Deep Funk
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Almost left my old employer. Not going to stay home and end up broke... Mar 31, 2020 at 2:44 AM

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    1. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Almost left my old employer. Not going to stay home and end up broke...
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      3. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Congrats!
        Mar 31, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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      4. rlow
        rlow
        Great stuff! Best of luck and stay safe!
        Mar 31, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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      5. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        Congrats man! Great to hear you came out ahead in this situation.
        Mar 31, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    2. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Went for a bike ride. Quarantine in the Spring, when the weather is that nice staying inside feels wrong. So be it...
      1. boredpanda
        boredpanda
        Random question. Do you wear a helmet when riding? Last time I was in NL (The Hague) I was surprised how few wore them. :)
        Mar 28, 2020 at 10:36 AM
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        We don’t wear them because we have the proper infrastructure to support bikes and people in cars are aware of them(and are fucked if they hit someone). We also learn to ride bikes not much later than we learn how to walk.
        Mar 28, 2020 at 11:18 AM
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        If you go places or just cruise around, you really don't need a helmet. If you want to race (speeds of 35 km/h) you need a helmet. Not joking, over about 20 miles/hour an emergency stop can really hurt...
        Mar 28, 2020 at 11:50 AM
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    3. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      In NL too many people are ignoring the new measures. A full lockdown looms and can really hurt people's wallets...
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    4. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      If you need a quick escape, Pearl Jam has got you covered...
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    5. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      New Childish Gambino album is out. Worthy of a late night coffee...
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    6. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      My managers still have not communicated an action plan or even told my team what to expect. Yeah, this is not good. Almost out of there...
      1. boredpanda
        boredpanda
        I've heard people say that they didn't quit their job, they quit their boss/manager. Wish you the best of luck, insufferable management sucks.
        Mar 24, 2020
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    7. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Went for a bike ride. Fresh air, I missed fresh air for a fucking week.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        We feel really blessed to be staying in a garage apartment of a house kind of out in the country with a big yard and a creek out back during this time while we’re here in the US. Daily family kickball games have been good for everyone. Before this it was 6 weeks spent in 8 different hotels while we tried to wait out the virus in Asia.
        Mar 22, 2020
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      2. ergopower
        ergopower
        Much less traffic right now since so many people working from home, or unfortunately, out of work. But riding this week was way less tense than normal.
        Mar 22, 2020
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      3. ergopower
        ergopower
        Eating take out more often, hoping some of the small restaurants I like are able to make it through.
        Mar 22, 2020
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    8. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Blue Oyster Cult might be one of the most underrated Rock bands. Cannot explain it but there is something about their sound...
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        But I dunno why nerds/geeks/virgins don't like BOC more? Out of a lot of rock groups, they were mostly aimed at the Sci-Fi/Nerd crowd the most.
        Mar 20, 2020
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        It is like Uriah Heep and 10CC. Great bands but they were most quirky. Jethro Tull kind of broke through but that group was kind of an exception.
        Mar 20, 2020
      5. Wilson
        Wilson
        Singing "OD'd on life, OD'd on life itself."
        Mar 20, 2020
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    9. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Enough hay-fever medicine in for this month and next month. I have plenty of coffee, tea and spices. I can relax a little bit now...
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Yeah i need to see if i can get some antihistamine still. It just happend again, i had a nice long run with the dog. Last stretch back into town and my lungs started to burn and i couldn't breathe before i heard and saw the lawnmower.
        Mar 18, 2020
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Get it A.S.A.P. If we have a good Summer, we are in trouble. Yeah I love nice weather but pollen, dust and dry particles of whatever can make me ill in a second. Also I work in the kitchen, cleanliness is life. I get really grumpy when people leave a mess...
        Mar 18, 2020
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      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        No worries i will get on it. Dreading the summer too... worried about it stacking with corona for a double damage bonus. Then again i found my reaction to the grass more extreme than usual maybe i’m already infected. Still feel a “wet” ache in my lungs... might be stress idk.

        I understand taking pride in your work and demanding a certain level of competence from others around you.
        Mar 18, 2020
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    10. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Social venues in NL are closed for three weeks. Restaurants, clubs, gyms everything. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot...
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        I understand the measure. I have an issue with the economic damage though. If you are self-employed or you live pay-check to pay-check you are in trouble. Every person with fixed hour contracts which includes paid leave can coast. I do not have that luxury.
