#editorial | Logs for 2016-07-30

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[02:52:57] <Bytram> Hi all!
[02:54:37] <Bytram> lemme see if I can find the comment I posted which gives some context 9shoulda done that at the start; I apologize!)
[02:56:31] <Bytram> here it is:
[02:56:32] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[02:56:35] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | On average, how many stories do you submit to Soylentnews each month?
[02:58:07] <Bytram> does that help? The idea is to get an idea of the times when something was just 'tossed over the fence' so we can edit to our heart's content.
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[15:07:15] <cmn32480> bytram - most of what we get lately is just tossed over the fence
[15:07:28] <Bytram> nod nod
[15:07:47] <cmn32480> there is an article in the queue right now from fleg that explicitly says it needs ashitton of editing (and is correct)
[15:08:00] <cmn32480> and by lately, I mean the last 12 months
[15:08:43] <Bytram> when I'm not busy editing stories or performing an occasional test, of late, I've tried to submit stories
[15:08:53] <cmn32480> the truth is that we don't change things all that much fromteh subbed articles, with only certain exceptions
[15:09:15] <Bytram> otoh, there's been a bunch of subs from someone(2) (I forget the nick) that have been pretty good all round
[15:09:24] <cmn32480> the standard gewg_ cherry picking half quotes from an article to make it support his point of view
[15:09:24] <Bytram> oh, uhhh.,
[15:09:25] <Bytram> I get what you mean
[15:09:36] <cmn32480> fork
[15:09:45] <cmn32480> fork(2)
[15:09:45] <Bytram> so, drop the idea of the pre-populated field in the submission?
[15:09:50] <Bytram> nod nod
[15:09:53] <cmn32480> i think it unnnecessary
[15:10:05] <Bytram> that's why I was asking for feedback.
[15:10:07] <Bytram> much appreciated!
[15:10:36] <cmn32480> but, it is good that you know how to do that stu8ff
[15:10:46] <cmn32480> can you make the delete reason box bigger?
[15:10:48] <Bytram> I get around, so to speak/write
[15:10:51] <Bytram> nograb
[15:11:01] <cmn32480> dirty dirty dirty
[15:11:02] <Bytram> is already coded, from what I heard, waiting
[15:11:05] <Bytram> on the site update to go forward
[15:11:20] <cmn32480> for the next site upgrade that will happen iaround christmas?
[15:11:21] <Bytram> hmmmm,
[15:11:27] <Bytram> ahhh....
[15:11:28] <Bytram> =)
[15:11:48] * cmn32480 poke tmb and pj adn tells them to get on w/ it
[15:11:49] <Bytram> I think it requires a code change to perl instead of a template.
[15:11:59] <cmn32480> ahhh
[15:12:04] <Bytram> but maybe not.... me goes to take a look
[15:12:11] <cmn32480> I'll have to trust you on that as I haven't the slightest clue
[15:12:27] <Bytram> first off, i have to find the right template
[15:12:28] <Bytram> brtb
[15:12:30] <Bytram> brb
[15:12:37] <cmn32480> don't sweat it
[15:12:49] <cmn32480> we are using the edit box as a comnposition space then pasting in
[15:12:54] <Bytram> this might make for an interesting story: http://www.cnet.com
[15:12:56] <exec> └─ 13Apple Pay notches 3 of every 4 contactless payments in US, says CEO Tim Cook - CNET
[15:12:59] <cmn32480> no need to touch it if it is already included
[15:13:37] <cmn32480> from the fighting-over-the-scraps dept.
[15:13:43] <Bytram> well, I might be able to change the template so that we can use it NOW, instead of waiting for thenew relese to be rolled out.
[15:13:55] <cmn32480> is ok
[15:13:57] <cmn32480> do'nt sweat it
[15:14:09] * Bytram notes that where he works accepts applepay, and has only seen it used twice since last october or so
[15:14:19] <cmn32480> if it is in the code, i'll continue using the work around until it gets pulled to prod
[15:14:28] <Bytram> biab
[15:57:33] <Bytram> looks like it would be in this template: previewForm;submit;default
[16:06:49] <Bytram> assuming my local copy is up-to-date, I don't see the change that should have been made for the rejectreason to become a textarea instead of an input. :/
[16:08:27] <Bytram> hmmm, I do see:
[16:08:38] <Bytram> <input type="submit" name="del_[% subid %]" value="Delete"> Reason <input type="text" name="rejectreason">
[16:08:47] <Bytram> and I think I can change that to be:
[16:08:57] <Bytram> <input type="submit" name="del_[% subid %]" value="Delete"> Reason <input type="text" size="75" name="rejectreason">
[16:09:25] <Bytram> that should give us a bit more that we can see, at least.
