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12:56 AM
morning
 
1:33 AM
Any SE mods around? Flagged this guy's post on Wordpress (All his SO posts were deleted). and received this (helpful) flag reply:
> Please contact the SE/SO staff directly for such issues or open a meta post. Or just ping us in chat. I can't grant your flag about a user name on an answer. Thanks tough!
That user seriously needs his avatar and username cleaned up.
 
user315433
1:49 AM
Odd. As if it's about "granting a flag". :/
 
2:03 AM
Grrr. Moderator A tells you to "open a meta post". Moderator B says, "...just 'contact' us about this stuff, rather than pointing it out publicly on Meta." Douchebag C downvotes. It's getting easier to see why people ragequit. ;)
 
user315433
Mod A wasn't exactly on top of the game there.
 
I prefer to think that they're out to get me. :P
 
@AwesomePoodles meta post is normally fine, but in this case it's just drawing attention to something that won't otherwise get seen (hopefully). "Contact us" ensures there'll be a ticket when the weekend's over without potentially sparking more problems in the interim.
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Kind of a special situation, really
 
2:18 AM
@Shog9 Thanks, Shog. By "Contact" do you mean the contact form? (I always thought that was for Big stuff.)
 
@AwesomePoodles it's for whatever you want. Pretty much anything you can't flag and don't want to post on meta.
 
Thanks!
 
Got up this morning ready to cut a couple pieces of OSB to make a platform for plants.
Circular saw was shot
Found someone selling a used one on craigslist
went and picked it up; solid saw, but filthy; he'd been using it to cut aluminum siding
(and, apparently, glue)
spent the afternoon disassembling, cleaning, greasing, and reassembling
works well enough, but the brushes are pretty worn
local stores don't carry replacement brushes (why? They sell the damn saws, but not brushes. Do they expect folks to just buy a new saw when the brushes wear out?)
found replacements on Amazon; should be here monday
that'll give me tomorrow to sweep up all this yak hair
meanwhile, seeds are sprouting...
 
^^^ Free association? Or odd poetry or (gasp) trolling? :)
BTW, I hope that was a quality-brand saw.
 
a tweet that's too long for twitter
@AwesomePoodles dewalt 364
decent enough
 
user315433
2:26 AM
More evidence that a blog is called for.
 
no sense buying a used saw unless it's likely to be usable after maintenance
 
And unlikely to ground-fault you into a 60 hertz shuffle...
 
(now just need JasonC here to tell me it's crap and I've wasted my time)
@AwesomePoodles yes, also good
 
@Shog9 I dunno. I mean that one doesn't even have a laser guide!!!
 
I know. I have to draw the line on with chalk and pretend.
 
2:31 AM
Red chalk makes it better...
 
Right, of which I have plenty. And fortunately, it's loud enough no one will hear me making "pew! pew! pew!" noises.
 
Speaking of sawing; off to catch some Z's...
 
Speaking of chalk, don't buy this:
it says oatmeal and yogurt, but from the taste I'm guessing chalk and salt.
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2:50 AM
@Marshmallow shog9.com
 
 
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user202362
5:15 AM
 
user202362
I am not gay, am I banned from joining?
 
5:35 AM
They might appreciate you not trying to join.
 
user202362
I don't want to join, but I want to be accepted >_<
 
/me accepts @Telkitty
 
user202362
<3 ... Here. Have a smooch from the chicken
 
user202362
😹
 
😱
 
user202362
5:45 AM
Don't make the chicken sad :(
 
6:01 AM
wat
 
6:50 AM
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7:26 AM
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user202362
I feel the chicken in my avatar pic is not being fancied here, worry has me
 
user202362
7:41 AM
This is a cute little chicken who wants to be loved kissed
 
8:14 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body: Months site Learning Arabic Language by Fikri Isaoui on softwarerecs.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer: URL Shortener For Arabic by Fikri Isaoui on softwarerecs.stackexchange.com
 
sd k
 
 
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10:31 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Experiment to show that air contains about 20% oxygen by someone on chemistry.stackexchange.com
 
sd k
@SmokeDetector k
 
user202362
10:57 AM
I hope the spammers don't have an automated system to send out spams - because their automated creations vs SE's manual clean ups is just silly :p
 
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3:01 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps answer, offensive answer detected: Who is the mysterious G-man in the Half-Life series? by user144523 on gaming.stackexchange.com
 
3:34 PM
@shog9 Hello! I got a question. I went to China for uni this week and I noticed the website's a bit wonky here if not using a VPN. Mostly jQuery issues. I checked the source, and it seems you're using Google's CDN. Fair enough, but all of Google's stuff is blocked here. I found this question related to it (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/133786/…) but that got dismissed with a bit of "why should we do it", it seems.
I was wondering if it could be looked at again, with this reason in mind.
 
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Q: It's almost impossible to Sign Up at SE at China

Ave MaleficumIt's very hard to Sign Up at SE in China, for example, I want to sign up for Mathematica.SE, no matter how many times I try, I just can't use my SE Community account to sign up(The Open ID does not work), however, once you finish signing up, there are no problems to use SE sites.

