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Please tell me that "give it a shot" was an intentional reference to the post title.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:19 PM
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I write the titles after I write the posts.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:21 PM
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Seriously? Weirdo.

Tom's bot source, given the slightly more dignified name "rssbot". I couldn't figure CPAN out (seriously) so we are using a translation.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:24 PM
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lol im sux shud use efnet :) :) :)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:25 PM
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(4 was just testing)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:25 PM
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Oh man, unfogged comment bot plus IM for the iPhone? The ultimate productivity eraser is now within reach.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:26 PM
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Yeah, but you can't post comments via the bot. (Nor will this change.)


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:27 PM
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You certainly can from an iPhone, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:28 PM
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Ah. Cleverer than you let on, you are.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:29 PM
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I can't seem to shake the refreshing habit.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:43 PM
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"The refreshing habit", I'm sure, is a euphemism for some unsavory practice.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:44 PM
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I know what you mean, actually; I keep thinking "well, somebody might have commented in some other thread."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:44 PM
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Plus with the bot you might have to wait upwards of 18 seconds after a comment before you get notification!!!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:44 PM
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Yeah, the inability to follow more than one thread is too bad. But still.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:45 PM
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I think I've seen this movie before: "First taste's free."


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:45 PM
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Ooh, never mind! You just enter the different urls and there you go!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:45 PM
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You can follow as many threads as you like, you just have to add them individually.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:46 PM
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Yeah, the inability to follow more than one thread is too bad.

Oh—my dear—one can follow simply as many threads as one desires. We don't stint with subscriptions.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:46 PM
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I think B's drag name should be "Miss Comprehension"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:46 PM
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You see? I would never have gotten so badly Weiner-pwn'd had I been refreshing.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:46 PM
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Not parsing the em-dashes, eh, Ben?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:47 PM
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19: Fuck you.

Also, this is totally going to make me even more chat-addicted, if such a thing were possible.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:47 PM
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Not parsing the em-dashes, eh, Ben?

AFAIK AIM doesn't traffic in HTML entities, and we're not processing the text at all.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:48 PM
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Why no text parsing? Have better things to do with your time, or something?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:52 PM
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Not that I'm not interested as anyone in new enablers for the refresher habit (ahem), but the Guardian has an interesting interview with Diana Krall, about whom we had some recent discussion.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:53 PM
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Why no text parsing?

For whatever reasons Tom decided on when he wrote the bot. The only changes to the basic functionality I made are to append a period to the subscription/unsubscription notices, and to use gradually increasing timeouts if unfogged can't be reached. So, since his didn't do any parsing, neither does mine. (I mean, I can think of some reasons myself, but it never even occurred to me.)

Also, technically, I do have better things to do.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:56 PM
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Not as interested as anyone, darn it.

I'm going to take this as a sign that I should go to bed.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:56 PM
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Thanks!

There's no good ASCII-art/IRCism that I know of to represent the canonical heroin addict practice of tightening the tourniquet with one's teeth, so just consider it done.

(and I can't help but ask for a feature: could it be possible to subscribe to new posts? At least with the original IM bot, I would occasionally notice that traffic had slowed, only to go back to the browser, refresh the site, and find that there was a new post, 100 comments in)


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:57 PM
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Refreshing habit, Witt. I think it should refer to analingus. Lucus a non lucendo, you know.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:57 PM
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You certainly can from an iPhone, though.

Hey, I've been meaning to bring this up. I can't post from my phone (running Windows Mobile; I know, ick). I fear that you all are being deprived of many trenchant insights and bons mots when I'm on the road.

Is this a stupid Windows thing or a general smartphone thing?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:57 PM
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I have the same problem on a Treo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:58 PM
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Is this a stupid Windows thing or a general smartphone thing?

It's probably a side-effect of the Unfogged Spam Blocker. If your browser doesn't support javascript, or is not lynx (by request of RMcMP), you'll get 403 Forbidden errors. If you tell me your user-agents I can add them to the exceptions.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:59 PM
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I tell you what, though, switching back and forth between chat windows just became even more confusing. There's a li'l bit of a learning curve.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:59 PM
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Damn und blast.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 8:59 PM
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34 to 31. Or whatever.

32: Um, what's a user-agent? (I swear I used to be considered rather advanced technologically. These kids today.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:00 PM
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Switching windows: indeed. I did recently copy the URL of a comment thread, switched over to paste it into the bot, and sent it to a friend instead. They were very puzzled to be dropped into this world.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:03 PM
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SK: a string your browser sends to servers identifying what sort of browser it is.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:04 PM
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I did recently copy the URL of a comment thread, switched over to paste it into the bot, and sent it to a friend instead. They were very puzzled to be dropped into this world.

