch. WWE Raw was OK. I say "OK" instead of garbage because they had a new commentator (Adnan "Adman") who appeared to be getting into the groove of the job. AEW Dark Elevation was decent.

Made decent progress with whiteboard stuff. Happy how that's going.

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Day 393-394: Weekend Edition 10-11 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Saturday - Woke up on time even though I didn't want to. Took a constitutional because the weather was so nice. Lunch = bec from Bagels on Park.

Uploaded the week's work on the Fudging Vassals mod. 7 months of pouring my heart into Centers for Skaven Control and that doesn't even have 30 subscribers. But Fudging Vassals is now my 2nd most popular mod with more than 1500 subscribers. My ability to predict what will be popular is essentially nonexistent.

LAUNDRY. On my trip to dump the clothes in the washer, forgot to put on a mask. Stupid stupid stupid.

Kayul called so I could talk to Kai before Wrestlemania started. He seemed to be in a much better mood than on Thursday.

Cleaned the bathroom. The Uber Eats guy showed up halfway through. As is depressingly usual, I'm too damn slow.

Dinner = lobster pizza + key lime pie + JD berry punch cocktail + Smirnoff Ice triple black.

Wrestlemania Night 1 was so good! I was mostly watching for the first match, Drew McIntyre vs Bobby Lashley, but every match was superb! I can't believe WWE actually put out good product without being garbage! The main event was insanely good! victory!  love and peace!

Stayed up late to update the Clan Skyre Units for Skaven mod, but also to get on the whiteboard.


Sunday - Woke up a little bit on time. Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee + a pear.

I didn't find out til later, but Meg couldn't come out because she'd hurt her foot. So I tried to take a bus to her place, against my better judgement, and sure enough: a woman boarded the bus without a mask. The bus driver didn't challenge her. I got off at the next stop and walked the rest of the way. Fuck these people.

Meg is doing OK, Stella looked rather healthy. Meg was quite upset because she felt she was being neglected by her friends K & G. It's hard, so hard, but new parents are gonna lose track of time and space. I hope they can patch it up.

Lots more conversations around Mom & Dad and their future and ours. It will suck tremendously for Kayul but Mom & Dad really need to move south. Neither Meg nor I have much intention of caring for them as they get older.

We made plans for May, and maybe we'll fly down together to Arkansas in June or July. We'll see.

Walked home. Much less rain on the way back thankfully.

Vacuumed the house.

Dinner = lobster pizza + key lime pie + JD citrus punch + Crabbie's + Wrestlemania Night 2. The main event was great, but the rest of the show didn't match up to the level set by Night 1.

Nailed 2 whiteboard subjects. Happy about that. Started a new campaign as ALEAF ANAR so I could test whether my Provincial Aesanar Camp mod worked as desired.

Skipped showering because I knew I was going to shower in the morning before visiting Mom & Dad.

I live for comments this obnoxious:

also why is one of the options labeled as YOLO. funny but it breaks immersion. you should change it to a proper sentence and description of the option. just my opinion

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Thank you for your feedback! sticking tongue out

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Day 392: Friday 9 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up on time, surprisingly energetic. wide eyed

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee + a pear.

People kept trying to get me to take tickets. NOPE, I'm on rotation.

Customer call w/ Fh wasn't too bad, they knew what they did wrong, just wanted us to spell out the next steps.

Took a ticket that could've been juicy, but it closed immediately. Whomp whomp.

Dinner = last of the leftover burritos - alcohol + WWE Smackdown. So much better than Raw, which isn't really saying much.

Lost so much time trying to understand why my ungrateful dog of a vassal kept seceding from me. Finally, around 2am, I was able to figure it out. Wish it hadn't taken me 2 freaking days! Argh

Only the tiniest bit of whiteboard stuff got done around 4am, but it was enough for me to keep the streak alive! victory!  love and peace!

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Day 391: Thursday 8 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up on time, but took my sweet ass time getting ready. Too slow to respond to anything, but I did take 2 new tickets.

