#editorial | Logs for 2014-10-23

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[13:11:33] <nick> afternoon
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[13:13:50] <Blackmoore> mornin
[13:14:15] <nick> how goes
[13:15:40] <Blackmoore> just getting in to the cubicle
[13:16:02] <Blackmoore> looks like i got steaming pile infront of me to work on today
[13:17:31] <nick> steaming pile is no doubt a very good way to put it
[13:22:29] <Blackmoore> just gonna have to shovel this. I'll be lurking
[13:42:57] <azrael> howdy
[13:51:20] <nick> hey azrael
[14:39:18] <azrael> yo nick
[15:01:31] <nick> how goes things
[15:02:41] <nick> ¬_¬ @ 'cpu/mobo/ram upgrade for $250' and the first suggestion being a $300+ CPU.
[15:02:49] <azrael> going ok, bumbling along at work watching the clock
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[15:03:01] <azrael> nick: how're you?
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[15:04:23] <nick> i'm not complaining, i feel the best i have for probably the last 3 weeks
[15:04:32] <nick> i actually managed to sleep some, so that was nice
[15:04:37] <nick> g'day Bytram
[15:04:44] <Bytram> g'day!
[15:04:55] <Bytram> just saw that you slept well... YAY!
[15:05:15] <Bytram> azrael: g'mornin to ya!
[15:06:03] <Bytram> I wonder if the servers got bounced since last night? I had to login again on both production and development this AM
[15:06:44] <nick> Bytram, havn't had that problem myself.
[15:08:32] <Bytram> hrm. strange.
[15:08:43] <Bytram> maybe cause I also go online with my phone? I dunno.
[15:09:01] <azrael> Bytram: yoyo
[15:14:02] <Bytram> ho ho ho?
[15:16:24] <nick> time for lunch
[15:16:40] <nick> and by lunch i mean a pot noodle :/
[15:17:08] <nick> and by pot noodle i mean a lidl 'speedy noodle'
[15:17:09] <nick> :/
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[15:52:42] <Blackmoore> ok, useless meeting #1 is done, pile of steaming shit reduced to not so large a pile.. let's get dangerous :P
[15:54:09] <Bytram> 💩
[15:58:57] * nick wonders if he can turn his laptop on to do some work without getting distracted by games
[16:00:32] <Blackmoore> is it me or is the page http://theconversation.com missing formatting?
[16:00:33] <NetCraft> ^ 03The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.
[16:03:29] <nick> not sure about that, but it looks horrible
[16:04:33] <Blackmoore> how do i save my editing but not throw it into the list for approval? this isnt ready for prime time.
[16:05:02] <nick> you can only do it by updating it, just set it not to display
[16:05:09] <Bytram> Blackmoore: I wish I knew! I've run into that a couple times...
[16:05:53] <nick> i've tried doing it in the submission preview but it doesn't work, it's not just an option as far as i can see
[16:05:53] <Bytram> that's about the best I could think of, too. it'll sit in the story queue, but won't actually go out. just be sure to set the time far enough in the future that it doesn not fall off the bottom of the story list.
[16:06:07] <nick> yup
[16:07:43] <Bytram> I saw something a few days ago that led me to believe there might be a way to do it, but I can't remember what it was, now.
[16:08:55] <nick> when you first view the submission, there's an update button in the preview
[16:09:01] <nick> but i'm not sure what it actually does
[16:09:58] <nick> it's near the a dropdown menu which has 'back' 'hold' and 'quik' options
[16:10:12] <nick> and a blank field for text, which im also not sure what it does
[16:10:44] <nick> the blank field for text has the comment (if there is one) which only we can see in the submissions queue
[16:13:14] <nick> i think that 'update' button only does that field and the dropdowns, not the actual submission, which is why it didnt work when i tried to save an unfinished submission that way
[16:17:03] <Bytram> *that* was the thing I was thinking of, and I came to the same conclusion that you did. didn't really suit the purpose at hand. :(
[16:17:38] <Bytram> !uid
[16:17:38] <Bender> The current maximum UID is 4818, owned by dracovyrn
[16:17:56] <nick> any ideas what the 'back' 'hold' and 'quik' options actually mean/do?
[16:18:23] <Bytram> not sure, sorry.
[16:18:33] <Bytram> ISTR there's a doc on the wiki that might help.
[16:18:56] <Bytram> let me see if I can find it... I think it's linked off the Editorial page???
[16:19:16] <Bytram> nick: try this page: http://sylnt.us
[16:19:17] <NetCraft> ^ 04Wiki: 03Editing Process ( http://wiki.soylentnews.org )
[16:20:52] <nick> "A drop-down list that allows a submission to be tagged as Back, Hold or Quik. [TODO Find out what they each mean/do] "
[16:20:54] <nick> heheh
[16:21:13] <Bytram> lol. Do you feel lucky, punk?
[16:23:00] <nick> remember, if it breaks... it's your fault ;)
[16:23:37] <Bytram> better for me to find where it was broken, on dev, than for us to run into it on production. right?
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[16:29:35] <Bytram> seems to affect what you see on the Submissions Admin page depending on what you select in the "Classification" drop down list.
[16:30:52] <Bytram> but, text that I added into the Intro Copy field seems to have been lost.
[16:30:56] <Bytram> trying again.
[16:33:12] <Blackmoore> meh. just dropping that for now. I'll get back to it later.
[16:34:12] <Bytram> some quick tests seems to confirm that once it has been previewed, there's no way to put the genie back in the bottle.
[16:34:46] <Bytram> If you must, you can leave it unchanged by just closing the page. otherwise, need to save it and mark it to NOT display.
[16:34:54] <Bytram> best I can figure out at the moment.
[17:11:00] <Blackmoore> well, that's curious, but considering when it was written i dont expect they kept a lot in the docket.
[17:19:27] <Bytram> Blackmoore: that makes sense. It could also be something that was left over from an earlier instantiation of the slashcode that has since become deprecated but the UI was not updated to reflect it. I don't know.
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[17:31:05] <Blackmoore> anyway it might be something to add (at a much later date) along with a place to put comments to show why it wasnt either approved or ditched.
[17:32:55] <Bytram> Blackmoore: excellent idea!
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[18:25:10] <Bytram> http://dx.doi.org
[18:25:14] <NetCraft> ^ 03Paleotsunami evidence on Kauai and numerical modeling of a great Aleutian tsunami - Butler - 2014 - Geophysical Resea... ( http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com )
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[18:50:01] <nick> Any eds got a minute to check over the FTDI driver story?
[18:50:28] <Bytram> yupo.. give me a couple minutes. am in middle of somehting atm
[18:50:43] <nick> no worries, it's not going live for an hour
[18:51:01] <nick> as much as i liked the rainbow of colours, it annoys me after a while ;)
[18:51:46] <Bytram> rainbow?
[18:52:27] <nick> the green/yellow/red
[18:53:02] <Bytram> oh! *THAT*!!
[18:53:03] <Bytram> yup.
[19:02:37] <Bytram> nick: ok, made a few adjustments and added a link to wikipedia to explain what FTDI *is*
[19:02:43] <Bytram> o/w looked good!
[19:02:57] <nick> cool, thanks :D
[19:04:07] <Bytram> np; hth!
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