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10:04 PM
in Unix and Linux on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 29 mins ago, by Faheem Mitha
We should change the system of reward here from Imaginary Internet Points to cupcakes.
sees as @Cupcake cowers in fear
 
10:22 PM
@AnnaLear a dev mentioned a need to "merge" something in order for mobile web changes to take effect. What does it mean?
 
user163250
@Braiam bring it on :P
 
@ShadowWizard I didn't say we only use one branch. :)
Sklivvz has a branch for his mobile web changes and he merges things back into master when he's ready to deploy something new publicly
 
@AnnaLear sounds complicated... is there a mechanism to prevent conflicts?
 
No particular risk of conflicts here - he's the only one working on that part of the code.
Having a separate branch allows him to have a separate build to a different dev-tier site and test his changes without potentially jacking prod.
 
@AnnaLear nice, so the whole redesign that you did recently was done by Sklivvz alone? (actual coding)
 
10:27 PM
Yeah, Jin and Sklivvz made it happen
 
Talking about Jin, @Anna, why isn't he posting anymore? He fixed a bunch of bugs which is awesome, but without a squeak. Just curious... :)
 
@ShadowWizard That's a question for @jin, not me. :)
 
He can't type and eat bacon at the same time, that'd be disastrous for his keyboard.
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@Jin ^^^
:D
 
And bacon fuels the awesome.
 
10:30 PM
@TimStone flagged as dupe
 
Jin
someone summoned me?
 
2 mins ago, by Shadow Wizard
Talking about Jin, @Anna, why isn't he posting anymore? He fixed a bunch of bugs which is awesome, but without a squeak. Just curious... :)
You must answer for your crimes, Jin
 
yup
If you want bacon, @Jin, just say the word
 
Jin
i'm shy!
i'll be back posting on metas soon, hopefully!
 
Telling me my design bugs are , I hope.
 
Jin
10:34 PM
@AnnaLear I just nuked almost 4k lines of core LESS code...
 
cracks whip
 
Jin
@AnnaLear this has been the most painful project I've done
and i have so much more to go...
 
Tell me your secrets. The Data Explorer CSS file is scary. :(
 
Jin
@TimStone i just pretend that site doesn't exist
 
Woah, woah.
WOAH
 
Jin
10:35 PM
IN MY DEFENSE I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT SITE!
 
@Jin oh, so that's what's keeps you busy! all clear now. You can get back to removing lines of code. :)
 
@Jin I know, it's my shameful burden ;_;
 
Jin
ha i'm j/k. actually i plan to give that site some lovin down the road
I'm in the mid of refatoring our css/less
 
What time is it? It's time to go drink beer with my better half and a couple friends. Later, y'all. Don't break anything major while I'm gone. ;)
 
Jin
10:36 PM
hopefully when i'm done it will solve a lot of network wide css issues. it's just a technical debt i've been accumulating for the past 4 years..
 
@AnnaLear If we break all of the minor things does that add up to something major, and if so, do we get by on a technicality?
 
@TimStone try it and let's find out.
 
@Jin That'll do wonders for your credit designer score.
@AnnaLear rubs hands together menacingly Excellent.
 
So apparently, you can bypass the "this message is too long" by inserting a line-break in it with Shift-Enter
 
@AnnaLear You heard it here folks. We can break all the minor things.
 
10:38 PM
Have fun @Anna and don't drive after drinking! ;)
 
@ShadowWizard I live in NYC for a reason. ;)
 
@AnnaLear sure, so that you can go shopping!
 
@ColeJohnson Yeah, multiline messages have their own set of restrictions.
 
well, two reasons. 1. various watering holes within walking distance of my apartment. 2. never having to have a plan for getting home without drinking and driving.
on that note, really out now.
 
Enjoy
 
11:00 PM
I was reminded today why I strongly dislike VB.NET. Replace "strongly dislike" without whatever harshly negative, expletive-ridden statements you prefer.
 
@jadarnel27 OK, I'll ask. What reminded you? ;)
 
@ShadowWizard A very old ASP.NET web forms project, backed by VB. I had to fix some bugs in it today.
 
yeah, VB tends to cause the most bizarre bugs
 
@jadarnel27 "Well I know in C# I'd just do... compiler smacks you in the face 'Silly developer, welcome to VB.NET"
 
@TimStone Haha, exactly.
 
11:06 PM
Alternatively, would you said you had a Dim view of it? instantrimshot.com
 
@ShadowWizard Yeah? I think most of these bugs were either due to poor architecture, or the last dev that worked on it not totally understanding the old school, ViewState-oriented, web forms way of doing things.
@TimStone Hahaha
Having to put a daggum underscore at the end of lines when I want to break a line of code up just adds insult to injury.
 
oh, missed the point lol. Well, long lines of code are usually a bad idea to begin with :)
 
Jin
@jadarnel27 @ShadowWizard you just reminded me, that I had a MCP in ASP.net VB..
 
@Jin Congrats on that sentence being in the past tense? =P
 
Jin
I quit programming a week after my certification. I hated asp.net back then.
 
11:14 PM
So you deleted it from your memory, @Jin? That's an awesome skill! :D
 
@ShadowWizard I sort of agree. Though this was String.Format, and I think those get a pass =)
 
Jin
@ShadowWizard i didn't delete it, i'm just suppressing it. one day i may snap.
 
We'll know @Jin is past the breaking point if we see a stream of VB.NET answers coming from his Stack Overflow account.
 
@jadarnel27 agree, usually 3 lines for those.
 
user163250
Hi @TimPost, this user has been trying to work himself out of a ban for quite a while. He seems to be making an earnest effort. With the current ban and anti-recidivism systems in place, would it just be easier for him to get a new account and start being throttled instead of completely blocked?
 
user163250
11:22 PM
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Q: Would it be ok to change a downvoted question into a completely different question so you can ask it when post-banned?

cluemeinI am currently still banned from posting questions on SO (even though my rep has increased more than a 100 points and I now have vote down privilege), and at least one of the questions I see hurting me I find unrecoverable. Since I can't fix it, and it won't help to delete, would it be ok for me...

 

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