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[05:06:29] <xlefay> nice going on the update NCommander & paulej72 :)
[05:06:41] <paulej72> thanks
[05:07:25] <paulej72> look who showed up in #Soylent in the flesh no less.
[05:08:00] <xlefay> Yeah, it's really him too, ah well ;)
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[07:39:36] <NCommander> Recent top 2 email domains over last 7 days (4 accounts):
[07:39:38] <NCommander> That's depressing
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[15:37:32] <xlefay> !woop
[15:37:32] <MileyCyrus> woop woop woop (\/) (;,,;) (\/)
[15:37:45] <xlefay> !current-uid
[15:37:45] <MileyCyrus> The current maximum UID is 4007, owned by cybernot
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[17:04:59] <NCommander> The nagger seems to be doing what its supposed to
[17:05:13] <NCommander> janrinok, the submission queue looking considerably healthier; I flushed it down to 5 ths morning
[17:10:09] <Mattiep> hey NCommander, I'm back
[17:10:22] <Mattiep> I'll write that up soon, just need coffee first
[17:15:30] <janrinok> Yes it was down to 1 story when I left last night
[17:16:21] <janrinok> NCommander: ^
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[17:36:47] <xlefay> paulej72, the dev slashbox probably should get updated too.
[17:37:04] <xlefay> Quick Links ... Found a bug? Report it on the development tracker: 'SoylentNews Dev'
[18:00:24] * NCommander is strongly debating killing the 3.14 post in the queue
[18:06:38] <Mattiep> any particular reason?
[18:07:19] <NCommander> Mattiep, just isn't interesting.
[18:07:24] <NCommander> Its basically a changelog
[18:07:39] <NCommander> Mattiep, I do find it interesting that our comment counts today are FAR more of a roller coaster than usual
[18:07:50] <Mattiep> yes, that is true
[18:08:09] <xlefay> A changelog can be interesting though, people can discuss the new features, etc.
[18:10:06] <xlefay> we are a tech news site mostly focused on discussion, and a take on the kernel, just imagine ;)
[18:16:58] <NCommander> xlefay, Mattiep: I expect to get all of 5 comments if that
[18:17:15] <Mattiep> yeah, not without more writeup, I think
[18:19:34] <xlefay> obviously, janrinok|afk disagrees :p
[18:26:42] * NCommander needs to have a sitdown w/ the editoral team ..
[18:27:00] <Mattiep> should be another editor meeting this Saturday, I think
[18:29:03] <Mattiep> I think LaminatorX usually runs them every other week
[18:29:45] <Mattiep> incidentally, in compliance with license terms I sent off the required emails, all of them bounced
[18:30:29] <xlefay> Ok so, as long as we post articles containing bacon, the comment ratio will be fine'
[18:40:18] <Mattiep> OK, so we're officially running abandonware, as I complied with the license terms and sent emails but every one bounced
[18:40:30] <Mattiep> the license says I must send the emails, not that they must be received
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[19:20:56] <paulej72> xlefay: dev is updated to the same code.
[19:59:38] <NCommander> Mattiep, which emails? Huh?
[20:00:14] <Mattiep> NCommander in order to comply with the license terms I have to email the creators and inform them that I'm using their code.
[20:00:22] <Mattiep> NCommander every single email bounced
[20:00:23] <NCommander> Mattiep, yeash, thats annoying
[20:00:48] <NCommander> Mattiep, when we post this publicly, I want to frame it as both user involvement + historical interest
[20:00:49] <Mattiep> NCommander I'll eventually migrate to something FOSS compatible, as the license as it stands is currently not FOSS
[20:00:57] * NCommander notes there aren't a lot of MUDs still around
[20:01:01] <NCommander> And probably none as old as this
[20:01:09] <Mattiep> NCommander working on an announcement right now
[20:02:50] <Mattiep> I'm mentioning our IRC network integration in the announcement as well,
[20:05:37] <xlefay> Well, it's just a client at this point isn't it?
