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Oh no!

 

I've been sick the last few weeks, still am but recovering... damn Covid 😞 Silly state government opened our border too early and despite being double vaxxed I still got the omicron variant and it really has floored me. I think I'm going to be fine and the worst is definitely passed but still, what a way to ruin my Christmas. Oh well, more of my wifes awful cooking🤮🤣

 

Merry Christmas everyone hugs

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Ughh I'm melting... its just under 40 here today. Lucky I had the beach house's air conditioner upgraded after last summer. 

 

Hope everyone had a good christmas, mine was ok even though it was just me and my wife and a way overcooked roast pork! New Years fireworks cancelled tonight because of fire danger so may not even bother to make it to midnight. Happy New Year though! Uhm... wife is back to work on the 3rd of Jan, I'm probs not going to like her new position, she will be working longer hours than she used to now. Otherwise all is good with me, feeling fine now if a little tired 🙂

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Wife is staying on base due to huge Covid numbers here, haven't seen her for a week now 😢 Omicron strain sure is contagious, luckily it seems to be mostly harmless, like I was probs sicker than most people are with it here and it was kinda no more than the flu.

 

Take it easy everyone and stay safe!

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Woah quiet😴

 

Hope you're good @UP100. I'm fine, got my fossil lab topic next week for a fortnight, been busy busy adjusting stuff so that we follow strict Covid protocols, the biggie has been the exam, the fossils are usually handed from student to student but now I've had to do 'bags' of fossils for each student which are all sort of similar in content. Means instead of me having a list of 40 or so fossils that I write questions for, I've now got 15 bags of 40 with questions eek.

 

I barely see my wife too😪 hers is a front line unit and that means they have to be ready to be a first response force if theres a war, so all of the squadron are staying on base. We can meet at a park bench on base both wearing full face masks for a max of 15 minutes 3 times a week, no hugging or kissing either. Its awful, stupid federal government for allowing foreign tourists, stupid state government for folding to federal pressure and easing our borders and restrictions, stupid Omicron!

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13 minutes ago, KittyFit90 said:

Woah quiet😴

 

Hope you're good @UP100. I'm fine, got my fossil lab topic next week for a fortnight, been busy busy adjusting stuff so that we follow strict Covid protocols, the biggie has been the exam, the fossils are usually handed from student to student but now I've had to do 'bags' of fossils for each student which are all sort of similar in content. Means instead of me having a list of 40 or so fossils that I write questions for, I've now got 15 bags of 40 with questions eek.

 

I barely see my wife too😪 hers is a front line unit and that means they have to be ready to be a first response force if theres a war, so all of the squadron are staying on base. We can meet at a park bench on base both wearing full face masks for a max of 15 minutes 3 times a week, no hugging or kissing either. Its awful, stupid federal government for allowing foreign tourists, stupid state government for folding to federal pressure and easing our borders and restrictions, stupid Omicron!

Just watching an online lecture with 160 students being split into groups, and made to cooperate... poorly 😁

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On 2/1/2022 at 5:01 PM, KittyFit90 said:

Group projects suck ass, in my experience groups never work...

Especially when it's basically throwing a bunch of strangers together and expecting them to find the time to fit the project on everyone's schedule.. 😅

On another note, my astma may be making a comeback... after like 8 years of nothing

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1 week down, 1 to go. Very tired but coping fine. Teaching for 7 hours a day for a whole week is very different from a couple of hours a day! My regular hours are so much easier lol I've got my usual 'Post K-Pg Evolution: The Rise of Mammals' topic 1st semester and then my new and improved 'The Paleontology of Evolution: Extinction, Adaptation and Change' in 2nd semester. And of course the field school in the mid year break, though I'm only a co-teacher on that one.