@J.Constantine The big problem is, we have no control over what gets blocked (or even a reliable target to aim for). As you can see from that discussion, our own CDN has been blocked at various times.
Serving everything from a single domain would reduce the number of potential failure points (either everything loads or nothing does), but would also hurt performance for everyone who isn't behind a capricious firewall.
And since we'd essentially be running our own purpose-built VPN in that scenario, there's potentially a greater chance that everything would get blocked.
Best-practice for using SO from a sketchy network remains: use a good VPN.
 
 
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5:00 PM
 
Noice.
The most on-topic image ever posted.
Also \o @Moo, long time no chat
 
There is no such thing as off-topic in the tavern ;)
o/
Life is busy :p
 
 
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6:27 PM
*berninate?
 
Nope, why?
"burninate" is a meta.SO thing meaning "remove a tag with extreme prejudice".
 
IͶΔ does not feel the bern
 
Well duh, I'm a chemical.
 
:p
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States senator from Vermont. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. A member of the Democratic Party since 2015, Sanders had been the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history, though his caucusing with the Democrats entitled him to committee assignments and at times gave Democrats a majority. Sanders became the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee in January 2015; he had previously served for two years...
 
I don't care about the US elections either.
 
6:30 PM
… well, that was jtbandes's joke.
 
But the guy is less trumpy at least.
@bjb568 Excuse my ignorance oh thy kitten, for I am from half an Earth away.
 
Diameter?
 
I doubt posting a new question is the right way either, but I will give you a +1 for earnest effort. Welcome to the site. — Steven B. Segletes Mar 29 at 16:31
These guys are unbelievable.
@bjb568 No, I'm inside the moon.
 
oh
 
Hydroxyl
 
6:37 PM
:D
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: Where to go for a one day cycling trip in CA/NV/UT, USA? by user42091 on travel.stackexchange.com
 
user315433
7:13 PM
 
user315433
Too meta
 
@Marshmallow Three people asking two meta questions makes sense.
 
user315433
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A: How do I infuse cappuccino with real vanilla bean during brew?

user22212I would go with cutting a small piece of vanilla bean then scrap seeds in milk add vanilla bean skin in with milk as well and steam, the steam will bring out the vanilla flavor.

 
user315433
This answer is the only post by SE Executive Chef.
 
user315433
Which isn't obvious from the account itself, but it's linked from company page.
 
user315433
7:26 PM
Noticed when I looked at the level of SE account ownership among different teams. The three where 100% are linked to SE accounts are Community (duh), Executive, and Ad Sales. The two where 0% are linked are Finance and Developer Insights (the latter is a team of 1 person, though).
 
7:37 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Futurecast or Forecast by Fuck on english.stackexchange.com
 
sd k
 
8:09 PM
@InfiniteRecursion if you're around, please check meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/320765/…
 
8:26 PM
You might as well let it pass-by, to much drama ...
 
user315433
Yeah, too much attention on a slow meta day.
 
I came, I saw, I downvoted
 
You made a user quit SO. Happy now?
 
9:15 PM
I need to get to 10k if only to see these meta posts.
Speaking of... it's stat time!
@rene ^
 
Hmm, doesn't look that bad ...
@hichris123 service i.stack.imgur.com/TU7z5.png
 
+856? You're becoming like Mystical...
 
user315433
In SO Close Review, I review everything in three of my tags (having selected 3 most popular of my favorite tags). Would review more if it was possible to somehow switch to tags 4-6 on my list instead of retyping everything every time. Is there a workaround for this?
 
user315433
I suppose the current system works great if one filters by broad tags like javascript or android, but that's not for me.
 
9:34 PM
@Marshmallow yes, you can use tagfilter=java&tagfilter=haskell on the url for close/review (from the top of my head)
then you can favorite that url
I assume you know how to do that ;)
@Marshmallow sorry, this is how it works: stackoverflow.com/review/…
I use that in then burnination answers: meta.stackoverflow.com/a/319601/578411
 
user315433
@rene Thanks! I see it's posted on Meta.SE but not particularly popular.
 
user315433
> There's no real UI for this right now
 
user315433
s/right now/2.5 years later/
 
Yeah, I learned it from this answer
 
user315433
Great, now I have to review more...
 
9:42 PM
That is good, I'm happy that I provided you with a tool that makes you use more close votes ...
Are you already using the keyboard shortcut script?
 
user315433
I have my own thing for that, Enhanced Review
 
user315433
(It doesn't use keyboard shortcuts, but casts votes with 1 click)
 
I see, nice!
I'm out, I need sleep
 
 
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11:37 PM
We see Stack Overflow offline, investigating.
We have a SQL outage. Continuing to investigate.
But chat still works!
 
DevDoodle is still up!
No errors in the log.
 
How many page accesses in the past day?
 
I dunno. I don't invade your privacy.
 
... you don't have an access log?
 
No.
 
11:46 PM
@bjb568 That's not a feature of node?
access logs are standard with Apache.
 
@hichris123 Node isn't a web server…
 
well duh.
But I figured that would be standard with whatever is serving your application.
 
Nope.
 

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