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Just now, ProfessorTomoe said:

You picked a hell of a time to return, with the spammers hitting the forum and the subsequent forum upgrade (to keep out the spammers)!

Yeah, I noticed the place looking a little different as well as that thread Hack made.

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While Dropbox isn't full version control, for a single developer it's good enough for rock and roll. Pay the extra to have them keep deleted files around "forever" instead of just 30 days. And Google? Notice that DropBox doesn't count the versions of the files they keep your file limit other than your latest version. Good idea. It's like they know that hard drives are freaking cheap nowadays.

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I know something that's going to make Mrs. Prof very happy later today. Her shipment from "LEGENDS-INDYCAR ECOMMERCE" is scheduled to arrive. Translated, that means her shipment from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is going to arrive. Translated even further, her hand-signed Tony Kanaan Pennant and T-Shirt, both suitable for framing (mainly because she doesn't wear that shirt size), will arrive today.

Meanwhile, my own shipment of vintage 2017 Dark Grade maple syrup from Two Pigs Farm—the place run by Christopher Kimball of Cook's Illustrated fame (former, I believe) is also scheduled to arrive today. I need some biscuits, some Bay's English muffins, and (heresy, I know) some waffles—buttered with Plugra—for this to be enjoyed properly. :D

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This is more interesting than happy making. I got a postcard with the following on the back:

If you own copyrights in musical compositions that Spotify made available for interactive
streaming and/or limited downloading, you could get benefits from a class action settlement.

It goes on to say I've received the postcard because I've been identified as a potential owner of a registered copyright in "one or more musical compositions," and says Spotify made them available without a license. It then re-directs me to a web site, which explains the class action and says the claim form will be available sometime in December. If I file, I get a share of the pie plus future royalties.

I'm guessing that this is for Grabbag, the theme song I wrote for Duke Nukem 3D. I hold full filed copyright on that sucker.

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I just finished the writing of the Edge of Imperial Space Player's Handbook.  Doing my first real proof read and will be giving it to my editor "soon".  Because she wants it in dead tree form, I've got to get my laser printer first, but that's on track for right after I move, assuming no hidden costs in moving.

Now I've got to really crack down on doing the fiddly bits that go in the referee's guide. 

 

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1 hour ago, The Old Hack said:

Today's episode of The Whiteboard. In fact, the whole series. But the 2017-09-11 episode somehow summarises the entire world of TWB for me.

OK, I've sat on the fence long enough with this webcomic.  I'll go ahead and subscr....wait, no RSS feed?!?

I'll have to remember this after I go home from work?!?

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The Pittsburg library is, in fact, rather nice.  Great building and a meh to OK collection.  Found on book that should be of help in Edge of Imperial Space,  "How to Build your own Spaceship".

 

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4 hours ago, mlooney said:

 

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Actually I can empathise. A problem that you have gotten used to and found ways to work around is still a problem. And when it is suddenly gone, it can feel like a disproportionately huge relief just because you can finally ditch the workaround and stop worrying about it.

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5 hours ago, mlooney said:

This makes me happier than it should.

No it doesn't, not unless you're so happy you've ceased to function as a human being.  It sounds like something worthy of quite a lot of happiness to me!

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My pain management doctor. I've been getting my monthly hydrocodone prescriptions from CVS. You've probably heard the news about them limiting prescriptions to 7 days. Thankfully, my pain management doctor has an arrangement with a local mail order pharmacy where patients call them, they verify everything with the doctor's staff, and then the full month's prescription gets mailed to patients. He says they're Blue Cross approved.

Bye bye, CVS, at least for this. I hope my first fill goes smoothly.

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4 minutes ago, ProfessorTomoe said:

Thankfully, my pain management doctor has an arrangement with a local mail order pharmacy where patients call them, they verify everything with the doctor's staff, and then the full month's prescription gets mailed to patients.

The important word there is "local".  I strongly suspect that out of state clients are out of luck, based on my fun and games with changing script writers.

 

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17 minutes ago, mlooney said:

The important word there is "local".  I strongly suspect that out of state clients are out of luck, based on my fun and games with changing script writers.

Probably, unfortunately. They're located in Plano, which is a large suburb on the north side of Dallas. I live in Garland, a "blue collar" suburb on the northeast side of Dallas.

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