[20:06:49] <Mattiep> yes, but the fact that it is tied the larger SN community, not just another thing we're throwing at the community that doesn't interconnect
[20:07:05] <Mattiep> that's what is important, I think
[20:07:25] <NCommander> Mattiep, not that our IRC is THAT popular
[20:07:37] <NCommander> * Highest connection count: 156 (154 clients) (4768 connections received)
[20:07:44] <Mattiep> NCommander I know, but another shout out never hurts
[20:07:47] * xlefay notes NC is missing numbers
[20:08:12] <xlefay> For a short amount of time, we did have a secondary server, which numbers aren't listed there (of total connections, that is)
[20:08:32] <NCommander> xlefay, are we on carbon these days?
[20:08:35] <xlefay> nonetheless, we're not that popular, naturally
[20:08:51] <xlefay> Not yet, even though I wish I could, I can't do everything at the same time ;)
[20:11:52] <xlefay> bbl
[20:13:46] <NCommander> Mattiep, I've got 23:00 UTC set aside for your announcement
[20:14:32] <Mattiep> ok
[20:14:42] <Mattiep> wrapping it up now
[20:18:20] <NCommander> xlefay, paulej72: if I don't wake up by 23:59, can you put the site name and logo back the way its supposed to be?
[20:19:32] <NCommander> http://www.rochester.edu - I wholy approve of this 04/01 joke
[20:19:39] <paulej72> NCommander: I can do that, just a var change and the image change and restart apache? Do I need to do a full depoly?
[20:20:13] <paulej72> NCommander: 23:59, UTC or EDT?
[20:23:21] <NCommander> paulej72, UTC
[20:25:56] <NCommander> Cyprus, .... derp
[20:26:00] * NCommander puts on the cone of shame
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[20:26:17] <Cyprus> eh a month isn't that bad =)
[20:26:33] <NCommander> We've had fires
[20:26:39] <Cyprus> indeed
[20:26:51] <Mattiep> NCommander I've posted the story for 2300 UTC. I'm shifting the existing news story for that time slot a little
[20:27:58] <NCommander> Mattiep, I'm going to add my two cents
[20:28:20] <Mattiep> go for it
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[20:38:07] <NCommander> Mattiep, NCommander adds: Although not open source, DikuMUD is an interesting piece of history, and despite its non-free license, I feel that users should have the ability to experience this living relic first hand. I have a hobby in software archaeology, and I'd like to build a collection of games and other software that time has more or less forgotten. At some point, I'd like to setup an actual games server hosting relics such as
[20:38:07] <NCommander> the original Rogue or Hunt the Wumpus. If possible, I'd like to see if we could recover the source to some of the old BBS games and host those as well.
[20:39:05] <Mattiep> sounds good.
[20:40:32] <Mattiep> ohh, looks like I forgot to close an anchor tag there, if you don't fix it I will
[20:40:44] <NCommander> Mattiep, I already saved it
[20:40:56] * NCommander is writing our end of 04/01 post, then crashing
[20:40:56] <Mattiep> ok, I'll make the edit then, I see your edit in there now
[20:42:46] <Mattiep> ok, my edit is saved, enjoy your rest
[20:49:19] <NCommander> https://soylentnews.org
[20:49:23] <NCommander> I think my wit is dead
[20:49:24] <NCommander> ugh
[20:51:02] <Mattiep> NCommander, speaking of historical relics, the source code still uses thac0 :)
[20:51:24] <NCommander> thac0?
[20:51:38] <NCommander> oh god
[20:51:39] <NCommander> AD&D
[20:51:42] <Mattiep> yup
[20:53:06] <NCommander> paulej72, on the generated line, I think we should just show it one line above the queue, perhaps at all time (if need be, loose the topic icons)
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[21:30:21] <janrinok> mrcoolbp: good evening to you
[21:31:11] <Mattiep> hi mrcoolbp
[21:31:28] <Mattiep> mrcoolbp, the MUD is live :)
[21:31:28] <mrcoolbp> hey guys
[21:31:39] <mrcoolbp> the multi-user-dungeon?
