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2:00 PM
(sorry if I'm bothering you with that everytime this subject come in ^^')
 
@avazula let's say you either notice/know or get told that someone is disgusted by you, how would you react?, and no, you don't know why.
 
@Rainb I personally would feel terribly sad and would wonder why
but I'm too sensitive ;)
 
@Rainb That would be awfull :/
 
What would be the ideal way to react...?
 
@Ælis no worries :) well, Idk... work needs to be done, we should be ten people more to finish the project but here it is just the two of us, and ... voilà ...
 
2:01 PM
Eh, nevermind.
Too abstract.
 
@Rainb I wouldn't do anything. The person in question didn't tell you so, just act like nothing happened if you can.
 
I don't suppose any of you have experience with specialized german EDI standards?
 
what is EDI
 
@Magisch what's EDI?
 
@avazula There is no such thing as being too sensitive (IMO). There are only people not caring enough about other
 
2:03 PM
some kind of automated delivery note and invoicing system
electronic data interchange
 
I am not specialized in that
nor know anyone that knows about that
 
@Magisch erh no, sorry :/
 
and I don't know anyone who could know anyone about that, either.
 
Our 19 year old edi tool finally failed together with the server that ran it
 
:(
 
2:04 PM
now we need a new solution for edi delivery note forecasting
 
oh
 
@Rainb I don't think you can plan such "ideal" reaction. My "ideal" reaction would be to find a quiet and alone place to process this information, but that just me taking care of my needs. If you have other needs, than you should react differently
 
what do you mean failed.
 
server went kaput, and we don't have the installer, licensing key or settings for the tool no more
 
I hate my own body sometimes... the joints on my body keep disjointing and jointing back in place
 
2:05 PM
and the company that made it no longer exists
 
ahh
 
In fact, the guy that wrote some of the shareware in the toolchain we use died in 2017
 
Ahh
 
@Termatinator :( lots of courage to you
 
what is delivery note forecasting?
 
2:06 PM
VDA Standard 4913 type electronic delivery notes used in lieu and in advance of paper delivery notes for Just in Time manufacturing
 
@Ælis Do you think it is crazy that I want to always have a plan, the truth is, when I don't, my reaction is not to react.
And not reacting begets awkwardness at some times, and trouble on other times.
ehh....
@Magisch Sounds very specific
 
@avazula I got used to it... not that I like it of course
 
@Termatinator I understand
 
Basically when you electronically submit delivery notes just as the merchandise leaves your premises, so the recipient can plan for its arrival early, and the format is according to some specific sentence file structure thing by the german chamber of industry
and all the customers we have that use it have their own supplementary standard too
 
Ohhh
so it is a shared standard?
 
2:09 PM
ish
 
if that is so, isn't there an open source solution?
 
no
or rather, none we can use
I have to write my own, sometime this week. Spent most of the day poring over standard documents and customer orders
 
which language
 
php
 
2:12 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah interestiing
 
@Magisch : pfff, horrible project
 
@Magisch you poor little cactus
 
@Magisch guess what I'm coding right now XD
 
@Magisch I think this is relevant here
 
php gets an unfairly bad rap from time to time
if you don't code like spaghetti, it's fairly reliable and good
 
2:15 PM
but there are languages that are so much better
The only time I had to use php for my backend programming, I was so sad...
 
@avazula Literally all of them, except for javascript
 
@Rainbacon lol. Aren't you a JS programmer?
(among other things)
 
I primarily work in javascript, php and tsql
fight me
3
 
According to my employer I'm a "generalist", though the majority of my client work is in JS
@Magisch tsql isn't so bad
 
PHP was the first language I learned :D
 
2:17 PM
My first language was BASIC
 
@Rainbacon Me too!
Then Java, ugh
 
like I said, php can produce clean, working and understandable code
if you don't give in to the dark side and adhere to clean code principles, and navigate around some of the stupidity in it
 
I moved from there to Python, then C, C++, C#
 
@Magisch From Rainbacon's article:
> as long as there are smart enough people wrangling the things, they can overcome problems with the platform.
@Rainbacon Basic > Java > C > Assembly > C++ > Python > JS
I'm very picky when it comes to languages. C/C++ are my favs of all time, but I got used to Python.
And JS, well... It's unavoidable when you do web stuff
 
I really like C/C++, but my favorite is Haskell (though I never get to use it at work)
 
2:20 PM
@Rainbacon ha, never used that one :p
 
I got really excited in an interview last week when the interviewer told me part of the system was written in C, but then she told me that "you'll never touch that because we need it to be really high performance" and I felt a bit insulted
 
