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Scintillae wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Storm was a let down, to be honest.

Titus Andronicus. Well. Uh. It gave us a cinematic version with Anthony Hopkins.
Othello. I think I read it. I don't really remember. I have an impression that the bad guy, what-s-his-name, Iago? I think it's Iago in English, was terribly flat, with being malicious for the sake of malice alone.
Oh, God. Iago has so many possible interpretations of why he's doing it. Could be evil for evil's sake. Could be repressing an attraction to Othello. Could be jealous that Cassio got the promotion he wanted. Could be jealous of Desdemona's affection.
Interpretation, yes, but was there in the presentation of his behavior more hinting to greater depth? There is a reason why Shakespearean characters have monologues to flesh them out better and I don't recall Iago using it to make his case.
And therein is the joy of literary analysis and directorial artistic license.

And, similar to mathematicians vs. non-mathematicians, I think there's a good indicator of "English majors vs. non-English majors".

Neither Impus Major nor I take any joy whatsoever in trying to figure out what the author was thinking or intending when he wrote something. Even worse are questions such as, "Why did the author use the color blue so much in his writings?" (A real question from one of Impus Major's classes, requiring a standard 5-paragraph essay answer).

So, a question such as, "Why do you think Iago did what he did?" isn't so bad, except in both of our experiences (as I've mentioned), if you don't guess exactly the reason the teacher is thinking of, you cannot get a grade higher than a B-. It's extremely frustrating, very similar to Freehold's experience with math teachers who say, "Solve this", don't provide a method, and then take points off if you don't use the method they were thinking of.

EDIT: And LM, PM!
EDIT 2: And who doesn't PM LM while nekkid?


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Adds to the list of things you always suspected you'd have to do but didn't expect it would be today.

Digging out a three foot deep hole with a rusty bent fence post.

And co-worker thought I'd wait for him to return with proper tools.


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

Storm was a let down, to be honest.

Titus Andronicus. Well. Uh. It gave us a cinematic version with Anthony Hopkins.
Othello. I think I read it. I don't really remember. I have an impression that the bad guy, what-s-his-name, Iago? I think it's Iago in English, was terribly flat, with being malicious for the sake of malice alone.
Oh, God. Iago has so many possible interpretations of why he's doing it. Could be evil for evil's sake. Could be repressing an attraction to Othello. Could be jealous that Cassio got the promotion he wanted. Could be jealous of Desdemona's affection.
Interpretation, yes, but was there in the presentation of his behavior more hinting to greater depth? There is a reason why Shakespearean characters have monologues to flesh them out better and I don't recall Iago using it to make his case.
And therein is the joy of literary analysis and directorial artistic license.

And, similar to mathematicians vs. non-mathematicians, I think there's a good indicator of "English majors vs. non-English majors".

Neither Impus Major nor I take any joy whatsoever in trying to figure out what the author was thinking or intending when he wrote something. Even worse are questions such as, "Why did the author use the color blue so much in his writings?" (A real question from one of Impus Major's classes, requiring a standard 5-paragraph essay answer).

So, a question such as, "Why do you think Iago did what he did?" isn't so bad, except in both of our experiences (as I've mentioned), if you don't guess exactly the reason the teacher is thinking of, you cannot get a grade higher than a B-. It's extremely frustrating, very similar to Freehold's experience with math teachers who say, "Solve this", don't provide a method, and then take points off if you don't use the method they were thinking of.

It's funny because I took exactly two English classes in college. I'm a history major.

And yeah, this does get taught really badly. A lot. All I look for when I grade is "are you defending your thesis with evidence?" which apparently is a rarity.

It boggles me that more people don't go on "See, I told you I'd never use anything in English!" tirades (at least for this sort of thing - you will never need to know how to interpret the portrayal of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby even if you do learn how to back up an argument) when it's far, far less useful than math is for giving your brain the workout it needs to think logically...and the fact that you need math for, I dunno, money reasons.


Scintillae wrote:
West Side Story is also the reason I had an extremely skewed perspective on gangs by the time I entered the education field.

you gotta be kidding me. You thought that was real?


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captain yesterday wrote:

Adds to the list of things you always suspected you'd have to do but didn't expect it would be today.

