#editorial | Logs for 2015-08-07

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[08:33:16] <Bytram> zz_janrinok: I see you pinged me?
[09:36:13] <Bytram> well, back to bed for me.
[09:44:14] <Bytram> oh, just had an idea!
[09:45:41] <Bytram> How about sending out an email to the editors mailing list asking one-time editors to stop back in and lend a hand? They already know what is expected for the site and are familiar with the controls for putting out a story. Even if it is only to help out with a story or two once a week, it would make a difference!
[09:55:00] <Bytram> okay, NOW I will head back to bed. Got J's stories 2nded.
[09:55:07] <Bytram> cya all latter!
[13:42:15] zz_janrinok is now known as janrinok
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[17:38:36] janrinok_afk is now known as janrinok
[18:06:45] <Bytram> janrinok!
[18:07:02] <janrinok> Bytram: !!
[18:07:29] <janrinok> how's your new computer?
[18:07:45] <Bytram> speedy!
[18:08:00] <Bytram> I just a few minutes ago hooked it up to my external monitor... SPACE!
[18:08:05] <Bytram> 1920x1200
[18:08:07] <Bytram> =)
[18:08:12] <janrinok> good to hear - everything working as you hoped?
[18:08:25] <Bytram> and, I also connected external keyboard (with 10-key keypad) and cordless mouse
[18:08:42] <Bytram> I thnk I need just one more USB port
[18:08:48] <Bytram> again
[18:08:49] <Bytram> =)
[18:08:55] <janrinok> you sound happy
[18:09:02] <Bytram> that's for sure!
[18:09:18] <Bytram> how are you doing? I saw a ping from you awhile back about a story?
[18:09:36] <janrinok> I've forgotten now .... ?
[18:10:11] <janrinok> ah yes - you posted a story right into the middle of a string of stories - I just wondered if you were trying to fast track it
[18:10:27] <Bytram> IIRC, it had to do with the story "A Superconducting Shield for Astronauts"
[18:10:35] <Bytram> no, wasn't *trying* to do that
[18:10:46] <janrinok> yeah, probably, but the content wasn't the reason for the question
[18:11:05] <Bytram> a little squished on screen real estate at the time; may have misread what was going out when.
[18:11:05] <janrinok> I suspect that you hadn't displayed your story list before posting?
[18:11:28] <Bytram> my story list?
[18:11:36] <janrinok> np, I slipped it to the next slot and it went out
[18:12:03] <janrinok> yeah, if you don't update the list of stories that is waiting to go, you can miss someone else's additions to it
[18:12:03] <Bytram> much obliged
[18:12:07] <Bytram> teamword++
[18:12:07] <Bender> karma - teamword: 1
[18:12:12] <Bytram> teamwork++
[18:12:12] <Bender> karma - teamwork: 17
[18:12:13] <janrinok> exactly
[18:12:16] <Bytram> spelling++
[18:12:16] <Bender> karma - spelling: 1
[18:12:17] <Bytram> =)
[18:12:33] <Bytram> how are you and S doing today?
[18:13:33] <janrinok> S is fine, the operation that she had a few weeks ago has now had all the dressings removed. It is healing well. I'm very tired, but start a break in about 10 days time. Going to my daughter's wedding back in the UK.
[18:14:02] <Bytram> YAY!
[18:14:26] <Bytram> dressings are useful, but quite the pain, nonetheless.
[18:14:35] <janrinok> I'll be away from here for about 2 weeks but might pop up if I find a computer lying around doing nothing....
[18:14:38] <Bytram> glad to hear it's healing
[18:15:13] <janrinok> I'm just preparing Arthur T K so that I can pass a copy to cmn32480 - he will run it while I'm away
[18:15:17] <Bytram> wouldn't surprise me in the least... do take a break and take care of yourself; we're in it for the long run and you should be, too!
[18:15:24] <Bytram> nod nod
[18:15:49] <cmn32480> You bellowed janrinok?
[18:16:26] <Bytram> cmn32480!
[18:16:27] <janrinok> no, I am merely talking about you behind your back!
[18:16:30] <janrinok> cmn32480: !!
[18:16:31] * Bytram does the happy dance
[18:16:46] <cmn32480> janrinok !!
[18:16:49] <cmn32480> Bytram !!
[18:16:50] <Bytram> I gots the external monitor hooked up and external kbd and cordless mouse
[18:16:56] <cmn32480> Nice :-)
[18:17:06] <Bytram> happy happy hoppy hoppy dance dance dance!
[18:17:29] <Bytram> also installed a couple win7 gadgets to keep an eye on things
[18:18:00] <Bytram> the old lappy is still accessible, but awkwardly so.
[18:18:10] <janrinok> ah, have you looked at linux much yet?
[18:18:14] <Bytram> I just need one more USB port.
