#editorial | Logs for 2018-03-25

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[01:43:42] -!- mode/#editorial [+v charon] by Hephaestus
[01:44:10] <charon> congratulations Bytram
[01:47:03] <Bytram> charon: thank-you, very much!
[01:47:35] <Bytram> how ya been?
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[01:52:45] <Fnord666> Bytram?
[01:52:52] <Bytram> hiya
[01:53:03] <Fnord666> hey, congratulations!!!!!
[01:53:13] <Fnord666> 5000 stories is incredible
[01:53:15] <Bytram> mare sea!
[01:54:01] <Bytram> coming clean a bit here, I'm sure there were a few dupes, etc. that got marked NOT DISPLAY that are included in that count.
[01:54:16] <Fnord666> You’ve always been so gracious about mentioning milestones and I almost missed yours
[01:54:31] <Fnord666> well who doesn’t have a few of those
[01:54:35] <Bytram> key word: *almost*
[01:55:08] <Fnord666> :)
[01:55:39] <Bytram> I well remember how much it meant to *ME* when I reached different milestones, how tedious editing can be at times, and how much it meant when someone else noted my attaining a milestone... least I can do is "pay it forward"!!
[01:56:25] <Bytram> Fnord666: and you being on the cusp of reaching 2,000 stories, yourself! Woo Hoo!
[01:56:58] <Fnord666> grassy ass
[01:57:12] <Bytram> "cusp" is such a cromulent word, doncha think?
[01:57:31] <Fnord666> but is cromulent a cromulent word
[01:58:00] <Bytram> ~define cromulent
[01:58:06] <exec> cromulent: unable to find definition
[01:58:09] <Bytram> lol
[01:58:17] <Bytram> #g cromulent
[01:58:18] <MrPlow> https://en.wiktionary.org - "A humorous, intentionally morphologically opaque neologism coined by American television writer David X. Cohen (born 1966) for “Lisa the Iconoclast”, a 1996 episode of the animated sitcom The Simpsons. Pronunciation[edit]. (Received Pronunciation) IPA: /ˈkɹɒmjʊlənt/, /-jə-/; (General American) IPA: /ˈkɹɑmjʊlənt/, ..."
[01:58:18] <upstart> ^ 03cromulent - Wiktionary
[01:58:36] <Fnord666> I was just about to quote that definition. Talk about $10 words!
[01:59:04] <Bytram> TIL! I had no idea it was of such recent construction!
[01:59:41] <Fnord666> I didn’t know it was from the Simpsons
[01:59:54] <Fnord666> That’s funny right there
[02:00:15] <Fnord666> Now to use it in a powerpoint presentation!
[02:00:27] <Bytram> righto!
[02:00:32] <Bytram> brb dishes
[02:00:35] <Fnord666> k
[02:02:27] <Bytram> oi
[02:02:34] * Bytram just noticed the time
[02:02:51] <Bytram> tomorrow is a work day for me, so i prolly should hit the sack soon
[02:03:39] <Fnord666> Bummer re work but it does pay the bills.
[02:03:45] <Bytram> yeah
[02:04:03] * Bytram has found that paying the bills is kinda important
[02:04:07] <Bytram> ;)
[02:04:41] <Fnord666> Pleasant dreams and again congratulations on 5000 stories
[02:04:52] <Fnord666> If not before, now you can day you did a 5K
[02:04:57] <Fnord666> s/day/say/
[02:04:59] <exec> <Fnord666> If not before, now you can say you did a 5K
[02:05:38] <Bytram> appreciate the kind wishes, and a good night's sleep seems to be the elixir to most of my life's problems
[02:06:12] <Bytram> 5K... mm ?? =)
[02:06:40] <Fnord666> It does seem to improve one’s perspective as well.
[02:06:48] <Fnord666> a good night’s sleep that is
[02:06:58] <Bytram> what's that work out to... about 16 or 17 feet?
[02:07:05] <Bytram> yuppers!
[02:07:38] <Fnord666> yeah, something like that. :)
[02:07:43] <Bytram> I am a firm believer in "The shortest distance between despair and hope is a good night's sleep."
[02:08:07] <Fnord666> nice
[02:08:16] <Bytram> and with that, I hope for a good night's sleep... for me and for you!
[02:08:23] <Bytram> ciao for now
[02:08:34] <Fnord666> ditto. ciao
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[02:29:20] <charon> if you're still there, Bytram, I am doing alright.
[02:29:57] <charon> sorry I had to bail out, it was time to leave work, and I had just wanted to pop in to offer my congratulations
[02:31:57] <Fnord666> charon?
[02:32:04] <Fnord666> charon: !
[02:32:34] <charon> hiyo Fnord666
[02:32:50] <Fnord666> howdy!
[02:33:08] <Fnord666> How’ve you been?