Picked up some supplies from Walgreens. Wasn't until I got back that I realized what I'd forgotten. I'm so dumb. Nearly knocked over the sneeze shield because I didn't even see it. confused, embarrassed

Lunch = Dunkin. ♥

Tried my hardest to pay attention, couldn't really. At least I didn't yell at FH for asking the same question for the 30th time. No matter how many times the customer insists they want to do it that way, no, that is not the answer.

Poor Kaibear was despondent because he lit his beloved kitty doll on fire. cry

Dinner = barbacoa burrito - alcohol.

Actually finished my first Warriors of Chaos campaign! Uncovered enough bugs with Fudging Vassals that some thought needs to be put into how to fix this.

Committed to showing up @ Doric on Monday. Probably a terrible idea, but eh.

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Day 390: Wednesday 7 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up much earlier than desired and couldn't get back to bed. cry

Grabbed a ticket that looked promising. Took almost the entire day and a phone call to investigate, no joy.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

All hands meeting was a disgrace. Coronavirus is still a thing, why are we rushing to re-open our offices?

Team meeting was OK, but people were still confused by the all hands meeting.

Phone call with customer could've gone better. At least I got a repro!

Some guy who I was worried had found a crash bug in Fudging Vassals was just unlucky. Instead, he complained that the mod didn't work entirely for Warriors of Chaos. Ah well, guess it's time to start a Chaos playthrough, something I've never done before...

Dinner = leftover fish burrito + Smirnoff Ice triple black + JD berry punch cocktail.

No Among Us, too many people were missing. Instead, we played Jackbox trivia murder party.

Stayed up rather late working on my whiteboard stuff, but had to call it quits when I noticed I was typing out utter gibberish.

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Day 389: Tuesday 6 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up mostly on time... but why? Bite/zit/whatever inside nose still bothering me. Cut on hand still stinging. Blech. sick

Picked up a single ticket that I thought would be right up my ally. Internal sync for my only named client (whoo) went well.

Lunch = bec from Bagels on Park. ♥

Had a meeting on operational processes for the team I'm doing a rotation on. I like this guy, AW, I wish we had a chance to talk more often. After the meeting, he advised me to open an internal escalation for my ticket because I'd already done as much due diligence as I could. Whomp whomp.

Actual meeting with my named client was short (double whoo).

Grocery run. No problemo. Liquor store run. Also quick. Picked up burritos right before the west coast team meeting, which went well.

Dinner = fish burrito - alcohol + AEW Dark. ♥

Lots of nice praise for the Fudging Vassals mod! However my wrist was bothering me, so I had to abstain for today...

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Day 388: Monday 5 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Woke up on time! Showed up in time for my database-as-a-service rotation. But no one was there. Got through standup easily. Much later, I finally got a walkthrough scheduled with SM.

Lunch = pb sandwich - coffee.

After that, took 2 new tickets and worked them both. Both were relatively easy, especially thanks to help from CM. Only one of my tickets was active and that one was also simple to answer. Praise Sigmar those tickets were easy. Felt like there's a zit or an insect bite inside my nose. Made it hard to concentrate. sick

D, a product designer, reached out asking my opinion on something... because she saw that I answered alot of questions about this product on Slack. I took a peek at her work and was blown away. Nice to see we have people working on the crappy experiences customers complain about! victory!  love and peace!

1:1 with my boss went OK. Bunch of things to report but no overall progress.

Spent the entire freaking day on my Volkmar the Grim campaign. Fixed a bug in the vanilla campaign in my Please Go Away Chaos mod. That'll be a little feather in my cap.

Dinner = last of the leftover Chinese food - alcohol + WWE Raw. It doesn't feel like Wrestlemania is this weekend, and I'm still cranky that they broke up The Hurt Business. Oh well...

Sort of lost all energy/motivation after dinner, not sure why. I finally mustered the energy for *some* whiteboard stuff, but I could've gotten alot more done IMO. Argh.

