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hows this for a kick in the face? Teachers here were just handed a 1.75% RETROACTIVE pay decrease plus a 29% health insurance increase. and they have to take 2 furlough days.....

so you can imagine morale is at an all time low.... they cancelled field trips and dances.... but now it appears administrators have re instated them. all after school activities are cancelled... NJHS cancelled... what a total mess!!

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polarbear22 wrote:PB leaving alert. Barrels of Crud should be up in the next half hour.


Must be a three day woot-off.


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polarbear22 wrote:Must be a three day woot-off.



super crap.... I don't want to miss the bag o crap... and I have to work tomorrow.... so I hope it is not a 3 day woot off!!

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mommadeb1 wrote:hows this for a kick in the face? Teachers here were just handed a 1.75% RETROACTIVE pay decrease plus a 29% health insurance increase. and they have to take 2 furlough days.....

so you can imagine morale is at an all time low.... they cancelled field trips and dances.... but now it appears administrators have re instated them. all after school activities are cancelled... NJHS cancelled... what a total mess!!



You can do a retroactive pay cut? yeesh, sorry

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tenuki wrote:You can do a retroactive pay cut? yeesh, sorry



I think it has something to do with the fact that the teachers didn't have their contract stuff settled til now... so who knows what that means for subs? don't know....

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mommadeb1 wrote:I think it has something to do with the fact that the teachers didn't have their contract stuff settled til now... so who knows what that means for subs? don't know....



That's really awful, sorry to hear (we need to treat teachers better not worse)

I'm just hanging out, really.

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inkycatz wrote:That's really awful, sorry to hear (we need to treat teachers better not worse)



yup,and our county has had to do major budget cuts this year... I do find it interesting that the admin. staff has not shrunk too much...

people need to remember that teachers are teaching our future leaders....

I also think the whole education system needs to be overhauled.... but that is another discussion for another day..

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mewalk707 wrote:That's a trip I don't want to miss!

Happy birthday, tenuki! Sorry I missed you this weekend. We should do Morimoto's (or something) again soon.



Yes, yes we do. Was actually looking at Sonoma restaurant week next week but nothing's jumping out at me. If there's something you want to try ... Would look forward to Morimoto too

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tenuki wrote:Yes, yes we do. Was actually looking at Sonoma restaurant week next week but nothing's jumping out at me. If there's something you want to try ... Would look forward to Morimoto too


I'm in for Morimoto.

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dirt is up!

edit: and it's gone....

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klezman wrote:Another possibility is that you are broadcasting on a frequency that only some of your devices actually work on. There are still many wireless devices that only operate on the 2.4 GHz band (802.11b/g/n) and not on the 5.4 GHz band (802.11a/n). Since n operates on either/both you should check your router to ensure that it's transmitting on 2.4 GHz or (if you got a super-fun router) concurrent dual-band.



It's a WRT610N, fwiw...

It wouldn't explain why I could plug a cable into my wife's work computer, and it wouldn't connect. Went back to the old router, and it works...Also, why wouldn't her phone connect? I'll dink around with it more this weekend...

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otolith wrote:It's a WRT610N, fwiw...

It wouldn't explain why I could plug a cable into my wife's work computer, and it wouldn't connect. Went back to the old router, and it works...Also, why wouldn't her phone connect? I'll dink around with it more this weekend...



Nope, that's a concurrent dual-band router. Just make sure both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands are active and see what happens. Also doesn't explain the hardwire connection, obviously. Might be a DNS thing or DHCP thing also.

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klezman wrote:Nope, that's a concurrent dual-band router. Just make sure both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands are active and see what happens. Also doesn't explain the hardwire connection, obviously. Might be a DNS thing or DHCP thing also.



I believe there was some dns addy issues, which I have to assume is her computer. Wish I could figure out a way to have both routers running (one downstairs, the other up), as I could use the ports on one of the routers to connect our desk top computers via hardwire...

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I need to go to bed, I'm working the next 2 days... plus, tomorrow I will be going nonstop from the time I get up til about 9 tomorrow night..... I don't want to miss anything here!! how sad is that?

keep your fingers crossed... dryer repair dude is supposed to come out tomorrow....



Sparky... haven't heard an update on your dad? I hope he is getting better....

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Wow. Leave for about a month or so and come back to people all crazy-go-nuts about shirts.

Also, thanks again to everbody for the b-day wishes in January.

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DocOt, you haz PM.

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Maybe day three will bring all of the non wine items that lots of folks have been looking for.

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Everyone needs to vote in the latest poll and select Labrats!!


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Everyone needs to vote in the latest poll and select Labrats!!





it's too early in the morning for my brain to function....where is this poll?

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mommadeb1 wrote:it's too early in the morning for my brain to function....where is this poll?



