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BORED

Started by Mr. Analog, July 23, 2020, 02:59:59 PM

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Mr. Analog

I'm stuck between tasks and it's nearly the weekend bored, Bored, BORED!

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Melbosa

Sux... wish I had time to breath.  Virtual Fraga is taking a lot more prep than actual Fraga
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Thorin

Hmm, I have tasks to do but they kinda bore me and unfortunately I've been letting them pile up just before I'm taking a long week off...  So, bored but need to get this stuff done now!
Prayin' for a 20!

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Mr. Analog

Quote from: Melbosa on July 24, 2020, 12:14:13 AMSux... wish I had time to breath.  Virtual Fraga is taking a lot more prep than actual Fraga
Oh yeah? What kind of stuff are you  up to?

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Mr. Analog

Quote from: Thorin on July 24, 2020, 11:49:13 AMHmm, I have tasks to do but they kinda bore me and unfortunately I've been letting them pile up just before I'm taking a long week off...  So, bored but need to get this stuff done now!
Oh man! A week off! That'll be nice. Something to look forward to after getting all that @%&# done

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Thorin

Quote from: Mr. Analog on July 24, 2020, 12:57:47 PM
Quote from: Thorin on July 24, 2020, 11:49:13 AMHmm, I have tasks to do but they kinda bore me and unfortunately I've been letting them pile up just before I'm taking a long week off...  So, bored but need to get this stuff done now!

Oh man! A week off! That'll be nice. Something to look forward to after getting all that @%&# done

Finally finished my work at 10 at night, feeling a little frazzled by how much I had to do, but then it was my own fault for not staying focused last week.

Yeah, we're off for ten nights camping at Redstreak.  Redstreak is in Kootenay National Park, which I booked back at the start of January, but the park is in BC, so I'm a bit nervous about driving my Alberta-plated vehicles there.  We've got full hookup so I don't have to worry about emptying tanks mid-week or anything.  Redstreak's just up the mountain from Radium (the hot springs are closed for good reason), but 20 minutes away is a couple of beaches on Windermere lake, so that'll keep us busy.  And we'll probably go do some easy hikes or something.

The weather's supposed to be hot there, 26 to 33 for the week, almost no clouds.  It's supposed to get nice and warm here, too, though.  I think it'll be a nice weekend to get out and about, take a walk somewhere or sit in the back yard and catch rays.
Prayin' for a 20!

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Mr. Analog

That sounds amazing! I hope you have a great time

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Tom

July 25, 2020, 08:39:16 AM #7 Last Edit: July 25, 2020, 08:43:34 AM by Tom
Due to "issues" at work or rather my client's client's client's, my client's buisness plan has accelerated and completely changed gears. The stuff they are putting in motion now was planned for "the future" once the "current" product was "done" (which was taking longer than expected), but the down stream client's up and disappeared. So the entire plan is just skipping a bunch of steps. But that means there's very little for me to do the next little while. So I've been a tad bored too!

Finishing up some testing of the current device configuration, or at least half of it (half of it is going away and being replaced with something else). Then we wait doing whatever we can find till our ODM/OEM is finished porting Android 10 to our customized device. 4+ weeks for an alpha, 8+ weeks for a beta. and more for a finalized RC. But between the alpha and RC we can start working on our customizations at least. Fun fun.

I've been playing too much Factorio. I've actually "won" the game in so much as you can actually "win" at factori. Launching a single rocket gets you a nice "you won" dialog. I've actually launched like 150+ now. Currently been reconfiguring my base cause I made the main bus a little too narrow. So I'm moving the bottom half of the base down by half of a "city block" (4 large power poles max distance square). Annoying since I /just/ placed a bunch of it. hahaha. But I need the room to speed up the science research! I don't have enough space in the bus for more lines of copper and iron or basically anything else so I have to make room before I start creating dedicated outposts for individual component factory builds.

Also had time to work on my massive AOSP Intellij plugin project and managed to fix a glaring issue. The worst part about this project is neither Intellij's plugin and over all api is properly documented, and neither is the AOSP build system and various components. So getting it all to work seamlessly has been an absolute nightmare. But I guess its this kind of thing I like to do. Tools, utilities, libraries, debugging tough issues etc. Had to take a few /long/ breaks from the project to clear my head though. Sometimes I get stuck in a single thought pattern and can't get past a particular issue. Take a week or three away and any preconecption just goes away and I usually manage to solve the problem pretty quickly. So thats fun.

In other news We're looking at buying a house. With my current contract it should be possible for us to get a decent mortgage. woo. Past years income isn't too terrible either. Not counting the almost entire year I had off (which was about 29k ish?) a few years ago, my lowest year was 42k ish? We REALLY need another bathroom and bedroom. I mean I don't actually know for sure yet if we will for sure qualify right now, but It looks promising. My Accountant and I have almost finished getting my taxes done (both personal and corporate taxes). Once I've got the forms I'll be forwarding them to the mortgage broker. Fun.
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Mr. Analog

Wow! You're doing a lot!!

