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Shaun Wagner
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In case you didn't know... I just found out that PHP has Traits.
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My work today: A year ago we asked someone else for a number and we got 24%. Can you get us a better number? Oh, and we aren't sure what the question was or what the 24% meant, but that shouldn't matter.

I never quite got the hang of Thursdays.
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I have been asked by multiple people to make a subtraction page to go with the addition page. Here are both pages, designed to help kids (and adults) practice single-digit addition and subtraction:
 http://shaunwagner.com/add.html
 http://shaunwagner.com/subtract.html
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Why does this sort of thing seem to happen over and over...
 Him: Remember when I asked you to [fill in silly job here]?
 Me: Yes. I told you that I could do it but it would cause [fill in terrible problem] in the future, but you said to do it anyway.
 Him: Well, we are now experiencing [fill in terrible problem]. Can you fix it?
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If you use Verizon (and you don't pay any attention to the news), they cut the price of data plans, but they didn't update anyone's account. You have to go to Verizon and sign up for the plan you currently have to get the discount. Of course, you could sign up for a different plan, but the point is that is that if you don't do anything, you will continue paying the older, higher price for the plan you currently have.
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I've been reading many comments about how evil BBC is for refusing to release Dr. Who stuff in the United States (such as the new Doctor and the Dalek app that teaches kids the concepts of control structures in coding). I don' t think it is the BBC. When the original run ended, Fox stepped in to profit off it in the United States. So, on this side of the pond, Fox is in control. Does Fox play nice? Hmmm... Ever wonder why the Firefly movie made every attempt to avoid using the name Firefly? I think that Fox is the evil corporation that bans Dr. Who merchandise published by the BBC. They probably want a buttload of money to allow BBC to release a free game (and considering they produce Homer Simpson and Peter Griffen, they work in very large buttloads).
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BBC owns the classic series and the reboot. They also own the rights to the radio shows, comics, and about half the books. Fox owns half the rights to the movie (the other half is BBC) and the rights to the characters in the movie, which means they own the other half of the books. BBC didn't push books, so the Fox-owned McGann actually has more stories about him than the other doctors (perhaps more than all the other doctors combined). Further, it wasn't until BBC worked out a deal with Fox to let McGann feature in a preview for the 50th anniversary that Fox let BBC release the movie in the US. So, when it comes to someone being an ass about Doctor Who rights in the US, I quickly assume it is Fox and not BBC.
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If you've got kids learning addition (like I do), this might help. I wrote it to help Julian memorize single-digit addition. Your grand score goes up with more correct answers and with less time spent per answer. http://shaunwagner.com/add.html
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Me: You changed the buy one get one free deal to buy two get one free.
Cashier: It's a better deal now. You get three instead of two.
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As a social experiment, I asked people using a report generator I wrote last week to let me know, on average, how long the reports are taking to generate. I didn't tell them that I programmed it to tell me exactly how many seconds it takes from the start of the program (before it even sends the query to generate the report) to the end of the report save to hard drive. Real time average is between 2 and 3 minutes. Once it was almost 4 minutes, but 2-3 is what almost all times were. Response from the humans is between 5 and 20 minutes with a mean around 8 minutes. So, basically, humans are claiming that time runs about 3 times faster when waiting for a report to run.
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The first picture from Adaline's upcoming book: Doctor Who and the Space Worm. The black outlines are done by hand, but I let her use my computer to autofill the color. I figure that she is learning her letters now, so it is time for her to learn to use the computer.
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Any astronomers out there? Adaline is still working on her Dr. Who and the Space Worm book. The key feature will be Betelgeuse, a red giant. It also begins with Barnard's Start, a red dwarf. She is trying to figure out what order the stars would vanish in if all the stars around Barnard's Star began to vanish from furthest away to the closest. I have had a lot of trouble finding an interface that lets me see all the stars in a specific location and then lets me see how far away they are (and the name of the star). I'd prefer to not install a program to do it. I was hoping for a website. Does anyone know of a way to look it up or - better - does anyone have a list of which stars would vanish, in order, if a space worm was charging towards our Sun at warp speed, consuming the stars as it went?
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I just noticed that, once again, upgrading from Fedora 20 to Fedora 21 set all my spellchecker dictionaries to English/Zimbabwe. Why does it always do that? I deleted all the dictionaries except English/United States once, but then yum update reinstalled them a while alter.
