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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 10:25 AM
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We have from time to time started heading in a bad direction. The good news is that there always seems to be a few people around here who remind us or nudge us back to the "good side". I am pretty sure that most of the "regulars" around here have been on both sides of that nudging once or twice.

I think that by not having those idiotic reputation points we have served ourselves and our community well in the long run. To be honest, a down vote is quite rude. Many times it is somebody who is honestly trying to help but posts a less then optimal solution. At least around here we tend to educate not only the OP but also the responder in those cases. The lack of reputation points I think eliminates some of the BS favorites type of crap. We can stick to what is important, the question and not stroking our egos.



What's that?

I can't hear you since you have less than 10,000 points.


Woo Hoo! I can say whatever I want with no consequences!


Wow, Stefan. I did not realize your points level was so low.

I guess that means I should ignore your advice when you try to help? Unless you bribe me with cookies first, that is. @=)


Cookies it is! I need people to bake for now that I have diabetes and can't bake for myself.
Unfortunately, my favored type of baking is pies and they don't travel well.


Cow pies would travel well...

Or at least you wouldn't be able to tell if it got bumped around during shipping...


I don't think you want me mailing those to you. And it isn't like they need baking either.


What kind of cow pies are you talking about?

I meant these: Cow Pies


I'm not eating anything labeled "cow pie". And haven't a clue how to make that kind of confection.


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For the non-American audience (or non-Midwestern American audience), the definition of a cow pie

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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 10:32 AM
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For the non-American audience (or non-Midwestern American audience), the definition of a cow pie


I'm still bemused by the idea of cow patty bingo.


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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 10:34 AM
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To bring this back to more pleasant and actually food-related topics (not that it has to be food related, but that is better than poop), the convention last weekend went really well, but we ended up with an entire crate of oranges that we'd bought for staff & volunteers left over. I've been bringing 15-20 in to work each day this week and they make the office smell wonderful as people peel them. I'm tempted to keep doing it even after we run out.

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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 11:37 AM


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well, cow pies could be this: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1837,149183-246207,00.html

Or this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/niffgurd/2798003172/







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All this talk of baking is making me hungry. If anyone is serious about sending a care package to Afghanistan, PM me and I'll provide you with my address out here.



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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 11:51 AM


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All this talk of baking is making me hungry. If anyone is serious about sending a care package to Afghanistan, PM me and I'll provide you with my address out here.


Do you and your friends like fudge?


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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 11:55 AM


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All this talk of baking is making me hungry. If anyone is serious about sending a care package to Afghanistan, PM me and I'll provide you with my address out here.


Do you and your friends like fudge?


Pretty sure they all like about anything home baked. Only thing I'd add is an ingredients list in case anyone has specific food allergies.



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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 11:56 AM


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I'm signing off for the night as it is almost 10:30 PM here in Kabul.




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Posted Sunday, July 21, 2013 1:46 PM


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Grant Fritchey (7/19/2013)
I was doing some research this morning and got sucked down a rabbit hole (it happens) and landed on a series of sites complaining about Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. This one, mainly the comments, really struck me:http://sergworks.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/why-stackoverflow-sucks/

I think we were heading down that path a little, but it seems like we self-corrected. Just wanted to say thanks to all the Threadizens for not turning us into something bad.

PS: I even did a series of searches in Gingle for "'sql server central' sucks" and variations on that theme and just couldn't find anything too bad. Either we're invisible (unlikely) or we done good. Pat yourselves on the back.


Stack Overflow does suck. Tried to answer one question there. Never ever will return to that sh*thole...
At least I get appreciated around here. Right?




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