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Online learning is great, I can sit at my desk and record the lectures and not actually have to to talk to anyone lols I can even make my totally lame nerd jokes and not have to look at the rolled eyes or hear the groans🤣 Oh and none of these students have met me, so they don't know I'm so short... though I guess they know I look like I'm 15 and such a dork...😪 probs the cartoon t-rex t-shirt doesn't help either lols

 

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Sigh, the world is poo🙁

 

How is everyone going? All good here, though still don't see my Mrs... she's been in Japan the last 2 weeks anyway but COVID isolation for her unit is still in effect.😞 On a positive note, work is fun, I bought a huge blow up T-Rex and put it in my office so it sits behind me when I record the lectures haha🤣

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On 3/2/2022 at 12:50 PM, KittyFit90 said:

Sigh, the world is poo🙁

How is everyone going? All good here, though still don't see my Mrs... she's been in Japan the last 2 weeks anyway but COVID isolation for her unit is still in effect.😞 On a positive note, work is fun, I bought a huge blow up T-Rex and put it in my office so it sits behind me when I record the lectures haha🤣

I've been doing fine, except that I keep forgetting to do certain assignments 😅

Have been playing loads of GRID Legends with its release... maybe a bit too much! It's quite a bit of fun, and it being arcade certainly isn't a bad thing in my opinion. Makes it easy to just start up and drive

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Sometimes I'm so dumb, case in point today!

Me when I got to work this morning "hmm why is there hardly anyone here?" wanders around for a bit trying to find a colleague in my department but no luck "Oh I wonder if it's a public holiday" checks phone "I'm such a dumbass!" enjoys unexpected day off doing some gardening. LOLS🤣

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State election today, choice of the incumbent centre right party or the centre left party. The centre right party have botched Covid and had a few corruption issues (nothing serious), they also scrapped the V8 Adelaide 500 which sucks ass and they have not approved any of my research grant requests! The centre left party governed for nearly 20 years but lost 4 years ago, they give lots of research grants yay! They are expected to win comfortably according to the polls, I know who I voted for 😁

 

Bad news though, my wife's squadron is staying in isolation another month, found out this morning 😞 I quote "we're a combat unit Kitty, I can't have half the squadron absent from duty with Covid if a war starts' ... very sad today 😞

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On 3/6/2022 at 9:02 AM, KittyFit90 said:

Haha do your assignments lol, your poor hardworking and underpaid lecturers don't need the hassle!🤣

Speaking of this, had to write an apology email late last night for missing a deadline, although I think I got bonus points from writing in Japanese 😅 

One of the best languages for apologies, certainly when compared to what I'd say in Finnish!

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9 hours ago, UP100 said:

Speaking of this, had to write an apology email late last night for missing a deadline, although I think I got bonus points from writing in Japanese 😅 

One of the best languages for apologies, certainly when compared to what I'd say in Finnish!

Good on yah, if I got an apology letter from a student I'd be lenient too... I'm known as a hard marker in my department, this year I'm trying to add 5% to everyone's grade to be a little more fair.

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RIP Amelie the Beagle, my companion and best buddy for nearly 18 years, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 4th 2022😢

 

I've been really upset for the last week, I still am. I'm crying again now, I loved her so much...I will miss her forever:classic_love:

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1 hour ago, KittyFit90 said:

RIP Amelie the Beagle, my companion and best buddy for nearly 18 years, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 4th 2022😢

 

I've been really upset for the last week, I still am. I'm crying again now, I loved her so much...I will miss her forever:classic_love:

Lost my 2 wonderful German shepherds.  Never gets easier they weren’t just dogs to me:

Im sorry for your loss❤️

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5 hours ago, KittyFit90 said:

I feel so lonely at home by myself without the doggo, she was always there. I'm sad 😰

 

I need my wifey back at home, stupid COVID isolation!😒

Time to adopt one of the many dogs that have been dumped by their owners , Its no replacement for your sadly lost love ;  but a new companion will lighten  the load. Best wishes Regards your Uncle Bingo.

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13 hours ago, Exasperated said:

Time to adopt one of the many dogs that have been dumped by their owners , Its no replacement for your sadly lost love ;  but a new companion will lighten  the load. Best wishes Regards your Uncle Bingo.

