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12:00 PM
go, my loyal subject, show your love for the chicken! Upvote the post.
 
yes your majesty
 
If anyone discovers something more, let me know
 
Juan M on December 12, 2018

The world is full of interesting yearly traditions.  Take for example the tomato and orange throwing events, the buffet for monkeys,  and the cheese rolling festivities.  With such examples of human creativity, we at Stack Overflow could not pass on this opportunity.  We have created and maintained our own yearly tradition – Winter Bash!

This year we are attempting to knit our users together in our love for hats for the 7th year in a row.  And this year, we’ve even added a way for you to get creative without wasting any real yarn.  Starting now (December 12, 2018) and going through …

 
@EKons umm... well, it's the same as it was last year. And the year before that. And the year before that.
What did you expect?
But the knitting is worth it all. :D
 
maybe I'm a bit tired, but I feel like I hate hats (not to the point I'll disable them, but... I don't know if I'll ever wear one this year)
 
12:11 PM
@Derpy hmm, it's.. related to a music?
 
about knitting... well, if I tell you, you'll steal my idea! :P
 
Knitt Stories.
 
@Derpy dammit, there goes my afternoon :D
 
Guess how node.js handles circular reference error?
 
circular? :P
 
12:21 PM
@andmyself you followed the track I was talking about in that post?
 
I wonder how literal we need to take that clue @Derpy
 
OK OK, I've got ten minutes of typing things here
Problem is I don't have anything in my mind to type
 
@Tinkeringbell foo.js has reference to bar.js and bar.js has reference to foo.js
 
Other than why does plant reproduction have to be so effing complicated?
 
In C# this would give clear error message when trying to compile.
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ think about hats
 
12:25 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Because they can't go to a bar and get a date/one night stand? :P
 
What about them?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ because you're not a plant?
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ are they pointy?
 
Hats require too much dedication to the site
I can't offer that at the moment
Although I have a potentially interesting question for Chem
Don't even get time for leisurely learning things
 
@ShadowWizard does that even work?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ You can get a hat simply by visiting a page
@Bart yes. No error.
(well.. no direct error)
code in foo.js works as usual.
 
12:28 PM
@Bart You read the post? You saw the screenshot about what happened last year? Did you try to do the same? :P
 
but turns out foo.js becomes inaccessible and anyone calling it (not only foo.js) fails with errors about it being null. @Bart
 
@Derpy I am at the post-deer part.
 
@Derpy BTW nice blank squares in there. ;)
 
K, 10 minutes up. You can keep on with the foos and functions
 
@ShadowWizard ugh
 
12:31 PM
not even the unicode codes like @forest got. lol
 
@ShadowWizard I think you will have an hard time to reach the video then.
 
@Derpy unicode video? That's a new one.
:P
 
@Derpy yeah, and the title of the video seems a parody of a song. But might be misdirection
 
@andmyself it is a meme it seems. A video that became viral last October. I don't know if the joke ends there or there is something more to it
balpha didn't reply yet
 
@Derpy that's why I'm wondering about the "literal" aspect. I can see 2 of those somewhere ... is there a time when ...
 
12:35 PM
🥚🦄
Nah... Not this....
 
@Bart ?
 
The title of the video.
But I may be reading too much into (t)hat
 
> In The Deer 2nite is the title of a viral video of a deer walking into a child's play set as the Phil Collins song "In the Air Tonight."
 
Yeah, I'm stuck there
Unless "Love" is "In the air tonight"
(haven't tried, and on mobile)
 
12:45 PM
@andmyself Achoo! May well be, I'm already sneezing :P
 
@andmyself love doesn't work.
 
Luck?
 
luck in the air tonight?
 
I don't know :P
Perhaps that's too Dutch :P
 
@Tinkeringbell oh, well, I fear the easter egg stops at the vide. That said, it would be nice if I were proven wrong..
 
12:55 PM
@Derpy Sounds almost like that would be too easy?
Have you tried stuff that can be in the air? bird, moon, star... drums, phil collins? :P
 
@Tinkeringbell sound like the opposite would be too much work?
@Tinkeringbell PARROTS!
 
@Derpy Nah, parrots are naturally lazy and this one is afraid of heights anyway :P
 
I guess someone has to knit something... I dunno, deer on a slides?
 