[21:32:03] <Mattiep> the one and the same
[21:32:13] <Mattiep> mud.soylentnews.org port 9000
[21:32:22] <mrcoolbp> o rly?
[21:33:21] <Mattiep> I recomment srsly
[21:33:37] <mrcoolbp> well there goes productivity....
[21:33:42] <janrinok> lol
[21:34:21] <Mattiep> yeah, end of the world and all that
[21:34:52] <Mattiep> we have an announcement pending on the main page, queued for 2300 UTC
[21:35:16] <mrcoolbp> I see it
[21:35:47] <mrcoolbp> I'm only on and off a little bit today, I need to catch up on RL stuff
[21:35:59] <Mattiep> that's cool
[21:36:08] <Mattiep> I'm taking the kids out bike riding in a few
[21:36:12] <mrcoolbp> nice
[21:37:23] <mrcoolbp> in other news, my dad started submitting stories, got one accepted already
[21:37:52] <janrinok> which one was that?
[21:38:05] <mrcoolbp> I don't want to bias you now = )
[21:38:19] <janrinok> or am I waiting for the April 1 hammer to fall...?
[21:38:27] <mrcoolbp> nope, it's legit
[21:38:44] <mrcoolbp> my dad has been in software dev for 30+ years
[21:39:03] <mrcoolbp> he's well aware of the other site
[21:39:11] <mrcoolbp> he was an easy sell for SN
[21:40:10] <mrcoolbp> he's even been helping with some bug feedback, I kinda surprised him when replying to the admin@ contact email
[21:42:21] <mrcoolbp> janrinok, I saw the "editing process" article, awesome work
[21:42:38] <mrcoolbp> janrinok: maybe you could add to the "Story Style" doc too?
[21:42:52] <janrinok> thx - its not finished yet but I've got to find the time to continue
[21:43:24] <janrinok> Yes, I could but I'm not sure if mrgirl is awol, deserted or just on leave?
[21:43:33] <paulej72> Mattiep: my name is illegal
[21:43:46] <janrinok> It is/was his baby, so to speak.
[21:43:54] <Mattiep> if you are using mudlet try again, there is a bugfix for that but its posted external
[21:44:06] <Mattiep> I'm trying to find that now
[21:45:07] <Mattiep> paulej72 it might also not like the 72, if you are using that
[21:45:18] <Mattiep> I need to strip that out at some point
[21:45:18] <mrcoolbp> janrinok: regardless, I'd like to develop that document, mrgirl invited people to add things, also I mentioned to him that we would start adding stuff and developing it as a guide
[21:46:02] <mrcoolbp> janrinok: to be fair he asked people not to change things, but I did that already, and explained why in the discussion page
[21:46:16] <janrinok> mrcoolbp: go for it. The sooner we have our ideas in the wiki, the sooner we can knock them back and forth and come up with something useful and valuable at the same time.
[21:47:27] <mrcoolbp> yeah I was hoping to have other people add to it as well, looks like you have a good grasp on the editing process already
[21:48:18] <janrinok> lol - I'm making it up as I go along but, if no-one else does anything, it looks like I know what I am doing.....!
[21:48:45] <mrcoolbp> well we all are, these are working documents and will evolve with us
[21:49:53] <janrinok> exactly. What I would like to produce is a document that will serve both as an introduction to editing on SN and a useful reference for each of the pages/tools that we use.
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[23:40:01] <Mattiep> welcome back, mrcoolbp
[23:40:16] <mrcoolbp> ug I can't stay away = 0
[23:43:40] <Mattiep> why would you want to?
[23:49:07] <mrcoolbp> trying to get stuff done...
[23:53:09] <Mattiep> simple answer to that: don't get stuff done.
[23:53:32] <mrcoolbp> that's been my MO so far, trying something different
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