        Mar 15, 2020
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      3. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        It's happening everywhere. California just called for home isolation for everyone 65 and over and closed all bars, nightclubs, breweries, wineries and brewpubs. Restaurants are supposed to practice "deep social distancing."
        Mar 15, 2020
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      4. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        Same in Canada. Everything is shutting down. I'm totally fine with it though this is exceptional in my lifetime for sure. Flu kills 1-2 in 1000, this kills 30-40 in 1000. Our health care system is not prepared for that. I'd rather hang out at home listening to CDs than end up like Italy. My heart goes out to them.
        Mar 15, 2020
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    11. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Only worked thee hours today. Friday is usually busy. I am on a 0-hour contract so I will start job-hunting today.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Didn't know what a zero-hour contract was before now. I am so sorry, Deep Funk, Thad's right.
        Mar 13, 2020
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Never heard of zero-hour contracts before. That is a terrible arrangement.
        Mar 13, 2020
      5. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        The like is for the decision to job hunt...seems the right move. Best of luck.
        Mar 13, 2020
    12. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Joseph Heller's "Closing Time" arrived. Much reading awaits me...
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    13. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Server issues? Firefox jams. Opera works better and now in Chrome yeah. Either way it felt like 56k times for half an hour.
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    14. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Learnt something new. When a song in the gym is played "as is", not remixed for the extra BPMs it generally is really good. Dua Lipa...
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    15. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Finished "Catch 22", surprisingly tough in some parts. Joseph Heller described a problem in society that is more dangerous than a world war.
      1. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        It’s such a great book. I read it when I was younger and laughed at the ridiculousness of the first half of it but dropped it after that mid point. Picked it up years later and read it all the way through. It hits you hard how dysfunctional bureaucracy can be, the normalization of it in every day life, and how we’re all just trying to make it out alive (or most of us are). Still relevant in today’s society.
        Mar 2, 2020
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Humanity is frail. When faced with extremes populists and fixers show up and shove you around. Catch22 is more than the curse of contradictory bureaucracy. Catch22 is what happens the human measure is sacrificed for interests of either side. Humanity disappears, vice becomes virtue because virtue is vicious for certain people's interests. The last chapters...
        Mar 2, 2020
      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        This and Fahrenheit 451 are books that I appreciated after I got into college.
        Mar 2, 2020
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    16. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      I can live with bad management, at one point you leave. Inept management is too much. Focus is now on minimum effort, leaving on the dot.
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      2. SeanT
        SeanT
        Bad management isn't so bad when you work somewhere that you're responsible for your own work and can make most of your own decisions. It really sucks, though, when you're part of a team and management doesn't know/care to make sure the team succeeds. Been there, done with that.
        Feb 26, 2020
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        A clusterfuck happened yesterday and management did not want to own up. Okay, I will finish the employment contract (1 year) because C.V. and prepare to leave in the Summer. I am almost too grumpy to enjoy my job now.
        Feb 26, 2020
      4. SeanT
        SeanT
        I know the feeling, man. Not many things worse than an unhappy job you're bound to. At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel, though! Hopefully things improve in that time, but if not at least you'll be able to move on.
        Feb 26, 2020
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    17. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Windy weeks on the Dutch west coast. Becoming tired of feeling like a kite. Add rain and even short bike rides become risky. No grip...
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I think the combination of the low country and my seasonal affective disorder would make me lose what little grip I have left.
        Feb 24, 2020
      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        It's getting old fast...
        Feb 24, 2020
    18. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      The new Grimes is good. "Delete Forever" might be her best song ever. The banjo and violin that back up her sentiments: she knows her sound.
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    19. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Alex Lifeson might be the be best guitarist of the past few decades. Going through Rush albums now, his melodies, layers and solos...
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        I always thought Alex was underappreciated because best guitarist award is so subjective. Where Neil and Ged were consistently at or near the top of the best of lists.
        Feb 20, 2020
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      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        @crazychile I think it's because there was already a great wealth of famous/talented guitar players, but Neil and Geddy broke more new ground, so Alex was less appreciated. He's the melodic heart and soul of the band.
        Feb 20, 2020
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        He can go Mark Knopfler or full Hendrix out of the blue but without his fills/parts Rush sounds incoherent. Only Josh Homme is known for that skill generally. But Alex Lifeson takes it to another level.
        Feb 20, 2020
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    20. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Reinbert de Leeuw passed away. His interpretation of Satie will always be special. The world has lost a unique musician...
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