#editorial | Logs for 2017-03-08

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[00:27:32] <Fnord666> cmn32480 you around?
[00:41:00] -!- charon_ [charon_!~0c0959f3@Soylent/Staff/Editor/charon] has joined #editorial
[00:41:00] -!- mode/#editorial [+v charon_] by Hephaestus
[00:41:09] <charon_> hiyo editorial
[00:48:09] <Fnord666> howdy charon_
[00:48:23] <charon_> Fnord666!
[00:48:35] <charon_> que pasa?
[00:48:54] <Fnord666> de nada. e tu?
[00:49:35] <charon_> estoy bien.
[00:49:44] <charon_> i am being a carpenter
[00:49:56] <charon_> or, rather, pretending to be
[00:50:29] <Fnord666> in what way?
[00:51:04] <charon_> my boss told me to build a box on wheels to use as a mobile display
[00:51:53] <charon_> so i grabbed some power tools and got to work.
[00:52:09] <charon_> it is bad that the whole store just exploded?
[00:52:11] <Fnord666> sounds pretty vague and ripe for fun
[00:52:30] <Fnord666> stores shouldn't do explodey things
[00:52:41] <charon_> huh, i was thinking that too
[00:53:08] <Fnord666> your doing?
[00:53:43] <Fnord666> or did someone drop an acetylene tank
[00:53:47] <charon_> ummm... ask me no questions and i'll tell you no lies
[00:53:57] <Fnord666> i know nothing
[00:54:56] <charon_> really the hardest part was selecting plywood. didn't want to spend too much, but most of the stuff my store sells is crap
[00:55:11] <Fnord666> good to know. note to self....
[00:55:41] <charon_> serious note: there are colored stripes on the edges. more stripes = better
[00:55:49] <Fnord666> you think they'd get upset if you use all the marine grade stuff?
[00:56:06] <charon_> i suggested that to my boss and he forbid me to get marine grade
[00:56:11] <Fnord666> :)
[00:56:41] <Fnord666> but it needs to look good to reflect well on the store in the eyes of the customers.
[00:56:57] <charon_> i can imagine his boss... you spent $300 on that display?!?!
[00:57:37] <Fnord666> That's not just a mobile display but a reflection upon the quality of the company as a whole!
[00:58:16] <Fnord666> and no boss, technically you spent $300 on that display.
[00:59:04] <Fnord666> They don't let me talk to customers...
[00:59:20] <charon_> hahahah
[00:59:55] <charon_> cmon boss, i just need to finish the french polish
[01:00:47] <Fnord666> It really brings out the grain in the plywood
[01:02:05] <charon_> wonder if i can finish in an hour or if i should put it aside and finish tomorrow
[01:02:18] <charon_> inertia building...
[01:04:02] <Fnord666> is that in the physics department?
[01:04:17] <Fnord666> next to the thermodynamics building?
[01:06:07] <Fnord666> is wednesday typically a busy day or a slow day?
[01:11:31] <charon_> wednesday at this time of year is usually slow
[01:12:19] <charon_> weekdays mostly are. but like all retail, nothing is 100%. sometimes at random 5 people will come in at once
[01:12:31] <Fnord666> true
[01:17:20] <charon_> there's one pain in the ass part, and one simple part left... but every minute i am typing is another minute to not finish... hmmmmm
[01:24:04] <paulej72> Fnord666:
[01:24:17] <paulej72> did you see my message aout
[01:24:20] <paulej72> Manually create a few device nodes manually
[01:24:32] <paulej72> line in NCommander's story
[01:24:50] <Fnord666> I did not.
[01:25:31] <paulej72> it's in the bullet list
[01:26:18] <Fnord666> I see that
[01:27:20] <Fnord666> noted.
[01:30:25] <Fnord666> thank you
[01:44:08] <charon_> have i mentioned that i think AthanasiusKircher is our best and most thoughtful poster?
[01:44:45] <Fnord666> I don't recall you mentioning that. Must have missed it.
[01:45:21] <charon_> maybe i said it to someone else
[01:45:53] <Fnord666> maybe
[01:46:30] <charon_> anyway, he is
[01:49:15] <Fnord666> that's a heck of a post
[01:50:59] <charon_> all of his subs are like that. really written, not just c/p
[01:52:23] <Fnord666> I recall that now.
[01:56:17] <Fnord666> for some reason I was thinking of a similar nick and was wondering where the sarcasm tag was.
[01:58:39] <charon_> aristarchus?
[01:59:20] <charon_> now he drives me nuts
[01:59:44] <charon_> and he posts AC so much i have his ip hash memorized
[02:00:26] <charon_> this is a shitpost, is it 1bb1f? yes it is
[02:04:45] <Fnord666> that's the one
[02:11:07] <charon_> ok, leaving work. be back in a while
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[02:37:32] <cmn32480> wassup Fnord666
[02:37:58] <paulej72> heyya cmn32480
[02:38:12] <cmn32480> heya paulej72
[02:38:19] <cmn32480> how's things looking?
