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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
I would like the ability to assume gaseous form, or ultravision.
But why?
So I could save £££££s on doors and indoor lighting.
How much money do you spend on doors? Because I've spent about...carry the two...adjust for inflation...around about, nearly, pretty much, exactly $0.

I COULD spend a great deal of money on doors, should my iron self-control lapse, as I am quite the door fiend, but I'd put all that behind me with no regrets at all if I had the ability to seep through tiny holes.

EDIT: Those are pores.

You can see my pores.

Aaaaalll the pores, everywhere.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I am having a work dilemma.

** spoiler omitted **

This little project could look good for me and for the plant, come annual incentives; and holy hot dogs am I tired of telling contractors "I know this situation will never ever apply to you, but for the purpose of the quiz this is our policy..."

So, speaking as someone who's had to do legally-defensible certification exams, the big question is: "Are you willing to spend the time it takes to get it right?"

The first question would be: "OK, I've been working with contractors for xx years now. And for every 20 that walk in the door, at least xxx of them are complete idiots. So I expect nn% to fail the test the first time."

Question 2: "Would my boss accept that failure rate?"

Once you know that, it's not that hard to design the exam, focusing on the most common, most dangerous mistakes contractors make. But if you already have a good idea of how many will fail, and you already know your boss won't accept that failure rate, then you might as well not start...

Limeylongears wrote:
Some sort of modular thing, where you have a trade-specific section, and then a more universal 'prove you have some common sense, at least' part that makes up the bulk of it?

Thanks guys.

The current quiz is mostly idiot proof, it's about 50% true-false, 50% multiple choice, and several questions are downright idiot-proof jokes. Literal jokes. So nobody has ever failed it during the three years I've been giving it.

I decided to write two versions of my first quiz to present to the boss: An easy true-false quiz, and a moderately challenging multiple choice quiz. We'll see what happens...


NobodysHome wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Drejk wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

OK. FFS.

Amazon messed up again. This time my dinner was missing!

I mean, seriously. I personally work in the enterprise software industry, and one of my specializations is integration.

I do this fricking stuff for a living, and I would FIRE anyone involved with this ordering system.

Well, Amazon Restaurants is now "on the list".

So much for getting food delivered. Except for our wonderful Indian place, because they deliver it themselves and are very sweet. (One night we were the only delivery they got, so they threw in an extra order of lamb tikka just to thank us. Nom. Lamb tikka!)

I don't think that I ever had anything missing from an order above the level of "extra sauce is missing" or "ugh, no plastic cutlery is missing".

I suspect it's more of a PEBCAK than system issue.

Yes, but that's the problem; there shouldn't be any manual entry. I select the items on the website, and Amazon's integration with the restaurant's system should auto-place the order at the restaurant. They obviously have human intervention or a bad integration, and that's the part that's failing -- the order I put in on the web site isn't the order that's getting sent to the restaurant.

Since I have built such integrations and I know how easy this particular integration would be given what they already have, I blame the programmers.

OK, I owe Drejk props, and programmers an apology. I was scanning the restaurant receipt to send to Amazon to help them track the problem, and at the top of the receipt it does indeed say, "Phone order".

So it's,
- Order on the Amazon website
- That order gets routed to an Amazon call center
- Someone at the call center calls in the order
- The restaurant processes the order
- A deliveryperson picks up and delivers the order

And yep, someone at the call center (whether human or automated) is screwing up that whole, "Call in the order" thing.

That's worse than what I expected - I assumed the restaurant would get the order as an entry in some kind of proprietary or licensed order management program (or maybe the order management program would automatically generate an e-mail to restaurant which would reach an account dedicated to receiving orders only) and then someone reads the order from the program/e-mail, and either screws immediately or during the process of packing the readied order...

EDIT: Basically I thought the same as NH wrote in the initial response to my previous post, but unlike him I simply expected the issue happens at the restaurant level, when reading from screen or a printout.


One week to 2nd edition Playtest start...

I wonder how long the server will be rendered inoperable by the onslaught of downloads...


...Just me, or did all the thread titles get really blocky?

Grand Lodge

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Ain't just you.


