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November 12th, 2008


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12:49 pm - World records aren't written down for ADF study program material: this is for the best
Last night, I finished the ADF Structure, Customs, and Policy course, four days before my self-imposed due-date. I decided to clock the total amount of time I spent writing it, since I'd actually heard people say that it can be done in two hours. I admit to not being overly happy at the dismissive nature of that, especially since people hadn't actually done it at that point.

It ended up taking me 3 hours and 15 minutes, all told. I hit two hours when I finished question 7. I'm pretty convinced that two hours was a bit of an exaggeration: even with the advantages I had (I wrote the course and knew the subject matter really well). (Besides, it may expand if this gets returned to me for further work, as often happens with submissions.)

I'm happy that I haven't been recording the amount of time I've spent on some other courses: the amount of time I spent on Magic 2 and Divination 2 alone is frightening.

I do need to thank Red Earth in Atlanta, GA; Silver Birch in Australia; and Ocean's Tide in Rhode Island, as well as Brandon in Japan and Jeremy in Chicago for their help on Requirement 9.

I am remaining right on schedule, however. The important thing, I suppose, is to stay on my schedule: it'll be a while before it gets graded and returned, I have a feeling.

Next up? Trance 1, due at the end of the month. I'm really struggling with the last requirement.

Well, it seems it's been since March that I've done a LiveJournal meme, so I figure it's about time for another:

36 miles per gallon

Created by The Car Connection


Very few memes catch my eye (and I rarely have time to waste on most of them), but I can appreciate this one.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Well, that's Ian for you. It's me, too, some days.

The CTP list is set up, but it's not currently actually *working*. So these things are coming alone.

And there's still frustration around the DP wait times.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Well, yeah. But that's a given, I like to think :)

And the questions never were meant for spouting back facts. I would hope that we won't need to tell people everything for every course: I don't want a bunch of rote-recital priests, after all. I don't think anyone does.
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From:gullinbursti
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Well I'm not one of those complaining about my DP response... I expected a wait and suddenly I had a response before like 12 hours were up. I even got my pin in the mail today. This sort of efficiency from a Pagan organization makes one suspicious. ;)

I'm still waiting to hear back on my vocation letter, though. I expected a wait for that too, though, so this is raising far fewer eyebrows. *grin*
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
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*nods* I saw that one go through: your reviewer said, "I'll take it," and the next message I saw was, "Actually, I'm done." So it appears that the work was particularly good.

Your vocation letter is in voting at the moment, so it is moving along.
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From:gullinbursti
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
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I was trying to be kind to the reviewer, especially since you've mentioned the issue of word count a few times on your journal. ;) I know I have a tendency to go on and on, so I reined that in really hard!

Hawesome on the vote, and thanks for letting me know. I wasn't sure how the CC handles the letters.
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From:dubhlainn
Date:November 12th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
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*stares open mouthed* Mine took over a month, but when I heard back there were no revisions so i am not sure if it was the quality of the work or just that everyone was busy.

The wait time was very, very frustrating for me. Not the time itself just not hearing anything. An email from the Preceptor/Reviewer/Deputy would have been nice.
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From:tesinth
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
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30 mpg, mid-sized sedan, not bad for an fat fast-food eating guy who has no idea of how long it would take him to run a mile but does have a high pain threshold (how that figures it, who knows?)
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm not sure how most of that stuff figures in, but it's interesting, anyway :) Heck, I'm not even sure what they mean, exactly, but "MPG" in this case.
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From:tesinth
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Miles-Per-Gallon of Bacon Grease, perhaps?
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
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I like the sound of that. When you get to the end, you can increase your mileage by falling into your own greasy vomit and sliding the rest of the way.

MMMmmmmmmmm. . .
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From:tesinth
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Bacon-grease Slip-N-Slide, where do we file for a patent at?
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Date:November 12th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
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