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That's okay. I'm planning on getting that one too. I'll have to have my local game store special order it.


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I have 2 and a half/3 hours before my game starts. I've got everything ready, including the snacks for the dogs to keep them from bugging everyone else. Now I have nothing to do. It's very hard to bore me, but damn am I bored now.

Silver Crusade

Treppa wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Ah. 3 hours into failing this 6 hour exam. Only 3 hours more failure to go.
:( You should just leave. Why waste 3 more hours of precious and rapidly dwindling time on Earth on failure?

Meh, the exam was expensive and paid for by my company.

And I don't know I failed, just strongly suspect. If I fail by a wide margin, I'll have to think about taking a class on this stuff. If I failed narrowly, I'll probably keep it to self study for a redo.

Scarab Sages

Celestial Healer wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Ah. 3 hours into failing this 6 hour exam. Only 3 hours more failure to go.
:( You should just leave. Why waste 3 more hours of precious and rapidly dwindling time on Earth on failure?

Meh, the exam was expensive and paid for by my company.

And I don't know I failed, just strongly suspect. If I fail by a wide margin, I'll have to think about taking a class on this stuff. If I failed narrowly, I'll probably keep it to self study for a redo.

I had to take the Professional Engineer exam twice. I was stupid the first go-around, not giving myself enough time to study, just three months or so.

Ironically, the second time I took it(a Friday), I was hit by insomnia from the medicine helping me recover from the flu (which had hit me the Sunday before). So I went into it with maybe 2 or 3 hours of sleep, but passed.


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If you ever want to feel good about taking an exam, take the Ramset (TM) powder-actuated tools certification test.

Can you correctly match colors to the names of those colors? Can you count to ten? If you answered "yes" to both questions, in thirty minutes you too can become certified to operate machines that use gunpowder to shoot nails through concrete.


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Treppa wrote:
I am having a flare of the thing I don't have today. Had it yesterday, too, and it'll probably go on for another couple of days.

*sigh*

Sorry you have to deal with that Treppa :/

Spoilers for mildly inappropriate subject matter :

Spoiler:
once I was very much against 'socialized' medicine. Now, having gotten an upfront look at how our current system (doesnt) work, all I can say is that the government couldn't screw it up any worse than it already is. And at least we wouldn't be paying hundreds of dollars a month for the mere possibility of getting sh!tty treatment.

Scarab Sages

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David M Mallon wrote:

If you ever want to feel good about taking an exam, take the Ramset (TM) powder-actuated tools certification test.

Can you correctly match colors to the names of those colors? Can you count to ten? If you answered "yes" to both questions, in thirty minutes you too can become certified to operate machines that use gunpowder to shoot nails through concrete.

Yeah, some tests are far easier than one would think going into them. I took a test to become a licensed boiler and pressure vessel inspector back when I still lived in Philly. I'd say about 95% of the questions on the test were exact duplicates of the ones I had from my training class. Combine that with entirely open book, and it was easy.

Silver Crusade

David M Mallon wrote:

If you ever want to feel good about taking an exam, take the Ramset (TM) powder-actuated tools certification test.

Can you correctly match colors to the names of those colors? Can you count to ten? If you answered "yes" to both questions, in thirty minutes you too can become certified to operate machines that use gunpowder to shoot nails through concrete.

I can remember breezing through the state life insurance exam. Apparently some people thought it was hard. I just reminded myself of all the really dumb life insurance agents I know, and that kept me from worrying about it.

These financial analyst exams, though... they have a 30-40% pass rate, and most of the people taking it have undergraduate and masters degrees in finance. And I'm trying to take it based off the time I skimmed a textbook.

"Jeanette decided to analyze the predictive value of coffee futures using regression analysis, based on a data set covering 12 years. Given the following coefficients and standard deviation, what is the level of statistical significance of those futures predictions?"

Can I just sit on a glaive instead?


Celestial Healer wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:

If you ever want to feel good about taking an exam, take the Ramset (TM) powder-actuated tools certification test.

Can you correctly match colors to the names of those colors? Can you count to ten? If you answered "yes" to both questions, in thirty minutes you too can become certified to operate machines that use gunpowder to shoot nails through concrete.

