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May. 19th, 2006 12:31 pm What an emberassing mistake

I'm in the process of viewing sample DucKon 15 badges to see how they would look in various potential formats and with different badge art. To do this, I need to look at samples of various different types of badges, staff, security, guest of honor, dealer and regular member. My program for generating samples uses a number of people that I can quickly find, or already have found, in the database that will generate the five different types of badges. My sample badge for a regular member is Derrick's badge -- that is the badge for my own kid.

So I'm going through the badges, and the staff badge is OK, as is the security and dealer badges, but the regular badge comes up blank. So I go check the database, and sure enough, I never registered Derrick.

Now I'm stuck. Technically I'm passed the deadline for pre-reging people, or putting in staff. If I follow my own rules, and say that Derrick is (a very unhelpful) part of my staff I cannot actually put him in until at the convention, and if I try to get him a regular membership I should really pay the at-the-door cost.

I'll have to discuss this with the chair's etc. at the final meeting this weekend.

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Date:May 19th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
haven't heard anything from programming. I am available.

Date:June 1st, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)

Re: wow

Hey, long time on see (or hear as it were :-) )

I first moved to the Chicago area in 1989 when I got a job for Motorola here. I briefly moved to San Diego in 1997 and 1998 (14 months total) to work for Sony but returned here (both to Chicago and to Motorola) just before Sony shut down that division. Part of why I returned was because I saw the shutdown as a strong possibility; but the biggest reason was to move back closer to my then Girlfriend (now wife).

If you want to talk further, my e-mail is "ron at oakes dot net" -- just replace the key words with their symbols (I'm concerned that livejournal may be scanned by spam harvesters, so I'm being careful).

Ron O.