It has come to my attention that the esteemed is working on a new project. This is a fabulous adventure/romance set in her own world, and from what I've seen, it's going to be a rollercoaster ride of awesome.
Here's where you come in.
I suggested that she serialize this story, to which she guffawed and said "NO WAY". But then she had a change of heart. "MAYBE," she said, thawing slightly, "I will do it only if you can get 100 shares on a post about serializing this project."
She doesn't think it can be done. Surely she underestimates the power of G+, my friends! Rebecca cracks the whip over us, so maybe it's time we turn the tables, hmm??
Share this and encourage your friends to do so, too. We only need a minimum of 100 shares, so this should be a cakewalk, right?
I'll even sweeten the deal, since I have nothing at stake here. At 100 shares, I'll choose one of the 100 at random and will do an avatar drawing for them. If we hit 150, I'll draw one of the characters for the story for Rebecca to use as she sees fit. If we hit 200, I'll do another random selection for a second avatar, and at 300, I'll draw another character for Rebecca.
WHO'S WITH ME?? PLUSIANS, GO!!!!
ETA: Remember to actually RESHARE, or you won't be in the running for free art (and it won't help our cause!) Fly, my pretties, flyyyyyy!
ETA the Second: It seems that Rebecca has offered another prize--if we hit 500 (!!) then she'll toss in a prize pack from her Eye of God campaign! Keep the shares going!!
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Hear that: The search interface is totally #unusable. It flat-out does not work.
As an added bonus, they're using an excessive list of stopwords. (These are words that are ignored when added to a search query.) Oh, and quoted searches appear to be totally broken -- like there's no way they've ever tested them totally broken. (Do folks really know so little about search interfaces that they add "little" to a query when it is not in the name of the business? It shouldn't be a stopword.)
Since we're developing using Solr at work, it makes me sad because there really is absolutely zero reason to have a search interface that sucks for a site like this. Being moderately functional would be easy. Supporting an advanced search allowing you to restrict by state (impossible with their current site), city, type of business, etc would be easy. Shoot even real faceted searches allowing you to "dig down" to exactly what you want is explicitly supported in Solr -- and in the PHP interface to Solr.
This? This is so badly written it should be actively avoided. It would have been easier to give my sister money with nothing more than a Paypal account and a free Google site dedicated to her home business. (Plus such a configuration could have worked for her after she got funded.)
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What if people only died through "acts of God"?
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In my nightmares, I am the only human that is like me. In those dreams, I fear for the human race.
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