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TOMD 5: The Order of the Braggart

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by BTT, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. amek

    amek Banned

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    You are never too old to ever be sad about video games
     
  2. sonder

    sonder DA Member

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    TOMD: I met my coworker’s kid. He is the cutest little bean and after a short conversation, I gave him a chocolate coin (with his mother’s permission). He calls me 阿姨 (auntie) now and he was very proud to inform me that the coin makes him very happy. My heart can’t take the cuteness.
     
  3. Teyrn

    Teyrn High Inquisitor

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    So we finally finished getting quotes for new a new furnace. Learned today all the furnace companies are booked until mid-December.

    Thank god for space heaters, but this house is going to get chilly before that new furnace is installed.
     
  4. sonder

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    I’m happy to hear that you’re going to stay warm in the meanwhile. I’m surprised, yet not surprised, they’re so busy. I think some part of me hopes for a holiday miracle. I hope you stay safe and cozy.
     
  5. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Prisoner DLP Supporter

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    Make sure you got those space heaters that turn off if they fall over. Then again, that should be like 99.9% of em these days.
     
  6. Teyrn

    Teyrn High Inquisitor

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    Yeah, they have tip-over sensors. I'm not surprised they're busy, there's a lot of new housing going up here.

    Which is hilarious, because I have no idea what is driving the housing market so insane that the city is looking at multiple new subdivisions.
     
  7. Joe

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    Well in the Australian housing market, it's the somewhat unrestricted foreign investors mixed with the government keeping the mortgage interest rates low in an attempt to encourage spending and keep the economy from bursting. Thing is, no one is spending - they're either saving or paying down debt where possible.

    It'll all end in tears. That's why all my money is in gold and Kleenex.
     
  8. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    So this week has been...long so far. I'm doing ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification. Its a 5 day course, or rather 4 days of intensive studying and then an exam on day 5. The exam is tomorrow. Really not looking forward to it. My first exam since I left uni in 2012. On the plus side, assuming I pass, I'll have an internationally recognised information security audit qualification that lasts until they change the standard which will be...in about 5 or so years probably. So it opens up a fair few options.
     
  9. Majube

    Majube High Inquisitor

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    Good luck on the exam.
     
  10. Nazgus

    Nazgus Supreme Mugwump DLP Supporter DLP Gold Supporter

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  11. Innomine

    Innomine Headmaster ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Not gonna lie, there's a certain amount of schadenfreude going on for me with regards to Aus atm. Ya'll have been progressively shitting on us Kiwi's more and more lately.
     
  12. The Iron Rose

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    Good luck! A few jobs ago I was a consultant for a SaaS company doing 27001/SOC2 and that was uh. "Fun". I'd say enjoy reading hundreds of pages of minutiae but you're probably all through that by now.

    Anyways enjoy your future job making sysadmins cry.
     
  13. Thaumologist

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    Seven more weeks on, I'm now on 115 squat and deadlift. Deadlift has stalled because my fingers aren't capable of holding the bar at 120, so I'm currently trying to figure out how to use wrist straps. OHP remains a bit shit, although I figured out the issue... My arms were way too narrow.

    I'm also working on adding in burpees (fuck burpees) and looking to add a clean-and-jerk, although starting from 15 for that, and it does mean I'm going to have to look into either buying bumper plates, figuring out how to lower the bar gently, or buying a gym membership rather than just lifting in the garage.
     
  14. DR

    DR Secret Squirrel ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    TOMD: Certified for promotion. Now a GS-13 (Lt. Col. equivalent for you military types.)

    More money, please. Thanks, taxpayers!
     
  15. The Iron Rose

    The Iron Rose Headmaster

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    TOMD: technically started last week but I'm quitting cigarettes for the first time!

    I say cigarettes and not smoking because alas, I did buy a vape, but it's really helping me keep my smoking to a minimum.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019 at 12:22 AM
  16. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Haha, yeah. My job title right now is senior auditor, so I'm used to all the paperwork, reading, and making people cry
     
  17. Eilyfe

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    Missing the bench there, the most important number for any respectable adept walking brodin's iron halls. For real, though, have you tried a mixed grip for deadlifts? That might help. But gz on making progress! Glad to know I'm not the only one whose squat and dl are close together numberwise. For most people on reddit the dl always seems miles ahead of their squad. As for overhead press, are you squeezing your glutes like a mad man? That was a game changer for me. You gotta attack that bar with purpose. Just imagine beforehand that someone will shove a big black dildo up your ass, and the squeezing will happen on its own.
     
  18. Thaumologist

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    Bench is currently 55, but not progressed in a week because my form was atrocious. OHP remains at 40.

    Mixed grip works, but it puts a weird strain, and I don't want to go lopsided, so I've also been trying to pick up the hook grip, but I finish on the DL, and I'm knackered by that point, so don't always remember.

    I haven't been squeezing, but I shall now focus my thoughts on big dildos, and pray for the best.

    Wheymen.
     
  19. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Update, exam done. I'm moderately confident, it wasn't too bad. Fingers crossed!

    Its always interesting looking at equivalent ranks. I found out recently apparently I'm the equivalent of a Police Inspector which was pretty cool to find out.
     
  20. Arthellion

    Arthellion Lord of the Banned ~ Prestige ~

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    TOMD: It's my birthday and I get married in 15 days. What even is this month...
     
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