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#42
Aug 14, 2010
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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There probabily is-- but years of coming up through DOS, and easy familiarity with 'white-space' characters, and the possession of a superior notepad program (NoteTab Pro-- been using it for years, now, paid app), means I can get it done with a few short global replacement steps.
The conversion from linear to vertical was done by replacing [space]-[comma] with [carriage-return]-[line-feed] characters, in one step.
Then, simple copy-paste directly into the spreadsheet's column, and DATA-->SORT as you indicated in your post.
Save as comma-delimited ASCII to keep the file small, and to remove most of the tags/header/formatting.
I'm left with a very simple text file, with one name per line, and perhaps a few extra blank lines at the end.
For one or three or five names? I simply manually insert those in sort-order-- again, years and years of filing/sorting makes that akin to breathing for me.
But more than a smattering? Open the file in the spreadsheet, and paste the new names at the bottom (after formatting as above, if needed), and re-sort, re-save CSV file.
:)
Less than 2 minutes front-to-back, and I didn't need to learn anything new...
... not that learning new things is bad--it's not.
But at my age, I have a limited capacity for 'new' and I like to reserve that for really interesting stuff, like new planets in the Universe, or how the new LiIon rechargeable battery's work, or what is the **real** difference between the engineering philosophies behind Chevy's Volt and Nissan's Leaf?
:D
Fair enough =)

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#43
Aug 14, 2010
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Sure. You wanna an internet type "wedding"? You can pay for these with internet "bucks" (South Park reference)
<grin>
Tee Hee!

I'm an old DOS-weenie too - Queen of the Batch Files!! Wow, the shit I used to do!

Global S/R is the greatest ... well, that & undo ...

I first used Sidekick - an old TSR ... remember those? Wow, computers have come soooo far. Funny part is that budgets for desktops haven't changed much.$2000 then,$2000 now. Amazing.

Did you pick a date yet?? <grin>

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Aug 14, 2010
 
SsixtytwoS wrote:
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Tee Hee!
I'm an old DOS-weenie too - Queen of the Batch Files!! Wow, the shit I used to do!
Global S/R is the greatest ... well, that & undo ...
I first used Sidekick - an old TSR ... remember those? Wow, computers have come soooo far. Funny part is that budgets for desktops haven't changed much.$2000 then,$2000 now. Amazing.
Did you pick a date yet?? <grin>
What's even funnier? My smart phone has more computational power, and more available memory than **all** the world's computers circa the late '50's...

... in fact, it's faster and more powerful, and has a higher resolution screen (including more colors) than my first several PC's.

My smart phone (G1, running Droid, w/8gig microSD) is more capable in many ways than the multi-million dollar IBM 370 where I first learned about programming-- and my phone's now a giveaway item, to be simply thrown away when it's no longer useful or functional...!

We live in Interesting Times, do we not?

As for the date? I'd say sometime around Septober, or Novebuary sounds about right.:)

I find I still need to drop into a DOS box, to do really complex file manipulations-- I can do that quicker and more effectively than any drag-and-drop operation ever dreamed of.

The good ol' "FOR XXX IN (XXX) DO" is still as useful now as it ever was....

Remember those cluncky .CFG files to control and manage memory?

One meg indeed....

:D

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#45
Aug 14, 2010
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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What's even funnier? My smart phone has more computational power, and more available memory than **all** the world's computers circa the late '50's...
... in fact, it's faster and more powerful, and has a higher resolution screen (including more colors) than my first several PC's.
My smart phone (G1, running Droid, w/8gig microSD) is more capable in many ways than the multi-million dollar IBM 370 where I first learned about programming-- and my phone's now a giveaway item, to be simply thrown away when it's no longer useful or functional...!
We live in Interesting Times, do we not?
As for the date? I'd say sometime around Septober, or Novebuary sounds about right.:)
I find I still need to drop into a DOS box, to do really complex file manipulations-- I can do that quicker and more effectively than any drag-and-drop operation ever dreamed of.
The good ol' "FOR XXX IN (XXX) DO" is still as useful now as it ever was....
Remember those cluncky .CFG files to control and manage memory?
One meg indeed....
:D
LOL ... IBM 370 ... the good ol' days!! and CFG files! Config.sys! Woo baby! I remember those when we could tell the system to put stuff in particular memory spots!!

