Chuck e cheese in orlando fl

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2011.05.10 19:39 Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese is an American family entertainment center and pizza chain founded in 1977 by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Each location features arcade games, amusement rides, and animatronic stage shows in addition to serving pizza and other food items.

2016.11.22 16:56 therealduckie Sell your stuff to fellow Orlandoans

A place to sell things, locally, to residents of the Greater Orlando Area.

2023.03.25 02:03 No-Perspective2671 First pan!

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2023.03.25 01:31 ski7955 Training ChatGPT to write prompts for midjourney.

I spent several hours constructing this set of instructions for chat Gpt to write prompts for midjourney and wanted to share it to help the community. If you have any suggestions for changes please let me know. So far it has been working great although once and a while I have to remind it to condense the prompt
1 I'm going to explain how to create detailed and specific generative image prompts for midjourney. Follow these guidelines carefully to ensure that you craft the perfect prompts for generating images tailored to your preferences. 1. Begin each prompt with “/imagine prompt:”. 2. Use commas for soft breaks and double colons (::) for hard breaks to separate distinct concepts. You can also use numerical weights (e.g., “::2” or “::5”) after double colons to emphasize certain sections. These are placed after the word that’s being emphasized, not before. 3. To discourage the use of a concept, use negative image weights (e.g., “::-1”) these are placed after the word that’s being depreciated 4. Incorporate descriptive language and specific details, such as camera angles, artists’ names, lighting, styles, processing techniques, camera settings, post-processing terms, and effects. 5. To emulate the style of specific photographers, designers, or directors, use phrases like “photographed by,” “designed by,” or “directed by,” followed by the individual’s name. 6. Include multiple image processing technologies and terms for the desired effects and image quality. 7. Use your creativity to incorporate various lighting scenarios into the images. 8. Adjust aspect ratios with the “—ar” parameter and image weights if necessary. 9. Add customization parameters, such as quality and additional settings, at the end of the prompt. Include the "--chaos" parameter for variation in results. The range is 1-100 10. Use specific shades of primary colors and experiment with different styles. 11. Keep prompts creative, descriptive, and detailed, incorporating numerous keywords for the desired effect. 12. Use "--stylize" for different styles/effects. Tel he stylize parameter can range from 100-1000 13. Use the --stop parameter to finish a Job partway through the process. Stopping a Job at an earlier percentage can create blurrier, less detailed results. --stop accepts values: 10–100. The default --stop value is 100. 14. Avoid banned words like "bloody," "nude," "mccurry," and "gore." 15. Enhance the desired effect with keywords like "photorealism," "highly detailed," "intricate details," "photorealistic," and "high quality." 16. Be creative, specific, and descriptive, drawing from renowned images, artists, photographers, architects, and directors to mimic their styles. You can also blend their styles by mentioning more than one. 17. Create forms of art by using words like Photorealism, Hyperrealism, Naturalism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, Futurism, Pop art, Minimalism, Abstract Expressionism, Post-impressionism, Art nouveau, Art deco, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism, Classicism, Modernism, Contemporary art, Abstract art, Conceptual art, Performance art, Installation art, Land art, Video art, Street art, and Graffiti art. 18. Specify specific camera angles, such as selfies, panoramic views, GoPro images, fish-eye, or satellite view. 19. Only use possible parameters listed in the original instructions. 20. Utilize words like "award-winning," "masterpiece," "photoreal," "highly detailed," "intricate details," and "cinematic" for more realistic images. 21. Finish the prompt with just the parameters, without adding anything else. Possible keyword inputs include specific camera angles, artists' names, lighting, styles, processing techniques, camera settings, post-processing terms, effects, primary colors, image processing technologies, aspect ratios, quality settings, customization parameters, art forms, and descriptive adjectives.
To create a highly detailed and specific image prompt, consider incorporating elements such as the architect's name, architectural style (e.g., Gothic, Art Deco, Brutalist, or Bauhaus), art tools used (e.g., brushes, palette knives, or digital software), geometry (e.g., circular, angular, or fractal patterns), dimensions (e.g., 2D, 3D, or isometric), symmetry or asymmetry, artistic styles (e.g., impressionism, cubism, or pointillism), composition (e.g., rule of thirds, golden ratio, or balanced), perspective (e.g., bird's-eye view, worm's-eye view, or one-point perspective), focal points, depth of field, textures (e.g., rough, smooth, or grainy), materials used (e.g., oil paint, watercolor, or charcoal), color schemes (e.g., monochromatic, complementary, or analogous), lighting (e.g., soft, harsh, or backlit), mood or atmosphere (e.g., serene, dramatic, or mysterious), time of day (e.g., dawn, dusk, or midday), and any specific cultural or historical influences. By incorporating a combination of these specific keywords and details into your prompt, you can create a rich and vivid image that captures your exact vision.
Here are some examples of prompts. Please evaluate and learn from these prompts. They are just examples. As you can see they can vary widely on the possibilities. You are not limited to these by any means. After these examples I will give you a command.
/imagine prompt: perspective, curious old secret town of the fairies, seascape, cascading cafe shops and candy houses, victorian, animation art, fantasy, translucent color wash, serene, cinematic, smooth, detailed, soft palette, hyperrealism, very small aperture, clear reflection, post production, post-processing, 8k, retouch, HDR, Super-Resolution, Soft Lighting, Ray Tracing Global Illumination, Crystalline, Lumen Reflections :: --style Howard Behrens --style djamilaknopf --style ghibli::1.7 --style François Schuiten :: animated by Madhouse INC, by Studio Trigger, CGI, unreal engine 5, zelda, vray render, Procreate, Trending on Pixiv and artstation and pinterest --ar 9:15 --s 3700 --c 7 --q 3
realistic medieval house, lego art, rococo art. The photograph is illuminated by natural light, streaming in from a nearby window and enhances the vivid colors. The shallow depth of field draws the viewer's eye, creating a visually enticing Image --ar 9:16 --s 600 --q 2 --v 5
/imagine prompt: perspective, curious old secret town of vampire hunter d, cascading cafe shops and potion shops, art nouveau, animation art, fantasy, overgrown with lush vegetation, cinematic, smooth, detailed, hyperrealism, very small aperture, clear reflection, post production, post-processing, 8k, retouch, HDR, Super-Resolution, Soft Lighting, Ray Tracing Global Illumination, Lumen Reflections, pastel color palette, cute, harry potter feeling --ar 1:3
/imagine prompt: colour line art of an overgrown fantasy fairy house, illustration, single entity, one entity, centred image, white background, high definition, detailed concept art, greg rutkowski, asher brown durand, renato mucillo, shinkai makoto style, --v 4 --ar 2:3
/imagine prompt: character + beautiful female cryptopunk assassin + Cybernetic enhancements + Mandelbrot neuro web :: intricate galaxy inlay + ultra high detail, plasma neon internal glow, precise :: Android :: astral projection :: laser sharp, octane render + unreal render + photo real :: 8k, volumetric lighting high contrast --quality 2 --stop 80 --ar 9:16
/imagine prompt: hand-drawn, illustration, cartoon, anime, cute, Woman with a mermaid tail character turnaround sheet::1.6, 8k, intricate, long shot::1.5 --ar 16:10
/imagine prompt: An Award-winning close-up photo of a young woman, her face painted with tribal markings, gently resting her hand on the nose of a mighty African lion. Their eyes lock, conveying a deep connection and mutual respect between human and animal. Photo taken by Canon EOS 1DX camera with 85mm 1.2 lens --ar 16:9
/imagine prompt: Countryside river landscape, rolling hills and a winding river, rule of thirds composition, Impressionistic style, loose brushstrokes and visible textures, soft pastel palette, watercolor, distant mountains and a tree line in the background, warm afternoon sunlight casting long shadows, tranquil and peaceful mood, emphasis on natural textures like grass and flowing water, atmospheric perspective with softening details in the distance, river as the focal point, contrast between light and shadow areas, gentle movement in the water and swaying trees, evoking a sense of nostalgia and serenity. --ar 3:2 --s 500
/imagine prompt: dramatic scene, highly detailed labeled medical anatomy poster of a xenomorph + anatomical drawing on poster paper with notes illustrated by drew struzan --ar 9:16 --stylize 1000
/imagine prompt: old man modern Rocco style, flamboyant sunglasses, piercings, septum nose, deck tattoos, abstract suit dress pastel colors, eccentric white hair, Nikon photography, 200mm, hd --ar 1:2
/imagine prompt: starkvisionary Iron Man in rococo armor with a basilisk coiled around him, insanely detailed, opulent, ambient lighting, cinematic, cel shading, cell animation, chromatic aberration, watercolor and oil paint. ayami kojima style, marvel comic style, artgerm style, cafu style -- ar 1:2
/imagine prompt: Historical cinematic realism, versaille 1750, man wearing period servant's clothes, pushing rococo lawnmower, lawnmower made with porcelain gold and jewels ar 9:16
/imagine prompt: A beautiful female cybernetic cyberpunk soldier in the rain at night in a futuristic city, Realistic face, realistic hands, full body, hyper detailed dynamic scene, ultra photorealistic muted colors, photorealistic, epic composition Unreal Engine, color grading, ultra wide angle, depth of field, hyper detailed, beautifully coloured, crazy details, intricate details, Unreal Engine, cinematic, color grading, editorial photography, photography, photo shoot, DOF, Tilt Blur, White Balance, 32k, Super Resolution, Megapixels, ProPhoto RGB, Half Moon Lighting, Backlighting, Daylighting, Incandescent, Ambient Lighting, Cinematic Lighting, Studio Lighting, Cinematic, shot + photo taken by ARRI, photo taken by sony, photo taken by canon, photo taken by nikon, photo taken by hasselblad + incredibly detailed, sharpen, details + professional lighting, photography lighting + 50mm, 80mm, 100m + lightroom gallery + behance photography + unsplash, 14mm f/ 2. 8 -- ar 9:16
/imagine prompt: Surreal rococo android dystopia, light field photography, dynamic composition, unusual angle, ultra - sharp focus, intricate details, cinematic lighting, bokeh, By Chris Cunningham::1, By Vanessa Beecroft::0.75, By Emil Melmoth::0.5, By Brandon Woelfel::0.5, By Steven Klein::0.5, By Marc Lagrange::0.25, By HR Giger::0.25, By Ann Demeulemeester::0.25 -- ar 4:5
/imagine prompt: Just a woman, the essence of femininity, the poetry of a woman, concept art hdr, dynamic pose, glowing energy, ::Misty robes: a combination of rococo in style Guillermo Lorca painting ::Metamorphosis ::creations worn by the most beautiful women ::wonderful, sophisticated outfits ::beautiful make-up ::the best quality fabrics with floral ornaments ::wonderful and aesthetic fancy hairstyles ::everything flying in the sky ::dynamic pose ::fantastic eco interiors in the background, awarded fashion photos ::photorealistic :: bright elegant cinema ::golden ratio ::elite ::luxury concept art ::extremely neat, general and complex ::3D ::rendering :extremely detailed ::triad color ::dynamic composition ::zbrush art ::Photoshop, ultra resolution, extreme wide shot, surrealism, hyperrealism, surreal art, digital art, digital painting, digital illustration, concept art, professional design, world made of light, soft lighting, unreal engine, depth-of-field, 8k, hdr, Full HD, award winning photo, Canon DSLR photo, f/2.8 long exposure, 25mm --v 5 --q 2 --ar 2:3 --s 1000
/imagine prompt: section model of a 2 story Richard Meier building, architectural, cantilever, dynamic composition, asymmetrical composition, photorealism, Lens with Nikon d850, 28mm, Film Light, Overall Light, Ethereal Light, Depth of Field, f/2.8, Ultra HD, 128k, 3D Shadows, Tone Mapping, Ray Traced Global Illumination, Super Resolution, Gigapixel, Color Correction, Retouching, Enhancement, blue sky, PBR, Blender, V-ray, Procreate, Unreal Engine 5, Cinema 4D, ROMM RGB, Adobe After Effects, 3DCG, VFX, SFX, FXAA , award-winning photography, natural lighting, to p light, studio light, rim light, Volumetric Lights , RTX Renderer, High Qual City, Extreme Realism, RTX On, Realistic, Hyper Realism, Realistic Textures, Amazing Props, Making Amazing Visual Effects, Crazy Details, High Details, Intrinsic Details, Post Production, cool palette, depth of field, IMAX, ALEXA LF, --ar 3:2
/imagine prompt: masterpiece carcore luxurywave superstreet luxury custom car render of futuristic, Award-winning prototype outline detail (high-performance luxury coupe) extremely opulant luxury supersport [ beautifully designed concept of graphite and forged-carbon painted Cadillac CTS-V, ATS-V supercharged Blackwing ] high detail concept drawing with specs, powerful, luxurious, extreme, cohesive, deeply rolled widebody fender flares, fat tires, extreme 3-piece deepwell cheese grater wheels, organic line front and rear spoiler realistic details, intricate detail 8k, high octane, [+low level three-quarter portrait+] beautifully designed, perfectly symmetrical, highly detailed, volumetric light, iridescent glow, photorealistic, octane render, vivid colors, intricate detail, sharp graphic, Arnold Render, 3ds Max, Houdini, Cinema 4D, Katana, Maverick Studio, V - Ray Collection, Autodesk 3D Rendering, Substance Painter RTX raytracing, Zbrush, Maya FX, SOLIDWORKS, high detail photo by Frank Wu, Jean Bugatti, Moreno de Giorgio --ar 3:2
/imagine prompt: Close up portrait, The Aquatic Space Squid Empress of planet Squidatious 6 wearing her war biomechanical wet shiny Atlantean space squid armor with her biomechanical space squids attached to it. Liquid iridescent water drips from the surfaces. She looks towards the camera with her vibrant glowing alien eyes. She is fierce and ready for war. Donning her aquatic jewelry of coral and abalone shell. Designed by Warwick Goble and Takato Yamamoto and Stephanie Law. Cinematic lighting, bright and vibrant ink illustration with watercolor. --ar 4:7
Every time I tell you to write prompt you will imagine you are writing a prompt for a specific high budget film director to create an image that will he or she will use to pitch a scene to executives that will convince them, based on its creativity, concept, depth of intrigue and imagery to invest billions of dollars into the production of this movie. Describe the image in the prompt. Write a prompt.
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2023.03.25 01:31 Legitimate-Tea5561 Costco side street tacos...literally

