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2:00 PM
@Derpy weird, never heard about this one. Only of the Gold Box games.
(played most of them.)
@Derpy How do you upload them? I get an error that it's not a previous knitting project
@Mithrandir ?
you can't upload this one?
weird - what browser are you using?
I wasn't trying that particular image
@Mithrandir works for me.
@Mithrandir you must put only .png saved by the game itself, it doesn't parse just any image.
2:03 PM
@Mithrandir ok, that explains a lot. What image were you trying to upload?
balpha is good... but even he got some limits. :D
with the hat on?
hehe you'll have to manually draw it.
2:04 PM
ok... let's see....
too complex I fear
Maybe attempting only the face could produce a better result
Did you automate stuff?
Define automate.
I still do this "by hand"
but I do "cheat"
too much blue on blue
It works for me ;)
I can recognize it :D
the bigger version turned out actually somehow worse than the original
Hat isn't part of avatar you know. ;)
2:19 PM
@ShadowWizard Mith asked for a version with the hat on.
@Derpy The eyes are too weird..
@Derpy wow nice
I need ducky momo knitting
@Tinkeringbell Yep I know, she ended up a little derpy. Consider that my signature.
2:23 PM
Big eyes?
2:34 PM
@Mithrandir Did changing the mouse to left-handed mode work for you?
Guys, quick sanity check: can renaming an .exe file break it? Someone broke stuff on their pc and it's the only thing I can think of that broke it.
@Tinkeringbell define "break"
It should still work if executed properly
(or renamed back)
@ShadowWizard Prevent a program from starting.
@Tinkeringbell by double click? of course.
(Yeah, they are quite insistent it isn't that and don't want to change back)..
2:45 PM
(or if the .exe is required by other program)
@ShadowWizard define "properly"
@ShadowWizard Yeah, that was my guess too, that they renamed something that shouldn't have been renamed.
@Tinkeringbell often no.
@JourneymanGeek And if yes, what will break? :P
@Tinkeringbell e.g. by running cmd and putting the full path of the program
@ShadowWizard So there's a chance double click won't work?
2:48 PM
@Tinkeringbell sure, Windows pick the program with which to open a file according to its extension.
@ShadowWizard Not changing the .exe, but the 'name' part.
When renaming .exe to .png for example, it will try to open the file as an image file, and fail.
so you have shadow.exe and change it's name to geek.exe
@Tinkeringbell ohhhhhh lol
No, this won't affect double clicking
but if other program expects a file called shadow.exe to exist, that other program will fail.
Needless to say, changing name of system files is bad idea.
I'm going to tell them to change it back.
And if they don't want to, I can't help troubleshoot further
I shouldn't be, I'm still at work anyways
2:52 PM
3:14 PM
@JNat another cross site spammer for you... busy day! ;)
There. By hand.
we can tell ....
Well done. I appreciate the effort a lot!
Oh wait... I think I should say 'I really like your creativity!'
3:20 PM
goes to look back at those docs on generation gap managing
What's that red thing on your head? @Mith
(huh! The other @Mithrandir is no longer pingable)
I'm guessing that pizza hat!
@Shadow they are. It's called superping ;)
3:21 PM
Looks like a painter hat
@ShadowWizard dandruff?
@Mithrandir hmmmm
That's in the original...:
3:21 PM
@Mithrandir ohh.
Anyway... take A for the efforts! :D
Heh... I totally read that as "steam" at first.
Which Mith was the gamer?
Neither :P
One rides bikes, the other ice skates, AFAIK
3:24 PM
Oh, it was sci-fi
That's the "pure" @Mithrandir (without numbers after the name ;))
@ShadowWizard cross stitch is fun too :) I made a scarf with that last year.
3:56 PM
@Mithrandir improved version:
4:14 PM
Hi. Is there any Meta SE post which discusses why text should be preferred over text-in-image, in questions? Could someone give me the link? I remember having seen it, but can't find it now.
Copy pastability, screen readers...
@Mithrandir Yeah, I know the reasons. But it would nice if I could have a link handy, so that I don't have to repeat the reasons everytime to new users.
@Blue errr... not off the top of my head but if it dosen't exist we could make one.