Imagine the hilarity that could come if this sort of mistake were repeated on a larger scale.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:04 PM
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w-lfs-n, my pet, is it not considered a tad churlish to blunder onward with English corrections when the offender has already indicated the intent to retire from the field due to exhaustion?

(In short, WMYBSAL...oh, never mind.)


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:06 PM
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Of course, the problem with this is that now I know there's no *reason* to refresh. Sigh.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:10 PM
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Not so! There could be a new post.

Nathan: I'll look into it (at some point).


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:13 PM
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37: lovely. Except Palm680/RC1 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; PalmSource/Palm-D053; Blazer/4.5) 16;320x320 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0 from your draconian measures, would you?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:15 PM
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Kraab, if you go here on your phone, it will tell you the user-agent string, along with your IP.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:16 PM
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but, sifu?
it's a spam blocker.
keeping people like you from posting is exactly what it is *meant* to do.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:17 PM
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Sifu, you rock. I was just about to ask how you found that.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:18 PM
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Give it a shot, Sifu.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:18 PM
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Need a green card, kid bitzer? I bet you do; otherwise how will you get back in the country after going to Canada to spend the billions you've gotten from my lamented Nigerian uncle's bank account on C1@l1s.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:19 PM
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Ben, mine appears to be:
HTC-8500/1.2 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:20 PM
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41: There is no new post. Liar.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:20 PM
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Commenting from the surface of the moon!


Posted by: SifuTweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:21 PM
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Neat, now if only I could spell my name right.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:21 PM
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Commenting from my bathtub!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:23 PM
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Hooray for w-lfs-n! No one can be mean to him anymore.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:25 PM
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Tonight.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:25 PM
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....ladies


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:25 PM
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COMMENTING WHILE EATING PANCAKES IN THE BATHTUB


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:28 PM
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So one problem with following threads this way has shown up in B's 49: She references 41, but I don't know which comment is 41 because unfoggedbot doesn't pick up comment numbers. Is including comment numbers in the AIM echos desirable, or is it better to encourage the use of House Style?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:37 PM
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test

test


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:38 PM
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Excellent, it keeps italicization.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:40 PM
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Comment numbers aren't a part of the comment feed. I can think of two ways to determine them:

1. Grab the comment id, which is also used as the comment link anchor, then scrape the comment thread page to find out what the number associated with the comment is.

2. Find what number of the total n comments on the thread in the MT database the comment id corresponds to. (Since the bot's now running on the server, this is feasible.)

I guess neither of those would be particularly hard to do, but I did notice myself that the bot encourages house style, so...


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:43 PM
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Aw c'mon. We'll be good.

In other news: IM client connected to unfogged bot now installed on my Treo. Ultimate time waster: ENGAGED!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:45 PM
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This is clearly an effort to get house style's nose under the tent of people's minds. In an effort to get with the program I will not specify by number the comments that have pwn3d this comment.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 9:45 PM
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Ben is the new hero, apo thinks he's so tough with his "I have 3 kids and can't comment all the time anymore," but Ben has given me the ability to send drunken comments from my firm-issued BlackBerry


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:16 PM
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Ben has given me the ability to post comments without revealing either my name or the number of my comment.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:18 PM
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63 and 64 are washerdreyer.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:19 PM
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64 is not me


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:19 PM
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Well, it coulda been you.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:20 PM
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I respect your privacy too much to check ips.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:20 PM
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I respect that.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:21 PM
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64 was me. but those using the IMbot to read this don't know which comment was 64.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:21 PM
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test


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:26 PM
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Hmm.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:28 PM
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Well, something's working, in some ways.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:28 PM
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I R CONFUSED WATS AIM HELP PLEZ I WANT REFRESH!


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:29 PM
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Obviously in the future I should use a different screenname for testing things. Anyway, the links you get in the IMs should now take you straight to the comment itself, not just the thread.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:29 PM
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Sorry if I seem to be complaining. I actually never use IM and am in no way looking a gift horse in the mouth or other orific.e


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:29 PM
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I R CONFUSED WATS AIM HELP PLEZ I WANT REFRESH!

TOO BAD. Unfogged is moving to a write-only web model. If you want to read it, you'll need to use an rss reader or an IM bot or the like.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:30 PM
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write-only web model

s/b "write-only model blog", or WOMB.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:32 PM
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RSS R SO SLO! W-LFS-N LIKES MEN WITH BALLZ! AIM IS FOR WOLFS-NZ!


