#editorial | Logs for 2015-08-19

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[02:35:38] <Bytram> cmn32480: just 2nded the stories you pushed out... didn't see anything major at all! well done!
[02:35:40] <cmn32480> wow... people have been knocking the shit out of the sub queue lately.
[02:35:47] <Bytram> YAY!
[02:35:48] <cmn32480> EXCELLENT!
[02:35:52] <cmn32480> thanks Bytram
[02:35:57] <Bytram> hth!
[02:36:01] <cmn32480> haven't needed to run Arthur in a couple days
[02:36:10] <cmn32480> that's a good thing
[02:36:35] <cmn32480> and this new guy "patella.whack" is tossing in like p666
[02:36:56] <Bytram> for a while there, with a sudden surge of stories from 'patella whack', I thought that was the nom-de-plume(sp?) of your version of arthur!
[02:37:17] <cmn32480> nope. I will not change the name, nor take credit
[02:37:27] <Bytram> then I realized that arthur quote the WHOLE story, so that could not be it.
[02:37:40] <cmn32480> if using jan's code, I will name the stories Arthur T Knackerbracket
[02:37:56] <Bytram> so, if both you and J run arthur at the same time, how will we know which one contributed the story?
[02:38:08] <cmn32480> you won't
[02:38:16] <cmn32480> we log out and submit anon
[02:38:37] <cmn32480> his version has an auto submit feature... mine is all copy paste
[02:38:38] <Bytram> maybe you could name your submissions 'Arthur C Knackerbracket'
[02:38:46] <cmn32480> nope. all his code
[02:38:52] <Bytram> note the 'C' as the middle initial.
[02:38:54] <cmn32480> I'm jsut running it in his absence
[02:39:10] <cmn32480> I saw it'
[02:39:32] <cmn32480> but I am not looking to create any type of division or look for credit
[02:39:37] <cmn32480> this is a teamwork thing
[02:39:44] <cmn32480> he is out of pocket for a couple weeks
[02:40:00] <Bytram> the point is that YOU may know which is which, but as an editor, if I have a question about a submission from arthur, it would benice to know which one of you I should be talking to!
[02:40:16] <cmn32480> we are handling what he woudl normally do, and that includes arthur
[02:40:25] <cmn32480> the output is the same
[02:40:40] <cmn32480> whole story w/ links, and the header
[02:40:47] <Bytram> I suppose in some respects it's a moot point.
[02:40:56] <cmn32480> in my eyes it is, yes
[02:41:13] <Bytram> IIRC, it's the entire article, anyway, right?
[02:41:21] <cmn32480> nod nod
[02:41:21] <Bytram> not much more to add to that, I suppose!
[02:41:29] <cmn32480> correct
[02:41:44] <cmn32480> we need to cut it down, and credit it, but not much beyond that
[02:41:53] <Bytram> and if I should encounter anything strange in a submission, I should report it to J so he can straighten out his code.
[02:41:57] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:42:00] <cmn32480> nod nod
[02:42:17] <Bytram> btw, I learned a little trick.
[02:42:26] <cmn32480> once he is back, it will be pretty infrequent that I will run w/ Arthur, unless the queue is getting dry after he goes to bed
[02:42:33] <cmn32480> oooo... I like tricks
[02:42:36] <cmn32480> card trick?
[02:42:39] <cmn32480> magic trick?
[02:42:45] <cmn32480> trick pony?
[02:42:49] <cmn32480> OMG PONIES!!!!
[02:43:00] <cmn32480> trick thumb?
[02:43:05] <cmn32480> tom thumb?
[02:43:08] <cmn32480> thumbelina?
[02:43:10] <Bytram> when I'm done editing a story, if I click on the 'stories' choice in the admin bar, it clears the indication that I was still working in that story.
[02:43:21] <cmn32480> ahhhhhh
[02:43:23] <cmn32480> interesting
[02:43:29] <cmn32480> I shall make use of that
[02:43:37] <cmn32480> and we ought to spread it to the rest of the eds
[02:44:21] <cmn32480> interesting
[02:44:22] <Bytram> one would think that clicking 'update' or 'save' should do it, but apparently not; clicking the 'stories' item is a hard indicator to the system that I'm looking to do something else; i.e. that I am done editing that story.
