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Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:00 pm Post

vic-k wrote:The L&L team have been set a non Scriv/Scap task, of considerable complexity.


If you do, I would encourage you NOT to send over the instructions for the task in a .DOCX file.
Boy, did that not go down well.

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:38 pm Post

pigfender wrote:If you do, I would encourage you NOT to send over the instructions for the task in a .DOCX file. Boy, did that not go down well.
Afraid y'll have to help me out on that,^ Rog, baby. :wink:

I'm not suggesting that I would set the challenge...that would require an IQ higher that my 7.8 +- The task/challenge, would be put together, by an outside agency.

With a modicum of additional info, augmenting the wealth of data, more than ably garnered through your perspicacious questioning, at their disposal, and the factoring into the equation, of the L&L team member's individual biases, prejudices and idiosyncratic behavioural tendencies, a challenge befitting their capabilities could be created without to much hassle. However, the overwhelming, stipulation, would be that, all ten members, work together, and socialise, around that table, or thereabouts.

Observation of their interaction would be the purpose of the exercise.

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:51 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
vic-k wrote:The L&L team have been set a non Scriv/Scap task, of considerable complexity.


If you do, I would encourage you NOT to send over the instructions for the task in a .DOCX file.
Boy, did that not go down well.

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No joke I was on the gamelan-L mailing list for awhile (back in the days of mailing lists and usenet), and RMS (yes, the RMS) was also on it. (Guess he likes Indonesian music? Who knew?) Every time someone would upload a doc file there would come a screed about FOSS. Completely, totally off-topic for the mailing list, even though I agree with some of his ideas. Was more than a bit annoying.
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Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:45 pm Post

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pigfender wrote:
vic-k wrote:The L&L team have been set a non Scriv/Scap task, of considerable complexity.

If you do, I would encourage you NOT to send over the instructions for the task in a .DOCX file.
Boy, did that not go down well.:D

No joke I was on the gamelan-L mailing list for awhile (back in the days of mailing lists and usenet), and RMS (yes, the RMS) was also on it. (Guess he likes Indonesian music? Who knew?) Every time someone would upload a doc file there would come a screed about FOSS. Completely, totally off-topic for the mailing list, even though I agree with some of his ideas. Was more than a bit annoying.

:? Still none the wiser, folks :? :? :?
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Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:21 pm Post

FOSS. Free and Open-Source Software
RMS. Richard Matthew Stallman, noted software freedom activist and leading dude in the GNU Project.
Gamelan. The Javanese word for music
Screed. An informal piece of writing, typically ranting.
Off-topic. The practice of abandoning the subject or question originally posted on an online forum, commonly done to inject humour. Particularly prevalent on the LitnLat boards.
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Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:55 pm Post

pigfender wrote:FOSS. Free and Open-Source Software
RMS. Richard Matthew Stallman, noted software freedom activist and leading dude in the GNU Project.
Gamelan. The Javanese word for music
Screed. An informal piece of writing, typically ranting.
Off-topic. The practice of abandoning the subject or question originally posted on an online forum, commonly done to inject humour. Particularly prevalent on the LitnLat boards.

All of which goes some way toward making sense of the content of garpu's post, in repsose to
vic-k wrote:pigfender wrote:
vic-k wrote:
The L&L team have been set a non Scriv/Scap task, of considerable complexity.

If you do, I would encourage you NOT to send over the instructions for the task in a .DOCX file.
Boy, did that not go down well.
Now all I need is for some one to explain your response to the statement: "The L&L team have been set a non Scriv/Scap task, of considerable complexity" :?
What am I missing. I'm an addled brained old welder, not a thirty/forty something IT/ Coding warrior.

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:06 pm Post

.DOCX - A proprietary MS Word document format not supported by Scrivener
.RTF - A rich text document format supported, nay championed, by Scrivener
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Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:41 pm Post

pigfender wrote:.DOCX - A proprietary MS Word document format not supported by Scrivener
.RTF - A rich text document format supported, nay championed, by Scrivener
Sorry. I thought I'd made it clear that the hypothetical exercise had no connection to Scriv&Scap, but has more to do with the fascinating individuals your interview revealed.

I'll take it from your response, that the exercise as described, holds no interest for you. Sorry to have been a nuisance.
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Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:19 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
pigfender wrote:.DOCX - A proprietary MS Word document format not supported by Scrivener
.RTF - A rich text document format supported, nay championed, by Scrivener
Sorry. I thought I'd made it clear that the hypothetical exercise had no connection to Scriv&Scap, but has more to do with the fascinating individuals your interview revealed.

I'll take it from your response, that the exercise as described, holds no interest for you. Sorry to have been a nuisance.
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Elder K,

I do not think that piggy is uninterested, but is instead, distracted. He may be pondering your described scenario, stumbling on the "how" and the "where" to make it happen. Do you not agree that ponder such things might make one's responses… vague? unhelpful? even terse?
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Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:06 pm Post

Vic, I agree that they are all fascinating people and it would no doubt make for much better viewing than the stuff Mrs Pigfender watches on the tv.

I wasn't intending to be vague, unhelpful or terse. I was just saying that when I sent the interview questions over to them for the 8Qs thing I did it in a Word document and I got told off. I was advising the hypothetical organiser of any future hypothetical exercises to avoid this mistake.

My head hurts. Where is my medicine?

Hugs,

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PS Just to be clear. No one is expecting me to put all ten of them on a plane, or buy ten Mac Book Airs are they?
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:11 am Post

Vic, I agree that they are all fascinating people and it would no doubt make for much better viewing than the stuff Mrs Pigfender watches on the tv. A valid observation, but I wouldn’t advise further exploration of that avenue, ‘snot safe...could get you into bother.

I wasn't intending to be vague, unhelpful or terse. I was just saying that when I sent the interview questions over to them for the 8Qs thing I did it in a Word document and I got told off. A product of: “the L&L team member's individual biases, prejudices and idiosyncratic behavioural tendencies”, to which you replied, “Digitus Impudicus! Just answer the feckin’ questions, or else I’ll publish the answers to the probing questions I haven’t asked you, because I already have the very revealing answers to.” That would have them bouncing about like a sack of Cane Toads.

I was advising the hypothetical organiser of any future hypothetical exercises to avoid this mistake. I suspect that they might use stocky black suited men with lapel microphones and a antenna sprouting from one ear, as a means of data exchange.

My head hurts. Where is my medicine? In the bottle marked 70% proof.

Hugs, Back.

Rog

PS Just to be clear. No one is expecting me to put all ten of them on a plane, or buy ten Mac Book Airs are they? Not unless you are ‘some shadowy outside agency’ sensing some money making potential.

Thanks for explanation, mate.



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Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:33 am Post

Young Master Jaysen,
Don't concern yourself with, His Obtuseness' misinterpretive take on immediate and not so immediate facets of everyday existence. The axis of his world enters through cranial and exits anally.

Good luck with locating your missing stump.
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:31 pm Post

Sorry! Forgot you forum people don't all live inside my brain.

Only send things to L&L as .docx, noted. ;)
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:21 pm Post

garpu wrote:Sorry! Forgot you forum people don't all live inside my brain.

Only send things to L&L as .docx, noted. ;)

We have now identified the Imp among the L&L crew.
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:59 pm Post

garpu wrote:Sorry! Forgot you forum people don't all live inside my brain. What makes you think that we don't, Mistress garpu?

Only send things to L&L as .docx, noted. ;) retribution could prove long and painful :shock:
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