Digging out a three foot deep hole with a rusty bent fence post.

And co-worker thought I'd wait for him to return with proper tools.

This is not helping my tech's impression.


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Scintillae wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Storm was a let down, to be honest.

Titus Andronicus. Well. Uh. It gave us a cinematic version with Anthony Hopkins.
Othello. I think I read it. I don't really remember. I have an impression that the bad guy, what-s-his-name, Iago? I think it's Iago in English, was terribly flat, with being malicious for the sake of malice alone.
Oh, God. Iago has so many possible interpretations of why he's doing it. Could be evil for evil's sake. Could be repressing an attraction to Othello. Could be jealous that Cassio got the promotion he wanted. Could be jealous of Desdemona's affection.

why cant it be all of the above?


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Vanykrye wrote:

Yesterday I had to train two people on how to open a door.

And I had to teach two other people that a monitor will display what's on the computer, but the computer has to be on for that to work.

This is really not what they pay me for.

there has got to be more to the door story.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
West Side Story is also the reason I had an extremely skewed perspective on gangs by the time I entered the education field.
you gotta be kidding me. You thought that was real?

Sheltered child of the suburbs with no exposure to such. No, I didn't think it was real, but it sure as hell doesn't give you an accurate perspective on the realities of gang problems. Also, I was ten.


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

Storm was a let down, to be honest.

Titus Andronicus. Well. Uh. It gave us a cinematic version with Anthony Hopkins.
Othello. I think I read it. I don't really remember. I have an impression that the bad guy, what-s-his-name, Iago? I think it's Iago in English, was terribly flat, with being malicious for the sake of malice alone.
Oh, God. Iago has so many possible interpretations of why he's doing it. Could be evil for evil's sake. Could be repressing an attraction to Othello. Could be jealous that Cassio got the promotion he wanted. Could be jealous of Desdemona's affection.
Interpretation, yes, but was there in the presentation of his behavior more hinting to greater depth? There is a reason why Shakespearean characters have monologues to flesh them out better and I don't recall Iago using it to make his case.
And therein is the joy of literary analysis and directorial artistic license.

And, similar to mathematicians vs. non-mathematicians, I think there's a good indicator of "English majors vs. non-English majors".

Neither Impus Major nor I take any joy whatsoever in trying to figure out what the author was thinking or intending when he wrote something. Even worse are questions such as, "Why did the author use the color blue so much in his writings?" (A real question from one of Impus Major's classes, requiring a standard 5-paragraph essay answer).

So, a question such as, "Why do you think Iago did what he did?" isn't so bad, except in both of our experiences (as I've mentioned), if you don't guess exactly the reason the teacher is thinking of, you cannot get a grade higher than a B-. It's extremely frustrating, very similar to Freehold's experience with math teachers who say, "Solve this", don't provide a method, and then take points off if you don't use the method they were thinking of.

EDIT: And LM, PM!
EDIT 2: And who doesn't PM LM while...

I know I strip naked just to post.

HR keeps telling me to knock it off.


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Just a Mort wrote:
All right, I've taken a swig of Benedict and I'm heading to bed, before my innate alcohol tolerance burns it off.

*Fluffs basket blankets and tugs kitty in nice and snuggly*

Nighty night Mort!

*Gives goodnight head-scratch*

lisamarlene wrote:

I'm supposed to be finishing the last of my progress report narratives for my students before my monthly one-on-one meeting with the Principal this afternoon.

I'm on FaWtL instead.
I tried to stay up and watch it last night but I couldn't think of anything constructive to write.
"Your kid steals things from the classroom and hides them in his pockets and lies about it when caught, but he's sweet and smart and funny and only four so he gets away with it."
"Gee, I love teaching your son. He's a great kid. Too bad he can't figure out that you don't poop in the sink. Also, quit dressing him and putting his shoes on him so he won't throw a tantrum in class and insist that he can't do it himself."

I worked in a 'partial out-doors kindergarten w. animals*' as a temp for 6 months (first covering for one, then another pregnant co-worker) so I get you, at least partially, with "how the heck do I tell the parents that potty training (or the concept of ownership) might be lacking in their kid…"

Then again those observations are important (even if the durned parents should be noticing these things themselves too *grumble*) as they might be early sign of a kid, who might have special needs or be neuro-atypical.
So keep up the good work LM!