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[16:14:11] <Bytram> cmn32480: it's a temporary fix, but I think that should help us out a bit; take a look and let me know what you think. (when reviewing a story for submission, specified size of delete Reason text entry field to be 75 chars on the screen, but still witout a max length for length of *contents*)
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[16:51:52] <n1> Bytram,
[16:52:03] <Bytram> hiya
[16:52:31] <n1> im updating the petnet summary to include TFA link
[16:52:40] <Bytram> oh, good!
[16:53:30] <n1> exec's submission format is slightly different to Arthur so the link got lost in the process
[16:53:34] <n1> but it's in there now
[16:53:48] <Bytram> n1++ many many thanks!
[16:53:48] <Bender> karma - n1: 30
[16:54:26] <n1> how are you doing this weekend?
[16:54:33] <cmn32480> I thought I updated exec's code... I'll take a look at it if I get a chance later
[16:57:01] <Bytram> chilling for a bit before heading off to a memorial service; didn't know her that well, but she was very well respected in the community and know there will be others who are more affected -- happy to lend a shoulder when it can help.
[16:57:10] * Bytram should prolly pick up something to bring to the pot luck
[16:57:35] <Bytram> and you?
[16:57:41] <Bytram> much appreciate the stories you posted!
[16:57:58] <cmn32480> trying to get August's bill spaid adn get my expenses done while the wife and children are banised from the hsoue
[16:58:16] * cmn32480 is in quite the foul mood today...
[16:58:32] <cmn32480> dunno why... but am trying not to spread it to others
[16:58:41] <n1> is one of those days
[16:58:54] <n1> a lot of little annoyances
[16:59:00] <Bytram> I hear ya... sometimes I find it helpful to look past the immediate challenge and look forward to how good it will feel when I finally got it done.
[16:59:04] <cmn32480> yes
[16:59:13] <Bytram> cmn32480++ patience and courage
[16:59:13] <Bender> karma - cmn32480: 57
[16:59:26] <cmn32480> that's some years in the futrure when my kids move the f**k out of the hosue
[16:59:37] <n1> heh
[16:59:53] <Bytram> make 'em a 'club house' where they can go and get out from under your roof?
[16:59:59] <cmn32480> running around like a herd of elephants... waking us up by jumping on the bed...
[17:00:31] * cmn32480 has already snapped once this mornign.. and decided not to accompany the family on a park quest today in hopes of getting his temper under a bit better control
[17:00:50] <cmn32480> or I can get bean bag rounds for my shot gun
[17:01:28] <n1> i get my fill with having to deal with other people's kids
[17:01:52] <n1> some of these kids are not much younger than me...
[17:02:13] <Bytram> calendar age != emotional age, sadly
[17:02:29] <n1> indeed
[17:04:13] <cmn32480> I am also continuing the experiment of pushing the thermostat up a degree a day for a week to see if anybody notices
[17:04:27] <n1> heh
[17:04:33] <n1> nice
[17:04:36] <cmn32480> wife had it on 73
[17:04:54] <cmn32480> in the last 6 days I have moved it up 4 degrees and nobody has said a peep
[17:04:58] <cmn32480> currently at 77
[17:06:15] <cmn32480> WTF is wrong with companies who make ther websites LESS usable???
[17:06:41] <Bytram> just a hint... beware when the humidity skyrockets... the temp may be the sme, but the body's ability to have sweat evaporate and, thus, cool the body diminishes so it *feels* warmer
[17:07:05] <n1> cmn32480, try using their intuitive mobile site? ;)
[17:07:23] <cmn32480> #smake n1
[17:07:23] * MrPlow smakes n1 upside the head with a limp carrot
[17:07:31] * cmn32480 is hungry
[17:07:35] <cmn32480> #sammich
[17:07:35] * MrPlow whips up a variable speed potatoe masher sammich for cmn32480
[17:08:10] <n1> think it's going to be another evening of guitaring
[17:09:25] <Bytram> btw, while I have you both here... I tweaked the template for the story preview page... in the field where you enter the reject reason, it should now be 75 chars wide instead of the default 10(?)