@andmyself how would the site recognize that?
 
@Derpy balpha's clones are tirelessly staring at numerous screens
 
1:10 PM
🐔🐄🐖🐧🐕🐢🐈🐊🦌
 
All of them are cute, even the last rectangle guy
I assume it's Baymax's emoji?
 
@Tinkeringbell how'd you migrate then?
 
@Magisch Fuel efficient German car
 
Old MacDonald had a farm... Even a penguin farm...
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ deer emoji
 
1:12 PM
four C, two P, two D, one T
if there was one more animal I could have a sequence there.
Should ask on puzzles
 
T-Rex
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ 🦖
 
CCPPDTCCD
 
A T-Rex emoji would be a puddle of water that gets disturbed in a monotonous manner
 
What about Rene emoji?
 
1:15 PM
@andmyself A screenshot of a meta rant about close votes
 
Santa! 🎅
 
@andmyself That's part of the unicorn genome that
. . . is responsible for the horns
Where is my Nobel prize?
 
🏆
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ You can get a no-bell prize. Just leave the room :P
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ :/
 
1:17 PM
Further research may reveal the secret to their frictionless flight
@rene I'm not saying it would make sense.
Also there's more truth to the sweet feces than you might think
Undigested cellulose
 
anyway....
@TimPost So I guess I was right?
Dec 7 at 15:06, by Derpy
user image
 
BBL lunch over
 
@Derpy Yup!
 
Open a random post on SO/MSO and click the 'edit tags' link. That full width 'loading' indicator is new, right? Almost seems like a bug. Or perhaps I've never seen it before and only noticed it now due to the site load by winterbash?
 
hehe, now I just need to find out more about this deer thing.
 
1:26 PM
@Stijn not getting that?
 
Hey tim, if you submit a ticket or task in your internal bug tracker, is it considered a POST request?
 
You really like that pun. You've just got to work on your TIMing.
 
@Stijn yes, it very much is ... and eeeewwww a bit?
 
 
@Stijn ewww ... I don't get that.
 
1:29 PM
@Mithrandir Can we just stop those? It's getting preposterous.
 
@Bart your connection is too fast. ;)
 
I'm trying to figure out if you're making a pun or sincerely annoyed...
Oh.
*facepalms*
 
@Stijn it's on all sites. Appear to be new sort of "loader" gif, e.g. when submitting a comment, we have the three dots gif.
It's useful to show "OK, we are doing something, hold on".
 
hmm maybe the dots are stretched out then
 
no no that appears to be whole new gif
(I think... hmm...)
It's placed when AJAX takes place, until the server is sending the response.
 
1:34 PM
@Bart here is gif: i.stack.imgur.com/ALoGW.gif /cc @Stijn
 
@ShadowWizard I guess so. Which is surprising since we only have overloaded 4G in the office :D
 
I desperately need to learn how to make those gifs. Thanks @rene :)
 
(dunno if that's what @rene is using too.)
 
@Stijn screentogif.com (comes with code on github)
 
So, I heard that the top 100 submissions in the knitting contest get an hand wing made scarf, courtesy of @Tinkeringbell, right?
 
1:39 PM
Is there a contest? :P
Where???
 
@Derpy wow but I lost it with 0 votes already :D
 
@AnkitSharma cough downvote the competition cough
 
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Q: Winter Bash 2018 Knitting

eLRuLLThis year's Winter Bash got us great hat challenges but also a very nice tool for knitting on the main site. Is there a challenge related to this knitting tool? Here is my knitting and it would be amazing if you could share yours too.

 
@ShadowWizard That's not a contest :P
(yet? :P)
 
1:42 PM
It is, just not official. :)
 
@Bart On serious note I don't do that until the other answer is too crappy or unhealthy
 
@Tinkeringbell start making those scarfs, you have 100 to craft :P
 
@Derpy You know, if people demand stuff, I'm less likely to ever make it for them :P
 
yeah me too
unless they are nice
 
@EKons nice people generally don't demand stuff, unless you're seriously crossing their boundaries ;)
 
1:47 PM
well...
if somebody gives me money and demands me to do something for him but in a nice way, I'll either do it or give the money back kindly :P
 
@Tinkeringbell you know, joke?
 