[02:38:25] <cmn32480> you guys still squashing bugs?
[02:39:49] <paulej72> well I am fixing some UI issues. Did not feel like fixing other issues tonigth
[02:40:00] <cmn32480> can't say I blame you
[02:40:47] <cmn32480> you want that I should poke the changes mentioned in #soylent w/ a sharp stick?
[02:41:08] <paulej72> if you have time,
[02:41:28] <cmn32480> shame.. I rather liked the chevrons
[02:42:04] * cmn32480 starts reading with "No Comments" enabled
[02:42:06] <paulej72> I think they caused the brain to explode
[02:42:35] <paulej72> plus and minus less anbiguous
[02:42:57] <cmn32480> I think a chunk of that was people resistent to change
[02:43:13] <cmn32480> is this all CSS based?
[02:43:19] <paulej72> yes
[02:43:34] <cmn32480> just wondering if I need to kill JS for the site to test
[02:43:36] <cmn32480> excellent
[02:43:46] <cmn32480> no need to kill JS
[02:43:55] <cmn32480> for one of the few sites I allow it on...
[02:44:19] <paulej72> need to add one change for comments that the tree is collapsed
[02:44:49] <paulej72> but I need to create a proper var to test that with.
[02:45:06] <cmn32480> when I hover over the collapsed comment title, it get the "you can click here" pointer...
[02:45:06] <paulej72> its a bit ambiguous
[02:45:11] <cmn32480> but I click and nothing happens
[02:45:43] <paulej72> was it a collapsed treee?
[02:45:48] <cmn32480> yes
[02:46:08] <cmn32480> single comment expands in that instance
[02:46:11] <cmn32480> tree does not
[02:46:25] <paulej72> that contol only work on the commnet, but I will make it work with te collapsed tree
[02:46:58] <cmn32480> I think that woudl be better, yes
[02:47:22] <cmn32480> but that is coming froma guy who reads at -1 and has never really used the collapse comments function
[02:49:42] <Fnord666> hey cmn32480
[02:50:09] <cmn32480> you pinged earlier Fnord666?
[02:50:50] <Fnord666> I did. just a quick question about getting html to embed inline in a story and how to do that
[02:51:12] <cmn32480> copy pasta?
[02:51:40] <Fnord666> there was a line in a story blah blah "</head>" blah blah
[02:52:07] <Fnord666> but the </head> would get stripped and I wasn't sure how to keep it in the story.
[02:52:08] * cmn32480 could you some blah blah <head> slurp slurp</head>
[02:52:40] <Fnord666> :)
[02:53:19] <Fnord666> apparently a hacker has "</head> <body>" tattooed on the nape of his neck
[02:53:24] <cmn32480> afaik we only support certain html tags, but I don't know which ones
[02:53:26] <charon> use &lt; and &gt;?
[02:54:16] <Fnord666> I thought I tried that
[02:54:17] <charon> also, there should be a dotted line betweeen saying "cut here"
[02:55:01] <Fnord666> nice!
[02:55:13] <Fnord666> On his nape are the words “</head>” and “<body>” stacked atop each other, dark riffs on coding.
[02:55:26] <Fnord666> dark riffs on coding?
[02:55:29] <Fnord666> really?
[02:55:41] <charon> magic spells
[02:56:31] * Bytram hobbles over, plops into a comfy chair, and waves hello to everyone as he scrolls back to see what he missed.
[02:56:51] <charon> hiyo Bytram
[02:57:29] <Bytram> charon: hi there!
[02:57:45] <Fnord666> howdy Bytram!
[02:58:07] <Bytram> seeing you reminded me of the mug we found with admin-to-user messaging... wonder if that got into the latest site status story?
[02:58:11] <Fnord666> charon - that worked. thanks.
[02:58:11] <Bytram> Fnord666: greetings!
[02:58:42] * Bytram tries to remember which channel we discussed that in... I *think* it was thiis one.
[02:58:46] <charon> Bytram: i almost wonder if it's always been like that and no one noticed?
[02:59:20] <charon> some of it was by PM
[03:01:24] <Bytram> checkbox view of messages, right-click a message & open in new tab, see first line of admin-to-user message 'garbled'... does that sound about right?
[03:01:57] <charon> yarp
[03:02:07] <Bytram> noice!
[03:06:07] * Bytram is writing up a comment with a description of the bug right now.
[03:31:50] <paulej72> cmn32480: fix deployed for collapsed comment
[03:32:01] <Bytram> paulej72: YAY!
[03:32:04] <cmn32480> checking it out
[03:32:05] <Bytram> !woop
[03:32:06] <Bender> woop woop woop (\/) (;,,;) (\/)
[03:32:16] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[03:32:19] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | Outstanding Issues
[03:32:52] <Bytram> ^^^ link to just-posted new bug report wrt admin-to-user messaging.