@JourneymanGeek I see. I might make a new thread then. But I don't know how these FAQ type of questions work on Meta
@Blue actually asking for it as clarification would work - like any other question
4:22 PM
Would something like: "Why is text preferred over text-in-image? Please summarize your points." be an OK question?
Or do I need to provide some more context?
@JourneymanGeek Alrighty, trying :)
@Blue try this one ... idownvotedbecau.se/imageofcode a bit controversial for not being nice and welcoming and such ...
4:42 PM
Q: Why are images of text, code and mathematical expressions discouraged?

BlueOften I see new users posting images, containing the text of the question they were intending to ask, or a part of it. This is especially true for the science and math based sites where new users don't know how to use MathJax. I tried searching through the previous questions on Meta SE, but could...

@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog Thanks, I've added that link in my post
I'm not sure whether the discussion tag is suitable for the question though.
YAY! the workstation videocard just died!
working with the integrated one now!
5:04 PM
@JourneymanGeek Would it be better to make the post a Community Wiki?
@Blue I consider CWs depreciated
@JourneymanGeek Ah, well, Robert explained that to me once :P
I personally think it's a good idea for such canonical threads
But if not using CW is the norm these days, so be it
6:18 PM
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6:43 PM
Does somebody know what can be customized about tags. Looking at what's written here is it just color? Responsive Design Themes - What can sites customize and how can they get changes implemented?
I would probably be mainly curious whether font-weight can be customized for tags.
6:54 PM
@Martin they are very picky / restricted on fonts so I doubt font-weight would be customizable as that would require that each tag takes more space which I reckon is the biggest reason to have tags fixed in the way they currently are. But this needs an SE dev to confirm.
Thanks for the reply.
Probably could ask best in a comment underneath that post.
Fair enough, I'll ask there. I thought that it is possible that somebody round here might know. (I tried this room partially also because the CMs listed as a primary contacts in a discussion on Meta Mathoverflow seem to visit this room.)
they might pick it up.
@Martin Oh, they do... so you might get an answer here or on the post, but Catija gets a notification if you write a comment ;)
6:59 PM
Oh, I did not even notice that Catija is also the OP of the Meta Stack Exchange post. (I just saw that her and Jon Ericson participated in the discussion on Meta MathOverflow.)
see also: stackoverflow.design/product/components/tags and I don't see a font-weight option there.
given the 4 size they have there I wouldn't have high hopes.
But I'd guess (based on the above description) that background color of tags can be changed.
I was looking at this discussion: How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes? It seems that folks at MO worry that the site looks very similar to Mathematics.
Which is to some extent natural, because there are many people who frequent both MathOverflow and Mathematics.
So I thought that changing the look of tags on MO (ideally to something looking similar as in the original look) might help. Which is why I asked about font-weight. (AFAICT it used to be different.) But if that's not possible, maybe background color could help with the distinction.
7:22 PM
@Martin That seems to be a setting so it is worth a try.
So what you linked there is probably the stuff that can be customized for tags, right?
@Martin Sure. Poke around some of the other sites... look at Mi Yodeya for example. :)
@Catija So the answer is no on the font-weight but yes on background-color (and other parameters rene linked to).
@Martin I'm not sure about font weight but I'm guessing that's no, yeah.
Background and the font color.
I'm pretty sure I wrote that in a comment on MO... somewhere. There are several discussions there.
And if I am about to post on Meta MathOverflow some suggestions about changing backround color for tags should I choose from the constants defined here: github.com/StackExchange/Stacks/blob/… ?
7:33 PM
Hey MO! Commenting here to be pingable if you have any questions I can help with. Some ideas that aren't in your list - tag colors can be customized to be more different. If the site used to be more green/orange, we could go with green tags with white text. We can also change the color of the question titles in the questions list and links can be colored separately from the titles or they can be the same color. Tags don't scroll but they're more visible in more places. Same with links, which appear to be blue on both sites. — Catija ♦ Dec 10 at 4:57
Is it ok if I leave my recent comment on your question (about font-weight and tags) in case somebody else is interested in this? Or should I simply delete that comment now that you have answered me here in chat?
