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Offline Maximum Ordinate

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I'm just laughing...
« on: May 03, 2019, 07:01:58 AM »
Friends of 6349,

So Scuzzy sends me great instructions on how to send out a newsletter-pm.  I'm jazzed he trusts me to do it.

And low & behold there's something neat called variables!  It's 5am and no coffee, but I gotta try this!  So I find the variable for forum name and insert it into the greeting.  It's gonna be cool.

Then I get a copy of the newsletter, addressed "Good morning, 6349".   ???   !@#)   :slap:  :wb:

I knew exactly what I did.  I used the variable for user number rather than name and it looks like I'm addressing inmates.   **)

Sorry guys... I'll get better at this stuff soon.   :beer:

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Re: I'm just laughing...
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 07:28:23 AM »
Thank you for sharing and for the humor!  I was not sure if this was another forum name change (I quickly tried to figure out if it spelled anything on a 1970s calculator display), if we were adding the history of cryptology to the COF ("you see the instructor is writing down his elevation and windage corrections on a piece of paper that he's wound around a stick; he will be able to decipher it back at the firing line just as long as he has a stick of the same diameter..."), or if I needed to quickly grab an "I am not a number; I am a free man!" meme from "The Prisoner".  I decided it was not the latter because given our org chart you would not be 6349, but much closer to 1. 

I sent a work e-mail at 3am today and am reluctant to re-read it for similar reasons.

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Re: I'm just laughing...
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 10:25:19 AM »
This is why we can't have nice things.   **)
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Re: I'm just laughing...
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 10:56:12 AM »
 :F ;D
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Re: I'm just laughing...
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 10:57:39 AM »
We have been demoted to stormtoopers, does that mean we have to miss everything we shoot at too?
The hardest distance to shoot is the six inches between your ears.  It gets easier when you get out of your own way.  Self doubt and negative self talk have no place on the firing line.  Once a shot is gone... good or bad, it is gone.   Focus on the next one. Make forty good first shots.