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Old 08-05-2013, 02:12 PM   #10531
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Not sure on the mtn range... Forgot to load my maps of that area before a last minute trip. Sure am glad I saved the tracks for the ride up to this area...
I've been up there before, that's a great area! I need to get back to New England (I'm from there) on a bike sometime...
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:13 PM   #10532
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Not sure on the mtn range... Forgot to load my maps of that area before a last minute trip. Sure am glad I saved the tracks for the ride up to this area... Would've made the trip back 'interesting'. Took a "mental health" day on friday for a last minute ride up with some other peeps for the w/e. Good times.

I tend to stop for pictures, no go-pro here. Mtn bike was beaten into submission yesterday on NH rocks, and plan on doing the same after work today...
No go pro here either - I shot that 105mph photo riding one handed with an NEX-7 with Rokinon 8mm Aspherical fish eye lens in my left hand
I had it tethered to my camel back in case I dropped it

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Old 08-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #10533
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You computer /data / programming guys seem to get some of the best jobs.

I used to have a teammate in another game who was a tester of parts through destruction (there's a term for that, I forget what it is though). He, too, played in between tasks.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #10534
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Dave: I used to do the IT for International Compliance Corporation (ICC) in Texas.

It was really cool when they did the lightening strike test - I once saw a samsung hard drive flying 50 yards across an open field projected by nothing but electricity
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #10535
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You computer /data / programming guys seem to get some of the best jobs.

I used to have a teammate in another game who was a tester of parts through destruction (there's a term for that, I forget what it is though). He, too, played in between tasks.


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Old 08-05-2013, 02:59 PM   #10536
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I had a buddy that was a project manager for Electronic Arts in Palo Alto, CA (this was back in the early 90s.. they were still making cartridge games like "Desert Strike").

The first time I visited him at work.. I got off the elevator on the 11th floor and the entire floor (it looked like a normal "cubical farm" in any glass skyscraper) was having a giant nerf gun fight. Someone handed me a nerf gun and said "RUN!" and I spent the next 20 minutes running around shooting people I didn't know.

It was surreal.. and hilarious

I was always so jealous he got to work there...
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #10537
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Just to pour salt in to it... I work about 3,230 miles away from my desk!
I live in ID. and work is in New England.

So I do programming and application reviews for my customers - from home.
The boss said to me, I don't care where you live or what you do in your in-between time, just make sure you pick up the phone when someone calls you.

This is my 16th year at it this way

Awesome. That's the way it should be.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:07 PM   #10538
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No go pro here either - I shot that 105mph photo riding one handed with an NEX-7 with Rokinon 8mm Aspherical fish eye lens in my left hand
I had it tethered to my camel back in case I dropped it


Great. Now I'll have to get a picture of me doing 106 on a dirt road no handed to top that... BRB
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #10539
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I got faster ones but none of them are in focus
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #10540
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I used to have a teammate in another game who was a tester of parts through destruction (there's a term for that, I forget what it is though). He, too, played in between tasks.
Destructive testing (the opposite of non-destructive testing)
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #10541
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Just to pour salt in to it... I work about 3,230 miles away from my desk!
I live in ID. and work is in New England.

So I do programming and application reviews for my customers - from home.
The boss said to me, I don't care where you live or what you do in your in-between time, just make sure you pick up the phone when someone calls you.

This is my 16th year at it this way
I do much the same thing: I'm currently in Texas but my customers and colleagues are all over the US, Canada, and the UK. I've been doing this for the last 3 years and can't imagine going back to a job in a cubicle.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #10542
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I do much the same thing: I'm currently in Texas but my customers and colleagues are all over the US, Canada, and the UK. I've been doing this for the last 3 years and can't imagine going back to a job in a cubicle.
I'll cry like a baby if I ever had to go anywhere near an office again.
I love it when the Boston office bitches about traffic.

I like to remind them my commute is 12 feet down a carpeted hallway over two sleeping dogs.

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Old 08-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #10543
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #10544
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Fucking A that was good. Watched & listened to the whole thing.
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