@Derpy Oh sure. We just turned it into a more serious conversation.
No offense taken ;)
@EKons Yeah but then it's again a kind of 'crossing a boundary' thing: If someone pays you for something and you don't hold your end of the deal ;)
That's okay, I don't mind to be demanding myself then ;)
 
BTW, seems that Sun Wukong has the same, horrid, trigger again
 
if people demand I do something, they get laughed at
 
> stranger: I DEMAND you to PAY me 100,000€!!!
> me: Good luck with those manners!
 
1:51 PM
hand crocheted scarf sounds nice
 
@Davidtoo I'm not one to openly laugh at people, unless we're genuinely having fun. But yeah, my mind does that too :P
@Magisch Depends. I have on that I really treasure :)
 
@EKons "Sure, my fee for paying you $100,000 is $110,000"
 
I've also made some that in the end were too itchy or small or holey
 
even offering to buy one without prompt is kinda rude tbh
a friend of mine makes candles with own beeswax
I wouldn't just go "you should sell me one of those"
 
> ... HEY I WILL BUY THAT FOR 20!
 
1:54 PM
@Magisch It's generally nicer to ask people if they sell something first, yeah ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell I bought a nice knitted scarf years ago because it looked good. Only to realize that I'm a human furnace and never wear scarfs nor gloves because I get too hot anyway.
 
I mean, a lot of people exercise their craft hobby to relax
 
@Tinkeringbell oh man, if you could get me one of those for the summer, that would be great.
 
@Tinkeringbell unmeltable ice cubes would be great... also you'd be rich if you invented those
 
1:56 PM
@Bart really wanna put ice cubes on yourself? lol
 
@Bart They were quite a hype for menopausing women on one of my crochet groups last year :P
@Davidtoo There's those little plastic ones that you can put in the freezer... more like icepacks?
 
@Tinkeringbell :D if you see certain glasses on that group in the near future, I may have joined.
 
They do melt, but they are reusable ;)
 
unmeltable ice cubes aren't as good as they sound initially
they would still heat up, no?
 
ok, any 10k SO user?
can anyone see the question this user should have deleted recently?
 
1:59 PM
@Tinkeringbell got some of those, aye
 
10k SE user yes, 10k SO user no... ;-)
 
@EKons this is why they haven't been invented... kinda violates some fundamental principles of thermodynamics
 
the deleted question may have something to do with the Duck hat
 
I don't think we can see that? Other than the peer pressure badge ...
 
@Bart no way a 10k can track down the deleted post?
 
2:01 PM
nope
only mods can
this is on purpose
let's not stalk users...
 
@Derpy Only if they hold a link to it ;)
 
yeah, ew
very immoral, imho
 
under 200 rep SO user ;p
 
@EKons I wanted to see if the deleted post holds any hint to the trigger for the duck hat
I believe that must either have something to do with self-answers or more probably with answering an already answered question.
 
no spoilers please :P
 
2:18 PM
and now I realize that by stalking this page, one can actually know on which day any user casted a downvote.
 
um... sure ;P
that's exactly what "Month 2, Week 2, Day 2" means...
 
@Derpy even get rough time estimation, yup. What about it?
There was a user Pierre something who claimed to have a way to know for sure who downvoted his posts. He never gave proof though.
 
@ShadowWizard nothing, other than on some sites crossreferencing that info with the time you were downvoted at....
would basically do what Pierre claimed.
 
@Derpy yup, likely that what Pierre was doing.
Still... can't see a way to block this.
 
so... Pierre was really confident, right?
 
2:23 PM
Besides just remove those counters.
Another way is to monitor reputation of possible "suspects".
 
Frodo answer at 51 now. Must keep it in hnq list.
 
(works for answer downvotes only)
@EKons that's right.
@Derpy Bilbo is jealous!
hmm... am I the only one with Waffles on MSE?
checking
 
@ShadowWizard and that's what he really focused at instead of the "why", eh?
 
