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mantaray
Actually, it probably WOULD help the forum if the sub-responded were included as a "refresher" on the front page. That's a good point! Bc you're right, otherwise it's not like ppl are going to go back and read thru threads to see if there's any new responses.

Also, Archinect Powers That Be, while I'm at it I'd love it if I could reply to someone on the mobile platform... currently can only do on the full website, it seems.
Jan 26, 18 2:25 pm
Wood Guy

Sometimes I like the reply function being under the radar. But mostly I agree that it should be treated like a comment.

If there was a 'read/unread' ability with comments, and you could easily find and read 'unread' comments that would be nice. Otherwise the replies tend to get lost.

Will a reply further up the page bring the thread to the top in the forum page?

tintt

Speaking of social media, I just sold someone on working with an architect for their custom home by talking about selecting a site and designing with views in mind over the general contractor who was saying to start with how big you want your house and asking how much do you want to spend. Now, if only I had experience in custom homes, I probably could be the one going to help pick a site right now. 

Jan 26, 18 3:00 pm
tintt

The design-build people came in and stole the show.

tintt

FYI, Rick, I never read anything you write.

I think I have the ability to nuke that whole kitchen island thread if I want to. Should I? Or are you guys enjoying it? Go register your opinion over on that thread and I'll decide.

Jan 27, 18 11:02 am
Non Sequitur

Donna, we can move the discussion over to Houzz if you want. (https://www.houzz.com/discussions/5027137/final-kitchen-design-feedback)

In the future can a survey option be installed? So if anyone posts "I need help, what do you think about x" a poll can be posted with: 

Vomit,

bleh,

Meh, and 

 Hire someone for profession advice

(choose two)

Jan 27, 18 11:36 am

Dear Internet, what is the magic dimension of this element? Thanks in advance.

Jan 27, 18 2:57 pm

uscpsycho's thread on Houzz is hilarious. He seems to have exhausted the possibility of further anal obsession there over the last couple of months and moved here ... but I doubt he'll be back.  

Jan 27, 18 5:53 pm
I'm not a robot

Can the big green head put a trigger warning with that image of a wood toilet seat?  It makes me think of a bathroom with wall to wall carpet.  NSFA - not safe for architects.

Jan 27, 18 9:51 pm

OMG that Houzz discussion makes me want to put a gun in my mouth. Humans are so awful, myself included.

In other news, we went to the theater tonight to watch Romeo and Juliet and it was awesome!  Small theater, thrust stage (I thought it was called full thrust but maybe I've been listening to too much Belinda Blinked podcast?), contemporary costumes and set design but original Shakespeare dialogue. Really wonderful and painfully sad. Shakespeare holds up!

Jan 27, 18 10:35 pm
tintt

Those beige cabinets by fiver go in the same category as the wooden toilet seat. Ewww.

Jan 28, 18 11:53 am
b3tadine[sutures]

It's funny, I never really gave waterfall counters too much grief, but when you see an entire thread of them, you really begin to hate the fuck out of them.

tintt

I know what you mean. Today's waterfall counters are tomorrow's avocado fridges. They get stale really quick.

JLC-1

f*** the flu, in a 3 person office, the boss and my coworker got hit, now I'm all alone and feeling lonely.

Jan 29, 18 2:06 pm
tintt

Be thankful you don't have the flu?

JLC-1

Oh yeah!

In the words of Goldberg - You're next.

JLC-1

so far so good, it's been a quiet week

JLC-1

Now I need an internal pipe wrench kit

Jan 29, 18 3:27 pm
tintt

Notice relying now gets the thread to the top of the page...

Jan 30, 18 9:59 am

It does? This is a test....

Whoa, look at that!

randomised

Damn, can't have the last word unnoticed any more...

randomised

That's a rather swift implementation, it was being discussed here just a few days ago :)

tduds

Does it work if you reply to comments farther back in the thread?

Jan 30, 18 12:49 pm
tduds

It would appear that, yes, but it's hard to find the reply.

randomised

Yes it does, I just replied on the first page.

