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Random Raves XLV: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles If specified, this will replace the title that dis

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    It has a lot of options too. For one page, I was able to create this neat rotating slideshow thingy of magazine covers.
     
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    They changed the rules on mail-in ballots or something because I did not have to pay postage to vote by mail this time. Even though this election is for a single town supervisor seat, the board of elections sent me a voter guide with candidate bios and detailed instructions for voting. They even included a breakdown of how my precinct voted in the general election, which is a new feature. It turns out my neighborhood had 70% turnout which is awesome for a midterm. The whole county reached 71% turnout and my neighborhood voted almost 2:1 for the Democrats.

    Weird flex or whatever but it's nice to have my franchise rights delivered to me on a silver platter instead of having to get a sworn affidavit to cast a mail-in ballot as was the case in Missouri.
     
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  3. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles If specified, this will replace the title that dis

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    After some thinking I decided it wouldn't hurt too much to put a little bit of the money aside for games (something like 1/5 of it). Knowing that "well I can spend this money, but not that money" might help.
     
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  4. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    I finally bit the bullet and made a LinkedIn.

    That's supposed to be a rave. I think. Doesn't feel like it...
     
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  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis spells laser with an s

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    (non-sarcastically) Dangit now I have no excuse.
     
  6. Synsensa

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    We can connect! Don't you want to connect with me, Takhisis?
     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis spells laser with an s

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    up yours!
    I already have you on CFC and on Steam.

    Wait, we work on similar things. We could synergise!
    Or we could steal customers from one another and end up having Canada go to war against Argentina.
    :scan:
     
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    Joke's on you, you can't steal from nothing!
     
  9. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles If specified, this will replace the title that dis

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    I would think Canada would be more likely to apologize.
     
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    On a more serious note, would be willing to connect with anyone on there that's in the writing/editing/publishing/whatever world.

    Is it kosher to connect with people in unrelated industries? I haven't touched the thing since 2012.
     
  11. Takhisis

    Takhisis spells laser with an s

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    Aren't you sorry about that?
    I am in the that-thing world.
    This should so be my signature.
     
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    I offered and you told me 'no'. :(
     
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    Totally kosher. It's Facebook for professionals, you want as many connections as you can as that makes you more visible in search results. On that platform, you want to be linked to as many people of all backgrounds as you can.
     
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    I have LinkedIn also!
     
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    I'm going to slide into both of your DMs.
     
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  16. Takhisis

    Takhisis spells laser with an s

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    It will remain a no until I make an account.
     
  17. Synsensa

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    Anakin, you're breaking my heart.
     
  18. Takhisis

    Takhisis spells laser with an s

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    Just wait until you see the new avatar I've picked.
     
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    No I definitely love maths. I'm just lazy and tired.
     
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    I preferred nonfiction to fiction (I did have a few clients who brought me stories to type). The fiction I was handed to type was painfully awful to the point that I didn't really care about the mechanics (but had to force myself to deal with that anyway, necessitating a re-read). Some of the nonfiction (essays, term papers) was poorly-written as well, but at least it wasn't subjective stuff where fixing a comma or semicolon might change the nuance. I actually learned new information from most of the essays and term papers I did (and in one case I enjoyed the essay so much that I decided to take the course for myself).

    It's important to allow yourself a bit of a discretionary "treat" fund. :yup:

    Just be cautious. I read an article on CBC awhile ago saying that some people with accounts there became victims of identity theft.

    What does Argentina have that we would want (other than you)?

    Of course it is, since you never know what might prompt someone to say to a friend or colleague, "You're looking for an editor? There's this Canadian guy I connected with who does that, you should contact him."

    You never know how a "word of electronic mouth" recommendation might happen. One year in my typing business I ended up doing papers for an entire class of nursing students. Existing clients kept passing my phone number around, and next thing I knew I was very busy with very long papers (good since I charged by the page) and soon I was learning a lot about what their classes were about.

    That came in handy when someone would call and say, "I have this really weird paper I have to do, I'm not sure how to format it..." and I would ask, "Is it the one about Rosemary Rizzo Parse?" and when they said yes, I'd reassure them, "I've already typed a couple of dozen of those and they don't scare me anymore." So the student was relieved, brought the paper, I typed it, and everything worked out (those particular papers had the most finicky formatting requirements I ever had to deal with).
     
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