I still get frustrated when I can't just pull up DOS to run stuff. Feels like Big Brother to me sometimes!

OK. Septober, Novebruary ... I'm thinking more like Decepril ... what do you think???:D

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#46
Aug 14, 2010
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
I find I still need to drop into a DOS box, to do really complex file manipulations-- I can do that quicker and more effectively than any drag-and-drop operation ever dreamed of.
:D
I've gotten lazy over the years... and mouse dependent...

I remember I used to live by keyboard shortcuts and DOS commands... now I usually only run a command prompt for ipconfig, usually to flushdns and reset connections when my connection goes wonky.

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Aug 15, 2010
 
SsixtytwoS wrote:
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LOL ... IBM 370 ... the good ol' days!! and CFG files! Config.sys! Woo baby! I remember those when we could tell the system to put stuff in particular memory spots!!
I still get frustrated when I can't just pull up DOS to run stuff. Feels like Big Brother to me sometimes!
OK. Septober, Novebruary ... I'm thinking more like Decepril ... what do you think???:D
Right near the end, I broke down and purchased one of those "automatic CONFIG.SYS" file programs. It actually worked, if you let it try 3 or 4 times, then manually selected the best overall.

I don't even recall the name, though-- but from that program, I learned how to program in actual boot-up menus within the CONFIG.SYS files themselves-- mine grew quite elaborate, and I'd reboot several times in a day, depending on the tasks I was facing...

Decepril sounds good. I always liked the sight of flowers peaking up through the snow...

:)

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#48
Aug 15, 2010
 
Path wrote:
<quoted text>I've gotten lazy over the years... and mouse dependent...
I remember I used to live by keyboard shortcuts and DOS commands... now I usually only run a command prompt for ipconfig, usually to flushdns and reset connections when my connection goes wonky.
There was a time, when I could "do" windows entirely mouse-free.

Alas, those days are long past-- I no longer recall the obscure "spells" needed to manually shift things about using just the keyboard.

I suppose these are still there-- for I know that certain sorts of handicaps require keyboard-only utilization of windoze.

I don't suppose that's even possible with a Mac, not being within the "mac way".... <eyeroll>

I've used ipconfig as well as several variants over the years.

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Aug 16, 2010
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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There was a time, when I could "do" windows entirely mouse-free.
Alas, those days are long past-- I no longer recall the obscure "spells" needed to manually shift things about using just the keyboard.
I suppose these are still there-- for I know that certain sorts of handicaps require keyboard-only utilization of windoze.
I don't suppose that's even possible with a Mac, not being within the "mac way".... <eyeroll>
I've used ipconfig as well as several variants over the years.
I'm a keyboard jockey myself - especially on repetetive tasks. Unfortunately, a lot of apps these days are being developed without keyboard shortcuts for stuff I do - especially the crap system Deloitte is building for us.*argh*

I don't like the mouse because it forces me to interrupt what I'm doing to reach for the damn thing, then find it on the screen, then actually click on the right thing! And we have dual monitors, so when the damn mouse decides to play NASCAR Cursor, I have to pull it back from the opposite end of the other monitor.

Can't remember how I learned this, but when GUI apps started getting RAM intensive, I was able to code in the config.sys what chunk of memory to use for a particular program. Damn, I was pretty smart back then!

