Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

Part of a document I was sent today:

The installation optionally includes Pentaho Kettle and Spoon, the Kettle ETL Designer. If the optional Pentaho Kettle components are used, the Agent Service manages a pool of Kettle ETL execution instances (job runners), each of which is a Java virtual machine running in its own process. It delegates any Kettle ETL scripts to be launched to a free job runner. Adaptive Insights has delivered plugins to enable design-time connectivity between the Spoon environment and Adaptive Integration.

Working theory in the office is this is some sort of cloud-based virtual coffee machine?

Whenever I’m rolling in a Mack, I feel like the Mac!

I don’t play the lottery, but if I played the lottery and won, my fantasy is to buy a Mack tractor and a 53 foot trailer. Then I’d have the trailer custom built into a home. Then my family and I would drive all over the North American continent with our house on our back. Seriously though, can you imagine what an amazing tiny house you could build using a 53 foot trailer? It would be bonkers!

Mack and me:
IMAGE(https://i.postimg.cc/j2J4c2hn/9-A66-F27-D-79-F7-410-E-8-F83-740-E603608-EA.jpg)

RawkGWJ wrote:

Whenever I’m rolling in a Mack, I feel like the Mac!

I don’t play the lottery, but if I played the lottery and won, my fantasy is to buy a Mack tractor and a 53 foot trailer. Then I’d have the trailer custom built into a home. Then my family and I would drive all over the North American continent with our house on our back. Seriously though, can you imagine what an amazing tiny house you could build using a 53 foot trailer? It would be bonkers!

Leave space at the back of the trailer to park a trans-am, so in each city you visit you can drive that around and right wrongs and solve mysteries!

My sleeping schedule has been super weird for the past few days (probably related to what I complained about in the 'loathing' thread). Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night and it took forever to get back to sleep: I had to get up, eat a slice of bread and drink a glass of milk, then meditate for a few minutes on the couch.

When I finally went back to bed, I had some weird dreams. The one I remember is: I was on a Star Trek type space station, sharing a room with an old guy I used to work with, and I was about to go for a walk around the station. As I was walking out, the guy in the room was all happy to tell me that he finally found a sale on old Beatles vinyls, and me wondering about what the station policy was regarding music streaming on the wi-fi.

Couldn’t you just tell the replicator, “Beatles. Vinyl. Hot.”

Slightly off: When I was in high school and also at the height of my Next Generation fandom, I didn’t know too much about tea. I thought Picard was saying, “Tea. L-grade. Hot.” I just assumed that L-grade was some futuristic blend of hot tea. I was really curious to know what L-grade tea tastes like. When I finally found out about earl gray tea I was like, “Oh! Now I have to try that.”

Redherring wrote:

Part of a document I was sent today:

The installation optionally includes Pentaho Kettle and Spoon, the Kettle ETL Designer. If the optional Pentaho Kettle components are used, the Agent Service manages a pool of Kettle ETL execution instances (job runners), each of which is a Java virtual machine running in its own process. It delegates any Kettle ETL scripts to be launched to a free job runner. Adaptive Insights has delivered plugins to enable design-time connectivity between the Spoon environment and Adaptive Integration.

Working theory in the office is this is some sort of cloud-based virtual coffee machine?

My fault for working in tech, but this makes perfect sense to me. A cloud-based virtual coffee machine is way more interesting than the truth.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Couldn’t you just tell the replicator, “Beatles. Vinyl. Hot.”

Slightly off: When I was in high school and also at the height of my Next Generation fandom, I didn’t know too much about tea. I thought Picard was saying, “Tea. L-grade. Hot.” I just assumed that L-grade was some futuristic blend of hot tea. I was really curious to know what L-grade tea tastes like. When I finally found out about earl gray tea I was like, “Oh! Now I have to try that.”

I blame Jean-Luc Picard for the fact that I drink at least 4 cups of Earl Grey a day.

Also, replicated Vinyls, hot or not, are not the same as original vinyls.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Redherring wrote:

Part of a document I was sent today:

The installation optionally includes Pentaho Kettle and Spoon, the Kettle ETL Designer. If the optional Pentaho Kettle components are used, the Agent Service manages a pool of Kettle ETL execution instances (job runners), each of which is a Java virtual machine running in its own process. It delegates any Kettle ETL scripts to be launched to a free job runner. Adaptive Insights has delivered plugins to enable design-time connectivity between the Spoon environment and Adaptive Integration.

Working theory in the office is this is some sort of cloud-based virtual coffee machine?

My fault for working in tech, but this makes perfect sense to me. A cloud-based virtual coffee machine is way more interesting than the truth.

Yeah, I had the same thought. Never heard of Kettle specifically, but the rest of that jargon is all too familiar.

bobbywatson wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Couldn’t you just tell the replicator, “Beatles. Vinyl. Hot.”

Slightly off: When I was in high school and also at the height of my Next Generation fandom, I didn’t know too much about tea. I thought Picard was saying, “Tea. L-grade. Hot.” I just assumed that L-grade was some futuristic blend of hot tea. I was really curious to know what L-grade tea tastes like. When I finally found out about earl gray tea I was like, “Oh! Now I have to try that.”

I blame Jean-Luc Picard for the fact that I drink at least 4 cups of Earl Grey a day.

Also, replicated Vinyls, hot or not, are not the same as original vinyls.

I think you’re assigning agency to the original vinyl. A replicator could produce an exact copy of a vintage Beatles vinyl; pops, hiss, skips and all. If you turned your back and someone messed with the vinyl records, you would have no way to know which one was truly vintage and which one was replicated.