I've also got far more troubling and 'problematic' stories from my time in child-care, but I'll save those for another time, as particular one of them is a potential powder-keg.

*Kindergarten is typically for kids, the age 3 to 6. We had the children outside doing activities, playing or visiting local farms, lakes or forests for at least 4 hours a day.
We also had dwarf goats, rabbits, chickens and ducks and a large vegetable garden that the kid would help take care off and maintain. Then around this time of year, we would have a local butcher come by and slaughter some of the animals. The children could opt in to watch or help if they wanted to, but everyone got to take some of the meats home to their families.

Scintillae wrote:
…I'm a history major...

*Heart flutters and cheeks flushes red*

Any particular area of specialization?


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No specialization, really. It only took a few extra history courses to qualify for a second bachelor's doubled with my secondary education with social science focus.


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Vanykrye wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Adds to the list of things you always suspected you'd have to do but didn't expect it would be today.

Digging out a three foot deep hole with a rusty bent fence post.

And co-worker thought I'd wait for him to return with proper tools.

This is not helping my tech's impression.

Co-worker returned with a correct shovel and looked at my hole already dug, raises one eyebrow and hands me the shovel.

Scarab Sages

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I only have vague recollections of the romeo and juliet movie with leonardo dicaprio.

I'm glad I didnt have to do any shakesphere for english. I managed to get away with doing Lord of the Rings twice.
(ah, teachers that dont check with eachother are a blessing)


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Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

Yesterday I had to train two people on how to open a door.

And I had to teach two other people that a monitor will display what's on the computer, but the computer has to be on for that to work.

This is really not what they pay me for.

there has got to be more to the door story.

RF proximity badges. Badge reader. Hold badge up, let the reader send the unlock command, push open door.

They did everything except the "push open the door" step. They just stood there and called for help.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

I never liked Romeo and Juliet (I thought it was really damned stupid, honestly) until I saw season one of the Canadian series "Slings and Arrows". Which, if you've not seen it, is one of the funniest damned series ever.

It's about a Canadian Shakespeare festival, the actors, the actors' lives and messy relationships and anxiety disorders, the business of "selling" Shakespeare to the general public, and the plays themselves.

It *begins* with a drunken director getting run over by a pig truck and his will stipulating that his head has to be removed from his body before cremation, his skull cleaned and used for all future productions of Hamlet...

Then his ghost comes back and starts talking to the new director.

Season One is Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet, and Juliet is Rachel McAdams.
Season Two is MacBeth (with the guy from Forever Knight as Maccers)
Season Three is King Lear and a ridiculous musical.

I want to watch that now. Shakespeare is always best with comedy.

Same here, you just sold me on at least episode 1, LM. :)


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Personally, I don't hate musicals. They're just so far down on the list of genres that I enjoy. I'd enjoy them more if there were more explosions. :D


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Woo, AD told me that we probably did have budget for play royalties, so I've dropped a few ideas on the principal for approval! We might not have to use the public domain one!


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Scintillae wrote:
No specialization, really. It only took a few extra history courses to qualify for a second bachelor's doubled with my secondary education with social science focus.

Hmmm…

Okay.
I guess that's more a difference in how the History programs are structured up here vs the US. We're kind of forced to specialized as simply not all courses are available at every university.

I mean World history I and II (3 semesters in all), Danish history (2 semesters in all),Social Science I and II (2 semesters in all) and 'Source examination and critical analysis + archival studies + information gathering*' I and II (2 semesters) was mandetory.
Then you elected courses from those offered at your university (often dependent on the lectures and professors available) or from differing programs.
Such as: Basic logics (1 semester), Statistics I (1 semester), Introductory philosophy I (2 semesters), "Denmark occupied!" Danish occupation history (1940-1945) (2 semesters), "Oh God deliver us from the Norse-men!" an in-depth look at the Viking age (793-1066) (2 semesters) and so on...

