• #### Quordle trap

From xyzzy@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 9 13:31:58 2022
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2 letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2 out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more discipline than we had.

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• From JGibson@21:1/5 to xyzzy on Wed Mar 9 05:59:55 2022
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2 letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more discipline than we had.

I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and then got
myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.

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• From Eric Ramon@21:1/5 to JGibson on Wed Mar 9 10:48:07 2022
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2 letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more discipline than we had.
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and then got
myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.

I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.

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• From xyzzy@21:1/5 to mercellusb on Wed Mar 9 11:49:18 2022
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more discipline than we had.
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and then
got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?

yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.

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• From mercellusb@21:1/5 to Eric Ramon on Wed Mar 9 11:26:21 2022
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more discipline than we had.
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and then
got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?

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• From mercellusb@21:1/5 to xyzzy on Wed Mar 9 13:00:23 2022
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and
then got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.

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• From Johnny RSFCootball@21:1/5 to mercellusb on Thu Mar 10 06:11:35 2022
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and
then got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.

I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I bet most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve sitting in front of a computer for at
least part of the day. We’re not on top of a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I spend a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good bum who needs to get a real job?

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• From xyzzy@21:1/5 to mercellusb on Thu Mar 10 16:08:33 2022
mercellusb <tdrake7@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it >>>>>>>> helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more >>>>>>>> discipline than we had.
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, >>>>>>> but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle
yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only >>>>>>> had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and then got myself >>>>>>> in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have >>>>>>> gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few >>>>>>> of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a
certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy. >> I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time >> at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I bet
most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve sitting
in front of a computer for at least part of the day. We’re not on top of >> a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group
about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I spend
a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good bum who
needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired,
with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup regularly.
I've been posting more recently now that I see that Frisbeedood posts. I
play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each day, but don't really
have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't even doodle much anymore.
I used to have people look over my shoulder and ask how I drew such
square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job (for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours
every day for a while now. I basically write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the ground running every day and never stop for
much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.

So much time in video meetings that don’t require my full attention. Like now. Nuff said.

--
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• From mercellusb@21:1/5 to Johnny RSFCootball on Thu Mar 10 07:56:53 2022
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one
and then got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.
I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I bet most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve sitting in front of a computer for at
least part of the day. We’re not on top of a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I spend a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good bum who needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired, with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup regularly. I've been posting more recently now
that I see that Frisbeedood posts. I play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each day, but don't really have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't even doodle much anymore. I used to have people look over my shoulder and ask how I drew such
square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job (for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours every day for a while now. I basically write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the ground
running every day and never stop for much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.

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• From mercellusb@21:1/5 to xyzzy on Thu Mar 10 08:43:55 2022
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 11:08:37 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
mercellusb <tdr...@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote: >>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote: >>>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote: >>>>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote: >>>>>>>> We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, >>>>>>> but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle
yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only >>>>>>> had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and then got myself >>>>>>> in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have >>>>>>> gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few >>>>>>> of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a
certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.
I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time
at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I bet >> most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve sitting >> in front of a computer for at least part of the day. We’re not on top of
a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group
about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I spend >> a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good bum who >> needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired, with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup regularly. I've been posting more recently now that I see that Frisbeedood posts. I play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each day, but don't really have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't even doodle much anymore. I used to have people look over my shoulder and ask how I drew such
square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job (for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours every day for a while now. I basically write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the ground running every day and never stop for much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.

So much time in video meetings that don’t require my full attention. Like now. Nuff said.
--
“I usually skip over your posts because of your disguistng, contrarian, liberal personality.” — Altie
See, your job isn't that demanding if you don't have to listen to the video meetings.

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• From Johnny RSFCootball@21:1/5 to mercellusb on Thu Mar 10 15:00:54 2022
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:56:55 AM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one
and then got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.
I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I bet most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve sitting in front of a computer for at
least part of the day. We’re not on top of a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I spend a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good bum who needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired, with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup regularly. I've been posting more recently now
that I see that Frisbeedood posts. I play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each day, but don't really have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't even doodle much anymore. I used to have people look over my shoulder and ask how I drew such
square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job (for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours every day for a while now. I basically write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the ground
running every day and never stop for much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.

You also have/had a very nice house in a very nice part of the country. I’m willing to forgo that to have a more flexible daily schedule. It would be hard for me to work the way you work on a daily basis, without getting a big pay raise and the right
medication. The communists were big on working for 8 hours, playing/eating for 8 hours, then sleeping for 8 hours. I would have been terrible communist.

