Recent content by Mercutio

  1. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I'm not well compensated, LM. As I recall, dd's assistant makes more than I do. I like my job a lot because of the flexibility I have and the number of different hats I get to wear, plus the fact that stable full time/permanent IT gigs are not a thing that seems to exist, at least around...
  2. Mercutio

    Something Random

    Kids are a deal breaker, even grown ones. I don't have the life experiences at this point to deal with having to interact with someone who needs the approval of third (kid) or fourth (exes) parties to manage their romantic affairs. Hilariously, universally among other single people I know who...
  3. Mercutio

    Cloud Backup

    Maybe split your job in to a few smaller ones, just to see if you only lose connectivity on specific files or somesuch?
  4. Mercutio

    Something Random

    This is also what I'm saying. I hang around with 19 - 30 year old girls because I like spending time with them and my credentials as a decent person have been established with them. They're completely off the table for dating though because I'm the same approximate age as their parents. I have...
  5. Mercutio

    Something Random

    They don't grow up. Truly. The nearly universal expectation is that relationship follows a casual affair. You have to practice dealing with that or deal with the consequence of not being able to.
  6. Mercutio

    Something Random

    sed, you're at an age where you still have to be around people who are your own age. Do. Not. Fucking. Waste. That. Go do things that involve people who are your own age. College has social opportunities that you will never see again. Maybe, if you're lucky, after college you will move to a...
  7. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I usually take off from work from my birthday in early December until after the new year, but this year I'm getting pretty hosed by that. I'll get 13 work days off plus one that would be a holiday anyway, but I'm actually going to wind up with an extra week of time off I can't use. Something...
  8. Mercutio

    Politics

    That's the central premise of a lot of right wing political thought in the USA.
  9. Mercutio

    Phone Dying

    A non-destructive starting point is to encrypt and then reset the device. Having a spare phone around isn't a terrible thing.
  10. Mercutio

    Cloud Backup

    The only errors I saw were simple path length issues.
  11. Mercutio

    Politics

    Cost of the single project is not the only measure of its value. Rural electrification and public education are both drains on public coffers that still have immeasurable value.
  12. Mercutio

    Best movie you've seen

    I think Doctor Strange is an edge case where 3D is really cool and does add something to the experience, even if it's not the vertigo-inducing trip it might've been. Am I alone in thinking that 3D glasses kind of wash out color? The 2D screening seemed more colorful.
  13. Mercutio

    Politics

    "I Got Mine and Fuck Everybody Else" might as well be the title of every Heritage Foundation Policy paper. The public good is a concept seldom recognized in their line of thinking, which leads to Louisiana's governor complaining about public research into Earthquakes and Volcanoes a few short...
  14. Mercutio

    Best movie you've seen

    I rate it five out of seven. It's an enjoyable movie but it's flawed. I think there's some pothead philosophy going on and it bugged me.
  15. Mercutio

    Best movie you've seen

    Doctor Strange: If you got the sense from the trailers that there would be amazing 3D... I wasn't sold. I saw it in IMAX 3D and while the visuals were as stunning and frankly trippy as they needed to be, this had the potential to be the closest thing to a theme park motion ride of any movie...
Top