[18:18:17] <Bytram> janrinok: not yet.
[18:18:43] <Bytram> next up is gonna be finding a good backup program that can save & restore *everything*
[18:18:56] <Bytram> well, except for the empty disk space. =)
[18:18:59] <Bytram> hmm
[18:19:21] <janrinok> for use under windows or linux?
[18:19:23] <Bytram> I still have "407,946,305,536 bytes free"
[18:19:54] <cmn32480> tee hee... whatever will you do with all that space!
[18:20:03] <janrinok> fill it with porn...
[18:20:09] <Bytram> 85.7 GB used; 379 GB Free
[18:20:20] <janrinok> see, he's started already
[18:20:33] <Bytram> wait a minute... that's twice the amount of storage in use as I had on the old lappy!
[18:20:53] <Bytram> "things expand to exceed the space provided."
[18:21:14] <Bytram> 465 GB total disk space capacity
[18:22:21] <Bytram> I'm thinking of submitting a story asking about people's experiences with backup software; especially wrt actually having done a restore and what gotchas/problems they had.
[18:22:48] <Bytram> atm, I found a story on CO2 capture that I'm writing up
[18:22:54] <janrinok> you will get a better response during the week than at weekends
[18:23:18] <Bytram> nod nod
[18:23:41] <Bytram> and I learned from my last story of that ilk that it's best that I be around to provide feedeback when it goes live.
[18:23:49] <Bytram> so, won't be going out for a while.
[18:27:08] <janrinok> lost a day or more trying to fix a win laptop, and then converting it to linux instead. Owner is V Happy
[18:27:24] <Bytram> happy owner, yay!
[18:27:29] <Bytram> which distro?
[18:27:32] <janrinok> it was a very old lappy acer aspire one
[18:27:50] <janrinok> put ubuntu mate 14.04 on it and it goes like the clappers!
[18:28:00] <Bytram> !woop
[18:28:00] <Bender> woop woop woop (\/) (;,,;) (\/)
[18:28:15] <Bytram> !uid
[18:28:15] <Bender> The current maximum UID is 5798, owned by peek
[18:28:37] <janrinok> the UIDs are not climbing as fast as they once did
[18:28:43] <Bytram> uid 5799: "a"; UID 5800: "boo!"
[18:29:04] <janrinok> lol
[18:30:29] <janrinok> brb
[18:30:35] * Bytram just updated his 'zoo' file. I occasionally run a program that iterates through UIDs and captures UID/Nick and appends them to my zoo.txt file
[18:30:41] <Bytram> kl
[18:36:19] <janrinok> is that just so that you can look them up quickly?
[18:36:51] <Bytram> partly, also gives me an ongoing fel for how quickly we are adding members...
[18:37:07] <Bytram> and also it was a fun programming puzzle.
[18:37:45] <Bytram> short of having direct access to the DB, it's something I can do to get a rough graph of nick signup over time.
[18:38:07] <janrinok> and your findings suggest what, exactly?
[18:38:19] <Bytram> speaking of which, I somehow hacked things together to get PuTTY woprking.
[18:38:28] <janrinok> well done
[18:38:36] <Bytram> signups have slowed down.
[18:38:39] <Bytram> =)
[18:39:06] <Bytram> but, if I want to find out how fast things were, a while ago, I have some data I can refer to, too.
[19:13:20] <janrinok> almost time for me to go - hope you guys have a pleasant Friday evening
[19:14:00] <Bytram> mare see! and the same to, ewe two!
[19:14:04] <Bytram> ;)
[19:14:26] <janrinok> good to see that you are maintaining your usual linguistic skills :)
[19:14:58] <Bytram> watt dew ewe mien?
[19:15:15] <janrinok> eye rest mi kase
[19:15:23] <Bytram> ROFL!
[19:15:29] <Bytram> aw, laughter is the best thing!
[19:15:38] <janrinok> not enough of it around nowadays
[19:15:39] <Bytram> have a great night!
[19:15:47] <janrinok> and you!
[19:15:47] <Bytram> Pbbbbbtht
[19:16:24] <janrinok> cmn32480: look after Bytram for me - he is definitely lappy-happy
[19:16:35] <Bytram> =)
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[19:21:04] <cmn32480> yeah.... I'll keep an eye on him. been minimized all day unless somebody pages me
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[23:11:21] <takyon> http://betanews.com
[23:11:24] <exec> └─ 13Now you can open PDFs directly in Firefox
[23:11:37] <takyon> it looks like that code is probably in there so I'll nuke that bit
[23:11:45] <takyon> actually let me look at the pale moon changelog first
[23:12:02] <takyon> 25.6.0 (2015-07-27)
[23:12:41] <takyon> ok removed
[23:12:53] <takyon> I think I will remove "breaking news"
[23:13:14] <GungnirSniper> Thanks!
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