Oh and I love Earl Grey tea as well, and can’t drink it without thinking about Picard. Which for me is comforting.

muttonchop wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Redherring wrote:

Part of a document I was sent today:

The installation optionally includes Pentaho Kettle and Spoon, the Kettle ETL Designer. If the optional Pentaho Kettle components are used, the Agent Service manages a pool of Kettle ETL execution instances (job runners), each of which is a Java virtual machine running in its own process. It delegates any Kettle ETL scripts to be launched to a free job runner. Adaptive Insights has delivered plugins to enable design-time connectivity between the Spoon environment and Adaptive Integration.

Working theory in the office is this is some sort of cloud-based virtual coffee machine?

My fault for working in tech, but this makes perfect sense to me. A cloud-based virtual coffee machine is way more interesting than the truth.

Yeah, I had the same thought. Never heard of Kettle specifically, but the rest of that jargon is all too familiar.

I had to use it at my last job to build an analytics system til I rewrote it from scratch in Python, and I still shudder to this day when I hear the name Pentaho.

There are two very different but equally nerdy conversations happening here.

RawkGWJ wrote:

There are two very different but equally nerdy conversations happening here.

Apparently, they both involve kettles though. Unless the tea is microwaved, in which case, ew.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
muttonchop wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Redherring wrote:

Part of a document I was sent today:

The installation optionally includes Pentaho Kettle and Spoon, the Kettle ETL Designer. If the optional Pentaho Kettle components are used, the Agent Service manages a pool of Kettle ETL execution instances (job runners), each of which is a Java virtual machine running in its own process. It delegates any Kettle ETL scripts to be launched to a free job runner. Adaptive Insights has delivered plugins to enable design-time connectivity between the Spoon environment and Adaptive Integration.

Working theory in the office is this is some sort of cloud-based virtual coffee machine?

My fault for working in tech, but this makes perfect sense to me. A cloud-based virtual coffee machine is way more interesting than the truth.

Yeah, I had the same thought. Never heard of Kettle specifically, but the rest of that jargon is all too familiar.

I had to use it at my last job to build an analytics system til I rewrote it from scratch in Python, and I still shudder to this day when I hear the name Pentaho.

Fortunately I just have to build a VM for this thing to live in, I don’t need to know what the spoon is doing. Most of the words do make some sort of sense if I squint.

Also, based on the concurrent discussion I’m revising my theory from coffee machine to prototype replicator

RawkGWJ wrote:

There are two very different but equally nerdy conversations happening here.

I am totally stealing parts of the vinyl/replicator discussion and will use it in my comic

bobbywatson wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

There are two very different but equally nerdy conversations happening here.

I am totally stealing parts of the vinyl/replicator discussion and will use it in my comic :)

Haha!! Yesss!!

Always fun when the one-sane landlord turns out to be insane, actually!

I followed this (amazing) cyberpunk artist on twitter, and twitter's recommendation algorithm suggested three other accounts - two were also amazing artists with very similar styles, and the third was a porn actress with a link in her bio for buying used panties. Normally I'd think the third one is a bug in the algorithm, but the first two were so accurate that it makes me wonder if I'm the one who's mistaken and there's a connection that I'm not seeing.

I'm still a Junior Executive. I think my accounts broke. It's only been 12+ years since I joined this site.

FridgeGremlin wrote:

I'm still a Junior Executive. I think my accounts broke. It's only been 12+ years since I joined this site.

That's based on post count. Post more, lurk less, and that'll change.

Jonman wrote:
FridgeGremlin wrote:

I'm still a Junior Executive. I think my accounts broke. It's only been 12+ years since I joined this site.

That's based on post count. Post more, lurk less, and that'll change.

Does this count all the posts I've made and backed out of half way through writing? Can I get a .5 post for those?

FridgeGremlin wrote:
Jonman wrote:
FridgeGremlin wrote:

I'm still a Junior Executive. I think my accounts broke. It's only been 12+ years since I joined this site.

That's based on post count. Post more, lurk less, and that'll change.

Does this count all the posts I've made and backed out of half way through writing? Can I get a .5 post for those?

Not unless you go through with posting them, then immediately delete the text and replace it with "nvm".

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Jonman wrote:
FridgeGremlin wrote:
Jonman wrote:
FridgeGremlin wrote:

I'm still a Junior Executive. I think my accounts broke. It's only been 12+ years since I joined this site.

That's based on post count. Post more, lurk less, and that'll change.

Does this count all the posts I've made and backed out of half way through writing? Can I get a .5 post for those?

Not unless you go through with posting them, then immediately delete the text and replace it with "nvm".

:)

Yep. There’s your problem, right there.

FridgeGremlin wrote:

I'm still a Junior Executive. I think my accounts broke. It's only been 12+ years since I joined this site.

It can be done. I was a junior until a few weeks ago.

FridgeGremlin wrote:

I'm still a Junior Executive. I think my accounts broke. It's only been 12+ years since I joined this site.

The light-side path is to have more arguments spirited discussions. The dark-side path is sh*tposting.

Actually I might have those backwards.

fenomas wrote:
FridgeGremlin wrote:

I'm still a Junior Executive. I think my accounts broke. It's only been 12+ years since I joined this site.

The light-side path is to have more arguments spirited discussions. The dark-side path is sh*tposting.

Actually I might have those backwards.

Is humor the same thing as ish posting, or is ish posting always inflammatory?

I actually have no idea, it's one of those words I use emotionally, without having any real definition in mind. Kind of curious what it means to others, actually.

IMHO, sh*tposting refers to frequently posting with little to no content or value for the purpose of irritation or out of boredom.

So the way to promotion is this... "Sh*t-posting". Guess I need to do it more often! (For the record, 13 years and I'm still a linebacker!)

Mixolyde wrote:

IMHO, sh*tposting refers to frequently posting with little to no content or value for the purpose of irritation or out of boredom.

Oh man, then I've got a lot of pictures of my own poo to delete from the internet.