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Drejk wrote:

That's worse than what I expected - I assumed the restaurant would get the order as an entry in some kind of proprietary or licensed order management program (or maybe the order management program would automatically generate an e-mail to restaurant which would reach an account dedicated to receiving orders only) and then someone reads the order from the program/e-mail, and either screws immediately or during the process of packing the readied order...

EDIT: Basically I thought the same as NH wrote in the initial response to my previous post, but unlike him I simply expected the issue happens at the restaurant level, when reading from screen or a printout.

Right, but not quite: Both this time and last I had the receipt from Amazon, and the receipt from the restaurant, and on the receipt from the restaurant an item was missing.

So if you had a software integration, the restaurant's order would match Amazon's, and any missing items would be a failure on the restaurant's part.
But the restaurant is getting the order spot-on; it's just that the order they get is wrong.

So it is a failure in either:
(a) The software integration, causing it to drop items
(b) The human who calls in the order

Since the restaurant receipt says, "Phone Order", I believe it's (b).


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Sometimes, being a dad is awesome!

NobodysHome walks into Impus Minor's room to collect his laundry...

NobodysHome: Why are there dirty diapers all over your room?

Impus Minor panics, flails about wildly, finally finds the Mute button on his microphone, and turns around to glare daggers at NobodysHome.

Yep. He was live streaming a League of Legends game when I walked in and asked that...


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Poor Impus Minor!
The evil bastard in me thinks that is funny as hell, but the embarrassment!


My internet is at a snail's pace today, so I might not be able to post much. Also, Good Afternoon, everybody.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Poor Impus Minor!

The evil bastard in me thinks that is funny as hell, but the embarrassment!

He voided his right to not be embarrassed by wasting time playing League Of Legends instead of a real game!

*PVE game elitism mode on*

#Carebear And Proud Of It!


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New guy cleaning up brush (to the boss talking to us about our project (and how awesome it is): Hey, why don't they have to help clean up brush!

Boss: Can you cut a straight line with a 60 pound saw while getting sprayed by water?

New guy: No

Boss: Then get back to work!


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NobodysHome wrote:

Sometimes, being a dad is awesome!

NobodysHome walks into Impus Minor's room to collect his laundry...

NobodysHome: Why are there dirty diapers all over your room?

Impus Minor panics, flails about wildly, finally finds the Mute button on his microphone, and turns around to glare daggers at NobodysHome.

Yep. He was live streaming a League of Legends game when I walked in and asked that...

nothing compared to what I would have said


Just a Mort wrote:

I don't like to shop for clothes as well, viewing it as a waste of money. When they start falling apart, then we'll talk, ok?

I mean that money spent on clothes could be better spent on chocooolate...

i'm with you all the way Kitty!

Vidmaster7 wrote:

I like to think I'm above average. and I don't mean a TN average which would be well below world average...

Really I need to start working out again. I've been letting myself go.

Ditto on the working out and letting yourself go...

I'm just so lazy/indulgent/snack-happy/a hundred other excuses

captain yesterday wrote:
As far as colors I look good in all of them, but I don't wear white (for obvious reasons), and I generally prefer blue, brown, and green, and weird shirt designs, you gotta have weird shirts.

Pretty much my go-to colours too...

Freehold DM wrote:

...

So lots of jeans and t shirts.

Also sounds pretty much like me.

lisamarlene wrote:

Actual Whingey Wizzard quote from dinner...

Hermione: "Daddy, if you could have any one superpower, what would it be?"

WW: "*Actually* just one? Or could I game the system to turn one into like nineteen? Because..."

I would like mine to something akin to (almost) instantanious electron-manipulation (or eletromagnetic manipulation) at a sub-atomic level.

Basically being a human alchemist machine.

Though if I was given one by the universe, it would probably be some sort of animal-empathy-talky-thing.

John Napier 698 wrote:
My internet is at a snail's pace today, so I might not be able to post much. Also, Good Afternoon, everybody.

At least you have an excuse. I've just been heat-lazy all day!

But more seriously, I'll try and post at least a little. Farm-sitting is full of chores, but not enought to excuse poor participation.