I can remember breezing through the state life insurance exam. Apparently some people thought it was hard. I just reminded myself of all the really dumb life insurance agents I know, and that kept me from worrying about it.

These financial analyst exams, though... they have a 30-40% pass rate, and most of the people taking it have undergraduate and masters degrees in finance. And I'm trying to take it based off the time I skimmed a textbook.

"Jeanette decided to analyze the predictive value of coffee futures using regression analysis, based on a data set covering 12 years. Given the following coefficients and standard deviation, what is the level of statistical significance of those futures predictions?"

Can I just sit on a glaive instead?

pass or fail, I am taking you out green fairy chasing this coming weekend, I hope.


Monster: Fire Monkey

Monkeys make things wilder!
Being on fire makes things wilder!

Monkeys on fire make things wilderer!

Silver Crusade

Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:

If you ever want to feel good about taking an exam, take the Ramset (TM) powder-actuated tools certification test.

Can you correctly match colors to the names of those colors? Can you count to ten? If you answered "yes" to both questions, in thirty minutes you too can become certified to operate machines that use gunpowder to shoot nails through concrete.

I can remember breezing through the state life insurance exam. Apparently some people thought it was hard. I just reminded myself of all the really dumb life insurance agents I know, and that kept me from worrying about it.

These financial analyst exams, though... they have a 30-40% pass rate, and most of the people taking it have undergraduate and masters degrees in finance. And I'm trying to take it based off the time I skimmed a textbook.

"Jeanette decided to analyze the predictive value of coffee futures using regression analysis, based on a data set covering 12 years. Given the following coefficients and standard deviation, what is the level of statistical significance of those futures predictions?"

Can I just sit on a glaive instead?

pass or fail, I am taking you out green fairy chasing this coming weekend, I hope.

This weekend is out, but the following weekend is doable.


Okay I won't be able to do this weekend anyway, and next Friday is out. I'll see about Saturday and Sunday.

Silver Crusade

If only my flight to Seattle had gone as well as this business flight. I got into Phoenix an hour early.

Liberty's Edge

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you'd think what with bein a celestial and all you'd have that flyin thing handled by now. just fly to the desert and fly to the city wtf is so complicated about that?


My wife flew on Delta today. I told her to take plenty of things to entertain herself in case a pilot doesn't show up.


Heathansson wrote:
you'd think what with bein a celestial and all you'd have that flyin thing handled by now. just fly to the desert and fly to the city wtf is so complicated about that?

points excitedly, makes squeaking noises

Silver Crusade

Heathansson wrote:
you'd think what with bein a celestial and all you'd have that flyin thing handled by now. just fly to the desert and fly to the city wtf is so complicated about that?

Point #1: These wings are just for show. But they're hella cool.

Point #2: Heath-f%*@ing-ansson! How have you been?

Silver Crusade

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
My wife flew on Delta today. I told her to take plenty of things to entertain herself in case a pilot doesn't show up.

This flight was Delta, too. And, to be fair, Delta credited my account rather handsomely without me even having to complain over the Seattle debacle.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
My wife flew on Delta today. I told her to take plenty of things to entertain herself in case a pilot doesn't show up.
This flight was Delta, too. And, to be fair, Delta credited my account rather handsomely without me even having to complain over the Seattle debacle.

they DID?!

Wow!

Liberty's Edge

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Celestial Healer wrote:
Heathansson wrote:
you'd think what with bein a celestial and all you'd have that flyin thing handled by now. just fly to the desert and fly to the city wtf is so complicated about that?

Point #1: These wings are just for show. But they're hella cool.

Point #2: Heath-f~+*ing-ansson! How have you been?

fair to middlin

yes the are cool *snicker* all the kids are making glue slime and wearin wings. wings that don't actually work.

Liberty's Edge

hey is that starwars pathfinder startrek game out or whatever?
elves in space wtf ever you wanna call it


Heathansson wrote:

hey is that starwars pathfinder startrek game out or whatever?

elves in space wtf ever you wanna call it

not yet.

But I am excitedly waiting for it.