I've been too depressed to really do anything outside of work except watch livestreams and sleep, it's really getting me down. I find myself with a lot of free time working a four day week and I just throw away the time doing nothing. I wish I could get my motivation back

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Thorin

Tom:

Now's a really good time to get into a first home - house prices cratered over the last ten months and mortgage rates are set historic lows. Do you have the down payment saved up now? That was the hardest part for me.

My house dropped from bank-assessed value of $400,000 in Feb 2016 to $340,000 in Feb 2020. This past month, the neighbour across the street put their house up for sale at $317,000, and it's comparable (and probably in better shape than my house). Kinda scary that he didn't ask for at least $340,000, makes me wonder if mine is still over-valued.

Mr. Analog:

I hear ya, it's easy to just sit at home and do nothing. I've been meaning to go for a haircut for a week now and still haven't gotten around to it.
Prayin' for a 20!

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Melbosa

Quote from: Mr. Analog on July 24, 2020, 12:56:47 PM
Quote from: Melbosa on July 24, 2020, 12:14:13 AMSux... wish I had time to breath.  Virtual Fraga is taking a lot more prep than actual Fraga
Oh yeah? What kind of stuff are you  up to?

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Streaming... rehearsals....
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Tom

Quote from: Mr. Analog on July 25, 2020, 10:17:45 AMWow! You're doing a lot!!

I've been too depressed to really do anything outside of work except watch livestreams and sleep, it's really getting me down. I find myself with a lot of free time working a four day week and I just throw away the time doing nothing. I wish I could get my motivation back

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:( I totally know how that is. It BLOWS. The only advice I've found that works is "just do it". That also sucks and/or blows. Its something I know you already know. It's something I know, and still struggle with. SUCKS hard.

I'm really not doing that much, but i do technically have more hours a week for work. but lately nothing super time sensitive or intensive in any way, except my side project which keeps me from getting too bored. Work has been letting me work on it during work, so there's that. I get paid for it. woo.

Otherwise, I do a lot of vidja watching and factorio.

Quote from: Thorin on July 25, 2020, 08:58:21 PMTom:

Now's a really good time to get into a first home - house prices cratered over the last ten months and mortgage rates are set historic lows. Do you have the down payment saved up now? That was the hardest part for me.
Yeah one of the reasons we want to move quick is the "time is right". Only main problem has been my financial past and our current reality wrt savings (we've only got about 12k cash atm). We will figure something out I'm sure.

Quote from: Thorin on July 25, 2020, 08:58:21 PMMy house dropped from bank-assessed value of $400,000 in Feb 2016 to $340,000 in Feb 2020. This past month, the neighbour across the street put their house up for sale at $317,000, and it's comparable (and probably in better shape than my house). Kinda scary that he didn't ask for at least $340,000, makes me wonder if mine is still over-valued.
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Melbosa

Banks are assessing at 75% LTV atm... my house that is $410K, TD Assesses at $307k and the city assesses at $340K.  Like @Tom I am doing my mortgage stuff right now as mine matures in August.  I have an appraiser coming on Wednesday to see if I can get a higher appraisal for going with RMG rather than a traditional bank again.
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Lazybones

Quote from: Tom on July 25, 2020, 08:39:16 AMIn other news We're looking at buying a house. With my current contract it should be possible for us to get a decent mortgage. woo. Past years income isn't too terrible either. Not counting the almost entire year I had off (which was about 29k ish?) a few years ago, my lowest year was 42k ish? We REALLY need another bathroom and bedroom. I mean I don't actually know for sure yet if we will for sure qualify right now, but It looks promising. My Accountant and I have almost finished getting my taxes done (both personal and corporate taxes). Once I've got the forms I'll be forwarding them to the mortgage broker. Fun.

In addition to home prices being down in Alberta, interest rates are also historically low.

Make sure you research your mortage very well, there are some huge differences in rates offered and you also need to be careful of the terms such as your how your payment frequency influence interest, if you are allowed to pay it off at any time or if there are limits and if you can't make a payment in the future what are the grace options. You will want to chose something that matches your risk tolerance.

Tom

Quote from: Lazybones on July 26, 2020, 07:49:01 PM
Quote from: Tom on July 25, 2020, 08:39:16 AMIn other news We're looking at buying a house. With my current contract it should be possible for us to get a decent mortgage. woo. Past years income isn't too terrible either. Not counting the almost entire year I had off (which was about 29k ish?) a few years ago, my lowest year was 42k ish? We REALLY need another bathroom and bedroom. I mean I don't actually know for sure yet if we will for sure qualify right now, but It looks promising. My Accountant and I have almost finished getting my taxes done (both personal and corporate taxes). Once I've got the forms I'll be forwarding them to the mortgage broker. Fun.

In addition to home prices being down in Alberta, interest rates are also historically low.

Make sure you research your mortage very well, there are some huge differences in rates offered and you also need to be careful of the terms such as your how your payment frequency influence interest, if you are allowed to pay it off at any time or if there are limits and if you can't make a payment in the future what are the grace options. You will want to chose something that matches your risk tolerance.
Yeah, thanks for the reminder. When I get back some options, I'll do my best to research it all. I know a bit already, but nothing super in depth.
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