juldea: (geek girl)
Remember that poll I did on the video game Braid? It was here: http://juldea.livejournal.com/1248166.html. I compiled my results.

I did that poll because I noticed a trend when talking to friends that females* almost entirely told me that they watched someone else play Braid rather than play it themselves because they'd never be able to play a game like that/solve its puzzles, whereas males almost entirely said that the game was worth playing and knocking your head against to solve it rather than use guides.

Poll results:

9 women responded. Almost entirely split: 3 (33%) didn't finish due to time or attention, 2 (22%) didn't finish because it was too hard/they didn't like it, 2 (22%) finished and used guides, and 2 (22%) finished and didn't use guides.

22 men responded. The numbers are drastically different here. 3 (14%) didn't finish due to time or attention, 1 (5%) didn't finish because it was too hard/they didn't like it, 5 (34%) finished and used guides, and 13 (60%) finished and didn't use guides.

Visualized data below the cut. )

Does this mean anything? I have no clue. It satisfies my curiosity, though.

* My definitions here are based on what pronouns they use. If I've got those wrong, let me know. For this purpose, there was one responder who I didn't count because I couldn't tell from their journal how they identified - [livejournal.com profile] anidanny.
juldea: (geek girl)
Remember that poll I did on the video game Braid? It was here: http://juldea.livejournal.com/1248166.html. I compiled my results.

I did that poll because I noticed a trend when talking to friends that females* almost entirely told me that they watched someone else play Braid rather than play it themselves because they'd never be able to play a game like that/solve its puzzles, whereas males almost entirely said that the game was worth playing and knocking your head against to solve it rather than use guides.

Poll results:

9 women responded. Almost entirely split: 3 (33%) didn't finish due to time or attention, 2 (22%) didn't finish because it was too hard/they didn't like it, 2 (22%) finished and used guides, and 2 (22%) finished and didn't use guides.

22 men responded. The numbers are drastically different here. 3 (14%) didn't finish due to time or attention, 1 (5%) didn't finish because it was too hard/they didn't like it, 5 (34%) finished and used guides, and 13 (60%) finished and didn't use guides.

Visualized data below the cut. )

Does this mean anything? I have no clue. It satisfies my curiosity, though.

* My definitions here are based on what pronouns they use. If I've got those wrong, let me know. For this purpose, there was one responder who I didn't count because I couldn't tell from their journal how they identified - [livejournal.com profile] anidanny.
juldea: (geek girl)
Reposting from [livejournal.com profile] alexx_kay:

Sleep No More is playing in NYC soon, and they have put together an ARG to promote it. If you're in the Boston area, I recommend jumping in before the weekend is over. If I'm right, there will be something Cool happening near here early next week...

http://sleepnomorenyc.com/gallowgreen/
juldea: (geek girl)
Reposting from [livejournal.com profile] alexx_kay:

Sleep No More is playing in NYC soon, and they have put together an ARG to promote it. If you're in the Boston area, I recommend jumping in before the weekend is over. If I'm right, there will be something Cool happening near here early next week...

http://sleepnomorenyc.com/gallowgreen/
juldea: (geek girl)
The nerdy librarian friends I have in New England ([livejournal.com profile] bleemoo, [livejournal.com profile] contradictacat, [livejournal.com profile] lignota) should be aware of this awesome thing done by my nerdy librarian friend in Texas ([livejournal.com profile] flyingindie).
juldea: (geek girl)
The nerdy librarian friends I have in New England ([livejournal.com profile] bleemoo, [livejournal.com profile] contradictacat, [livejournal.com profile] lignota) should be aware of this awesome thing done by my nerdy librarian friend in Texas ([livejournal.com profile] flyingindie).
juldea: (geek girl)
Right. So this post is about something stupid and inane when compared to all the stuff I'm dealing with, but hey I get my coping where I get it; as long as I don't completely ignore job-hunting I'm allowed to obsess about a LARP, right?

A lot of random notes and thoughts about Rage Across the Cape, for those who care. )
juldea: (geek girl)
Right. So this post is about something stupid and inane when compared to all the stuff I'm dealing with, but hey I get my coping where I get it; as long as I don't completely ignore job-hunting I'm allowed to obsess about a LARP, right?

A lot of random notes and thoughts about Rage Across the Cape, for those who care. )
juldea: (JoCo personal jesus)
I am not going to quit my full-time, salaried, benefits, awesome office job for this... but I kinda want to.

http://www.aza.org/Jobs/detail.aspx?id=3480

Are you good with people, have seen all the Harry Potter™ films and are a Harry Potter fan, and and have an authentic British accent? Then the Museum of Science wants to hear from you!

