Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

The threat of a strike no longer looms over my head before Christmas. The union and employer have agreed to meet in January and postpone strikes.

You had me until

MyBrainHz wrote:

honey seared beeswax

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muttonchop wrote:

Today's my last day of work for 2012! I need to use up a bunch of vacation days before the end of the year, so I'm taking the rest of December off. Today is a good day.

...and now my office is having a party with free beer. Today is a very good day.

muttonchop wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

Today's my last day of work for 2012! I need to use up a bunch of vacation days before the end of the year, so I'm taking the rest of December off. Today is a good day.

...and now my office is having a party with free beer. Today is a very good day.

Awesome.

I should also mention that today my work is very quiet and I decided to put a chair in the elevator. At lunch time when everyone uses the elevator, I went and sat in the chair and when people would enter, I would proclaim "going up" or "going down" ring the elevator bell and then press the button. It went over very well.

Now matter how fun that was, I wish I could be hanging out at Muttonchop's work for the party.

muttonchop wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

Today's my last day of work for 2012! I need to use up a bunch of vacation days before the end of the year, so I'm taking the rest of December off. Today is a good day.

...and now my office is having a party with free beer. Today is a very good day.

We call those Fridays (seriously). We usually get new hires to bring us margaritas, too. Still awesome for you, though.

Yeah, free booze is pretty rare around here. We used to have regular rooftop barbecues in the summer, but one time some folks got too rowdy and the police were called. Now office beer is limited to very special occasions.

Cry of Fear.

A free Half Life (yes, Half Life 1) mod. It's been Greenlit, so it should hit Steam pretty soon. Love me some creepy games, but goddamn this one gets under my skin. I play with headphones on, at night, in the dark. The main difference between Cry of Fear and most other horror games is that I actually have to take breaks when I play this game. There are plenty of jump scares, but the sense of dread is overpowering at times.

Although the visuals are dated, the game looks surprisingly good. The sound design and atmosphere are fantastic, and the duel-wielding system offers some interesting gameplay tradeoffs. Some of the enemies are really messed up: one of 'em tries to make you commit suicide. You see the hand model flip your gun (or other weapon?) around, and your character whimpers as you hammer M1 to keep yourself from pulling the trigger.

A Reviewer wrote:

Cry of Fear is soaked in loneliness, dread, foreboding, guilt, deep introspective messages (hyperbole city) and thoughtful negotiation with your inner demons. It's violent, shocking, loud and original and presents its story clearly with a sullen acceptance of death and decay.

This game is truly messed up.

I love it.

I'm a season behind still.

Book first?
Did it ruin the show for you?
I was able to enjoy Legend of the Seeker after the books. It was like a match up and spot the differences game.

Going to sleep with a fair bit of dread. Waking up, going to learn your fate, and finding out that you had the best possible outcome. Sorry for the vagueness, more will be revealed in a future post.

gravity wrote:

Going to sleep with a fair bit of dread. Waking up, going to learn your fate, and finding out that you had the best possible outcome. Sorry for the vagueness, more will be revealed in a future post.

This post, it had so much...

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...gravitas.

(Yeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!)

Ranger Rick wrote:
gravity wrote:

Going to sleep with a fair bit of dread. Waking up, going to learn your fate, and finding out that you had the best possible outcome. Sorry for the vagueness, more will be revealed in a future post.

This post, it had so much...

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...gravitas.

(Yeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!)

Just ordered this from ThinkGeek.

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My George.

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mortalgroove wrote:

My George.

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I wholeheartedly support pictures of gaming pussmaster generals! Here's a shot of my cat Fina (guess the game reference!) enjoying a PS2 game.

I also support that Ween avatar, mortalgroove. Ween, Dead Milkmen, Violent Femmes = BROTP

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Puce Moose wrote:

(guess the game reference!)

If it's not Skies of Arcadia, I am disappoint.

Bonnonon wrote:

Bath time - My 8 month old daughter loves to splash in the water and it makes my whole night worth while.

