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How's It Going? New Edition

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I’ve been wanting to do this since I took over this post. Welcome back to our daily open thread.


The only question about the New Edition edition of How’s It Going? was which song to use. “Candy Girl” is too obvious. “Mr. Telephone Man” hasn’t aged well. So I went with the most modest of the ‘80s R&B pop band’s hits, “Cool It Now.” Let us sing.

Okay, NOW how’s it going? Pretty good, right?

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, keyboards, toys, snacks, and other unsavory things.

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Work has gone from zero to sixty real quick. I had a bunch of projects in limbo because the customers weren’t bothering to validate. Which is fine since I get paid either way, so on Monday I kicked the tires like I do every week to CYA, not expecting anything to change. Instead, everybody suddenly remembered that their project was “super important” and I get back ALL the feedback at once. Other fun times this week: one of our vendors fucked us over hard on Monday (again) and I’m still trying to pick up the pieces; another vendor sent us outdated specs and now I have to reverse engineer their most recent system update; my manager played around with server configurations mid-day without telling anybody and I had to field angry calls about the outage; and all of this on top of my usual daily support tasks. And my manager wonders why I can’t make any forward momentum on new projects when 75% of my day is spent on support.

Wife and I are debating about putting up political signs. We live in a red county, and the brash kid across the street is a MASSIVE MAGA chud. One of the houses down the street put up a Biden sign, and it looks like somebody tried to rip down their mailbox with a chain that evening. I’ve been wanting to install security cameras on the property anyways, so I guess one of them will be conveniently pointed toward the street?

At least I have a 4-day weekend coming up. *shrug*