Here. Next to the item description.

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mommadeb1 wrote:I need to go to bed, I'm working the next 2 days... plus, tomorrow I will be going nonstop from the time I get up til about 9 tomorrow night..... I don't want to miss anything here!! how sad is that?

keep your fingers crossed... dryer repair dude is supposed to come out tomorrow....



Sparky... haven't heard an update on your dad? I hope he is getting better....




Dad's doing a little better. He's not up yet, but he is talking more, and hopefully eating a little more each meal. He does still seem to sleep in the afternoons more, but last night when I went around 5:40 pm, he was more talkative.


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otolith wrote:I believe there was some dns addy issues, which I have to assume is her computer. Wish I could figure out a way to have both routers running (one downstairs, the other up), as I could use the ports on one of the routers to connect our desk top computers via hardwire...



Yep, probably something in the way her work laptop is setup. Because if it's standard, it should just connect.


And I want to say if you run a CAT6 cable from one router's normal LAN port to the other's normal LAN port, you could use the other 3 hard-wired ports to connect 3 PC's.


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cortot20 wrote:Maybe day three will bring all of the non wine items that lots of folks have been looking for.



I had a nightmare the balsamic, and salted chocolate pecan caramels came up while I was sleeping!

edit: awesome, got some to send as housewarming to worstveg. They're delicious if anyone's wavering.

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CAGrl wrote:I'm in for Morimoto.



I have a slight problem with over ordering because I want to try everything! Ask mewalk :P

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I kinda want the Woozie Wine Glass Coozie - 4 Pack up on Home.Woot, but I really don't need them. Nor really want them.

But they're wine related. But I don't need them. But ... they're wine related!




Plus, they hide the wine. Not a real fan of that.


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tenuki wrote:I had a nightmare the balsamic, and salted chocolate pecan caramels came up while I was sleeping!

edit: awesome, got some to send as housewarming to worstveg. They're delicious if anyone's wavering.




Dude! You really need to cut back on the psychoactive drugs before going to bed.




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MarkDaSpark wrote:I kinda want the Woozie Wine Glass Coozie - 4 Pack up on Home.Woot, but I really don't need them. Nor really want them.

But they're wine related. But I don't need them. But ... they're wine related!




Plus, they hide the wine. Not a real fan of that.



I'm not quite sure I understand the point of them, unless you want to hide the amount of wine you're drinking...

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otolith wrote:I'm not quite sure I understand the point of them, unless you want to hide the amount of wine you're drinking...



That, and I think they are supposed to help keep the wine in your glass at around the same temp as when it was poured.

My ex would like the hiding amount part.


Edit: And oh darn! They are sold out.


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polarbear22 wrote:Must be a three day woot-off.




At this rate ... perhaps 4? NOOOOOOOO!


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tenuki wrote:I have a slight problem with over ordering because I want to try everything! Ask mewalk :P



That's why I like going with you. You'll try anything... and so will I.

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mewalk707 wrote:That's why I like going with you. You'll try anything... and so will I.






TMI. TMI.


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Huh. Just got a call from kyle at scott harvey. He's pretty new there, said only a couple of weeks. Wanted to see if I needed any wine or whatever.. special- 15% off a case. No nothing right now but thanks.

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And I received a call from Corison 2 days ago.

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Cesare wrote:Huh. Just got a call from kyle at scott harvey. He's pretty new there, said only a couple of weeks. Wanted to see if I needed any wine or whatever.. special- 15% off a case. No nothing right now but thanks.



Weird, if I remember correctly WD jumps on that stuff pretty fast. The fact he said SH really bothers me though since I never get those kinds of calls from them. I wonder if someone's fishing for cc info from wine buyers.

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sanity wrote:And I received a call from Corison 2 days ago.


Post corrected.

I got the call from Corison, but I have bought direct, so it made sense they would call.

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And it is approaching commute time for me. How about lunch time for the west coast? If we both hit it, the Barrels of Crud comes up.

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tenuki wrote:Weird, if I remember correctly WD jumps on that stuff pretty fast. The fact he said SH really bothers me though since I never get those kinds of calls from them. I wonder if someone's fishing for cc info from wine buyers.


I ordered direct from SH once, since woot wouldn't ship but he would. So I am now in their database. Cesare, have you ever ordered direct?

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polarbear22 wrote:And it is approaching commute time for me. How about lunch time for the west coast? If we both hit it, the Barrels of Crud comes up.



Oh right, I came in because I was about to give lunchtime warning, guess I'll wait until after these volleyball things.

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And I made it home w/o a Barrels of Crud Could Sparky be right? Could it be a four-day woot-off? Stay tuned...

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I love pickles. Just not sure I'd love $20 worth of them.


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