[02:44:25] <cmn32480> very cool
[02:44:36] <Bytram> at least that is what I have observed so far; would appreciate independent confirmation
[02:44:51] <cmn32480> checking now.
[02:44:54] <cmn32480> hold 1
[02:45:32] <cmn32480> please confirm that you see me in Xbox 1080p story from Patella.whack
[02:45:48] * Bytram goes to main page
[02:46:07] * Bytram hits refresh
[02:46:36] * Bytram sees the following three entries:
[02:46:36] <Bytram> martyb - / A Successful Strategy to Get College Students Thinking Critically
[02:46:37] <Bytram> cmn32480 15s / Previously “Hidden” 1080p Xbox Streaming Officially Launches Today on Windows 10
[02:46:37] <Bytram> takyon 27m / Brain in a box.
[02:46:42] <cmn32480> excellent
[02:46:45] <takyon> sup
[02:46:49] <takyon> just wanted to read it
[02:47:00] <Bytram> np; conducting an experiment
[02:47:02] <takyon> can't wait for brains in boxes
[02:47:21] <Bytram> would make a great breakfast treat!
[02:47:22] <cmn32480> have clicked to "Stories"
[02:47:33] * Bytram reloads main page
[02:47:43] <cmn32480> my system still shows me in it
[02:47:58] <cmn32480> ctrl F5
[02:48:01] <cmn32480> still shows
[02:48:01] * Bytram hits F5
[02:48:03] <Bytram> no joy
[02:48:09] <Bytram> hmm
[02:48:10] <cmn32480> it was a good theory
[02:48:21] <Bytram> did you save/update the story?
[02:48:32] <cmn32480> no
[02:48:45] <Bytram> no? maybe it's a two-pronged thing?
[02:48:49] <cmn32480> got in... previewed... backed out
[02:49:12] <cmn32480> close reopen browser.... no effect
[02:49:19] <Bytram> trry clicking submissipons in the admin bar
[02:49:27] <cmn32480> tried. no dice
[02:49:31] <Bytram> hmm
[02:49:40] <cmn32480> let me edit the story. then try
[02:49:44] <cmn32480> hold 1
[02:49:56] <Bytram> ok, open the story, add a word, preview, remove word, save
[02:52:13] <cmn32480> done
[02:52:17] <Bytram> cmn32480: I see that you are now in the previously "hidden" xbox story
[02:52:23] <cmn32480> it was actually a good summary needing akmost no changes
[02:52:32] <Bytram> now it shows 40s
[02:52:46] <Bytram> 53s
[02:52:47] <cmn32480> saved. posted. Ctrl F5
[02:52:52] * Bytram tries ctrl+F5
[02:52:57] <cmn32480> no change
[02:53:21] <Bytram> yup, still shows you there.
[02:53:30] <cmn32480> it was a googd theory
[02:53:43] <cmn32480> but no joy
[02:53:54] <Bytram> but, it shows that I have '-' for time duration in a story: "martyb - / A Successful Strategy to Get College Students Thinking Critically"
[02:53:55] <cmn32480> perhaps a question we can pose to a dev at some point
[02:54:06] <cmn32480> 18min
[02:54:20] <Bytram> HUH?
[02:54:27] <Bytram> I see '-'
[02:54:31] <cmn32480> for YOU, it will show the story it thinks you are in with a -
[02:54:40] <cmn32480> for ME, it shows 18 min
[02:54:43] <Bytram> oh. :(
[02:54:52] <Bytram> so what is it shouing for you?
[02:55:16] <cmn32480> martyb 18m / A Successful Strategy to Get College Students Thinking Critically
[02:55:16] <cmn32480> cmn32480 - / Previously Hidden 1080p Xbox Streaming Officially Launches Today on Windows 10
[02:55:17] <Bytram> I see:
[02:55:49] <Bytram> .....
[02:55:49] <Bytram> martyb - / A Successful Strategy to Get College Students Thinking Critically
[02:55:49] <Bytram> cmn32480 3m / Previously “Hidden” 1080p Xbox Streaming Officially Launches Today on Windows 10
[02:55:49] <Bytram> .....
[02:56:16] <Bytram> oh well, so much for THAT theory!
[02:56:23] <cmn32480> FLUSH!
[02:56:38] <Bytram> ROYALly!
