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I'm listening to an audiobook of the 'Odyssey', where they describe a supposedly super delicious concoction consisting of cheese, barley, wine and honey. My first impression is that it would be pretty disgusting, but I can't help wondering...

Re: Babymetal, too fast & high-pitched & involved for me, but them as likes it will like it.


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NH --
You can't just highlight the entire body of text ('select all', say?) and click the appropriate buttons once each for font, size, and color??
I mean . . . I dunno what OS you're using . . . . Or anything . . . .


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Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Vany's night job..
every time I see him he looks MORE like him...

I admit it. My beard is quite grey/white. I'm in full Old Man Winter Beard Mode. And I have a very similar hat.

But I play bass.

When I was clicking on the link I expected some scenes of night duty IT team dealing with issues of evening user stupidity...


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Babymetal -- Ummmm . . . . Keep that . . . stuff over there. Wherever that may be.

But I *did* find The HU, Meg Myers, and some Lacuna Coil songs I hadn't heard in forever.


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NobodysHome wrote:

OK, everyone, here's something that SHOULD be simple, but it never is:

I have a piece of text in 32-point Arial black.
I want to change it to 28-point Courier New green bold.

You would think that you could save your font as a style and apply it, but as far as I can tell, no. I have to select each stoopid piece of text, then one by one change its size, its font, its color, and its boldness.

Any suggestions on speeding up this stupidity? (Other than living with the old font?)

What kind of program and file it is?

Can't you just mark all and change all? Or have you parts of the text that you don't want to affect?


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For some reason Stereopony works for me better than Babymetal.


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
... and some Lacuna Coil songs I hadn't heard in forever.

Which ones?


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Yeah, that's the problem. It's interwoven text.

"For example, if you want to send output to the console, use
println('This is some sample output.')
This will produce the desired result."

So I need that one line converted. And you can select that one line and convert it quickly enough.

Now repeat for the 400-500 lines of example code in the entire course...


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We're supposed to get 4-6 inches of snow between tonight and Saturday morning, so that should be fun.


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We had bright sun and 65˚F so I was able to open up and air out the house.


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It should be a balmy 30 degrees during the whole "event" (as the news stations are calling it).


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NobodysHome wrote:

OK, everyone, here's something that SHOULD be simple, but it never is:

I have a piece of text in 32-point Arial black.
I want to change it to 28-point Courier New green bold.

You would think that you could save your font as a style and apply it, but as far as I can tell, no. I have to select each stoopid piece of text, then one by one change its size, its font, its color, and its boldness.

Any suggestions on speeding up this stupidity? (Other than living with the old font?)

Try this. It might work.

Left click and hold, drag over the text, then change the format. It should work.

Note - I checked it out n Wordpad and it works, so it should also work in Word and others as well.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, I know I complain about this all the time, and most people can't even comprehend why it's an issue for me, but still...

We live on a small residential street. At any point of time there's plenty of parking; typically only 1/2-2/3 of the spaces on the block are taken, even at night. In particular, across the street there are 5 spaces that are virtually never taken.

Yet every single time we take both cars from in front of our house, someone parks in front of it, typically for 2-3 days at a time. And I just don't understand. "Hey, look! Those schmucks finally moved their d*** cars! Let's take that space!"

Even random chance doesn't explain the insane popularity of our parking spot. I just don't get it. And yeah, it irritates me far more than it should.

Have them towed. After a few times, they should learn.

Scarab Sages

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NobodysHome wrote:

OK, everyone, here's something that SHOULD be simple, but it never is:

I have a piece of text in 32-point Arial black.
I want to change it to 28-point Courier New green bold.

You would think that you could save your font as a style and apply it, but as far as I can tell, no. I have to select each stoopid piece of text, then one by one change its size, its font, its color, and its boldness.

Any suggestions on speeding up this stupidity? (Other than living with the old font?)

Making your own style deliberately from the style menu doesnt work?

That is, you can make your own style in MS Word.


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Woran wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

OK, everyone, here's something that SHOULD be simple, but it never is:

I have a piece of text in 32-point Arial black.
I want to change it to 28-point Courier New green bold.

You would think that you could save your font as a style and apply it, but as far as I can tell, no. I have to select each stoopid piece of text, then one by one change its size, its font, its color, and its boldness.

Any suggestions on speeding up this stupidity? (Other than living with the old font?)

Making your own style deliberately from the style menu doesnt work?

