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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.

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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of our vendors fucked us over hard on Monday (again) and I’m still trying to pick up the pieces; another vendor sent us outdated specs and now I have to reverse engineer their most recent system update; my manager played around with server configurations mid-day without telling anybody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*