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2023.03.25 01:29 Born-Sentence2818 Is it stupid to have a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese if there’s only going to be 5 kids there?

It’s a 4th birthday party
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2023.03.25 01:26 LookingForTheGirl25 30 [M4F] Florida/USA - Looking to make a special connection with my person out there!

Hey there everyone, I never know how to start these, so I am just going to jump right into it! My name is Austin, I am 30 years old and I live in Orlando, FL!
I am trying to find my person and best friend through life. I want to be able to create a safe emotional space for the two of us in the relationship and to be able to have so much fun together. From being vulnerable and open by talking about our feelings to silly and fun watching YouTube or sharing memes! I want to have a family and kids so if that isn’t for you no problem, it isn’t for everyone!
A quick breakdown of things I like:
Video Games
Going to the gym or Batting Cages (I used to play baseball)
Playing with my cat and dog (Licorice and Wade)
Playing my trumpet (recently started again from high school)
Music is a huge part of my life and always will be. If it could be considered a love language it would be my number one! I love sharing playlists or being excited to talk about artists we both love etc. My favorite genres would include (but are not limited to); Rock, Metal, EDM, Punk, Musicals. What are some of your favorites? Top 3 artists?
Please read my entire post, I cannot handle those that just respond and expect me to do the heavy lifting in conversation. I want someone to be as invested in me as I would be them!
Here is me!
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2023.03.25 01:10 DiscombobulatedFlow2 Evictions - Waterloo/Zetland

Received the NO GROUNDS eviction notice Friday afternoon via eMail. Been in this unit 15 years. No increase letter, just the 'get out so we can chuck international students in for twice the rent'.. That's 3 evictions, that I personally know of, in the Waterloo/Zetland area. Imagine the actual numbers. Spoken to my neighbors(15 years you get to know people) and it's a lottery of increase or eviction letters. It's like a feeding frenzy and the unit builder - the big M - are stuffing themselves silly. Increases are from the mid 700 range to 1100<>1200 per week range. They say it's the market and hide behind it but evicting people into this crisis - the humanity! Just looking out the window and I see moving trucks on the streets. I'm sure we all have stories like this now...
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2023.03.25 01:07 hardcuts26 Finally got a poster of the first show I went to with my girlfriend.

