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Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

  • 1.  Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Thu April 09, 2020 03:25 PM
    Quarantine Shenanigans

    What a great topic Sweet Treats turned out to be!  So may delicious sweets from around the world.  You all voted for @GAURAV SAHA's mouth watering photos!  They looked good enough to make me think about licking the screen!

    I know that many people around the world are quarantined, or at least limiting how often they are out in public.  Whether you're quarantined or not, we can all enjoy the creative ways people have been spending their time at home.  So this week, please share your favorite photos, stories and videos of the crazy things people have been doing.  

    The rules:
    1.  Every Thursday, I'll start a new discussion thread titled Weekly Challenge.

    2.  This week, reply to the thread with quarantine shenanigans.  

    3.  Vote for your favorite entries by clicking the "Recommend" button next to your favorites.

    4.  The following Thursday, I'll announce the winner and start the next week's thread.

    5.  The person submitting the item with the most votes will receive one of these Legends of Z t-shirts (or equivalent)!


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    Misty Decker
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  • 2.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Fri April 10, 2020 09:11 AM
    My wife and I purchased an older home 2 years ago with plans to completely remodel. In year 1, we almost have the entire upstairs done; with the help of some local contractors. Now in year 2, we are working downstairs and work has come to a complete stop. So we are spending our evenings and weekends doing some of the work we are capable of completing and cleaning up around the outside of the property in the yard as well as where contractors store supplies.

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    Mark Martin
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  • 3.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Mon April 13, 2020 07:57 AM
    Edited by Fábio Emilio Costa Tue April 14, 2020 07:40 PM
    Still not done a big thing yet, just recording podcasts and played RPGs online (using the Discord gaming network).

    But I'm trying to do some short videos on cosplay and publish it on Internet. Probably I'll do some Alice in Wonderland's White Rabbit or Mad Hatter, thinking on what they would be doing on this COVID-19 lockdown... If anyone wants to help, good ideas could be welcomed. Maybe the White Rabbit became a clerk on remote work for the Queen of Hearts... I don't know... But hope I would not be late, or it would be off with my head!

    EDIT:

    For some people that asked to see me under cosplay, here we are





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    Fábio Emilio Costa
    Performance Analyst
    SERPRO
    Sao Paulo
    +551121731676
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  • 4.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Tue April 14, 2020 07:00 AM
    Fábio,

    This is really neat, you'll have to share when you are finished!  I'm actually producing some "lockdown" videos too, but for Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS.  Since you are a Performance Analyst, I just have to ask.  Do you have any suggestions on things you like to see when using APA?  Or maybe, some things you think would be beneficial for a newer Performance Analyst?  I know this is a little off-topic, but I just had to ask!  

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    Chris Hoina, Offering Manager
    IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS
    chrishoina@ibm.com
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  • 5.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Tue April 14, 2020 07:27 AM
    Something I could like is a good way for 4-Hours MSU impact analysis. This is critical on our store, as we work for government, so we need to be the most efficient using less money

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    Fábio Emilio Costa
    Performance Analyst
    SERPRO
    Sao Paulo
    +551121731676
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  • 6.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Wed April 15, 2020 06:03 AM
    Fábio,

    I really appreciate the feedback, this is super helpful.  I'll add it to the list. Thanks for sharing!

    Stay safe.

    Thanks again,

    Chris

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    Chris Hoina, Offering Manager
    IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS
    chrishoina@ibm.com
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  • 7.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Tue April 14, 2020 07:41 PM
    Just took some pics on cosplay. Give a look on my previous post


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    Fábio Emilio Costa
    Performance Analyst
    SERPRO
    Sao Paulo
    +551121731676
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  • 8.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Tue April 14, 2020 10:18 AM
    I've painted a ceiling, three layers, in total just over the size of a singles tennis court, and a bunch of walls, also three layers, adding about another singles tennis court to the total. Kept me busy, only just over half a tennis court to go for the last two walls. ;)

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    Robert Prins
    Programmer/analyst-programmer
    Freelancer "between contracts"
    Vilnius
    +370 60549447
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  • 9.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Quarantine Shenanigans

    Posted Tue April 14, 2020 12:04 PM
    As I've worked from home for 23+ years, there has been not much adjustment to our daily daytime life.

    However, we are missing meeting being with friends. Last week, our little table game group got together on a Cards Against Humanity game server and a voice Discord call, and played several rounds, while drinking wine (and harder). Last night, we helped a friend work through Zoom instructions she's writing for a court system, finding a couple of issues along the way (and drinking wine-I sense a trend). 

    On Easter, as my father was unable to travel from Southern California, we sent him a small Honeybaked ham dinner for him to enjoy. We also had lunch on Saturday with my mother-in-law across town, sitting a socially distant 2m away. We bought takeaway, and made sure it was enough so she could have leftovers for a few days. 

    Our game group will be getting together soon for more shenanigans. 

    As the weather has improved, I have begun taking midday walks.

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    Ray Mullins
    Principal Software Engineer
    Rocket Software, Inc.
    Roseville CA
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