Appears that way... must be related to closing and deleting. Since neither of the mods got it, I'd say... [censored]
@EKons of course
 
@ShadowWizard ew...
@ShadowWizard somebody needs to learn a bit of common sense 101... ;-)
(btw, I can see you over there :P)
 
2:30 PM
maybe your own posts lol
cause we close and delete a lot
 
BTW, I was very lucky with the hats they chose to reuse.
Had they reused the Cosmic Brain one, my Smith joke would have been destroyed.
 
maybe use this Meta.SE to make bogus posts and ...whoops, said too much! :P
 
@JourneymanGeek nah I didn't close or delete any of my own posts today
(I think)
 
like you often do the former... ;-)
 
2:48 PM
@Derpy yeah weird to get
Maybe on sci-fi I get it
 
@ShadowWizard There ... might be something in the works. I can not confirm nor deny any things for any things. But there might be things, or other things. But the thing is, the things are the way they are because of other things, so we'll just have to thing positively and see. — Tim Post ♦ 3 mins ago
Thingy
 
One thing is for sure... Winter Bash is not half baked. ;-)
 
sometimes there's pearls. Or Perls.
 
ahem ahem
 
2:53 PM
@EKons maybe the hat is given for ranting a lot in chat?? :D
 
@ShadowWizard then should I start bitching about new design :p
 
@ShadowWizard I'd have that hat then
 
 
@ShadowWizard RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT eh?
btw Chrome sucks
 
._.
you could run another...
 
2:56 PM
@EKons in what way
 
actually literally there's no other 'real' choice but FF now
 
not responding all the time
FF sounds a bit ew-ish
 
nearly every other browser is webkit or blink based
 
Uff I need other colours in knitting
 
and in no way am I using IE or Edge
 
2:58 PM
I use vivadi - which is blink based.
Opera? Blink based. Also kinda not really opera any more.
 
Opera is basically Chrome, no?
 
I used to run this qtweb.net
@EKons yup
 
ah, that Qt Web browser sure looks outdated at a first glance
 
vivaldi is basically the old opera team trying to make something spirtually similar, but they're using the blink engine
@EKons apparently its dead? ;p
 
I didn't ask for pings to get muted...
 
3:01 PM
I can't think of any other browsers
 
because there are essentially none?
I have both Chrome and Firefox
 
firefox is down to 4.1% market share
so it's basically just chrome and the crumbs now
 
yeah, and Stalker Chrome sucks a lot lately... :-(
 
3:36 PM
@AnkitSharma lol
@JourneymanGeek but... you don't rant enough! :D
@EKons why?
 
@ShadowWizard I rant fairly effectively though!
 
@EKons something on your side is choking it... try to disable antivirus for example
 
hm
speaking of rants..
 
@JourneymanGeek so "useless rant" is the trigger.... ;)
@EKons no worry they ditching even Edge soon and moving to Chromium
Chrome Explorer
@JourneymanGeek yes?
 
@ShadowWizard oh looks like SE's kinda filling in the marketing side again
maybe we'll have better blog posts hides
(I did rant about that before)
 
3:41 PM
lol
Names!
 
oh was just looking at the work here page ;p
as for the rant...
 
and six hats was gotten
 
Its a bit cringy lol
 
this time, it was on purpose.
 
38
Q: StackOverflow.Blog isn't that great

Journeyman GeekI've been here a while, and done a few rodeos and, the quality of blog posts feels like its hit rock bottom at times. I admit there's some great ones but considering Stack Overflow as a company is in a wee bit of a transition, it might be a good time to go "maybe you guys should revisit it". I d...

 
3:47 PM
@Derpy the single "non trivial" hat I got is totally not on purpose. :/
@JourneymanGeek ohhh old rant
 
@ShadowWizard yeah, that new Chromium Edge thing, no thanks
 
I do hope SE dosen't give me too much to rant about
and a few of the things are a bit...
awkward?
 
@EKons who knows... maybe by giving up and not really trying they'll make something good. Or at least better than what they did so far. ;)
 
@ShadowWizard more that its a way to make a fairly clean break from IE
 
3:54 PM
Edge should have been that break with different look and different name.
 
@ShadowWizard thinks, remembers history meh
not pessimistic here, but I've often seen the end result of Microsoft's "we'll make it better! :D"
 
I just ate one of those:
This is tasty.
Yum yum yum
 
@ShadowWizard Iolo, yep, that is related to today's calendar page.
 
123 grams (really!) of pure pleasure. :D
 
Yoco? Ohno...
 
3:59 PM
lol
You Only Live Once!
waffles
 
Looks like a c to me
 
pretty sure we all know what YOLO means... ;-)
 

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