Just a Mort wrote:
Vegetable man!

I still consider Kitty to be definately nuzzle worthy!


My connection seems stable, now. And Chrome has stopped trying to make every webpage text-only.


Going to watch some AMVs that I brought with me.


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You should do one for Tusk by Fleetwood Mac.

Or is that too easy.


HEY! They're bringing the Clone Wars back!

The Exchange

NobodysHome wrote:

Sometimes, being a dad is awesome!

NobodysHome walks into Impus Minor's room to collect his laundry...

NobodysHome: Why are there dirty diapers all over your room?

Impus Minor panics, flails about wildly, finally finds the Mute button on his microphone, and turns around to glare daggers at NobodysHome.

Yep. He was live streaming a League of Legends game when I walked in and asked that...

He deserved it by not keeping his room clean. Again there are days I'd just like to lock the door so my parents don't come in with a by your leave.

The Exchange

Drejk wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Poor Impus Minor!

The evil bastard in me thinks that is funny as hell, but the embarrassment!

He voided his right to not be embarrassed by wasting time playing League Of Legends instead of a real game!

*PVE game elitism mode on*

#Carebear And Proud Of It!

Yeah I don't like PVPing too...but again GMing a PBP is sort of a form of that...so I don't know how that above statement really goes.


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Bleh. Itchy throat is annoying... Especially when I try to sleep.

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*Passes Drejk honey and lemon*


I like a little bit of everything, excepting MMO and APM. Also not big on computer card games.


About to go home. Good night, everyone.


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G'night, John!


APM?

*google*


Swapsies!

The Exchange

We need to be careful of Drejk. If his throat gets itchy and he coughs, does he send out gouts of flame?


yes.

The Exchange

Arrrghhh duck and cover!

*hides behind Vidmaster7*


Yeah hide behind the most flammable person... well I guess I'm not as flammable now.


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I just read the best line in a thor comic

somewhat risque:
I do battle like I make love naked and in a berzerker rage!

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NSFW:

But not everyone likes it hard. You have to ask the other party on their preferences as well, you know.

Also passionfruits are sour! I wonder why people eat them...again I just did because they were in a bowl outside.


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Ah, thank you Facebook for reminder that 8th Dwarf would have birthday today :(


Lol I'm sure their is a lot of people that probably eat it because its in front of them.

As far as the other thing goes well she was a shield maiden and addressing Thor so there ya go.

The Exchange

I feel sorry for Thor? =)

Again one passion fruit is supposed to contain that 9% of your daily required intake for vitamin C so I suppose they're very healthy. Again Vitamin C is ascorbic acid - so I guess that's the explanation why it's sour.


I don't like the taste. I've never liked anything with passion fruit in it igther. I do pretty well in vitamin C I don't think I get enough vitamin D however. Apparently you get a lot of it from the sun. The glowy plasma dragon in the sky I so rarely see.

The Exchange

Uh oh. Guilty of eating up the passion fruits before my aunt had a chance to try them...


SHAME!

The Exchange

How was I to know she hadn't tried them yet...?

She encouraged me to eat them earlier. Said you should try passion fruits and all that.


Try doesn't mean eat them all Mort!

The Exchange

Then she also said why didn't I finish the seaweed rolls earlier, leaving one uneaten is so awkward. So I applied the same logic to passion fruits!


Well when you put it that way IT does seem like their is some sort of double standard that she should of been clearer about.

The Exchange

I guess it might have been because I told her I didn't like passionfruits because they were sour so she didn't see the need to warn me against finishing them up.


Ah so you tricked her! *note to self mort is a trickster!*

The Exchange

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I was telling the truth. Didn't you hear me complain that they were sour?

The part about trickster is true. I am a trickster.


I can relate.

The Exchange

In fact even in pathfinder I prefer to play casters rather then melee beatsticks that use their hammers to solve problems.


I can play a beat-stick and still be tricksy. I'll hav to tell you the tales of Dram Flair one day.

The Exchange

Actually I'm like one of the fey. I won't lie to you, but I may choose to emphasize certain parts of the truth.

If I make a promise to you, I will keep it, but what form it shows up in is a different story.

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