* Theres an English term for some of this but its slipping my mind ^^'


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I wanted to focus in classics - I love reading about the Roman Empire. But we didn't really have any professors for it.

It was more a quirk of how the education school was set up: for my social science endorsement, I needed 12 history credits (half US, half world), 6 economics, 6 geography, 6 political science, 6 psychology, and 6 sociology. For a history major, I needed 24 history credits with 12 credits of another subject, which my advisor allowed me to fulfill with education courses. So I needed four extra history classes to qualify for a double major.

...then I proceeded to spend three years as a sub because I was a social studies teacher without any interest/license in coaching sports, so I tested into English certification proficiency, and now I confuse everyone as the English teacher without an English degree.


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Ironically to the earlier conversation, I did not major in English largely because I found the literary analysis class I took to be a crock of [redacted]. I teach it because I have to, but I'm more interested in "Can you make an argument and defend it?" than "What was Twain really symbolizing with the river?"

I believe my exact thought process was "I don't need a degree to prove I can string together a g!~$@+n sentence. History's more fun, anyway."


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I'm really glad it was set up that way. My favorite history class there, Historiography of the Cold War, was one I never would've taken if I hadn't needed to scrape out those extra hours. But it was absolutely fascinating.

It was also the reason everyone gives me trouble about my 21st birthday.

"Heeeeeey you're old enough to drink now! What're you doing?"
"Um, going to my Cold War night class, then pulling a closing shift at the library and trying to get my paper done?"
"...seriously?"
"Yeah, why?"


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U.S. colleges are interesting that way.

I went to U.C. Berkeley as a Physics major, convinced I was going to be a high school physics teacher. The prereqs to get a degree in Physics were 3 years of math courses. It was a no-brainer to take the half-dozen or so additional math courses required to graduate with a double major.

And hoo, boy! Physics gets worse and worse as you go up in level ("What do you mean, you expanded that as an infinite series without checking any of the requirements, then dropped some of the infinite terms as 'inconvenient' and kept others?"), while math gets better and better ("OK. Let's go back to the beginning. Just how do you know that what you've learned is even true? What are the underlying assumptions we're making? Do we really need them? Let's take a look-see and see whether we have feet of clay.").


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I honestly found math fascinating, but I never really got my head around the more advanced aspects compared to my interest in writing and history, and I stopped after basic calc. Kinda regret not learning more of it. It was always my weakest area, and now I'm about ten years gone from my last math course and can't remember anything more complex than the quadratic formula. Alas, hindsight's 20/20.


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Of course, I'm a colossal nerd. I collect foreign-language dictionaries, and I lettered in scholars' bowl.

...I just like knowing things, okay?


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NobodysHome wrote:

U.S. colleges are interesting that way.

I went to U.C. Berkeley as a Physics major, convinced I was going to be a high school physics teacher. The prereqs to get a degree in Physics were 3 years of math courses. It was a no-brainer to take the half-dozen or so additional math courses required to graduate with a double major.

And hoo, boy! Physics gets worse and worse as you go up in level ("What do you mean, you expanded that as an infinite series without checking any of the requirements, then dropped some of the infinite terms as 'inconvenient' and kept others?"), while math gets better and better ("OK. Let's go back to the beginning. Just how do you know that what you've learned is even true? What are the underlying assumptions we're making? Do we really need them? Let's take a look-see and see whether we have feet of clay.").

Hey! You mentioned college. And yesterday you mentioned I. majori being a Senior. College plans? I still think of him as a kid that I forget he's darned near an adult now.

Also, did that AP book *ever* get there? The last tracking data I have says it went through Oakland on the 7th, but no record of delivery. If it didn't, I need to figure out who to go yell at.


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Just call me the hammer, cause I nailed that s!~!.

Back in for training class in two hours. Not a great job, but a job.


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Gods, PS4, can you BE any more irritating?

