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Good Mornin’ Gerbil Nation!! Happy Timely Fixes Sunday!! MSI pushed out a driver update late last night, so my keyboard lights on the laptop are working again. So I set them back to blue. Also, I did a short live stream on the laptop this evening, just to see how it would go over wifi. I was able to do my usual 4000k upstream speed with no problem. A bunch of kiddies from mixer.com came on and we had a nice time talking about stuff. I used one of my USB mics, but the built in mic on the laptop… Read more »

dv8
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Also still haven’t replaced my UPS batteries yet.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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It’s nice to get technical issues sorted. 🙂

Good luck finding the right Android tablet. I’ve got a 2013 Samsung I bought in 2014 (when it had been superseded) which I used to push pretty hard on L.A. trips before I got a refurbished 13″ Mac Pro for travel. But the Samsung’s still going strong for ebooks and very portable basic web access.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Sunday greetin’s, GN!

Hi, dv8!

For humans governing themselves, I feel like we have the best system we could possibly have.

Concur…if we take full advantage of it.

IMO, we’re collectively too reticent to exercise the “No, Seriously…GFY Option” which is, how you say, number two on the chart with a bullet. I think a certain restraint in that regard is actually admirable, however:

“”Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice… and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” -- Barry Goldwater

But then, I’m a malcontent, extremist aßhole.

Sven
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Sven

You? Malcontent? No way!

Sven
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Sven

Happy Sunday, friends.

Sven
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Sven

I watched a good documentary on Amazon Prime last night: “I’ll Never Forget You -- The Last 72 Hours of Lynyrd Skynyrd.” Most music documentaries focus on the band and the music. This one is told from the perspective of longtime friend of Ronnie Van Zant and band head of security, Gene Odom. No band member interviews except for backup singer Leslie Hawkins. There’s a good chunk of time spent on the crash itself and those first on the scene -- pretty much all volunteers and folks that were near the crash that went there immediately to see what they… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation! Good morning, dv8, Fatwa, and Sven! On Sunday, Mrs. Paddy handles the comments during the live stream of her church services (one on youtube, the other on FB). My church doesn’t have the equipment to live stream, so we record, then upload to FB at the proper time. Well, this Sunday, our bishop decided to give pastors the Sabbath off and sent the files for the service to all congregations to upload. Mrs. Paddy still has to handle the comments on both platforms, but at least this time we can both participate in the same… Read more »

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Sven

You may have noticed that I’ve never been all that thrilled working at teh bestest place ever. In an effort to motivate myself, I was planning on going to my professional org’s annual conference this month. It’s now turned into a virtual affair starting this evening and I went ahead signed up for it. There goes my stimulus check, if I ever get it, but at least I’m reminded that I actually am part of a profession. I’m actually excited about it -- won’t do a lot of networking, but they do have some interesting seminars planned.

Sven
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Sven

BTW, I’ll be trying Dv8’s notetaking technique.

dv8
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oh cool. let me know how it turns out.

Sven
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Sven

First session -- an orientation of sorts along with introductions and such. This will sound silly, but I felt like I had permission to just write -- normally I’d be thinking about taking coherent/organized notes -- instead I filled up three pages with sentences that struck a chord or bits and pieces of things to remember.

Haven’t been to a professional conference in years and never one that was virtual. Not sure how much I’ll actually participate, but it’s interesting so far.

dv8
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pretty cool. thx for the feedback. My friend’s technique is pretty effective, I think.

dv8
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the thing about the technique, is that it’s so simple to explain. You don’t need any pictures or diagrams. It just is very clear what to do, so people get it right away when you explain it to them.

I once took a note-taking course at PSU and nothing they taught in that mini course, came anywhere close to my friends technique.