Wasn't the reply inline and noting it as the last comment in a thread an issue when it was first rolled out? Has Archinect corrected the issue yet? It doesn't appear that they have. If I reply to a comment further up the page, or even a different page, it will show there is a new comment, but if I click to go to the last comment, it takes me to the end of the thread and I'm left wondering where the new comment is. 

I'd still advocate for the ability to see comments and replies as either 'read' or 'unread' like a lot of other forums have. At least then I'd be able to skim through a thread quickly and see what I haven't seen before.

At the very least, and it's only a bandaid fix, it would be nice to be able to click the "latest comment" link from the main forum page and have it hyperlink to the actual latest comment, not the end of the thread.

Jan 30, 18 1:30 pm
Non Sequitur

I just replied to a comment and eventhough it was not the latest, it shows that I'm the last comment. Times are changing!

Sir Apple Chrissy

Most excellent and i can't even blame canada

This page from TC (and some comments on subsequent pages) is a good trip down memory lane regarding the reply feature and showing it as the latest comment on the main forum page. I'm happy to see that Archinect is adapting and changing per user requests, but if you're going to turn something back on, you should fix the issues that were first associated with it. 

Jan 30, 18 2:34 pm
mantaray
Wow! Guys, I effected change! I am a CHANGE AGENT!! Huzzah!
Jan 30, 18 2:34 pm

Do you have change for a $20?

citizen

Don't be afraid to sex it up a little, Agent Provocateur.

tintt

Found out we have two estranged twin sisters for clients as they ran into each other at our office. Awkward.



Jan 31, 18 2:18 am
JLC-1

picture or it didn't happen!

tintt

Ha ha. Can I just snap a pic of you guys for my internet friends?

citizen

Was one all sweet and dressed in white, the other mean and in all black? That would sure make things more convenient. =o]

tintt

Can I sell this storyline to hollywood?

kjdt

Remake of the Parent Trap, with grown up strung out Lindsay Lohan, and a cameo by Haley Mills?

tintt

One will have to be played by Janeane Garafalo though.

tintt

The other will be played by Sarah Silverman.

I'd watch the hell out of this movie IF the architect office plays large in the storyline.

citizen

Well if they're identical twins, then just one actor's needed. I say Joan Cusack, who could do both nicely. (Picturing a design presentation to client Sweet Joan in the glass-walled conference room as Bad Joan walks by to another part of the office. Double-take! Whaaaa? What is she doing here?!)

Something something something... Pierce Brosnan shows up.  The End.  Three Golden Globe nominations, but no wins.

Period piece. Edward Norton plays the architect, Tilda Swinton plays the estranged sisters (she played competing twin sister gossip columnists in Hail, Caesar!).

citizen

^ Thora and Thessaly Thacker! Can she do nice, though?

Bench

Just a thought / recommendation - if reply-comments are going to bump a thread back to the top, thats fine and all. But we could really use the little time-stamp on the replies together with that, to actually find what was said...

Feb 1, 18 9:14 am
JLC-1

only an engineering firm can put an ad calling for "revit designers"

Feb 2, 18 11:53 am
randomised

Maybe they really are looking for designers who design revits for a living, no?

JLC-1

oh, rivets! you're absolutely right.

I bet a conversation with a rivet designer would be riveting.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Boo hiss...ok good one

I just did what any good architect would do on a Sunday - buy $200 worth of Lego Architecture sets.

Feb 4, 18 2:15 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

Have 2 meetings for prospective jobs. Suoer bowl sunday not a biggie. .....what did you get Josh?

just 200?

Sir Apple Chrissy

Did you get raw blocks or kits?

Non Sequitur

Which ones? I bought the Chicago skyline recently and it’s one of the best I’ve seen so far.

Just $200 this time - There has been some more recent Lego binges as well. This time around it was Buckingham Palace and the Shanghai, New York, and Sydney skylines. Chicago always has the best skyline anyway (and that one was a damn good kit).