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Aug 16, 2010
 
SsixtytwoS wrote:
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I'm a keyboard jockey myself - especially on repetetive tasks. Unfortunately, a lot of apps these days are being developed without keyboard shortcuts for stuff I do - especially the crap system Deloitte is building for us.*argh*
I don't like the mouse because it forces me to interrupt what I'm doing to reach for the damn thing, then find it on the screen, then actually click on the right thing! And we have dual monitors, so when the damn mouse decides to play NASCAR Cursor, I have to pull it back from the opposite end of the other monitor.
Can't remember how I learned this, but when GUI apps started getting RAM intensive, I was able to code in the config.sys what chunk of memory to use for a particular program. Damn, I was pretty smart back then!
Your experience with wandering mice is why I changed to thumb-controlled trackballs years ago.

With practice, I have the sensitivity so high, that I can flick (with my thumb) from left to right across 2 monitors, the cursor's position.

No repetitive wrist injury, either-- my thumbs have **evolved** to move alot... just like yours.

:D

One of the benefits of being descended from opposable-thumb proto-apes.

:P

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#51
Aug 16, 2010
 
Well, this is the short list, but it is missing two of my favorites...

Makemake, the Bird God of Easter Island and

Yama, the Vedic god of the Underworld.

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#52
Aug 16, 2010
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Your experience with wandering mice is why I changed to thumb-controlled trackballs years ago.
With practice, I have the sensitivity so high, that I can flick (with my thumb) from left to right across 2 monitors, the cursor's position.
No repetitive wrist injury, either-- my thumbs have **evolved** to move alot... just like yours.
:D
One of the benefits of being descended from opposable-thumb proto-apes.
:P
I joined that bandwagon long ago. The second I saw the first thumb controlled track ball I wondered why no one had thought of that before...

I still wonder why it took so long for any other manufacturer to follow Logitecs lead, and why topside trackballs are still the norm... they suck; mice suck too... I hated having to constantly pick the damn thing up to reposition it...

My three-button scroll-wheelin thumb-side trackball makes me continually baffled by Mac users... I consider this thing a -basic- essential.(Some clickers have even more buttons and horizontal scroll, but mine does what I need it to.)

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#53
Aug 17, 2010
 
Path wrote:
<quoted text>I joined that bandwagon long ago. The second I saw the first thumb controlled track ball I wondered why no one had thought of that before...
I still wonder why it took so long for any other manufacturer to follow Logitecs lead, and why topside trackballs are still the norm... they suck; mice suck too... I hated having to constantly pick the damn thing up to reposition it...
My three-button scroll-wheelin thumb-side trackball makes me continually baffled by Mac users... I consider this thing a -basic- essential.(Some clickers have even more buttons and horizontal scroll, but mine does what I need it to.)
Yeah, the Mac mouse confounds me too. How do you right click for crying out loud?!?! I was taking a class on whatever the Mac standard is for design (sorry - too early & too little caffeine yet). The app is cumbersome (for a traditional MS user), and I kept trying to right click to find something ... and of course it didn't work ... very frustrating.

I have a pic on my 'puter at home: the mouse is actually a skeleton of a computer mouse ... I'll look online to see if I can find it ...

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#54
Aug 17, 2010
 
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
Well, this is the short list, but it is missing two of my favorites...
Makemake, the Bird God of Easter Island and
Yama, the Vedic god of the Underworld.
I'll add them in-- but nix on the definitions. We want to keep the list anonymous...

:D

(or would that be anomalous?....)

;)

