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Fifty is "half threescore" ("halvtreds"), sixty is "threescore" (treds) etc.
See what comes of going metric! In the USA, half three-score is only thirty. I guess we've some catching up to do.
Consider yourself lucky you're not French - they only managed to figure out up to sixty, then they went to sixty-ten instead of seventy (&etc.). Actually, upon consideration, it explains a lot about how they do things.
The logic behind "half threescore" etc. is that it is halfway from twoscore to threescore.
Even though Norwegian doesn't count by scores(*), for small numbers we use a similar logic: One and half is frequently referred to as "halvannen", i.e. "halfway to the second". Somewhat depending on dialect, "halvtredje", "halfway to the third" or even "halvfjerde", "halfway to the fourth", can be heard, although only "halvannen" is the only one active used in all Norwegian dialects.
(*) Score, or Norwegian "snes", is somewhat archaic, but for some reason eggs may still be counted by scores. I have asked a number of young people whether they still know/use the term "snes", and half of them say "som ett snes egg, mener du?" ("like in a score of eggs, you mean?"). But then, several of the younger ones know the term, but believe it is another word for dozen.
Working from home, at times when I wake up late, I would need to communicate to everyone that I'll be logging in late. But when I open the messenger & look to convey, addressing my boss, I see 3 people from my own team have already posted the same, conveying it to me. (On the same public channel) WTH!
My boss being a 'legacy' one quickly concludes things are going totally out of control. Rather than wondering at this miraculous co-incidence of 4 people running late at the same time from the same team.
I'd be left with no option but to be late without any hints & sneak into work later lol.
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy.
In this high tech world, might I suggest an alarm clock?
No you may not. I have despised alarm clocks since I was in my early teens and had to wake up at 5:00 a.m. Sunday mornings to deliver newspapers. The wonderful thing about flex-time is that if I need to sleep in another 15 minutes or so, I just do it. I'm usually in the office by 7:00 or so anyway.
Of course some of that is due to my greyhound[^], who likes to be fed promptly at 6:00 a.m.
I have had 'legacy' bosses that would have had more of a reaction than you could ever dream of for this. They probably would have had you waiting outside in full battle gear within five minutes, then tell you to turn right and keep walking straight ahead until you reach the starting point again. Time: 4 hours max, so keep moving, ladies.
So we got an call from a client complaining that he couldn't open a CSV file we generated.
Excel gave the error that the file format was incorrect for the SYLK file type.
Apparently, Excel treats a file as SYLK (whatever that is) when it starts with "ID": "SYLK: File format is not valid" error message when you open file[^]
We changed the column from "ID" to "Id" and all works as expected.
First you get a message telling you that the file format and extension do not match; the file is corrupt or unsafe; don't open it unless you trust the source.
When you click "Yes" to open it anyway, you get another message telling you that Excel decided it was an SYLK file, but couldn't load it; either the file has errors, or it's not an SLYK file; click "OK" to try opening it in a different format.
When you click "OK" in that message, the file opens as expected.
Interestingly, if you save the file from Excel, you don't get any warnings, and it doesn't insert the apostrophe listed in the "Workaround" section from that KB article. Probably because that would break the file for applications which don't try to second-guess the file type based on the content.
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