[02:33:13] <charon> congrats yourself on nearly 2k
[02:33:40] <charon> busy. the normal life stuff
[02:33:40] <Fnord666> thank you
[02:34:06] <Fnord666> yeah, life does that
[02:34:35] <charon> about 8 months or so ago, my boss quit. my new boss is not as forgiving of slacking off at work as the old one was
[02:35:00] <Fnord666> ah
[02:35:03] <charon> so since i did a lot of my editing while at work, i couldn't keep up with it
[02:35:29] <Fnord666> that’s the way things go sometimes
[02:35:58] <charon> really, you won't let me sit around web surfing for 2 hours a day? i quit!
[02:36:03] <Fnord666> how were your holidays?
[02:36:05] <Fnord666> lol
[02:36:55] <charon> fine, though very low key. i visited my kids and gave them gifts.
[02:36:58] <charon> and you?
[02:37:37] <Fnord666> Good, thanks. Did the usual thing with the families
[02:38:42] <Fnord666> Still driving your leaf?
[02:39:04] <charon> yep. got me through the winter again
[02:39:42] <charon> i worked out being able to charge in my landlord's driveway when i need to, so i have no more range anxiety
[02:40:12] <Fnord666> That’s handy and nice of him.
[02:40:31] <charon> well, i'm sure the extra rent helps too
[02:40:51] <Fnord666> there is that
[02:41:34] <Fnord666> Bytram headed off to bed about a 1/2 hour ago
[02:42:05] <charon> ah, i kinda figured since he hadn't said anything
[02:42:36] <charon> i popped in for a minute an hour ago to say congrats, and just as he replied i had to close it
[02:42:55] <Fnord666> I saw that in the backscroll
[02:43:13] <Fnord666> I was wondering if you were going to pop back in
[02:43:25] <charon> another year of mystery!
[02:44:54] <charon> glad you guys are still chugging along. i admit i feel bad about jumping ship, as it were
[02:45:12] <charon> but it seems you have some new recruits, so that is good
[02:45:31] <charon> hi chromas!
[02:46:05] <Fnord666> No worries. Things are what they are.
[02:47:59] <Fnord666> And we do have some new editors getting up to speed so that is good
[02:49:18] <charon> you get to do training? or is that still the purview of JR and cmn?
[02:49:53] <Fnord666> I have not been involved in the training yet.
[02:50:36] <charon> whippersnappers, making the same old mistakes
[02:50:43] <Fnord666> lol
[02:52:09] <Fnord666> you learn from your mistakes though, so...
[02:52:21] <Fnord666> or at least hopefully people do.
[02:52:44] <charon> those that are not immediately fatal, sure
[02:53:04] <Fnord666> very true
[02:53:21] <Fnord666> if at first you don’t succeed, skydiving’s probably not for you.
[02:53:27] <charon> lol
[02:54:09] <charon> i went skydiving once. it was really great. but if i hadn't been in a tandem rig with someone else to pull the chute, i would have cratered
[02:55:28] <Fnord666> I would like to think they don’t toss you out on your own the first time and just hope you remember
[02:56:07] <charon> nah. as i recall, you have to do something like 10 tandem jumps before you can solo
[02:57:16] <Fnord666> that makes more sense
[03:41:34] <Fnord666> Time for me to head to bed.
[03:42:43] <Fnord666> ~gnight charon
[03:42:45] * exec diabolically uninstalls a tin of stink bait from charon
[03:42:53] <charon> ~gnight Fnord666
[03:42:55] * exec explicitly sodomizes a cockle of false hope with Fnord666
[03:43:17] <Fnord666> ouch!
[03:43:23] <charon> not my fault
[03:43:29] <Fnord666> lol
[03:43:43] <charon> take care
[03:43:44] <Fnord666> good night charon. Pleasant dreams
[03:43:48] <charon> and to you
[03:43:56] <Fnord666> thanks. ttyl
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[11:16:26] <Bytram> ugh... looks like I missed a nice chat with charon! bummer!!!!
[11:16:32] <Bytram> whereto?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43525525
[11:16:34] <upstart> ^ 03RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers' - BBC News
[11:16:37] <exec> └─ 13RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers' - BBC News
[11:17:55] <Bytram> well, that wasn't much: just 9 sentences!
[13:00:43] <Bytram> kudos to the team for pushing out stories to cover us well into the afternoon! Today is a work day for me so I doubt I'll be able to most much of anything today. :(
[13:01:04] <Bytram> speaking of which, it's time for me to get ready for work... laters!
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[19:26:57] <mrpg> hi.
[19:32:51] <mrpg> What are we going to do for april 1st?
[19:33:24] <mrpg> Real news that seem fake?
[19:33:56] <mrpg> fake news that seem real?
[19:34:22] <chromas> Post all aris and gewg_ stories
[19:34:31] <mrpg> Yes, unedited.
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[21:24:45] <fyngyrz> My vote, FWIW, is keep going normally. Every year, I skipped the green site when it became uselessly buried in 4/1 BS. I'll skip this place too if it goes that way. It would be nice not to join the general chorus of uselessness.
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