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#55
Aug 17, 2010
 
501 gods so far

Angdistis
Achelois
Achilles
Aglauros
Ah Puch
Ah Tzenul
Ah Tzul
Ahea
Ahura Mazda
Aigle
Akbul
Alberich
Alicha
Alklha
Allowat Sakima
Almudj
Amalthea
Amaterasu
Amesha Spentas
Amn
Amun Ra
An
Anaitis
Anapel
Anat
Anatiwa
Andai
Andvari
Anet
Angak' Chin Mana
Ankhet
Annona
Anshar
Anu
Aphrodite
Apollo
Apollon
Apsu
Ares
Arnakuagsak
Arsnuphis
Artemis
Asclepius
Ashtoreth
Asshur
Atahensic
Atai
Athena
Athene
Athirat
Athtart
Atlas
Atropos
Atum
Atum Ra
Auster
Autrimpas
Awitelin Tsta
Ba Xian
Baal
Bacchus
Balder
Baldur
Bast
Basuki
Bell Bird Brothers
Bellifluficus
Bellona
Bergelmir
Bes
Beydo
Bible God
Big Head
Bilfrost
Bixia Yuanjin
Blodeuedd
Bon Dieu
Borr
Bragi
Brahma
Brigit
Buku
Cabracan
Calliope
Camaxtli
Camenae
Cauac
Ceres
Ceridwen
Cernunnos
Cetha
Ceucy
Ch'u Kiang Wang
Ch'uang K'ung
Chac
Chac Xib Chac
Chalchiuhtlicue
Charites
Charun
Cheng-huang
Chloris
Chu Jung
Chu Pa Chieh
Chulyen
Cocijo
Coltus
Coqui Huani
Cotys
Cronus
Cybele
Da Yu
Dagon
Damkina (Dumkina)
Darana
Davlin
Dawn
Demas
Demeter
Di Cang
Dian Cecht
Diana
Dijun
Dionysus
Djanggawul
Dongo
Dreamtime
Dreamtime Snake
Durgath (Klingon)
Dylan
Ea
Echidna
Egle
Ehi
El
Elohim
Endovelicus
Enki
Enlil
Eos
Ephialtes
Epimelides
Epona
Ereshkegal
Ereskigal
Erythia
Eshu
Estasanatlehi
Evus
Farbauti
Feng Shui
Fenrir
Flying Spaghetti Monster
Fornax
Forseti
Fotla
Freya
Freyr
Frigg
FSM
Ga Gaah
Gaia
Ganesha
Ganga
Garuda
Gauri
Geb
Gede
Geirskokul
Geong Si
God
God Ch
God E
God G
God S
Gondul
Gucup Cakix
Guede
Gurumukas
Hades
Han Hsien Tzu
Hanuman
Hapakhered
Harakan
Harensnuphis
Hathor
Heget
Heimdallr
Helios
Hemera
Hemere
Heng-o (Chang-o)
Hephaestus
Heqet
Hera
Hermes
Herne
Hero Twins
Hestia
Hod
Hoderi
Hodur
Hoori
Hope
Horus
Hotei
Hsi Ho
Hsi-Wang-Mu
Huang Gun
Huitzilopochtli
Huixtocihuatl
Hukere
Hun Nal Ye
Hurrican
Huwawa
Hygeia
Hypnos
Icovellauna
Igigi
Ilaheua
Illuyankas
Inanna
Inti
Invidia
Invisible Pink Unicorn
IPU
Ishtar
Isis
Issitoq
Itzamna
Ix Chel
Ix Chup
Ixtab
Izanaki Yu-huang
Izanami
Jahovah
Jarilo
Jesus
Jiang Qin Guang
Jotunheim Nergal
Juno
Jupiter
Juturna
Kagutsuchi
Kahless (Klingon)
Kali
Kamonou
Kan Ajana
Kanassa
Kapoonis
Kartikeya
Kek
Ken
Kerberos
Khepri
Kherty
Khonsu
Ki
Kingu
Kinich Ahau
Kishar
Koko
Kothar
Kotihaltia
Krishna
Kukulcan
Kumokum
Kwatee
Kwolam
Kybele
Laertes
Lakshmi
Latinus
Legba
Lei Chen Tzu
Leto
Li Ba Bai
Li Er
Limoniads
Liu Hai
Liza
Lofn
Loki
Louhi
Lu Ban
Lugh
Luk Xing
Luna
Macuilcozcacuahtli
Madderakka
Magna Mater
Maia
Makemake
Mama Oullo
Mamaragan
Mamitu
Manes
Mani
Marduk
Mars
Mebere
Medb
Mehen
Menoetius
Mephitis
Mercury
Metis
Milu
Mimi
Mimir
Minerva
Mithras
Moloch
Mon Moko
Month
Morrigan
Mot
Mummu
Muses
Mwambu
Nammu
Namorodo
Nanna (Norse)
Nanse
Ndo'yet
Ned Er Tcher
Nefertum
Neit
Neith
Nemesis
Nephthys
Neptune
Nereides
Nergal
Nijole
Nik
Ninazu
Nine Worlds
Ninhurzag
Nintu
Ninurta
Njord
Nocoma
Nokomis
Nun
Nut
Nyikang
Obatala
Odin
Ohkuninushi
Ohyamatsumi
Okypete
Onuris
Orans
Oreades
Orgelmir
Orixa
Osiris
Ostara
Ouranos
Paiva
Palee
Pan
Parvati
Penie
Phaethon
Philammon
Phoebe
Phoebus Apollo
Pichana Gobeche
Pihuechenyi
Pilumnus
Piquete Zina
Ploutos
Po
Porewit
Poros
Poseidon
Quetzalcoatl
Ra
Radgrid
Rama
Ramakian
Raven
Re
Rhea
Rig
Rindr
Roonikka
Rosmerta
Ruhanga
Sabazius
Samanelis
Sandy
Sarasvati
Selene
Seshat
Seti (Set)
Sha Wu Ching
Shamash
Shapsu
Shen Nong
Shen Yi
Shiva
Shou Lao
Shu
Si-Wang-Mu
Sibilja
Sigu
Silvanus
Sin
Sinaa
Sirona
Sito
Skadi
Skylla
Snoqalm
Soko
Sol
Sosom
Sothis
Sotuknang
Sphinx
Spider Woman
Striges
Styx
Sui Ren
Surya
Susanoh
Suttung
T'ao T'ieh
Tai Sui Xing
Tamendonare
Tammuz
Taoism
Tartaros
Taru
Taueret
Tawaret
Tawhiri Ma Tea
Tefnut
Tethys
Tezcatlipoca
Thalassa
Thanatos
Thanatus
Theia
Thiassi
Things
Thor
Tiamat
Tiwaz
Tlahuixcalpantec
Tlaloc
Tonatiuh
Toyo-Uke-Bime
Tuatha De Danann
Turan
Tyche
Tyr
Ull
Unktehi
Untunktahe
Utu
Uzume
Valkyrja
Vari
Varpulis
Varuna
Venus
Vesta
Viracocha
Vishnu
Volturnus
Vulcan
Wainamoinen
Wandjina
Wuluwait
Wuraka

