Monday, October 20, 2008

Once more in the Saab, dear friend

better title than “LAXitive” I guess…

It feels good to be home now! I've actually been busy since my last update. I went to Ohio from the 13-15th to see people since I haven't been working a lot. I got in later than I wanted on Monday but no one could give me a ride earlier. Had dinner with my mom that night and later went to Jo's. I spent Tuesday out at the KSU airport. It was Kent's turn to host the regional flight competition. I hoped to help judge but they had enough already so I mostly just talked to people I hadn't seen in a while. It was great to see the planes and everyone since I spent just about every day from 2004 to 2007 at that airport it's kind of weird to be away from it now. Had dinner with Tim and my dad and then went to Tim's apartment to play some Quakewars.

Tim (Alkali) and I are pretty good at Quakewars together, and it would be awesome if more people would play with us. We stick together, usually with me as an Engineer and Tim a medic. I sometimes change my class depending on the objective, but typically it's my job to complete the mission and tim's job to revive me when I get shot. I prefer offense and Tim likes defense, but we usually just play on the Strogg (Alien) side. We played for about 2 hours. In one mission we were on the human team and it was our job to construct a generator underground. It's a good map that requires teamwork by the GDF (humans) to get into the highly defended area. If people just rush in randomly you will get mowed down or set off a mine. The strogg side was putting up a strong fight and we were getting pissed off so I came up with a strategy. I waited for some teammates to run in before me to take the fire, then I jumped in onto the generator, setting off the mines and dying. Then tim jumps in behind me to revive me and we got the generator built. After that we were able to rush the map before they could get a solid defense up. I had a good airstrike at a critical time to finish the map too, but it was our classic revive strategy that won the map. I always wish more people would get the game before like Wolf:ET, some people are just too good.

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Posted by eclipse on 10/20 at 08:24 PM
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Rombus

 

The comment about the change to the friends page is clear as mud. So if someone posts over 4 times in 2 weeks, the 5th post in a two week window does not get displayed?

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008  at  10:08 PM
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Eclipse

 

correct.  The maximum amount of posts you can have on the friends page is 4, since it is unlikely you post more than 4 times a day.  I had BobOmega’s 7 “Tweets for today” for the week plus his normal posts and manic posts a lot and it seemed more like a “BobOmega and Manic Blog” page.  Limiting it to 4 posts still gets all your recent activity but leaves room for everyone else to get noticed too.

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008  at  10:13 PM
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Rombus

 

OK, so its 4 times a week or day? Since twice you have said week (This post and the previous post)

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008  at  11:28 PM
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Eclipse

 

no more than 4 of your most recent posts will appear.  And if your latest post is more than 2 weeks old it is in purple at the bottom.

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008  at  12:03 AM
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Rombus

 

OHHH ok, now it makes sense, so no matter what, your script is pulling the most recent post and drops the oldest one?

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008  at  12:50 AM
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Eclipse

 

For example: Dan hasn’t posted in over two weeks, but everyone has to be on the page at least once.  Since it’s over two weeks, his entry is purple at the bottom.  Tim has posted only once in the last two weeks, so he only gets that one post displayed.  If he doesn’t post again before 2 weeks is up, he will join dan in purple land.  You’ve posted exactly 4 times in 2 weeks so all 4 posts in the last 2 weeks are shown.  BobOmega has posted 15 times in 2 weeks (thanks to tweets for today) so the most it show is his 4 most recent posts.

The problem with showing all the posts is the page is really really long and you have to wade through a lot of posts to see everyone.  My old system showed all the posts in one week, but most people don’t update weekly so there were a lot of purple people.  So I have to have a way to show old posts but not have them buried under people who post more often.

The 4 posts in 2 weeks keeps all your most recent posts and still keeps older posts from others around to see.  Like my old friends page I want to make sure everyone is on there.

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008  at  02:33 AM
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Eclipse

 

perhaps you believe in the more anarchist society of http://www.darkmercury.net/friendsunlimited.php

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008  at  03:03 AM

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