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zzzptm
Posted on: Dec 12 2017, 01:01 AM


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Oh yeah, this is when cuts have to happen before regionals... never EVER an easy thing to do...
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96106 · Replies: 149 · Views: 8,099

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Posted on: Dec 4 2017, 07:35 PM


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I stand corrected. I must have read into the conversation that they were before December, but were now later in November.

That being the case, then they're still on track with their mid-November round.

Texas state is still the end of January, right?
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Posted on: Dec 4 2017, 07:34 PM


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QUOTE (The Evil Dr. Calculus @ Dec 3 2017, 09:57 PM) *
QUOTE (zzzptm @ Nov 26 2017, 07:15 AM) *
QUOTE (Abuelo @ Nov 23 2017, 06:08 PM) *
Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to help facilitate the programs for such dedicated students and educators.

Retirement is awesome!! 163 straight days of bike riding!

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I hear riding a bicycle can help reduce stress. cool.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZTvMYQSl_w


Any clip from the IT Crowd is a winner.


Which is why I try to quote them as often as possible, especially when I'm at a client site.
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Posted on: Dec 4 2017, 02:13 AM


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Richardson typically had a district scrimmage before Thanksgiving, I guess they moved it up.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96029 · Replies: 149 · Views: 8,099

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Posted on: Nov 30 2017, 01:58 AM


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QUOTE (Allan21996 @ Nov 29 2017, 02:05 AM) *
Reading is for scumbags and losers.


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Posted on: Nov 26 2017, 02:22 PM


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This is making my head spin. At least t-shirt sizes are consistent across the USAD space.

Oh, wait, I forgot about China when I typed that. I'm an XXL in the USA, but I'm in "European" sizes in China, which is their euphemism for "Big and Tall".

So, what *does* USAD mean when it says "Large"????
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95995 · Replies: 38 · Views: 1,291

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Posted on: Nov 26 2017, 02:18 PM


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This happens from time to time, when a team is in awe of a star player but never really figures out that READING THE PACKETS would put them in the same category.

I do not miss constantly telling my team to READ. ALL. THE. THINGS.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95994 · Replies: 149 · Views: 8,099

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Posted on: Nov 26 2017, 02:15 PM


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QUOTE (Abuelo @ Nov 23 2017, 06:08 PM) *
Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to help facilitate the programs for such dedicated students and educators.

Retirement is awesome!! 163 straight days of bike riding!

cool.gif


I hear riding a bicycle can help reduce stress. cool.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZTvMYQSl_w
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Posted on: Nov 16 2017, 11:20 PM


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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 16 2017, 05:56 PM) *
Okay, I've got it confirmed. Wow. 38,900. That's an average of almost 6.5k across the board.


There are schools that struggle to get that score in *10* events, let alone just 7.

Mad props, yo.

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Posted on: Nov 9 2017, 10:12 PM


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Welcome to the boards, all y'all!
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95884 · Replies: 160 · Views: 124,411

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Posted on: Nov 9 2017, 10:09 PM


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Joined this board back in the DAY!
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 02:58 PM


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My cut team guys could be speech/interview judges as well as graders, but they pretty much went into study hall mode until the next year's curriculum was announced.

Since our class was at the end of the day and not for credit, seniors that didn't make the team would drop the class in Spring and just go home early.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95843 · Replies: 4 · Views: 281

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Posted on: Nov 1 2017, 04:24 PM


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So this would have allowed Nimitz *and* Friendswood to go to the 2003 Nationals... Large and Medium state winners, for example. This would not allow Granada Hills and ECR to both attend, as they're in the same division.

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Posted on: Sep 30 2017, 06:23 PM


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Strong results, well done all!
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Posted on: Sep 21 2017, 03:15 PM


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QUOTE (nixonotis @ Sep 20 2017, 10:57 AM) *
QUOTE (zzzptm @ Sep 20 2017, 08:28 AM) *
Man, still no options for former students/coaches to compete in Emeritus rounds...