Ha, my client is the best ...
coworker: "'m using your product, I wanna do XYZ but can't do it in the language your product was written with, aka Python. Could you help me?"
them: "it'd be easier doing in Java"
coworker: "..." (never coded a line in Java)
@Rainbacon oh dear o_o that ain't nice
 
Yeah, that company and I are not a good match for one another
All they do is serve ads, and I'd rather not do that
 
@Rainbacon :(
 
@Rainbacon The EA of B2B software companies
 
2:32 PM
I actually like PHP
 
@EmC that explains a lot :D
 
holy shit
@EmC I didn't know that
 
@Imus right?! that was my reaction too when I first read it
 
2:41 PM
@Sid each to their own i guess
 
back in ~2005 PHP made it pretty easy to learn how to use cookies and sessions and all that, so that was nice :) I'm sure I have no idea what "real" PHP looks like nowadays tho, web technologies change so much
 
@Rainb I don't find this crazy. When I don't know how to react I tend to freeze and panic, so I believe that we are really alike in this way
 
@Ælis When intereacting with people I tend to think of what_ifs and making a plan that satisfies me, I should always know what to say, no matter what question they ask, or what they say, or that's the idea. If I get an unexpected response, I just leave and think about how to reply. Usually it doesn't matter by the time I have figured out, but it can be used the next time it happens.
I mean not always, of course, but that's how I think of it.
 
Sid
@Rainb The first part is usually my strategy too.
 
I am unable to be spontaneous, or to save face in social situations.
 
Sid
2:56 PM
But sometimes, what that does is, you can kinda overthink and don't interact enough in a limited time because of planning too much
 
well, usually it is the only tool I have to interact with people, being caught with nothing to say it is awkward and embarassing at first, and then it is annoying.
 
@Rainb A lot of people in the autism spectrum have this problem. It's also hard for me to be spontaneous and I really like having to be (like in online conversation when I have time to think about what I'm going to write)
@Rainb In those cases, I find that non-verbal communication helps
(even if it can still be a bit weird, it's better than no reaction at all)
 
@Sid this especially is very relatable :(
 
@Sid I feel guilty of not overthinking, when I am caught in an awkward situation, tbh.
 
I found more lemon tea!
 
3:02 PM
@Rainbacon yay!
 
Sid
@noob Wrong chat, my friend.
Please go to a chatroom of stack overflow for this question
 
I've decided that Wednesday is my most productive day of the week, because it's the day where I have the lowest average participation here in chat
 
3:18 PM
@Rainbacon Ahah XD I guess those HNQ return days are terrible for your productivity then ^^
 
@Ælis Not yet, I was in meetings most of yesterday, so work was killing my productivity ;)
 
@Rainbacon You should have been there this European morning then. Tink had to write a comment under almost all the answers I got ^^
 
Sorry, I was asleep :p
 
How dare you sleep when the world needs you!
:p
 
Plus I was moderating well past my bedtime last night
 
3:24 PM
@Rainbacon Well then, I guess IPS indirectly kill your productivity for today after all \o/
:p
 
3:40 PM
If anyone want to do some mod work: interpersonal.stackexchange.com/a/21834/21067 ^^
 
Done, I also protected your question since it's getting a lot of poor answers
 
@Rainbacon Oh, I had completely forgotten about that functionality. I guess that's what 8 month out of HNQ does to you ^^
 
3:58 PM
It's the first time I've ever gotten to use it
 
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Ooh @Ava I love your new picture. But you're not a German Pub Girl anymore! What will I call you??
 
@scohe001 still looks like a german pub girl to me
 
German pub girls carry swords and look majestically into the distance? Germany must've changed since the last time I was there...
 
@Rainbacon I never used it myself ^^
@scohe001 XD
 
4:01 PM
@scohe001 I mean, that's my aesthetic for german pub girls
 
@Rainbacon haha I think we need to take an Awkward Silence trip to Germany for research purposes then
 
ooh, that sounds fun
 
I have always wanted to see the Beech Tree Forest...
 
4:18 PM
that looks nice
 
4:34 PM
@scohe001 Y'all can visit the cactus.
 
@Ælis you might want to stop by here to clarify to the answerer what you want
 
@Rainbacon beat me to it.. I have too many tabs open :P
 
@EmC Well, you beat me to the comment, so now we're even
 
:D
 
4:52 PM
Don't beat each other. I'm sure we can find a compromise without violence.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ (ง'̀-'́)ง
boops
 
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@EmC (ง ͠ ͠° ل͜ °)ง
Syke, I got a sword
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💣
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ D: touché
 
5:00 PM
That's a fake bomb. How can a tiny man carry a real bomb?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Maybe the tiny man is the bomb...
 