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:34 PM
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W-LFS-N LIKES MEN WITH BALLZ!

Real dudes dig eunuchs.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:37 PM
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W-LFS-N LIKES MEN WITH BALLZ!

Seems more understandable than liking men who lack ballz.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:38 PM
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Ben, how about excepting:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320)

I promise not tell you when I'm commenting from the can at work.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:41 PM
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Seems more understandable than liking men who lack ballz.

EUNUCHS ARE MADE 4 ENDLESS LOVE!


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:42 PM
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Such a browser has no javascript, Chopper?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:43 PM
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So apparently this craigslist ad is fake. The spammers are getting good.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:46 PM
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test


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:46 PM
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Did it work, Chopper?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:46 PM
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(& teo, how do you know?)


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:47 PM
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I didn't see 86.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:47 PM
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Well I'll be damned.

Let the sweet, sweet Chopper Crapper Comment Creation commence!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:48 PM
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Oh shit, C4!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:49 PM
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I didn't see 86.

Worrisome.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:49 PM
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I responded to it and got a long reply that made no reference to what I had said and contained a link to one of those "Meet These Hot Women in [Your Town]" sites.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:50 PM
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92: I might be blind!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:50 PM
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93: url to response?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:51 PM
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Sir: I am in the smallest room in the house. Your comment thread is in front of me. Soon, it will be plugged in for the night to charge.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:53 PM
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95: Here.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:55 PM
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I meant your response!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:56 PM
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Why do you want to see my response?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 10:59 PM
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What, voyeurism isn't a good enough reason? What has the internet come to...


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:00 PM
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Probably more interesting than hers, you have to admit.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:00 PM
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Probably more interesting than hers, you have to admit.

Not really, no.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:01 PM
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Sir Krabb, or others with knowledge of same: who won the glasses contest?


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:05 PM
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M/tch.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:08 PM
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That, sir, is not a valid integer. Even if it were, it is certainly not between one and five.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:12 PM
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Oh come on, who are you to say whether an integer is ``valid'' according to some decimonormative scheme you've cooked up with baking soda?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:13 PM
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Oh, man, you didn't bite like I thought you would: "if it were, it is"? You're slipping.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:16 PM
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I was too whipped up into a righteous froth over your attempt to invalidate a perfectly good integer that just happens to be from another culture.

Then someone poured me into a cup of coffee before I could read on.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:17 PM
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I can't believe you've consented to except user agents, young Ben. Every time someone upgrades they're going to come running to you. You softie.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:20 PM
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Ogged, I apologize for the fact that you're feeling lonely and promise to bother you if the aforementioned possibility eventuates.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:22 PM
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I simply couldn't resist doing Sir Kraab a good turn, and then there was a precedent ... sigh. In the future, it'll be $15 a user agent.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:22 PM
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I'm not very happy with the icon in the upper-left corner. It looks like a candle to me and isn't as bold as the others. I just spent about 30 minutes trying to Google Image Search a better one but no luck. Anyone else able to do better?


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:23 PM
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First, Becksy, let me extend a hearty "fuck you" in your direction. Second, let me thank in advance anyone who does come up with a better icon. A 16 x 16 radio tower is a pain in the ass to make and I don't have fancy graphicalizin' skills.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:30 PM
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I just spent about 30 minutes trying to Google Image Search

You're sick! Go to bed!


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:31 PM
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Just keep in mind that if you do make one, I'm very particular and might reject it and hurt your feelings and make you feel as if you've wasted your time.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:31 PM
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It looks like a saint to me (main in a robe w/ halo). Wouldn't a simple serif 'a' with a lightening bolt in the background be easier? If no one does better in 24h I'll do it my damn self.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:32 PM
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Would anyone object if I set the unfoggedbot user icon to be the same as the flickr group's icon, to wit, labs' colon?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:34 PM
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Quite a bit, yes.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:35 PM
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Aw, nuts.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:35 PM
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Awww, Ogged. I didn't realize you'd made it yourself. In that case, it's very nice and I'll print it out and hang it on the refrigerator right before we replace it with something else. Love you too, babe.

And now I'm going to bed because, as Matt F said, I'm sick. And it's late.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 09-16-07 11:39 PM
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Second, let me thank in advance anyone who does come up with a better icon. A 16 x 16 radio tower is a pain in the ass to make and I don't have fancy graphicalizin' skills.