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• From mercellusb@21:1/5 to Johnny RSFCootball on Thu Mar 10 15:27:11 2022
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:00:56 PM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:56:55 AM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got
one and then got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.
I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I bet most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve sitting in front of a computer for
at least part of the day. We’re not on top of a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I spend a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good bum who needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired, with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup regularly. I've been posting more recently
now that I see that Frisbeedood posts. I play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each day, but don't really have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't even doodle much anymore. I used to have people look over my shoulder and ask how I drew
such square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job (for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours every day for a while now. I basically write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the
ground running every day and never stop for much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.
You also have/had a very nice house in a very nice part of the country. I’m willing to forgo that to have a more flexible daily schedule. It would be hard for me to work the way you work on a daily basis, without getting a big pay raise and the right
medication. The communists were big on working for 8 hours, playing/eating for 8 hours, then sleeping for 8 hours. I would have been terrible communist.
I work for an understaffed startup in an extremely fast-paces tech sector. I will be working for this startup for another 11 months. At that point, I will be vested in all my incentive stock options, that are just barely incentive enough these days, what
with the macro economic factors raining knives on my net worth. I actually enjoy having way too much to do all the time. I created all of these docs in the past year or so: https://docs.confluent.io/cloud/current/connectors/index.html#supported-
connectors.

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• From mercellusb@21:1/5 to mercellusb on Thu Mar 10 15:30:19 2022
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:27:14 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:00:56 PM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:56:55 AM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got
one and then got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.
I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I bet most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve sitting in front of a computer
for at least part of the day. We’re not on top of a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I spend a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good bum who needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired, with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup regularly. I've been posting more recently
now that I see that Frisbeedood posts. I play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each day, but don't really have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't even doodle much anymore. I used to have people look over my shoulder and ask how I drew
such square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job (for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours every day for a while now. I basically write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the
ground running every day and never stop for much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.
You also have/had a very nice house in a very nice part of the country. I’m willing to forgo that to have a more flexible daily schedule. It would be hard for me to work the way you work on a daily basis, without getting a big pay raise and the
right medication. The communists were big on working for 8 hours, playing/eating for 8 hours, then sleeping for 8 hours. I would have been terrible communist.
I work for an understaffed startup in an extremely fast-paces tech sector. I will be working for this startup for another 11 months. At that point, I will be vested in all my incentive stock options, that are just barely incentive enough these days,
what with the macro economic factors raining knives on my net worth. I actually enjoy having way too much to do all the time. I created all of these docs in the past year or so: https://docs.confluent.io/cloud/current/connectors/index.html#supported-
connectors.
my base is ~200K annually, which is pretty good for a tech writer

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• From mercellusb@21:1/5 to Johnny RSFCootball on Thu Mar 10 15:40:25 2022
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:00:56 PM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:56:55 AM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got
one and then got myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.
I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I bet most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve sitting in front of a computer for
at least part of the day. We’re not on top of a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I spend a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good bum who needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired, with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup regularly. I've been posting more recently
now that I see that Frisbeedood posts. I play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each day, but don't really have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't even doodle much anymore. I used to have people look over my shoulder and ask how I drew
such square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job (for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours every day for a while now. I basically write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the
ground running every day and never stop for much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.
You also have/had a very nice house in a very nice part of the country. I’m willing to forgo that to have a more flexible daily schedule. It would be hard for me to work the way you work on a daily basis, without getting a big pay raise and the right
medication. The communists were big on working for 8 hours, playing/eating for 8 hours, then sleeping for 8 hours. I would have been terrible communist.
I get it. I'm done with this business in about 10 to 11 months. Looking forward to retirement. Not looking forward to dying later.

Also, I deleted two other posts that were not something I would want to exist on the internet forever. Cue some asshat responding to them from a "real newsreader" later. Whatever.

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• From xyzzy@21:1/5 to mercellusb on Fri Mar 11 02:51:04 2022
mercellusb <tdrake7@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:00:56 PM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:56:55 AM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote: >>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote: >>>>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote: >>>>>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote: >>>>>>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote: >>>>>>>>>> We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, >>>>>>>>> but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle
yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I >>>>>>>>> only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and then got >>>>>>>>> myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I >>>>>>>>> could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I >>>>>>>>> had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a >>>>>>>> certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.
I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time >>>> at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I
bet most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve
sitting in front of a computer for at least part of the day. We’re not >>>> on top of a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group
about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I
spend a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good >>>> bum who needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired,
with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still
works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup
regularly. I've been posting more recently now that I see that
Frisbeedood posts. I play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each
day, but don't really have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't
even doodle much anymore. I used to have people look over my shoulder
and ask how I drew such square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job
(for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's
kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours every day for a while now. I basically
write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the ground
running every day and never stop for much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.
You also have/had a very nice house in a very nice part of the country.
I’m willing to forgo that to have a more flexible daily schedule. It
would be hard for me to work the way you work on a daily basis, without
getting a big pay raise and the right medication. The communists were
big on working for 8 hours, playing/eating for 8 hours, then sleeping
for 8 hours. I would have been terrible communist.
I get it. I'm done with this business in about 10 to 11 months. Looking forward to retirement. Not looking forward to dying later.