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2023.03.25 00:57 LookingForTheGirl25 30 [M4F] Florida/USA - Hello? Is this thing on? Is my person and best friend out there?

Hey there everyone, I never know how to start these, so I am just going to jump right into it! My name is Austin, I am 30 years old and I live in Orlando, FL!
I am trying to find my person and best friend through life. I want to be able to create a safe emotional space for the two of us in the relationship and to be able to have so much fun together. From being vulnerable and open by talking about our feelings to silly and fun watching YouTube or sharing memes! I want to have a family and kids so if that isn’t for you no problem, it isn’t for everyone!
A quick breakdown of things I like:
Video Games
Going to the gym or Batting Cages (I used to play baseball)
Playing with my cat and dog (Licorice and Wade)
Playing my trumpet (recently started again from high school)
Music is a huge part of my life and always will be. If it could be considered a love language it would be my number one! I love sharing playlists or being excited to talk about artists we both love etc. My favorite genres would include (but are not limited to); Rock, Metal, EDM, Punk, Musicals. What are some of your favorites? Top 3 artists?
Please read my entire post, I cannot handle those that just respond and expect me to do the heavy lifting in conversation. I want someone to be as invested in me as I would be them!
Here is me!
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2023.03.25 00:38 OverLonelyDeadSoul Tired of me limiting myself, purposely did uncomfortable things as I want to change, and now I don't even know/recognise myself much anymore

A month ago, I felt sick and tired of myself limiting myself, feeling like I've stagnated in life as I hadn't gone anywhere with myself and felt that I've people pleased too much just to keep the peace so I've had enough and reached my limit. Combined with needing to take a holiday for years, I decided to chuck myself so far out of my comfort zone that I went on my first ever solo trip with minimal planning in a country where no one looks like me at all. - Had a few experience where once I entered, people were either friendly (50-60% of the time), or looked as if I had taken their partners or done something to them in their past life, or flat out vacated the area e.g. the pool. I had half board so I needed to go out everyday for lunch or starve and I managed to gain thicker skin throughout the day and needed to make the most of it by going out - I usually stay at home for a full week like a hermit so doing this for nearly a week straight was a mix bag of pride, nerves and also thoughts to face myself. Also during this time, I've had extreme ends of news that I considered to both good and bad , such as an offer and morbid death during my trip.
Since I've come back recently, I don't really care what people think to an almost far out extreme extent of my pre-trip self in most cases (nothing offensive, no worries, I still draw lines at the same of pre-trip me) yet believe it's better for me, I know there's definitely a balance to have and I'm actively working on it to be bit more tactful as I used to be as well. I also have this better sense of self-belief as I literally have evidence for it and it makes me swell up with emotions inside. I'm going through imposter syndrome thoughts with the positive news offer that I've got yet also telling myself that I will make sure I make the most of it as I don't want to revert to a self I no longer want to associate with much at all - but probably didn't hash out to myself on which specific parts which I now realised. Also noticed that I don't feel as much as I do generally, but when I do, it's more intense bursts of emotion
I've actually progressed better with my to-do's, done new things independently that old me would have never touched with a pole and just fully accepting that failing is fine (lot easier said than actioned) so not frozen by fear as much anymore in the pursuit of most goals. But if I ever feel like I'm slipping from this productivity, I feel mentally unsettled and also start to question my sense of self of who I am, an example is that a couple of days ago I literally did nothing the whole day, and even though I can accept it's because I've done quite a few things consecutively since I've come back, I still feel a part of me that's wondering why have I not done anything much that day and could literally feel my brain pulsing.
I didn't know what was an appropriate flair as it could be self-improvement in bettering myself for interactions and approaching life, or mental health as I don't know who I am as I don't see much of my old self, yet believe some new bits of me are good for me too. Would really appreciate any thoughts on what the heck I'm feeling so I can process this change of myself, thank you
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2023.03.25 00:08 next3days For anyone looking for something to do this weekend, here's some ideas....