Non Sequitur

Josh, I purchased both the Empire State and Willis Towers at the gift shops at the top of each building. The premium I paid for both sets just paid for itself in writing this sentence.

foosball is the devil

Feb 4, 18 5:41 pm
Non Sequitur

‘Murcia.

You're welcome

Schoon

Philly is complete madness right now!  I walked through Broad street to check out the chaos and when I got home all of the traffic barricades were smashed.  Congrats to the Eagles, but hopefully most of the destruction is limited to street signs and roadblocks. 

Feb 5, 18 1:53 am
Sir Apple Chrissy

Philly fans arent the brightest. The city will burn.

Sir Apple Chrissy

found 3 super bowl commercials low grade crap that is getting worse and i blame Apple for this non-sense.


1. Mass mutual - humans helping humans, stand by you song,  and of course its a finance company, duh.


2. Dodge ram - MLK speach means buy a dodge ram.  Totally see the connection there.


3. Hyundai surprise - checking in at super bowl, you have hyundai keys, they make you step this way, you think you are in trouble and then watch a video about someone struggling with cla condition, then thay person pops out and you are good person for purchasing a hyundai.


Pure garbage, all three.  Products are not life styles,thanks Apple for making "capitalism" be "ethical".  


To a lesser degree budweiser advertised the water they did for hurricane victims and stella its money towards water relief etc...


Go buy something, you will feel better about yourself.



Feb 5, 18 7:58 am
Non Sequitur

agree... and that MLK truck thing left a worst taste in my mouth than a warm bud light. Hard to have a worst taste than that.

JLC-1

We kept thinking they were all Tide commercials

Non Sequitur

Would MLK take the tide pod challenge?

JLC-1

That Hyundai crap was really horrible

Sir Apple Chrissy

Tide did well.

Football is the quintessential American sport, a perfect metaphor for capitalism.

The same territory is fought over back and forth repeatedly for massive corporate profit and the players are discarded without insurance the second they are injured. 

The whole thing is just a vehicle for delivering advertising for crap nobody wants. You couldn't couldn't pay me to watch this shit. 

Feb 5, 18 9:25 am
Bench

Im more concerned about the food.

Non Sequitur

Miles, if you don't watch, the terrorists win.

citizen

But if you do watch, the capitalists win. Quite the quandary.

Volunteer

I thought the Dodge truck ad with the Vikings was an absolute hoot. The one with MLK was tasteless. Must be different ad agencies?


Feb 5, 18 10:06 am
Sir Apple Chrissy

Had to be. Vikings was hilariois

proto

or how about the Jeep ad that mocked the self-indulgent faux-philosophical advertising and just showed their vehicle crawling some gnarly terrain ? (Jeep & Ram are owned by the same group)

I didn't watch the super bowl. But I'm very happy for my former hometown that the Eagles won. Seeing lots of crazy pics on Facebook from former co-workers and friends. I *do* hope they don't burn it all down, though! 

Feb 5, 18 12:49 pm
randomised

Super what?

Feb 5, 18 12:51 pm
Non Sequitur

CFL > NFL

Gauntlet tossed.

Feb 5, 18 4:13 pm

All depends if you're Roughriders or Rough Riders fan...

Non Sequitur

I do remember attending several rough rider games as a kid... and now I cheer for their reincarnation, aka, the Red-Blacks!

What the hell is a Red-Black?

Non Sequitur

I stopped asking, but it drinks beer from a shoe.

sounds like a wahoo...

Bench

It involves a lot of plaid. Guess what colors.

orange, blue, and paisley?

Sir Apple Chrissy

NO. (To non) CFL is minor league NFL

Non Sequitur

Pete / Chris... if we could tailgate up here like we do in Buffalo, then it would be even better.

Sir Apple Chrissy

When its a wee bit warmer

I stepped waaaaay outside my comfort zone today and asked a potential donor face to face to give money to the non-profit, People for Urban Progress, on whose board I sit. It was scary and hard and totally successful - our initiative is now funded.

I spent about half an hour basking in being proud of myself when a client (of a sort) had a temper tantrum and ruined my entire day, leading to a fight with my husband and me running out of wine.

