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Was browsing Boardgamegeek out of boredom, and I found a post where a user named Daniel stated one of my biggest language pet peeves better than I've ever been able to, so I'll just quote him:

"Cavalry = Troops on horseback, or more recently, highly mobile troops (derived from from the French word for horse).
Calvary = The hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.

You can send the Cavalry to Calvary, but you can't send Calvary to the Cavalry."
 
The past couple of days it's been hot and extremely humid. It's disgusting. It has cooled off significantly now, but it's still rather humid. Here's hoping for autumn to start soon.
 
Tinfoil-hat co-worker brought up the US 9/11 attacks this week, using the word 'allegedly' a lot and doing air-quotes with his fingers every time.

I believe he thinks he's smarter than me for the same reasons I think I'm smarter than him.
 
We're having an employee satisfaction survey. I'm thinking of using chatGPT to expose some narcissists in the workplace without resorting to name-calling. I love experimenting with the employee satisfaction survey.
 
Tinfoil-hat co-worker brought up the US 9/11 attacks this week, using the word 'allegedly' a lot and doing air-quotes with his fingers every time.

I believe he thinks he's smarter than me for the same reasons I think I'm smarter than him.
Well, one of you is right... so you've got good odds!
 
Tinfoil-hat co-worker brought up the US 9/11 attacks this week, using the word 'allegedly' a lot and doing air-quotes with his fingers every time.

I believe he thinks he's smarter than me for the same reasons I think I'm smarter than him.

Well, one of you is right... so you've got good odds!
To be fair, they could both be equally stu...uh...never mind. :wink:
 
Well I have good news. I have an excellent opportunity to acquire more skills over the next 12 months. Several associates have told me that learning to code offers decent ROI for a year's worth of time but there is no consensus on exactly which skillsets are desirable and which are garbage! Thoughts?
 
Well I have good news. I have an excellent opportunity to acquire more skills over the next 12 months. Several associates have told me that learning to code offers decent ROI for a year's worth of time but there is no consensus on exactly which skillsets are desirable and which are garbage! Thoughts?
Just learning the basics of coding regardless of language is great. Once you get that down you can learn different languages fairly quickly.
 
Well I have good news. I have an excellent opportunity to acquire more skills over the next 12 months. Several associates have told me that learning to code offers decent ROI for a year's worth of time but there is no consensus on exactly which skillsets are desirable and which are garbage! Thoughts?
Basic how to, object oriented, a database intro, version control (git or svn, concept's the same), possibly a networking intro, a project management overview. In [opinion] about that order[/opinion].

Pay attention to loops & recursion. Just because infinite loops are annoying.
 
So I just got a completely unexpected promotion at work. As in, I’m moving from a North America communications role to being the global comms lead for one of our businesses.

Started when I got a meeting request with the board member I’ll be working with, a really great leader who is both smart and genuinely cares about his people.

Had no idea what what the meeting was about before it happened, and by the end of the call thirty minutes later I had the position.

I’m super-excited about this. I’ve been fantastically lucky to have worked with so many great people since I joined this team.

But the big thing is that I never went to university (poverty issues) and it’s always been a bit of an anchor around my neck. I never thought I would reach a global leadership position. I always believed that middle management was the best I would do without that piece of paper.

So this is a huge deal for me. It’s still a bit hard to believe.
 
So I just got a completely unexpected promotion at work. As in, I’m moving from a North America communications role to being the global comms lead for one of our businesses.

Started when I got a meeting request with the board member I’ll be working with, a really great leader who is both smart and genuinely cares about his people.

Had no idea what what the meeting was about before it happened, and by the end of the call thirty minutes later I had the position.

I’m super-excited about this. I’ve been fantastically lucky to have worked with so many great people since I joined this team.

But the big thing is that I never went to university (poverty issues) and it’s always been a bit of an anchor around my neck. I never thought I would reach a global leadership position. I always believed that middle management was the best I would do without that piece of paper.

So this is a huge deal for me. It’s still a bit hard to believe.
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Basic how to, object oriented, a database intro, version control (git or svn, concept's the same), possibly a networking intro, a project management overview. In [opinion] about that order[/opinion].

Pay attention to loops & recursion. Just because infinite loops are annoying.

Please, please get some networking experience if you're going to code anything online or networked. The number of crappy pieces of shit, er software that do shit like just broadcast out to the network because its easy, or the programmers can't be bothered to understand TCP/IP is staggering. You can't just use broadcast protocols in enterprise level networks...they're too freaking big, subnetted, Vlan'd, etc, etc, etc.

</rant> Plus, sorry...that one hit a nerve :-)
 
We're having an employee satisfaction survey. I'm thinking of using chatGPT to expose some narcissists in the workplace without resorting to name-calling. I love experimenting with the employee satisfaction survey.
I'm new at this ChatGPT thing so any tips are welcome.
 
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Caught Covid for the first time. Just after we got back from our first US visit since the pandemic...

After a really bad cold sweat fever I'm back on the mend. Way behind at work now, it's going to be a couple of hard days till the end of the week.
 
But the big thing is that I never went to university (poverty issues) and it’s always been a bit of an anchor around my neck. I never thought I would reach a global leadership position. I always believed that middle management was the best I would do without that piece of paper.

So this is a huge deal for me. It’s still a bit hard to believe.
Congratulations!
 
Caught Covid for the first time. Just after we got back from our first US visit since the pandemic...

After a really bad cold sweat fever I'm back on the mend. Way behind at work now, it's going to be a couple of hard days till the end of the week.
Don't push yourself too much. That's how I messed up with Covid. Oh, it's over! Let me start to catch up... Psych! I'm back!
 
Seen at a local antique store-cum-thrift store:
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Unfortunately all too expensive and I doubt my wife would appreciate such fine objets d'art decorating the house. I did come away with another set of probably my favorite comic book series ever since it never hurts to have a "reading" set:
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Finally got our house goblin to use a leash and harness.

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Seen at a local antique store-cum-thrift store:
Unfortunately all too expensive and I doubt my wife would appreciate such fine objets d'art decorating the house. I did come away with another set of probably my favorite comic book series ever since it never hurts to have a "reading" set:

Oh man, Bob's Big Boy!?!? That's the best! We had one in town when I was a kid. Some students* stole the big one out in front of the restaurant one night, and put him in the middle of our high school quad. They dressed him like our mascot. It was funny. Well, not for the restaurant. But they got him back undamaged...

* Obviously, not me :-)
 
Relieved that I just managed to track down the tickets for an event in November that I spent a lot of money on and am quite excited about. I was in a minor panic over being unable to find them. I miss the days of physical tickets, when I could keep the tickets on my refrigerator door with a heavy magnet until the day of the event. I never lost tickets with that system.
 
This Sunday, my body and I are going to small comic book convention in the south suburbs. We used to do that sort of thing semi-routinely, but it's been a long time since a comic show happened on a day I don't have to work. Looking forward to it.
 
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