I liked the new SPELLJAMMER, but it may be too similar to starfinder when it comes out.

Liberty's Edge

do they got a new spelljammer?


Heathansson wrote:

do they got a new spelljammer?

yes, check on the paizo site for it.


Heathansson wrote:

do they got a new spelljammer?

Holey crap. As I live and breathe. The prodigal wolf returns. How the heck are you, Heathy?


Yeah so any news on why Paizo been not loading? Or is that just me?

Silver Crusade

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Yeah so any news on why Paizo been not loading? Or is that just me?

It's been finicky. I blame Cosmo.


Seems to be working fine for me. I'm on a laptop with a hotspot, if that matters.


#1-The Paizo site was not loading for me earlier today. But I was at work and just figured they were trying out new site-blockers.

#2- HEATHY!!! What up wolf-man? :)


~gets my wolf hunting license, my shotgun, and my silver bullets~ Come here Heathy! I have a surprise for you!


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Eight hours down, eight to go...


One hour to starting work and then eight more hours to finish it and return home...


I cannot wait to have a normal set of hours at a normal time with a normal weekend.


If in an interview a boss asks me about working late or on weekends, I think I will have to fight the urge to giggle.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
I cannot wait to have a normal set of hours at a normal time with a normal weekend.

~sighs~


Oh donkey. You know I'll always be your overnight friend


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Working my first night of paper delivery.


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Welcome to the overnight!


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The hours are terrible, but at least the pay sucks!


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Watching House of Cards. Kevin Spacey is magnificent. Robin Penn is amazing as well.


Robin Penn has a small part in the Wonder Woman film.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Heathansson wrote:

do they got a new spelljammer?

Holey crap. As I live and breathe. The prodigal wolf returns. How the heck are you, Heathy?

I actually thought you were talking about SPELLJAMMER...

Silver Crusade

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Watching House of Cards. Kevin Spacey is magnificent. Robin Penn is amazing as well.

I love that show.


I love the original BBC series (bought it on DVD, in fact). Haven't tried the new one yet, but Spacey never disappoints.


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Welcome to the overnight!
gran rey de los mono wrote:
The hours are terrible, but at least the pay sucks!

Thank you, thank you! It wasn't bad at all. It'll probably be 23:30 - 02:30 round trip, so that's not a huge amount of time, and there's some flexibility with the hours. The biggest problem on my route is the occasional bear. I can sleep 0300-0800 and maybe later some days. Not too shabby.

Riddle: Where does a nice middle-aged woman with a computer science degree and some graduate math work meet a nice middle-aged man with two graduate degrees in the liberal arts?

Answer:
Folding papers in preparation for their paper routes, of course!

Spoiler:
I mean, duh.


Bored. Bored bored bored. Bored.


I know that feeling well, Cal. I can get excited about walking a security patrol in an empty parking garage only so many times. Which is why I'm very glad that I'm allowed to bring my laptop and hotspot, or movies, or books, to work.


I used to work in radio and my favorite shift was the overnight one. No one else in the building, just me and my D&D books writing adventures.


Treppa wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Welcome to the overnight!
gran rey de los mono wrote:
The hours are terrible, but at least the pay sucks!

Thank you, thank you! It wasn't bad at all. It'll probably be 23:30 - 02:30 round trip, so that's not a huge amount of time, and there's some flexibility with the hours. The biggest problem on my route is the occasional bear. I can sleep 0300-0800 and maybe later some days. Not too shabby.

Riddle: Where does a nice middle-aged woman with a computer science degree and some graduate math work meet a nice middle-aged man with two graduate degrees in the liberal arts?

** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

Welcome to the 21st Century. Where the rules are made up and the degrees don't matter. :/

But, gratz on meeting someone nice at the new job!


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I used to work in radio and my favorite shift was the overnight one. No one else in the building, just me and my D&D books writing adventures.

I have to admit, if my job payed a decent living wage I think I would be happy with it for the rest of my life. Overnights are soothing on my introvert soul, and I'd likely be happy reading/writing/online gaming/streaming while I do it.

Sadly, it does not. And, comfort is a trap. I need to push myself to achieve my goals.

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