That is, you can make your own style in MS Word.

It's PowerPoint, so I didn't find a way to set a style there.


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Sharoth wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I know I complain about this all the time, and most people can't even comprehend why it's an issue for me, but still...

We live on a small residential street. At any point of time there's plenty of parking; typically only 1/2-2/3 of the spaces on the block are taken, even at night. In particular, across the street there are 5 spaces that are virtually never taken.

Yet every single time we take both cars from in front of our house, someone parks in front of it, typically for 2-3 days at a time. And I just don't understand. "Hey, look! Those schmucks finally moved their d*** cars! Let's take that space!"

Even random chance doesn't explain the insane popularity of our parking spot. I just don't get it. And yeah, it irritates me far more than it should.

Have them towed. After a few times, they should learn.

A car has to be in one place 72 hours before you can remove it. And the people who do it are well aware of this rule, always leaving it for around 60 hours.

If it were a neighbor's car I'd be totally OK with it. But it's always a car I don't recognize. I just don't see this neighborhood as having that many multi-day sleepovers...


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(My guess is that someone on our block is running an AirBnB without telling the neighbors, and Google Maps is directing them to park in front of our house.)


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Someone's wallet is getting [redacted] then, I looked at Air Bnb in Berkeley, they are ridiculous, even by luxury hotel standards.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Someone's wallet is getting [redacted] then, I looked at Air Bnb in Berkeley, they are ridiculous, even by luxury hotel standards.

There's an apartment complex a little bit down the street from us. Admittedly, it's a really nice one, with a courtyard and a fountain and all that.

But rent is over $3000 for a one-bedroom apartment there.

It's just psychotic. I wouldn't pay these prices!


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OK. You made me curious so I went to AirBnB. Nothing on my street. Though apparently you can rent out a tool shed for the night for $80.


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Everyone else at work went in at 9 but I have to wait until after Crookshanks is done with finals at 11:45 and safely home.

One of the benefits of being a parent.

Hopefully they have half of it done already (don't worry, it's not stopping so there will be plenty for me to do the next couple of days).


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The joys of having multiple preps.

I left the projector on to my history class notes, and I'd stopped on a question: "Agree/disagree: In times where national security is at stake, it is acceptable to assume that people are guilty until proven innocent." we're talking about HUAC I then stepped out of the room to run to the restroom.

I came back into the room, and my English class mostly my D&D kids are having a heated discussion about it. They were then extremely confused when I switched the screen to the correct bellwork for their class.


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Speaking of schoolwork, our "User Experience" team is on the execrable, "More white space is better" bandwagon, so they added HUGE spacing between each bullet in our PowerPoint template.

Quite literally, this text fills an entire slide:

"To register a web service in the application, set:
- Variable Name: This is the name other developers will see
- URL: The endpoint URL of the web service
- Security: The security mechanism you'll be using for your web service"

We used to add diagrams and pictures, but there's no longer any room. So yeah, text-only slides because of huge white spacing. Whee?

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...


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NobodysHome wrote:

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

Seriously? Everyone knows what you're supposed to do is bump all the periods up a font size.


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CHICKEN PIG ATTACK


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Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

Seriously? Everyone knows what you're supposed to do is bump all the periods up a font size.

We're older than you by a teensy bit...


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NobodysHome wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

Seriously? Everyone knows what you're supposed to do is bump all the periods up a font size.

We're older than you by a teensy bit...

Just a TEENSY bit,... ;P


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NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of schoolwork, our "User Experience" team is on the execrable, "More white space is better" bandwagon, so they added HUGE spacing between each bullet in our PowerPoint template.

Quite literally, this text fills an entire slide:

"To register a web service in the application, set:
- Variable Name: This is the name other developers will see
- URL: The endpoint URL of the web service
- Security: The security mechanism you'll be using for your web service"

We used to add diagrams and pictures, but there's no longer any room. So yeah, text-only slides because of huge white spacing. Whee?

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

I thought we were supposed to double space...? I know teachers went on me about double spacing when typing up papers...but that was on an actual typewriter.


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Ragadolf wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

Seriously? Everyone knows what you're supposed to do is bump all the periods up a font size.

We're older than you by a teensy bit...

Just a TEENSY bit,... ;P

hides typewriters

Yeah! You guys are so old! So old!