There's a lot going on this weekend and even better the weather forecast looks great with 60s and 70s and only a little rain on Saturday morning.
Here's 35 local events you can enjoy at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg and throughout the New River Valley:
1. Pink Moon Peach Milkshake IPA Release Moon Hollow Brewing, Blacksburg Friday, March 24, 2023, 3:00 - 10:00 PM Admission is free. Beer and food are regular price. Moon Hollow Brewing presents the Pink Moon Peach Milkshake IPA Release in support of the local Pink Boots Society. This year’s blend contains Loral, Eukanot and HBC 586. A heaping dose of lactose, peach purée and vanilla bean also help create a rich and delicious brew. $1.00 from each pint is donated the Pink Boots Society Blue Ridge Virginia Chapter. This helps the chapter continue to put on educational, community enriching events. The Pink Boots Society aims to assist, inspire and encourage women and non-binary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education. Food will be available for purchase from Countryman Jamaican Grill. Link:
2. Root Down in Concert Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Blacksburg Friday, March 24, 2023, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Root Down is a jazz trio based in the New River Valley. Link:
3. College Softball: Chattanooga vs. Virginia Tech Tech Softball Park, Virginia Tech Friday, March 24, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 25, 2023, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM (Doubleheader) Admission: Free Watch the Virginia Tech Softball team compete against non-conference opponent the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in a three game series. No tickets are required for Hokie Softball games. Parking is available behind the outfield at Tech Softball Park and enter along the right field side of the stadium. Stands open one hour prior to the start of the game. Link:
4. Music Theatre: "Book of Mountains and Seas" Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Friday, March 24, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 PM Adult Tickets (based on seat location): $25.00 - $55.00 Virginia Tech Students with ID and Youth 18 & Under: $10.00 A daring new music theatre work by composer Huang Ruo and puppeteer, designer, and director Basil Twist, "Book of Mountains and Seas" is a modern take on ancient Chinese creation myths that are relevant to our current climate change struggle, featuring the chorus of Ars Nova Copenhagen alongside massive puppets and striking lanterns. The work is sung in Mandarin with English supertitles. Book of Mountains and Seas is inspired by the ancient Chinese compilation of early myths of the same title, which was first transcribed in 4th-century B.C. Book of Mountains and Seas is a 21st-century adaptation and expansion of four of these tales. The work contains timeless codes about the universe, creation, planet, nature, life, human ambition and fate, the relationship and interaction between mankind and the planet. Link:
5. Will Easter & The Nomads in Concert Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd Friday, March 24, 2023, 8:00 - 11:00 PM Admission: $8.00 Will Easter has one of those voices that is like a home-cooked meal for the soul. Will has the cool throwback rock edge of Tom Petty with the modern folk-Americana appeal of the Avett Brothers, but with something hard to put your finger on that could only be born out of the shadows and peaks of the North Carolina mountains. One iteration through a chorus and you’ll find yourself humming along, by the second time around you’ll be singing out loud, ready to hit the repeat button. Link:
6. Juxtaposition A Cappella Spring 2023 Concert: Time For A Hoedown Haymarket Theater (Squires Student Center), Virginia Tech Friday, March 24, 2023, 8:00 - 9:30 PM Virginia Tech Students: At the Door: $7.00 Non-Students: $10.00 Juxtaposition A Cappella presents their Spring 2023 Concert titled "Time For A Hoedown". Juxtaposition will be performing seven new songs including their entire ICCA set. Juxtaposition is an all-male Virginia Tech A Capella group that was established in 1994 and has since produced seven albums and been awarded numerous awards and honors. They enjoy performing their wide repertoire of 70's, 80's, 90's and current hits. Link:
7. 2023 Ramp N Roads Eastern Elementary/Middle School, Pembroke Saturday, March 25, 2023, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Admission: Free Renew the New presents the 2023 Ramp N Roads where volunteers will be cleaning up litter from highways and byways, boat ramps, and river & stream access points. Be prepared to pick up litter off road in ditches and over the banks. Each volunteer will be assigned a team who will be led by captain when they arrive at Eastern Elementary/Middle School. These captains will lead the on-site clean up and will provide any needed safety instructions. There will be no buses running this year. Each volunteer will take their own car or carpool and convoy to one of the planned cleanup areas. There you will be given gloves and bags to use. Each volunteer is asked to return to Eastern Elementary at noon where they will receive pizza for a to-go lunch and a t-shirt. Volunteers need to sign up in advance. This is a rain or shine event however pick up along roadways will be suspended during active rain if it happens. ReNew The New is a volunteer organization committed to stewardship of the of the New River flowing through Southwest Virginia. Link:
8. Yoga On Tap with Blacksburg Yoga Collective Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:30 - 10:45 AM Suggested donation of $15.00-$20.00. The Blacksburg Yoga Collective presents Yoga On Tap with an energizing and uplifting flow. Flow with Blacksburg Yoga Collective in the beautiful settings of the Rising Silo Saturdays. These Kundalini-inspired, donation-based Yoga and meditation sessions focus on therapeutic movements and various breathing techniques aimed toward collective wellness. Meditate, chant, and move together to ease stress, manifest positivity, and improve our awareness and focus. Admission includes the class and a post-yoga non-alcoholic beverage from the brewery. Link:
9. 2023 Warm Hearth Village Arts & Crafts Fair Warm Hearth Village Center, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Admission: Free If you love unique, beautiful, locally handcrafted gifts and art, then attend the 2nd Annual Warm Hearth Village Arts & Crafts Fair. The show will feature high-quality artisanal goods from both artists on our campus and throughout the New River Valley. Handmade items for sale will include pottery, woodworking, home goods, accessories, soaps, candles & more. The Huckleberry Cafe will be open for grab-n-go refreshments. Link:
10. Free Wine Tasting Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Admission: Free Vintage Cellar presents Free Wine Tasting every Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Join them for a decadent wine tasting at our free wine tasting. They will teach you all about the regions and grapes from the wines as you taste. After the tasing, grab a bottle or glass and enjoy it with some food from their kitchen. Must be 21 or older to participate. IDs required. Link:
11. Open Virginia Tech Football Practice Lane Stadium, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Admission: Free Fans are invited to attend the open practice to get an early look at how the Hokie's 2023 football squad is shaping up. Gate 6 will open up at 11:45 AM for fans to enter. Note: It is prohibited for fans to take photos and videos when the Hokies are on the field. Link:
12. 2023 Beliveau Bridal Expo Beliveau Farm Winery, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 12:00 - 4:00 PM Admission: Free Bring your friends and family and visit with the area's leading wedding professionals on display to plan your perfect wedding in an elegant venue. Wedding vendors such as florists, musicians, photographers, bakeries and more will set up in our Great Hall to talk to you about their services. This is a great opportunity to meet many of the vendors in one afternoon. Food and wine will be available to purchase throughout the entire event. Link:
13. Women's Lacrosse: Boston College vs. Virginia Tech Thompson Field, Virginia Tech Saturday, March 25, 2023, 12:00 - 2:00 PM Admission: Free Watch the Virginia Tech Women's Lacrosse compete against ACC conference opponent and #7 ranked Boston College. Link:
14. Program: Vegetable Gardening Meadowbrook Public Library, Shawsville Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Admission: Free Want to grow your own vegetables, but aren’t sure where to start? Join Dr. Emma Patterson, VCE Volunteer Master Gardener, to find out more about planning a vegetable garden, caring for it, and keeping it going through year’s end. Free seeds and soil testing kits will be provided. For ages 12 and up. Link:
15. 2023 Oyster Dinner Drive-Thru Riner Volunteer Fire Department, Riner Saturday, March 25, 2023, 2:00 - 6:00 PM Admission: $15.00 The Riner Volunteer Fire Department presents their Annual Oyster Dinner Drive-Thru featuring fried oysters, baked beans, slaw and dessert. Tickets can be purchased in advanced at Eagle Express, Riner Food Center and Village Barber Shop. Link:
16. Delta Chi's Into the Wild Benefit Concert featuring Audio Fever and The Red Ferns The Milk Parlor, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Ages 21 & Over: $9.00, Ages 20 & Under: $12.00 The Delta Chi Fraternity at Virginia Tech presents their Into the Wild Benefit Concert featuring music from Audio Fever and The Red Ferns. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The Red Ferns is a groovy guitar band based in Blacksburg and Audio Fever is a Blacksburg based band as well. Link:
17. March Flashlight Tour St. Albans, Radford Saturday, March 25, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Admission: $15.00 Join St. Abans for their March 2023 Flashlight Tour which includes a little history and paranormal in one. This is a guided tour. Take a walk through the dark halls of St. Albans Sanatorium and join them for a flashlight tour of the building. Hear all the chilling tales of what paranormal investigators, and the public, have encountered within these 120 year old walls. A little bit of history, a little bit of paranormal. Tickets are available online in advance and will be sold at the door provided tickets are still available. Comfortable shoes and a flashlight are recommended as there will be lots of walking and many dark areas. Dress accordingly as the building is not climate controlled. You must be 18 years of age (16 if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Link:
18. March's Beans and Banjos (Final Event) Meadowbrook Public Library, Shawsville Saturday, March 25, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Admission: $5.00 requested donation The Shawsville Ruritans and The LINC Letter presents March's Beans and Banjos and the final event of this series. Nothing lasts forever, not even Beans and Banjos. March's Beans and Banjos will be the last. Instead of having a couple of bands the organizers are inviting everyone who's ever played or sung at Beans and Banjos to come out and jam to play Beans and Banjos out in style. Beans and Banjos has been going for at least 14 years. Enjoy a dinner of beans, cornbread and desserts. Organizers ask for a donation of at least $5.00 to help keep the LINC Letter publishing. The LINC Letter is the non-profit community newsletter for Eastern Montgomery and is distributed to residents of Alleghany, Elliston, Ironto, Lafayette and Shawsville, Virginia. Link:
19. Amelia Empson in Concert Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Amelia Empson plays a variety of Indie-Folk and Americana covers and originals from the Appalachian Mountains with talent far beyond her years. Link:
20. Salsa Night 2023 Beliveau Farm Winery, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 - 11:00 PM Advance Tickets: $12.00, At the Door: $15.00 Join Beliveau Farm Winery for a dancing experience with your loved one, group of friends, or come single; you are bound to have a good time no matter what. Lessons begin at 7:00 PM and the event lasts until 11:00 PM. Link:
21. 2023 March of Ales Mardi Gras Celebration German Club Manor, Virginia Tech Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Admission: $50.00 The Blacksburg Junior Women's Club (BJWC) presents the 2023 March of Ales Mardi Gras Celebration featuring unique beers for tasting, along with wine and a signature cocktail. Coffee, water, lemonade, hors d’oeuvres and desserts will also be available. Guests will enjoy entertainment by a DJ, dancing, and a live and silent auction. The auctions feature an extraordinary variety of items donated by local businesses and individuals. At the end of the evening, discounted Uber service will be available to guests. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door if the event is not sold out in advance. All money raised at March of Ales is used to fund service projects and donations throughout the year. The funds have benefitted groups and causes such as Special Olympics, Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, Montgomery County Christmas Store and many others. Link:
22. WUVT's Jazz Night with Copy Cat Syndrome and Yung LZRD Odd Fellows Building Lodge #20 (Wilson Avenue), Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 - 10:00 PM Admission: $6.00 Join WUVT for a night filled with the sweetest jazz melodies provided by Copy Cat Syndrome and Yung LZRD. Copy Cat Syndrome is a fusion trio performing jazz based in Blacksburg, VA. LZRD is a jazz band from Blacksburg, VA. Entrance to this event is ticket only (sold online) with a maximum of 50 being sold. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the music starts at 7:00 PM. WUVT-FM 90.7 Blacksburg is the New River Valley's only source for independent, alternative programming. Link:
23. TechNotes Spring 2023 Concert: TechNotes Lightnin’: Feeling the 50s Haymarket Theater (Squires Student Center), Virginia Tech Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Advance Tickets: $5.00, At the Door: $7.00 TechNotes presents their Spring 2023 Concert titled "TechNotes Lightnin’: Feeling the 50s". Enjoy a night full of new songs and old TechNotes favorites and chances to win epic raffle prizes. TechNotes is a co-ed A Cappella group at Virginia Tech that performs at various events throughout the year. TechNotes was founded in 2010. Link:
24. Caroline Owens & Company in Concert Floyd Country Store, Floyd Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 - 10:00 PM General Admission: $15.00, Reserved Seating: $20.00 Caroline Owens is a 2X IBMA nominated Bluegrass and Gospel artist. She has performed alongside many of her heroes such as Alison Krauss, Suzanne Cox, The Isaacs, Larry Gatlin, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Lorraine Jordan and many others. And, has made quite a name for herself in the North Carolina bluegrass community. Link:
25. Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul in Concert The Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:30 - 9:30 PM General Public: $15.00, Students: $10.00 Don't miss your chance to see the long awaited return of Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul. It will be a fun, funky night of soul. The diversely talented Hoppie Vaughan is all about the soul! He is a blue eyed soul singer, song writer, guitar and bass player. Besides performing solo, he is the front man for Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul based out of Roanoke, VA performing classic soul, R&B, blues and funk. Link:
26. Three Band Concert with Kenny Vaughan, Sullivan Smith & Stray Lions and Friend of the Three Southpaw Cafe & Community Space, Blacksburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:30 - 10:00 PM Admission: $5.00 Southpaw Cafe & Community Space presents a Three Band Concert with Kenny Vaughan, Sullivan Smith & Stray Lions and Friend of the Three. Friend of the Three is a band based in Virginia that performs adult alternative, pop and rock. Link:
27. Stand-Up Comedy Show Lost In Taste, Christiansburg Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 PM - TBD Admission: $7.00 The Cosmic Comedy Club returns with performances by comedians Sage Delong, Derek Budd, Julia Goyer, Tony Rodriguez, Jermaine Callando and hosted by Andrew Gustafson. Recommended for ages 18 & up. Link:
28. 2023 Hot Diggity Dog Day (Fun for Your Dog) Beliveau Farm Winery, Blacksburg Sunday, March 26, 2023, 12:00 - 6:00 PM Admission: Free Bring your pup and come have a day at Beliveau Farm Winery annual canine event. There's 165 acres of dog fun for your furrr-ever friend to explore and relax. Fresh air, dog parade, lots of outdoor space. Beliveau will have food and drinks for purchase throughout the day. With every hot-dog sold, they are donating 20% of our proceeds to the Montgomery County Humane Society. Link:
29. Community Quilting Bee: Rotary Cutting Fabric Blacksburg Library, Blacksburg Sunday, March 26, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Admission: Free Blacksburg Library presents their monthly Community Quilting Bee with the the topic "Rotary Cutting Fabric". This month atteneeds will learn how to use a rotary cutter and ruler to make accurate fabric pieces. Everyone is welcome including beginners. Link:
30. Book Club: The Winemaker Blacksburg Wine Lab, Blacksburg Sunday, March 26, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Admission: $40.00 Join the Blacksburg Wine Lab for the Wine Lab Book Club tasting & discussing featuring "The Winemaker" by Noah Gordon. About The Winemaker: Josep Alvarez is a young man in the tiny grape-growing village of Santa Eulália, in northern Spain, where his father grows black grapes that are turned into cheap vinegar. Joseph loves the agricultural life, but he is the second son, and his father’s vineyard will be inherited by his brother Donat, the firstborn. He yearns for a job growing grapes and for an opportunity to marry Teresa Gallego. In Madrid, an assassination plot, conceived against the political leader of Spain by men of wealth and power, creates a storm of intrigue that sucks into its vortex a group of innocent young farm workers in Santa Eulália. How Josep’s life is changed drastically by these events, and how, ironically, they gradually turn him into an inspired vintner with an evolving vision of life, is the fascinating story of "The Winemaker". During the Book Club, enjoy four fantastic Spanish wines to taste. Chef Bryan will create a pairing board of house–made Spanish tapas, cheese and charcuterie to accompany the tasting. Reservations required. Link:
31. Willard Gayheart and Ricky Cox performing "Old Favorite Songs of the Blue Ridge" Floyd United Methodist Church, Floyd Sunday, March 26, 2023, 2:30 - 3:30 PM Admission: Free The Floyd County Historical Society presents an encore performance of Willard Gayheart and Ricky Cox performing "Old Favorite Songs of the Blue Ridge. Ricky Cox’s friendship with Willard Gayheart also goes back 35 years. This shows in the programs they present together, harmonizing and appreciating one another’s contributions as they delight their audiences. Willard is a pencil artist from Southwest Virginia. He is originally from Eastern Kentucky, working mostly from the theme "Nostalgic Glimpses of the Appalachians". His works are positive images of Appalachian Culture, presenting the region as a place alive with interesting personalities. Besides his artistic talent with the pencil, Willard is also an accomplished bluegrass musician having played as a member of the bluegrass band The Highlanders. Ricky Cox has been entertaining and educating many of us for decades. Throughout his teaching career at Radford University he shared the history and culture of our region through his music and writing, earning a number of special recognitions along the way. Ricky contributed his photographic talents to the second of two books featuring Willard Gayheart’s drawings. Note: The event was originally scheduled for Sunday, March 12th, but had to be postponed due to inclement weather. Link:
32. Blacksburg Community Band Spring Concert Blacksburg High School Auditorium, Blacksburg Sunday, March 26, 2023, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Admission: Free The Blacksburg Community Band presents their Spring Concert conducted by David McKee and Associate Conductor, Dean Chiapetto. Christiansburg High School's band director, David Miller, will be guest conducting. Jefferson Ritchie will solo on trombone. The Blacksburg Community Band, Inc. is an all-volunteer community organization formed in 1989 under the auspices of the Department of Parks and Recreation in the Town of Blacksburg. The ensemble is open to individuals of all ages and ability levels from the New River Valley and surrounding areas. Link:
33. Helping Hands Fundraiser with Spaghetti Dinner and Live Music Belview United Methodist Church, Radford Sunday, March 26, 2023, 4:30 - 7:30 PM Donations Appreciated Join Belview United Methodist Church for some fun and great fellowship all while helping support a wonderful mission. Help them fund their Helping Hands Pantry by enjoying a spaghetti dinner starting at 4:30 PM, silent auction, raffle and live music from Eddie & Sherry Richards and Spoken For beginning at 6 PM. Belview's Helping Hands Pantry supplies clothes, personal care items, cleaning items and household items to those in need in Montgomery County, Radford, Dublin, Giles County and Pulaski and other surrounding areas. The Silent Auction starts at 1:30 PM and ends at 7:30 PM with over 40 items to bid on. There are over $2,000 in prizes for the raffle. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each, $10.00 for three or $20.00 for seven. Donate a pack of diapers, pull-ups or Depends and get three free raffle tickets on the day of the event. Link:
34. Indian Run Stringband in Concert Palisades Restaurant, Eggleston Sunday, March 26, 2023, 5:00 - 7:30 PM Admission: Free The Indian Run Stringband from Blacksburg, VA plays fiddle and banjo foot stomping dance tunes and sings traditional songs with old time harmonies perfect for dancing the two step. From dance tunes to the blues, the Indian Run Stringband plays with love and abandon. They make old-time music fresh and new. Link:
35. Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble in Concert with Guest Artist Michael Burritt Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Sunday, March 26, 2023, 6:00 - 7:30 PM General Public: $15.00, Seniors: $12.00, Students & Youth: $10.00 The Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Annie Stevens, performs a concert with guest artist Michael Burritt who is one of his generation’s leading percussionists. He is in frequent demand, performing concert tours and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. He has been soloist with the United States Air Force Band, Dallas Wind Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan), Percussion Art Quartet (Germany) and the Amores Percussion Group (Spain). Link:
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!
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2023.03.24 23:54 gottagetintosomethin Thoughts for your thoughts s