You took a good first cut, looking at it. Unfortunately it comes out lookin' (especially when you magnify it) like the Sacred Dildo of the Nunnery at St. Mary's, radiating as it does, the holy sex vibes of Jesus himself. (I should put on 'Mohammed's Radio'.)

And now that I'm doing it, I'm not sure it's fixable, but I'll try so that:

Just keep in mind that if you do make one, I'm very particular and might reject it and hurt your feelings and make you feel as if you've wasted your time.

And then I can cry go flame somebody. And then I'll point out that I have a better (and easier!) idea that'll work real good and we can pretend you did it.

Right at the moment it looks just like a thumbnail of a Byzantine icon of Jesus. So, not an improvement yet.

m, there's a reason i always do stupid shit like this, and i can't remember what it is


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:12 AM
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The bot allows you to declare your love for Flophouse hotties.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:22 AM
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You realize, Army, that you can no longer call yourself a "hottie" with anything approaching irony?

In other news: oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! Icon contest!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:29 AM
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It's a really good way to free yourself from the crackmonkey refreshing that following threads often requires, so give it a shot.

So you're going to help me piss away my time more efficiently?

I don't know what to say. I suppose you have advice on speedier ways to pick scabs too.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 5:29 AM
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Indeed, Tweety. Love for Flophouse hotties has been declared, while at least half a dozen pouty Brooklynites, for example, remain 100% underacknowledged. (Survey says: All the Unfogged Brooklynite singles I've met are definitively pouty, both in feature and in manner.)

OT: Geoffrey Chaucer does Chris Crocker.

OT2: Bave Dee makes me sweat, and it makes me return, briefly, to blogging.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 6:34 AM
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Sifu's icon looks like it's ejaculating, which is somewhat appropriate.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 6:55 AM
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Sifu's icon looks like that masonic illuminati pyramid thingy if you look at it when you're not all that awake yet.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 7:28 AM
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125: I'm still waiting for my Serpentes on a Shippe t-shirt.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 7:47 AM
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Quite a number of these emoticons would be good choices for replacing the candle icon.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 7:50 AM
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If you've got real icon ideas, pass them along, and I'll collect them in a post later. Already have Sifu's and max's.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 7:56 AM
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Now, among all the other things to yell at myself when I hit refresh: Crackmonkey.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 8:14 AM
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I simply couldn't resist doing Sir Kraab a good turn

Few people can.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 8:15 AM
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Me, obvs.

Sir Krabb, or others with knowledge of same: who won the glasses contest?

You'll have to come to unfoggeDCon to see for yourself.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 8:17 AM
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Dude, the current icon looks like a hoo-ha about to get penetrated by a ding-dong.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 8:23 AM
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You say that like it's a bad thing.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 9:06 AM
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My reaction was "Doesn't everything?"


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 9:10 AM
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"Does unfoggedbot tell you when there's a new post, so you can immediately subscribe, and never miss a thing?", asked Hamilton-Lovecraft, flicking the syringe with his fingertip.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 9:13 AM
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See 28 and 41, H-L.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 9:27 AM
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Pre-coffee skimming is no one's friend.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 9:30 AM
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Is pre-coffee some sort of liquid that emerges before coffee? I wouldn't want to skim the cream from its surface either.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 9:40 AM
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140 made me laugh a little too heartily in my office. Thank you.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 10:00 AM
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Icon Contest: my entry.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 10:02 AM
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I miss Unfogged. I'm stuck doing goddamn 3-week evaluations for our students with Needs of Increased Supervision.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 10:41 AM
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Icon contest: my entry.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 10:48 AM
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103: Sir Krabb, or others with knowledge of same: who won the glasses contest?

I now have said knowledge, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to divulge it yet.

I'm pretty sure it will be revealed soon though, along with pictures of course.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:43 PM
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I'm not very happy with the icon in the upper-left corner. It looks like a candle to me and isn't as bold as the others.

Dude, the current icon looks like a hoo-ha about to get penetrated by a ding-dong.

It is better to penetrate one hoo-ha than to curse the darkness.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:48 PM
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Sorry about the interruption in service, folks. People who want to be alerted to new threads can send the message "subscribe posts" to unfoggedbot and hopefully when a new thread is posted it won't crash. (There's a 15-minute interval between checks for new posts, though.)

You can say "unsubscribe posts" to unsubscribe. Actually, either "unsubscribe posts" or "subscribe posts" will work to either subscribe or unsubscribe you; it just toggles the status on receiving either message.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 12:31 AM
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post subscription: thank you!


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 09-19-07 7:59 AM
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