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crappyjones123 last won the day on October 26 2015

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  1. And now what did you do TODAY?

    Was pleasantly surprised to find out I was the only hire given an office (corner one to boot) to myself. Other folks were given larger rooms with better views but have to share the space with other new professors. Between all the meetings over the last 6 days, I finally had a chance to sit in a room that was a real office of my own - I had one in grad school but that doesn't really count. I get to have business cards with my name on them. I get to have my name next to the door outside. As silly as it sounds, it was those things I secretly have been chasing and wishing for all my life. Today, I officially started/continued my journey in academia as an associate professor of mathematics and an assistant professor of medicine as a dual appointment. My work schedule for the fall semester is close to 100+ hours a week between all the obligations but man am I looking forward to it all. Can't remember the last time I was ever this excited. I'm beyond exhausted from moving into the new space in 96 F weather but I'm happy. Today was a good day. Even my mom asking when I was going to get an MBA didn't ruin my mood I think I'm done with school. At least for a little while.
  2. And now what did you do TODAY?

    HOLY SHIT! Where have you been dude? It's been a long time...welcome back The inspection today went without a hitch. The report points out things so minor that they were included as issues since there really weren't any. In an even more pleasant surprise, my parents very generously offered to loan us an extremely large sum of money so that we could avoid the hassles of going through a mortgage and just buy the condo outright. By some very conservative measures we should be able to pay them back in about 2.5 years which not only saves us a lot of money in closing costs but more importantly saves me the time and headache of telling the bank where a $24 deposit came from 3 months ago. The downside it that we are about 8-10k short of the contract price between our salaries before the closing date, all the cash we have saved up and what my parents are offering. Now comes the fun part of flipping over cushions to find change and hoping for a lot more cushions than we have.
  3. And now what did you do TODAY?

    It pays to be patient with such things. At least in my case it did...good luck with the next one Our offer on an apartment was accepted and a signed contract was returned earlier today. Now comes the process of applying for the mortgage which I am really really looking forward to...Have already had three different loan officers try to pull the "this math is very hard - let's move on" card. They didn't like their inaccuracies creative liberties being pointed out.
  4. And now what did you do TODAY?

    5600 hours/16 hours per day ~ 350 days. The E6 came out around this time last year so it was likely in that spot on their wall since then.
  5. And now what did you do TODAY?

    I ran the random pattern over night to no betterment. The tv was run on loop for 5600 hours on the floor. The image was pretty well "retained." It was bad enough that the manager and the floor sales guy both apologized for not catching it before the sale.
  6. And now what did you do TODAY?

    The LG E6 purchase did not go as planned. While a great deal, it was on a floor model and when we brought it home, it had some really nasty burn in/image retention. Went back to Best Buy and spoke with the manager who very kindly offered a heavy discount on a new in box B7. Just set it up and it is quite nice Happy again.
  7. Taboo

    Just finished the season. Can't wait for the next one! "I have a use for you..." Almost hear the tiniest bit of Bane when he says that.
  8. Any IP PBX Experts?

    Having used enough of these phones in the past, it is better to spend a good chunk of change on them. They are all quite poorly made and have a high failure rate. That or budget enough spares over the next year or two. I would going to suggest something open source so you don't have to pay for licenses but the budget I was given was about 3k higher and I didn't know much about this stuff so opted to go the license route so I could get help when needed.
  9. Any IP PBX Experts?

    48 port poe switch will eat up half that. Do you need the actual phones as well or just a computer to run the pbx system on?
  10. Any IP PBX Experts?

    I recently installed a Netgear GSM4352PB and a Sophos (can't remember the model of the firewall) device. Was quite painless. PBX was an Elastix solution. Was conned into doing it as the guy who knew how to set up the wifi. Will never do it again. Do you have a budget in mind? The PoE switch can vary in cost quite a bit depending on whether you need it managed or not, how many ports you need etc.
  11. And now what did you do TODAY?

    Just came home to a surprisingly happy and grateful pair of teenagers. Got the girls to come down to the car under the guise of helping us with groceries. Got them an iMac and an LG E6 for the living room. Was half expecting them to roll their eyes and go back to their phones but they actually seem excited and are asking for help with setting the stuff up. I feel happy. And satisfied.
  12. Taboo

    Just started watching this. I am up to episode 5 already. Tom Hardy is quite possibly the best actor of his generation. At least top 3.
  13. What are you EATING right now?

    Sorry Steve. The phone capitalizes what it wants to and I usually don't argue with it. Likely got capitalized because I searched for it on my phone an hour ago. PS. I do love pizza. And my mom.
  14. What are you EATING right now?

    Had a margarita pizza from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza along with some 'coal fired' chicken wings. Was quite good. Even mom liked the pizza. She said the crust tasted exactly like tandoori roti (indian bread made in a clay oven over a coal fire).
  15. HDTV Suggestions

    I need a change of pants. Enjoy! Certainly green like Nate.