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of schoolwork, our "User Experience" team is on the execrable, "More white space is better" bandwagon, so they added HUGE spacing between each bullet in our PowerPoint template.

Quite literally, this text fills an entire slide:

"To register a web service in the application, set:
- Variable Name: This is the name other developers will see
- URL: The endpoint URL of the web service
- Security: The security mechanism you'll be using for your web service"

We used to add diagrams and pictures, but there's no longer any room. So yeah, text-only slides because of huge white spacing. Whee?

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

I thought we were supposed to double space...? I know teachers went on me about double spacing when typing up papers...but that was on an actual typewriter.

Oh, just don't even get me started. Many teachers insisted on double spacing so that they could fit their comments between the lines; it made editing much easier for them. But many other teachers would take points off for double spacing, and you'd be asked for "3 pages, single-spaced".

The whole idea of manipulating fonts and so forth was after my time.

But seriously. "Write an essay of at least 1000 words." How hard is that? No font shenanigans, no formatting issues, nada. And it's pretty darned easy to get a guesstimate of word count on a paper in 30-60 seconds, so it's not like it's much more work than checking, "Hmm... is that a double space, or a 2.5 space?"


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of schoolwork, our "User Experience" team is on the execrable, "More white space is better" bandwagon, so they added HUGE spacing between each bullet in our PowerPoint template.

Quite literally, this text fills an entire slide:

"To register a web service in the application, set:
- Variable Name: This is the name other developers will see
- URL: The endpoint URL of the web service
- Security: The security mechanism you'll be using for your web service"

We used to add diagrams and pictures, but there's no longer any room. So yeah, text-only slides because of huge white spacing. Whee?

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

I thought we were supposed to double space...? I know teachers went on me about double spacing when typing up papers...but that was on an actual typewriter.

Oh, just don't even get me started. Many teachers insisted on double spacing so that they could fit their comments between the lines; it made editing much easier for them. But many other teachers would take points off for double spacing, and you'd be asked for "3 pages, single-spaced".

The whole idea of manipulating fonts and so forth was after my time.

But seriously. "Write an essay of at least 1000 words." How hard is that? No font shenanigans, no formatting issues, nada. And it's pretty darned easy to get a guesstimate of word count on a paper in 30-60 seconds, so it's not like it's much more work than checking, "Hmm... is that a double space, or a 2.5 space?"

I did have teachers who counted the words(not for a thousand word essays but for shorter works).


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Hello, everyone!


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Yo.


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'Sup?


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John Napier 698 wrote:
'Sup?

"'Sup" is the direction diametrically opposed to gravity in an objective gravity field. In a subjective gravity field, "'sup" is whatever the hell direction is opposite of where you feel like gravity is going at that particular moment.


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Babymetal -- Ummmm . . . . Keep that . . . stuff over there. Wherever that may be.

funnels it directly into his playlist


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Vanykrye wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
'Sup?
"'Sup" is the direction diametrically opposed to gravity in an objective gravity field. In a subjective gravity field, "'sup" is whatever the hell direction is opposite of where you feel like gravity is going at that particular moment.

Planescape?


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Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
'Sup?
"'Sup" is the direction diametrically opposed to gravity in an objective gravity field. In a subjective gravity field, "'sup" is whatever the hell direction is opposite of where you feel like gravity is going at that particular moment.
Planescape?

Planescape.


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So, the (fairly) new Amazon "How was your delivery" mechanism is really pretty twisted.

Having been a deliveryperson (a paperboy, to be exact), I know that the quality of delivery can vary wildly, from, "This guy tips us every month, so it's on his doormat every single morning," to, "This guy hasn't paid in 3 months, yet still files complaints if we don't deliver to him, so this morning he gets a paper full of snails."

But for package delivery, it's really pretty binary: Either it was satisfactory (it arrived in one piece) or it wasn't (it was dumped in your koi pond). Nobody's going to fill out that survey and think, "Hmm... he made it to my walkway, but not to my porch, so I had to go down the stairs to get it. 3 out of 5!"

Just give me a simple Yes/No: "Was there a problem with your delivery?"

And y'know what? If there were a problem, I'd've reported it already, because I'm uppity.

It just seems like one more way Amazon is trying to screw over its employees independent contractors to cut costs. Get enough low ratings, get your pay cut.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of schoolwork, our "User Experience" team is on the execrable, "More white space is better" bandwagon, so they added HUGE spacing between each bullet in our PowerPoint template.