Either. :) Your call. As far as stacks goes, I'm guessing that picking something from there would be an easier sell. :) But I'm not sure if it's 100% necessary. I'm also not absolutely sure if we're OK with inverting tags to have white text and dark color backgrounds now that I'm looking around but you can definitely still get color in there.
Thanks for your response! I'll try to post something about background color of the tags - we'll see how the MO users react to that.
Sure. :) Happy to help.
@Martin that is what I get from it based on looking at the code and how that config is supposed to work.
7:51 PM
@JourneymanGeek Deprecated in all but implementation.
@Mithrandir yup
Oh cool, I've just about repcapped here. I'm not sure I've ever repcapped here before.
Ufff I am tired of trying for hats not
So much eating of head with lego customer care to get no answer
8:06 PM
I need to earn more rep off MSE.
tbh being a CM should make that easier ;p
Not if I don't have any time to actually write posts.
true but you're now a font of official knowledge
++ you can do announcements ;p
Announcement: Ankit is a CM now ;)
8:11 PM
@AnkitSharma lol
::Thinking about salary negotiation::
@AnkitSharma well its also a little true of mods but I suppose there's 100kers who are neither
just keep plugging at it
lol no comment on that lol
Just channel your inner Ducky Momo and say:
> I hate people
8:15 PM
(then again, I'm a different shade of blue here, so to speak, and its a little interesting sometimes)
@AnkitSharma I don't ._.
I am no more blue anywhere and my username is as dark as Ducky Momo's dreams
@Mithrandir And your default profile has now changed to Meta.
@Alex he must be busy with overwhelmed twitter response from Jon Colton Barry
@AnkitSharma Who's that?
8:21 PM
He asked for official response and then Nog asked again and now that tweet trail is on fire
@Alex ?
@Mithrandir your chat profile is MSE
@Mithrandir If I'm not mistaken, your default profile used to be Literature.
Or Parent User, or whatever it's called.
on MSE your parent is always MSE no?
8:23 PM
@Alex that give him power of blue
On main chat, its different
@JourneymanGeek ohhh oooppps
@JourneymanGeek You're right. I retract.
I guess I had never clicked on Mithrandir's profile here before.
(also if you're a mod, your parent account needs to be on a site you're mod on. Otherwise strange things can happen)
Okay, so I'm apparently pretty ignorant about how chat works.
8:26 PM
So mod can be chat banned if he picks parent profile as non mod site?
@AnkitSharma Negotiate?
@Catija I will not become CM for free ;)
Good call.
So negosaition needed to decide everything
@AnkitSharma they can but nothing will happen ;p
8:29 PM
we will see
I have good convincing powers
@AnkitSharma well the next time there's an opening... ;p
When they see a duck with toilet paper on his head, they can't say no
Yeah, there are three chat servers, @Alex - chat.SE, chat.Meta, and chat.SO. On chat.SO, your parent is always SO. On chat.Meta, it's always Meta.SE. On chat.SE, it can be anything, although if you're a mod you won't have mod powers unless your parent is your mod site.
8:32 PM
@Mithrandir IIRC your username is also that of your parent site and you can change parent site freely....
something certain users ab use a lot
Winter bash!
Bash winter!
summer bash
8:47 PM
sleeping bash
@Mithrandir Ah. I think I knew that, but it must have slipped my mind.
kinda hard to remember all the quirks of SE
Are the Retro Fan glasses supposed to be different sizes for different people?
You can adjust the size and position.
you can resize hats
8:57 PM
I see how to adjust position, but not size.
it's hidden in the rotate tool
Hmm, I don't see a rotate tool either.
Did you check "show controls"?
Ah. Today is apparently not my day.
nor mine
where is shog "shog and awe" 9?
9:16 PM
I just got a second Yearling badge in two days
yeah, that happens when you meet the age requirements but haven't earned the 200 per year until then
9:41 PM
boo, I've met age requirements biologically more than a couple months ago
10:38 PM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog re this blacklist request‌​, that's not eligible for blacklisting. Blacklist is high-confidence only; watch is for lower confidence.
@ArtOfCode It triggered a "potentially bad keyword" filter, so I assumed it was already watched and came up again.
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog the keyword in question was <p><a href="
though even 2 hits isn't necessarily enough to blacklist, so you usually need to check before blacklisting
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