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Many Master Bards!

As the badges for old SCN achievements go live, "6 minutes ago" (well, a bit longer now, as it takes a few minutes to write this), my Followed Activities list was filled...

Names and pictures redacted to protect the guilty, of course. And the list goes on for pages and pages, as apparently everyone I follow got this all at once. :)

Anyway, congratulations to all the "new" Master Bards out there!

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  • Mar 29, 2019 at 04:49 PM

    Did you have to sing to get this one ;-) ?

    • Mar 29, 2019 at 06:14 PM

      No... well, actually, yes, I suppose I did have to sing at one point. ;)

      • Apr 01, 2019 at 04:33 PM

        That's how I got mine...following brave Sir Robin on his quest.

        (C'mon, it wouldn't a true Coffee Corner conversation without at least one Monty Python reference. :) )

        • Apr 03, 2019 at 06:32 PM

          But what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

          • Apr 11, 2019 at 07:00 PM

            African or European?

            • Apr 11, 2019 at 08:40 PM

              What... I don't know that.... aaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

              Ok, let's go with the European swallow. If an average adult swallow has a body mass of 20.3g and a wingspan of 28cm, we can estimate that it flaps its wings 15 times per second, with a wing-stroke amplitude of 22cm. Propelling that mass forward with this sort of force should yield a forward motion of just under 11 meters per second.

              The average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow is, therefore 24 mph (European variant).

              (Thanks to Jonathan Corum at for the formulas and graphic)

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  • Mar 29, 2019 at 05:19 PM

    Master Bard !!! one extra word in the vocabulary. Enough learning for one Friday :-)

  • Mar 29, 2019 at 05:29 PM

    Yes, the awarding of this badge was part of our improvements in bringing members' SCN reputation into their current reputation. Read more in my blogpost.

    • Mar 29, 2019 at 06:15 PM

      I know! But it was funny to have my activity feed filled with everyone getting it all at once. Thank you, Audrey! :)

      • Mar 29, 2019 at 06:19 PM

        What could be more uplifting on a Friday than a plethora of Master Bards? :-D

        • Mar 29, 2019 at 06:21 PM

          Very true!

          Well, ok, I also just had a great reaction from our CIO to my demo of Fiori in our sandbox environment, earning strong support for the project. That was rather uplifting, too. :)

        • Apr 02, 2019 at 03:15 PM

          Is plethora of Master Bards analogous to a gaggle of orators?

  • Apr 03, 2019 at 07:07 AM

    When I saw it, the images of my Dwarven Bard in D&D came back to my mind

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