[03:32:57] <paulej72> Bytram: thsi is for making comment title work as the buttons
[03:33:05] <cmn32480> well done PJ
[03:33:37] <Bytram> paulej72: okay... /me goes to give it a spin... deployed on prod, right?
[03:33:51] <paulej72> no on dev
[03:34:15] <cmn32480> works as described paulej72
[03:34:20] <Bytram> oh! good that I asked... what comment mode do I need to use? flat, tng, or tos?
[03:34:46] * Bytram opens PJs playground =)
[03:35:14] <cmn32480> bytram... collapse works on all of them
[03:35:18] <paulej72> tos would be best as you can test all three modes
[03:35:18] * Bytram is using Thread-TNG with breakstrough==2
[03:35:43] <paulej72> plus I have TMB's pst setup with some low scored commnets
[03:35:54] <paulej72> plus a spam mod
[03:35:59] * cmn32480 has checked function on TOS and TNG, at -1
[03:36:41] <Bytram> so, IIUC, clicking the comment title functions as if the user clicked the "-" or "+" icon?
[03:37:06] <cmn32480> correct
[03:37:17] <paulej72> yes, unless the comment tree is collapsed and then it will unclooaspe the tree
[03:37:21] <cmn32480> when collappsed the title will uncollapse
[03:37:45] <cmn32480> and when uncollapsed, it will collapse the single comment
[03:38:12] <Bytram> Wow!
[03:38:58] <Bytram> I jusyt tried going back and forth between clicking Icons and Title text, exapanding/collapsing nested and solo comments and all exp/coll state was maintained throughout!
[03:39:01] <Bytram> paulej72++
[03:39:01] <Bender> karma - paulej72: 11
[03:41:44] <paulej72> new badges have been moved to the right. buttons are bigger
[03:41:58] <Bytram> nod nod!
[03:42:23] <Bytram> has anyone tried this on their mobile phone or tablet?
[03:42:53] <paulej72> no not yet
[03:43:07] <paulej72> just got it all up
[03:45:10] <Bytram> is looking good sofar, but beware that viewing my OWN comments displays a different score than what I see as some other user (e.g. AC)
[03:47:01] <Bytram> have encountered no issues yet...
[03:47:03] <Bytram> !woop
[03:47:03] <Bender> woop woop woop (\/) (;,,;) (\/)
[03:48:32] <Bytram> the icons look larger on my main box but look like they were presented with <sup>+</sup> on my mobile.
[03:48:59] <Bytram> but clickingh comment title makes the small icon sizes much much less of an issue
[03:51:48] <Bytram> http://go.theregister.com
[03:51:50] <exec> └─ 13Ohi-D'oh! US prison hands inmates' SSNs over to... an identity thief • The Register
[03:51:54] * cmn32480 has no more gas in the tank
[03:52:04] <cmn32480> jury duty bored all the energy right out of me
[03:52:14] <cmn32480> ~gnight #editorial
[03:52:16] * exec whole-heartedly cracks open a tube of coffee++ for #editorial
[03:52:22] <Bytram> secretly fills cmn32480's tank with Hydrogen to give him more of a lift
[03:52:22] <charon> ~gnight cmn32480
[03:52:23] <cmn32480> great job paulej72
[03:52:25] * exec irresponsibly allocates a broken promise of win32s for cmn32480
[03:52:29] <cmn32480> ~gnight charon
[03:52:31] <Bytram> ~gnight cmn32480
[03:52:31] * exec metrosexually pisses a spankbank of cow dung custard on charon
[03:52:34] <cmn32480> ~gnight Bytram
[03:52:35] * exec unnecessarily allocates a handful of trauma for cmn32480
[03:52:37] * exec carefully heaps two fingers of coke on Bytram
[03:52:37] <charon> jury duty is fun
[03:52:48] <cmn32480> #smake charon
[03:52:48] * MrPlow smakes charon upside the head with a jihad
[03:53:01] <cmn32480> #smake-add jury duty
[03:53:08] <cmn32480> #smakeadd jury duty
[03:53:08] <MrPlow> "jury duty" added.
[03:53:20] <cmn32480> ~gday >beverage jury duty
[03:53:21] <exec> added to beverages
[03:53:35] <cmn32480> ~gday >beverage jury doodie
[03:53:36] <exec> added to beverages
[03:53:38] * Bytram has never had the chance to actually participate except getting invited to sit, and then upon arriving being told the day was a court holiday and we can go home, and it will count as having performed out civic duty.
[03:53:44] <cmn32480> #smakeadd jury doodie
[03:53:44] <MrPlow> "jury doodie" added.
[03:54:10] <charon> i caught a trial that lasted about 5 weeks, a few years back. it was really enlightening
[03:54:13] * cmn32480 gurantees that in 3 years and 1 day he will get the frickin' notic in the mail again
[03:54:38] <charon> i enjoyed the experience
[03:54:42] <cmn32480> enlightening how bad JD sucks?
