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Usability of Information
The Good:
I will soon have a copy of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information and The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint in my grubby hand(s).

The Bad:
I was unable to find a 1st edition, though I've been trying for weeks.
(Now watch as I get a flood of links to first editions)


Depending on how well I understand this, I'm going to attempt to develop a class or classes around these books for Epic QA. We'll see. I'll be doing a test session for the usability group in a few months.

At the very least, I hope to glean some good techniques from the Powerpoint book... and a few good laughs.

Total cost (Plus shipping): $38
(yay BnN member discounts)

The Ugly:
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You scored as The Crane Clan. You are a member of the Crane Clan! You appreciate art and beauty, are known for soothing hurt feelings, and constantly attempt to improve yourself. You have the soul of an artist.

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The Crane Clan

94%

The Phoenix Clan

83%

The Lion Clan

61%

The Crab Clan

61%

The Unicorn Clan

56%

The Dragon Clan

55%

The Mantis Clan

50%

The Scorpion Clan

39%

Ronin

28%

What Legends of the Five Rings Clan are you?
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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 25th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Since this is for work, would they cover the cost? You might check with them on that. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 25th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Probably, but I'm keeping the books... so. I'll ask my D/TL next time he's in the office... next year...
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 25th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Worth a try. Especially if you're thinking you'll teach classes.

You rock.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 25th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want to teach classes. We'll see if I do. i told my D/TL about that, that I was watching workloads and my committments. I said that If it gets to much I'll be asking for another tester so I can spread the testing and also do the things I want to do for the team and the company. He looked pleased.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 25th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pleasing your D/TL is a very good thing. I am glad.

Again... You rock.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 25th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got that one too... The Crane.
suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: January 25th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to be explaining here so bear with me as I jump all over the place.

Every clan in l5r represents a different concept or archetype from Samurai, Japanese, or generic Asian culture. The Dragon represent Oriental mysticism and philosophy. The Lion represent martial power and honor. The Crane represent perfection.

To be a Crane is to be devoted to a higher ideal. In many cases this is beauty; the Crane have the most renowned artisans (including their duelists, who view iaijutsu as an art) in the Empire. Their courtiers are welcome in any court in the land because they have mastered the aesthetic of diplomacy. Yes, the Crane get allies because their friendship is shiny.

What this means for you: basically what it says up top. You have the soul of an artist (name of this journal perhaps?), appreciate art and beauty, can be very diplomatic when you have to be, and (this is the big one) are constantly striving to improve yourself.

Let me know if you'd like to play l5r, either as a campaign (it's one of the three games I'm considering running) or as a pick up. In either case the game would probably be Crane clan only.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 25th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm interested in a pick up.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: January 25th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 25th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your link is broken.
Darn those herf tags...
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