Quite literally, this text fills an entire slide:

"To register a web service in the application, set:
- Variable Name: This is the name other developers will see
- URL: The endpoint URL of the web service
- Security: The security mechanism you'll be using for your web service"

We used to add diagrams and pictures, but there's no longer any room. So yeah, text-only slides because of huge white spacing. Whee?

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

I thought we were supposed to double space...? I know teachers went on me about double spacing when typing up papers...but that was on an actual typewriter.

Oh, just don't even get me started. Many teachers insisted on double spacing so that they could fit their comments between the lines; it made editing much easier for them. But many other teachers would take points off for double spacing, and you'd be asked for "3 pages, single-spaced".

The whole idea of manipulating fonts and so forth was after my time.

But seriously. "Write an essay of at least 1000 words." How hard is that? No font shenanigans, no formatting issues, nada. And it's pretty darned easy to get a guesstimate of word count on a paper in 30-60 seconds, so it's not like it's much more work than checking, "Hmm... is that a double space, or a 2.5 space?"

I did have teachers who counted the words(not for a thousand word essays but for shorter works).

Having a word processor/digital submission makes it so much easier. Open in Google Docs, ctrl-A, see if the font name/size disappear. Tools, word count. I cannot imagine checking word count by hand.


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Scintillae wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of schoolwork, our "User Experience" team is on the execrable, "More white space is better" bandwagon, so they added HUGE spacing between each bullet in our PowerPoint template.

Quite literally, this text fills an entire slide:

"To register a web service in the application, set:
- Variable Name: This is the name other developers will see
- URL: The endpoint URL of the web service
- Security: The security mechanism you'll be using for your web service"

We used to add diagrams and pictures, but there's no longer any room. So yeah, text-only slides because of huge white spacing. Whee?

Both Shiro and I were immediately reminded of the kids in high school who always set their printers to double spacing (or even 2.5 spacing) just to hit a required page count for their teachers...

I thought we were supposed to double space...? I know teachers went on me about double spacing when typing up papers...but that was on an actual typewriter.

Oh, just don't even get me started. Many teachers insisted on double spacing so that they could fit their comments between the lines; it made editing much easier for them. But many other teachers would take points off for double spacing, and you'd be asked for "3 pages, single-spaced".

The whole idea of manipulating fonts and so forth was after my time.

But seriously. "Write an essay of at least 1000 words." How hard is that? No font shenanigans, no formatting issues, nada. And it's pretty darned easy to get a guesstimate of word count on a paper in 30-60 seconds, so it's not like it's much more work than checking, "Hmm... is that a double space, or a 2.5 space?"

I did have teachers who counted the words(not for a thousand word essays but for shorter works).

Having a word processor/digital submission makes it so much easier. Open in Google Docs, ctrl-A, see if the font name/size disappear. Tools, word count. I cannot...

this was on typewriter, the font was a bit larger, and it was maybe 500 or so words.


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*mute-buttons FHDM*


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Pretty stoked with State Farm right now.

First, it was all of $600/year to insure Impus Major on the Prius. Now that he can (barely) drive a stick, I called to add him to the Celica.

Nope. Apparently they insure by person or some such, so we're done. $600/year to insure Impus Major on both cars.

Sweet!


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
*mute-buttons FHDM*

turns up Babymetal


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From Bob's Burgers.

Teddy: Maybe she's one of those ghosts that don't know they're dead

Bob: Oh, you mean stupid ghosts.


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I have a start time of 7 am for day two of three days of snow.

Or as I like to call it "Freehold's Dreamland".

I even have a milkmaid to cuddle with and spoon between snow runs.


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captain yesterday wrote:

I have a start time of 7 am for day two of three days of snow.

Or as I like to call it "Freehold's Dreamland".

I even have a milkmaid to cuddle with and spoon between snow runs.

Livin' the dream?


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Going home. Good night, everyone.


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captain yesterday wrote:

I have a start time of 7 am for day two of three days of snow.

Or as I like to call it "Freehold's Dreamland".

I even have a milkmaid to cuddle with and spoon between snow runs.

I am not crying! You're crying!


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John Napier 698 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I have a start time of 7 am for day two of three days of snow.

Or as I like to call it "Freehold's Dreamland".

I even have a milkmaid to cuddle with and spoon between snow runs.

Livin' the dream?

.., of someone else.

That sounds like song lyrics.

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