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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:14 pm

I'm totally picturing Jeeves with a Google t-shirt on under his butler suit!

Like a Clark Kent-Superman thing? During the day, a hapless butler but during times of need, a super-searcher?

What if he's been the secret behind the Google search engine all along?

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra456 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:15 pm

Like a Clark Kent-Superman thing? During the day, a hapless butler but during times of need, a super-searcher?

What if he's been the secret behind the Google search engine all along?

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby LilBee91 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:11 pm

Like a Clark Kent-Superman thing? During the day, a hapless butler but during times of need, a super-searcher?

What if he's been the secret behind the Google search engine all along?

dun dun dunnnn
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby LilBee91 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:16 am

Downside to the post-whoring war: my chances of double-posting are greatly increased. Ah well.

Random: I find the spoiler tag a lot more tempting than invisi-text ever was. Apparently "out of sight, out of mind" is actually true.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:51 am

I've been trying to figure out a way to make an invisi-text bbcode, but it's complicated by there being four different styles and every single one of them using different background colors.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby zeroguy » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:01 pm

I've been trying to figure out a way to make an invisi-text bbcode, but it's complicated by there being four different styles and every single one of them using different background colors.
Just a thought, but have you considered just adjusting the text opacity instead of trying to match the bg color? I'm not sure on browser support, but something like:

Code: Select all

<span style="-moz-opacity: 0; filter: alpha(opacity=0); opacity: 0;">text</span>
should cover quite a bit, I think.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:03 am

I had no idea that Brittany Murphy was on Boy Meets World!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:09 pm

I had no idea I still remembered my password for PWeb!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:15 pm

Welcome back!!!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:23 pm

Haha, I don't even know what's going on around here anymore! It's been years! Not sure I can even vaguely catch up enough to be worth my salt anymore.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:41 pm

You don't need to catch up, just jump on in. It's so good to see you again. I saw your name and I was like, could it really be Petra?! :stoned: (stoned kermit!)
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:20 pm

Haha, I don't even know what's going on around here anymore! It's been years! Not sure I can even vaguely catch up enough to be worth my salt anymore.

Hey, Kim! Welcome back, hopefully it's not too short a visit. If you would like to get "caught up," we can do a quick run through right here in this thread for you. Mostly some babies and a crap-ton of weddings; we're getting old. It's gross.

I may be remembering incorrectly but I think Loreths said you got married somewhat recently (about a year ago)?

It's cool to see you. Definitely worth your salt.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:31 pm

Oooh! Rundown! Please?

And I am very decidedly not married. I'm an honorary member of the Canadian Alliance, though, which I would've declared an absolute impossibility 10 years ago. If I do marry the likely candidate of the moment I'll have to join the CA permanently. Not sure how I feel about that...

Updates please! You tell me yours I'll tell you mine. :D
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:47 pm

Once upon a time, we were a warm and welcoming community, especially to our own; Steph, Nomi, and I can't wait to hear what you've been up to. Feel free to reply here or in your Pastwatch thread, I'll find it either way.

As for me, I'm not married and I'm childless, both wins for the time being. I work at a library in AZ but am in the middle of a job hunt in the Chicago area. I'm trying and mostly failing to help out with getting this place a homepage and information center like it once had. This is my 8th year here and will be coming up on 9 next May. I also talk way too much around these parts. I think, sadly, that's about it.

It really is good to see you again. You're one of the moldy oldies of my newbie past. :)
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby starlooker » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:12 pm

Welcome back, Petra.

OOH. I can use the limeaid smilie!

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Anyhow, I finished grad school for my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, got married the same week I defended my dissertation, a bit over a year ago, and am now 27.5 weeks pregnant. Also, currently jobless, but hopefully that will be rectified when baby is born and I can start seriously looking.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:14 am

Refreshing Limeaid!