[03:55:26] <charon> consider: if all the "smart" people do their best to get excused, the jury of your peers is a bunch of people who were too dumb to pull that off
[03:55:29] <Bytram> well, there is the 'concept' and then there is each area's 'implementation' of it that may stray wide of the mark.
[03:56:03] <cmn32480> last time I got called i did get out of sitting a trial
[03:56:13] <cmn32480> it was 2 days before my grandmothers funeral
[03:56:19] <Bytram> charon++ My view exactly! Having been flasely accused before, I sure as heck hope that if I were ever on actual trial before a jury, that there was someone like you and me on the jury!
[03:56:19] <Bender> karma - charon: 24
[03:56:22] <cmn32480> only nice thing that bitch ever did for me
[03:57:32] * Bytram is pretty wiped out, too.
[03:57:32] <cmn32480> today they released us around 2pm with a "Thanks for being the anvil against which we can beat the hammer to get the guilty to plea bargin"
[03:58:01] * cmn32480 waves g'night and waddles off to bed
[03:58:07] <charon> at least it wasn't grand jury
[03:58:13] <charon> cheers cmn
[03:58:14] <paulej72> I drew a high number the last time I got called and needed to call in like tuesday afternoon to see if I would be needed, was not and they started wednesday's poll with a higher number than I had
[03:58:27] <Bytram> yeah, less than a grand jury is what? a hundred jury? ;)
[03:58:44] <charon> #smake Bytram
[03:58:44] * MrPlow smakes Bytram upside the head with a microaggression
[03:58:45] <paulej72> thoushand
[03:58:54] <Bytram> SUCCESS!
[03:59:02] <cmn32480> #smake bytram for making a bad joke and getting it wrong on top of it
[03:59:02] * MrPlow smakes bytram for making a bad joke and getting it wrong on top of it upside the head with a midget's intestines
[03:59:39] <Bytram> one grand == one thousand; LESS THAN a grand == hundred ; what is wrong twith that?
[03:59:58] <paulej72> OK I am off to ride my exercise bike then go to bed. See you tomorrow
[04:00:03] <Bytram> nod nod
[04:00:27] <charon> ~gnight paulej72, thanks for the comment work
[04:00:29] * exec derisively sets a misused Excel sheet of extreme blueberries by paulej72,
[04:00:32] <Bytram> paulej72: don't pull any "Laugh In" pranks on your bicycle, k?
[04:01:02] <Bytram> paulej72: and many thanks for the fine work on comment trees -- works very smooth, both on lappy and mobile (older android / Chrome)
[04:01:22] <Bytram> annnnnd, I'm gonna call it a night as well.
[04:01:30] <Bytram> see y'all in th mornin'
[04:01:36] <charon> ~gnight Bytram
[04:01:37] <Bytram> ~gnight paulej72
[04:01:38] * exec accidentally cracks open an ace archive of windows 98 for Bytram
[04:01:39] * exec problematically flings a smidgen of extract of swamp ass at paulej72
[04:01:39] <Bytram> ~gnight cmn32480
[04:01:41] * exec literally merges a sac of cockles with cmn32480
[04:01:42] <Bytram> ~gnight charon
[04:01:44] * exec democratically violates some stock footage of pink taco with charon
[04:02:18] <charon> i suppose i should do my taxes...
[04:04:48] <Bytram> ruh roh: http://go.theregister.com
[04:04:50] <exec> └─ 13Top tip: Unplug your WD My Cloud boxen – now • The Register
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[13:49:58] <Bytram> blergh!
[13:52:20] <Bytram> Story editor insists on adding <li> and </li> around immediately subordinate elements, even a subordinate <ul> ... </ul> which means that the first element of a sublist has TWO markers.
[13:54:08] <Bytram> also, it would be especially helpful if every </li> and </ul> were presented in the editing window with an "\n" appended to it so as to more clearly display the nesting/structure.