[02:56:51] <cmn32480> coudl be worse
[02:56:56] <cmn32480> coudl ahve been a full house
[02:57:09] <Bytram> ** chuckle ** !!!
[02:57:09] <cmn32480> then how woudl you feed all those people??
[02:57:20] <cmn32480> and I be tthat much conversationw oudl get annoying
[02:57:25] <Bytram> call takeout and then leave?
[02:57:32] <Bytram> yuppers!
[02:57:37] <Bytram> and with that, it's time for me to get some zzzzzzzz
[02:57:43] <cmn32480> me too shortly
[02:57:44] <Bytram> and, I suspect, for you, too!
[02:57:56] <cmn32480> gonna try to put in one or tow more to buy us some time in the AM.
[02:58:15] <cmn32480> if the summary's are good, it shoudl n't be a problem.
[02:58:24] <cmn32480> to stack the queue through tomorrow eveing
[02:58:34] <cmn32480> <crossed fingers>
[02:58:42] <cmn32480> and hopefully my typing improves!
[02:58:43] <Bytram> I'm taking the female libido pill story
[02:59:00] <cmn32480> odd.... I read that statement without the "story" on the end
[02:59:06] <cmn32480> and I was VERY confused
[02:59:26] * Bytram coughs and tries to lower his voice
[03:00:06] * cmn32480 suspects it is cracking liek a 13 year old boy
[03:00:36] <Bytram> twas a time that I was in music class and could sing higher than the sopranos
[03:00:47] <cmn32480> not I. ever
[03:00:50] <Bytram> now, in the morning, I sound morelike barry white
[03:01:02] <Bytram> =)
[03:01:11] <cmn32480> since about the 4th grade I have been a tenor or below. Then I stopped being able to carry a tune in a bucket
[03:01:18] <cmn32480> dead?
[03:02:08] <Bytram> that would be pretty deep, I suppose.
[03:02:20] <cmn32480> but VERY soft
[03:02:38] <Bytram> women would be dying to hear me sing?
[03:02:48] <cmn32480> <>groan>
[03:02:57] <cmn32480> lol.. but <groan?
[03:02:58] <Bytram> YAY!
[03:03:53] <Bytram> that puts another story in the can
[03:04:11] <cmn32480> hopefully we don't flush the ones that are already in the can
[03:05:21] <Bytram> that would stink
[03:05:31] <cmn32480> shitty almost
[03:05:50] <Bytram> don't worry, though; it will pass
[03:07:10] <Bytram> looks like we have stories ready for the next 13 hours; and then at least another 90 min buffer after that before a story would otherwise normaly come out.
[03:07:30] <cmn32480> yup
[03:07:34] <cmn32480> go to bed Bytram
[03:07:40] <cmn32480> I'm still pushing some stuff
[03:08:10] <cmn32480> all us eds will make Jan proud that we were able to kepe the lights on while he was gone. :-)
[03:08:14] <Bytram> <voice age="child">so why can YOU stay up late and I can't?!!?</voice>
[03:08:30] <cmn32480> _I_ don't have to work tomorrow
[03:08:59] <Bytram> would be a neat prank if we could rig things so that when he looked at the story queue, *HE* would see nothing there, but the rest of us would see the real thing
[03:09:08] <Bytram> point taken.
[03:09:18] <Bytram> g'night 'dad' =)
[03:09:31] <Bytram> though I'm prolly old enough to be YOUR dad!
[03:09:33] <cmn32480> Somebody has to look out for your well being!
[03:09:38] <cmn32480> likely
[03:09:46] <Bytram> what? I've only been up wince 0530!
[03:09:48] <cmn32480> but wisdom comes in all ages
[03:09:51] <Bytram> s/wince/since/
[03:10:00] <cmn32480> no.. I wince at 0530
[03:10:05] <Bytram> you sure got THAT right!
[03:10:10] <cmn32480> :-)
[03:10:16] <cmn32480> night Bytram
[03:10:22] <Bytram> g'night
[18:55:51] <cmn32480> golly... the sub queue keep staying full... how excellent is that? I shall have a beer in celebration!
[20:07:56] * CoolHand passes cmn32480 a nice Porter...
[20:29:43] <cmn32480> Coolhand... you are well over an hour late... I am several beers deep at this point. :-)
[20:29:52] <cmn32480> now I am taking the kids to the pool. God help me