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  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Just a quick update as this week's shaken out at work. My main project's team has been cut in half - all outside consultants and off-shore resources are gone save one. The good news is that it's both simplified my schedule (less coordination with India) and made me personally responsible for enough that I think I'm unlikely to be furloughed in the short term. There are no guarantees, but unless I'm being sandbagged in a truly sadistic fashion, I'm probably safe for now.

    If I combine this with the support announced by our Provincial and Federal governments this week and the ability to defer my mortgage and some other bills if needed, I feel like my family will be ok financially for at least a little while. I am keenly aware that this makes us an exception.
  • Tiger King documentary on Netflix

    We watched 3 episodes last night. Holy forking shirt balls - it's just more and more crazy dumped on top of a foundation of insanity and hubris.
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    As the Canada-US border closes, speculation here is that Trudeau wanted to close the border when he made his announcement yesterday but let Trump save face by making it a "mutual agreement" today. I hope no one dies because everyone has to placate the man child.
    MarciCretanBullMichelleken hale
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Hatorian said:
    The end is coming. 

    We have 3 of the 4 horsemen. 

    Pestilence: the virus
    famine: Africa getting hit hard by locust and stores running out of food
    war: always war but North Korea acting really stupid and Iran may explode anytime now

    death is coming too. 

    It was nice knowing you all. 

    Oh also this...

    Sylvia Browne is a charlatan who cons vulnerable people out of their money. A chimp with a machine gun is bound to hit something.
    DeeDoubleA_RonHatorianasmallcatTeresa from ConcordChinaskiken haleNoelSchluppMarciand 2 others.
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Update: I just got a call from AHS - I do not have COVID-19. It's just a boring old respiratory infection.
    calebthrowerDeeawookieeJaimieTMichaelGGiovanniMrXhisdudeness915ChinaskiCecilyand 8 others.