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2:32 AM
Urrrgh once again my PDFs are exporting gibberish. [smashes face against keyboard, produces more legible content]
 
 
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3:57 AM
@WELZ ^^
 
 
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8:25 AM
With recent changes to the system, we can have separate messages in close reasons for 1) close flaggers, voters, and reviewers 2) the author and 3) experienced users. I am currently working on use this to provide better guidance to everybody. I will ask for feedback on Meta once itโ€™s done (because then itโ€™s easier to get what it looks like), but here is a sneak peek (on which you are invited to provide feedback):
The first text (above Show post notices) is what flaggers, close voters, and reviewers get to see. The first box is what the owner of a closed question gets to see. The second box is what 3k users get to see when viewing a closed question. All other users see the boxes as well, but only the part above the horizontal line.
And here are the other two close reasons:
 
Our government is having covid-19 info for children. Where ministers officially ansver kids. Id love to see other countries leaders answer kids questions. Imagine trump answering covid questions of 12 year olds.
Live on tv
Or boris jhonson answering brexit for kids
 
@joojaa It would be completely scripted.
 
8:50 AM
@Wrzlprmft which would defeat the point
 
@joojaa Sure, but what would be the alternative. Trump telling kids to self-inject disinfectant?
 
@Wrzlprmft err... no my points is that maybe my leadership is slighly more trustworthy because they can do this.
Nobody has to be afraid that they would do some slipup because they really are trying their best, they aren't insane
etc
 
9:18 AM
@joojaa Sure. I am still hoping that this entire thing leads to voters valuing trustworthiness and competence over entertainment again โ€ฆ
 
@Wrzlprmft but how can they if they have no good examples of that happening during their lifetime?
So its a systemic erosion of expectations i think
 
Before I reply to that, letโ€™s remember that politics should not be discussed here.
 
Well yeah ok
 
 
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10:38 AM
Hey room, Happy non-political Friday! ^^
 
Happy Friday to you too @Pie
 
10:55 AM
ist friday... yay we will have a all hands zoom meeting soon. Everybody will bring their own coffe. Sorta feels a bit flat but i could do with some talking
 
@joojaa you social animal
 
@Vincent Ugh, caveman want social
 
 
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12:00 PM
@joojaa first caveman I see that has a passion for kitchen door hinges.
 
12:11 PM
@Vincent cave need to be nice.
No beer
No wine
No icecream
no chocolate
But i do have vodka
 
12:45 PM
No *%#& though
 
 
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2:27 PM
Should I rebrand myself for Stack exchange for privacy?
 
@Vikas What makes you say that?
You don't want your posts here to be associated with your work or the other way around? :)
 
 
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4:01 PM
@joojaa Not sure what it is but I could use a little *%#& myself.
 
@Vincent Yes, kind of. I often share my office work here for feedback and help.
@Vincent So people who know me maybe some day can enter this chatroom and see it. There's very rare chance for it, but why wouldn't they come here? There's still chance.
 
4:26 PM
@Wolff yeah
 
@Vikas I have a solution for you.
 
Tell me. It shouldn't be a joke. (Meanwhile you did what I had expected)
I KNEW IT!
 
haha
 
I know when your words become suspicious
 
@Vikas I think about this myself. It's very unlikely for clients to come here, but what if one of them ask a question I've answered here, i send them a link to the answer and they snoop a little around?
So I mostly camouflage stories from work a bit. Change unimportant facts a little bit so the story is still true, but harder to recognize for the ones involved.
 
4:34 PM
@Wolff Not clients (that is also a fear now that you have reminded). But what if my colleagues see it?
 
@Vikas I guess you have to behave online like anywhere else...
 
@Wolff Yeah
 
But don't ask me. I'm not even on Facebook (80% of Danes are). People share all sorts of intimate matter on the same profile they use to get in contact with their colleagues. I'm much more private. Don't like to mix family, friends and work.
 
Okay.
There are some users here who comment on my some questions before answering like "You brought money?" :P
 
@Vikas I don't understand?
 
4:44 PM
@Wolff You won't understand.
 
@Vikas wait, what?
 
@Vikas Like that you are asking for "free work"?
 
@Wolff Yes, you got it :P
I can't stop laughing :P
Actually I don't ask for free work, but it end up like they say "You brought money"? :P
Sounds rude?
 
4:59 PM
@Vikas Don't be offended, but I think you take it too personally. You often ask questions about a specific design problem you have with a project. The good thing about that is that your questions are often more about design than many other questions on this site. (Danielillo was good at answering your design questions.)
@Vikas, The downside is that it is hard to ask that kind of questions in a general way so they can be relevant to others. But I like that you keep doing it because this site has too many "why don't you just read the manual" questions.
 