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This is a basic Outback Steakhouse chain restaurant. The interior of all of them looks pretty much the same. The food is pretty much the same. This restaurant has plenty of parking and many tables. The staff was polite and the tables were clean. The bathrooms were acceptable, but not really very clean. They did mess up our order (fries instead of mashed potatoes), but corrected it right away and left both sides at the table. I am new to this area. It appears to be a rather run-down area of Spartanburg. The only place with heavy traffic was WalMart. So, if you are going to WalMart, Outback might be a good place to stop and eat.
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The day manager is friendly. I stop in before noon when they are usually in a frantic state trying to complete all their delivery orders for lunch. They still get my order handled with relative speed. The place is always clean. He keeps the equipment in working order. The longest I've seen anything broken was when the ice machine broke and it took months of attempts from various repairmen to get it working again. As for taste, Jersey Mike's is a sub shop like Subway and Blimpies. I feel that Jersey Mike's has more flavor than Subway, but it does cost a little more. Special note: If you are driving into downtown, you can park in the garage behind Jersey Mike's and they will give you a voucher for a free hour of parking.
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When we moved to the area, we told the buyer's agent that our top priority was a good school. She said we had to be near Monarch Elementary. It has proven true. I don't like a lot about schools: The condescending mothers who have nothing better to do except pretend to be important people in the PTA. The constant demands on the kids to do fund raisers. Class pictures twice a year and a yearbook - all overpriced. Monarch has all of that. However, Monarch also has a good teaching core. As an example, my son began 2nd grade testing in the 5th percentile. He finished the year testing in the 95th percentile. At no cost to us, they had specialists work with my son to improve his reading and writing skills so he could perform well. When I was in school, we had the "dumb" room for kids who couldn't learn. They never got better and rejoined the class. At Monarch, the children get better and, as in my son's case, they excel beyond the rest of the class. He has gone from requiring special needs to being in the challenge program all in just one year. I doubt that would happen at any average school .
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I don't stay in hotels in this area because I live here. When people visit, they tend to stay around downtown. The hotels there aren't special. They just shove people in and out. I recently had family decide to stay closer to us, so they chose the Hampton Inn. From the moment of check-in, it was amazing. Claud was working the front desk. He had one and only one concern: Make the customers happy. He ensured that everyone had the best discount possible. He tried to find ways to upgrade rooms anywhere he could. My aunt wanted to pay in cash, which is against the rules for check-in. Claud laughed it off and let her pay with cash. Once everyone was checked in and very happy, he told me that I should come by in the morning and share in the free breakfast with everyone even though I was not staying at the hotel. I doubt any of my family will want to stay downtown again.
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My family has breakfast here often because, at 6:30am, it is the only choice for a quick breakfast between home and school. Until recently, the experience was as good as it could be. Our orders were correct. The staff was nice. The restaurant was clean. In September, 2016, the management changed. The staff left. The new staff has yet to get a single order correct. In my opinion, it isn't that hard to understand the difference between sausage and bacon. On our last visit, I ordered a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. I saw that my receipt said sausage, egg, and cheese. I told her that it is supposed to be bacon, egg, and cheese. She went back to talk to the cook. Then, she gave me a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit. I talked to the manager about it and she said that she is trying to train the staff to get orders correct, but it will take time. In my opinion, the current management is sub-par. I hope they get new management soon and get better.
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I have heard of the Moose Cafe in Asheville. I was meeting family near Hendersonville, so I suggested we try the Moose Cafe there. In general, it is a southern food, casual restaurant. They claim to be farm-to-table, indicating that the food is from local farms. I doubt absolutely everything is from local farms, but the point is that it mostly isn't frozen stuff from overseas. Regardless, everyone enjoyed their meals. It was good food and good portions. Weirdly, they ran out of soup by 12:30pm on a Sunday. That must mean it is very popular. The rave is the biscuits, which were very good. Otherwise, there is nothing terribly special about the restaurant. I would rate this average, but it is farm-to-table, which I like. Further, it isn't expensive. We have three farm-to-table restaurants near our home. They are all very expensive. One serves tacos at $5 per taco. Chips and drinks are extra. Another has appetizers starting at $10. The meals are much more. It gives me the impression that "farm-to-table" is just an excuse to overcharge for the food. The Moose Cafe does not overcharge. They do the farm-to-table right.
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