The Museum of Science announced on July 22 that it will be hosting the East Coast premiere of the new Harry Potter™: The Exhibition currently having its world premiere at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The MOS will be the second host of the exhibit, running in Boston from mid October 2009 through late February 2010. For more information on Harry Potter™: The Exhibition please view www.harrypotterexhibition.com

POSITION SUMMARY:

Six (6) positions must be in the exhibit at all times. The staff in these six positions must have an authentic British accent at all times! Ideal candidates will have some familiarity of the Harry Potter™ films, and work well in direct contact with the general public. The Exhibit Host will work in all six positions, rotating about every hour or so into another position. Again, all six positions must be in place whenever the exhibit is open; an authentic British accent will be used at all times.

NOTE: You will be on your feet at all times while working!

SHIFT NEEDS:
Both full-time (35+ hrs/wk) and part-time (10 to 16 hrs/wk) temporary Exhibit Hosts are needed to provide the necessary coverage in this exhibition. The Museum of Science will be hiring for 20+ total temporary positions.

The ideal candidate will have as much schedule flexibility as possible to work mornings, afternoons, and some evenings, on any days of the week and weekends, from mid October 2009 through late February 2010. The exhibit is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

INTERVIEW PROCESS:
There will be an audition/interview process for these Exhibit Host positions starting in mid September. Applicants will be asked to speak in an authentic British accent for the entire audition/interview process.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* You MUST be at least 18 years old
* You MUST be able to maintain an authentic British accent for the duration of your shift.
* You MUST be able to continuously carry and hold a lantern weighing up to 10 pounds while delivering lines from a script.
* You MUST be able to work from mid October 2009 through end of February 2010
* You MUST BE AVAILABLE to work during the following periods:
** A required training period in mid October (exact dates to be determined)
** Opening week (October 21-26, 2009)
** Thanksgiving weekend (November 27-29, 2009)
** Christmas vacation (December 23 & 24, and December 26, 2009 through January 3, 2010)
** February school vacation week (February 13-21, 2010)

PAY RATE:
$13.00 per hour (non-negotiable). OT will be paid for any hours over 40 in a work week. A 45-minute unpaid lunch break will be included on shifts of more than six hours. Potential to earn retention bonus.

BENEFITS:
* Free parking in the Museum garage
* T accessibility
* Free Exhibit Halls admission and Omni/Laser/Planetarium shows
* Discounts in the Museum store and café
* 403(b) savings plan

TO APPLY FOR A TEMPORARY EXHIBIT HOST POSITION, SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:
Jason Weid, Recruiter
Human Resources Department
Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
Email: jweid@mos.org
Fax: (617) 589-0362
juldea: (JoCo personal jesus)
I am not going to quit my full-time, salaried, benefits, awesome office job for this... but I kinda want to.

http://www.aza.org/Jobs/detail.aspx?id=3480

Are you good with people, have seen all the Harry Potter™ films and are a Harry Potter fan, and and have an authentic British accent? Then the Museum of Science wants to hear from you!

The Museum of Science announced on July 22 that it will be hosting the East Coast premiere of the new Harry Potter™: The Exhibition currently having its world premiere at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The MOS will be the second host of the exhibit, running in Boston from mid October 2009 through late February 2010. For more information on Harry Potter™: The Exhibition please view www.harrypotterexhibition.com

POSITION SUMMARY:

Six (6) positions must be in the exhibit at all times. The staff in these six positions must have an authentic British accent at all times! Ideal candidates will have some familiarity of the Harry Potter™ films, and work well in direct contact with the general public. The Exhibit Host will work in all six positions, rotating about every hour or so into another position. Again, all six positions must be in place whenever the exhibit is open; an authentic British accent will be used at all times.

NOTE: You will be on your feet at all times while working!

SHIFT NEEDS:
Both full-time (35+ hrs/wk) and part-time (10 to 16 hrs/wk) temporary Exhibit Hosts are needed to provide the necessary coverage in this exhibition. The Museum of Science will be hiring for 20+ total temporary positions.