My wife only really tolerated my dog, I don't think a new one would fly.😞

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On 4/11/2022 at 12:46 PM, ScaredDuck said:

Lost my 2 wonderful German shepherds.  Never gets easier they weren’t just dogs to me:

Im sorry for your loss❤️

Thank you, at least she went peacefully, that morning she just seemed lethargic, she slept most of the day, ignored her dinner and then in the evening, she was asleep beside me on the bed, her breathing got all irregular and then stopped. She didn't even stir, just passed, it could not have been any easier for her. She had arthritis which was a little painful but manageable and her heart was wearing out (which is what I think went at the end), so she had quality of life all the way to the end which I am so grateful for. 18 for a Beagle is around 95 for a human, so she had a good run. Miss her so badly😪

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14 hours ago, couger1981 said:

It's been revealed Codemasters has setup a new forum over at EA.com and been there for awhile by the sounds of it. Guess this place will die a slow death.

Slow death is probably it. F1 games are moving over, but this will still exist for some more time

I wonder if EA Answers has a place we can migrate to if this one goes...

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Codemasters will be adding re directs in their F1 forum for us to go over, also they said this forum won't close as Dirt Rally is still here. But it's only a matter of time until EA brings out the next Dirt game and this forum will close or die.

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A big black very noisy Mustang pulled into my drive yesterday evening!!! Never knew I'd be so glad to hear that big vulgar american car!!!😁 Wifey's squadron are out of isolation and she wanted to surprise me so didn't tell me haha. Its been a long time since we've had more contact than have a coffee and a talk to each other from across a park bench on base. :classic_love:

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On 4/22/2022 at 8:10 AM, couger1981 said:

Codemasters will be adding re directs in their F1 forum for us to go over, also they said this forum won't close as Dirt Rally is still here. But it's only a matter of time until EA brings out the next Dirt game and this forum will close or die.

tbh I don' tcome her tha tmuch anymoe rand right now I'm not really thinking about F1 22 as I've got other games tha taer catching my eye anyway.

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15 hours ago, couger1981 said:

Looks like Codemasters is getting ready to close the forum, they have removed our stats that used to be above the post count.

There is a chance that things are just breaking with updates, but will see

I can look into getting a continuation of The Stuff Thread to the EA answers HQ. Not like we have had too much activity in here, but I think it's worth it to keep even in a very inactive format...

The CM forums have had the problem of the off-topic subforum really being a wild west, so it's not like we have had too many new people joining in

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15 hours ago, KittyFit90 said:

I've made an account on EA, feel a bit sick after though...ugh. I hate that company😒

As Joker from Mass Effect might say "They're not all bad saved your life let me fly" 😛 

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On 6/10/2022 at 8:16 AM, couger1981 said:

It's been confirmed the forum will disappear early July. 😔

That's a shame, had some good laughs with you folks over the past 11 years. I still have a good few folks from here on Twitter (on which you can find me @noiceinmydrink) fortunately.

Ah well, nothing on the internet is forever and I suppose it's appropriate that like the various other Codemasters forums over the years, this one will be resigned to the dustbins of digital has-beens.

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So long folks, and thanks for all the fish.

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On 7/6/2022 at 2:37 AM, Mexicola said:

That's a shame, had some good laughs with you folks over the past 11 years. I still have a good few folks from here on Twitter (on which you can find me @noiceinmydrink) fortunately.

Ah well, nothing on the internet is forever and I suppose it's appropriate that like the various other Codemasters forums over the years, this one will be resigned to the dustbins of digital has-beens.

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So long folks, and thanks for all the fish.

It has been a ride Mex, once most of the other old school members left it hasn't really been the same. Some went to Reddit and others to Twitter but don't see them post much now these days.

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On 7/7/2022 at 12:37 PM, couger1981 said:

It has been a ride Mex, once most of the other old school members left it hasn't really been the same. Some went to Reddit and others to Twitter but don't see them post much now these days.

Yeah I don' treally visit this place much any moer I spend most of my time on https://bsn.boards.net/ talkiing about games these days. Mostly because a lo tof peopl ewho play the Mass Effect and Dragon Age games are here. There are ki8nd o fplaces like game threads for non Bioware games as well like Assassins Creed. Since Codies became an EA studio this was always likely to happen.

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