@Wolff I used to take it personally very much 1-2 years ago, but it has improved a great deal now :)
I just wanted to crack a joke here now. So said this.
Where's Danielillo BTW? I miss his answers.
 
@Vikas he's still active on ux.se - (profile) and he probably still checks out gd.se too
 
@Vikas I never fully understood but I think he had some problems with they way the site works and specific users.
 
@Wolff I guess he had a fight with Scott under one of my questions and maybe even before.
Their views won't match many times.
@WELZ Okay. Can we bring him back?
 
@Vikas he deleted his account, it's up to him to reopen - though I imagine that he'd still be suspended until his suspension was set to end
 
5:07 PM
@WELZ Wait what? He is suspended?
 
@Vikas Any many others... He does have a temper and was cheeky sometimes, but I never had any problems with him. I liked chatting with him. And sure knows a lot about design so it's a loss for the quality of the site.
 
My newest web dev hack research... I frequently screenshot pages where I want to nicely highlight the text being displayed. I use the ::selection pseudo-class to change the background color to something more subtle than that flashy blue. This works in most cases...
The issue is, I want to be able to select + highlight multiple non contiguous portions of text.
I assume there's a way to do it using javascript; some userscript which when activated would allow you to select (highlight) multiple portions of text.
My thought is that it would basically be js on highlight apply a class to the selected text and that class would contain a background-color or whatever and like this I can do it to multiple selections.
 
@WELZ On any site or your own site?
 
This would be on any site I'm looking at. Example, I'm reading an article and I want to highlight some portions of text and screenshot them to send to someone.
 
@WELZ Is it a challenge?
 
5:11 PM
I know I can easily use PS or any basic screenshot tool to very quickly highlight the text, but my ocd won't allow me to make it not look nice and I end up wasting so much time.... so I started with the CSS pseudo-class for highlighting but this only works for contiguous selections.
 
Doesn't seem too hard... but maybe there are some problems I'm not thinking of...
 
How to apply a class to only the selected letters and not the entire p/div. I guess it can insert the selection into a span...?
 
I don't think browser support multiple selections, so you have to somehow add a <span> around whatever you select which doesn't disappear when you make the next selection?
 
@Wolff yes, there is still a flaw in my entire plan though from a UX perspective; how does the user (intuitively) deselect text to unhighlight it.
 
@WELZ Just click without dragging to unselect all?
@WELZ Is it not just for yourself?
 
5:14 PM
it is xD
@Wolff that actually seems like a good idea, I would probably only have it deselect that portion though - to deselect all I guess click outside of a already highlighted area.
 
Actually know we talk about it i think there already exists some kind of apps to help you save snippets from the web... with highlighting...
 
I found a couple highlight chrome extensions, but those are for finding multiple words and highlighting them...
 
I just found this: web.hypothes.is
But it's a bit more than just highlighting
 
Is it possible (using js) to insert the selection into it's own element (in this case, a span) without breaking any other text on the page (assuming they don't have a css rule applying to all spans)
 
@WELZ I guess so. You could make sure not to let the span change anything else than the background color. But who knows what kind of crazy code runs in the background?
 
5:22 PM
@Wolff I could always just make it use a semantic element called highlight or something to avoid that.
 
I just find it very very very strange how a parrot can speak like us.
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@WELZ Sure. I'm just a hobby javascripter, but i did play around with manipulating selections once. Can't really remember it now... Maybe it was just selections inside text inputs.
@Vikas The parrot has the same feeling.
 
@Wolff That we mimic parrots?
 
When someone says (or messages) something quotable, if I have time I quickly turn it into a nice quote image (like the ones that the news agencies post on their Instagram) and send it back. @Vikas I really wanted to do it with the parrot quote ๐Ÿ˜‚
 
@WELZ Little tough English to understand.
 
5:28 PM
@WELZ Yeah, lol. But it was especially funny in the context.
 
changes username to parrot - repeats everything in chat
 
@WELZ Did you mean like sometimes I like Wolff's jokes and I share them on social media?
 
well, that too :P
no, it's usually with family chats or something funny someone told me at work
 
@Vikas It is strange. Nature's own tape recorder. I once was forced to sleep at a very bad hotel where they had a bald parrot in the foyer barking at the dog which was running around the hotel. Every time the dog made a round the parrot verbally attacked it.
 
"funny" is funny to everyone looking at this picture besides the person who's face is on the picture
 
5:31 PM
@WELZ I sometimes just take a photo of the screen.
@Vikas Don't send them to my clients.
 
