Your wife is also waiting for this, so PUT DOWN THE BEER and you get yo sorry ass outta the pub and get home RIGHT NOW.
I'm from Europe and I didn't learn English in class. Instead I learned it from the AD&D (2nd edition) material. Together with a class mate who also had DM aspirations, we swapped and traded material through BBSes.
We were so far ahead of the class, the teacher would set us apart and just let us do whatever we wanted. As long as we whispered, we could talk and read separate from the rest of the class. Of course that got us nasty looks, but we got to talk for a solid two hours about Planescape or Forgotten Realms.
After class, we'd ask the teacher words that we couldn't find in the dictionary. He couldn't them either. I remember finding out what "to be marooned" meant, ahead of the teacher.
I also remember that me and my gaming buddy got an A- on our final exams. After the verbal part of the exam, the teacher said he was a bit disappointed in my verbal skills. But because he knew I had it in me, he'd give me an A-.
I stopped gaming when college started, I couldn't find a gaming group. After almost twenty years, I found out my current employer has a group of colleagues who regularly play Pathfinder, and I joined them. I'm playing a fifth level thief, and it's an absolute blast.
Thanks for sharing that, interesting.
2) Never feel and "loyalty" to a company or boss- they won't hesitate to kick you to the curb
I've seen managers cry because they had to fire people. I'm inclined to agree though, but more in terms of "take care of yourself first".
Just curious; in what business did you start in? IT probably, but what specific sector? Sysadmin, web scripting, telecom, etc? And has there been a time you'd rather have a salary?
I'm making the step from salaried man to freelancing soon, and I'm mighty curious.
(Ben je Nederlands?)
Im a contractor, (...) At my current employer, I've been at one location for 2 years.
That's interesting... don't you feel more like an employee rather than a freelancer?
Because some people like their laptops as small and thin as possible, there's always demand for the next best, smallest but fastest thing.
No, it's not rocket science. And if it worked now, it would be okay. But it doesn't. I ran through all the steps, and the simulator starts but it's not the x86 emulator for some reason.
"Just set it up" isn't as easy as you make it out to be. I just tried it in Android Studio.
First, you have to install a 3rd party kernel extension (from Intel). Then you have to configure an AVD with the new x86 value for the CPU/ABI field. It didn't appear for some reason for my target "Android 4.4.2". After looking around, I found another download in the Android SDK Manager called "Intel x86 Atom System Image", let's download that. The documentation mentions this, but I glossed over it. OK, back to the AVD manager and create a virtual device.
Now I finish it, and run the app. Running the app takes 39 seconds, as Grails reports (about 5 seconds, if that, on Xcode for the iOS port of our project). It asks where I want to run it, pick the new AVD and click Run. It starts Android but not the app.
Weird. OK, so I run it again with the simulator running. The option "choose a running device" cannot be selected. That's strange. I pick the new AVD again and unfortunately, it starts another copy. Shit. I let it boot but notice it's really slow as usual -- ten minutes later it's still booting. I check the already running copy and click around. Slow as hell as well. Apparently it's not accelerated at all!
At this point, I'm ready to give up and go back to testing on a device again.
The above is tested on a 2013 MacBook Air with 8 gigs of memory.
I used to buy cheap chargers but after reading this article, I changed my mind: www.righto.com/2012/03/inside-cheap-phone-charger-and-why-you.html
All that rancor and hatred. With so many excellent browsers out there, it's hard to understand why people draw their energy from the Dark Side.
I don't get it. I love the release schedule. Always the latest and greatest. And in my opinion, it just keeps improving. I like the new interface as well, looks slick and keeps the chrome to a minimum.
You mean they take over without you activating the app?
It sounds like they replaced a modal popup with a full-screen version. Ridiculous, really.
Thanks for sharing
I got a bunch of replies and some upmods. I hadn't expected people's experiences to be so the same! Among my friends, I'm the first-turned-dad, so this sharing of experiences is something that doesn't happen off-line.
Implying that men don't have the neural circuitry required for parenting is as retarded as implying that women don't have the neural circuitry required for mathematics.
Heh that brings back memories, and not the good ones. I can't count the times the wife said something on the lines of: "I am the mother, so obviously I know best." The first half year after our baby girl was born, I had to really fight for my half of fatherhood.
Society nowadays expect you to do your half of the parenting, but when that time comes, your wife's instincts might take over and decide it would be much better if you just followed her orders.
Here in the Netherlands we have a similar law. However, it's commonly accepted that a battery is something that is consumed. Similar to tires or what have you. I think you were unreasonable.