Well, for the basics... last I logged on, I was probably still in undergrad in Florida. Since then I've graduated and moved to Washington, DC for no justifiable reason. Just packed up one day and left. Got a job with an online news group as an assistant, which was so horrific I gained 30 pounds and went on anti-depressants. Got "laid off," which was their nice way of firing me because I hated them and they hated me, but luckily had already been looking for work and was offered a full-time graduate level internship with the Department of Transportation. Also am in grad school for Strategic Public Relations, which I consider a waste of time and money, but I am officially done next week if I ever get around to finishing my final paper.

For three years I've been dating a Canadian, who was recently deported (yes, apparently we DO deport Canadians) thanks to a visa mix-up by his company. This is a vast improvement from the string of boys I dated in college who would break up with me once they realized I was smarter than they are. :thumbs:

It's generally a very happy life for me! Good friends, good job, living in a good city!

Any good gossip around here? I've heard mention of inter-Pweb marriages?
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:22 am

I'll be succint since I am only able to type with one hand at the moment.

Married a pwebber. Living in England for a PhD. Just had a baby (hence one-handedness).

Nice to see you, I will be more descriptive anon!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Jayelle » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:52 am

We should have a one-handed chat sometime, Ali. Hijinks could ensue.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:20 am

Any good gossip around here?
Oh yes, plenty of that to go around. That's probably best done privately and by someone less biased than myself.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:09 am

Everyone knows the biased stuff is the good stuff.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Wind Swept » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:20 am

The most amusing video ever shot in the Fargo mall:
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra456 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:56 pm

All the years I was in choir, that was one of my biggest fears! Stupid risers... Reminds me of this one year while were were at regionals, a kid from another school (while performing!) passed out while standing on the top tier of the risers and fell face first to the floor in front of him. One of the worst things i've ever seen.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Noodle » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:30 pm

when I was in choir, it was a common experience for people to lock their legs during performances and lose blood and end up feinting. I did it myself once.

Never had the risers crash though.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:01 pm

when I was in choir, it was a common experience for people to lock their legs during performances and lose blood and end up feinting. I did it myself once.
Well yes, if you're losing blood, a direct attack might be costly.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Noodle » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:31 pm

when I was in choir, it was a common experience for people to lock their legs during performances and lose blood and end up feinting. I did it myself once.
Well yes, if you're losing blood, a direct attack might be costly.
Woops, I meant lock their knees and get light headed from the experience. :) We were never attacked as such.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Mich » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:06 pm

I believe your problem was with your spelling of the word "feint", which, I admit, I chuckled at for some time.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Noodle » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:13 pm

oh yeah, there's that too. :faceplant:
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:50 am

I played in my room today...


I'm going to be a mighty king, so enemies beware:
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He and the blue rhino-thing are a bit dusty but they've had a rough couple of days.



Also, randomly, I don't recall ever having a crush on JTT.


Lastly, randomly, Charlie Day and Horrible Bosses are both hilarious.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby zeroguy » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:09 am

The science of humor

Since I was young I've often idly wondered about what humor is. Like, if you needed to explain it to some alien race or something that did not have humor, how would you explain it? How did it come to be? I could never really come up with anything substantial, except explaining certain specific areas of humor. I've never really been interested enough to go looking into it, so that article/articles are the first I've really seen at a real explanation behind it. Just thought it was interesting.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:10 am

Question for everyone: Does anyone here ever do freelance/independent work? I'm trying to figure out the appropriate length of time to put on my invoice for a "gimmie money by" date, but am not sure of the rules.

Thanks!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:31 pm

O no. Got myself trapped in the wedding photography blogs again.

I need to study for my virology test tomorrow.

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:32 pm

Question for everyone: Does anyone here ever do freelance/independent work? I'm trying to figure out the appropriate length of time to put on my invoice for a "gimmie money by" date, but am not sure of the rules.

Thanks!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:54 am

Thanks! Turned out to be a moot point, as once I sent them an invoice they immediately filed it for payment. Woo Christmas money!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:14 pm

A guy in line in front of me to board the plane had a David Brin book in hand, so we got chatting about sci fi. I asked if he had read any OSC and he just read EG two weeks ago! How cool is that. Anyway, it was a cool five minute nerd chat.
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