[17:10:07] <Bytram> it's only on the live site; I believe there is supposed to be an update to the base code in the next release, that makes it a full text entry box, but I couldn't track that down so did a quick ad-hoc fix, instead
[17:11:52] <Bytram> okay, time for me to get a moving on my day and hit the showers... hope to stop by again later
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[17:12:04] <Bytram|away> ~gnight cmn32480
[17:12:06] * exec cromulently rubs yo mama's asscrack of Windows 10 on cmn32480
[17:12:08] <Bytram|away> ~gnight n1
[17:12:10] * exec half-heartedly twerks a tablespoon of horny hornets for n1
[17:12:19] <cmn32480> ~gnight bytram
[17:12:21] * exec diabolically cyberbullies a hashtable of pleasant hooters at bytram
[17:12:41] <cmn32480> Bytram|away wins hands down
[17:13:16] <Bytram|away> n1: I think the link was already there in the petstory; I must have meed it up when I changd the link text from 'el reg' to '<em>The Register</em>' -- my bad. glad you caught it@!
[17:13:18] <Bytram|away> teamwork++
[17:13:18] <Bender> karma - teamwork: 108
[17:13:32] <Bytram|away> hard to handle
[17:13:39] <Bytram|away> au revoir!
[17:21:12] <cmn32480> alrighty
[17:21:31] <cmn32480> first half of the months bills are paid... need to get the rest of the crap on my list done so that the wife will elave me the ehll alone
[22:29:15] <n1> cmn32480, confused me there for a moment, was just looking at my submission to make sure i didnt miss anything, look back at the queue and it vanished!
[22:29:30] <cmn32480> POOF!
[22:29:49] <cmn32480> it's that caeras in your house that allow me to do thigns like that
[22:29:58] <n1> i was all "ah shit, did i just hit delete by accident?"
[22:30:28] <n1> caeras?
[22:30:40] <n1> or are we missing an m from that
[22:31:08] <cmn32480> checkcing
[22:32:07] <cmn32480> yes
[22:32:11] <cmn32480> it seems we are missing an m
[22:32:35] <cmn32480> I shall publicly flog my keyboard adn fingers as soon as I figure out how
[22:32:41] <n1> well when you get it back, i hope you enjoy watching my naked yoga sessions
[22:33:10] <cmn32480> totally
[22:33:35] <cmn32480> they have been a big hit in the past... and I never woudl ahve guessed you to be quite that flexible
[22:33:44] <n1> but before that, im going to continue to struggle to eat my dinner... had a pizza with way too much cheese for lunch, which i couldn't really eat... now i've got thai chilli everything, so i'm sweating through dinner
[22:34:03] <cmn32480> lol
[22:34:07] <cmn32480> you ahve fun w/ it
[22:34:21] <cmn32480> my wife just got home.. so I am likely going to eat momentarily myself
[22:34:28] <n1> bread has been my saviour
[22:34:58] <n1> did she leave the kids at the park?
[22:47:43] <cmn32480> God I wish
[22:48:12] <cmn32480> they came home a few hours ago. out on bathing suites, left the one that puked here with me, and went ot a birthday party at a local pool
[22:49:08] <n1> yeah, it was a bit of wishful thinking
[22:49:27] * cmn32480 is still in a foul mood... despite the pot of coffee
[22:50:08] <n1> i'm about to crash for this evening
[22:50:41] <n1> hope you can have a relaxing one
[22:51:04] * n1 hat tip cmn32480
[22:51:24] <cmn32480> thanks n1
[22:51:26] <cmn32480> have a good night
[22:51:28] <cmn32480> et some rest
[22:51:31] <cmn32480> ~gnght n1
[22:51:35] <cmn32480> ~gnight n1
[22:51:37] * exec literally heaps a bottle of tastesicles on n1
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