My baby girl (11 months old) also loves bathtime. The faucet still confuses her though - any time it's on, she tries to grab the stream of water coming from it. It's both hilarious and adorable.

Rallick wrote:
Bonnonon wrote:

Bath time - My 8 month old daughter loves to splash in the water and it makes my whole night worth while.

My baby girl (11 months old) also loves bathtime. The faucet still confuses her though - any time it's on, she tries to grab the stream of water coming from it. It's both hilarious and adorable.

Goddamnit. You guys make me miss kids. I can't have any but god darn. I spent a year helping to raise a one year old and it was pretty cool.

muttonchop wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

Today's my last day of work for 2012! I need to use up a bunch of vacation days before the end of the year, so I'm taking the rest of December off. Today is a good day.

...and now my office is having a party with free beer. Today is a very good day.

Shalalm al Baskur!!!!

So chuffed I had to post it twice!

Cracking open a hard cider to cap off a weekend where I managed to not just get Wordpress working behind nginx+apache,but I also managed to convert most of the popular hardening script-kiddie blocking configs into a nginx-compatible format.

Now to add in some caching at the nginx level and I'm all set to move off my current shared hosting plan. Woot!

I love "food time" with the kitties. I laugh every time - that's twice a day... like a prescription.

Our dishwasher's control panel broke and it's too old to fix so we're getting a shiny new one later this week! Our cool landlady actually didn't just buy the cheapest one available and it's even to going to be stainless steel "so it'll match the other appliances when they eventually have to be replaced." I actually feel bad for her having to spend so much money in December, especially since she unexpectedly had to pay to replace our garage door and a light fixture in my office recently. But unlike my last two landlords who were massive pains in the arse, this lady's awesome, always makes stuff easy and doesn't just always go for the path of least expense.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

But unlike my last two landlords who were massive pains in the arse, this lady's awesome, always makes stuff easy and doesn't just always go for the path of least expense.

If you haven't done so already, can I suggest that you tell her this? In a world full of negativity, a little genuine positive feedback can really make someone's day.

Coldstream wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:

But unlike my last two landlords who were massive pains in the arse, this lady's awesome, always makes stuff easy and doesn't just always go for the path of least expense.

If you haven't done so already, can I suggest that you tell her this? In a world full of negativity, a little genuine positive feedback can really make someone's day.

Given that it is December, why not write the feedback in a card that matches the season, and also include one of those gift baskets that seem to go over so well.

If you want to make one yourself, you could have a bit of fun with the 'landlady theme'. Fill it with duct tape, light globes, and other types of 'custodian' type elements, but they just act as inexpensive filler to keep the nice bottle of wine/champagne comfortable in the middle.

Just a thought

Spiced wine. An upcoming convention at the castle wants me to carry it, and sent me a bottle to try. Bottle says to serve it heated. Not so much. But when served at room temp - damn, this stuff is pretty good!

Shalalm Baskur!

HIV 1, Cancer 0. I love science

Coldstream wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:

But unlike my last two landlords who were massive pains in the arse, this lady's awesome, always makes stuff easy and doesn't just always go for the path of least expense.

If you haven't done so already, can I suggest that you tell her this? In a world full of negativity, a little genuine positive feedback can really make someone's day.

I've mentioned it to her before and yeah, we plan to get her a card and something or other as a token of appreciation for Christmas. She's a single Mom with a daughter who is 3 or 4 so it gives us all kinds of options. Even though we pay her for the "service", in a world where decent service is the distant exception as opposed to the rule, I always like to point it out to those who provide it.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

HIV 1, Cancer 0. I love science

So awesome - and for once that word is not being misused!

We put up the Christmas tree this weekend! It's so sparkly and Christmassy

Demyx wrote:

We put up the Christmas tree this weekend! It's so sparkly and Christmassy :D

We did the same, accompanied by squeals of delight from Thing 1 and Thing 2. Oh to be a kid again