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The Pedant Revolt

Postby Rhakios » Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:21 pm

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RE: The Pedant Revolt

Postby Rhakios » Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:03 pm

Eh? Is it my imagination, or has this entry disappeared? Spooky!
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RE: The Pedant Revolt

Postby Nigel » Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:55 pm

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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RE: The Pedant Revolt

Postby nordle » Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:03 pm

Yeah, where did it go, I didn't finish reading it.
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RE: The Pedant Revolt

Postby Fivetimes » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:07 pm

Reflecting on the tone of the post, I wonder if Rebecca is now an EX-member of LXF staff?
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RE: The Pedant Revolt

Postby Nigel » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:04 pm

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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Postby Andy » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:24 pm

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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Postby Nigel » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:36 pm

Rebecca posted an entry about to-do lists (and giving them up) on Saturday morning, but it had disappeared by Sunday morning :(
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Postby Rhakios » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:57 pm

Perhaps they ought to delete some of the other blog entries as a way of stirring up interest :D
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Postby Smallenhofer » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:08 am

I haven't been sacked, dear readers! Fatuous blog entry was deleted by mistake but it back online...
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Postby Nigel » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:26 am

Glad to hear it !
Hope you got your sock drawer sorted... :lol:
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:47 pm

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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Postby nordle » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:36 pm

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/Obsess ... _Dissorder

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 :)


Just kidding :)

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 ;)

Thus endith the pointless patronising drivel, :)
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Postby Nigel » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:24 pm

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 :lol:

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Postby evilnick » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:46 pm

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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