[13:57:02] <Bytram> example of nesting issue: I had had this:
[13:57:05] <Bytram> <ul>
[13:57:05] <Bytram> <li>Coming out of reset, the Xenix kernel loads from N1, prompts for the "filesystem floppy" and starts /etc/init or /etc/inir coming out of IPL</li>
[13:57:05] <Bytram> <ul>
[13:57:05] <Bytram> <li>Init prints the "Entering System Maintenance Mode" line.</li>
[13:57:06] <Bytram> <li>Inir is used for running fsck, if necessary. Afterwards, it starts init.</li>
[13:57:08] <Bytram> </ul>
[13:57:10] <Bytram> <li>Initially, the system starts /usr/lib/mkdev/hd which does the following</li>
[13:57:14] <Bytram> </ul>
[13:57:21] <Bytram> and it got converted to this:
[13:58:52] <Bytram> <ul>
[13:58:53] <Bytram> <li>Coming out of reset, the Xenix kernel loads from N1, prompts for the "filesystem floppy" and starts /etc/init or /etc/inir coming out of IPL</li>
[13:58:53] <Bytram> <li>
[13:58:53] <Bytram> <ul>
[13:58:53] <Bytram> <li>Init prints the "Entering System Maintenance Mode" line.</li>
[13:58:54] <Bytram> <li>Inir is used for running fsck, if necessary. Afterwards, it starts init.</li>
[13:58:56] <Bytram> </ul>
[13:58:58] <Bytram> </li>
[13:59:00] <Bytram> <li>Initially, the system starts /usr/lib/mkdev/hd which does the following</li>
[13:59:02] <Bytram> </ul>
[13:59:34] <paulej72> well the second is technically more correct
[14:01:01] <paulej72> if you have a sub ul in the list make it part of the parent li
[14:01:35] <paulej72> <li>Coming out of reset, the Xenix kernel loads from N1, prompts for the "filesystem floppy" and starts /etc/init or /etc/inir coming out of IPL
[14:02:15] <Bytram> umm, I cleaned it up by removing the added <li>, but tafter preview, it was put back in. :(
[14:02:23] <paulej72> <ul>
[14:02:23] <paulej72> <li>Init prints the "Entering System Maintenance Mode" line.</li>
[14:02:23] <paulej72> <li>Inir is used for running fsck, if necessary. Afterwards, it starts init.</li>
[14:02:23] <paulej72> </ul></li>
[14:03:23] <Bytram> ugh, having minor connectivity issues atm...
[14:03:24] <paulej72> Bytram ^^^^^, and good morning
[14:03:59] <Bytram> paulej72: Good Morning!!!
[14:04:26] <Bytram> I'm not describing this well, take a look at: https://soylentnews.org
[14:04:28] <exec> └─ 13Error
[14:05:03] <paulej72> i'll fix it for you
[14:05:12] <Bytram> I see a "solid circle" and then an "open circle" and then the text: "Init prints the "Entering System Maintenance Mode" line."
[14:05:15] <Bytram> paulej72++ WOOP!
[14:05:15] <Bender> karma - paulej72: 12
[14:05:29] <Bytram> while you are at it, canyou plese do me a big BIG favor?
[14:05:47] <Bytram> add a "\n" after every: </li> and </ul> and </ol>
[14:05:55] <cmn32480> adding a gerzillion $$ to your bank account is outside his perview
[14:05:58] <Bytram> pretty please?
[14:06:48] * Bytram pre-emptively saves current state of story
[14:06:52] <Bytram> ~gmorning cmn32480
[14:07:15] <Bytram> ~gday cmn32480
[14:07:16] * exec sneakily deletes a buttcrack of VBA scripts from cmn32480
[14:07:21] <paulej72> Oh I may have overwritten what you edited Bytram
[14:07:22] <cmn32480> ~gday bytram
[14:07:23] * exec proverbially deallocates a keg of ether from bytram
[14:07:51] <paulej72> But the issue is fixed
[14:07:55] <Bytram> paulej72: is okay; I have a few copies stored in temp files while I was tryingh to isolate/debug. =)
[14:08:18] <paulej72> the sub ul is now part of the parent li not a sibling
[14:10:19] * Bytram has got major fog around this am -- wreaking havoc with my tethered mobile connection
[14:10:53] * Bytram loads story..
[14:11:10] * Bytram sees extra solid circle no longer displayed... YAY!
[14:11:27] * Bytram hits preview
[14:11:42] * Bytram scrolls down to Intro Copy
[14:12:41] * Bytram still sees </li> </ul> (and presumably) </ol> presented without trailing "\n"... but is still very VERY happy with the fix!
[14:13:07] <Bytram> ^^^ that is in the "Intro Copy" text editing window, btw
[14:14:03] <paulej72> well I just fixed the bug in the html of the intro copy not the code of the site to fix the issue. That would be a major undertaking
[14:14:21] * Bytram wants a miracle, and a pony, and a cookie =)
[14:14:27] <paulej72> html parser is a bitch
[14:14:39] * Bytram has witnessed the swearing
[14:15:02] <paulej72> if you get three miracles you can trade them in for a sainthood
[14:15:25] <Bytram> fwiw, ISTR that the original slash code we inherited apparently tried to use HTML Tidy at one time(?) at least I saw references in the code at one time.
[14:15:37] <Bytram> or a nicely polished lamp?
[14:16:06] <paulej72> wishes and miracles are two different beasts
[14:16:15] <Bytram> Touche'
[14:16:25] * Bytram smiles broadly
[14:17:10] <Bytram> I really mean it when I say this: what you (& tmb) have managed to get CSS to do on this site absolutely astounds me... "indistinguishable from magic"
[14:18:41] * cmn32480 pulls a rabbit out of his ass
[14:19:05] * cmn32480 sniffs... and shoves it back in
[14:19:06] <Bytram> Again? Gee, Bullwinkle, that trick NEVER works!
