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@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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#41 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:47 AM

Well, since no one else is going to say it, apparently...

"Arise, Wheelimus Prime."

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

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#42 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:55 PM

As most of you know I've been helping run things here save for a two year vacation that just ended less than a month ago since late 2002. We've done a lot of great things over those years, lived through a bunch of heartache, and everything in between. But I can honestly say that in all of those I never once hired 14 people at once. Which means the next few weeks are going to be crazy but a lot of fun.

 

We needed new blood for the front page, new blood for the social media game (*Wheels forces self to smile*), and new blood for all the great projects I want to deliver to you guys in the years ahead. Loved March Mayhem? Wait til you see the TWO companions we're working on there. Things like that.

 

So we'll begin by welcoming two retired staff members back who are reentering the staff ranks - Onyx Minor and Strafe! And go ahead and note that I'm waiting for D Buster Prime to decide if he's crazy enough to do it too.

 

And then the new folks who will soon be helping to deliver your Allspark experience. In no particular order

 

Broadside

Vexwing

Maruten

Sciflyer

NotVeryKnightly

Kira Kira

SoS

Andrusi

Copper Bezel

Dracula

 

And to round it off  SHIELD Agent 47 will soon be joining once we finish the info needed for OCD Wheels records. :thumbsup

 

Presuming DBP is crazy enough to come back a total of 14 new or returning staff. Welcome them please. A lot of fun things in the works for you guys

 

(posting to TFD and then moving (leaving a link) to General)



#43 Broadside

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

I didn't know how to handle the responsibility of being an admin for IDWHWiki, and I don't know how to handle this, but I'll do my best!
(Congrats and welcome to everyone else, too!)

Edited by Broadside, 12 June 2017 - 01:02 PM.

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#44 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

And now begins the New Staff Hunger Games.

 

*sounds the horn*



#45 Zodberg

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

Thank you for making me part of the staff, I appreciate being made a global moderator and will rule with fairness. Assuming everybody pays me proper respect. And tribute.


Woooo!

#46 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#47 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

In a ways yes, but here's a handy bit of info to explain

 

WHEELS, COMMUNITY MANAGER - 11/02 - 02/15

 

WHEELS, DESTROYER OF WORLDS - 5/17 - Current

 

Everything in between that was inconsequential. :p



#48 Patch

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

Congrats to all the new staff! Word of advice: don't believe anything Wheels tells you about "extra" responsibilities.

#49 Powered Convoy

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

This is great!  Glad to see you took some of my recommendations!  :)


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#50 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

*realizes Randy's suggestions may not have been as helpful as I took them*



#51 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.


Will they all be upward-pointing?

#52 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:45 PM

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#53 Destron D-69

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:47 PM

Congrats Everyone. I'm certain all of you will provide a new and unique addition to the growing history of what a great staff this place has always had. 



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#54 Glenn

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:53 PM

Congrats to all! Enjoy your time on staff, it's not all work, there is some fun involved too.


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#55 SoS

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:59 PM

Thank you for the opportunity. I hope I can do some measure of justice to the role, we have big shoes to fill.

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.

Oh! I'll add the circles!


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#56 Twilight Noisemaze

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

Hopefully more fun than not!

#57 DarkeklawGW

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

I knew the day would come when the Ministry and the Corporation would come together...

(Continuing a now inside joke that was made out of a Snide remark I made in P&R, which really seems to work better as an inside joke than a snide remark)


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#58 The Predaking

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:00 PM

Congrats to the new suckers that got tal

 

 

*gets tazed by Wheels*


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

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#59 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Tazing is so last decade. We just drug you guys now whenever you get out of hand. Got the idea from The Simpsons.



#60 Sciflyer

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:59 PM

Thank you for the warm welcome, everyone!  I have a lot of learning to do, but I am really looking forward to these "extra" responsibilities that Patchouli Knowledge spoke of! :)





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