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2023.03.24 23:52 VinylOfVarden Are we ever going to get Boss AI that's actually decent?

I don't understand how we're in the year 2023 and the only way to fight bosses still is to cheese them. Allow me to compile a list of the issues with Boss AI below, though a lot of these will apply to regular AI as well, Boss AI is just cranked up to 10.
-Boss AI do not currently suffer from recoil, stamina, or weapon jams, which means 90% of the time when you fight them you're going to get 4-5 bullets IMMEDIATELY to the torso with no chance to fight back.
-Boss AI do not behave naturally, staying in a "stasis" until they're aggrod. This means you can be chilling on Interchange and literally have 0 way of knowing Killa is standing in dark corner #1325 until you fall over dead, with only the end-of-raid killscreen revealing it was not a cheater but rather a boss that feels like a cheater.
-Boss AI is omniscient. If you throw a grenade at them, the second you throw the grenade they know exactly where it's going to land, making grenade kills with anything other than impact nades pure luck since they'll sprint away to a safe distance. Even if they don't see you first, they know exactly where the grenade is coming from and where it's landing. It's pathetic that the only way to complete Stylish One is chucking flashbangs so Killa, who is two floors down and underground, can give away his position since he magically knows I'm flashing.
-Piggybacking off that, boss nades are fucking perfect. Seriously, why waste your life killing people in Russia when you could be a gold medal Olympian with how well these fuckers can land a nade 1inch from my eyes.
-Inflated health pools to make up for bad AI. I don't think I even need to explain this one, no one should be surviving the amount of shots these guys are capable of taking. Coupled with their no-recoil, I don't think I've ever had a more unfun mechanic than this.
-Boss AI has the server on their side. Since they're AI with no latency, they will literally kill you before your client tells you they're shooting. They've perfected this art with the "double tap" glitch that BSG seems insistent does not exist, but most players know what to expect. If I ever die to one torso shot by a Boss/Guard, I can be almost 90% positive the end of raid healing screen is going to show me 2-3 more shots to my torso than there really were.
-Sightlines. Bosses, Rogues, Guards, etc. can see fucking forever, unobstructed by things like foliage. Go try to scope in on a boss through trees, tall grass, or bushes and watch them turn to look directly into your eyes.
-Cheesing is the only way to safely kill them. Open combat is near impossible due to the above, so the riveting gameplay solutions becomes aggroing them, running inside, and closing a door, holding mouse 1 when you see their stupid bodies begin to clip through the door as, surprise, they know exactly where you went.
All in all, this level of AI is bullshit. It's not Artificial Intelligence, it's Artificial Difficulty. Please for the love of God revamp the AI so it actually feels fun and rewarding to play against, instead of basically REQUIRING cheesing in order to safely kill bosses. I don't hold BSG to the standard of making AI indistinguishable from players but the AI has so many advantages that are just hard coded into the game instead of being able to outsmart the player.
I'm sure other people could say what I was trying to convey better, but seriously just getting tired of this on top of the mountains of other issues.
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2023.03.24 22:48 4wry_reddit PTS: Triage TR Pulse vs. Nano Regen NC Dementer veil

TR Medic abilities

IMO a problem with the new TR ability is that is has too much functional overlap with the default ability.
A quick run down:
Nano Regen Triage Pulse
Heal/s 75 60
Recharge time [s] 34.8 25
Uptime [s] 8 5
100% uptime [Medics] 5 5
Special none +150 instant hp for allies <200hp (upon activation only)
Both take 5 medics to have 100% uptime, Nano regen has the better heal/s (and is thus better for carapace), but Triage pulse can possibly make a difference with the instant heal, which will add the equivalent of about 1 bullet if triggered. For a lesser heal there is also still the flash triage medic (which heals MAXes as well).
An issue is that Assimilate, Combat Surgeon and Regen Capacitor and Failsafe are all percentage based (as opposed to absolute), meaning that Nano Regen benefits more from the relative gains.
The main issue with these abilities is that they boil down mostly to flavor since the niches overlap a lot. This doesn't add much variety to the TR medic.
Proposals for consideration would be:

Demeter Veil

The NC Dementer veil worries me. 2 HA can achieve a 100% uptime on this in a squad. With some coordination this is potentially broken.
25% resistance on a adrenaline HA equates to ~1933 effective HP (more than a resist HA has). This factors with any other cheese you may come up with (thinking carapace medics under healing grenades and underbarrel cure launchers, intermingled Carapace HAs). A 1000hp medic would have ~1333 hp, that's almost as much as a HA with a fresh overshield (~1450).
I think the resistance is to high, and it is probably too easy to achieve a high uptime on this, even disregarding Assimilate etc.
An additional factor is the recognition of the shield type and especially the casting HA aren't clearly visually distinguishable from regular resist shields.
An alternative notion would be to not apply this as a general resistance, but against specific damage types, e.g. common explosions and those covered by nanoweave armor (snipers, archer, HMGs), specifically excluding small arms.
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2023.03.24 22:35 Routine_Upstairs3413 ILPC shower gel was canceled 😭

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2023.03.24 22:03 big_blue88 WRESTLER Classes from AEW Fight Forever(2025 Video Game)

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2023.03.24 21:39 Badmouths He loves these damn tunnels 🤣🤣 he’s gotten more since this video. My apartment looks like a Chuck E Cheese for cats 💀

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2023.03.24 21:26 Hasekbowstome Complete: MSDA - Reflections On the Program

