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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: Yesterday at 12:43:45 pm »

But that seems a little iffy to me-- whether I could really get to the point where I'm on the level of my colleagues who are more math-brained and math-trained than I am.


First of all, don't sell yourself short.  Why can't you learn these math skills?  Math ain't nothing but a thing.

Secondly, you don't have to be on the level of your colleagues who have been exercising this skill set for years already.  I'm sure your boss doesn't expect that.  Growth in the right direction is what he's looking for.  Baby steps toward minimum competency will take you a long way. As Jake the sage said, "sucking at something is the first step toward becoming sorta good at something."  You'll never get to their level if you don't start walking down the road.

Third, consider what you really want out of your work life.  Maybe you perceive your current job to be more prestigious or advantageous to your career than the Brooklyn section or some other job entirely.  And that may well be true.  But if what you do all day makes you feel miserable, or unqualified, or evil, or just unhappy then it is not worth it.  This is what you'll spend 2000 hours a year for the next 30 years or so doing.  It doesn't just affect your life, it IS your life.  Do something you at least sort of kind of enjoy doing, that's suited to your personality.  And I don't mean in a hippy dippy run off and join the circus kind of way (necessarily, although if you can pull it off, go for it!).  Even within the bounds of Good ol' normal American wage slavery there's plenty of room to find a job that's at least approximately right for you, especially for a fellow with your resume.  If crunching data ain't never going to work for you, trying to force it to is just going to make you miserable.  There's no shame in adjusting your career goals once you learn more about your own abilities and preferences.

Sorry to Dad out on you, but it took me a long time to find a job that I liked instead of a job that I was supposed to want.  You got this shit.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:37:24 pm »
I initially misread this as "Wings have been stagnant for 40 years" because I'm half-asleep on account of the heat, and I wanted to say "Well what do you expect? That's when they broke up!!!"

I think maybe I'm amazed by this comment.

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People & Places / Re: Is Facebook correct?
« on: June 30, 2018, 07:36:26 pm »
Must've been a pretty good party.

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People & Places / Is Facebook correct?
« on: June 29, 2018, 12:33:42 pm »
Are you really 50 today, Asherdan?  Wow.  Tell us what was like back in the olden days.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Make Me Choose Between Two Bands
« on: June 24, 2018, 03:38:15 am »
Small Faces or Yardbirds?

Yardbirds, I think.  I know the Yardbirds better and they rock pretty hard.  Itchycoo Park is a pretty damn cool song though.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Make Me Choose Between Two Bands
« on: June 22, 2018, 01:19:20 am »

Who vs. The Kinks. My love for The Who hasn't diminished, but my love for The Kinks has only risen through the years. Still, it's The Who.

This is me, but with the opposite result.  The Davies bros are still astounding me.

I hear what you say about Zeppelin though.  The Zeppelin ablums are like perfect jewels encased in amber.  They're so archetypal and familiar and era defining but so thoroughly explored.

How about -=- Neal Young or David Bowie?

Captain Beefheart or Jonathon Richman?

Jimi Hendrix or Johnny Cash?


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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Make Me Choose Between Two Bands
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:12:07 pm »
Son Volt because I know them better.

Skinny Elvis because he was more Memphis and less Vegas.

Zeppelin vs The Who is a real poser.  Probably Zeppelin, but it'd be a real wrench to give up The Who.  Also, I don't think they are similar enough.  I would propose: The Who vs. The Kinks and Zeppelin vs. The Stones.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: May 03, 2018, 06:56:32 pm »
That seems like a proper use of Apple products, based on my experience.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: May 01, 2018, 07:41:05 pm »
Did we have a thread for "Achewood-isms you use in your everyday life?"

Man, why we even got to do a thing?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Some TV show I didn't just see.
« on: April 23, 2018, 12:01:52 pm »
I watched the first 7 on Netflix. About to see season 8 soon. It's not a perfect show, but I enjoy it. Also, lots of titties, which is nice.

Season 8 is good.  Ian's plotline is stretching it a little, but Frank, as always, is amazing.  Frank goes straight.  For a while.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:00:50 pm »
Sorry Shep.  Rough week indeed.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: April 19, 2018, 12:02:45 pm »
You can't be a proper farmer without colorful dialect.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: April 09, 2018, 06:03:02 pm »
Make sure to take video.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Video Games
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:55:35 am »
The problem is that where ever you go, people are the same.  I hope that this is also the solution.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Some TV show I didn't just see.
« on: April 04, 2018, 07:58:01 pm »
I keep trying to get to it because it's been highly recommended.
Too much media, too little free time.

Plus, I'm in the middle of series 3 for Peaky Blinders and those murderous fucks have my attention.

Watched a couple of those, seemed more intense than what I wanted at the time, but looked great.

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