XYZ, cont'd---

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Aug 17, 2010
 
Continued from A-W

Xaman Ek
Xi Wang-mu
Xipe
Xiuhtecuhtli
Xmulzencab
Xochipilli
Xochiquetzal
Xuan Zang
Yam
Yama
Yambe Akka
Yan Luo Wang
Yarikh
Yaweh
Yin
Ymir
Yu Ch'iang
Yu Shun
Yum Kimil
Yun Dun
Zakar
Zemyna
Zephyros
Zeus
Zhao Xuantan

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#57
Aug 17, 2010
 
OOps!

There are 503 gods now... not 501 as indicated.

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Aug 17, 2010
 
Bob, you are the poster boy for atheism - brain dead and full of shiite.
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Aug 17, 2010
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
OOps!
There are 503 gods now... not 501 as indicated.
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Bob, you are the poster boy for atheism - brain dead and full of shiite.

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Aug 17, 2010
 
Cop wrote:
Bob, you are the poster boy for atheism - brain dead and full of shiite.
Actually... that would be you. You and your ilk do more to increase the atheist numbers than any atheist could ever hope to do. Thanks for your service!

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Aug 17, 2010
 
Cop wrote:
Bob, you are the poster boy for atheism - brain dead and full of shiite.
Having problems with your spelling? It's s-h-i-t. Very simple actually, a one syllable word, easily spelled. I too, thank you for doing so much to farther the atheist cause. Without people like you it would take forever to get the truth out there.

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