Also, I deleted two other posts that were not something I would want to
exist on the internet forever. Cue some asshat responding to them from a "real newsreader" later. Whatever.

You’re lucky I happened to be on Google groups rather than my normal newsreader or I might have responded to one of them before seeing that you deleted them.

--
“I usually skip over your posts because of your disguistng, contrarian, liberal personality.” — Altie

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• From mercellusb@21:1/5 to xyzzy on Fri Mar 11 05:48:46 2022
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:51:09 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
mercellusb <tdr...@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:00:56 PM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:56:55 AM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote:
On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:11:37 AM UTC-5, Johnny RSFCootball wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:00:26 PM UTC-6, mercellusb wrote: >>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:49:22 PM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote:
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:26:25 PM UTC-5, mercellusb wrote: >>>>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:48:10 PM UTC-5, Eric Ramon wrote: >>>>>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:59:58 AM UTC-8, JGibson wrote: >>>>>>>>> On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:32:02 AM UTC-5, xyzzy wrote: >>>>>>>>>> We call know the classic Wordle trap, get it down to one letter with more
possibilities than guesses. For example S_ILL.

Well yesterday we found the Quordle trap. By guess 3 we were close on one
word and nowhere near on the others so we wasted three more guesses getting
it the one. Problem was that none of the letters we guessed to get it
helped with any of the other words. So we had three words with 0,1, and 2
letters known and three guesses left. No chance. I don’t have the results
to post because it was yesterday and I didn’t think to save it but we got 2
out of 4.

What we should have done was recognize the situation and work on the other
words, in doing that we probably would have got what we needed to finish
that one word at the end. But we had three correctly placed letters in one
word and literally nothing in the others so that would have taken more
I have my results on a different computer than I'm on right now, >>>>>>>>> but yes, I got caught it the classic Wordle trap in Quordle >>>>>>>>> yesterday. Spent way too many guesses on one word, such that I >>>>>>>>> only had 2 guesses left to get three words. Got one and then got >>>>>>>>> myself in a second classic Wordle trap on the only other one I >>>>>>>>> could have gotten. 2/4. I looked at the other words as well but I >>>>>>>>> had so few of them to even work on.
I took 9 today. Not swell. I also gave up on globle. There's a >>>>>>>> certain area of the world I just don't know.
Do you people have jobs?
yes. The key is to be smart enough to do our jobs AND this.
you must not have a very demanding job. that's okay. no need to be snippy.
I doubt there’s many of us with the type of jobs where there’s no time
at all to look at a phone or a computer. It is 2022 after all, and I >>>> bet most of us have professional white collar type jobs that involve >>>> sitting in front of a computer for at least part of the day. We’re not
on top of a roof all day using a nail gun.

Have you never spent part of your working day posting on this group >>>> about anything? Is it ok for you to post about whatever, but if I
spend a couple minutes playing quortle and Wordle then I’m a no good >>>> bum who needs to get a real job?
Hey, I just asked a question. I was assuming you guys were all retired, >>> with the exception of xyzzy, who I know is an engineer that still
works, gives talks, etc. I really don't keep up with this newsgroup
regularly. I've been posting more recently now that I see that
Frisbeedood posts. I play Wordle and the mini NYT Crossword puzzle each >>> day, but don't really have time for all the other <thing>dls. I don't >>> even doodle much anymore. I used to have people look over my shoulder >>> and ask how I drew such square boxes. I have a pretty demanding job
(for me). I write about Kafka connectors for software developers. It's >>> kept me busy for 6 to 8 hours every day for a while now. I basically
write about 200 different little products. I have to hit the ground
running every day and never stop for much, except for potential nuclear war, etc.
You also have/had a very nice house in a very nice part of the country. >> I’m willing to forgo that to have a more flexible daily schedule. It
would be hard for me to work the way you work on a daily basis, without >> getting a big pay raise and the right medication. The communists were
big on working for 8 hours, playing/eating for 8 hours, then sleeping
for 8 hours. I would have been terrible communist.
I get it. I'm done with this business in about 10 to 11 months. Looking forward to retirement. Not looking forward to dying later.

Also, I deleted two other posts that were not something I would want to exist on the internet forever. Cue some asshat responding to them from a "real newsreader" later. Whatever.

You’re lucky I happened to be on Google groups rather than my normal newsreader or I might have responded to one of them before seeing that you deleted them.
--
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Sniff…. I love you too man. —Chris Farley

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