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Fred McDonald
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The bad part is that I remember something very much like this as a short bit in an Omaha, The Cat Dancer comic. Also: why is the hospital asking for this person's religion in the first place?
(Back in the 1990s I was at the hospital registering for the upcoming birth of my baby. The nurse was asking me questions and completing a form on the computer. I'm not native to the USA.) Nurse: "...
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In case they need to call someone in for Last Rites (or the appropriate religious equivalent), I assume.
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Safe assumption: If the user thinks they're accessing the web with "McDonald's," then they're using IE.
(The majority of my calls tend to come from the technologically deficient users attempting to access our online banking site.) Caller: "I can't get into your website. Are you having problems?" M...
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I can actually see this happening at my tech support job. Never mind the fact that I work at a college and many of my users are actually PHD holders.
(Our tech support department has just sent out an email with instructions on how to configure something, complete with screenshots. I overhear the colleague next to me receiving a support call.) Co...
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One of my favorite PodCastle stories in a long time. (That's saying something, actually!) Yeah, OK, so the LGBTQ poly and gender queer characters drew me into the story, I'll admit that.
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I came upstairs to get ready to leave for work. The cats were there showing how much sympathy they had for my situation.
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You have yielded their rightful place, and they are occupying it as is their due. 
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This may not make a lot of sense if you don't geocache. Please bear with me.

I do appreciate the people that put out caches, really I do. If they didn't put out caches, I wouldn't have any to find, right? Still, there are times when I want to beat some of them with sticks. Such as when I find myself going in circles in waste high brush cursing them for hiding a fucking micro in a location you could easy hide a five gallon bucket! Seriously, it's a waste of a great spot. Oh and no clue in your cache listing? Oh, that's even better. This is supposed to be a 1.5 hide?

I had just found a 3 - a very well camouflaged 3, in about a third of the time. It was beautifully disguised and actually made me laugh out loud when I found it. Yours? As it turns out, yours is another Gods damned tape-wrapped pill bottle. It's hard to find because it's small, no other reason at all. No clever container, so trick to the hiding space, just small object in a large, wooded area. Bah!

Seriously, this was the worst hide I've seen in weeks and if they were all like this, I'd have given up a long, long time ago. You can do better than this with pretty much any effort at all.
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Just call me Marco, I guess! (No, don't really, but I do seem to line up well with them here.)

#comic   #lgbtq   #genderqueer   #poly  
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OK, I'll admit that I saw the denouement to this from the beginning of the story, but I still quite enjoyed it!
(I work in a small corner shop. It’s around two pm and the store is pretty dead. A lady walks in and purchases a large quantity of alcohol, paying in cash. She spots the engagement ring on my finger a...
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I have so much love for this story!
(I’m a Beavers Scout leader in Canada. Beavers is our youngest section – five-to-seven year old boys and girls. Our programs are, by necessity, not quite as rugged as those of the older sections, espe...
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I don't know who you think I am, but I'm not that person. I am neither retiring nor a dancer. Actually after reading your profile, I think I'm just going to go ahead and block your craziness and be much happier about things.
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Cat vs. Lemon. As the post I originally saw this on noted: "Cat logic: If something confuses you, lightly tap it with your paw until it starts to make sense."
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I just reacted to Fred Mcdonald's "cat logic" and wanted to say you can't compare human logic and cat logic, say to cats think in another way, but not to say that cats are dumb, I don't think anything like that, I love cats and felines more than any other animal and even have a one....and sorry for my english it isn't my native language
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Suggestions for one in ten? I'm asking for suggestions for things that are 'one in ten.' The two that immediately come to mind are, of course, the theoretical statistic for LGBTQ people and Eagle Scouts, but surely there must be others!

This is for a geocache I'm hiding. The idea is that there will be one container with the actual cache and nine others in the immediate area with some sort of note stating "This is not the cache! Keep looking ..." The actual cache's initial trade items will be based on the 1-in-10 theme: right now, rainbow and eagle items.
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+Angelo Bautista I like it ... I'll have to consider what kind of small swag I can put in to represent that. Hmm. Thank you!
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Especially for +Melissa DePlanche , but wonderfully cute for everyone else too, I hope!
Talented Dutch nature photographer Roeselien Raimond has countless stunning photos of beautiful creatures and wildlife, but her photos of wild foxes are especially wonderful. She agreed to give Bored Panda an interview and talk about her work photographing these cunning and beautiful creatures.
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Kits!
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Bristol, Wisconsin, USA
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Lillington, North Carolina, USA - Surf City, North Carolina, USA - Mildenhall, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - Chicago, Illinois, USA - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
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Introduction
After you've been online for a while, you've filled out a lot of profiles. I've been online since 1991. No, that's not a typo. I've been online longer than some of my classmates have been alive! No wonder I'm so cranky some days.

Anyway, as I say in other profiles ...

I'm just a garden variety bi, poly, Pagan / agnostic, geek. Physically I'm fandom type Male #3 - bearded guy with long hair and glasses.

I'm a freelance computer programmer with a heavy background in databases. Lately, I've been doing a lot more Web-based interfaces and all the cool stuff you can do with HTML5, jQuery, and CSS3. For my 40th birthday, I returned to school to finally get my IT degree, majoring in Software Development. I'm increasingly glad I did, even if it is a lot of work!

One of the joys of programming and IT work is that there's always something new. Sometimes it feels overwhelming -- I'll never know everything! Most of the time, it satisfies a much larger priority in my Maslow's hierarchy: I learned something new today (and applied it in a useful manner.)

Yeah, I'll take that!

Woof!
Bragging rights
GPA: 4.0 and holding.
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside
    CS Major / Web Dev Minor, 2012 - present
  • ITT Technical Institute
    Software Development, 2010 - 2012
  • Transylvania Polygnostic University
    Mad Computer Science, 1982 - 2012
  • Harnett Central High School
    1984 - 1988
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