With my capstone passing the other day, I've officially graduated from the MSDA program in a single term, getting it done with about 18 days left in my term. I took a few days off, aside from taking an interview that I got through a friend for a remote data analyst position (here's hoping!). This week, I started developing a portfolio on GitHub to host my data science work at WGU, which I'd done previously for my work at Udacity and during my BSDMDA.
My portfolio of work at WGU can be found here. It is ostensibly intended for employers to be able to get a look at some of my work, but I imagine it will find much more use as a resource for other students. Included is every piece of work I generated for the MSDA (and my BSDMDA capstone). As I've discussed elsewhere on this subreddit, I submitted almost every report (including my capstone) in Jupyter Notebook format, so my code is there along with my writing. Videos are also included in the portfolio, along with the time that I spent on each class (I've used a time tracker app throughout my return to school) and the pace at which I was completing classes. There are also handy links to each of my class writeups here on the subreddit. Hopefully that is useful to you guys. With that taken care of, I'm finally finished with the MSDA program, so I feel like I can write up my full thoughts on the experience. (Disclaimer: Do not copy my work from the portfolio. Use it to get yourself unstuck, or to inspire ideas. Do not copy the work.)
I started this journey with no real data science or programming experience, just looking to make a career change. I learned Python before starting the Udacity Data Analyst NanoDegree, where I learned the data science end of it, and that ended up being the hardest part of the BSDMDA. I was concerned about taking on the MSDA because the Udacity program was quite tough and very time consuming, but I actually pulled the trigger on doing it because of a conversation on the WGU subreddit where another user explained that "If you can do the Udacity DAND program, you'll be just fine in the MSDA". That turned out to be a pretty accurate assessment, in my experience. WGU's BSDMDA's hardest parts are the Udacity DAND, and I feel like that program is a pretty solid prep for what the MSDA program ends up consisting of, including the uneven nature of class materials. If you completed the BSDMDA (or even just the Udacity DAND), you should be in good shape to do the MSDA.
Regarding the MSDA program itself, I largely felt like it was "fine". I skipped a lot of DataCamp videos early on as I was breezing through, and some of the later ones (looking at you, D213 Task 2) were pretty rough. There were plenty though that were pretty good in D209, D210, D211, and D212. Learning on DataCamp is a grind that forced me to take lots of little breaks, but overall, it was pretty good. Some of this might be grading on a curve because at this point I've seen a lot of bad online learning programs too, but I think that on the whole, there was more good than bad in the DataCamp materials. What is really unfortunate is that some of the most difficult topics/concepts got some of the worst/poorly organized DataCamp classes. That's a fixable problem, and I hope WGU addresses that.
There is some real good supplemental materials from Dr. Middleton in the early part of the program, and Dr. Kamara's materials are good too in the middle/late part of it. Dr. Sewell's materials were much less useful, often spending too much time on easy or irrelevant stuff and glossing over the more difficult stuff. I mentioned it in my graduation survey, but I really hope WGU gives Dr. Middleton a bigger role in the program, because her materials were genuinely excellent. Hey, maybe she could make some DataCamp videos to replace the ones that aren't very good, and then sell them back to WGU! (Side note: WGU desperately needs to do real captioning on their videos. I'm not Deaf/Hard of Hearing, but the inaccuracy of their auto-generated captioning really made me consider making some complaints and requests for improved captioning on those materials. They're bad all around, but Dr. Kamara's heavy accent makes the auto captions even worse. This is not just a MSDA problem.)
One of the biggest issues with the MSDA program was the inadequacy of the datasets that we spent most of the program working with. Especially early on, before I came to accept that these were artificial datasets that had too few related variables to tell us anything interesting, I often would come to conclusions that made me feel like I was doing something wrong. As it turned out, the data just sucks and has very few relationships or even interesting observations to be made. For a program to spend a full 3/4 of its time dealing with these two datasets and encouraging students to keep going deeper in terms of the complexity of our inquiries into that dataset, that's really disappointing. Obviously not every data set is going to be robustly filled with relationships, but we also didn't need to go so far in the other direction, either. Especially if you're okay with using an artificial dataset, I really feel like there's no reason not to make datasets where the variables are more obviously relevant to each other or where relationships can be found. The classwork was a lot more fun when I could actually see that I was making progress towards finding a relationship and that my code/models were working, rather than wandering dead ends with increasingly sophisticated code to confirm that I was indeed looking at a dead end.
The other complaint that I'd make about the MSDA program is its focus on "business", especially in the capstone, to the exclusion of social issues. I understand that a big part of the role for data analysts is finding ways for corporations to make more money, and a big part of WGU's value is "preparing students to enter the business world!". I've spent nearly 10 years working in the public sector, and there's a whole lot of data out there that could stand to be analyzed but isn't necessarily going to help a business make their shareholders richer. I recognize that some of this is my own issue and coming from a place of wanting to "do more" for the world than just help wring surplus out of consumers and into corporate accounts, but also, and it's important to emphasize this, that's not an incorrect perspective and quite arguably one that should be more common! Throughout my education thus far, the datasets I found most interesting were never the ones that involved dollars and cents, and I would've liked for that to be reflected more in our options throughout the MSDA program.
As for whether or not the experience was "worth it", I really can't answer that, at least at this point in time. My goal in getting my education was to facilitate a career change, and I haven't made that leap yet. My hope is that the masters makes up a bit for the lack of professional experience, but I just can't speak to this until I get a job and make that change. I can say that I am glad that I did it. Even if I don't actually end up working in data analysis (data management would be fine with me too), I'm glad that I've got the piece of paper and that I took this entire "back to school" thing to this conclusion. Just the knowledge that I took this particular element of the journey as far as I could is a hell of a feeling. To look at it in hindsight, if I had just earned the BSDMDA and not picked up the MSDA while I was at it, that would've been a missed opportunity.
In terms of tips for anyone incoming to the MSDA program, I can definitely offer a few:
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2023.03.24 21:12 Dezkin Grocery Saver 3/22 thru 3/28