@Wolff I don't use any private information, like GDSE and your name etc. I just share your joke's concept.
 
@Vikas If it's really good I want the credit!
 
@Wolff Joking?
 
@Vikas Maybe. Send it to someone and see if they laugh.
 
@Wolff Joking again?
 
5:36 PM
@Vikas Send another message....
 
I'm feeling sleepy but don't want to sleep as it will reduce 1 day of weekend.
Do you also get this kind of feeling? And this type of belief?
 
@Vikas Oh, the story of my life. Sometimes when I've been tired of my job and just want to get home and have a good time with my gf and my hobbies I tend to stay up too late to "live a little longer".
 
@Wolff :D
But it has disadvantages. I lose many hours of next day morning.
 
The result would look something like this (I worked very hard to think of someone that wouldn't be a controversial figure)
 
@WELZ Hehe.
 
5:39 PM
@WELZ Is that funny? If yes, please explain to me. I might want credit.
 
I need some padding on the right of the text, i know I didn't have much patience to darken the area behind it so you can read the text properly.
 
@WELZ I was going to comment the same about padding.
@WELZ I guess it is politics. Isn't it?
See PieBie has reached!
 
I'm off to eat dinner now. First delivered food since corona started ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
 
@Wolff Sanitize it well.
 
@Vikas no, he's a writer, journalist, historian, and biographer...
 
5:43 PM
I'm waiting to Wolff's icon fell down
One thing that is missing in my logo is it is not vibrant as others in this chatroom.
 
 
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7:20 PM
Hi Wfasdfksdsdfft
 
@Vikas I'm alive!
 
8:02 PM
@Wolff Me too. I'm cooking now
 
@Vikas Night food
 
Not it's dinner. I was lazy. I'm trying to make chapatti on Induction. Too hard but possible. On gas it's too easy.
 
 
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9:47 PM
Oh what an exquisite dinner it was Wolff!
 
@Vikas :)
 
@Wolff But it took me around 2.5 hours to finish everything + eating. Chapatti and then curry. But hopefully I'll be efficient soon with this induction.
 
@Vikas When do you invite me for dinner? ๐Ÿ˜‹
 
@Wolff As soon as I get more space and resources. I have a small room with a tiny kitchen space in it. It's little difficult to manage. Lot of things here and there. I never thought I will have to cook regularly here. If you don't mind eating in that environment, feel free to join.
 
@Vikas Gonna take a couple of hours ๐Ÿ˜Š you just have time to cook another portion.
 
10:01 PM
@Wolff I'm tired literally now :P
 
@Vikas Sounds like my place... Not exactly a palace
 
@Wolff You also live in a single room?
 
@Vikas No we have 3 rooms, a small kitchen and a small bathroom.
 
@Wolff So why said sounds like your place? It's a comparison between sky and earth.
 
@Vikas Perhaps. It was the part about lots of things here and there and difficult to manage.
 
10:06 PM
@Wolff Oops Corona is getting worse here now.
Was life more difficult at time of World War I and II or now?
 
@Vikas In what way?
 
@Wolff 1500 cases per day
And rate is increasing.
 
@Vikas What? Definitely worse back then! Evil soldiers trying to kill you. Millions of deaths.
@Vikas People here have compared it to when we was occupied by the germans 1940-45. But I think there is no comparison. Imagine seeing enemy tanks driving around in the streets. People getting send off to concentration camps. Bombers in the sky. At least people are united now against the virus.
@Vikas You still only have 0.6 deaths per million. We have 70.
But the curve has flattened here already. People are relaxing and starting to bend the rules. I'm a little bit worried they are celebrating way too soon.
 
@Wolff Think it in this way. There are many areas which are unaffected and will remain unaffected in India. Especially small towns, villages. So you should exclude those numbers of population and then calculate deaths per million.
Why is curious not here these days? Is she maintaining social distancing?
 
@Vikas Maybe, I see what you mean.
@Vikas Dunno
This is Denmark today:
 
10:17 PM
@Wolff The area where my grandmother and uncles live is in desert. No chance Corona will reach there. Even if it riches, will burn!
 
And we still have "stay 2 meters apart", "no groups larger than 10 people", "stay home as much as possible" strategy. But people decide for themselves.
 
@Wolff I thought people in Western countries like UK US etc. are more disciplined.
But guess what, here's it has become religious thing. People fighting over religion. Some groups deliberately cough and spit over others face. Hope this doesn't happen in your country.
 
@Vikas We were the first 4 weeks. Then the prime minister said that it's going so well that we can afford to open up a little bit if we keep practicing social distancing. People heard it as "party!".
@Vikas There has been some stupid young people coughing at old people to show how little they care. But it's not a widespread trend.
 
lol
@Wolff see this answer by Steven Fawl here quora.com/…
According to him gas stove temperature is around 2000 degree Celsius. Why don't cookware melt then?
 
