SkekTek


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redghia69 wrote:Right, manipulating the hotness by votes/revotes doesn't work anymore. Earlier today though a bunch of good but trailing entries in the 24-30th places took over the hotness. It seemed pretty odd. If someone with a few extra votes was just messing around, it would have been the designs in 4th & 5th -- the ones that really need every vote they can get -- that were losing out. Not a problem for me this week by any means. Just musing, trying to guess a purpose for the anomaly.



You can still manipulate it, but you can only do it once. If you have a bunch of votes, you can save them until times of low voting, then put them all on at once, and you're now in the hotness.

I think they did some funky with the hotness calculation on their end that had several designs showing up when they shouldn't have. But all seems to be back to normal now...

eHalcyon


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SkekTek wrote:You can still manipulate it, but you can only do it once. If you have a bunch of votes, you can save them until times of low voting, then put them all on at once, and you're now in the hotness.

I think they did some funky with the hotness calculation on their end that had several designs showing up when they shouldn't have. But all seems to be back to normal now...



Unfortunately, normal hotness doesn't include my own design.

I think my only hope now is that SDS underestimated the lead I obtained early in the week.

I've already started working a little bit on my design for the next derby, assuming that my prediction of "Fatherhood" is correct.

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eHalcyon wrote:Unfortunately, normal hotness doesn't include my own design.

I think my only hope now is that SDS underestimated the lead I obtained early in the week.

I've already started working a little bit on my design for the next derby, assuming that my prediction of "Fatherhood" is correct.



My experience eHalc, stop watching SDS. It'll only give you an ulcer.

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eHalcyon wrote:Unfortunately, normal hotness doesn't include my own design.

I think my only hope now is that SDS underestimated the lead I obtained early in the week.

I've already started working a little bit on my design for the next derby, assuming that my prediction of "Fatherhood" is correct.


I hope you're wrong...simply because it doesn't sound like a fun theme.

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I won't be here at noon to post the derby cyberpub today. Just hang tight until I get back around 1:30 (central). My boss fails to understand what my availability sheet means. Yes, woot's new derby theme is listed as a time I'm NOT available. No, I don't have any other reason than woot.

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superspryte wrote:I won't be here at noon to post the derby cyberpub today. Just hang tight until I get back around 1:30 (central). My boss fails to understand what my availability sheet means. Yes, woot's new derby theme is listed as a time I'm NOT available. No, I don't have any other reason than woot.



Spryte, it's ok. I'll wait around too to try to post the theme (EDIT: as post #2)when you get back. Counting down the days til you leave our country?

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JadenKale wrote:My experience eHalc, stop watching SDS. It'll only give you an ulcer.



She's totally right, though it is closer now than it was. I was predicted to get first by 60 votes, and came in 2nd by 2, so it is occasionally off bigtime.

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SkekTek wrote:She's totally right, though it is closer now than it was. I was predicted to get first by 60 votes, and came in 2nd by 2, so it is occasionally off bigtime.



I lost my link to SDS - anyone got it, please?

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Webfoot08 wrote:I lost my link to SDS - anyone got it, please?



www.shirtderbystats.com

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SkekTek wrote:Spryte, it's ok. I'll wait around too to try to post the theme (EDIT: as post #2)when you get back. Counting down the days til you leave our country?



26 days.

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SkekTek wrote:www.shirtderbystats.com



Thank you and good morning!~ Got to sleep last night at a decent hour. Gee, the morning hours are so pretty!

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Webfoot08 wrote:Thank you and good morning!~ Got to sleep last night at a decent hour. Gee, the morning hours are so pretty!


My chinchillas woke me up at 5:30. I think they know I'm leaving or something...

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superspryte wrote:My chinchillas woke me up at 5:30. I think they know I'm leaving or something...



How do they wake you? With a hot pot of tea and pushing the curtains aside?

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Webfoot08 wrote:Thank you and good morning!~ Got to sleep last night at a decent hour. Gee, the morning hours are so pretty!



Same here. Hooray sleep!

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Webfoot08 wrote:How do they wake you? With a hot pot of tea and pushing the curtains aside?


Growling at each other, running in their wheel (it doesn't squeak, just rattles the cage) and pushing the wooden house around so it scrapes the bottom of the cage.

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SkekTek wrote:Same here. Hooray sleep!



I made savory buns last night, to have for breakfast. Yum!

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Webfoot08 wrote:I made savory buns last night, to have for breakfast. Yum!



Nice buns!

Great, now I'm all hungry. That bagel just wasn't enough...

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SkekTek wrote:Nice buns!

Great, now I'm all hungry. That bagel just wasn't enough...



They seldom are, in my experience.

I started watching a movie last night called "Copenhagen". It's about the famous last meeting between Heisenberg and Bohr in Denmark, and what may have transpired to abruptly end their famous mentor/student/friend relationship.

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Webfoot08 wrote:I made savory buns last night, to have for breakfast. Yum!


Nice! I made peanut butter and bacon truffles dipped in dark chocolate. Work will be testing them for me when I get there in half an hour. I thought they tasted pretty good. ^_^

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superspryte wrote:Nice! I made peanut butter and bacon truffles dipped in dark chocolate. Work will be testing them for me when I get there in half an hour. I thought they tasted pretty good. ^_^



Peanut butter and bacon? I don't know about that, maybe because I'm not overly fond of peanut butter. Ate too much of it as a kid, got sick of it. Now I only like it in Reese's cups. Don't know about the addition of bacon. It's a unique combination, though.