[14:31:29] * Bytram saves minor changes made to Xenix part 2
[14:31:56] <Bytram> note to self; anagram("density") = "destiny"
[14:32:03] <Bytram> =)
[14:35:57] <Bytram> https://phys.org
[14:35:59] <exec> └─ 13Indicators show potatoes can grow on Mars
[14:50:44] <Bytram> ~eds FYI: I am on vacation the rest of this week and all next week; will be mostly-unavailable from mid-pm Friday through min-pm Sunday (Eastern Time Zone). If need be, cmn, PJ, and TMB all have my phone # and can contact me in a pinch.
[14:50:45] <exec> editor ping for Bytram (reason: fyi: i am on vacation the rest of this week and all next week; will be mostly-unavailable from mid-pm friday through min-pm sunday (eastern time zone). if need be, cmn, pj, and tmb all have my phone # and can contact me in a pinch.): janrinok zz_janrinok n1 nick martyb Bytram cmn32480 coolhand takyon bytram|away Fnord666 charon GreatOutdoors FatPhil Snow goodie mrpg
[14:54:55] <cmn32480> 10-4
[14:55:06] <cmn32480> enjoy the days off Bytram
[14:56:00] <Bytram> I won't be able to stay away completely, of course, but do want to try and make some sort of break over the weekend... It's a getaway I attend each year for some introspection and self-overhaul... exhausting but very much worth it.
[14:56:20] <Bytram> apprecaite the kind sentiments
[14:56:25] <cmn32480> 'cuz you need more exhaustion
[14:56:41] <Bytram> yeah, I'm going back to bed soon!
[14:56:49] <cmn32480> bastard
[14:56:53] <cmn32480> rub it in
[14:57:36] <Bytram> btw, in the editor ping, I see some nicks that I have not seen around for a while... any idea of what's up with 'em? GrateOutd00rs, g00die, Sn0w, for example
[14:58:12] <cmn32480> GO had a baby....
[14:58:20] <cmn32480> I think
[14:58:27] <Bytram> noice
[14:58:33] <cmn32480> was either him or Snow
[14:58:37] <Bytram> nod nod
[14:59:00] <cmn32480> goodie dropped at some point for a fgood reason.. let JR know and went "POOF!"
[14:59:56] <Bytram> no biggie, but the thought just crossed my mind, and with the new guys pushing out stories like they have been, I'm concerned that they might burn out... I think we have all been there at one point or another.
[15:00:39] <Bytram> so, if one of those volunteers was just waiting for a second-round training or somesuch, this might be a good time to bring 'em on board.
[15:00:55] <cmn32480> none that I know os
[15:01:04] <cmn32480> s/os/of/
[15:01:04] <sedctl> <cmn32480> none that I know of
[15:01:06] <exec> <cmn32480> none that I know of
[15:01:27] <Bytram> I'd feel comfortable with either Fnord666 or charon taking folks through the editor interface, for example. Best way to truly understand something is to try and explain it to someone else.
[15:01:29] <Bytram> =)
[15:01:34] <Bytram> no dnod
[15:01:40] <Bytram> ugh
[15:01:42] <Bytram> nod nod
[15:02:40] <cmn32480> ~gnight bytram
[15:02:41] * exec overratedly derives a json representation of spew from bytram
[15:02:45] <cmn32480> go back to bed
[15:02:47] <cmn32480> shoo!
[15:02:53] <cmn32480> s/shoo/shoe/
[15:02:53] <sedctl> <cmn32480> shoe!
[15:02:55] <exec> <cmn32480> shoe!
[15:03:17] <Bytram> oh, quick question.... if I see a new story appear on #rss-bot channel, is there a way for me to nudge arthur to rescan? that way I cold "arthur" the story instead of "~/# submit" it
[15:03:31] <Bytram> s/cold/could/
[15:03:31] <sedctl> <Bytram> oh, quick question.... if I see a new story appear on #rss-bot channel, is there a way for me to nudge arthur to rescan? that way I could "arthur" the story instead of "~/# submit" it
[15:03:33] <exec> <Bytram> oh, quick question.... if I see a new story appear on #rss-bot channel, is there a way for me to nudge arthur to rescan? that way I could "arthur" the story instead of "~/# submit" it
[15:03:40] <cmn32480> no
[15:03:48] <cmn32480> exec updates that list hourly
[15:03:51] <Bytram> oh, okay. was just wondering.
[15:03:59] <Bytram> ahh. got it.
