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7:29 AM
hello @JourneymanGeek
 
..... Oh
I didn't make that connection 😁
 
@JourneymanGeek no worries. I was using the apple way too often and some friends pointed that what I'm saying is not very much confrontational/else, and why not using my own pic so ;)
 
7:47 AM
@AndyK ah.
Also I think the bottom of this onwards would be instructive
Interesting?
Something
 
@JourneymanGeek omfg .... that rebellion was very much welcomed actually...
or how to buid a community but not to think about that community...
management still fired Monica and Shog
 
 
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8:58 AM
@AndyK I suspect the truth is.... messy
as it tends to be
 
9:15 AM
@JourneymanGeek looking at the tiny excerpt of what Shog9 showed us and we've avoided, it is probably much more messy than we think.
 
@AndyK another data point might be glassdoor
there's reviews where people talk about engineering having too much power, others where people talk about them being undervalued....
 
@JourneymanGeek oups .... 3.6 out of 5 stars! Company to avoid ...
 
@AndyK ah, but look deeper and you see a bit of the internal politics
@AndyK well those are the bullets we dodged
I'm still undecided on the new management team
they're making excellent noises, but unfortunately covid means it might be a while before we see how that ends up
 
9:35 AM
@JourneymanGeek let's see, it is always time to pursue a new initiative tbh. Monica's one seems to be quite interesting.
 
@AndyK it would be
there's a few complications from what I understand
 
@JourneymanGeek oh chuck. What do you mean?
 
@AndyK SE's happy to run her through the reinstatement/appeal process
but she was removed quite publicly and dramatically outside the usual processes, and legal got involved and... there's a certain lack of trust
frankly at this point if someone sorts it out, they probably have insane diplomacy skills that are wasted on us
 
9:52 AM
@JourneymanGeek I was more meaning to start something anew on Codidact... I'm not betting on the life or death of SO more hedging my bet on a new initiative. Especially with Monica as Codidact new face.
@JourneymanGeek tbh, if I was kicked out that way, anyone would have to walk on their knees for a year and apologized publicly with the front page of the NYT to get me back, never spit on anyone's pride.
 
@AndyK I guess I have enough invested here, and not enough personal disagreements to want to fix things here
admittedly the last few months have been a rollercoaster
@AndyK there's a general desire to make things better
they've openly changed their views on stuff (so all the things that shog talked about did not actually come to pass)
but specifics are tricky
 
@JourneymanGeek I recon. For my part, SE has my limited support tbh. I have no grudges against anyone but if they were willing to do what they have done to Monica, they can do that anyone of us, me , you, Bertieb, else.
 
@AndyK they could
So a lot of what I've been trying to do as a MSE mod, and in other hats is to try to make it a lot harder + get support for the people trying to do the right thing
 
@JourneymanGeek that's make me more therefore more vigilant, very much
 
@AndyK so, the new mod agreement ...
has protections baked in, and apparently is very different from the original draft
 
9:59 AM
@JourneymanGeek I don't know honestly.
 
We'll of course need to see what happens when it actually does
 
quick to fire, slow to reach out
 
@AndyK Well yes, and messy
it shouldn't ever really hit legal though
but ... I don't know what the internal politics are then, and them wanting to move off meta wouldn't surprise me
 
@JourneymanGeek Monica was correct to reach out to a lawyer
 
I would have raised hell though
@AndyK on SE's side
 
10:01 AM
Anyway, I think we are on crossroad, at least for me
It would be a shame to leave SE and anything I've started here and the people
but part of me is thiking about it
 
@AndyK I think how the company evolves post Covid is going to determine that.
 
@JourneymanGeek let's see then
 
and we're still dealing with some ... backlog of past decisions.
 
@JourneymanGeek damn. Once past decisions have been made, it is tough to reverse them. Such inertia.
 
@AndyK or they go horribly wrong cause they miss things
the response to say... the reactions...
 
10:05 AM
@JourneymanGeek indeed. true, at least nown they are asking and Theresa seems to be really concerned about the community
Fingers crossed
 
@AndyK I'm seeing a few concrete things
but a lot of it is rearranging resources to cover gaps as best as they can
 
@JourneymanGeek let's hope the current trend sticks. I might be able to convince a few powerful rep friends to come back if it is the case ;)
 
Where to type this command Get-EventLog -Logname System | Where-object {$_.EventID -eq 225}?
I am referring to this answer
 
@AndyK that's a hope
 
@JourneymanGeek 🤞
 
10:10 AM
@MarcKelvin that's powershell, possibly an admin one.
 
got to bike and finish my book. see you
 
10:21 AM
How to open that powershell? how to enter this command: Get-EventLog -Logname System | Where-object {$_.EventID -eq 225}?
Do I need to specify windows files directory in that command?
 
