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Re: BLURT thread

Postby IanC » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:29 pm

So one part wasn't as bad as i was worried about.

Some lady from the job centre came and visited me today, i was worried about what it was for and all that, turned out out it was pretty boring basic stuff, updates to my details and checking everything is right and all that. *phew*
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:50 pm

Hey, so I got accepted to my current university's PhD program. I'll be funded for five years, but ideally I can do it in four.

I went out with some friends to celebrate last night, and the friend who orchestrated the event instituted a "Kelsey has to drink all the shots that people buy for her" rule. It was...not the wisest rule.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby chrismachine » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:23 pm

Rules like tht tend to be dullards that never listen.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby EsBe » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:09 am

Today I found I had difficulty urinating. Nope, this isn't related to any embarrassing medical condition. As I recently discovered, at 11pm, I had just been accidentally wearing my underwear inside-out all day. :|

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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Skimba » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:00 am

EsBe wrote:Today I found I had difficulty urinating. Nope, this isn't related to any embarrassing medical condition. As I recently discovered, at 11pm, I had just been accidentally wearing my underwear inside-out all day. :|

Go me!

That's funny right there.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby ntw3001 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:37 pm

I found that yesterday, but at 11 in the morning. Then I had to live in the knowledge.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby IanC » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:52 pm

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Cheshunt-and-Waltham/Army-in-Waltham-Cross-after-grenade-handed-in-to-shop-20130225173744.htm

This happened at the PDSA shop i volunteer at. A freakin' LIVE grenade. Eep. I wasn't there when it happened, but take a look at the slideshow of photos, im in a couple of them :)
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby PonderThis » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:14 pm

Hey I just made a big ol' post over in the Spamusers! forum and I know not everybody always checks that so I thought I'd mention it here.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:24 pm

I'm presenting a conference paper this Friday and defending my thesis in a little over two weeks.

Anxiety levels rising.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby giantsfan97 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:33 am

Hello, how are things 'round these parts?
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby ntw3001 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:17 pm

Same as usual. How about your parts?
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby James » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:56 pm

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Re: BLURT thread

Postby PonderThis » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:03 pm

Hey could I get some of you Canadian and European types to take a look here and see if you see an ad? I'm still figuring out how to use the projectwonderful ad thingy.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby ntw3001 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:56 pm

Ad is seen. All is in working order.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby James » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:38 pm

It is showing up, on following it I found the formatting of the homepage to be a bit wonky:

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As you can see, the About Us link is overflowing the right side of the red patch, meaning it blends into the white background. I guess it's a font rendering thing, although shouldn't be substituting the typeface for an alternative (it is Times New Roman, after all). I tried nudging the background around a bit, but it looks like the text just isn't scaled for it properly.

Also, the HRs look a bit ugly being inset over the background images. I humbly suggest a small tweak:

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Perhaps that makes them too bold, though. Maybe lighten the colour or something. Or maybe have the image in an element and bring it in front of the HRs. I don't know; I'm no designer. Just some thoughts!
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby PonderThis » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:54 pm

Of course nothing ever formats correctly on all browsers. (kicks self) I've tested it on two versions of Firefox, three versions of IE, plus Chrome and Safari on the PC so of course the Mac is unhappy. Hmmm I wonder how the iPhone ... ouch. Even worse! rickin'-frackin' eight million versions of rickin'-frackin' browsers ...

EDIT: I've edited the image so it should look a bit better. Still sucks on the iPhone. I'll tweak it a bit more tomorrow ...
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby James » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:35 pm

Cool, much better. It is a pain how much things still deviate between browsers and browser versions.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby giantsfan97 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:04 pm

ntw3001 wrote:Same as usual. How about your parts?

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Re: BLURT thread

Postby sum yun gai » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:27 am

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does that mean there is now a MRS gf??? :shock:
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:02 pm

Sorry to interrupt this scintillating discussion, but I'd like to announce that I have presented at my first academic conference. It was a really low-key affair hosted by my school's English department. All I had to do was stand up in front of one professor, a lot of my classmates, and a few grad students from other universities and read a paper, click through a PowerPoint presentation, and occasionally make eye contact with the audience. Then I answered questions and afterwards immediately went home.

Gettin' my research out theeeeeere.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby EsBe » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:15 pm

jvcc wrote:occasionally make eye contact with the audience.

Good Lord, I hope you got paid for that. :o
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby ntw3001 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:39 pm

I got an interview for a TEFL course (that's Teaching English as a Foreign Language). So we'll see. If I please them, I have the honour of giving them very most of my money and then spending more to be in London every day for a month. Whether that will actually take more money than I have left, we shall see. Borrowing from parents is possible, although not desirable.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby MysticalDescent » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:47 pm

Did I mention that I'm a PhD student now? It's incredibly scary.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby PonderThis » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:39 pm

Me boring old bachelors duhgree. Me not as smate as you phlogisters.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby PonderThis » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:46 pm

Also, have updated that front page a bit. Anyone with a mac *cough*james*cough* wanna look at it?
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