[15:04:22] <Bytram> time to go bye bye -- biaw
[15:04:24] <Bytram> afk
[15:04:33] <cmn32480> there is a function in arthur (that hasn't made it to exec yet) to allow for us to say ~arthur <link> and have ti work
[15:04:39] <cmn32480> but that is flaky at best
[17:30:43] <Bytram> Holy wall of text Batman! https://soylentnews.org
[17:30:45] <exec> └─ 13Controversial Author Charles Murray Flees Middlebury Campus During Violent Protest - SoylentNews
[17:34:47] <Bytram> I try to keep the basic intro text to about 200 words; over 800 is a bit much; in this case I split it at 250 words in basic intro and the rest in the extended copy
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[18:13:38] <janrinok> hi guys
[18:13:47] <cmn32480> ~gday janrinok
[18:13:48] * exec clumsily hucks an attack helicopter of CentOS at janrinok
[18:14:07] <janrinok> ~gday cmn32480, I gather you have been away?
[18:14:08] * exec provocatively internalizes a sole datagram of shekels in cmn32480,
[18:14:49] <cmn32480> yes.. the wife and I took a long weekend to Quebec City
[18:15:04] <janrinok> a social - not a work trip! Good for you!
[18:15:35] <janrinok> I hope you were brushing up on your French while you were there
[18:15:43] <Bytram> ~gday janrinok
[18:15:44] * exec problematically pits a boatload of coins against janrinok
[18:15:54] <janrinok> ~gday Bytram
[18:15:56] <cmn32480> wee!
[18:15:56] * exec metrosexually formulates a sac of cheesy poofs for Bytram
[18:16:17] <Bytram> Cheesy poofs? MY FAVORITES!
[18:16:25] <Bytram> =)
[18:16:33] <Bytram> brb, lunch is ready
[18:17:04] <cmn32480> biab
[18:17:05] <janrinok> what are we having for lunch?
[18:18:21] <Bytram> rice n chili n beans
[18:18:26] <Bytram> toot toot!
[18:18:55] <Bytram> I noticeed you pushed out a few stories... thanks!
[18:19:19] <janrinok> np - it is but a small contribution, not that I can do much more at present
[18:19:43] <Bytram> team > sum(parts)
[18:19:49] <Bytram> {{{ janrinok }}}
[18:20:26] <janrinok> {{{bytram}}} and {{{cmn}}} from S
[18:20:49] <Bytram> mare see!
[18:21:17] <Bytram> {{{ S }}} as well as the rest of 'the gang' -- my best wishes to you all
[18:21:41] <janrinok> you having a day off today Bytram, or just getting ready to go?
[18:22:12] <Bytram> first day of vacation
[18:22:32] <janrinok> how long for?
[18:22:34] <Bytram> have a very full w/e wehn I will be unavail but not due back at work until 3/20
[18:22:51] <Bytram> good time to catch up on sleep and chores and taxes
[18:23:12] <janrinok> you are off until the 3rd of 20ember!
[18:23:20] <Bytram> =)
[18:23:34] <janrinok> that sounds like a lot!
[18:23:45] <Bytram> nah, 'tis but a blink of an eye
[18:24:06] <janrinok> it always seems that way to me as well ...
[18:24:35] <Bytram> the older I get, eadch day becomes an ever smaller fraction of my life to date
[18:25:01] <Bytram> it seems like each day is shorter, because in some respects, it is
[18:25:14] <janrinok> but your memories grow bigger every day
[18:25:49] <Bytram> well, my head isn't getting bigger, so that must mean it's getting denser, right?
[18:26:15] <janrinok> in years to come you will think back to your time on here, talking to us, and say to yourself "What a waste of time with those losers...!"
[18:27:19] <Bytram> is life measured by what I do or by what i become or how I have participated in society and helped others... or...
[18:27:34] <Bytram> all work and no play, yanno?
[18:27:48] <janrinok> or how many bugs you squashed on the last update...?
[18:28:01] * Bytram has been working too much and very much appreciates a chance to take a break
[18:28:09] <Bytram> none!
[18:28:22] <Bytram> i just find 'em and yell "Over here!"
[18:29:05] <janrinok> others will judge us, we should just remember how often we enjoyed ourselves and helped others to enjoy themselves
[18:29:08] <Bytram> I leave it to the "wielders of magic" to actualy exterminate 'em
[18:29:14] <Bytram> truth
[18:29:32] <janrinok> I'll bet that is the first time that TMB has been described in that way
[18:29:41] <Bytram> I get joy from seeing others experience joy, and knowing that at least in some small way I was a prt of that
[18:30:07] <Bytram> sounds like it would make a great nick on this site
[18:30:34] * Bytram sees storm clowds "gathering" on the far horizon
[18:30:51] <janrinok> are you being poetic or simply looking out of the window?
[18:31:17] <Bytram> allegorical? MtGox
[18:31:28] <Bytram> Magic, the Gathering
[18:31:38] <Bytram> too obtuse a reference, I fear
[18:31:53] <janrinok> I obviously need to read more stories...
[18:32:14] <Bytram> Once upon a time...
[18:32:57] <Bytram> there's some kind of monty python reference waiting in there, but can't quite grab it atm
[18:47:50] <Bytram> lunch just caught up with me in a hurry... nap time...back later
[18:47:57] <Bytram> knice chatting with ya!