@MarcKelvin Powershell is just another application on your computer.
You can launch it from Run with powershell, you can launch it from the Start Menu by searching for powershell, you can launch it by pressing windows key + x and selecting Powershell from the context menu.
Then just copy and paste that command you want into the powershell window and hit enter.
 
 
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2:39 PM
@AndyK Exactly! If they're willing to burn one of the best, where exactly does that leave the rest?
Particularly in the manner in which they did it
For me it was the realisation that the social contract had changed
Before it really seemed like "Let's build this repository of QA", which is an almost Wikipedian aspiration
and if SEI (or anyone else) profits off that repository of knowledge, that's grand
Whereas now it's... "we'll tolerate the existence of [certain aspects of] QA as long as we're not losing money"
feels like the honeymoon is over
kinda like it did with Google, to draw an analogy
who went from "We're awesome at search, and we can leverage that to create these excellent tools for our users" to, well, the Google Graveyard
now perhaps the fault lies with me for believing/expecting too much in the initial social contract
and as Geek says, things may yet change for the better
on the other hand, it might be a case of "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss"
but I am reticent to hitch my wagon to SEI
it just doesn't feel right anymore
 
3:18 PM
@bertieb its ... one of those things
I trust a few people still
and they seem to think it could get better
but
words need to be followed by action
there's some improvements but the big stuff...
 
@Aibobot For sure
I'm definitely not saying "I'm right, there's only one way to think about this"
 
nope
 
if other folks want to stay and see how it goes, fair play
and maybe 5% of me is keeping an eye on things here
 
Which is fine
there's always codicact right?
 
but if it' was you they treated that way, my percentage would be 0%
 
3:23 PM
and some of the smaller communities are moving over
@bertieb it would be a glorious dumpsterfire
 
SEI only get 5% from me because I didn't really know Monica that well before all of the nonsense
which is admittedly a pretty poor reason to give them 5%
 
I don't think anyone in the mod community actively hates me, I've advocated a common sense approach to all the things...
 
but something something, Graham number / monkeysphere
@Aibobot Yup, as you say a few ocmmunities are moving over
 
also, y'all have seen how pissed off I get when you mess with my community :D
 
but it's a bit like any fork
@Aibobot Truethat :P
it would be better if effort wasn't split/duplicated
but sometimes these things are necessary
...a bit like any fork ;-P
 
3:27 PM
well - maybe
 
Like I say, the main thing for me is that [from my perspective] the social contract has changed
and I don't like that
but that's me
 
@bertieb well - its swung back a little
the new mod agreement has some built in protections for us
and that there will be a review after a removal is now explicit in the removal process
 
That helps, and it's good that its in there, but... it should have been; there shouldn't have been a need for such a fuss
 
ooh
I definately need to go to PII for the rest
 
Kinda feels like we're applauding meeting the minimum
and it still feels to me, a mere mortal outsider that it's twiddling around the edges
that SEI could at any point do the whole "I am altering the deal, pray I do not alter it further"
 
3:32 PM
Well, yes
Its a start. Which is more than I can say for a lot of things
 
Hah, true
I'm usually the optimist, but for now I'm waiting to see
if nothing else, a strong Codidact pushes SEI to keep its offering strong
 
yup
but I'm hoping the refocus on community means we can recapture a bit of what matters
 
4:59 PM
@bertieb I'm with you. You sum up what a lot of us are thinking
@bertieb I just learned that AngularJS is over by 2021... wtaf ???? omb !!!!
 
5:36 PM
I'm going to miss google play music
 
@JourneymanGeek what happened?
oh damn
 
getting "replaced" by google play music
 
I most miss Google Reader.
 
Yeah
TTRSS kinda serves the same niche for me
and I run my own
 
I use feedly these days.
for a while, it was Digg Reader but they also killed it.
 
5:48 PM
the old reader was the closest
but they... basically kicked everyone who had moved off
cause they couldn't handle the load
so I run my own :D
 
6:17 PM
from that I hear of TTRSS is "nice RSS app, shame about the dev"
also Google Play Music is being replaced by Google Play Music?
Google have out-Googled themselves this time!
 
7:01 PM
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Q: How to get a second PSU to power only hard drives if the CPU and motherboard connectors are not used?

Gaël BarbinI would like to add more disks than my main PSU can handle, so I plugged them on another PSU (Corsair VS450) but it does not power them as CPU and motherboard connectors are not used. How can I force the second PSU to provide power to my hard drives?

Someone's been spying on my frankenserver!
I mean, uh
I would never build something so potentially deadly and jury-rigged
<.< >.>
 

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