Hey, if you wanna sign up, I'll let you take the tests and you can see how you compare with the Decathletes wink.gif


Maybe if you made a supar-sekrit individual purchase page and the price was right (like about a tenth of a team price, give or take), I'd consider a nibble.

Of course, I say that now as I still have to face down about 30+ hours of internal training videos. Maybe you should hit me up again once I've actually finished my training and am billing hours to clients and see how much free time I have then. emot-smug.gif
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Posted on: Sep 20 2017, 03:28 PM


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Man, still no options for former students/coaches to compete in Emeritus rounds...
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95764 · Replies: 15 · Views: 702

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Posted on: Sep 7 2017, 10:37 PM


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I do historiography, though... also network security... the fact that the two intersect in the form of Russian botnets is, itself, a frustrating commentary on our times.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95758 · Replies: 3 · Views: 342

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Posted on: Sep 7 2017, 04:13 PM


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Rockport-Fulton ISD has suspended classes indefinitely. Instructions are for students to enroll where they've relocated for the disaster. Basically, if you don't get funds to rebuild, you're faced with settling somewhere other than Rockport, TX.

For the flooded areas, I imagine getting the schools cleaned out to where they're safe enough is going to be a huge chore. That water in Houston got a one-two punch of toxicity from sewage and chemical spills. Nightmare.
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Posted on: Sep 7 2017, 04:10 PM


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What do the comments look like?
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Posted on: Aug 28 2017, 01:35 PM


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To put things in perspective...

Last week, 50" of rain was unimaginable.

Today, 50" of rain is no longer unimaginable, we have some images of what to expect with that.

I would expect there to be a significant population of internal refugees that eventually settles in San Antonio - Austin - Waco - Dallas from the Coastal Bend and Houston. Not only are people forced to leave their homes, their homes are likely as not going to be places they cannot return to, so they wind up permanently settling in their cities of refuge. That's what happened with many former residents of New Orleans after Katrina. There simply wasn't anywhere for them to go once their home was destroyed due to flooding.

Over in Rockport, I know lots of people are saying brave and hopeful things about rebuilding, but not everyone will have the time or the will to rebuild. For those who want to rebuild, they may not have electricity there for 2-4 weeks, which would mean similar lack of other basic services, no gasoline pumps, no grocery stores, things like that. There may be people who rode out the storm, but how long will they last with a boil order for water, no sewage, and no electricity?
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Posted on: Aug 28 2017, 02:53 AM


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Severe flooding, major wind damage... some schools will not be starting / have classes delayed significantly. Rockport Fulton ISD will not be able to start classes until at least 11 September because electricity there cannot be restored any sooner than that, and may have to push that date up.

Stanley Tree has checked in as safe on FB, so I'm happy to see that. Let's hope he and the good people around Houston can all stay safe as the flooding continues.
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Posted on: Aug 24 2017, 11:05 PM


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Well, if you get into network security, there's a lot of stuff to enjoy in that field. emot-smug.gif

  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95741 · Replies: 24 · Views: 4,438

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Posted on: Aug 24 2017, 03:38 PM


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Don't worry, TinDefacto, get the right job, and you'll basically wind up doing the stuff you'd normally do during vacation, but get paid for it.

Currently, I have to wade through a pile of packets and commit their contents to memory. WHEN HAVE I EVER DONE THAT BEFORE PLEASE LET ME THINK A MOMENT

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Wait, isn't this like coaching AcDec?

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It is! Hot damn!

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  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95739 · Replies: 24 · Views: 4,438

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Posted on: Aug 22 2017, 06:54 PM


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If it's worse than China, then it's truly bad, indeed.
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Posted on: Aug 16 2017, 07:55 PM


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Fall starts earlier for teachers, I'm still thinking this is summer... smile.gif

I start my new job at ForeScout Technologies as a Solutions Architect tomorrow. Going to Austria for a week, leaving 30 August - still summer for me. emot-smug.gif
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