[18:48:01] <janrinok> k - sleep well
[18:48:03] <Bytram> oops.
[18:48:13] <Bytram> janrinok: nice chatting with ya!
[18:48:14] <janrinok> better than knife chatting with you
[18:48:17] <Bytram> laters
[18:48:22] <Bytram> afk
[19:12:14] <cmn32480> am back
[19:12:18] <cmn32480> sorry had a vendor show uop
[19:12:31] <janrinok> damn vendors
[19:12:39] <cmn32480> these are good people
[19:12:46] <cmn32480> I actually like these guys.
[19:13:08] <cmn32480> how's you been?
[19:13:09] <janrinok> what was he selling?
[19:13:18] <cmn32480> things settle down a bit for you?
[19:13:31] <cmn32480> label applicators
[19:13:44] <janrinok> I'm OK, recovering slowly, but on new medication for my heart. It didn't enjoy the last few weeks
[19:13:53] <cmn32480> oh dear
[19:14:03] <cmn32480> S keep[ing tabs on you at least?
[19:14:08] <janrinok> yup
[19:14:45] <cmn32480> give the lady a "hi! how do you do?" for me
[19:14:46] <janrinok> She goes into a respite home for 2 weeks beginning on the 20th, so that I can get some rest
[19:14:54] <cmn32480> and a hug if she is feeling like it
[19:14:57] <janrinok> she sent you a hug earlier ^
[19:15:08] * cmn32480 reads the back scroll
[19:15:24] <janrinok> previous at 20 mins
[19:15:32] <cmn32480> I got it
[19:15:55] <cmn32480> muchas gracias
[19:16:05] <cmn32480> lord knows I can use a good hug today
[19:17:22] <janrinok> well, don't know if it is a good one or not, but I like them
[19:17:34] <cmn32480> any hug from her is a good hug
[19:18:15] <janrinok> how's your tribe doing?
[19:18:27] <cmn32480> reasonably well\
[19:18:36] <cmn32480> J and I went to Quebec for a few days
[19:18:44] <cmn32480> went dog sledding for the first time
[19:18:48] <cmn32480> that was cool
[19:19:16] <janrinok> it would have to be more than cool for dog sledding - doesn't it have to be cold? :)
[19:19:30] <cmn32480> it was -19C
[19:19:38] <cmn32480> f**king cold
[19:20:10] <janrinok> whingers - bet you didn't hear the dogs complaining...
[19:20:28] <cmn32480> nope
[19:20:33] <cmn32480> tehy were all about it
[19:21:02] <cmn32480> other than the one part where I tried to put us in the creek (unsuccessfully)
[19:21:21] <janrinok> they were probably grateful that you failed
[19:21:30] <cmn32480> so was J
[19:22:01] <cmn32480> it was ahairpin turn.... and I took it to close to the inside
[19:22:26] <janrinok> and I'll bet you didn't ask for directions either
[19:22:37] <cmn32480> HELL NO!
[19:22:46] <cmn32480> I folowed the sled in front of me
[19:23:05] <janrinok> and did he go too close to the inside?
[19:24:08] <cmn32480> no
[19:24:11] <cmn32480> of course not
[19:24:20] <cmn32480> he was one of the guides and knew what he was doing
[19:24:36] <janrinok> lol
[19:24:37] <cmn32480> <-----ROOKIE!
[19:25:11] <cmn32480> ever see a Siberian Husky try to poop while attached to 5 other dogs at a full run?
[19:25:28] <cmn32480> it is rather comical watching them try to squat at a good run
[19:25:32] <janrinok> only on video
[19:25:46] <cmn32480> you are seeing it in your minds eye right now.. aren't you?
[19:25:59] <janrinok> yup - you bastard
[19:26:38] <cmn32480> https://www.youtube.com
[19:26:41] <exec> └─ 13Husky dog does a poo, mid-run - YouTube
[19:26:49] <janrinok> no, I've recently eaten ...
[19:26:49] <cmn32480> somethign like that
[19:36:33] <janrinok> when we spoke a few days back, you were just waiting for a new guy to show up. Has he arrived?
[19:42:58] <cmn32480> long story there
[19:43:13] <cmn32480> my CFO is actually on the phone
[19:44:07] <janrinok> that'll be a 'no, not yet then'
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[19:57:57] <janrinok> gtg -prolly see you tomorrow?
[19:59:26] <janrinok> ~gnight cmn32480
[19:59:27] * exec excoriatingly stuffs a hooker full of cookies into cmn32480
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[20:49:16] <paulej72> Hello soylent
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[23:06:15] <charon_> i can't believe it's not butter
[23:06:37] <cmn32480> PARKAY!
[23:11:56] <charon_> man, i remember those ads. they were so annoying
[23:24:03] <paulej72> dinner++
[23:24:03] <Bender> karma - dinner: 1