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COUNTDOWN !!!

 
Johannes de Jong
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The 1st day of Marilyn's new job
Yes some of you have guessed it right. Our Nitpicker boss starts her new career today at BiosGroup.
And all of us doing the Cattle Drive. Pse don't nag for your nitpick. You only have to go and look at the BiosGroup's site and realize that Marilyn will have a tough job ahead of her. These guys really do some very heavy stuff. Heck I had a look at their products and I have a hard time even understanding the product descriptions. Marilyn will have to actually understand how they do it. So give her a break. We might have to settle for a longer waiting period.
Have fun in your new career
ps. as far as I can figure out Marilyn is going to work on their PPM product

[This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited May 21, 2001).]
 
Rick Prevett
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What'd I miss? Countdown to your 'official' bartending status? Victoria Day in Canada? My mother's birthday ? (thanks for thinking of her).
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SIX
 
Johannes de Jong
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When my count reaches ZERO all will be revealed
By the way Rick wish your mom a happy birthday when we do get to zero .
As for bartender status I had no idea that was on the cards when I decided to do the countdown.

[This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited May 14, 2001).]
 
Paul Ralph
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Johnannes: All right, you obviously want speculation otherwise you would either
a) not post and/or not tease us
b) just tell us what it's about!
That said, here's my guess(es)
1. You're getting married (oops, if you've already taken the plunge)
2. Taking the SCJP (OK, you said October, but we never know)
3. Getting a new dog or cat (grasping for straws here)
4. April Fool!! (Twice a year, twice as much fun?)
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Amber Woods
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Here's my guess:
New Baby Due
Start of New Job
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Johannes de Jong
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  • Married 19 for years
  • If I take SCJP in six days, I wont get more than 15%
  • Two cats already, wife wants more, but no & garden too small for a dog
  • Baby, no way !!!
  • Thinking about a new job

  • Sorry guys not even close, it actually has nothing to do with me
    [This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited May 15, 2001).]
 
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well, i would say that you are looking forward to celibrating Victoria Day on the 21st, but you are not from Canada...
then of course there will be a new moon on midnight of the 21st.
 
Johannes de Jong
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Not Canadian or a wolf either
 
Joseph Russell
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Going on vacation? But wait you said it had nothing to do with you... so maybe there is a holiday that I'm unaware of in your counry...
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Richard Boren
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How about an automated assignment log.
 
Johannes de Jong
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I wish Richard .
Nope our next holiday is next week thursday, same as in the USA I think.
 
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I think it must have something to do with the site as a whole, just can't imagine what
 
Paul Ralph
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A rollout of the XML and/or EJB assignments?
Paul R
 
Johannes de Jong
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Sorry Debbie, nothing to do with the site, well maybe a bit
And Paul, I have no idea what the status is of the XML / EJB assignments.
 
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I think I know... if I'm right, I found out about it here in the Cattle Drive...


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Johannes de Jong
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Just dont post it, let the others try and figure it out. How do I know you were right when we get to zero?. Can I trust the word of a draft of limonade drinker
 
Rashid Ali
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OIC You may be going to open your own BARRRRRRRR - Dear Bartender
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Amber Woods
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I think I know too, Pauline.
I won't tell!

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Pauline McNamara
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secret's safe with me...
...but Johannes, never trust the word of someone who drinks draft lemonade!


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Paul Ralph
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Oh, I know what it is now. I won't spill the beans.
Paul R
 
Angela Poynton
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Arghh ... am I going to have trawl through a tonne of posts to find the answer ?? it's driving me nuts!!
 
Pauline McNamara
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Not necessarily Angela.
Maybe this thread could be used as advertising for the search option.
 
Joseph Russell
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I think by chance I have found out the answer. To verify it I'll email you Johannes.
It was driving me crazy to Angela...
 
Johannes de Jong
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I'll be my own best client Rashid
Just wait till the count gets down to zero Angela. I'll post it right at the top
Received your e-mails Amber & Russell you passed your assignment now move on to the next one
I dont trust any woman Pauline
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OK, so I e-mailed you a guess. What a gimick . Paul would LOVE it.
 
Johannes de Jong
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OK I have 4 people know that have guessed (?) correctly
  • Amber
  • Joseph
  • Cindy
  • Pauline

  • Who's next on the list

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Joseph Russell
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Hey, so what's the next one? Is this like a treasure hunt? What's the prize?
We should have a game...the winner could win a JavaRanch T-Shirt
 
Johannes de Jong
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Sorry Joseph used your surname in the list above .
Treasure hunt. Ranch T-shirts. Not a bad idea. We will have to find a sponsor though. This site runs on goodwill & Pauls wallet.
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Angela Poynton
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OK I think I got it ... but if I have guessed right how do you know exactly when it'll happen??? It could potentially take longer right or even happen sooner??
 
Johannes de Jong
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There is a definite date involved with it
 
Johannes de Jong
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OK I have 5 people know that have guessed (?) correctly
  • Amber
  • Joseph
  • Cindy
  • Pauline
  • Paul Ralph

  • Who's next on the list
    ps the list is in the seq I received the correct answer via e-mail

    [This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited May 17, 2001).]
 
Joseph Russell
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Maybe if the prize is good enough everyone willing to play can pay a small fee? It could be fun...
Possible ideas:
  • impossible trivia (related either to the ranch or java)
  • a puzzle to solve
  • ...any other ideas?
 
Rashid Ali
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Before it counts down to Zero, can we, who have not yet guess so, have a clue on that. Would be a good excercise.
Rashid
 
Johannes de Jong
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Pauline gave a clue earlier in the posting.
 
Angela Poynton
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Hmmmm well I can't have guessed correctly then!
 
Johannes de Jong
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OK I have 6 people now have that have guessed (?) correctly
  • Amber
  • Joseph
  • Cindy
  • Pauline
  • Paul Ralph
  • Richard Boren

  • Who's next on the list
    Still missing Angela on the list, but then she can see the answer while the USA still sleeps
    ps the list is in the seq I received the correct answer via e-mail

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Johannes de Jong
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Forgot to post the One
 
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Drum roll please!!!
 
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i feel like a little kid the night before my birthday! i cannot wait to find out what all the fuss is about
 
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