Well, it IS some sort of a peaceful compromise
 
The tiny man feels like a bomb right now, primed to explode!
If everyone's dead there'll be no one left to fight! :D :D
 
I just propelled that Skeptics thing into HNQ. I'm altruistic like that.
Conditions and charges may apply.
 
Ooh, just got my 400th LQP review task
 
5:06 PM
That's boring. There are no badges for that.
Wait, is there a badge for posting in chat about your 400th review?
Well-played.
Now I feel like reviewing
 
haha, no I already have all the chat badges
There are only 2
Wish there was a gold one for chat
 
'Post 10 messages that are neither PSAs nor dad jokes that get starred.'
 
Post 5000 messages in chat with 500 total stars
 
Tempting. Tempting
I have 150k, but I dunno how many are starred
 
Wow that's a lot
There should be a 4th level of badge: Platinum. It should be awarded only once per year. Something like, "give out more points in bounties than any other user on the site this year"
 
5:15 PM
Suggested around 10 times in meta.SO and 20 in meta.SE
Wait till Eeps graduates and privilege reps get a buff
 
It could be the follow up to investor and we could call it "hedge fund manager"
also, I don't think we're going to graduate for quite a while
 
Well, making it back to HNQ seems to have reinvigorated the site a bit
Or it could be because of the time of the year
Everyone becomes more of an introvert in May.
 
5:29 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I have a lot of catching up to do then...
 
@Mithrandir You think you've got catching up to do...
 
I have 2141 stars in The Nineteenth Byte.
 
How do you see that?
 
Ash
I am curious how many I have in the Bridge, how did you figure that out?
 
Have you considered that to get the legal protections you seek, you need the government's standard form? It may be complicated, but it is the cumulative result of years of landlord-tenant disputes. — El Stepherino 2 mins ago
#21725 El Stepherino (181 rep) | Q: How to ask for landlord's address to be included on lease (score: 1) | posted 10 days ago by mastifftrenton (6 rep) | edited 9 days ago by OldPadawan (15955 rep) | Toxicity 0.064715914 | tps/fps: 0/0
Matched regex(es) ["possible-aic"]
 
5:42 PM
My secret weapon: TNBDE.
 
@IPSCommentBot tp
 
Marked this comment as caught correctly (tp). Currently marked 1tps/0fps. beep boop My human overlords won't let me flag that, so you'll have to do it yourself.
 
Ash
@El'endiaStarman Awww, not useful other places :(
 
Unfortunately, figuring that out for other chat rooms would require scraping their whole transcripts into a database and that's a lot of work.
 
@El'endiaStarman So I'm assuming you have a process that scrapes new data from that room once a day or so?
 
5:52 PM
@Rainbacon Yup. One moment...
I use cronjobs to run this function: github.com/elendiastarman/tnbde/blob/master/…
I think it's one every hour plus one every day.
 
ah, nice
and now I can go creep on your github...
 
@Mithrandir You're in so many rooms it breaks chat and yet you can't catch up.
@Rainbacon No good can come of this
 
6:13 PM
@Mithrandir the cactus? Is there only one?
 
@scohe001 Of course. He's named @Magisch.
 
Oh! Didn't realize Magisch was in Germany
I thought "The Cactus" was some kind of monument there or something lol
 
What makes you think Magisch isn't a monument?
 
near frankfurt
 
@Rainbacon valid
 
6:42 PM
@ExtrovertedMainMan It doesn't look like OP will be around soon to clarify their goal, but I also don't feel it should be singlehandedly modhammered closed? Any ideas?
 
@Tinkeringbell I just cast the first close vote, now you can hammer it without it being singlehanded ;)
 
@Rainbacon I'll wait until there's a few more, just to be sure it really should be closed ;)
It's... one of those where I'm thinking that we don't close all questions where people ask for more details, so why would I close this one? :/
 
Just saw a promotional video for a former client. They had one of their people talking about how great the company is. About how they use all kinds of "brand new" technologies such as hadoop, AWS, Scala, and microsoft sql server
One of these things is not like the others
 
@Tinkeringbell It sounds a bit like a "what should I do" question to me. So it's not about just asking for more details
 
@Rainbacon Hahaha
 
6:56 PM
@Rainbacon Ow ow ow! I know this one! I KNOW THIS ONE
 
@Rainbacon I don't think any of these can really be considered new.
 
@El'endiaStarman Well no, but one of them is extremely not new in comparison to the others
 
Maybe it's 'Brand knew' technologies. Russell Brand, maybe.
Or Brandon Flynn.
One thing Germans do right, BTW, is pronunciation.
 