@Vikas, we've had 3 different strategies. First "We can isolate and eliminate the virus", then "We can't affect the number of infected, but we can spread it out over time" and now we have "We might be able to keep the virus down until we get a vaccine next year".
@Vikas Because that temperature is only in a small area? In the middle of the flame maybe. Probably quickly gets cooled down to much lower degrees.
 
10:28 PM
@Wolff I don't understand that. In Induction review of this youtube.com/watch?v=IIA9W4N3B2A the max temperature is shown less than 300 degree C.
Something is not right.
 
@Vikas But temperature is not the same as the energy released (I don't know the correct terms). An ordinary candle can be 1400 ºC! But you can run your finger through it.
 
@Wolff Now it's getting complicated. So how can Induction cook faster at low temperature?
Joojaa can you please explain"
 
@Vikas I guess it is complicated. Imagine taking that 1400 ºC candle and trying to boil a kettle of water. Gonna take forever.
 
@Wolff Yaes!
 
So it's about how much energy the stove releases and how it's transferred. And how much loss there is. I'm sure @joojaa can explain.
 
10:36 PM
@Wolff Yes. He can explain everything. If you ask him do you know it. He'll say "of course" :P
@Wolff It's weekend and you pinged him. Curious might ban you.
 
@Vikas I'm not so afraid. I don't have your criminal record.
 
@Wolff ?
Last time I pinged Scott, I was banned.
 
@Vikas I'm just teasing you.
 
@Wolff weLl
Do you have kids?
 
@Vikas No
 
10:49 PM
@Wolff If your fridge/laptop/washing machine etc. stops working now or gets damaged, what would you do?
Here they don't care.
 
@Vikas I'm not sure actually. If it's outside I don't think it's a problem, but I'm unsure if anyone wants to work in people's homes.
 
@Wolff You can't repair here in lockdown. It's too frustrating. Our fridge is not working.
 
@Vikas That is bad! We have some problems with electricity. We need a larger renovation of the whole thing, but I don't think it's possible right now.
@Vikas Also I see wasps flying around now. Last year we had a problem with a wasp nest on our roof right above our balcony. I'm afraid a new nest is being build right now and the wasp guy can't come and nuke them.
 
@Wolff I have a similar problem. There are two house lizards in my room! So frustrating. It makes me feel bad many times a day :(
Turns my mood off
 
@Vikas Oh no! I wouldn't like that. How big? The biggest we have here are like 5 cm long.
 
10:58 PM
@Wolff yes, 5-6 cm
 
@Vikas Ok, could be worse but still not nice.
 
@Wolff It's common here unless you are rich and luxurious. But I don't like them.
Any solution?
 
@Vikas No idea. If we had one here the cat would eat it.
 
@Wolff Well. I read many answers. They say it's not harmful but there are some ways like garlic to send them away.
 
The ones we have here are mostly very small and not very common. Not really a problem.
 
11:06 PM
@Wolff Looks scary.
Small ones creates more problem.
 
You are kidding right? it's so tiny.
 
@Wolff What if it falls in food from wall?
See this. I have these in my room image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/…
 
@Vikas I can see that. But the homes here are very closed from nature with all sorts of membranes. We have some insect problems inside sometimes like moth or tiny bugs but anything as large as a lizard or a mouse would be seen as something you have to deal with right away.
@Vikas It's kinda cute but i wouldn't want it inside my room.
 
@Wolff Cute? Okay I'm cooking food for you. Please come and I'll gift you those 2 lizards. Take them with you.
 
@Vikas Are you going to cook them for me?
 
11:13 PM
@Wolff No, I'll cook regular veg food. But along with that you can take these cute lizards with you. Thank me later.
 
@Vikas How do you know they are only two? Do they have distinct faces? It could be two sets of twins filling in for each other ๐Ÿ˜€
 
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Q: Why is Danielillo not active now?

VikasI miss Danielillo's answers to my questions. But looks like he has disappeared. Where's he?

 
@Wolff One is little black. One is like the picture I sent.
Surprisingly no downvotes yet
@MetaGraphicDesign Hi Meta
Okay good night. Feeling sleepy badly. It's about to sunrise here.
 
@Vikas you like to provoke a little? If there has been some controversy I don't think anyone wants to gossip about him behind his back. Wouldn't be polite. You can just invite him to a chat room and ask him.
@Vikas OK, good night. Say good night to the lizards from me. ๐Ÿ˜‰
 

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