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tashabear
tashabear
they've done it so much better...
I'd like to state, for the record, that I hate the way they've organized the Pennsic Class Schedule this year.  There are no alternate sortings of the information; it's strictly chronological.  I'd like to sort by subject, at the very least. 

And there are no links to class descriptions.  This may have been done to save server space, or to save data entry, or to save bandwidth.  I don't know.  But it's terribly unfair to post classes with titles like "Runvaldr" without a description of what it is.  (Apparently it's a sort of runic Reiki -- who knew?)

See, I like to plan.  I like planning a lot.  I particularly like to plan what classes I go to at Pennsic, because then I can write them down right away in the chore book when we get there and I know that I can go.  Flipping through the site book while standing next to the chore book is not an option.  This method of presenting information makes it harder for me to plan.  I don't like that.

Sigh.  I did import it into Excel and do an AutoFilter so I can sort by subject, but really... would it have been that hard to do that on the website?  Or, say, have a spreadsheet available for download so I didn't have to do it myself?

Bleah.  Now I'm just whining.  If anyone wants the spreadsheet I've made, email me -- tashabear at livejournal.com -- and I'll shoot it out to you.

ETA: Some motherfucker from zohosheet.com just spammed my journal. Asshole.

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nazrynn From: nazrynn Date: July 18th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC) (base camp)
Sigh. I did import it into Excel and do an AutoFilter so I can sort by subject, but really... would it have been that hard to do that on the website? Or, say, have a spreadsheet available for download so I didn't have to do it myself?

Been looking for just a class list on there, but when they announced class list, it turned out to be the class schedule. Just listing which classes are available would be helpful to me first, followed by looking up the description and details afterward.

Oh well.
Going to have to pick the classes out next week, when time is free again.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Want me to send you the spreadsheet?
palegreyminion From: palegreyminion Date: July 18th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yeah, I wasn't too terribly amused at the presentation of the schedule either. I decided not to fuss about it, since there aren't any classes I want to take anyway, besides the CPR course.

What I'm not liking is the "first come first served", since that means I'm going to have to curtail my classes to those I have time to show up at an hour early and stand in the sun waiting for.
From: reasdream Date: July 18th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)
At this point, I've written down the 3-in-a-row ASL classes, and the rest I'll just note when I get there. Hopefully the class booklet will be organized per ususal...
starseeker1221 From: starseeker1221 Date: July 18th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I agree and had already been pondering how I was going to take the list that they posted and re-organize it somewhere else so that its useful and I can actually wade through it and decide what I'd want to be taking. You would think with enough of us anal-retentive people around who like things organized twelve different ways, there would have been someone who could have posted it online that way! :-)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I can send you the spreadsheet...
starseeker1221 From: starseeker1221 Date: July 18th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That would be great-- it will give me something to play with while avoiding work today :-) I'll email you so you have my adress....
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