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« Reply #425 on: Mar 29, 2012, 12:15:54 PM »

Got some mid-semester evaluations from my students. One recommended I switch things up on the graphics and fonts.
Next lecture is so going to be in Comic Sans.
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« Reply #426 on: Mar 29, 2012, 05:10:29 PM »

Forgive them, dumbfish, they know not what they do.
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« Reply #427 on: Apr 04, 2012, 01:00:40 PM »

Our tech support person resigned effective immediately a week ago and now I am trying to fix something that he would've had to deal with. It's something from one of our most complainy, problem-having customers, and there's no way to get it back to exactly what it was, so there are just going to be more complaints and problems. YAY
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« Reply #428 on: Apr 05, 2012, 08:53:40 AM »

A way to seriously take the air out of the conversation at a table full of aspiring professional academics is to observe, "I'm not sure what part of my job couldn't be done from Bangalore."
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« Reply #429 on: Apr 06, 2012, 12:04:54 PM »

Do do do, just hangin out in my truck waiting for a hail storm to pass listening to Barry White.
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« Reply #430 on: Apr 06, 2012, 12:11:23 PM »

You have a beautiful job, peacocks.
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« Reply #431 on: Apr 27, 2012, 10:11:36 AM »

I got a raise today  Surprised

It was under the national average for a cost-of-living increase  Confused
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« Reply #432 on: Apr 27, 2012, 10:19:13 AM »

I got a raise today  Surprised

It was under the national average for a cost-of-living increase  Confused

Same here, funnily enough.
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« Reply #433 on: May 10, 2012, 08:33:39 PM »

Woman stop calling me 4 times in a row to make your captions bold or make the photo a bit bigger or tell me something's indented when it's clearly aligned that way because of an ad RRRRGHGHH I kill everyone
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Em
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« Reply #434 on: Jun 28, 2012, 08:41:25 PM »

Since it's no longer appropriate to post in the job search thread...  Smile

I don't start my new gig until mid-July but they've already got me set up with an e-mail account and an account for internal social networking. I've received dozens upon dozens of warm welcomes from as far away as the Midwest. I've also been on the receiving end of more than a few sorta-kinda-not-really tongue-in-cheek (but always good-spirited) remarks about the very extensive workload that is awaiting my arrival.

I'm excited, but a bit stressed out--I know I'm gonna be good at this, but I SERIOUSLY need to pull my shit together, STAT.
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Em
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« Reply #435 on: Jun 28, 2012, 09:39:06 PM »

Pardon my tone if it came off as anything other than what I intended which was: everyone's a bit stressed when they start a new job (I assume) and I am choosing to look at this great opportunity as a powerful incentive to dust off the parts of myself that need dusting off and move forward. It's good stress!
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« Reply #436 on: Jun 29, 2012, 03:51:57 AM »

can i come work there
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« Reply #437 on: Jun 29, 2012, 07:15:12 AM »

Sounds awesome Em! Workload and all...
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Em
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« Reply #438 on: Jun 29, 2012, 09:47:22 AM »

can i come work there

If I do my job right, there will be enough money to launch a campaign in your state in not too too long, so maybe!
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Chet
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« Reply #439 on: Jul 15, 2012, 12:21:31 PM »

i have a trial shift at a bar on wednesday! wish me luck! i need this!
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« Reply #440 on: Jul 15, 2012, 02:38:43 PM »

Get that paper, son!
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Ashley
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« Reply #441 on: Jul 15, 2012, 10:01:36 PM »

I am volunteer editing articles for a design magazine that is mainly in Farsi.  The articles are translated from many different languages by people whose first language is Farsi, so the translations are a bit ... stiff.  My job is to make them less awkward to read.  It's not really a big deal, but I'm pretty nervous about it!

Does anyone have any advice on what I should be aware of / careful of in doing this?
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #442 on: Jul 15, 2012, 10:39:25 PM »

It's always hard getting prepositions right, even more so when translating between languages in different families (like Farsi and English), and small errors can radically change the meanings of the statements.

In general, it would be best if you can get the original translators to proof your work afterwards, with the original in hand.
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Ashley
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« Reply #443 on: Jul 17, 2012, 01:57:23 AM »

I was thinking that!  But I'm not sure if I can do that, or how involved in that I can be.  There are four of us doing the translation editing, and everyone contributing (writers, designers, translators, etc) is a volunteer.  So there's limited time to work on it between all of us.  But I think he may ask us for input once we have this issue finished, I can mention it then.
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Ashley
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« Reply #444 on: Jul 17, 2012, 02:04:25 AM »

I am probably just making excuses because I'm nervous about it!
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Chet
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« Reply #445 on: Jul 18, 2012, 05:33:29 PM »

i have a trial shift at a bar on wednesday! wish me luck! i need this!
turns out i am a natural at pulling pints! my first one was a bitter, and perfect. then later on i pulled two great pints of guinness, which i was worried about because i thought they would be hard. the irish girl who ordered them complimented me as she left while the boss was standing there which helped.

anyway they asked me back tomorrow and asked me what days i can work so i guess i have the job! although tomorrow is going to be a really busy night because there's some event on so maybe they will change their mind if i crumble under the pressure? fingers crossed i do well.
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davy
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« Reply #446 on: Jul 18, 2012, 05:58:14 PM »

Nice going!
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Em
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« Reply #447 on: Jul 18, 2012, 06:08:49 PM »

Good work Chet!
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« Reply #448 on: Jul 18, 2012, 07:11:13 PM »

good luck on your second shift!
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« Reply #449 on: Jul 18, 2012, 07:18:01 PM »

I miss pulling pints.  I remember the first one I did I hesitated and didn't show the necessary conviction--but after that I perfected my technique.  We had this one tap at the second bar I worked that had one of those long proboscis-style nobs extended down (maybe for nitro, now that I think of it) and that was the hardest pint to pull.  Elderly Englishmen on holiday don't let you get away with extra foam.  It's a fun job (in my experience), though, congrats!
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