NobodysHome is tidying the house because our cleaner is coming today (yes, I'm one of THOSE people -- I expect her to dust, sweep, mop the floors, scrub the toilets, etc., but I don't want to pay her to pick up the kids' clothes, move GothBard's tea mugs to the dishwasher, etc.)
The curtains are closed because our front window is uninsulated and it's 42° F outside.
PS4: Oooh! Oooh! I detected a change in the lighting! Someone must want me to power up!
Starts up. None of the other 8 devices in that case so much as twitch.
NobodysHome No! You stupid-*** machine! Shut down!
Hits power button
PS4: Oh, no! I can't power down until I've fully powered up and checked for updates! Oh, wait! You haven't run me in a while! There's an update! Nope! I won't power down until you turn on the TV, run the update, let me reboot, then use a controller to agree to my license terms and...
NobodysHome just unplugs the d****d thing.


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

U.S. colleges are interesting that way.

I went to U.C. Berkeley as a Physics major, convinced I was going to be a high school physics teacher. The prereqs to get a degree in Physics were 3 years of math courses. It was a no-brainer to take the half-dozen or so additional math courses required to graduate with a double major.

And hoo, boy! Physics gets worse and worse as you go up in level ("What do you mean, you expanded that as an infinite series without checking any of the requirements, then dropped some of the infinite terms as 'inconvenient' and kept others?"), while math gets better and better ("OK. Let's go back to the beginning. Just how do you know that what you've learned is even true? What are the underlying assumptions we're making? Do we really need them? Let's take a look-see and see whether we have feet of clay.").

Hey! You mentioned college. And yesterday you mentioned I. majori being a Senior. College plans? I still think of him as a kid that I forget he's darned near an adult now.

Also, did that AP book *ever* get there? The last tracking data I have says it went through Oakland on the 7th, but no record of delivery. If it didn't, I need to figure out who to go yell at.

(1) He's going to do a community college until he figures out what he wants to do. I figure it's a wise decision for him, but we need to pick a college SOON.

(2) Nope. Book never arrived.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Just call me the hammer, cause I nailed that s*#+.

Back in for training class in two hours. Not a great job, but a job.

W00000000000000000t!

Go V.E.!


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Counselor dropped in on our department meeting to let us know that our English score average on the ACT had gone up this past test from our school's lowest to one of the highest. So I'm apparently doing something right.


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I did jazz studies at college.

Have I used what I learned afterwards? Yes, though I've never had to arrange for big band since, thank oobopsquapiddleydopdedoo.


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Way to go, VE!


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Scintillae wrote:

Of course, I'm a colossal nerd. I collect foreign-language dictionaries, and I lettered in scholars' bowl.

...I just like knowing things, okay?

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Just call me the hammer, cause I nailed that s~!+.

Back in for training class in two hours. Not a great job, but a job.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Scintillae wrote:
Counselor dropped in on our department meeting to let us know that our English score average on the ACT had gone up this past test from our school's lowest to one of the highest. So I'm apparently doing something right.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOICANTSTOPPLEASESENDHELPOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOO


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Hey, Freehold! *points* Look, Y-Wings!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Counselor dropped in on our department meeting to let us know that our English score average on the ACT had gone up this past test from our school's lowest to one of the highest. So I'm apparently doing something right.
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOICANTSTOPPLEASESENDHELPOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOO

Help is on the way.

x = −b ± √(b2 − 4ac) 2a
y = ax2 + bx + c


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I shouldn't have to tell another crew leader what we're doing and how we're doing it.

It's not a complicated job, it's all pretty explanatory.


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captain yesterday wrote:

I shouldn't have to tell another crew leader what we're doing and how we're doing it.

It's not a complicated job, it's all pretty explanatory.

I shouldn't have to tell someone how to open a door.


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Speaking of such things, there's been a known issue with our product for SIX MONTHS now: "You must do xxx or you will get error yyy."
We write the instructions into ALL of our practices. We have meetings about it.

Yet at least once a week from a team member: "NobodysHome, I just did this and got error yyy. Can you help?"

*SIGH*.

The last guy's excuse? "Oh, yeah. I just forgot."

So apparently my job description now includes providing reminders for the memory-impaired.


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My job today is mostly reading paragraphs aloud to deliberately enunciate spelling/punctuation errors.

"Ms. Scint, does this look okay?"


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The others in this training group...there are a few...ill boding signs...


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Woo~! Nice, VE!

EDIT: Well that's awkward timing. Your post wasn't there when I started this, okay?! XD

NobodysHome wrote:

So apparently my job description now includes providing reminders for the memory-impaired.

