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1:48 AM
@JeffSchaller cheers, and thanks for fixing that transcription error
 
 
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12:30 PM
If there's anyone around in the next couple hours, I could use another pair of eyes (and opinion) on unix.stackexchange.com/a/708247/117549; it's been flagged as spam, but it's not obvious to me, and I want to handle the flag correctly.
 
@JeffSchaller it’s not obvious spam to me either, there’s just the meetfranz link that might be spammy but that’s not even a link
(apart from trying to attract traffic to blog posts, if that’s what’s going on)
 
sure; given that they're older blog posts, not obviously-written by the U&L author, it fell a bit short for me; terdon replied elsewhere that he's used meetfranz (which I wasn't familiar with), so the spam meter is falling for me; just didn't want to miss anything
(it's possible that meetfranz was unlinked because SE blocked "too many links from a new user")
Thanks for the feedback, @StephenKitt! I've custom-declined the flag for now.
 
12:56 PM
Yeah, Franz is really cool: one-stop-shop for many different chat clients:
 
spam
 
1:16 PM
It may be a link-only answer, but uncertain whether it's spam.
 
I'll write a comment and see if the unregistered OP returns to clarify anything
 
 
2 hours later…
3:31 PM
I have a question about Unix & Linux
what is a git repository
 
That isn't really a question about unix or linux but a git repository is a directory of files that are being tracked by git
 
oh
it's just a directory?
 
It is not "just a directory" but it can be thought of as a directory
 
oh it seems to have a .git hidden file in it
oh its a directory
is git a good option for local version control?
 
3:37 PM
I mean I'm the only person involved
 
@Asinomás Yes.
In the same sense that putting salt on slices of boiled eggs is a good option. It depends on your preferences and your needs.
 
salt on boiled eggs is mandatory
 
I don't boil eggs
 
boiling eggs is mandatory
 
what do you mean
I don't know what my needs are
but in my workflow sometimes I create different versions of things
to experiment
Would you use some version control to write for example a 40 page document?
about greek cuisine?
 
3:53 PM
If I wanted version control I would use version control
 
how likely would you be to want it?
 
Well if I were writing a document I would probably just use google docs which also has some version history functionality that would probably suit my needs
 
I do version control for the future. If I want to track down a certain train of thought that might have gone lost during the development of a project, I can look in the history and see where that appears. Or I might want to see who did what and when, and to what. If you want to write about Greek food (without boiled eggs), then you could use Git to keep track of all the changes. But you could also just save new copies of the document while writing it. It depends.
 
git branch boiled_eggs
 
What you get with Git, or with any version control system, is the ability to add comments to changes. If you write a document from start to finish, this may not be a very interesting feature to have, but it may also be a very nice feature to have if your text undergoes random changes here and there during the course of authoring it. It depends.
 
4:04 PM
oh for some reason I though the main purpose was to not lose some section which you deleted and later wanted to look at again because it was good after all
 
as long as it was committed that section could be restored
however google docs would also be able to do that, even if you didn't save it
 
@Asinomás The main purpose of a tool is to be useful. How it is useful depends on who's using it.
It may be that the main thing you learn from trying to use Git is that Google Docs is the better option for you at this time. And, well, that's a useful thing to learn too.
I'm just incredibly careful not to say "Yes, definitely, use Git!" because 1) I don't know you, 2) I don't know what you know, 3) I don't know your project, 4) I don't know your plans for your project, 5) I really don't want to to hear "Some nerd suggested I should use Git and it screwed up may project and I never ever want to work with writing or computers ever again".
 
4:23 PM
can google docs be used locally ?
 
darn nerds
 
@Asinomás do you have a 40 page document on Greek cuisine? Sounds interesting! :)
 
@jesse_b I know. They're always causing issues.
 
no, I don't even know how to boil an egg, it was just an example :)
now that I think about it boiling eggs sounds very promising
but maybe peeling them is non-trivial
 
Ah, but what if they're Greek eggs! ;) Sorry, I'm hungry and easily distracted.
 
4:25 PM
I suck at scrambled eggs
 
If you shock the eggs with an ice bath you can usually peel them pretty easily
 
my dad used to make scrambled eggs
 
@jesse_b I will try that tonight! Thanks!
Oh, before or after boiling them?
 
right after
 
but he prepared them in a way that cleaning the pan after was a lot harder than making the eggs
 
4:26 PM
Directly out of the hot water and into ice water
 
@jesse_b Like the Finns do sauna.
 
can you use cold faucet water ?
 
Interesting, maybe Finns are easy to peel
 
@jesse_b They would be. At that point, they'd be full of beer too.
 
humans are skinned not peeled
 
4:28 PM
@Asinomás I wouldn't trust you actually knew that if you can't even boil an egg.
 
well I guess peeling is also a thing
 
Little known fact, that's actually how you make beer.
 
but it's a good thing for ur skin
like a skincare thing
 
I'll skin my boiled eggs tonight I think.
 
There is more than one way to skin an egg
 
4:29 PM
that sounds painful in spanish
 
2 mins ago, by Asinomás
humans are skinned not peeled
Wonderful thing to see in the sidebar with no context, that :P
@Asinomás ¿
¿"Doloroso"?
 
in spanish eggs are used instead of nuts
deez nuts would have not been a candidate, he would have been deez eggs
 
@Asinomás Hostia tío, ni lo pensé!
painful indeed.
 
donde esta el bano, numero dos rapido
 
4:34 PM
jaja
 
2 mins ago, by jesse_b
user image
 
:)
it's the only sentence I need when visiting Mexico
 
Oddly enough, a good and apt caption for that image could be "la cagaste" which sort of fits with the scatological turn the conversation has taken.
@jesse_b Please tell me you haven't actually used that!
 
@terdon I use it all the time, pretty much the only spanish I know
 
You haven't considered that it might be a bit TMI?
 
4:44 PM
it is better than risking being directed to a bathroom with only número uno capabilities
 
True, true.
 
5:21 PM
I love giving too much information
 
5:47 PM
I'm about to do something new for a change and possibly fail in interesting ways. docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/virtualization/…
 

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