Ash78, full of malaisy ennui
ash78
5/29/20
2:50 PM
149

I almost always send single texts with multiple sentences vs separate texts for each sentence. Maybe this makes me an old, but I prefer receiving texts this way as well. I hate hearing my phone sound off three different alerts for what is essentially one text/thought from a friend. I feel the long text with proper Read more

5/28/20
3:57 PM
6

Your implication is that they forgot or just didn’t get to Roku in time, but the reports are that Roku played hardball in the negotiations, to the determine of their customers. Same thing happened IIRC with CBS and the Super Bowl in HDR 4K. Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, I start blaming Roku. 

5/28/20
2:32 PM
1

Similarly, we’re trying to find a couple of lower-risk road trips we can take maybe on long weekends throughout the summer to break it up since some other trips we had planned were cancelled. “Glamping” is not a thing I EVER thought I would consider, but here we are. 

5/28/20
1:37 PM
3

Another note: try to not over-reward your pet’s mild/modest anxiety. If their acting anxious gets them special attention that they like, then they will bring out that behavior more often. Just as if you end up caving in and giving your dog a cookie after 20 minutes of whining, your dog now could believe that it now tak Read more

5/27/20
10:15 AM
6

I hate getting *upgraded* to a giant SUV. A Dodge Journey is NOT an upgrade from a Corolla.

5/27/20
9:22 AM
2

No. The RV market is quite solid right now. Factories were shutdown or shifted production to government contracts, while demand went up. I’ve been reading comments that currently dealers are telling people, “The price is the price.” The used RV rental market can be a great place to buy a RV. All of the early issues Read more

5/26/20
4:07 PM
1

Our circa-2011 Mazda5 has a ton of miles on it and probably could use replacement. Are there any decent deals on any vans/SUVs like it at the Hertz sales? Recommendations?

5/25/20
8:04 PM
1

As a millennial, I actually don’t care nearly as much about the skill building part specifically, but I do care about my limited paycheck and how far it goes. That drives me to learn a lot of skills. Sure, I can hire someone to hang picture frames, paint or touch up interior walls, unclog drains, change to a spare tire Read more

5/22/20
2:41 PM
3

This underscores the need for a really good moderator on video conferences. I work remotely on two different development teams where our scrum masters are on opposite ends of the spectrum for this. One meeting is always super painful because there’s a lot of awkward silences, punctuated by three people starting to all Read more

5/22/20
1:02 PM
14

I’m not ashamed to say that I love Bio Dome.  I know I probably should be, but no.

5/22/20
11:07 AM
3

Having been fortunate enough to have several ‘Dad, how do I...” people in my life (Mom and Dad are both designers and builders, both grandfathers were mechanics/engineers and both grandmothers were crafters), I think this is an incredible effort he’s making.  I didn’t realize until I was in my late 20's or early 30's Read more

5/22/20
12:27 AM
1

I did not know that haptic touch on the spacebar was a thing.  cursor movement in iOS has been driving me insane.  Bless you for showing me this!

5/18/20
1:39 PM
1

Servicey! Thank you - I did intend to modify the pushups that way (as I have always done them) BUT, I had no idea you could modify the plank. I have managed to get a whole 20 sec once... That seems like a good goal. ;)

5/16/20
4:07 AM
4

No worries for me. My wife, however, needs to bring her hair dryer