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JadenKale wrote:My experience eHalc, stop watching SDS. It'll only give you an ulcer.



Hehe, thanks for the advice Jaden. I'll be fine even if I don't print though, which is likely at this point. It's just another derby, same as if I was in the 20-30 range. I'm just finishing a little bit higher.

Good morning Cyberpub. I don't think I've ever been here this early. Woke up to check something (actually not SDS). Gonna go shower now and maybe eat something...

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eHalcyon wrote:Good morning Cyberpub. I don't think I've ever been here this early. Woke up to check something (actually not SDS). Gonna go shower now and maybe eat something...



Must be nervous...

Bummed at the moment since I just learned that the cool sandbox calligraphy scenes from the movie Hero were completely contrived (not historically accurate) and that writing in sand would not translate at all skill-wise to real calligraphy. But boy, it does make for interesting visual imagery.

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superspryte wrote:Nice! I made peanut butter and bacon truffles dipped in dark chocolate. Work will be testing them for me when I get there in half an hour. I thought they tasted pretty good. ^_^



Plz to be sending those my wai, thxz frend.


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PemberDucky wrote:Plz to be sending those my wai, thxz frend.



Morning, Ducky! Any luck with the ...um... you know?

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SkekTek wrote:Must be nervous...

Bummed at the moment since I just learned that the cool sandbox calligraphy scenes from the movie Hero were completely contrived (not historically accurate) and that writing in sand would not translate at all skill-wise to real calligraphy. But boy, it does make for interesting visual imagery.



I lied. Haven't gone to shower yet.

If it makes any difference, I believe that real martial artists do practice calligraphy to train the mind. It just doesn't really help with the actual hackenslashery.

Morning ducky!

Now I go to shower.

And I swear it has nothing to do with ducky making me feel dirty.

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Webfoot08 wrote:Morning, Ducky! Any luck with the ...um... you know?



Let's just say I made a doody. [Edit: I should add that running more is ultimately what fixed it. I had to run a LOT to get everything moving.]

eHalcyon wrote:

Morning ducky!

Now I go to shower.

And I swear it has nothing to do with ducky making me feel dirty.



Sometimes awesome leaves a residue.


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PemberDucky wrote:Sometimes awesome leaves a residue.



After the first part of your post, this part just made me cringe. Sorry.

I hope the next derby is a masculine one. I already got my saw blade design mostly finished.

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SkekTek wrote:After the first part of your post, this part just made me cringe. Sorry.

I hope the next derby is a masculine one. I already got my saw blade design mostly finished.



ahaha.... I didn't even make that connection. I'm icky!


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PemberDucky wrote:ahaha.... I didn't even make that connection. I'm icky!



I still like you though. That's something...

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SkekTek wrote:I still like you though. That's something...



Do you like her despite the ickiness, or because of it?

Showered. Now I feel dirty because of the awesome.

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SkekTek wrote:After the first part of your post, this part just made me cringe. Sorry.

I hope the next derby is a masculine one. I already got my saw blade design mostly finished.



Saw blade design? *turns pale"

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SkekTek wrote:I still like you though. That's something...



Yay, I'm not a loser!


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eHalcyon wrote:Do you like her despite the ickiness, or because of it?

Showered. Now I feel dirty because of the awesome.



Despite of course.

And awesome never feels dirty. More of like a flamey coating.

eHalcyon


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SkekTek wrote:Despite of course.

And awesome never feels dirty. More of like a flamey coating.



Awesome sometimes leaves a residue...

Also, I'm not so good at drawing hands. Did I say that already?

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Webfoot08 wrote:I made savory buns last night, to have for breakfast. Yum!



*blinks* you have no idea what my brain did, seeing this post immediately following the one about the chinchillas. I think it violated a woot rule on violence for sure. *shudder* or at least generalized ickiness. even if I do like hot savory buns. hmm, which just sounds bad. :P

I am so torn, because I want about 5 or 6 of the shirts this week. not 3. if shirts tie, will they really print both? could we be that lucky?

and another Edgar gets printed:

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

http://cameesa.com/buy/design/168/fiction-vs-non-fiction

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SaritaBeth wrote:*blinks* you have no idea what my brain did, seeing this post immediately following the one about the chinchillas. I think it violated a woot rule on violence for sure. *shudder* or at least generalized ickiness. even if I do like hot savory buns. hmm, which just sounds bad. :P

I am so torn, because I want about 5 or 6 of the shirts this week. not 3. if shirts tie, will they really print both? could we be that lucky?



Oh, ya, yabetcha! Two shirts for $10 plus free shipping. Wee!

eHalcyon


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SkekTek wrote:Oh, ya, yabetcha! Two shirts for $10 plus free shipping. Wee!



I want a three-way tie.

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Webfoot08 wrote:Saw blade design? *turns pale"



Yep. Table saw and blade. Problem will be if they ban text. If so, it might be rejected since the saw itself doesn't scream fatherhood.

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SkekTek wrote:Yep. Table saw and blade. Problem will be if they ban text. If so, it might be rejected since the saw itself doesn't scream fatherhood.



I'm working on something that is textless. The hand problem... I've drawn a hand to hold a staff-ish item but am now contemplating switching it out for a balloon string. Of course, the hand looks all weird with a string in it...

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Re the pure silence thread - is it ok to ask those people who mess it up to edit their post and make it silent again? Or is the point to get to 100 pages before some WAFFLES! TASTY WAFFLES! wanders in and says something?

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