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Glinda 11-27-2018 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JackieG (Post 1019739)
I've been giddy ever since I walked up today. I'm expecting my 1TB SSD to arrive that I ordered yesterday. Got a good deal on it for Cyber Monday yesterday.

Hi Jackie, and welcome!

I'm an old lady and hopelessly non-technical. What is a 1TB SSD?

I'm also giddy about receiving an order I made recently. :)

My telephone system (landline/ answering machine) has been crapping out for some time now. The whole shebang is at least 18 years old, there is a ton of "snow" on the line, the wireless phone battery now lasts only about an hour before it needs a charge, and for the last eight months or so, I've been getting endless (fake) charity calls - least five or six a day.

My new phone system has the ability to block calls/numbers. I can't wait to set it up!

:shotgun:

Gravdigr 11-27-2018 05:50 PM

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What is a 1TB SSD?
One thick-bodied stainless steel dildo.

You're :welcome:.

:p:

Gravdigr 11-27-2018 05:52 PM

Also a one terabyte solid state drive. A hard drive with no moving parts.

Gravdigr 11-27-2018 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1019759)
...I've been getting endless (fake) charity calls - least five or six a day.

This morning I received the caller ID ID'd a number as being from one of my (dead for 5-6 yrs) best friends' father. What's even worse, the father has been dead for at least 35-40 years.

I think the number was spoofed.:lol2:

Glinda 11-28-2018 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1019786)
One thick-bodied stainless steel dildo.

You're :welcome:.

:p:

HAAA! :D

Glinda 11-28-2018 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1019789)
This morning I received the caller ID ID'd a number as being from one of my (dead for 5-6 yrs) best friends' father. What's even worse, the father has been dead for at least 35-40 years.

I think the number was spoofed.:lol2:

A few weeks ago, I got a call from a number I didn't recognize. I picked up the phone and said "Hello?" A young man said, "Oh gramma, I'm so glad you're home. I'm in trouble and I really need your help."

"Oh, that's too bad," I said, "but I guess you're going to have to take care of your OWN shit, because I don't have any grandchildren."

*click*

Heh.

Gravdigr 11-29-2018 05:08 PM

:jig:

Glinda 12-07-2018 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1019681)
I just finished the chapter files for another book - this one on voice/speaking disorders - with the front/back matter and references still to come. Even though there will be more files to work on before this project is completely finished, I feel like I just climbed Mt. Everest - my proofreading projects are (nearly) done!

:devil: :cheerldr: :tuba: :fumette: :beer:

DAMN, Edna. I've got another Project Manager asking for my time. In particular, she says: "Itís time sensitive and we need someone on this that can work quickly and meet deadlines."

Unfortunately, I'm awaiting the final files for another project (front/back matter, resources, etc.), so I can't really commit. So I suggested the two Project Managers work out a way that I can complete both of their projects.

BTW, this new project pays .75% mor than the one I'm already working on. The bidding war progresses . . . :D

:devil:

Griff 12-07-2018 07:13 AM


xoxoxoBruce 12-07-2018 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1020281)

BTW, this new project pays .75% mor than the one I'm already working on. The bidding war progresses . . .

You're worth every penny. :notworthy

Glinda 12-07-2018 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1020286)
You're worth every penny. :notworthy

Thanks, Bruce! I had to turn the new project down, since I'm due to receive the final files for my current book next week.

Ah well. At least word is getting around that I'm good at what I do and can be depended on to meet even the craziest deadlines. My client is a BIG global company and their editing/publishing arm puts out roughly 2000 books a year, so I think I'll have lots of work going forward. Yay!

:thumb:

Gravdigr 12-07-2018 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1020281)
BTW, this new project pays .75% mor...

Three-quarters of a percent? 75 cents? 75%?

I confuse so easily.

:p:

Glinda 12-07-2018 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1020315)
Three-quarters of a percent? 75 cents? 75%?

I confuse so easily.

:p:

Yeah, I'm paid by the page. Typical rate is $2 per page. The new job offer came in at $2.75/page. Super rush jobs bring $3/page.

I'm never going to get rich doing this, but it pays the bills and it's work I like. Plus, I can work in my jammies and do bong rips whenever the hell I want; I'm my own manager.

:yesnod:

BigV 12-08-2018 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1020315)
Three-quarters of a percent? 75 cents? 75%?

I confuse so easily.

