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About bigruss

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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
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  1. bigruss

    2019 Catch-All

    LOL, you've got the homebrew bug that's for sure. My brother does beer, mead, fruit liquors, and sake. Have you joined a local homebrew club or go to any of the National Homebrew conferences? My brother loves doing that, and honestly those conferences seem like a blast as it's just non-stop drinking and they get a ton of micro-brew companies to sponsor stuff.
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    2018 Travel Thread

    Looking to do a trip in the northeast in September for a buddies wedding in Cape Cod, figured it’s be a good time to checkout the area. I’m thinking of spending 4 days in Cape Cod including the wedding, doing 3 days in the Providence area to see a buddy, and then 4 days in Boston. Anyone have any recommendations for those areas or around them? I love historical sites, don’t mind walking but not interested in 10+ mile hikes but easy 3-4 mile hikes are great. And of course any food recommendations are welcome!
  3. bigruss

    Amazon HQ2

    Q lived in Columbia, Missouri, I don't think he's adverse to living outside of NYC lol.
  4. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    I’m not sure they even see him, pretty sure they saw him because they were scouting other players in New York and he happened to be on the opponents team.
  5. bigruss

    Job Thread

    As with any job, if you can’t keep up with the world then you will be left behind.
  6. bigruss

    Renovations to Ballpark

    I’m assuming this changes the field level bar that would host the 2 hour all you can eat/drink patio. Love the new place for when I go with a friend or two, but the patio party was epic for large parties.
  7. bigruss

    Job Thread

    I am a millenial and manage about 25 people, the whole millenials are harder to manage line is a bunch of horseshit. The hardest people on my team and our sister teams are older folks who feel threatened or won't change their habits. All of my younger devs work way harder and are way more motivated. They just don't accept company lines as easily. You lose their trust, they are way more likely to leave for another job. Essentially, they aren't company lifers, and that can be a very powerful thing (good and bad).
  8. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    I love that Illinois has life again, but let’s be real if Ayo doesn’t come back and/or we don’t get wing help then next year is probably not a tourney team still. I hope we continue to bust some brackets this year!
  9. bigruss

    Job Thread

    I never have but that's mainly because I thought it would raise alarms and wasn't worth it.
  10. Man I hate Mizzou but that freaking sucks, the NCAA continues to be a joke.
  11. bigruss

    Job Thread

    A now ex-employee from my current company sounds like they are accepting a job with my former company. I keep in touch with my old boss and a few others there, couldn't believe they didn't reach out at all to me to check on this guy. If this guy does officially accept then they are in for a world of fun.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Basketball shouldn't take 4 years to build a team. Big news with Kofi, a much needed step but they need more.
  13. Illinois has been killing it in recruiting the last couple of weeks. If Lovie can finally get to a bowl game in 2019 then I'm feeling pretty dang good about the future of the program.
  14. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Yea the Kofi rumors were fun for about a day until he and his manager changed tunes when off campus. We'll see how that goes, fingers crossed he comes here because that is a game changer. But if he doesn't come here, I honestly don't know the way out of this. I don't think we have enough talent or we aren't coaching well enough to get out of this mess with the current roster.
  15. bigruss

    Technology catch-all thread

    Yea heard about that, not surprised as the Sr Dir never trusted SA (who I like). My former manager at my current company did crazy things, I can count on two fists the number of times he purchased something without POCing it or comparing it versus something else. We've wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars because of that in license fees alone, much less people hours. Glad he left awhile back, wasn't going to last long with his style.