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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53760 on: June 13, 2011, 04:00:18 pm »

... Wow, I think my hand just went through my face.


On the other hand, I got a 98% on my first German test, and I seem to be making a friend.  Whoo!
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53761 on: June 13, 2011, 04:37:46 pm »

So, some of you may remember CrazyGoggs, the guy who does the TroperTales series on youtube. Well, he's started a new series just now, one focused on The Nice Guys forum.

So here's Episode 1, and here's the site itself. (Warning: May cause hateragekill. You read The Nice Guys forum and watch CrazyGoggs' series on it at your own risk. The opinions of The Nice Guy forum do not reflect the opinions of MetalSlimeHunt.)

Addendum: This is in the happy thread because the forum it concerns is hilariously bad.
Wow... I think I just facepalmed so hard I broke my nose.
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53762 on: June 13, 2011, 04:39:56 pm »

Doc: "Hmm, and how exactly did you break your nose?"
AoD: "Internet."
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53763 on: June 13, 2011, 04:43:40 pm »

It's been surprisingly cool today. Much better than the 90°+ warehouse I was in all last week.


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AoD: "Internet."
When will they find a cure?!
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53764 on: June 13, 2011, 06:40:11 pm »

Guys, guys, guys... nice guys?

To be successful with women you just have to understand women.

This is how you court them, obviously.

Any other questions?

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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53765 on: June 13, 2011, 06:59:34 pm »

Watched Sherlock Holmes and also got around to working on a new system of tracking my income (via Excel) for when I'm freelancing. Of course, provided I keep track of how much is negotiated and/or how many hours I logged. Right now, it's still in it's prototype phase, but it looks like it's working out well. Just applied to a few new jobs (and have them pre-logged/ready for processing) and got them lined up on it. Now I just have to play the waiting game for what I get and what I don't (and what to clear out soon).

As of now, I'm using it to see if I can out-pace my old income rate(s) from my last job(s) based on their old data (if recorded or remembered). Still have to figure out how to work that out, since I have fixed pay and rate-based jobs to work between (and calculating). On the comforting side, I know that with fixed-pay jobs, I work fast, I get paid very well, in contrast; and I negotiate well enough with rate-based jobs (and work well enough hourly-wise), my skill yields a more generous income (while still being fair) compared to my past jobs. So fixed = move quick, but ensure quality, and hourly = take my time, but not too much (could affect my freelancer reputation if I take too long to get an hourly-rate job done). At least my common sense is a good navigator for these matters, so I don't have to worry too much.

Plus, site policy requires both parties (contractor (me) and employer) to state how long they intend a project to go on for (from hours to months). Employer states time and how much they're willing to pay, and contractor (via application process) negotiates how much they want to be paid, and how long they're willing or able to work. The site also has a program that works like a punch clock (and if armed with a webcam, screencaps employee and screen (both optional) as evidence of actually doing their job; and site holds the logs until contract is closed or cancelled (so hourly rates are tracked this way precisely, and time logged is confirmation/evidence of working for fixed pay)). I like how the system works, although I can also see just how (un)popular certain jobs are. I mean, certain hourly jobs can have up to hundreds of applicants, and other fixed-amount jobs can have as few as 3 applicants.

Then again, certain jobs are justified for their popularity ratings, provided you do the math. Example: Edit 1000 pictures for 50 bucks is not as lucrative as it sounds. $50.00/1000 = 5 cents a picture, and it takes some time to get it done too (especially if hi-res). Spend too much time (let's say 5-10 hours total, and you might as well wear a wrapper on your head labeled "Sucker". If done in 5 hours, then it's 10 bucks an hour (though unlikely), if done in 10 hours (more likely), then it's more like  5 bucks an hour. Longer than that, get that wrapper ready for your head.

It's also comforting to know that despite no longer working at my old job, my unemployment might yet still be valid, so as long as I have an income to record, I might still get support until my on-going client starts paying me via commissions. That is still taking it's time though, so I gotta keep myself working at least part-time. Fortunately, I have their guarantee, and I hold their word on it too. So like mentioned some time ago when I left my job, thank God I prepared my bank account ahead of time.
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53766 on: June 13, 2011, 07:01:06 pm »

Just found out that legend of mana is now available for my PSP. Let's see, the plot was hard to grasp, godcrafting was easy, combat was really silly easy, and some quests are absurdly frustrating. I love this game.
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53768 on: June 13, 2011, 08:12:30 pm »

I just chortled -

Amusing myself sitting here at my sister's apartment waiting for friends to get here and call. My sister's roommate walks in with laundry - she's a 'blonde beauty' as my sister puts it, not my type but pretty and intelligent. A minute after she walks in, someone knocks on the door. She and I exchange confused glances, and I go to open the door. A confused looking guy is standing there; he looks at me and says, "Uhhh, I was in the study room, and I was wondering... uhhhh.... if you have... two pieces of paper we could borrow?"

I give him a once over, and say "I'll take a look".

I come back and search my sister's room for paper, and go back and give it to him. He gives me a blank stare and says thanks before scurrying off. I watch him leave.

My sister's roommate asks me who it was, and I say some dude asking for paper. She says that the guys in the study room were just staring at her as she passed through the apartment lobby and making her uncomfortable. So of course this guy's approach to women, or backup plan, is to ask for paper- as he expected her to answer the door and not this surly looking asian guy. We shared a good laugh.

Fellow gentlemen: don't be pathetic. Or creeps.
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53769 on: June 13, 2011, 08:15:21 pm »

My sister's roommate asks me who it was, and I say some dude asking for paper. She says that the guys in the study room were just staring at her as she passed through the apartment lobby and making her uncomfortable. So of course this guy's approach to women, or backup plan, is to ask for paper. We shared a good laugh.

Fellow gentlemen: don't be pathetic. Or creeps.

Well, he probably thought you were her boyfriend or something, so he had to think fast and come up with something to say that wouldn't get his ass kicked when you opened the door.  There's no good way out of a situation when you try to follow up with a woman you'd like to talk to, and some dude answers.
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53770 on: June 13, 2011, 08:19:41 pm »

You know, speaking as a male that fancies himself as a gentleman, I can't imagine any situation in which openly-staring at a woman you just saw and following her back to her apartment and knocking on the door to introduce yourself is acceptable - even if you live in the same apartment building.

But I'm old fashioned like that.
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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53771 on: June 13, 2011, 08:52:45 pm »

I couldn't imagine trying something like that either. But hey I'm single, so don't listen to my advice.
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Re: [:3] Things that made you HAPPY today thread.
« Reply #53772 on: June 13, 2011, 08:53:48 pm »

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Re: [:3] Things that made you HAPPY today thread.
« Reply #53773 on: June 13, 2011, 08:59:39 pm »

Just...

J-J-J-JAM IT IN!!!!

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Re: [Headpants!] Things you wore on your head today thread. (Happy Thread)
« Reply #53774 on: June 13, 2011, 09:09:12 pm »

Incidentally, unless some 3rd party knows, you're never going to get an answer. The 1st three letters of that username explain why, IIRC.
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