The ideal candidate will have as much schedule flexibility as possible to work mornings, afternoons, and some evenings, on any days of the week and weekends, from mid October 2009 through late February 2010. The exhibit is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

INTERVIEW PROCESS:
There will be an audition/interview process for these Exhibit Host positions starting in mid September. Applicants will be asked to speak in an authentic British accent for the entire audition/interview process.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* You MUST be at least 18 years old
* You MUST be able to maintain an authentic British accent for the duration of your shift.
* You MUST be able to continuously carry and hold a lantern weighing up to 10 pounds while delivering lines from a script.
* You MUST be able to work from mid October 2009 through end of February 2010
* You MUST BE AVAILABLE to work during the following periods:
** A required training period in mid October (exact dates to be determined)
** Opening week (October 21-26, 2009)
** Thanksgiving weekend (November 27-29, 2009)
** Christmas vacation (December 23 & 24, and December 26, 2009 through January 3, 2010)
** February school vacation week (February 13-21, 2010)

PAY RATE:
$13.00 per hour (non-negotiable). OT will be paid for any hours over 40 in a work week. A 45-minute unpaid lunch break will be included on shifts of more than six hours. Potential to earn retention bonus.

BENEFITS:
* Free parking in the Museum garage
* T accessibility
* Free Exhibit Halls admission and Omni/Laser/Planetarium shows
* Discounts in the Museum store and café
* 403(b) savings plan

TO APPLY FOR A TEMPORARY EXHIBIT HOST POSITION, SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:
Jason Weid, Recruiter
Human Resources Department
Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
Email: jweid@mos.org
Fax: (617) 589-0362
juldea: (geek girl)
So [livejournal.com profile] zapf found a Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Shows Of All Time list online, and turned it into a meme for which shows he had seen. I shall now follow. For these purposes, a good rubric for "seen" is "can name two characters from," although for my crap memory I'm also including "can describe two characters from in detail" because I suck a names.

The list! )

32/100

I feel like I should make this a checklist. :)
juldea: (geek girl)
So [livejournal.com profile] zapf found a Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Shows Of All Time list online, and turned it into a meme for which shows he had seen. I shall now follow. For these purposes, a good rubric for "seen" is "can name two characters from," although for my crap memory I'm also including "can describe two characters from in detail" because I suck a names.

The list! )

32/100

I feel like I should make this a checklist. :)
juldea: (geek girl)
In transcription, this issue comes up all the time. We are in general not allowed to change the speakers' words, but often things that sound grammatically correct aloud are difficult to make correct in text. The biggest offender that I have trouble with is when the speaker is quoting someone else's interrogative within a dependent/subordinate clause, requiring (to my mind) both a question mark at the end of the quotation and a comma before the independent/main clause.

So, what do you think?

[Poll #1445523]
juldea: (geek girl)
In transcription, this issue comes up all the time. We are in general not allowed to change the speakers' words, but often things that sound grammatically correct aloud are difficult to make correct in text. The biggest offender that I have trouble with is when the speaker is quoting someone else's interrogative within a dependent/subordinate clause, requiring (to my mind) both a question mark at the end of the quotation and a comma before the independent/main clause.

So, what do you think?

[Poll #1445523]
juldea: (sheep french horn)
The Sassafrass Concertino 2009 album "Eclectic" (made up of life tracks recorded at the Club Passim concert as well as a few new studio tracks recorded in [livejournal.com profile] usernamenumber's room) is, at least in reference to the three songs I immediately had to listen to ("Somebody Will," "My Brother, My Enemy," and "Sundown"), extremely satisfying. Major props [livejournal.com profile] faerieboots et al!
juldea: (sheep french horn)
The Sassafrass Concertino 2009 album "Eclectic" (made up of life tracks recorded at the Club Passim concert as well as a few new studio tracks recorded in [livejournal.com profile] usernamenumber's room) is, at least in reference to the three songs I immediately had to listen to ("Somebody Will," "My Brother, My Enemy," and "Sundown"), extremely satisfying. Major props [livejournal.com profile] faerieboots et al!

Glee

8 June 2009 02:30
juldea: (sheep french horn)
I watched and felt it.

Someday someone will make a sitcom about corps-style marching band, and I will die of fandom.

(Side note: I was reminded to check for Glee on Hulu after seeing this Star Trek XI fanvid linked by [livejournal.com profile] laura47. It's very well put together.

Also cracktastic: LJ usericons that feature Simon Pegg's Scotty and the line, "I love this ship!" (Think: shippers))

Glee

8 June 2009 02:30
juldea: (sheep french horn)
I watched and felt it.

Someday someone will make a sitcom about corps-style marching band, and I will die of fandom.

(Side note: I was reminded to check for Glee on Hulu after seeing this Star Trek XI fanvid linked by [livejournal.com profile] laura47. It's very well put together.

Also cracktastic: LJ usericons that feature Simon Pegg's Scotty and the line, "I love this ship!" (Think: shippers))
juldea: (techy joco)
I need a camera that can do long exposures: Roomba art.
juldea: (techy joco)
I need a camera that can do long exposures: Roomba art.

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