Testimonials – Decision-Making

Testimonials tagged with Decision-Making:

Pseudo-Character Creation

Sometimes I find myself creating long lists of characters (not completely original, but based off of a certain video game), but I'm not actually creative enough to come up with attributes for them. Random.org has proven itself useful in many things—I use the website for generating birthdays, names, etc. From there, I can then easily imagine the more complicated things such as their personality, background, and appearance; things that would be much harder to do if I didn't have that initial platform to base them on.

I've also found many other uses for this website regarding generating random numbers and letters (such as for creating passwords or just making decisions). Thank you for this service.

—Katherine L.

Randomizing Miscellaneous Choices

We’ve known about Random.org for years, and need to thank you for creating an incredible set of resources. We’ve heard great reviews from math professors, and now we understand why. The ability to quickly randomize any set of choices and generate a new list has come in handy for everything from making office life more engaging, to building new sequences for unordered tasks. Thank you again for all you do.

—The team at Metapress

Audiophile and Other Uses

We found Random.org through audiophile channels but have found so many other uses. We've turned hedge fund managers on to some of the tools. We've sent our staff acoustician the ‘white noise’ files which he seemingly uses. On a more simplistic level, we are using the random number generator to settle small bets in the office.

—Jerry Del Colliano, Home Theater Review

Choosing the Right Number of Wolves

I have never been a very decisive person especially when it came to the more important decisions in life. Just recently I was shopping an online retailer in hopes of finding a wolf shirt, and ran into a decision making dilemma. You see, I am a huge fan of wolf shirts for the obvious reason that they speak volumes about a person from a single glance, personality (lone wolf), social habits (enjoys the night life), special talents (casting/bow staff handling). Said shirts, however, have a variable number of wolves howling at the moon, and I was not about to commit the major fashion faux pas of donning the wrong number this late in my 30's.

My first thought was to graph the number of wolves vs my percieved irresistibility but that ended up with a 2-way tie between 4 and 5 wolves. Neither my mother (who has always said that I am fairly handsome) nor my WOW guild were able to provide a convincing argument one way or the other, but I lucked out, and stumbled across your website which guaranteed me unparalleled randomness for breaking these kinds of deadlocks.

With a click the decision was made and at that point I took a deep breath of musty basement and literally jumped for joy at the new prospects that lay ahead of me in my life rattling my cat elf-fire. To make a long story short your site enabled me to buy the optimal wolf shirt, and my social life has blossomed ever since.

—Jack Hughes

Choosing Lunch Venue

Thank you for Random.org. I use it for several of the reasons other people mention. My favorite use, however, is deciding where my work colleagues and I will go to lunch every Thursday. We tried voting, but we were unhappy with the results—someone would end up disappointed that their choice wasn't picked. So, now we put all of our choices into the ‘list randomizer’ and generate a list that we visit in order. It works great!

—Doug Fessler, Ellensburg, Washington, USA

Selection of CDs for use in Car

Dear Sir,

Came across your web site some time ago when I was dithering over what CDs to put in my 12-CD cassette in my car. In those days I had in excess of 500 CDs, and could never make up my mind which ones to listen to. I was tending to put just my favourites in week after week. I googled ‘Random Number,’ and your site was the result. I have now well over 700 CDs and religously put in the CDs that the number generator commands.

Thanks for the service.

—Malcolm Lashbrook

Making Life Decisions

I have found the most fantastic use of your random number generator.

I use the first few lines of a 100 number sequence divided into five columns to predict future events in my life as far in the future as 6–8 months; for example, whether or not I should I should change careers (yes) or wait for a pay raise in my old job (no), whether or not I should change the engine belts in my car (no) or wait until September to do it (yes), whether or not I should ask my old girlfriend to marry me (no), whether or not I should ask the divorced lady who lives on my street to marry me (yes), if we should elope and get married in Las Vegas (yes), whether or not I should liquidate my 401(k) (yes) and invest in commodities options (accuracy = about 91%), whether or not I should refinance my house and accept fairly high refinancing fees (yes), and which religion is the correct faith (Catholicism scored the highest).

I'm looking at some really interestin numerological prophesies right now; for example, the Arizona Diamondbacks will win the pennant but lose in the World Series next October; unfortunately my mother and father are not going to leave me anything in their will when they pass on (they are going to live at least another ten years each anyway), and I am going to be reacquanited with a long lost friend in the next three weeks.

This is really great! Being able to predict the future using your random number generator has really helped me and my family make our most important decisions in life.

—David Hilton

Random Selection of Entertainment

I have many movie and sound files stored on my computer, in either groups (folders) or stand alone, and I have trouble deciding which to listen to or watch. Because a random function on a media player doesn't randomly select groups of songs or movies, I decided to find an alternative. Using a random integer generator, I can arbitrarily pick them at random. I use the site daily. Thanks.

—Marcus Stidham

Chore Selection

I stoppped on your web site to look for a random number to help me decide which chores to do first. That led me to your personal webpage. I admire your work and generosity very much!

—Vicky Barrio

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