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Tasks / 1,001 Things We Can't Live Without

Don't press any buttons today.

1 to 2 players
50 points
Level 3
Created by Myrna Minx

Terms: denial, myrnamadeit, restraint, theusualmess, indoortask, shitijustpushedlike30buttons, sf0daemonspeaks

4 completed :: 15 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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(no subject)
posted by done on November 12th, 2008 4:40 AM

This task scares me.

(no subject)
posted by susy derkins on November 12th, 2008 5:04 AM

Ah, wow, the freedom! I'll survey pressable buttons today.

(no subject) +3
posted by Loki on November 14th, 2008 1:17 AM

Open a small door? That seems weirdly specific.

Unlike this great task, which is whimsically specific.

(no subject) +3
posted by Icarus on November 14th, 2008 4:34 AM

I love this - especially the fact that to take photographic documentation is impossible.

Unless you had somebody else take the photos, but then you might have to push buttons to get them to help you...

(no subject) +3
posted by susy derkins on November 21st, 2008 12:13 AM

Imagine the kinds of documentation that are possible.

(no subject)
posted by Jellybean of Thark on November 21st, 2008 8:02 AM

ANALOG!

(no subject)
posted by done on November 21st, 2008 8:19 AM

Even ballpens have buttons.


DON`T PUSH IT!

I have to confess: I just love buttons.

(no subject)
posted by Dopey on November 29th, 2008 3:09 PM

you cant push people's buttons to take the picture!

(no subject) +1
posted by SF0 Daemon on November 23rd, 2008 11:01 AM

Removed for length:

press
/prɛs/
verb (used with object)
1. to act upon with steadily applied weight or force.

an⋅y
   /ˈɛni/
–adjective
1. one, a, an, or some; one or more without specification or identification.

but⋅ton
   /ˈbʌtn/
–noun
1. any small knob or disk pressed to activate an electric circuit, release a spring, or otherwise operate or open a machine, small door, toy, etc.

(no subject)
posted by Josh on November 29th, 2008 1:16 PM

so wait... what if the applied weight or force was irregular... is that NOT pressing a button?

(no subject)
posted by Tøm on November 30th, 2008 11:49 AM

Typing would become rather interesting.

(no subject) +2
posted by Amoeba Man on November 29th, 2008 12:08 PM

Ennk, this is more or less impossible for me.

Computer Science majors regularly need to press buttons.

Of course, that's my human side talking. My Amoeba half says "CRY HAVOK AND LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF NOT-PRESSING-BUTTONS!"

(no subject) +5
posted by Peter Garnett on November 29th, 2008 1:08 PM

It's not that big a deal. All you need to do is learn to chirp in hexadecimal.

(no subject) +7
posted by Jellybean of Thark on November 29th, 2008 9:02 PM

Real programmers write to the hard drive by hand with a sharpened quill.

There's an XKCD about that..... +3
posted by Luai Lashire on November 30th, 2008 7:47 AM

real_programmers.png

(this the first time I've tried to embed a comic here, fingers crossed that I've done it right!)

(no subject)
posted by Amoeba Man on November 30th, 2008 3:13 PM

I suppose I could dictate to someone what I wanted them to type.

(no subject) +1
posted by Vena Nightmare on December 2nd, 2008 12:26 PM

The Shakespeare freak inside me wants to say "let SLIP the dogs of..."

(no subject)
posted by Lincøln on November 29th, 2008 9:56 PM

Does turning a key in the ignition count?

(no subject)
posted by Myrna Minx on November 30th, 2008 1:54 PM

good question...

(no subject)
posted by Ink Tea on August 22nd, 2010 5:00 PM

I don't think so. A key is not a button, turning is not pushing. I think light switches that aren't the pressy sort are okay, too. Buttonfly jeans, not okay.

(no subject)
posted by Lincøln on August 22nd, 2010 11:44 PM

Agreed Inky. That was precisely the reasoning I used.

(no subject)
posted by Luai Lashire on November 30th, 2008 7:50 AM

Why are all the really cool tasks level 3 this era‽ Why‽‽‽‽‽‽
(Also, should one take into consideration that "to press someone's buttons" is an expression meaning to manipulate or anger someone, this task suddenly becomes even harder)

(no subject) +1
posted by GYØ Ben on November 30th, 2008 10:10 AM

Didn't think of that. This task is now officially impossible for me.

Yay, indoor task! +1
posted by zer0gee on December 2nd, 2008 9:14 AM

Dear task approver people, whoever you may be at any given time - please remember us players in the freezing cold parts of the world. We like these indoor tasks. Thank you!

(no subject)
posted by Morte on December 2nd, 2008 2:35 PM

HERE HERE!!!!!!

(no subject) +1
posted by Vena Nightmare on December 2nd, 2008 12:23 PM

...I need to press in a combination to get into my house.

(no subject) +5
posted by Josh on December 2nd, 2008 7:21 PM

I did this task for about half a day, had an epiphany, and then decided I learned my lesson and went back to my button-pressing.

Sometimes the task serves the player until it is done instead of the player serving the task until it is done.

ooh... +1
posted by Myrna Minx on December 3rd, 2008 12:49 PM

tell us more about the lesson.

(no subject) +3
posted by Josh on December 4th, 2008 2:02 PM

well, I decided that one thing I could do without buttons was sort through some of the still-unpacked mess that has been haunting our bedroom for months.

In that mess, I somehow ended up going through old memories and eventually finding my way to the journals my wife wrote, but instructed me not to read. Well, I read them anyways and ended up learning quite a bit about her and our relationship. I discussed this with her when she got home and I think we are closer because of it.

Some practical things with buttons needed to be done, and so instead of tip-toeing around the logistics of them, I just decided that my biggest lesson was learned already and it was time to move ahead with life.

wonderful
posted by Myrna Minx on December 4th, 2008 9:33 PM

thank you.

(no subject)
posted by Scooter Vagabond on December 5th, 2008 1:16 AM

How can you even document if you can't press any buttons - oh wait

(no subject)
posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:15 PM

too easy for Africa.

1001 things we cant live without
posted by Jordan Explorer on May 8th, 2009 5:12 PM

I think it would be food, water and COMPUTERS!!!! rofl

(no subject)
posted by teucer on October 8th, 2009 8:01 PM

I dare you to use a computer. Without pressing buttons.

See?

(no subject)
posted by Ela Tesla on February 20th, 2012 7:56 AM

This tasks begs the question: In order to complete it, one cannot press buttons, but can they push buttons?

Or, for that matter, jab, stab, or punch buttons?


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