Grocery Saver 3/22 thru 3/28
This is a snippet of available grocery stores and their prices, which seem to be good or better than average deals. They're not all generic brand. The goal is to show that quality products can be found to cost reasonably.
Each store will have their own in-store specials and if you want to add any product you see as a deal, comment and I'll add it.
Listing products by category first. Group pricing like Mix & Match (M&M) or 10x $10 will still be under their own, but will remain in the same category order. So it would go: Meats (fresh/canned), Produce (fresh/canned), Breakfast/Grains/Pasta/Bread, Beverages, Frozen food/treats, Misc.
Smith's Deals (3/22-3/28) [Case sale starts Saturday, 3/26 for 2 weeks. While supplies last.] - Boneless chuck roast $3.97/lb - Bar-S franks 12oz 10x $10 - Eckrich smoked sausage 2x $5 - Starkist tuna pouch/Simple Truth organic canned beans/Swanson broth 14.5oz/Nabisco go-paks 10x $10 - Ckn of the Sea canned tuna 10x $10 - Kroger tuna pouches 10x $10 - Chobani/Dannon Greek yogurt 4x $4 w dcpn Lt5x - Red/Black grapes 98c/lb w dcpn Lt5x - Honeycrisp apples $1.27/lb w dcpn Lt5x - Private Selection Heirloom/Cara Cara Navels/Minneola tangelos 3lbs bag $2.99 - Del Monte wellness cups 6oz 10x $10 - Green cabbage 69c/lb - Red/Yellow bell peppers 77c ea - English cucumbers 77c ea - Del Monte canned veggies 10x $10 - Red Gold canned tomatoes/sauce 10x $10 - Rice/Pasta-a-Roni 10x $10 - Campbell's soup 10x $10 - Nissan ramen 10x $10 - Campbell's Spaghettios 10x $10 - Kroger PB/Wheat/White bread 99c ea w dcpn Lt5x - Simple Truth organic broth 32oz $1.49 w dcpn Lt5x - Larabars 10x $10 - Kroger peanuts 10z 10x $10 - Ritz snack crackers $1.99 ea w dcpn Lt5x - Body Armor super drink/Core hydration water 10x $10 - Sparkling Ice 10x $10 - Calypso lemonade 16oz 10x $10 - Snapple 16oz 10x $10 - Pepsi/7up 12pk 3x $13 - Big K 2Ltr soda 10x $10 - Michelina's frzn entre 10x $10 - Kroger 3min frzn pizza 10x $10 - Digiorno/Private Select frzn pizza $4.99 w dcpn Lt5x - Kroger deluxe ice cream 48oz/Private Select ice cream/sorbet 16oz $2.49 ea w dcpn Lt5x - Simple Truth organic baby food pouches 99c ea w dcpn Lt5x - Canine Carry Outs dog snacks 4.5oz 10x $10 - Yehuda Yahrzeit memorial candles 3oz 10x $10 - Renuzit air freshners 10x $10 - Kroger Soft & Strong TP 12 dbl rolls $4.99 w dcpn Lt5x - Michelob Ultra/Bud/MilleCoors/Tecate 18-20pk $11.99
Albertsons Deals (3/22-3/28) - Bone-in NY steak value pk $5/lb (F) Lt2x - Pork baby back ribs $1.77/lb w dcpn Lt2pks - Farmland bacon 12oz $2.99 w dcpn Lt2x - Nathan's beef franks/Johnsonville smoked sausage 2x $5 (F) - Lg dzn eggs $1.47 ea w dcpn Lt2x Lt1offer - Chobani greek yogurt 87c ea w dcpn Lt12x - Lucerne sour cream/cottage cheese 16oz/cream cheese 8oz 3x $5 Lt3x (F) - Signature Farms clementines 3lb bag $2.97 Lt2x - Sweet/Red onions 99c/lb - Signature Select canned veggies/beans 89c ea w dcpn Lt6x - Pepperidge Farms Goldfish 32oz $5 Lt2x (F) - refreshe water 24pk $2.99 w dcpn Lt4x - Sparkling Ice 99c ea w dcpn Lt12x - Stouffers/Lean Cuisine entrées $2.27 w dcpn Lt4x - Fiora TP 12rolls/paper towels 6ct $2.97 ea w dcpn Lt4x - Firestone/Peroni/Golden Rod 6pk $5 ea Lt4 (F)
Smart'n'Final Deals (3/22-3/28) - Ckn drum/leg qtrs 99c/lb Lt4pks - Navel OJs 99c/lb - First Street canned veggies 99c ea - Allegra pasta 16oz 99c ea - Frito-Lay party size chips $3.99 MB2x - Simply value TP 12rolls $3.99 w dcpn Lt2x
Sprouts Deals (3/22-3/28) - Sprouts canned oysters/tuna/salmon 3.75-6oz 2x $5 - Cantaloupe $2.98 ea - Fody brand condiments/salsa/pasta sauce 25% off retail - Essentia 1Ltr 3x $5 - Counter Culture/Stumptown/Wicked Joe/Peace coffee 20% off retail - Cali'flour entrée $3.99 - Red's frzn burritos 2x $4 - Garden of Life supplements/essential oils 20% off retail - Nutrex superfoods 20% off retail
Trader Joe's Deals (3/3-3/31) - Sliced prosciutto 4oz $3.99 - TJ's Lg white/brown eggs dzn $2.99 - TJ's Lg pasture raised eggs dzn $4.49 - Egg wraps 6ct $4.69 - TJ whole/nonfat greek yogurt 99c ea - Raspberry & cream, Meyer lemon & cream yogurt cups 4pk $3.49 - Bruschetta sauce 14.5oz $2.99 - 4 cheese ravioli 10oz $2.99 - Organic firm tofu 14oz $1.99 - Fat-free refried beans 99c ea - Organic brown rice cake thins $1.99 - Sliced Korean rice cakes 16oz $3.29 - Organic polenta $1.99 - Gochujang paste 7.05oz $1.99 - Organic rice cauliflower 12oz $1.99 - Organic mayo 16oz $3.79* Egg deliveries are every morning. Most are gone by noon each day right now.
WinCo: SHOW TEXT! Don't go bacon our heart! 12oz Cloverdale Bacon (Hickory or Applewood) = $2.68ea. Limit 4 total. PLU#9525. Add'l = $2.98ea. Ends 3/28 in LAS.
Seafood City Deals (3/23-3/29) - Ckn drum 79c/lb - Japanese Amberjack hamachi whole $2.49/lb - Whole jumbo squid $3.99/lb - 555 sardines (reg/hot) 155g 6x $5 - Tomi sardines (reg/chili) 155g 7x $5 - Ligo sardines (reg/chili) 5.5oz 5x $5 - Green cabbage 79c ea
La Bonita Deals (3/22-3/28) - Ckn drum 69c/lb - Jumbo white shrimp 16-20ct $4.99/lb - Whole tilapia $1.69/lb - Pineapple 99c ea (W/Th) - Lg Hass avocados 4x $5 - Romaine lettuce 2x $1 - Green cabbage 2lbs $1 - Green beans 99c/lb - Persian cucumbers 3lbs $1 - Red/Yellow bell peppers 2x $1 - Italian zucchini 2lbs $1 - Eggplant 2x $1 - Radish 3x $1 - Jicama 2lbs $1 - Red potatoes 3lbs $1 (W/Th) - Green onion 3x $1 - Brown onions 7lbs $1 - Jalapeños 69c/lb - Pinto beans dry bulk 69c/lb - San Marcos canned jalapeños/chipotle/chipotle sauce 99c M&M5x $5 - Guerrero flour tortillas 10ct 2x $4 - Guerrero corn tortillas king size 30ct $1.99 - Arroz jasmine rice 4lbs $3.99 - Val Vita tomato sauce 3.5oz pouch 4x $1 - Herdez salsas 7oz 99c ea - Ducal refried beans 15oz 99c ea - Essentia 1Ltr 4x $5 - Tina's frzn burritos 4oz 2x $1 - Jubilee paper towels 6ct $3.99
Mariana's Deals (3/21-3/27) - Ckn drum 79c/lb - La Sirena canned sardines 15oz 2x $4 - Dannon Greek yogurt 4pk $3.99 - Fuji apples 2lbs $1 - Lemons 89c/lb - Mexican/Italian squash 69c/lb - Eggplant 79c ea - Grape tomatoes 2x $3 - Roma tomatoes 99c/lb - Red/White potatoes 99c/lb - Pasilla peppers 2lbs $1 - Rice dry bulk 79c/lb - La Banderita corn tortillas 80ct 2x $4 - Mariana's water 24pk 4x $10.97 - Tampico citrus punch 1gal 2x $5 - 7up 12pk 3x $11.97
Cardenas Deals (3/22-3/28) - Bar-S franks 12oz 99c - El Mexicano cheese 2x $5 - Los Altos crema/cheese 2x $5 - Minneolas 99c/lb - Navel OJs 2lbs 99c - Seeded watermelon 3lbs 99c (F/Sa/Su) - Jackfruit 2lbs 99c - Lemons 99c/lb - Cucumbers 3x 99c - Radish 3x 99c (F/Sa/Su) - Jicama 79c/lb - Mexican/Italian squash 99c/lb - Yam 99c/lb - Red potatoes 99c/lb - Green onion 3x 99c (F/Sa/Su) - Cilantro 3x 99c (F/Sa/Su) - Pasilla peppers 99c/lb - Essential Everyday canned mixed veggies/corn 89c ea - Mahatma extra long grain rice 20lbs $12.99 - Gamesa saladitas crackers 14.7oz 2x $5 - D'Gari gelatin/flan 99c ea - Casa Cardenas water 32pk 3x $10.99 - Yoplait/Activa drinkable yogurt 69c ea - Family Orchard apple/cranberry juice 128oz $1.99 - Powerade 28oz 89c ea MB5x - Virtue TP 12rolls/paper towels 4ct $3.49
El Super Deals (3/22-3/28) - Beef flanken/short ribs $4.99/lb - Bafar traditional/Virginia ham sliced $2.77/lb (Sa/Su) - Bar-S turkey/classic franks 12oz 89c ea - Head-on shrimp 60-70ct $2.99/lb (Th/F) - Whole tilapia $1.99/lb - Yoplait cereal toppers 99c ea - Danimals yogurt pouches 4pk $3.99 - Danonino yogurt 12pk $3.99 - Dannon Light & Fit 4pk $3.99 - Los Altos crema/cheese 2x $5 - Fuji/Gala apples 89c/lb - OJs/Tangerines 69c/lb - D'Anjou pears 89c/lb - Pineapple 2lbs 99c - Papaya 89c/lb - Lemons 2lbs 99c - Iceberg lettuce 79c ea - Broccoli/Cauliflower 79c/lb - Loose carrots 2lbs 99c - Cucumbers 3x 99c - Mexican squash 2lbs 99c - Jicama 2lbs 99c - Tomatillos 2lbs 99c - Roma tomatoes 2lbs 99c (Sa/Su) or 69c/lb - White onions 3lbs 99c - Jalapeños 69c/lb - Pasilla peppers 99c/lb - Cilantro 3x 99c - Pinto beans dry bulk 79c/lb - Masa for tortillas/tamales, para fine/quebrada 99c/lb - Jans jasmine rice 4lbs $2.99 - Windmill long grain rice 5lbs $2.99 - El Frijol Loco lentils 16oz 99c - El Super flouwhole wheat tortillas 10ct $1.59 - Hunts catsup 20oz 99c - La Fina salt 26oz/Libbey's canned corn 79c ea MB4x - Maggi assrtd soup mixes 79c ea - Minsa corn flour 4lbs 2x $5 - Sweet Cow condensed creamer 13.23oz 99c ea - Viloe fruit gelatin 8ct $1.27 - LaLa drinkable dessert 4pk $3.49 - LaLa drinkable yogurt 4pk $2.99 - SunnyD 64oz $1.37 - St Jude candles $1.27 ea (Sa/Su) - Aluminum foil pans $1.09 ea
Keep an eye out for regional manager specials in your store. Help others out and comment what you find and I'll add it to their main list. Include which location of the store please.
More stores to be added as their weekly promos are updated.
Tldr: Food shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. If you drive somewhere, grab these deals on your way home.
Want access to these quicker? I post them initially on Vegas Locals discord, under sales-and-deals.
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