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Meg Vmeg

Some borrowed words don't get returned.

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Last night, I had my first dream involving a Zoom meeting!

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*snort*

 ‎· LibSkrat 4
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I've had so many of those damn things I'm not sure if I'm dreaming or not when I'm in one anymore.

 ‎· Jim: Lose Cannon 6
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OH MY GOD, CHRIS CUOMO HAS IT. HOW ARE WE NOT LIVING IN A SIMULATION???

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I was so pissed when I saw that

 ‎· hedgielib 1
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Dire Straits - So Far Away http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHXK9glwFBg

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Reading about social/physical distancing always gets this song stuck in my head, and it cracks me up.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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General Electric Workers Launch Protest, Demand to Make Ventilators "GE workers who normally make jet engines say their facilities are sitting idle while the country faces a dire ventilator shortage." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/y3mjxg/general-electric-workers-walk-off-the-job-demand-to-make-ventilators

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"At GE's Lynn, Massachusetts aviation facility, workers held a silent protest, standing six feet apart. Union members at the company’s Boston headquarters also marched six feet apart, calling on the company to use its factories to help the country close its ventilator shortage amid the coronavirus pandemic."

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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Something funny (yet increasingly annoying) is that, due to all this Zoom configuration talk at work, I have Fugazi's "Waiting Room" stuck in my head pretty much all day long: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJFWirQ3ks

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My boss ear-wormed me the other day with Iggy Pop's I'm Bored. I'm losing my mind doing the work our e-resources assistant usually does (he has the week off, paid leave).

 ‎· orgmonkey. I keep receipts. 2
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Welp, I'm out of capers.

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Bagel supply?

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^ Modest bat flip.

 ‎· Julian 1
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Things got weird.

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But maybe we found a workaround for a Zoom ref desk.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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What’s the workaround? I”m super interested in using Zoom as a virtual library space.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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The workaround is setting up a recurring Zoom meeting for 50 days (the max) and running it from the app version on someone's extra computer (or maybe paying for a non-institutional Zoom account). Getting a dummy institutional Zoom account violates the license, getting a dummy netID is verboten. It's interesting that Zoom can have rooms tied to physical spaces, but not to virtual ones.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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I might be meeting the founder of zoom later this week (!!) and will mention this to him.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 5
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My wfh soundtrack today is JACKHAMMERS JACKHAMMERS JACKHAMMERS JACKHAMMERS

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WTF WFH!

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 4
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Life finds a way.

 ‎· Kendra K 4
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^ #blessed

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 3
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and mine is car alarm... aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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mine are aggressive crows which is really all my fault.

 ‎· Kendra K 4
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Any guesses what kind these are? Standard-sized can of overpriced coconut milk for scale.

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Red serrano?

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^ Ohhhhhhhhh, that's interesting. I've only ever had pickled banana peppers, so maybe their spice actually comes from the brine?

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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Do you remember what you spent your 2001 or 2008 stimulus checks on?

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I think I spent one on a plane ticket, and one on credit card debt, but I could be making that up.

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They probably got sucked into bills and whatnot. We did not buy or do anything special to add to the economy.

 ‎· Joe 1
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Made-in-the-Pan Chocolate Cake Recipe "This surprisingly tender vegan chocolate cake is made entirely in an 8-by-8-inch baking pan: Just toss in the ingredients, stir until you don’t see any flour streaks, then bake. Adapted from Mollie Katzen’s Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook” https://cooking.nytimes.com./recipes/1020063-made-in-the-pan-chocolate-cake

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oooooh. I'm in.

 ‎· LibSkrat
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Right?? I think I'm doing this tonight.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Here's a funny thing: I'm so busy with work right now that I don't get to stop and think much, so then afterwards, when I reflect on the day, FOR A SPLIT SECOND, my brain pictures it all happening at my actual workplace.

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Do you not also have this thing before bedtime where you imagine getting ready to leave for work the next morning?

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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Nope. I think of other things [notwork] as I start drifting off to sleep.

 ‎· Joe 1
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Yes.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 1
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Hey, hospital boat! Everyone loves hospital boat.

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The sick boat. Soon we'll be taking another run. The Sick boat. Promises something for everyone...

 ‎· ellbeecee 5
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WAIT, IT WON'T GET HERE FOR WEEKS???

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Fool me once, hospital boat.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 5
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Donating the money I'd saved for a trip to Mexico next week to my local food bank and Meals on Wheels. Here are links, in case anyone else is similarly inclined/able:
https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank
https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/

Donating the money I'd saved for a trip to Mexico next week to my local food bank and Meals on Wheels. Here are links, in case anyone else is similarly inclined/able:
https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank
https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/

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Thank you for doing that, Meg. This is how we make it together.

 ‎· Micah 6
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Ugh, this is so well intentioned that it makes my heart hurt. *soft shoulder punch*

 ‎· orgmonkey. I keep receipts. 5
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^^ No point in making it otherwise :)

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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When you have to ctrl+v in random text fields because you can't remember what you ctrl+c'd, but you have a vague sense that it was super-important 5 minutes ago.

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Guess what I noticed today about my front door, after only living here for 5 years.

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The transom window?

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YES

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 3
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#KnivesOut

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The real knives are in a knife block (not pictured).

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Yes! And those black handles remind me instantly of a set my maternal grandparents had—I can picture them clear as day and it’s Thanksgiving with all of us there.

 ‎· Micah
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#rubberbands

 ‎· orgmonkey. I keep receipts. 2
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Welp, they're closing the restaurants and bars except for delivery/takeout.

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In other news, I'm watching Babylon Berlin again, from the beginning. The musical number in the second episode is so perfect.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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same here

 ‎· holly
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@hollysue ooh, Babylon Berlin, too?

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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@megvmeg: haha no all the bars and restaurants shut down. :)

 ‎· holly
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Welp, they're closing the schools.

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Oh, let me find the announcement

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 1
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https://www.schools.nyc.gov/alerts/nyc-public-schools-will-close-starting-monday-march-16-2020

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 1
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That feeling when it stops seeming crazy to fly home, to stay with your parents til this is over, but then you immediately remember their metropolitan area hasn't had any cases yet, and it starts seeming equally likely that the virus *wants* you to go there.

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Machine with Concrete - Arthur Ganson "This machine was inspired by dreaming about gear ratios and considering the unexpected implications of exponential powers." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q-BH-tvxEg

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"Each worm/worm gear pair reduces the speed of the motor by 1/50th. Since there are 12 pairs of gears, the final speed reduction is calculated by (1/50)12. The implications are quite large. With the motor turning around 200 revolutions per minute, it will take well over two trillion years before the final gear makes but one turn. Given the truth of this situation, it is possible to do anything at all with the final gear, even embed it in concrete."

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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This is fanatic.

 ‎· Micah 2
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https://youtu.be/9K6XaqT_VoQ he's good!

 ‎· foglia 3
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Welp, infinity more years of sausage party.

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So tired of sausage party.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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Infinitely tired.

 ‎· Kirsten 1
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I mean, I assumed. But yeah.

 ‎· laura x 2
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This sausage is very very very tired of sausage parties.

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 6
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YOUTHS STEALING SUBWAY TOKENS BY SUCKING ON TURNSTILE SLOTS https://www.nytimes.com/1983/02/07/nyregion/youths-stealing-subway-tokens-by-sucking-on-turnstile-slots.html

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Meanwhile, in 1983...

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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I used to have some tokens. Now I think I just have expired MetroCards, which clearly means I need to get to NYC more often.

 ‎· laura x 5
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Is there another option?

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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Take with friend

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