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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: The Pedant Revolt Reply with quote


    *Upload image of stingray


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:03 pm    Post subject: RE: The Pedant Revolt Reply with quote

Eh? Is it my imagination, or has this entry disappeared? Spooky!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:55 pm    Post subject: RE: The Pedant Revolt Reply with quote

If it's your imagination, I'm suffering from the same hallucination... it was definitely there yesterday (Saturday), but isn't today.
Are we seeing censorship in the LXF camp ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: RE: The Pedant Revolt Reply with quote

Yeah, where did it go, I didn't finish reading it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: RE: The Pedant Revolt Reply with quote

Reflecting on the tone of the post, I wonder if Rebecca is now an EX-member of LXF staff?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:04 pm    Post subject: RE: The Pedant Revolt Reply with quote

Just a thought - it was, I think, the only entry dated October. I notice that September has appeared in the"Archive" section of the blog, but the September posts are still visible in the main blog (but only the September posts). Could it be cock-up rather than conspiracy - i.e. could the weekend-shift chimps have deleted the wrong month's posts from the main blog ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must have slipped past me - I usually check the blog fairly often, but I didn't see the 'offending' post - what gives?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rebecca posted an entry about to-do lists (and giving them up) on Saturday morning, but it had disappeared by Sunday morning Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps they ought to delete some of the other blog entries as a way of stirring up interest Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been sacked, dear readers! Fatuous blog entry was deleted by mistake but it back online...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear it !
Hope you got your sock drawer sorted... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it just me? I still can't see the stingray, there 544KB of something there, but it's invisible. Is it a phantom ray?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rebecca, I'm going to put this as nicely and thoughtfully as I can, with as much caring and compassion as i can muster.....Rebecca, your a freak.

You are a text book example of someone suffering Obssesive Compulsive Dissorder

http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Obsessive_Compulsive_Dissorder

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OCD is manifested in a variety of forms, but is most commonly characterized by a subject's obsessive drive to perform a particular task or set of tasks


You took a project management book with you on holiday, who in their right mind would need to form a Business Case and produce a PID as to whether they should stop for lunch or not en route to Andalucia Smile


Just kidding Smile

One thing that did bounce around my noggin was, maybe the reason the "read emails", "tidy sock draw" etc gets done first and ticked first is because they are easy, they are predictable, they are known quantities, you have a far lower chance of failure with those so can quickly put lines through things in the list. Doing something creative like "come up with xyz for section abc" means exactly that, come up with something random, yet associated, its an unknown, being creative is harder than repeating what you know and has a much higher chance of failure than "tidy sock draw", and requires more effort just to get a line crossed off the list.
Also, you add lines in for thing's you've alread done, hence again pointing to a need to cross of the line, but its the crossing off of the line which seems to be of most importance, not the gravity/scope of the task.
So, to fit in with your change of strategy, how about changing the length of the line and thickness of pen for the items which are more important, difficult, lower chance of success etc. That way, you still get to cross things off, but the reward of a few big fat massive lines outweighs the little ones......oh wait, maybe I meant that speach for Kate Moss Wink

Thus endith the pointless patronising drivel, Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nordle wrote:
Rebecca, I'm going to put this as nicely and thoughtfully as I can, with as much caring and compassion as i can muster.....Rebecca, your a freak.


Sounds more like a programmer to me... oh, wait - that's the same thing Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

before Rebecca tears you limb from limb nordle, that should be "you're a freak".
And there is only one 's' in disorder...
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