Ah, well. Tomorrow will be different. Maybe not better, but different! Onward.


Feb 7, 18 12:21 am
Sir Apple Chrissy

A wise man once told - the reason we are not divorced is we agreed if it ever came to that point in our marriage we would drink all 150 bottles of wine and then decide. After about 3,things always work out - the guy is still married.

Clients fuck up everything.

Non Sequitur

So,the moral is: always have at minimum 3 bottles of wine in the house at all times.

I got you, Rick, thanks! Non, I have plenty of white but finished off my last red, and I don't like to mix. So I just stopped.

If Tequila can't fix it is truly broken.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Tequila breaks shit....yes moral id at leas 3 but 150 is better on wine bottles

Non Sequitur

Jawknee Music is my new favorite crazy poster. 

Feb 7, 18 1:13 pm

I saw that thread and immediately did a 180. Damn.

Non Sequitur

Ah, come on, join in. The water is just fine.

JLC-1

crazy is a kind word

JLC-1

he's posting drawings!!

wurdan freo

I had to find where he was posting... just read some of the thread... brilliant...

Non Sequitur

I decided to humour Jawknee and posted a dirty ink/graphite phone doodle. Not sure if that was wise or not but hopefully it generates some humour for the afternoon.

pdfs and I have never had a consistent relationship

Feb 7, 18 8:37 pm
JLC-1

They're t

JLC-1

They're short tempered for sure

archinine
This jawknee is incredible. Thanks for the tip off. I couldn't tell if it was a bot at first, but then the pictures. I needed a good laugh.
Feb 7, 18 8:56 pm
Non Sequitur

You're welcome. 8-)

JLC-1

https://archinect.com/news/art...

oh, how we make the world go round without even notice.....

this article got me thinking we should (not me, I'm not good at chasing invoices) establish a compensation scale for the sale of a project - same as actors and singers keep receiving royalties after years of their productions, what if the architects received a commission for the sales and re-sales of these developments? 

Feb 8, 18 2:43 pm
JLC-1

Hey Alexander, don't know why you deleted my comment on your augmented reality article, Morpholio still sounds like Cornholio

Feb 8, 18 6:58 pm
ptalley

Is anyone going to the AIA conference this year?  A non architecture non profit i volunteer for is offering a hotel and airfare that weekend as a raffle prize.  if anyone is interested in the goals or information and wants to buy one i can send you a link.  The hotel is in time square and if your international you recieve 500 toward airfare.  Let me know.  Also Idk if this is a good place to post this but its a good cause!

Cheers!

Feb 9, 18 2:16 pm
Non Sequitur

sounds like a scam.

ptalley

I swear its not. Its mens gay and sober organization. the reason they are giving away the flight and hotel is for people to make it to NYC. You dont have to be gay or sober or male to get a ticket or go. Pride is also that weekend so theres a bit of an overlap. Its very solid!!! i swear i can give u the link if your interested! 

ptalley

And you get extra days! the hotel room is 20-25 and the conference is 21-23. PLUS you get to march with us in pride as an ally of the mens gay and sober community! if you want.

Non Sequitur

Ah, no beer? no sale.

ptalley

This is for the room and the flight! drink all the beer u want! we wont drink and wont judge you for it! Hell I'll buy you a case of whatever (under 20 bucks) if you win! really make your NYC experience one for the books. Ill even keep you from drunkenly staggering onto the subway tracks!

I love this sentence: "You don't have to be gay or sober or male to get a ticket or go" I already have my hotel room booked for the conference but if anyone is planning to go you need to jump on it quickly...

ptalley

You all have great suggestions! And if you would like to buy a raffle ticket I would much appreciate it. Just think, room and airfare AND you can march with us in NYC GAY PRIDE in front hundreds of thousands of people! AND you get to do all the AIA architecture conference stuff you want! https://gayandsober.rallyup.com/gsm2018/LZNKL7 follow this link and Phil T will be credited with the member contribution!

archanonymous

Does anyone work at a firm that has a strict policy against accepting trips to see vendors product? 

