?

Log in

No account? Create an account
back in the cold - Greg [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Greg

[ website | gregstoll.com ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Links
[Links:| * Homepage * Mobile apps (Windows Phone, Win8, Android, webOS) * Pictures * LJBackup * Same-sex marriage map * iTunesAnalysis * Where's lunch? ]

back in the cold [Nov. 27th, 2006|02:49 pm]
Greg
[Tags|, ]
[Current Mood |discontentdiscontent]

Thanksgiving was fun. (except for the flight down - it felt like my sinuses had acid in them for about an hour and that my ears were going to explode on the way down! Cold + airplane == bad) It was nice to see David's nephews again, although I didn't really feel like taking pictures so I didn't. Weather was good, too.

I actually got up early Friday morning for my first Black Friday experience. I was trying to get a Wii but came up short. (the gamestop in Victoria didn't get any...) The crowds in Target and Best Buy were amazing - at least a two hour wait to check out, I'd say. Luckily (I guess) I didn't have to :-)

I was in a bit of a mood last night after getting home so I worked on the LJ backup some more, and was able to make it spit out a calendar (which I had been dreading). Thank goodness! Oh, and here's a fake poll for example purposes when I get around to parsing them:
Poll #876473 a sample poll

What do you think about radio buttons?

They seem pretty useful.
3(20.0%)
Frankly, the word "radio" is so yesterday.
6(40.0%)
I want to choose every option! Booo!
6(40.0%)

OK then, how about check boxes?

Now I'm confused; too many choices!
0(0.0%)
This could work, but I don't like the square shape. Someone could get cut on the edges!
0(0.0%)
Click1!
0(0.0%)
Click2!
0(0.0%)
Click3!
0(0.0%)

Interesting. And drop-down boxes?

Ooh, this is more compact.
3(20.0%)
But what's the difference between this and radio buttons? Just that it's harder to see all the choices?
11(73.3%)
Is this poll done yet?
1(6.7%)

In 50 characters or less, explain your feeling on free-response polls.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how glad are you that this stupid poll is over?

Mean: 5.40 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.58
1
1(6.7%)
2
1(6.7%)
3
3(20.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
3(20.0%)
6
2(13.3%)
7
1(6.7%)
8
2(13.3%)
9
1(6.7%)
10
1(6.7%)
LinkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2006-11-27 08:16 pm (UTC)
Lots of red lines to parse!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2006-11-27 08:45 pm (UTC)
It's pretty neat that right now, 6/6 people selected Click2! as an option. (the only unanimous choice) Surely this can turn in to profit somehow?
(Reply) (Thread)
From: taesmar
2006-11-27 09:07 pm (UTC)
Only if collecting underpants is involved.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: fartingmonkey
2006-11-28 12:13 am (UTC)
For what its worth (probably nothing) the drop box extends past the frame on some LJ themes..for instance go to my LJ and hit friends..its borked on mine.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: abstractseaweed
2006-11-29 04:21 am (UTC)
Also interesting is that nobody selected only one option. While radio buttons strictly enforce at most one option, it appears that checkboxes implicitly suggest at least two.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: abstractseaweed
2006-11-29 04:08 am (UTC)
This was fun! I vote "yea" on interactive journal posts.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: djedi
2006-11-29 04:11 am (UTC)
True, interactive stuff is fun. Raids in wow are much more fun when we have lots of votes. :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)