:p:

y'know that part where some other kid in the class is confused and courageous enough to answer the question *you* had?


this is that.

thanks Grav. :)

Gravdigr 12-09-2018 07:31 AM

*tips hat*

Glinda 12-09-2018 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by BigV (Post 1020431)
y'know that part where some other kid in the class is confused and courageous enough to answer the question *you* had?


this is that.

thanks Grav. :)

Yeah, I think I screwed that up. I'm a word girl; numbers are not my thing. :rolleyes:

But now you know what I meant to say. S'all good. :D

Glinda 12-09-2018 03:15 PM

VACATION!!!!
 
I haven't taken a real vacation in about 10 years. I'm long overdue.

To treat myself, at the end of January I will be spending 10 days at this place . . . .

Playa Laguna Beach Villa, Sosua, Dominican Republic <- more pics at link

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...1/58/b1/7c.jpg

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...1/58/b1/74.jpg

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...1/58/b1/3d.jpg

And guess what? It's FREE! (It's my nephew's place).

WAHOOOO!~ :cheerldr: :rasta: :devil:

Clodfobble 12-09-2018 10:58 PM

Your nephew has nice digs!

xoxoxoBruce 12-10-2018 12:03 AM

Better find out if Trump will let you come back as he's a little pissy about traffic from that direction. ;)

I've got an idea, why don't take a boy toy with you for protection. :D

Griff 12-10-2018 07:17 AM

Enjoy!

Glinda 12-10-2018 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 1020549)
Your nephew has nice digs!

Inorite?!

He and his wife got it in a "fire sale." Seems the millionaire that owned it, bought it as a tryst palace. Wifey found out and said "Sell it NOW or it's time for a divorce and I'll take half of everything." So he put it on the market at some ridiculous price and my nephew and his wife snapped it up.

Hella deal! Now they rent it out for weddings and business retreats, etc. for a few hun a night, while they stay in a $50/night hotel for the duration. They're not getting rich, but it helps pay the bills.

:cool:

Glinda 12-10-2018 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1020558)
Better find out if Trump will let you come back as he's a little pissy about traffic from that direction. ;)

I've got an idea, why don't take a boy toy with you for protection. :D

Is your passport up to date? ;)

Gravdigr 12-10-2018 02:52 PM

Yeah, but he's on a list...more than one, actually.

xoxoxoBruce 12-11-2018 03:43 AM

Had to go check, yup good till July of '21. :D

BigV 12-11-2018 11:25 AM

Sun sets today at about 4:15. We'll have about 8 and a half hours of daylight today.

Thankfully, we'll lose only another five minutes of daylight until the winter solstice, thee, here comes the sun, baby!

xoxoxoBruce 12-11-2018 11:30 AM

Right, this time of year it's about as dark as it gets. :(

Flint 12-11-2018 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by BigV (Post 1020662)
We'll have about 8 and a half hours of daylight today.

Ah, the Pacific Northwest. Home of the moody "grunge" artists with seasonal affective disorder.

BigV 12-11-2018 07:07 PM

Who you callin moody!?

limey 12-12-2018 07:36 AM

Chateau Limey will be on a new, smaller island sometime in the New Year.

Undertoad 12-12-2018 08:00 AM

Whheeeeeeeee! well done.

Clodfobble 12-12-2018 10:19 AM

Yay! Pictures pictures pictures pictures...

BigV 12-12-2018 10:25 AM

Wonderful!

limey 12-12-2018 11:18 AM

Y'all come and visit now, d'y'hear?

xoxoxoBruce 12-12-2018 12:47 PM

You may regret those words. :lol2:

Gravdigr 12-12-2018 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by BigV (Post 1020756)
Who you callin moody!?

Call 'im random! squeeCall 'im random!!!

:lol2:

glatt 12-12-2018 01:27 PM

Fantastic news!

limey 12-12-2018 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1020823)
You may regret those words. :lol2:



Nope. (Just not all at once! [emoji23])


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xoxoxoBruce 12-13-2018 12:17 PM

Oh dear, you mean I should cancel the ship charter. :lol:

Gravdigr 12-13-2018 04:11 PM

Absolutely.

limey 12-13-2018 06:14 PM

Haggis!

Sent by magick

Glinda 12-14-2018 02:25 PM

Just got a raise - hot damn! I'm working on the bibliography and front matter for my current book project and they decided they weren't paying me enough, I guess. Instead of $2/page, I'm now getting $2.70/page.

w0oT!

Gravdigr 12-14-2018 04:08 PM

Go Hot Glinda!

:cheerldr:

limey 12-14-2018 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1020959)
Just got a raise - hot damn! I'm working on the bibliography and front matter for my current book project and they decided they weren't paying me enough, I guess. Instead of $2/page, I'm now getting $2.70/page.

w0oT!