Thanks! It's a real help!

NobodysHome wrote:

Gods, PS4, can you BE any more irritating?

NobodysHome is tidying the house because our cleaner is coming today (yes, I'm one of THOSE people -- I expect her to dust, sweep, mop the floors, scrub the toilets, etc., but I don't want to pay her to pick up the kids' clothes, move GothBard's tea mugs to the dishwasher, etc.)
The curtains are closed because our front window is uninsulated and it's 42° F outside.
PS4: Oooh! Oooh! I detected a change in the lighting! Someone must want me to power up!
Starts up. None of the other 8 devices in that case so much as twitch.
NobodysHome No! You stupid-*** machine! Shut down!
Hits power button
PS4: Oh, no! I can't power down until I've fully powered up and checked for updates! Oh, wait! You haven't run me in a while! There's an update! Nope! I won't power down until you turn on the TV, run the update, let me reboot, then use a controller to agree to my license terms and...
NobodysHome just unplugs the d****d thing.

I could, uh... I could... take that off your ha- I actually empathize. :D


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Scintillae wrote:

My job today is mostly reading paragraphs aloud to deliberately enunciate spelling/punctuation errors.

"Ms. Scint, does this look okay?"

Ms. Scint, does this make me look fat?


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Tacticslion wrote:

Tired.

Youngest decided to have super-mushy poopy all weekend long. Stomach cramps, fevers, nasty, nasty back-end releases... all in one! Also, though he was "better," because he had a mild fever the night before, he had to stay home on Monday. Tuesday (today!) he returned! Woohoo! Freedom!

... and now my Eldest is having stomach cramps and those not-quite-barfs and cuddling a bucket. Wheeeeeeeeeeee~!

So, though it was pretty big, it was only one real vomit (though a couple of near-misses, and some generally unpleasant feelin's in the intestinal area), and that was seemingly a long, sleepless that, but then my Youngest decided it would be a great day to have a fever. And then my Eldest agreed with him! The brothers are in perfect harmony!

... dangit.


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

U.S. colleges are interesting that way.

I went to U.C. Berkeley as a Physics major, convinced I was going to be a high school physics teacher. The prereqs to get a degree in Physics were 3 years of math courses. It was a no-brainer to take the half-dozen or so additional math courses required to graduate with a double major.

And hoo, boy! Physics gets worse and worse as you go up in level ("What do you mean, you expanded that as an infinite series without checking any of the requirements, then dropped some of the infinite terms as 'inconvenient' and kept others?"), while math gets better and better ("OK. Let's go back to the beginning. Just how do you know that what you've learned is even true? What are the underlying assumptions we're making? Do we really need them? Let's take a look-see and see whether we have feet of clay.").

Hey! You mentioned college. And yesterday you mentioned I. majori being a Senior. College plans? I still think of him as a kid that I forget he's darned near an adult now.

Also, did that AP book *ever* get there? The last tracking data I have says it went through Oakland on the 7th, but no record of delivery. If it didn't, I need to figure out who to go yell at.

(1) It just arrived.

(2) You are a very silly, silly person.

I 100% understand, and I would do the same. But still...


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NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of such things, there's been a known issue with our product for SIX MONTHS now: "You must do xxx or you will get error yyy."

We write the instructions into ALL of our practices. We have meetings about it.

Yet at least once a week from a team member: "NobodysHome, I just did this and got error yyy. Can you help?"

*SIGH*.

The last guy's excuse? "Oh, yeah. I just forgot."

So apparently my job description now includes providing reminders for the memory-impaired.

Aaaand... it gets better.

Co-Worker: It's still not working!!!
NH: Did you do both steps A AND B, like I keep telling you?
60-minute silence
Co-Worker: Now it's working.


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You Know You're a Tech Worker When...
...you do online reservations for Rivoli for Saturday night, and you're supposed to select a "special occasion" explaining why you're shelling out for them.
"Er... 'cause GothBard thought the menu looked good this time around? Is that special?"


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Does still being sober count?


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That's a daily achievement. Rivoli's is probably a touch expensive on an every night basis.

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