I got an invite from a pseudo-governmental european trade organization inviting me to come tour their travertine quarries, 1st class, 5 star hotels, all expenses paid 2 week trip. Didn't seem like a big deal either as it was not with one specific vendor, and they weren't even really directly selling anything. It was extremely painful to have to turn them down.

Feb 9, 18 2:51 pm
Mr_Wiggin

Little bro got his M.Arch last spring, still looking for work in the PNW, but with student loan debt and living costs all the offers he's had might as well be unpaid internships for the wages they've been offering.  I started out pretty low on the pay scale, but these offers they've extended have been borderline unreasonable.  Is there rally a shortage of qualified applicants like I've heard, or is it people with a Masters in ARCHITECTURE would rather work at Domino's than work for less in a field that has (what it seems) unreasonably high entry requirements?  Rant, but this has been what I've been hearing from his search for months now, beggars can't be choosers, but...

Feb 9, 18 6:44 pm
archanonymous

It's painful starting out. Seems like every firm around is here is complaining about a shortage of qualified applicants, yet I have students graduating who can't get interviews, and it's not for lack of a good portfolio. Of course once you have 6-10 years experience, you are beating the recruiters away with a stick. How short-sighted must firms be to not be able/ willing to connect one with the other? Hire young people. Mentor and develop them and give them reasons to stay at your firm. Bam, instant supply of skilled experienced designers.

Architecture school is essentially a hazing program that one must survive in order to enter the profession as a know-nothing slave laborer. I can't think of any other profession in which the required education does so little to prepare one for the job.

geezertect

is it people with a Masters in ARCHITECTURE would rather work at Domino's than work for less in a field that has (what it seems) unreasonably high entry requirements?

If they are withholding their labor after getting their masters, they got their timing wrong.  Should have done their homework about the profession before school.  A little late now.

I wish we had adult snow days. The commute yesterday was not fun.

Feb 10, 18 6:20 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

You may have one as per me.

Non Sequitur

I saw this in front of a building near my office 2 days ago.  I don't know who is building giant penises on roof edges, but it's best to be vigilant about the danger they pose for snow accumulation.

Feb 15, 18 2:13 pm

Hmmm. I generally see penises everywhere but I don't see a penis in this sign. I see sliding gooey glop - like oobleck.

tintt

That's a crazy looking penis. Hmmm, I see the number one before I see a building edge.

It's good to know that we have some penis experts here.

I see "death" reaching out a gloved hand.

You guys: I hate asking people for money, but I did it again today and got a $2K commitment. I'm starting to feel like I'm good at this! All in the name of good design. I guess it's different when one isn't asking as a for-profit entity but as a non-profit. 

Feb 16, 18 10:27 am

There are some tricks to this trade. Get a bunch of potential donors in one room. When one makes a commitment the others are embarrassed not to. This can be arranged beforehand ...

Does anyone find it progressively more difficult to accomplish simple tasks?

Feb 16, 18 5:42 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

Yes. By the end of the week. Mondays and tuesday full steam,100s of emails, phone calls, etc...by Friday processing a few dozen emails becomes tedious. Then the weekens hita and tona of alcohol later back at it monday.

It's every day. I think I am turning into a lizard.

Sir Apple Chrissy

The Lizard king?

wurdan freo

Try adderall...

a lizard who cannot print to pdf

tintt

i tried to rotate some pdf's today. lordy.

Sir Apple Chrissy

You fuckers are old

tintt

I turned them ok. just.. nevermind. Yeah i feel old

tintt

It wouldn't save them after I turned them.

tintt

I can draw by hand no problem.

"Then the weekens hita and tona of alcohol later back at it monday." OMG this is me. SO me.

Also at a meeting today I showed an older gentleman my 35 year old Charette Caran d'Ache 3mm lead holder. He was impressed.

Watching Inglourious Basterds with my kid, who is studying WW2 in school. Jeezus krist is this a fucking good movie.
Feb 16, 18 9:03 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

Christoph Waltz is most excellent in that pic...brad pitt had a few parts - I talion

"Nah-zees." I tremble.