Mahvellous!


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Clodfobble 12-14-2018 06:34 PM

Cool!

xoxoxoBruce 12-14-2018 11:25 PM

Did they hear the other group had offered more money?

henry quirk 12-15-2018 11:21 AM

affordable care act
 
"A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand." -- from one of many stories flittin' around the ether.

Can it be? Is that awful law on it's way out? Mebbe, mebbe not. Today, however, the thought it might be headin' to the graveyard is enough to put a bounce in my step.

Diaphone Jim 12-15-2018 01:05 PM

And take that bounce out of the step of 10,000,000 others.

Gravdigr 12-15-2018 01:38 PM

My step, happily, is unaffected.

henry quirk 12-15-2018 01:48 PM

"take that bounce out of the step of 10,000,000 others."
 
My problem: how?

-----

EDIT: "take that bounce out of the step of 10,000,000 others."

Good.

Gravdigr 12-15-2018 02:15 PM

To hell wid 'em...with their bouncing and their bebopping all over the place.

And their Dan Fogleberg records...

BigV 12-15-2018 06:41 PM

The Muppets are making me happy today.

Glinda 12-15-2018 07:07 PM

Thanks for your good wishes, everyone!

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1021025)
Did they hear the other group had offered more money?

That was for a different book project/project manager from the same company, which I had to turn down in order to finish the last bits of my current project.

I don't fully understand the company's heirarchy and range of services. I do know it's very broad. They're primarily a business management and software provider, but they have an editing/publishing arm that produces 1500-2000 books per year.

Within that publishing arm are multiple project managers competing for available vendors like me to work on various book projects. The PMs have some sort of list they consult for approved editors/proofreaders, and one or another may not have dug deep enough to find out if I'm currently working on a different project. So I occasionally get queries from different PMs asking if I'm available to work on their project when I haven't yet finished my current project.

Y'know. The right hand often doesn't know what the left hand is doing. And so it goes . . .

;)

xoxoxoBruce 12-16-2018 12:01 AM

That's what I mean, I wonder if the left hand found out the right hand offered more money and figured they better up the ante to keep in the running on future projects.

Glinda 12-16-2018 04:12 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1021119)
That's what I mean, I wonder if the left hand found out the right hand offered more money and figured they better up the ante to keep in the running on future projects.

Oh my, but you're a cunning creature. :D

But truthfully, my current PM raised the rate because the author wanted me to do a little additional work. Beyond checking the final proof bibliography against the author's original manuscript, the author asked if I could also do a bibliographic crosscheck against the citations mentioned in the final proof chapter files (to make sure the chapter citations match the bibliographic citations).

Guess what? They don't. A LOT.

So. I'm assuming the author has had a chance to review the chapter files I submitted and likes my work. And I'm assuming that the author is deeply interested in getting this edition of the book perfect. Because (I'm assuming) the original author of this book (and many others on matters concerning the throat and speaking) died earlier this year, and this 10th edition is meant to be a sort of tribute + all-inclusive, major reference work that updates all the shit that came before it. And so that's why, I'm assuming, they gave me a better rate for the whole book (320 pages), even though the extra work I'm doing concerns only the front/end matter (52 pages).

I don't know if any of this is true, but you got me thinking and I've had several cocktails, so there's that. :p:

Bottom line? Evidently, I'm a fucking genius when it comes to this picayune shit, but by god there's a spot on the planet for me!

:thumb:

Gravdigr 12-17-2018 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1021132)
Evidently, I'm a fucking genius when it comes to this picayune shit...

Man, I know how ya feel. It's a burden sometimes ain't it?

:p:

Glinda 12-17-2018 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1021192)
Man, I know how ya feel. It's a burden sometimes ain't it?

:p:

Yabbut, someone's gotta do it. :D

BTW, I finished my book project at 2 a.m. Sweet relief!

Now, I've got metric butt-tons of holiday pet sitting staring me in the face. :neutral:

Gravdigr 12-17-2018 01:58 PM

I got all I can handle just being sexy.

xoxoxoBruce 12-23-2018 05:13 PM

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A surprise Christmas gift out of the blue, a 73 year old book from a guy in Texas I've never met. I had him build a transmission for me 18 months ago and we correspond regularly, but this was a shocker.

limey 12-23-2018 05:44 PM

Lucky xoB!


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Clodfobble 12-23-2018 07:33 PM

Wow, what a neat find!


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