Was dead tired around 4am when I realized skipping a shower was probably the fastest way to get into bed.

Nasty cut on my left hand required a bandaid. I suspect this is because I chew my hand when I'm thinking. confused, embarrassed

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. MoshingBadger on their new arrival, Hannah! ♥

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Day 386-387: Weekend Edition 3-4 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Saturday - Lay in bed for quite some time because my arm still hurt so much. Around 1pm got up. Lunch = pb sandwich on pita bread - coffee.

Restarted yesterday's Volkmar the Grim campaign when I got bored. New campaign is inexplicably more violent with some matchups I haven't had in a while. Very happy.

Shaving took 2 hours. Good thing I had the Contesting Wrestling podcast, but come the fuck on, what the fuck.

Fudging Vassals mod appears to be well received. ♥

Dinner = boneless spare ribs + leftover salad - alcohol + Resident Alien season 1 finale. It made less sense than usual, but I suppose I was entertained.

LAUNDRY. Yes, my arm still fucking hurt, but I dragged everything downstairs and then back upstairs. dead

Stayed up too late. Got on the whiteboard, sure, but I should've balanced this out a bit.


Sunday - Not an auspicious day to wake up early for. I had a raging headache and Meg was whole body sore from her Pfizer shot. Needless to say, we did not hang out. cry

Lunch = Dunkin. ♥

Even though the weather was nice, didn't go for a walk. Instead, tried to clear miscellaneous tasks.

Kept going with my Volkmar the Grim campaign. 600 subscribers to the Fudging Vassals mod in only 3 days! I don't know if that's a personal record but it felt nice.

Dinner = leftover orange chicken + the last of the leftover salad - alcohol.

Stayed up late trying to get on the whiteboard. Felt really good when I solved the next Rosalind problem since it was an elegant (IMO) solution that reused a bunch of previous stuff. victory!  love and peace!

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Day 385: Friday 2 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Didn't get too much sleep because my left shoulder hurt so fucking much. JFC what the hell. This has a name: SIRVA.

During standup, others who'd gotten the shot advised me to use Tylenol, not anything else. This saved me a call with One Medical, and by the evening I had some mobility back in my arm.

Lunch = bec from Bagels on Park. ♥

Too tired and in pain to take any tickets... but there was a sev1 at the end of my shift and I figured since I hadn't done anything all day, I might as well grab it. This turned into a phone call with 10 people. cry But at least we got the problem solved!

Dinner = boneless spare ribs + leftover salad - alcohol + WWE Smackdown. Can't believe Wrestlemania is right around the corner.

Released the Fudging Vassals mod! There's a bunch of stuff that still doesn't work, but I just wanted it out there so I could get some feedback...

Stayed up to get on the whiteboard.

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Day 384: Thursday 1 April 2021 by Lord Omlette

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Derp in the Time of Coronavirus

Once again, didn't get the best night's sleep... but it was still better than the previous night.

Once of my tickets escalated overnight. So dumb. I tried to work it as best as I could... but then 12:30pm hit and I had to run to the Elks Lodge for my first covid shot! Moderna, because nothing else was available, but better this than no vaccine. Whole process (going over, intake, shot, waiting, return) took only an hour! wide eyed

Lunch = pb sandwich using pita bread - coffee.

Wasn't able to take any new tickets despite the board being busy, spent the entire day either working the escalated ticket or doing reviews for FH. (Who also got her shot today.)

Ran to Daily to pick up Chinese food. Wasn't thrilled by the guy waiting inside with no mask.

Dinner = orange chicken - alcohol.

Rewatched last night's AEW Dynamite. Tremendous episode. So good!

Also finally watched Over the Moon, the movie that BlenderNut worked on. Good stuff, I'm so proud of him!

Got on the whiteboard, twice. I'd like to prioritize my health this month, but that's already off to a bad start. Still, 95 day streak, wowzers.

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