Sir Apple Chrissy

.


An awful movie. Aside from the first farmhouse scene, which is legendary. The rest is pure gratuitous comic book violence.

Sex is rated X but beating someone's brains out with a baseball bat is rated R. And you wonder why there are school shootings? This society thrives on violence.

Aside from the perpetuation of the "we are the good guys" propaganda despite perpetual bombing and invasion of foreign countries for the last 70 years.

randomised

We mostly watch the same movies or play the same computer games in the Netherlands, yet we don't have school shootings.

Politics aside, Miles, Inglourious Basrterds is perfection in filmmaking. Every moment, sound, edit, expression is perfectly crafted.

Sir Apple Chrissy

and its in like 4 languages in the English version

Donna, you're so busy drooling over Pitt you didn't even see the film.

Yes, I did. Unlike most men when my sexual response is aroused I'm still able to be a critical thinker. Example: Pitt in Meet Joe Black: boring, sedate performance in a bloated, pointless movie (except the scene where he's actually killed, five minutes in, which is beautifully choreographed).

tduds

"The rest is pure gratuitous comic book violence."

In a Tarantino film?! No way.

The movie is over. I just made a few drunken phone calls to my congress critters begging them to do something about gun control in our country.  Will it help? I don't know, but it feels good!

Feb 16, 18 10:43 pm
Non Sequitur

Does a tonne more than thoughts and prayers.

Tipsy phone messages to my legislators might just become my default Friday night activity.

Sir Apple Chrissy

+++ go donna

Until we can pay them more than the NRA does we don't have a chance.

tduds

On a lighter note, I just found out I passed my final ARE.

Feels good to be on the other side of that process. 

Feb 19, 18 1:00 pm

YAY!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!! COngratulations!!!!'

Sir Apple Chrissy

Stud.

curtkram

Congrats!

tintt

Congrats!

Non Sequitur

oie!

Sir Apple Chrissy

my 7 year old daughter made a father like and/or Douglas Coupland or Rem Koolhaas observation at McDonalds just now "we get a prize for eating."

Feb 19, 18 1:19 pm
tduds

Brilliant.

tintt

Soooo I found the partner I've been looking for. Now, where is that firm name thread? Ha ha.

Feb 21, 18 10:51 am
tintt

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Design)

citizen

A_(r)Chi[tec]Tu.res

No charge for the firm name, Tinbeary :o)  And kudos on landing a good partner!  Those are hard to find.

& Associates.

tintt

citizen, that's a good one on a few different levels too.

tintt

Somebody I've known for a long time and we know we share values. So bam. We've been talking about it for months.

tintt

Rick, it is just for fun.

TnT Design

tintt

You guys know me better than those in real life.

Sir Apple Chrissy

TnT is a great name, you even get a theme song


tintt

It really is great. Thanks. And thank you, Pete. You know you changed the game for me, right? :)

Sir Apple Chrissy

likewise, you helped the expansion ;)

tintt

Proof positive, mr pete. We are more powerful together than we can be apart. You are one of a kind.

tintt

In another episode of Truth is Stranger than Fiction, I emailed my friend a picture of a house I like and he says, you know I worked on that, right? Um, no. Am I dreaming? Cue the creepy cool music.

Feb 21, 18 4:09 pm
tintt

I want to start (or continue, cause I'm not the only one) the not-your-father's-firm-firm. 

Feb 21, 18 9:46 pm
tintt

Meanwhile. the more I work on my career, the more my husband hates architecture. Can the AIA help wiht that?

Feb 21, 18 10:35 pm
tintt

offer some spousal classes, perhaps.

wurdan freo

What does he hate about it?

tintt

I served cupcakes for dinner while not looking pretty. Does that make sense?

tintt

I don't know a single woman older than me in architecture besides Donna. That survey NCARB sent about diversity was crap. There. I said it. I have no qualms. 

Feb 21, 18 11:29 pm
wurdan freo

I've heard good things about nawic... you should check it out...

tintt

I'm in the people and places industry, not the construction industry. :)

quietly clapping

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