Totally read that wrong lmao
 
Well, they do kindergarten right too probably. I'm not young enough to be a good judge of that
 
7:08 PM
For some reason I thought you'd said the one thing they pronounce right is pronunciation. So I came in with the only German-English word I knew
 
@Tinkeringbell HAHAHAHAHAHA
 
BUUUUURN
This chat is very supportive.
 
Proof that being an IPS mod doesn't preclude you from awkward social interactions
 
@Rainbacon The situation in that question is like them bumping into each other on the doorway of a subway train, and they move in the same direction seven times until the door closes.
Enjoy getting off a full two blocks later, Tink
 
7:12 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Verily.
 
Hey there Heather! If I may... I'd like to offer some pointers to hopefully avoid getting downvoted. Quite frankly, I think your comments to your answer would make an excellent answer. They are relevant, show personal experience, and offer a solution to OP's problem. The proposed answer itself is more of a "try this" and, although I suspect it will be successful, doesn't have the backing of your comments. It takes a little bit to get a feel for how to answer a question successfully on this forum; please don't lose heart. — baldPrussian 11 mins ago
 
@IPSCommentBot Forum? FORUM?
 
Invalid feedback type. Valid feedback types are tp, fp, rude, and wrongo
 
Sacrilege!
 
7:36 PM
(hurry, I want to shower and go to bed :P )
 
@Tinkeringbell I edited it to change "should" to "can" just in case the should trips people up
 
@Rainbacon Good. Mod-reopen? :)
 
@Tinkeringbell You put to "know" next to each other, but otherwise it's good ^^
@Tinkeringbell We are the same number as before and the same people, so I'll say yes :)
 
@Ælis Ah! I was wondering what your edit was about. (K)now I see it :) Thank you too ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell Ok, enjoy your shower :)
 
7:40 PM
@Rainbacon Will do :) See y'all tomorrow ;)
 
You can see me? -retreats nervously
 
See you :)
 
Ooh that post was closed and reopened by the same people in the same order
Perfectly balanced, as all things should be
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This answer was edited to include all of the info from the comments, shall we clean them up?
 
Ooh nice touchup @Ælis!
 
7:52 PM
@Rainbacon Go clean up, go!
Thanks :) I don't like a lack of line breaker, it makes text very hard for me to read ^^
 
@Ælis and @scohe001 if you both flag them as nln, all the comments without votes will go away...
 
Free helpful flags? Don't mind if I do
 
This could use some NAA flags if you want more helpful flags
What happened to having the comment button text be "suggest improvments"?
 
@Rainbacon That experiment ended looong ago and no-one has ever heard from it since ;)
 
I thought that the results were positive
 
8:05 PM
@Rainbacon Yeah, a bit, also over on Workplace. But I guess they're just busy with other stuff :) Like getting us back on HNQ ;)
 
Hi Nick, welcome to IPS! This site operates a little bit differently than most on the internet. Answers are only supposed to be used to answer the question. To ask for clarification, you can use the comment feature (once you have the required rep). To indicate that you found the question useful, you can upvote it. — Rainbacon 6 secs ago
 
@IPSCommentBot -1 not botty enough
 
Invalid feedback type. Valid feedback types are tp, fp, rude, and wrongo
 
@IPSCommentBot @Mithrandir Can you get Rainbacon on the Closet-to-Awkward-Silence blacklist? They don't write chatty comments and they do write a lot of comments so it's a lot of useless noise.
 
Invalid feedback type. Valid feedback types are tp, fp, rude, and wrongo
 
8:07 PM
@Tinkeringbell Invalid feedback type. Valid feedback types are tp, fp, rude, and wrongo
 
ninja'd
 
@Mithrandir Danke :)
 
@Tinkeringbell done
 
as in, scohe recently got a katana
 
Also it's technically a whitelist ;)
 
8:07 PM
I don't think that's called ninjaing. Unless you literally assassinated him
 
@scohe001 technically ... I don't care about technically ;)
Well, seems like y'all have this under control. Night! :D
 
@Mithrandir Now that's ninjaing
 
@Tinkeringbell hmm but if you're willing to tell me technically about what you care about...then doesn't that mean you do technically care about the technical? Hmmm
Night!
@Mithrandir somehow shohe ("show-hay") sounds a lot more hebrew lol
 
@Rainbacon \o/ glad that answer has a happy ending
 
add a c and a t and you're slaughtering, so... a ninja
 
9:02 PM
I'm curious what everyone else thinks about this answer. I don't think it actually answers the question, but there's at least one user other than the author who thinks it does
 
 
2 hours later…
11:15 PM
@Rainbacon The last sentence answers it, sorta but it needs to be expanded on. the answer should include how
 
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